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Past event recordings and presentations

Turning the tide - The First Anita Simonds symposium

Respiratory management of neuromuscular patients in the era of new treatments

Turning the tide - The First Anita Simonds symposium

Turning the tide - The First Anita Simonds symposium

Respiratory management of neuromuscular patients in the era of new treatments

Respiratory management of neuromuscular patients in the era of new treatments

Launch of the Centre for Paediatrics and Child Health

Launch of the Centre for Paediatrics and Child Health

Attendees gathered virtually to celebrate the launch of the Centre for Paediatrics and Child Health

Attendees gathered virtually to celebrate the launch of the Centre for Paediatrics and Child Health at Imperial College London on Thursday 26 November 2020.

Blood, sex and ignorance: an education

Blood, sex and ignorance: an education

Professor Gareth Tudor-Williams' inaugural lecture on three decades of paediatric HIV research

At his inaugural lecture in October 2019, 'Blood, sex and ignorance: an education', Professor Gareth Tudor-Williams told the story of three decades of paediatric HIV research.

Hot Topics - Childhood respiratory infections and asthma: How has COVID-19 changed children’s respiratory health?

Dr Kim Foley, Professor Sonia Saxena (both School of Public Health, Imperial College London) and Professor Sejal Saglani (National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London) discuss their ongoing work on childhood respiratory infections and asthma in the context of COVID-19.

Watch the recording (Imperial College London login required).


Time to Red Card the Blue Puffer

Professor Andy Bush delivered a talk on asthma for the Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne's Paediatrics Rounds in June 2021.

Deaths and severe asthma attacks still occur in children despite modern therapy and evidence-based guidelines. Repeatedly, studies have shown that both underuse of Inhaled Corticosteroids (ICS), and over-reliance on Short-Acting Beta Agonists (SABA) are common causal themes in severe asthma attacks and death. As a therapeutic community, we have failed to convince parents and young people of the need to take regular ICS, and there is no sign that this is about to change. Although the new e-age offers opportunities for alerts about medication adherence, only an optimist would believe this will transform adherence. Thankfully, in recent times several high-quality trials have shown as-needed budesonide/formoterol is a safe and efficacious treatment in adolescents with asthma. Given the dangers of SABA and the emergence of as-needed budesonide/formoterol, is it time to red card the blue puffer?


Preschool Wheeze

Professor Andy Bush discussed preschool wheeze as part of the TPPS International Meeting series in June 2021.