The ERS International Congress 2011, Amsterdam

 

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

Primary Care Day I: Effective disease- and self-management in primary care

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

Symposium


PG3 Workshop: Genomics and proteomics of lung disease

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

Postgraduate Course


PG5 Asthma versus COPD: similarities and differences

Chair(s): P. J. Barnes (London, United Kingdom), R. Dahl (Aarhus, Denmark)

Postgraduate Course


PG9 Risk stratification and treatment of lower respiratory tract infections

Chair(s): G. Rohde (Maastricht, The Netherlands), A. Torres (Barcelona, Spain)

Postgraduate Course


PG4 Functional lung imaging to describe regional lung function disturbances

Chair(s): W. De Backer (Antwerp, Belgium), G. Miserocchi (Monza, Italy)

Postgraduate Course


PG7 An update on pleural problems

Chair(s): D. Lardinois (Basel, Switzerland), L. Casali (Terni, Italy)

Postgraduate Course


PG2 Noninvasive ventilation (NIV) for stable hypercapnic COPD: recent advances and practical considerations

Chair(s): E. Clini (Modena, Italy), P. Navalesi (Vercelli, Italy)

Postgraduate Course


PG1 Interventional pulmonology

Chair(s): T. Sutedja (Amsterdam, Netherlands), C. Dooms (Leuven, Belgium)

Postgraduate Course


PG8 Assessing respiratory muscle strength: an interactive course

Chair(s): I. Steenbruggen (Zwolle, The Netherlands), A. Rossi (Verona, Italy)

Postgraduate Course


PG10 Management of thoracic tumours in practice: a HERMES basic course

Chair(s): J. Vansteenkiste (Leuven, Belgium), N. Schoenfeld (Berlin, Germany)

Postgraduate Course


PG6 Paediatric asthma: state of the art

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

Postgraduate Course


Fellows' Get-Together

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

Session


PG16 Thoracic ultrasound for physicians

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

Postgraduate Course


PG19 How to set up and deliver a smoking cessation service in a pulmonology department

Chair(s): A. Trofor (Iasi, Romania), C. Jimenez Ruiz (Madrid, Spain)

Postgraduate Course


PG17 Emerging infections: educational perspectives

Chair(s): G. Rohde (Maastricht, The Netherlands), E. Eber (Graz, Austria)

Postgraduate Course


PG20 Biomarkers in respiratory medicine

Chair(s): M. Cazzola (Rome, Italy), K. Nackaerts (Leuven, Belgium)

Postgraduate Course


PG18 Early detection of COPD: benefits and problems

Chair(s): J. Garcia Aymerich (Barcelona, Spain), B. Stallberg (Uppsala, Sweden)

Postgraduate Course


PG13 ERS/ACCP jointly organised: evidence-based approach to advanced respiratory care

Chair(s): N. Siafakas (Heraklion, Greece), A. Sharafkhaneh (Houston, United States of America)

Postgraduate Course


PG15 Treatment of obstructive sleep apnoea

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

Postgraduate Course


PG12 TB-PAN-NET Multidrug-resistant and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis: update on clinical management

Chair(s): C. Lange (Borstel, Germany), G. Bothamley (London, United Kingdom)

Postgraduate Course


PG11 Update of phenotypes of asthma and COPD

Chair(s): E. Ronmark (Lulea, Sweden), R. Polosa (Catania, Italy)

Postgraduate Course


PG14 Improving skills in cardiopulmonary exercise testing

Chair(s): R. Gosselink (Leuven, Belgium), L. Puente Maestú (Madrid, Spain)

Postgraduate Course


Primary Care Day II: Quality of assessment and diagnosis

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

Symposium


Mechanisms and outcomes of infective exacerbations of COPD

Chair(s): M. Miravitlles (Barcelona, Spain), A. Anzueto (San Antonio, United States of America)

Oral Presentation


Genetic and environmental risk factors for respiratory diseases

Chair(s): J. Anto (Barcelona, Spain), I. Annesi-Maesano (Paris, France)

Poster Discussion


Physical activity, methodology and impact

Chair(s): H. Watz (Grosshansdorf, Germany), I. Vogiatzis (Athens, Greece)

Poster Discussion


Allergen immunotherapy and anti-immunoglobulin E

Chair(s): N. Barnes (London, United Kingdom), G. Canonica (Genoa, Italy)

Poster Discussion


COPD management

Chair(s): J. Roca (Barcelona, Spain), E. F. M. Wouters (Maastricht, The Netherlands)

Poster Discussion


Are needles really enough?

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

Poster Discussion


Immunobiology in the transplanted lung: experimental and clinical evaluations

Chair(s): C. Ward (Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, United Kingdom), E. Verschuuren (Groningen, The Netherlands)

Oral Presentation


Macrophages and neutrophils in chronic lung disease

Chair(s): L. Donnelly (London, United Kingdom), Y. Sibille (Yvoir, Belgium)

Oral Presentation


Skeletal muscle weakness in COPD: physical (in)activity and biological markers

Chair(s): M. Steiner (Leicester, United Kingdom), A. Schols (Maastricht, Netherlands)

Oral Presentation


Tuberculin skin tests, interferon-gamma release assays and beyond

Chair(s): M. Ruhwald (Copenhagen, Denmark), D. Goletti (Rome, Italy)

Poster Discussion


Smoking cessation science

Chair(s): S. Nardini (Vittorio Veneto, Italy), K. Fagerstrom (Kågeröd, Sweden)

Oral Presentation


Prognostic and predictive factors in lung cancer

Chair(s): A.-P. Meert (Brussels, Belgium), N. Schoenfeld (Berlin, Germany)

Symposium


Early diagnosis in primary care

Chair(s): T. Schermer (Nijmegen , Netherlands), S. Walker (London, United Kingdom)

Oral Presentation


ERS Paediatric Respiratory Research Awards in Europe Ceremony (supported by Merck) followed by Paediatric Grand Round - an interactive session

Chair(s): A. Lindblad (Savedalen, Sweden), R. Ross-Russell (Cambridge, United Kingdom)

Grand round


Small airways: important in COPD and severe asthma

Chair(s): P. J. Barnes (London, United Kingdom), P. J. Sterk (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

Symposium


Live and let dive: diving and lung health

Chair(s): B. G. Cooper (Birmingham, United Kingdom), R. Van Hulst (Den Helder, Netherlands)

Symposium


The burden of pulmonary hypertension in respiratory disease

Chair(s): A. Peacock (Glasgow, United Kingdom), J. Barbera Mir (Barcelona, Spain)

Symposium


Fixed ratio or other ways to define COPD: what can we learn from others?

Chair(s): J. Soriano (Bunyola, Spain), M. Miller (Birmingham, United Kingdom), M. Nishimura (Sapporo, Japan)

Hot topics


The COPD patient experience: care and management

Chair(s): D. Field (London, United Kingdom), E. Austegard (Oslo, Norway)

Oral Presentation


New insights in the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

Chair(s): G. Raghu (Seattle, United States of America), R. M. du Bois (London, United Kingdom)

Oral Presentation


Treatment of lung cancer

Chair(s): Y. Nakanishi (Fukuoka, Japan), E. Quoix (Strasbourg, France)

Oral Presentation


Innate and exogenous factors in childhood respiratory infection

Chair(s): E. Haarman (Amsterdam, Netherlands), M. Everard (Sheffield, United Kingdom)

Poster Discussion


The new clinical spectrum of lung diseases: from bronchi to pleura

Chair(s): C. Tantucci (Brescia, Italy), N. Tzanakis (Heraklion, Greece)

Poster Discussion


Biomarkers of allergic inflammation

Chair(s): J. Lotvall (Gothenburg, Sweden), S. Bonini (Roma, Italy)

Poster Discussion


Pleural diseases and pneumothorax

Chair(s): S. Elia (Rome, Italy), I. Cordos (Bucharest, Romania)

Poster Discussion


Recent developments in COPD

Chair(s): J. H. J. Vernooy (Maastricht, Netherlands), P. Rocco (Rio De Janeiro, Brazil)

Poster Discussion


Treatments for pulmonary hypertension in human and experimental models

Chair(s): P. Hassoun (Baltimore, United States of America), M. Humbert (Clamart, France)

Oral Presentation


Diagnosis and predictors of COPD exacerbation

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

Oral Presentation


Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis

Chair(s): W. Yew (Hong Kong, China), R. Duarte (Vila Nova De Gaia, Portugal)

Oral Presentation


Genetics of airway diseases and treatment

Chair(s): I. Wouters (Utrecht, Netherlands), V. Schluenssen (Arhus, Denmark)

Poster Discussion


Altered mechanisms during exercise in disease

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

Oral Presentation


Mechanical ventilation: the American versus the European approach

Chair(s): S. Nava (Bologna, Italy), S. Giordano (Irving, United States of America)

Symposium


Endoscopic lung volume reduction: hype or hope?

Chair(s): M. Phillips (Perth, Australia), A. Mehta (Cleveland, Oh, United States of America)

Oral Presentation


Macrophage heterogeneity in respiratory diseases

Chair(s): P. Hiemstra (Leiden, Netherlands), J. Van Ginderachter (Brussels, Belgium)

Symposium


Sadoul Lecture followed by a session of Assembly 9: How to get the best signal?

Chair(s): B. G. Cooper (Birmingham, United Kingdom), T. Sigsgaard (Aarhus, Denmark)

Sadoul Lecture


Novelties in lung transplantation

Chair(s): F. Meloni (Pavia, Italy), A. Boehler (Zurich, Switzerland)

Symposium


New advances in smoking cessation

Chair(s): A. Trofor (Iasi, Romania), C. Jimenez Ruiz (Madrid, Spain)

Symposium


Mechanism and monitoring of airway diseases

Chair(s): A. Spanevello (Tradate, Italy), I. Pavord (Leicester, United Kingdom)

Oral Presentation


Cystic fibrosis: New aspects of diagnosis, inflammation and detecting exacerbation

Chair(s): F. Ratjen (Toronto, Canada), S. Cunningham (Edinburgh, United Kingdom)

Oral Presentation


Risk and detection of childhood asthma and allergy

Chair(s): D. Caudri (Rotterdam, Netherlands), L. Fleming (London, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


Asthma: risk factors and comorbidities

Chair(s): T. Popov (Sofia, Bulgaria), G. Moller (Capelle A/D Ijssel, Netherlands), F. Braido (Genova, Italy)

Thematic Poster Session


Respiratory epidemiology: genetics and modifiable risk factors

Chair(s): H. M. Boezen (Groningen, The Netherlands), J. Garcia Aymerich (Barcelona, Spain)

Thematic Poster Session


Respiratory epidemiology: comorbidity

Chair(s): L. Carrozzi (Pisa, Italy), P. Bakke (Bergen, Norway)

Thematic Poster Session


Air pollution

Chair(s): G. Hoek (Utrecht, Netherlands), J. Bonlokke (Hjortshoj, Denmark), P. Thorne (Iowa City, United States of America)

Thematic Poster Session


Mineral dusts

Chair(s): V. Schluenssen (Arhus, Denmark), S. Burge (Solihull, United Kingdom), X. Baur (Hamburg, Germany)

Thematic Poster Session


Smoking cessation science and smoking-related disorders

Chair(s): C. Bolliger (Cape Town, South Africa), E. Dagli (Istanbul, Turkey), E. Puscinska (Warsaw, Poland)

Thematic Poster Session


Smoking rate: smoking cessation interventions

Chair(s): M. Garcia (Malaga, Spain), S. Belo Ravara (Covilha, Portugal)

Thematic Poster Session


New insights in paediatric respiratory physiology

Chair(s): R. Kraemer (Bern, Switzerland), S. Lum (London, United Kingdom), G. Hall (Perth, Australia)

Thematic Poster Session


Exercise tests and emerging outcomes: defining the impact of pulmonary rehabilitation

Chair(s): F. Franssen (Horn, Netherlands), R. Evans (Toronto, Canada), C. Bolton (Nottingham, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


Paediatric respiratory infection: signs, symptoms and sequelae

Chair(s): J. E. Dankert-Roelse (Heerlen, Netherlands), M. Vasilopoulou (Athens, Greece), F. Versteegh (Waddinxveen, Netherlands), R. Nenna (Rome, Italy)

Thematic Poster Session


Paediatric epidemiology: bronchiolitis, pneumonia, asthma and spirometry in non-respiratory conditions

Chair(s): J. Lucas (Southampton, United Kingdom), C. Almqvist Malmros (Stockholm, Sweden)

Thematic Poster Session


Lung function today and tomorrow I

Chair(s): F. De Jongh (Enschede, Netherlands), K. De Soomer (Antwerp, Belgium), E. Dijkers (Amsterdam, Netherlands), M. Dunne (Dublin, Ireland)

Thematic Poster Session


Lung function today and tomorrow II

Chair(s): S. Blonshine (Mason, United States of America), A. Houtkooper (Den Helder, Netherlands), E. Oostveen (Antwerp, Belgium), M. Horstman (Pijnacker, Netherlands)

Thematic Poster Session


Rehabilitation, outcome measures and effects

Chair(s): C. Burtin (Leuven, Belgium), S. Bernard (Quebec, Canada), R. Garrod (London, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


Respiratory physiotherapy in the intensive care unit and on the ward: breathing exercises and respiratory muscles

Chair(s): V. Parreira (Belo Horizonte, Brazil), P. Joud (Lyon, France), E. Hulzebos (Utrecht, Netherlands)

Thematic Poster Session


Asthma: issues in rehabilitation and physical therapy

Chair(s): V. Probst (Londrina-Pr, Brazil), V. Carrieri-Kohlman (San Francisco, United States of America), B. Oberwaldner (Graz, Austria)

Thematic Poster Session


The eclectic world of respiratory nursing

Chair(s): D. Field (London, United Kingdom), S. Hrafnkelsdottir (Hafnarfjordur, Iceland)

Thematic Poster Session


Clinical parameters in airway diseases

Chair(s): S. Loukides (Athens, Greece), A. Morice (Cottingham, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


Animal models of airway inflammation

Chair(s): S-E. Dahlén (Stockholm, Sweden), M. Idzko (Freiburg, Germany)

Thematic Poster Session


Exacerbations and severe chronic respiratory disease: oxygen, rehabilitation, admission to hospital and palliative care

Chair(s): M. Steiner (Leicester, United Kingdom), W. Man (Harefield, United Kingdom), A. Holland (Melbourne, Australia)

Thematic Poster Session


Monitoring with lung function tests in airway diseases

Chair(s): J. Sont (Leiden, Netherlands), A. Zanini (Gavirate Va, Italy), P. Montuschi (Rome, Italy), A. Bikov (Miskolc, Hungary)

Thematic Poster Session


Quality of life and respiratory symptom management in primary care

Chair(s): D. Price (Cawston, United Kingdom), D. Ryan (Loughborough, United Kingdom), A. Langhammer (Levanger, Norway), S. Walker (London, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


COPD management

Chair(s): M. Kneussl (Vienna, Austria), M. Bogdan (Bucharest, Romania), R. Bals (Homburg, Germany), M. Breyer (Vienna, Austria)

Thematic Poster Session


COPD exacerbation

Chair(s): G. Funk (Vienna, Austria), F. Mihaltan (Bucharest, Romania), W. Pohl (Vienna, Austria)

Thematic Poster Session


Vascular and parenchymal imaging

Chair(s): R. Kubale (Pirmasens, Germany), A. Grgic (Homburg, Germany), S. Ley (Heidelberg, Germany), C. Schaefer-Prokop (Amsterdam Zuid-Oost, Netherlands)

Thematic Poster Session


From outside to inside: access to the pleura

Chair(s): M. Froudarakis (Alexandroupolis, Greece), S. Gasparini (Ancona, Italy), J. Tschopp (Crans-Montana, Switzerland), C. Marquette (Nice, France)

Thematic Poster Session


Asthma: a heterogeneous disease

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

Thematic Poster Session


Rare diffuse lung diseases

Chair(s): J-F. Cordier (Lyon, France), P. Camus (Dijon, France), J. Jones (Viseu, Portugal), S. Tomassetti (Forli, Italy)

Thematic Poster Session


What is new in the approach to pulmonary fibrosis?

Chair(s): L. Richeldi (Modena, Italy), J. J. G. Egan (Dublin, Ireland), K. Antoniou (Heraklion, Greece), D. Israel-Biet (Paris, France)

Thematic Poster Session


Experimental models and research in diffuse parenchymal lung diseases

Chair(s): C. Vancheri (Catania, Italy), J. Behr (Bochum, Germany), J. Grutters (Nieuwegein, The Netherlands), J. Muller-Quernheim (Freiburg, Germany)

Thematic Poster Session


To stent or not to stent: interventional bronchoscopy

Chair(s): J. Flandes (Madrid , Spain), A. Bugalho (Lisbon, Portugal), F. Stanzel (Hemer, Germany), P. Chhajed (Basel, Switzerland)

Thematic Poster Session


New mechanisms in airway disease

Chair(s): S. Matalon (Birmingham, United States of America), J. Chorostowska-Wynimko (Warsaw, Poland)

Thematic Poster Session


Drug delivery and pharmacokinetics I

Chair(s): N. Barnes (London, United Kingdom), E. Derom (Gent, Belgium)

Thematic Poster Session


COPD: human studies

Chair(s): M. Saetta (Padova, Italy), N. Ten Hacken (Groningen, Netherlands), T. Lapperre (Leiden, Netherlands), A. Wood (Birmingham, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


Asthma: control and treatment

Chair(s): I. Pavord (Leicester, United Kingdom), I. Vachier (Montpellier, France), C. Corrigan (London, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


Bronchodilators in asthma and COPD

Chair(s): M. Cazzola (Rome, Italy), R. Dahl (Aarhus, Denmark), C. Page (London, United Kingdom), R. Polosa (Catania, Italy)

Thematic Poster Session


Translational models of disease

Chair(s): P. Kirkham (London, United Kingdom), K. Tomita (Osakasayama, Japan), Z. Diamant (Rotterdam, Netherlands)

Thematic Poster Session


Monitoring exacerbations of airway diseases

Chair(s): C. Scoditti (Mesagne, Italy), A. Olin (Gothenburg, Sweden)

Thematic Poster Session


Anti-inflammatory strategies in acute lung injury

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

Thematic Poster Session


The ageing pulmonary interstitium

Chair(s): O. Eickelberg (Munich, Germany), P. Bonniaud (Dijon, France), M. Keane (Dublin, Ireland), G. Cox (Hamilton, Canada)

Thematic Poster Session


Lung cell biology

Chair(s): T. Tetley (London, United Kingdom), C. Taggart (Belfast, United Kingdom), I. Heijink (Groningen, Netherlands), C. Ward (Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


Airway smooth muscle cells and fibroblasts: cell biology

Chair(s): P. Borger (Basel, Switzerland), M. Koenigshoff (Munich, Germany), H. Meurs (Groningen, Netherlands)

Thematic Poster Session


The European Respiratory Review 2010 updates: whats hot in pulmonary medicine?

Chair(s): M. Humbert (Clamart, France), V. Cottin (Lyon, France)

Symposium


Optimising healthcare for COPD across Europe

Chair(s): G. Joos (Ghent, Belgium), F. Blasi (Milan, Italy)

Symposium


BMJ/ERJ Symposium – Peer reviewing

Chair(s): J. Soriano (Bunyola, Spain), J. Wedzicha (London, United Kingdom)

Symposium


Lancet / ERS symposium - New frontiers in COPD

Chair(s): C. Jenkins (Sydney, Australia), M. Decramer (Leuven, Belgium)

Symposium


Progress in pathology of lung cancer

Chair(s): P. Schnabel (Heidelberg, Germany), S. Janes (Harpenden, United Kingdom)

Poster Discussion


Advances in long-term noninvasive positive pressure ventilation

Chair(s): W. Windisch (Cologne, Germany), P. Wijkstra (Groningen, The Netherlands)

Oral Presentation


Smoking-related disorders and smoking prevention

Chair(s): G. Zabert (Neuquen, Argentina), M. Garcia (Malaga, Spain)

Poster Discussion


Exercise assessment in different diseases

Chair(s): D. O'Donnell (Kingston, Canada), C. Spengler (Zurich, Switzerland)

Poster Discussion


Clinical characteristics of patients with pulmonary hypertension

Chair(s): G. Simonneau (Clamart, France), P. Corris (Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, United Kingdom)

Poster Discussion


Paediatric epidemiology: predicting outcomes of wheeze, antenatal growth, early life exposures and outcome of premature birth

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

Poster Discussion


Biomarkers and outcomes of community-acquired pneumonia

Chair(s): A. Liapikou (Athens, Greece), R. Cosentini (Milan, Italy)

Poster Discussion


Exercise training: new populations, new techniques

Chair(s): T. Troosters (Leuven, Belgium), R. Casaburi (Rancho Palos Verdes, United States of America)

Oral Presentation


Functional lung and pulmonary arterial imaging

Chair(s): W. De Wever (Leuven, Belgium), A. Grgic (Homburg, Germany)

Oral Presentation


Epithelial cells: role in health and disease

Chair(s): R. Lutter (Amsterdam, Netherlands), A. Fisher (Newcastle, United Kingdom)

Oral Presentation


Physiology and cardiometabolic comorbidities in obstructive sleep apnoea

Chair(s): P. Levy (Grenoble, France), M. Bonsignore (Palermo, Italy)

Oral Presentation


Flexible bronchoscopy in the diagnosis of paediatric lung diseases

Chair(s): F. De Benedictis (Ancona, Italy), K. Priftis (Kifisia, Greece)

Oral Presentation


Dilemmas and progress in understanding childhood asthma

Chair(s): J. C. De Jongste (Rotterdam, The Netherlands), S. Pedersen (Kolding, Denmark)

Oral Presentation


Mechanisms of allergic inflammation of the airways

Chair(s): U. Raap (Hannover, Germany), S. Bonini (Roma, Italy)

Oral Presentation


Accelerated lung ageing in COPD

Chair(s): A. Agusti (Barcelona, Spain), M. Ichinose (Wakayama, Japan)

Symposium


Knowing COPD by heart: a relationship beyond comorbidity

Chair(s): O. C. Burghuber (Vienna, Austria), L. M. Fabbri (Modena, Italy)

Symposium


TBNET: tuberculosis research in Europe

Chair(s): D. Goletti (Rome, Italy), G. Bothamley (London, United Kingdom)

Symposium


Acute breathlessness: the state of the science

Chair(s): G. Burge (Birmingham, United Kingdom)

Symposium


New promising ways to treat cystic fibrosis

Chair(s): D. Bilton (London, United Kingdom), H. Tiddens (Rotterdam, Netherlands)

Symposium


Interventional Pneumology Grand Round - an interactive session

Chair(s): A. Sundset (Oslo, Norway), J. Flandes (Madrid , Spain)

Grand round


The 2011 PAH debate: what is the biggest challenge we face to optimise patient outcome?

Chair(s): A. Boonstra (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

Evening Symposium


Comorbidities and impact on society of asthma and COPD

Chair(s): D. Jarvis (London, United Kingdom), E. Lindberg (Uppsala, Sweden)

Poster Discussion


Genes, environment and obstruction

Chair(s): H. M. Boezen (Groningen, The Netherlands), F. Kauffmann (Villejuif, France)

Oral Presentation


Obstructive sleep apnoea: the heart and the brain

Chair(s): S. Andreas (Immenhausen, Germany), J. A. Hedner (Gothenburg, Sweden)

Poster Discussion


Viral respiratory infections in children: causes and consequences

Chair(s): C. O Callaghan (Leicester, United Kingdom), Z. Zivkovic (Belgrade, Republic of Serbia)

Oral Presentation


Models of disease and drug actions

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

Poster Discussion


Smoking-related diseases and smoking cessation

Chair(s): C. Jimenez Ruiz (Madrid, Spain), S. Luhning (Cordoba, Argentina)

Poster Discussion


Tuberculosis: from bench to bedside

Chair(s): C. Herzmann (Borstel / Sulfeld, Germany)

Poster Discussion


T-cell subsets

Chair(s): P. Chanez (Marseille, France), C. Corrigan (London, United Kingdom)

Poster Discussion


Indoor hazards and respiratory disease: irritants and allergens

Chair(s): J. Zock (Barcelona, Spain), D. Heederik (Utrecht, The Netherlands)

Oral Presentation


ERS Award for Rare Pulmonary Disease Ceremony (supported by GlaxoSmithKline) followed by Clinical Grand Round - an interactive session

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

Grand round


Cardio-pulmonary interactions

Chair(s): J. Neder (Sao Paulo, Brazil), G. Hedenstierna (Uppsala, Sweden)

Oral Presentation


End-stage lung disease in children

Chair(s): A. Fisher (Newcastle, United Kingdom), R. Ross-Russell (Cambridge, United Kingdom)

Symposium


Molecular pathology and functional genomics of lung disease

Chair(s): M. Skrzypski (Sopot, Poland), H. Popper (Graz, Austria)

Oral Presentation


ERS/ESCMID Guidelines: Management of lower respiratory tract infections: scores, biomarkers and beyond

Chair(s): G. Rohde (Maastricht, The Netherlands), M. Miravitlles (Barcelona, Spain)

Symposium


The non-parmacological management of COPD exacerbations

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

Symposium


The unfolding story of endoplasmic reticulum stress signalling in lung disease

Chair(s): P. Hiemstra (Leiden, Netherlands), C. Greene (Dublin, Ireland)

Symposium


Understanding the burden of chronic respiratory diseases: what decision makers need to know

Chair(s): R. Breyer-Kohansal (Vienna, Austria), J. Lopez-Campos (Seville, Spain)

Oral Presentation


Mechanisms of acute lung injury and mesenchymal cell treatment

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

Oral Presentation


Clinical application of exhaled biomarkers

Chair(s): I. Horvath (Budapest, Hungary), P. J. Sterk (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

Oral Presentation


The burden of work-related respiratory disease: known and new end-points

Chair(s): F. De Blay (Strasbourg, France)

Oral Presentation


Advances in lung function testing from infancy to adulthood

Chair(s): P. Aurora (London, United Kingdom), E. Lombardi (Florence, Italy)

Poster Discussion


Genetic and molecular background in pulmonary fibrosis

Chair(s): B. Crestani (Paris, France), J. Behr (Bochum, Germany)

Poster Discussion


Mechanical ventilation and lung injury: new advances

Chair(s): A. Torres (Barcelona, Spain), P. Rocco (Rio De Janeiro, Brazil)

Poster Discussion


Progress in endoscopy for the diagnosis of lung cancer

Chair(s): S. Ott (Berlin, Germany), M. Koslow (Tel Aviv, Israel)

Poster Discussion


Tuberculosis in immunocompromised hosts

Chair(s): D. Bumbacea (Bucharest, Romania), M. Sester (Homburg, Germany)

Poster Discussion


Advances in antibiotic therapy of non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis

Chair(s): D. Bilton (London, United Kingdom), E. Polverino (Barcelona, Spain)

Oral Presentation


Resuscitation and ventilation in the baby and infant

Chair(s): R. Ross-Russell (Cambridge, United Kingdom), A. te Pas (Leiden, Netherlands)

Oral Presentation


Surgery for lung cancer: pre-operative evaluation and results

Chair(s): P. Van Schil (Antwerp, Belgium), J. Pac Ferrer (Bilbao, Spain)

Oral Presentation


Lung cancer: molecular pathology and functional genomics

Chair(s): P. Schnabel (Heidelberg, Germany), S. Diederichs (Heidelberg, Germany)

Poster Discussion


What is new in tuberculosis immunodiagnosis?

Chair(s): J. Dominguez (Badalona, Spain), G. Ferrara (Solna, Sweden)

Oral Presentation


The value of patients as partners in research

Chair(s): M. Fletcher (Warwick, United Kingdom), L. Buzermaniene (Vilnius, Lithuania)

Hot topics


The best abstracts in rehabilitation and chronic care 2011 (sponsored by Nutricia Advanced Medical Nutrition)

Chair(s): S. Singh (Leicester, United Kingdom), M. A. Spruit (Horn, The Netherlands)

Oral Presentation


The prognostic value of cardiopulmonary exercise testing

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

Symposium


The digital highway: innovative monitoring of asthma

Chair(s): H. Lee (Seoul, Republic Of Korea), G. Piacentini (Verona, Italy)

Symposium


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

Chair(s): T. Geiser (Bern, Switzerland), P. J. Barnes (London, United Kingdom)

Session


Epidemiology of COPD exacerbations

Chair(s): B. Lundback (Gothenburg, Sweden), R. Rodríguez-Roisin (Barcelona, Spain)

Symposium


Vasculitis and the lung

Chair(s): J-F. Cordier (Lyon, France), C. Robalo Cordeiro (Coimbra, Portugal), Y. Inoue (Osaka, Japan)

Symposium


Phenotyping asthma: a clue for treatments?

Chair(s): S-E. Dahlén (Stockholm, Sweden), C. Taille (Paris, France)

Oral Presentation


Imaging in COPD

Chair(s): S. Ley (Heidelberg, Germany), C. Schaefer-Prokop (Amsterdam Zuid-Oost, Netherlands)

Oral Presentation


Risk assessment for tuberculosis

Chair(s): I. Latorre (Badalona, Spain), M. Eisenhut (Luton, United Kingdom), M. Aabye (Hvidovre, Denmark)

Thematic Poster Session


New aspects in prevention and treatment of community-acquired pneumonia and lower respiratory tract infections

Chair(s): C. Luna (Buenos Aires, Argentina), A. Hill (Edinburgh, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


Aetiology, diagnosis and outcomes in community-acquired pneumonia

Chair(s): W. Boersma (Alkmaar, The Netherlands), A. De Roux (Berlin, Germany), O. Rajas Naranjo (Madrid, Spain)

Thematic Poster Session


Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection and non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis

Chair(s): M. Tamm (Basel, Switzerland), M. Vendrell Relat (Girona, Spain)

Thematic Poster Session


Antimicrobial treatment and resistance in lower respiratory tract infections

Chair(s): A. Sayiner (Izmir, Turkey), N. Stanton (Cardiff, United Kingdom), P. Mallia (London, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


Clinical tuberculosis

Chair(s): I. Katjitaey (Bachbrecht Windhoek, Namibia), W. De Lange (Groningen, Netherlands), I. Solovic (Vysne Hagy, Slovakia), F. Marchesani (Pavia, Italy)

Thematic Poster Session


Management of tuberculosis

Chair(s): J-P. Zellweger (Fribourg, Switzerland), A. Antunes (Vila Nova Gaia, Portugal), P. D. O. Davies (Liverpool, United Kingdom), L. Codecasa (Milan, Italy)

Thematic Poster Session


Epidemiology of multidrug-resistant and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis

Chair(s): I. Abubakar (London, United Kingdom), J. Cayla (Barcelona, Spain), V. Crudu (Chisinau, Republic of Moldova)

Thematic Poster Session


Tuberculosis epidemiology and public health

Chair(s): T. Vasankari (Turku, Finland), C. Mulder (The Hague, Netherlands)

Thematic Poster Session


Imaging, functional evaluation and staging for lung cancer patients

Chair(s): A. Rozman (Golnik, Slovenia), T. Strand (Oslo, Norway), N. Dickgreber (Sarstedt, Germany)

Thematic Poster Session


Extrapulmonary tuberculosis and surgical interventions

Chair(s): F. Eyunboglu (Ankara, Turkey), A. Skrahina (Minsk Region, Belarus), T. Mihaescu (Iasi, Romania)

Thematic Poster Session


Pulmonary and extrapulmonary tuberculosis

Chair(s): M. Koslow (Tel Aviv, Israel), J. Nemeth (Zurich, Switzerland)

Thematic Poster Session


Clinical challenges in tuberculosis

Chair(s): J-P. Janssens (Geneva, Switzerland), S. Winkler (Vienna, Austria)

Thematic Poster Session


Epidemiology of lung cancer and screening

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

Thematic Poster Session


Palliation and morbidity in lung cancer patients

Chair(s): M. Paesmans (Brussels, Belgium), F. Gamarra (Munich, Germany)

Thematic Poster Session


Biomarkers and other new methods for lung cancer

Chair(s): R. Mroz (Bialystok, Poland), B. Schmidt (Halle, Germany)

Thematic Poster Session


Instructive clinical aspects of lung cancer

Chair(s): G. Hardavella (Athens, Greece), A. Kempa (Hemer, Germany), N. Triller (Golnik, Slovenia), K. Zarogoulidis (Thessaloniki, Greece)

Thematic Poster Session


Pleural and mediastinal malignancies: management and rare clinical cases

Chair(s): N. Maskell (Bristol, United Kingdom), P. Zarogoulidis (Thessaloniki, Greece), P. Astoul (Marseille, France)

Thematic Poster Session


Medical education

Chair(s): A. Simonds (London, United Kingdom), K. E. Bloch (Zurich, Switzerland), P. L. Haslam (London, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


Assessment of severity and predictors of outcomes in community-acquired pneumonia

Chair(s): T. Bauer (Berlin, Germany), S. Ott (Berlin, Germany), M. Sucena (Leca Da Palmeira, Portugal)

Thematic Poster Session


Infection in the immunocompromised host: infrequent aetiologies

Chair(s): M. Van Der Eerden (Rotterdam, Netherlands), M. Kolditz (Dresden, Germany), S. Nesterovich (Tomsk, Russian Federation)

Thematic Poster Session


Lung transplantation

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

Thematic Poster Session


Physiology and diagnostic technology in obstructive sleep apnoea

Chair(s): T. Penzel (Berlin, Germany), M. Kohler (Zurich, Switzerland), S. Asadi (Vienna, Austria)

Thematic Poster Session


General thoracic surgery I

Chair(s): P. Yablonskiy (Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation), A. End (Vienna, Austria)

Thematic Poster Session


Acute respiratory failure

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

Thematic Poster Session


Intensive care outcome

Chair(s): S. Orfanos (Haidari, Greece), T. Welte (Hannover, Germany)

Thematic Poster Session


Noninvasive ventilation in the acute setting: education, organisation, H1N1, paediatrics, weaning, diagnostic procedures and special considerations

Chair(s): R. Scala (Arezzo, Italy), D. Dellweg (Schmallenberg , Germany), M. Vukcevic (Belgrade, Republic of Serbia), N. Hart (London, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


New evidence in home mechanical ventilation

Chair(s): J. Nasilowski (Warsaw, Poland), E. Ekkernkamp (Freiburg, Germany), M. Chatwin (London, United Kingdom), A. Cuvelier (Rouen, France)

Thematic Poster Session


Respiratory and skeletal muscle assessment in health and disease

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

Thematic Poster Session


Clinical physiology for clinical problems

Chair(s): P. Laveneziana (Paris, France), L. Puente Maestú (Madrid, Spain), M. Bonsignore (Palermo, Italy), N. Hopkinson (London, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


Innovative methods in exercise testing

Chair(s): I. Vogiatzis (Athens, Greece), R. Rabinovich (Edinburgh, United Kingdom), J. Neder (Sao Paulo, Brazil), P. Onorati (Roma, Italy)

Thematic Poster Session


Epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment in obstructive sleep apnoea

Chair(s): S. Verhulst (Wilrijk, Belgium), B. Sanner (Wuppertal, Germany), D. Pevernagie (Heeze, Netherlands)

Thematic Poster Session


Lung and airway function

Chair(s): N. Koulouris (Athens, Greece), G. Miserocchi (Monza, Italy), R. Dellaca (Milan, Italy), Z. Hantos (Szeged, Hungary)

Thematic Poster Session


Cardiometabolic and neurocognitive changes in obstructive sleep apnoea

Chair(s): M. Arzt (Regensburg, Germany), R. Tkacova (Kosice, Slovakia), S.Ryan (Dublin, Ireland)

Thematic Poster Session


Obstructive sleep apnoea: clinical aspects I

Chair(s): S. West (Newcastle, United Kingdom), P. Jennum (Glostrup, Denmark), A. Kaditis (Piraeus, Greece), W. De Backer (Antwerp, Belgium)

Thematic Poster Session


Treatment of human pulmonary hypertension

Chair(s): K. Sheares (Cambridge, United Kingdom), C.A Elliot (Sheffield, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


Chest wall trauma and airway management

Chair(s): K. Athanassiadi (Athens, Greece), A. Olland (Strasbourg, France), J. Torres Lanzas (Murcia, Spain)

Thematic Poster Session


Physiology of human pulmonary hypertension

Chair(s): R. Naeije (Brussels, Belgium), A. Peacock (Glasgow, United Kingdom), A. Vonk Noordegraaf (Amsterdam, The Netherlands), O. Sitbon (Clamart, France)

Thematic Poster Session


Clinical features of pulmonary hypertension

Chair(s): M. M. Hoeper (Hannover, Germany), J. Lordan (Northumberland, United Kingdom), M. Delcroix (Leuven, Belgium), M. Humbert (Clamart, France)

Thematic Poster Session


Clinical features of pulmonary thromboembolism

Chair(s): M. Johnson (Clydebank, United Kingdom), P. Hassoun (Baltimore, United States of America)

Thematic Poster Session


Pulmonary hypertension in hypoxic lung disease

Chair(s): A. Chaouat (Vandoeuvre-Les-Nancy, France), X. Jais (Clamart, France), P. Corris (Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, United Kingdom), S. Gaine (Dublin, Ireland)

Thematic Poster Session


Treatment of pulmonary hypertension

Chair(s): A. Boonstra (Amsterdam, The Netherlands), L. Nicod (Lausanne, Switzerland)

Thematic Poster Session


Comorbid obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) and OSA comorbidities

Chair(s): I. Smith (Cambridge, United Kingdom), R. L. Riha (Edinburgh, United Kingdom), S. Andreas (Immenhausen, Germany)

Thematic Poster Session


ERS/NEJM Late breaking research session

Chair(s): L. M. Fabbri (Modena, Italy), E. Bel (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

Symposium


How to integrate care: crossing European borders

Chair(s): F. Smeenk (Eindhoven, Netherlands), D. Price (Cawston, United Kingdom)

Symposium


ECDC and WHO tuberculosis guidelines: update 2011 (organised within the FP7 funded TB-PAN-NET project)

Chair(s): D. Cirillo (Milan, Italy), A. Sandgren (Stockholm, Sweden)

Symposium


Measuring physical activity and exercise performance in chronic lung disease: implications for rehabilitation

Chair(s): M. Morgan (Leicester, United Kingdom), M. Sillen (Horn, Netherlands)

Poster Discussion


Comorbidities and management in primary care

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

Oral Presentation


Epithelial cell biology

Chair(s): D. Davies (Southampton, United Kingdom), C. Greene (Dublin, Ireland)

Poster Discussion


Improving outcomes after lung transplantation

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

Poster Discussion


Obstructive sleep apnoea: inflammation and metabolism

Chair(s): W. McNicholas (Dublin, Ireland), J. Montserrat (Barcelona, Spain)

Poster Discussion


Quality control in lung function and exercise-related issues

Chair(s): I. Steenbruggen (Zwolle, The Netherlands), W. Tomalak (Rabka, Poland)

Poster Discussion


Role of infection in exacerbations of COPD

Chair(s): T. Wilkinson (Southampton, United Kingdom), S. Sethi (Buffalo, United States of America)

Poster Discussion


Novel clinical features of acute and chronic lung diseases

Chair(s): D. Olivieri (Parma, Italy), P. Camus (Dijon, France)

Oral Presentation


Chest physiotherapy and breathing retraining

Chair(s): D. Langer (Leuven , Belgium), M. Thomas (Gloucester, United Kingdom)

Oral Presentation


Noninvasive ventilation on the intensive care unit: from novel application to end of life issues

Chair(s): R. Scala (Arezzo, Italy), A. Cuvelier (Rouen, France)

Oral Presentation


COPD: burden of disease, imaging and management

Chair(s): C. Janson (Uppsala, Sweden), G. Viegi (Pisa, Italy)

Oral Presentation


Treatment options and tumour biology of malignant pleural mesothelioma

Chair(s): B. Robinson (Perth, Australia), A. Scherpereel (Lille, France)

Oral Presentation


Barrier functions in sepsis and acute lung injury

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

Oral Presentation


COPD: mechanisms and biomarker

Chair(s): A. Agusti (Barcelona, Spain), M. Breyer (Vienna, Austria)

Oral Presentation


Bone marrow-derived stem cells in respiratory diseases: a future therapy?

Chair(s): P. M. A. Calverley (Liverpool, United Kingdom), A. Artigas (Sabadell, Spain)

Hot topics


Innate immune responses in COPD and severe asthma: new targets for therapy?

Chair(s): B. Levy (Boston, United States of America), G. Anderson (Parkville, Australia)

Symposium


Cancer tissue is the issue

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

Symposium


Highlights in the treatment of pleural empyema

Chair(s): E. Canalis (Barcelona, Spain), M. Confalonieri (Trieste, Italy)

Symposium


Paediatric Year in Review

Chair(s): E. Eber (Graz, Austria), C. Kuehni (Bern, Switzerland)

Session


Romain Pauwels Research Award Ceremony (supported by GlaxoSmithKline) followed by Imaging of the lung parenchyma: an interactive session on interpretation strategies

Chair(s): R. Kubale (Pirmasens, Germany), L. Nicod (Lausanne, Switzerland)

Grand round


Inflammation and genes in childhood asthma

Chair(s): P. Le Souef (Perth, Australia), C. Soderhall (Huddinge, Sweden)

Poster Discussion


Physical activity monitors: from toy to valid tool?

Chair(s): M. Emtner (Uppsala, Sweden), F. Pitta (Londrina, Brazil)

Oral Presentation


Asthma: basic science and clinical studies

Chair(s): C. Taube (Mainz, Germany), M. Gjomarkaj (Palermo, Italy)

Poster Discussion


Obstructive sleep apnoea in children and adults

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

Oral Presentation


Risk factors and treatment outcomes in multidrug- and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis

Chair(s): G. Guenther (Borstel, Germany), V. Botnaru (Chisinau, Republic of Moldova)

Poster Discussion


Environmental exposure and disease mechanisms

Chair(s): P. Thorne (Iowa City, United States of America), T. Malling (Aalborg, Denmark)

Poster Discussion


Experimental pulmonary hypertension

Chair(s): A. Ghofrani (Giessen, Germany), S. Gaine (Dublin, Ireland)

Poster Discussion


Biomarkers and exacerbations of asthma and COPD

Chair(s): S. L. Johnston (London, United Kingdom), G. Brusselle (Ghent, Belgium)

Poster Discussion


Sleep and weight: heavy under pressure

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

Oral Presentation


New dimensions in respiratory clinics - Peter Macklem memorial symposium

Chair(s): E. Bel (Amsterdam, The Netherlands), P. J. Sterk (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

Hot topics


Growth factors and fibrogenesis: are they good, bad or both?

Chair(s): M. Kolb (Hamilton, Canada), B. Crestani (Paris, France)

Oral Presentation


Adenosine and purigenic signalling in inflammatory lung disease

Chair(s): J. C. Virchow (Rostock, Germany), C. Page (London, United Kingdom)

Symposium


New insights in the incidence, variation and risk factors of asthma

Chair(s): P. Burney (London, United Kingdom), I. Annesi-Maesano (Paris, France)

Oral Presentation


Chronic bronchial infection: more than a syndrome

Chair(s): T. Welte (Hannover, Germany), A. Anzueto (San Antonio, United States of America)

Symposium


The times they are a-changing: how noninvasive ventilation changed our practice

Chair(s): N. Hill (Providence, United States of America), A. Carlucci (Milan, Italy)

Symposium


Clinical Year in Review I

Chair(s): D. Bouros (Alexandroupolis, Greece), C. Strange (Charleston, United States of America)

Session


Slow-growing lung cancer

Chair(s): E. Quoix (Strasbourg, France), R. M. Huber (Munich, Germany)

Symposium


Pulmonary infections and sepsis

Chair(s): J.-D. Chiche (Paris, France), J. Pugin (Geneva, Switzerland)

Oral Presentation


E-learning

Chair(s): P. L. Haslam (London, United Kingdom), J. Wildhaber (Fribourg, Switzerland)

Oral Presentation


Important new developments in paediatric respiratory physiology

Chair(s): P. Aurora (London, United Kingdom), E. Lombardi (Florence, Italy)

Oral Presentation


New treatments for airway disease

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

Oral Presentation


Molecular markers: diagnosis and management of malignant pleural effusions

Chair(s): B. Grigoriu (Iasi, Romania), I. Kalomenidis (Haidiari, Greece)

Poster Discussion


Treatment beyond inhalers: endoscopic lung volume reduction

Chair(s): P. Shah (London, United Kingdom), D. Slebos (Groningen, Netherlands)

Poster Discussion


Phenotyping and monitoring of airway diseases

Chair(s): A. Ten Brinke (Molenend, Netherlands), B. Balbi (Veruno, Italy)

Poster Discussion


Challenges in chronic disease management: helping individuals with chronic lung disease remain stable

Chair(s): D. Janssen (Horn, Netherlands), R. S. Goldstein (Toronto, On, Canada)

Poster Discussion


Obstructive sleep apnoea as a comorbidity

Chair(s): S.Ryan (Dublin, Ireland), L. Grote (Gothenburg, Sweden)

Poster Discussion


Understanding disease and drug mechanisms

Chair(s): L. Donnelly (London, United Kingdom), G. Caramori (Ferrara, Italy)

Oral Presentation


Outdoor air pollution studies

Chair(s): G. Hoek (Utrecht, Netherlands), J. Pekkanen (Kuopio, Finland)

Oral Presentation


Pathobiology of experimental pulmonary hypertension

Chair(s): A. Peacock (Glasgow, United Kingdom), A. Chaouat (Vandoeuvre-Les-Nancy, France)

Oral Presentation


Insight into mechanisms of respiratory infections

Chair(s): A. Papi (Ferrara, Italy), G. Dimopoulos (Athens, Greece)

Poster Discussion


Highlights in lung function 2011

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

Oral Presentation


Early wheezing conditions in childhood

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

Oral Presentation


Non-tuberculous mycobacteria pulmonary infections

Chair(s): J. Van Ingen (Nijmegen, Netherlands), D. Wagner (Freiburg Im Breisgau, Germany)

Oral Presentation


Recent therapeutic advances with tyrosine-kinase inhibitors in nonsmall-cell lung cancer

Chair(s): J-P. Sculier (Brussels, Belgium), R. M. Huber (Munich, Germany)

Hot topics


Why is epigenetics important for lung disease?

Chair(s): C. Taggart (Belfast, United Kingdom), C. Bingle (Sheffield, United Kingdom)

Symposium


Interventional bronchoscopy in children

Chair(s): F. Midulla (Rome, Italy), E. Eber (Graz, Austria)

Symposium


Respiratory complications after chest trauma: current management

Chair(s): E. Canalis (Barcelona, Spain), G. Hedlin (Stockholm, Sweden)

Symposium


New imaging tools for diagnosis of alterations in lung structure and function in COPD

Chair(s): G. Miserocchi (Monza, Italy), R. Rodríguez-Roisin (Barcelona, Spain)

Symposium


COPD Research Award Ceremony (supported by Boehringer Ingelheim) followed by Clinical Year in Review II

Chair(s): T. Sigsgaard (Aarhus, Denmark), E. Clini (Modena, Italy)

Session


Late-Breaking Abstracts Session: New mechanisms in airway disease

Chair(s): A. Spanevello (Tradate, Italy), C. Corrigan (London, United Kingdom)

Oral Presentation


Respiratory epidemiology: methods, definitions and phenotypes

Chair(s): D. Mannino (Lexington, United States of America), C. Svanes (Bergen, Norway)

Thematic Poster Session


Work, the environment and respiratory disease

Chair(s): O. Omland (Aalborg, Denmark), D. Nowak (Munich, Germany), I. Wouters (Utrecht, Netherlands)

Thematic Poster Session


Work-related respiratory diseases and specific exposures

Chair(s): D. Fishwick (Sheffield, United Kingdom), P. Bakke (Bergen, Norway)

Thematic Poster Session


Treatment strategies, systemic manifestations and biomarkers in airway diseases

Chair(s): Z. Lazar (Budapest, Hungary), K. Kostikas (Karditsa, Greece), T. Popov (Sofia, Bulgaria), G. Carpagnano (Bari, Italy)

Thematic Poster Session


Respiratory epidemiology: prevalence, incidence and remission

Chair(s): M. S. Jaakkola (Oulu, Finland), E. Ronmark (Lulea, Sweden)

Thematic Poster Session


Respiratory epidemiology: quality of life, therapy and socioeconomics

Chair(s): C. Suppli Ulrik (Virum, Denmark), J. Soriano (Bunyola, Spain)

Thematic Poster Session


Experimental modulation of airway inflammation

Chair(s): H.J. Hoffmann (Aarhus, Denmark), M. Dentener (Maastricht, Netherlands), E. Mortaz (Utrecht, Netherlands), D. Jungck (Bochum, Germany)

Thematic Poster Session


Diagnosis and treatment of inflammatory respiratory diseases

Chair(s): R. Jonkers (Amsterdam, Netherlands), B. J. O'Connor (London, United Kingdom), D. Bumbacea (Bucharest, Romania)

Thematic Poster Session


Epidemiology of smoking and smoking cessation interventions

Chair(s): R. Sansores (Mexico City, Mexico), S. Belo Ravara (Covilha, Portugal)

Thematic Poster Session


Anti-smoking interventions: prevention and treatment

Chair(s): F. Mihaltan (Bucharest, Romania), P. I. Van Spiegel (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

Thematic Poster Session


Issues in paediatric and neonatal intensive care

Chair(s): C. Roehr (Berlin, Germany), K. Bohlin (Alvsjö, Sweden), M. Chakraborty (Cardiff, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


Coping and lifestyle in childhood asthma

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

Thematic Poster Session


Biological correlates and comorbidities of childhood asthma/allergy

Chair(s): K-H. Carlsen (Oslo, Norway), S. Saglani (London, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


Cystic fibrosis: clinical and laboratory studies

Chair(s): A. Lindblad (Savedalen, Sweden), S. Brown (London, United Kingdom), E. Kerem (Jerusalem, Israel), P. Latzin (Bern, Switzerland)

Thematic Poster Session


Update on monitoring airway diseases

Chair(s): M. Foschino (Bari, Italy), M. Corradi (Parma, Italy), B. Brashier (Pune, India), A. Papaioannou (Vrilissia Athens, Greece)

Thematic Poster Session


General thoracic surgery II

Chair(s): A. End (Vienna, Austria), C. Paleru (Bucharest, Romania), J. Pac Ferrer (Bilbao, Spain)

Thematic Poster Session


Influenza A (H1N1): lessons after the epidemic

Chair(s): Y. Ivanov (Pleven, Bulgaria), F. Ringshausen (Hanover, Germany), S. L. Johnston (London, United Kingdom), R. Menendez (Valencia, Spain)

Thematic Poster Session


Challenges in tuberculosis control

Chair(s): L. Anderson (London, United Kingdom), W. Ricketts (London, United Kingdom), P. Ravn (Frederiksberg, Denmark)

Thematic Poster Session


Novel strategies for the diagnosis of tuberculosis

Chair(s): J. Keane (Dublin, Ireland), S. Winkler (Vienna, Austria)

Thematic Poster Session


Treatment of tuberculosis and adverse drug reactions

Chair(s): A. Skrahina (Minsk Region, Belarus), M. De Souza Galvao (Barcelona, Spain), A. Bossink (Den Dolder, Netherlands), A. Andersen (Odense, Denmark)

Thematic Poster Session


Quality management for lung cancer patients

Chair(s): R. Milroy (Glasgow, United Kingdom), E. Jakobsen (Odense, Denmark), D. Jovanovic (Beograd, Republic of Serbia)

Thematic Poster Session


Bronchial hyperresponsiveness and exhaled and sputum biomarkers

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

Thematic Poster Session


A little bit of everything: interventional pneumology

Chair(s): J. Janssen (Nijmegen, The Netherlands), M. Doris (Athens, Greece), M. Munavvar (Preston, Lancashire, United Kingdom), S. Altin (Istanbul, Turkey)

Thematic Poster Session


Airways disease comorbidities and general aspects

Chair(s): R. Buhl (Mainz, Germany), A. Morice (Cottingham, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


Quality of diagnosis and assessment in primary care

Chair(s): T. Van Der Molen (Groningen, Netherlands), A. Kruis (Leiden, Netherlands), P. White (London, United Kingdom), K. Lisspers (Gagnef, Sweden)

Thematic Poster Session


Drug delivery and pharmacokinetics II

Chair(s): O. Usmani (London, United Kingdom), M. Molimard (Bordeaux, France), H. Chrystyn (Huddersfield, United Kingdom), J. C. Virchow (Rostock, Germany)

Thematic Poster Session


COPD diagnosis

Chair(s): T. Welte (Hannover, Germany), R. Breyer-Kohansal (Vienna, Austria), H. Olschewski (Graz, Austria), T. Bauer (Berlin, Germany)

Thematic Poster Session


New insights in management of interstitial and vascular lung diseases

Chair(s): M. Marvisi (Salsomaggiore Terme, Italy), U. Costabel (Essen, Germany)

Thematic Poster Session


What do individuals know about their disease? Educational needs, the psychological impact of chronic respiratory disease and health-related quality of life

Chair(s): J. Van Der Palen (Enschede, Netherlands), J. Vercoulen (Venlo, Netherlands)

Thematic Poster Session


Challenges in rehabilitation: some old dilemmas revisited with some solutions?

Chair(s): R. Gosselink (Leuven, Belgium), J. Williams (Leicester, United Kingdom), J. Alison (Killara, Australia)

Thematic Poster Session


Imaging in oncology and infectious diseases

Chair(s): H. Roberts (Toronto, Canada), J. Coolen (Leuven, Belgium)

Thematic Poster Session


The basic and the future: pure diagnostic or dedicated wavelengths play

Chair(s): L. Freitag (Essen, Germany), B. Escarguel (Toulon, France)

Thematic Poster Session


Different profiles of sarcoidosis and other granulomatous disorders

Chair(s): E. Bargagli (Siena, Italy), S. Freitas (Coimbra, Portugal), R. P. Baughman (Cincinnati, United States of America)

Thematic Poster Session


Clinical perspectives in several interstitial diseases

Chair(s): D. Valeyre (Paris, France), A. Morais (Maia, Portugal), P. Rottoli (Siena, Italy)

Thematic Poster Session


COPD mechanisms

Chair(s): H. Koller (Vienna, Austria), W. Pohl (Vienna, Austria), E. Russi (Zurich, Switzerland), H. Watz (Grosshansdorf, Germany)

Thematic Poster Session


Recent advances in noninvasive ventilation used for treating acute respiratory failure

Chair(s): M. Ferrer (Barcelona, Spain), R. Angus (Liverpool, United Kingdom), P. Navalesi (Vercelli, Italy), B. Schoenhofer (Hanover, Germany)

Thematic Poster Session


Lung development and neoplasia

Chair(s): H. Popper (Graz, Austria), J. Chorostowska-Wynimko (Warsaw, Poland), R. Lucas (Augusta, United States of America), S. Matalon (Birmingham, United States of America)

Thematic Poster Session


COPD: clinical studies and animal cell models

Chair(s): J. Erjefalt (Lund, Sweden), M. Gjomarkaj (Palermo, Italy), J. H. J. Vernooy (Maastricht, Netherlands), T. Mauad (Sao Paulo, Brazil)

Thematic Poster Session


Immunology and cell biology of asthma and COPD

Chair(s): S. Baraldo (Padova, Italy), L. Dupont (Leuven, Belgium), K. Van Der Sluijs (Amsterdam , Netherlands)

Thematic Poster Session


Phagocytes and dendritic cells

Chair(s): R. Lutter (Amsterdam, Netherlands), P. Borger (Basel, Switzerland)

Thematic Poster Session


Cell biology of lung disease

Chair(s): O. Holz (Hannover, Germany), C. Bingle (Sheffield, United Kingdom), M. Brodlie (Northumberland, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


Novel mechanisms in lung injury

Chair(s): C. Kaehler (Innsbruck, Austria), R. Morty (Giessen, Germany), D. Thickett (Birmingham, United Kingdom), M. Ochs (Hannover, Germany)

Thematic Poster Session


Obstructive sleep apnoea: clinical aspects II

Chair(s): J. Montserrat (Barcelona, Spain), J. De Backer (Edegem, Belgium)

Thematic Poster Session


Asthma management and response

Chair(s): P. Paggiaro (Pisa, Italy), N. Thomson (Glasgow, United Kingdom), G. D'Amato (Naples, Italy)

Thematic Poster Session


Prediction of pulmonary thromboembolism

Chair(s): A. Ghofrani (Giessen, Germany), G. Simonneau (Clamart, France)

Thematic Poster Session


Pro/Con debate: Maintenance chemotherapy after induction chemotherapy for advanced nonsmall cell lung cancer

Chair(s): N. Schoenfeld (Berlin, Germany), K. Zarogoulidis (Thessaloniki, Greece)

Symposium


Pulmonologists and intensivists: two hearts are better than one?

Chair(s): A. Artigas (Sabadell, Spain), M. W. Elliott (Leeds, United Kingdom)

Symposium


Disease management in specific primary care populations

Chair(s): J. Snoeck-Stroband (Leiden, Netherlands), M. L. Levy (London, United Kingdom)

Poster Discussion


Morphological and functional imaging in obstructive airway disease

Chair(s): M. Eichinger (Heidelberg, Germany), P. Zanen (Utrecht , Netherlands)

Poster Discussion


Lung cell injury and repair

Chair(s): T. Martin (Seattle, United States of America), G. Jenkins (Nottingham, United Kingdom)

Poster Discussion


Rare lung diseases in children

Chair(s): P. Pohunek (Prague, Czech Republic), I. Azevedo (Porto, Portugal)

Poster Discussion


Cystic fibrosis: new basic, clinical and bacteriological knowledge

Chair(s): B. Fauroux (Paris, France), N. Regamey (Bern, Switzerland)

Poster Discussion


COPD mechanisms

Chair(s): W. MacNee (Edinburgh, United Kingdom), M. Kneussl (Vienna, Austria)

Poster Discussion


Biomarkers in sarcoidosis

Chair(s): D. Bouros (Alexandroupolis, Greece), C. Albera (Turin, Italy)

Oral Presentation


Access to the periphery: solitary periphery nodule

Chair(s): A. Valipour (Vienna, Austria), M. Schuhmann (Winchester, United Kingdom)

Oral Presentation


Pro/Con Debate ""Allergen avoidance in asthma: useful after all or a waste of time and effort?

Chair(s): G. Hedlin (Stockholm, Sweden), A. Woodcock (Manchester, United Kingdom)

Symposium


Appropriate use of antibiotics in respiratory infections in Europe (the GRACE project)

Chair(s): M. Woodhead (Manchester, United Kingdom), G. Rohde (Maastricht, The Netherlands)

Oral Presentation


Exercise strategies for chronic respiratory disease

Chair(s): T. Troosters (Leuven, Belgium), M. Morgan (Leicester, United Kingdom)

Symposium


Innovative diagnostic methods for lung cancer

Chair(s): A. Fisseler-Eckhoff (Wiesbaden, Germany), A. Scherpereel (Lille, France)

Oral Presentation


New ERS Guidelines: Management of Work-Related Asthma

Chair(s): X. Baur (Hamburg, Germany), T. Aasen (Bergen, Norway)

Symposium


Non-tuberculous mycobacterial infections

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

Symposium


Ceremony for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Award (supported by Actelion) followed by Pulmonary Hypertension in the Clinic Grand Round - an interactive session

Chair(s): A. Peacock (Glasgow, United Kingdom), G. Simonneau (Clamart, France)

Grand round


Molecular biomarkers at the bedside of critically ill patients

Chair(s): T. Welte (Hannover, Germany), S. Orfanos (Haidari, Greece)

Symposium


Mucus in airway diseases: bad or good partner?

Chair(s): P. Chanez (Marseille, France), K. Kostikas (Karditsa, Greece)

Hot topics


From chronic lung diseases in childhood to COPD

Chair(s): L. Zimmermann (Maastricht, Netherlands), K. Bohlin (Alvsjö, Sweden)

Symposium


Late-Breaking Abstracts Session: New treatments and targets for airway disease

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

Oral Presentation


Severity, comorbidities and outcomes in community-acquired pneumonia

Chair(s): A. Torres (Barcelona, Spain), G. Dimopoulos (Athens, Greece)

Oral Presentation


Treating childhood asthma

Chair(s): S. Pedersen (Kolding, Denmark), S. Saglani (London, United Kingdom)

Poster Discussion


Pulmonary rehabilitation: looking at alternative approaches and alternative populations beyond COPD

Chair(s): W. Man (Harefield, United Kingdom), F. Pitta (Londrina, Brazil)

Poster Discussion


Role of the biomarkers in airway diseases

Chair(s): S. Loukides (Athens, Greece), R. Louis (Liege, Belgium)

Poster Discussion