Pleural Procedures Workshop 2023 - Institute for Respiratory Health

Pleural Procedures Workshop 2023

This established pleural course is suitable for clinicians of all grades who look after patients with pleural diseases.


  • Thursday 21st & Friday 22nd September 2023
  • 8 am – 5 pm


Course Convenors

  • Professor Gary Lee, Director Pleural Services   
  • Dr Matthew Ing, Pleural Research Fellow  
  • Dr Michaela Donaghy, Pleural Fellow 

Course Highlights

  • One of the longest-running pleural courses in Australia
  • Small groups with hands-on experience led by world-leading pleural experts
  • Many hours of practice on animal and simulation models
  • Ultrasound learning with patients
  • Lectures on state-of-the-art pleural care by authors of landmark pleural papers and international guidelines
  • Take home materials including, Pleural Ultrasound for Clinicians e-book: the most comprehensive text on pleural ultrasound

Workshop Content

Day One

  • In-depth lectures on thoracic ultrasound, the basics and beyond
  • Small group teaching from thoracic ultrasound experts
  • Hands-on experience with normal thoracic ultrasound and identification of pleural pathologies

Day Two

  • In-depth lectures on pleural procedures
  • Simulation and animal tissue models for thoracentesis/chest tube placement
  • Demonstration/experience of indwelling pleural catheter placement and aftercare
  • Recognition and management of complications of pleural procedures
  • Experience with new drainage systems


  • Trainees: $1,500
  • Consultant: $2,000
  • Maximum 35 registrants

Terms & Conditions

This course is being run out with CTEC terms and conditions – the following rule applies to this event:

  1. In the event of participant cancellation, fees will be non-refundable. However, the participant can choose to transfer the course fee to a colleague or future pleural course.
  2. Course content, date and faculty may be subject to change or cancellation due to unforeseen circumstances.
  3. The event will be rescheduled in the event of a COVID outbreak. In the event of cancellation, all paid course fees will be refunded (except for $100, which will cover the costs of acquiring equipment).


If you have any questions, please get in touch with Matthew Ing at


If you are unable to attend the 2023 Workshop, register your details here for future course details.

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