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Scientific programme as of 30 October 2018

The interaction between airways disease and bronchiectasis - An initiative of the EMBARC and SHARP CRCs

Organisers : Prof. James D Chalmers and Prof. Ratko Djukanovic

The aim of this research seminar is to breakdown some of the barriers between different specialities to discuss and debate the role of overlap syndromes in respiratory medicine. This project is an initiative of the EMBARC and SHARP CRC’s who see bronchiectasis and asthma as clear examples of where different "disease specific" research groups need to work together, since 50% of bronchiectasis patients have self-reported or physician reported asthma, while a high proporition of patients with severe asthma (up to 30%) are found to have bronchiectasis. Close collaboration between different clinical research collaborations, consortia and task forces is essential to achieve better clinical care for patients. The start of this process is to achieve dialogue between groups with diverse clinical and research interests. This research seminar will bring together key groups in asthma, bronchiectasis, and additional respiratory conditions to examine the knowledge and gaps regarding disease "overlap syndromes" with the goal of generating new collaborations and shared learning.


  • To review the current state of knowledge regarding overlap syndromes in respiratory medicine
  • To bring together a diverse group of researchers from different disease areas to stimulate collaborations and dialogue regarding disease overlap and "phenotypes"
  • To stimulate new research ideas and ultimately publications around the topics of bronchiectasis, asthma, COPD and disease overlap

Participants benefit

  • Participation in discussions and development of collaborations in an area of intense interest in respiratory medicine
  • Generation of new scientific collaborations between different specialities as well as high quality scientific and educational content


Admittance to this seminar is upon selection due to the limited number of places available. The registration is now closed. If you are interested in participation to the research seminar contact Notification of selections will be sent by end of December 2018.

A poster session will take place as part of the research seminar. If you are interested in presenting your work, please send your abstracts to before by 15 December 2018.

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