Registration and coffee
Welcome and introduction
Session 1: Asthma diagnosis and management
Adults and children
Can we really treat asthma with bicycles, pineapples and cat food?
Paradigm shifts ICS, SABA and MART therapy, inhaler technique optimisation, stepping up/down and patient education
What if my patient doesn’t want to do what I say?
Session 2: A crash course in COPD diagnosis
Making sense of CT and spirometry reports
Common challenges in establishing a diagnosis
Vaping and e-cigarettes
How is the situation in the UK different to the USA?
Selling pulmonary rehabilitation
How to improve the uptake of pulmonary rehabilitation
What if my patient doesn’t want to go?
Session 3: COPD
Interpreting the guidance in real life practice
Pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches
Session 4: Something’s not quite right
Patient cases to highlight the presentation, diagnosis and treatment of bronchiectasis, pulmonary embolus and ILD
Fact or fantasy
What do you think you know?