Educational Webinars

Opportunities and challenges for digital respiratory technologies throughout the lifespan - 20 AUGUST, 2024

Opportunities and challenges for digital respiratory technologies throughout the lifespan - 20 AUGUST, 2024

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20 August, 2024 | Online

18:00-19:00 CEST

Chair: Dr Amy Hai Yan Chan (Auckland, New Zealand)
Speakers: Dr David Drummond (Paris, France), Dr Job F.M. van Boven (Groningen, Netherlands), Dr Catharina C. Moor (Rotterdam, Netherlands)

Fees: Free for ERS members / €10 for non-members
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Digital technologies are of growing interest to clinicians, respiratory researchers, patients and policymakers.

In line with the ERS Congress 2024 theme of "Human and Machines: getting the balance right", this webinar will consider the 'digital respiratory patient' by discussing the opportunities for 'digitally mapping' the full spectrum of respiratory disease from childhood to older age and how we might balance technology with 'human' care across the life span.

We have speakers that will discuss each of the four stages of life - from childhood and adolescence through to adulthood and older age. We will cover topical issues that are at the cutting edge of digital respiratory research such as digital phenotypes, digital markers and endpoints and how these can be mapped along the lifespan. We believe these issues will be hotly debated and will be of interest to a diverse audience from clinicians and researchers through to policymakers and regulators who may be considering how digital technologies may revolutionise care and clinical trials in the future.

Importantly, the session is disease agnostic - covering a range of respiratory conditions including asthma, COPD and ILD.

Educational aims

This webinar aims to explore the intersection between digital health and respiratory care across the lifespan, specifically:

  • To describe the opportunities and challenges for using digital respiratory technologies in different age groups.
  • To describe the current evidence on the use of digital respiratory technologies in children, adolescents, adults and older people.
  • To identify the key considerations for successful implementation of digital technologies at each stage of life.
  • To list key recommendations for use of digital technologies throughout the lifespan.


  • Children, adolescents and machines: is digital respiratory care the solution? - Dr David Drummond
  • Adults and machines: implementation of digital care for adults - Dr Job F.M. van Boven
  • Older adults and machines: are digital respiratory technologies friend or foe? - Dr Catharina C. Moor

Target audience

  • Adult pulmonologist/clinician
  • Clinical researcher
  • General practitioner
  • Medical student
  • Nurse
  • Paediatrician
  • Physician in pulmonary training
  • Respiratory physiotherapist

Learning outcomes

Following this webinar, participants will be able to understand the digital respiratory technologies throughout the lifespan.

CME credit

An application for accreditation of this webinar has been made to the European Board for Accreditation in Pneumology (EBAP) for 1 CME credit per 1-hour attendance. If accredited, the CME credit will be granted upon attendance of at least 60 minutes during the live webinar only.

What is a webinar?

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All participants will be able to hear the lecturer and see the slides throughout the presentation. As a participant you will be able to pose questions or discuss ideas with the other participants via the text chat facility and the speaker will respond to the questions via the microphone.

Login guidelines

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