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COPD: Novel Therapeutics and Management Strategies

19th October to 20th October 2015, London, United Kingdom



This event is about the developments made in the field of COPD.
COPD its self-causes 6% of the world’s morbidity. It is predicted that there will be a 30% > increase in the number of cases in the next 10 years.

The disease is chronic and is characterised by a progressive worsening in condition through periods of exacerbation caused by infection and progressive worsening through opportunistic infections.
The disease, though non curable, can be tamed through a range of management mechanisms, such as preventing the development of exacerbations through flu and pneumonia vaccines and early diagnosis and treatment of exacerbations through rapid deployment of antibiotics. Lung function can also be increased and exacerbations reduced through the use of bronchodilators such as corticosteroids and anticholinergic drugs.


Now in its 7th year, COPD 2015 will gather a global audience of respiratory experts and scientific pioneers to discuss the latest developments in combinational therapies, new drugs and personalised treatment as well as the challenges of clinical trials. Join us as we ask questions such as: How does one reliably recruit and run clinical trials in a disease that branches to such extremes? What is the correct phenotype to measure in the disease? With the majority of COPD patients on varying courses of polypharmacy due to a range of different debilitating diseases alongside COPD – how can one find a clean patient? Plus much more!

 Our understanding of the pathophysiology in COPD has increased dramatically thanks to developments in the area of network biology. By understanding the complicated mechanisms by which different aspects of the disease interact it is possible to intervene with crucial nodes progressing the disease. Discussions will be opened on the various models of network biology and biomarkers of the disease to gain a greater understanding of this multifaceted disease.

We look forwards to welcoming you to the 7th Annual COPD Conference 2015 taking place in central London on the 19th-20th October 2015.


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