The John Widdicombe Award
for Best Oral Abstract

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About John Widdicombe

Professor John Guy Widdicombe was a respiratory physiologist with a career long interest in cough.


He studied medicine at New College, Oxford, UK, and did his clinical training at St Bartholomew's Hospital Medical College, London, where he was later a Senior Lecturer and later as first Professor and Chairman of the Department of Physiology. He served as Medical Research Council Scholar at the Nuffield Institute for Medical Research in Oxford.

After retirement, John continued to publish and was active in the scientific community and founded the first International Cough Symposium, held every 2 years in London.


He was also influential in the founding of the American Cough Conference?


We dedicated the award to his???


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Past Winners

2021     Laurie Slovarp, University of Montana, USA

2019     Miranda Wright, University of Utah, USA

2017     Anne Vertigan, Hunter Medical Research Institute, Australia

2015     Helen Fowles, University of Hull, UK

2013     Rebecca Clarke, Queens University, Belfast