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RBHT Lung Infection: New Frontiers

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Respiratory Biomedical Research Unit, 1st Floor, Fulham Road Wing, Royal Brompton Hospital, Sydney Street, London. SW3 6NP

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RBHT Infection day – new frontiers

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  • £30 (including VAT)

  • Breakfast, lunch, tea and coffee provided throughout the day.

Overview

A dedicated day of high-profile speakers detailing the latest advances in lung infection research. A special educational event aimed at trainees with an interest in respiratory infection.

Hear from high-profile experts on the latest advances in lung infection research, develop your own expertise and network with key clinical academics in the field of respiratory lung infection.

Six CPD points available.

Who is it for?

  • Trainees with a clinical or academic interest in respiratory infection.

Faculty

  • Professor Stuart Elborn
  • Dr David Lowe
  • Dr Anand Shah
  • Dr Darius Armstrong-James
  • Dr Michael Loebinger
  • Dr Brijesh Patel
  • Dr Tom Semple
  • Dr Peter Kelleher

For more information about this course, please contact Dr Anand Shah: A.Shah2@rbht.nhs.uk .

Speakers:

Professor Stuart Elborn CBE – ‘Antimicrobial bacterial resistance and future innovation in CF exacerbation management’

Stuart Elborn is an internationally recognised specialist and consultant in adult cystic fibrosis at the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust. His research focus is on understanding the pathophysiology of infection and inflammation and the translation of new therapies into clinical practice. He will discuss novel research in antimicrobial resistance in cystic fibrosis and current collaborative research projects that aim to enable earlier detection of resistance and prevent resistance development.

Dr David Lowe – ‘Respiratory disease in Chronic Granulomatous Disease and CVID’

David Lowe is a consultant clinical immunologist at Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust and is clinically trained in Infectious Diseases. He primarily investigates and manages patients with immunodeficiency and researches the interaction between chronic infection and the host immune response. He manages the largest cohort of chronic granulomatous disease patients in the country and will share his expertise of diagnosis, management and insights into the host immune response to respiratory pathogens gained from this cohort. In addition, he will discuss exciting current work examining respiratory disease in common variable immunodeficiency patients.

Dr Anand Shah – ‘Host-pathogen interaction in fungal lung disease - a role for immunomodulation?’

Anand Shah is a consultant in adult cystic fibrosis and host defence at the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust. His primary research interest lies in understanding the innate immune response to fungal lung disease. He will discuss novel research utilising an ‘omics’ based approach alongside high-resolution microscopy to dissect the alveolar macrophage response to Aspergillus fumigatus alongside current collaborative research aiming to utilise immunomodulation to improve outcome.

Dr Darius Armstrong-James – ‘Fungal resistance - an under-reported epidemic?’

Darius Armstrong-James is a clinical senior lecturer in respiratory fungal diseases at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London and honorary consultant physician in infectious diseases and medical mycology to the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust. He will discuss current advances in epidemiology and detection of fungal resistance including collaborative current research projects incorporating state-of-the-art fungal genetics and microfluidic technology to enable early detection and understanding of the host and pathogen factors critical to resistance development.

Dr Michael Loebinger – ‘Host-pathogen interaction in chronic NTM infection’

Michael Loebinger is a consultant in host defence at Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust and an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the National Heart and Lung Institute. His current research aims focus around host susceptibility to chronic lung infections, in particular non-tuberculosis mycobacterial infections and the development of biomarkers to assist in the management of these conditions. He will discuss novel research into the host transcriptional response and microbiome in non-tuberculous mycobacterial infection.

Dr Brijesh Patel – ‘Models of epithelial dysregulation in acute lung injury and infection’

Brijesh Patel is as an honorary consultant at the Royal Brompton & Harefield adult intensive care units. He is a member of the extracorporeal life support team at the Royal Brompton hospital where he leads the ICU research programme. His current research focuses on the pathophysiology and basic mechanisms of cell death induced organ injury and inflammation within critical care disease states. He will discuss novel research on apoptosis and survival mechanisms within an acute lung injury and inflammation model.

Dr Thomas Semple – ‘Future imaging in chronic lung infection- is MRI the answer’

Thomas Semple is a radiology fellow at the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust with a sub-speciality interest in thoracic and cardiac imaging. He will discuss current research analysing the utility of novel MR imaging techniques within chronic suppurative lung disease.



Dr Peter Kelleher – ‘Immunological screening of chronic lung infection’

Dr Peter Kelleher is reader in immunology at Imperial College London and a Consultant clinical immunologist at Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust. His primary research interests are in the immunology of HIV-1 infection and primary antibody deficiency and the application of novel immunological technologies to the diagnosis of patients with infectious diseases and immune based disorders. He will discuss current advances in our understanding of immune dysfunction in chronic lung infection and future potential immune therapeutic targets.


This meeting has been supported and funded by Gilead Sciences.

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