As part of our ongoing seminar series, the Centre of Excellence in Severe Asthma hosted Profs. Sinthia Bosnic-Anticevich & Tim Usherwood on 15 August 2019.
The two seminar presentations focussed on:
Prof. Bosnic-Anticevich provides an overview of evidence that inhaler technique impacts on asthma disease outcomes. Her presentation includes an overview of technical determinants of inhaler technique, patient-related factors that matter and other considerations. She concludes with a discussion of what the future holds for inhaler devices in asthma.
Prof. Usherwood discusses treatment adherence and its relevance to asthma outcomes. Further, he discusses a range of approaches to assess and support optimal treatment adherence.
Inhaler Use & Technique (Prof. Sinthia Bosnic-Anticevich):
Treatment Adherence (Prof. Tim Usherwood):
Prof. Sinthia Bosnic-Anticevich is an internationally recognised respiratory researcher in the area of inhaler use and quality use of respiratory medicines. Trained as a pharmacist and basic scientist, Professor Bosnic-Anticevich spent several years in the pharmaceutical industry before returning to the University of Sydney developing and implementing the first problem-based learning course in a pharmacy curriculum in Australia.
Prof. Tim Usherwood is Professor of General Practice and Head of Westmead Clinical School, The University of Sydney. His research focusses on the development and evaluation of interventions to improve health outcomes in chronic disease.