Advances in Obstructive Lung Diseases

In memory of Bo Lundbäck

4 October 2023
8:30 – 17:00
Conference Centre Wallenberg, Medicinaregatan 20A, Gothenburg
The symposium will also be broadcasted via Zoom (link here). No registration is needed for online attendance.
8:30 – 9:00Coffee
9:00 – 9:15Welcome and introduction
Eva Rönmark, Madeleine Rådinger & Jan Lötvall
1. Epidemiology
9:15 – 10:35
Chairs: Professor Bengt Järvholm, Umeå University &
Professor Hannu Kankaanranta, University of Gothenburg
9:15 – 9:40
9:40-9:45 discussion
How useful is epidemiology today?
Professor Per Bakke, University of Bergen
9:50 – 10:10
10:10-10:15 discussion
Italian and Swedish collaborations in respiratory medicine
Professor Giovanni Viegi, National Research Council (CNR), Pisa
10:20 – 10:35
Discussion included
Age at onset of allergic sensitization affects subsequent development of allergic disease
PhD student Joakim Bunne, Umeå University
10:35 – 11:00Coffee, Mingle, Posters
Chair: Associate professor Linnea Hedman, Umeå University
2. Asthma
11:00 – 12:35
Chairs: Professor Thomas Sandström, Umeå University
& Professor Gunilla Hedlin, Karolinska Institutet
11:00 – 11:40
11:40-11:45 discussion
Phenotypes, endotypes and genotypes of asthma
Professor Sally Wenzel, University of Pittsburgh
11:50 – 12:10
12:10-12:15 discussion
Clinical evaluation and biological therapy in severe asthma
Professor Lauri Lehtimäki, Tampere University
12:20 – 12:35
discussion included
Serum sex steroid levels and obese asthma phenotypes: The story of men
PhD student Selin Ozuygur Ermis, University of Gothenburg
12:35 – 14:00Lunch, Mingle, Posters
14:00 – 16:10
Chairs: Professor Anne Lindberg, Umeå University
& Associate professor Lowie Vanfleteren, University of Gothenburg
14:00 – 14:30
14:30-14:35 discussion
COPD and multimorbidity: a syndemic occurrence
Professor Leo Fabbri, University of Ferrara
14:40 – 15:10
15:10-15:15 discussion
Phenotypes, endotypes and genotypes of COPD
Professor Jörgen Vestbo, University of Manchester
15:15 – 15:25Short break
15:25 – 15:40
Discussion included
The role of DNA methylation in COPD and airway remodeling
PhD Jonas Eriksson Ström, Umeå University
15:40 – 15:55
Discussion included
All-cause and cause-specific mortality in respiratory symptom clusters: a population-based multicohort study
PhD student Daniil Lisik, University of Gothenburg
15:55 – 16:10Bo Lundbäck, a unique researcher
Professor Kjell Larsson, Karolinska Institutet
16:10 – 17:00Coffee, Mingle, Posters
Chair: Associate professor Apostolos Bossios, Karolinska Institutet
17:00End of meeting