Glasgow – Agenda

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08:30
Registration opens


09:30
Introduction and overview from chair
Speaker: Professor Jürgen Schwarze, Edward Clark Chair of Child Life and Health, The University of Edinburgh and honorary consultant in paediatric allergy and respiratory medicine, NHS Lothian

  • Challenges of respiratory and allergy care in primary care
  • Impact of respiratory disease on patients and the NHS
  • Learning goals for the programme and housekeeping

09:45
SESSION 1: Latest thinking in allergic rhinitis
Speaker: Professor Brian Lipworth, head of the Scottish Centre of Respiratory Research and clinical professor of Allergy and Pulmonology, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee

  • Diagnosis and DDx of allergic rhinitis
  • Investigations and allergy testing
  • Therapeutic management

10:25
Ask the expert workshop: What are the changes in allergic rhinitis guidelines?
Speakers: Professor Brian Lipworth, head of the Scottish Centre of Respiratory Research and clinical professor of Allergy and Pulmonology, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee and Dr Dermot Ryan, honorary clinical research fellow, Allergy and Respiratory Research group, University of Edinburgh and president, Respiratory Effectiveness Group, chaired by Professor Jürgen Schwarze, Edward Clark Chair of Child Life and Health, The University of Edinburgh and honorary consultant in paediatric allergy and respiratory medicine, NHS Lothian

Prepare your questions for our expert panel.


11:05
Tea/coffee break with refreshments


11:35
SESSION 2: Getting the right diagnosis: asthma, COPD and DDx
Speaker: Dr Iain Small, GP, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire

  • Diagnosing asthma and COPD
  • Indications for asthma-COPD overlap (ACO)
  • Differentials to consider – ILD, bronchiectasis

12:20
Lunch


13:20
SESSION 3: Asthma management in primary care
Speaker: Dr Dermot Ryan, honorary clinical research fellow, Allergy and Respiratory Research group, University of Edinburgh and president, Respiratory Effectiveness Group

  • Overview of guidelines
  • Therapeutic pathway
  • Effective self-management and patient education

14:05
Interactive workshop: Better inhaler technique
Speaker: Ruth McArthur, practice nurse, Hunter Health Centre, East Kilbride and Regional trainer for Education for Health in Scotland

  • The importance of inhaler technique for disease management
  • Making sense of the various inhalers available
  • Gaining maximum benefit from the inhalers prescribed

14:55
Tea/coffee break with refreshments


15:15
SESSION 4: Food allergies and anaphylaxis
Speakers: Dr George Raptis, honorary clinical senior lecturer and consultant in paediatric allergy, Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow and Dr Barbara Flower, GP

  • Review the latest guidelines
  • Prescribing adrenaline – at-risk patients and patient training
  • What’s new in primary care?

16:05
Chair’s summary and close
Speaker: Professor Jürgen Schwarze, Edward Clark Chair of Child Life and Health, The University of Edinburgh and honorary consultant in paediatric allergy and respiratory medicine, NHS Lothian

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