The Alpha-1 UK Support Group are delighted to announce that Professor William MacNee has agreed to become joint Patron of our group together with Professor Robert Stockley who has been our patron since 2009. William MacNee is Professor of Respiratory and Environmental Medicine at the University of Edinburgh and Honorary Consultant Physician at NHS Lothian Scotland. He held the Chair of the Scientific Committee of the European Respiratory Society (ERS) and also the ERS Presidency. He has served on the British Thoracic Society COPD guideline committee and was co-chair of the ERS/ATS COPD guidelines committee. He is currently establishing a comprehensive database of Alpha-1 patients in Scotland and is conducting a clinical study on an inhaled Alpha-1 intervention. Professor MacNee is leading the Alpha-1 Alliance’s campaign in Scotland.
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