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Changes to Inhalers – Community Conversation

Ref: CUR12613

Date: 29 June 2021 @ 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Come and help the Thoracic Society to inform the community.

The Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (TSANZ) is an active leader in advocating for lung health. They provide evidence-based policy and advice in the field of respiratory medicine and related areas. Their purpose is to promote the highest standards of patient care; develop and apply knowledge about respiratory health and disease and promote the highest quality air standards. They collaborate with all national organisations striving to improve the wellbeing of individuals affected by respiratory conditions and to promote better lung health for the community.

Change is coming to the lifesaving asthma and COPD medications known as “reliver” or "preventer" inhalers. The main reason for this change is that the new inhalers don't create holes in the earths ozone layer, which are linked to increased likelihood of getting a skin cancer or sunburn. Some people may find it easy to change to the new inhaler, or some might already be using them. Others may find this difficult and not want to change. If you're someone with a asthma or COPD who uses a preventer or reliever inhaler, we want to know what you think.

The Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (TSANZ) is creating a position paper that will inform their advocacy work in this area and wishes to ensure that the community informs their position.

Join us online to discuss this matter and provide your feedback to this very important health and environmental issue

Experience required

People with Asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who use inhalers regularly. Carers can also be in attendance.

To register your attendance: http://bit.ly/Inhalers_Eventbrite
Registrations close: 27th June

All attendees will be offered $35 as reimbursement for their time.