This year’s event was attended by more than 275 delegates from UK and abroad and brought together experts from across the UK and Europe to share best practice and new research.
On the first day, interactive and hands-on pre-conference workshops were held, focussing on sleep studies, non-invasive ventilation, improving asthma and allergy care and management of respiratory emergencies. The theme for the second day was ‘Recognising dogma and thinking outside the paradigm’, and the third day’s theme was ‘Current practice and future perspectives.
A number of the speakers and presenters were clinicians at King’s College Hospital. Dr Atul Gupta, Consultant Respiratory Paediatrician and Senior Lecturer at King’s College London, is the conference director. He also addressed the conference on the subject of the management of chronic cough.
Other King’s College Hospital speakers included Professor Anne Greenough, Dr Surinder Birring, Dr Gary Ruiz, Dr Meredith Robertson and Dr Cara Bossley.
Key note lectures were delivered by Professor Kai-Håkon Carlsen, University of Oslo, Norway and Professor Paul Brand, University of Groningen, Netherlands
The Ella Roberta Family Foundation Prize for research into asthma, worth £1250, was awarded for the best poster presentation.
Dr Gupta said:
Our first conference was very well received and we received a lot of feedback from attendees asking us to make it a regular event in the calendar.
So we were keen to repeat its success and to put together a very strong programme of speakers and presenters.
“The conference was also an opportunity to showcase the latest research and clinical studies being carried out by clinicians here at King’s College Hospital.
To find out more about the conference please go to www.paediatricrespiratory.com