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Review of the British Thoracic Society Winter Meeting 2021, 24–26 November 2021
  1. Akhilesh Jha1,
  2. Tom Ward2,
  3. Steven Walker3,
  4. Amanda T Goodwin4,
  5. James D Chalmers5
  1. 1 Department of Medicine, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
  2. 2 Department of Respiratory Sciences, University of Leicester, Leicester, UK
  3. 3 School of Clinical Sciences, University of Bristol Academic Respiratory Unit, Westbury on Trym, UK
  4. 4 Nottingham NIHR Respiratory Biomedical Research Centre, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK
  5. 5 Division of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, University of Dundee, Dundee, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Akhilesh Jha, Department of Medicine, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 0QQ, UK; aj580{at}


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 the key symposia and presentations from the BTS Winter Meeting 2021 held online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • COVID-19
  • Innate Immunity
  • Respiratory Infection
  • Interstitial Fibrosis
  • Lung Cancer
  • Pleural Disease
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Long Term Oxygen Therapy (LTOT)

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  • Contributors AJ, TW, SW and ATG reviewed the congress symposia and drafted the manuscript. JC reviewed and revised 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 declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.