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ISAF 2018

08 - 10 November 2018
  • Madrid, Spain

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

On behalf of EAACI, we are delighted to welcome you to Madrid for the 4th International Severe Asthma Forum (ISAF).

Building upon the growing success of the previous ISAF meetings (Gothenburg 2012, Athens 2014, Manchester 2016), the aim of ISAF 2018 is to bring together scientists and clinicians, with a broad range of experience from junior scientists/doctors to key opinion leaders, at a focused meeting dedicated to all aspects of severe asthma.

In recent years, considerable progress has been made in understanding and treating severe asthma, including advances in phenotypic patterns and biomarkers and the availability of novel targeted treatments. These advances have unveiled the heterogeneous basis of asthma, whose nature and definition are being revisited in the light of the new pathophysiological and molecular findings that are continuously emerging.

ISAF is an interactive EAACI Focused Meeting and the programme is designed to facilitate discussions. We hope that this will encourage scientific collaborations and facilitate the translation of emerging discoveries into clinical practice to benefit our patients. We welcome speakers and participants from all over the world to share their knowledge and expertise with us and partake in a truly iterative interdisciplinary dialogue.

Madrid is a modern and vibrant city full of surprises. It has preserved the look and feel of many of its historic neighbourhoods and streets. Madrid is unique with its own rules and culture. Among its landmarks, the Golden Triangle of Art, comprising the Prado Museum, the Reina Sofía Museum, and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum. The goddess Cibeles, in a chariot pulled by lions, has become one of the monumental symbols of the city. We want to encourage all of you to join the chariot of scientific advances, translational research and personalised medical care. We are confident that ISAF 2018 will be another milestone in this scientific journey.

We warmly welcome you to ISAF 2018.

Zuzana Diamant
ISAF 2018 Chair & Asthma Section Chair

Santiago Quirce
ISAF 2018 Local Secretary

Matteo Bonini
Asthma Section Secretary

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