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Previous Workshop agenda (2017)

Practical essentials in respiratory care


08.30 – 09.00

Registration and coffee


09.00 – 09.10

Welcome and introduction


09.10 – 10.20

Session 1: Fundamentals of getting the diagnosis right

  • Symptoms (25 mins)
    • Q&A (5 mins)
  • Asthma diagnosis (15 mins)
    • Q&A (5 mins)
  • COPD diagnosis (15 mins)
    • Q&A (5 mins)

10.20 – 11.30

Practical session 1: Spotlight on spirometry – quality matters

  • Practical advice on conducting spirometry (10 mins)
  • Can I use this spirometry trace to be sure of the diagnosis? (20 mins)
  • Facilitated case study breakouts (20 mins)
  • Feedback: common themes from groups (20 mins)

11.30 – 11.45

Coffee


11.45 – 12.55

Session 2: Hot topics in asthma

  • Essentials of a good review (30 mins)
    • Q&A (5 mins)
  • Treatment options (non-pharma and pharma) (30 mins)
    • Q&A (5 mins)

12.55 – 13.05

Hot topic: Smoking cessation and the role of e-cigarettes


13.05 – 13.55

Lunch


13.55 – 15.05

Practical session 2: Spotlight on inhaled medication – safety and practice

  • Hot issues in inhaled corticosteroid safety (10 mins)
  • Demonstration of inhaler technique (metered dose and dry powder) (20 mins)
  • Hands-on facilitated case study breakouts (20 mins)
  • Feedback: common themes from groups (20 mins)

15.05 – 16.15

Session 3: Hot topics in COPD

  • Essentials of a good review (30 mins)
    • Q&A (5 mins)
  • Treatment options (30 mins)
    • Q&A (5 mins)

16.15 – 16.25

Summary and close


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