Expert Asthma Researchers and Physicans for WA Asthma Symposium
Asthma Foundation WA (AFWA) together with Asthma Australia is taking part in the 2016 Asthma Symposia national series throughout October 2016. AFWA is seeking health professionals involved in all aspects of asthma–related care to attend the WA event on Monday 17 October 2016.
Held at the Tompkins on Swan Function Centre in Alfred Cove, this all day professional seminar has a wide and varied program, incorporating research and clinical updates through to practical information and device technique.
The keynote speaker of the day is Dr Juliet Foster, a Research Psychologist with a special interest in the patient’s perspective on chronic disease and self-management.
Dr Foster will be presenting the findings of a recent study, funded by Asthma Australia and other research organisations into the experiences of patients living with severe refractory asthma.
Other speakers include:
• Dr Tiffany Hughes – Consultant Immunologist and Immunopathologist
• Dr Li Ping Chung – Clinical Lead for Airways Disease at Fiona Stanley Hospital
• Amelia Seselja – Head of Oral Health Promotion, Australian Dental Association
• Dr Scott Claxton – Consultant Respiratory Physician at Joondalup Health Campus
• Dr Ingrid Laing – Research Fellow School of Paediatrics and Child Health Research at UWA.
David Johnson, CEO of AFWA said that ‘this national symposium focuses on the latest best practice treatment guidelines for asthma, and new thinking in the areas of asthma and allergies’.
‘Health professionals who attend will find this one day session invaluable, as well as having access to personnel with asthma expertise and experience’.
Registration details are available here or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call our Freecall number: 1800 ASTHMA.
AFWA, a community based not-for-profit organisation, is a Registered Training Organisation which has been providing services to the WA community for the past 52 years.
AFWA’s main role is to fund local research into asthma, provide education and support services for people with asthma and to train health professionals in the most up to date methods in asthma management.