Conference Speaker

Leonardo Fabbri, University of Modena & Reggio Emilia, Italy

Leonardo Fabbri

Leonardo Fabbri is Professor of Respiratory Medicine, Director of the Section of Respiratory Diseases and of the Department of Oncology, Hematology and Respiratory Diseases of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia.

He received doctorate in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Padua on 1972 (110/110 summa cum laude), Board in Occupational Medicine from the University of Padua on 1975 (70/70 summa cum laude) and Board on Respiratory Medicine from the University of Bologna on 1978 (70/70 summa cum laude).

He has been a Visiting Research Fellow at the Department of Respiratory Diseases of Tulane University and at the Cardiovascular Research Institute at the University of California, San Francisco, USA.

He has served as Editor of the European Respiratory Review and of the European Respiratory Monograph and as Associate Editor of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. From 2004 he is Associate Editor of the European Respiratory Journal, from 2010 of the European Journal of Clinical Investigation and from 2012 of The Lancet Respiratory Medicine.

He leads a multicenter research group carrying on clinical trials on the role of inflammation in asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases. He published more than 300 papers in peer-reviewed journals.

He was member of the Executive Committee of the Global Initiative on Asthma (GINA) from 1990 to 2001; member of the Scientific Committee of the Global Initiative on Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) from 1997 to 2005 and from 2009 to date; Chairman of the Scientific Committee of the Global Initiative on Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) 2001-2004; member of the Workshop Panel of the Global Initiative on Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) from 2001 to September 2005; chairman of the Executive Committee of the Global Initiative on Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) from 2004 to September 2005.

Prof. Leonardo Fabbri was elected vice-president of the ERS in September 2005, with mandate to become President Elect (2006-7), President (2007-8), and Past president (2008-9).

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