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Australian Asthma Handbook Version 2.0 launches

The largest update of the Australian Asthma Handbook since 2014 launches today. Setting the standard for asthma management in Australia, Version 2.0 continues to provide up-to-date evidence-based guidance and practical advice for everyday practice.

Revised and updated by an interdisciplinary team of medical experts, key topics including asthma management in children, acute asthma in clinical settings, management challenges - formerly troubleshooting - and primary prevention have been revamped for clarity and ease-of-use. 
Read more about the update
Handbook increases focus on patient-centred care 
As Australia's lead asthma authority, the National Asthma Council supports all primary health care practitioners to improve asthma outcomes in partnership with patients and their families.  

With an increased focus on patient-centred care, and a number of sections including severe asthma provide the latest advanced treatment options and useful strategies for exploring uncontrolled asthma.
Go to the Australian Asthma Handbook
New My Asthma Guide for your patients
With a focus on providing easy-to-understand asthma management advice, the newly updated and ever-popular patient resource, My Asthma Guide, was also released today.

Providing advice and strategies for people with asthma and their families, the free updated and redesigned guide can be downloaded online or ordered as a printed copy.
Download My Asthma Guide
Have your say: Vic. thunderstorm asthma survey
Since the November 2016 thunderstorm asthma event in Melbourne, the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has worked closely with the National Asthma Council and a wide range of organisations to deliver a thunderstorm asthma program. 

Aimed at minimising the impact of any future thunderstorm asthma event DHHS is now evaluating its program and wants to hear from Victorian health professionals.

The survey takes around 15 minutes and closes at 5.00pm Friday 15 March. Please note that the survey must be completed in a single session.
Take the survey
Upcoming conferences and events
March 2019

15th National Rural Conference by the National Rural Health Alliance
When: 24 - 27 March 2019
Where: Hobart, Tasmania

The Annual Scientific Meeting for Leaders in Lung Health and Respiratory Science (TSANZSRS)
When: 29 March - 2 April 2019
Where: Gold Coast, Queensland

April 2019

Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association (APNA) National Conference
When: 4 - 6 April 2019
Where: Adelaide, South Australia

May 2019

The International Primary Care Respiratory Group (IPCRG) 6th Scientific Meeting
: 24 - 25 May 2019
Where: Bucharest, Romania 
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