lecture theatre

Latest research findings and evolving ideas on the importance of cough in clinical disease

Course details


3 days

27 - 29 June 2018

£400 - Full course
£250 - Day rate

Margaret Turner Warwick Education Centre
Imperial College London
Royal Brompton Campus
Dovehouse Street
London SW3 6LY

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This series of  International symposia on Cough was started by Professor John  Widdicombe in 1999. 
This Symposium will gather clinicians and scientists for a review and discussion of the latest research findings and evolving ideas regarding the importance of cough in clinical disease, the latest thoughts on pathophysiological mechanisms, on current and future treatments of cough. 
The Symposium will include state-of–the-art lectures, round-table discussions and poster presentations. There will be plenty of opportunities to interact with the International faculty of clinicians and scientists and there is a chance for researchers to present work in the form of posters that will be discussed during plenary sessions.
There will be a specially-invited John Widdicombe lecture and a prize for the best poster presentation.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand the mechanisms underlying cough hypersensitivity syndrome
  • Have a greater knowledge of chronic cough associated with various common respiratory disorder
  • Have insight into the current management of patients with chronic cough
  • Will hear about the recent advances in antitussive therapies

Target audience

Respiratory clinicians, physiotherapists, language and speech therapists, basic scientists and physiologists in sensory neurophysiology, clinical scientists in cough/pain/itch, pharmacologists, pharmaceutical company scientists, and clinicians.  

Key speakers

  • Stephen McMahon, Kings College London
  • Lorcan McGarvey, Queen’s University, Belfast, UK  
  • Stuart Mazzone, University of Queensland, Australia  
  • Lu-Yuan Lee, University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington, USA  
  • Maria Belvisi, NHLI, Imperial College, London 
  • Brad Undem, John Hopkins, USA   
  • Peter Dicpinigaitis, New York, USA  
  • Kefang Lai, Guangzhou, China  
  • Anthony Ford, Afferent, California, USA  
  • Alyn Morice, Hull, UK
  • Kay Wang, Oxford 

Course organiser

Terms and conditions

Terms and conditions

Cancellations must be received in writing one calendar month before each course and will be subject to an administration charge of £50-£150 depending on the course. Cancellations received within a month of the course cannot be accepted and the attendee will be liable for the full course fee. Substitutions may be made at any time.
The organiser cannot accept liability for cost incurred in the event of a course having to be cancelled as a result of circumstances beyond its reasonable control.