The Australian Meteorological Association, AMETA  Inc, is a not-for-profit organisation, established in 1969 to foster interest in, and advance the knowledge of, meteorology and related sciences.  Membership is open to anyone with an interest in meteorology or oceanography  and related disciplines. Regular meetings are held to inform members and promote community understanding of meteorological and related science and services. We welcome any ideas that members or any other interested people might have on what should be included on this site - email your suggestions to webmaster@ameta.org.au. HINT: You may need to click twice to change tabs if you are using an iPad. Some recent AMETA Newsletters (in PDF format) may be viewed via the following links:   *****  PLEASE NOTE DIFFERENT DAY, TIME AND PLACE FOR THIS MEETING ***** Subject: Thunderstorm Asthma - Public Information Session Panel Discussion Moderator: Assoc. Prof. Andrew MacKinnon, Uni. of Adelaide Speakers: Prof. Paddy Phillips, Flinders Uni., and Chief Medical Officer, SA Health John Nairn, State Manager S.A., BOM Dr William Smith, AllergySA and RAH Assoc. Prof Janet Davies, Queensland Uni of Technology and Auspollen Network When: Thursday 18th October 2018, 7:00PM to 8:30PM  (Room will be open at 6:30PM) Where: Flinders University (City) 182 Victoria Square Level 10, Room 10.2 Adelaide, SA 5000 Contact:     The Secretary                    AMETA                    PO Box 421                    Kent Town SA 5071. Phone:        8366 2664 In November 2016, a large outbreak of asthma attacks in Melbourne coincided with intense thunderstorm activity. The emergency services were overwhelmed and about 9 fatalities ensued. This session will look at that event, consider some of the background issues, discuss whether such an event could occur in South Australia, and look at what is being done to mitigate a future outbreak. This free public discussion is jointly sponsored by AMetA, AMOS and Flinders Uni. AMetA members should already have received an email giving details on how to register your interest in attending this event (through Eventbrite) - purely for venue planning purposes.