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Darush Attar-Zadeh

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Darush Attar-Zadeh

Respiratory Lead Pharmacist Barnet CCG, RightBreathe Pharmacist
Barnet CCG, London Procurement Partnership

A Pharmacist, Behaviour Change Specialist and National Public Health Trainer, Darush has specialised in the field of smoking cessation for over twenty years. Darush has presented at various national & international conferences (including the PCRS, IPCRG, Clinical Pharmacy Congress, HPE Live, UKNSCC) and was asked to help review the National Training Standards for Smoking Cessation. Darush was part of the London Clinical Senate Helping Smokers Quit programme. In his role as respiratory lead pharmacist (Barnet CCG), Darush managed to lead a medicines management service to winning the pharmacist award in respiratory services 2016 and was highly commended at the HSJ awards 2017. Darush has published more than 15 clinical papers including information on respiratory inhaler devices, smoking cessation treatments in peer-reviewed journals. The poster Darush and colleagues (Local Pharmacy Forum in North West London) presented at PCRS 2017 was recognised and achieved a best practice poster award. Darush enjoys running and raising money for respiratory & cardiac charities. One of his main missions is to reduce health inequalities caused by tobacco and spends a lot of his time teaching in deprived locations across the UK. Darush Attar-Zadeh has worked with all companies involved in licenced smoking cessation pharmacotherapies to promote evidence based behavioural support alongside medication.

Date and Time Session Stream type Role
Friday 20th
Fit for the future- optimising respiratory care within the next 10 years of the NHS Plenary Panellist
Friday 20th
Using the Right Breathe App Practical Workshop Facilitator
Saturday 21st
SABA Guardians - creating the followers SABA over-reliance - the bottom up approach Clinical Speaker