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Overview of Workshop

A workshop that provides a series of short presentations and ample opportunity for discussion on a variety of issues relating to clinical trials with new therapies for asthma and COPD. Suitable mainly for those who carry out clinical trials with new anti-inflammatory therapies from the Pharmaceutical Industry, CROs, universities and hospitals.

Workshop Chair

Trevor Hansel, Medical Director of ICRRU, Honorary Consultant and Reader in Respiratory Clinical Pharmacology, Imperial Clinical Respiratory Research Unit ICRRU

Also presenting

John Warren, Expert Medical Assessor for the MHRA on 'The regulatory aspects of early clinical studies in asthma and COPD'

Mike Yeadon, Vice President, Head of Allergy and Respiratory Research, Pfizer on 'PDE4 inhibition - Is a drug of broad value for respiratory disease in sight, or the end of the hunt?'


About the Workshop Leader

Trevor Hansel became Medical Director of the Imperial Clinical Respiratory Research Unit (ICRRU) at St Mary's Hospital in 2009, having been Medical Director of the NHLI Clinical Studies Unit at the Royal Brompton Hospital from 1997-2009. He is also an Honorary Consultant at St. Mary's Hospital in London.

From 1990-1993 Trevor then performed clinical asthma research in Davos, Switzerland; developing methods for blood eosinophil isolation and sputum eosinophil surface marker assessment. Following this, he worked in respiratory drug development with Sandoz and Roche in Basel; working in project management and clinical development. In addition, he has regulatory experience from the Biotechnology Unit of the Medicines Control Agency (MCA) in London.

SAE Media GroupTrevor has a specialist interest in phase II clinical testing of new anti-inflammatory therapies for asthma and COPD, and has worked on a large study on the effects of smoking cessation. Novel methods have been developed for nasal allergen challenge, human whole blood flow cytometry to demonstrate pharmacodynamic activity of anti-inflammatory drugs, and to measure cytokines and chemokines in induced sputum and bronchial and nasal lining fluid.


Workshop programme

12:30 Registration & Coffee

12:50 Welcome and introductions

13:00 Electronic lung function testing with QOL

13:30 Biomarkers in blood, sputum and breath

14:00 Inhaled allergen challenge and airway hyperreactivity

14:30 Afternoon Coffee

15:00 Challenge models for COPD: cigarette smoke, LPS and ozone

15:30 Studies on the natural history of COPD

16:00 The PDE4 experience in COPD: cilomilast and roflumilast

16:30 Studies on exacerbations of asthma and COPD

17:00 Close of workshop


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