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NSW Asthma Meeting 2019 at Centenary Institute
Centenary Institute Building


The annual NSW Asthma Meeting will be held Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th November, 2019 at the Centenary Institute in the Sydney University and RPA Hospital precinct.

Meeting Program

Download the program here.

Plenary Speakers

Invited speakers will be a delegation from the world renowned Groningen group from University Medical Centre Groningen.

Professor Corry-Anke BrandsmaProfessor Irene HeijinkProfessor Machteld Hylkema
Extracellular matrix dysregulation in aging and COPD

Epithelial barrier function and repair (asthma and/or COPD) and mitochondrial dysfunction in COPD

Early life origin of COPD in relation to DNA methylation, alveolar type 2 cell differentiation and/or nicotine dependence (Cyp2a5/6)

Hosted by

Centenary Institute - Medical Research

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Sponsored by

A focus of this year’s Meeting will be the study of respiratory infections and the association of these infections with asthma and COPD.

The Meeting is designed to highlight and provide an overview of areas of importance in asthma, COPD and airways research and to develop new and strengthen ongoing collaborations in an informal setting.

The program will feature a mix of clinical and basic science talks that will be presented in sessional themes.

The Meeting also provides a great opportunity for junior post-docs and PhD students to present their work and to talk about potential interactions and collaborations.

Venue details

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The meeting venue is located close to a range of accommodation and transportation options.


From Sydney Airport the most efficient way to travel is either to take a taxi directly to Centenary Institute or your hotel, or take the airport train to the city.

A taxi/Uber from Sydney Airport to Centenary Institute will cost approximately $30-$35 (please note this is approximate) and takes between 20 and 40 minutes, depending on traffic.

There are three train stations within a 3 km walk of the meeting venue (Central, Redfern, and Newtown). Redfern station is approximately 20 minutes walk from the venue. Buses depart central station to bus stops just outside the grounds of Sydney University on Paramatta Road, a short walk to Centenary Institute.

Transport network Opal Cards can be purchased at the airport station and the network is now accepting contactless payments. More details at this link.

The meeting venue is close to a major arterial road – Paramatta Road, which has a number of closely located bus stops from most directions. Below are a few of the close stop numbers.

The below transport infrastructure maps may assist in planning your travel.

Intercity rail guide

Sydney trains network guide.

Sydney lightrail network guide.


There are a number of accomodation facilities within a close proximity to the Centenary Institute. As the venue is located close to the Darling Harbour precinct and the CBD of Sydney, additional accomodation options are available in these two locations. The list of accomodation facilities below are provided due to there proximity to the Centenary Institute, they are not recommendations and we suggest reviewing all accommodation listed below to ensure your own personal circumstances and requirements are met.

Veriu, Camperdown
Rydges, Camperdown
Quality Suites, Camperdown
Quality Apartments, Camperdown
Ryals Hotel, Broadway
Veriu, Broadway
Adina, Chippendale

For more information

For further information please contact Lauren Norton on email.