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ASTHMA NEWS FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
 JULY 2015

Updated Written Asthma Action Plan 

Written asthma action plansWe have recently made some minor amendments to our Written Asthma Action Plan to ensure it aligns with the latest Australian Asthma Handbook. This includes additional information about the use of adrenaline autoinjectors (e.g. EpiPen) in an acute asthma emergency.

The updated action plan can be downloaded or ordered below: 

Webinar 28 July 2015:   Breathing Control in Asthma

Achieving symptom control in some patients with asthma can be difficult.  This can be associated with poor breathing control or upper airway dysfunction.

Professor Mike Thomas, PhD FRCP (University of Southampton) will be joined by local researchers from the Centres for Research Excellence (CRE) in Severe Asthma for this presentation.
 
The webinar will be of interest to respiratory clinicians and researchers including physicians, speech pathologist, physiotherapists, nurses and asthma educators and will focus on effective management approaches for patients with poor breathing control and or upper airway dysfunction.

Applications open for Early Career Fellowship in Asthma Research 

This Fellowship has been made available by Asthma Australia and Hudsons Coffee.

It is open to researchers who have completed their highest qualification within the last 5 years and who have not yet been the recipient of a major nationally competitive research grant. The fellowship will be $100,000 per annum for two years.

While happy to receive applications relevant to all aspects of asthma research, they are keen to receive applications in the following priority areas:
  • Economic impact of asthma (direct and indirect costs).
  • Collaborative care models that enhance patient outcomes.
  • Asthma in disadvantaged and hard to reach populations.
Applications close on 7 August 2015. 

Chinese translation of My Asthma Guide

My Asthma Guide: My Handbook for Managing Asthma is an easy-to-understand summary of our national treatment guidelines for asthma, the Australian Asthma Handbook.

The guide was recently translated into Simplified Chinese for use in mainland China. With a
sthma prevalence in China estimated to be between 3 - 5% with more asthma in children than in adults, we are pleased to provide Chinese health professionals and patients with valuable information about asthma management.

Events

 

July


The ResHealth 2015 International Respiratory and Sleep Medicine Conference
Australian Respiratory and Sleep Medicine Institute
31 July – 2 August 2015
Adelaide, South Australia
More information

PSA15 – Leading pharmacy innovation
Pharmaceutical Society of Australia
31 July – 3 August 2015
Sydney, Australia
More information

 

August


The 5th Conference of the Union – Asia Pacific Region
International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
31 August – 2 September 2015
Sydney, Australia
More information

 
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