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162281 - EXCHANGE Smoking Cessation Summit 2019

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The EXCHANGE Smoking Cessation Summit 2019 will provide a learning program designed to facilitate the transfer of practical knowledge aimed at helping patients to quit smoking. Current clinical and systemic challenges in smoking cessation will be explored through a combination of plenaries, hands-on workshops and panel discussions, all presented with the opportunity to engage and interact with multidisciplinary colleagues and leading international and local experts.

Relevance to General Practice

Tobacco smoking is the leading preventable cause of death and disease in Australia, being a risk factor for cardiovascular disease, several cancers, respiratory disorders such as COPD and type 2 diabetes, as well as having many other negative health effects. 

Approximately 87% of Australians visited a GP at least once in 2015–16, and after adjusting for age–sex general practice attendance patterns, the 2015–16 BEACH survey estimated that nearly 16% of adult patients visiting GPs were daily smokers, 2.8% were occasional smokers and 25% were ex-smokers. This means that GPs will continue to have an integral role in smoking cessation. 

While GPs may recognise the importance of smoking cessation interventions, services in this area are currently fragmented and piece-meal. The EXCHANGE summit aims to help remedy this by bringing together HCPs to work towards a more systematic approach to smoking cessation.

Learning outcomes
  • Proactively ask, document and manage smoking habits using the very brief advice approach.
  • Identify and tailor the optimal use of smoking cessation pharmacotherapies according to individual patient needs.
  • Evaluate available evidence on alternative modalities for smoking cessation and understand how they fit into current Australian guidelines and regulations.
  • Discuss smoking cessation options with high-risk smoking groups, such as pregnant women and patients with mental health conditions or cardiovascular disease.
  • Review existing clinical practice processes in order to assess and implement the changes required to improve smoking cessation outcomes in patients.
  • Delivery
    Title
    162281 - EXCHANGE Smoking Cessation Summit 2019
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    Provider Type
    Education Provider
    Duration
    7 hours
    Start Date
    24-Aug-2019
    End Date
    25-Aug-2019
    CPD
    7 hours
    Price
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    Location
    Online
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