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Severe asthma patient conference

Time: 10:30 – 16:30 CET


Join us on Saturday 21 January 2023 from 10:30 -16.30 CET for a free online patient conference focused on severe asthma.

The conference will be co-chaired by a person living with severe asthma and a healthcare professional. It will feature:

  • expert presentations
  • patient experiences, and
  • the chance to ask questions to the experts.

Register now to join us for this exciting event.

Speakers, chairs and contributors

The conference will be co-chaired by Ms Olivia Fulton, a person living with severe asthma and Professor Ratko Djukanovic, a professor of respiratory medicine at the University of Southampton.

Speakers include:

  • Kjeld Hansen, ELF Chair, Norway
  • Dr Ramesh Kurukulaaratchy, University of Southampton, UK
  • Professor Vanessa McDonald, University of Newcastle, Australia
  • Dominique Hamerlijnck, Patient advocate, Netherlands
  • Dr Anneke Ten Brinke, Medical Centre Leeuwarden, Netherlands
  • Karen Vande Casteele, Patient advocate, Belgium
  • Luciano Cattani, Patient advocate, Italy
  • Professor Renaud Louis, University of Liège, Belgium
  • Dr Rolf Wolters, Nederlands Astmacentrum Davos, Switzerland
  • Professor Sven-Erik Dahlén, Karolinska Institute, Sweden
  • Professor Celeste Porsbjerg, Bispebjerg og Frederiksberg Hospital and Centre for Translational Research, Denmark


Presentations will be from both patient and medical experts and will address the following topics:

  • Overview of severe asthma and patient experiences
  • Current treatments
  • Choosing the right treatment
  • Severe asthma and pregnancy
  • Non-pharmacological treatments
  • Living with severe asthma
  • Getting the most out of severe asthma care
  • New research and treatments

Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions to the speakers.

A full programme will be available on our website very soon. Register now to receive updates.

Language options

The conference will be held in English with subtitles.

We will provide a live transcription service to allow attendees to follow the conference using subtitles in their own language. The following languages will be available: Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Dutch, English, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian (Bahasa), Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Tamil, Thai, Turkish, Vietnamese.


Help promote the event

We have put together a promotion pack to help you spread the word about this event. This includes sample social media posts, an email and images with various dimensions for different social media platforms. If you are a healthcare professional and would like to advertise this event to patients in clinic, you can download the poster with a QR card. There is also a version with blank space so you can input the text in your own language. We are grateful for your support to help promote this event!

Support ELF events

ELF does not charge for its events. We want to make sure they are available to anybody who wishes to join. To ensure we can keep doing this we ask that those who can afford to consider making a donation. We are grateful to everyone who supports us in this way and helps lung health patients to have their voices heard.


This event is supported by SHARP, the Severe Heterogenous Asthma Research collaboration, Patient-centred, a Clinical Research Collaboration funded by the European Respiratory Society.

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