Welcome

7th wbc Welcome to the
7th World Bronchiectasis Conference

Dear Colleagues & Friends,

It’s a great pleasure – as Chairperson of the 7th World Bronchiectasis Conference 2024 - to invite you to join and contribute to the World Bronchiectasis Community meeting planned in Dundee from 4 to 6 July 2024.

James D. Chalmers

Chairman of the 7th WBC

Join us

why join us 7th World Bronchiectasis Conference

Programme

Discover our thoughtfully curated programme, exploring the latest in bronchiectasis research and treatment. A journey of knowledge awaits.

Abstracts

Submit your abstracts, each a unique voice in the expansive world of bronchiectasis. Share your insights and innovations.

Faculty

Meet our distinguished faculty, pioneers in bronchiectasis research. Their expertise is vital to the conference's discourse.

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Explore

topics Explore The Topics

AATD – Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency
Aetiology & Physiopathology
(including inflammation, genomics, etc.)
Comorbidities and Overlaps
(including CF, COPD, etc.)
Epidemiology & Registries
Exacerbations
Imaging

Infections
(including ABP, Pseudomonas, Hemophilus, etc.)
NTM
PCD – Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia
Precision medicine
Respiratory Physiotherapy & Airways Clearance
Treatments and New Drugs

Chairs

chairs Chair and co-chairs

James D. Chalmers

(UK) Chairman

Stefano Aliberti

(Italy) Co-chair

Francesco Blasi

(Italy) Co-chair

Dates

dates Important dates

March 2024

+ Registrations are open

April 10th, 2024

+ Call for abstract is closed

April 24th, 2024

+ Early registration deadline

May 24th – June 10th, 2024

+ Late breaking abstracts window (for poster only)

Venue

venue University of Dundee

Dalhousie Building

Old Hawkhill, Dundee DD1 5EN, United Kingdom.

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7th wbc Welcome

Dear Colleagues & Friends,

It’s a great pleasure – as Chairperson of the 7th World Bronchiectasis Conference 2024 - to invite you to join and contribute to the World Bronchiectasis Community meeting planned in Dundee from 4 to 6 July 2024.

The last years have been amazing for our international community.

Bronchiectasis has emerged from its history as a neglected condition to now being a dynamic field experiencing rapid progress. New translational science is helping to reveal the physiopathological mechanisms behind the disease and identify new targets. EMBARC and National Registries have contributed to describing the epidemiology, providing us with precious insights into the natural history of the disease, its comorbidities, and its current management approaches across different countries. Together we have set key priorities for research to improve the quality of life of patients.

The COVID-19 pandemic and the past several years of scientific progress have clearly placed respiratory tract infections at the centre of public health, clinical practice, and scientific debate, helping us to provide new instruments to prevent and treat exacerbations and comorbidities.

Our Multidisciplinary teams, including specialist nurses, physiotherapists and other healthcare professionals are improving the patient journey, in some countries where resources are being devoted to bronchiectasis, while in many countries we still have a long way to go to succeed in being included in the delivery of healthcare for bronchiectasis patients.

After years of repurposing therapies from COPD and cystic fibrosis, new therapies are in development specifically for bronchiectasis and therapeutic breakthroughs feel closer than ever.

The omics revolution is now helping us in starting to breakthrough the heterogeneity of the disease as well as to understand the causes behind the symptoms.

Bronchiectasis stands on the threshold of a new age of exciting science and therapeutic development.

With this exciting context, I invite you to participate and contribute to the next World Bronchiectasis Conference and work together with us to create a better future for our patients with bronchiectasis.

Yours Sincerely,

James D. Chalmers       

James D. Chalmers

Chairman of the 7th WBC