Our Centre of Excellence in Treatable Traits will provide useful resources including infographics, clinical guidelines and teaching resources. This section of the website will continue to grow, so we recommend that you check back often.
Treatable Traits for Long COVID
22 February 2024View
Watch "Treatable Traits for Long COVID"
“Bedside to Podium” – Physical Activity and the Limiting Factors
2 February 2024View
Watch Professor James Hull present a webinar on "Bedside to Podium"- Physical Activity and the Limiting Factors
Asthma and Landscape Fire Smoke: A position statement of the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand
7 December 2023View
Landscape fires are increasing in frequency and severity globally. They cause large health and socioeconomic burden for communities and governments. People with asthma are particularly vulnerable to the effects of landscape fire smoke exposure. View our infographic below for more details
Long COVID Infographic
29 August 2023View
Treatable Traits is a model of care that can be used to address the complexity of Long COVID. Learn more by downloading our infographic
Breathing for Two Managing asthma in pregnancy and breaking the cycle of asthma in the next generation
18 August 2023View
Watch Associate Professor Vanessa Murphy present on "Breathing for Two Managing asthma in pregnancy and breaking the cycle of asthma in the next generation"
Conducting Implementation Trials
20 July 2023View
Watch Professor Luke Wolfenden present on how to undertake implementation trials
Treatable Traits across different healthcare settings (PDF)
21 February 2023View
How can Treatable Traits be applied across different healthcare settings? Download our infographic to find out more
Difficult to manage chronic rhinosinusitis and asthma: Two strangers in the same city
14 February 2023View
Watch Professor Vibeke Backer discussion difficult to manage chronic rhinosinusitis and asthma
18 November 2022View
What is asthma remission? Read on to find out!
Stress and Asthma (PDF)
6 September 2022View
Stress is the reaction to a potentially threatening or demanding situation, which can be acute or chronic. Many people report that stress triggers their asthma and this has been linked to poor asthma prognosis.
Chronic Breathlessness Syndrome (PDF)
8 July 2022View
Chronic breathlessness is a common symptom in people with chronic respiratory diseases. Chronic breathlessness is complex, while commonly caused by chronic lung conditions, there are many other underlying contributing factors. However, chronic breathlessness often persists despite treatment of underlying conditions. Learn more about chronic breathlessness using our infographic
Oral Corticosteroid Burden (PDF)
22 March 2022View
In a single year one quarter of people with asthma have cumulative exposure to oral corticosteroid levels associated with long term toxicity.
Airflow Limitation (PDF)
27 January 2022View
Airflow limitation means that the flow of air through the airways is impaired. The presence, level and severity of airflow limitation can be different for people with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Treatable Traits Literature Summary: March 2021-September 2021
9 December 2021View
This document provides a summary of the literature relevant to Treatable Traits published between March 2021- September 2021.
Oral corticosteroids stewardship for asthma in adults and adolescents: A position paper from the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand
30 September 2021View
Oral corticosteroids (OCS) are an effective treatment for acute and chronic severe asthma. However the indiscriminate use of OCS poses a risk of serious side effects and irreversible harm. There is an urgent need to introduce OCS stewardship approaches.
Research Impact Assessment: The Framework to Assess the Impact from Translational health research
28 September 2021View
This webinar presented Professor Andrew Searles and Dr. Shanti Ramanathan provides guidance on how to conduct research impact assessment using the FAIT model.
28 September 2021View
Research published by the Centre of Excellence- Treatable Traits investigators are highlighted below. These publications focus on articles that are directly relevant to Treatable Traits in chronic airway diseases.
Airway Disease Heterogeneity (PDF)
16 September 2021View
Not all asthma or COPD are the same. These conditions are complex and heterogeneous in terms of their associated traits and comorbidities. Learn more using our infographic below.
What is Multidimensional Assessment? (PDF)
1 September 2021View
Multidimensional assessment is a systematic assessment of a patient’s symptoms and comorbidities. Learn more using our infographic below.
Breathe Easy: Asthma and Lung Health Community Seminar
21 June 2021View
Asthma is a long-term lung condition that affects one in nine Australians, one of the highest rates in the world. It has a significant impact on people's health, quality of life and the health care system.
Treatable Traits Launch Night Presentations
21 June 2021View
April 29th we celebrated the launch of The Centre of Excellence in Treatable Traits. Throughout the presentations Directors, Professor Vanessa McDonald and Conjoint Professor Peter Gibson along with Chief Investigator Professor Ian Pavord, explore the necessity of Treatable Traits and how we plan to implement this novel management of chronic airway disease.
Treatable Traits: Asthma in Pregnancy
21 June 2021View
Women with asthma are at increased risk of poor pregnancy outcomes, including preterm birth, low birth weight, caesarean section, gestational diabetes and neonatal hospitalisation, among others. Watch Professor Vanessa McDonald, Professor Michael Peek and Dr Vanessa Murphy discuss how the treatable traits approach can be applied to asthma in pregnancy.
What is Treatable Traits? (PDF)
28 April 2021View
Treatable Traits is a model of care designed to address the heterogeneity of chronic airway diseases, such as COPD and asthma. Learn more using our infographic below.