DRAFT PROGRAMME 

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1st South Asian Scientific Conference: draft academic programme
 3 August 20174 August 20175 August 2017
8.00Registration    
8.30 - 10.00

Pre-conference research writing

school in conjunction with Springer

Nature Publishing

Pre-conference workshop/skills lab

  1.  Spirometry

  State of the art: Diagnosis and treatment of asthma

OR pro-con debate

  • Diagnosis of asthma, 20min
  • Treatment of asthma, 20min
  • Follow-up of asthma in primary care, 20 min
  • Discussion 

  FRESH AIR 3: Children and respiratory disease

  • Prevention
  • Diagnostic challenges
  • Infection or asthma?
  • Bronchiolitis 

 

10.00 - 10.30 Tea   Tea  Tea
10.30 - 12.00

Research writing school:

session 2 (group work) 

 2.  Diagnostic aids in primary care

State of the art: Diagnosis and treatment of COPD

  • Diagnosis of COPD, 20min
  • Treatment of COPD, 20min
  • Follow-up of COPD in primary care, 20min
    • Discussion 

 Workshop 3:

Treating tobacco dependence

workshop

Oral presentations 3 
12.05 - 13.30

 Research writing school:

session 3

 3.  Drugs and devices

 Workshop 1:

Use of antibiotics in

respiratory disease

Oral presentations 1 

 Workshop 4:

ACOS, does it exist - and if so -

how to manage

FRESH AIR 4:

How do we raise awareness of

the importance of respiratory health? 

13.30 - 14.30  Lunch  Lunch and poster viewing  Lunch and poster viewing
14.30 - 15.30 

Research writing school: 

session 4 (group work) 

4.  How to develop respiratory clinics

in a low resource setting 

FRESH AIR 1: pro-con debate

It is our responsibility to help the population reduce exposure to

indoor biomass smoke 

 

  Comorbidity and respiratory disease:

  • How to treat across "silos"
  • Mental health
  • Smoking cessation for all?
  • Rehabilitation across diseases? 
 15.30 - 16.00  Tea  Tea  Tea
 16.00 - 17.30

Presentations from groups

in plenary 

5.  End of life and palliative care 

FRESH AIR 2: workshop

Pulmonary rehabilitation 

Oral presentations 2 

Workshop 5:

Vaccination in respiratory 

disease 

Oral presentations 4 
 18.00  Inauguration ceremony  Dinner Talk  Closing ceremony
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