Smoking Cessation: Intensive Interventions

Gain in-depth knowledge and skills in nicotine addiction and smoking cessation to work in primary and allied healthcare as a tobacco treatment and smoking cessation specialist.

Hosted by A/Prof Renee Bittoun (Founding Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Smoking Cessation) along with other experts in the field of smoking cessation. A/Prof Bittoun has been teaching this course for over 15 years, regularly updating the content and has many years of experience in clinical practice and professional training regarding smoking cessation.

Topics: Causes, consequences, treatment and research of smoking cessation, nicotine addiction and appropriate evidence based smoking cessation techniques in practical application. Our aim is to improve the implementation and evaluation of programs in Smoking Cessation. This 3 day course includes a USB stick with course materials and a certificate of attendance is awarded on completion.

This course is suitable for health practitioners who have an undergraduate degree in medical/para medical allied health and intend on dedicating a large component of their professional career to smoking cessation.

This is a post-graduate level course. There will be an end of course assessment.

When: 3 day course. 9am to 5pm on Monday 1 May, Tuesday 2 May, Wednesday 3 May 2017

Location: Woolcock Institute of Medical Research - 431 Glebe Point Road, Glebe NSW 2037  

Cost: $1,870


Have you ever wondered what the causes of poorly controlled asthma are amongst your patients? Would you like to receive 40 CPD points while finding out?

We are offering in-practice staff support for up to 50 GPs and the opportunity to participate in a clinical audit program.

Register now to receive:

1. Practice Support, in the form of an asthma specialist educator/pharmacist, who will come to your practice and conduct a clinical audit of patients with asthma in your practice. 

2. Individual feedback on each patient.

3. The opportunity to workshop solutions in an evening session, to be held at the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research (date to be confirmed for 2017) . 

This initiative is being hosted by the Quality Use of Medicines Group in collaboration with international leaders in primary care respiratory medicine. Numbers are limited. This CPD activity is free.

About this course: This Category 1 activity will be submitted for approval by the RACGP QI&CPD Program. Total Points: 40 Category 1 points.

Location: Woolcock Institute of Medical Research - 431 Glebe Point Road, Glebe NSW 2037  

Cost: Free 


The Woolcock Institute of Medical Research in Glebe, Sydney is offering a FREE full day symposium.
World renowned Woolcock researchers and clinical experts will cover the key recommendations for recognising, diagnosing and managing patients with asthma and COPD. 

Please click here to view the content from this symposium.

This educational activity is supported by an independent educational grant from GlaxoSmithKline Australia.


“Excellent speakers and highly relevant topics for primary care.”

“May I take this opportunity to thank you and the Woolcock Institute for organising such a high quality education seminar for GPs which is extremely useful. I particularly appreciate the trouble you have taken to make the contents of the talks available online so that we don’t have to take notes. To top it all you now have the videos as well which is even better. I have never been to a seminar which is as well organised as yours. Congratulations!”