ISAR Meeting, AstraZeneca Symposium at Taiwan Respiratory Week

The ISAR team had the opportunity to meet with Taiwanese collaborators on May 4, 2019, during the Taiwan Respiratory Week.

Over 30 professionals gathered to understand the ISAR initiative and its impact on severe asthma research, and were delighted to help bring this international academic project to Taiwan this year!



Taiwan country lead, Professor Steve Perng, was instrumental in extending a warm welcome to the Taiwan site investigators for joining the ISAR initiative. This country-wide meeting provided a kick-start to this new collaboration.

The Central Coordinator of Taiwan, Dr. Ko Hsin-Kuo Bruce, addressing data entry and patient recruitment questions that were raised and discussed during the meeting. He will lead the project operationally together with Prof. Perng.

After the introductory presentation on the ISAR initiative and Openclinica training, the ISAR team enjoyed lunch with the Taiwanese collaborators.

After lunch, Professor Meng-Chih Lin represented the Taiwan Society of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine (TSPCCM) to sign the country agreement for Taiwan to officially join ISAR.

Professor David Price and Professor Meng-Chih Lin signing the contract.

A warm welcome to Taiwan for joining the ISAR family!

ISAR Research Collaborators and Steering Committee Meeting at REG Summit 2019

The first ISAR Steering Committee and Research Collaborators meeting in 2019 was held during REG summit in Athens, Greece.

Date: 28th  March 2019

Over 50 severe asthma leads from all over the world came together during REG summit. Working groups were formed to discuss the progress and identify key steps in delivering ISAR research projects.

Dr Heath Heatley discussing preliminary results on hidden severe asthma project during the Open session.

Working group meetings during ISAR Open session at REG summit 2019.

During the Closed session, ISAR Steering Committee members determined the 2019 Global Research project and 4 prioritized research topics for 2019.

ISAR dinner with ISC members and research collaborators

Ongoing discussions during ISAR dinner with ISC members and research collaborators!

ISC members from South Korea, Japan, Colombia, Kuwait and the OPC team during the ISAR dinner at REG summit 2019

Over 14 country specific meetings were held during REG summit 2019 with country leads


Dr Torres signing contract on behalf of Fundación Neumológica Colombiana. A warm welcome to Colombia for joining the ISAR family!

ISAR at REG 2019 Photo Gallary

ISAR Research Prioritisation Meeting at REG Summit 2018 (by invitation only)

ISAR will hold a core steering committee meeting with 15 steering committee members from 15 respective countries at the REG Summit in Amsterdam on March 22nd, 2018. These severe asthma leaders will come together to discuss results from the first international research project from its inaugural year (2017)and prioritise research for the year 2018.

Date and Time: March 22, 2018; 16:30 – 18:30 PM
Location: Park Plaza Amsterdam Airport, Melbournestraat 1, 1175 RM Lijnden, Netherlands

ISAR in Japan

The ISAR team, lead by Professor Price (center), visited Professor Tohda (third from right) and Iwanaga (second from right) in Osaka, Japan on February 12th, 2018 to kickoff the initiative in more than 40 sites in Japan!