The latest Breath of LIFE magazine

Breath of LIFE Spring 2017 Here’s the latest issue of Breath of L I F E, the magazine of Lung Information & Friendship for Everyone. L I F E is the Institute for Respiratory Health’s support group for people with chronic lung disease. As well as lots of news, humour and healthy eating tips, there are […]

Melbourne Cup Luncheon

Celebrate Melbourne Cup in style at Fraser’s Kings Park Tuesday 7th November The Melbourne Cup Luncheon takes place at the State Reception Centre, Kings Park at 10.30am for a 11.00am start and includes: Bubbly on arrival Three course meal Beer, wine and soft drinks Large screens for the main race All proceeds from this event go towards the Glenn […]

Let’s get physical

While most chronic lung conditions have no cure, there are things that we can do to breathe easier, keep out of hospital and improve our quality of life. One of the important ones is doing pulmonary rehabilitation. Pulmonary rehabilitation Pulmonary rehabilitation is a comprehensive program of education and exercise – and research has shown that […]

join a clinical trial

Join a Clinical Trial

Join a Clinical Trial If you live with a respiratory illness, a clinical trial may give you access to new, innovative treatments as well as first class care from a range of specialists. For information on how to join a clinical trial, contact Leisa our Clinical Trials Recruitment Officer on 6457 4482 or 6457 3198. What is […]

Your wellbeing – your plan

Your wellbeing – your plan Recently Bob Ziegler from COTA WA met with the L I F E group to update members on developments in aged care under the new consumer directed care (CDC) model being implemented across Australia, and more recently in WA. Under CDC it is the consumers who say what kind of services will help […]

Meet our new Leadership Team

Meet our new leadership team After recently retiring as the Director of the Institute on 31st May, Emeritus Professor Geoff Laurent is now looking forward to pursuing his research interest in regenerative medicine. He is currently spending time overseas advancing the UHU agreement; a collaboration between The University of Western Australia, Helmholtz Zentrum München and […]

Feeling breathless?

Do you feel breathless even with your current treatment? Breathlessness can be a frightening and overwhelming problem that is difficult to treat. The Palliative Care Clinical Studies Collaborative are currently looking for people who have COPD (emphysema) and continue to feel breathless even with current treatment. The outcome of this study may enable better management of […]

Investigating the body’s natural immune response to mesothelioma

Investigating the body’s natural immune response to mesothelioma Dr Sally Lansley, a researcher within our Pleural Medicine Unit has recently won a Cancer Council WA grant to investigate the effect of fibroblast growth factor 9 on the body’s natural immune response to mesothelioma. Malignant mesothelioma is an aggressive cancer that kills one person every 12 […]