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February 2019
Asthma News for Health Professionals
Current practice and new approaches in asthma
Our newly launched exploratory paper looks at the current state of practice in Australia and paves the way for new approaches to asthma healthcare. A diverse group of expert stakeholders contributed their views and opinions to stimulate new thinking, actions to target care gaps and to redress stalled progress against asthma outcomes.
Download the discussion paper
Dust storms and asthma

Recent dust storms over Eastern Australia are a timely reminder for general practices and pharmacies to be prepared as asthma presentations may increase in affected areas. We have developed a fact sheet to help patients manage their asthma during a dust storm.

Read the factsheet
International opportunities for primary care workforce
The International Primary Care Respiratory Group (IPCRG) is looking to expand its global network of nurses, pharmacists and other allied primary healthcare professionals. Get involved in IPCRG's mission, projects and initatives by submitting your details below.
Be a part of IPCRG
Asthma experts receive Australia Day Honours
We extend a huge congratulations to all our colleagues who were awarded members (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia for their significant service across a diverse array of practice.
  • Professor Carol Armour – Medical education, and to asthma management
  • Mr Grant Kardachi – Pharmacy at the state and national level, and to professional societies
  • Mr Paul Sinclair – Pharmacy, to the community, and to local government
  • Mr Emil Dan – Community health, to people with asthma and respiratory disease, and to pharmacy
  • Professor Anne Chang – Paediatric respiratory medicine as a clinician and researcher
  • Professor Matthew Peters – Thoracic medicine, to medical education, and to professional organisations
2019 Severe Asthma Webinar Series
The Centre of Excellence in Severe Asthma has announced the first of its live webinars for 2019, including:
  • Lung Function Assessment of Severe Asthma - Prof Bruce Thompson and Greg King
  • Severe Asthma in Paediatrics - Dr Louisa Owens
  • Viral Infections & Asthma Exacerbations - Prof John Upham.
Webinar dates and registration
Upcoming conferences and events
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
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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