10 – 11 November 2011
The EAACI Asthma Section has identified that the critically important missing link in our asthma portfolio is in the area of severe asthma and asthma exacerbations. We will address this by developing an EAACI Statement on Asthma Exacerbations and Severity and by organising a summit linking together the endotype concept with severity and exacerbations, and will prepare and publish the report. Furthermore, it would be the perfect extension of the PRACTALL initiative on asthma endotypes.
The “EAACI Summit on Asthma Severity and Exacerbations” will take place 10 – 11 November 2011 in Athens, Greece (in the Grand Resort Lagonissi hotel - www.grandresort.gr). It will include 3 sessions on 4 main topics: asthma exacerbations; severe asthma; and early life predictors, genetics, epigenetics and management of severe asthma and asthma exacerbations. More than 20 invited experts will give their views on contentious topics. A number of key opinion leaders have confirmed their participation (please see the programme of the meeting).
25 Asthma Section Junior members will be invited to attend this summit and they will be awarded with travel grants to cover their expenses. The only criteria for the travel grant award will be the quality of the abstract presented (Abstract topics: severity, exacerbations, endotypes/phenotypes). Junior members will attend the round table discussions to witness the process of developing a consensus statement.
Abstract submission will be open 1 - 30 September 2011.
This is the right time to mark the date in your calendar and work towards writing an abstract.
We look forward to receiving your abstracts!
Adnan Custovic Cezmi Akdis
Organiser EAACI President
EAACI Asthma Section Chairperson