Programme  Titles  Presenters 
Sunday, 7 May 2017
08:30-12:00  Half day sponsored pre-conference workshops including coffee
12:00-15:00  Registration
Conference Entrance Foyer
14:15-14:45  Refreshments served
Winter Garden
15:00-15:15  Welcome and Introduction
Grand Ballroom
15:15-17:30  Session I: History and burden of COPD | Sponsored by: Boehringer Ingelheim
Grand Ballroom
15:15-16:00  Opening Keynote - From past to present, circle with COPD | Dirkje Postma, University Medical Center Groningen, The Netherlands
16:00-16:30  Cigarette Smoking | Nicholas Hopkinson, Imperial College London, UK
16:30-17:00  Global burden of COPD | William Checkley, Johns Hopkins University, USA
17:00-17:30  Natural History of COPD | David Mannino, University of Kentucky, USA
17:30-19:00  Welcome reception (drinks and light canapés)
Monday, 8 May 2017
09:00-10:30  Session II: Polymorbidity in COPD
Grand Ballroom
09:00-09:30  Asthma-COPD overlap | Joan Soriano, Universiad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
09:30-10:00  COPD and bronchiectasis | James D. Chalmers, University of Dundee, UK
10:00–10:30  COPD and lung cancer | Ian Adcock, Imperial College London, UK
10:30-11:00  Refreshments
Winter Garden
11:00-12:00  Session II: Polymorbidity in COPD (contd.)
11:00-11:30  Mechanisms of multimorbidity | William MacNee, University of Edinburgh, UK
11:30-12:00  Multimorbidity networks | Miguel Divo, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, USA
12:30-14:30  Lunch
Winter Garden
13.00 -14.30  Industry Satellite Symposia
14:30-16:00  Session III: Infections and exacerbations in COPD
Grand Ballroom
14:30-15:00  Role of infections | Alberto Papi, Universitá degli studi di Ferrara, Italy
15:00-15:30  Microbiome in COPD | Sanjay Sethi, University of Buffalo, USA
15:30-16:00  The importance of acute exacerbations | John Hurst, University College London, UK
16:00-16.30  Refreshments
Winter Garden
16:30-17:30  Session III: Infections and exacerbations in COPD (contd.)
Grand Ballroom
16:30-17:00  Complexity of exacerbations | Leonardi Fabbri, University of Modena & Reggio Emilia, Italy
17:00-17:30  Treatment and prevention of exacerbations | Jill Ohar, Wake Forest University, USA
18:30-22:00  Conference dinner (ticket required)
Tuesday, 9 May 2017
08:30-10:00  Session IV: Current treatment of COPD
Grand Ballroom
08:30-09:00  Recent clinical trials in COPD | Klaus F. Rabe, Christian Albrechts University Kiel, Germany
09:00-09:30  COPD guidelines | Bart Celli, Harvard Medical School, USA
09:30-10:00  Pulmonary rehabilitation | Sally Singh, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, UK
10:00-10:30  Refreshments
Winter Garden
10:30-11:30  Session IV: Current treatment of COPD (contd.)
10:30-11:00  Role of steroids in COPD therapy | Mario Cazzola, University of Rome 'Tor Vergata', Italy
11:00-11:30  Lung volume reduction | Byron Thomashow, Columbia University Medical Center, USA
11:30-12.15  Meet the Editors
12:15-12:45  Lunch
Winter Garden
12:45-13:45  Industry Satellite Symposia
13:45-15:15  Session V: The future of COPD
Grand Ballroom
13:45-14:15  Lung cancer screening (CT scans) | George Washko, Harvard Medical School, USA
14:15-14:45  Biomarkers | Daiana Stolz, University Hospital Basel, Switzerland
14:45-15:15  Screening/case finding | Rachel Jordan, University of Birmingham, UK
15:15-15:45  Refreshments
Winter Garden
15:45-16:45  Session V: The future of COPD (contd.)
Grand Ballroom
15:45-16:15  Palliative Care, Oxygen, and End-of-life Issues in COPD | Richard A. Mularski, Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research, USA
16:15-16:45  Future novel therapies | Peter Barnes, Imperial College London, UK
16:45-17:00  Closing Remarks
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