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
Prof. Nikos Papadopoulos
09:00 – 10:00 COPD: FOCUS ON EXACERBATIONS
Chair: Dr. Marc Miravitlles

Update on COPD exacerbations, Prof. Daiana Stolz
Pro/ Con: Eosinophils are an appropriate AECOPD biomarker?osinophils are an appropriate AECOPD biomarker?
Pro: Dr Miriam Barrecheguren
Con: Prof. Alberto Papi
10:00 – 10:30 Coffee Break
10:30 – 12:00 ENVIRONMENT AND LUNG HEALTH
Chair: Prof. Joan B Soriano

Impact of Global warming and Climate Change, Prof. Josep M. Anto
Inhalers and F-gas, Prof. Omar Usmani
Pro/ Con: E-cigarette: is this a valuable aid to smoking cessation?
Pro: Prof. Linda Bauld
Con: Prof. Esteve Fernández
12:00 – 12:30 SEVERE ASTHMA - HOW TO AVOID ORAL STEROIDS IN ASTHMA
Chair: Prof. Leif Bjermer

How to avoid oral steroids in asthma
, Prof. Giorgio Walter Canonica
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Break
13:30 – 14:15 ISAR SYMPOSIUM
Chair: David Price

Intro/Background – ISAR updates, Victoria Carter
Highlights from ISAR:
Eosinophilic and Non-eosinophilic Phenotypes of Severe Asthma, David Price
The Role of Exacerbations on Lung Function Trajectory, Liam Heaney & Shay Soremuken
BRISAR: Biomarker Relatability in ISAR (in collaboration with Alfred hospital and Monash University), Mark Hew & Eve Denton
Onset of Asthma in Severe Asthma patients (in collaboration with Woolcock Institute), Sinthia Bosnic Anticevich & Naeimeh Hosseini
New opportunities for academic research, Lakmini Bulathsinhala, Lakmini Bulathsinhala
1. OCS landscape: annual consumption, prevalence outcomes and side-effects of long-term OCS
2. Characteristics of severe asthma patients with inflammatory phenotypes and low-FEV1
3. Characterization of health disparities across countries
14:15 – 15:00 EARLY IDENTIFICATION OF IPF - WHAT NEW TOOLS CAN HELP?
Chair: Dr. Argyrios Tzouvelekis
Speaker: Prof. Maria Molina Molina
15:00 – 15:30 Coffee Break
15:30 – 17:30 ASTHMA ISSUES
Chair: Prof. Alberto Papi, Prof. Nikos Papadopoulos

Asthma management in pregnancy, Dr. Alan Kaplan
Asthma biomarkers in children,
Prof. Sejal Saglani
Pro/ Con: Should SABAs be replaced as the reliever of choice?
Pro: Prof. Tim Harrison
Con: Dr. Dermot Ryan
New biologics in severe asthma - how to choose?, Prof. Nicola Hanania
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
Chair : Dr. Miguel Román-Rodriguez
Speaker: Prof. Ab Osterhaus
09:30 – 11:20 THRESHOLDS FOR REFERRAL
Chair: Prof. Mike Thomas

Wheeze/ Asthma, Dr Alan Kaplan
Allergic manifestations,
Prof. George Christoff
COPD,
Prof. Nicolas Roche
Chronic/ recurrent cough,
Prof. Lorcan McGarvey
Pharmacy,
Prof. Elizabeth Azzi
11:20 – 11:50 Coffee Break
11:50 – 12:50 PERSONALISED, PRECISION OR STRATIFIED RESPIRATORY MEDICINE. THE PRESENT AND THE FUTURE (Keynote Lecture)
Chair: Prof. Sinthia Bosnic-anticevich
Speaker: Prof. Alvar Agusti
 
12:50 Meeting Close followed by Lunch