About the Meeting

The Difficult Lung Disease meeting series is an annual national meeting hosted by the University of Sheffield. It is a practical clinical teaching meeting focusing on case-based learning, typically in areas where management is challenging and evidence is incomplete, or knowledge is rapidly evolving.

Sheffield is proud to host the DLD meeting series. Running since 2008, it initially focused on severe asthma, but since 2010 has expanded to address any currently challenging area of respiratory medicine.

The meeting is aimed at respiratory medicine specialists (consultants and SpRs), and is also of interest and relevant to specialist nurses. Sessions are led by local and national experts in disease topics, and are uniquely focused in a strong case-based teaching style.

The DLD series is not run for profit. Meeting costs are minimised wherever possible, whilst maintaining a high quality meeting with superb speakers in a good environment. Costs are offset by an unrestricted educational grant from GSK who have supported the meeting since its inception. GSK has no input into the programme, and no trade stands at the meeting. To keep costs down, no abstract books are produced, and the speakers receive no fees.

Our aim is to create the best clinical teaching meeting for the smallest cost. Each year’s meeting is designed based on feedback from the previous year’s event. If you have any questions or queries about the meeting, please contact its founder and organiser, Professor Ian Sabroe (i.sabroe@sheffield.ac.uk)