Proceedings of the 3rd BEAT-PCD Conference and 4th PCD Training School.

Farley, Hannah; Rubbo, Bruna; Bukowy-Bieryllo, Zuzanna; Fassad, Mahmoud; Goutaki, Myrofora; Harman, Katharine; Hogg, Claire; Kuehni, Claudia E; Lopes, Susana; Nielsen, Kim G; Norris, Dominic P; Reula, Ana; Rumman, Nisreen; Shoemark, Amelia; Wilkins, Hannah; Wisse, Agatha; Lucas, Jane S; Marthin, June K (2018). Proceedings of the 3rd BEAT-PCD Conference and 4th PCD Training School. BMC Proceedings, 12(Suppl 16), p. 64. BioMed Central 10.1186/s12919-018-0161-6

Farley BMCProc 2018.pdf - Published Version
Available under License Creative Commons: Attribution (CC-BY).

Download (1MB) | Preview

Primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) is a chronic suppurative airways disease that is usually recessively inherited and has marked clinical phenotypic heterogeneity. Classic symptoms include neonatal respiratory distress, chronic rhinitis since early childhood, chronic otitis media, recurrent airway infections leading to bronchiectasis, chronic sinusitis, laterality defects with and without congenital heart disease including abnormal situs in approximately 50% of the cases, and male infertility. Lung function deteriorates progressively from childhood throughout life. '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 third BEAT-PCD conference and fourth PCD training school were held jointly in February 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal. 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.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)


04 Faculty of Medicine > Pre-clinic Human Medicine > Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM)
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Endocrinology (DFKE) > Clinic of Paediatric Medicine

UniBE Contributor:

Goutaki, Myrofora; Kühni, Claudia and Wisse, Agatha Catarina


600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 360 Social problems & social services




BioMed Central




Anette van Dorland

Date Deposited:

09 May 2019 11:06

Last Modified:

05 Dec 2022 15:28

Publisher DOI:


PubMed ID:


Uncontrolled Keywords:

Chronic respiratory disease Multidisciplinary Primary ciliary dyskinesia




Actions (login required)

Edit item Edit item
Provide Feedback