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Key Dates:  
Conference Dates Saturday 31 March to Wednesday 4 April
Abstract submission CLOSED
Early bird registration closes 13 February 2012

Keynote Speakers
Ian M Adcock is Professor of Respiratory Cell & Molecular Biology and Head of the Molecular Cell Biology Group at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London. He is an internationally recognised scientist in the field of airway disease and inflammation. His major research areas include the effects of corticosteroids on inflammatory mediators in asthma and COPD, and his long-term interest in the mechanisms underlying steroid insensitivity in severe asthma and COPD

Peter J Barnes is Professor of Thoracic Medicine and Head of Airway Disease at the National Heart and Lung Institute and Honorary Consultant Physician at Royal Brompton Hospital, London. His research is focused on cellular and molecular mechanisms of asthma and COPD, understanding and developing therapies and research into biomarkers for these diseases. He is also involved in multidisciplinary translational research, integrating basic science with clinical studies, providing novel insights into common airway diseases.

José J Venegas is Professor of Medicine in the Department of Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, Harvard Medical School, USA. He is a scientist working in the areas of asthma, COPD and ARDS, combining functional imaging with Positron Emission Tomography (PET) with computational modeling in a unique manner to investigate the pathophysiology of disease. His novel computational model of asthmatic bronchoconstriction had a major impact on the understanding of the mechanisms of asthma physiology, and his more recent work includes measuring airway inflammation in COPD with PET.

Canberra became the site for the newly federated nation of Australia in 1908. The city's national museums and attractions hold and share the treasures of our nation. See our country and people through the eyes of our artists, and experience Australian character through sound and film, books and exhibitions. Celebrate Australia's proud sporting achievements, delve into our political history, and indigenous culture, and reflect on our young nation's experience on the international stage. Canberra is a fantastic base from which to explore the many treasures of the surrounding region, offering more than 30 wineries, as well as historic townships, quiet coastlines, the lush southern highlands and the alpine roof of Australia in the famous Snowy Mountains.

Whatever your interest in respiratory medicine or life outside, the 2012 ASM has something for you to enjoy and we look forward to seeing you in Canberra in 2012.

Richard Wood-Baker
Chair, TSANZ Central Program Committee
Greg King


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