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International Severe Asthma Forum (ISAF 2020)

The EAACI 5th International Severe Asthma Forum 2020 (ISAF 2020) will take place from 22 – 24 October 2020, in Rome Italy.

On behalf of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI), we are delighted to welcome you to Rome for the 5th International Severe Asthma Forum (ISAF) from 22 to 24 October 2020.

Following the growing success of the previous ISAF meetings (Gothenburg 2012, Athens 2014, Manchester 2016, and Madrid 2018), the aim of ISAF 2020 is to bring together scientists and clinicians of different specialties (i.e. allergy, respiratory medicine, immunology, ENT, paediatrics), nurses, pharmacists and allied care providers, with every degree of professional experience, at a focused meeting entirely dedicated to severe asthma in both the adult and paediatric populations.

Patients with severe asthma account for 5-10% of asthmatics, but their quality of life is significantly impacted, and their care is estimated to cause more than 60% of the costs associated with the disease, therefore imposing a significant socio-economic burden. Considerable progress in understanding and managing severe asthma has been made in the last years and the complexity and heterogeneity underpinning the disease is beginning to be revealed. Major advances include formulation of a standardized definition, identifications of disease patterns, targets and biomarkers, updated evidence-based guidelines and the availability of novel personalized treatments.

ISAF is a cutting edge and evidence-based EAACI Focused Meeting with a scientific programme including a broad range of session formats and designed to facilitate interactive and stimulating discussions. Among key-topics of the 2020 edition there will be precision medicine, electronic-health, big-data, microbiome, pharmacogenomics, medical devices, breathomics and regulatory aspects. Special relevance will be also given to severe asthma in children and during pregnancy. ISAF participation will hopefully facilitate the translation of emerging research findings into clinical practice and favour scientific collaborations. We encourage speakers and participants from all over the world to share their knowledge and expertise with us and partake in a truly iterative interdisciplinary dialogue.

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