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Yorkshire Respiratory Interest Group – York – Wednesday 18th September 2019

September 18 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm


YoRIG is primarily for health care professionals working within the field of Respiratory Medicine and is open to respiratory nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and other health care professionals such as nurse practitioners, community matrons and case managers who spend a lot of their working time with respiratory patients to attend.

The focus of the next meeting will be Severe Asthma: The Who, The Why and How to Manage.

Agenda as follows:

Date:   Wednesday 18th September 2019

Venue: York Novotel, Fishergate York YO10 4FD (free parking)


09.00 Registration & view Exhibition Stands

09.30 Asthma Diagnosis, Assessment and Management Masterclass with Karen Frankland, Primary Care Respiratory Nurse Specialist and Trainer

This half day Masterclass leverages best practice from current evidence-based asthma guidelines and includes a review of the pathophysiology and strategies for asthma disease phenotyping. Interactive learning is encouraged through discussions of case studies on various aspects of asthma care. In addition, the masterclass emphasises systematic approaches to the assessment and objective testing in asthma care to help support HCPs in the management of their asthma patients. Hands on practical sessions for FeNO testing, spirometry and bronchodilator reversibility testing are available as part of the masterclass.

There will be a short refreshment break at 11am where delegates will have the opportunity to view exhibition stands.

12.30  Lunch, Networking and view Exhibition Stands

13.30 ‘Pharmacological Management of Severe Asthma incl. Biological Therapies’, Dr Toby Capstick. Lead Respiratory Pharmacist, LTH

14.30  Refreshment Break

15.00Who to Refer to a Regional Severe Asthma Service’, Terry Robinson, Respiratory Nurse Consultant, HDFT

16.00 – 16.30 Evaluation & Close

A certificate of attendance will be issued to all delegates to assist with CPD requirements. To register your interest please click on the register tab on this website or contact Ellie direct at ellie.holmes1@nhs.net or ellieholmes@wpem.co.uk

The meeting is free to attend due to financial support from the pharmaceutical industry who have no influence over subject matter / speaker.


September 18
9:00 am - 4:30 pm


Novotel York Centre
York, YO10 4FD
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