Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a heterogeneous lung condition characterised by chronic respiratory symptoms (dyspnea, cough, expectoration and/or exacerbations) due to abnormalities of the airways (bronchitis, bronchiolitis) and/or alveoli (emphysema) that cause persistent, often progressive, airflow obstruction.
On the other hand, bronchiectasis (BE) is a clinical and radiological diagnosis associated with cough, sputum production and recurrent respiratory infections. COPD and BE clinically overlap in a variable (4-50%) proportion of patients, the presence of BE is associated with the severity of COPD, and both share some risk factors and mechanisms, such as dysbiosis and repeated infections, abnormal host immune response (neutrophilic/ eosinophilic presentations) and potential lung developmental abnormalities (dysanapsis), among others.
This virtual event is the easiest way to discuss and share all novelties of the topic. The Scientific Workshop will mainly focus on:
- The importance of the lifecourse/GETomics approach across difference airways diseases
- The similarities and differences in these two different disease labels, setting the agenda of research needs
- The identification of joint research opportunities and potential grant applications
- Clinical researchers
- General practitioners
- Policy makers
This event has been accredited with 5 CME credits by the European Board for Accreditation in Pneumology (EBAP). The number of credits that you will receive will correspond to the time you spend viewing the sessions live.
Registration for this workshop is free and it is now open.
- Airway diseases
- Paediatric respiratory diseases
- Respiratory infections