Annual Congress Vienna 2012

Saturday, 01.09.2012
Sunday, 02.09.2012
Monday, 03.09.2012
Tuesday, 04.09.2012
Wednesday, 05.09.2012

Citations should be made in the following way: Authors. Title. Eur Respir J 2012; 40: Suppl. 56, abstract number.

Autoimmunity in airways disease

Chairs: G. Anderson (Parkville, Australia), M. Cosio (Padova, Italy)
Aims: The aims of this symposium are:
- to appreciate the clinical evidence for a role for an autoimmune component in patients with airways disease;
- to understand the cellular and molecular pathways that drive autoimmunity and tolerance to self proteins and how this may be defective in COPD, for example;
- to obtain an overview as to the potential for new therapeutic approaches in patients with an autoimmune component to their disease.
Outlook: what will the future bring?
G. Joos (Ghent, Belgium)
Slide presentationMultimedia files
Slide presentationMultimedia files