Antoni Torres


Full Professor in Medicine (Pulmonology) at the University of Barcelona and Director of the Respiratory Intensive Care Unit at Hospital ClĂ­nic.

Chair of the research group on Applied Research in Respiratory Diseases of the Institut d’Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS).

Coordinator of the CIBER group on respiratory diseases (Ciberes), an SGR (Generalitat de Catalonia) group.

Member of EMBARC (The European Bronchiectasis Network) Steering Committee

Francesco Blasi


Francesco Blasi, MD, FERS, is Professor of Respiratory Medicine and Head of the Department of Pathophysiology and Transplantation at the University of Milan, Italy, as well as Head of Cardiothoracic Unit IRCCS Fondazione CĂ  Granda Ospedale Maggiore Milan.

His research interests include the effects of atypical bacterial infection on cellular immunity in chronic bronchitis, and the role of atypical bacteria and viral infection in asthma onset.

He is also interested in the role of antibiotics in the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbations and asthma. He is actively working on pneumonia and tuberculosis research trials.

Professor Blasi has published more than 230 papers in international  journals