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June 2019
Asthma News for Health Professionals
Importance of guidelines in a rural setting
Earlier this year, we released significant updates to the Australian Asthma Handbook. Now, Professor Amanda Barnard, Guideline Committee Chair, shares her thoughts on how these important changes impact healthcare professionals in remote and rural locations in the latest National Rural Health Alliance magazine - Partyline.
Read the story
Rethinking Written Asthma Action Plans (WAAPs)
As part of Phase II of the National Asthma Council Australia's ‘Rethinking Written Asthma Action Plan’ project, we're inviting clinicians to help us shape the future of asthma care in Australia through a series on online workshops.

Get involved in the discussion by registering for the online workshops - which kick off on 21 June at 12.00pm AEST - and help us determine potential actions and priorities which will shape the future of WAAPs.
More information
Victorian Healthy Homes Program
Did you know that patients with complex healthcare needs residing in Melbourne's west could be eligible for a free home energy upgrade through the Victorian Healthy Homes Program?

This Sustainability Victoria initiative aims to improve indoor winter temperatures while reducing energy bills of vulnerable Victorians. Recruitment to the program is now open in Hobsons Bay and Brimbank.
Find out more about the program
Webinar: Viral infection and asthma attacks
Join Professor John Upman, clinical scientist and physician, as he presents an online seminar on viral infections and asthma attacks as part of the Centre of Excellence in Severe Asthma's webinar series.

Register now and jump online on Thursday 13 June at 1.00pm AEST to learn more.
Register here
Professional development courses in Melbourne
The Lung Health Promotion Centre at The Alfred in Melbourne is hosting two courses this month:
More information
Upcoming conferences and events
July 2019

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

September 2019

Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) 2019 Conference
When: 3-7 September
Where: Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
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