Asthma and allergy sufferers to get expert advice

Asthma Inhaler

Local Asthma and allergy sufferers – along with people who have Chronic Obstructive pulmonary Diesease -will have a chance to talk to top medical experts about their condition next month.

The AAIR Charity is to staging another open evening at the £5m Biomedical Research Unit at Southampton General Hospital (C Level West Wing) on Wednesday November 16 from 7pm – 9pm.

Visitors to the event will have a rare opportunity to meet and talk to several top experts, in the field of all kinds of allergies including skin, food, pet, dust as well as hayfever and asthma. They will also be able to learn about the latest treatments and research, medical trials, see allergy testing demonstrations and, of course, ask questions.  And for the first time they will also be able to meet and question experts on COPD, as the event falls on World COPD Day.

The world-renowned research department supported by AAIR is home to some 250 experts in the field of COPD, asthma and allergy research – all striving to find the causes of, and treatments for, these debilitating diseases. Their work has led to many asthma and allergy breakthroughs, including the world-acclaimed discovery of the gene that is part of the process predisposing people to Asthma. The facility has also helped attract scientists from all corners of the world, including Japan, China, Sweden, Israel, Italy, Australia, India, Austria and Germany.

AAIR’s Caroline Pope said:

“We are regularly contacted by asthma, allergy & COPD sufferers who want to know where they can learn more about their conditions and the latest treatments and research. This event is the perfect opportunity for them to have their questions answered. We also welcome friends and relatives of sufferers.”

Numbers are limited so anyone interested should contact AAIR on 023 8077 1234 or email emma@aaircharity.org to reserve a free place.

More information is available at www.aaircharity.org

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