Best practice asthma and respiratory workshop education for health professionals

Since 2002, the National Asthma Council Australia has offered best-practice asthma and respiratory management education workshops for GPs, practice nurses and allied health professionals, supported by the Australian Government.

Our current Asthma Best Practice for Professionals Program is funded from 2020 - 2021 as part of the Department of Health's wider Asthma Management Program.

We offer two workshop formats, a webinar series and face-to-face workshops (see below) delivered via a unique and effective model that provides both national consistency and local flexibility.

The series of webinars is created to meet the ongoing demand for health professional education and for people who cannot attend face-to-face workshops.

Face-to-face Workshops

Workshop format

Each workshop event is run as a single stand-alone session, held in conjunction with a host organisation. Workshops are available across Australia reflecting our commitment to reach regional and remote health professionals.

Workshops are presented by members of the NAC's team of experts, which include GPs, asthma and respiratory educators, practice nurses and respiratory scientists. All presentation material is provided by the NAC to ensure the information is consistent, complete and up-to-date regardless of where the workshop is held.

Attendance is free.

Participants may be eligible for continuing professional development (CPD) points from their professional association. See the relevant workshop section below for more details.

Attending a workshop

Host organisations coordinate the scheduling and attendance of workshops. If you are interested in attending a workshop, please visit our calendar to find out about workshops scheduled near you.

Can’t see any coming up in your area? You could speak with your wider organisation or Primary Health Network about the possibility of hosting a workshop for local health professionals.

Hosting a workshop

Each workshop is held in conjunction with a local host organisation. Hosting a workshop is generally quite straightforward, as the NAC coordinates the presenters and resource materials (including associated expenses). If you are interested in hosting a workshop, please complete the request form in the relevant topic section below.

Presenting a workshop

We are keen to involve suitably qualified and experienced health professionals from all areas of Australia in our presenting team. Members generally present workshops in their local region, although volunteers for travel are occasionally sought.

Presenter session fees are paid through the program funding from the Department of Health. Travel expenses are also covered according to the NAC's policy.

If you are interested in joining our presenting team, please contact us.

More information

If you would like to know more, please contact Mirella Alessio, Project Co-ordinator via email.

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