Preliminary Scientific Program

Thursday 19th March
13:00 – 19:00 REG Working Group Meetings
Friday 20th March
08:00 – 08:45 REG Supporters Meeting
08:50 – 09:00 Welcome
09:00 – 10:00 COPD: Focus on Exacerbations, Pro/con: Eosinophils are an appropriate AECOPD biomarker?
10:00 – 10:30 Coffee Break
10:30 – 12:00 Environment and Lung Health - Impact of Global warming and Climate Change,
Inhalers and F-gas, pro/con: E-cigarette: is this a valuable aid to smoking
cessation?
12:00 – 12:30 Severe asthma - How to avoid oral steroids in asthma
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Break
13:30 – 14:15 ISAR Update
14:15 – 15:00 Early identification of IPF - what new tools can help?
15:00 – 15:30 Coffee Break
15:30 – 17:30 Asthma Issues – Asthma in pregnancy, biomarkers in children, new biologics,
pro/con: Should SABAs be replaced as the reliever of choice?
17:30 – 18:00 REG Annual General Meeting
19:00 – 22:00 Networking Event
Saturday 21st March
09:00 – 09:30 Influenza vaccines: current real life and futuristic scenarios
09:30 – 11:20 Thresholds for referral:
Wheeze/Asthma
Allergic manifestations
COPD
Chronic/recurrent cough
Pharmacy
11:20 – 11:50 Coffee Break
11:50 – 12:50 Key Note: Personalised, precision or stratified respiratory medicine. The present
and the future
 
12:50 Meeting Close followed by Lunch