A new study has provided more evidence of a link between paracetamol use in pregnancy and development of asthma in children.
Our Chairman Dr Jonathan Burdon, commenting in the media, reiterated the study authors' view that there is no need to change current recommendations. The Australian Asthma Handbook advises that women may take paracetamol during pregnancy if they have to, but should avoid unnecessary use.
New clinical trial for patients with persistent asthma
Do you have a patient with persistent asthma whose current medications aren't working as well as they would like? They may qualify for a new clinical research study. Liberty Asthma Quest is a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel group study being held in 6 locations across Australia. Quest are actively recruiting patients now and further information can be found here.
GP16 call for abstracts closes next week
Clinical, Digital, Leadership is the overarching theme of GP16 and abstracts are now invited on key conference streams. Get further information.
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.
Upcoming conferences and events
Chronic Disease & Mental Health Symposium
26 February 2016
Sydney, Australia More information