Education for Healthcare Professionals 2017

The Woolcock Institute of Medical Research strives to improve the respiratory and sleep health of Australians through world-class research, care and education.

We regularly hold symposia and seminars for healthcare professionals including general practitioners, nurses, pharmacists and dentists. At these events, our Woolcock researchers and clinicians present the latest scientific evidence sourced from both the institute’s own research and from leading experts around the globe. Assessment, management and treatment of respiratory and sleep disorders are discussed in an engaging and relevant format, allowing healthcare professionals to learn about advances in respiratory and sleep health, and effectively integrate this new knowledge into their medical practice.

Please find a summary of our Breathe Easy 2016 symposium for healthcare professionals below:   

Our aim was to improve patient health through a positive change in healthcare professional performance and knowledge. To assess the value healthcare professionals gained from this educational event all attendees were given feedback forms after completion of the activity. Results were as follows:  

  • 100% of attendees indicated they would recommend this course to others
  • 98% of attendees rated “good” for this course meeting their expectations
  • 83% of attendees rated their learning needs as entirely met
  • 80% of attendees rated this activity as entirely relevant to their practice
  • 46% of attendees rated they are likely and 54% rated very likely to change their follow-up care procedures as a result of attending this course.

This demonstrates a highly positive response rate from healthcare professionals in evaluating the quality of the education we delivered and knowledge gained. 

We are proud to have successfully delivered this highly relevant educational event and thank GlaxoSmithKline Australia for their support and enabling us to deliver high quality content to a large audience.


“I think Woolcock Institute is one of the best respiratory institutes in NSW.”

“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! Please keep me posted about your future seminars.”

For our upcoming 2017 educational dates visit  or email to register your interest.