Skip Navigation

Have your say  Workshop: Supporting healthcare providers to manage acute respiratory tract infections in primary care

Thu 08, Mar 2018

When: Monday, 19 March 2018, 10am – 2pm

Where: Seminar Room, Level 6, Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney, John Hopkins Drive, NSW 2006

Purpose of the workshop: To explore the opportunities and challenges for implementation of evidence-based strategies to support appropriate prescribing of antibiotics for acute respiratory tract infections (ARTIs) in primary care.

Contact person: Dr. Samantha Rowbotham, Research Fellow, Email:, Phone: 0457530186

Description of the workshop: Despite a growing evidence base for strategies to support the management of ARTIs, over-prescription of antibiotics for these conditions remains a problem. Ensuring effective strategies to support health care professionals to manage ARTIs are implemented in practice is a key priority. This workshop will seek to identify evidence-to-practice gaps in the implementation of strategies to support appropriate prescribing of antibiotics in primary care, with a particular focus on management of respiratory tract infections. It will bring together key informants to discuss existing strategies and identify barriers and facilitators to implementation in primary care settings, and develop a set of principles and priorities to future work in this area.

Workshop conveners:

  • Dr. Samantha Rowbotham, Menzies Centre for Health Policy, Sydney School of Public Health, and The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre
  • Dr. Nina Berry, Sydney School of Public Health
  • Associate Professor Julie Leask, Sydney School of Public Health and Sydney Nursing School
  • Professor Lyn Gilbert, Marie Bashir Institute for Emerging Infections and Biosecurity, The Westmead Institute for Medical Research, and Westmead Clinical School
  • Prof Lyndal Trevena, Primary Health Care, School of Public Health

To register for the workshop and receive an agenda, please contact Dr. Samantha Rowbotham as soon as possible



< Back