Welcome Message

Dear colleagues and friends,

On behalf of the Respiratory Effectiveness Group (REG), it is our great pleasure to invite you to the 6th REG Summit, which will take place in Barcelona, Spain on March 19-21, 2020 at the TRYP Barcelona Apolo Hotel.

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, cutting edge developments 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 2020 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.

Barcelona is cradled in the North Eastern Mediterranean coast of mainland Spain, about 2 hours drive South from the French Pyrenees. It's the capital of Catalunya, a region of Northern Spain that has its own unique culture, traditions and personality.
Many great painters and artists worked here at some time and their influence is still evident throughout the city. Two of which are Picasso and Miró who have museums dedicated to some of their more important works. There are also dozens of other museums and art galleries dotted all around the city, so you'll always have plenty of art to experience whilst here.

Your engagement in the REG Summit 2020, in terms of active participation on site will undoubtedly ensure a successful and productive meeting.

Looking forward to welcoming you in Barcelona!

With warm regards,


Nikos Papadopoulos
REG President
Alan Kaplan
Summit Scientific Programme chair
Marc Miravitlles
REG Local Organiser