The 19th Annual Meakins-Christie International Symposium

This year, GT2018 will be hosting the 19th Annual Meakins-Christie International Symposium on Asthma and COPD. The Objective for this meeting is to spread up-to-date knowledge and exchange ideas between McGill Respiratory clinicians and researchers with other institutes in and outside North America focusing on basic and translational research in Allergy, Asthma and COPD.

At this year’s meeting we have partnered with the GulfThoracic Congress and the American Thoracic Society to put together a comprehensive clinical and basic science program that will meet the expectations of audiences from different disciplines and give them the opportunity to interact with faculty members. We are looking forward to interactive sessions and scientific dialogues that will be stimulating to our audience and also constructive and sustainable collaborations between our institute and institutes in the Gulf region.

Who should attend?

To be announced

Programs

Scientific Program including, Lectures, Workshops, Round Table Discussion, Panel Discussion and more will be announced very soon.


Dear Colleagues and Friends,

The 19th Annual Meakins-Christie International Symposium on Asthma and COPD is one of the most popular Respiratory meetings in Canada and the United States. For the second time, this meeting is taking place in conjunction with the GulfThoracic Congress in Dubai and in collaboration with the American Thoracic Society. The objective for this meeting has been always to spread the up to date knowledge and exchange ideas between McGill Respiratory clinicians and researchers with other institutes in and outside North America. We were focused on basic and translational research in Allergy, Asthma and COPD. However, in the last few years we added new sessions on the changing concept in clinical practice. 50% of our speakers are clinical scientists who are involved in writing guidelines for respiratory diseases.

At this year’s meeting we have partnered with the GulfThoracic Congress and the American Thoracic Society to put together a comprehensive clinical and basic science program that will meet the expectations of audiences from different disciplines and give them the opportunity to interact with faculty members. We are looking forward to interactive sessions and scientific dialogues that will be stimulating to our audience and also constructive and sustainable collaborations between our institute and institutes in the Gulf region.

The Meakins-Christie Laboratories has more than 40 year history in Respiratory Research and is one of the premier centers in the world with a national and international reputation. We have trained more than 500 fellows from all over the world in respiratory disease and are proud of their achievement and we are happy to accommodate more fellows who are planning to further their career in Respiratory Medicine.

My thanks go out to the President, Executive Director and the chair and members of the scientific organizing committees of the GulfThoracic Congress for hosting our meeting this year. I would also like to thank the American Thoracic Society staff including the President for collaborating with us to make this meeting a success. I extended my appreciation to all of the sponsors who supported our meeting through the GulfThoracic Congress.

I am looking forward to a successful and productive meeting in this beautiful Dubai setting in the United Arab Emirates.

With my best regards,

Prof. Qutayba Hamid, MD, PhD, MRCP (UK), FRCP (Canada), FRC Path.
Professor of Medicine
Strauss Chair Respiratory Medicine
McGill University
Montreal, Canada

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