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Lung Health Promotion Centre at The Alfred

The Centre is committed to providing accessible, evidence-based, holistic education and support for health professionals. We believe this approach is essential to maintaining quality health care education. This empowers health professionals to promote self-management principles for people with chronic respiratory conditions resulting in improved health outcomes.

Smoking Cessation Update - Tuesday 25 October 2016

An annual presentation for health professionals with an interest in smoking cessation, nicotine addiction and evidence based smoking cessation techniques and who have completed the Smoking Cessation Course with the Lung Health Promotion Centre or a similar course, this intensive update provides a snap shot of developments in smoking cessation techniques and best practice.  The diverse group of presenters ensure a dynamic program with a broad group of topics sure to be of great interest such as:

  • Supporting smokers admitted to hospital with a smokefree policy
  • How to budge the tricky client
  • Smokefree & Deadly DVD aboriginal resource development & discussion
  • Medications & NRT update
  • ERS conference smoking cessation review
  • Assisting pregnant women to quit: evidence based approaches
  • Dental issues & smoking

Presenters on the day include Ms Kate Chester/Ms Judith Jackson (Aunty Jacko), Tobacco Service Inner South Community Health Service; Dr Gillian Gould, Centre For Brain & Mental Health Research, The University of Newcastle; Dr Di Kirby, Consultant Psychiatrist & Addiction Medicine Specialist; Dr Dushy Umakhanthan, Royal Dental Hospital Melbourne; Ms Emma Dean, Smoking Cessation Coordinator/Specialist, Alfred Health; Dr Sacha Filia, Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre; Ms Janet Williams, Manager Lung Health Promotion Centre.

Cost: $250

To register: Online at Trybooking - Smoking Cessation Update

Victorian Respiratory Professional Development Day - 28 November 2016

The Lung Health Promotion Centre at The Alfred & the National Asthma Council Australia are pleased to again present the Victorian Respiratory Professional Development Day (VRPDD).  Scheduled for Monday 28 November it promises to be an interesting program of respiratory health and management topics.  Delivered by specialist expert speakers it will appeal to a wide respiratory audience.

Topics covered:


  • New biologics in asthma
  • Community acquired pneumonia
  • Palliation & breathlessness
  • Current face of asthma in Australia
  • The impact of early life events on respiratory health over the lifespan - nursing interventions to improve long term health
  • Spirometry - the coal miners experience


Cost: $140 (inc GST)

To register: Victorian Respiratory Professional Development Day 2016


2017 Courses

Course dates for 2017 have been scheduled.  They will be shortly be available on the website.

For further information contact the Centre on 03 9076 2382 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Upcoming Courses:

Asthma Educator's Course - 16-18 November

Smoking Cessation Course - 24-25 November





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