Asthma Management Handbook

Development of Version 2

Development of Version 2.0 followed the standard methodological approach. Specific timelines and processes for this edition are highlighted below.


The development work was undertaken between July 2017 and February 2019.

The Australian Asthma Handbook Version 2.0 was published online on 8 March 2019, alongside the patient brochure: My Asthma Guide 2.0.

Roles and responsibilities

The preliminary review was conducted by the Guidelines Committee.

We convened five multidisciplinary working groups covering: acute asthma, diagnosis and management of paediatric asthma, primary prevention of asthma, severe asthma and management challenges. Expertise from contributors to related information papers was also incorporated.