PATS at BTS Winter 2019

PATS attended the British Thoracic Society Winter Meeting from 4 to 6 December 2019 held in London, UK.

Various topics including asthma, pulmonary rehabilitation, smoking cessation, COPD, lung cancer and other respiratory challenges were addressed during the meeting. 

The BTS Global Health Initiative was launched on 5 December.  During the launch, delegates were addressed by Dr Jeremiah Chakaya Muhwa (Past President of The Union – International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease); Prof Kevin Mortimer (chair of the Initiative); Dr Paul Walker (BTS Honorary Treasurer), and Prof Refiloe Masekela (PATS Vice President). 

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The Global Health Group will initially focus on Africa and involve close partnership between BTS and PATS. More details regarding the group’s initiatives will follow.  Also in attendance from PATS were Dr Joe Aluoch (President); Dr Uju Ozoh (PATS MECOR Co-Director); and Dr Amsalu Binegdie (PATS Congress chair).