The ERS International Congress 2016, London

 

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

SW1 Inhaler techniques

Chair(s): Daniel Schuermans (Brussels, Belgium)

Skills workshop


China Session I

Chair(s): Guy F Joos (Ghent, Belgium), NanShan Zhong (Guangzhou, China)

Session


Primary Care Day: challenging times I

Chair(s): Esther Metting (Groningen, Netherlands), Andrew Whittamore (Southampton, United Kingdom)

Session


PG6 Lung fibrosis and sarcoidosis

Chair(s): Joachim Muller-Quernheim (Freiburg, Germany), Venerino Poletti (Forlì, Italy)

Postgraduate Course


PG3 Advanced respiratory and cardiovascular exercise testing

Chair(s): Susan Ward (Crickhowell, United Kingdom), Enrico Lombardi (Florence, Italy)

Postgraduate Course


PG5 How to reach peripheral solitary nodules

Chair(s): Christophe Dooms (Leuven, Belgium), Gilbert Massard (Strasbourg, France)

Postgraduate Course


PG9 Recurrent respiratory infections in both children and adults

Chair(s): Martin Witzenrath (Berlin, Germany), Mark Everard (Perth, Australia)

Postgraduate Course


PG10 Tuberculosis management: a personalised clinical approach

Chair(s): Marc Lipman (London, United Kingdom), Ali Zumla (London, United Kingdom)

Postgraduate Course


PD1 Spirometry: Train the trainer

Chair(s): Irene Steenbruggen (Zwolle, Netherlands), Brendan Cooper (Birmingham, United Kingdom)

Professional development workshop


PG7 New guidelines for the classification and staging of lung cancer

Chair(s): Bogdan Dragos Grigoriu (Iasi, Romania), Françoise Galateau-Salle (Caen, France)

Postgraduate Course


PG8 Paediatric asthma

Chair(s): Alexander Möller (Zurich, Switzerland), Giorgio Piacentini (Verona, Italy)

Postgraduate Course


PG1 Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Chair(s): Ian Douglas Pavord (Oxford, United Kingdom), Gaetano Caramori (Ferrara, Italy)

Postgraduate Course


PG2 Advanced thoracic ultrasound

Chair(s): John Wrightson (Oxford, United Kingdom), Jouke T. Annema (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Postgraduate Course


PG4 How to improve the success of noninvasive ventilation 

Chair(s): Antonio M. Esquinas (Murcia, Spain), Mark W. Elliott (Leeds, United Kingdom)

Postgraduate Course


SW2 Inhaler techniques

Chair(s): Sven Verschraegen (Merelbeke, Belgium)

Skills workshop


Primary Care Day: challenging times II

Chair(s): Jaime Correia de Sousa (Porto, Portugal), Jacqui Cooper (Nottingham, United Kingdom)

Session


China Session II

Chair(s): Chen Wang (Beijing, China), Jørgen Vestbo (Manchester, United Kingdom)

Session


ERS/French Programme I

Chair(s): Elisabeth H.D. Bel (Amsterdam, Netherlands), Philippe Delaval (Cesson-Sevigne, France)

Session


Russia Session

Chair(s): Alexander G. Chuchalin (Moscow, Russian Federation), Katerina Antoniou (Heraklion, Crete, Greece)

Session


Primary Care Day: challenging times III

Chair(s): Janwillem Kocks (Groningen, Netherlands), Karin Lisspers (Gagnef, Sweden)

Session


PG11 Assessing respiratory system resistance in children and adults

Chair(s): Ellie Oostveen (Edegem, Belgium), Jellien Makonga-Braaksma (Woudenberg, Netherlands)

Postgraduate Course


PG20 Thymic tumours

Chair(s): Marco Lucchi (Pisa, Italy), Dragan R. Subotic (Belgrade, Republic of Serbia)

Postgraduate Course


PG16 Infection control in epidemics: strengthening the evidence base for healthcare workers and the public

Chair(s): Anita Simonds (London, United Kingdom), Pasi Penttinen (Stockholm, Sweden)

Postgraduate Course


PG19 The lung in the septic critically-ill patient

Chair(s): Anastasia Kotanidou (Marousi, Greece), Antonio Artigas (Sabadell, Spain)

Postgraduate Course


PG12 Breathlessness over the life course

Chair(s): Bjorn Stallberg (Uppsala, Sweden), Deborah Jarvis (London, United Kingdom)

Postgraduate Course


PG18 Sleep apnoea and comorbidities

Chair(s): Maria Bonsignore (Palermo, Italy), Sophia E. Schiza (Heraklion, Greece)

Postgraduate Course


PG14 Interventional pulmonology

Chair(s): Michela Bezzi (Brescia, Italy), Pallav L. Shah (London, United Kingdom)

Postgraduate Course


PG17 Pulmonary haemodynamics during exercise

Chair(s): Marion Delcroix (Leuven, Belgium), Irene Lang (Vienna, Austria)

Postgraduate Course


PG13 Inhaled antibiotics in respiratory infections

Chair(s): Aran Singanayagam (London, United Kingdom), Eva Polverino (Barcelona, Spain)

Postgraduate Course


PG15 Muscle weakness and wasting in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Chair(s): Pierantonio Laveneziana (Paris, France), François Maltais (Quebec, Canada)

Postgraduate Course


SW3 Inhaler techniques

Chair(s): Eric Derom (Ghent, Belgium)

Skills workshop


Primary Care Day: challenging times IV

Session


ERS/French Programme II

Chair(s): François Chabot (Vandoeuvre-les-Nancy, France), Guy F Joos (Ghent, Belgium)

Session


CC2 Children’s interstitial lung disease

Chair(s): Matthias Griese (Munich, Germany)

Challenging clinical cases


CC1 Breathless cases

Chair(s): Sean Gaine (Dublin, Ireland)

Challenging clinical cases


SW4 Difficult airway management in an intensive care unit

Chair(s): Mohamed El Tahan (Dammam, Saudi Arabia)

Skills workshop


SW5 Thoracic ultrasound

Chair(s): Nick Maskell (Bristol, United Kingdom)

Skills workshop


Best abstracts in pulmonary rehabilitation and chronic care

Chair(s): Ioannis Vogiatzis (Athens, Greece), Frits M.E. Franssen (Horn, Netherlands)

Oral Presentation


Human responses to exposure, including physiological and biomarker outcomes

Chair(s): Rafael E. de la Hoz (New York, United States of America), Maniraj Neupane (Kathmandu, Nepal)

Poster Discussion


Advanced lung function testing in childhood respiratory and sleep disease

Chair(s): Claudia Calogero (Massarosa, Italy), Maria Pia Villa (Rome, Italy)

Poster Discussion


Infections, sepsis, and pulmonary embolism

Chair(s): Andrea Cortegiani (Palermo, Italy), Antoni Torres Marti (Barcelona, Spain)

Poster Discussion


Epidemiological aspects of obstructive sleep apnoea

Chair(s): Renata L. Riha (Edinburgh, United Kingdom), Andrea Lanza (Saronno, Italy)

Poster Discussion


Paediatric asthma: lessons learned from studies with large sample sizes and multi-centre drug studies

Chair(s): Giorgio Piacentini (Verona, Italy), Özge Yilmaz (Manisa, Turkey)

Poster Discussion


Pharmacological management of COPD

Chair(s): Guy Brusselle (Ghent, Belgium), Mario Cazzola (Rome, Italy)

Poster Discussion


The best is yet to come in terms of lung function

Chair(s): Jellien Makonga-Braaksma (Woudenberg, Netherlands), Waldemar Tomalak (Rabka-Zdroj, Poland)

Oral Presentation


Clinical update on bronchiectasis

Chair(s): Charles Haworth (Cambridge, United Kingdom), Menno M. van der Eerden (Rotterdam, Netherlands)

Oral Presentation


Respiratory nursing research: opening new perspectives on patient experiences

Chair(s): Carme Hernandez Carcereny (Barcelona, Spain), Anne-Marie Russell (London, United Kingdom)

Oral Presentation


Clinic of pulmonary hypertension

Chair(s): Harm Jan H.J. Bogaard (Amsterdam, Netherlands), Olivier Sitbon (Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, France)

Oral Presentation


Best abstracts in asthma and COPD

Chair(s): Mohankumar Thekkinkattil (Coimbatore, India), Asger Sverrild (Copenhagen, Denmark)

Oral Presentation


Origins of infant pulmonary disease: early pointers for identifying infants at risk and ways to improve their care

Chair(s): Charles Christoph Roehr (Oxford, United Kingdom), Suzanne Terheggen-Lagro (Rotterdam, Netherlands)

Oral Presentation


Scientific Year in Review 2016

Chair(s): Christian M. Kähler (Wangen im Allgäu, Germany), Stefano Aliberti (Milan, Italy)

Year in review


ERS publications: a focus on recent guidelines and task forces

Chair(s): Anita Simonds (London, United Kingdom), Sergio Alfonso Harari (Milan, Italy), Anh Tuan Dinh-Xuan (Paris, France)

Session


Immunotherapy: the lethal weapon against thoracic malignancies?

Chair(s): Rainer G. Wiewrodt (Münster, Germany), Maha Zohra Ladjemi (Brussels, Belgium)

Symposium


Nerves in airway disease: genotype, phenotype and endotype

Chair(s): Alyn Hugh Morice (Cottingham, United Kingdom), Jeroen Vanoirbeek (Leuven, Belgium)

Symposium


ERS-ALAT-SBPT-SEPAR-SPP joint session: Spanish and Portuguese Session I

Chair(s): Renato Maciel (Belo Horizonte/MG, Brazil), Inmaculada Alfageme Michavila (Seville, Spain)

Session


Lung involvement in systemic disorders

Chair(s): Vincent Cottin (Lyon, France), Maurizio Marvisi (Cremona, Italy)

Symposium


COPD case-finding: how can we find the missing millions?

Chair(s): Peymane Adab (Birmingham, United Kingdom), Barbara Yawn (Rochester, United States of America)

Symposium


PD2 EBUS train the trainer

Chair(s): Jouke T. Annema (Amsterdam, Netherlands), Felix J.F. Herth (Heidelberg, Germany), Paul Frost Clementsen (Copenhagen, Denmark), Lars Konge (Virum, Denmark)

Professional development workshop


SW6 Difficult airway management in an intensive care unit

Chair(s): Cesare Gregoretti (Turin, Italy)

Skills workshop


SW7 Thoracic ultrasound

Chair(s): Nick Maskell (Bristol, United Kingdom)

Skills workshop


Community-acquired pneumonia: from prevention to treatment

Chair(s): Antonio R. Anzueto (San Antonio, United States of America), Yuichiro Shindo (Nagoya, Japan)

Poster Discussion


Special issues in thoracic surgery

Poster Discussion


Asthma: mechanisms and biomarkers that promote clinical understanding

Chair(s): Sven-Erik Dahlén (Stockholm, Sweden), Celeste M. Porsbjerg (Copenhagen, Denmark)

Poster Discussion


In-patient and out-patient COPD management

Chair(s): Janwillem Kocks (Groningen, Netherlands), Isa Cerveri (Pavia, Italy)

Poster Discussion


Effects of exercise training interventions in chronic respiratory disease

Chair(s): Heleen Demeyer (Barcelona, Spain), Rainer Gloeckl (Schoenau am Koenigssee, Germany)

Poster Discussion


Lung cancer and immune cells: friends or foes?

Chair(s): Torsten Gerriet Blum (Berlin, Germany), Ales Rozman (Golnik, Slovenia)

Poster Discussion


Repair pathways: from lung development to ageing of the lung

Chair(s): Yasuhiko Nishioka (Tokushima, Japan), Oliver Eickelberg (Munich, Germany)

Oral Presentation


IPF pathogenesis

Chair(s): Toby Maher (St. Albans, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom), Bruno Crestani (Paris, France)

Oral Presentation


Inflammatory biomarkers in airway diseases

Chair(s): Stylianos Loukides (Voula, Athens, Greece), Peter J. Sterk (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Oral Presentation


Mesothelioma and pleural disease: from the bench to the bedside

Chair(s): Ioannis Psallidas (Oxford, United Kingdom), Arnaud Scherpereel (Lille, France)

Oral Presentation


Endoscopic lung volume reduction I

Chair(s): Dirk-Jan Slebos (Groningen, Netherlands), Arschang Valipour (Wien, Austria)

Oral Presentation


ERS-ALAT-SBPT-SEPAR-SPP joint session: Spanish and Portuguese Session II

Chair(s): Andrés Palomar Lever (Mexico, Mexico), Venceslau José Coelho Pinto Hespanhol (Porto, Portugal)

Session


New therapies and therapeutic targets

Chair(s): Tracy Hussell (Manchester, United Kingdom), Clifford Taggart (Belfast, United Kingdom)

Oral Presentation


ERS and tuberculosis

Chair(s): Mario C. Raviglione (Geneva, Switzerland), Giovanni Battista Migliori (Varese, Italy)

Symposium


New statement on pulmonary rehabilitation

Chair(s): Daniel Langer (Leuven, Belgium), Enrico Maria Clini (Pavullo, Italy)

Symposium


GR1 Paediatric Grand Round

Chair(s): Ernst Eber (Graz, Austria), Gunilla Hedlin (Stockholm, Sweden)

Grand round


State-of-the-art research techniques in Royal Brompton Hospital and Imperial College London I

Chair(s): Peter J. Barnes (London, United Kingdom)

Session


Telemonitoring of ventilator-dependent patients

Chair(s): Michael Dreher (Aachen, Germany), Nicholas S. Hill (Providence, United States of America)

Symposium


New insights into the genetics of asthma

Chair(s): Angela Zacharasiewicz (Vienna, Austria), Torben Sigsgaard (Århus, Denmark)

Symposium


Population-based insights into occupational and environmental lung disease

Chair(s): Paul Cullinan (London, United Kingdom), Paul Blanc (San Francisco, United States of America)

Oral Presentation


Non-inflammatory assessment of airway disorders

Chair(s): Silvano Dragonieri (Bari, Italy), Andrei Malinovschi (Uppsala, Sweden), Stephen James Fowler (Preston, United Kingdom), Régis Matran (Lille, France)

Thematic Poster


Airway biomarkers

Chair(s): Vibeke Backer (København NV, Denmark), Marieann Hogman (Uppsala, Sweden), Anna-Carin Olin (Gothenburg, Sweden), Nikoletta Rovina (Athens, Greece)

Thematic Poster


Laboratory tests and cell biology in allergy and immunology

Chair(s): Marek Lommatzsch (Rostock, Germany), Cecilia K Andersson (London, United Kingdom), Apostolos Bossios (Gothenburg, Sweden), Junpei Saito (Fukushima, Japan)

Thematic Poster


Pharmacological intervention in humans and murine models of asthma

Chair(s): Christian Taube (Leiden, Netherlands), Jonas Erjefalt (Lund, Sweden), Johannes Schmid (Risskov, Denmark), Bart Hilvering (Utrecht, Netherlands)

Thematic Poster


Comorbidities and exacerbations in COPD

Chair(s): Sundeep Santosh Salvi (Pune, India), Marjolein Brusse-Keizer (Enschede, Netherlands)

Thematic Poster


Asthma, COPD, and ACOS: physical activity, dietary aspects, and diseases burden

Chair(s): Hannu Kankaanranta (Seinäjoki, Finland), Bernd Lamprecht (Linz, Austria), Linda Ekerljung (Gothenburg, Sweden), Simone Accordini (Verona, Italy)

Thematic Poster


Occupational epidemiology

Chair(s): David Miedinger (Lucerne, Switzerland), Else Würtz (Tjele, Denmark), Andrew Curran (Buxton, United Kingdom), Paul Cullinan (London, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster


Public health related concerns and epidemiology of smoking and smoking-related products

Chair(s): Sofia Ravara (Covilhã, Portugal), Constantine Vardavas (Heraklion, Greece), Filippos T Filippidis (London, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster


Asthma, bronchiectasis, and the risk factors for respiratory morbidity

Chair(s): Franca Rusconi (Florence, Italy), Stephen Turner (Aberdeen, United Kingdom), Myrofora Goutaki (Bern, Switzerland)

Thematic Poster


Drugs, bugs, BMI, and other problems in paediatric asthma

Chair(s): Christiane Lex (Goettingen, Germany), Ines De Mir Messa (Barcelona, Spain), Marc P. C. van der Schee (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Thematic Poster


Cystic fibrosis: various aspects

Chair(s): Iolo J.M. Doull (CARDIFF, United Kingdom), Łukasz Minarowski (Białystok, Poland), Claudia Kuehni (Bern, Switzerland), Tom Hilliard (Bristol, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster


Paediatric respiratory infections

Chair(s): Kostas Priftis (Haidari, Athens, Greece), Jayesh M. Bhatt (Nottingham, United Kingdom), Raffaella Nenna (Rome, Italy), Vanessa Craven (Wetherby, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster


Neonatal and paediatric multiorgan manifestations of acute and chronic pulmonary disease and use of treatments

Chair(s): Hendrik Fischer (Berlin, Germany), Theodore Dassios (London, United Kingdom), Roland Neumann (Basel, Switzerland)

Thematic Poster


Quality and quantity in lung function

Chair(s): Julie Lloyd (Birmingham, United Kingdom), Emma Flood (Co Westmeath, Ireland), Aisling McGowan (Dublin, Ireland), Maureen P Swanney (Christchurch, New Zealand)

Thematic Poster


Postural balance, respiratory muscles, and comorbidities in chronic respiratory disease

Chair(s): Alda Sofia Pires de Dias Marques (Aveiro, Portugal), Carlos Augusto Camillo (LEUVEN, Belgium), Margareta Emtner (Uppsala, Sweden), Rafael Mesquita (Maastricht, Netherlands)

Thematic Poster


Physiotherapy management of the ill but spontaneously-breathing adult patient

Chair(s): Celso R. F. Carvalho (Sao Paulo, Brazil), Tania Janaudis Ferreira (Montreal, Canada), Wendy Darlene Reid (Vancouver, Canada), Samanta Harrison (Middlesborough, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster


The wide spectrum of respiratory nursing research and practice: across all ages and diseases

Chair(s): Saskia W. M. Weldam (Utrecht, Netherlands), Wendy Preston (warwickshire, United Kingdom), Meritxell Peiro Fabregas (Vilafranca del Penedès, Spain)

Thematic Poster


Monitoring airway diseases with clinical tools

Chair(s): Mona Bafadhel (Oxford, United Kingdom), Andriana Papaioannou (Vrilissia, Athens, Greece), Caterina Bucca (Turin, Italy), Therese Lapperre (Copenhagen, Denmark)

Thematic Poster


What's new in paediatric respiratory physiology?

Chair(s): Shannon Simpson (Western Australia, Australia), Padmaja Subbarao (Toronto, Canada), Florian Singer (Zurich, Switzerland), Liam Welsh (Melbourne, Australia)

Thematic Poster


Systemic biomarkers

Chair(s): Konstantinos Kostikas (Basel, Switzerland), Anneke ten Brinke (Molenend, Netherlands), Alain Van Muylem (Brussels, Belgium), Evangelia Fouka (Thessaloniki, Greece)

Thematic Poster


IPF: from pathogenesis to treatment I

Chair(s): Demosthenes Bouros (Athens, Greece), Elisabeth Bendstrup (Vejle, Denmark), Martina Vašáková (Praha, Czech Republic), Claudia Ravaglia (Brisighella (RA), Italy)

Thematic Poster


Pharmacological treatment of COPD: focus on LABA/LAMA combinations

Chair(s): Reinoud Gosens (Groningen, Netherlands), András Bikov (Budapest, Hungary), Mario Cazzola (Rome, Italy), Pankaj Bhavsar (London, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster


Clinical characteristics of asthma

Chair(s): Chung-Wai Chow (Toronto, Canada), Michael Portelli (Nottingham, United Kingdom), Mohamed Al-Moamary (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)

Thematic Poster


Features and impact of comorbidities in COPD

Chair(s): Gema Tirado Conde (El Puerto de Santa María, Spain), Maud Koopman (Bilthoven, Netherlands), Nataliia Sanina (Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine), Nicoletta Morelli (The Hague, Netherlands)

Thematic Poster


From pleura to bronchi: new insights

Chair(s): Nikolaos M. Siafakas (Heraklion, Crete, Greece), Alberto Papi (Ferrarra, Italy), Sergey Lukyanov (Chita, Zabaykalsky Krai, Russian Federation)

Thematic Poster


Latest insights into pulmonary rehabilitation

Chair(s): Fabio Pitta (Londrina, Brazil), Klaus Kenn (Schoenau am Koenigssee, Germany), János Tamás Varga (Budapest, Hungary), Nick Hopkinson (London, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster


Latest insights into functional capacity and muscle weakness in chronic lung diseases

Chair(s): J. Alberto Neder (Kingston, Canada), Zafeiris Louvaris (Agia Paraskevi, Attica, Greece), Roberto A. Rabinovich (Edinburgh, United Kingdom), Esther Barreiro Portela (Barcelona, Spain)

Thematic Poster


Best abstracts in COPD management

Chair(s): Luis Puente Maestu (Madrid, Spain), Maurice Hayot (Montpellier Cédex 5, France), Ernesto Crisafulli (Pavullo, Italy), Matthew Maddocks (London, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster


Imaging of COPD and airways: structural and functional assessments

Chair(s): Aleksandar Grgic (Homburg/Saar, Germany), Heinrike Wilkens (Homburg/Saar, Germany), Eric Hoffman (Iowa City, United States of America), Wim Vos (Heist-op-den-Berg, Belgium)

Thematic Poster


Bronchoscopy: from diagnostic to treating air leaks

Chair(s): Semra Bilaceroglu (Izmir, Turkey), Prashant Nemichand Chhajed (Mumbai, India), Antoni Rosell Gratacos (Barcelona, Spain)

Thematic Poster


Role of genetics and exposures in COPD and asthma

Chair(s): Judith M. Vonk (Groningen, Netherlands), Erik Melén (Stockholm, Sweden), Morten Dahl (Koege, Denmark), Florence Demenais (Paris, France)

Thematic Poster


Clinical aspects of ILD

Chair(s): Claudia Valenzuela (Alcobendas (Madrid), Spain), Wim Wuyts (Rotselaar, Belgium), Sara Tomassetti (Forli, Italy), Maria MOLINA MOLINA (Hospitalet de Llobregat (Barcelona), Spain)

Thematic Poster


Sarcoidosis

Chair(s): Paola Rottoli (Siena, Italy), Dominique Valeyre (Paris, France), Paolo Spagnolo (Liestal, Switzerland), Eliza Tsitoura (Heraklion, Crete, Greece)

Thematic Poster


Asthma management in primary care

Chair(s): Jaime Correia de Sousa (Porto, Portugal), Dermot Ryan (Derby, United Kingdom), Mark L. Levy (London, United Kingdom), Aziz Sheikh (Edinburgh, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster


Managing multimorbidity and lifestyle change in primary care

Chair(s): Noel Baxter (London, United Kingdom), Arnulf Langhammer (Levanger, Norway), Thys Van Der Molen (Groningen, Netherlands), Alan Kaplan (Richmond Hill, Canada)

Thematic Poster


Molecular targets in pulmonary disease

Chair(s): arnaud Mailleux (Paris, France), Aurelie Fabre (Dublin, Ireland), Sukhwinder Singh Sohal (Launceston, Australia)

Thematic Poster


What's new in biomarker analysis?

Chair(s): Clifford Taggart (Belfast, United Kingdom), Sinead Weldon (Belfast, United Kingdom), Manosij Ghosh (Leuven, Belgium), Mazen Al-Alawi (Dublin, Ireland)

Thematic Poster


Translational studies in lung disease

Chair(s): Colin Bingle (Sheffield, United Kingdom), Kambez Hajipouran Benam (Cambridge, United States of America), Ann B. Millar (Bristol, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster


Novel insights into alveolar and bronchial epithelial cell injury and repair

Chair(s): Masao Takata (London, United Kingdom), Emma Rawlins (Cambridge, United Kingdom), Irene Heijink (Groningen, Netherlands)

Thematic Poster


Pulmonary drug delivery

Chair(s): Omar Usmani (London, United Kingdom), Nicolas Roche (Paris, France), Paul Hagedoorn (Groningen, Netherlands)

Thematic Poster


ME4 Pulmonary arteriovenous malformations

Meet the expert


ME3 Fiberoptic bronchoscopy in children

Meet the expert


ME1 Biomarkers for interstitial lung disease

Meet the expert


ME2 New treatment approaches for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

Meet the expert


Vitamin D and asthma prevention, COPD screening, and bronchoscopic lung volume reduction in emphysema

Chair(s): Guy Brusselle (Ghent, Belgium), George O'Connor (Boston, United States of America)

Lunchtime session


AJRCCM Blue Journal in 2016: a joint ERS lunchtime session

Chair(s): Meilan Han (Ann Arbor, United States of America), Wisia Wedzicha (London, United Kingdom), Peter M. A. Calverley (Liverpool, United Kingdom)

Lunchtime session


Climate change and respiratory health

Chair(s): Stephen T. Holgate (Southampton, United Kingdom), Giovanni Viegi (Pisa, Italy)

Lunchtime session


SW8 Difficult airway management in an intensive care unit

Chair(s): Nandor Marczin (Harefield, United Kingdom)

Skills workshop


SW9 Thoracic ultrasound

Chair(s): Najib M. Rahman (Oxford, United Kingdom)

Skills workshop


Advances in tuberculosis diagnosis and monitoring of treatment

Chair(s): Simon Tiberi (London, United Kingdom)

Oral Presentation


Kaleidoscope of respiratory nursing

Chair(s): Sheree M.S. Smith (Sydney, Australia), Janelle Yorke (Manchester, United Kingdom)

Poster Discussion


Paediatric respiratory infection

Chair(s): Vanessa Craven (Wetherby, United Kingdom), Ahmad Kantar (Bergamo, Italy)

Poster Discussion


Unmasking the mechanisms of symptoms and exercise limitation in disease

Chair(s): Richard Casaburi (Rancho Palos Verdes, United States of America), Luis Puente Maestu (Madrid, Spain)

Poster Discussion


Best abstracts in exercise capacity and testing in chronic lung diseases

Chair(s): Pierantonio Laveneziana (Paris, France), Sally J. Singh (Leicester, United Kingdom)

Poster Discussion


Possible phenotypes of bronchiectasis and exacerbations

Chair(s): Francesco Blasi (Milano, Italy), Felix C. Ringshausen (Hannover, Germany)

Poster Discussion


How the increasing complexity of chronic care management challenges ethics and costs in our healthcare system

Chair(s): Christopher Michael Roberts (Leytonstone, United Kingdom)

Poster Discussion


Late-breaking translational research in lung cancer

Chair(s): Joanna Domagała-Kulawik (Warsaw, Poland), Chi-Leung David Lam (Hong Kong SAR, Hong Kong)

Oral Presentation


Best abstracts on the role of exercise and physical activity in chronic respiratory disease

Chair(s): Daniel Langer (Leuven, Belgium), Fabio Pitta (Londrina, Brazil)

Oral Presentation


Cystic fibrosis: monitoring and management

Chair(s): Ian Balfour-Lynn (London, United Kingdom), Jürg Barben (St. Gallen, Switzerland)

Oral Presentation


Highlights in the management of COPD and beyond

Chair(s): David M. G. Halpin (Exeter Devon, United Kingdom), Laura Fregonese (London, United Kingdom)

Oral Presentation


Paediatric bronchology I

Chair(s): Petr Pohunek (Praha 5, Czech Republic), Kostas Priftis (Haidari, Athens, Greece)

Oral Presentation


GR2 Radiology

Chair(s): Dominique Valeyre (Paris, France), Venerino Poletti (Forlì, Italy)

Grand round


Molecular pathways of smoking-induced diseases

Chair(s): Ian M. Adcock (London, United Kingdom), Hiroo Wada (Tokyo, Japan)

Oral Presentation


Complications and comorbidities in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

Chair(s): Christian M. Kähler (Wangen im Allgäu, Germany), Athol Wells (London, United Kingdom)

Symposium


Implementation of collaborative lung function testing

Chair(s): Irene Steenbruggen (Zwolle, Netherlands), Karin Lisspers (Gagnef, Sweden)

Symposium


New tools for the early diagnosis of acute respiratory distress syndrome

Chair(s): Tobias Welte (Hannover, Germany), Theodoros Vassilakopoulos (Kantza, Greece)

Symposium


Childhood asthma causation

Chair(s): Stephen Turner (Aberdeen, United Kingdom), Franca Rusconi (Florence, Italy)

Symposium


Traffic air pollution in urban areas

Chair(s): Terry Tetley (London, United Kingdom), Agnes Boots (Maastricht, Netherlands)

Hot topics


Is sleep apnoea causing cancer?

Chair(s): Renata L. Riha (Edinburgh, United Kingdom), Maria Bonsignore (Palermo, Italy)

Hot topics


CC5 Non-resolving pneumonia

Chair(s): Ane Uranga (Bilbao, Spain)

Challenging clinical cases


CC4 Major challenges in thoracic surgical oncology

Chair(s): Gilbert Massard (Strasbourg, France)

Challenging clinical cases


CC3 Problematic application of mechanical ventilation

Chair(s): Brigitte Fauroux (Paris, France)

Challenging clinical cases


PD3 Preparing your content for teaching online

Chair(s): Georgia Narsavage (Morgantown, United States of America)

Professional development workshop


SW11 The new frontiers in exercise training in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients: technical aspects

Chair(s): Sally J. Singh (Leicester, United Kingdom)

Skills workshop


SW10 Interventional pulmonology

Chair(s): Felix J.F. Herth (Heidelberg, Germany)

Skills workshop


Rifampicin resistance, MDRTB, and new drug treatments

Chair(s): Daniela Maria Cirillo (Milan, Italy), Marieke van der Werf (Stockholm, Sweden)

Poster Discussion


Measuring physical activity in chronic respiratory disease

Chair(s): Rafael Mesquita (Maastricht, Netherlands), Thierry Troosters (Leuven, Belgium)

Poster Discussion


Asthma: from basic mechanisms to novel therapeutic perspectives

Chair(s): Paul Kirkham (Wolverhampton, United Kingdom), Loes Kistemaker (Groningen, Netherlands)

Oral Presentation


Pulmonary hypertension: the clinic I

Chair(s): Marius M. Hoeper (Hannover, Germany), John Wort (Hampton, United Kingdom)

Poster Discussion


Endoscopic lung volume reduction II

Chair(s): Maren Schuhmann (Heidelberg, Germany), Peter I. Bonta (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Poster Discussion


Assessing lower airway inflammation with different tools

Chair(s): Petros Bakakos (Athens, Greece), Florence Schleich (Liège, Belgium)

Poster Discussion


New findings in mucosal immunology

Chair(s): Emer Reeves (Dublin, Ireland), Silke Meiners (Munich, Germany)

Poster Discussion


IPF treatment I

Chair(s): Venerino Poletti (Forlì, Italy)

Oral Presentation


Cardiovascular and metabolic pathophysiology and outcomes of obstructive sleep apnoea

Chair(s): Isaac Almendros (Hospitalet de Llobregat (Barcelona), Spain), Maria Bonsignore (Palermo, Italy)

Oral Presentation


Lung cancer immunology: latest research

Chair(s): Thierry Berghmans (Brussels, Belgium), Annette Fisseler-Eckhoff (Wiesbaden, Germany)

Oral Presentation


Clinical and microbiological aspects of infections in COPD patients

Chair(s): Tobias Welte (Hannover, Germany), Aran Singanayagam (London, United Kingdom)

Oral Presentation


Yernault Lecture preceded by the symposium “Latest developments in noninvasive ventilation: improvements and gadgets”

Chair(s): Begüm Ergan (Izmir, Turkey), Wolfram Windisch (Köln, Germany)

Session


New genomic targets in pulmonary disease

Chair(s): Aurelie Fabre (Dublin, Ireland), Philippe Bonniaud (Dijon, France)

Oral Presentation


Paediatric Year in Review

Chair(s): Fabio Midulla (Rome, Italy), Monika Gappa (Wesel, Germany)

Year in review


Regeneratives approaches to COPD

Chair(s): Antonino Di Stefano (Veruno, Italy), Jonathan Grigg (London, United Kingdom)

Symposium


Diseases and defences of the respiratory mucosa

Chair(s): Stefano Aliberti (Milan, Italy), Hans Bisgaard (Copenhagen, Denmark)

Symposium


The history of respiratory public health in Britain

Chair(s): Anthony Seaton (Edinburgh, United Kingdom), Paul Blanc (San Francisco, United States of America)

Symposium


Diagnosing primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) in a molecular age

Chair(s): Andrew Bush (London, United Kingdom), Angelo Barbato (Padova, Italy)

Symposium


New and old therapies for chronic lung diseases

Chair(s): Philippe Camus (Dijon, France)

Oral Presentation


An update on pleural empyema diagnostics and treatment

Chair(s): Danail Petrov (Sofia, Bulgaria), Hans-Beat Ris (Lausanne, Switzerland)

Symposium


SW13 The new frontiers in exercise training in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients: technical aspects

Chair(s): Rik Gosselink (Leuven, Belgium)

Skills workshop


SW12 Interventional pulmonology

Chair(s): Pallav L. Shah (London, United Kingdom)

Skills workshop


Current challenges in thoracic surgery

Chair(s): Laureano Molins Lopez-Rodo (Barcelona, Spain), Dragan R. Subotic (Belgrade, Republic of Serbia)

Oral Presentation


PD4 How to deal with difficult people

Chair(s): Nicolino Ambrosino (Volterra, Italy)

Professional development workshop


Active and latent tuberculosis: biomarkers

Chair(s): Morten Ruhwald (Copenhagen, Denmark)

Poster Discussion


IPF: from pathogenesis to treatment II

Chair(s): Katerina Antoniou (Heraklion, Crete, Greece), Francesco Bonella (Dusseldorf, Germany)

Poster Discussion


Best abstracts in physical activity and telemedicine

Chair(s): Henrik Watz (Grosshansdorf, Germany), William Man (Harefield, United Kingdom)

Poster Discussion


Endosonography: EBUS/EUS (B)

Chair(s): Jouke T. Annema (Amsterdam, Netherlands), Christophe Dooms (Leuven, Belgium)

Poster Discussion


Dyspnoea and respiratory muscle/mechanics anomalies in disease

Chair(s): Denis O'Donnell (Kingston, Canada), Samuel Verges (Grenoble, France)

Oral Presentation


COPD and asthma COPD overlap syndrome (ACOS): novelties in terms of prevalence, risk factors, and prognosis in COPD

Chair(s): David Mannino (Lexington, United States of America), Anne Lindberg (Boden, Sweden)

Oral Presentation


Management of asthma and COPD in primary care

Chair(s): Hilary Pinnock (Edinburgh, United Kingdom), Ioanna Tsiligianni (Heraklion, Crete, Greece)

Oral Presentation


Effects of hypoxia and sleep apnoea on the lung, heart, and vessels

Chair(s): Malcolm Kohler (Zurich, Switzerland), Jean-Louis Pépin (Grenoble, France)

Poster Discussion


Clinical and molecular studies in asthma

Chair(s): Apostolos Bossios (Gothenburg, Sweden), Hans Jürgen Heinrich Hoffmann (Århus, Denmark)

Oral Presentation


Molecular footprints in lung cancer diagnosis and management

Chair(s): Jean-Paul Sculier (Brussels, Belgium), Tariq Sethi (Haddington, United Kingdom)

Symposium


Late-breaking topics in airways disease

Oral Presentation


Pulmonary arterial hypertension: future therapeutic approaches

Chair(s): Harm Jan H.J. Bogaard (Amsterdam, Netherlands), Jose Gomez-Arroyo (Cincinatti, United States of America)

Hot topics


Influenza and respiratory physicians

Chair(s): Gernot G.U. Rohde (Maastricht, Netherlands), Susanne Herold (Giessen, Germany)

Symposium


Electronic cigarettes

Chair(s): Christina-Georgia Gratziou (Athens, Greece), Philip Tønnesen (Glostrup, Denmark)

Poster Discussion


State-of-the-art research techniques in Royal Brompton Hospital and Imperial College London II

Chair(s): Maria Gabriela Belvisi (London, United Kingdom)

Session


ERS statements and technical standards

Chair(s): Marc Miravitlles (Barcelona, Spain), Marc Humbert (Paris, France)

Session


Working together to drive investment and innovation in asthma research

Chair(s): Nikolaos G. Papadopoulos (Athens, Greece), Samantha Walker (London, United Kingdom)

Session


Chronic graft-versus-host disease and chronic allograft dysfunction after lung transplantation: similarities and dissimilarities

Chair(s): Federica Meloni (Pavia, Italy), Geert Verleden (Leuven, Belgium)

Symposium


Tuberculosis: immune responses of CD8+ T cells, value of interferon-gamma and other cytokines, Th2 responses, BCG, and biomarkers

Chair(s): Morten Ruhwald (Copenhagen, Denmark), Massimo Amicosante (Rome, Italy), Delia Goletti (Rome, Italy)

Thematic Poster


Clinical and microbiological aspects of bronchiectasis and non-tuberculous mycobacterium (NTM) infections

Chair(s): Aikaterini Dimakou (Agia Paraskeyi, Greece), Michael Loebinger (London, United Kingdom), Pieter Goeminne (Bornem, Belgium), Andres de Roux (Berlin, Germany)

Thematic Poster


Community-acquired pneumonia: risk classes and management issues

Chair(s): Rosario Menendez Villanueva (Valencia, Spain), Brandon Webb (Murray, United States of America), Ane Uranga (Bilbao, Spain), Charles Feldman (Johannesburg, South Africa)

Thematic Poster


Viral infections in different respiratory conditions: from the bedside to the lab

Chair(s): Pasi Penttinen (Stockholm, Sweden), Nikoletta Rovina (Athens, Greece), Carlos M. Luna (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Thematic Poster


Microbiological issues and translational research in respiratory infections

Chair(s): Stefan Krüger (Dusseldorf, Germany), Michael Tamm (Basel, Switzerland), Adamadia Liapikou (Athens, Greece)

Thematic Poster


Severe respiratory infections in the intensive care unit and pleural and fungal infections

Chair(s): Miquel Ferrer Monreal (Barcelona, Spain), Marcos I. Restrepo (San Antonio, United States of America), Antonio R. Anzueto (San Antonio, United States of America)

Thematic Poster


Tuberculosis: the elderly, the diabetic, the unusual, and the severe

Chair(s): Moerida Belton (London, United Kingdom), Erlina Burhan (Jakarta, Indonesia)

Thematic Poster


Update on drug-resistant tuberculosis

Chair(s): Elmira Ibraim (Bucuresti, Romania), Lucy V. Baker (London, United Kingdom), Christoph Lange (Borstel, Germany)

Thematic Poster


Non-tuberculous mycobacteria: HIV-TB co-infection and adenosine deaminase (ADA)

Chair(s): Claire Andrejak (Amiens, France), Frauke Rudolf (Valby, Denmark), Onn Min Kon (London, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster


Treatment management options and costs: vitamin D, Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs), nutrition, and human genetics

Chair(s): Adrian R Martineau (London, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster


Epidemiological insights into tuberculosis pathogenesis

Chair(s): Dominik Zenner (London, United Kingdom), Jessica Potter (London, United Kingdom), Ivan Solovic (Vysne Hagy, Slovakia)

Thematic Poster


Microbiology: bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) and PCR

Chair(s): Simon Tiberi (London, United Kingdom), Daniela Maria Cirillo (Milan, Italy)

Thematic Poster


Epidemiology and specific subgroups in lung cancer

Chair(s): Erik Jakobsen (Odense C, Denmark), Philippe Astoul (Marseille, France)

Thematic Poster


Basic science and case reports in lung cancer

Chair(s): Matthew Evison (Manchester, United Kingdom), Jana Skřičková (Brno, Czech Republic), Achim Rittmeyer (Immenhausen, Germany), Luciano Mutti (Borgosesia, Italy)

Thematic Poster


Prognostic variables in lung cancer I

Chair(s): Fernando Gamarra (Straubing, Germany), Ross Morgan (Dublin, Ireland), Georgia Hardavella (London, United Kingdom), Chi-Leung David Lam (Hong Kong SAR, Hong Kong)

Thematic Poster


Prognostic variables in lung cancer II

Chair(s): Arnaud Scherpereel (Lille, France), Rudolf M. Huber (München, Germany), Tuncay Göksel (Izmir, Turkey)

Thematic Poster


Abstracts in medical education, the web and the internet

Chair(s): Erik Driessen (Maastricht, Netherlands), Frans H.C. de Jongh (Enschede, Netherlands), Lars Konge (Virum, Denmark)

Thematic Poster


Long-term outcomes of lung transplantation

Chair(s): Robin Vos (Leuven, Belgium), Federica Meloni (Pavia, Italy), Romain Kessler (Strasbourg, France)

Thematic Poster


Clinical aspects of lung cancer

Chair(s): David Baldwin (Nottingham, United Kingdom), Paul Martin Putora (St. Gallen, Switzerland), Inmaculada Alfageme Michavila (Seville, Spain), Dragos Bumbacea (Bucuresti, Romania)

Thematic Poster


Pulmonary hypertension and pulmonary embolism: from the bench to the bedside

Chair(s): Laura Price (London, United Kingdom), Alice Huertas (Paris, France), David Jiménez Castro (Madrid, Spain), Andrew Peacock (Glasgow, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster


Open problems in thoracic surgery

Chair(s): Stefano Elia (Rome, Italy), Ioannis Psallidas (Oxford, United Kingdom), Cosimo Lequaglie (Rionero in Vulture, Italy), Paul E. Van Schil (Edegem (Antwerp), Belgium)

Thematic Poster


Hypoxia, oxidative stress, and biomarkers in obstructive sleep apnoea

Chair(s): Jan A. Hedner (Gothenburg, Sweden), Renaud Tamisier (Grenoble, France), Walter McNicholas (Dublin, Ireland)

Thematic Poster


Surgical strategy for complex diseases

Chair(s): Marcello Migliore (Catania, Italy), Pier Luigi Filosso (Castellamonte, Italy)

Thematic Poster


Dealing with the complexity of critically-ill patients

Chair(s): Christian Bruells (Aachen, Germany), Stylianos Orfanos (Athens, Greece), Theodoros Vassilakopoulos (Kantza, Greece)

Thematic Poster


New horizons for noninvasive ventilation in acute and chronic settings

Chair(s): Begüm Ergan (Izmir, Turkey), Antonio M. Esquinas (Murcia, Spain), Jacek Nasiłowski (Warsaw, Poland), Annalisa Carlucci (San Donato Milanese, Italy)

Thematic Poster


Noninvasive ventilation and beyond: novelties and real-life applications

Chair(s): Antoine Cuvelier (Rouen, France), Aylin Özsancak Ugurlu (Istanbul, Turkey), Claudia Crimi (Catania, Italy), Saba Bokhari (Bolton, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster


Multidimensional and multidisciplinary approaches to respiratory problems

Chair(s): Roberto A. Rabinovich (Edinburgh, United Kingdom), Jason Weatherald (Calgary, Canada), Isaac Almendros (Hospitalet de Llobregat (Barcelona), Spain), Emilia Świetlik (Warsaw, Poland)

Thematic Poster


Pathophysiological mechanisms at different levels: lung, airways, muscles and symptom perception

Chair(s): Matteo Bonini (Rome, Italy), Nickolas Koulouris (Athens, Greece), Bruno-Pierre Dube (Montreal, Canada)

Thematic Poster


Lung function and imaging: new findings and new approaches

Chair(s): Andre Albuquerque (Sao Paulo, Brazil), Bruno Degano (Besançon, France), Fabiano Di Marco (Trezzano, Italy), Caterina Salito (Milan, Italy)

Thematic Poster


Respiratory muscles and airways function: from physiology to clinical implications

Chair(s): Maurice Hayot (Montpellier Cédex 5, France), Einar Thorsen (Bergen, Norway), Antonella LoMauro (Milan, Italy), Thomas Gille (Bobigny, France)

Thematic Poster


Clinical exercise physiology in health and disease

Chair(s): Christina M. Spengler (Zurich, Switzerland), Samuel Verges (Grenoble, France), Paolo Onorati (Alghero, Italy), Dennis Jensen (Kingston, Canada)

Thematic Poster


Clinical presentation, daytime symptoms, and screening of obstructive sleep apnoea

Chair(s): Bernd M. Sanner (Wuppertal, Germany), Stefan A. Mihaicuta (Timisoara, Romania), Sophia E. Schiza (Heraklion, Greece), Thorarinn Gislason (Reykjavik, Iceland)

Thematic Poster


Comorbid sleep apnoea in specific clinical entities and differential diagnosis of sleep disorders

Chair(s): Konrad E. Bloch (Zürich, Switzerland), Milan Sova (Olomouc, Czech Republic), Andrew Morley (Glasgow, United Kingdom), Manuel Sanchez De La Torre (Lleida, Spain)

Thematic Poster


Effect of sleep apnoea on life-span and comorbidities

Chair(s): Richard Staats (Murches, Portugal), Radostina Cherneva (Sofia, Bulgaria), Peter J. Wijkstra (Groningen, Netherlands)

Thematic Poster


Technical aspects, compliance, and adherence to positive airway pressure in sleep apnoea

Chair(s): Wolfgang Galetke (Dorsten, Germany), Michael Arzt (Regensburg, Germany), Wilfried De Backer (Edegem, Belgium), João Carlos Winck (Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal)

Thematic Poster


Non-CPAP in obstructive and central sleep apnoea and obesity hypoventilation syndrome

Chair(s): Olivier M. Vanderveken (Edegem (Antwerp), Belgium), Karl A. Franklin (Umeå, Sweden), Jose Maria Montserrat Canal (Barcelona, Spain)

Thematic Poster


Pulmonary hypertension: the clinic II

Chair(s): Horst Olschewski (Graz, Austria), Frederic Perros (Le Plessis-Robinson, France), Robin Condliffe (Sheffield, United Kingdom), John Wort (Hampton, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster


Pulmonary hypertension: exercise, haemodynamics, and physiology

Chair(s): Luke Howard (London, United Kingdom), Anton Vonk Noordegraaf (Amsterdam, Netherlands), Robert Naeije (Beersel, Belgium), Gabor Kovacs (Graz, Austria)

Thematic Poster


Pulmonary hypertension in lung disease

Chair(s): Paul A. Corris (Newcastle, United Kingdom), David Kiely (Sheffield, United Kingdom), H. Ardeschir Ghofrani (Giessen, Germany)

Thematic Poster


Acute pulmonary embolism

Chair(s): Marion Delcroix (Leuven, Belgium), Irene Lang (Vienna, Austria), Harm Jan H.J. Bogaard (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Thematic Poster


ME7 Surgery for lung cancer

Meet the expert


PD5 Establishing core facilities for measuring clinical trial outcomes 

Chair(s): Jane C. Davies (London, United Kingdom)

Professional development workshop


ME8 Acute and chronic infection in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Meet the expert


ME6 Dealing with air leaks during noninvasive ventilation 

Meet the expert


Interstitial lung disease registry

Chair(s): Luca Richeldi (Southampton, United Kingdom), Kevin Flaherty (Pinckney, United States of America)

Lunchtime session


ME5 Persisting symptoms after pulmonary embolism

Meet the expert


ME14 What is sleep apnoea anyway?

Meet the expert


ME13 Smoking cessation in difficult population groups

Meet the expert


When respiratory disease come to an end

Chair(s): Sylvia Hartl (Wien, Austria), Michele Vitacca (Gussago, Italy)

Lunchtime session


Lung cancer: latest developments in screening and patient management

Chair(s): Klaus Friedrich Rabe (Großhansdorf, Germany), Jean-Paul Sculier (Brussels, Belgium)

Lunchtime session


SW15 The new frontiers in exercise training in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients: technical aspects

Chair(s): Sally J. Singh (Leicester, United Kingdom)

Skills workshop


SW14 Interventional pulmonology

Chair(s): Felix J.F. Herth (Heidelberg, Germany)

Skills workshop


Phenotyping asthma

Chair(s): Elisabeth H.D. Bel (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Oral Presentation


Paediatric bronchology II

Chair(s): Uros Krivec (Ljubljana, Slovenia), Predrag Minic (Beograd, Republic of Serbia)

Poster Discussion


Highlights in primary ciliary dyskinesia and asthma in childhood

Chair(s): Liesbeth Duijts (Rotterdam, Netherlands), Jane Lucas (Southampton, United Kingdom)

Poster Discussion


Prevalence, prognosis, and risk factors of COPD

Chair(s): Jennifer Quint (London, United Kingdom)

Poster Discussion


ILD pathogenesis

Chair(s): Argyris Tzouvelekis (New Haven, United States of America), Eliza Tsitoura (Heraklion, Crete, Greece)

Poster Discussion


Quality management and quality of life in lung cancer

Chair(s): Anna Rich (Nottingham, United Kingdom), Inmaculada Alfageme Michavila (Seville, Spain)

Poster Discussion


New insights into noninvasive ventilation: between the dream and reality

Chair(s): Marieke L. Duiverman (Groningen, Netherlands), Claudia Crimi (Catania, Italy)

Poster Discussion


Novel approaches for pulmonary rehabilitation in chronic lung diseases

Chair(s): Carolyn Rochester (New Haven, United States of America), Frits M.E. Franssen (Horn, Netherlands)

Oral Presentation


Latent tuberculosis infection

Chair(s): Delia Goletti (Rome, Italy), Jan Heyckendorf (Hamburg, Germany)

Oral Presentation


Updating on electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) or e-cigarettes

Chair(s): Francesco Blasi (Milano, Italy), Bo Lundback (Gothenburg, Sweden)

Symposium


Sepsis and ARDS: looking forward

Chair(s): Federico Longhini (Borgomanero, Italy), Cesare Gregoretti (Turin, Italy)

Oral Presentation


Advancements in bronchoscopy

Chair(s): Jouke T. Annema (Amsterdam, Netherlands), Pallav L. Shah (London, United Kingdom)

Oral Presentation


Pulmonary hypertension: novel insights

Chair(s): Christophe Guignabert (le Plessis-Robinson, France), Soni Savai Pullamsetti (Bad Nauheim, Germany)

Oral Presentation


Recent high impact findings regarding COPD comorbidities

Chair(s): Lowie Vanfleteren (Horn, Netherlands), Eric D. Bateman (Cape Town, South Africa)

Oral Presentation


Deep phenotyping to improve treatment outcomes in paediatric asthma

Chair(s): Stephen Turner (Aberdeen, United Kingdom), Susanne J. H. Vijverberg (Utrecht, Netherlands)

Symposium


New therapies for chronic respiratory infections

Chair(s): Montserrat Vendrell (Girona, Spain), Timothy Aksamit (Rochester, United States of America)

Symposium


Historical landmarks in respiratory medicine: contributions from the UK

Chair(s): Roberto Rodriguez-Roisin (Barcelona, Spain), Maria Gabriela Belvisi (London, United Kingdom)

Symposium


Driving and sleepiness

Chair(s): Winfried J. Randerath (Solingen, Germany), Maria Bonsignore (Palermo, Italy)

Symposium


GR3 Scientific Grand Round: precision medicine

Chair(s): Melanie Koenigshoff (Munich, Germany), Bruno Crestani (Paris, France)

Grand round


Air pollution and effects on lung health

Chair(s): Frank J. Kelly (London, United Kingdom), Hasan Bayram (Gaziantep, Turkey)

Hot topics


Industry Evening Mini Symposium at ERS 2016: “Challenges in the management of non-CF bronchiectasis”

Chair(s): Professor Robert Wilson (Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK)

Evening Mini Symposium


CC6 New treatment approaches in non-small cell lung cancer

Chair(s): Tudor Andrei Cernomaz (Iasi, Romania)

Challenging clinical cases


CC8 Complex management issues in ataxia telangiectasia

Chair(s): Monika Gappa (Wesel, Germany)

Challenging clinical cases


CC7 How to deal with large airways problems

Chair(s): Danail Petrov (Sofia, Bulgaria)

Challenging clinical cases


PD7 Designing and conducting research in malignant pleural effusion

Chair(s): Arnaud Scherpereel (Lille, France)

Professional development workshop


SW17 Polysomnography in adults and children

Chair(s): Refika Hamutcu Ersu (İstanbul, Turkey)

Skills workshop


SW16 Radiological-pathological correlations for clinicians

Chair(s): Philipp A. Schnabel (Homburg/Saar, Germany)

Skills workshop


Community-acquired pneumonia: update on prognostic factors and therapeutic strategies

Chair(s): Antoni Torres Marti (Barcelona, Spain)

Oral Presentation


Exploring mechanisms in health and disease

Chair(s): Alyn Hugh Morice (Cottingham, United Kingdom), Fabio L. M. Ricciardolo (Orbassano (Turin, Italy)

Poster Discussion


Treatment options for obstructive sleep apnoea and obesity hypoventilation

Chair(s): Richard Staats (Murches, Portugal), Renaud Tamisier (Grenoble, France)

Poster Discussion


How the understanding og molecular and genomic crosstalk is helping to diagnose lung disease

Chair(s): Kathy Gately (Dublin, Ireland), Sukhwinder Singh Sohal (Launceston, Australia)

Poster Discussion


Malignant pleural disease: diagnosis and management

Chair(s): Julius P. Janssen (Nijmegen, Netherlands), Nick Maskell (Bristol, United Kingdom)

Poster Discussion


Asthma points to ponder

Chair(s): Kristián Brat (Brno, Czech Republic), Andreina Bruno (Palermo, Italy)

Poster Discussion


Paediatric asthma: recurrent, persistent, or severe obstruction and lung function techniques

Chair(s): Marielle Pijnenburg (Rotterdam, Netherlands), Florian Singer (Zurich, Switzerland)

Poster Discussion


Therapeutic trials in lung cancer

Chair(s): Jacques Cadranel (Paris, France), Achim Rittmeyer (Immenhausen, Germany)

Oral Presentation


Lung allograft dysfunction: insights into inflammatory/immune mechanisms

Chair(s): Bart Vanaudenaerde (Leuven, Belgium), Andrew Fisher (Newcastle, United Kingdom)

Oral Presentation


Obesity and respiratory diseases

Chair(s): Emiel F. M. Wouters (Maastricht, Netherlands), Bartolome R. Celli (Boston, United States of America)

Hot topics


Predictors of asthma among children and adults

Chair(s): Deborah Jarvis (London, United Kingdom), Malcolm Sears (Hamilton, ON, Canada)

Oral Presentation


Novel insights into the treatment of COPD

Chair(s): Kian Fan Chung (London, United Kingdom), Huib A.M. Kerstjens (Groningen, Netherlands)

Oral Presentation


Early determinants of childhood asthma and allergy

Chair(s): Bülent Taner Karadag (İstanbul, Turkey), Erika von Mutius (Munich, Germany)

Oral Presentation


What can respiratory medicine learn from cystic fibrosis research?

Chair(s): Christiane De Boeck (Leuven, Belgium), Siobhan Carr (London, United Kingdom)

Hot topics


Presentation and discussion of a draft Lancet Commission on Asthma

Chair(s): Sabine Kleinert (London, United Kingdom), Monica Kraft (Tucson, United States of America)

Session


Cell therapy for ARDS and sepsis

Chair(s): Paolo Pelosi (Milano, Italy), Antonio Artigas (Sabadell, Spain)

Symposium


Dysfunctional mitochondria in respiratory disease

Chair(s): Agnes Boots (Maastricht, Netherlands), Catherine Greene (Dublin, Ireland)

Symposium


Urban air pollution and human health

Chair(s): Christian Taube (Leiden, Netherlands), Stephen T. Holgate (Southampton, United Kingdom)

Symposium


Clinical year in review

Chair(s): Katerina Antoniou (Heraklion, Crete, Greece), Celeste M. Porsbjerg (Copenhagen, Denmark)

Year in review


The problem of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis

Chair(s): Graham H. Bothamley (London, United Kingdom), Christoph Lange (Borstel, Germany)

Symposium


SW19 Polysomnography in adults and children

Chair(s): Renata L. Riha (Edinburgh, United Kingdom)

Skills workshop


SW18 Radiological-pathological correlations for clinicians

Chair(s): Arnaud Scherpereel (Lille, France)

Skills workshop


Immune responses in the lung

Chair(s): Zuzana Diamant (Lund, Sweden), Søren Helbo Skaarup (Hjortshøj, Denmark), Fusun Yildiz (Kocaeli, Turkey)

Poster Discussion


Man versus machine: waves, frequency, and more in lung function

Chair(s): Frans H.C. de Jongh (Enschede, Netherlands), Karl Sylvester (Streatley, United Kingdom)

Poster Discussion


Pulmonary hypertension and chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension

Chair(s): Gérald Simonneau (Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, France), Joanna Pepke-Zaba (Cambridge, United Kingdom)

Poster Discussion


New insights into pulmonary rehabilitation for chronic lung diseases

Chair(s): Carolyn Rochester (New Haven, United States of America), François Maltais (Quebec, Canada)

Poster Discussion


Diagnostic and therapeutic challenges in acute respiratory failure

Chair(s): Maria Paola Arellano-Maric (Cologne, Germany), Marcus Schultz (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Poster Discussion


Drug-resistant tuberculosis and experiences with delamanid and bedaquiline

Chair(s): Christoph Lange (Borstel, Germany)

Oral Presentation


Novel mechanisms and therapeutic targets in acute and chronic inflammatory disease

Chair(s): Reinoud Gosens (Groningen, Netherlands), Alexander Mathioudakis (Liverpool, United Kingdom)

Oral Presentation


How to choose the best strategy with noninvasive ventilation?

Chair(s): Lara Pisani (Bologna, Italy), João Carlos Winck (Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal)

Oral Presentation


Non-inflammatory COPD monitoring

Chair(s): Jose Luis Lopez-Campos Bodineau (Seville, Spain), Antonio Spanevello (Milan, Italy)

Oral Presentation


Epidemiological and clinical data regarding the modern management of chronic lung diseases

Chair(s): Dario Olivieri (Parma, Italy), Nikolaos Tzanakis (Heraklion, Greece)

Poster Discussion


From microimaging to functional evaluation of the lung

Chair(s): Johan Coolen (Leuven, Belgium), Aleksandar Grgic (Homburg/Saar, Germany)

Oral Presentation


New approaches and finding in smoking cessation

Chair(s): Paraskevi Katsaounou (Athens, Greece)

Oral Presentation


The future is now: the challenge of ageing in respiratory medicine

Chair(s): Melanie Koenigshoff (Munich, Germany), Leonardo Michele Fabbri (Modena, Italy)

Hot topics


Hypoxia, the carotid body, and the brain

Chair(s): Susan Ward (Crickhowell, United Kingdom), Graham Hall (West Perth, Australia)

Symposium


Microbiome in health and in disease

Chair(s): Ruby Pawankar (Tokyo, Japan), Oliver Eickelberg (Munich, Germany)

Symposium


Childhood wheeze: are we making any progress?

Chair(s): Gunilla Hedlin (Stockholm, Sweden), Sejal Saglani (London, United Kingdom)

Symposium


Endotyping: the means to personalised medicine in lung disease

Chair(s): Kian Fan Chung (London, United Kingdom), Mina Gaga (Athens, Greece)

Symposium


Oligometastasis: postmodern multimodality concepts

Chair(s): Erik Jakobsen (Odense C, Denmark), Rafael Rosell (Barcelona, Spain)

Symposium


The management of acute exacerbations of COPD

Chair(s): Matthew Maddocks (London, United Kingdom), Linda Nici (Providence, United States of America)

Symposium


Pulmonary endoscopy 2016

Chair(s): Jouke T. Annema (Amsterdam, Netherlands), Pallav L. Shah (London, United Kingdom)

Year in review


PD8 Navigate your publishing process

Chair(s): Anita Simonds (London, United Kingdom), Agnes Boots (Maastricht, Netherlands)

Professional development workshop


Asthma management

Chair(s): Fusun Yildiz (Kocaeli, Turkey), Bilun Gemicioglu (Istanbul, Turkey), Tania Maes (Ghent, Belgium), Mohamed Al-Moamary (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)

Thematic Poster


Functional assessment of the airways

Chair(s): Giovanna Elisiana Carpagnano (Foggia, Italy), Akira Yamasaki (Yonago, Japan), Ayşe Arzu Yorgancıoğlu (İzmir, Turkey), Christian Clarenbach (Zurich, Switzerland)

Thematic Poster


Monitoring comorbidities

Chair(s): Jörg Leuppi (Liestal, Switzerland), Georgios Hillas (Ilioupoli, Greece), Jose Luis Lopez-Campos Bodineau (Seville, Spain), Jiang Tao Lin (Shanghai, China)

Thematic Poster


Phenotyping and monitoring airway diseases

Chair(s): Stylianos Loukides (Voula, Athens, Greece), Pieter-Paul W. Hekking (Amsterdam, Netherlands), Juan Luis García Rivero (Mogro (Cantabria), Spain), Florence Schleich (Liège, Belgium)

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Occupational and environmental exposures and biomarkers: human studies, animal data, and in vitro methods

Chair(s): Anna-Carin Olin (Gothenburg, Sweden), Subhabrata Moitra (Kolkata, India), Elizabeth Fireman (Tel-Aviv, Israel), Denis Vinnikov (Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan)

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Clinical studies in asthma and immunology

Chair(s): Lena Uller (Lund, Sweden), Sergio Bonini (Rome, Italy), Trudeke G.M. Möller (Zeist, Netherlands), Hans Jürgen Heinrich Hoffmann (Århus, Denmark)

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Asthma: treatment, disease control, and quality of life

Chair(s): Stefania La Grutta (Palermo, PA, Italy), Linnea Hedman (Lulea, Sweden), Elaine Fuertes (Munich, Germany)

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Prevalence of obstructive airway diseases, methods of diagnosis, and lung function testing

Chair(s): Martin Miller (Birmingham, United Kingdom), Joan B. Soriano (Madrid, Spain), Ane Johannessen (Bergem, Norway), Simone Accordini (Verona, Italy)

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Epidemiological aspects of tuberculosis and other respiratory conditions: from lung cancer to late-onset Pompe's disease

Chair(s): Christer Janson (Uppsala, Sweden), Tomas Mikal Eagan (Bergen, Norway), Pia Hardelid (London, United Kingdom), Peymane Adab (Birmingham, United Kingdom)

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Techniques and tools in paediatric asthma

Chair(s): Alexander Möller (Zurich, Switzerland), Sejal Saglani (London, United Kingdom), Pinelopi Anagnostopoulou (Bern, Switzerland), Antonella Frassanito (Rome, Italy)

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The indoor and ambient environments

Chair(s): Jolanta M. Walusiak-Skorupa (Łódź, Poland), Nicola Murgia (Perugia, Italy), Mona Lärstad (Gothenburg, Sweden), Joanna Szram (London, United Kingdom)

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Smoking cessation strategies

Chair(s): Paraskevi Katsaounou (Athens, Greece), Bertrand Dautzenberg (Paris, France), Hiroo Wada (Tokyo, Japan)

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Smoking-related diseases

Chair(s): Keir E Lewis (Dyfed, Wales, United Kingdom), Dimos Fotopoulos (Rethymnon, Greece), Elif Dagli (Istanbul, Turkey), Athanasia Pataka (Panorama Thessaloniki, Greece)

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Latest advances in paediatric sleep medicine

Chair(s): Andrew Wilson (Perth, Australia), Maria Luz Alonso Alvarez (Burgos, Spain), Monique Slaats (Antwerp, Belgium), Łukasz Minarowski (Białystok, Poland)

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Novel avenues in the treatment of COPD II

Chair(s): Loes Kistemaker (Groningen, Netherlands), Adam Barczyk (Katowice, Poland), Leif Bjermer (Lund, Sweden)

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Living with asthma around the globe

Chair(s): Neeta S Kulkarni (Nottingham, United Kingdom), Abigail Whitehouse (Brockley, United Kingdom), Christian Bieli (Basel, Switzerland), Sanne F. Kloosterman (Rotterdam, Netherlands)

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The future of lung function is beginning now

Chair(s): Monika Franczuk (Warsaw, Poland), Felip Burgos (Barcelona, Spain), Daniel Schuermans (Brussels, Belgium), Matjaz Flezar (Golnik, Slovenia)

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Physiotherapy interventions and assessment options in hospitalised patients

Chair(s): Elena Gimeno-Santos (Barcelona, Spain), Deniz Inal-Ince (Ankara, Turkey), Agnieszka Lewko (London, United Kingdom), Samanta Harrison (Middlesborough, United Kingdom)

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Treatment and assessment of functional outcomes in cardiorespiratory physiotherapy

Chair(s): Catherine Granger (Parkville, Australia), Andre Nyberg (Quebec, Canada), Jennifer Alison (Killara, Australia), Melda Saglam (Ankara, Turkey)

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Preclinical pharmacology: drug targets and mechanisms of action

Chair(s): Chantal Donovan (Newcastle, NSW, Australia), Martina Schmidt (Groningen, Netherlands), Fu-Qiang Wen (Chengdu, Sichuan, China)

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Latest insights into chronic care

Chair(s): Judith Garcia Aymerich (Barcelona, Spain), Michele Vitacca (Gussago, Italy), Nickolas Koulouris (Athens, Greece), Dinesh Shrikrishna (Bristol, United Kingdom)

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Novel avenues in the treatment of COPD I

Chair(s): Paul Kirkham (Wolverhampton, United Kingdom), Alexander Mathioudakis (Liverpool, United Kingdom), Kian Fan Chung (London, United Kingdom), Nicolas Roche (Paris, France)

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Airway stenting and ablation

Chair(s): Hervé Dutau (Marseille, France), Peter I. Bonta (Amsterdam, Netherlands), Gregoris Stratakos (Athens, Greece), Ralf Eberhardt (Heidelberg, Germany)

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Common mechanisms in lung development and fibrosis

Chair(s): Olivier Burgy (Dijon, France), Sabine Bartel (Borstel, Germany), Martin Witzenrath (Berlin, Germany), Adam Giangreco (London, United Kingdom)

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