Day of the Lung Science | DETERMINANTS OF LUNG HEALTH THROUGH THE LIFE COURSE

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 15:00
Day of the Lung Science | DETERMINANTS OF LUNG HEALTH THROUGH THE LIFE COURSE

There is now growing consensus that chronic lung diseases such as asthma and COPD have their origins early in life, even in utero, and are influenced by several factors that affect lung development during the critical time of rapid organogenesis and growth. Sub-optimal infant lung function has been associated with wheezing illnesses and respiratory tract infections in children and, asthma and COPD in adults. In this session, we shall discuss the risk factors for sub-optimal lung function and development of lung diseases at the different stages of life, and how they can be prevented. See poster for details.