This session will provide an update regarding asthma prevalence in the community and mortality rates in children over the last 10 years. The session will also highlight some of the outcomes of patients who have been admitted into Paediatric Intensive Care Units for asthma and the risk factors that lead to these presentations. Asthma adherence continues to be an ongoing problem in children with asthma, despite their level of severity and we will highlight some simple strategies to improve adherence. We will be reviewing the concept of asthma remission for children with different levels of asthma severity. Lastly we will be reviewing emerging therapies used in paediatric asthma, with a particular focus on the use of biologics.