ASCIA and National Asthma Council Australia 
Asthma Research Award Winner 2015

Created to encourage research into asthma and awarded to the best abstract or poster presentation on asthma, the 2015 winner is Mr Alexander S. Zhang from the University of New South Wales for his abstract 'Acute radiology rarely confirms sinus disease in suspected recurrent acute rhinosinusitis'.

Respiratory medicine and critical care: a call for papers

The Lancet group is dedicated to the advancement of respiratory and critical care medicine. They are seeking high-quality submissions on any specialty of clinical research related to respiratory medicine and critical care, with findings that will have an effect on the management of patients.

COPD Athlete completes the New York City Marathon

Russell Winwood aka COPD Athlete, set a new world record and fulfilled his dream of completing the New York City Marathon unaided.

But while completing the famous race with a time of 6 hours and 5 minutes – only five minutes short of his target – is a fantastic personal accomplishment, Russell’s greatest achievement is raising awareness of the benefits of exercise for people with chronic lung disease in Australia, the United States and across the world.

“If I can run a marathon, hopefully it proves to people with serious asthma and COPD, along with all the scientific evidence out there, that getting active is one of the best ways to deal with your condition.”

We are very proud to have supported Russell and congratulate him on reaching his goal. We look forward to working with Russell in the future in raising awareness of the benefits of exercise for people with chronic lung conditions.

Early contact with dogs linked to lower risk of asthma

Science Daily has reported that a team of Swedish scientists have used national register information in more than one million children to study the association of early life contact with dogs and subsequent development of asthma. The new study showed that children who grew up with dogs had about 15 percent less asthma than children without dogs.

Studies presented at the American College of Allergy

The ACAAI is a professional, American medical organization of more than 6,000 allergists immunologists and allied health professionals.The following infographic was compiled from studies presented at their recent Annual Scientific meeting:


January 2016

3rd International Workshop on Lung Health 
Asthma and COPD: Converging or diverging chronicity?
15–17 January 2016
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