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Keynote Lectures

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Presidential Keynote: Asthma and co-morbid conditions
Speaker: Richard F. Lockey

Learning Objectives:

  • To provide an overview on the fundamentals of asthma and co-morbid condition
  • To review the scientific data which links asthma and co-morbid conditions
  • To highlight the effective advances in the diagnosis and treatment of such conditions


Use of antimicrobials to treat acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis, asthma and COPD
Speaker: Eric Bateman

Learning Objectives:

  • To explain the underlying triggers and pathomechanisms of acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis, asthma and COPD
  • To clarify the role of antibiotics in the management of acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis, asthma and COPD
  • To explain the evidence-based treatment strategies for acute exacerbations in chronic bronchitis, asthma and COPD


Asthma and immunotherapy: Past, present and future
Speaker: G. Walter Canonica

Learning Objectives:

  • To review the history of the development of immunotherapy, its mechanisms and indications
  • To review the available immunotherapy approaches
  • To review subcutaneous immunotherapy versus sublingual immunotherapy and the WAO Position Paper on Sublingual Immunotherapy