The 2011 edition has focused on advances in the management of asthma and COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease bronchus) with the objective of updating the 600 international specialists who took part at the Conference on the most advanced treatment options, including relational techniques to improve patient compliance.
The 2011 edition of the prize was awarded to Dr. Michael Kormann (University of Tübingen, Germany) for an article published earlier this year in Nature Biotechnology entitled ‘Expression of therapeutic proteins after delivery of chemically modified mRNA in mice.
Confernce -Il Sole 24 Ore: importance of the psychological aspect and impact on clinical outcome in patients with chronic obstructive respiratory diseases.
The Chiesi Foundation has organized a meeting, in collaboration with Il Sole 24 Ore Sanità, with the aim of promoting the comparison among the different stakeholders and the various professionals involved on the role of psychological aspects in the management of patient chronic obstructive respiratory diseases and consequent determination of clinically relevant outcomes. Objective of the Conference was to increase awareness of the importance and impact of these issues, share experiences and propose possible improvements in quality of care.
In the field of publications and support to associations of patients, in 2011 we have sponsored an important bilingual publication created by Italian Lymphangioleiomyomatosis Association: -Meditation through breathing, a guide on yoga, breathing and meditation to promote a State of well-being and overall health
The proceeds of the book was fully donated to LAM who is in charge of promoting research for a cure urgently against this type of rare disease.
In 2011 we continued support to the study on the relevance of small Airways in respiratory diseases in collaboration with the Centre for research into respiratory diseases at the University of Ferrara.
Started thanks to the support of the founding three additional research projects:
-behavioral strategies, clinical-functional parameters and therapeutic options in asthma, Università degli Studi di Parma
-population study for evaluation of onset and progression of cognitive impairment in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease of the Airways (COPD), Università degli Studi di Verona.
-allelic variations and mutations of the genes related to surfactant in diffuse pulmonary disease of adult, child and infant Jesus Hospital in Rome