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.

PG1 Interventional pulmonology

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

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


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


PG3 Workshop: Genomics and proteomics of lung disease

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

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


PG5 Asthma versus COPD: similarities and differences

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

Postgraduate Course


PG6 Paediatric asthma: state of the art

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

Postgraduate Course


PG7 An update on pleural problems

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

Postgraduate Course


PG8 Assessing respiratory muscle strength: an interactive course

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

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


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

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

Symposium


Fellows' Get-Together

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

Session


PG11 Update of phenotypes of asthma and COPD

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

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


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


PG14 Improving skills in cardiopulmonary exercise testing

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

Postgraduate Course


PG15 Treatment of obstructive sleep apnoea

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

Postgraduate Course


PG16 Thoracic ultrasound for physicians

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

Postgraduate Course


PG17 Emerging infections: educational perspectives

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

Postgraduate Course


PG18 Early detection of COPD: benefits and problems

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

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


PG20 Biomarkers in respiratory medicine

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

Postgraduate Course


Primary Care Day II: Quality of assessment and diagnosis

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

Symposium


Allergen immunotherapy and anti-immunoglobulin E

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

Poster Discussion


Are needles really enough?

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

Poster Discussion


COPD management

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

Poster Discussion


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


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


Genetic and environmental risk factors for respiratory diseases

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

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


Live and let dive: diving and lung health

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

Symposium


Macrophages and neutrophils in chronic lung disease

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

Oral Presentation


Mechanisms and outcomes of infective exacerbations of COPD

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

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


Physical activity, methodology and impact

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

Poster Discussion


Prognostic and predictive factors in lung cancer

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

Symposium


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

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

Oral Presentation


Small airways: important in COPD and severe asthma

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

Symposium


Smoking cessation science

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

Oral Presentation


The burden of pulmonary hypertension in respiratory disease

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

Symposium


The COPD patient experience: care and management

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

Oral Presentation


Tuberculin skin tests, interferon-gamma release assays and beyond

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

Poster Discussion


Altered mechanisms during exercise in disease

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

Oral Presentation


Biomarkers of allergic inflammation

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

Poster Discussion


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

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

Oral Presentation


Diagnosis and predictors of COPD exacerbation

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

Oral Presentation


Endoscopic lung volume reduction: hype or hope?

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

Oral Presentation


Genetics of airway diseases and treatment

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

Poster Discussion


Innate and exogenous factors in childhood respiratory infection

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

Poster Discussion


Macrophage heterogeneity in respiratory diseases

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

Symposium


Mechanical ventilation: the American versus the European approach

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

Symposium


Mechanism and monitoring of airway diseases

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

Oral Presentation


Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis

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

Oral Presentation


New advances in smoking cessation

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

Symposium


Novelties in lung transplantation

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

Symposium


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


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


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

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

Poster Discussion


Treatment of lung cancer

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

Oral Presentation


Treatments for pulmonary hypertension in human and experimental models

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

Oral Presentation


Air pollution

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

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


Animal models of airway inflammation

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

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


Asthma: a heterogeneous disease

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

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


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


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


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


Clinical parameters in airway diseases

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

Thematic Poster Session


COPD exacerbation

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

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: 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


Drug delivery and pharmacokinetics I

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

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


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


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


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


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


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


Mineral dusts

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

Thematic Poster Session


Monitoring exacerbations of airway diseases

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

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


New insights in paediatric respiratory physiology

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

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


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


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


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


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


Rehabilitation, outcome measures and effects

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

Thematic Poster Session


Respiratory epidemiology: comorbidity

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

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 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


Risk and detection of childhood asthma and allergy

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

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


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


The eclectic world of respiratory nursing

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

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


Translational models of disease

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

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


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


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


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


Accelerated lung ageing in COPD

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

Symposium


Acute breathlessness: the state of the science

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

Symposium


Advances in long-term noninvasive positive pressure ventilation

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

Oral Presentation


Biomarkers and outcomes of community-acquired pneumonia

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

Poster Discussion


Clinical characteristics of patients with pulmonary hypertension

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

Poster Discussion


Dilemmas and progress in understanding childhood asthma

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

Oral Presentation


Epithelial cells: role in health and disease

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

Oral Presentation


Exercise assessment in different diseases

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

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


Flexible bronchoscopy in the diagnosis of paediatric lung diseases

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

Oral Presentation


Functional lung and pulmonary arterial imaging

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

Oral Presentation


Interventional Pneumology Grand Round - an interactive session

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

Grand round


Knowing COPD by heart: a relationship beyond comorbidity

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

Symposium


Mechanisms of allergic inflammation of the airways

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

Oral Presentation


New promising ways to treat cystic fibrosis

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

Symposium


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


Physiology and cardiometabolic comorbidities in obstructive sleep apnoea

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

Oral Presentation


Progress in pathology of lung cancer

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

Poster Discussion


Smoking-related disorders and smoking prevention

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

Poster Discussion


TBNET: tuberculosis research in Europe

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

Symposium


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

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

Evening Symposium


Cardio-pulmonary interactions

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

Oral Presentation


Clinical application of exhaled biomarkers

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

Oral Presentation


Comorbidities and impact on society of asthma and COPD

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

Poster Discussion


End-stage lung disease in children

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

Symposium


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


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


Genes, environment and obstruction

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

Oral Presentation


Indoor hazards and respiratory disease: irritants and allergens

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

Oral Presentation


Mechanisms of acute lung injury and mesenchymal cell treatment

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

Oral Presentation


Models of disease and drug actions

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

Poster Discussion


Molecular pathology and functional genomics of lung disease

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

Oral Presentation


Obstructive sleep apnoea: the heart and the brain

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

Poster Discussion


Smoking-related diseases and smoking cessation

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

Poster Discussion


T-cell subsets

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

Poster Discussion


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


Tuberculosis: from bench to bedside

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

Poster Discussion


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


Viral respiratory infections in children: causes and consequences

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

Oral Presentation


Advances in antibiotic therapy of non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis

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

Oral Presentation


Advances in lung function testing from infancy to adulthood

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

Poster Discussion


Epidemiology of COPD exacerbations

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

Symposium


Genetic and molecular background in pulmonary fibrosis

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

Poster Discussion


Imaging in COPD

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

Oral Presentation


Lung cancer: molecular pathology and functional genomics

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

Poster Discussion


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


Mechanical ventilation and lung injury: new advances

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

Poster Discussion


Phenotyping asthma: a clue for treatments?

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

Oral Presentation


Progress in endoscopy for the diagnosis of lung cancer

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

Poster Discussion


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


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

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

Oral Presentation


The digital highway: innovative monitoring of asthma

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

Symposium


The prognostic value of cardiopulmonary exercise testing

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

Symposium


The value of patients as partners in research

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

Hot topics


Tuberculosis in immunocompromised hosts

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

Poster Discussion


Vasculitis and the lung

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

Symposium


What is new in tuberculosis immunodiagnosis?

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

Oral Presentation


Acute respiratory failure

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

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


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


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


Biomarkers and other new methods for lung cancer

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

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


Chest wall trauma and airway management

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

Thematic Poster Session


Clinical challenges in tuberculosis

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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Extrapulmonary tuberculosis and surgical interventions

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

Thematic Poster Session


General thoracic surgery I

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

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


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


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


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


Intensive care outcome

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

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


Lung transplantation

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


Medical education

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

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


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


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


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


Palliation and morbidity in lung cancer patients

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

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


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


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


Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection and non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis

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

Thematic Poster Session


Pulmonary and extrapulmonary tuberculosis

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

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


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


Risk assessment for tuberculosis

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

Thematic Poster Session


Treatment of human pulmonary hypertension

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

Thematic Poster Session


Treatment of pulmonary hypertension

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

Thematic Poster Session


Tuberculosis epidemiology and public health

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

Thematic Poster Session


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


How to integrate care: crossing European borders

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

Symposium


ERS/NEJM Late breaking research session

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

Symposium


Barrier functions in sepsis and acute lung injury

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

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


Cancer tissue is the issue

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

Symposium


Chest physiotherapy and breathing retraining

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

Oral Presentation


Comorbidities and management in primary care

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

Oral Presentation


COPD: burden of disease, imaging and management

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

Oral Presentation


COPD: mechanisms and biomarker

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

Oral Presentation


Epithelial cell biology

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

Poster Discussion


Highlights in the treatment of pleural empyema

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

Symposium


Improving outcomes after lung transplantation

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

Poster Discussion


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


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


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


Novel clinical features of acute and chronic lung diseases

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

Oral Presentation


Obstructive sleep apnoea: inflammation and metabolism

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

Poster Discussion


Paediatric Year in Review

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

Session


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


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


Treatment options and tumour biology of malignant pleural mesothelioma

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

Oral Presentation


Adenosine and purigenic signalling in inflammatory lung disease

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

Symposium


Asthma: basic science and clinical studies

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

Poster Discussion


Biomarkers and exacerbations of asthma and COPD

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

Poster Discussion


Chronic bronchial infection: more than a syndrome

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

Symposium


Clinical Year in Review I

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

Session


E-learning

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

Oral Presentation


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


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

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

Oral Presentation


Important new developments in paediatric respiratory physiology

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

Oral Presentation


Inflammation and genes in childhood asthma

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

Poster Discussion


New dimensions in respiratory clinics - Peter Macklem memorial symposium

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

Hot topics


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


Obstructive sleep apnoea in children and adults

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

Oral Presentation


Physical activity monitors: from toy to valid tool?

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

Oral Presentation


Pulmonary infections and sepsis

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

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


Sleep and weight: heavy under pressure

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

Oral Presentation


Slow-growing lung cancer

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

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


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


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


Early wheezing conditions in childhood

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

Oral Presentation


Highlights in lung function 2011

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

Oral Presentation


Insight into mechanisms of respiratory infections

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

Poster Discussion


Interventional bronchoscopy in children

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

Symposium


Late-Breaking Abstracts Session: New mechanisms in airway disease

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

Oral Presentation


Molecular markers: diagnosis and management of malignant pleural effusions

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

Poster Discussion


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


New treatments for airway disease

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

Oral Presentation


Non-tuberculous mycobacteria pulmonary infections

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

Oral Presentation


Obstructive sleep apnoea as a comorbidity

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

Poster Discussion


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


Phenotyping and monitoring of airway diseases

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

Poster Discussion


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


Respiratory complications after chest trauma: current management

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

Symposium


Treatment beyond inhalers: endoscopic lung volume reduction

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

Poster Discussion


Understanding disease and drug mechanisms

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

Oral Presentation


Why is epigenetics important for lung disease?

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

Symposium


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


Anti-smoking interventions: prevention and treatment

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

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


Biological correlates and comorbidities of childhood asthma/allergy

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

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


Cell biology of lung disease

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

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


Challenges in tuberculosis control

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

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 diagnosis

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

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


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


Coping and lifestyle in childhood asthma

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


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


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


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


Epidemiology of smoking and smoking cessation interventions

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

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


General thoracic surgery II

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

Thematic Poster Session


Imaging in oncology and infectious diseases

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

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


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


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


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


New insights in management of interstitial and vascular lung diseases

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

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


Novel strategies for the diagnosis of tuberculosis

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

Thematic Poster Session


Obstructive sleep apnoea: clinical aspects II

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

Thematic Poster Session


Phagocytes and dendritic cells

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

Thematic Poster Session


Prediction of pulmonary thromboembolism

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

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


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


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


Respiratory epidemiology: methods, definitions and phenotypes

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

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


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

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

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


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


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


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


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


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


Access to the periphery: solitary periphery nodule

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

Oral Presentation


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


Biomarkers in sarcoidosis

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

Oral Presentation


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


COPD mechanisms

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

Poster Discussion


Cystic fibrosis: new basic, clinical and bacteriological knowledge

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

Poster Discussion


Disease management in specific primary care populations

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

Poster Discussion


Exercise strategies for chronic respiratory disease

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

Symposium


From chronic lung diseases in childhood to COPD

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

Symposium


Innovative diagnostic methods for lung cancer

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

Oral Presentation


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


Lung cell injury and repair

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

Poster Discussion


Molecular biomarkers at the bedside of critically ill patients

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

Symposium


Morphological and functional imaging in obstructive airway disease

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

Poster Discussion


Mucus in airway diseases: bad or good partner?

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

Hot topics


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


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


Rare lung diseases in children

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

Poster Discussion


Bronchoalveolar lavage and biomarkers in diffuse parenchymal lung disease

Chair(s): C. Robalo Cordeiro (Coimbra, Portugal), C. Albera (Turin, Italy)

Poster Discussion


Continuous medical education

Chair(s): K. E. Bloch (Zurich, Switzerland)

Oral Presentation


Cystic fibrosis: detection and monitoring of early lung disease

Chair(s): H. Tiddens (Rotterdam, Netherlands), J. Bhatt (Nottingham, United Kingdom)

Oral Presentation


Heat, dust, smoke and ashes: anthropogenic and natural disaster disease epidemiology

Chair(s): D. Heederik (Utrecht, The Netherlands), T. Sigsgaard (Aarhus, Denmark)

Symposium


How to improve lung cancer care

Chair(s): A. Rich (Nottingham, United Kingdom), T. Blum (Berlin, Germany)

Oral Presentation


Molecular: pathology of infectious and inflammatory lung disease

Chair(s): R. Lucas (Augusta, United States of America), M. Ochs (Hannover, Germany)

Poster Discussion


New hope with the scope: upcoming endoscopic techniques

Chair(s): O. C. Burghuber (Vienna, Austria), M. Wahidi (Durham, United States of America)

Symposium


Non-CPAP therapies in obstructive sleep apnoea: report of the ERS Task Force group

Chair(s): J. Verbraecken (Antwerp, Belgium), W. Randerath (Solingen, Germany)

Symposium


Phenotyping airway diseases

Chair(s): G. Joos (Ghent, Belgium), A. Ten Brinke (Molenend, Netherlands)

Oral Presentation


Physiological basis of respiratory disease

Chair(s): W. Zin (Rio De Janeiro, Brazil), R. Farré (Barcelona, Spain)

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


Severity, comorbidities and outcomes in community-acquired pneumonia

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

Oral Presentation


Smoking-related disorders

Chair(s): B. Dautzenberg (Paris, France), P. I. Van Spiegel (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

Oral Presentation


Surgical options in pulmonary infections

Chair(s): D. Subotic (Belgrade, Republic of Serbia), H. Ris (Lausanne, Switzerland)

Oral Presentation


The impact of the organisation of care on costs: the role of the physician in home care

Chair(s): M. Studnicka (Salzburg, Austria), J. Lopez-Campos (Seville, Spain)

Oral Presentation


The modern pulmonologist consultant in a general hospital: the importance of an holistic approach

Chair(s): J-F. Cordier (Lyon, France), A. Chetta (Parma, Italy)

Symposium


Translational models of airway disease

Chair(s): M. Belvisi (London, United Kingdom), A. Van Oosterhout (Groningen, Netherlands)

Oral Presentation


Treating childhood asthma

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

Poster Discussion


Asthma mechanisms

Chair(s): H. Renz (Marburg, Germany), I. M. Adcock (London, United Kingdom)

Oral Presentation


Asthma: improving diagnosis and management for reaching better control