Adult Asthma - On Demand

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  • $58.00 incl. GST for PSNZ members
  • $115.00 incl. GST for NZHPA members
  • $115.00 incl. GST for non-members

About the event

This course is provided by College Education and Training, a business unit of Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand Inc.

Asthma should be taken more seriously than it is by many patients. Buzz is both light, and where needed serious, and gives listeners an understanding of what asthma is, how it is treated and why, and what we can do better. He also talks about the recent changes in the NZ Asthma management guidelines for adults and adolescents. Buzz achieved both of his main objectives during the webinar and hoped listeners were both entertained and educated after the session. The Q&A session after his presentation was informative and complementary to his presentation.

Presented by: Dr Buzz Burrell MB BS MRCPI FRNZCGP FDRHMNZ

Buzz trained in London UK graduated 1986, and joined the physician training program, finally gaining Membership of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland in 1991.

He joined Robin Taylor’s team in Dunedin in 1992 as a respiratory research lecturer and fellow, working on beta-2 agonists, as well as projects on COPD

The excitement of rural and remote medicine took him to Reefton on the West Coast two years later, where he was a Rural Hospital Doctor and GP, as well as working in the Chatham Islands, before four years in a remote rural practice in the Pilbara of Western Australia, returning to new Zealand in 2006.

Unexpected achievements include - Lecturer of the year 1993; runner up New Zealander of the year in 1997.
When not enjoying playing on his small hobby farm, he is now a semi-rural GP in the General Practice he started up in Renwick 10 km outside Blenheim 6 years ago; He's a Senior Lecturer for the Otago University Medical School Rural Medical Immersion Programme; and the GPSI for the Chronic Pain service in Nelson. He also ocean swims and rides a Harley – The plan is not to do both at the same time.

Course Information:

On completion of this course, pharmacists will be able to:

  1. Describe the burden of asthma in New Zealand
  2. Briefly outline the history of asthma treatment in New Zealand
  3. Describe the key characteristics that define asthma
  4. Describe the prevention and management of asthma in New Zealand
  5. Describe recent changes to the Global initiative for Asthma guidelines for asthma management and prevention


Pharmacists must achieve an 80% pass mark in order to complete the course.

One learning package must be purchased for each individual to complete the course.

Non Member Registration

Non-PSNZ members can register for this event. Please note, if you have NEVER created an account with us before, you will need to register as a user on the PSNZ website before you can register to attend the event. Look for the "New user? Register now" option at the bottom of the Login screen

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