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2019 ASCP Webinar Schedule: 

Webinar times 12 pm - 1 pm (AEDT) 
26 Feb
26 Mar
April TBC
 Ms Eliza Skelton 
Research Academic, The University of Newcastle
Prof Robert West
 Health Behaviour Research Centre Department of Epidemiology and Public Health University College London


First line treatment for smokers at risk of developing COPD – The ECOS Study

Presenter: Tanya Badal
Tanya is a medicinal chemist-turned-clinical researcher for the Airways Physiology and Imaging Group at the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research and Concord Hospital.Her area of research includes respiratory physiology in both Smoking and Asthma

When: Tuesday 26 February at 12:00 PM (AEDT) | Add to My Calendar

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Chair: Renee Bittoun, Founding Editor in Chief, The Journal of Smoking Cessation, Cambridge University Press
Hosted by: Kevin Price, Adventist Health, Consultant, Adventist Health, South Pacific Region

This webinar is hosted by Zoom
Note; You should be able to join this webinar from your computer, tablet or smartphone if you have direct access to the internet. It will involve a once off download of a small Zoom program/application. If you want to join from within your organisation’s intranet you may need your IT department’s approval to download the Zoom program/application. Do allow time for this prior to joining the webinar.

Previous Webinars - Recordings

January 2019

Targeted and collective action on tobacco control leads to shifts in tobacco management and smoking cessation

Presenter:  Anke van der Sterren
This webinar will discuss how a strategic and coordinated program of tobacco control activities by ACT alcohol and other drug (AOD) services—including targeted smoking cessation support to disadvantaged smokers—has led to significant changes in tobacco management policies, treatment practices, attitudes and smoking behaviours among service users, workers and AOD organisations.
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October 2018 
Cytisine for Smoking Cessation

The recording for this webinar will be available in the coming weeks. 

Presenter:  Dr Ryan Courtney

Dr Courtney is a National Health and Medical Research Council Career Development Fellow at UNSW, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre 

This presentation will critique the current evidence related to the effectiveness and safety of cytisine for smoking cessation.

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September 2018
Smoking Cessation Framework for NSW Health

Gemma presents the Framework for NSW Health Services in smoking cessation health care delivery. This is a collaborative initiative to support local health districts to better manage and implement smoking cessation initiatives.

Presenter:  Gemma Hemshaw | Click here to view this webinar. 

August 2018
What makes an effective smoking cessation counsellor?

Who do you need to be to help people quit? This Webinar will cover the essential evidence-based characteristics of a successful smoking cessation counsellor or a tobacco treatment specialist.
Presenter:  Renee Bittoun | Click here to view this webinar. 

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