The ERS International Congress 2012, Vienna

 

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

PG20 European spirometry train-the-trainer programme

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

Postgraduate Course


PG5 Obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome

Chair(s): S. Andreas (Immenhausen, Germany), W. De Backer (Antwerp, Belgium)

Postgraduate Course


PG8 State-of-the-art management of sarcoidosis

Chair(s): V. Poletti (Forli, Italy), C. Robalo Cordeiro (Coimbra, Portugal)

Postgraduate Course


PG10 An update on mesothelioma diagnostics and treatment

Chair(s): R.M. Huber (Munich, Germany), P. Van Schil (Antwerp, Belgium)

Postgraduate Course


PG3 Radiological-pathological correlation of tumoural and non-tumoural pathology: an interdisciplinary approach

Chair(s): T. Geiser (Bern, Switzerland), W. De Wever (Leuven, Belgium)

Postgraduate Course


PG7 TB and MDR-/XDR-TB: what is new in diagnosis, treatment and follow-up (TB PAN-NET)

Chair(s): D. Cirillo (Milan, Italy), G. Rohde (Maastricht, The Netherlands)

Postgraduate Course


PG4 Experimental models for respiratory medicine: strengths and limitations

Chair(s): K. Bracke (Laarne, Belgium), J.H.J. Vernooy (Maastricht, Netherlands)

Postgraduate Course


PG9 Progress on the treatment of COPD

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

Postgraduate Course


Primary Care Programme

Chair(s): N. Chavannes (Leiden, Netherlands), G. Burge (Birmingham, United Kingdom)

Symposium


PG1 Interventional pulmonology procedures: best practice

Chair(s): S. Gasparini (Ancona, Italy), F. Herth (Heidelberg, Germany)

Postgraduate Course


PG6 Hot topics in paediatric allergy

Chair(s): K. Lodrup Carlsen (Oslo, Norway), M. Pijnenburg (Rotterdam, Netherlands)

Postgraduate Course


PG2 How to make NIV successful

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

Postgraduate Course


Fellows' Get-Together

Chair(s): R. Bals (Homburg, Germany), O. Eickelberg (Munich, Germany), B. Nemery (Leuven, Belgium), L. Nicod (Lausanne, Switzerland)

Symposium


PG18 Recent evolutions in screening and early diagnosis of lung cancer

Chair(s): K. Nackaerts (Leuven, Belgium), H. De Koning (Rotterdam, Netherlands)

Postgraduate Course


PG13 AirPROM: patient-specific modelling and systems biology living labs workshop

Chair(s): C. Brightling (Leicester, United Kingdom), I. Horvath (Budapest, Hungary)

Postgraduate Course


PG19 Imaging in the intensive care unit

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

Postgraduate Course


PG17 Clinical failure of treatment of respiratory infections

Chair(s): G. Dimopoulos (Athens, Greece), G. Rohde (Maastricht, The Netherlands)

Postgraduate Course


PG11 Pulmonary fibrosis

Chair(s): K. Antoniou (Heraklion, Greece), B. Crestani (Paris, France)

Postgraduate Course


PG16 ERS/ACCP joint course on diagnostic and management strategies for pleural disorders

Chair(s): V. Cottin (Lyon, France), M. Baumann (Jackson, United States of America)

Postgraduate Course


PG14 From phenotypes to endotypes of asthma and COPD

Chair(s): G. Joos (Ghent, Belgium), B. Lundback (Gothenburg, Sweden)

Postgraduate Course


PG12 Cough: from basic mechanisms to clinical approaches

Chair(s): A. Morice (Cottingham, United Kingdom), R. Sakalauskas (Kaunas, Lithuania)

Postgraduate Course


PG15 Common respiratory infections in childhood: current guidelines and controversies

Chair(s): E. Eber (Graz, Austria), F. De Benedictis (Ancona, Italy)

Postgraduate Course


Diagnostics in OSA: from polygraphy to genetics and cancer

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

Oral Presentation


Ultrasound in pulmonary medicine: from inside and outside

Chair(s): C. Koegelenberg (Cape Town, South Africa), M. Wahidi (Durham, United States of America)

Poster Discussion


Functional imaging in pulmonary oncology and COPD. Radiation dose in chest CT: survey and real life

Chair(s): R. Kubale (Pirmasens, Germany), J. Coolen (Leuven, Belgium)

Poster Discussion


Pathophysiological mechanisms in disease: new insights

Chair(s): P. Laveneziana (Paris, France), S. Bayat (Amiens, France)

Poster Discussion


Asthma: risk factors and effect of anti-IgE

Chair(s): A. Magnan (Nantes, France), L. Bjermer (Lund, Sweden)

Poster Discussion


COPD is not a pulmonary disease alone

Chair(s): O.C. Burghuber (Vienna, Austria), W. MacNee (Edinburgh, United Kingdom)

Poster Discussion


MDR- and XDR-TB: epidemiological and public health overview

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

Oral Presentation


Exacerbations of asthma and COPD: assessment, impact and novel treatments

Chair(s): J. Wedzicha (London, United Kingdom), G. Brusselle (Ghent, Belgium)

Oral Presentation


Airway diseases: from invasive to noninvasive biomarkers

Chair(s): E. Bel (Amsterdam, The Netherlands), P. Paggiaro (Pisa, Italy)

Poster Discussion


Chest wall, diaphragm and pleura

Chair(s): S. Elia (Rome, Italy), A. Olland (Strasbourg, France)

Oral Presentation


An Olympic challenge: winners and losers in exercise training

Chair(s): F. Maltais (Quebec, Canada), T. Troosters (Leuven, Belgium)

Symposium


Sarcoidosis

Chair(s): M. Drent (Maastricht, The Netherlands), D. Valeyre (Paris, France)

Oral Presentation


Pulmonary injury and repair from alveolus to vessel walls

Chair(s): V. Cottin (Lyon, France), M. Kolb (Hamilton, Canada)

Symposium


Pro-Con Debate "Severe community-acquired pneumonia: a lung disease?"

Chair(s): R. Cosentini (Milan, Italy), M. Ferrer (Barcelona, Spain)

Symposium


Award for Achievement in the field of NSCLC Ceremony (supported by AstraZeneca) followed by Grand Round "How to diagnose and manage NSCLC with the new drugs" - an interactive session

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

Grand round


Asthma from childhood to adulthood: what factors predict the outcome?

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

Symposium


Respiratory support in children and young adults with neuromuscular disease

Chair(s): A. Bush (London, United Kingdom), B. Fauroux (Paris, France)

Hot topics


New advances in ICU-acquired weakness

Chair(s): A. Artigas (Sabadell, Spain), P. Pelosi (Genoa, Italy)

Symposium


Different ways to phenotype asthma

Chair(s): A. Bourdin (Montpellier, France), M. Romagnoli (Forli, Italy)

Oral Presentation


Functional imaging of the lung parenchyma, tumours and circulation

Chair(s): S. Muro (Kyoto, Japan), W. De Wever (Leuven, Belgium)

Oral Presentation


Physiotherapy and rehabilitative interventions applied to different populations with respiratory impairment

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

Poster Discussion


Gene-environment treatment and asthma

Chair(s): F. Kauffmann (Villejuif, France), L. Smit (Utrecht, Netherlands)

Poster Discussion


Asthma and COPD: quality of life and comorbidities

Chair(s): J. Anto (Barcelona, Spain), L. Carrozzi (Pisa, Italy)

Poster Discussion


CPAP: beneficial effects on different aspects of health

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

Poster Discussion


Clinical management of lung diseases: from bronchi to pleura

Chair(s): N. Siafakas (Heraklion, Greece), D. Olivieri (Parma, Italy)

Poster Discussion


How to use technology to provide better critical care

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

Oral Presentation


Update on neutrophil and macrophage function in COPD

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

Oral Presentation


Tuberculosis and immunologic assays

Chair(s): M. Ruhwald (Copenhagen, Denmark), J-P. Zellweger (Fribourg, Switzerland)

Poster Discussion


Pulmonary circulation: clinical databases and registries

Chair(s): A. Peacock (Glasgow, United Kingdom), D. Montani (Kremlin Bicêtre, France)

Oral Presentation


Prevention and treatment of infective exacerbations of COPD

Chair(s): A. Anzueto (San Antonio, United States of America), M. Nishimura (Sapporo, Japan)

Symposium


Mechanisms of asthma

Chair(s): H.J. Hoffmann (Aarhus, Denmark), L. Heaney (Belfast, United Kingdom)

Oral Presentation


Current challenges in multimodality lung cancer treatment

Chair(s): R.M. Huber (Munich, Germany), D. Subotic (Belgrade, Republic of Serbia)

Symposium


Cochrane reviews in airway diseases

Chair(s): C. Cates (Watford, United Kingdom), J. White (York, United Kingdom)

Symposium


Cournand Lecture followed by Hot Topic "Early intervention in CF: why, when and how?"

Chair(s): A. Lindblad (Gothenburg, Sweden), S. Ranganathan (Parkville, Australia)

Cournand Lecture


Searching for the secrets of senescence in the lung

Chair(s): A. Agusti (Barcelona, Spain), W. MacNee (Edinburgh, United Kingdom)

Hot topics


Paediatric lung function today

Chair(s): S. Lone Latif (Amsterdam, Netherlands), J. Makonga-Braaksma (Woudenberg, Netherlands)

Symposium


Late breaking results: Asthma from phenotyping to emerging new treatments

Chair(s): I. Pavord (Leicester, United Kingdom), E. Bel (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

Oral Presentation


Asthma and COPD at work: what are the effects of exposure and risk factors?

Chair(s): B. Nemery (Leuven, Belgium), D. Norback (Uppsala, Sweden)

Oral Presentation


Cystic fibrosis (adults and children): risk factors and clinical problems

Chair(s): A. Lindblad (Gothenburg, Sweden), B. Assael (Verona, Italy), M. Solomon (Toronto, Canada), K. Green (Copenhagen, Denmark)

Thematic Poster Session


Pulmonary circulation: clinical diagnosis, treatment, end-points and animal models

Chair(s): J. Vachiery (Brussels, Belgium), J. Pepke-Zaba (Cambridge, United Kingdom), A. Ghofrani (Giessen, Germany), I. Preston (Boston, United States of America)

Thematic Poster Session


COPD epidemiology

Chair(s): C. Suppli Ulrik (Hvidovre, Denmark), D. Mannino (Lexington, United States of America), P. Burney (London, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


Healthcare utilisation and treatment of asthma and COPD

Chair(s): S. A. Jansson (Lulea, Sweden), R. Nielsen (Bergen, Norway), I. Cerveri (Pavia, Italy), I. Pin (Grenoble, France)

Thematic Poster Session


Occupational asthma

Chair(s): S. Burge (Solihull, United Kingdom), L. Smit (Utrecht, Netherlands), O. Vandenplas (Yvoir, Belgium), V. Moore (Birmingham, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


Indoor and outdoor air pollution

Chair(s): R. De La Hoz (New York, United States of America), I. Annesi-Maesano (Paris, France), B. Forsberg (Umea, Sweden), M. Aubier (Paris , France)

Thematic Poster Session


Tobacco dependence and respiratory disease

Chair(s): S. Ravara (Covilhã, Portugal), A. Trofor (Iasi, Romania), C. Vardavas (Athens, Greece)

Thematic Poster Session


Sleep monitoring, lung function and inflammation in childhood

Chair(s): E. Lombardi (Florence, Italy), U. Frey (Basel, Switzerland), I. Narang (Toronto, On, Canada), A. Kaditis (Piraeus, Greece)

Thematic Poster Session


Mechanisms and risk of childhood asthma and allergy

Chair(s): J. Gerritsen (Haren, Netherlands), A. Moreno (Sant Cugat Del Valles, Spain), I. Butiene (Klaipeda, Lithuania), G. Piacentini (Verona, Italy)

Thematic Poster Session


New aspects of lung cancer biology

Chair(s): N. Peled (Ramat-Gan, Israel), L. Schmidt (Munster, Germany), N. Triller (Golnik, Slovenia), R. Mroz (Bialystok, Poland)

Thematic Poster Session


Going with the flow: assessment and evaluation of airway function and its role in patient management

Chair(s): K. Sylvester (Streatley, United Kingdom), W. Tomalak (Rabka, Poland), J. Kivastik (Tartu, Estonia), A. Kendrick (Bristol, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


Mechanics, muscles and movement: aspects of airway mechanics, repiratory muscle assessment and field exercise tests

Chair(s): J. Makonga-Braaksma (Woudenberg, Netherlands), F. Burgos (Barcelona, Spain), A. Lewko (London, United Kingdom), J. Lloyd (Stafford, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


Physiotherapy and rehabilitation strategies in respiratory diseases and beyond

Chair(s): R. Garrod (London, United Kingdom), D. Langer (Leuven , Belgium), V. Probst (Londrina, Brazil), J. Alison (Sydney, Australia)

Thematic Poster Session


New insights in the physical assessment and therapy of respiratory patients

Chair(s): J. Vilaro (Barcelona, Spain), D. Inal Ince (Ankara, Turkey), B. Oberwaldner (Graz, Austria), K. Wagg (Leicester, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


Instructive clinical aspects of thoracic oncology

Chair(s): R. Milroy (Glasgow, United Kingdom), A. Rozman (Golnik, Slovenia), D. Misch (Berlin, Germany), A. Fisseler-Eckhoff (Wiesbaden, Germany)

Thematic Poster Session


Clinical issues in malignant pleural effusions

Chair(s): A. Scherpereel (Lille, France), T. Berghmans (Brussels, Belgium), I. Kalomenidis (Marousi, Greece), G. Hardavella (Athens, Greece)

Thematic Poster Session


Improving education for the healthcare team and patients

Chair(s): P. Palange (Rome, Italy), A. Papaioannou (Vrilissia Athens, Greece), A. Huertas (Paris, France)

Thematic Poster Session


Looking at the cost effectiveness of asthma and COPD treatment by novel drugs and improved management

Chair(s): J. Chorostowska-Wynimko (Warsaw, Poland), M. Roberts (London, United Kingdom), J. Lopez-Campos (Seville, Spain)

Thematic Poster Session


Pulmonary circulation: clinical aspects of PAH and associated PH

Chair(s): L. Howard (London, United Kingdom), M. Johnson (Clydebank, United Kingdom), I. Lang (Vienna, Austria), D. Montani (Kremlin Bicêtre, France)

Thematic Poster Session


Pulmonary circulation: clinical PAH, registries and treatments

Chair(s): O. Sitbon (Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, France), C.D. Vizza (Rome, Italy), J. Lordan (Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, United Kingdom), R. Condliffe (Sheffield, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


Nursing led education and follow-up strategies: impact on readmission, self care and patient experiences

Chair(s): D. Schuermans (Brussels, Belgium), B. Korn (Dublin, Ireland), G. L. Narsavage (Morgantown, United States of America)

Thematic Poster Session


Technology, screening and questionnaires in OSA

Chair(s): R. Farré (Barcelona, Spain), D. Rodenstein (Brussels, Belgium), J.A. Hedner (Gothenburg, Sweden), S. Ryan (Dublin, Ireland)

Thematic Poster Session


From the laser through the stent to the valve: the broad spectrum of interventional pneumology

Chair(s): M. Schuhmann (Heidelberg, Germany), D. Sterman (Radnor, United States of America), C. Koegelenberg (Cape Town, South Africa), S. Fernandez-Bussy (Gainesville, United States of America)

Thematic Poster Session


Physiology, heart failure and respiration in relation to OSA

Chair(s): R. Tamisier (Grenoble, France), B. Sanner (Wuppertal, Germany), F. Barbe Illa (Lleida, Spain), M. Kohler (Forch, Switzerland)

Thematic Poster Session


COPD comorbidities II

Chair(s): G. Funk (Vienna, Austria), N. Miculinic (Zagreb, Croatia), B. Lamprecht (Salzburg, Austria), J. Wedzicha (London, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


Respiratory infections: a clinical point of view

Chair(s): D. Wagner (Freiburg Im Breisgau, Germany), D. Olivieri (Parma, Italy), T. Bauer (Berlin, Germany), G. Rainer (Vienna, Austria)

Thematic Poster Session


Respiratory manifestations of systemic disease: a holistic approach

Chair(s): C. Tantucci (Brescia, Italy), M. Krowka (Rochester, United States of America), M. Marvisi (Salsomaggiore Terme, Italy), C. Valenzuela (Madrid, Spain)

Thematic Poster Session


The latest insights in chronic care

Chair(s): T. Effing (Adelaide, Australia), P. Jones (London, United Kingdom), J. Van Der Palen (Enschede, Netherlands), D. Janssen (Horn, Netherlands)

Thematic Poster Session


Asthma: assessment and treatment

Chair(s): W. Pohl (Vienna, Austria), F. Schleich (Liege, Belgium)

Thematic Poster Session


The latest insights in integrated care

Chair(s): E. Crisafulli (Pavullo, Italy), C. Pison (Grenoble, France), S. Skumlien (Kolbotn, Norway), J. Garcia Aymerich (Barcelona, Spain)

Thematic Poster Session


Standard of care, incidential findings, image acquisition

Chair(s): A. Grgic (Homburg, Germany), O. Lukina (St. Petersburg, Russian Federation)

Thematic Poster Session


COPD comorbidities I

Chair(s): H. Magnussen (Grosshansdorf, Germany), R. Dahl (Aarhus, Denmark), G. Kovacs (Graz, Austria), M. Breyer (Vienna, Austria)

Thematic Poster Session


Cystic lung diseases: lung granulomatosis

Chair(s): J. Domagala-Kulawik (Warsaw, Poland), R. Lazor (Lausanne, Switzerland), F. Bonella (Essen, Germany), C. Ravaglia (Castelbolognese, Italy)

Thematic Poster Session


Diffuse parenchymal lung disease: clinical profiles and collagen vascular disease

Chair(s): P. Camus (Dijon, France), A. Guenther (Giessen, Germany), R. Vassallo (Rochester, Mn, United States of America), G. Margaritopoulos (Kavala, Greece)

Thematic Poster Session


Diagnostic insights and decision making in primary care

Chair(s): H. Pinnock (Edinburgh, United Kingdom), A. Kruis (Leiden, Netherlands), T. Schermer (Nijmegen, Netherlands), J. Kocks (Groningen, Netherlands)

Thematic Poster Session


Effectiveness of therapeutic interventions in primary care

Chair(s): D. Price (Cambridge, United Kingdom), R. Jones (Plymouth, United Kingdom), A. Ostrem (Oslo, Norway), D. Ryan (Loughborough, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


New results in molecular pathology and functional genomics of neoplastic and non-neoplastic lung disease

Chair(s): P. Schnabel (Heidelberg, Germany), M. Skrzypski (Sopot, Poland), H. Popper (Graz, Austria), P. Bonniaud (Dijon, France)

Thematic Poster Session


Inflammatory mechanisms in COPD

Chair(s): D. Bergin (Dublin, Ireland), C. Bingle (Sheffield, United Kingdom), G. John (Munich, Germany), T. P. Carroll (Dublin, Ireland)

Thematic Poster Session


Cell biology and inflammatory gene expression in chronic lung disease

Chair(s): D. Hartl (Tuebingen, Germany), C. Ward (Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, United Kingdom), M. Henke (Marburg, Germany), A. Montes-Worboys (Seville, Spain)

Thematic Poster Session


The many roads to lung injury

Chair(s): S. Uhlig (Aachen, Germany), A. Yildirim (Neuherberg, Germany), M. Takata (London, United Kingdom), G. Matute-Bello (Seattle, United States of America)

Thematic Poster Session


Exercise capacity: from elite athletes to severe impairment

Chair(s): L. Romer (Uxbridge, United Kingdom), J. Neder (Sao Paulo, Brazil), G. Garcia (Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, France), L. Laviolette (Paris, France)

Thematic Poster Session


New issues in pulmonary function

Chair(s): R. Dellaca (Milan, Italy), N. Koulouris (Athens, Greece), R. Pellegrino (Cuneo, Italy), V. Brusasco (Genova, Italy)

Thematic Poster Session


MP3 Long-term non-invasive respiratory support in infants and children

Meet the Professor


How to control the tobacco industry: how to get our children's lungs into our hearts

Chair(s): F. Horak Jr (Vienna, Austria), M. Neuberger (Vienna, Austria)

Symposium


Paracetamol and asthma: a causal link?

Chair(s): D. Jarvis (London, United Kingdom), S. Turner (Aberdeen, United Kingdom)

Symposium


NIV - Meeting the Experts: From state-of-the-art to new technologies

Chair(s): H. Woehrle (Ulm, Germany), W. Windisch (Cologne, Germany)

Practical Workshop


Solitary pulmonary nodules in the age of lung cancer screening: up and coming endoscopic options

Chair(s): D. Sterman (Radnor, United States of America), S. Gasparini (Ancona, Italy)

Oral Presentation


Pulmonary circulation: clinical aspects of PAH, PTE and CTEPH

Chair(s): P. Corris (Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, United Kingdom), M. Humbert (Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, France)

Poster Discussion


Lung transplantation: studies in candidates and recipients

Chair(s): M. Iversen (Copenhagen, Denmark), G. Meachery (Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, United Kingdom)

Poster Discussion


The best posters on quality of life and coping styles in COPD

Chair(s): D. Janssen (Horn, Netherlands), A. Holland (Prahran, Australia)

Poster Discussion


Cystic fibrosis (adults and children): new basic and clinical physiology research

Chair(s): H. Tiddens (Rotterdam, Netherlands), P. Latzin (Bern, Switzerland)

Poster Discussion


Basic and translational studies in COPD

Chair(s): C. Greene (Dublin, Ireland), J.H.J. Vernooy (Maastricht, Netherlands)

Poster Discussion


Microbiological advances in the diagnosis of tuberculosis

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

Poster Discussion


New mechanisms in non-neoplastic and neoplastic lung diseases

Chair(s): T. Geiser (Bern, Switzerland), P. Schnabel (Heidelberg, Germany)

Oral Presentation


Physiological monitoring during sleep and in neuromuscular disease in children

Chair(s): E. Lombardi (Florence, Italy), R. Hamutcu Ersu (Istanbul, Turkey)

Oral Presentation


Unimodal treatment for nonsmall cell lung cancer: dawn of a renaissance?

Chair(s): S. Elia (Rome, Italy), F. Gamarra (Munich, Germany), H. Saka (Nagoya, Japan)

Symposium


Tobacco cessation and tobacco cessation services

Chair(s): F. Mihaltan (Bucharest, Romania), T. Hering (Berlin, Germany)

Oral Presentation


Prognosis and outcome of respiratory infections

Chair(s): M. Miravitlles (Barcelona, Spain), S. Sethi (Buffalo, United States of America)

Oral Presentation


Reclassification of idiopathic interstitial pneumonias

Chair(s): U. Costabel (Essen, Germany), J. Ryu (Rochester, United States of America)

Symposium


Autoimmunity in airways disease

Chair(s): G. Anderson (Parkville, Australia), M. Cosio (Padova, Italy)

Symposium


Viral respiratory disease in preschool children

Chair(s): M. Pijnenburg (Rotterdam, Netherlands), F. De Baets (Ghent, Belgium)

Symposium


An ERS/ELF joint session "New tools to assess improvement in respiratory patients: capturing the patient's perspective"

Chair(s): N. Kline Leidy (Bethesda, United States of America), T. Troosters (Leuven, Belgium)

Symposium


COPD and OSA: two prevalent diseases related to cardiovascular disease by common mechanism?

Chair(s): O.C. Burghuber (Vienna, Austria), P. Levy (Grenoble, France)

Symposium


Imaging Grand Round: an interactive session

Chair(s): J. Coolen (Leuven, Belgium), A. Grgic (Homburg, Germany), S. Muro (Kyoto, Japan)

Grand round


Asthma: from childhood environment to adult phenotypes

Chair(s): C. Janson (Uppsala, Sweden), D. Jarvis (London, United Kingdom)

Oral Presentation


MS3 Update in idiopatic pulmonary fibrosis

Chair(s): U. Costabel (Essen, Germany)

Morning Seminar


Trials in asthma: asthma exacerbations and severe asthma

Chair(s): E. D. Bateman (Cape Town, South Africa), K.F. Chung (London, United Kingdom)

Poster Discussion


The best abstracts in pulmonary rehabilitation

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

Oral Presentation


Diffuse parenchymal lung disease pathogenesis, biomarkers, therapy and new entities

Chair(s): A. Prasse (Freiburg, Germany), T. Maher (London, United Kingdom)

Poster Discussion


Recent progress in mechanisms and diagnostics of COPD and asthma

Chair(s): J. Chorostowska-Wynimko (Warsaw, Poland), P. Hiemstra (Leiden, Netherlands)

Poster Discussion


Epidemiology: risk factors and prognosis in respiratory infections

Chair(s): K. Dimakou (Agia Paraskeyi, Greece), A. Sayiner (Izmir, Turkey)

Poster Discussion


Current trends in home mechanical ventilation

Chair(s): N. Hart (London, United Kingdom), P. Wijkstra (Groningen, The Netherlands)

Poster Discussion


Pulmonary circulation and functional lung imaging

Chair(s): A. Grgic (Homburg, Germany), M. Delcroix (Leuven, Belgium)

Poster Discussion


Novelties in clinical management of thoracic diseases: from diaphragm to pleura

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

Oral Presentation


COPD: risk factors, biomarkers and diagnosis

Chair(s): J. Garcia Aymerich (Barcelona, Spain), P. Burney (London, United Kingdom)

Oral Presentation


Treatment of tobacco dependence as a treatment of lung diseases

Chair(s): C. Gratziou (Athens, Greece), G. Viegi (Pisa, Italy)

Symposium


Snoring and scoring: subjective and objective measures of sleep-disordered breathing

Chair(s): J. Makonga-Braaksma (Woudenberg, Netherlands), W. De Backer (Antwerp, Belgium)

Oral Presentation


Modern clinical physiology: imaging structure and evaluating function

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

Oral Presentation


GOLD guidelines 2011: new assessment of COPD

Chair(s): W. MacNee (Edinburgh, United Kingdom), A. Agusti (Barcelona, Spain)

Oral Presentation


Early detection of lung cancer

Chair(s): S. Spiro (Middlesex, United Kingdom), R.M. Huber (Munich, Germany)

Oral Presentation


The bacterial microbiota: implications for health and disease - joint session with the World Allergy Organisation

Chair(s): R. Pawankar (Tokyo, Japan), M. Decramer (Leuven, Belgium)

Hot topics


Contributing factors to pulmonary hypertension

Chair(s): R. Naeije (Brussels, Belgium), L. Nicod (Lausanne, Switzerland)

Symposium


Lung transplantation in 2012: where are we?

Chair(s): A. Boehler (Zurich, Switzerland), G. Verleden (Leuven, Belgium)

Symposium


Fighting MDR- and XDR-TB in Europe: from programme results to research implementation

Chair(s): G.B. Migliori (Tradate, Italy), M. Dara (Copenhagen, Denmark)

Symposium


Paediatric Grand Round - an interactive session

Chair(s): K. Lodrup Carlsen (Oslo, Norway), J. Grigg (London, United Kingdom)

Grand round


Tobacco use and cessation

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

Poster Discussion


Phenotypes and mechanisms of treatment of asthma

Chair(s): C. Taube (Leiden, Netherlands), J. Erjefalt (Lund, Sweden)

Poster Discussion


Predicting and observing paediatric allergic disease

Chair(s): B. Rottier (Groningen, Netherlands), N. Kulkarni (Leicester, United Kingdom)

Poster Discussion


Fungal, viral and other infections

Chair(s): A. Liapikou (Athens, Greece), E. Polverino (Barcelona, Spain)

Poster Discussion


The best posters in pulmonary rehabilitation and chronic care

Chair(s): A. Holland (Prahran, Australia), F. Franssen (Horn, Netherlands)

Poster Discussion


Novel approaches to lung transplantation

Chair(s): F. Meloni (Pavia, Italy), M. Iversen (Copenhagen, Denmark)

Oral Presentation


New developments in the immunological diagnosis of tuberculosis and latent tuberculosis infection

Chair(s): D. Goletti (Rome, Italy), J. Dominguez Benitez (Badalona Barcelona, Spain)

Oral Presentation


Asthma and the genes: from GWAS to next generation transcriptome analyses

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

Oral Presentation


Sleep disorders in internal medicine

Chair(s): J.A. Hedner (Gothenburg, Sweden), G. Mwenge (Brussels, Belgium)

Poster Discussion


Professional development and advanced practice roles in respiratory nursing

Chair(s): C. Lodewijckx (Leuven, Belgium), B. Korn (Dublin, Ireland)

Oral Presentation


Endo meets obstruction: the new endoscopic treatment options for obstructive lung diseases

Chair(s): S. Gasparini (Ancona, Italy), C. Vogelmeier (Marburg, Germany)

Symposium


Cystic fibrosis (adults and children): new therapies and detection of early lung disease

Chair(s): S. Stick (Perth, Australia), G. Davies (London, United Kingdom)

Oral Presentation


Antenatal origins of chronic respiratory disease: putting the fetal origins hypothesis to the test

Chair(s): U. Frey (Basel, Switzerland), S. Shaheen (London, United Kingdom)

Symposium


Advances in chronic respiratory failure in COPD: now out of its infancy

Chair(s): M.A. Spruit (Horn, The Netherlands), S. Nava (Bologna, Italy), P.W. Finn (La Jolla, United States of America)

Symposium


The global burden of disease

Chair(s): C. Janson (Uppsala, Sweden), D. Jarvis (London, United Kingdom)

Hot topics


Supportive and palliative care in the management of the patient with a thoracic malignancy

Chair(s): B. Grigoriu (Iasi, Romania), A.P. Meert (Brussels, Belgium)

Symposium


Functional pulmonary imaging for COPD phenotyping

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

Symposium


Acute lung injury: challenging old paradigms

Chair(s): J. Hamacher (Bern, Switzerland), T. Martin (Seattle, United States of America)

Symposium


Monitoring of airway diseases: far from the airways

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

Oral Presentation


Management of pneumonia due to hospital pathogens

Chair(s): T. Welte (Hanover, Germany), K. Dimakou (Agia Paraskeyi, Greece), O. Rajas Naranjo (Madrid, Spain), S. Sethi (Buffalo, United States of America)

Thematic Poster Session


Chest wall, thoracic trauma and complications in thoracic surgery

Chair(s): K. Athanassiadi (Athens, Greece), A. End (Vienna, Austria), A. Olland (Strasbourg, France)

Thematic Poster Session


Aspects of clinical asthma

Chair(s): G. J. Braunstahl (Rotterdam, Netherlands), R. Dahl (Aarhus, Denmark), D. Gibeon (London, United Kingdom), M. Sanak (Cracow, Poland)

Thematic Poster Session


Management of severe respiratory infections

Chair(s): A. Liapikou (Athens, Greece), S. De Boer (Auckland, New Zealand), R. Wilson (London, United Kingdom), M. Tamm (Basel, Switzerland)

Thematic Poster Session


Respiratory infections: prognosis and outcome

Chair(s): W. Lim (Nottingham, United Kingdom), A. Armaganidis (Xaidari, Greece), R. Cosentini (Milan, Italy), R. Menendez Villanueva (Valencia, Spain)

Thematic Poster Session


Scores, biomarkers and risk factors in respiratory infections

Chair(s): C. Luna (Buenos Aires, Argentina), M. Sucena (Leca Da Palmeira, Portugal), S. Krueger (Aachen, Germany), A. Hill (Edinburgh, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


Prognostic indices in respiratory infections

Chair(s): W. Boersma (Alkmaar, The Netherlands), M. Lerikou (Athens, Greece), M. Vendrell Relat (Girona, Spain), E. Monso (Sabadell, Spain)

Thematic Poster Session


Viral infections and rare respiratory infections

Chair(s): S. Nesterovich (Tomsk, Russian Federation), A. Anzueto (San Antonio, United States of America), G. Rohde (Maastricht, The Netherlands), T. Wilkinson (Southampton, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


Tuberculous and non-tuberculous mycobacterial infections: epidemiology I

Chair(s): R. Duarte (Porto, Portugal), G. Ferrara (Solna, Sweden), E. Ibraim (Bucuresti, Romania)

Thematic Poster Session


Tuberculosis: clinical findings I

Chair(s): F. Marchesani (Pavia, Italy), A. Dudnyk (Vinnitsa, Ukraine), T. Aksamit (Rochester, United States of America)

Thematic Poster Session


Tuberculosis: clinical findings II

Chair(s): G. Guenther (Borstel, Germany), D. Cirillo (Milan, Italy), G. Bothamley (London, United Kingdom), S. Apetrei (Bucharest, Romania)

Thematic Poster Session


Tuberculosis: clinical findings III

Chair(s): D. Pesut (Belgrade, Republic of Serbia), R. Markova (Sofia, Bulgaria), M. Lipman (London, United Kingdom), K. Shean (Cape Town, South Africa)

Thematic Poster Session


Tuberculous and non-tuberculous mycobacterial infections: diagnostic tools

Chair(s): P. Ravn (Hvidovre, Denmark), D. Tofolean (Constanta, Romania), A. Altraja (Tartu, Estonia)

Thematic Poster Session


Tuberculous and non-tuberculous mycobacterial infections: epidemiology II

Chair(s): J. Garcia-Garcia (Aviles, Spain), V. Melchionda (London, United Kingdom), A. Skrahina (Minsk Region, Belarus), I. Solovic (Vysne Hagy, Slovakia)

Thematic Poster Session


Tuberculosis: invasive diagnostic and therapeutic interventions

Chair(s): L. Anderson (London, United Kingdom), A. Sorete Arbore (Iasi, Romania), I. Muylle (Anderlecht, Belgium)

Thematic Poster Session


Non-tuberculous and tuberculous mycobacterial infections: from epidemiology to clinical findings

Chair(s): D. Wagner (Freiburg Im Breisgau, Germany), E. Huitric (Stockholm, Sweden), C. Jafari (Hamburg, Germany), S. Simons (Nijmegen, Netherlands)

Thematic Poster Session


New insights in pneumology - ERS inter-Assemblies late-breaking abstracts

Chair(s): I. Horvath (Budapest, Hungary), P.M.A. Calverley (Liverpool, United Kingdom), S. Aliberti (Milano, Italy), L. Nicod (Lausanne, Switzerland)

Thematic Poster Session


Surgery for infections and congenital diseases

Chair(s): D. Petrov (Sofia, Bulgaria), M. Chabowski (Wroclaw, Poland)

Thematic Poster Session


Optimising outcomes after lung transplantation

Chair(s): G. Meachery (Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, United Kingdom), P. Jaksch (Vienna, Austria), A. Boehler (Zurich, Switzerland), A. Reed (London, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


Asthma: mechanisms of airway inflammation

Chair(s): A. Van Oosterhout (Groningen, Netherlands), H.J. Hoffmann (Aarhus, Denmark), S. Hashimoto (Amsterdam, Netherlands), M. Molimard (Bordeaux, France)

Thematic Poster Session


Animal models of asthma and COPD and late-breaking abstracts on RCT in asthma and COPD

Chair(s): G. Anderson (Parkville, Australia), P. Corris (Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, United Kingdom), T. Maes (Gent, Belgium)

Thematic Poster Session


Clinical aspects and treatment of asthma and allergic respiratory diseases

Chair(s): T. Moller (Leiden, Netherlands), R. Buhl (Mainz, Germany), C. Corrigan (London, United Kingdom), C. Gratziou (Athens, Greece)

Thematic Poster Session


Infections and sepsis in the ICU

Chair(s): N. Hill (Boston, United States of America), S. Orfanos (Haïdari (Athens), Greece), G. Dimopoulos (Athens, Greece), G. Hillas (Athens, Greece)

Thematic Poster Session


Multidisciplinary critical care

Chair(s): S. Zakynthinos (Athens, Greece), L. Heunks (Nijmegen, Netherlands), I. Sigala (Nea Smyrni, Greece), S. Skoczynski (Katowice, Poland)

Thematic Poster Session


Noninvasive ventilation for weaning and acute exacerbation management of airway obstruction

Chair(s): B. Schoenhofer (Hanover, Germany), B. Chakrabarti (Liverpool, United Kingdom), A. Bayarassou (Cologne, Germany), M. Dreher (Freiburg, Germany)

Thematic Poster Session


Application of noninvasive ventilation in non-obstructive patients

Chair(s): D. Dellweg (Schmallenberg , Germany), J-F. Muir (Rouen, France), J. Escarrabill (Barcelona, Spain), M. Vukcevic (Belgrade, Republic of Serbia)

Thematic Poster Session


Advanced experience with long-term noninvasive ventilation and late-breaking abstracts

Chair(s): M. Chatwin (London, United Kingdom), J. Nasilowski (Warsaw, Poland), H. Prigent (Garches, France), B. Fauroux (Paris, France)

Thematic Poster Session


Asthma treatment: efficacy and safety

Chair(s): N. Roche (Paris, France), D. Price (Cambridge, United Kingdom), F. Ducharme (Montreal, Canada), W. Anderson (Dundee, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


COPD treatments: efficacy and safety

Chair(s): E. Derom (Gent, Belgium), G. Brusselle (Ghent, Belgium), N. Barnes (London, United Kingdom), R. Singh (Hampstead, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


The best of pharmacology treatments of airway diseases: new devices and drugs

Chair(s): O. S. Usmani (London, United Kingdom), F. De Jongh (Enschede, Netherlands), T. Alnour (Khartoum North, Sudan)

Thematic Poster Session


Treatment of asthma, bronchiectasis and cough: inhaler use

Chair(s): C. Jenkins (Sydney, Australia), K. Verhamme (Rotterdam, Netherlands), R. Gosens (Groningen, Netherlands), R. Rodríguez-Roisin (Barcelona, Spain)

Thematic Poster Session


Translational respiratory medicine in asthma and COPD

Chair(s): G. D'Amato (Naples, Italy), J. Hurst (London, United Kingdom), K.F. Chung (London, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


Exhaled biomarkers in airway diseases

Chair(s): S. Loukides (Athens, Greece), P. Montuschi (Rome, Italy), G. Carpagnano (Foggia, Italy), Z. Lazar (Budapest, Hungary)

Thematic Poster Session


Cell biology, blood and sputum biomarkers in airway diseases

Chair(s): A. Spanevello (Tradate, Italy), A. Ten Brinke (Leeuwarden, Netherlands), P. Pignatti (Pavia, Italy), P. Paggiaro (Pisa, Italy)

Thematic Poster Session


Lung function tests in monitoring airway diseases

Chair(s): A. Olin (Gothenburg, Sweden), T. Popov (Sofia, Bulgaria), S. Fowler (Preston, United Kingdom), M. Foschino Barbaro (Bari, Italy)

Thematic Poster Session


Inflammation in airway diseases: diagnosis and management

Chair(s): P. J. Sterk (Amsterdam, The Netherlands), V. Macbean (London, United Kingdom), B. Balbi (Veruno, Italy), C. Nwokoro (London, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


Quality of life and clinical parametres in monitoring airway diseases

Chair(s): R. Louis (Liege, Belgium), T. Mueller (Freiburg, Germany), A. Zanini (Gavirate, Italy)

Thematic Poster Session


Asthma and COPD: understanding through mechanisms

Chair(s): C. Brightling (Leicester, United Kingdom), M. Gaga (Athens, Greece), M. Lommatzsch (Rostock, Germany), K. Staples (Southampton, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


Mechanisms and modulation of allergic inflammation in the lung

Chair(s): B. Marsland (Lausanne, Switzerland), M. Cazzola (Rome, Italy), I.M. Adcock (London, United Kingdom), M. Idzko (Freiburg, Germany)

Thematic Poster Session


MP9 Standards in pleural fluid analysis and thoracoscopy

Meet the Professor


ERS/NEJM Lunchtime session "Advances in asthma and COPD"

Chair(s): N. Siafakas (Heraklion, Greece), E. von Mutius (Munich, Germany)

Symposium


Joint session with WHO and ECDC "Towards elimination of tuberculosis"

Chair(s): C. Lange (Borstel, Germany), G.B. Migliori (Tradate, Italy)

Symposium


Managing the individual challenges of sleep-disordered breathing

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

Practical Workshop


Pulse wave analysis during sleep- a new diagnostic concept

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

Practical Workshop


Trials in COPD: novel treatments and insights

Chair(s): A. Bikov (Miskolc, Hungary), R. Gosens (Groningen, Netherlands)

Poster Discussion


Recent technical developments in long-term noninvasive ventilation

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

Oral Presentation


Tuberculosis: epidemiological and public health features

Chair(s): S. Spiro (Middlesex, United Kingdom), M. Dara (Copenhagen, Denmark)

Poster Discussion


Exercise and physical activity: towards evidence-based benefits in different populations

Chair(s): R. Gosselink (Leuven, Belgium), S. Harrison (Leicester, United Kingdom)

Oral Presentation


Pharmacological and non-pharmacological management of COPD

Chair(s): H. Worth (Furth, Germany), N. Miculinic (Zagreb, Croatia)

Poster Discussion


Treatment of lung cancer

Chair(s): I. Rousalova (Prague, Czech Republic), D. Baldwin (Nottingham, United Kingdom)

Poster Discussion


Mediastinum and tracheobronchial tree

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

Poster Discussion


New insights into respiratory infections in children

Chair(s): J. Grigg (London, United Kingdom), M. Korppi (Tampere, Finland)

Poster Discussion


Paediatric respiratory epidemiology: something for everyone!

Chair(s): S. Turner (Aberdeen, United Kingdom), F. Rusconi (Florence, Italy)

Oral Presentation


Ethics Grand Round: an interactive session

Chair(s): S. Hartl (Vienna, Austria), M. Muers (Leeds, United Kingdom)

Grand round


Pulmonary circulation: end-points and biomarkers

Chair(s): J. Vachiery (Brussels, Belgium), A. Vonk Noordegraaf (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

Oral Presentation


Hot topics in respiratory infections

Chair(s): A. Anzueto (San Antonio, United States of America), G. Dimopoulos (Athens, Greece)

Oral Presentation


New drug targets and pre-clinical models for respiratory diseases

Chair(s): A. Van Oosterhout (Groningen, Netherlands), T. Maes (Gent, Belgium)

Oral Presentation


Are neutrophils a suitable target in severe asthma?

Chair(s): G. Anderson (Parkville, Australia), R. Louis (Liege, Belgium)

Symposium


Improving adherence to maintenance medication in asthma: new tools for the clinician

Chair(s): G. Hedlin (Stockholm, Sweden), M. Fletcher (Warwick, United Kingdom)

Symposium


Maurizio Vignola Award for Innovation in Pneumology Ceremony (supported by Chiesi Foundation) followed by Clinical Year in Review I

Chair(s): C. Lange (Borstel, Germany), A. Scherpereel (Lille, France)

Session


When the whole body is affected: comorbodity and COPD

Chair(s): N. Chavannes (Leiden, Netherlands), P. Lange (Hvidovre, Denmark)

Symposium


Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

Chair(s): C. Robalo Cordeiro (Coimbra, Portugal), V. Poletti (Forli, Italy)

Oral Presentation


MS6 Severe asthma: diagnosis and treatment

Chair(s): K.F. Chung (London, United Kingdom)

Morning Seminar


MS4 Interpreting high-resolution computed tomography scans: top tips

Chair(s): C. Vancheri (Catania, Italy)

Morning Seminar


Act to change tobacco epidemics

Chair(s): G. Invernizzi (Prata Camportaccio, Italy), B. Dautzenberg (Paris, France)

Oral Presentation


COPD monitoring in stable disease and during exacerbation

Chair(s): H. Magnussen (Grosshansdorf, Germany), A. Ten Brinke (Leeuwarden, Netherlands)

Poster Discussion


Predicting the future: the impact of reference values on a range of respiratory paramaters

Chair(s): D. Schuermans (Brussels, Belgium), M. Swanney (Christchurch, New Zealand)

Poster Discussion


Physiology, obesity and the downstream effects of OSA

Chair(s): J.L. Pepin (Grenoble, France), R. Tamisier (Grenoble, France)

Poster Discussion


Pulmonary circulation: basic mechanisms, animal models and cell biology

Chair(s): R. Schermuly (Giessen, Germany), N. Galie (Bologna, Italy)

Poster Discussion


Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

Chair(s): B. Crestani (Paris, France), S. Tomassetti (Forli, Italy)

Poster Discussion


Epidemiology and care research of lung cancer

Chair(s): D. Baldwin (Nottingham, United Kingdom), T. Blum (Berlin, Germany)

Poster Discussion


Pulmonary manifestations of systemic diseases

Chair(s): M. Marvisi (Salsomaggiore Terme, Italy), N. Tzanakis (Heraklion, Greece)

Oral Presentation


Immunologic mechanisms in COPD and asthma

Chair(s): M. Idzko (Freiburg, Germany), C. Andersson (Lund, Sweden)

Oral Presentation


Paediatric Year in Review

Chair(s): G. Hedlin (Stockholm, Sweden), F. Midulla (Rome, Italy)

Session


Stem cells and progenitors in injury and repair

Chair(s): D. Warburton (Los Angeles, United States of America), T. Geiser (Bern, Switzerland)

Oral Presentation


ERS Award for Rare Pulmonary Disease Ceremony (supported by GlaxoSmithKline) followed by symposium "Update on orphan lung diseases"

Chair(s): V. Poletti (Forli, Italy), C. Robalo Cordeiro (Coimbra, Portugal)

Symposium


The best abstracts in chronic care

Chair(s): S. Singh (Leicester, United Kingdom), K. Kenn (Schoenau Am Koenigssee, Germany)

Oral Presentation


Genetics and genomics in asthma and COPD: prediction and personalised medicine

Chair(s): H. M. Boezen (Groningen, The Netherlands), V. Schluenssen (Arhus, Denmark)

Symposium


Respiratory infectious diseases Grand Round: an interactive session

Chair(s): S. Ewig (Bochum, Germany), M. Woodhead (Manchester, United Kingdom)

Grand round


Non-antibiotic effects of macrolides in lung disease

Chair(s): I.M. Adcock (London, United Kingdom), A. Fisher (Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, United Kingdom)

Symposium


Sex-related differences in pulmonary disease

Chair(s): C. Greene (Dublin, Ireland), B. Melgert (Groningen, Netherlands)

Symposium


Biology and treatment of malignant pleural effusions

Chair(s): K. Nackaerts (Leuven, Belgium), R. G. Wiewrodt (Muenster, Germany)

Oral Presentation


New bronchodilators and other novel drugs for asthma and COPD

Chair(s): C. Page (London, United Kingdom), M. Cazzola (Rome, Italy)

Oral Presentation


New developments in paediatric respiratory physiology

Chair(s): J. Stocks (London, United Kingdom), G. Hall (Perth, Australia)

Oral Presentation


Cellular signalling mechanisms in the airways

Chair(s): C. Taggart (Belfast, United Kingdom), M. Gjomarkaj (Palermo, Italy)

Poster Discussion


Environmental exposure and other risk factors for airway diseases

Chair(s): C. Svanes (Bergen, Norway)

Poster Discussion


Cystic fibrosis (adults and children): new aspects of risk factors, treatments and diagnosis

Chair(s): N. Regamey (Bern, Switzerland), N. Simmonds (London, United Kingdom)

Poster Discussion


Paediatric bronchology

Chair(s): D. Snijders (Villorba, Italy), A. Barbato (Padova, Italy)

Poster Discussion


MDR- and XDR-TB: clinical and public health experiences

Chair(s): M. Dara (Copenhagen, Denmark), E. Huitric (Stockholm, Sweden)

Poster Discussion


Lung, heart, muscles and brain: the pathway of oxygen during exercise in health and COPD

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

Oral Presentation


Pre-operative evaluation in thoracic surgery

Chair(s): P. De Leyn (Leuven, Belgium), C. Paleru (Bucharest, Romania)

Oral Presentation


Medical access to the pleura

Chair(s): P. Astoul (Marseille, France), S. Gasparini (Ancona, Italy)

Poster Discussion


Cardiovascular disease and sleep-disordered breathing

Chair(s): K.E. Bloch (Zurich, Switzerland), S. Verhulst (Wilrijk, Belgium)

Oral Presentation


COPD in non-smokers: an important neglected disease

Chair(s): T. Sigsgaard (Aarhus, Denmark), J. Soriano (Bunyola, Spain)

Symposium


Treating childhood asthma

Chair(s): A. Zacharasiewicz (Vienna, Austria), A. Moreno (Sant Cugat Del Valles, Spain)

Oral Presentation


The promise of new drugs for treating asthma and COPD

Chair(s): G. Caramori (Ferrara, Italy), C. Vogelmeier (Marburg, Germany)

Symposium


Modelling respiratory infections: is it the future or the present?

Chair(s): W. Boersma (Alkmaar, The Netherlands), S. Sethi (Buffalo, United States of America), M. Yamaya (Sendai, Japan)

Symposium


Research Award on Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Ceremony (supported by InterMune) followed by Clinical Grand Round - an interactive session

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

Grand round


The updated ATS/ERS statement on pulmonary rehabilitation - update from the ATS/ERS Task Force

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

Hot topics


EBUS-TBNA: a never ending story

Chair(s): J. Annema (Amsterdam, Netherlands), L. Konge (Copenhagen, Denmark)

Oral Presentation


Treatment of lung cancer

Chair(s): A.P. Meert (Brussels, Belgium), F. Gamarra (Munich, Germany)

Oral Presentation


Pulmonary circulation: clinical treatment

Chair(s): N. Galie (Bologna, Italy), G. Simonneau (Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, France)

Oral Presentation


Tobacco cessation

Chair(s): A. Trofor (Iasi, Romania), T. Hering (Berlin, Germany), C. Jimenez Ruiz (Madrid, Spain), P. Tonnesen (Gentofte, Denmark)

Thematic Poster Session


Pulmonary circulation: acute and chronic pulmonary embolism

Chair(s): I. Lang (Vienna, Austria), J. Pepke-Zaba (Cambridge, United Kingdom), R. Condliffe (Sheffield, United Kingdom), J. Wort (London, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


Pulmonary circulation: basic mechanisms, animal models and experimental treatments

Chair(s): N. Weissmann (Giessen, Germany), A. Peacock (Glasgow, United Kingdom), D. Welsh (Glasgow, United Kingdom), I. Preston (Boston, United States of America)

Thematic Poster Session


Pulmonary circulation: clinical end-points and clinical physiology

Chair(s): R. Naeije (Brussels, Belgium), M. Delcroix (Leuven, Belgium), C.D. Vizza (Rome, Italy), A. Vonk Noordegraaf (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

Thematic Poster Session


Epidemiology of asthma

Chair(s): E. Ronmark (Lulea, Sweden), F. Kauffmann (Villejuif, France), P. Bakke (Bergen, Norway)

Thematic Poster Session


Methodology in epidemiologic research

Chair(s): A. Bjerg (Goteborg, Sweden), H. M. Boezen (Groningen, The Netherlands), S. Accordini (Verona, Italy), F. Pistelli (Pisa, Italy)

Thematic Poster Session


Epidemiology of various respiratory diseases

Chair(s): E. Lindberg (Uppsala, Sweden), G. Marks (Sydney, Australia), A. Kainu (Helsinki, Finland), R. Joegi (Tartu, Estonia)

Thematic Poster Session


COPD beyond tobacco

Chair(s): P. Cullinan (London, United Kingdom), D. Nowak (Munich, Germany), H. Suojalehto (Helsinki, Finland), S. Burge (Solihull, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


Abestosis, silicosis and hypersensitivity pneumonitis

Chair(s): X. Baur (Hamburg, Germany), B. Nemery (Leuven, Belgium), F. De Blay (Strasbourg, France), J. Hoyle (West Yorkshire, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


Airway infections in children: from risk factors to treatment

Chair(s): M. Everard (Sheffield, United Kingdom), M. Mei-Zahav (Toronto, Canada), F. Versteegh (Waddinxveen, Netherlands), C. Nwokoro (London, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


Tobacco and shisha exposure in children and adolescents

Chair(s): B. Dautzenberg (Paris, France), G. Invernizzi (Prata Camportaccio, Italy), E. Dagli (Istanbul, Turkey), L. Hedman (Lulea, Sweden)

Thematic Poster Session


Sleep apnoea: clinical topics

Chair(s): M. Kohler (Forch, Switzerland), J. Montserrat (Barcelona, Spain)

Thematic Poster Session


Tobacco comorbidity

Chair(s): G. Viegi (Pisa, Italy), S. Nardini (Vittorio Veneto, Italy), G. Peiffer (Metz, France), L. Carrozzi (Pisa, Italy)

Thematic Poster Session


Assessing and treating childhood asthma and allergy

Chair(s): C. Gabriele (Utrecht, Netherlands), A. Moeller (Zurich, Switzerland), G. Piacentini (Verona, Italy)

Thematic Poster Session


Issues in neonatal and paediatric intensive care

Chair(s): R. Ross-Russell (Cambridge, United Kingdom), M. Robertson (Cambridge, United Kingdom), C. Roehr (Berlin, Germany), B. Yuksel (London, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


Assessment of physical activity, exercise, muscle function and clinical characteristics as outcomes in physiotherapy and rehabilitation

Chair(s): R. Gosselink (Leuven, Belgium), A. Lewko (London, United Kingdom), J. Williams (Leicester, United Kingdom), C. Burtin (Eindhoven, Netherlands)

Thematic Poster Session


Prognosis of lung cancer

Chair(s): G. Hardavella (Athens, Greece), I. Rousalova (Prague, Czech Republic), K. Skaug (Haugesund, Norway), R. Mroz (Bialystok, Poland)

Thematic Poster Session


Screening, diagnosis, staging and treatment strategies for lung cancer

Chair(s): P. Putora (St. Gallen, Switzerland), D. Misch (Berlin, Germany), K. Zarogoulidis (Thessaloniki, Greece), N. Triller (Golnik, Slovenia)

Thematic Poster Session


New biomarkers for lung cancer

Chair(s): N. Dickgreber (Sarstedt, Germany), R.M. Huber (Munich, Germany), D. Jovanovic (Belgrade, Republic of Serbia)

Thematic Poster Session


Metabolic and cardiovascular consequences of OSA II

Chair(s): B. Sanner (Wuppertal, Germany), P. Priou (Angers, France), F. Campos-Rodriguez (Sevilla, Spain), T. Bitter (Bad Oeynhausen, Germany)

Thematic Poster Session


The broad spectrum of diagnostic bronchoscopy

Chair(s): T. Scherer (Zurich, Switzerland), G. Wang (Beijing, China), M. Doris (Athens, Greece), A. Bugalho (Lisbon, Portugal)

Thematic Poster Session


Clinical predictors of OSA, adherence to CPAP and psychology

Chair(s): I. Smith (Cambridge, United Kingdom), S. Ryan (Dublin, Ireland), S. Andreas (Immenhausen, Germany), J. Verbraecken (Antwerp, Belgium)

Thematic Poster Session


CT findings: educational posters

Chair(s): R. Kubale (Pirmasens, Germany), O. Lukina (St. Petersburg, Russian Federation)

Thematic Poster Session


Metabolic and cardiovascular consequences of OSA I

Chair(s): W. De Backer (Antwerp, Belgium), G. Mwenge (Brussels, Belgium), A. Valipour (Vienna, Austria), M. Alahmari (London, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


Asthma management

Chair(s): G. Garcia (Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, France), K. Kostikas (Karditsa, Greece), F. Kanniess (Reinfeld, Germany)

Thematic Poster Session


COPD: epidemiology and varia

Chair(s): F. Mihaltan (Bucharest, Romania), T. Hoshino (Kurume, Japan), R. Breyer-Kohansal (Vienna, Austria), A. Demir (Ankara, Turkey)

Thematic Poster Session


COPD treatment and varia

Chair(s): H. Koller (Vienna, Austria), M. Studnicka (Salzburg, Austria), R. Buhl (Mainz, Germany), H. Worth (Furth, Germany)

Thematic Poster Session


New insights in the clinical management of lung diseases

Chair(s): I.M. Adcock (London, United Kingdom), C. Tantucci (Brescia, Italy), G. Rainer (Vienna, Austria)

Thematic Poster Session


The good clinical practice: useful case report

Chair(s): D. Bouros (Alexandroupolis, Greece), N. Tzanakis (Heraklion, Greece), A. Morice (Cottingham, United Kingdom), N. Greening (Leicester, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


New adjuncts and modalities in pulmonary rehabilitation

Chair(s): R. Evans (Leicester, United Kingdom), L. Cornish (Surrey, United Kingdom), T. Shioya (Akita, Japan), K. Wagg (Leicester, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


The latest insights in pulmonary rehabilitation

Chair(s): W. Man (Harefield, United Kingdom), M. Sillen (Horn, Netherlands), R. Glockl (Schoenau Am Koenigssee, Germany), V. Probst (Londrina, Brazil)

Thematic Poster Session


The different ways to establish a diagnosis: needle and forcep

Chair(s): S. Bilaceroglu (Izmir, Turkey), D. Gompelmann (Heidelberg, Germany), M. Wahidi (Durham, United States of America), G. Stratakos (Athens, Greece)

Thematic Poster Session


Diffuse parenchymal lung disease I

Chair(s): T. Peros Golubicic (Zagreb, Croatia), M. Confalonieri (Trieste, Italy), E. Renzoni (London, United Kingdom), H. Nunes (Bobigny, France)

Thematic Poster Session


Diffuse parenchymal lung disease II

Chair(s): J. Grutters (Nieuwegein, The Netherlands), D. Israel-Biet (Paris, France), C. Albera (Turin, Italy), D. Valeyre (Paris, France)

Thematic Poster Session


Diffuse parenchymal lung disease III

Chair(s): R. Ziesche (Vienna, Austria), T. Alfaro (Coimbra, Portugal), A. Corlateanu (Chishinau, Republic of Moldova), V. Poletti (Forli, Italy)

Thematic Poster Session


Diffuse parenchymal lung disease IV

Chair(s): A. Azuma (Tokyo, Japan), A. Tzouvelekis (Thrace, Greece), A. Prasse (Freiburg, Germany)

Thematic Poster Session


Distinguishing phenotypes and dealing with comorbidities in primary care

Chair(s): J. Kocks (Groningen, Netherlands), H. Pinnock (Edinburgh, United Kingdom), A. Kaplan (Richmond Hill, Canada), A. Kruis (Leiden, Netherlands)

Thematic Poster Session


Molecular biology of pro- and anti-inflammatory responses in the lung

Chair(s): T. Tetley (London, United Kingdom), D. Jungck (Bochum, Germany), S. Meiners (Munich, Germany), S. Weldon (Belfast, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


Cell culture and animal models of lung disease

Chair(s): L. Donnelly (London, United Kingdom), M. Al-Alawi (Dublin, Ireland), E. Van'T Wout (Leiden, Netherlands), C. Beisswenger (Homburg/Saar, Germany)

Thematic Poster Session


Fibrogenesis between epithelial injury and fibroblast proliferation

Chair(s): M. Kolb (Hamilton, Canada), P. Bonniaud (Dijon, France), S. Cerri (Modena, Italy), T. Maher (London, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


Lung injury and repair: reactive oxygen species and beyond

Chair(s): M. Witzenrath (Berlin, Germany), M. Koenigshoff (Munich, Germany), C. Kaehler (Innsbruck, Austria), S. Matalon (Birmingham, United States of America)

Thematic Poster Session


Various issues in clinical physiology

Chair(s): S. Verges (Echirolles, France), C. Spengler (Zurich, Switzerland), R. Farré (Barcelona, Spain), A. Aliverti (Milan, Italy)

Thematic Poster Session


ERS COPD exacerbation guidelines: methodologies and overview

Chair(s): A. Papi (Ferrara, Italy), J. Vestbo (Hvidovre, Denmark)

Symposium


Pro/Con Debate "Cost-effectiveness of maintenance chemotherapy for NSCLC"

Chair(s): T. Berghmans (Brussels, Belgium), L. Schmidt (Munster, Germany)

Symposium


Is it time to bring pre-school lung function testing to the clinic? Update from the ATS/ERS Task Force

Chair(s): F. De Jongh (Enschede, Netherlands), J. Stocks (London, United Kingdom)

Symposium


The European Respiratory Review: what's hot in pulmonary medicine

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

Symposium


Secretion Management in chronic respiratory insufficiency - state of the art and perspectives

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

Practical Workshop


Bronchial Thermoplasty: a life changing therapy for persistent asthma patients

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

Practical Workshop


Limiting factors in exercise

Chair(s): N. Hopkinson (London, United Kingdom), L. Romer (Uxbridge, United Kingdom)

Poster Discussion


Special problems in thoracic surgery

Chair(s): C. Paleru (Bucharest, Romania), A. End (Vienna, Austria)

Poster Discussion


Progress in endoscopy for lung cancer

Chair(s): A. Rozman (Golnik, Slovenia), A. Kempa (Hemer, Germany)

Poster Discussion


Outcomes and assessment methods in physiotherapy and rehabilitation

Chair(s): M. Emtner (Uppsala, Sweden), R. Garrod (London, United Kingdom)

Poster Discussion


Anti-infective treatment and resistance in respiratory infections

Chair(s): S. Aliberti (Milano, Italy), M. Tamm (Basel, Switzerland)

Poster Discussion


Respiratory diseases at at work: epidemiology, inflammation and challenge studies

Chair(s): J. Zock (Barcelona, Spain), T. Sigsgaard (Aarhus, Denmark)

Poster Discussion


Effectiveness of respiratory disease management in primary care

Chair(s): N. Chavannes (Leiden, Netherlands), B. Stallberg (Uppsala, Sweden)

Oral Presentation


Life's a gas: aspects of respiratory gas exchange

Chair(s): A. Kendrick (Bristol, United Kingdom), L. Smith (Sheffield, United Kingdom)

Oral Presentation


Patient views on respiratory allergies: raise awareness, release the burden (organised jointly by ELF/EFA)

Chair(s): P.A. Wecksell (Stockholm, Sweden), M. Fletcher (Warwick, United Kingdom)

Symposium


Novel mechanisms of acute lung injury

Chair(s): H. Wirtz (Leipzig, Germany), J.H.J. Vernooy (Maastricht, Netherlands)

Oral Presentation


Impact of traffic-related pollution on children's lungs

Chair(s): K. Lodrup Carlsen (Oslo, Norway), F. Midulla (Rome, Italy)

Symposium


Paediatrics and sleep apnoea/adults and upper airway stimulation

Chair(s): A. Valipour (Vienna, Austria), A. Kaditis (Piraeus, Greece)

Oral Presentation


Ceremony for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Award (supported by Actelion) followed by Clinical Year in Review II

Chair(s): M. Humbert (Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, France), L. Richeldi (Modena, Italy), T. Hoshino (Kurume, Japan)

Session


Good quality clinical recommendations for thoracic malignancy management in Europe

Chair(s): N. Schoenfeld (Berlin, Germany), J-P. Sculier (Brussels, Belgium)

Symposium


Update on Tallinn summit: health inequalities in Europe

Chair(s): K.F. Rabe (Großhansdorf, Germany), M. Decramer (Leuven, Belgium), F. Blasi (Milan, Italy)

Symposium


ERS Romain Pauwels Research Award Ceremony (supported by GlaxoSmithKline) followed by the Hot Topic "The nerves are back!"

Chair(s): S. Bonini (Rome, Italy), M. Lommatzsch (Rostock, Germany)

Hot topics


Pros and cons of MDR- and XDR-TB treatment

Chair(s): G. Bothamley (London, United Kingdom), K. Dheda (Cape Town, South Africa)

Oral Presentation


Acute exacerbation in COPD

Chair(s): C. Vogelmeier (Marburg, Germany), O.C. Burghuber (Vienna, Austria)

Oral Presentation


Exhaled biomarkers to assess airway inflammation

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

Oral Presentation


New insights in the pathology of lung cancer

Chair(s): A. Fisseler-Eckhoff (Wiesbaden, Germany), F. Gamarra (Munich, Germany)

Oral Presentation


Paediatric respiratory epidemiology. Wheeze: where, how and why?

Chair(s): B. Karadag (Umraniye Istanbul, Turkey), B. Spycher (Bern, Switzerland)

Poster Discussion


Lung injury, respiratory muscles and mechanical ventilation

Chair(s): S. Orfanos (Haïdari (Athens), Greece), L. Heunks (Nijmegen, Netherlands)

Poster Discussion


Diagnosis and biology of malignant pleural effusions

Chair(s): R. G. Wiewrodt (Muenster, Germany), P. Mohapatra (Chandigarh, India)

Poster Discussion


New understanding of childhood lung disease through physiological measurement

Chair(s): P. Latzin (Bern, Switzerland), E. Lombardi (Florence, Italy)

Poster Discussion


Clinical and diagnostic markers and management of paediatric allergic diseases

Chair(s): A. Moeller (Zurich, Switzerland), C. Lex (Halle (Saale), Germany)

Poster Discussion


New scientific findings on noninvasive ventilation in the acute setting

Chair(s): R. Scala (Arezzo, Italy), M. Dreher (Freiburg, Germany)

Oral Presentation


Pulmonary circulation: basic mechanisms

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

Oral Presentation


The smoking gun in COPD biology

Chair(s): A. Yildirim (Neuherberg, Germany), H. Fehrenbach (Borstel, Germany)

Poster Discussion


Mechanistic studies in airway cell biology

Chair(s): D. Davies (Southampton, United Kingdom), O. Eickelberg (Munich, Germany)

Oral Presentation