2017 Events

Friday 6th October 2017 at Education and Research Centre, St Vincent's University Hospital

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8th International Meeting, SVUH Centre for Respiratory Disease

The 8th International Meeting of the St Vincent's University Hospital Centre for Respiratory Disease takes place on Friday 6th October 2017 at the Education and Research Centre, SVUH, Elm Park. 

10:00 - 11:30


Chair: Dr Marcus Butler & Dr Emer Kelly (SVUH)


Clinical Insights Gleaned from Imaging in Large Scale Studies of COPD

Prof George Washko, Havard Medical School


Skeletal Muscle in COPD : A Target for Intervention?

Prof Mike Polkey, Imperial College London


Future Directions for COPD Management in Ireland

Prof Tim McDonnell, St Vincent's University Hospital

11:30 - 12:00 Tea / Coffee Break
12:00 - 13:30

SESSION 2 - Upper Airways Update

Chair: Dr Emmet McGrath & Dr Silke Ryan (SVUH)


Laryngeal Disorders that Pulmonologists Struggle With

Dr Kenneth Altman, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas


Where is Chronic Cough Management Headed?

Dr Lorcan McGarvey, Queen's University Belfast 


 What's New in Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Syndrome?

Dr John Garvey, St Vincent's University Hosptial

13:30 - 14:30



SESSION 3 - CF and Non-CF Bronchiectasis

Chair: Prof Michael Keane & Prof Charles Gallagher (SVUH)


Recent Advances in Our Understanding of Non-CF Bronchiectasis

Dr James Chalmers, University of Dundee


Management of Pseudomonas Infection in Bronchiectasis

Prof Barry Plant, Cork University Hospital


Overview of CFTR Modulator Therapy

Prof Ed McKone, St Vincent's University Hospital


Those interested in attending the Conference should contact Elaine Gough in the Postgraduate Department in the Education & Research Centre, Tel: (01) 2214913, e-mail: e.gough@svuh.ie

Registration is free on the day.  This event is accredited for 5 CPD points.

The organisers acknowledge with thanks the unrestricted financial support from the Pharmaceutical Companies who have sponsored this event:

  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Roche
  • Novartis
  • Pfizer
  • A. Menarini
  • Air Liquide Healthcare
  • AstraZeneca
  • Mundipharm

Please note that this event is not organised by the UCD School of Medicine. Details are posted here to help publicise the event. The School does not accept responsibility for any inaccuracies or changes to the event which may occur. Please liaise directly with the event organisers.