Awards for Best Poster Presentations 2011

Kindly supported by Allen & Hanburys through an unrestricted educational grant

First Prize: Dr Rebecca Wolfe, Respiratory Research Division, Dept of Medicine, RCSI, Beaumont Hospital, for her presentation: Alpha-1 Antitrypsin: A Novel TNF-Alpha Blocker?

Second Prize: Dr K. Murphy, School of Nursing and Midwifery, NUI Galway for her presentation: ‘The Effectiveness of a Structured Education Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programme for Improving the Health Status of People with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD): The PRINCE Study

Third Prize: Dr Christine Costello, UCD School of Medicine and Medical Science, Conway Institute for her presentation: A Role for the CXCL12 Receptor, CXCR7, in the Pathogenesis of Human Pulmonary Vascular Disease

Dr Costello pictured receiving her award from Dr Stephen McDonough, Medical Director, Allen & Hanburys with Dr Edward McKone, President the Irish Thoracic Society