Difficult-to-treat and severe asthma: changing the paradigm (webinar - on demand)
About the webinar
A significant group of people with asthma still have uncontrolled asthma and experience poor outcomes despite high-dose standard therapy. However, recent advances offer hope for improving these outcomes.
Join our webinar for a multidisciplinary discussion on new therapies, and how to identify and manage difficult-to-treat and severe asthma. Our expert panel will discuss:
- the management of asthma in adults that remains uncontrolled despite treatment with high-dose therapies
- standardisation of asthma definitions and new evidence-based guidelines
- advances in the use of targeted, biologic therapies
- how a systematic and multidisciplinary approach can improve health outcomes in people with difficult-to-treat asthma.
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Target audience: GPs
Open to: All health professionals and students
CPD points: ACRRM, Self-directed CPD - view details
Meet the panel
Professor Helen Reddel
Helen is a Research Leader at the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, University of Sydney. She is Chair of the Science Committee of the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA), a member of the Guidelines Committee for the Australian Asthma Handbook, clinical adviser to the Australian Centre for Airways Disease Monitoring (ACAM), and Visiting Professor at the China-Japan Friendship Hospital, Peking University, Beijing.
Dr H. John Fardy
John has vast experience in rural and regional medicine. He is the Regional Hospital Academic Leader and Clinical Professor with the University of Wollongong's Graduate School of Medicine. An interest in respiratory disease in primary care has led to John sitting on the National Asthma Council’s GP Asthma Group and the Lung Foundation Australia GP Asthma Group as well as Co-President of the International Primary care Respiratory Group (2002-2004).
Dr Juliet Foster
Juliet is a Research Psychologist with a special interest in the disease beliefs, treatment attitudes and lived experience of people with asthma, COPD and cystic fibrosis. She is an experienced crisis counsellor and a training specialist in health communication skills for facilitating disease self-management. Dr Foster is outgoing convener for the Primary Care Special Interest Group for the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (TSANZ) and serves on the scientific and education committees of the European Society for Patient Adherence, Compliance and Persistence.
Lesley has over 42 years’ experience in nursing and is a nurse expert in asthma. She is a Clinical Nurse Specialist and Asthma Coordinator for Wollongong Hospital and the Illawarra region, and is involved in the Respiratory Support Community. Lesley also works with Asthma Australia to provide clinical support to practice nurses involved in research projects.
This activity has been approved for 1 Core point in the ACRRM PD Program for the 2017 - 2019 triennium (activity code 12550).
It is recommended that 1 CPD hour be recorded for the purposes of self-directed CPD.