AstraZeneca provide insight into biomarkers and personalised treatment at Asthma & COPD 2017

Posted: 16 January 2017 | | No comments yet

SMi’s 13th annual Asthma & COPD conference returns to London on the 29 and 30 March 2017…


Returning to London in March, Asthma & COPD 2017 will address the current challenges within the field of Asthma & COPD and will focus towards development and strategy for industry leaders. The agenda will highlight cutting edge strategies and solutions for these two diseases.

The exclusive speaker line-up will feature senior respiratory figures from big Pharma such as AstraZeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim, GSK, Teva, MedImmune, Mylan, Janssen, Glenmark Pharmaceuticals and Actavis.

“AstraZeneca’s (AZN) Respiratory segment, one of the company’s growth platforms, is a key focus area of development. The segment’s contribution was 19.5% of total revenues in 3Q16, and its key products are Symbicort and Pulmicort.”1

With AstraZeneca playing a big role in the respiratory community, SMi are delighted that they will be providing two addresses across the event.

Marianna Alacqua, Senior Global Medical Affairs Leader of Respiratory Biologics will be presenting on ‘Application of biomarkers and patients characteristics to personalise treatment of Asthma & COPD’. She will begin by discussing the current clinical unmet needs in both respiratory diseases and then move on to the topic of biomarkers. Marianna will explore how useful they are in identifying disease phenotype and disease course and using biomarkers to develop targeted therapeutics for both Asthma & COPD. Alongside this she will speak on the multidimensional approach to delivering the right treatment to the right patient

On day two, Outi Vaarala, Head of Translational Biology will provide an address on ‘Identifying novel biomarkers to determine patient response disease types’. She will talk on the development of novel biomarkers for eosinophilic respiratory disease and mixed T-cell asthma as well as identifying epigenetic drivers in respiratory disease.

A CPD certified pre-conference workshop will be hosted alongside the conference by Cambridge Consultants.

There is currently an early bird offer available; book by 31 January to save £100 off the conference price. Register at

For sponsorship packages: Contact Alia Malick on +44 (0)20 7827 6168 or email [email protected]

For delegate enquiries: Contact Ameenah Begum on +44 (0)20 7827 6166 or email [email protected]

For media enquiries, contact Zoe Gale on +44 20 7827 6138 or [email protected]

13th annual Asthma & COPD
29-30 March 2017
London, UK  
Contact e-mail: [email protected]
Contact tel: +44 (0) 207 827 6166