Welcome to Malmö, September 26-27, 2013!
We are pleased to welcome you to Malmö, September 26-27, 2013, for the 50 Year Jubilee Symposium on the Discovery of Alpha 1-Antitrypsin Deficiency.
In 1962, Professor Carl-Bertil Laurell discovered hereditary Alpha 1-Antitrypsin deficiency, and the first paper on association between severe alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency and pulmonary emphysema was published by him and Professor Sten Eriksson in 1963. The discovery was a starting point of a new research area on pathophysiology of pulmonary emphysema, and has also led to current understanding behind development of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Today, we also know that severe Alpha 1-Antitrypsin deficiency is a risk factor for liver disease in children and adults, and that Alpha 1-Antitrypsin plays an important role in host defences.
The program covers clinical, epidemiological and biochemical aspects on lung and liver disease in alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency including internationally recognized state-of-the-art lecturers. The social programme includes dinner at the top of Turning Torso. We invite all doctors and researchers interested in Alpha 1-Antitrypsin deficiency to join us for this translational and interdisciplinary meeting.
Abstracts are accepted for poster presentation. Please, find the instructions for abstract submission to the left.
We warmly welcome you to Malmö in September.
For the organizing committee