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Respiratory clinical update series – event 1

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
Dr Nick Harkness–Head of Department, Respiratory Medicine, Royal Hobart Hospital
Date & Time:
6.30pm - 7.30pm Wednesday 28 April, 2021
GPs, GP registrars and practice nurses

The ‘Respiratory Clinical Update’ series seeks to update GPs and practice nurses with new clinical evidence in the areas of:

  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • lung cancer
  • asthma, including an education session related to inhaler technique and action plans for asthma patients in the general practice setting
  • obstructive sleep apnoea

Attendees will benefit from hearing from local specialists from the Royal Hobart Hospital to better understand local referral pathways and supports for their patients.

This first event will focus on COPD delivered by Dr Nicholas Harkness – Head of Department, Respiratory Medicine, Royal Hobart Hospital 

Further events in this series will run on each Wendesday in May, 2021, as noted below:


Wednesday 5 May 2021 


6.30 -7.00pm




RACGP CPD Activity – 2 points

Clinical update on lung cancer

Lung cancer-respiratory and oncology perspectives


Dr Emma Ball – Staff Specialist, Respiratory Medicine, Royal Hobart Hospital

Dr Rebecca Tay – Staff Specialist, Medical Oncology, Royal Hobart Hospital

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Wednesday 12 May 2021





Clinical update on asthma 

Asthma education:  inhaler technique and action plans



Dr Ben Johnson –

Registrar, Respiratory Medicine, Royal Hobart Hospital

Lyn Reid, Clinical Nurse Consultant

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Wednesday 26 May  2021




Clinical update on obstructive sleep apnoea


Dr Ai-Ming Wong -Respiratory and Sleep Physician, Royal Hobart Hospital

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The Respiratory clinical update series information sheet 2021 can be downloaded and printed for circulation.