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Title: Proceedings of the 2nd BEAT-PCD conference and 3rd PCD training school: part 1.
Authors: Halbeisen, Florian
Hogg, Claire
Alanin, Mikkel C.
Bukowy-Bieryllo, Zuzanna
Dasi, Francisco
Duncan, Julie
Friend, Amanda
Goutaki, Myrofora
Jackson, Claire
Keenan, Victoria
Harris, Amanda
Hirst, Robert A.
Latzin, Philipp
Marsh, Gemma
Nielsen, Kim
Norris, Dominic
Pellicer, Daniel
Reula, Ana
Rubbo, Bruna
Rumman, Nisreen
Shoemark, Amelia
Walker, Woolf T.
Kuehni, Claudia E.
Lucas, Jane S.
First Published: 2018
Presented at: 2nd BEAT-PCD Conference and Training School / 3rd PCD Training School, Valencia, Spain;
Start Date: 18-Apr-2017
End Date: 21-Apr-2017
Publisher: BioMed Central
Citation: BMC Proceedings, 2018, 12 (Suppl 2), pg. 1
Abstract: 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.
DOI Link: 10.1186/s12919-018-0098-9
eISSN: 1753-6561
Version: Publisher Version
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Conference Paper
Rights: Copyright © the authors, 2018. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. The Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication waiver ( applies to the data made available in this article, unless otherwise stated.
Description: For data and materials relating to this document please contact the corresponding author, Prof Jane Lucas
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