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Professor Arnaud Bourdin, MD, PhD

Hôpital Arnaud de Villeneuve, University of Montpellier, France

Arnaud Bourdin is Head of Pulmonology, consultant, and Professor of Respiratory Medicine at Arnaud de Villeneuve Hospital. Professor Bourdin gained both his MD and PhD from the University of Montpellier, and was subsequently a Fellow at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.

His scientific research interests include the pathophysiology and management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and the mechanisms and treatment of severe asthma. Professor Bourdin leads a clinical research group investigating innovative treatments for asthma, COPD, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and pulmonary hypertension. He has acted as Principal Investigator for a number of trials in asthma and COPD, including the COBRA study.

Professor Bourdin is an Organising Committee Member of JEAS – Journées d’échange sur l’asthme sévère, co-president of the French Asthma & Allergy Group G2A, and a member of the editorial team and reviewer for three international journals: Respiratory Research, BMC Public Health and La Revue des Maladies Respiratoires. He is also a member of the European Respiratory Society, for which he has acted as Chair and speaker for the past 10 years. Professor Bourdin is the French correspondent for SHARP (European Asthma Registries) and in the ISAR steering committee. He has co-authored more than 170 peer-reviewed articles, reviews, and monographs.