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May 2019
Asthma News for Health Professionals
Your questions answered on World Asthma Day
Do you know what common questions people ask about asthma and allergies? We asked the community and on World Asthma Day - Tuesday 7 May - answered the top five consumer questions ranging from spacer use to asthma and pregnancy. Find health professionals resources including fact sheets and information papers on our website or visit the national guideline for asthma management at the Australian Asthma Handbook.
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Congratulations to our asthma experts
Congratulations to all of our asthma experts who received awards at the 2019 Respiratory Research Excellence Awards.
  • TSANZ Society Medal - Professor Helen Reddel (pictured) founding member of The Australian Asthma Handbook guidelines committee.
  • TSANZ and NAC Asthma and Airways Career Development Fellowship - Kimberley Wang.
  • TSANZ and NAC Special Interest Group Award for Best Poster - Sherry Thompson 
And a special congratulations to Judi Wicking, who received the Rosemary Bryant Award at the Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association conference in April. Well done!
Tiotropium on Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme
Don't forget that tiotropium is now listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme for 6 - 17 year-old patients affected by severe asthma. Check the Medicines Guide section of the Australian Asthma Handbook for more information about tiotropium.
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PSA abstracts and joint NAC award open!
The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) is now calling for contributed presentations submissions for its annual conference in Sydney, 26 - 28 July.

As part of the proceedings the National Asthma Council and PSA will also award a $1000 Asthma Research Award, so make sure you apply during the submission process to be considered.

Make sure you get your submission in by Sunday 19 May. 
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Upcoming conferences and events
May 2019

The International Primary Care Respiratory Group (IPCRG) 6th Scientific Meeting
When: 24-25 May 2019
Where: Bucharest, Romania

July 2019

Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) 2019 Conference
When: 26-28 July 2019
Where: The Hyatt Regency, Sydney

November 2020

WONCA World Conference of Family Doctors
When: 25-29 November 2020
Where: Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre
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