Novel approaches to the rehabilitation of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

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The Department of Physiotherapy, Monash University, in conjunction with The Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (TSANZ) are pleased to announce the following upcoming evening seminar entitled: 

"Novel approaches to the rehabilitation of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease"



This seminar aims to provide an update on recent advances and innovative approaches to exercise training and pulmonary rehabilitation for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The presentation will review emerging scientific literature and the recently published Australian and New Zealand Pulmonary Rehabilitation Guidelines to highlight potential opportunities to optimise responses to rehabilitation in this patient group.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Dr. Christian Osadnik is a post-doctoral research Fellow and Senior Lecturer in the Department of Physiotherapy at Monash University. His main clinical and research interests centre upon the optimisation of health outcomes for patients with chronic respiratory disease (particularly those with COPD) via the application of evidence-based rehabilitation medicine. Dr. Osadnik is a current Lung Foundation Australia COPD Research Fellow (2016 - 2018) and recent long-term research fellowship recipient of the European Respiratory Society (2014 - 2015) which saw him research innovative training methods in pulmonary rehabilitation in the laboratory of Prof. Thierry Troosters, Leuven (Belgium). He is actively involved in TSANZ, is a co-author of the recently published Australian and New Zealand Pulmonary Rehabilitation Guidelines and is an editor with Cochrane Airways.


TARGET AUDIENCE: any medical professionals with an interest in respiratory rehabilitation, including (but not limited to) physiotherapists, exercise physiologists, respiratory nurses, medical doctors, researchers, students.

SESSION FORMAT: The format will be a lecture-style presentation plus open discussion with emphasis on the implications for clinical practice and future research. Light refreshments will be available.

WHEN: 6:00 – 7:30pm, Thursday 18th May, 2017.

WHERE: 'The Peninsula Room' (room 3.14) - Level 3 of the Monash Physical Activity and Recreation Centre (Building W), Peninsula Campus Monash University. Refer map (Download Map) or Peninsula home page CLICK HERE for further information. Parking is free of charge after 5pm in the Blue permit area located at the rear of Building W.

We look forward to welcoming you at this exciting session!

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Contact Name Lauren Hatch
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