Inhaled drugs: within and beyond the lungsSymposium Chairs:
Sunalene Devadason (Subiaco, Australia), Omar Usmani (London, United Kingdom)Aims:
An ERS/ISAM society joint session. This session will showcase the latest developments in inhalation medicine and cutting-edge aerosol science. The audience will hear the experiences of patients with respiratory disease and the impact inhalers have on their lives; learn about the efficiency with which new inhaler devices and nebulisers treat asthma and COPD; appreciate the influence of psychological and behavioural factors on patient non-adherence to inhaled therapy; and be aware of the novel developments in aerosol science that utilise the lungs as a portal for systemic drug delivery.Target audience:
Multidisciplinary professionals involved in aerosol science and drug delivery to the lungs, including doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, psychologists, scientists, and general respiratory healthcare professionals involved in inhalation medicine.