Welcome Message



Dear colleagues and friends,

On behalf of the Respiratory Effectiveness Group (REG), it is our great pleasure to invite you to the 5th REG Summit, which will take place in Athens, Greece on March 28 - 30, 2019 at the Divani Palace Acropolis.

In line with the REG’s purpose to promote real-life research in respiratory diseases and the improvement of patient care through the influence of guidelines with real-world evidence, the Scientific Programme Committee has developed a rich scientific program, focusing on hot topics and controversial issues that can be meaningfully informed by real-life research. By bringing together top experts in respiratory medicine, and structuring the meeting around debate and think-tank sessions, REG Summit 2019 will provide the ideal ground for intellectual exchange and production of breakthrough ideas, among those passionate about understanding and treating respiratory diseases. It will be a highly educational experience complemented by ample networking and best-practice exchange opportunities.

Greece is a diverse and beautiful country; the average temperature at the end of March is 11-19o C. Athens, is a travel-friendly destination, easily accessible, safe, filled with renowned archaeological sites, art museums and galleries, restaurants and bars, street markets and bazaars, open-air cinemas, sandy beaches, picturesque islands in close proximity and 300 sun-drenched days per year. Medicine has a long history in Greece, dating back to the time of Hippocrates (5th Century B.C.), the Father of Western Medicine.

Your engagement in the REG Summit 2019, in terms of active participation on site will undoubtedly ensure a successful and productive meeting.

Looking forward to welcoming you in Athens!

With warm regards,


Nikos Papadopoulos
REG President
Alan Kaplan
Scientific Programme chair