The UK has among the highest mortality rates in Europe for children and young people with the underlying cause of asthma. The northeast of England has a significantly higher rate of emergency hospital admission for asthma than the UK average.
Conference sessions include:
- Asthma experience: you will hear a real-life story of a child who struggled with asthma diagnosis until proper control.
- Asthma resources: a session to signpost you to the up-to-date available asthma management resources including referral pathway and framework of competences (Also resources for schools, sports clubs, and other community settings).
- Air pollution: Indoor and outdoor pollution, its effect on a child with asthma, how to advise your patient and their family and hear ideas about improving air quality in local environments and school settings.
- Socioeconomic factors and their effect on asthma: How to assess effect and signpost families for further support.
- Transition: Your will hear from our Transition expert about steps of transition and how to support independence, developmentally appropriate care (including support in community and education settings).
- Allergy and link to asthma
- Call for action: Be part of our future plans to improve asthma care across the region.
You will get the opportunity to attend your choice of 4 different workshops from the following:
- Asthma Diagnosis: How to diagnose asthma, role of spirometry, FENO, PF and home devices
- Choice of the inhaler: How to choose the right inhaler for your patient, inhaler technique, and inhaler disposal.
- Asthma management in the community (including education settings): recognising uncontrolled asthma, PAAP, school plans, emergency healthcare plan, asthma control exercises, community devices, escalation plans and referral pathway.
- Recognising and managing uncontrolled asthma in the community (including school settings): escalation of management, BTS Escalation steps, referral pathway.
- Ask the expert (for medical professionals): Consultant, physiologist, nurse, pharmacist
- Ask the expert (for community and school staff): Consultant, Nurse specialist, Pharmacist
- Anaphylaxis management, how to use autoinjectors (for medical professionals and community staff including education settings)
This conference is aimed at representatives from health (primary, secondary, tertiary, community, pharmacy, public health and universal service) education, social care and other stakeholders in community asthma care systems that have the aim of:
- Reducing avoidable harm from Asthma (control and reduce the risk of asthma attacks)
- Improving quality of life
- Establishing a whole system approach (environment, education, personalised care, preventative medicine, and improved accuracy of diagnosis)
08:45 – 09:00 Registration and Welcome
09:00 – 09:20 Asthma experience (Asthmatic child and parents)
09:20 – 09:40 Asthma resources: Beat asthma, referral pathways, framework of competences, school accreditation program
09:40 – 10:10 Environmental: indoor and outdoor air pollution, its effect on asthma, how to assess and advice parents.
10:10 – 10:30 Socioeconomic factors, inequalities, and its effect on asthma in NENC, how to assess and signpost for further support.
10:30 – 10:45 Tea Break
10:45 – 11:30 First workshop
11:30 – 12:15 Second workshop
12:15 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 13:30 Transition and developmentally appropriate health care session
13:30 – 14:00 Allergy and link to asthma
14:00 – 14:15 Break
14:15 – 15:00 Third workshop
15:00 – 15:45 Fourth workshop
15:45 – 16:00 Break
16:00 – 16:30 Independence and Concordance
16:30 – 17:00 Call for action: Be part of our future to improve asthma care across the region.
About the Speakers:
Dr Andrew Bright
Dr Neelmanee Ramphul
Dr Mike McKean
Dr Ahmed Hegab
Dr Jen Townshend
Dr Samantha Moss
Dr Liz McLellan
Dr Ahmed Hegab, Consultant Paediatrician with a special interest in respiratory, South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Louise Dauncey, CHWN Network Delivery Manager
Paediatric Asthma Northeast and North Cumbria committee (PAN-NEC)
Registration fee £30 per person
A defined number of places will be allocated to school settings/housing providers and these will be subsidised. Further details to follow.
One of our main goals is to showcase high quality research and best practice in the field of paediatric asthma and allergy. Please share your project work with us by submitting a poster. Successful applicants will be required to attend the conference.Top scoring authors invited to present at plenary.