Parents and teachers are being warned to prepare for a spike in asthma emergencies when children return to classrooms for the start of the 2016 school year.
1 in 10 school children with asthma face a significant increase in the risk of asthma flare-ups and hospitalisation during the first few weeks of school. See our Media Release
Australia Day Honours for two leading respiratory specialists
Our congratulations to the two leading respiratory specialists recognised in this year’s Australia Day Honours.
Professor Robyn O’Hehir, Officer of the Order of Australia For distinguished service to clinical immunology and respiratory medicine as an academic and clinician, to tertiary education, and to specialist health and medical organisations.
Professor Peter Sly, Officer of the Order of Australia For distinguished service to medical research and education in the area of paediatric respiratory medicine, as an academic, author, and clinician, and to professional organisations.
IPCRG E-Quality Program 2016-2017 now inviting bids
The E-Quality Program aims to support small educational projects in member and associate member countries: ‘working locally, collaborating globally’.
The program offers small scale (seed) funding to support pilot educational projects which meet their evidence-based criteria. For more information including how to apply visit the IPCRG website.
National patient support pilot for asthma
The Asthma Foundation NSW has launched a pilot program to improve adherence to asthma preventer medicines.
Aimed at adults over 18 years old, the initiative is intended for people who have a current asthma diagnosis and a prescribed preventer, but don't use it regularly. More information
New HealthDirect services now available
Pregnancy, Birth and Baby - the service has recently been expanded to include maternal child health nurses who are available for advice or support 7 days a week as part of its national service. More information
The Carer Gateway - providing information about the services and support available for people who care for someone with a disability, chronic illness, dementia, mental illness or who are frail aged. More information
The Bronchiectasis Toolbox - a new resource for health professionals
This new website is an interactive educational resource, designed to assist health care professionals with the assessment and management of people with non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis. More information