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									Dear colleague,

                  Fifth International Cough Symposium 2008
           National Heart & Lung Institute, Imperial College London
                               26-28th June 2008

We are pleased to announce the Fifth International Cough Symposium which
will focus on Mechanisms and Treatment. We enclose a provisional program.

We very much hope that you will attend the meeting. Posters will be welcome,
and there will be time set aside for poster discussion.

We attach a Registration Form. Please return it to the Events Office.

Please let us know if you want further information at this stage. We look forward
to your participation.


Yours sincerely,


Fan Chung

John Widdicombe




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            FIFTH INTERNATIONAL COUGH SYMPOSIUM 2008
            National Heart & Lung Institute, Imperial College London
                               26-28th June 2008

        COUGH: FOCUSING ON MECHANISMS AND TREATMENTS

Scientific Committee: Fan Chung, Lorcan McGarvey, Tim Higenbottam, Brad
Undem, John Widdicombe


                               Thursday 26th June 2008

1.00-1.55 Arrivals and registration. Coffee

                SESSION 1. Hypersensitisation of the cough reflex

       Chairs: John Widdicombe (London, UK); Brad Undem (Baltimore, US)

1.55-2.00 Introduction and welcome. John Widdicombe (London, UK)

2.00-2.30
Are there clinical features of a sensitised cough reflex?
Lorcan McGarvey (Belfast, UK)

2.30-3.00
Ion channels in sensitisation of cough receptors
Brad Undem (Baltimore, US)

3.00-3.30 Tea, coffee

3.30-4.00
Chronic neuropathic pain: neurotrophins and sensitisation
Stephen McMahon (London, UK)

4.00-4.30
TRPV1 receptors in sensitisation of cough and pain
John Adcock (Pfizer, Kent, UK)

4.30-5.00
Central mechanisms of hypersensitivity
Brendan Canning (Baltimore, US)

5.00-5.30
Round table discussion. All speakers.


5.30-7.00 Welcome drinks & finger buffet.

Posters: To be set-up on Thursday afternoon for viewing throughout Friday.



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                               Friday 27th June 2008

8.30-9.00: Coffee

       SESSION 2: Models of cough: how do they relate to clinical cough?

          Chairs: Alyn Morice (Hull, UK), Lorcan McGarvey (Belfast, UK)

9.00-9.30
Acid reflux in oesophagus: characteristics in guinea-pigs
(Marian Kollarik (Baltimore, US)

9.30-10.00
Cough and GORD: from the gastroenterologist’s end
Daniel Sifrim (Leuven, Belgium)

10.00-10.30
Rhinosinusitis-associated cough: mechanisms (Milos Tatar, Slovakia )

10.30-11.00
Rhinosinusitis, laryngopharyngeal reflux and cough: an ENT viewpoint
Hesham Saleh (London, UK)

11.00-11.30 Coffee

11.30-12.00
The atopic cough, cough-variant asthma and cough in classical asthma
Akio Niimi (Kyoto, Japan)

12.00-12.30
Eosinophils and lipid mediators in cough: mechanisms of increased cough reflex
Lu Yuan Lee (Kentucky, US)

12.30-1.30 Lunch




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                                 Viruses and cough

                         Chair: Fan Chung (London, UK)

1.30-2.00
Cough and viruses in airways disease: mechanisms
Sebastian Johnston (London, UK)

2.00-2.30
Round table discussion, all speakers.




                        SESSION 3: Perception of cough

      Chairs: Ron Eccles (Cardiff, UK),Tim Higenbottam (Loughborough, UK)

2.30-3.00
The urge to cough
Paul Davenport (Florida, US)

3.00-3.30
Cough and dyspnoea
Takashi Nishino (Chiba, Japan)

3.30-4.00 Tea, coffee

4.00-4.30
Imaging the brain in cough: comparison to pain
Stuart Mazzone (Melbourne, Australia)

4.30-5.00
Round table discussion. All speakers

 5.00-5.30
General discussion: Semantics and types of cough
Chair: Fan Chung
Introduction: (10 min) John Widdicombe
Paul Davenport, Don Bolser, Alyn Morice, Giovanni Fontana




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                             Saturday 28th June 2008

8.30-9.00 Coffee

9.00-10.00
Poster discussion
Giovanni Fontana (Florence, Italy), Don Bolser (Gainesville, US)



          SESSION 4: Developing new antitussives for chronic cough

        Chairs: Fan Chung (London, UK), Jacky Smith (Manchester, UK)

10.00-10.30
Developing antitussives: the pharmacologist’s pipeline
Michael Carr (Philadelphia, US)

10.30-11.00 Coffee

11.00-11.30
Developing antitussives: the clinician’s pipeline
Peter Dicpinigaitis (New York, US)

11.30-12.00
A new approach: speech therapy
Peter Gibson (Newcastle, Australia)

12.00-12.30
Developing antitussives: the ideal trial
Surinder Birring (London, UK)

12.30-1300
General discussion. All speakers.

13.00-13.15
Closing summary.
Fan Chung (London, UK)




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                              National Heart & Lung Institute
                             Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London




       5th International Symposium
                 on Cough

                                          26th – 28th June 2008




      Course Organisers:
      Professor Fan Chung and Professor John Widdicombe


                                                CPD approval sought


      Venue
      Education Centre
      National Heart and Lung Institute
      Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London
      Dovehouse Street, London SW3 6LY

Notes on Registration
Please note that completed registration forms and full payment must be received before the symposium.
Send registration form and payment to:
Karina Dixon, Events Office, Education Centre, National Heart & Lung Institute
Dovehouse Street, London SW3 6LY               Email: k.dixon@imperial.ac.uk
Telephone: + 44 (0) 20 7351 8172               Fax: + 44 (0) 20 7351 8246

Symposium Fee: £160




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Registration Details

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                       5th INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON COUGH

                                  26 -28 JUNE 2008


                              POSTER APPLICATION


The organizers are particularly keen to encourage posters and, at this symposium,
more time will be allocated to poster viewing, and the poster discussion period will be
longer and more focused.
However space is limited and places will be allocated on a first-come first-served
basis.

Please return the following information as soon as possible:

I/we would like to present a poster entitled:

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Authors:………………………………………………………………………………….

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Corresponding author, address and e-
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I/we will submit the abstract of our poster not later than May 23, 2008

The absence of an abstract may prevent the poster from being accepted.




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Please return this form and the abstract to:
Karina Dixon
Events Office
National Heart and Lung Institute
London SW3 6LY, UK
E-mail: k.dixon@imperial.ac.uk




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