Proceedings of the 2nd BEAT-PCD conference and 3rd PCD training school: part 1

Florian Halbeisen, Claire Hogg, Mikkel C Alanin, Zuzanna Bukowy-Bieryllo, Francisco Dasi, Julie Duncan, Amanda Friend, Myrofora Goutaki, Claire Jackson, Victoria Keenan, Amanda Harris, Robert A Hirst, Philipp Latzin, Gemma Marsh, Kim Nielsen, Dominic Norris, Daniel Pellicer, Ana Reula, Bruna Rubbo, Nisreen RummanAmelia Shoemark, Woolf T Walker, Claudia E Kuehni, Jane S Lucas*

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Primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) is a rare heterogenous condition that causes progressive suppurative lung disease, chronic rhinosinusitis, chronic otitis media, infertility and abnormal situs. 'Better Experimental Approaches to Treat Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia' (BEAT-PCD) is a network of scientists and clinicians coordinating research from basic science through to clinical care with the intention of developing treatments and diagnostics that lead to improved long-term outcomes for patients. BEAT-PCD activities are supported by EU funded COST Action (BM1407). The second BEAT-PCD conference, and third PCD training school were held jointly in April 2017 in Valencia, Spain. Presentations and workshops focussed on advancing the knowledge and skills relating to PCD in: basic science, epidemiology, diagnostic testing, clinical management and clinical trials. The multidisciplinary conference provided an interactive platform for exchanging ideas through a program of lectures, poster presentations, breakout sessions and workshops. Three working groups met to plan consensus statements. Progress with BEAT-PCD projects was shared and new collaborations were fostered. In this report, we summarize the meeting, highlighting developments made during the meeting.

Original languageEnglish
JournalSpie Proceedings
Issue numberSuppl 2
Pages (from-to)1
Publication statusPublished - 5 Mar 2018


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