Rethinking Written Asthma Action Plans

Do your patients use a written asthma action plan (WAAP)? We're spearheading five collaborative, co-designed and evidence-guided change projects that will optimise asthma self-management for all Australians. 

NAC CEO Siobhan Brophy says the realities of clinical practice and living with asthma need to be factored into the design of future interventions.

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Holiday season and asthma

Are your asthma patients prepared for the holidays? From travelling, to putting up Christmas trees, to hot weather, summer can bring extra challenges.

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Asthma and extreme heat

As temperatures soar in many parts of the country, NAC CEO Siobhan Brophy says it's important to remember extreme weather changes can trigger asthma.

More: Health Times

News and updates

EpiPen Jr supply update

The Therapeutic Goods Administration advises replacement EpiPen Jr stock will soon be available for pharmacies to order. The Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy has important information about supply, dispensing and advice to reduce the risk of allergies. More: ASCIA

PBS update

From 1 December expanded access criteria for benralizumab and mepolizumab gives additional patients with severe asthma access to the medications through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme. More: NewsGP

Happy holidays

A big thank you to everyone who helped the National Asthma Council promote good asthma care this year. Our office will be closed from midday on Tuesday 24 December until Thursday 2 January. We look forward to working together to improve asthma outcomes in 2020 and beyond.

Conferences and events

March 2020

TSANZSRS Annual Scientific Meeting
When: 27-31 March
Where: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

May 2020

APNA National Conference
When: 21-23 May
Where: International Convention Centre, Sydney

May 2020

Where: Croke Park Conference Centre, Dublin
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