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GPs knowledge, attitudes and prescribing intentions for e-cigarettes as a smoking cessation aid


Melis Selamoglu is a PhD student from the Department of General Practice at Monash University. She is in her second year of her PhD and her thesis is focussed on GPs knowledge, attitudes and their prescribing intentions on e-cigarettes as smoking cessation aids. She reached out to GoldNet and asked us to assist her with the distribution of her survey to GPs in Queensland.


Since the completion of her survey, she has had the opportunity to present her findings at multiple national and international conferences. She first presented these findings at a one-day symposium run by the Monash Addiction Research Centre as an oral presentation in May.

Melis travelled internationally to the UK in July to present the same results at the Society of Academic Primary Care Conference as an oral presentation and then travelled to Barcelona, Spain where she was given the opportunity to show case her results at one of the largest respiratory conferences in the world, the European Respiratory Society as a poster presentation.

Melis has submitted an abstract to present the same study at next year’s Annual Scientific Thoracic Society Meeting of Australia and New Zealand to be held in Christchurch, New Zealand in March 2023. She is also in the process of writing up her results for publication. She is currently based in London, UK where she is conducting the same study with UK GPs to compare the findings with that of Australian GPs.


You can follow Melis’ PhD progress and adventures on                     


             @Melis Selamoglu


  • @MelisSelamoglu
  • @phdmelis
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