State of the Art - Asthma

Monash Lung and Sleep Institute is proud to present the fourth state of the art meeting with a focus on Asthma.

Our guests will be internationally renowned Asthma researchers and experts Professor Stephen Holgate and Professor Ian Pavord.

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

Their insights will be 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 will focus on current advances in research, highlight the latest treatments and explore practical ideas for your day-to-day practice.

Topics to be covered include: 

  • 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.

Cost: $55.00 (includes Coffee, tea, lunch and refreshments followed by drinks and canapes 

Register here

Previous successful meetings included asthma, COPD and Sleep Medicine.

This event is 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.