The two day meeting highlighted emerging research in major respiratory disease areas including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, pulmonary fibrosis and infections. It allowed attendees to share their expertise, insights and discoveries, cultivating an environment of collaboration and idea exchange.
Activity included not only scheduled talks but extended to informal discussions and networking breaks as well as a meeting dinner. Presentations were provided by prestigious invited national and international speakers as well as post-doctoral fellows and senior PhD scholars.
Conference Committee Chair and Centenary UTS Centre for Inflammation Director, Professor Phil Hansbro said the two day meeting was highly successful. He emphasised the extensive information sharing and knowledge dissemination that took place, as well as the opportunity to stay current with the latest discoveries and theories in the field.
“Every year, the NAMe Meeting is eagerly anticipated, garnering fantastic support within the respiratory research community. It holds a prominent place in the calendar, fostering meaningful interactions and advancing our understanding of respiratory diseases. This year’s line-up of speakers was absolutely top-tier,” said Professor Hansbro.
International speaker highlights at the meeting included Associate Professor Maarten van den Berge, Groningen Research Institute for Asthma and COPD, Netherlands, who spoke about the role of fixed airflow obstruction in asthma.
Also, Professor Fernando Martinez, Weill Cornell Medical College, USA, who spoke about the biology of early-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and resulting therapeutic implications.
And Professor Francesca Polverino, Baylor College of Medicine Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, USA, who spoke about the use of multi-omics to better understand COPD.
“I thank all attendees and invited speakers, as well as the meeting sponsors GSK, AstraZeneca and Chiesi for their support of this important collaborative event,” said Professor Hansbro.