Gabriele Nicolini is Head of Global Medical Affairs at Chiesi Farmaceutici. He joined Chiesi in 1999, after graduating in Pharmacy and obtaining a PhD in Experimental Respiratory Pathophysiology. He has 20 years of experience in medical roles, with a focus on respiratory diseases, and 15 years of experience in clinical research including design, management and publication of approximately 20 clinical studies. A reviewer and member of the editorial board for international journals, Dr Nicolini is author and co-author of more than 40 articles and reviews in peer reviewed journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet Respiratory Medicine, Thorax and ERJ.