The Smoking Cessation Dialogue - Achieving Best Practice in the Latrobe Valley, was held on Friday 2 December 2016 at Century Inn, Traralgon.

The Forum aimed to provide health professionals in the Latrobe Valley with an opportunity to come together, hear from experts in the field, and discuss approaches to smoking cessation in their community. It was targeted at health professionals working in primary and community care settings across both the health and human services portfolios.

Presentations from the day are available for download below.

Presentations should not be reproduced in any way without the consent from the presenters.


Smoking and quitting - setting the scene

Dr Sarah White, Director, Quit Victoria 

Enablers to embedding smoking cessation into routine hospital care

Kirstan Corben, Lead for Population Health and Health Promotion, Alfred Health

Embedding smoking cessation into primary care

Ms Marianne Shearer, CEO Gippsland Primary Health Network

Smoking cessation medications and support

Ms Emma Dean, Smoking Cessation Coordinator/Senior Pharmacist


Breakout session - Mental health and Alcohol and Other Drugs

Forensicare – Breathe Easy Smoke Free Project

Dr Danny Sullivan, Assistant Clinical Director, Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health

UnitingCare Re Gen - Tobacco Cessation in an AOD withdrawal facility 2016

Ms Rose McCrohan, Manager/Nurse Practitioner


Breakout session - Aboriginal health

Gippsland Tobacco Action and Healthy Lifestyle Team

Paul Patten, Coordinator, GTAHLT


Breakout session - General Practice

Barriers to smoking cessation in General Practice

Dr Colin Mendelsohn, Tobacco Treatment Specialist


Breakout session - Hospitals and Health Services

Tools to support delivery of brief smoking cessation as routine hospital care

Kirstan Corben and Emma Dean, Alfred Health