Preliminary Programme

Thursday, March 28, 2019
13:00 - 19:00 REG Working Group Meetings
Friday, March 29, 2019
08:00 - 08:45 REG Supporters Meeting
08:50 - 09:00 Welcome, Prof. Nikos Papadopoulos
09:00 - 10:30 COPD: Should Patients with Severe COPD be Treated with ICS?
Chair: Dr. Alan Kaplan
Pro: Prof. Alberto Papi
Con: Prof. Marc Miravitlles 
Pro and Con
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 - 12:00 Role of Immunotherapy in Asthma:
Chair: Prof. Moises Calderon
- AIT & Asthma in daily practice around the world,
Prof Frederic de Blay
- Responders and non-responders to AIT for asthma,
Prof. Carmen Vidal
- Immunotherapy versus Biologicals, Prof. Nikos Papadopoulos


12:00 - 12:30 Maximizing the First International Severe Asthma registry for Research
Introduction, Prof. Giorgio Walter Canonica & Prof. David Price
Research agenda, Prof. Chin Kook Rhee & Prof. Andrew Menzies-Gow
New tools,
Dr. Rupert Jones & Dr. Luis Pérez-de-Llano
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch break
13:30 - 14:00 IPF: Does Early Treatment Make a Difference?
Chair: Prof. Mark Jones
Prof. Kevin Flaherty
14:00 - 15:00 New Paradigms in Mild Asthma: Regular ICS therapy is better than prn ICS/LABA in mild asthma?
Chair: Dr. Alan Kaplan
Pro: Prof. Ken Chapman
Con: Prof. Mark Fitzgerald
Pro and Con
15:00 - 15:30
Coffee break
15:30 - 17:00 Controversies in Pediatric Asthma:
Chair: Prof. Nikos Papadopoulos
The term “preschool wheeze” should be abandoned?
Pro: Prof. Adnan Custovic
Con: Prof. Steve Turner
Pro and Con
The limits and distribution of asthma severity in kids: where should we draw the line?
Prof. Francine Ducharme
Next-generation Guidelines: are phenotype/endotype-based recommendations feasible/preferable?
Pro: Prof. Antonio Nieto
Con: Prof. Clare Murray
Pro and Con
17:00 - 17:40 Treatable Traits
Chair: Joan Soriano & Dermot Ryan

Prof. Nicolas Roche - Specialist
Prof. Rupert Jones - GP
17:40-18:10 Inhaler Technique and Adherence
Chair: Prof. Sinthia Bosnic-Anticevich

Prof. Janwillem Kocks
Saturday, March 30, 2019
09:00 - 09:30 Vaccinating Your Respiratory Patient
Chair: Prof. Antonio Anzueto
Dr. Alan Kaplan
09:30 - 11:30 Severe Asthma: The Evolving Algorithm of Biological Selection in Severe Asthma Creating and Algorithm for Care 
Chair: Prof. David Price
Panel Discussion
1. Severe asthma overview, Prof. Mina Gaga
2. No biologic treatment, Prof. Peter Barnes
3. Treatment with IL5, Prof. Liam Heaney
4. Treatment with anti- IGE
5. Treatment with anti IL4/13, Prof. Walter Canonica
11:30 - 12:00 Coffee break
12:00 - 13:00
Keynote: Real-life research and its role in the future
Chair: Prof. Mina Gaga
Prof. Jean Bousquet
13:00 Meeting close