World Allergy Week
The theme for World Allergy Week 2022 (5 to 11 June) was respiratory allergic diseases, including asthma.
The importance of the connection between allergic airway diseases and asthma is reflected in the ASCIA 2022 Conference program and ASCIA online resources:
- The ASCIA 2022 Conference program featured a Challenging Asthma Symposium as well as a Pollen Allergy Symposium.
- ASCIA allergic rhinitis e-training for health professionals includes information about chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps (CRSwNP) and is available at https://etraininghp.ascia.org.au/
- ASCIA has developed a CRSwNP Position Paper which is available at www.allergy.org.au/hp/papers/crswnp
- The ASCIA website includes respiratory allergy resources www.allergy.org.au/allergic-rhinitis
World Allergy Week is a global campaign of the World Allergy Organisation (WAO), which aims to raise awareness of the impact of allergic diseases in our communities.
The connection between asthma and allergic airway diseases is important, and it is known that asthma and allergies in the upper airways frequently co-exist. This can aggravate breathing difficulty, wheezing, cough, and other respiratory problems. Treating asthma and upper airway allergies together helps improve both problems. Integrated diagnostic and therapeutic approaches become even more important with severe and difficult-to-control disease. Fortunately, there are treatment options and patient education tools that can help to address such challenges.
ASCIA is WAO member society
Content updated April 2023