Thunderstorm Asthma

Speaker: Jayde Cesarec, Health & Projects Partnership, Asthma Australia

Thunderstorm Asthma is a term that all Victorian’s are aware of following the health emergency of 2016. Such an emergency raises questions, misunderstandings and a want for further information, especially around protecting others and ourselves as we head into the pollen season each year. This session will inform attendees on what thunderstorm asthma is, who is at risk, how to respond and importantly the link between asthma and hay fever.”


Allergic Rhinitis and its Management

Speaker: Dr Marnie Robinson, Paediatric Allergist & Immunologist, Royal Children's Hospital

Allergic rhinitis (hayfever) is often described as an ongoing head cold, an itchy or blocked nose. Many trivialise signs and symptoms and self-medicate with over the counter medications. Marnie Robinson discusses why it is important to be appropriately diagnosed by your doctor and work on a management plan to suit your needs. Marnie will also talk about immunotherapy and how one can become desensitised to the trigger allergen such as grass pollen or dust mites.


Managing Multiple Food Allergy - A Parent Perspective

Speaker: Dr Wendy Norton, GP, Allergy Department, Royal Melbourne Hospital

Food allergy management is difficult and challenging when someone is allergic to one food, let alone multiple foods. As a parent, how do you learn to manage multiple food allergy under your roof, and what if you have multiple children allergic to different foods and one allergic to nothing? Wendy Norton talks through her own experiences as a parent of a children with multiple food allergy. How does one manage! Wendy will share her experience of management over 15+ years. What’s worked, what hasn’t?

Friday 6 – Sunday 8 February 2020, Sydney Showgrounds


Friday 6 – Sunday 8 February 2020, Sydney Showgrounds