Saturday, February 11, 2012

Respiratory Masterclass in COPD and Asthma, Dubai, 21-22 January 2012

Dear Respiratory friends,
I want to share with you my experience from Respiratory Masterclass in COPD and Asthma which took place in Dubai, 21-22 January 2012. The meeting was dedicated to the new COPD and Asthma guidelines, which were launched recently.
There were 2 days full of new knowledge and experience. Faculty team was conducted by Professor Paul Jones from St Georges University of London, UK - world-known leader in respiratory research. Everybody knows his questionnaire: Saint-George Respiratory Questionnaire (SGRQ) which became classical, was validated in many languages and new one COPD Assessment Test (CAT test), which became the part of new GOLD classification of COPD.

There were many brilliant presentations by world opinion leaders in Asthma and COPD. Professor David Manino from University of Kentucky College of Public Health Lexington, USA presented new statistical data about COPD: COPD: the big picture.

Professor Wisia Wedzicha from London, UK presented results of ECLIPSE Study.

Professor Neil Barnes from London, UK dedicated his presentation to the new treatment implications of the 2011 GOLD guideline.

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