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Lecture Overview

Allergic rhinitis (hay fever) affects nearly 20% of our community and can increase the likelihood of developing asthma. Effective management of allergic rhinitis can also reduce the likelihood of acute asthma. This session looks at the management of allergic rhinitis when asthma is present.


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Jenny Gowan

Jenny Gowan, a practising pharmacist, is a teaching associate at Monash University, Melbourne and a clinical associate of RMIT University. She is a member of the PSA Branch committee, the Expert Group for Therapeutic Guidelines – Respiratory version 5, an editorial board member of AUS-DI, SHPA "Don’t Rush to Crush", the Guidelines Committee for the Australian Asthma Handbook (AAH) and the writing group for the RACGP ‘Medical Care of older persons in RACF’ (Silver book). Jenny is an accredited consultant pharmacist who conducts her own company, which focuses on medication reviews in the home and aged care facilities, plus education, writing, training and consultation. Jenny works regularly in community pharmacy plus sessions in a GP clinic at a community health centre. She has published over 400 educational articles. Jenny has presented talks at many Australian and international conferences to GPs, nurse practitioners, nurses, podiatrists, pharmacists, and other health professionals. In 2013, she was awarded the Australian Pharmacist of the Year by the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia and, in 2016, the AACP-MIMs Australian Consultant Pharmacist of the Year. See Educator Profile


23 Total Rating(s)
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Raven Budarick
08 Jun 2019


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Shuai Ma
31 May 2019

Great lecture

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Margaret Muir
30 May 2019

Great lecture very educational and helpful

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Lydia Kelly
28 May 2019

Good lecture! Clear information and good recommendations.

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Margaret Smith
27 May 2019

Interesting and relevant topic delivered by a very knowledgeable and experienced presenter.

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Jamie Koopman
27 May 2019

very useful information

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Anna Carter
26 May 2019

Interesting lecture about correct management of allergic rhinitis in preventing asthma.

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Katharine Clarke
26 May 2019

The link between allergic rhinitis and undiagnosed asthma was very interesting.

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Rebecca Seymour
26 May 2019

Good,practical application of knowledga

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Emily Kaye Price
24 May 2019

Thorough resource that was easy to follow and well rounded between pathophysiology and pharmacology. Relevant to nurses in all areas.