Real life research is becoming increasingly important for driving the development of better management options for obstructive airways diseases – asthma, COPD and bronchiectasis (BE). Large prospective real-life cohorts are being established across Europe, enabling us to understand more about the most common challenges experienced by patients, and to study disease mechanisms that current treatments do not adequately address.
Real life research is a methodological challenge: Sampling good quality data in the busy setting of everyday clinics, incorporating data collection into clinical care, but also analysing real life data sets in a consistent and transparent manner. This is a general challenge across different real-life registries, and there is a need for more knowledge in the research community about how to overcome these challenges.
The aims of this ERS Research Seminar are to:
- Find a harmonised and pertinent way of real-life data collection.
- Increase awareness of the relevance and impact of real-life research on clinical cohorts with obstructive airways disease.
- Present inspiring cases.
- Conduct high-quality real-life research.
- Present state-of-the art methods, from collection of data to statistical analysis and reporting of results.
- Inspire collaborations between CRCs working with obstructive airways diseases.
Participants will gain unique insights into how to successfully conduct real life research.
Registration for this seminar if free and it is now open. To register your interest, please complete the online registration form here. Deadline to register is 22 January 2023.