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Are you ready for National Asthma Week?

For National Asthma Week this year we are partnering with Asthma Australia in a campaign to promote good asthma self-management. This year’s theme is: Become a better breather, I did. People with asthma will be encouraged to contact their local Asthma Foundation to find out how they can become a better breather.

If you would like any posters or other campaign materials for your clinic or pharmacy, please contact your local state Asthma Foundation. For all other resource orders, please go to our online store.

New study sheds light on pain reliever effects on children with asthma

New US study findings on the effects of acetaminophen (paracetamol) and ibuprofen use in children under 5 with asthma have been published in The New England Journal of Medicine together with an accompanying video which summarises the results.

See the video here.

'Take charge' awareness campaign aimed at medicines use

NPS Medicinewise is running a national awareness campaign to promote the safer and wiser use of medicines by all Australians.

‘Take Charge!’ is this year’s theme and encourages Australians to have conversations with health professionals about their health to get the most out of their prescription, over-the-counter and complementary medicines, and to seek out evidence-based information to help them make better decisions about their health

Read more about the campaign.

Guidelines on asthma and incense

An Australian Buddhist organisation is seeking expert advice to help develop its policy on use of incense, taking into account health considerations such as asthma. In particular, assistance is needed with translating the findings of a literature review into practical guidance.

 If you are interested in volunteering your help, please contact our office (

Centre for Excellence in Severe Asthma: Occupational asthma webinar

The Centre for Excellence in Severe Asthma is hosting a webinar on 30 August on occupational asthma. The webinar features Dr Krystelle Godbout, a pulmonologist from Canada, who is currently completing a one-year fellowship in severe asthma at the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) and John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle. 

Read more about the webinar.

Upcoming conferences and events


European Respiratory Society International Congress 2016 
3-7 September 2016
London, United Kingdom
More information


2016 Global Indigenous Men's and Women's Conferences
12-14 September 2016
Adelaide, Australia
More information

14-17 September 2016
Gold Coast, Australia
More information

GP16 - RACGP Conference for General Practitioners 
29 September to 1 October 2016
Perth, Australia
More information


Asthma Australia 
Connecting Asthma Care Symposia

13 - 26 October 2016
More information


GPCE - General Practice Conference & Exhibition
11 -13 November 2016
Melbourne, Australia
More information

Asthma and Respiratory Foundation New Zealand
24 to 25 November 2016
Auckland, New Zealand
More information
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