Best practice asthma and respiratory workshop education for health professionals

Since 2002, the National Asthma Council has successfully delivered the Asthma Best Practice for Professionals Program.

This national program provides evidence based, best practice asthma and linked chronic respiratory conditions education, to primary healthcare professionals including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People(s).

Workshops and webinars are the most appropriate model for providing direct education to primary healthcare professionals on managing asthma and linked respiratory conditions.

Our current Asthma Best Practice for Professionals Program is funded from 2020 - 2021 as part of the Department of Health’s Preventative Health Initiatives program.

Two training formats are available including a live webinar series and face-to-face workshops.

Workshops and webinars are run as single stand-alone sessions, held in conjunction with a host organisation and are available across Australia, reflecting our commitment to reach urban, regional and remote health professionals. Workshops and webinars 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.

Results from the 2018 to 2020 round of workshops and webinars indicate that the majority (>90%) of workshop survey respondents reported they ‘agreed’ or ‘strongly agreed’ the workshop was a good investment of time and 96% reported the presenters were seen as a source of knowledge and expertise in best practice management of asthma and linked respiratory conditions. The majority (>93%) ‘agreed’ or ‘strongly agreed’ that they would attend other NAC education workshops in the future.

Attending a workshop

Host organisations coordinate the scheduling and attendance of workshops and webinars. If you are interested in attending an event, please visit our online calendar.

Attendance is free.

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

Can’t see any upcoming events in your area? Speak with your wider organisation or Primary Health Network about the possibility of them hosting a workshop for your local health professionals.

Hosting a workshop

Workshops and webinars are held in conjunction with a host organisation. Hosting a workshop is straightforward, as the NAC coordinates the presenters and resource materials (including associated expenses for face-to-face events). If you are interested in hosting a workshop, please complete the request form in the relevant topic section.

Presenting a workshop or webinar

We welcome suitably qualified and experienced health professionals from all areas of Australia to join our presenting team. Members may present in their local region and wider travel may be occasionally required.

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 the Program Co-ordinator via email.

More information

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