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Rare Diseases Day: a holistic approach of ILDs in 2024 - 29 FEBRUARY, 2024

Rare Diseases Day: a holistic approach of ILDs in 2024 - 29 FEBRUARY, 2024

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29 February, 2024 | Online | 18:00-19:00 CET


On 29 February, 2024 it is International Rare Diseases Day.


ILDs (interstitial lung diseases) are rare diseases with a significant impact on respiratory health. This day is an opportunity to highlight recent advancements in rare respiratory diseases, focusing on their diagnosis, management, and pathophysiology.

Educational aims:

This webinar will explain:

  • What genetic pulmonary fibrosis is, and which genes are involved in the disease. The audience will be informed on: how to identify and genetically analyse patients suspected of genetic pulmonary fibrosis; the prognosis, treatment options and expected comorbidities in patients with genetic pulmonary fibrosis; which relatives are at increased risk for disease; how to screen for early disease.
  • What are the various types of cystic lung diseases? How are they diagnosed, and what are the available treatments?
  • What are the characteristics of pulmonary hypertension in patients with ILD, and what are the available treatment options?


  • Which patients and relatives may benefit from genetic testing and clinical counselling and how should these be followed-up?
  • What should be the diagnostics and therapeutic assessment of cystic lung disease?
  • How to diagnose and treat pulmonary hypertension in ILD patients

Target audience

  • Clinicians
  • Trainees
  • Researchers
  • Geneticists
  • Radiologists
  • Pathologists

Learning Outcomes

Following this webinar, participants will be able to recognize and optimize management of patients with:

  • Genetic pulmonary fibrosis
  • Cystic lung disease
  • Pulmonary hypertension and ILD