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November 2018
Asthma News for Health Professionals
2017-18 Annual report
After an action packed year, we're excited to release our 2017-18 annual report. Highlights from the past year include the launch of the National Asthma Strategy, our thunderstorm asthma resources/training sessions and the Parliamentary Friends of Asthma gathering.

We've also covered the progress of the Asthma and Respiratory Education program, the Australian Asthma Handbook and the Sensitive Choice Program. 
Read the 2017-18 Annual report here
Coroners report into thunderstorm asthma
The Coroner's report into the 2016 thunderstorm asthma event has been released. 
Coroner Spanos acknowledged that many recommendations have already been put into place to reduce the impact of future thunderstorm asthma events. She also highlighted that there is still more scope for work in this area to educate medical and allied health staff as well as general community about the importance of allergy testing.
Read the first coroner's report into thunderstorm asthma here
APNA Nursing in primary health care program 2018-2022
Applications for the Building Nurse Capacity (BNC) project are currently open. The BNC project will focus on the development of nurse-led (team-based) models of care which improve patient outcomes, in a range of primary health care settings, to increase the capacity of the primary health care team. Applicants are sought from all settings across Australia.

Hurry, EOIs close Monday 3rd December - 12 midnight
Find out more about the project here
New asthma and allergy health professionals network
We've recently launched a Health Professionals Network (HPN), which is a community of health professionals who provide care to people who have asthma or allergies, and want to help us improve our resources and services.

The HPN will be consulted for advice and assistance in the planning, delivery and/or evaluation of our projects, services and resources. As part of the HPN we will email you when opportunities are available. You can be involved as much or as little as you'd like.
Learn more and join the HPN
Recent research
Link discovered between childhood obesity and asthma

Medical websites have been reporting new research which shows that the reduction of childhood obesity could lower childhood asthma rates.

Originally published by Pediatrics, the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the research found that the rate of asthma diagnosis among children with obesity was much higher than in childen within a normal weight range. In addition, up to 23 to 27 percent of new asthma cases are directly related to obesity. 
Read the full article here
Upcoming conferences and events
January 2019

6th International Workshop on Lung Health
When: 17 - 19 January, 2019
Where: Nice, France
More information:

March 2019

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

April 2019

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

May 2019

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

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Australian Asthma Handbook
Australia's national guidelines for
asthma management

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