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December 2018
Asthma News for Health Professionals
Latest treatment options for severe asthma

In early December, we released a new information paper on Monoclonal antibody therapy for severe asthma which further expands our wide range of evidence-based resources for primary care health professionals. The new paper helps to explain latest options for treating patients with severe asthma whose asthma is uncontrolled despite optimised standard treatment.

Read the information paper
Dr Joanna Wriedt as new Chair of the Board
Dr Joanna Wriedt MSc, PhD, JD, GAICD, a longstanding independent director of the National Asthma Council Australia, has been appointed as the new Chair of the Board following the retirement of outgoing Chair Dr Jonathan Burdon AM in November.
More information here
Board renewal with three new directors
Three new directors have also been appointed to the National Asthma Council Australia as part of the Board renewal.
  • Professor Peter Wark is the new independent director (respiratory physician), replacing Dr Burdon.
  • Professor Amanda Barnard is the new Royal Australian College of General Practitioners nominee director, replacing Professor Bastian Seidel.
  • Dr Sara Barnes is the new Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy nominee director, replacing Professor Robert Heddle.
More information here
Join our 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
Upcoming conferences and events
January 2019

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

15th National Rural Conference by the National Rural Health Alliance
When: 24 - 27 March 2019
Where: Hobart, Tasmania
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The Annual Scientific Meeting for Leaders in Lung Health and Respiratory Science (TSANZSRS)
When: 29 March - 2 April 2019
Where: Gold Coast, Queensland
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April 2019

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

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