What you get by completing this session

  • 40 mins of CPD

    A 30 minute video lecture with presentation slides, you can stop and start anytime you like. 10 minute quiz is included.

  • Certificate of Completion

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What you'll learn in this expert session

The key to optimal airways disease management is tailoring treatment to the individual patient and their specific symptoms. Triple therapy can be very beneficial, but initiating it from the outset is not necessarily the way to go.

Airways diseases are complex. Patients often have more than one disease process going on with symptoms not necessarily correlating with test findings and vice versa. Respiratory physician, Prof Greg King, provides a very practical approach to assessing a patient with chronic respiratory disease, be it chronic asthma, COPD or both. He will outline how to determine the most appropriate treatment plan for each individual patient including developing a goal for each new therapy at the start, when to review, when to intensify or change treatment and, when, if suitable, to commence triple therapy. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Distinguish asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and mixed phenotype airway disease
  • Assess patients for asthma, COPD and mixed asthma/COPD
  • Outline the treatment pathways for the different airway disease phenotypes
  • Evaluate the effectiveness and adequacy of asthma/COPD treatments

About the Expert

Prof Greg King

Prof King is a medical graduate of Otago University, doctoral graduate of the University of Sydney and past postdoctoral Fellow of The University of British Columbia, Canada. He is a Clinician Researcher at the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, Sydney University and Department of Respiratory Medicine at the Royal North Shore Hospital. He is Conjoint Professor of Respiratory Medicine of the Northern Clinical School, Sydney University and Medical Director of the Respiratory Investigation Unit. He has a research interest in the mechanics of airways disease in relation to clinical aspects of disease.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    How to complete this course

    • Instructions

  • 2

    Role of Triple Therapy in Asthma

    • Summary and learning objectives

    • Video lecture (30 mins)

    • Quiz: test your learning (10 mins)

  • 3

    Document your CPD here

    • CPD Documentation and Reflection Activity Tool

  • 4


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