How to manage common comorbidities in people with chronic lung disease: adapting pulmonary rehabilitation and other physiotherapy approaches


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The Department of Physiotherapy, Monash University is pleased to announce the following upcoming seminar entitled: 

"How to manage common comorbidities in people with chronic lung disease: adapting pulmonary rehabilitation and other physiotherapy approaches"

This seminar aims to provide an update on common comorbidities in chronic respiratory diseases, their clinical impact and physiotherapy approaches to optimise their management. This presentation will review the scientific literature on methods of adapting pulmonary rehabilitation to enhance clinical outcomes in people with COPD. It is hoped this session will allow for engaging interactive discussions regarding the evolution of our practice in this field of research and practice.


Dr. Annemarie Lee is a Senior Lecturer at Monash University and research fellow at the Institute for Breathing and Sleep. She has significant expertise in the areas of physiotherapy for people with bronchiectasis and the impact of comorbidities and clinical approaches to optimise their management in chronic respiratory conditions. Annemarie’s research has been informed by clinical and research experience at Alfred Health. She completed her international postdoctoral fellowship in Toronto, Canada in the laboratory of Prof. Dina Brooks and Dr. Roger Goldstein, with a focus on pain and postural changes in COPD and the impact of adjuncts to pulmonary rehabilitation. Annemarie has published 82 articles, 7 book chapters, has presented at national and international conferences in the USA, Canada and Europe and supervised PhD, Masters and Honours students. She is part of the research group of the Australian bronchiectasis registry and is involved in the American Thoracic Society Pulmonary rehabilitation web committee and TSANZ education and training group. 


Health professionals interested in cardiorespiratory medicine, including physiotherapists, exercise physiologists, respiratory nurses, medical doctors, researchers, students.


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.


6:00 – 7:30pm, Thursday 5th April, 2018


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

We look forward to welcoming you at this exciting session!

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