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Review of the British Thoracic Society Winter Meeting 2018, 5–7 December 2018, London, UK
  1. Amanda T Goodwin1,
  2. Aran Singanayagam2,
  3. Gisli Jenkins1
  1. 1 Nottingham NIHR Respiratory Biomedical Research Centre, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK
  2. 2 COPD and Asthma Section, National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London, London, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Amanda T Goodwin, Nottingham NIHR Respiratory Biomedical Research Centre, University of Nottingham, Nottingham NG7 2RD, UK; Amanda.Goodwin{at}nottingham.ac.uk

Abstract

Introduction The Winter Meeting of the British Thoracic Society (BTS) is a platform for the latest clinical and scientific research in respiratory medicine. This review summarises some key symposia and presentations from the BTS Winter Meeting 2018.

Methods Key symposia and research presentations from the BTS Winter Meeting 2018 were attended and reviewed by the authors.

Results The seminal messages from the latest clinical and scientific research covering a range of respiratory diseases, including asthma, interstitial lung disease, infection, cystic fibrosis, pulmonary vascular disease, pleural disease and occupational lung disease were summarised in this review.

Discussion The BTS Winter Meeting 2018 brought the very best of respiratory research to an audience of scientists, physicians, nurses and allied health professionals. The Winter Meeting continues to be a highlight of the UK respiratory research calendar, and we look forward to the next meeting in December 2019.

  • asthma
  • occupational lung disease
  • pleural disease
  • idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
  • primary pulmonary hypertension
  • respiratory infection
  • COPD pathology
  • cystic fibrosis
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  • Contributors All authors contributed to the preparation of the manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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