PATS and ERS Paediatric webinar: Challenges in the diagnosis of asthma in children

Speakers: Dr Rebecca Nantanda (Uganda) and Dr Erol Gaillard (UK). Chairs: Dr Adaeze Ayuk (Nigeria) and Alexander Moller (Switzerland)

The PATS and ERS paediatric webinar series continues, with a Challenges in the diagnosis of asthma in children webinar on 14 June 2022. 

The diagnosis of asthma is challenging in children, more so in children under the age of 5. The ERS has recently published a guideline document for the diagnosis of asthma in children 5-16 years of age. The suggested diagnostic pathways may not be universally available at varying levels of care in both high-income countries and low-to-middle income countries. In this webinar we will discuss the current guidelines and their translation into practice at various levels of care to provide an evidence-based recommendation of translation of the guidelines into clinical practice.

Educational aims

The audience will gain updated knowledge on:

  • The practical translation of the asthma guidelines for children
  • Applicability of the guidelines at varying levels of the healthcare system and in less resourced settings.
  • Implications of the guidelines for clinical asthma research.

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Challenges in diagnosis of asthma in children and translation of guidelines into clinical care.

Target audience

Paediatricians, paediatric pulmonologists, fellows, respiratory physicians, physical therapists, nurses, general practitioners.


In this webinar 2 speakers from ERS and PATS will discuss challenges in diagnosis of asthma in children, with a specific reference to the ERS guidelines for diagnosis of asthma in children and limitations of this in daily clinical practise. The webinar will be interactive by including voting questions in the presentations and by promoting an active Q & A session.

Date and Time

Tuesday, 14 June 2022. 18:00 PM CAT/CET

Learning Outcomes

Following this webinar, participants will be able to know the latest asthma guidelines with regards to asthma diagnosis in children.

An application will be made for CPD accreditation of the webinar.