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  • The Redback Team
  • The Redback Team

    15th March 2017

Redback Charity Spotlight: Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand

A fantastic charity that deserves your vote

The cause:

Lung disease, such as asthma, pneumonia, COPD and lung cancer, kill more people every year than heart disease and stroke. It is estimated that over 7 million Australians suffer from chronic respiratory problems; they cause 14% of all deaths and over 250,000 hospitalisations each year. Unfortunately, it receives only 5.5% of government research funding.

About TSANZ:

The Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (TSANZ) is the only health peak body representing a range of professions (medical specialists, scientists, researchers, academics, nurses, physiotherapists, students and others) across various disciplines within the respiratory/sleep medicine field in Australia and New Zealand. TSANZ promotes the:

-highest quality and standards of patient care
-development and application of knowledge about respiration and respiratory disease
-collaboration between all national organisations whose objectives are to improve the well-being of individuals with lung disease and to promote better lung health for the community
-professional needs of the membership
-goal of a tobacco smoke free society

How you can get involved:

If you would like to find out more about how to support TSANZ, you can get in touch with them on +61 2 9222 6200 or make a donation. The TSANZ and Lung Foundation Australia (LFA) have recently joined forces in a new strategic research initiative called Lungs for Life: Improving Lives Today, Working for Tomorrow’s Cure. Research is one of the most effective ways to improve the prevention, detection, treatment and management of lung disease.

Information about the initiative is available through the following link: http://www.thoracic.org.au/information-public/lungs-for-life

Where does the money go:

A key focus for TSANZ at the moment is raising funds for the research of lung diseases and causes through the Lungs for Life Initiative.  Funds raised assist in identifying crucial gaps in knowledge or treatment and conduct research that will benefit the millions of Australians of all ages, who have respiratory disease.

There is an urgent need for more research on how to protect the lungs of very young children from damage. This means investigating the links between a vulnerable child’s genes and potential threats, such as allergens, pollutants, infections, vaccines, prenatal smoking, early nutrition and activity levels.

How Redback is helping:

First place winners of the Redback Charity Spotlight are awarded $500. To vote for TSANZ and find out more about the Redback Charity Spotlight, please go to: http://www.redbackconferencing.com.au/social-responsibility/

To find out more about TSANZ please go to: https://www.thoracic.org.au/

Until next time,
Vesna

 

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