The ERS International Congress 2018, Paris

 

This annual event brings together the world's respiratory experts to showcase all the latest advances in respiratory medicine and science.

Chinese Programme 2018: Part I

Chair(s): T. Troosters (Leuven, Belgium), A. Bush (London, United Kingdom), C. Wang (Beijing, China)

Language session


Russian Speaking Programme 2018: Part I

Chair(s): E. Amelina (Moscow, Russian Federation), I. Sermet-Gaudelus (Paris, France)

Language session


Primary Care Programme 2018: Part I

Chair(s): H. Pinnock (Edinburgh (Edinburgh), United Kingdom), R. van der Kleij (Leiden, Netherlands)

Session


PG10 Cystic fibrosis: Basic defects and clinical problems in children

Chair(s): N. Regamey (Lucerne, Switzerland), L. Naehrlich (Giessen, Germany)

Postgraduate Course


PG11 Modern approaches in lung cancer diagnostics and therapy

Chair(s): M. Evison (Manchester, United Kingdom), T. Blum (Berlin, Germany)

Postgraduate Course


PG4 Imaging of the chest

Chair(s): L. Fregonese (London, United Kingdom), A. Grgic (Homburg, Germany)

Postgraduate Course


PG5 Noninvasive ventilation - pitfalls and challenges

Chair(s): J. Storre (München, Germany), F. Longhini (Borgomanero, Italy), N. Hart (London, United Kingdom)

Postgraduate Course


PG6 Bronchoscopy in pulmonary emergencies

Chair(s): L. Bos (Amsterdam, Netherlands), M. Schuhmann (Heidelberg, Germany)

Postgraduate Course


PG7 Sleep-disordered breathing - diagnosis and therapy

Chair(s): J. Masa Jiménez (Cáceres, Spain), W. Randerath (Solingen, Germany)

Postgraduate Course


PG8 Lung function testing

Chair(s): A. McGowan (Dublin, Ireland), A. Aliverti (Milan, Italy)

Postgraduate Course


PG9 Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbations

Chair(s): J. Wedzicha (London, United Kingdom), A. Mathioudakis (Manchester, United Kingdom)

Postgraduate Course


PG1 Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Chair(s): K. Lodrup Carlsen (Oslo, Norway), P. Burgel (Sorbonne Paris Cité, France)

Postgraduate Course


PG2 Thoracic ultrasound FULLY BOOKED

Chair(s): S. Mongodi (Pavia, Italy), P. Bonta (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Postgraduate Course


PG3 How to plan for and manage a respiratory epidemic/pandemic

Chair(s): A. Simonds (London, United Kingdom), P. Penttinen (Stockholm, Sweden)

Postgraduate Course


Russian Speaking Programme 2018: Part II

Chair(s): E. Davidouskaya (Minsk, Belarus), A. Belevskiy (Moscow, Russian Federation)

Language session


Chinese Programme 2018: Part II

Chair(s): G. Joos (Ghent, Belgium), R. Chen (Guangzhou (Guangdong), China)

Language session


Primary Care Programme 2018: Part II

Chair(s): M. Román Rodriguez (Palma De Mallorca, Spain), R. Jordan (Birmingham (West Midlands), United Kingdom)

Session


French Programme 2018: Part I

Chair(s): N. Roche (Paris, France), G. Brusselle (Ghent, Belgium)

Language session


Spanish and Portuguese Programme 2018: Part I

Chair(s): C. Jimenez Ruiz (Madrid, Spain), G. Zabert (Neuquén, Argentina)

Language session


PG12 Interventional pulmonology

Chair(s): J. Annema (Amsterdam, Netherlands), P. Chhajed (Mumbai, India)

Postgraduate Course


PG13 Challenges in the treatment of tuberculosis

Chair(s): J. Heyckendorf (Hamburg, Germany), R. Duarte (Porto, Portugal)

Postgraduate Course


PG14 The evolving world of pulmonary rehabilitation

Chair(s): S. Vergès (Grenoble, France), J. De Brandt (Diepenbeek, Belgium)

Postgraduate Course


PG15 Challenging issues in acute interstitial lung diseases

Chair(s): A. Morais (Maia, Portugal), R. Scala (Arezzo, Italy)

Postgraduate Course


PG16 Advanced cardiopulmonary exercise testing

Chair(s): E. Lombardi (Florence, Italy), I. Vivodtzev (Cambridge, United States of America)

Postgraduate Course


PG17 Asthma phenotyping

Chair(s): A. Spanevello (Milan, Italy), I. Adcock (London, United Kingdom)

Postgraduate Course


PG18 Cystic fibrosis: management in adult patients

Chair(s): N. Simmonds (London, United Kingdom), C. Schwarz (Berlin, Germany)

Postgraduate Course


PG19 Heart-lung interaction

Chair(s): L. Lahousse (Ghent, Belgium), L. Fabbri (Modena, Italy)

Postgraduate Course


French Programme 2018: Part II

Chair(s): A. Dinh-Xuan (Paris, France), M. Gaga (Athens, Greece)

Language session


Spanish and Portuguese Programme 2018: Part II

Chair(s): V. Coelho Pinto Hespanhol (Porto, Portugal), F. Cavalcanti Lundgren (Recife (PE), Brazil)

Language session


CC1 Lung transplantation

Chair(s): F. Meloni (Pavia (PV), Italy)

Challenging clinical cases


CC2 Broad spectrum of chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension

Chair(s): J. Pepke-Zaba (Cambridge (Cambridgeshire), United Kingdom)

Challenging clinical cases


Asthma in children and adults: long-term aspects

Chair(s): G. Viegi (Pisa (PI), Italy), E. Rönmark (Luleå, Sweden)

Oral Presentation


Difficult paediatric lung disease

Chair(s): B. Rottier (Groningen, Netherlands), A. Möller (Zürich, Switzerland)

Symposium


Epidemiology and prognostication of critically-ill patients

Chair(s): M. Duiverman (Groningen, Netherlands), L. Pires Vicente (Portimão, Portugal)

Poster Discussion


EUREST-PLUS: implementation of the tobacco control policy to reduce lung disease

Chair(s): C. Pisinger (Frederiksberg, Denmark), C. Vardavas (Heraklion, Greece)

Symposium


EUS-B and EBUS: optimal utilisation of the EBUS scope

Chair(s): J. Annema (Amsterdam, Netherlands), C. Dooms (Leuven, Belgium)

Poster Discussion


Evaluation of COPD and various diseases by different imaging modalities

Chair(s): R. Kubale (Pirmasens, Germany), E. Grabczak (Warszawa, Poland)

Poster Discussion


Evolving approaches to differential diagnosis

Chair(s): K. Sylvester (Cambridge (Cambridgeshire), United Kingdom), M. Franczuk (Warszawa, Poland)

Oral Presentation


ILDs: From bench to bedside

Chair(s): E. Manali (Athens, Greece), Z. Daniil (Larisa, Greece)

Oral Presentation


Lung cancer Grand Round

Chair(s): P. Van Schil (Edegem (Antwerp), Belgium), S. Peters (Lausanne, Switzerland), M. Evison (Manchester, United Kingdom), A. Snoeckx (Edegem (Antwerp), Belgium), C. Le Pechoux (Villejuif, France), A. Fabre (Dublin, Ireland)

Grand round


New Sepsis Surviving Campaign guidelines: back to the “art of medicine”

Chair(s): M. Schultz (Amsterdam, Netherlands), J. Studdard (United States of America)

Symposium


Occupational and environmental lung diseases: asthma and the airways

Chair(s): B. Nemery (Leuven, Belgium), C. Barber (Sheffield (South Yorkshire), United Kingdom)

Poster Discussion


Organoids and pluripotent stem cells

Chair(s): S. Bartel (Groningen, Netherlands), P. Hiemstra (Leiden, Netherlands)

Symposium


Paediatric asthma: prevention, diagnosis and treatment

Chair(s): E. Gaillard (Leicester (Leicestershire), United Kingdom), F. Midulla (Roma (RM), Italy)

Oral Presentation


Prematurity and lung disease

Chair(s): T. Dassios (Beckenham (Kent), United Kingdom), S. Kotecha (Cardiff (South Glamorgan), United Kingdom)

Oral Presentation


Primary care management of respiratory conditions

Chair(s): H. Pinnock (Edinburgh (Edinburgh), United Kingdom), P. Honkoop (Leiden, Netherlands)

Oral Presentation


Respiratory muscles at rest, during exercise and in the critically ill patient

Chair(s): S. Vergès (Grenoble, France), N. Ambrosino (Livorno (LI), Italy)

Symposium


Risk stratification in treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension

Chair(s): M. Hoeper (Hannover, Germany), M. Humbert (Paris, France)

Oral Presentation


Sleep-disordered breathing: cardiovascular consequences, epidemiology, phenotypes and comorbidities

Chair(s): M. Arzt (Regensburg, Germany), S. Frent (Arad, Romania)

Poster Discussion


State of the art session: Airways disease

Chair(s): I. Horváth (Budakeszi, Hungary), A. Spanevello (Milan, Italy)

Symposium


The global impact of bronchiectasis and nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM)

Chair(s): M. Loebinger (London, United Kingdom), E. Van Braeckel (Ghent, Belgium)

Poster Discussion


A fresh view on airway differentiation and regeneration

Chair(s): H. Schiller (Munich, Germany), H. Heijink (Groningen, Netherlands)

Oral Presentation


Assessing pathophysiology in children

Chair(s): S. Simpson (Perth (WA), Australia), P. Coss (Dublin 8, Ireland)

Poster Discussion


Challenges in treating tuberculosis and nontuberculous mycobacteria

Chair(s): D. Wagner (Freiburg, Germany), M. Pretti Dalcolmo (Rio De Janeiro (RJ), Brazil)

Poster Discussion


Clinical news in idiopathic interstitial pneumonias

Chair(s): V. Cottin (Lyon, France), S. Tomassetti (Forli, Italy)

Oral Presentation


COPD phenotypes: a1 antitrypsin deficiency and beyond

Chair(s): E. Sapey (Birmingham (West Midlands), United Kingdom), L. Fregonese (London, United Kingdom)

Poster Discussion


Cournand lecture: new paradigms in extracorporeal lung assistance

Chair(s): M. Shyamsundar (Belfast (Belfast), United Kingdom), A. Demoule (Paris, France)

Symposium


Cystic fibrosis: microbiological aspects and new treatments

Chair(s): J. Barben (St. Gallen, Switzerland), E. McKone (Dublin 4, Ireland)

Oral Presentation


Dyspnoea: a multidimensional and multidisciplinary approach

Chair(s): P. Laveneziana (Paris Cedex 13, France), J. Yorke (Manchester (Greater Manchester), United Kingdom)

Symposium


Gene-environment interactions in the omics era

Chair(s): H. Boezen (Groningen, Netherlands), K. Bonnelykke (Allerød, Denmark)

Symposium


Imaging Grand Round

Chair(s): J. Coolen (Leuven, Belgium), N. Girard (Paris, France)

Grand round


Imminent global problems in lung cancer require joint action: time for an international alliance!

Chair(s): M. Gaga (Athens, Greece), J. van Meerbeeck (Edegem (Antwerp), Belgium)

Hot topics


Innovative therapies in asthma and COPD

Chair(s): D. Singh (Manchester, United Kingdom), A. Sinha (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Poster Discussion


Mechanisms that underlie exercise limitation in various respiratory diseases

Chair(s): J. Neder (Kingston (ON), Canada), Z. Louvaris (Leuven, Belgium)

Oral Presentation


Multidisciplinary approach to ground-glass opacities

Chair(s): D. Subotic (Basel, Switzerland), P. Rogliani (Roma (RM), Italy)

Symposium


New pharmacological strategies in airway diseases

Chair(s): G. Caramori (Messina (ME), Italy), H. Kankaanranta (Seinäjoki, Finland)

Oral Presentation


Orphan diseases in children

Chair(s): D. Snijders (Ponzano Veneto (TV), Italy), E. Balestro (Padova (PD), Italy)

Poster Discussion


Pleural disease: diagnosis, monitoring and management

Chair(s): M. Froudarakis (Alexandroupolis, Greece), J. Janssen (Nijmegen, Netherlands)

Oral Presentation


Regenerative and anti-fibrotic approaches

Chair(s): D. Wagner (Lund, Sweden), M. Faner Canet (Barcelona, Spain)

Poster Discussion


State of the art session: Pulmonary vascular diseases

Chair(s): O. Sitbon (Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, France), H. Ghofrani (Gießen, Germany)

Symposium


Towards understanding and managing chronic cough

Chair(s): I. Satia (Hamilton (ON), Canada), G. Bothamley (London, United Kingdom), M. Almagro (Barcelona, Spain)

Symposium


Acutely hospitalised patients: physiotherapy interventions and assessment methods

Chair(s): A. Lewko (London, United Kingdom), S. Mansell (Guildford (Surrey), United Kingdom), G. Reychler (Bruxelles, Belgium), C. Burtin (Diepenbeek, Belgium)

Thematic Poster


Asthma: clinical screening tools

Chair(s): S. Fowler (Preston (Lancashire), United Kingdom), A. Cruz (Salvador (BA), Brazil), A. Mann (London, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster


Basic pharmacology

Chair(s): M. Wortley (London, United Kingdom), R. Gosens (Groningen, Netherlands), L. Uller (Lund, Sweden), P. Kirkham (Wolverhampton (West Midlands), United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster


Biomarkers for evaluating asthma

Chair(s): F. Schleich (Liège, Belgium), M. Idzko (Vienna, Austria), K. Kostikas (Ioannina, Greece), B. García Cosío Piqueras (Palma de Mallorca, Spain)

Thematic Poster


Biomarkers for evaluating COPD

Chair(s): J. Gao (Stockholm, Sweden), T. Guney (London, United Kingdom), C. Caballero Eraso (Sevilla, Spain), I. Satia (Hamilton (ON), Canada)

Thematic Poster


Cardiovascular morbidities in COPD

Chair(s): M. Contoli (Ferrara (FE), Italy), A. Jensen (Roskilde, Denmark), L. Lahousse (Ghent, Belgium)

Thematic Poster


Chronic lung disease : effects of rehabilitation interventions on functional outcomes in patients

Chair(s): J. Cruz (Leiria, Portugal), C. Fernandes de Carvalho (São Paulo (SP), Brazil), A. Pires De Dias Marques (Aveiro, Portugal), C. Dennis (Canberra (ACT), Australia)

Thematic Poster


Chronic respiratory disease : determinants of physical activity in patients

Chair(s): J. Vilaro Casamitjana (Barcelona, Spain), A. Nyberg (Umeå, Sweden), M. Koulopoulou (London, United Kingdom), J. De Brandt (Diepenbeek, Belgium)

Thematic Poster


Chronic respiratory disease: effects of rehabilitation interventions in patients

Chair(s): M. Saglam (Ankara, Turkey), S. Devi Perumal (Dunlaoghaire (Co Dublin), United Kingdom), D. Inal-Ince (Ankara, Turkey), C. Oliveira Jácome (Viatodos, Portugal)

Thematic Poster


Chronic respiratory disease: respiratory muscle function, breathing exercises and airway clearance techniques

Chair(s): R. Evans (Market Harborough (Leicestershire), United Kingdom), K. Grant (Lausanne, Switzerland), C. Marcal Camillo (Londrina (PR), Brazil), R. Gosselink (Leuven, Belgium)

Thematic Poster


Clinical problems in paediatric pulmonology

Chair(s): P. Kouis (Nicosia, Cyprus), S. La Grutta (Palermo (PA), Italy), L. Duijts (Rotterdam, Netherlands), S. Turner (Aberdeen (Aberdeenshire), United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster


Contemporary respiratory care: symptoms, the role of the nurse and the organisation of care

Chair(s): A. Russell (London, United Kingdom), K. Leceuvre (Kessel-Lo, Belgium), A. Sajnic (Zagreb, Croatia), S. Prigmore (London, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster


COPD around the world

Chair(s): T. Lapperre (København NV, Denmark), F. Luppi (Modena, Italy), M. Barrecheguren Fernandez (Barcelona, Spain), M. Vukoja (Sremska Kamenica, Republic of Serbia)

Thematic Poster


Cystic fibrosis in adults: current research

Chair(s): N. Simmonds (London, United Kingdom), R. Gray (Edinburgh, United Kingdom), C. Schwarz (Berlin, Germany)

Thematic Poster


Effect of tobacco use on health

Chair(s): P. Tønnesen (Glostrup, Denmark), S. Pouwels (Groningen, Netherlands), T. Garcia (Botucatu (SP), Brazil), C. Pisinger (Frederiksberg, Denmark)

Thematic Poster


Epidemiology of asthma and allergy: prevalence, incidence and risk factors

Chair(s): V. Siroux (La Tronche, France), B. Leynaert (Paris, France), C. Svanes (Bergen, Norway), H. Backman (Lulea, Sweden)

Thematic Poster


Epidemiology of COPD : from exarcebations and comorbidities to asthma-COPD overlap syndrome (ACOS)

Chair(s): D. Mannino (Lexington, United States of America), A. Johannessen (Bergen, Norway), E. Oelsner (New York, United States of America), E. Fuertes (London, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster


Functional genomics and COPD: new challenges

Chair(s): S. Sohal (Launceston (TAS), Australia), I. Vachier (Montpellier, France), A. Justet (Paris, France), M. Georges (Dijon Cedex, France)

Thematic Poster


Identification of therapeutic targets for asthma

Chair(s): S. Krauss-Etschmann (Borstel, Germany), N. Reynaert (Maastricht, Netherlands), R. Bals (Homburg (Saar), Germany), H. Heijink (Groningen, Netherlands)

Thematic Poster


Imaging of various diseases with different imaging modalities

Chair(s): H. Wilkens (Homburg (Saar), Germany), A. Grgic (Homburg, Germany), J. Coolen (Leuven, Belgium)

Thematic Poster


Integrated care and non-pharmacological management of COPD

Chair(s): A. Ben Saad (Monastir, Tunisia), C. Hernandez Carcereny (Barcelona, Spain), W. Labaki (Ann Arbor, United States of America), M. Emtner (Uppsala, Sweden)

Thematic Poster


Linear and radial EBUS and peripheral nodules

Chair(s): L. Crombag (Huizen, Netherlands), A. Rozman (Golnik, Slovenia), A. Szlubowski (Kraków, Poland), J. Annema (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Thematic Poster


Management of bronchiectasis and large airway diseases

Chair(s): U. Oltmanns (Pforzheim, Germany), M. Nasser (Bron, France), S. Tomassetti (Forli, Italy), N. Tzanakis (Heraklion (Crete), Greece)

Thematic Poster


Management of chronic cough and respiratory muscle dysfunction

Chair(s): M. Thekkinkattil (Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu), India), L. Fregonese (London, United Kingdom), G. Riario Sforza (Milano (MI), Italy), F. Blasi (Milan, Italy)

Thematic Poster


Molecular and cellular determinants of the developing lung

Chair(s): S. Carraro (Padova (PD), Italy), M. Alejandre Alcázar (Köln, Germany), C. Chao, MD (Gießen, Germany), R. Rottier (Rotterdam, Netherlands)

Thematic Poster


New developments in the treatment of asthma

Chair(s): J. Perotin-Collard (Reims, France), T. Tran Quoc (Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam), H. Kankaanranta (Seinäjoki, Finland), A. Maitland-van der Zee (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Thematic Poster


Nutrition and metabolic syndrome in COPD

Chair(s): A. Corlateanu (Chisihau, Republic of Moldova), B. Cushen (Dublin 11, Ireland), B. Balbi (Veruno (NO), Italy)

Thematic Poster


Occupational and environmental lung diseases: influence on the airway and interstitium

Chair(s): P. Henneberger (Morgantown, United States of America), R. Wiggans (Manchester (Greater Manchester), United Kingdom), T. Sigsgaard (Århus, Denmark), M. Akgün (Erzurum, Turkey)

Thematic Poster


Occupational and environmental lung diseases: mechanisms, biomarkers and causation

Chair(s): S. Burge (Solihull (West Midlands), United Kingdom), O. Dumas (Villejuif, France), P. Cullinan (London, United Kingdom), V. Moore (Birmingham (West Midlands), United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster


Paediatric asthma: new mechanisms and tools

Chair(s): A. Zwitserloot (Groningen, Netherlands), C. Gabriele (Ancona (AN), Italy), A. Baghdasaryan (Yerevan, Armenia), A. Zacharasiewicz (Wien, Austria)

Thematic Poster


Paediatric bronchology

Chair(s): D. Schramm (Düsseldorf, Germany), U. Krivec (Ljubljana, Slovenia), D. Snijders (Ponzano Veneto (TV), Italy), N. Schwerk (Hannover, Germany)

Thematic Poster


Pharmacological management of COPD

Chair(s): N. Morelli (Den Haag, Netherlands), I. Bonovolias (Thessaloniki, Greece), L. Degani-Costa (São Paulo (SP), Brazil), M. Tamm (Basel, Switzerland)

Thematic Poster


Physiological and biological insights in asthma

Chair(s): P. Sukumaran (Kottayam (Kerala), India), A. Sverrild (København NV, Denmark), J. Simpson (New Lambton, Australia), R. Dobek (Wroclaw, Poland)

Thematic Poster


Pleural interventions

Chair(s): N. Rahman (Oxford, United Kingdom), R. Bhatnagar (Bristol, United Kingdom), I. Psallidas (Oxford (Oxfordshire), United Kingdom), P. Bonta (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Thematic Poster


Primary care management of COPD

Chair(s): R. Jordan (Birmingham (West Midlands), United Kingdom), E. Brakema (Amsterdam, Netherlands), P. Honkoop (Leiden, Netherlands), P. White (London, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster


Pulmonary drug delivery: inhaler use, devices and technologies

Chair(s): O. Usmani (London, United Kingdom), N. Roche (Paris, France), F. Trinkmann (Mannheim, Germany), A. Tiotiu (Nancy, France)

Thematic Poster


Pulmonary fibrosis: from models to patients

Chair(s): M. Platé (London, United Kingdom), A. Mailleux (Paris, France), O. Burgy (Aurora, United States of America), M. Konigshoff (Denver, United States of America)

Thematic Poster


Respiratory physiology and measurements

Chair(s): L. Smith (Sheffield (South Yorkshire), United Kingdom), P. Coss (Dublin 8, Ireland), M. Franczuk (Warszawa, Poland), J. Kirkby (Sheffield, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster


Role of IgE and interleukin (IL)-5 in Th2-cell signatures

Chair(s): Z. Diamant (Lund, Sweden), T. Möller (Oegstgeest, Netherlands), C. Porsbjerg (Copenhagen, Denmark), I. Eguiluz Gracia (Malaga, Spain)

Thematic Poster


Role of omics in population studies

Chair(s): O. Gruzieva (Stockholm, Sweden), S. Vijverberg (Utrecht, Netherlands), K. Bonnelykke (Allerød, Denmark), J. Celedon (Pittsburgh, United States of America)

Thematic Poster


Studying novel biomarkers in asthma and COPD

Chair(s): I. Adcock (London, United Kingdom), G. Hynes (Oxford (Oxfordshire), United Kingdom), S. Hardy (Bruxelles, Belgium), I. Kammerl (München, Germany)

Thematic Poster


The bad and the ugly in paediatric asthma: comorbidities and exacerbations

Chair(s): O. Yilmaz (Manisa, Turkey), E. van Meel (Rotterdam, Netherlands), A. Herrera Gana (Santiago, Chile), B. Rottier (Groningen, Netherlands)

Thematic Poster


Tobacco use and cessation interventions in patients with respiratory, cardiovascular and mental health problems and other populations

Chair(s): S. Belo Ravara (Covilhã, Portugal), J. Allinson (London, United Kingdom), K. Lewis (Llanelli (Dyfed), United Kingdom), A. Diamanti (Pefki, Greece)

Thematic Poster


Translational models of the immunopathology that underlies airway obstructive diseases

Chair(s): C. Andersson (London, United Kingdom), H. Hoffmann (Århus, Denmark), K. Samitas (Athens, Greece), A. Konishcheva (Moscow, Russian Federation)

Thematic Poster


What’s hot in rehabilitation in COPD and interstitial lung disease (ILD)?

Chair(s): T. Effing-Tijdhof (Adelaide (SA), Australia), S. Guler (Ried-Brig, Switzerland), F. de Oliveira Pitta (Leuven, Belgium), N. Greening (Leicester (Leicestershire), United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster


ME1 Endoscopic lung volume reduction FULLY BOOKED

Chair(s): P. Horváth (Budapest, Hungary)

Meet the expert


ME2 Lung microbiome: study design and standardisation FULLY BOOKED

Chair(s): S. Bartel (Groningen, Netherlands)

Meet the expert


ME4 Mucus clearance techniques across respiratory care settings

Meet the expert


Interstitial Lung Diseases & Respiratory Infections

Chair(s): V. Cottin (Lyon, France), A. Morais (Maia, Portugal), L. Richeldi (Roma, Italy), B. Crestani (Paris, France), P. Burgel (Sorbonne Paris Cité, France)

Lungs on fire


Advances in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis treatment, tracheobronchial reconstruction using bioengineering and clinical prediction rules for diagnosing pulmonary embolism

Chair(s): G. O'Connor (Boston, United States of America), T. Maher (St. Albans (Hertfordshire), United Kingdom)

Lunchtime session


Air pollution and transplantation: near to one's heart and lungs!

Chair(s): B. Vanaudenaerde (Leuven, Belgium), C. Pison (Grenoble Cedex 9, France)

Symposium


Asthma management

Chair(s): T. Cremona (Bern, Switzerland), A. Sverrild (København NV, Denmark)

Poster Discussion


Best abstracts in pulmonary rehabilitation and chronic care

Chair(s): F. Franssen (Horn, Netherlands), G. Vagheggini (Volterra (PI), Italy)

Oral Presentation


Cleaning agent exposures: are they really harmful to lung health?

Chair(s): D. Fishwick (Sheffield (South Yorkshire), United Kingdom), S. De Matteis (London, United Kingdom), F. De Blay (Strasbourg, France)

Hot topics


Clinical trials in COPD: new results

Chair(s): K. Chapman (Toronto (ON), Canada), M. Vukoja (Sremska Kamenica, Republic of Serbia)

Oral Presentation


Current and evolving tests in lung function: pro/con debate

Chair(s): I. Steenbruggen (Zwolle, Netherlands), N. Roche (Paris, France)

Symposium


Educational tools to improve your practice

Chair(s): G. Rohde (Frankfurt am Main, Germany), C. Jackson (Glenview, United States of America)

Oral Presentation


Interstitial lung disease: an interdisciplinary approach

Chair(s): M. Kreuter (Heidelberg, Germany), W. Wuyts (Rotselaar, Belgium), K. Leceuvre (Kessel-Lo, Belgium)

Symposium


Lung cancer: from early diagnosis to modern monitoring strategies

Chair(s): J. van Meerbeeck (Edegem (Antwerp), Belgium), A. Raniszewska (Warszawa, Poland)

Poster Discussion


Management of pleural infection in 2018

Chair(s): E. Polverino (Barcelona, Spain), N. Rahman (Oxford, United Kingdom)

Symposium


Mitochondrial dysfunction as a driver of lung disease

Chair(s): R. Chambers (London, United Kingdom), C. Dela Cruz (New Haven, United States of America)

Symposium


New insights in the management of chronic respiratory failure

Chair(s): R. Bercea (Kolnes, Norway), S. Walterspacher (Allensbach, Germany)

Poster Discussion


Novel immunology-based therapies in asthma and COPD

Chair(s): A. Bossios (Stockholm, Sweden), M. Idzko (Vienna, Austria)

Oral Presentation


On the right path: understanding and improving the function of an overloaded right heart ventricle

Chair(s): F. De Man (Amsterdam, Netherlands), F. Potus (Kingston, Canada)

Oral Presentation


Paediatric Year in Review

Chair(s): J. Grigg (London, United Kingdom), M. Pijnenburg (Rotterdam, Netherlands)

Year in review


Respiratory muscle function, postural control and breathing exercises in chronic respiratory conditions

Chair(s): W. Reid (Toronto ON, Canada), R. Evans (Market Harborough (Leicestershire), United Kingdom)

Poster Discussion


State of the art session: Sleep and breathing disorders

Chair(s): A. Aliverti (Milan, Italy), P. Laveneziana (Paris Cedex 13, France)

Symposium


Systematic reviews on the health effects of emerging tobacco products and electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS)

Chair(s): M. Uysal (Istanbul, Turkey), C. Vardavas (Heraklion, Greece)

Poster Discussion


Thoracic surgery, pleural effusions and other general thoracic surgery

Chair(s): A. Olland (Strasbourg, France), D. Subotic (Basel, Switzerland)

Poster Discussion


Variant forms of asthma

Chair(s): R. Nadif (Villejuif, France), S. Blaas (Regensburg, Germany)

Oral Presentation


CC3 Lung cancer: personalised treatment and palliative care

Chair(s): D. Jovanovic (Beograd, Republic of Serbia)

Challenging clinical cases


CC4 Tuberculosis

Chair(s): R. Duarte (Porto, Portugal)

Challenging clinical cases


CC5 Pulmonary vasculitis: the great chameleon

Chair(s): H. Nunes (Bobigny, France)

Challenging clinical cases


Clinical determinants and biomarkers of COPD

Chair(s): M. Bafadhel (Oxford (Oxfordshire), United Kingdom), E. Márquez Martín (Sevilla, Spain)

Poster Discussion


COPD and chronic respiratory disease: from misclassification to radiological findings

Chair(s): J. Soriano (Madrid, Spain), A. Lindberg (Boden, Sweden)

Oral Presentation


Cross-talk in the lung microenvironment: implications for chronic lung disease

Chair(s): S. Bartel (Groningen, Netherlands), R. Gosens (Groningen, Netherlands)

Symposium


Determinants of physical activity behaviour in patients with COPD and the physiotherapist as a physical activity coach

Chair(s): F. de Oliveira Pitta (Leuven, Belgium), C. Nolan (Richmond, United Kingdom)

Oral Presentation


Improving the outcomes of community-acquired pneumonia

Chair(s): M. Restrepo (San Antonio, United States of America), L. Bos (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Poster Discussion


Integrating pharmacological and non-pharmacological management in COPD: are we there yet?

Chair(s): N. Roche (Paris, France), L. Vanfleteren (Haelen, Netherlands)

Poster Discussion


Let’s interact and discuss the hot topics in pulmonary rehabilitation

Chair(s): S. Singh (Leicester (Leicestershire), United Kingdom), C. Marcal Camillo (Londrina (PR), Brazil)

Poster Discussion


New developments in tuberculosis

Chair(s): S. Tiberi (London, United Kingdom), R. Duarte (Porto, Portugal)

Oral Presentation


New modalities in asthma treatment

Chair(s): M. Thekkinkattil (Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu), India), T. Cremona (Bern, Switzerland)

Oral Presentation


New trends in the management of difficult-to-wean patients

Chair(s): J. Winck (Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal), L. Piquilloud (Lausanne, Switzerland)

Symposium


Novel drug targets for asthma and COPD

Chair(s): I. Adcock (London, United Kingdom), L. Kistemaker (Groningen, Netherlands)

Oral Presentation


Occupational and environmental lung diseases: from early influences and novel exposures to preventative approaches

Chair(s): D. Fishwick (Sheffield (South Yorkshire), United Kingdom), N. Murgia (Perugia (PG), Italy)

Oral Presentation


Paediatric Grand Round

Chair(s): B. Rottier (Groningen, Netherlands), M. Gappa (Wesel, Germany)

Grand round


Pleural diseases and pneumonia: what's new ?

Chair(s): F. Blasi (Milan, Italy), N. Siafakas (Heraklion (Crete), Greece)

Poster Discussion


Pulmonary embolism: what we need to know

Chair(s): D. Jiménez Castro (Madrid, Spain), M. Delcroix (Leuven, Belgium)

Hot topics


Rare lung diseases

Chair(s): G. Brusselle (Ghent, Belgium), M. Humbert (Paris, France)

Symposium


Sleep apnoea: is it time for new therapies?

Chair(s): R. Riha (Edinburgh (Edinburgh), United Kingdom), A. Simonds (London, United Kingdom)

Symposium


State of the art session: Thoracic oncology

Chair(s): G. Stella (Pavia (PV), Italy), D. Leduc (Bruxelles, Belgium)

Symposium


The many facets of respiratory nursing

Chair(s): S. Weldam (Utrecht, Netherlands), J. Lee (Kingston, United States of America)

Poster Discussion


Therapeutic breakthroughs Year in Review

Chair(s): E. Van Braeckel (Ghent, Belgium), R. Scala (Arezzo, Italy), M. Bonini (London, United Kingdom)

Year in review


Cell-matrix interactions in lung disease and regeneration

Chair(s): R. Chambers (London, United Kingdom), S. Meiners (München, Germany)

Symposium


Clinical Year in Review

Chair(s): J. Annema (Amsterdam, Netherlands), L. Bos (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Year in review


COPD: from LABA/ICS to LABA/LAMA/ICS

Chair(s): M. Cazzola (Roma (RM), Italy), H. Kerstjens (Groningen, Netherlands)

Oral Presentation


Granulomatous disorders: epidemiology, genotype and phenotype

Chair(s): A. Wells (London, United Kingdom), D. Valeyre (Paris, France)

Oral Presentation


Infectious agents and childhood asthma

Chair(s): M. Pijnenburg (Rotterdam, Netherlands), S. Saglani (London, United Kingdom)

Symposium


Integrated care for patients with pulmonary vascular disease, lung diseases and heart failure

Chair(s): F. Franssen (Horn, Netherlands), M. Delcroix (Leuven, Belgium)

Symposium


Intercellular communication in tissue remodelling

Chair(s): A. Fabre (Dublin, Ireland), P. Bonniaud (Dijon, France)

Oral Presentation


Interventional pulmonology highlights in 2018: latest innovations

Chair(s): M. Schuhmann (Heidelberg, Germany), P. Chhajed (Mumbai, India)

Oral Presentation


Lung cancer: personalised medicine

Chair(s): J. Chorostowska-Wynimko (Warsaw, Poland), T. Blum (Berlin, Germany)

Poster Discussion


Multiomics studies in epidemiology: what can they tell us?

Chair(s): E. Melén (Stockholm, Sweden), S. Shaheen (London, United Kingdom)

Oral Presentation


New diagnostic tools for sleep and breathing and healthcare provision options

Chair(s): S. Ott (Bern, Switzerland), W. Randerath (Solingen, Germany)

Poster Discussion


New insights in rare diffuse parenchymal lung diseases (DPLDs) in adults and children

Chair(s): M. Molina Molina (Hospitalet de Llobregat (Barcelona), Spain), R. Borie (Paris, France)

Poster Discussion


New kids on the block: novel molecular pathways and therapeutic targets in chronic lung diseases

Chair(s): N. Reynaert (Maastricht, Netherlands), C. Bingle (Sheffield (South Yorkshire), United Kingdom)

Poster Discussion


New predictors of morbidity and mortality in COPD

Chair(s): D. Halpin (Exeter Devon, United Kingdom), S. Everaerts (Leuven, Belgium)

Oral Presentation


Preventing asthma and COPD exacerbations by increasing the inhaled glucocorticoid dose

Chair(s): F. Martinez (New York, United States of America), E. Wouters (Maastricht, Netherlands)

Hot topics


Respiratory epidemiology: from COPD to factors that associate with lung function and infections

Chair(s): C. Janson (Uppsala, Sweden), J. Quint (Wimbledon, United Kingdom)

Poster Discussion


Respiratory medicine meets hematology

Chair(s): J. Cadranel (Paris Cedex 20, France), F. Offner (Gent, Belgium)

Symposium


Respiratory muscles and lung function: from healthy subjects to patients

Chair(s): S. Bayat (Grenobe, France), D. Cortozi Berton (Porto Alegre (RS), Brazil)

Oral Presentation


State of the art session: Respiratory infections

Chair(s): E. Polverino (Barcelona, Spain), R. Duarte (Porto, Portugal)

Symposium


The world of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF): global registries

Chair(s): C. Vancheri (Catania (CT), Italy), M. Wijsenbeek (Rotterdam, Netherlands)

Poster Discussion


Cardiopulmonary exercise testing in COPD and cardiovascular diseases

Chair(s): S. Baillieul (GRENOBLE CEDEX 9, France), D. Cortozi Berton (Porto Alegre (RS), Brazil), Z. Louvaris (Leuven, Belgium), A. Varray (Montpellier, France)

Thematic Poster


Challenges in tuberculosis care

Chair(s): I. Tavares Ladeira (Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal), H. Kunst (London, United Kingdom), D. Chesov (Chisinau, Republic of Moldova), J. Cordeiro Da Costa (Leiria, Portugal)

Thematic Poster


Clinical aspects of pulmonary hypertension

Chair(s): L. Savale (Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, France), F. Lador (Genève 14, Switzerland), I. Lang (Wien, Austria), S. Gaine (Dublin, Ireland)

Thematic Poster


Clinical aspects of hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP) and CTD-ILD: diagnosis, monitoring and treatment

Chair(s): J. Mackintosh (Brisbane (QLD), Australia), M. Kokosi (London, United Kingdom), Y. Uzunhan (Bobigny, France), D. Visca (Tradate, Italy)

Thematic Poster


Clinical management of pleural malignancies, including mesothelioma

Chair(s): K. Blyth (Glasgow (Glasgow), United Kingdom), C. Koegelenberg (Cape Town, South Africa), A. West (London, United Kingdom), M. Froudarakis (Alexandroupolis, Greece)

Thematic Poster


Consequences of idiopathic interstitial pneumonias

Chair(s): E. Bendstrup (Vejle, Denmark), J. Wälscher (Essen, Germany), C. Moor (Rotterdam, Netherlands), C. Vancheri (Catania (CT), Italy)

Thematic Poster


COPD, asthma and tuberculosis: benefits related to therapy costs

Chair(s): R. Breyer-Kohansal (Wien, Austria), M. Kastner (Linz, Austria), T. Sigsgaard (Århus, Denmark), M. Koopman (Roermond, Netherlands)

Thematic Poster


Critically ill patients: prognostic factors and biomarkers

Chair(s): A. Schreiber (Torino (TO), Italy), C. Crimi (Catania (CT), Italy), M. Ferrer Monreal (Barcelona, Spain)

Thematic Poster


CTD-ILD and hypersensitivity pneumonitis:  mechanistic insights and prognostic markers

Chair(s): M. Bonifazi (Ancona (AN), Italy), G. Margaritopoulos (London, United Kingdom), C. Ravaglia (Forlì, Italy), V. Alfieri (Parma (PR), Italy)

Thematic Poster


Diagnosis, prognostication and treatment of pulmonary embolism

Chair(s): O. Sanchez (Paris, France), D. Jiménez Castro (Madrid, Spain), F. Couturaud (Brest, France), A. Vonk Noordegraaf (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Thematic Poster


Diagnostics including questionnaires

Chair(s): R. Riha (Edinburgh (Edinburgh), United Kingdom), S. Herkenrath (Köln, Germany), S. Schiza (Heraklion, Greece), I. Fietze (Berlin, Germany)

Thematic Poster


Experimental research in pulmonary hypertension

Chair(s): D. Montani (Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, France), F. De Man (Amsterdam, Netherlands), S. Savai Pullamsetti (Bad Nauheim, Germany), C. Guignabert (Paris, France)

Thematic Poster


From continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) and adherence to CPAP to asthma-COPD overlap syndrome (ACOS)

Chair(s): W. McNicholas (Dublin, Ireland), S. Frent (Arad, Romania), A. Sajnic (Zagreb, Croatia), J. Verbraecken (Edegem (Antwerp), Belgium)

Thematic Poster


Granulomatous disorders: heterogeneous diseases with variable management

Chair(s): R. Baughman (Cincinnati, United States of America), H. Nunes (Bobigny, France), D. Bouvry (Bobigny, France), A. Morais (Maia, Portugal)

Thematic Poster


Groups who are susceptible to tuberculosis: children, pregnant women and elderly people

Chair(s): A. Öner Eyüboglu (Ankara, Turkey), M. Jankovic Makek (Zagreb, Croatia), K. Dheda (Cape Town, South Africa), F. Brinkmann (Bochum, Germany)

Thematic Poster


Idiopathic interstital pneumonias other than idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF)

Chair(s): T. Alfaro (Coimbra, Portugal), M. Vasakova (Praha 4, Czech Republic), J. Morisset (Montréal (QC), Canada), D. Castillo Villegas (Barcelona, Spain)

Thematic Poster


Improving the quality of life of patients with bronchiectasis

Chair(s): P. Goeminne (Bornem, Belgium), A. Shoemark (Dundee (Angus), United Kingdom), W. Boersma (Alkmaar, Netherlands), M. Shteinberg (Haifa, Israel)

Thematic Poster


Lung cancer: from the bench to the bedside

Chair(s): G. Stella (Pavia (PV), Italy), D. Xhemalaj (Tirana, Albania), E. Zervas (Athens, Greece), T. Blum (Berlin, Germany)

Thematic Poster


Lung cancer: modern therapies and beyond

Chair(s): K. Sreter (Zagreb, Croatia), R. Wiewrodt (Münster, Germany), K. Mohorcic (Trzic, Slovenia), L. Kolilekas (Athens, Greece)

Thematic Poster


Lung cancer: new tools for diagnosis and patient assessment

Chair(s): M. Evison (Manchester, United Kingdom), A. Heitmann (London, United Kingdom), K. Tzimopoulos (Athens, Greece), K. Loverdos (Athens, Greece)

Thematic Poster


Lung cancer: novel prognostic markers and scores

Chair(s): D. Baldwin (Nottingham (Nottinghamshire), United Kingdom), I. Rousalova (Praha, Czech Republic), F. Gamarra (Straubing, Germany), C. De Bondt (Antwerpen, Belgium)

Thematic Poster


Lung cancer: risk factors, supportive measures and quality improvement

Chair(s): A. Rich (Nottingham (Nottinghamshire), United Kingdom), D. Jovanovic (Beograd, Republic of Serbia), W. van Geffen (Leeuwarden, Netherlands), M. Tor (Istanbul, Turkey)

Thematic Poster


Mechanisms of respiratory infection

Chair(s): C. Dela Cruz (New Haven, United States of America), M. Si-Tahar (Tours, France), J. Rademacher (Hannover, Germany), G. Waterer (Perth (WA), Australia)

Thematic Poster


Medical education via the web and the internet

Chair(s): R. Primhak (Sheffield (South Yorkshire), United Kingdom), S. Loukides (Athens, Greece), F. Smeenk (Eindhoven, Netherlands), C. Jackson (Glenview, United States of America)

Thematic Poster


Mesothelioma and pleural malignancy: investigations and management

Chair(s): J. Janssen (Nijmegen, Netherlands), M. Munavvar (Preston (Lancashire), United Kingdom), R. Krenke (Laski, Poland), S. Zarogiannis (Larisa, Greece)

Thematic Poster


Moving lung transplantation forward

Chair(s): A. Holm (Oslo, Norway), C. Robinson (Zürich, Switzerland), J. Lordan (Newcastle upon Tyne (Tyne and Wear), United Kingdom), F. Meloni (Pavia (PV), Italy)

Thematic Poster


Muscles and diaphragm, and quality improvement

Chair(s): A. Demoule (Paris, France), C. Bruells (Aachen, Germany), J. Guiot (Liège, Belgium), C. Fisser (Regensburg, Germany)

Thematic Poster


New methods and concepts in exercise testing

Chair(s): F. Costes (Saint-Etienne, France), A. Kampouras (Thessaloniki, Greece), J. Neder (Kingston (ON), Canada), E. Smith (Wythenshawe (Manchester), United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster


New methods and concepts in tests of lung and respiratory muscle function

Chair(s): C. Spengler (Zürich, Switzerland), L. Degani-Costa (São Paulo (SP), Brazil), J. Gea Guiral (Barcelona, Spain), S. Vergès (Grenoble, France)

Thematic Poster


New tools for managing respiratory failure

Chair(s): D. Dellweg (Schmallenberg Grafschaft, Germany), L. Pisani (Bologna (BO), Italy), L. Bos (Amsterdam, Netherlands), S. Walterspacher (Allensbach, Germany)

Thematic Poster


News on the diagnosis of idiopathic interstitial pneumonia

Chair(s): W. Wuyts (Rotselaar, Belgium), M. Veltkamp (De Meern, Netherlands), S. Jouneau (Rennes Cedex, France), I. Strambu (Bucuresti 5, Romania)

Thematic Poster


Non-invasive ventilation for acute respiratory failure

Chair(s): L. Pires Vicente (Portimão, Portugal), M. Schultz (Amsterdam, Netherlands), A. Brill (Bern, Switzerland), H. Makker (London, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster


Non-invasive ventilation in chronic respiratory failure

Chair(s): P. Murphy (Oxted (Surrey), United Kingdom), J. Winck (Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal), M. Patout (Mont-Saint Aignan, France), D. Adler (Genève, Switzerland)

Thematic Poster


Obesity: comorbidities

Chair(s): T. Brack (Glarus, Switzerland), A. Hare (London, United Kingdom), P. Coss (Dublin 8, Ireland), O. Deleanu (Bucuresti, Romania)

Thematic Poster


Pitfalls in the diagnosis and management of rare diffuse parenchymal lung diseases (DPLDs)

Chair(s): T. Wessendorf (Essen, Germany), P. Faverio (Limbiate (MI), Italy), P. Molyneaux (London, United Kingdom), E. Börner (Erkrath, Germany)

Thematic Poster


Pleural effusions, infections and tumours

Chair(s): K. Athanassiadi (Athens, Greece), L. Bertolaccini (Bologna (BO), Italy), M. Migliore (Catania (CT), Italy), S. Evman (Istanbul, Turkey)

Thematic Poster


Pneumonia: from the community to the intensive care unit

Chair(s): A. Singanayagam (London, United Kingdom), E. Mortensen (Simsbury, United States of America), C. Cilloniz Campos (Barcelona, Spain), B. Webb (Murray, United States of America)

Thematic Poster


Preclinical and clinical studies of critical illness

Chair(s): A. Artigas (Sabadell (Barcelona), Spain), K. Brat (Brno, Czech Republic), R. Guillamat-Prats (Barcelona, Spain), M. Camprubí-Rimblas (Molins de Rei, Spain)

Thematic Poster


Predicting the future: biomarkers of respiratory infection

Chair(s): D. Connell (Dundee, United Kingdom), R. Menendez Villanueva (Valencia, Spain), S. Ott (Bern, Switzerland), O. Sibila (Barcelona, Spain)

Thematic Poster


Pulmonary hypertension: therapy

Chair(s): Z. Jing (Beijing, China), J. Weatherald (Calgary (AB), Canada), H. Olschewski (Graz, Austria), G. Simonneau (Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, France)

Thematic Poster


Pulmonary hypertension in lung diseases and the role of the right ventricle

Chair(s): N. Chaudhuri (Manchester (Greater Manchester), United Kingdom), S. Wort (Hampton (Middlesex), United Kingdom), J. Barberà (Barcelona, Spain), S. Günther (Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, France)

Thematic Poster


Pulmonary tuberculosis: long term complications, rehabilitation and challenges

Chair(s): A. Skrahina (Minsk region, Belarus), G. Bothamley (London, United Kingdom), S. Borisov (Moscow, Russian Federation), S. Rosales-Klintz (Solna, Sweden)

Thematic Poster


Sleep-disordered breathing: biomarkers and genetics and the role of hypoxia, insomnia, movement disorders and sleep quality

Chair(s): S. Mandal (London, United Kingdom), P. Chipev (Sofia, Bulgaria), T. Penzel (Berlin, Germany), I. Almendros (Barcelona, Spain)

Thematic Poster


The value of lung function testing in various pathophysiological conditions

Chair(s): M. Hayot (Montpellier Cedex 5, France), V. Andrianopoulos (Schönau am Königssee, Germany), G. Kaltsakas (Athens, Greece), R. Rabinovich (Edinburgh (Scotland), United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster


Tuberculosis comorbidities

Chair(s): C. Magis-Escurra (Nijmegen, Netherlands), A. Castro (Madail - Oliveira de Azemeis, Portugal), D. Falzon (Genève, Switzerland)

Thematic Poster


ME5 Lung cancer screening

Meet the expert


ME7 Monitoring of home mechanical ventilation in neuromuscular disorders

Chair(s): M. Duiverman (Groningen, Netherlands)

Meet the expert


ME8 Diagnosing bronchiectasis and cystic fibrosis

Chair(s): J. Garcia Fuertes (Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain)

Meet the expert


Paediatric Respiratory Diseases

Chair(s): F. Midulla (Roma (RM), Italy), M. Gappa (Wesel, Germany), A. Möller (Zürich, Switzerland), L. Fleming (London, United Kingdom), J. Hammer (Basel, Switzerland)

Lungs on fire


New biologics for asthma: which patients, which agents, which results, at what cost?

Chair(s): J. Drazen (Boston, United States of America), K. Rabe (Grosshansdorf, Germany)

Lunchtime session


PF Occupational lung disease – professional and patient perspectives

Chair(s): R. de la Hoz (New York, United States of America)

Patient forum


Advances in community-acquired pneumonia management

Chair(s): M. Restrepo (San Antonio, United States of America), R. Menendez Villanueva (Valencia, Spain)

Symposium


Chronic pulmonary aspergillosis: from guidelines to real-life implementation

Chair(s): J. Cadranel (Paris Cedex 20, France), D. Denning (Manchester (Greater Manchester), United Kingdom)

Hot topics


Cryobiopsy in interstitial lung disease (ILD)

Chair(s): J. Hetzel (Tuebingen, Germany), L. Wijmans (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Poster Discussion


Exercise is medicine: testing and treating patients with some effort

Chair(s): M. Furian (Zürich, Switzerland), J. Gea Guiral (Barcelona, Spain)

Poster Discussion


Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis diagnosis: new guidelines

Chair(s): G. Raghu (Seattle, United States of America), L. Richeldi (Roma, Italy), V. Poletti (Forlì, Italy)

Guidelines session


Imaging chronic lung diseases: moving from structure to function

Chair(s): A. Grgic (Homburg, Germany), M. Schuhmann (Heidelberg, Germany)

Symposium


Innovations in equipment and their application

Chair(s): B. Cooper (Edgbaston (Birmingham), United Kingdom), M. Rutter (Cambridge (Cambridgeshire), United Kingdom)

Poster Discussion


Latest developments in cystic fibrosis

Chair(s): M. Stahl (Heidelberg, Germany), J. Davies (London, United Kingdom)

Poster Discussion


Lung cancer: new aspects in diagnosis and management

Chair(s): J. Chorostowska-Wynimko (Warsaw, Poland), W. van Geffen (Leeuwarden, Netherlands)

Oral Presentation


Lung transplant science: from primary graft to chronic allograft dysfunction

Chair(s): C. Benden (Zürich, Switzerland), R. Vos (Leuven, Belgium)

Oral Presentation


Microbiomes in respiratory disease

Chair(s): A. Öztürk (Istanbul, Turkey), P. Hansbro (Callaghan, Australia)

Symposium


Molecular mechanisms and treatment of pulmonary hypertension

Chair(s): C. Guignabert (Paris, France), S. Savai Pullamsetti (Bad Nauheim, Germany)

Oral Presentation


New methods for diagnosing and treating lung diseases

Chair(s): A. Chetta (Parma (PR), Italy), P. Camus (Dijon, France)

Oral Presentation


Pathophysiological aspects of sleep-disordered breathing: intermittent hypoxia

Chair(s): I. Almendros (Barcelona, Spain), S. Ryan (Dublin 14, Ireland)

Oral Presentation


Pulmonary hypertension: right ventricle function, haemodynamics and exercise

Chair(s): H. Bogaard (Amsterdam, Netherlands), L. Howard (London, United Kingdom)

Poster Discussion


Recent insights in childhood asthma and wheezing

Chair(s): B. Karadag (Istanbul, Turkey), S. Turner (Aberdeen (Aberdeenshire), United Kingdom)

Oral Presentation


Roles of innate lymphoid cells in asthma

Chair(s): C. Akdis (Davos, Switzerland), W. Busse (Madison, United States of America)

Hot topics


The best of the European Respiratory Journal in 2018

Chair(s): M. Kolb (Hamilton (ON), Canada), M. Humbert (Paris, France)

Symposium


Ventilation and lung imaging in critically ill patients

Chair(s): M. Schultz (Amsterdam, Netherlands), E. Özyilmaz (Adana, Turkey)

Oral Presentation


What’s new in lung function and exercise assessment in COPD?

Chair(s): A. Aliverti (Milan, Italy), N. Morelli (Den Haag, Netherlands)

Poster Discussion


CC6 Interstitial lung diseases

Chair(s): J. Grutters (Nieuwegein, Netherlands)

Challenging clinical cases


CC7 Severe asthma

Chair(s): A. Spanevello (Milan, Italy)

Challenging clinical cases


CC8 Non-resolving pneumonia

Chair(s): M. Ferrer Monreal (Barcelona, Spain)

Challenging clinical cases


Accelerated ageing in lungs

Chair(s): M. Ichinose (Sendai, Japan), G. Caramori (Messina (ME), Italy)

Symposium


Acute pulmonary embolism: from diagnosis to treatment

Chair(s): P. Girard (Paris, France), L. Howard (London, United Kingdom)

Oral Presentation


Additional latest insights in pulmonary rehabilitation for chronic lung diseases

Chair(s): M. Spruit (Horn, Netherlands), B. Abascal Bolado (Santander (Cantabria), Spain)

Poster Discussion


Asthma analysis

Chair(s): K. Hanna (Cairo, Egypt), C. Leroyer (Brest, France)

Poster Discussion


Biomarkers in COPD and asthma

Chair(s): S. Loukides (Athens, Greece), A. Bikov (Budapest, Hungary)

Oral Presentation


CTD-ILD and hypersensitivity pneumonitis: from the bench to the bedside

Chair(s): E. Bargagli (Firenze (FI), Italy), N. Chaudhuri (Manchester (Greater Manchester), United Kingdom)

Poster Discussion


Drug-resistant tuberculosis

Chair(s): G. Migliori (Varese (VA), Italy), G. Günther (Windhoek, Namibia)

Poster Discussion


GINA 2018 and beyond: shaping the future of asthma management

Chair(s): M. Humbert (Paris, France), P. Chanez (Marseille, France)

Symposium


Interdependence of COPD and comorbidities and the underlying mechanisms

Chair(s): M. Brusse-Keizer (Enschede, Netherlands), P. Burgel (Sorbonne Paris Cité, France)

Poster Discussion


Microorganisms and lung ecology: living in peace with bugs

Chair(s): A. Dinh-Xuan (Paris, France), N. Roche (Paris, France)

Symposium


Muscle adaptations in response to physiotherapeutic interventions in acute and chronic settings

Chair(s): W. Reid (Toronto ON, Canada), H. Demeyer (Leuven, Belgium)

Oral Presentation


New ideas about respiratory and sleep physiology in children

Chair(s): G. Hall (Perth (WA), Australia), R. Hamutcu Ersu (Ottawa, Canada)

Oral Presentation


New perspectives on asthma, cough and laryngeal obstruction

Chair(s): R. Rabinovich (Edinburgh (Scotland), United Kingdom), G. Kaltsakas (Athens, Greece)

Oral Presentation


Notable Studies in Asthma

Chair(s): S. Moitra (Barcelona, Spain), P. O'Byrne (Hamilton (ON), Canada)

Oral Presentation


Novel insights in the basic and translational research on idiopathic interstitial pneumonias

Chair(s): B. Crestani (Paris, France), A. Prasse (Hannover, Germany)

Poster Discussion


Paediatric respiratory infections: translational and clinical perspectives

Chair(s): R. Ribeiro Marques Cunha Fernandes (Lisboa, Portugal), M. Proesmans (Leuven, Belgium)

Oral Presentation


Prenatal origins of respiratory and atopic disorders

Chair(s): L. Duijts (Rotterdam, Netherlands), E. Melén (Stockholm, Sweden)

Symposium


Proteases: at the cutting edge of lung disease

Chair(s): J. Sallenave (Paris, France), S. Stick (Perth (WA), Australia)

Symposium


Pulmonary endoscopy

Chair(s): L. Thiberville (Rouen, France), P. Shah (London, United Kingdom)

Session


State of the art session: Respiratory critical care

Chair(s): M. Schultz (Amsterdam, Netherlands), L. Pires Vicente (Portimão, Portugal)

Symposium


Asthma and allergy in adults and children and their biomarkers

Chair(s): E. Rönmark (Luleå, Sweden), M. Dahl (Køge, Denmark)

Poster Discussion


CTD-ILD and hypersensitivity pneumonitis: risk stratification and management

Chair(s): E. Renzoni (London, United Kingdom), J. Morisset (Montréal (QC), Canada)

Oral Presentation


Current practices in and attitudes to screening for tuberculosis, and a discussion about genetic diversity

Chair(s): D. Cirillo (Milano (MI), Italy), A. Altraja (Tartu, Estonia)

Poster Discussion


Fungal infection in the intensive care unit

Chair(s): M. Schultz (Amsterdam, Netherlands), L. Heunks (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Symposium


General thoracic surgery

Chair(s): C. Tezel (Istanbul, Turkey), L. Molins Lopez-Rodo (Barcelona, Spain)

Oral Presentation


How far are we in terms of predicting mortality and exacerbations in COPD?

Chair(s): A. Mathioudakis (Manchester, United Kingdom), M. Tor (Istanbul, Turkey)

Poster Discussion


Imaging biomarkers and quantitative imaging

Chair(s): A. Grgic (Homburg, Germany), J. Coolen (Leuven, Belgium)

Oral Presentation


It's my favourite cell that affects your asthma

Chair(s): G. Brusselle (Ghent, Belgium), P. Hiemstra (Leiden, Netherlands)

Symposium


New challenges in tackling known diseases with the 10 ERS Principles for Lung Health

Chair(s): G. Joos (Ghent, Belgium), I. Horváth (Budakeszi, Hungary)

Symposium


New insights in testing lung and respiratory muscle functions

Chair(s): P. Laveneziana (Paris Cedex 13, France), M. Duiverman (Groningen, Netherlands)

Poster Discussion


Novel findings in biomarkers of tobacco use, exposure, hazards and genetics

Chair(s): E. Dagli (Istanbul, Turkey), C. Pisinger (Frederiksberg, Denmark)

Oral Presentation


Pathobiology of pulmonary hypertension

Chair(s): C. Guignabert (Paris, France), M. Wilkins (London, United Kingdom)

Poster Discussion


Progress in rare interstitial lung diseases

Chair(s): F. Bonella (Düsseldorf, Germany), S. Harari (Milano (MI), Italy)

Oral Presentation


Pulmonary embolism: long-term sequelae and advances in therapies

Chair(s): C. Quezada Loaiza (Las Rozas (Madrid), Spain), F. Couturaud (Brest, France)

Oral Presentation


Pulmonary endoscopy

Chair(s): S. Lachkar (Rouen Cedex, France), D. Gompelmann (Heidelberg, Germany)

Session


Quality, reference values and standards

Chair(s): J. Kirkby (Sheffield, United Kingdom), M. Swanney (Christchurch, New Zealand)

Oral Presentation


Recent advances in primary ciliary dyskinesia

Chair(s): B. Karadag (Istanbul, Turkey), J. Lucas (Southampton (Hampshire), United Kingdom)

Symposium


Recent advances in respiratory disorders with oropharyngeal dysphagia

Chair(s): T. Similowski (Paris Cedex 13, France), P. Palange (Rome, Italy)

Hot topics


Scientific Year in Review

Chair(s): S. Meiners (München, Germany), J. Aerts (Arnhem, Netherlands)

Year in review


Telehealth, home rehabilitation and specific adaptations to exercise interventions in different settings

Chair(s): C. Osadnik (Melbourne, Australia), M. Koulopoulou (London, United Kingdom)

Poster Discussion


Airway disease: recent discoveries

Chair(s): P. Burgel (Sorbonne Paris Cité, France), V. Andrianopoulos (Schönau am Königssee, Germany), A. Bossios (Stockholm, Sweden), J. Lopez-Campos Bodineau (Sevilla, Spain)

Thematic Poster


Aspects of pulmonary rehabilitation and chronic care

Chair(s): C. Fernandes de Carvalho (São Paulo (SP), Brazil), N. Greening (Leicester (Leicestershire), United Kingdom), C. Rochester (New Haven, United States of America), M. Koopman (Roermond, Netherlands)

Thematic Poster


Asthma and drugs

Chair(s): S. Blaas (Regensburg, Germany), Y. Türk (Rotterdam, Netherlands), M. Haida (Tokyo, Japan), J. FitzGerald (Vancouver (BC), Canada)

Thematic Poster


Asthma, rhinitis and COPD: cells, mediators, biomarkers and genetics

Chair(s): K. Samitas (Athens, Greece), E. Heffler (Torino (TO), Italy), I. Eguiluz Gracia (Malaga, Spain), C. Andersson (London, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster


Back to basics and translational research in idiopathic interstitial pneumonias

Chair(s): M. Funke-Chambour (Bern, Switzerland), P. Molyneaux (London, United Kingdom), H. Ito (Nagasaki, Japan), M. ?terclov? (Praha, Czech Republic)

Thematic Poster


Biomarkers of COPD

Chair(s): A. Koczulla (Marburg, Germany), T. Mattila (Helsinki, Finland), M. Labor (Zagreb, Croatia)

Thematic Poster


Bronchoscopy and transthoracic ultrasound

Chair(s): P. Chhajed (Mumbai, India), D. Gompelmann (Heidelberg, Germany), K. Kontogianni (Heidelberg, Germany), J. Kuijvenhoven (Leeuwarden, Netherlands)

Thematic Poster


Cardiovascular and metabolic consequences of sleep-disordered breathing

Chair(s): S. Herkenrath (Köln, Germany), E. Schwarz (Zürich, Switzerland), R. Bercea (Kolnes, Norway), M. Arzt (Regensburg, Germany)

Thematic Poster


Clinical and functional monitoring in airway disease

Chair(s): S. Jabbal (Dundee (Angus), United Kingdom), P. Kirkham (Wolverhampton (West Midlands), United Kingdom), S. Bonvini (London, United Kingdom), J. Allinson (London, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster


Clinical challenges in respiratory infection

Chair(s): C. Cilloniz Campos (Barcelona, Spain), A. Dimakou (Agia Paraskeyi, Greece), M. Shteinberg (Haifa, Israel), A. Liapikou (Athens, Greece)

Thematic Poster


Clinical markers of asthma

Chair(s): C. Leroyer (Brest, France), A. Cruz (Salvador (BA), Brazil), C. Begne (Periguex, France), H. Backman (Lulea, Sweden)

Thematic Poster


COPD and extrapulmonary comorbidities

Chair(s): L. Vanfleteren (Haelen, Netherlands), F. Luppi (Modena, Italy), T. Lapperre (København NV, Denmark), B. Abascal Bolado (Santander (Cantabria), Spain)

Thematic Poster


COPD exacerbations and bronchiectasis

Chair(s): M. McDonnell (Oranmore (Co Galway), Ireland), Y. Varol (Izmir, Turkey), J. Vestbo (Manchester (Greater Manchester), United Kingdom), M. Barrecheguren Fernandez (Barcelona, Spain)

Thematic Poster


COPD management

Chair(s): A. Mathioudakis (Manchester, United Kingdom), M. Cazzola (Roma (RM), Italy), H. Kerstjens (Groningen, Netherlands), I. Bonovolias (Thessaloniki, Greece)

Thematic Poster


COPD: immune regulation and therapeutic targets

Chair(s): R. Bals (Homburg (Saar), Germany), C. Bingle (Sheffield (South Yorkshire), United Kingdom), I. Kammerl (München, Germany), G. Amatngalim (Utrecht, Netherlands)

Thematic Poster


COPD: novel pathological mechanisms in the airway epithelium

Chair(s): A. van der Does (Leiden, Netherlands), C. Beisswenger (Homburg (Saar), Germany), M. Hylkema (NH Haren, Netherlands), S. Di Vincenzo (Palermo (PA), Italy)

Thematic Poster


Cystic fibrosis in paediatric patients: current research

Chair(s): M. Mall (Berlin, Germany), N. Regamey (Lucerne, Switzerland), L. Naehrlich (Giessen, Germany), A. Shawcross (Manchester (Greater Manchester), United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster


Diagnosis of tuberculosis

Chair(s): B. Lange (Freiburg, Germany), D. Pešut (Beograd, Republic of Serbia), S. Tiberi (London, United Kingdom), C. Magis-Escurra (Nijmegen, Netherlands)

Thematic Poster


Difficult-to-treat respiratory infections

Chair(s): S. Everaerts (Leuven, Belgium), O. Sibila (Barcelona, Spain), A. Uranga Echeverria (Bilbao (Bizkaia), Spain)

Thematic Poster


Drug-resistant tuberculosis and the sequelae of pulmonary tuberculosis

Chair(s): A. Garcia-Basteiro (Maputo, Mozambique), A. dos Santos Silva (Porto, Portugal), M. Pretti Dalcolmo (Rio De Janeiro (RJ), Brazil), A. Skrahina (Minsk region, Belarus)

Thematic Poster


Epidemiology of asthma, COPD and factors that associate with lung function

Chair(s): T. Eagan (Bergen, Norway), D. Jarvis (London, United Kingdom), L. Hedman (Luleå, Sweden), S. Accordini (Verona (VR), Italy)

Thematic Poster


Epidemiology of the use of traditional and emerging tobacco products and e-cigarettes

Chair(s): E. Dagli (Istanbul, Turkey), M. Jankowski (Katowice, Poland), P. Katsaounou (Athens, Greece), K. Lewis (Llanelli (Dyfed), United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster


Functional assessment of COPD

Chair(s): M. Milanese (Pietra ligure (SV), Italy), M. Furian (Zürich, Switzerland), G. Kaltsakas (Athens, Greece), L. Lahousse (Ghent, Belgium)

Thematic Poster


Genetics in chronic pulmonary diseases

Chair(s): G. Beltramo (Dijon, France), A. Mailleux (Paris, France), S. Sohal (Launceston (TAS), Australia), I. Vachier (Montpellier, France)

Thematic Poster


Improvements in the assessment of paediatric physiology

Chair(s): N. Beydon (Paris, France), M. Evangelisti (Roma (RM), Italy), J. Hallberg (Stockholm, Sweden), K. Ramsey (Bern, Switzerland)

Thematic Poster


Insights in primary ciliary dyskinesia, asthma and lung function testing

Chair(s): C. Kuehni (Bern, Switzerland), E. Erdem Eralp (Istanbul, Turkey), J. Lucas (Southampton (Hampshire), United Kingdom), B. Rubbo (Southampton (Hampshire), United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster


Management of idiopathic interstitial pneumonias: established and new treatments

Chair(s): N. Chaudhuri (Manchester (Greater Manchester), United Kingdom), C. Valenzuela (Alcobendas (Madrid), Spain), A. Morais (Maia, Portugal), S. Ohshimo (Hiroshima, Japan)

Thematic Poster


Neonatology and paediatric intensive care

Chair(s): A. Lavizzari (Milano (MI), Italy), S. Zivanovic (London, United Kingdom), L. Moschino (Padova (PD), Italy), K. Hunt (London, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster


Occupational and environmental lung diseases: inhaled air quality and health effects

Chair(s): H. Dressel (Zürich, Switzerland), P. Cullinan (London, United Kingdom), R. Wiggans (Manchester (Greater Manchester), United Kingdom), D. Charpin (Marseille Cedex 20, France)

Thematic Poster


Paediatric asthma: new insights in its prevalence, treatment and treatment failure

Chair(s): G. Piacentini (Verona (VR), Italy), T. Janssens (Leuven, Belgium), G. Parisi (Catania (CT), Italy), T. Polychronakis (Cambridge (Cambridgeshire), United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster


Paediatric respiratory infections: mechanistic insights and clinical outcomes

Chair(s): A. Kantar (Bergamo (BG), Italy), M. Everard (Perth (WA), Australia), E. van Meel (Rotterdam, Netherlands), G. Cangiano (Verona (VR), Italy)

Thematic Poster


Patient-reported outcomes and scores in COPD

Chair(s): W. Labaki (Ann Arbor, United States of America), A. Ben Saad (Monastir, Tunisia), S. Skoczynski (Katowice, Poland)

Thematic Poster


Primary care management of asthma

Chair(s): C. de Jong (Groningen, Netherlands), J. Kocks (Groningen, Netherlands), C. Newby (Leicester (Leicestershire), United Kingdom), B. Ställberg (Uppsala, Sweden)

Thematic Poster


Pulmonary rehabilitation: exercise training, body composition, physical activity and other aspects

Chair(s): C. Nolan (Richmond, United Kingdom), M. Loeckx (Leuven, Belgium), R. Gloeckl (Schoenau am Koenigssee, Germany), A. Pires De Dias Marques (Aveiro, Portugal)

Thematic Poster


Respiratory epidemiology:  from infectious diseases to lung cancer

Chair(s): P. Bakke (Bergen, Norway), J. Quint (Wimbledon, United Kingdom), G. Viegi (Pisa (PI), Italy), V. Siroux (La Tronche, France)

Thematic Poster


Role of microbial exposure and inflammation in lung injury

Chair(s): R. Mahida (Birmingham (West Midlands), United Kingdom), M. Witzenrath (Berlin, Germany), S. Krauss-Etschmann (Borstel, Germany), M. Platé (London, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster


Sarcoidosis, interstitial lung diseases and various clinical problems

Chair(s): M. Marvisi (Cremona (CR), Italy), P. Camus (Dijon, France), S. Ramponi (Cingia de' Botti (CR), Italy), V. Alfieri (Parma (PR), Italy)

Thematic Poster


Sleep and breathing control: phenotypes

Chair(s): L. Grote (Göteborg, Sweden), P. Murphy (Oxted (Surrey), United Kingdom), R. Staats (Murches, Portugal), J. Hedner (Göteborg, Sweden)

Thematic Poster


Studies on the mechanisms underlying airway disease

Chair(s): M. Al-Alawi (Dublin 5, Ireland), M. van den Berge (Groningen, Netherlands), T. Maes (Ghent, Belgium), M. Schmidt (Groningen, Netherlands)

Thematic Poster


Tests and trends in asthma

Chair(s): J. Nguyen Quang (Paris, France), R. Nadif (Villejuif, France), J. Simpson (New Lambton, Australia), H. Reddel (Sydney (NSW), Australia)

Thematic Poster


The immune response to tuberculosis: development of biomarkers and diagnostic tools

Chair(s): V. Crudu (Chisinau, Republic of Moldova), L. Guglielmetti (Paris, France), J. Heyckendorf (Hamburg, Germany), D. Falzon (Genève, Switzerland)

Thematic Poster


Tobacco use, attitudes and cessation training among healthcare professionals and prevention programmes

Chair(s): E. Uzaslan (Bursa, Turkey), P. Tønnesen (Glostrup, Denmark), D. Karadogan (Rize, Turkey)

Thematic Poster


Treatments that can serve as an alternative to positive airway pressure (PAP)

Chair(s): O. Deleanu (Bucuresti, Romania), J. Montserrat (Barcelona, Spain), H. Makker (London, United Kingdom), W. De Backer (Edegem (Antwerp), Belgium)

Thematic Poster


Triggers of acute lung injury: mechanical ventilation and oxygen levels

Chair(s): W. Kübler (Berlin, Germany), A. Kabil (Cairo, Egypt), F. Potus (Kingston, Canada)

Thematic Poster


Use of stents for tracheal stenosis

Chair(s): J. Daniels (Amsterdam, Netherlands), J. Vergnon (Saint-Etienne, France), K. Darwiche (Essen, Germany), C. Marquette (Nice, France)

Thematic Poster


ME10 Pulmonary arterial hypertension: treatment options FULLY BOOKED

Chair(s): S. Ramjug (Altrincham, United Kingdom)

Meet the expert


ME11 Management of severe asthma in children FULLY BOOKED

Chair(s): R. Nenna (Tucson, United States of America)

Meet the expert


ME12 Immunotherapies for lung cancer FULLY BOOKED

Meet the expert


ME9 Cryobiopsy in interstitial lung disease FULLY BOOKED

Chair(s): L. Wijmans (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Meet the expert


Pulmonary Vascular Diseases & Respiratory Infections

Chair(s): F. Blasi (Milan, Italy), G. Dimopoulos (Athens, Greece), A. Vonk Noordegraaf (Amsterdam, Netherlands), A. Torres (Barcelona, Spain), M. Tamm (Basel, Switzerland)

Lungs on fire


Sleep and Breathing Disorders

Chair(s): A. Simonds (London, United Kingdom), P. Palange (Rome, Italy), W. McNicholas (Dublin, Ireland), W. Randerath (Solingen, Germany), D. Adler (Genève, Switzerland)

Lungs on fire


Bronchiectasis: new insights in diagnosis and treatment

Chair(s): S. Aliberti (Milan, Italy), E. Grainger (London, United Kingdom)

Lunchtime session


Myths and Truths of Inhaler Technology

Chair(s): F. Lavorini (Firenze (FI), Italy), F. De Jongh (Enschede, Netherlands)

Lunchtime session


Advanced profiling of immune cells in chronic lung diseases

Chair(s): S. Pouwels (Groningen, Netherlands), A. Faiz (Groningen, Netherlands)

Oral Presentation


Biomarkers and lung function in airway disease

Chair(s): A. Valipour (Wien, Austria), A. Nyberg (Umeå, Sweden)

Poster Discussion


Bronchiectasis: phenotypes, endotypes and new therapies

Chair(s): M. van der Eerden (Rotterdam, Netherlands), A. Chang (Brisbane (QLD), Australia)

Oral Presentation


Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension

Chair(s): G. Simonneau (Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, France), M. Delcroix (Leuven, Belgium)

Oral Presentation


Clinical determinants of asthma and biomarkers

Chair(s): F. Di Marco (Trezzano Sul Naviglio (MI), Italy), A. Bikov (Budapest, Hungary)

Poster Discussion


Clinical Grand Round

Chair(s): V. Poletti (Forlì, Italy), K. Antoniou (Heraklion, Greece), L. Heunks (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Grand round