This programme was developed with input from South African experts in the field of asthma to provide practical training for young doctors in asthma management.
“There is a lot of pressure on young doctors to gain knowledge in all areas, we wanted to provide you with an extra boost in terms of your education and abilities specifically relating to asthma”, Professor Richard van Zyl Smit, Division of Pulmonology, University of Cape Town, coordinator and presenter of the Issues and Answer programme in Asthma Management.
Module 1: Issues and answers in Asthma Management: Practical approach to inhalers
Professor Richard van Zyl-Smit, Division of Pulmonology, University of Cape Town
Good asthma control requires competent inhaler use; learn how to demonstrate the correct use of each different inhaler device to your patient to improve long-term management and outcomes, check inhaler technique regularly
Module 2: Acute asthma Management
Dr Laverne Phillips, Emergency Medicine Specialist, Western Cape Health Department
Admission of type 2 diabetes patients who present with acute atherosclerotic disease offers an ideal opportunity to introduce SGLT-2 inhibitors.
Module 3: Chronic asthma in adults
Dr Tshego Mabelane, Family Allergist, Morningside, Sandton
What’s new in adult asthma? Underdiagnosis a major concern; recent GINA guidelines update treatment approaches to reduce risk in mild asthma and to personalise therapy, recommendations for asthma management and COVID-19 infection
Module 4: Latest SA Guidelines on Paediatric Asthma
Dr Shirani Naidoo, Paediatrician and Allergist, Red Cross Children’s Hospital
What’s new in paediatric asthma guidelines? The steps for for diagnosing asthma in children under the age of 6 years and the management of persistent asthma in children aged 6-11.
Professor Richard van Zyl-Smit
Division of Pulmonology, University of Cape Town
Dr Laverne Phillips
Emergency Medicine Specialist, Western Cape Health Department
Dr Tshego Mabelane
Family Allergist, Morningside, Sandton
Dr Shirani Naidoo
Paediatrician and Allergist, Red Cross Children’s Hospital