Post Graduate Workshop

Interstitial Lung Disease: Holistic Care in 2019

Date: Friday 29th March 2019, 0900 - 1700

Venue: Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre

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Course Description: Interstitial lung diseases represent a heterogeneous group of lung disorders that are difficult to diagnosis and for which targeted treatments are severely lacking. Many of these diseases carry a very poor prognosis. Consequently, early accurate diagnosis can afford patients with the best management and support during their illness. Unfortunately, many health professionals lack the resources and confidence to manage these illnesses in a holistic manner. This course seeks to address this. The morning sessions aim to provide an overview of ILDs with a focus on diagnosis, HRCT interpretation and the role of the multi-disciplinary meeting. The afternoon sessions are dedicated to idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis focussing on updates in diagnosis, pharmacological and non-pharmacological management. This course has a wide audience ranging from ILD experts wanting an update to health professionals new to the area.

The workshop would be suitable for:

  • Clinicians
  • Advanced trainees and junior consultants
  • Researchers in medicine
  • Radiologists
  • Palliative care workers
  • Hospital based nurses
  • Community nurses
  • Hospital in the Home Nurses and allied health
  • Occupational therapists
  • Clinical psychologists

Times and program: The final program is available now. Registration will be open from 8:20am and the course will start at 8:50am.

 This workshop is supported by  


Cochrane Airways Systematic Review Workshop

Date: Saturday 30th  March at 10:30am – 12:00pm

Venue: Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre

Session Overview:

  • Undertaking reviews of qualitative evidence through Cochrane Airways: the lived experience (A/Prof William Levack, Wellington, New Zealand)
  • Minimally important differences (MIDs) and their use/misuse in meta-analyses of continuous data (Dr. Chris Cates, London, United Kingdom)
  • The GIV method and its application to survival analysis data (Dr. Chris Cates, London, United Kingdom)
  • Intoduction to Revman web (Dr. Christian Osadnik, Melbourne, Australia)