Making a diagnosis of asthma in children can be difficult. As a result, significant over and under-diagnosis of asthma occurs in children. Both are problematic because over-diagnosis results in the inappropriate and unnecessary use of asthma medications associated with potential side effects and increased healthcare costs. Conversely, under-diagnosis results in poor asthma control and reduced quality of life. A European Respiratory Society (ERS) task force developed evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for the diagnosis of asthma in children aged 5 to 16 years.
- To raise awareness of the need for a systematic approach to diagnosing asthma in school-age children
- To become familiar with the asthma diagnostic algorithm developed by the task force and the evidence underpinning the algorithm
- A summary of the recommendations and the asthma diagnostic algorithm
- Interactive discussion with the attendees
- Closing remarks and take-home messages
- Epidemiology of asthma in children
- Symptoms of asthma
- Misdiagnosis of asthma in children
- The need for objective tests
- Recommended tests to confirm the diagnosis
- Test cut-offs
- Other commonly used tests
- Asthma diagnostic algorithm
- Starting asthma treatment
- Research questions and priorities
Following the webinar, participants will be able to:
- Understand the importance of objective tests to diagnose asthma in children
- Describe the asthma diagnostic algorithm for children aged 5 to 16 years
- Understand the reason for cut-offs chosen
This webinar is accredited by the European Board for Accreditation in Pneumology (EBAP), 1 CME credit per 1-hour attendance. The CME credit will be granted upon attendance during the LIVE webinar only (attendance of at least 60 minutes is required).
What is a webinar?
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This webinar comprises of a 40-minute lecture followed by a 20-minute question-and-answer sessions. During the webinar you will be asked to share your opinion on issues related to the topic using interactive polls.
All participants will be able to hear the lecturer and see the slides throughout the presentation. As a participant you will be able to pose questions or discuss ideas with the other participants via the text chat facility and the speaker will respond to the questions via the microphone.
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Diseases / methods
- Airway diseases
- Paediatric respiratory diseases
- Primary care physicians
- Paediatric trainees
- Primary care trainees
- Children’s nurses and healthcare assistants
- Primary care nurses and healthcare assistants
- Respiratory physiologists