We are delighted to announce the 8th Biennial Seminar in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine at the Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick.

For the first time, we will also be introducing our interactive short course scheduled for 1/2 day on 24 September. The short course offers three engaging modules with practical workshops to provide you with insights, tools and updates on Spirometry (Lung Function), Chest Physiotherapy techniques and Asthma Inhaler Devices.

The seminar and short course cover face to face presentations, practical activities, engaging discussions with industry leaders, and online course materials.

Over a period of 1 ½ days, you will have the opportunity to join thought-provoking debates and deep dive discussions from some of the world’s brightest minds in paediatric respiratory medicine!

So, mark your calendars and register to join us! We look forward to seeing you there!

About the seminar

The seminar aims to give you insights, practical tools and updates on best practice in paediatric respiratory medicine on a day-to-day basis.

Brought to you by UNSW Medicine & Health and the Sydney Children's Hospitals Network (SCHN), the seminar offers a series of interactive face to face presentations, engaging discussions, practical short course modules, and online course materials by leading experts in children's respiratory medicine in Australia and New Zealand.

Who should attend this seminar?

Paediatricians, GPs, junior doctors, nursing staff, allied health professionals and other interested health workers who are involved in the care of children with acute and chronic respiratory conditions.

About the short course

The short course is a collaboration between the UNSW Medicine & Health and the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network (SCHN). Brief descriptions of the 3 modules are below:

  1. Spirometry (Lung Function): covering how do you interpret lung function (good quality vs uninterpretable lung function), how to approach a breathless child - exploring the techniques of exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO), provocation test such as mannitol challenge, and cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET).
  2. Chest Physiotherapy: covering who to refer and who doesn’t need referral (inpatient vs outpatient), what improvement you can expect from chest physiotherapy, new vs old techniques.
  3. Asthma Inhaler Devices: covering why do we need asthma education and how to provide education, advice on improving breathing including indoor air quality, house dust mite minimisation, how to provide a green asthma management plan (including new vs old devices and techniques).

Delegates are expected to attend the short course on 24 September which will be delivered sequentially one after another. An assessment consisting of 25 multiple choice questions (MCQs) will be available for credentialing.

What are the course credentials?

Upon successful completion of the assessment, you will be issued with a UNSW Medicine & Health verifiable credential badge. The credential provides formal recognition of professional development and reflects 1.5 days of learning inclusive of the 1 day seminar and 1/2 day short course.

The 1.5 days of learning and verifiable credential may be counted towards your continuing professional development (CPD). Please check with your college as the credential provides documentary evidence which may substantite activities claimed under your college program.

 

Q&A questions

Please feel free to send your questions ahead of time to shortcourses.health@unsw.edu.au.

Event registration

Early registration is recommended as places are limited.

Registration Price (GST inc.) For online price use discount code at checkout
Seminar & Short Course (in person) $500.00  
Seminar & Short Course (online) $450.00 PRMSONLINE

Inclusions

Price is inclusive of 1 ½ day seminar covering deep insights, practical tools and updates on best practice in paediatric respiratory medicine on a day-to-day basis, our short course (in person and online), professional learning and development materials, online learning resources, evidence-based research, practical tools and techniques, courses completion assessment, digital badging, and networking.

Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided on Day 1 and morning tea will be provided on Day 2. All are covered in the price for attending the seminar in person.

Seminar program: Friday 23 September (full day)

Time Topic Speakers
8:00 - 8:50 Registration  
8:50 - 9:00 Welcome and Introduction Cathryn Cox, Chief Executive, SCHN
Session 1: Upper Airways
9:00 - 9:30 I can’t breathe - causes of shortness of breath on exercise dyspnoea Professor Hiran Selvadurai
9:30 - 10:00 The importance of sinuses in respiratiry health Dr Catherine Banks
10:00 - 10:30 Screening and managing children with obstructive sleep disordered breathing Dr Mimi Lu
10:30 - 11.00  Morning Tea  
Session 2: Respiratory Hot Topics
11:00 - 11.30 Improving asthma outcomes Dr Nusrat Homaira 
11.30 - 12:00 Virtual care in children with chronic respiratory condition Michael Doumit
12:00 - 12.30 Latest advances in therapeutics for respiratory disease in CF and SMA Dr Sandra Chuang
12:30 - 13:00 To eat or not eat peanut Dr Brynn Wainstein
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch  
Session 3: Latest Guidelines
14:00 - 14:30 Update on Tracheo-oesophageal fistula management guideline Dr Yvonne Belessis
14:30 - 15:00 Improving outcomes for non-CF bronchiectasis Dr Bernadette Prentice
15:00 - 15:30 Respiratory guidelines for Cerebral Palsy Prof Adam Jaffe
15:30 - 15:50 Afternoon Tea  
Session 4: Challenges in breathing
15:50 - 16:20 3 challenging cases Dr Louisa Owens
16:20 - 16:50 Promoting health in adolescents: vaping and tobacco control Alecia Brooks
16:50 - 17:20 John Beveridge Oration – Lessons learnt from the health system in COVID A/Prof Lucy Morgan
17:20 - 17:30 Program Evaluation QR code here

Short course program: Saturday 24 September (½ day)

Time Topic Presenters
8:30 - 9:00 Registration  
9:00 - 9:40

Chest Physiotherapy: covering who to refer and who doesn’t need referral (inpatient vs outpatient), what improvement you can expect from chest physiotherapy, new vs old techniques

Michael Doumit
9:40 - 10:20

Asthma Inhaler Devices: covering why do we need asthma education and how to provide education, advice on improving breathing including indoor air quality, house dust mite minimisation, how to provide a green asthma management plan (including new vs old devices and techniques)

Melinda Gray
10:20 - 10:50 Morning tea  
10:50 - 11:30

Spirometry (Lung Function): covering how do you interpret lung function (good quality vs uninterpretable lung function), how to approach a breathless child - exploring the techniques of exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO), provocation test such as mannitol challenge, and cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET)

Jamie McBride
11:30 - 12:00pm Assessment: consisting of 25 multiple choice questions (MCQs) Dr Sandra Chuang
12:00 - 12:30pm Q&A and Closure Dr Sandra Chuang

Speakers & presenters

Listed in order of speaker and presenter appearance.

Day 1

 
Cathryn Cox PSM – Chief Executive, Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network (SCHN)
Professor Hiran Selvadurai – Head of Respiratory Medicine Department, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead
Dr Catherine Banks –  Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon, Sydney Children’s Hospital Randwick and Prince of Wales Hospital
Dr Mimi Lu – Respiratory and Sleep Physician, Sydney Children’s Hospital Randwick and Children’s Hospital Westmead, Woolcock Clinic
Dr Nusrat Homaira – Respiratory Epidemiologist, Early Career Fellow of National Health and Medicla Research Council, Senior Lecturer with Discipline of Paediatrics UNSW, honorary research scientist SCH Randwick
Michael Doumit – Senior Physiotherapist, SCH Randwick, Conjoint Associate Lecturer Discipline of Paediatrics UNSW, Lecturer in Physiotherapy, Department of Health Sciences Macquarie University
Dr Sandra Chuang – Respiratory Clinical Academic SCH Randwick, Lecturer Discipline of Paediatrics UNSW
Brynn Wainstein – Paediatric Immunologist and Allergist SCH Randwick, Conjoint Senior Lecturer Discipline of Paediatrics UNSW, President of the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA)
Dr Yvonne Belessis – Respiratory Physician SCH Randwick, Conjoint Senior Lecturer Discipline of Paediatrics SCH
Dr Bernadette Prentice – Respiratory Physician, SCH Randwick
Prof Adam Jaffe – Respiratory Clinical Academic SCH Randwick, John Beveridge Chair of Paediatrics
Dr Louisa Owens – Head of Respiratory Medicine Department, SCH Randwick; Conjoint Lecturer Discipline of Paediatrics UNSW
Alecia Brooks – Manager, Tobacco Control, Cancer Council NSW
A/Prof Lucy Morgan – Clinical Associate Professor, Concord Clinical School

Day 2

 
Michael Doumit – Senior Physiotherapist, SCH Randwick, Conjoint Associate Lecturer Discipline of Paediatrics UNSW, Lecturer in Physiotherapy, Department of Health Sciences Macquarie University
Ms Melinda Gray – Respiratory Clinical Nurse Consultant, Department of Respiratory Medicine, Sydney Children’s Hospital Randwick
Jamie McBride – Senior Respiratory Scientist, SCH Randwick

Venue & transport

Venue

John Beveridge Lecture Theatre, Level 1
Sydney Children’s Hospital
High St, Randwick NSW 2031

Map

Parking

Street parking is very limited. All-day parking is available at the Prince of Wales Hospital Car Park, via Barker St, Randwick (Maximum daily rate: $31.20).

Drop-off zone

There is a drop-off zone in the driveway of the Sydney Children’s Hospital on High St, Randwick.

Public Transport

For timetable information call the Transport Infoline on 131500 or see www.transportnsw.info

Cancellations & Refunds

Cancellation must be provided in writing to UNSW in which case the following terms and conditions apply:

  • If written notice is received by UNSW more than 10 working days prior to the seminar commencement date, 80% of the fees and charges will be refunded.
  • If written notice is received by UNSW less than 10 working days prior to the seminar commencement date, 50% of the fees and charges will be refunded.
  • No refund of the fees and charges will be made if written notice is received on or after the seminar commencement date or in the case of non-attendance at the seminar.

Accommodation

Delegates are advised to make their own arrangements for accommodation, if required.

Seminar, short course and course materials

Seminar, short course and course materials will be available in the UNSW Medicine & Health Canvas learning management system.  

Liability

The program is correct at the time of issuing. However, the organisers reserve the right to alter the program without notice due to unforeseen circumstances. The seminar organisers accept no responsibility for any loss incurred by registrants resulting from their attendance at the seminar.

The Inaugural John Beveridge Lecture

The John Beveridge Lecture recognises the life, contribution and commitment of Professor John Beveridge, to the health and welfare of children.

John Beveridge was the Foundation Professor of Paediatrics at the University of NSW and the Director of the Prince of Wales Children’s Hospital (now the Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick) from its inception in 1962 until 1991.

During his early career, he realised that paediatrics was his passion, and he is remembered for his high standards of service and care. Professor Beveridge was a strong, passionate and determined advocate for the Hospital specifically, and for children’s health more widely.

His clinical interest in respiratory conditions, like cystic fibrosis, provides a poignant connection to the respiratory presentations which will be delivered at this forum.

Reach us for further information about this seminar and the short course. We continuously improve our short courses, education and training, seminars and bespoke programs to reflect the needs of our learners and their employers. If you are interested in connecting with us to explore bespoke program for your organisation or team, please contact us.

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