The ERS International Congress 2014, Munich

 

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

ERS/CTS China Day: advances in asthma and COPD

Chair(s): P.J. Barnes (London, United Kingdom), F. Blasi (Milan, Italy), C. Bai (Shanghai, China)

Symposium


PG05 Severe asthma – highlights from the ERS/ATS workshop

Chair(s): K.F. Chung (London, United Kingdom), W.W. Busse (Madison, United States of America)

Postgraduate Course


Primary Care Programme "Management of COPD and other respiratory conditions in clinical practice"

Chair(s): F. Pitta (Londrina, Brazil), J. Correia De Sousa (Braga, Portugal)

Session


PG09 Spirometry knowledge and basic skills (European spirometry training programme)

Chair(s): I. Steenbruggen (Zwolle, The Netherlands), B.G. Cooper (Birmingham, United Kingdom)

Postgraduate Course


PG03 Respiratory medicine: diagnosis to treatment from a mentor and junior perspective

Chair(s): I. Butiene (Klaipeda, Lithuania), M. Gaga (Athens, Greece)

Postgraduate Course


PG08 The management of non-CF bronchiectasis: from childhood to adulthood

Chair(s): J. Chalmers (Dundee, United Kingdom), M. Everard (Subiaco, Australia)

Postgraduate Course


PG06 Respiratory evaluation and management of neuromuscular diseases in children

Chair(s): B. Fauroux (Paris, France), M. Chatwin (London, United Kingdom)

Postgraduate Course


PG02 Current clinical problems in pulmonology

Chair(s): M. Marvisi (Cremona, Italy), U. Oltmanns (Heidelberg, Germany)

Postgraduate Course


PG20 Global evaluation of tuberculosis from children to adults

Chair(s): J. Grigg (London, United Kingdom), C. Lange (Borstel, Germany)

Postgraduate Course


PG04 Update on COPD exacerbations

Chair(s): G. Caramori (Ferrara, Italy), S. Sethi (Buffalo, United States of America)

Postgraduate Course


PG07 Cardiopulmonary exercise testing

Chair(s): P. Palange (Rome, Italy), L. Puente Maestú (Madrid, Spain), P. Laveneziana (Paris, France)

Postgraduate Course


PG01 Challenges faced when diagnosing idiopathic interstitial lung disease

Chair(s): V. Poletti (Forli, Italy), C. Vancheri (Catania, Italy)

Postgraduate Course


Fellows' Get-Together

Chair(s): M. Belvisi (London, United Kingdom), S. Holgate (Southampton, United Kingdom)

Session


PG15 Hot topics in paediatric allergy

Chair(s): N. Arends (Rotterdam, Netherlands), A. Barbato (Padova, Italy)

Postgraduate Course


PG19 Surgery for advanced stage lung cancer

Chair(s): P. De Leyn (Leuven, Belgium), K. Nackaerts (Leuven, Belgium)

Postgraduate Course


PG17 Lung cancer: the issue with the tissue

Chair(s): P. Schnabel (Meckesheim, Germany), N. Peled (Tel Aviv, Israel)

Postgraduate Course


PG13 Assessment of the obstructive sleep apnoea patient

Chair(s): W. De Backer (Antwerp, Belgium), T. Pollmaecher (Ingolstadt, Germany)

Postgraduate Course


PG11 Sleep and acute respiratory failure (ARF)

Chair(s): M.R. Bonsignore (Palermo, Italy), M.W. Elliott (Leeds, United Kingdom)

Postgraduate Course


PG12 The omics revolution: the future of personalised medicine

Chair(s): R. Djukanovic (Southampton, United Kingdom), B. Crestani (Paris, France)

Postgraduate Course


PG14 Smoking cessation in patients with pulmonary disorders

Chair(s): C. Gratziou (Athens, Greece), P. Tonnesen (Glostrup, Denmark)

Postgraduate Course


PG16 Low respiratory tract infections: learning from real clinical cases

Chair(s): S. Aliberti (Misinto, Italy), M. Pletz (Jena, Germany)

Postgraduate Course


PG18 Weaning off mechanical ventilation: between NIV and tracheotomy

Chair(s): P. Navalesi (Novara, Italy), S. Orfanos (Athens, Greece)

Postgraduate Course


PG10 Interventional pulmonology

Chair(s): S. Gasparini (Ancona, Italy), A. Ernst (Boston, United States of America)

Postgraduate Course


Session in Spanish "Sesión conjunta en castellano organizada por la ALAT (Asociación Latinoamericana de Tórax) y la SEPAR (Sociedad Española de Enfermedades Respiratorias)"

Chair(s): A. Casas (Bogotà, Colombia), P. De Lucas Ramos (Madrid, Spain)

Session


EW1 Advanced bronchoscopy

Chair(s): A. Valipour (Vienna, Austria)

Educational Workshop


The impact of the Global Lung Initiative (GLI) reference equations and spirometry quality in all ages

Chair(s): J. Lloyd (Staffordshire, United Kingdom), J. Stocks (London, United Kingdom)

Oral Presentation


Improving diagnosis of thoracic tumours

Chair(s): S. Janes (London, United Kingdom), A. Rozman (Golnik, Slovenia)

Poster Discussion


Three smoking-related diseases: cardiovascular, lung cancer and infection

Chair(s): S. Ravara (Lisbon, Portugal), L. J. Clancy (Dublin, Ireland)

Poster Discussion


Clinical trials of drugs and biomarkers for respiratory diseases

Chair(s): C. Page (London, United Kingdom), M. Contoli (Ferrara , Italy)

Poster Discussion


Lung disease in neonates and beyond

Chair(s): K. Bohlin (Stockholm, Sweden), A. Jung (Zurich, Switzerland)

Oral Presentation


Maximise lung transplant outcomes: pre- and post-operative issues

Chair(s): A. Fisher (Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, United Kingdom), R. Kessler (Strasbourg, France)

Poster Discussion


Interventions and other therapeutic approaches in respiratory infections

Chair(s): E. Polverino (Barcelona, Spain), G. Limonard (Utrecht, Netherlands)

Poster Discussion


Three ages of man: OSA in children, adults and the elderly

Chair(s): A. Kaditis (Piraeus, Greece), J.A. Hedner (Gothenburg, Sweden)

Oral Presentation


Asthma: still a heterogeneous condition!

Chair(s): A. Bourdin (Montpellier, France), F. Schleich (Liege, Belgium)

Oral Presentation


Pulmonary hypertension: pathobiology

Chair(s): A. Olschewski (Graz, Austria), N. Weissmann (Giessen, Germany)

Poster Discussion


Monitoring COPD with different biomarkers

Chair(s): A. Morice (Cottingham, United Kingdom)

Oral Presentation


How quality of care impacts cost effectiveness

Chair(s): M. Roberts (London, United Kingdom), S. Hartl (Vienna, Austria)

Oral Presentation


Novel epigenetic regulators for targeting via nanomedicine

Chair(s): C. Greene (Dublin, Ireland), C. Bingle (Sheffield, United Kingdom)

Oral Presentation


New aspects of lung function testing in children

Chair(s): E. Lombardi (Florence, Italy), G. Hall (Perth, Australia)

Oral Presentation


The merits of exercise in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)

Chair(s): F. Gamarra (Munich, Germany), M.A. Spruit (Horn, The Netherlands)

Symposium


From respiratory infections to wheezing: reevaluating the role of vitamin D levels in childhood

Chair(s): E. Eber (Graz, Austria), F. Rusconi (Florence, Italy)

Symposium


Two are better than one? Endorsement of noninvasive ventilation (NIV)

Chair(s): S. Nava (Bologna, Italy), W. Windisch (Cologne, Germany)

Symposium


Chemicals made to harm: from pepper spray to mustard gas and from molecular mechanisms to human rights

Chair(s): I. Annesi-Maesano (Paris, France), G. Viegi (Pisa, Italy)

Grand round


Severe lung hyperinflation: troubles and solutions

Chair(s): K.F. Rabe (Großhansdorf, Germany), A. Boehler (Zurich, Switzerland)

Symposium


EW2 Advanced bronchoscopy

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

Educational Workshop


Functional imaging

Chair(s): A. Aliverti (Milan, Italy), J. M. Wild (Sheffield, United Kingdom)

Poster Discussion


COPD exacerbations

Chair(s): P. Albert (Chester, United Kingdom), P. Chanez (Marseille, France)

Poster Discussion


Pathology and prognostic factors of thoracic tumours

Chair(s): H. Popper (Graz, Austria), D. Cataldo (Liege, Belgium)

Poster Discussion


The planet of the pleura

Chair(s): P. Astoul (Marseille, France), J. Janssen (Nijmegen, The Netherlands)

Poster Discussion


Immunology of respiratory infections

Chair(s): G. Dimopoulos (Athens, Greece), A. Singanayagam (London, United Kingdom)

Oral Presentation


New insights into the epidemiology of COPD

Chair(s): G. Viegi (Pisa, Italy), J. Garcia-Aymerich (Barcelona, Spain)

Oral Presentation


Home noninvasive ventilation: still a "work in progress"?

Chair(s): M. Dreher (Aachen, Germany), A. Cuvelier (Rouen, France)

Poster Discussion


Determinants of asthma and lung function in childhood

Chair(s): F. Rusconi (Florence, Italy), B. Karadag (Umraniye Istanbul, Turkey)

Oral Presentation


Paediatric asthma: what is new for the clinician?

Chair(s): M. Pijnenburg (Rotterdam, Netherlands), L. Fleming (London, United Kingdom)

Oral Presentation


Sarcoidosis

Chair(s): P. Rottoli (Siena, Italy), C. Ravaglia (Castelbolognese, Italy)

Poster Discussion


Best abstracts in rehabilitation and chronic care (sponsored by MOTEK Medical)

Chair(s): M.A. Spruit (Horn, The Netherlands), I. Vogiatzis (Athens, Greece)

Oral Presentation


Occupational asthma: from childhood to adulthood

Chair(s): P. Cullinan (London, United Kingdom), F. De Blay (Strasbourg, France)

Oral Presentation


ERS/WHO joint Hot Topic "Tuberculosis (TB), tobacco and mobile phones" followed by the official launch of the ERS/WHO framework on TB elimination

Chair(s): I. Abubakar (London, United Kingdom), M. C. Raviglione (Geneva, Switzerland)

Hot topics


Diagnosis of paediatric obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) in settings with limited resources

Chair(s): W. De Backer (Antwerp, Belgium), E. Lombardi (Florence, Italy)

Hot topics


Sadoul Lecture “From molecules and cells to phenotypes: deciphering chronic airways disease” followed by related presentations

Chair(s): I. Horvath (Budapest, Hungary), W.W. Busse (Madison, United States of America)

Sadoul Lecture


Multitasking: mental coach qualities of the respiratory health professional

Chair(s): C. Hernandez (Barcelona, Spain), I. Steenbruggen (Zwolle, The Netherlands)

Symposium


Mesothelioma: a never-ending story

Chair(s): T. Berghmans (Brussels, Belgium), B. Grigoriu (Iasi, Romania), M. Baumann (Jackson, United States of America)

Symposium


Virus-triggered lower respiratory disease in children

Chair(s): J. Grigg (London, United Kingdom), M. Everard (Subiaco, Australia)

Oral Presentation


Novel approaches in transcriptomics and epigenomics in inflammatory lung diseases and lung cancer

Chair(s): M. Skrzypski (Sopot, Poland), P. Schnabel (Meckesheim, Germany)

Oral Presentation


Smoking in teenagers and shisha, beedis and cannabis' use in all ages

Chair(s): E. Dagli (Istanbul, Turkey), T. Kralimarkova (Sofia, Bulgaria), S. Hutchinson (Maastricht, Netherlands)

Thematic Poster Session


Airway biomarkers

Chair(s): P. Montuschi (Rome, Italy), M. Hogman (Gavle, Sweden), S. Fowler (Preston, United Kingdom), Z. Lazar (Budapest, Hungary)

Thematic Poster Session


Mechanistic murine studies of asthma and lung inflammation

Chair(s): C. Taube (Leiden, Netherlands), B. Schaub (Munich, Germany), G. Ttrudeke Moller (Leiden, Netherlands)

Thematic Poster Session


Biomarkers of asthma and clinical immunology

Chair(s): V. Backer (Copenhagen, Denmark), G. Hodge (Adelaide, Australia), K. Dietz (Munchen, Germany), D. Caillaud (Clermont Ferrand, France)

Thematic Poster Session


The epidemiology of respiratory infections and lung cancer

Chair(s): P. Bakke (Bergen, Norway), I. Pin (Grenoble, France), A. Lindberg (Boden, Sweden), R. Joegi (Tartu, Estonia)

Thematic Poster Session


Prevalence of COPD and mortality from COPD

Chair(s): E. Ronmark (Lulea, Sweden), N. Saad (London, United Kingdom), P. Adab (Birmingham, United Kingdom), T. Schikowski (Basel, Switzerland)

Thematic Poster Session


Environment and mechanisms

Chair(s): C. Barnig (Strasbourg, France), V. Doyen (Brussels, Belgium), M. Cruz (Barcelona, Spain), C. Carlsten (Vancouver, Canada)

Thematic Poster Session


Occupational respiratory diseases: from drug-induced disease to COPD induced by the uranium industry

Chair(s): C. Paris (Vandoeuvre Les Nancy, France), H. Suojalehto (Helsinki, Finland), P. Henneberger (Morgantown, United States of America), L. Smit (Utrecht, Netherlands)

Thematic Poster Session


Paediatric epidemiology: new insights into primary ciliary dyskinesia, prematurity and bronchiolitis

Chair(s): C. Kuehni (Bern, Switzerland), J. Djakow (Prague, Czech Republic), B. Karadag (Umraniye Istanbul, Turkey), G. Wennergren (Gothenburg, Sweden)

Thematic Poster Session


Respiratory physiology and sleep disordered breathing in children

Chair(s): C. Calogero (Florence, Italy), P. Subbarao (Toronto, Canada), E. Lombardi (Florence, Italy), S. Simpson (Subiaco, Australia)

Thematic Poster Session


Paediatric asthma: pharmacological and non-pharmacological management

Chair(s): I. Butiene (Klaipeda, Lithuania), L. Garcia Marcos (Murcia, Spain), F. Singer (Zurich, Switzerland), S. Sheikh (Columbus, United States of America)

Thematic Poster Session


Paediatric asthma: epidemiology and risk factors

Chair(s): A. Zacharasiewicz (Vienna, Austria), A. Schuster (Düsseldorf, Germany), S. Turner (Aberdeen, United Kingdom), M. Popovic (Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Thematic Poster Session


Cystic fibrosis: genotypes, inflammation and microbiology

Chair(s): J. Barben (St-Gallen, Switzerland), D. Hartl (Tuebingen, Germany), F. Ratjen (Toronto, Canada), A. Bush (London, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


Cystic fibrosis: clinical assessment and treatment

Chair(s): N. Simmonds (London, United Kingdom), C. De Boeck (Leuven, Belgium), J.S. Elborn (Belfast, United Kingdom), A. Lindblad (Gothenburg, Sweden)

Thematic Poster Session


Respiratory function at rest and during exercise

Chair(s): W. Tomalak (Rabka, Poland), C. Billings (Sheffield, United Kingdom), K. Sylvester (Cambridge, United Kingdom), A. Kendrick (Brisyol, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


Physical activity, exercise and physiotherapy in patients with COPD

Chair(s): M. Emtner (Uppsala, Sweden), C. Camillo (Leuven, Belgium), E. Gimeno-Santos (Barcelona, Spain)

Thematic Poster Session


From individual patient interactions to models of care: the nursing perspective

Chair(s): A. Russell (Holmfirth, United Kingdom), M. Kane (Dublin, Ireland)

Thematic Poster Session


Novel evidence relating to respiratory treatment development

Chair(s): F. Ricciardolo (Orbassano (Torino), Italy), C. Page (London, United Kingdom), B. Oliver (Sydney, Australia), M. Contoli (Ferrara , Italy)

Thematic Poster Session


The assessment of comorbidities

Chair(s): J. Lopez-Campos (Seville, Spain), S. Dragonieri (Bari, Italy), N. Rovina (Athens, Greece), A. Bikov (Miskolc, Hungary)

Thematic Poster Session


Respiratory infections in children

Chair(s): R. Ross-Russell (Cambridge, United Kingdom), O. Yilmaz (Izmir, Turkey), M. Korppi (Tampere, Finland), M. Semple (Liverpool, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


Rationale behind respiratory drug development

Chair(s): A. Di Stefano (Veruno, Italy), P. Kirkham (Wolverhampton , United Kingdom), I. Vachier (Montpellier, France), L. Stanciu (Cluj-Napoca, Romania)

Thematic Poster Session


Diagnostic and therapeutic bronchoscopy: old and new techniques for interventional pulmonology

Chair(s): H. Dutau (Marseille, France), M. Munavvar (Preston, Lancashire, United Kingdom), R. Trisolini (Bologna, Italy), G. Stratakos (Athens, Greece)

Thematic Poster Session


Asthma and COPD devices and treatments

Chair(s): A. Barczyk (Katowice, Poland), R. Gosens (Groningen, Netherlands), O. S. Usmani (London, United Kingdom), A. Mathioudakis (Liverpool, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


Clinical management of lung diseases: from bronchi to pleura

Chair(s): M. Thekkinkattil (Coimbatore, India), C. Tantucci (Brescia, Italy), N. Siafakas (Heraklion, Greece), D. Olivieri (Parma, Italy)

Thematic Poster Session


Best posters in pulmonary rehabilitation 1

Chair(s): R. Glockl (Schoenau Am Koenigssee, Germany), A. Gurgun (Bornova-Izmir, Turkey), V. Probst (Londrina, Brazil), C. Burtin (Eindhoven, Netherlands)

Thematic Poster Session


Best posters in pulmonary rehabilitation 2

Chair(s): A. Holland (Melbourne, Australia), M. Puhan (Zurich, Switzerland), A. Van Gestel (Winterthur, Switzerland), C. Carvalho (Sao Paulo, Brazil)

Thematic Poster Session


COPD and PAH related imaging

Chair(s): S. Ley (Munich, Germany), J. Coolen (Leuven, Belgium), W. De Wever (Leuven, Belgium), J. Mayer (Heidelberg, Germany)

Thematic Poster Session


Markers

Chair(s): C. F. Donner (Borgomanero, Italy), F. Luppi (Spilamberto, Italy), G. Huchon (Paris, France)

Thematic Poster Session


Different modalities and techniques for lung imaging

Chair(s): R. Kubale (Pirmasens, Germany), K. Hart (Sheffield, United Kingdom), A. Grgic (Homburg, Germany), B. Egenlauf (Heidelberg, Germany)

Thematic Poster Session


Bronchoscopy in peripheral pulmonary lesions and diffuse lung diseases

Chair(s): S. Bilaceroglu (Izmir, Turkey), J. Vergnon (St. Etienne, France), L. Zuccatosta (Torrette / Ancona, Italy)

Thematic Poster Session


ILDs: connective tissue disease

Chair(s): J. Domagala-Kulawik (Warsaw, Poland), T. Maher (London, United Kingdom), A. Morais (Maia, Portugal)

Thematic Poster Session


ILDs 1

Chair(s): T. Peros Golubicic (Zagreb, Croatia), G. Casoni (Forli, Italy), R. Borie (Paris, France), M. Kreuter (Heidelberg, Germany)

Thematic Poster Session


ILDs 2

Chair(s): C. Ravaglia (Castelbolognese, Italy), E. Renzoni (London, United Kingdom), R. Kaarteenaho-Wiik (Oulu, Finland), M. Vasakova (Prague, Czech Republic)

Thematic Poster Session


ILDs 3

Chair(s): M. Confalonieri (Trieste, Italy), E. Bendstrup (Aarhus C, Denmark), G. Margaritopoulos (Kavala, Greece)

Thematic Poster Session


Diagnosis and treatment of COPD in primary care

Chair(s): A. Ostrem (Oslo, Norway), T. van der Molen (Groningen, Netherlands), J. Sousa (Braga, Portugal), R. Jones (Plymouth, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


Basic and translational research in lung cancer and non-neoplastic pulmonary diseases

Chair(s): P. Bonniaud (Dijon, France), J. Chorostowska-Wynimko (Warsaw, Poland), H. Baarsma (Munich, Germany), N. Kahn (Heidelberg, Germany)

Thematic Poster Session


Translational studies in COPD

Chair(s): A. Gaggar (Birmingham, United States of America), F. Polverino (Boston, United States of America), S. Chotirmall (Dublin, Ireland), S. Weldon (Belfast, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


Animal models: asthma, COPD and beyond

Chair(s): P. Mahavadi (Giessen, Germany), M. Mall (Heidelberg, Germany), G. John-Schuster (Neuherberg, Germany), H. Yuksel (Manisa, Turkey)

Thematic Poster Session


Lung cell biology in injury and repair

Chair(s): R. Morty (Giessen, Germany), K. Borensztajn (Paris, France), A. Millar (Bristol, United Kingdom), A. Gazdhar (Bern, Switzerland)

Thematic Poster Session


Asthma and COPD management

Chair(s): M. Bocchino (Naples, Italy), K.F. Chung (London, United Kingdom), P. Paredi (London, United Kingdom), L. Uller (Lund, Sweden)

Thematic Poster Session


ME02 See me, feel me, touch me, heal me - different patterns of pulmonary adenocarcinomas in the new IASLC/ATS/ERS classification

Chair(s):  

Meet the expert


ME04 Fungal respiratory infection

Chair(s):  

Meet the expert


ME03 Management of tracheal and major airway problems

Chair(s):  

Meet the expert


ERS/JAMA lunchtime session: 2014 highlights

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

Symposium


ME01 Endoscopic lung volume reduction (ELVR)

Chair(s):  

Meet the expert


How best to prepare for your conference contribution?

Chair(s): A. Boots (Maastricht, Netherlands), J. Chalmers (Dundee, United Kingdom)

Symposium


Clinical utility of multiple breath washout (MBW): why is assessing ventilation inhomogeneity important?

Chair(s): P. Gustafsson (Skovde, Sweden), P. Robinson (Sydney, Australia)

Symposium


Comorbidities in sleep disordered breathing - clinical consequences and therapeutic solution

Chair(s): J. Ficker (Herzogenaurach, Germany)

Practical Workshop


Practical approaches on how to maximise compliance and optimise quality of care with telemonitoring, innovative therapy technology and therapy alternatives

Chair(s): P. Levy (Grenoble, France), H. Woehrle (Ulm, Germany)

Practical Workshop


Ambulatory oxygen in clinical practice

Chair(s): J-F. Muir (Rouen, France)

Practical Workshop


EW3 Advanced bronchoscopy

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

Educational Workshop


Management of COPD in primary care

Chair(s): A. Kaplan (Richmond Hill, Canada), K. Romberg (Falsterbo, Sweden)

Poster Discussion


Chronic lung allograft dysfunction: mechanisms, predictors and phenotypes

Chair(s): M. Iversen (Copenhagen, Denmark), B. Vanaudenaerde (Leuven, Belgium)

Oral Presentation


Tuberculosis: epidemiology and public health

Chair(s): E. Girardi (Rome, Italy), E. Ibraim (Bucuresti, Romania)

Poster Discussion


Qualitative and quantitative research that contributes to respiratory nursing practice

Chair(s): M. Hodson (London, United Kingdom), G. Hynes (Dublin, Ireland)

Oral Presentation


New insights into monocyte and macrophage biology

Chair(s): P. Hiemstra (Leiden, Netherlands), M. Gjomarkaj (Palermo, Italy)

Poster Discussion


Exposure measurement and biological effects of pollutants at work, outdoor and at home

Chair(s): B. Nemery (Leuven, Belgium), X. Munoz (Barcelona, Spain)

Poster Discussion


New treatments for cough, asthma, COPD and ILDs

Chair(s): G. Caramori (Ferrara, Italy), P. Kirkham (Wolverhampton , United Kingdom)

Poster Discussion


Of mice and men: physiology and biology of sleep disordered breathing

Chair(s): R. Tamisier (Grenoble, France), D. Eckert (Sydney, Australia)

Poster Discussion


Pulmonary fibrosis: receptors, signalling pathways and mesenchymal cells

Chair(s): E. White (Ann Arbor, United States of America), M. Kolb (Hamilton, Canada)

Oral Presentation


Is asthma prevalence still increasing?

Chair(s): B. Lundback (Gothenburg, Sweden), G. Viegi (Pisa, Italy)

Symposium


Smoking and respiratory airway function and diseases

Chair(s): P. Tonnesen (Glostrup, Denmark), S. Ravara (Lisbon, Portugal)

Oral Presentation


Mechanisms of exercise limitation in disease

Chair(s): P. Laveneziana (Paris, France), S. Verges (Echirolles, France)

Oral Presentation


Critical illness and therapeutic interventions

Chair(s): L. Brochard (Toronto, Canada), C. Gregoretti (Turin, Italy)

Oral Presentation


What is emerging from ERS Task Forces in terms of outcome measures for adult respiratory disease

Chair(s): M.A. Spruit (Horn, The Netherlands), T. Troosters (Leuven, Belgium)

Symposium


Ceremony for the ERS Rare Pulmonary Disease Research Award 2014 followed by the symposium "Challenges in endpoints for rare lung diseases"

Chair(s): F. Blasi (Milan, Italy), S. Bonini (London, United Kingdom)

Symposium


Ceremony for the ERS COPD research Award 2014 - Symposium: Finding patients with COPD: how, when and where

Chair(s): F. Burgos (Barcelona, Spain), J. Vestbo (Hellerup, Denmark), D. Marciniuk (Saskatoon, Canada)

Symposium


Current therapeutic options in stage I non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)

Chair(s): P. Van Schil (Antwerp, Belgium), A.P. Meert (Brussels, Belgium)

Symposium


The evolving role of real-life research in respiratory medicine

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

Symposium


Paediatric grand round - an interactive session

Chair(s): F. Midulla (Rome, Italy), M. Gappa (Wesel, Germany)

Grand round


MS02 How to make long-term noninvasive ventilation succeed in patients with COPD: between myth and evidence

Chair(s): J-P. Janssens (Geneva, Switzerland)

Morning Seminar


MS03 Interpretation of CPET with arterial blood gas analysis

Chair(s): I. Steenbruggen (Zwolle, The Netherlands)

Morning Seminar


MS01 Interdisciplinary diagnosis and evaluation of interstitial lung disease

Chair(s): V. Poletti (Forli, Italy)

Morning Seminar


The MRI modality becomes clinically mature: lung MRI

Chair(s): S. Ley (Munich, Germany), J. Coolen (Leuven, Belgium)

Oral Presentation


Mechanisms of COPD: proteases and a whole lot more

Chair(s): A. Yildrim (Munich, Germany), K. Borensztajn (Paris, France)

Poster Discussion


Airways: reversibility and responsiveness

Chair(s): G. Clarke (London, United Kingdom), F. De Jongh (Enschede, Netherlands)

Poster Discussion


New technologies and biomarkers in lung disease

Chair(s): F. Perros (Aulnay-Sous-Bois, France), T. Maher (London, United Kingdom)

Poster Discussion


Animal models in respiratory drug development

Chair(s): R. Gosens (Groningen, Netherlands), L. Stanciu (Cluj-Napoca, Romania)

Poster Discussion


Bronchoscopic treatment of emphysema: where are we?

Chair(s): F. Herth (Heidelberg, Germany), P. Shah (London, United Kingdom)

Oral Presentation


Asthma or COPD: comorbid condition or a poorly understood single disease?

Chair(s): M. Gjomarkaj (Palermo, Italy), C. Taille (Paris, France)

Poster Discussion


The story continues: impact of OSA on cardiometabolic parameters

Chair(s): W. Randerath (Solingen, Germany), S. Andreas (Immenhausen, Germany)

Poster Discussion


Pathogenetic mechanisms in pulmonary fibrosis

Chair(s): F. Bonella (Dusseldorf, Germany), A. Prasse (Freiburg, Germany)

Oral Presentation


COPD: from lung transplantation to regeneration

Chair(s): F. Meloni (Pavia, Italy), G. Verleden (Leuven, Belgium)

Symposium


TH17 and other acute asthmatic responses

Chair(s): J. Erjefalt (Lund, Sweden), S. Siddiqui (Leicester, United Kingdom)

Oral Presentation


Paediatric Year in Review

Chair(s): E. Eber (Graz, Austria), K. Lodrup Carlsen (Oslo, Norway)

Session


Diagnosis and treatment of pleural mesothelioma

Chair(s): S. Zarogiannis (Larissa , Greece), D. Bumbacea (Bucharest, Romania)

Oral Presentation


Tuberculosis epidemiology: novel features

Chair(s): W. Yew (Hong Kong, Hong Kong), C. Jackson (London, United Kingdom)

Oral Presentation


Phenotyping and monitoring asthma and COPD

Chair(s): P. J. Sterk (Amsterdam, The Netherlands), I. Pavord (Leicester, United Kingdom)

Oral Presentation


The ERJ and ERR at the forefront of respiratory medicine: 2014 guidelines

Chair(s): M. Humbert (Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, France), A. T. Dinh-Xuan (Paris, France), V. Cottin (Lyon, France)

Symposium


Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS): the role of prevention

Chair(s): T. Vassilakopoulos (Athens, Greece), P. Navalesi (Novara, Italy), C. Sessler (Richmond, United States of America)

Symposium


Update on lung cancer biology for clinicians

Chair(s): P. Schnabel (Meckesheim, Germany), S. Spiro (Middlesex, United Kingdom)

Symposium


A global threat: biomass burning and respiratory health

Chair(s): T. Sandstrom (Umea, Sweden), B. Brunekreef (Utrecht, Netherlands)

Symposium


Best abstracts in pulmonary rehabilitation and exercise training

Chair(s): F. Franssen (Horn, Netherlands), C. Rochester (New Haven, United States of America)

Oral Presentation


Systemic and airway biomarkers

Chair(s): J. Lopez-Campos (Seville, Spain), F. Ricciardolo (Orbassano (Torino), Italy)

Poster Discussion


Molecular pathogenesis of pulmonary inflammatory diseases (COPD, asthma and ILD)

Chair(s): A. Koczulla (Marburg, Germany), R. G. Wiewrodt (Muenster, Germany)

Poster Discussion


The technical and diagnostic agenda in OSA

Chair(s): J. Montserrat (Barcelona, Spain), M. Arzt (Regensburg, Germany)

Poster Discussion


Respiratory function: quality and new technologies

Chair(s): J. Makonga-Braaksma (Woudenberg, Netherlands), F. Burgos (Barcelona, Spain)

Poster Discussion


Respiratory disease management in primary care

Chair(s): H. Pinnock (Edinburgh, United Kingdom), N. Chavannes (Leiden, Netherlands)

Oral Presentation


Advances in diagnosis and therapy of thoracic tumours

Chair(s): A.P. Meert (Brussels, Belgium), K. Zarogoulidis (Thessaloniki, Greece)

Oral Presentation


Risk factors for respiratory disease

Chair(s): G. Barr (New York, United States of America), J. Heinrich (Neuherberg, Germany)

Poster Discussion


COPD exacerbations

Chair(s): M. Thekkinkattil (Coimbatore, India), P. Chanez (Marseille, France)

Oral Presentation


Cystic fibrosis: basic science, physiology and clinical aspects

Chair(s): A. Bush (London, United Kingdom), A. Lindblad (Gothenburg, Sweden)

Poster Discussion


Risk assessment and tracheal reconstructions

Chair(s): L. Molins (Barcelona, Spain), M. Migliore (Catania, Italy)

Oral Presentation


End of the tobacco epidemic: from individual to societal strategies

Chair(s): P. Tonnesen (Glostrup, Denmark), C. Jimenez Ruiz (Madrid, Spain)

Symposium


Exercise training and physical activity in patients with COPD

Chair(s): F. Pitta (Londrina, Brazil), C. Burtin (Eindhoven, Netherlands)

Oral Presentation


Ceremony for the ERS Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Lifetime Achievement Award 2014 - Grand Round: "Pulmonary vascular involvement in systemic disease grand round - an interactive session"

Chair(s): M. Delcroix (Leuven, Belgium), J. Barbera Mir (Barcelona, Spain)

Grand round


Rebuilding: new perspectives on lung bioengineering

Chair(s): T. Geiser (Bern, Switzerland), M. Koenigshoff (Munich, Germany)

Hot topics


Asthma phenotyping: collaborative projects in Europe

Chair(s): P. J. Sterk (Amsterdam, The Netherlands), L. Heaney (Belfast, United Kingdom)

Symposium


Noninvasive respiratory support for infants and young children

Chair(s): K. Bohlin (Stockholm, Sweden), C. Roehr (Berlin, Germany)

Symposium


Pneumonia and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS): hot topics in clinical medicine and experimental research

Chair(s): A. Torres (Barcelona, Spain), B. Schmeck (Marburg, Germany)

Symposium


Bronchodilators for asthma and COPD

Chair(s): M. Cazzola (Rome, Italy), L. Donnelly (London, United Kingdom)

Oral Presentation


Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection: new therapeutic approaches

Chair(s): J-P. Zellweger (Villars-Sur-Glâne, Switzerland), W. Yew (Hong Kong, Hong Kong)

Oral Presentation


Clinical trials in IPF

Chair(s): H. Nunes (Bobigny, France), E. Bendstrup (Aarhus C, Denmark)

Oral Presentation


Tuberculosis: from epidemiology to therapy 1

Chair(s): S. Kant (Lucknow, India), E. Ibraim (Bucuresti, Romania), G. Ferrara (Solna, Sweden), G. Guenther (Borstel, Germany)

Thematic Poster Session


Healthcare, prevention and adjunctive treatments in respiratory infections

Chair(s): A. De Roux (Berlin, Germany), C. Andrejak (Amiens, France), M. Brusse-Keizer (Enschede, Netherlands), R. A. Floto (Cambridge, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


Resistance, bacteriological profile and comorbidities in respiratory infections

Chair(s): M. Tamm (Basel, Switzerland), A. Hill (Edinburgh, United Kingdom), A. Singanayagam (London, United Kingdom), J. Mizgerd (Boston, United States of America)

Thematic Poster Session


Different interesting issues in respiratory infections: 1

Chair(s): M. Lerikou (Athens, Greece), A. Armaganidis (Xaidari, Greece), G. Sotgiu (Sassari, Italy), T. Wilkinson (Southampton, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


Epidemiology, scores and outcomes of respiratory infections

Chair(s): R. Menendez Villanueva (Valencia, Spain), C. Luna (Buenos Aires, Argentina), E. Van De Garde (Nieuwegein, Netherlands)

Thematic Poster Session


Tuberculosis: diagnosis

Chair(s): M. Van Der Werf (Stockholm, Sweden), M. Ruhwald (Copenhagen, Denmark), D. Goletti (Rome, Italy), C. Herzmann (Borstel, Germany)

Thematic Poster Session


Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection and disease: clinical epidemiology 1

Chair(s): F. Marchesani (Pavia, Italy), J-P. Zellweger (Villars-Sur-Glâne, Switzerland), V. Crudu (Chisinau, Republic of Moldova)

Thematic Poster Session


Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection and disease: clinical epidemiology 2

Chair(s): T. Aksamit (Rochester, United States of America), R. Duarte (Porto, Portugal)

Thematic Poster Session


Diagnosis, imaging and surgery for thoracic tumours

Chair(s): N. Triller (Golnik, Slovenia), I. Rousalova (Prague, Czech Republic), N. Schoenfeld (Berlin, Germany), D. Jovanovic (Beograd, Republic of Serbia)

Thematic Poster Session


Tuberculosis: from epidemiology to therapy 2

Chair(s): A. Skrahina (Minsk Region, Belarus), E. Girardi (Rome, Italy), M. Sane Schepisi (Rome, Italy)

Thematic Poster Session


Tuberculosis: from epidemiology to therapy 3

Chair(s): M. Sester (Homburg, Germany), D. Chesov (Balti, Republic of Moldova), D. Cirillo (Milan, Italy)

Thematic Poster Session


Biology and pathology of thoracic tumours

Chair(s): D. Cataldo (Liege, Belgium), R. Zinsky (Wiesbaden, Germany), R. Mroz (Bialystok, Poland), A. Kempa (Stuttgart, Germany)

Thematic Poster Session


Therapy of thoracic tumours: clinical trials and case series

Chair(s): R.M. Huber (Munich, Germany), I. Neves (Porto, Portugal), M. Zamboni (Rio De Janeiro, Brazil), P. Putora (St. Gallen, Switzerland)

Thematic Poster Session


Epidemiology, pathogenesis and quality management of thoracic tumours

Chair(s): T. Blum (Berlin, Germany), J. Benson (Birmingham, United Kingdom), A. Rich (Nottingham, United Kingdom), I. Bold (Bruxelles, Belgium)

Thematic Poster Session


Diagnosis of pleural effusions and mediastinal adenopathies

Chair(s): I. Psallidas (Athens, Greece), D. Xhemalaj (Tirana, Albania), C. Moschos (Athens, Greece), D. Bumbacea (Bucharest, Romania)

Thematic Poster Session


Medical education: web and internet

Chair(s): K. Kostikas (Karditsa, Greece), G. Vagheggini (Volterra Pisa, Italy), I. Butiene (Klaipeda, Lithuania), R. Costello (Dublin, Ireland)

Thematic Poster Session


Latest insights in airway diseases

Chair(s): O. S. Usmani (London, United Kingdom), J. Plevkova (Martin, Slovakia), M. Bocchino (Naples, Italy)

Thematic Poster Session


Cells, biofilms and biomarkers in respiratory infections

Chair(s): A. Koutsoukou (Athens, Greece), E. Polverino (Barcelona, Spain), G. Limonard (Utrecht, Netherlands), J.S. Elborn (Belfast, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


Different interesting issues in respiratory infections: 2

Chair(s): K. Dimakou (Athens, Greece), M. Sucena (Leca Da Palmeira, Portugal), S. Aliberti (Misinto, Italy), M. Mina (Atlanta, United States of America)

Thematic Poster Session


Novel approaches in the management of lung transplant candidates and recipients

Chair(s): R. Kessler (Strasbourg, France), C. Neurohr (Munich, Germany), A. Boehler (Zurich, Switzerland), F. Meloni (Pavia, Italy)

Thematic Poster Session


Sleep disordered breathing 2

Chair(s): R. Hamutcu Ersu (Istanbul, Turkey), U. Anttalainen (Turku, Finland), J.L. Pepin (Grenoble, France), M. Arzt (Regensburg, Germany)

Thematic Poster Session


Infection, thoracic trauma and congenital lesions

Chair(s): P. Van Schil (Antwerp, Belgium), A. Olland (Strasbourg, France), E. Canalis (Barcelona, Spain)

Thematic Poster Session


ICU outcomes, sepsis and infections

Chair(s): A. Torres (Barcelona, Spain), P. Pelosi (Genoa, Italy), K. Samara (Athens, Greece), G. Hillas (Ilioupoli, Greece)

Thematic Poster Session


Improving noninvasive ventilation efficacy

Chair(s): A. Esquinas (Murcia, Spain), A. Ozsancak Ugurlu (Istanbul, Turkey), S. Skoczynski (Katowice, Poland)

Thematic Poster Session


Clinical exercise physiology in health and COPD

Chair(s): L. Puente Maestú (Madrid, Spain), S. Ward (Crickhowell, United Kingdom), J. Neder Serafini (Kingston, Canada), P. Onorati (Alghero, Italy)

Thematic Poster Session


Lung function testing: new findings and new approaches

Chair(s): R. Dellaca (Milan, Italy), N. Koulouris (Athens, Greece), R. Farré (Barcelona, Spain), E. Oostveen (Antwerp, Belgium)

Thematic Poster Session


Alterations of exercise and lung function in different diseases

Chair(s): N. Hopkinson (London, United Kingdom), B. Degano (Besancon, France), S. Verges (Echirolles, France), A. Albuquerque (Sao Paulo, Brazil)

Thematic Poster Session


Multidimensional analysis of respiratory problems

Chair(s): C. Spengler (Zurich, Switzerland), A. Lo Mauro (Milan, Italy), I. Vogiatzis (Athens, Greece), B. Delclaux (Troyes, France)

Thematic Poster Session


Sleep disordered breathing 1

Chair(s): A. Patakas (Panorama Thessaloniki, Greece), M. Kohler (Zurich, Switzerland), R. Heinzer (Lausanne, Switzerland)

Thematic Poster Session


Pathophysiological mechanisms at different scales

Chair(s): G. Miserocchi (Monza, Italy), C. Salito (Milan, Italy), W. Zin (Rio De Janeiro, Brazil), S. Bayat (Amiens, France)

Thematic Poster Session


Sleep disordered breathing 5

Chair(s): A. Kaditis (Piraeus, Greece), N. Skjodt (Lethbridge, Canada), J. Gibson (Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


Sleep disordered breathing 4

Chair(s): D. Eckert (Sydney, Australia), P. Cistulli (St. Leonards, Australia), S. Andreas (Immenhausen, Germany), S. Ryan (Dublin, Ireland)

Thematic Poster Session


Pulmonary hypertension: right ventricle and basic physiology

Chair(s): F. De Man (Amsterdam, Netherlands), R. Naeije (Brussels, Belgium), R. Quarck (Leuven, Belgium), S. Wort (London, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension

Chair(s): M. Delcroix (Leuven, Belgium), J. Pepke-Zaba (Cambridge, United Kingdom), A. Boonstra (Amsterdam, Netherlands), R. Kaiser (Homburg / Saar, Germany)

Thematic Poster Session


New clinical evidence for asthma and COPD treatments

Chair(s): N. Roche (Paris, France), A. Barczyk (Katowice, Poland), K.F. Chung (London, United Kingdom), M. Romagnoli (Forli, Italy)

Thematic Poster Session


Pulmonary hypertension in lung disease

Chair(s): R. Condliffe (Sheffield, United Kingdom), O. Sitbon (Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, France), H. Olschewski (Graz, Austria), A. Peacock (Glasgow, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


Pulmonary hypertension: novel targets and drugs

Chair(s): W. Seeger (Giessen, Germany), M. Toshner (Cambridge, United Kingdom), R. Souza (Sao Paulo, Brazil), C. Guignabert (Le Plessis-Robinson, France)

Thematic Poster Session


Pulmonary hypertension: clinical management

Chair(s): M. Humbert (Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, France), S. Ulrich (Zurich, Switzerland), M.M. Hoeper (Hannover, Germany), A. Vonk Noordegraaf (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

Thematic Poster Session


Acute pulmonary embolism

Chair(s): H. Wilkens (Homburg/Saar, Germany), M. D'Alto (Naples, Italy), C. Opitz (Berlin, Germany), D. Kiely (Sheffield, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


Sleep disordered breathing 3

Chair(s): B. Sanner (Wuppertal, Germany), R. Tamisier (Grenoble, France), A. Valipour (Vienna, Austria), S. Schiza (Heraklion, Greece)

Thematic Poster Session


AirPROM: can imaging and modelling take us beyond FEV1?

Chair(s): S. Wagers (Maasmechelen, Belgium)

Session


Leading edge education and teaching

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


Understanding the benefit of current personalised medicine platforms

Chair(s): B. Jobst (Heidelberg, Germany), E. Quoix (Strasbourg, France)

Symposium


ME07 Interpreting ventilator waveforms at the bedside

Chair(s):  

Meet the expert


ME06 Starting clinical research in a limited resource environment

Chair(s):  

Meet the expert


ME05 Cutting edge analysis of physical activity data

Chair(s):  

Meet the expert


Developing evidence-based guidelines for ERS: theory, practicalities and challenges

Chair(s): G. Brusselle (Ghent, Belgium), M. Woodhead (Manchester, United Kingdom)

Symposium


ERS/NEJM joint lunchtime session "The changing landscape of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF)"

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

Symposium


Hands-on practice with coils for treatment of advanced emphysema

Chair(s): P. Shah (London, United Kingdom)

Practical Workshop


Optimisation of the weaning process & why secretion management and early mobilisation are important?

Practical Workshop


Monitoring patients during non-invasive ventilation

Chair(s): J-P. Janssens (Geneva, Switzerland)

Practical Workshop


NIV: therapeutic methods beyond standard ventilation

Chair(s): S. Nava (Bologna, Italy), M. Dreher (Aachen, Germany)

Practical Workshop


Tuberculosis: from diagnosis to therapy and prevention

Chair(s): D. Cirillo (Milan, Italy), C. Herzmann (Borstel, Germany)

Poster Discussion


Latest insights in pulmonary rehabilitation

Chair(s): L. Vanfleteren (Horn, Netherlands), M. Polkey (London, United Kingdom)

Poster Discussion


Management of asthma and other respiratory diseases in primary care

Chair(s): M. L. Levy (London, United Kingdom), J. Kocks (Groningen, Netherlands)

Poster Discussion


Non inflammatory monitoring of airway diseases

Chair(s): P. Bakakos (Athens , Greece), A. Morice (Cottingham, United Kingdom)

Poster Discussion


Increasing the tool-kit: applying the latest technologies to advance respiratory disease research

Chair(s): S. Holgate (Southampton, United Kingdom), S-E. Dahlén (Stockholm, Sweden)

Hot topics


Longitudinal studies of respiratory disease

Chair(s): J. Anto (Barcelona, Spain), V. Siroux (Grenoble, France)

Poster Discussion


Expanding the use of noninvasive ventilation in acute respiratory failure

Chair(s): M. Ferrer (Barcelona, Spain), C. Gregoretti (Turin, Italy)

Poster Discussion


COPD physiopathology

Chair(s): M. Marvisi (Cremona, Italy), E. F. M. Wouters (Maastricht, The Netherlands)

Oral Presentation


Pathobiology of pulmonary hypertension

Chair(s): C. Guignabert (Le Plessis-Robinson, France), R. Schermuly (Giessen, Germany)

Oral Presentation


Direct and indirect monitoring of comorbidities

Chair(s): I. Horvath (Budapest, Hungary), R. Louis (Liege, Belgium)

Oral Presentation


Genes and environment in asthma and COPD

Chair(s): H. M. Boezen (Groningen, The Netherlands), T. Sigsgaard (Aarhus, Denmark)

Oral Presentation


Outdoor and indoor environment: factors influencing respiratory diseases throughout the course of life

Chair(s): I. Annesi-Maesano (Paris, France), J. Zock (Utrecht, Netherlands)

Oral Presentation


Combination therapy in pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH): the evidence grows

Chair(s): A. Vonk Noordegraaf (Amsterdam, The Netherlands), G. Simonneau (Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, France)

Hot topics


The future has started: emerging potentials for personalised asthma treatment

Chair(s): H.J. Hoffmann (Aarhus, Denmark), M. Gaga (Athens, Greece)

Oral Presentation


Virulent topics in respiratory infections

Chair(s): M. Sprenger (Stockholm, Sweden), H. Nair (Edinburgh, United Kingdom)

Symposium


An update on video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) in pleuropulmonary diseases

Chair(s): K. Athanassiadi (Athens, Greece), P. Van Schil (Antwerp, Belgium)

Symposium


Usefulness of exhaled volatile organic compounds (VOCs) for the monitoring and understanding of lung diseases

Chair(s): A. Boots (Maastricht, Netherlands), P. J. Sterk (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

Symposium


Interstitial lung disease (ILD) in children

Chair(s): A. Bush (London, United Kingdom), D. Snijders (Ponzano Veneto, Italy)

Hot topics


Sleeping Beauty and Prince Charming: gender differences in sleep disordered breathing (SDB)

Chair(s): M.R. Bonsignore (Palermo, Italy), R.L. Riha (Edinburgh, United Kingdom)

Symposium


Ceremony for the ERS Romain Pauwels Research Award 2014 - Clinical Year in Review I

Chair(s): A.P. Meert (Brussels, Belgium), G. Funk (Vienna, Austria)

Session


Identifying the unmet needs in asthma: Who, why and how many?

Chair(s): Chair: R. Buhl (Mainz, Germany)

Evening Symposium


MS04 High flow nasal oxygen – what is the evidence?

Chair(s): K. Bohlin (Stockholm, Sweden)

Morning Seminar


MS05 The sleepy OSA patient

Chair(s): O. Marrone (Palermo, Italy)

Morning Seminar


MS06 What's new in pneumococcal vaccination?

Chair(s): D. Stolz (Basel, Switzerland)

Morning Seminar


EW7 Spirometry knowledge and basic skills (European spirometry training programme)

Chair(s): I. Steenbruggen (Zwolle, The Netherlands), B.G. Cooper (Birmingham, United Kingdom)

Educational Workshop


Ceremony for the ERS Best Publication Maurizio Vignola Award for Innovation in Pneumology 2014 - Clinical Year in Review II

Chair(s): I. Horvath (Budapest, Hungary), E. Clini (Modena, Italy)

Session


Effect of cigarette smoke on cell behaviour: cell biology, signalling and senescence

Chair(s): C. Taggart (Belfast, United Kingdom), N. McElvaney (Dublin, Ireland)

Oral Presentation


Physical activity, exercise and physiotherapy in COPD and asthma

Chair(s): R. Glockl (Schoenau Am Koenigssee, Germany), R. Evans (Thornton, United Kingdom)

Poster Discussion


Novel approaches and evidence for drug development in respiratory diseases

Chair(s): I. Vachier (Montpellier, France), B. Oliver (Sydney, Australia)

Poster Discussion


Post-transplant complications: from pathogenesis to treatment

Chair(s): G. Verleden (Leuven, Belgium), J. Gottlieb (Hanover, Germany)

Poster Discussion


Neonatal and paediatric intensive care

Chair(s): C. Roehr (Berlin, Germany), S. Kotecha (Cardiff, United Kingdom)

Poster Discussion


Oesophageal pressure monitoring in the mechanically ventilated patient

Chair(s): T. Vassilakopoulos (Athens, Greece), P. Pelosi (Genoa, Italy)

Symposium


Evaluating sleep disordered breathing in children and adults

Chair(s): R. Ersu (Istanbul, Turkey), R.L. Riha (Edinburgh, United Kingdom)

Poster Discussion


Outcome prediction and imaging in thoracic surgery

Chair(s): A. Olland (Strasbourg, France), P. Van Schil (Antwerp, Belgium)

Poster Discussion


Future frontiers in the diagnosis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection

Chair(s): D. Goletti (Rome, Italy), M. Sester (Homburg, Germany)

Oral Presentation


Thoracic tumours: news from the lab

Chair(s): R. G. Wiewrodt (Muenster, Germany), G. Hardavella (Athens, Greece)

Oral Presentation


Exploring molecular mechanisms of allergy and asthma in animal models

Chair(s): B. Schaub (Munich, Germany), S. Hodge (Adelaide, Australia)

Oral Presentation


Paediatric asthma: pathogenesis and immunology

Chair(s): M. Kabesch (Regrensburg, Germany), N. Kulkarni (Leicester, United Kingdom)

Oral Presentation


ILDs: diagnostic and prognostic investigations

Chair(s): C. Robalo Cordeiro (Coimbra, Portugal), G. Ferrara (Solna, Sweden)

Oral Presentation


Clinical Trial presentation and discussion "Cysteinyl leukotrienes and paediatric asthma: a new horizon or a blind alley?"

Chair(s): B. Rottier (Groningen, Netherlands), I. Pavord (Leicester, United Kingdom)

Symposium


Occupational, indoor and outdoor environments and COPD

Chair(s): P. Blanc (San Francisco, United States of America), D. Nowak (Munich, Germany)

Oral Presentation


Multidrug-resistant (MDR) pathogens that cause pneumonia

Chair(s): S. Aliberti (Misinto, Italy), J. Chalmers (Dundee, United Kingdom)

Symposium


From bench to bedside: biomarkers and biobanking for lung cancer in 2014

Chair(s): P. Bonniaud (Dijon, France), P. Schnabel (Meckesheim, Germany)

Symposium


Personalised exposure and gene environment interactions in chronic airway disease: the exposome and epigenome

Chair(s): S. Holgate (Southampton, United Kingdom), V. Schluenssen (Arhus, Denmark)

Hot topics


EW8 Spirometry knowledge and basic skills (European spirometry training programme)

Chair(s): I. Steenbruggen (Zwolle, The Netherlands), B.G. Cooper (Birmingham, United Kingdom)

Educational Workshop


EBUS-TBNA: beyond the tracheobronchial wall

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

Poster Discussion


Clinical physiology and respiratory muscles

Chair(s): M. Polkey (London, United Kingdom), N. Hopkinson (London, United Kingdom)

Poster Discussion


Paediatric asthma: lung function testing and more

Chair(s): B. Rottier (Groningen, Netherlands), S. Yammine (Bern, Switzerland)

Poster Discussion


ILDs: pathogenesis and clinical features

Chair(s): W. Wuyts (Leuven, Belgium), D. Israel-Biet (Paris, France)

Poster Discussion


Best abstracts in physical activity and exercise testing

Chair(s): K. Kenn (Schoenau Am Koenigssee, Germany), F. Pitta (Londrina, Brazil)

Oral Presentation


Intervening in allergic asthma

Chair(s): V. Backer (Copenhagen, Denmark), A. Bossios (Gothenburg, Sweden)

Poster Discussion


Prevention, diagnosis and consequences of respiratory infections in children

Chair(s): M. Korppi (Tampere, Finland), H. Blau (Petah Tikva, Israel)

Poster Discussion


Cystic fibrosis: assessment and treatment

Chair(s): F. Ratjen (Toronto, Canada), I. Balfour-Lynn (London, United Kingdom)

Oral Presentation


E-cigarettes in different populations

Chair(s): C. Vardavas (Boston, United States of America), B. Lundback (Gothenburg, Sweden)

Oral Presentation


Pulmonary hypertension: improving treatment in PAH

Chair(s): M. Humbert (Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, France), A. Ghofrani (Giessen, Germany)

Oral Presentation


Acute lung injury: hitting the barriers

Chair(s): S. Uhlig (Aachen, Germany), M. Takata (London, United Kingdom)

Oral Presentation


From bench to bronchiole: translational immunology and airways disease

Chair(s): S. Chotirmall (Dublin, Ireland), D. Hartl (Tuebingen, Germany), P.W. Finn (Chicago, United States of America)

Symposium


New drugs for asthma, COPD and pulmonary fibrosis

Chair(s): G. Caramori (Ferrara, Italy), I.M. Adcock (London, United Kingdom)

Oral Presentation


Current controversies in sleep-disordered breathing (SDB)

Chair(s): M.R. Bonsignore (Palermo, Italy), R.L. Riha (Edinburgh, United Kingdom), A. Malhotra (San Diego, United States of America)

Symposium


Advances in managing acute respiratory failure

Chair(s): P. Navalesi (Novara, Italy), A. Artigas (Sabadell, Spain)

Hot topics


Thoracic oncology grand round - an interactive session

Chair(s): N. Schoenfeld (Berlin, Germany), E. Quoix (Strasbourg, France)

Grand round


Nanomaterials and respiratory health

Chair(s): T. Sigsgaard (Aarhus, Denmark), B. Nemery (Leuven, Belgium)

Symposium


The rise in non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) pulmonary diseases

Chair(s): W. Hoefsloot (Nijmegen, Netherlands), D. Wagner (Freiburg, Germany)

Symposium


COPD - from biomarkers to novel therapeutic opportunities

Chair(s): A. Mathioudakis (Liverpool, United Kingdom), L. Vanfleteren (Horn, Netherlands)

Oral Presentation


Biomarkers of asthma control

Chair(s): A. Spanevello (Tradate, Italy), P. J. Sterk (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

Oral Presentation


Occupational respiratory diseases

Chair(s): J. Hoyle (West Yorkshire, United Kingdom), P. Henneberger (Morgantown, United States of America), F. De Blay (Strasbourg, France), S. Burge (Solihull, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


Clinical assessment of airway diseases

Chair(s): A. Papaioannou (Vrilissia Athens, Greece), H. Magnussen (Grosshansdorf, Germany), M. Corradi (Parma, Italy), A. Balazs (Budapest, Hungary)

Thematic Poster Session


Clinical allergy

Chair(s): A. Bossios (Gothenburg, Sweden), M. Idzko (Freiburg, Germany), A. Koch (Bochum, Germany)

Thematic Poster Session


Asthma: clinical problems

Chair(s): T. Moller (Leiden, Netherlands), A. Magnan (Nantes, France), T. Mauad (Sao Paulo, Brazil), A. Bjerg (Gothenburg, Sweden)

Thematic Poster Session


Allergy and asthma: novel findings based on human cell biology

Chair(s): H.J. Hoffmann (Aarhus, Denmark), J. Erjefalt (Lund, Sweden), C. Von Garnier (Bern, Switzerland), S. Siddiqui (Leicester, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


Epidemiology of asthma

Chair(s): J. Genuneit (Ulm, Germany), J. Heinrich (Neuherberg, Germany), I. Annesi-Maesano (Paris, France), V. Garcia Larsen (London, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


Respiratory disease within hospital-based populations

Chair(s): T. Gislason (Reykjavik, Iceland), J. Garcia-Aymerich (Barcelona, Spain)

Thematic Poster Session


Environmental respiratory diseases in children, teenagers and adults

Chair(s): L. Smit (Utrecht, Netherlands), D. Nowak (Munich, Germany), V. Siroux (Grenoble, France)

Thematic Poster Session


Paediatric epidemiology: wheeze, asthma and other respiratory diseases

Chair(s): S. Turner (Aberdeen, United Kingdom), E. Goksor (Molnlycke, Sweden), D. Caudri (Rotterdam, Netherlands), S. La Grutta (Palermo, Italy)

Thematic Poster Session


Twenty views of smoking cessation and physical activity

Chair(s): F. Mihaltan (Bucharest, Romania), T. Kralimarkova (Sofia, Bulgaria), G. Peiffer (Metz, France), S. Nardini (Vittorio Veneto, Italy)

Thematic Poster Session


Passive smoking, active smoking and COPD

Chair(s): B. Dautzenberg (Paris, France), R. Raju (Leeds, United Kingdom), G. Nguyen (Verona, Italy)

Thematic Poster Session


Paediatric asthma: markers and molecules

Chair(s): A. Schuster (Düsseldorf, Germany), A. Zacharasiewicz (Vienna, Austria), A. Moeller (Zurich, Switzerland), P. Latzin (Basel, Switzerland)

Thematic Poster Session


More paediatric asthma

Chair(s): O. Yilmaz (Izmir, Turkey), N. Kulkarni (Leicester, United Kingdom), S. Sheikh (Columbus, United States of America), G. Piacentini (Verona, Italy)

Thematic Poster Session


Monitoring airway diseases with lung function tests

Chair(s): T. Popov (Sofia, Bulgaria), P. Montuschi (Rome, Italy), E. Zervas (Athens, Greece), F. Schleich (Liege, Belgium)

Thematic Poster Session


Innovative technology and techniques in respiratory function

Chair(s): A. Kendrick (Brisyol, United Kingdom), M. Rutter (Cambridge, United Kingdom), P. Burns (Glasgow, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


Physiotherapy and physical activity in respiratory conditions

Chair(s): T. Janaudis-Ferreira (Toronto, Canada), L. Houchen-Wolloff (Oakham, United Kingdom), A. Lewko (London, United Kingdom), K. Mitchell (Leicester, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


Assessment and techniques of physiotherapy: from healthy subjects to critical patients

Chair(s): C. Osadnik (Mordialloc, Australia), D. Inal Ince (Ankara, Turkey), S. Harrison (Toronto, On, Canada), C. Carvalho (Sao Paulo, Brazil)

Thematic Poster Session


Physiotherapy assessment and techniques in respiratory and non-respiratory conditions

Chair(s): V. Parreira (Belo Horizonte, Brazil), R. Evans (Thornton, United Kingdom), G. Fregonezi (Rio Grande Do Norte, Brazil), D. Saey (Quebec, Canada)

Thematic Poster Session


Systemic biomarkers for airway diseases

Chair(s): A. Zanini (Gavirate, Italy), A. Olin (Gothenburg, Sweden), G. Hillas (Ilioupoli, Greece), C. Bucca (Turin, Italy)

Thematic Poster Session


Best posters in chronic care

Chair(s): S. Wilke (Horn, Netherlands), J. Van Der Palen (Enschede, Netherlands), J. Varga (Budapest, Hungary), K. Kenn (Schoenau Am Koenigssee, Germany)

Thematic Poster Session


Mechanisms of COPD and inhalation injury

Chair(s): H. Fehrenbach (Borstel, Germany), K. Bracke (Laarne, Belgium), C. Staab-Weijnitz (Munich, Germany), A. Yildrim (Munich, Germany)

Thematic Poster Session


New trends in bronchoscopy: EBUS-TBNA and endoscopic treatment of emphysema

Chair(s): R. Eberhardt (Heidelberg, Germany), B. Escarguel (Marseille, France), A. Szlubowski (Zakopane, Poland), A. Rozman (Golnik, Slovenia)

Thematic Poster Session


Clinical presentations

Chair(s): G. Brozek (Katowice, Poland), S. Skoczynski (Katowice, Poland), F. Luppi (Spilamberto, Italy)

Thematic Poster Session


Comorbidities

Chair(s): L.M. Fabbri (Modena, Italy), T. Jacinto (Senhora Da Hora, Portugal), K.F. Rabe (Großhansdorf, Germany), E. F. M. Wouters (Maastricht, The Netherlands)

Thematic Poster Session


Predictors

Chair(s): P.M.A. Calverley (Liverpool, United Kingdom), M. Kneussl (Vienna, Austria), G. Huchon (Paris, France), P. Albert (Chester, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


COPD: points to ponder

Chair(s): H. Worth (Fürth, Germany), C. Vogelmeier (Marburg, Germany)

Thematic Poster Session


Clinical problems in acute and chronic lung diseases

Chair(s): M. Marvisi (Cremona, Italy), A. Chetta (Parma, Italy), P. Camus (Dijon, France), N. Tzanakis (Heraklion, Greece)

Thematic Poster Session


Best posters in physical activity, exercise testing and muscles

Chair(s): T. Shioya (Akita, Japan), A. Van Gestel (Winterthur, Switzerland), M. Steiner (Leicester, United Kingdom), I. Heinzelmann (Schoenau Am Koenigssee, Germany)

Thematic Poster Session


Bronchoscopic treatment of emphysema: valves, coils and other

Chair(s): D. Gompelmann (Heidelberg, Germany), G. Stratakos (Athens, Greece), F. Stanzel (Hemer, Germany), A. Valipour (Vienna, Austria)

Thematic Poster Session


Experimental models in acute lung injury

Chair(s): H. Wirtz (Leipzig, Germany), M. Wilson (London , United Kingdom), M. Witzenrath (Berlin, Germany), S. Uhlig (Aachen, Germany)

Thematic Poster Session


ILDs 4

Chair(s): M. Molina-Molina (Barcelona Barcelona, Spain), C. Vancheri (Catania, Italy), G. Margaritopoulos (Kavala, Greece)

Thematic Poster Session


ILDs 6

Chair(s): P. Bonniaud (Dijon, France), E. Bargagli (Siena, Italy), A. Torrego (Barcelona, Spain), P. Spagnolo (Liestal, Switzerland)

Thematic Poster Session


Respiratory symptoms in primary care populations

Chair(s): K. Lisspers (Uppsala, Sweden), D. Ryan (Loughborough, United Kingdom), I. Tsiligianni (Heraklion, Greece), T. Schermer (Nijmegen, Netherlands)

Thematic Poster Session


Basic and translational research in asthma and COPD

Chair(s): M. Ochs (Hanover, Germany), A. Koczulla (Marburg, Germany), N. Kahn (Heidelberg, Germany), C. Taube (Leiden, Netherlands)

Thematic Poster Session


Cell biology 2014

Chair(s): A. Gaggar (Birmingham, United States of America), S. Meiners (Munich, Germany), C. Taggart (Belfast, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


New mechanisms in the pathogenesis of asthma and other lung diseases

Chair(s): D. Hartl (Tuebingen, Germany), P. Hiemstra (Leiden, Netherlands), M. Mall (Heidelberg, Germany), H. Yuksel (Manisa, Turkey)

Thematic Poster Session


Mechanistic studies of the airway epithelium

Chair(s): S. Chillappagari (Marburg, Germany), S. Mcclean (Dublin, Ireland), S. Weldon (Belfast, United Kingdom), C. Greene (Dublin, Ireland)

Thematic Poster Session


New and old players in fibrotic lung disease

Chair(s): M. Kolb (Hamilton, Canada), M. Rojas (Pittsburgh, United States of America), A. Tatler (Nottingham, United Kingdom), M. Korfei (Giessen, Germany)

Thematic Poster Session


ILDs 5

Chair(s): S. Cerri (Modena, Italy), T. Peros Golubicic (Zagreb, Croatia), U. Oltmanns (Heidelberg, Germany), M. Bonifazi (Ancona, Italy)

Thematic Poster Session


ME09 Asthma: a complex syndrome of many diseases?

Chair(s):  

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ELF/ERS session: improving CPAP and NIV - a user perspective

Chair(s): A. Simonds (London, United Kingdom), B. Korn (Dublin, Ireland)


ME011 Altitude travel in healthy subjects and patients with respiratory disease

Chair(s):  

Meet the expert


ME10 Paediatric long term ventilation

Chair(s):  

Meet the expert


ME08 Stroke and sleep apnoea: a deadly association?

Chair(s):  

Meet the expert


ERS/Lancet and Lancet Respiratory Medicine joint session: complicating infections in respiratory disease and critical care

Chair(s): S. Aliberti (Misinto, Italy), D. Bilton (London, United Kingdom)

Symposium


Pulmonary disorders associated with passive smoking: new online ERS resources

Chair(s): M. Fletcher (Warwick, United Kingdom), C. Jimenez Ruiz (Madrid, Spain)

Symposium


Complications of thoracoscopy: when they occur and how to avoid them?

Chair(s): S. Gasparini (Ancona, Italy), E. Ibrahim (Alexandria, Egypt)

Symposium


State of the nation(s) in terms of pulmonary rehabilitation: results from the Canadian, American and European pulmonary rehabilitation survey studies

Chair(s): G. Dechman (Halifax, Canada), S. Singh (Leicester, United Kingdom)

Symposium


Bronchial thermoplasty: clinically proven long-term safety and efficacy in severe asthma

Chair(s): I. Pavord (Leicester, United Kingdom)

Practical Workshop