CfA seminar: Mechanisms in exercise-induced bronchoconstriction: The state of the art of a medical problem for athletes as well as asthmatics in general
Speaker: Professor Sandra D. Anderson, Department of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, University of Sydney, Australia.
Coffee and tea served 15:30. Welcome!
About the speaker
Professor Sandra Anderson from Sydney is a respiratory physiologist and a world leader in asthma provoked by exercise with a particular interest in athletes. She has published over 250 peer-reviewed papers, as well as 80 book chapters and reviews on exercise-induced bronchoconstriction (EIB). She demonstrated that evaporative water loss from the airway surface is the likely cause of bronchoconstriction and developed tests using hyperosmolar aerosols in order to provoke ‘EIB’ without exercise. She developed a test using dry powder mannitol to identify currently active asthma and to follow response to treatment. From 2001-2011 she was a member of the independent asthma panel of the International Olympic Committee – Medical Commission where, with others, she outlined test criteria to establish a diagnosis of asthma, a pre requisite for enabling use of medications by competitive athletes. In the seminar she will summarise her vast experience on EIB and report on some recent new data.
Professor Anderson is visiting KI in her capacity as co-supervisor of Johan Bood who will defend his thesis “Studies of exercise-induced bronchoconstriction to define protective mechanisms in asthma” on 12th June, 9:00 in Lecture Hall R64, Karolinska University Hospital Huddinge.