Prof. Robert Stockley University Hospital, Birmingham, UK1 Talk
Robert Stockley is currently Professor of Medicine at the University Hospital Birmingham and Director of Research and Development for the University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust. Professor Stockley has a long-standing interest in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) with particular reference to airway inflammation, proteinases and anti-proteinases, and especially the... read morerole of the neutrophils, bacteria and exacerbations. He acts as advisor to many pharmaceutical companies on the design and delivery of phase 2 and 3 clinical trials, and has been principal investigator for several large multinational trials in COPD. Professor Stockley organizes the UK alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency database and established the international registry for the deficiency. He is currently coordinating multicentre trials of augmentation therapy and alveolar regeneration in patients with this deficiency.