The Eleventh International London Cough Symposium, June 24-26th 2020, Imperial College London

Published: 2019-12-23

The Eleventh International London Cough Symposium

June 24-26th 2020, Imperial College London.


Course Director:

Professor Kian Fan Chung, Imperial College, London


The Eleventh International Cough Symposium will gather clinicians and scientists for a review and discussion of the latest research advances and evolving ideas regarding the cough in clinical disease, pathophysiological mechanisms, and evolving treatments of cough.

It will include state-of–the-art lectures, round-table discussions and poster presentations by an International Faculty. There will be plenty of opportunities for participants to interact with the faculty of clinicians and scientists in academia and in pharma.

There will be also an opportunity for researchers and clinicians to present work in the form of posters that will be discussed during plenary sessions.

State-of-the-art lectures

There will be state-of-the-art presentations on the cutting edge of our understanding of cough together with the latest treatment approaches. Sessions will include:

  1.  Basic mechanisms of cough hypersensitivity
  2. Clinical heterogeneity of cough
  3. Assessment of cough severity
  4.  Neuroinflammation of cough
  5. New antitussives
  6. Management of chronic cough

The 2020 John Widdicombe lecture

Contributors to the London Symposium will include international clinicians and researchers in the field of cough from Europe, North America, Australia and China.

The 2020 John Widdicombe lecture is a unique feature of the London Cough Symposium. This  will be delivered by a cough researcher who has made a significant impact in the field of cough.  During the Eleventh Symposoium, the lecturer will be Professor Surinder Birring of Kings College London and he will give a lecture on : Measuring cough: what really matters?

Poster presentation and Discussion of Abstracts

There will be an opportunity for participants to present their recent work as posters. A maximum of 20 posters can be viewed throughout the meeting, and these will be discussed during the Symposium.

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