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September 2019
Asthma News for Health Professionals
National Asthma Week: are your patients ready for Spring?
It's National Asthma Week and we are calling on healthcare professionals to prepare the millions of Australians with asthma for pollen season.

Did you also know that allergic rhinitis affects three in four asthma patients and can make asthma more difficult to control? Make sure you're up to date on these related conditions with our information paper.
Also, view our suite of resources helping you provide good asthma care as pollen season approaches, from October to December in south-east Australia:
Read the media release
Australian Pharmacist: Thunderstorm asthma in spring
People who have asthma, hay fever, or both should pro-actively manage their symptoms through spring and early summer.

NAC CEO Siobhan Brophy speaks with Australian Pharmacist about steps pharmacists can take to help people prepare for pollen season and reduce the risk of thunderstorm asthma. 

'When dispensing medicines for hay fever, asthma or both conditions, pharmacists can take the opportunity to counsel patients about managing their airways during pollen season,' says Ms Brophy. 
Read more
Translated how-to videos
Have you seen our inhaler and nasal spray how-to videos?

The library now includes translated spacer-use videos, thanks to the Aiming for Asthma Improvement in Children program, coordinated by Clinical Nurse Consultants at Sydney Children's Hospital Randwick, Respiratory Department.
Visit the library
Upcoming conferences and events
October 2019

GAAPP Global Respiratory Summit
2-3 October
Where: San Sebastián de los Reyes, Spain

November 2019

Centre of Excellence in Severe Asthma Research Day
27 November
Where: Hunter Medical Research Institute, Newcastle

May 2020

International Primary Care Respiratory Group World Conference
When: 28-30 May
Where: Croke Park Conference Centre, Dublin
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