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THUNDERSTORM ASTHMA – Public Information Session
October 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday, October 18, 2018
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ACDT
Flinders University (City)
182 Victoria Square, Level 10, room 10.2
Adelaide, SA 5000
Could it happen in our South Australia?
In November 2016, a large outbreak of asthma attacks in Melbourne coincided with intense thunderstorm activity. The emergency services were overwhelmed and about 9 fatalities ensued. This session will look at that event, consider some of the background issues, discuss whether such an event could occur in South Australia, and look at what is being done to mitigate a future outbreak.
Panel Discussion moderated by Assoc Prof. Andrew MacKinnon, University of Adelaide
Professor Paddy Phillips, Flinders University and Chief Medical Officer, SA Health
John Nairn, State Manager S.A., Bureau of Meteorology
Dr William Smith, AllergySA and RAH
Assoc. Prof Janet Davies, Queensland University of Technology and Auspollen Network
Murray Hamilton, Adjunct Assoc. Professor, Physics
Department, University of Adelaide
Dr Jochen Kaempf, PhD, Assoc. Professor in Oceanography, College of Science and Engineering, Flinders University
Live link for interstate members
Contact the Regional Chair of AMOS, murray.hamilton@
Room will be open at 6:30