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Leadership Seminar: Respiratory and Inflammatory Diseases

10:00 - 18:00

Penningtons Manches, 125 Wood Street, London EC2V 7AW
22 September 2016
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With a rising prevalence of chronic respiratory conditions such as asthma and COPD (expected to become the third leading cause of death globally by 2030), an ageing population and expensive treatment options, respiratory is one of therapeutic areas to watch. It cumlates maturity and potential for innovation especially with the rise of combination drugs and improved delivery systems.

This Leadership Seminar will provide an overview of the current clinical challenges in Respiratory and Inflammatory Diseases and insights on how to address them with presentations of current and innovative therapeutic options.    

The event is aimed at anybody with an interest in the field of Respiratory and Inflammation including academics and early stage companies who could use this forum to identify research gaps where their technology could fit.

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10.00 - Registration opens

10.20 - Welcome from the host

10.30 - Introduction 
Adrian Dawkes, PharmaVentures

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10.45 – Keynote presentations and discussion on unmet clinical needs including:

10.45 - Symptoms vs Disease modification Approach
Lars Larson, TranScrip
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11.05 Prospects for the prevention and treatment of respiratory virus-induced exacerbations in asthma and COPD 
Garth Rapeport, Pulmocide 
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11.25 Eosinophil depletion with benralizumab (anti-IL-5R) for the management of Severe Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Suzanne Cohen, MedImmune

11.45 Breath Biopsy - Breath Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) as markers for respiratory disease 
Billy Boyle, Owlstone Medical

 Panel discussion and Q&A

12.30 - Lunch and networking 

14.00 – Innovation in Clinical development 

14.00 Connected Devices: Protecting Personal Data

Oliver Bett, Penningtons Manches

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14.20 Adaptive Design in Respiratory Clinical Trials – A Sponsor’s Business Case 
Alethea Wieland, Scope International
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14.40 Development of immunoassays and point-of-care tests for the measurement of active protease biomarkers of chronic respiratory disease
David Ribeiro, ProAxsis
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15.00 Aiming for the Lungs - Formulation Strategies for Delivery of Inhaled Biologics
Charlotte Yates, Vectura

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15.30 - Tea, coffee and networking

16.00 – Innovative therapeutic options

The Development of an IL-17BR therapeutic antibody for the treatment of Asthma and IPF
David Matthews, MRCT

16.20 Mycobacterium tuberculosis derived Peptide as a Disease Modifying Therapy for Asthma
Nicky Cooper, Peptinnovate

16.40 – Closing Remarks and Drinks Reception

18.00 - end


Gold members and academic rate - £75
Silver members – £175
Non-members - £275

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Title: Leadership Seminar: Respiratory and Inflammatory Diseases
Start: 2016-09-22 10:00:00Z
End: 2016-09-22 18:00:00Z