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2017 APSR Congress

Scientific Programme

Thursday 23 November 2017

  • 08:30 – 10:00

    Pre-Congress Workshop 01: Severe Asthma

    Room: E3.10
    • 08:30 – 09:00

      Assessing someone with difficult-to-treat Asthma

      Speaker: Peter Wark, AU
      Organisation: University of Newcastle / Hunter Medical Research Institute / John Hunter Hospital
    • 09:00 – 09:30

      Adherence

      Speaker: Helen Reddel, AU
      Organisation: University of Sydney / Woolcock Institute of Medical Research
    • 09:30 – 10:00

      Self-management and device use

      Speaker: Jane Civitico, AU
      Organisation: Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
  • Pre-Congress Workshop 02: Tobacco Control

    Room: E3.4
    • 08:15 – 08:40

      Optimising smoking cessation interventions at health system level

      Speaker: Kate Reakes and Gemma Hearnshaw, AU
    • 08:40 – 09:25

      System change interventions to address tobacco use - primary and secondary care settings

      Speaker: Johnson George, AU
    • 09:25 – 10:00

      Discussion

  • Pre-Congress Workshop 03: Pulmonary rehabilitation: The secrets to success

    Room: E3.5
    • 08:30 – 08:55

      Overview of pulmonary rehabilitation clinical practice guidelines

      Speaker: Renae McNamara
    • 08:55 – 09:00

      Questions

    • 09:00 – 09:25

      Tip of the iceberg...

      Speaker: Narelle Cox, VIC
    • 09:25 – 09:30

      Questions

    • 09:30 – 09:55

      Evidence for and modifications required for application in diseases other than COPD

      Speaker: Marita Dale
    • 09:55 – 10:00

      Questions

  • Pre-Congress Workshop 04: EBM: Evolve - driving high-value respiratory care

    Room: E3.6
    • 08:30 – 09:00

      Introduction and Overview

      Description:
      • What low value care and its relationship with EBM?
      • What is Evolve, and its progress to date?
      • Evolve list development process
      • Present initial list of recommendations relevant to thoracic medicine based on scoping review
    • 08:45 – 09:30

      Table work

      Description:
      • Break into groups with each group assigned a certain number of recommendations
      • Tables to discuss / rank items according material relevance, strength of evidence, and whether the practice is undertaken primarily by respiratory physicians.
    • 09:30 – 10:00

      Report back

      Description:
      Report back, suggest other recommendations for consideration, arrive at consensus on 10 recommendations for further research: 30 mins
      • Tables to present back each item as yes / no / maybe
      • Collate feedback from the floor on other items
      • Agree 10 items for further research
      • Wrap up and next steps
  • Pre-Congress Workshop 05: Chronic Cough in Children

    Room: E3.8
    • 08:30 – 10:00

      Evaluation and management of children with chronic cough

      Speaker: Danielle Wurzel, AU
  • 10:00 – 10:15

    Morning Tea

    Room: Level 3 Foyer
  • 10:15 – 11:45

    Pre-Congress Workshop 01: Severe Asthma cont.

    Room: E3.10
    • 10:15 – 11:00

      What is severe Asthma?

      Speaker: Fan Chung, UK
      Organisation: Imperial College London
    • 11:00 – 11:45

      Optimising inhaled therapies

      Speaker: Greg King, AU
      Organisation: University of Sydney / Woolcock Institute of Medical Research / Royal North Shore Hospital
  • Pre-Congress Workshop 02: Tobacco Control cont.

    Room: E3.4
    • Establishing and running a hospital based smoking cessation service Speaker: Renee Bittoun, AU
  • Pre-Congress Workshop 03: Pulmonary Rehabilitation cont.

    Room: E3.5
    • 10:15 – 10:40

      Maintaining the gains following pulmonary rehabilitation - the holy grail?

      Speaker: Lissa Spencer
    • 10:40 – 10:45

      Questions

    • 10:45 – 11:10

      A different perspective

      Speaker: Alice Jones, QLD
    • 11:10 – 11:15

      Questions

    • 11:15 – 11:45

      Panel discussion

  • Pre-Congress Workshop 04: EBM cont.

    Room: E3.6
    • 10:15 – 11:00

      Evidence-based policy: The processes of health technology assessment

      Speaker: Phuong Ngo, AU
    • 11:00 – 11:45

      Consumer evidence and engagement in HTA processes

      Speaker: Jo Watson, AU
  • Pre-Congress Workshop 05: Chronic Cough in Children cont.

    Room: E3.8
    • 10:30 – 11:30

      Non CF bronchiectasis - prevalence, risk factors

      Speaker: Louisa Owens, AU
    • 11:30 – 12:00

      Panel discussion

      Speaker: Danielle Wurzel & Louisa Owens
  • 11:45 – 12:15

    Lunch

    Room: Level 3 Foyer
  • 12:15 – 13:45

    Pre-Congress Workshop 01: Severe Asthma cont.

    Room: E3.10
    • 12:15 – 12:45

      Co-morbidities

      Speaker: Mark Hew, AU
      Organisation: Alfred Hospital / The University of Melbourne
    • 12:45 – 13:45

      Severe Asthma case studies

      Speaker: Panel discussion
  • Pre-Congress Workshop 02: Tobacco Control cont.

    Room: E3.4
    • 12:15 – 12:45

      Understanding the toxicity and risks of e-cigarettes - should they be regarded as

      Speaker: Brian Oliver, AU
    • 12:45 – 13:15

      How are e-cigarettes marketed and how do we address this

      Speaker: Becky Freeman, AU
    • 13:15 – 13:45

      Q&A

  • Pre-Congress Workshop 06: Acute Respiratory Failure

    Room: E3.5
    • Guidelines for safe administration of oxygen and appropriate oxygen targets in acutely unwell hospitalised patients

      Speaker: Jimmy Chien & Claude Farah
    • Physics and physiology of non-invasive ventilation and novel enriched oxygen delivery systems

      Speaker: Winston Cheung
    • NIV in acute respiratory failure

      Speaker: Amanda Piper
  • Pre-Congress Workshop 07: Respirology: Publishing with Impact

    Room: E3.6
    • 12:15 – 12:30

      Welcome and introduction: Modern-day research publishing

      Speaker: Prof Paul Reynolds
      Organisation: Co-Editor-in-Chief Respirology
      Description:
      Introducing the program: Publishing clinical research with impact relies on a comprehensive approach to research performance, publication and promotion.
    • 12:30 – 13:00

      Masterclass: Perspective: Getting started - writing your CV and grant applications

      Speaker: Prof Andrew Bush
      Organisation: Past Editor-in-Chief Thorax
      Description:
      Insight by the expert: Views on how to juggle clinical work and research to make impact in a meaningful way and advice on how to set yourself up for success.
    • 13:00 – 13:45

      Workshop: Training: Academic writing with impact

      Speaker: Dr Anke van Eekelen and Dr Lieve Bultynck
      Description:
      Tips on topics:
      • general manuscript layout & function,
      • writing style & plagiarism prevention,
      • reporting guidelines for clinical studies,
      • journal selection & publication ethics requirements
  • Pre-Congress Workshop 08: Interventional Pulminology

    Room: E3.8
    • 12:15 – 12:30

      I wish I hadn't done that!

      Speaker: Alvin Ing, AU
    • 12:30 – 12:45

      I wish I hadn't done that!

      Speaker: Jonathon Williamson, AU
    • 12:45 – 13:00

      I wish I hadn't done that!

      Speaker: Tajalli Saghaie, AU
    • 13:00 – 13:15

      I wish I hadn't done that!

      Speaker: Phan Nguyen, AU
    • 13:15 – 13:30

      I wish I hadn't done that!

      Speaker: David Feilding, AU
    • 13:30 – 13:45

      Panel discussion

      Speaker: All speakers
  • Pre-Congress Workshop 09: China Day

    Room: E3.9
    • 13:00 – 13:20

      Lung cancer in China

      Speaker: Chunxue Bai
    • 13:20 – 13:40

      The application of SIgE/SIgG4 and IFN-y in infantile allergy march

      Speaker: Jiaying Luo
    • 13:40 – 13:45

      Effects of Astragaloside IV on airway inflammation in allergic asthma via inhibiting mTORC1 signaling pathway in vivo and in vitro

      Speaker: Hualiang Jin
    • 13:45 – 13:50

      Allergen immunotherapy induced IgG4 reduce basophil activation sensitivity in house dust mite allergic asthma patients

      Speaker: Mulin Feng
    • 13:50 – 14:10

      Treatment of severe pneumonia with Chinese herbs

      Speaker: Yuanlin Song
    • 14:10 – 14:15

      The role of PM2.5 played in cigarette smoke-inflamed pulmonary epithelium

      Speaker: Tianyu Zhou
    • 14:15 – 14:35

      Elevated microRNAs profiles correlated with Th1/Th2 imbalance after acute exposed to fine particulate matter in mice

      Speaker: Tian-Fang Hou
  • 13:45 – 14:00

    Afternoon Tea

    Room: Level 3 Foyer
  • Pre-Congress Workshop 01: Severe Asthma cont.

    Room: E3.10
    • 14:00 – 15:00

      Severe Asthma phenotyping and targeted therapy

      Speaker: Param Nair, Canada
      Organisation: McMaster University
    • 15:00 – 15:30

      Summary, questions and answers

      Speaker: Facilitated by Peter Wark
  • Pre-Congress Workshop 02: Tobacco Control cont.

    Room: E3.4
    • Effectiveness and safety of electronic cigarettes - the FIRS position

      Speaker: Dean Schraufnagel, US
    • Is there a niche for e-cigarettes based on current evidence?

      Speaker: Matthew Peters, AU
    • Panel discussion

  • Pre-Congress Workshop 06: Acute Respiratory Failure cont.

    Room: E3.5
    • Discussing the future - how do we best communicate with patients and supporters when aggressive interventions may be inappropriate

      Speaker: Tracy Smith
    • Educational aims and strategies for RNs involved in ward-level NIV

      Speaker: Sheree Smith

      Panel discussion

  • Pre-Congress Workshop 07: Respirology: Publishing with Impact cont.

    Room: E3.6
    • 14:00 – 14:30

      Masterclass: Perspective: International peer review for research quality and value assessment

      Speaker: Prof Philip Bardin Co Editor-in-Chief Respirology
      Description:
      Insight by the expert: How to achieve quality control and peer assessment of significance of new research in science publishing? Examples from 2 international peer review journals
    • 14:30 – 15:00

      Masterclass: Perspective: Current trends in research publishing and promotion

      Speaker: Julia Ballard
      Organisation: WILEY Senior Journal Publishing Manager
      Description:
      Insight by the expert: Publication models (Green vs Gold Open Access), ORCID, PUBLONS and other new online platforms for promotion of research & researcher
    • 15:00 – 15:30

      Panel discussion: The reality of achieving impact in clinical research

      Speaker: All speakers
      Description:
      Q&A session on what is possible and appears required nowadays for researchers to make an impact in medical science and clinical practice
  • Pre-Congress Workshop 08: Interventional Pulminology cont.

    Room: E3.8
    • 14:00 – 14:30

      Use of balloons for prevention of consequences of endobronchial bleeding

      Speaker: David Feilding, AU
    • 14:30 – 15:00

      The future of Interventional Pulmonology: What is the next big thing?

      Speaker: Pyng Lee, Singapore
    • 15:00 – 15:30

      The future of Interventional Pulmonology: What is the next big thing?

      Speaker: Venerino Poletti, Italy
  • Pre-Congress Workshop 09: China Day cont.

    Room: E3.9
    • 14:45 – 15:05

      COPD in China

      Speaker: Rongchang Chen
    • 15:05 – 15:25

      Genomics of lung cancer

      Speaker: Kwun Fong
    • 15:25 – 15:30

      Assessment of soft palate muscle fatigue and its effect on velopharyngeal upper airway dynamics

      Speaker: Wenyang Li
    • 15:30 – 15:35

      Therapeutic effects of Histone Deacetylase Enzyme 8 Inhibitors (HDAC8i) in a Murine asthma model

      Speaker: Yuan Ren
    • 15:35 – 15:40

      Association between serum KL-6, CA15-3, and connective tissue disease-related interstitial pneumonia (CTD-ILD)

      Speaker: Zijun Guo
    • 15:40 – 15:45

      Dynamic change of macrophage M1/M2 polarization in monocrotaline-induced pulmonary arterial hypertension

      Speaker: Yong Fan
    • 15:45 – 15:50

      Aging related DNA methylation in peripheral blood of smokers and patients with COPD

      Speaker: Ling Qin
  • 15:45 – 17:00

    Opening Ceremony

    Room: Darling Harbour Theatre
  • 17:00 – 18:30
  • Opening Symposium: Lung Health in a Changing Environment

    Room: Darling Harbour Theatre
    • Air Pollution, lung development and lung health in Children

      Speaker: Urs Frey, Switzerland
    • Outdoor air pollution and lung health/disease in Asia

      Speaker: Bin Jalaludin, AU
    • Climate change and the spectrum and impact of respiratory infections

      Speaker: Dean Schraufnagel, US
  • 18:30 – 20:30

    Welcome Reception

    Room: Exhibition Hall