After a difficult selection process where many interesting abstracts coming from all over the World have been evaluated, we are delighted to present you the Rising Stars of the 6th International Workshop on Lung Health.

The Rising Stars will have the opportunity to present their valuable work for the first time in front of an International audience, receiving the kind advise of the Chairmen.

ADD TO YOUR AGENDA THE RISING STARS SESSION!

January 17th, 2019 from 14.00 to 15:00

Chairs: F. Blasi, G.W. Canonica, S. Centanni, J.C. Virchow

ARJUN KHANNA


Consultant and Head of the department Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Galaxy institute of Pulmonology, Galaxy Hospital, 5 AGCR enclave, Delhi 110092 and Yashoda Superspeciality Hospital , Kaushambi, UP.
"My primary research focuses are Interstitial Lung diseases, Advanced COPD/Respiratory failure, Pulmonary Infections, Sleep Medicine."

RISING STAR SESSION SCIENTIFIC WORK:


‚ÄúDifferences in Tobacco smoke associated and Biomass fuel associated Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary disease (COPD) ‚Äď A unique disease of the Indian Subcontinent‚ÄĚ
Biomass fuel associated COPD is a unique subset of COPD, encountered in rural India. Most of the patients are unsuspecting non smoker, females. The diagnosis of COPD is commonly missed in these patients, they present late in the course of disease and have poor health seeking behavior.

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NICOLA LOR√ą


Infections and Cystic Fibrosis Unit, Division of Immunology, Transplantation and Infectious Diseases; Ospedale San Raffaele. Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele MILANO (italy)
"My primary research focuses on studying immunity, with particular attention on host-pathogen interaction in the context of airway diseases. Using different model of in vivo and in vitro infections, I have demonstrated the role of IL-17/IL-17R immune axis in modulating host defense and immunopathology in the lung. Based on my skills in immunology, microbiology and genetics, my current research interests are focused on the mechanistic comprehension of the immune response during chronic respiratory disease."

RISING STAR SESSION SCIENTIFIC WORK:


‚ÄúThe IL-17s/IL-17Rs axis in airway defense and immunopathology during chronic respiratory disease associated to Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections.‚ÄĚ
The exaggerated inflammation and tissue damage, associated to persistent infections, are central pathological features of chronic respiratory diseases. We are interested in elucidating whether the IL-17 cytokines family may modulate chronic lung disease progression associated with Pseudomonas aeruginosa persistent infections.

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