There are research projects taking place in WA right now, looking for participants like you.  Asthma WA works closely with researchers from a variety of organisations, universities and hospitals to support the work they are doing in respiratory conditions. Get involved and help future generations live well with asthma, or even find a cure! 

Our role is to provide a link between researchers and our community to provide consumers with information about opportunities to become involved, as well as to share the research findings at the conclusion. We work with Telethon Kids Institute, Institute of Respiratory Health (IRH), Curtin University, Edith Cowan University and UWA, as well as through the major hospitals in WA. We are happy to be able to provide support for these organisations who are working towards better assessments and treatments for lung conditions – and maybe one day, a cure. 

If you receive our newsletters, you will be able to read future highlights of some of the studies that may be of interest across all aspects of airways disease, asthma, bronchiectasis, COPD, and chronic cough. You can see more details on our dedicated research webpage which will be coming soon. Many of these studies include reimbursement for your time and inconvenience. 

Today we’ll start by sharing with you some information about a simple study that’s open to any adult with a lung disease and is a collaboration between UWA, IRH, and Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.  

Travelling to have lung function testing is inconvenient but a necessary part of looking after your condition. Blowing tests also carry a small risk of spreading infection and can be tricky for some people. The “SpiroEIT” study has two parts: currently it is testing a simple device that allows people to do their own lung function tests at home (personal spirometer). Secondly it will invite people to have a new kind of lung test that doesn’t involve blowing, just some stickers on the chest (like an ECG).   

If you are interested in this study, please contact the team by clicking here. The team are also running several other trials of new medicines which we’ll mention in future newsletters, but please let them know if you’d like to find out more about the opportunities now.

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