3rd August, 2017

08.00Registrations 
08.30 -  10.00   

Pre-conference  research writing school in conjunction with Springer Nature Publishing faculty from FRESH AIR

Pre-conference Workshops/skills lab

1. Diagnostic aids in primary care: spirometry, peak flow meters and pulse oximetry Prof Jim Stout, USA, Prof Wimalasekera, Sri Lanka

10.00 - 10.30Break 
10.30 -12.00Research writing school: session 2 (group work) 

2. Inhaler technique: how to teach colleagues and patients effective inhaler technique with a range of devices Drs Hazari and Anthony Senevirathne, Sri Lanka

12.05 - 1.30Research writing school: session 33. E-health and distance learning eg distance learning in Bangladesh, ehealth systems in  Dr An, Vietnam and Ananda Perera and Dr Kumar Mendis, Sri Lanka
1.30 - 2.30Lunch 
2.30 - 3.30Research writing school: Presentations from groups in plenary4. End of life and palliative care, Dr  Liz Grant, UK and  Dr P. R Siriwardene, Sri Lanka
3.30 - 4.00Break 
4.00 - 5.30FRESH AIR SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE5. How to develop respiratory clinics in a low resource setting Dr Monsur Habib, Bangladesh, Drs Liyanage and Dr Samaranayake, Sri Lanka Prof Le Thi Tuyet Lan  
6.00Inauguration ceremony 

 

4th August, 2017

08.15  Welcome from Primary Care Group, Sri Lanka: the leadership role of primary care physicians to improve respiratory health: Dr Sarath Paranavitane (10)  
08.30 -  10.00   Pre-conference  research writing school in conjunction with Springer Nature Publishing faculty from FRESH AIR

Personalising asthma care • Diagnosing and communicating the diagnosis of a variable condition like asthma in primary care: the latest thinking Prof  Hilary Pinnock, UK (15) • Communicating the diagnosis and developing an action plan with the patient in a low resource setting (15): Dr Anthony Senevirathne, Sri Lanka • Treatment including follow up of asthma, Prof Khoo Ee Ming, Malaysia (15 mins) • Case discussion 40 mins

10.00 - 10.30Break 
10.30 -12.00Research writing school: session 2 (group work) 

Personalising COPD care • Diagnosing COPD Prof Thys van der Molen, Netherlands (15) • Development of an action plan including management of exacerbations in low income countries Dr Saadia Ashraf, Khyber Teaching Hospital Peshawar, General Secretary Pakistan Chest Society, Pakistan (15) • Follow-up of COPD in primary care, Dr Nick Hopkinson (15) • Case based discussion 40 mins Dr Tan Tze Lee,  Singapore

12.05 - 1.30Research writing school: session 3SPONSORED SESSION (Platinum sponsor) The value of vaccination for people with chronic respiratory disease:   Influenza vaccine:  cost-effectiveness and affordability for population and individual benefit (20) Dr P R Siriwardene, Sri Lanka & Case discussion to highlight individual benefits and risks (20) Pneunoccocal vaccine: cost-effectiveness and affordability for population and individual benefit (20) Case discussion to highlight individual benefits and risks (20)  
1.30 - 2.30Lunch Sponsored talk and poster viewing
2.30 - 3.30Research writing school: Presentations from groups in plenary

FRESH AIR 1: discussion What have we learnt from clean cookstove programmes?   What is the FRESH AIR approach?    Prof S W Wimalasekera, Dr Sundeep Salvi 

Session sponsored by Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka Measures to control TB in South Asia: Professor Dr Arshad Javaid, President Pakistan Chest Society  Dr Keerthi Gunasekera, Sri Lanka Dr Asif Mustaba Mahmud

3.30 - 4.00Break 
4.00 - 5.30FRESH AIR SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE

FRESH AIR 2: Workshop Pulmonary rehabilitation Dr Joshi, India, Pulmonary rehabilitation Prof Sally Singh, UK Dr Rowsham, Bangladesh

Oral Presentations 1

6.00 Dinner talk sponsored by company on asthma or COPD

 

5th August, 2017

08.30 -  10.00   Pre-conference  research writing school in conjunction with Springer Nature Publishing faculty from FRESH AIR

FRESH AIR 3: Children with chronic respiratory disease: • Patients’ and parental perceptions about childhood asthma Prof Khoo Ee Ming, Malaysia • Diagnostic challenges: infection or asthma, Prof Jim Stout, USA/Marianne Ostergaard, Denmark • Bronchiolitis Dr B J C Perera, Sri Lanka

Oral presentations 2  - (focus on registries, if sufficient abstracts)

10.00 - 10.30Break 
10.30 -12.00Research writing school: session 2 (group work) 

FRESH AIR 3: Workshop Treating tobacco dependence in low resource settings including as treatment for TB and COPD Dr Andy McEwen, UK and Dr Rianne van der Kleij, Netherlands and Dr Tilak Silva, Sri Lanka

Diagnosing and treating allergic rhinitis in primary care in Asia Dr Osman Yusuf

12.05 - 1.30Research writing school: session 3

Case study:  Diagnosis and management of adults with chronic cough Dr Aflah Sidikeen

Oral Presentations 3

1.30 - 2.30Lunch Sponsored talk and poster viewing
2.30 - 3.30Research writing school: Presentations from groups in plenary

Oral presentations 4. on diagnosing and managing multi-morbidity

Workforce challenges How to improve access to care for people with chronic respiratory disease in primary care safely, efficiently and effectively  • The Chinese approach, Prof Chunhua Chi  • Primary care in Nepal  • The PRIME study, Dr Komal Apte, India  

3.30 - 4.00Break 
4.00 - 5.30FRESH AIR SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Case discussions: ACOS Diagnosis and management Dr Amitha Fernando, Sri Lanka Role of spirometry in ACOS diagnosis, Prof Le Thi Tuyet Lan, Vietnam

Oral Presentations 5 

6.00 Closing ceremony