The ERS International Congress 2013, Barcelona

 

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

Primary Care Programme "Asthma management in clinical practice"

Chair(s): B. Stallberg (Uppsala, Sweden), C. Hernandez (Barcelona, Spain)

Symposium


PG1 Endoscopic lung volume reduction

Chair(s): S. Fernandez-Bussy (Gainesville, United States of America), R. Eberhardt (Dresden, Germany)

Postgraduate Course


PG2 Imaging in the management of thoracic malignancies

Chair(s): A. Scherpereel (Lille, France), J. Vansteenkiste (Leuven, Belgium)

Postgraduate Course


PG3 Infections and critical patients: emerging problems and clinical strategies

Chair(s): A. Artigas (Sabadell, Spain), T. Vassilakopoulos (Athens, Greece)

Postgraduate Course


PG4 How to build an experimental animal lung lab

Chair(s): M. Kolb (Hamilton, Canada), G. Lungarella (Siena, Italy)

Postgraduate Course


PG5 The small airways in lung diseases

Chair(s): D.S. Postma (Groningen, The Netherlands), J. Hogg (Vancouver, Canada)

Postgraduate Course


PG6 Epigenetics of asthma and COPD

Chair(s): C. Jimenez Ruiz (Madrid, Spain), I.M. Adcock (London, United Kingdom)

Postgraduate Course


PG7 Tuberculosis: innovations in clinical and public health management

Chair(s): T. Aksamit (Rochester, United States of America), Y. Balabanova (London, United Kingdom)

Postgraduate Course


PG8 How to encourage compliance with therapy

Chair(s): F. Pitta (Londrina, Brazil), D. Langer (Ontario, Canada)

Postgraduate Course


PG9 How to optimise antibiotic use in respiratory infections

Chair(s): H. Lode (Berlin, Germany), S. Aliberti (Milan, Italy)

Postgraduate Course


PG19 Obstructive sleep-disordered breathing throughout childhood: diagnosis, associated morbidity and treatment

Chair(s): P. Aurora (London, United Kingdom), W. De Backer (Antwerp, Belgium), A. Boudewyns (Edegem, Belgium)

Postgraduate Course


PG20 Cystic fibrosis: an update of the basic defects and clinical problems in CF children and adults

Chair(s): N. Regamey (Bern, Switzerland), P. Tarsia (Milano, Italy)

Postgraduate Course


Fellows' Get Together

Chair(s): R. Bals (Homburg, Germany), L. Nicod (Lausanne, Switzerland)

Session


Sesión conjunta en castellano organizada por la SEPAR (España) y la ALAT (Latinamérica)

Chair(s): P. De Lucas Ramos (Madrid, Spain), M. Montes De Oca (Caracas, Venezuela)

Symposium


PG10 New technology assessment in COPD

Chair(s): E. Clini (Modena, Italy), L. Puente Maestú (Madrid, Spain)

Postgraduate Course


PG11 NIV in growth areas

Chair(s): W. Windisch (Cologne, Germany), R. Scala (Arezzo, Italy)

Postgraduate Course


PG12 New insights in gas exchange: physiological aspects and clinical application

Chair(s): M.R. Bonsignore (Palermo, Italy), W. Zin (Rio De Janeiro, Brazil)

Postgraduate Course


PG13 Respiratory complications of obese patients

Chair(s): J. Montserrat (Barcelona, Spain), A. Ten Brinke (Molenend, Netherlands)

Postgraduate Course


PG14 Cardiopulmonary exercise testing in the evaluation of patients with respiratory diseases

Chair(s): P. Laveneziana (Paris, France), I. Vogiatzis (Athens, Greece)

Postgraduate Course


PG15 An update of invasive staging of the mediastinum

Chair(s): P. Van Schil (Antwerp, Belgium), D. Subotic (Belgrade, Republic of Serbia)

Postgraduate Course


PG16 Spirometry knowledge and basic skills (European spirometry training programme)

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

Postgraduate Course


PG17 Diagnostic tests for paediatric pulmonologists

Chair(s): P. Pohunek (Prague, Czech Republic), J. C. De Jongste (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)

Postgraduate Course


PG18 Assessing the health status and quality of life in asthma and COPD patients

Chair(s): B. Stallberg (Uppsala, Sweden), C. Vogelmeier (Marburg, Germany)

Postgraduate Course


Educational skills workshop 1: Endoscopic lung volume reduction and endosonography

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

Educational Workshop


"Liaisons Dangereuses": the lung and other organs

Chair(s): S. Orfanos (Athens, Greece), A. Artigas (Sabadell, Spain)

Symposium


Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency and the lung: celebrating the 50th anniversary of its first description

Chair(s): E. Piitulainen (Malmö, Sweden), M. Miravitlles (Barcelona, Spain)

Hot topics


Cutting edge: drug delivery to the airways

Chair(s): C. Greene (Dublin, Ireland), M. Gjomarkaj (Palermo, Italy)

Oral Presentation


Drug-resistant tuberculosis: new clinical and public health insights

Chair(s): G. Sotgiu (Sassari, Italy), D. Falzon (Geneva, Switzerland)

Oral Presentation


Functional imaging of the lung, airways and diaphragm

Chair(s): A. Aliverti (Milan, Italy), S. Bayat (Amiens, France)

Oral Presentation


Guidelines and exacerbations

Chair(s): M. Thekkinkattil (Coimbatore, India), S. Skoczynski (Katowice, Poland)

Oral Presentation


Health economics of airway diseases

Chair(s): M. Rutten-Van Molken (Rotterdam, Netherlands), S. A. Jansson (Luleå, Sweden)

Poster Discussion


Heart, blood and metabolism in sleep disordered breathing

Chair(s): J.L. Pepin (Grenoble, France), M. Arzt (Regensburg, Germany)

Poster Discussion


Highlights from ESCAPE

Chair(s): B. Brunekreef (Utrecht, Netherlands), T. Sigsgaard (Aarhus, Denmark)

Symposium


Lung surgery: preoperative assessment and postoperative outcome

Chair(s): G. Massard (Strasbourg, France), G. Friedel (Gerlingen, Germany)

Oral Presentation


New bronchodilators for COPD management

Chair(s): M. Cazzola (Rome, Italy), P.J. Barnes (London, United Kingdom)

Oral Presentation


Paediatric Grand Round: an interactive session

Chair(s): G. Hedlin (Stockholm, Sweden), P.L.P. Brand (Zwolle, Netherlands)

Grand round


Pneumonia and sepsis

Chair(s): M. Lerikou (Athens, Greece), S. Aliberti (Milan, Italy)

Poster Discussion


Quality of diagnosis and assessment in primary care

Chair(s): J. Sousa (Braga, Portugal), A. Kruis (Leiden, Netherlands)

Poster Discussion


Strengths and limitations of six-minute walk tests in chronic respiratory disease

Chair(s): T. Troosters (Leuven, Belgium), S. Singh (Leicester, United Kingdom)

Symposium


Structural and functional imaging discussion: sometimes different but always linked

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

Poster Discussion


The kaleidoscope of respiratory nursing

Chair(s): B. Korn (Dublin, Ireland), H. Jonsdottir (Reykjavik , Iceland)

Oral Presentation


The management of N2 disease in non-small cell lung cancer

Chair(s): J. Cadranel (Paris, France), J-P. Sculier (Brussels, Belgium)

Symposium


Translational studies in chronic lung diseases: from bedside to bench

Chair(s): R. Morty (Giessen, Germany)

Poster Discussion


Advances in the therapy of lung cancer

Chair(s): F. Gamarra (Munich, Germany), G. Hardavella (Athens, Greece)

Oral Presentation


Biomarkers in asthma and COPD

Chair(s): A. Spanevello (Tradate, Italy), R. Louis (Liege, Belgium)

Oral Presentation


Drug delivery to the airways

Chair(s): I.M. Adcock (London, United Kingdom), C. Taggart (Belfast, United Kingdom)

Symposium


Experimental models in critical care

Chair(s): I. Sigala (Nea Smyrni, Greece), L. Heunks (Nijmegen, Netherlands)

Oral Presentation


From air pollution during pregnancy to respiratory diseases at work

Chair(s): J. Zock (Barcelona, Spain), P. Cullinan (London, United Kingdom)

Oral Presentation


Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and rarities

Chair(s): S. Tomassetti (Forlì, Italy), F. Bonella (Essen, Germany)

Poster Discussion


Inflammasomes in lung diseases

Chair(s): C. Taube (Leiden, Netherlands), L. Nicod (Lausanne, Switzerland)

Symposium


Inhaled corticosteroids for asthma: on-demand or continuous use?

Chair(s): G. Hedlin (Stockholm, Sweden), P.J. Barnes (London, United Kingdom)

Symposium


Is it really asthma?

Chair(s): M. Romagnoli (Forli, Italy), C. Taille (Paris, France)

Oral Presentation


New insights into mechanisms of lung allograft dysfunction

Chair(s): B. Vanaudenaerde (Leuven, Belgium), F. Meloni (Pavia, Italy)

Oral Presentation


New understanding of pneumococcal vaccination

Chair(s): S. Aliberti (Milan, Italy), M. Woodhead (Manchester, United Kingdom)

Symposium


Novel biomarkers and old parameters in clinical management of lung diseases

Chair(s): U. Costabel (Essen, Germany), N. Tzanakis (Heraklion, Greece)

Poster Discussion


Oncological thoracic surgery

Chair(s): A. End (Vienna, Austria), L. Bertolaccini (Cuneo, Italy)

Poster Discussion


Physical activity as the panacea for COPD

Chair(s): M.A. Spruit (Horn, The Netherlands), F. Pitta (Londrina, Brazil)

Symposium


Pulmonary circulation: animal models and experimental treatments

Chair(s): D. Welsh (Glasgow, United Kingdom), R. Schermuly (Giessen, Germany)

Poster Discussion


Pulmonary infection in children: diagnosis and long-term effects

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

Oral Presentation


TBNA, EBUS-TBNA and new technologies for diagnostic bronchoscopy

Chair(s): J. Annema (Amsterdam, Netherlands), J. Vergnon (Saint Etienne Cedex 2, France)

Poster Discussion


Tuberculosis diagnosis

Chair(s): D. Cirillo (Milan, Italy), J. Dominguez Benitez (Badalona Barcelona, Spain)

Poster Discussion


Yernault Lecture “Obstructive sleep apnoea as a model of systemic disease” followed by “Vascular tree and obstructive sleep apnoea”

Chair(s): S. Andreas (Immenhausen, Germany), W. McNicholas (Dublin, Ireland)

Session


Airway calibre, airway challenge and assessment of oxygenation

Chair(s): K. Sylvester (Cambridge, United Kingdom), C. Hernandez (Barcelona, Spain), D. Ionita (Bucharest, Romania), A. Houtkooper (Den Helder, Netherlands)

Thematic Poster Session


Airway smooth muscle and cell biology

Chair(s): B. Mirkovic (Dublin, Ireland), C. Bingle (Sheffield, United Kingdom), E. Pace (Palermo, Italy), M. Mall (Heidelberg, Germany)

Thematic Poster Session


Aspects of physiotherapy in various clinical conditions and settings

Chair(s): K. Wadell (Umea, Sweden), R. Evans (Thornton, United Kingdom), A. Lewko (London, United Kingdom), C. Carvalho (Sao Paulo Sp, Brazil)

Thematic Poster Session


Assessing the prevalence of COPD in the general population

Chair(s): S. Accordini (Verona, Italy), A. Lindberg (Boden, Sweden), P. Adab (Birmingham, United Kingdom), A. Kainu (Hus, Finland)

Thematic Poster Session


Assessment methods involved in the physiotherapy treatment in different patient populations

Chair(s): R. Gloeckl (Schoenau Am Koenigssee, Germany), D. Saey (Quebec, Canada), J. Vilaro (Barcelona, Spain), G. Fregonezi (Rio Grande Do Norte, Brazil)

Thematic Poster Session


Asthma

Chair(s): M. Kraft (Durham, United States of America), W. Timens (Groningen, Netherlands), M. Idzko (Freiburg, Germany), J. Erjefalt (Lund, Sweden)

Thematic Poster Session


Asthma and COPD drugs: efficacy, safety and pharmacoeconomics

Chair(s): P. Chanez (Marseille, France), M. Cazzola (Rome, Italy), M. Edwards (London, United Kingdom), L. Uller (Lund, Sweden)

Thematic Poster Session


Asthma: new mechanisms and markers

Chair(s): J. Lordan (Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, United Kingdom), H. Inoue (Kagoshima, Japan), C. Kelly (Stoke-On-Trent, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


Cell biology and murine models of asthma and inflammation

Chair(s): P. Haldar (Leicester, United Kingdom), J. Herre (Cambridge, United Kingdom), A. Lindén (Stockholm, Sweden)

Thematic Poster Session


Clinical applications of respiratory physiology in children

Chair(s): B. Arets (Utrecht, The Netherlands), N. Beydon (Paris, France), P. Aurora (London, United Kingdom), E. Lombardi (Florence, Italy)

Thematic Poster Session


Clinical trials of LAMAs, LABAs, MABAs and theophylline for asthma and COPD

Chair(s): B. Cosio (Palma De Mallorca, Spain), R. Rodríguez-Roisin (Barcelona, Spain), M. Corradi (Parma, Italy), R. Dahl (Aarhus, Denmark)

Thematic Poster Session


COPD: experimental biology

Chair(s): T. Carroll (Dublin, Ireland), E. Van'T Wout (Leiden, Netherlands), R. Lutter (Amsterdam, Netherlands), L. Donnelly (London, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


COPD: new markers of diseases

Chair(s): D. Hartl (Tuebingen, Germany), C. Kaehler (Innsbruck, Austria), C. Gunaratnam (Dublin, Ireland)

Thematic Poster Session


Cystic fibrosis: clinical problems and microbiology in adults

Chair(s): D. Bilton (London, United Kingdom), J.S. Elborn (Belfast, United Kingdom), L. Hansson (Lund, Sweden), H. Heijerman (The Hague, The Netherlands)

Thematic Poster Session


Cystic fibrosis: clinical problems, genetics and microbiology in children

Chair(s): N. Regamey (Bern, Switzerland), I. Balfour-Lynn (London, United Kingdom), B. Linnane (Limerick, Ireland), H. Janssens (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)

Thematic Poster Session


Disease control and quality of life in airway diseases

Chair(s): A. Morice (Cottingham, United Kingdom), V. Macbean (London, United Kingdom), P. Paggiaro (Pisa, Italy), A. Bikov (Miskolc, Hungary)

Thematic Poster Session


E-cigarettes, shisha, the tobacco industry and public health

Chair(s): C. Vardavas (Boston, United States of America), L. Bentur (Haifa, Israel), P. Katsaounou (Athens, Greece)

Thematic Poster Session


Epidemiology of asthma

Chair(s): A. Bjerg (GöTeborg, Sweden), I. Annesi-Maesano (Paris, France), A. Johannessen (Bergen, Norway), R. Hancox (Dunedin, New Zealand)

Thematic Poster Session


Exercise and physiotherapy in non-COPD conditions and in the assessment of healthy subjects

Chair(s): R. Garrod (Malaga, Spain), N. Hernandes (Londrina, Brazil), M. Emtner (Uppsala, Sweden), E. Gimeno-Santos (Barcelona, Spain)

Thematic Poster Session


Exercise, physiotherapy techniques and assessment methods in COPD and asthma

Chair(s): V. Probst (Londrina, Brazil), H. Van Remoortel (Leuven, Belgium), D. Inal Ince (Ankara, Turkey), K. Mitchell (Leicester, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


Expiration, exhalation and exhaustion: measures of dynamic volumes, breath analysis and respiratory muscles

Chair(s): A. Lutas (Lisboa, Portugal), D. Schuermans (Brussels, Belgium), L. Smith (Sheffield, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


Genetics and genomics of lung disease

Chair(s): D. Meyers (Winston-Salem, United States of America), E. Meese (Homburg /Saar, Germany), H. M. Boezen (Groningen, The Netherlands)

Thematic Poster Session


Genetics and mechanisms of, and tests for, allergy

Chair(s): I. Pavord (Leicester, United Kingdom), C. Taube (Leiden, Netherlands), M. Perzanowski (New York, United States of America)

Thematic Poster Session


Monitoring asthma: genes, cells and molecules

Chair(s): G H. Koppelman (Groningen, The Netherlands), A. Moeller (Zurich, Switzerland), C. Lex (Goettingen, Germany), S. Saglani (London, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


Monitoring lung function in airway diseases

Chair(s): A. Ten Brinke (Molenend, Netherlands), P. Montuschi (Rome, Italy), T. Popov (Sofia, Bulgaria), F. Schleich (Liege, Belgium)

Thematic Poster Session


Novel drugs and biomarkers in respiratory medicine

Chair(s): G. Caramori (Ferrara, Italy), A. Barczyk (Katowice, Poland), G. Joos (Ghent, Belgium), C. Wiegman (London, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


Novel in vitro and animal models to study lung diseases

Chair(s): B. Crestani (Paris, France), P. Hiemstra (Leiden, Netherlands), P. Bonniaud (Dijon, France)

Thematic Poster Session


Novel mechanisms in lung injury

Chair(s): C. Martin (Aachen, Germany), M. Witzenrath (Berlin, Germany), A. Millar (Bristol, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


Novel pharmacological findings in the management of respiratory disorders

Chair(s): F. Ricciardolo (Orbassano, Italy), N. Roche (Paris, France), O. S. Usmani (London, United Kingdom), P. Paredi (London, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


Occupational respiratory diseases: obstructive, interstitial lung diseases and methods of diagnosis

Chair(s): J. Pairon (Creteil, France), T. Sigsgaard (Aarhus, Denmark), H. Suojalehto (Helsinki, Finland), S. Burge (Solihull, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


Outdoor and indoor environment: respiratory diseases from asthma to asbestosis

Chair(s): J. Anto (Barcelona, Spain), D. Norback (Uppsala, Sweden), L. Smit (Utrecht, Netherlands)

Thematic Poster Session


Paediatric bronchology

Chair(s): F. Midulla (Rome, Italy), U. Krivec (Ljubljana, Slovenia), A. Barbato (Padova, Italy), F. Karakoc (Istanbul, Turkey)

Thematic Poster Session


Paediatric respiratory epidemiology: new understandings of lung function, disorders of prematurity and chronic airway diseases

Chair(s): S. Turner (Aberdeen, United Kingdom), S. Lum (London, United Kingdom), B. Karadag (Umraniye Istanbul, Turkey), J. Djakow (Prague, Czech Republic)

Thematic Poster Session


Passive smoking, children and students (young adults)

Chair(s): E. Dagli (Istanbul, Turkey), M. Dautzenberg (Paris, France), P. Tonnesen (Gentofte, Denmark)

Thematic Poster Session


Preclinical models for the development of new drugs for respiratory diseases

Chair(s): M. Belvisi (London, United Kingdom), R. Gosens (Groningen, Netherlands), G. Lungarella (Siena, Italy), K.F. Chung (London, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


Predictors and triggers of asthma and COPD exacerbations

Chair(s): B. Balbi (Veruno, Italy), S. Loukides (Athens, Greece), T. Mueller (Aachen, Germany), I.M. Adcock (London, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


Preschool wheeze

Chair(s): G. Wennergren (Gothenburg, Sweden), I. Butiene (Klaipeda, Lithuania), D. Snijders (Ponzano Veneto, Italy), F. Singer (Zurich, Switzerland)

Thematic Poster Session


Respiratory nursing care: assessment, interventions and education

Chair(s): M. Hodson (London, United Kingdom), G. L. Narsavage (Morgantown, United States of America), B. Korn (Dublin, Ireland)

Thematic Poster Session


Systemic and airway biomarkers in respiratory diseases

Chair(s): A. Spanevello (Tradate, Italy), P. Pignatti (Pavia, Italy), R. Louis (Liege, Belgium), D. Tarnoki (Budapest, Hungary)

Thematic Poster Session


The burden of respiratory infections in children

Chair(s): P. Flores (Lisboa, Portugal), C. Nwokoro (London, United Kingdom), H. Blau (Petah Tikva, Israel), A. Kadioglu (Liverpool, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


The vulnerable patient and ageing cells

Chair(s): S. Meiners (Munich, Germany), C. Vancheri (Catania, Italy), R. Foronjy (New York, united states), G. Matute-Bello (Seattle, United States of America)

Thematic Poster Session


Translational research to bridge the need within clinical decision making

Chair(s): J. Chorostowska-Wynimko (Warsaw, Poland), P. Schnabel (Heidelberg, Germany), N. Kahn (Heidelberg, Germany), A. Fisseler-Eckhoff (Wiesbaden, Germany)

Thematic Poster Session


Treatment and adherence to treatment of respiratory disease

Chair(s): C. Svanes (Bergen, Norway), M. Rava (Villejuif, France), E. Ronmark (Lulea, Sweden), C. Raherison (Pessac Cedex, France)

Thematic Poster Session


Treatment of asthma

Chair(s): P.W. Finn (Chicago, United States of America), M. Lommatzsch (Rostock, Germany), G. Ttrudeke Moller (Leiden, Netherlands), T. Mauad (Sao Paulo, Brazil)

Thematic Poster Session


Uncontrolled and severe asthma in children

Chair(s): L. Fleming (London, United Kingdom), J. Konradsen (Sollentuna, Sweden), O. Yilmaz Ikizoglu (Bornova-Izmir, Turkey), N. Kulkarni (Leicester, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


World tour of tobacco epidemiology

Chair(s): B. Dautzenberg (Paris, France), G. Peiffer (Metz Cedex3, France), J. Granda-Orive (Madrid, Spain)

Thematic Poster Session


ME1 Respiratory evaluation and management of neuromuscular diseases

Chair(s):  

Meet the expert


ME2 Non-ventilatory aspects affecting the outcome of mechanical ventilation

Chair(s):  

Meet the expert


ME3 Biomarkers for fibrotic lung disease – new clinical benchmarks from the lab?

Chair(s):  

Meet the expert


ME4 Nuts and bolts of cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET): theory, guidelines and practice

Chair(s):  

Meet the expert


ME5 What's new in sarcoidosis management?

Chair(s):  

Meet the expert


European Respiratory Review: what's hot in pulmonary medicine

Chair(s): V. Cottin (Lyon, France), M. Humbert (Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, France)

Symposium


How to produce top quality ERS Guidelines

Chair(s): M. Woodhead (Manchester, United Kingdom), M. Miravitlles (Barcelona, Spain)

Symposium


Clinical challenges in ambulatory oxygen for COPD patients: a practical training course

Chair(s): A. Cuvelier (Rouen, France)

Practical Workshop


Endoscopic lung volume reduction & newest clinical data

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

Practical Workshop


Perspectives in the management of challenging sleep disordered breathing - interactive session with clinical cases

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

Practical Workshop


The challenges and measures in home ventilation

Chair(s): S. Nava (Bologna, Italy)

Practical Workshop


Educational skills workshop 3: Endoscopic lung-volume reduction and endosonography

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

Educational Workshop


Asthma, allergy and lung function: natural history and risk factors in longitudinal studies

Chair(s): C. Kuehni (Bern, Switzerland), S. Shaheen (London, United Kingdom)

Poster Discussion


Bronchoconstriction under construction: work-related lung disease and how it's diagnosed

Chair(s): S. Burge (Solihull, United Kingdom), J. Makonga-Braaksma (Woudenberg, Netherlands)

Symposium


Ceremony for ERS Research Award on Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (financially supported by InterMune) followed by Clinical Year in Review I

Chair(s): A. Boehler (Zurich, Switzerland), L. Richeldi (Modena, Italy)

Session


COPD diagnosis

Chair(s): P. Camus (Dijon, France), A. Browatzki (Copenhagen, Denmark)

Poster Discussion


Environment and lifestyle: associations with respiratory disease

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

Poster Discussion


Fundamental biology of malignant pleural effusions

Chair(s): G. Stathopoulos (Athens, Greece), N. Rahman (Oxford, United Kingdom)

Oral Presentation


Genetic factors in airway development and disease

Chair(s): G H. Koppelman (Groningen, The Netherlands), R. Granell (Bristol, United Kingdom)

Oral Presentation


Immunopathology of COPD: contribution of advancements of new therapeutic agents

Chair(s): B. Balbi (Veruno, Italy), K.F. Chung (London, United Kingdom)

Symposium


Murine models of lung immunology

Chair(s): C. Von Garnier (Bern, Switzerland), T. Mauad (Sao Paulo, Brazil)

Poster Discussion


New drugs in respiratory medicine

Chair(s): A. Van Oosterhout (Groningen, Netherlands)

Poster Discussion


New insights in the assessment of physical activity in daily life in patients with COPD, asthmatics and smokers

Chair(s): F. Pitta (Londrina, Brazil), D. Langer (Ontario, Canada)

Oral Presentation


New perspectives of lung function assessment in children

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

Oral Presentation


New strategies in epigenomic research to study lung diseases (DNA rearrangements, RNA, methylation, proteosome)

Chair(s): M. Skrzypski (Sopot, Poland), L. Knudsen (Hannover, Germany)

Oral Presentation


Noninvasive respiratory support for neonates: are we there yet?

Chair(s): C. Roehr (Berlin, Germany), M. Blennow (Stockholm, Sweden)

Hot topics


Pulmonary circulation: basic science

Chair(s): R. Schermuly (Giessen, Germany), J. Wort (London, United Kingdom)

Oral Presentation


The upper airway in sleep-disordered breathing

Chair(s): A. Kaditis (Piraeus, Greece), R.L. Riha (Edinburgh, United Kingdom)

Symposium


Tuberculosis and latent tuberculosis infection in subpopulations

Chair(s): J-P. Zellweger (Villars-Sur-Glâne, Switzerland), A. Sandgren (Stockholm, Sweden)

Poster Discussion


Viral infections: what is new?

Chair(s): A. Torres (Barcelona, Spain), D. Bouros (Alexandroupolis, Greece)

Oral Presentation


Which treatment other than chemotherapy for stage IV NSCLC?

Chair(s): D. Subotic (Belgrade, Republic of Serbia), A.P. Meert (Brussels, Belgium)

Symposium


MS1 Differential diagnosis and management of exacerbations of respiratory symptoms in elderly patients with COPD

Chair(s): K.F. Rabe (Großhansdorf, Germany)

Morning Seminar


MS2 Complications of mechanical ventilation: tips and techniques

Chair(s): T. Vassilakopoulos (Athens, Greece)

Morning Seminar


MS3 Interpretation of sleep studies – problem areas

Chair(s): M.R. Bonsignore (Palermo, Italy)

Morning Seminar


Educational skills workshop 4: Thoracic ultrasound

Chair(s): N. Maskell (Bristol, United Kingdom)

Educational Workshop


Acute lung injury: novel clinical and experimental insights

Chair(s): M. Takata (London, United Kingdom), R. Chambers (London, United Kingdom)

Oral Presentation


Ceremony for the ERS Maurizio Vignola Award for Best Publication on Innovation in Pneumology (financially supported by Chiesi Foundation) followed by Hot Topic: Towards delivering personalised or prec

Chair(s): E. R. Bleecker (Winston-Salem, United States of America), S. Holgate (Southampton, United Kingdom)

Hot topics


Clinical management of orphan lung diseases

Chair(s): V. Cottin (Lyon, France), U. Costabel (Essen, Germany)

Oral Presentation


COPD: acute exacerbations and others

Chair(s): D. Olivieri (Parma, Italy), V. Kolek (Olomouc, Czech Republic)

Poster Discussion


Epidemiology, screening and diagnosis of lung cancer

Chair(s): S. Janes (London, United Kingdom), R.M. Huber (Munich, Germany)

Oral Presentation


Highlights in epidemiology of respiratory disease

Chair(s): C. Janson (Uppsala, Sweden), M. Perzanowski (New York, United States of America)

Oral Presentation


Improving educational programmes for patients and multidisciplinary healthcare professionals

Chair(s): K. Kostikas (Karditsa, Greece), N. Ambrosino (Pisa, Italy)

Poster Discussion


New frontiers for the bronchoscope

Chair(s): C. Dooms (Leuven, Belgium), S. Gasparini (Ancona, Italy)

Symposium


Novel drugs for the treatment of asthma and COPD

Chair(s): G. Caramori (Ferrara, Italy), N. Roche (Paris, France)

Oral Presentation


Occupational respiratory diseases: asthma, silicosis and asbestosis

Chair(s): F. De Blay (Strasbourg, France), J. Hoyle (West Yorkshire, United Kingdom)

Poster Discussion


Paediatric Year in Review

Chair(s): F. Midulla (Rome, Italy), M. Pijnenburg (Rotterdam, Netherlands)

Session


Pulmonary circulation: treatment

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

Oral Presentation


Reference, reliability and risk: advances in lung function

Chair(s): J. Lloyd (Staffordshire, United Kingdom), J. Makonga-Braaksma (Woudenberg, Netherlands)

Oral Presentation


Respiratory muscles at rest and during exercise: from physiology to clinical context

Chair(s): N. Hopkinson (London, United Kingdom), C. Spengler (Zurich, Switzerland)

Poster Discussion


Severe asthma: moving from phenotyping to endotyping

Chair(s): I. Pavord (Leicester, United Kingdom), M. Humbert (Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, France)

Symposium


TBNET 2013: latest results

Chair(s): G. Bothamley (London, United Kingdom), G. Sotgiu (Sassari, Italy)

Symposium


The best posters in exercise testing and physical inactivity

Chair(s): S. Steinshamn (Trondheim, Norway), K. Kenn (Schoenau Am Koenigssee, Germany)

Poster Discussion


The diaphragm in mechanically-ventilated patients: victim or culprit?

Chair(s): S. Orfanos (Athens, Greece), R. Scala (Arezzo, Italy)

Symposium


Viral infections

Chair(s): N. Koulouris (Athens, Greece), M. Brusse-Keizer (Enschede, Netherlands)

Poster Discussion


Ask, see and do: old and new technology in sleep disordered breathing

Chair(s): J. Montserrat (Barcelona, Spain), R.L. Riha (Edinburgh, United Kingdom)

Poster Discussion


Biological signatures in thoracic oncology

Chair(s): A.P. Meert (Brussels, Belgium), P. Schnabel (Heidelberg, Germany)

Symposium


Ceremony for the ERS COPD Research Award (financially supported by Boehringer Ingelheim) followed by Hot Topic: Consortiums in respiratory medicine: the way forward?

Chair(s): C. Brightling (Leicester, United Kingdom), L. Nicod (Lausanne, Switzerland)

Hot topics


COPD and tobacco management

Chair(s): P. Tonnesen (Gentofte, Denmark), S. Ravara (Covilhã, Portugal)

Poster Discussion


Cystic fibrosis: basic and applied science

Chair(s): F. Ratjen (Toronto, Canada), D. Hartl (Tuebingen, Germany)

Poster Discussion


Difficult and rare respiratory infections

Chair(s): G. Sotgiu (Sassari, Italy), E. Polverino (Barcelona, Spain)

Poster Discussion


Ethic Grand Round: an interactive session

Chair(s): A. Simonds (London, United Kingdom), S. Hartl (Vienna, Austria)

Grand round


Hot topics on airway diseases: new horizons in treatment

Chair(s): G. Caramori (Ferrara, Italy), H.J. Hoffmann (Aarhus, Denmark)

Oral Presentation


Immunological diagnosis of tuberculosis and latent tuberculosis infection

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

Oral Presentation


Management of respiratory diseases in primary care

Chair(s): H. Pinnock (Edinburgh, United Kingdom), B. Stallberg (Uppsala, Sweden)

Oral Presentation


Neonatal and paediatric intensive care

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

Poster Discussion


New evidence for NIV in the chronic setting

Chair(s): W. Windisch (Cologne, Germany), J-P. Janssens (Geneva, Switzerland)

Oral Presentation


New frontiers for EBUS-TBNA: the mediastinum and beyond

Chair(s): A. Mehta (Cleveland, Oh, United States of America), F. Herth (Heidelberg, Germany)

Oral Presentation


Non-invasive ventilation and airway structure and function

Chair(s): W. De Backer (Antwerp, Belgium), P. Navalesi (Novara, Italy)

Symposium


Palliative care in respiratory diseases: is it becoming overdue?

Chair(s): G. Guenther (Borstel, Germany), M. Dara (Copenhagen, Denmark)

Hot topics


Phenotyping asthma: clinical severity, comorbid conditions response to treatment?

Chair(s): E. Nizankowska (Krakow, Poland), A. Bruno (Palermo, Italy)

Poster Discussion


Regulation of lung inflammation and repair by proteolysis

Chair(s): M. Kolb (Hamilton, Canada), S. Uhlig (Aachen, Germany)

Symposium


The best abstracts in physical inactivity and exercise training in COPD

Chair(s): F. Franssen (Horn, Netherlands), H. Watz (Grosshansdorf, Germany)

Oral Presentation


The impact of urbanisation in asthma and allergy among children and adults

Chair(s): B. Lundback (Gothenburg, Sweden), E. Eber (Graz, Austria)

Symposium


A metabolic medley: sleep disordered breathing

Chair(s): J.A. Hedner (Gothenburg, Sweden), O. Polo (Tampere, Finland), W. De Backer (Antwerp, Belgium), S. Andreas (Immenhausen, Germany)

Thematic Poster Session


Acute respiratory failure, ARDS and severe COPD exacerbations

Chair(s): A. Artigas (Sabadell, Spain), C. Gregoretti (Turin, Italy), S. Orfanos (Athens, Greece), L. Heunks (Nijmegen, Netherlands)

Thematic Poster Session


Antibiotics, resistance and vaccines

Chair(s): G. Dimopoulos (Athens, Greece), A. Singanayagam (London, United Kingdom), A. Anzueto (San Antonio, United States of America), K. Rohmann (Luebeck, Germany)

Thematic Poster Session


Asthma at the bedside

Chair(s): E. Pace (Palermo, Italy), M. Kupczyk (Stockholm, Sweden), G. Devouassoux (Lyon Cedex 04, France), A. Bruno (Palermo, Italy)

Thematic Poster Session


Biomarkers, diagnosis and outcome of respiratory infections

Chair(s): D. Snijders (Berkhout, Netherlands), M. Vendrell Relat (Girona, Spain), A. Liapikou (Athens, Greece), A. Koutsoukou (Athens, Greece)

Thematic Poster Session


Bronchoscopic treatment of COPD and asthma: where are we going?

Chair(s): G. Stratakos (Athens, Greece), D. Gompelmann (Heidelberg, Germany), A. Valipour (Vienna, Austria), M. Munavvar (Preston, Lancashire, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


Chest wall and pleura

Chair(s): L. Molins (Barcelona, Spain), L. Bertolaccini (Cuneo, Italy), S. Elia (Rome, Italy)

Thematic Poster Session


Clinical studies in lung transplantation

Chair(s): M. Iversen (Copenhagen, Denmark), G. Verleden (Leuven, Belgium), A. Boehler (Zurich, Switzerland), J. Gottlieb (Hanover, Germany)

Thematic Poster Session


COPD biomarkers

Chair(s): N. Siafakas (Heraklion, Greece), C. Vogelmeier (Marburg, Germany), B. Brockway (Dunedin, New Zealand), C. Tantucci (Brescia, Italy)

Thematic Poster Session


COPD mechanisms

Chair(s): M. Breyer (Vienna, Austria), D. Olivieri (Parma, Italy), K. Takeyama (Tokyo , Japan)

Thematic Poster Session


Diagnosis and management of pleural and mediastinal diseases

Chair(s): N. Maskell (Bristol, United Kingdom), B. Grigoriu (Iasi, Romania), J. Porcel Perez (Lleida, Spain), P. Mohapatra (Sijua, Bhubaneswar, India)

Thematic Poster Session


Diagnostic features of tuberculosis I

Chair(s): C. Jafari (Hamburg, Germany), W. Ricketts (London, United Kingdom), D. Goletti (Rome, Italy), B. Kalsdorf (Borstel, Germany)

Thematic Poster Session


Diffuse parenchymal lung disease I

Chair(s): J. Domagala-Kulawik (Warsaw, Poland), J. Grutters (Nieuwegein, The Netherlands), W. Wuyts (Leuven, Belgium), E. Bargagli (Siena, Italy)

Thematic Poster Session


Diffuse parenchymal lung disease II

Chair(s): M. Kreuter (Heidelberg, Germany), A. Vorselaars (Nieuwegein, Netherlands), R. Borie (Paris, France), S. Tomassetti (Forlì, Italy)

Thematic Poster Session


Diffuse pulmonary fibrosis

Chair(s): A. Prasse (Freiburg, Germany), T. Maher (London, United Kingdom), M. Vasakova (Prague 4, Czech Republic), P. Spagnolo (Modena, Italy)

Thematic Poster Session


Drug-resistant tuberculosis

Chair(s): A. Sorete Arbore (Iasi, Romania), S. Niemann (Borstel, Germany), H. Stagg (London, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


Early diagnosis and effectiveness of disease management in primary care

Chair(s): T. Schermer (Nijmegen, Netherlands), M. L. Levy (London, United Kingdom), R. Jones (Plymouth, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


Functional imaging

Chair(s): T. Milosavljevic (Nis, Republic of Serbia), R. Kubale (Pirmasens, Germany)

Thematic Poster Session


Have we advanced in the treatment of sleep disordered breathing?

Chair(s): I. Smith (Cambridge, United Kingdom), A. Patakas (Panorama Thessaloniki, Greece), R. Staats (Murches, Portugal), T. Gislason (Reykjavik, Iceland)

Thematic Poster Session


Infection, sepsis and outcomes in ICU

Chair(s): G. Hillas (Athens, Greece), K. Samara (Heraklion, Crete, Greece), S. Hussain (Montreal, Canada), D. Dellweg (Schmallenberg , Germany)

Thematic Poster Session


Interventional procedures for diagnosis of diffuse lung diseases and peripheral pulmonary lesions

Chair(s): J. Hetzel (Tuebingen, Germany), G. Casoni (Ferrara, Italy), L. Seijo (Madrid, Spain), L. Zuccatosta (Torrette / Ancona, Italy)

Thematic Poster Session


Long-term NIV: COPD, sleep, obesity and outcomes

Chair(s): J. Storre (Cologne, Germany), T. Koehnlein (Hanover, Germany), J. Nasilowski (Warsaw, Poland), A. Cuvelier (Rouen, France)

Thematic Poster Session


Lung cancer resection and radiotherapy and thoracic oncology late breaking abstracts

Chair(s): D. Jovanovic (Belgrade, Republic of Serbia), N. Triller (Golnik, Slovenia), C. Marquette (Nice, France), Y. Ragulin (Obninsk, Russian Federation)

Thematic Poster Session


Lung infections: a clinical point of view

Chair(s): A. Torres (Barcelona, Spain), D. Cirillo (Milan, Italy)

Thematic Poster Session


Manifestations, scores and prognosis of community-acquired pneumonia

Chair(s): K. Dimakou (Athens, Greece), E. Van De Garde (Nieuwegein, Netherlands), R. Jain (Mumbai, India)

Thematic Poster Session


Modern approach to various clinical settings

Chair(s): M. Marvisi (Salsomaggiore Terme, Italy), M. Thekkinkattil (Coimbatore, India), A. Greening (Edinburgh, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


Morphologic imaging

Chair(s): W. De Wever (Leuven, Belgium), O. Danilevskaya (Moscow, Russian Federation)

Thematic Poster Session


New methods for diagnostic workup of lung cancer

Chair(s): V. Ninane (Brussels, Belgium), A. Rozman (Golnik, Slovenia), C. Brambilla (Grenoble, France), A. Kempa (Stuttgart, Germany)

Thematic Poster Session


NIV in the acute setting: growing experience and novel applications

Chair(s): M. Ferrer (Barcelona, Spain), P. Wijkstra (Groningen, The Netherlands), N. Hart (London, United Kingdom), B. Schoenhofer (Hanover, Germany)

Thematic Poster Session


Prognostic factors and subtyping of lung cancer

Chair(s): S. Ott (Bern, Switzerland), H. Popper (Graz, Austria), T. Berghmans (Brussels, Belgium), G. Hardavella (Athens, Greece)

Thematic Poster Session


Pulmonary circulation: chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension, imaging and biomarkers

Chair(s): R. Quarck (Leuven, Belgium), J. Pepke-Zaba (Cambridge, United Kingdom), D. Bonderman (Vienna, Austria)

Thematic Poster Session


Pulmonary circulation: clinical pulmonary hypertension I

Chair(s): S. Gaine (Dublin, Ireland), M.M. Hoeper (Hanover, Germany), D. O'Callaghan (Dublin, Ireland), A. Reis (Cortegaca, Portugal)

Thematic Poster Session


Pulmonary circulation: clinical pulmonary hypertension II

Chair(s): S. Kawut (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America), I. Preston (Boston, United States of America), S. Harari (Milan, Italy)

Thematic Poster Session


Quality of life and respiratory symptoms in primary care COPD populations

Chair(s): A. Kaplan (Richmond Hill, Canada), K. Romberg (Falsterbo, Sweden), T. van der Molen (Groningen, Netherlands), A. Ostrem (Oslo, Norway)

Thematic Poster Session


Respiratory and cardiovascular abnormalities in COPD: the role of exercise, nutritional status and inflammation

Chair(s): L. Puente Maestú (Madrid, Spain), D. O'Donnell (Kingston, Canada), R. Farré (Barcelona, Spain), B. Degano (Beasancon Cedex, France)

Thematic Poster Session


Respiratory infections: a combination of problems needing early treatment

Chair(s): M. Lerikou (Athens, Greece), I. Sinha (Liverpool, United Kingdom), C. Cilloniz (Ciberes, Spain), Z. Matkovic (Zagreb, Croatia)

Thematic Poster Session


The heart of the matter: sleep disordered breathing

Chair(s): M. Kohler (Zurich, Switzerland), A. Kaditis (Piraeus, Greece), R. Tkacova (Kosice, Slovakia), O. Marrone (Palermo, Italy)

Thematic Poster Session


The latest insights in pulmonary rehabilitation (part 1)

Chair(s): E. Rutten (Horn, Netherlands), R. Evans (Thornton, United Kingdom), V. Probst (Londrina, Brazil), R. Costello (Dublin 9, Ireland)

Thematic Poster Session


The latest insights in pulmonary rehabilitation (part 2)

Chair(s): M. Sillen (Horn, Netherlands), I. Vivodtzev (Echirolles Cedex, France), I. Vogiatzis (Athens, Greece), N. Hernandes (Londrina, Brazil)

Thematic Poster Session


Tuberculosis and latent tuberculosis infection: diagnosis and treatment

Chair(s): M. Lipman (London, United Kingdom), F. Marchesani (Pavia, Italy), G. Bothamley (London, United Kingdom), J. Bashi Bagendabanga (Abidjan, Ivory Coast)

Thematic Poster Session


Tuberculosis: clinical aspects

Chair(s): J. Van Ingen (Nijmegen, Netherlands), G. Guenther (Borstel, Germany), T. Aksamit (Rochester, United States of America)

Thematic Poster Session


Tuberculosis: epidemiology and public health management I

Chair(s): A. Sandgren (Stockholm, Sweden), C. Boehme (Geneva, Switzerland), A. Skrahina (Minsk Region, Belarus), K. Dheda (Cape Town, South Africa)

Thematic Poster Session


Clinical respiratory physiology in different diseases

Chair(s): S. Verges (Echirolles, France), G. Garcia (Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, France), C. Spengler (Zurich, Switzerland), A. Lo Mauro (Milan, Italy)

Thematic Poster Session


Educational forum

Chair(s): J. Busari (Heerlen, Netherlands)

Meet the expert


ME10 Update on management of ARDS

Chair(s):  

Meet the expert


ME6 What can we learn from large scale COPD studies?

Chair(s):  

Meet the expert


ME7 Oxygen administration with nasal high-flow in infants

Chair(s):  

Meet the expert


ME8 Translational models of airways disease

Chair(s):  

Meet the expert


ERS/NEJM joint session: “Novel Strategies for Ventilating Patients with ARDS"

Chair(s): B.R. Celli (Boston, United States of America), R. Rodríguez-Roisin (Barcelona, Spain)

Symposium


ERS/WHO joint lunchtime session "TB-Forum for innovation"

Chair(s): M. Dara (Copenhagen, Denmark), L. Reichman (Newark, United States of America)

Symposium


From the new ERJ: the burden of cardio-pulmonary diseases

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

Symposium


Optimising health care for COPD across Europe

Chair(s): B.G. Cooper (Birmingham, United Kingdom), S. Hartl (Vienna, Austria)

Symposium


Challenges and therapeutic solutions for complicated sleep disordered breathing

Chair(s): W. Randerath (Solingen, Germany)

Practical Workshop


Introduction to endoscopic lung volume reduction with RePneu LVR coils

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

Practical Workshop


Medical thoracoscopy

Chair(s): R. Heine (Halle, Germany)

Practical Workshop


Asthma and COPD: diseases with different phenotypes

Chair(s): P. J. Sterk (Amsterdam, The Netherlands), E. Pizzichini (Florianopolis, Sc, Brazil)

Oral Presentation


Basic research on lung cancer

Chair(s): R. G. Wiewrodt (Muenster, Germany), M. Skrzypski (Sopot, Poland)

Poster Discussion


Ceremony for the ERS Award for Lifetime Achievement in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (financially supported by Actelion) followed by Symposium: Drug-induced pulmonary arterial hypertension

Chair(s): M. Humbert (Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, France), A. Peacock (Glasgow, United Kingdom)

Symposium


Ceremony for the ERS Romain Pauwels Research Award (financially supported by GlaxoSmithKline) followed by Clinical Year in Review II

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

Session


Clinical problems in mediastinal and pleural malignacies

Chair(s): I. Kalomenidis (Athens, Greece), D. Bumbacea (Bucharest, Romania)

Poster Discussion


ERS White Book of Respiratory Medicine in Europe 2013

Chair(s): J. Gibson (Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, United Kingdom), F. Blasi (Milan, Italy)

Hot topics


Exercise, physiotherapy techniques and assessment in COPD

Chair(s): C. Burtin (Eindhoven, Netherlands), J. Vilaro (Barcelona, Spain)

Poster Discussion


Interventional pulmonology and pleural diseases

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

Poster Discussion


New insights into the mechanisms of muscle dysfunction in COPD

Chair(s): I. Vogiatzis (Athens, Greece), J. Gea (Barcelona, Spain)

Symposium


Novel mechanisms for established drugs for asthma and COPD management

Chair(s): I.M. Adcock (London, United Kingdom), G. Brusselle (Ghent, Belgium)

Oral Presentation


Of mice and men: sleep disordered breathing

Chair(s): R. Tamisier (Grenoble, France), M.R. Bonsignore (Palermo, Italy)

Oral Presentation


Sarcoidosis

Chair(s): M. Drent (Md Ede, Netherlands), H. Nunes (Bobigny, France)

Oral Presentation


Screening, mucus properties and early interventions for infants with cystic fibrosis

Chair(s): D. Hartl (Tuebingen, Germany), B. Oberwaldner (Graz, Austria)

Symposium


Studies of asthma in man

Chair(s): M. Idzko (Freiburg, Germany), A. Lindén (Stockholm, Sweden)

Poster Discussion


The best of paediatric asthma and allergy

Chair(s): B. Rottier (Groningen, Netherlands), A. Moeller (Zurich, Switzerland)

Oral Presentation


The different modalities for current imaging and for future issues

Chair(s): J. Coolen (Leuven, Belgium), W. De Wever (Leuven, Belgium)

Oral Presentation


The pulmonary epithelium: recent developments

Chair(s): C. Bingle (Sheffield, United Kingdom), S. Meiners (Munich, Germany)

Poster Discussion


What's new in thoracic surgery: highlights for the pulmonologist

Chair(s): H. Ris (Lausanne, Switzerland), J. Dark (Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, United Kingdom)

Symposium


Women and tobacco

Chair(s): C. Gratziou (Athens, Greece), A. Trofor (Iasi, Romania)

Oral Presentation


MS4 Asthma phenotypes and endotypes

Chair(s): P. Chanez (Marseille, France)

Morning Seminar


MS5 Pollutants in the home and workplace: are they the same and do they induce the same respiratory diseases?

Chair(s): T. Sigsgaard (Aarhus, Denmark)

Morning Seminar


MS6 Community-acquired pneumonia: moving from guidelines to clinical practice

Chair(s): R. Cosentini (Milan, Italy)

Morning Seminar


Educational skills workshop 7: Spirometry knowledge and basic skills (European spirometry training programme)

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

Educational Workshop


A paediatric palimpsest: sleep apnoea from conception to the teenage years

Chair(s): A. Kaditis (Piraeus, Greece), M. Villa (Rome, Italy)

Oral Presentation


Clinical physiology and functional imaging in health and disease

Chair(s): A. Aliverti (Milan, Italy), M. Polkey (London, United Kingdom)

Poster Discussion


Comorbidities and respiratory disease and late-breaking abstracts

Chair(s): P. Burney (London, United Kingdom), G. Viegi (Pisa, Italy)

Poster Discussion


COPD and infections

Chair(s): S. Aliberti (Milan, Italy), S. Ewig (Bochum, Germany)

Oral Presentation


COPD: markers and inflammation

Chair(s): M. Marvisi (Salsomaggiore Terme, Italy), C. Tantucci (Brescia, Italy)

Oral Presentation


Early detection of lung cancer

Chair(s): N. Peled (Ramat-Gan, Israel), T. Sutedja (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Symposium


ELF/ERS “Effective engagement of patients and the public in science, healthcare and the media”

Chair(s): S. Hartl (Vienna, Austria), D. Smyth (Dublin, Ireland)

Hot topics


Environment respiratory diseases Grand Round: an interactive session

Chair(s): P. Cullinan (London, United Kingdom), D. Nowak (Munich, Germany)

Grand round


Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: clinical view

Chair(s): D. Israel-Biet (Paris, France), E. Renzoni (London, United Kingdom)

Poster Discussion


New clinical trials of asthma and COPD drugs

Chair(s): P. J. Sterk (Amsterdam, The Netherlands), R. Buhl (Mainz, Germany)

Poster Discussion


New treatments and old dilemmas in the clinical management of lung diseases

Chair(s): N. Siafakas (Heraklion, Greece), A. Chetta (Parma, Italy)

Poster Discussion


Pulmonary circulation: clinical science and treatment

Chair(s): L. Howard (London, United Kingdom), M.M. Hoeper (Hanover, Germany)

Poster Discussion


Rehabilitation, exercise and adjunct physiotherapy techniques in different respiratory conditions

Chair(s): A. Holland (Melbourne, Australia), T. Troosters (Leuven, Belgium)

Oral Presentation


Small airways in asthma: from physiologic measures to clinical relevance

Chair(s): L.M. Fabbri (Modena, Italy), D.S. Postma (Groningen, The Netherlands)

Hot topics


Smoking cessation for healthy and non-healthy smokers

Chair(s): S. Nardini (Vittorio Veneto, Italy), F. Mihaltan (Bucharest, Romania)

Oral Presentation


The dark side of the moon: when, why, and where I should not use NIV?

Chair(s): R. Scala (Arezzo, Italy), P. Navalesi (Novara, Italy)

Symposium


The lung's "first golden hours" in life: alveolar and vascular transition at birth

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

Symposium


Translational studies in chronic repair and remodelling in the lung

Chair(s): R. Chambers (London, United Kingdom), P. Bonniaud (Dijon, France)

Oral Presentation


Educational skills workshop 8: Spirometry knowledge and basic skills (European spirometry training programme)

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

Educational Workshop


Assessment of airway inflammation by exhaled gases

Chair(s): S. Loukides (Athens, Greece), I. Pavord (Leicester, United Kingdom)

Poster Discussion


Asthma and COPD management: novel clinical findings

Chair(s): R. Djukanovic (Southampton, United Kingdom), A. Papi (Ferrara, Italy)

Poster Discussion


Asthma and lung development: from genes to environment

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

Oral Presentation


Challenges in lung transplantation for cystic fibrosis

Chair(s): A. Boehler (Zurich, Switzerland), A. Fisher (Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, United Kingdom)

Symposium


Composite variables in COPD and update of prevalence worldwide

Chair(s): C. Janson (Uppsala, Sweden), H. Pinnock (Edinburgh, United Kingdom)

Symposium


Cystic fibrosis: physiotherapy, exercise and lung function in adults and children

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

Poster Discussion


Epidemiological and public health features of tuberculosis

Chair(s): I. Abubakar (London, United Kingdom), M. Dara (Copenhagen, Denmark)

Oral Presentation


Grand Round on diagnostic and therapeutic challenges in thoracic oncology: an interactive session

Chair(s): R.M. Huber (Munich, Germany), G. Massard (Strasbourg, France)

Grand round


Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: pathogenesis

Chair(s): V. Poletti (Forli, Italy), K. Antoniou (Heraklion, Greece)

Oral Presentation


Indoor and outdoor pollutants: ventilation, sprays, diesel particles, asthma and COPD

Chair(s): D. Heederik (Utrecht, The Netherlands), D. Norback (Uppsala, Sweden)

Poster Discussion


Minimising ventilator-induced lung injury today and tomorrow

Chair(s): M. Witzenrath (Berlin, Germany), W. Kubler (Toronto, Canada)

Symposium


New approaches in patient and staff education

Chair(s): K.E. Bloch (Zurich, Switzerland), I. Horvath (Budapest, Hungary)

Oral Presentation


New insights into epigenetic mechanisms in the lung

Chair(s): N. Mcelvaney (Dublin, Ireland), R. Lutter (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Oral Presentation


Point-of-care tests for respiratory infectious diseases

Chair(s): A. Torres (Barcelona, Spain), C. Lange (Borstel, Germany)

Symposium


Post-operative pulmonary complications: myth or reality ?

Chair(s): C. Gregoretti (Turin, Italy), A. Artigas (Sabadell, Spain)

Hot topics


Respiratory physiology in health and disease

Chair(s): P. Laveneziana (Paris, France), G. Miserocchi (Monza, Italy)

Oral Presentation


The best posters in pulmonary rehabilitation

Chair(s): F. Pitta (Londrina, Brazil), E. Clini (Modena, Italy)

Poster Discussion


Treatment of asthma

Chair(s): J. Erjefalt (Lund, Sweden), C. Von Garnier (Bern, Switzerland)

Oral Presentation


Twist in the tale: treating sleep disordered breathing - new technologies, new techniques

Chair(s): A. Valipour (Vienna, Austria), J. Verbraecken (Antwerp, Belgium)

Poster Discussion


Assessing sleep disordered breathing and lung function in children

Chair(s): P. Robinson (Sydney, Australia), R. Ersu (Istanbul, Turkey), N. Beydon (Paris, France), K. Ramsey (Subiaco, Australia)

Thematic Poster Session


Asthma drugs: new findings

Chair(s): M. Romagnoli (Forli, Italy), P. Kirkham (Wolverhampton , United Kingdom), M. Rava (Villejuif, France), R. Dahl (Aarhus, Denmark)

Thematic Poster Session


Asthma treatment and management in children

Chair(s): H. Janssens (Rotterdam, The Netherlands), N. Kulkarni (Leicester, United Kingdom), B. Van Ewijk (Da Hilversum, Netherlands), E. Wooler (Brighton, Sussex, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


Bacterial, fungal and mycobacterial infections

Chair(s): D. Bouros (Alexandroupolis, Greece), M. Brusse-Keizer (Enschede, Netherlands), G. Limonard (Utrecht, Netherlands)

Thematic Poster Session


Clinical exercise physiology

Chair(s): J. Neder (Sao Paulo, Brazil), L. Romer (Uxbridge, United Kingdom), P. Onorati (Alghero (Ss), Italy), R. Rabinovich (Edinburgh, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


Comfort, safety and effectiveness of bronchoscopy

Chair(s): R. Trisolini (Bologna, Italy), M. Munavvar (Preston, Lancashire, United Kingdom), R. Eberhardt (Heidelberg, Germany), J. Janssen (Nijmegen, The Netherlands)

Thematic Poster Session


COPD drugs: new findings

Chair(s): P.M.A. Calverley (Liverpool, United Kingdom), R. Buhl (Mainz, Germany), B. Cosio (Palma De Mallorca, Spain)

Thematic Poster Session


COPD treatment

Chair(s): V. Kolek (Olomouc, Czech Republic), A. Browatzki (Copenhagen, Denmark), H. Andreasen (Copenhagen Nv, Denmark), B. Brockway (Dunedin, New Zealand)

Thematic Poster Session


COPD treatment and others

Chair(s): K. Takeyama (Tokyo , Japan), M. Breyer (Vienna, Austria), P. Camus (Dijon, France), S. Skoczynski (Katowice, Poland)

Thematic Poster Session


Diagnosis and management of respiratory diseases

Chair(s): A. Zanini (Gavirate, Italy), P. Pignatti (Pavia, Italy), K. Kostikas (Karditsa, Greece), S. Fowler (Preston, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


Diagnostic features of tuberculosis II

Chair(s): M. Sester (Homburg, Germany), J-P. Zellweger (Villars-Sur-Glâne, Switzerland), W. Ricketts (London, United Kingdom), C. Jafari (Hamburg, Germany)

Thematic Poster Session


Diffuse parenchymal lung disease III

Chair(s): U. Oltmanns (Heidelberg, Germany), A. Xaubet (Barcelona, Spain), E. Puxeddu (Rome, Italy), H. Collard (San Francisco, United States of America)

Thematic Poster Session


Environmental and occupational respiratory diseases: new exposure assessment methods, experimental exposure in animal and humans and mechanisms

Chair(s): J. Walusiak-Skorupa (Lodz, Poland), S. Burge (Solihull, United Kingdom), B. Nemery (Leuven, Belgium), V. Doyen (Brussels, Belgium)

Thematic Poster Session


Epidemiology of respiratory disease

Chair(s): P. Lange (Hvidovre, Denmark), I. Pin (Grenoble, France), C. Suppli Ulrik (Virum, Denmark), R. Jordan (Birmingham, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


Factors associated with outcomes in COPD

Chair(s): J. Vestbo (Odense, Denmark), A. Marcon (Verona, Italy), A. Bjerg (GöTeborg, Sweden)

Thematic Poster Session


Interesting cases of respiratory infections

Chair(s): I. Sinha (Liverpool, United Kingdom), K. Dimakou (Athens, Greece), P. Dandekar (Mumbai, India), A. Liapikou (Athens, Greece)

Thematic Poster Session


Long-term NIV: children, neuromuscular patients and technical aspects

Chair(s): M. Chatwin (London, United Kingdom), M. Duiverman (Groningen, Netherlands), B. Fauroux (Paris, France), J-P. Janssens (Geneva, Switzerland)

Thematic Poster Session


Macrophages, mononuclear cells and viral infection

Chair(s): L. Donnelly (London, United Kingdom), C. Taggart (Belfast, United Kingdom), M. Griese (Munich, Germany), C. Kelly (Stoke-On-Trent, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


Monitoring respiratory diseases: role of comorbidities and lung involvement

Chair(s): F. Ricciardolo (Orbassano, Italy), A. Tarnoki (Budapest, Hungary), A. Di Stefano (Veruno, Italy), F. Schleich (Liege, Belgium)

Thematic Poster Session


New issues in lung function testing

Chair(s): E. Oostveen (Antwerp, Belgium), R. Pellegrino (Cuneo, Italy), R. Dellaca (Milan, Italy), N. Koulouris (Athens, Greece)

Thematic Poster Session


Non-tuberculous mycobacteria: clinical management

Chair(s): D. Wagner (Freiburg Im Breisgau, Germany), T. Aksamit (Rochester, United States of America), G. Guenther (Borstel, Germany), J. Van Ingen (Nijmegen, Netherlands)

Thematic Poster Session


Other thoracic tumours, particular circumstances and rare cases

Chair(s): N. Schoenfeld (Berlin, Germany), N. Triller (Golnik, Slovenia), A. Tufman (Munich, Germany), R. Mroz (Bialystok, Poland)

Thematic Poster Session


Paediatric respiratory epidemiology: bronchiolitis and asthma

Chair(s): F. Rusconi (Florence, Italy), G. Cangiano (Rome, Italy), L. Duijts (Rotterdam, Netherlands), A. Pescatore (Bern, Switzerland)

Thematic Poster Session


Pathogenesis and risk of lung cancer

Chair(s): H. Popper (Graz, Austria), S. Janes (London, United Kingdom), L. Schmidt (MüNster, Germany), P. Tomasini (Marseille, France)

Thematic Poster Session


Pulmonary circulation: acute pulmonary tromboembolism

Chair(s): O. Sanchez (Paris, France), L. Bertoletti (St Priest En Jarez, France), M. Johnson (Glasgow, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


Pulmonary circulation: clinical diagnosis, imaging, biomarkers and treatment

Chair(s): F. Lador (Geneva 14, Switzerland), I. Preston (Boston, United States of America), L. Howard (London, United Kingdom), R. Souza (Sao Paulo, Brazil)

Thematic Poster Session


Pulmonary circulation: clinical treatment

Chair(s): J. Wort (London, United Kingdom), K. Olsson (Hannover, Germany), L. Savale (Le Kremlin Bicêtre, France), S. Mathai (Baltimore, United States of America)

Thematic Poster Session


Research questions on how viruses affect the respiratory system

Chair(s): A. Koutsoukou (Athens, Greece), J. Chalmers (Dundee, United Kingdom), H. Knoop (Sprockhoevel, Germany), K. Rohmann (Luebeck, Germany)

Thematic Poster Session


Sarcoidosis and other granulomatosis

Chair(s): Y. Uzunhan (Bobigny, France), S. Freitas (Coimbra, Portugal), S. Harari (Milan, Italy), G. Margaritopoulos (Kavala, Greece)

Thematic Poster Session


Sleep disordered breathing in special situations I

Chair(s): F. Barbe Illa (Lleida, Spain), R. Farré (Barcelona, Spain), L. Grote (Gothenburg, Sweden), G. Mwenge (Brussels, Belgium)

Thematic Poster Session


Sleep disordered breathing in special situations II

Chair(s): T. Saaresranta (Turku, Finland), R. Staats (Murches, Portugal), S. Verhulst (Edegem, Belgium), O. Vanderveken (Edegem, Belgium)

Thematic Poster Session


Sleep disordered breathing in special situations III

Chair(s): T. Gislason (Reykjavik, Iceland), J.A. Hedner (Gothenburg, Sweden), R. Tamisier (Grenoble, France), J.L. Pepin (Grenoble, France)

Thematic Poster Session


Stress responses and T-cell behaviour in the lung

Chair(s): M. Henke (Marburg, Germany), T. Carroll (Dublin, Ireland), D. Jungck (Bochum, Germany), E. Van'T Wout (Leiden, Netherlands)

Thematic Poster Session


Surgery for pleuropulmonary and mediastinal benign diseases

Chair(s): D. Subotic (Belgrade, Republic of Serbia), K. Athanassiadi (Athens, Greece), A. Olland (Strasbourg, France), A. End (Vienna, Austria)

Thematic Poster Session


Systemic therapy of lung cancer and quality of life

Chair(s): M. Zamboni (Rio De Janeiro, Brazil), P. Zarogoulidis (Thessaloniki, Greece), T. Blum (Berlin, Germany)

Thematic Poster Session


The latest insights in chronic care

Chair(s): D. Janssen (Horn, Netherlands), J. Van Der Palen (Enschede, Netherlands), K. Mitchell (Leicester, United Kingdom), J. Canavan (Harefield, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


The latest insights in exercise testing and physical inactivity

Chair(s): R. Gloeckl (Schoenau Am Koenigssee, Germany), R. Costello (Dublin 9, Ireland), N. Hopkinson (London, United Kingdom), C. Burtin (Eindhoven, Netherlands)

Thematic Poster Session


The latest insights in respiratory muscles, neuromuscular disease and comorbidities

Chair(s): L. Vanfleteren (Horn, Netherlands), S. Uhlig (Aachen, Germany), C. Rochester (New Haven, Ct, United States of America), M. Lainscak (Golnik, Slovenia)

Thematic Poster Session


The multiple faces of stress in lung injury

Chair(s): R. Morty (Giessen, Germany), C. Martin (Aachen, Germany), J. Hamacher (Bern, Switzerland), O. Eickelberg (Munich, Germany)

Thematic Poster Session


The role of hormones and cytokines in lung injury

Chair(s): T. Maher (London, United Kingdom), C. Vancheri (Catania, Italy), G. Matute-Bello (Seattle, United States of America), M. Kolb (Hamilton, Canada)

Thematic Poster Session


Therapeutical bronchoscopy for treatment of airway disorders: laser, stents and more

Chair(s): F. Stanzel (Hemer, Germany), A. Szlubowski (Zakopane, Poland), A. Rosell (Barcelona, Spain), S. Bilaceroglu (Izmir, Turkey)

Thematic Poster Session


Tobacco use in different countries: crisis to disease

Chair(s): T. Hering (Berlin, Germany), S. Luhning (Cordoba, Argentina), T. Urban (Angers Cedex 9, France), K. Krolikowski (Warszawa, Poland)

Thematic Poster Session


Treatment and management of asthma in primary care

Chair(s): K. Lisspers (Uppsala, Sweden), M. Thomas (Southampton, United Kingdom), D. Ryan (Loughborough, United Kingdom), M. Roman Rodriguez (Soller (Baleares), Spain)

Thematic Poster Session


Tuberculosis: epidemiology and public health management II

Chair(s): E. Ibraim (Bucuresti, Romania), A. Sorete Arbore (Iasi, Romania), M. Van Der Werf (Stockholm, Sweden), A. Skrahina (Minsk Region, Belarus)

Thematic Poster Session


Tuberculosis: epidemiology and public health management III

Chair(s): C. Marica (Bucharest, Romania), K. Dheda (Cape Town, South Africa), J. Bashi Bagendabanga (Abidjan, Ivory Coast), V. Crudu (Chisinau, Republic of Moldova)

Thematic Poster Session


Various issues in clinical respiratory physiology

Chair(s): S. Bayat (Amiens, France), A. Albuquerque (Sao Paulo, Brazil), W. Zin (Rio De Janeiro, Brazil), C. Salito (Milano, Italy)

Thematic Poster Session


ME11 How should PET influence the management of lung cancer?

Chair(s):  

Meet the expert


ME12 New indications for lung transplantation

Chair(s):  

Meet the expert


ME13 Telemedicine, its uses and limitations in COPD management

Chair(s):  

Meet the expert


ME14 The management of severe sepsis in respiratory tract infections

Chair(s):  

Meet the expert


ERS/JAMA Lunchtime session "Advances in IPF, bronchiectasis and sarcoidosis"

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

Symposium


ERS/The Lancet/The Lancet Respiratory Medicine joint Lunchtime session on lung cancer

Chair(s): T. Berghmans (Brussels, Belgium), P. E. Postmus (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Symposium


The burden of smoking in Europe and the new EU directive on tobacco products

Chair(s): B. Dautzenberg (Paris, France), C. Gratziou (Athens, Greece)

Symposium


«Post GWAS» genetics of paediatric respiratory disease: current and future approaches

Chair(s): A. Henderson (Bristol, United Kingdom), P.L.P. Brand (Zwolle, Netherlands)

Symposium


Avoiding tracheostomies in patients with chronic respiratory insufficiency: an interactive workshop

Practical Workshop


ERS Product of Outstanding Interest Awards

Chair(s): B.G. Cooper (Birmingham, United Kingdom)

Practical Workshop


How can we optimise secretion management in ICU patients?

Chair(s): P. Navalesi (Novara, Italy)

Practical Workshop


Management of COPD with NIV

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

Practical Workshop


Airway malacia in wheezy infants and pre-school children, or is it asthma?

Chair(s): K-H. Carlsen (Oslo, Norway), P. Pohunek (Prague, Czech Republic)

Symposium


Back to basics: the upper airway and physiology in sleep disordered breathing

Chair(s): D. Rodenstein (Brussels, Belgium), W. Randerath (Solingen, Germany)

Oral Presentation


Biology and molecular pathology of lung cancer

Chair(s): P. Schnabel (Heidelberg, Germany), A.P. Meert (Brussels, Belgium)

Oral Presentation


Cell signalling and inflammation: what's new in 2013?

Chair(s): P. Hiemstra (Leiden, Netherlands), C. Taggart (Belfast, United Kingdom)

Poster Discussion


Ceremony for ERS Award for Rare Pulmonary Disease (financially supported by GlaxoSmithKline) followed by Symposium: Autoimmunity and lung diseases in humans

Chair(s): D. Bouros (Alexandroupolis, Greece), V. Poletti (Forli, Italy)