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New Frontiers in the prevention of COPD Exacerbations

-As part of our famous spectacular scientific events, MINAPHARM in collaboration with OM pharma organized this year the first Broncho-Vaxom standalone symposium discussing “New frontiers in the prevention of COPD Exacerbations” which took its place in Dubai. - More than 30 Eminent Pulmonologists from different universities all over Egypt (Ain Shams, Cairo, Alexandria, Mansoura, Tanta, Assiut Universities) also doctors from the Gulf area attended the symposium.

Scientific Topics

• Introduction on “Burden of COPD. • “Immunology of COPD exacerbations and the role for Immunomodulators”. • “Prevention of Exacerbations, thinking beyond the Guidelines”. • Interactive Case Presentations.

The Event Chairman

Prof. Mohamed Awad TAG EL-DIN
(Professor and Consultant of Thoracic Diseases, Ain Shams University, Former Minister of Health and Population, Former President of Ain Shams University, President of the Egyptian Society of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis)

- He gave a brief on COPD definition according to (GOLD guidelines, ERS, ATS, NHLBI, ESCT (Egyptian Society of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis)). - Estimated Prevalence of COPD in the Middle East. - Brief on COPD exacerbations and its impact on quality of life. - Role of Airway infections especially Bacterial Infections in COPD exacerbations.


Prof. Dario OLIVEIRI (Guest Speaker)
(Professor of Respiratory Medicine, Parma University, Italy)
Prof. Hesham TARRAF
(Professor of Internal Medicine & Allergy, Cairo University)


The Symposium was a great opportunity to exchange medical experience and raising the awareness of the ongoing unmet medical need in COPD among the professors and the audience. The Symposium concluded that Broncho-Vaxom® is an effective prophylactic measure widely used by Pulmonologists in the field of respiratory diseases as it stimulates the immune system and the body’s natural defence against a wide spectrum of respiratory pathogens.
-So that, The prevention of COPD exacerbations with Broncho-Vaxom can decrease   symptoms, the number and the severity of exacerbations, thus modifying the natural course of the disease and costs.

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