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SMi's Asthma & COPD conference next week in London

SMi Group
Posted on: 05 Apr 18
SMi's Asthma & COPD conference next week in London

SMi Group reports: Limited availability on Managers Special Discount


Last call [Managers Special offer - £500 savings] on SMi's Asthma & COPD conference, taking place on 11 – 12 April in London - to Directors, Principle scientists, Senior scientists, Associate directors, Managing directors, Medical directors, Pharmaceutical experts, Group leaders, Inhalation toxicologists of: clinical pharmacology; respiratory medicine/ science; respiratory immunology; pulmonary specialty; respiratory physiology.


Organisers are glad to welcome Richard Marsden, Chief Executive Officer of Synairgen to the speaker line-up on the Day 1 of the event


Event in programme in brief:

April 11 (Day 1) will have presentations covering: 

Novel approaches to management and prevention of COPD exacerbations (Wisla Wedzicha of Imperial College London); 

Development of inhaled interferon beta for the treatment and/or prevention of virus-induced exacerbations of Asthma and COPD (Richard Marsden, Chief Executive Officer, Synairgen);

Adherence to inhaled therapy - the challenges and opportunities of digital technologies (Richard Costello, Professor, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland); 

Regulatory requirements, human factors and usability for inhaled drug- device combination products (Quan Yang, Pharmaceutical Assessor, MHRA). 

In addition - a number of other exciting presentations covering Novel Therapeutic Approaches to COPD & Asthma and Advancements in Inhalation Device Development. 

April 12 (Day 2) will cover topics of:

Genetic Driven Drug Discovery for Respiratory Disease (Jonathan Phillips, Principal Scientist, Inflammation, Amgen);

New Therapeutic Targets for COPD (Peter Barnes, Professor of Thoracic Medicine and Head of Respiratory Medicine, National Heart & Lung Institute);

From efficacy to effectiveness, the Salford lung study in COPD and now asthma (David Leather, Medical Vice President, Global Respiratory Franchise, GSK)

In addition - multiple presentations on the following areas: Early Detection - Molecular Phenotyping and Biomarker Development, Real World Studies and Disease Modifying Drugs and The Emerging Role of Smooth Muscle in Asthma.

To secure £500 Managers Special Discount* register your interest at or contact Kieran Ronaldson on +44 (0)20 7827 6744 /

Event is sponsored by: Vitalograph



+44 (0)20 7827 6000



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Twitter – @SMIpharm and #AsthmaCOPDsmi


Asthma & COPD | 11 - 12 April 2018 | Copthorne Tara Hotel, London, UK    

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Last updated on: 05/04/2018

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