The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ and Allergy NZ have joined forces this year, to bring you the New Zealand Respiratory Conference 2016, a two day conference aimed at health professionals exploring the current research and issues associated with respiratory and allergy health.
Bringing together local and international experts on 24 - 25 November at the Pullman Hotel, Auckland, we will discuss, debate and focus on ways to bridge the gap between what we know and what we do, giving you a greater scope of information to take away and implement into everyday practice.
Day one of the conference will focus on children and day two will explore adult health. Topics will include looking at early beginnings, the role of the environment, difficult conversations in chronic respiratory disease, best practice guidelines and much more.
First day of conference will focus on children, looking at early beginnings in the development of asthma and allergy and the role played by the environment. Delegates will gain an understanding of how asthma and allergies can be addressed and treated with the most up to date, best practice guidelines, and how we can better understand and enhance our communications with whānau to achieve a holistic approach to health.
Later in the day there will be an opportunity to break out into two sessions, one focussing on asthma and the other dedicated to allergy. Within these sessions our real life stories will bring home just how difficult it is to live with these conditions on a day to day basis.
Day two widens the scope into adult health and looks at the psychological and social effects of allergies and severe asthma. We will look at how we address difficult conversations in chronic respiratory disease and how to distinguish between asthma and COPD.
A leading panel of experts will look at the issue of e-cigarettes, is this device a useful tool for smoking cessation or is it simply a wolf in sheep’s clothing.
Later in the day, one of New Zealand’s leading experts will talk about the updated Adult Asthma Guidelines, what’s changed and how we should be treating adult asthma.
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