State of the Art - Asthma

The fourth annual state of the art meeting was recently held in Melbourne.

Key note speakers were renowned Asthma researchers and experts Professor Stephen Holgate and Professor Ian Pavord.

Both have played a leading role in developing novel asthma treatments and shared their perspectives and views about future developments.

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Their insights were supported by input from eminent Australasian clinicians, scientists and researchers:

  • Professor Robyn O'Hehir
  • Professor Frank Thien
  • Professor Helen Reddel
  • Dr Gary Anderson
  • Professor Phil Bardin
  • Adjunct Professor Richard Beasley
  • Professor Vanessa McDonald

The program focussed on current advances in research, highlighting the latest treatments and exploring practical ideas for your day-to-day practice.

Topics covered included: 

  • Asthma Pathophysiology
  • Asthma Treatments
  • Allergy Immunotherapy and Asthma
  • Thunderstorm Asthma
  • Practical Asthma Management

Date and Venue: 27 July 2018 at the RACV Club 501 Bourke Street Melbourne.

Previous successful meetings included asthma, COPD and Sleep Medicine.

This event was supported by GlaxoSmithKline via an unrestricted educational grant.

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State of the Art Asthma 2018

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Recent Research Developments

vocal cord imageMLSI have recently made significant breakthroughs in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with Vocal Cord Dysfunction (VCD) and Asthma. Researchers at MLSI have published a number of articles on VCD in peer reviewed journals.

Research plays an integral role for the future direction of diagnosis and management of patients with respiratory disease. MLSI has a number of research fellows actively investigating areas such as asthma, COPD, sleep disorders and disease epidemiology.

Current research that is supported includes studies of severe versus mild/moderate asthma, asthma phenotyping in VCD and the effect of breathing patterns on VCD.