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Program

2019 American Cough Conference
Draft Agenda

 

Friday, June 7

8:30 - 8:45
  Chairman’s Introduction - Peter Dicpinigaitis - New York, USA
8:45 - 9:15  

Introductory lecture - Brendan Canning-Baltimore, USA

Translational cough research: what are the best animal models and methods to inform cough drug development

9:15 - 10:30  

New Concepts in Cough Evaluation and Therapy -  Chair: Peter Dicpinigaitis

Roger Dmochowski - Nashville, USA - The urinary and respiratory systems: what are the links?

  1. Fan Chung - London, UK - Cough Hypersensitivity Syndrome: what is its relevance in the clinic?

Laura Dominguez - San Antonio, USA - Superior laryngeal nerve block for chronic cough

10:30 - 10:50   Coffee & exhibits
10:50 - 12:05  

Challenges in Cough Management - Chair: Jacky Smith

Krishna Sundar - Salt Lake City, USA -Update on cough and obstructive sleep apnea syndrome

Surinder Birring - London, UK - Cough in IPF and ILD

Michael Benninger - Cleveland, USA -Tachyphylaxis and dependence in pharmacotherapy for chronic cough: an ENT perspective

12:05 - 13:20  

Diagnostic Insights into Chronic Cough – Chair: Lorcan McGarvey

  1. Prakash Gyawala - St. Louis, USA-Chronic cough is associated with long breaks in esophageal peristaltic integrity on high-resolution manometry

Richard Fletcher - Cambridge, USA - Voluntary cough sounds in diagnosing and screening for respiratory disease

Alyn Morice - Hull, UK - Cough challenge: what it tells us
13:20 - 14:15  

Lunch & exhibits

14:15 - 16:30   Oral Abstract Presentations – Chairs: Peter Dicpinigaitis; Brendan Canning
   

Presentation of John Widdicombe Award

 

Saturday, June 8

9:00 - 10:40  

New Developments in Cough Pharmacotherapy – Chairs: K. Fan Chung, Surinder Birring

Maria Belvisi - London, UK - Mechanistic insights into the role of ATP in chronic cough

TBA (Merck) - Update on MK-7264 clinical trials

Jacky Smith - Manchester, UK - Update on Neurokinin NK-1 antitussive studies

James Ellis - Boston, USA - Sodium channel modulators as potential antitussives

10:40 - 11:00  

Coffee & exhibits

11:00 - 12:15  

Chronic Cough in Distinct Populations – Chair: Alyn Morice

Ahmad Kantar - Bergamo, Italy - Chronic cough in children: key differences compared with adults

Kefang Lai - Guangzhou, China - Cough in China: patient profile, and importance of smoking & air pollution

Lorcan McGarvey - Belfast, N. Ireland - Collaborative/networking initiatives in cough

12:15 - 12:30   Chairman’s Closing Remarks (12:15-12:30)
12:30  

Lunch