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Peter J Barnes, ERS 2020 – Smart Inhalers for COPD and Asthma

Published Online: September 21st 2020

During the ERS International Congress 2020, it was great to catch up with our Editorial Board member, Prof. Peter J Barnes (Imperial College, London, UK), to continue the discussion around Smart Inhalers and how they could help optimise inhaler use in patients.


  1. How common is poor adherence and inhaler technique in people with asthma and COPD and what are the clinical consequences? (0:15)
  2. What are the most common mistakes in inhaler use? (2.32)
  3. What factors are associated with poor adherence? (3:19)
  4. Could you give us a brief overview of the available types of Smart inhalers and how they work? (4:46)
  5. What evidence supports the effectiveness of Smart inhalers and what other studies are needed before they enter everyday practice? (6:25)

Speaker disclosure: Peter J Barnes has acted as a scientific advisor and speaker for Teva.

Support: Interview and filming supported by Touch Medical Media.

Filmed in coverage of the ERS International Congress 2020.

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