Webinar: Monday, 15 May 2023, 7:00 PM

Optimal aerosol delivery for better asthma control

Join Medical Chronicle for a free, one-hour, CPD-accredited webinar on optimal aerosol delivery for better asthma control; and AfriSpacer: The proudly South African spacer born from the COVID pandemic. The webinar is sponsored by Allergy Foundation of South Africa.

It will be presented by Associate Professor Aneesa Vanker and Prof Mike Levin.

Presented by
Claire Rush

Claire Rush

  • Editor: Medical Chronicle
Prof Mike Levin

Prof Mike Levin

  • Head of the Division of Asthma and Allergy in the Department of Paediatrics, UCT
He serves on the executive committee of the Allergy Society of South Africa and is the CEO of the Allergy Foundation of South Africa. He teaches medical students, medical professionals and specialists in allergy and presents at national and international allergy congresses. He has published 105 peer reviewed scientific articles, 5 chapters in medical books and edited a textbook of paediatrics and the ALLSA handbook of allergy. Prof Levin has a special interest in epidemiology of allergy in Africa, severe allergies and anaphylaxis, as well as patient support and education. Current research includes rural and urban differences in prevalence of food allergy and mechanisms of meat-induced anaphylaxis.
Associate Professor Aneesa Vanker

Associate Professor Aneesa Vanker

  • Paediatric Pulmonologist, Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital
She is involved in the care of children with a wide range of both congenital and acquired respiratory conditions. She completed her paediatric pulmonology training at Tygerberg Children’s Hospital and Stellenbosch University in 2010. She is also a clinical researcher with a particular interest in the environmental determinants of childhood lung diseases, which was the subject of her PhD entitled “Indoor air pollution and environmental tobacco smoke exposure in a South African birth cohort study.” A/Prof Vanker is an elected council member on the South African Thoracic Society and a member of the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) Environmental Committee. She also serves on the National Department of Health Air Quality and Health Focus Group and the National Environmental Consultative and Advisory (NECA) 3A forum, an air quality advisory committee to the South African Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment.

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