The ERS International Congress 2009, Vienna

 

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

PG10 Self management in chronic respiratory disease

Chair(s): M. Partridge (London, United Kingdom)

Postgraduate Course


PG11 Paediatric lung function testing - an interactive course

Chair(s): M. Gappa (Wesel, Germany), P. L. P. Brand (Zwolle, Netherlands)

Postgraduate Course


PG12 EU FP7 TB PAN-NET: Update in tuberculosis: advances in the management of drug resistant and multi-drug resistent tuberculosis cases

Chair(s): G. B. Migliori (Tradate, Italy), P. D. O. Davies (Liverpool, United Kingdom)

Postgraduate Course


PG2 Core Curriculum Postgraduate Course: Lung cancer imaging: case and problem based

Chair(s): J. Vansteenkiste (Leuven, Belgium), S. Diederich (Dusseldorf, Germany)

Postgraduate Course


PG3 Core Curriculum Postgraduate Course: Timing of noninvasive ventilation in acute respiratory failure

Chair(s): S. Nava (Pavia, Italy), J. Winck (Porto, Portugal)

Postgraduate Course


PG4 Core Curriculum Postgraduate Course: The illustrated respiratory physiology course

Chair(s): P. M. A. Calverley (Liverpool, United Kingdom), F. De Jongh (Enschede, Netherlands)

Postgraduate Course


PG5 Core Curriculum Postgraduate Course: Obstructive sleep apnoea – current pathophysiological, clinical and therapeutic concepts

Chair(s): J. Verbraecken (Antwerp, Belgium), S. Andreas (Immenhausen, Germany)

Postgraduate Course


PG6 Core Curriculum Postgraduate Course: How to reduce the burden of COPD

Chair(s): J. Zielinski (Warsaw, Poland), M. Decramer (Leuven, Belgium)

Postgraduate Course


PG7 Drug-induced pulmonary toxicity

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

Postgraduate Course


PG8 Asthma: monitoring airway disease

Chair(s): A. Spanevello (Cassano Murge (Ba), Italy), I. Horvath (Budakeszi, Hungary)

Postgraduate Course


PG9 What we should know about sports and asthma

Chair(s): S. Bonini (Roma, Italy), J. Bousquet (Montpellier, France)

Postgraduate Course


PG1 EU GRACE Network Full-day Course: vaccination and preventive measures for LRTIs in the community: what’s new?

Chair(s): T. Verheij (Utrecht, Netherlands), F. Blasi (Milan, Italy)

Postgraduate Course


PG13 Asthma: pathology and treatment

Chair(s): G. Joos (Gent, Belgium), G. Canonica (Genoa, Italy)

Postgraduate Course


PG14 Interventional pulmonology - new toys or tools? An interactive course

Chair(s): F. Herth (Heidelberg, Germany), P. Chhajed (Basel, Switzerland)

Postgraduate Course


PG15 The complexity of COPD: assessment and advanced therapies

Chair(s): B. Balbi (Veruno, Italy), J. Roca (Barcelona, Spain)

Postgraduate Course


PG16 How to organise a respiratory high dependency unit?

Chair(s): B. Schoenhofer (Hanover, Germany), M. Chatwin (London, United Kingdom)

Postgraduate Course


PG17 Cardiopulmonary exercise testing in the evaluation of the respiratory patient

Chair(s): S. Ward (Crickhowell, United Kingdom), P. Palange (Rome, Italy)

Postgraduate Course


PG18 Practical clinical lessons in pulmonary vascular medicine: a case-based approach

Chair(s): M. Humbert (Clamart, France), S. Gaine (Dublin, Ireland)

Postgraduate Course


PG19 Current issues on pleura and diaphragm

Chair(s): D. Subotic (Belgrade, Republic of Serbia), M. Noppen (Brussels, Belgium)

Postgraduate Course


PG20 State of the art in pulmonary rehabilitation

Chair(s): I. Vogiatzis (Athens, Greece), T. Troosters (Leuven, Belgium)

Postgraduate Course


PG21 Morbidity and mortality of sleep-disordered breathing: jointly organised with ACCP

Chair(s): B. Phillips (Lexington, Ky, United States of America), J-L. Pepin (Grenoble, France)

Postgraduate Course


WS1 - New imaging methods for the researcher: believe what you see!

Chair(s): B. Crestani (Paris, France), T. Geiser (Bern, Switzerland)

Postgraduate Course


Paediatric Respiratory Research Awards (supported by Merck & Co., Inc.)

Chair(s): G. Hedlin (Stockholm, Sweden), E. Baraldi (Padova, Italy)

Session


Bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome after lung transplantation: pathophysiology and treatment options

Chair(s): G. Verleden (Leuven, Belgium), A. Fisher (Newcastle, United Kingdom)

Oral Presentation


Chest imaging in evolution: new techniques and new possibilities

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

Oral Presentation


Clinical management of pulmonary arterial hypertension

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

Oral Presentation


Crossing the line: alveolo-capillary barrier control in acute lung injury

Chair(s): R. Morty (Giessen, Germany), S. Matalon (Birmingham, Al, United States of America)

Oral Presentation


E-learning in medical education

Chair(s): P. Palange (Rome, Italy), J. Wildhaber (Fribourg, Switzerland)

Oral Presentation


From cough to sound analysis of breathing

Chair(s): A. Morice (East Yorkshire, United Kingdom), M. Gaga (Athens, Greece)

E-Communication Session


Influence of interventions and comorbidity on exercise performance

Chair(s): P. M. A. Calverley (Liverpool, United Kingdom), L. Puente Maestu (Madrid, Spain)

Oral Presentation


Interventional pneumology

Chair(s): D. Slebos (Groningen, Netherlands), C. Dooms (Leuven, Belgium)

E-Communication Session


Lung cancer biology

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

E-Communication Session


Malignant pleural mesothelioma guidelines

Chair(s): A. Scherpereel (Lille, France), H. Dienenmann (Heidelberg, Germany)

Symposium


Mast cells reborn: beyond the allergic response

Chair(s): N. Frossard (Illkirch Cedex, France), C. Brightling (Leicester, United Kingdom)

Symposium


Microbial colonisation or latency: a foot in the door to respiratory infections

Chair(s): G. B. Migliori (Tradate, Italy), M. Woodhead (Manchester, United Kingdom)

Hot topics


Paediatric Grand Round - an interactive session

Chair(s): M. Zach (Graz, Austria), L. Hjalte (Stockholm, Sweden)

Grand round


Pathogenesis of pulmonary fibrosis

Chair(s): D. Bouros (Alexandroupolis, Greece)

E-Communication Session


Physiotherapy for the respiratory patient: evidence-based guidelines

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

Symposium


The night shift: sleep, noise, sedation and delirium out of hours in the intensive care unit and high-dependency unit

Chair(s): S. Nava (Pavia, Italy), P. Levy (Grenoble, France)

Symposium


Tobacco smoke and inflammatory and immune effects

Chair(s): A. Trofor (Iasi, Romania), P. I. Van Spiegel (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

Oral Presentation


Towards improving asthma control

Chair(s): G. Brusselle (Ghent, Belgium), P. Paggiaro (Pisa, Italy)

E-Communication Session


Treatment of tuberculosis at times of emerging drug resistance

Chair(s): A. Zumla (London, United Kingdom), A. Skrahina (Minsk Region, Belarus)

E-Communication Session


Cournand Lecture

Chair(s): J. Gerritsen (Haren, Netherlands), O. C. Burghuber (Vienna, Austria)

Session


An update on bronchiectasis

Chair(s): F. Blasi (Milan, Italy), D. Bilton (London, United Kingdom)

Symposium


Best of ERS

Chair(s): J. Gerritsen (Haren, Netherlands), O. C. Burghuber (Vienna, Austria)

Symposium


Biomarkers and biology in COPD

Chair(s): C. Pison (Grenoble Cedex 9, France), M. Breyer (Vienna, Austria)

E-Communication Session


Clinical lessons from cardiopulmonary interactions during exercise

Chair(s): J. Neder (Sao Paulo, Brazil), R. Gosselink (Leuven, Belgium)

Symposium


Comorbidities and case management in primary respiratory care

Chair(s): H. Pinnock (Edinburgh, United Kingdom), A. Langhammer (Verdal, Norway)

E-Communication Session


Complex sleep apnoea and adaptive servo ventilation

Chair(s): J. Verbraecken (Antwerp, Belgium), S. Andreas (Immenhausen, Germany)

Oral Presentation


Cystic fibrosis: understanding a complex disease

Chair(s): F. Ratjen (Toronto, Canada), H. Spencer (London, United Kingdom)

E-Communication Session


Diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer

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

Oral Presentation


Difficult-to-treat tracheal pathology: pulmonological and surgical problem

Chair(s): H. Ris (Lausanne, Switzerland), M. Noppen (Brussels, Belgium)

Symposium


Environmental and genetic risk factors for asthma and COPD

Chair(s): B. Lundback (Göteborg, Sweden), H. M. Boezen (Groningen, The Netherlands)

Oral Presentation


Fibrocytes: a key player in fibrotic airway and pulmonary diseases

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

Hot topics


Highlighting the epithelial cell in lung disease: from COPD to cancer to acute lung injury

Chair(s): C. Kaehler (Innsbruck, Austria), G. Lungarella (Siena, Italy)

E-Communication Session


Lung function in adults and children

Chair(s): H. Magnussen (Grosshansdorf, Germany), J. Riedler (Schwarzach, Austria)

Oral Presentation


Lung function testing: between spirometry and structured light plethysmography

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

Oral Presentation


One size (does not) fit all: phenotyping and controlling asthma

Chair(s): A. Spanevello (Cassano Murge (Ba), Italy), R. Taylor (Dunedin, New Zealand)

Oral Presentation


Phenotype-driven asthma treatment in children

Chair(s): A. Bush (London, United Kingdom), M. Pynenburg (Rotterdam, Netherlands)

Symposium


Prognosis and comorbidities in COPD

Chair(s): M. Luisetti (Pavia, Italy), W. MacNee (Edinburgh, United Kingdom)

E-Communication Session


Riding the tiger: noninvasive ventilation and acute respiratory failure

Chair(s): G. Funk (Wien, Austria), P. Navalesi (Novara, Italy)

Oral Presentation


Tuberculosis contact screening

Chair(s): T. Vasankari (Preitila , Finland), A. Bossink (Bilthoven, Netherlands)

E-Communication Session


A wide spectrum of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

Chair(s): R. P. Baughman (Cincinnati, Oh, United States of America), P. Rottoli (Siena, Italy)

Thematic Poster Session


Acute lung injury and biomarkers

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

Thematic Poster Session


Air pollution and other exposures

Chair(s): K. Radon (Munich, Germany)

Thematic Poster Session


Airway inflammation and host defence

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

Thematic Poster Session


Are outcome measures useful to predict success in rehabilitation and the care of patients with chronic respiratory disease

Chair(s): N. Hopkinson (London, United Kingdom), M. Emtner (Uppsala, Sweden)

Thematic Poster Session


Biopsy techniques

Chair(s): S. Gasparini (Ancona, Italy), A. Bugalho (Lisbon, Portugal)

Thematic Poster Session


Bronchoalveolar lavage and phenotyping in diffuse parenchymal lung disease

Chair(s): D. Bouros (Alexandroupolis, Greece), J. Muller-Quernheim (Freiburg, Germany)

Thematic Poster Session


Clinical aspects of diffuse parenchymal lung disease

Chair(s): Ph. Camus (Dijon, France), A. Morais (Maia, Portugal)

Thematic Poster Session


COPD: basic science and clinical studies

Chair(s): O. Holz (Grosshansdorf, Germany), J. H. J. Vernooy (Maastricht, Netherlands)

Thematic Poster Session


Cystic fibrosis: advances in clinical research

Chair(s): A. Lindblad (Gothenburg, Sweden), M. Muhlebach (Chapel Hill, Nc, United States of America)

Thematic Poster Session


Drug treatment of childhood asthma: the controversies and the issues

Chair(s): A. Boehmer (Rotterdam, Netherlands), F. De Benedictis (Ancona, Italy)

Thematic Poster Session


Epidemiology of atopy and asthma

Chair(s): E. Ronmark (Lulea, Sweden), C. Svanes (Bergen, Norway)

Thematic Poster Session


Epidemiology of smoking and smoking cessation

Chair(s): K. Nackaerts (Leuven, Belgium), B. Dautzenberg (Paris, France)

Thematic Poster Session


Epithelial cell biology

Chair(s): R. Bals (Marburg, Germany), M. Gjomarkaj (Palermo, Italy)

Thematic Poster Session


Exacerbations and characteristics of COPD

Chair(s): F. Pistelli (Pisa, Italy), P. Bakke (Bergen, Norway)

Thematic Poster Session


Exploring outcome measures in COPD and pulmonary rehabilitation

Chair(s): M. A. Spruit (Horn, The Netherlands), L. Puente Maestu (Madrid, Spain)

Thematic Poster Session


FeNO and other biomarkers in childhood asthma

Chair(s): S. Carraro (Padova, Italy), E. Dompeling (Maastricht, Netherlands)

Thematic Poster Session


Genetics of lung diseases

Chair(s): O. Omland (Aalborg, Denmark)

Thematic Poster Session


High molecular sensitisers and biological dusts

Chair(s): A. Olin (Gothenburg, Sweden), M. Jones (London, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


Intensive care unit management and outcome

Chair(s): M. Ferrer (Barcelona, Spain), R. Scala (Arezzo, Italy)

Thematic Poster Session


Methodological aspects of asthma and COPD epidemiology

Chair(s): T. Eagan (Bergen, Norway), L. Carrozzi (Pisa, Italy)

Thematic Poster Session


New developments in preschool wheezing disorders and its genetic basis

Chair(s): A. Moeller (Zurich, Switzerland), S. Saglani (London, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


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

Chair(s): P. Hiemstra (Leiden, The Netherlands), H. Popper (Graz, Austria)

Thematic Poster Session


New trends in noninvasive ventilation for acute respiratory failure

Chair(s): W. Windisch (Freiburg, Germany), T. Kohnlein (Hannover, Germany)

Thematic Poster Session


New trends in noninvasive ventilation for chronic respiratory failure

Chair(s): A. Cuvelier (Rouen, France), J. Escarrabill (Barcelona, Spain)

Thematic Poster Session


Novel mechanisms in the pathogenesis of asthma

Chair(s): E. Pace (Palermo, Italy), G. Brusselle (Ghent, Belgium)

Thematic Poster Session


Occupational exposures and disease I

Chair(s): P. Cullinan (London, United Kingdom), V. Moore (Birmingham, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


Occupational exposures and disease II

Chair(s): V. Schluenssen (Arhus, Denmark), J. Zock (Barcelona, Spain)

Thematic Poster Session


Oxygen, end-of-life and care for chronic respiratory patients

Chair(s): P. White (London, United Kingdom), F. Pitta (Londrina, Brazil)

Thematic Poster Session


Paediatric lung function, imaging and methodology in health and disease

Chair(s): P. Latzin (Bern, Switzerland), N. Beydon (Paris, France)

Thematic Poster Session


Pulmonary rehabilitation: extending the scope and benefit of rehabilitation for patients with chronic respiratory disease

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

Thematic Poster Session


Risk factors for COPD

Chair(s): G. Viegi (Pisa, Italy), J. Soriano (Bunyola, Mallorca Illes Balear, Spain)

Thematic Poster Session


Sarcoidosis in review

Chair(s): J. Behr (Munich, Germany), D. Israel-Biet (Paris, France)

Thematic Poster Session


Smoking habits and prevention in young people

Chair(s): E. Dagli (Istanbul, Turkey)

Thematic Poster Session


Stents, needles and sedation

Chair(s): C. Von Garnier (Muri B. Bern, Switzerland), J. Janssen (Nijmegen, The Netherlands)

Thematic Poster Session


Thoracoscopy and solitary pulmonary nodules

Chair(s): C. Marquette (Nice, France), M. Krasnik (Hellerup, Denmark)

Thematic Poster Session


Tobacco and health professionals

Chair(s): C. Gratziou (Athens, Greece), I. Nerin (Zaragoza, Spain)

Thematic Poster Session


Tobacco: from smoke to disease

Chair(s): A. Trofor (Iasi, Romania), G. Invernizzi (Prata Camportaccio, Italy)

Thematic Poster Session


Various backgrounds in diffuse parenchymal lung disease

Chair(s): C. Albera (Orbassano/Torino, Italy), K. Antoniou (Heraklion, Greece)

Thematic Poster Session


Clinical Trial "PDEIV inhibitors in the treatment of COPD - the Roflumilast Trials"

Chair(s): T. Welte (Hanover, Germany), B. Lipworth (Dundee, United Kingdom)

Symposium


Lunchtime Programme "How to get your paper published?"

Chair(s): P. J. Sterk (Amsterdam, The Netherlands), S. Ewig (Bochum, Germany)

Symposium


MP1 - Extrathoracic disease in sarcoidosis

Meet the Professor


MP3 - How to optimise mechanical ventilation: interpretation of waveforms

Meet the Professor


MP6 - Do oxygen-dependent patients really benefit from the service we provide?

Meet the Professor


Clinical Trials: "Aerosolized Lancovutide (Moli1901)" and "Oral Sildenafil"

Chair(s): T. Ferkol (St-Louis, United States of America), J. O. Warner (London, United Kingdom)

Symposium


EU Research Programmes: 1.GABRIEL 2.EvA 3.COPACETIC

Chair(s): P. Helms (Aberdeen, United Kingdom), L. M. Fabbri (Modena, Italy)

Symposium


Practical Workshop: Noninvasive ventilation - Life support ventilation for chronic patients

Chair(s): N. Ambrosino (Pisa, Italy), J-P. Janssens (Geneva, Switzerland)

Practical Workshop


Airway transplantation and thermoplasty

Chair(s): N. Thomson (Glasgow, United Kingdom), C. Marquette (Nice, France)

Hot topics


Airways remodelling

Chair(s): E. Bel (Amsterdam, The Netherlands), I. Horvath (Budakeszi, Hungary)

Oral Presentation


Asthma treatment and control strategies in primary care

Chair(s): B. Stallberg (Trosa, Sweden), J. Haughney (Glasgow, United Kingdom)

Oral Presentation


Chest physiotherapy in critically ill patients

Chair(s): R. Gosselink (Leuven, Belgium)

Oral Presentation


Early life and childhood asthma - new results from old birth cohorts

Chair(s): C. Kuehni (Bern, Switzerland), S. Turner (Aberdeen, United Kingdom)

Oral Presentation


Emerging treatment and assessment strategies in pulmonary rehabilitation

Chair(s): W. Man (London, United Kingdom), T. Troosters (Leuven, Belgium)

Oral Presentation


Epidemiology and risk factors of childhood asthma: what every clinician should know

Chair(s): A. Schuster (Duesseldorf, Germany), T. Frischer (Vienna, Austria)

E-Communication Session


Epidemiology of COPD

Chair(s): C. Suppli Ulrik (Virum, Denmark), R. Beasley (Wellington, New Zealand)

E-Communication Session


Genetics in the smokers corner: from inflammation in smokers via COPD to cancer

Chair(s): T. Malling (Aalborg, Denmark), J. Floros (Hershey, Pa, United States of America)

E-Communication Session


Lung transplantation: pre- and postoperative problems

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

E-Communication Session


miRNAs in inflammation and disease

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

Symposium


Natural history of COPD

Chair(s): M. Miller (Birmingham, United Kingdom), I. Annesi-Maesano (Paris, France)

Symposium


Noninvasive ventilation: new and old aspects

Chair(s): M. Chatwin (London, United Kingdom), T. Kohnlein (Hannover, Germany)

E-Communication Session


Pulmonary arterial hypertension

Chair(s): M. Kneussl (Vienna, Austria), A. Vonk Noordegraaf (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

E-Communication Session


Respiratory infection caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Chair(s): R. Wilson (London, United Kingdom), G. Dimopoulos (Athens, Greece)

Oral Presentation


Respiratory muscle function and pattern of breathing

Chair(s): G. Miserocchi (Monza, Italy), M. Decramer (Leuven, Belgium)

Oral Presentation


Respiratory problems for patients: the travelling respiratory patient

Chair(s): E. Austegard (Oslo, Norway), M. Partridge (London, United Kingdom)

Symposium


Thoracic Oncology Grand Round - an interactive session

Chair(s): A.-P. Meert (Brussels, Belgium), M. Muers (Leeds, United Kingdom)

Grand round


Update on eosinophilic lung diseases

Chair(s): S. Harari (Milan, Italy), J-F. Cordier (Lyon, France)

Symposium


"Getting dark, too dark to see": end-of-life care in patients with chronic respiratory diseases

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

Symposium


Allergic rhinitis and its impact on asthma in children

Chair(s): G. Hedlin (Stockholm, Sweden), S. Pedersen (Kolding, Denmark)

Symposium


Clinical advances in childhood asthma

Chair(s): C. Pedroletti (Stockholm, Sweden), E. Duiverman (Groningen, The Netherlands)

E-Communication Session


Cystic fibrosis: disease progression and novel therapies

Chair(s): N. Regamey (Bern, Switzerland), M. Muhlebach (Chapel Hill, Nc, United States of America)

Oral Presentation


Exciting studies with old and new lung function tests

Chair(s): P. Aurora (London, United Kingdom), P. J. F. M. Merkus (Nijmegen, The Netherlands)

Oral Presentation


Fitness for radical therapy in lung cancer patients

Chair(s): R. M. Huber (Muenich, Germany), D. Van Raemdonck (Leuven, Belgium)

Symposium


From bench to bedside: diagnosis of tuberculosis

Chair(s): M. Ruhwald (Copenhagen, Denmark), M. Sester (Homburg, Germany)

E-Communication Session


Indoor and outdoor air pollution

Chair(s): D. Norback (Uppsala, Sweden), T. Sigsgaard (Aarhus, Denmark)

E-Communication Session


Infections, immunity and inflammation

Chair(s): N. G. Papadopoulos (Athens, Greece), P. Holt (West Perth, Australia)

Oral Presentation


New treatment and outcome measures for pulmonary rehabilitation

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

E-Communication Session


Passive smoking

Chair(s): S. Nardini (Vittorio Veneto, Italy), C. Jimenez Ruiz (Madrid, Spain)

Oral Presentation


Pathobiology of pulmonary hypertension

Chair(s): R. Schermuly (Bad Nauheim, Germany), M. Humbert (Clamart, France)

Oral Presentation


Pathology and immunology of COPD

Chair(s): M. Saetta (Padova, Italy), G. Brusselle (Ghent, Belgium)

Oral Presentation


Preoperative functional assessment and surgery for malignant diseases

Chair(s): J. Pac Ferrer (Bilbao, Spain), A. Akopov (Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation)

E-Communication Session


Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis: clearing the Milky Way

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

Symposium


Respiratory Infections Grand Round – an interactive session

Chair(s): G. Rohde (Bochum, Germany), F. Blasi (Milan, Italy)

Grand round


Respiratory mechanics, tissue and cell dysfunction in pulmonary disease

Chair(s): N. Koulouris (Athens, Greece), A. Aliverti (Milan, Italy)

E-Communication Session


Treatment of COPD

Chair(s): N. Roche (Paris, France), A. Valipour (Vienna, Austria)

Oral Presentation


What is the best screening method for obstructive sleep apnoea/hypopnoea syndrome?

Chair(s): R. L. Riha (Edinburgh, United Kingdom), R. Van Steenwijk (Almere, Netherlands)

Symposium


Acute lung injury: biological mechanisms

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

Oral Presentation


Central sleep apnoea: new challenges, new opportunities

Chair(s): J-L. Pepin (Grenoble, France), W. De Backer (Antwerp, Belgium)

Symposium


COPD case-finding and management in primary care

Chair(s): N. Chavannes (Leiden, Netherlands), M. Fletcher (Warwick, United Kingdom)

Oral Presentation


COPD, chronic respiratory failure and rehabilitation

Chair(s): S. Singh (Leicester, United Kingdom), A. Agusti (Barcelona, Spain)

Symposium


Diagnosis of pleural effusions and rare tumours experience

Chair(s): P. Astoul (Marseille Cedex 09, France), G. Tassi (Gussago (Bs), Italy)

E-Communication Session


Diagnostic and interventional bronchoscopy in children

Chair(s): A. Barbato (Padova, Italy), P. Pohunek (Prague, Czech Republic)

Oral Presentation


Early life origins of asthma and atopy: is epigenetics the key?

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

Hot topics


Epidemiology of asthma

Chair(s): E. Omenaas (Bergen, Norway), I. Annesi-Maesano (Paris, France)

E-Communication Session


Impact of biomarkers in the management of community-acquired pneumonia

Chair(s): D. Stolz (Arlesheim, Switzerland), M. Woodhead (Manchester, United Kingdom)

Oral Presentation


New drugs for airways disease

Chair(s): G. Joos (Gent, Belgium), C. Gratziou (Athens, Greece)

Oral Presentation


New insights in biology and treatment of pleural tumours

Chair(s): A. Scherpereel (Lille, France), I. Kalomenidis (Marousi, Greece)

Oral Presentation


Occupational Grand Round: "Idiosyncratic interstitial lung diseases which are caused by work" - an interactive session

Chair(s): D. Nowak (Munich, Germany), P. De Vuyst (Brussels, Belgium)

Grand round


Pressure for plasticity: the pulmonary interstitium in the diseased lung

Chair(s): S. Uhlig (Aachen, Germany), P. Pelosi (Milano, Italy)

Symposium


Pulmonary circulation

Chair(s): M. M. Hoeper (Hanover, Germany), M. Delcroix (Leuven, Belgium)

E-Communication Session


Pulmonary embolism and cardiovascular diseases

Chair(s): M. Kneussl (Vienna, Austria), M. Bogdan (Bucharest, Romania)

E-Communication Session


Quality control in lung function and new developments

Chair(s): M. Agnew (Dublin 8, Ireland), N. Verhey (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

E-Communication Session


Severe asthma and its treatment

Chair(s): M. Cazzola (Rome, Italy), I. Tillie-Leblond (Lille Cedex, France)

E-Communication Session


The influenza A (H1N1) pandemic

Hot topics


Treatment beyond inhalers

Chair(s): A. Ernst (Brookline, Ma, United States of America), D. Gompelmann (Heidelberg, Germany)

Oral Presentation


Accuracy in lung function testing

Chair(s): W. Tomalak (Rabka, Poland), E. Oostveen (Antwerp, Belgium)

Thematic Poster Session


Aetiology and diagnosis of lower respiratory tract infections

Chair(s): V. Mueller (Budapest, Hungary), P. van der Valk (Enschede, Netherlands)

Thematic Poster Session


Animal models of airways inflammation

Chair(s): Z. Komlosi (Tarnok, Hungary)

Thematic Poster Session


Aspects of clinical asthma

Chair(s): E. D. Bateman (Cape Town, South Africa), M. Spears (Glasgow, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


Aspects of uncontrolled asthma

Chair(s): B. J. O'Connor (London, United Kingdom), A. Papi (Ferrara, Italy)

Thematic Poster Session


Assessment of severity in respiratory infections: severity scales and biomarkers

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

Thematic Poster Session


Biological and clinical markers in lung cancer

Chair(s): N. Dickgreber (Sarstedt, Germany), E. Jassem (Gdansk, Poland)

Thematic Poster Session


Clinical aspects and epidemiology in lung cancer

Chair(s): M. Metintas (Eskisehir, Turkey), T. Blum (Brandenburg, Germany)

Thematic Poster Session


Clinical aspects of inflammatory airways diseases

Chair(s): P. Paggiaro (Pisa, Italy), K. Kostikas (Karditsa, Greece)

Thematic Poster Session


Clinical immunology of tuberculosis

Chair(s): I. Solovic (Vysne Hagy, Slovakia), S. Winkler (Vienna, Austria)

Thematic Poster Session


Clinical tuberculosis

Chair(s): G. Bothamley (London, United Kingdom), A. Oner Eyuboglu (Bahcelievler/Ankara, Turkey)

Thematic Poster Session


Complications of respiratory infections: impact of comorbidities and infections caused by Aspergillus

Chair(s): A. Anzueto (San Antonio, Tx, United States of America), J. Cardoso (Lisboa, Portugal)

Thematic Poster Session


Diagnostic advances in tuberculosis

Chair(s): J. Homolka (Prague 2, Czech Republic), T. Mihaescu (Iasi, Romania)

Thematic Poster Session


Drug effects in COPD

Chair(s): R. W. Dal Negro (Verona, Italy), B. Brashier (Pune, Maharashtra, India)

Thematic Poster Session


Exacerbations of COPD and bronchiectasis: aetiology and treatment

Chair(s): T. Wilkinson (Southampton, United Kingdom), J. Roig (Escaldes, Andorra)

Thematic Poster Session


Extrapulmonary tuberculosis and non-tuberculous-mycobacteria (NTM) infections

Chair(s): S. Arend (Leiden, Netherlands), D. Wagner (Freiburg, Germany)

Thematic Poster Session


Human and experimental lung transplantation: novel findings

Chair(s): A. Boehler (Zurich, Switzerland), J. Gottlieb (Hannover, Germany)

Thematic Poster Session


Inflammation and airways

Chair(s): P. Montuschi (Rome, Italy), S. Loukides (Athens, Greece)

Thematic Poster Session


Inflammatory cells and cytokines

Chair(s): J. C. Virchow (Rostock, Germany), X. Gao (Guangzhou, China)

Thematic Poster Session


Lung infections; diagnostic and therapeutic problems

Chair(s): I. Cordos (Bucharest, Romania), P. Yablonskiy (S. Petersburg, Russian Federation)

Thematic Poster Session


Management of thoracic malignancies

Chair(s): F. Gamarra (Munich, Germany), N. Triller (Golnik, Slovenia)

Thematic Poster Session


Models of chronic airways disease and therapy

Chair(s): D. S. Postma (Groningen, The Netherlands), G. Anderson (Parkville, Australia)

Thematic Poster Session


New aspects of inhalation therapy

Chair(s): O. Usmani (London, United Kingdom), H. Chrystyn (Huddersfield, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


New bronchodilators

Chair(s): R. Buhl (Mainz, Germany), R. Sakalauskas (Kaunas, Lithuania)

Thematic Poster Session


Nursing challenges at home and in hospital

Chair(s): E. Austegard (Oslo, Norway), S. Hrafnkelsdottir (Gardabae, Iceland)

Thematic Poster Session


Operative technique, postoperative complications; rare pathology

Chair(s): E. Canalis (Barcelona, Spain), A. Akopov (Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation)

Thematic Poster Session


Physiotherapy aspects in cystic fibrosis and functional assessment

Chair(s): B. Oberwaldner (Graz, Austria), D. Saey (Quebec, Canada)

Thematic Poster Session


Pleural problems, congenital lesions and novel technical devices

Chair(s): A. End (Vienna, Austria), S. Elia (Rome, Italy)

Thematic Poster Session


Respiratory physiotherapy assessment

Chair(s): R. Garrod (London, United Kingdom), F. Pitta (Londrina, Brazil)

Thematic Poster Session


Socio-economic impact of tuberculosis

Chair(s): F. Marchesani (Pavia, Italy), J-P. Janssens (Geneva, Switzerland)

Thematic Poster Session


Treatment and prevention of lower respiratory tract infections

Chair(s): M. Tamm (Basel, Switzerland), M. Van Der Eerden (Rotterdam, Netherlands)

Thematic Poster Session


Treatment modalities in chest physiotherapy

Chair(s): D. Inal Ince (Ankara, Turkey), K. Wadell (Umea, Sweden)

Thematic Poster Session


Treatment of airways disease

Chair(s): P. Ford (London, United Kingdom), G. Caramori (Ferrara, Italy)

Thematic Poster Session


Treatment of lung cancer

Chair(s): M. Muers (Leeds, United Kingdom), C. Brambilla (Grenoble, France)

Thematic Poster Session


Tuberculosis at different age groups

Chair(s): R. Duarte (Vila Nova De Gaia, Portugal), M. Losi (Modena, Italy)

Thematic Poster Session


Tuberculosis control

Chair(s): F. Van Leth (The Hague, Netherlands), C. Marica (Bucharest, Romania)

Thematic Poster Session


Tuberculosis: metabolism and comorbidities

Chair(s): A. Sorete Arbore (Iasi, Romania), T. Aksamit (Rochester, Mn, United States of America)

Thematic Poster Session


Various diagnostic aspects in lung cancer and rare lung tumours

Chair(s): A. Kempa (Hemer, Germany), B. Grigoriu (Lasi, Romania)

Thematic Poster Session


Ventilator-associated pneumonia, severe community-acquired pneumonia and healthcare associated pneumonia

Chair(s): C. Luna (Buenos Aires, Argentina), R. Pela (Ascoli Piceno, Italy)

Thematic Poster Session


EU Research Programmes. IMI: 1. U-BIOPRED asthma 2. PROactive COPD

Chair(s): T. Higenbottam (Parma, Italy), L. Nicod (Lausanne, Switzerland)

Symposium


Meet the Risk Communication Experts: "Fundamentals of risk communication: How to talk to patients and the public about pandemic H1N1"

Symposium


MP10 - Multidisciplinary mesothelioma treatment: practical aspects including palliative care

Meet the Professor


MP11 - Healthcare-associated pneumonia: a new challenge

Meet the Professor


MP7 - Targeting airway inflammation in asthma: current and future therapies

Meet the Professor


MP8 - Noninvasive assessment in the evaluation of occupational lung diseases

Meet the Professor


LANCET/ERS symposium: “Evolving dimensions of COPD”

Chair(s): P. J. Barnes (London, United Kingdom), L. M. Fabbri (Modena, Italy)

Symposium


Lunchtime Programme "ERS Fellows' lunch"

Chair(s): S-E. Dahlén (Stockholm, Sweden), B. Nemery (Leuven, Belgium)

Symposium


Medicine in Vienna

Chair(s): O. C. Burghuber (Vienna, Austria), W. Schuetz, Rector of the Medicine University of Vienna (Vienna, Austria)

Symposium


COPD Award (supported by Boehringer Ingelheim)

Chair(s): G. Sybrecht (Homburg/Saar, Germany)

Session


Lifetime Achievement Award (supported by Merck & Co., Inc.)

Chair(s): G. Hedlin (Stockholm, Sweden)

Session


Acute and chronic venous thromboembolic disease

Chair(s): I. Lang (Vienna, Austria), A. Torbicki (Warsaw, Poland)

Oral Presentation


Antibiotics and the lung

Chair(s): W. Boersma (Alkmaar, The Netherlands), R. Cosentini (Milan, Italy)

Symposium


Assessment of functional status

Chair(s): V. Parreira (Belo Horizonte, Brazil), R. Evans (Thornton, Leicestershire, United Kingdom)

E-Communication Session


Asthma genetics: from genome wide to single nucleotide polymorphisms

Chair(s): D. Jarvis (London, United Kingdom), T. Sigsgaard (Aarhus, Denmark)

Oral Presentation


Cell biology of lung disease

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

E-Communication Session


Evidence-based tobacco control in Europe

Chair(s): S. Jones (Paris, France), Y. Martinet (Vandoeuvre-Les-Nancy, France)

Symposium


Home ventilation services: the patient on home ventilation

Chair(s): M. W. Elliott (Leeds, United Kingdom), N. Ambrosino (Pisa, Italy)

Symposium


Hot topics in molecular pathology and functional genomics of COPD

Chair(s): B. Crestani (Paris, France), O. Eickelberg (Neuherberg / Muenchen, Germany)

Oral Presentation


Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: concepts and mechanisms

Chair(s): G. Raghu (Seattle, Wa, United States of America), C. Robalo Cordeiro (Coimbra, Portugal)

Oral Presentation


Imaging of COPD, asthma and emphysema in evolution

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

E-Communication Session


Noninvasive monitoring of airway inflammation: beyond exhaled nitric oxide

Chair(s): S. Loukides (Athens, Greece), S. Kharitonov (London, United Kingdom)

Symposium


Risk factors for asthma and pneumonia

Chair(s): C. Janson (Uppsala, Sweden), P. Bakke (Bergen, Norway)

Oral Presentation


Severe sepsis and multiple organ failure

Chair(s): S. Orfanos (Haidari, Greece), A. Torres (Barcelona, Spain)

Oral Presentation


Systemic consequences of sleep-disordered breathing

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

E-Communication Session


The lung cancer-COPD nexus

Chair(s): G. Anderson (Parkville, Australia), A. Papi (Ferrara, Italy)

Symposium


Translational research/biomarkers

Chair(s): R. Djukanovic (Southampton, United Kingdom), Z. Diamant (Heiloo, Netherlands)

E-Communication Session


Trends in bronchoscopy

Chair(s): A. Rosell (Barcelona, Spain), A. Szlubowski (Krakow, Poland)

E-Communication Session


Clinical Grand Round - an interactive session

Chair(s): V. Cottin (Lyon, France), G. Sybrecht (Homburg/Saar, Germany)

Grand round


Paediatric year in review

Chair(s): G. Hedlin (Stockholm, Sweden), E. Eber (Graz, Austria)

Hot topics


Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Research Award (supported by Actelion Pharmaceuticals)

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

Session


Romain Pauwels Award (supported by GlaxoSmithKline)

Chair(s): U. Frey (Bern, Switzerland)

Session


Aetiology and treatment of community-acquired pneumonia

Chair(s): A. Torres (Barcelona, Spain), T. Bauer (Berlin, Germany)

E-Communication Session


Air leaks in the intensive care patients: suggestions for pulmonologists and surgeons

Chair(s): E. Canalis (Barcelona, Spain), J. Janssen (Nijmegen, The Netherlands)

Symposium


Asthma control: monitoring tool or goal? Validity in children and adults

Chair(s): J. Bousquet (Montpellier, France), K. Lodrup Carlsen (Oslo, Norway)

Symposium


Basic science and lung cancer

Chair(s): R. G. Wiewrodt (Muenster, Germany), A. Scherpereel (Lille, France)

Oral Presentation


COPD: from biomarker profiling to clinical assessment

Chair(s): G. Losonczy (Budapest, Hungary), S. Loukides (Athens, Greece)

E-Communication Session


Emerging physiology behind pulmonary rehabilitation

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

Oral Presentation


Emerging trends in the therapy of COPD

Chair(s): C. Page (London, United Kingdom), K. F. Rabe (Leiden, The Netherlands)

Symposium


Frontiers in the diagnosis of tuberculosis

Chair(s): G. Ferrara (Terni, Italy), C. Daley (Denver, United States of America)

Oral Presentation


Neonatal respiratory disorders

Chair(s): S. Kotecha (Cardiff, United Kingdom), R. Ross-Russell (Cambridge, United Kingdom)

Oral Presentation


Noninvasive ventilation in chronic respiratory failure

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

Oral Presentation


Novel insights in exercise physiology from cells to humans

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

E-Communication Session


Novel regulators of alveolar liquid clearance

Chair(s): B. Crestani (Paris, France), J. Hamacher (Bern, Switzerland)

Symposium


Old and new topics in environmental and occupational lung disease

Chair(s): X. Baur (Hamburg, Germany), D. Fishwick (Sheffield, United Kingdom)

E-Communication Session


Pathogenesis of sleep-disordered breathing

Chair(s): R. L. Riha (Edinburgh, United Kingdom), J. A. Hedner (Gothenburg, Sweden)

Oral Presentation


Pathological remodelling in chronic lung disease: from epithelial-mesenchymal transition to cellular activation

Chair(s): M. Koenigshoff (Neuherberg/MüNchen, Germany), A. Fisher (Newcastle, United Kingdom)

E-Communication Session


Persistent asthma: still an uncontrolled disease requiring new treatments strategies in 2009

Chair(s): N. Thomson (Glasgow, United Kingdom), H. Reddel (Camperdown, Australia)

Oral Presentation


Sarcoidosis and profiles of other diffuse parenchymal lung disease

Chair(s): J. Grunewald (Stockholm, Sweden), A. Wells (London, United Kingdom)

E-Communication Session


Clinical year in review

Chair(s): B. Balbi (Veruno, Italy), T. Nukiwa (Sendai, Japan)

Hot topics


Pulmonary hypertension – recent progress in research and practice

Chair(s): G. Simonneau (Clamart, France), S. Said (Stony Brook, Ny, United States of America)

Hot topics


Air pollution and the developing lung

Chair(s): P. Sly (Perth, Australia), I. Romieu (Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico)

Symposium


Airway cell biology

Chair(s): C. Bingle (Sheffield, United Kingdom), R. Gosens (Groningen, Netherlands)

E-Communication Session


Cellular-tissue modifications and functional evaluation in COPD patients

Chair(s): V. Brusasco (Genova, Italy), I. Rivolta (Monza, Italy)

Oral Presentation


Controversies in the diagnosis of asthma

Chair(s): T. Van Der Molen (Groningen, Netherlands), R. Taylor (Dunedin, New Zealand)

Symposium


COPD comorbidities: translational approaches

Chair(s): R. Bals (Marburg, Germany), T. Geiser (Bern, Switzerland)

Symposium


Curative bronchoscopy in lung cancer

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

Symposium


Diagnosis and management of pleural effusions and mesothelioma: improving old techniques and new tools

Chair(s): B. Grigoriu (Lasi, Romania), M. Noppen (Brussels, Belgium)

Oral Presentation


Diagnostic tools in paediatric respiratory infection

Chair(s): M. Canciani (Udine, Italy), R. Iles (Cambridge, United Kingdom)

Oral Presentation


Difficult asthma in children: diagnostic and therapeutic challenges

Chair(s): J. Wildhaber (Fribourg, Switzerland), M. Pynenburg (Rotterdam, Netherlands)

Oral Presentation


Epidemiology of COPD and infectious lung diseases

Chair(s): M. Kogevinas (Barcelona, Spain), A. Lindberg (Lulea, Sweden)

E-Communication Session


Hot topics in molecular pathology and functional genomics of lung cancer

Chair(s): E. Brambilla (Grenoble, France), A. Fisseler-Eckhoff (Wiesbaden, Germany)

Oral Presentation


Novel approaches in asthma

Chair(s): T. Popov (Sofia, Bulgaria), G. Moller (Leiden, Netherlands)

Oral Presentation


Organisation of care for individuals with chronic respiratory disease

Chair(s): E. Clini (Gaiato - Modena, Italy), M. Steiner (Leicester, United Kingdom)

E-Communication Session


Oxygen in the acute setting – new look to the indications and toxicity

Chair(s): B. Balbi (Veruno, Italy), N. Hill (Providence, Ri, United States of America)

Symposium


Preclinical models in drug development

Chair(s): M. Hylkema (Groningen, The Netherlands), P. Kirkham (London, United Kingdom)

Oral Presentation


Radiology Grand Round - an interactive session

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

Grand round


Sleep apnoea across the ages

Chair(s): D. Pevernagie (Heeze, Netherlands), A. Valipour (Vienna, Austria)

E-Communication Session


Tuberculosis and HIV co-infection

Chair(s): D. Goletti (Roma, Italy), R. Markova (Sofia, Bulgaria)

E-Communication Session


Viruses and respiratory infections: prevalence and mechanisms of infection

Chair(s): S. L. Johnston (London, United Kingdom), G. Rohde (Bochum, Germany)

E-Communication Session


Airway hyperresponsiveness: mechanism and assessment

Chair(s): R. Polosa (San Gregorio (Ct), Italy), G. Losonczy (Budapest, Hungary)

Thematic Poster Session


Airway inflammation and asthma control

Chair(s): I. Horvath (Budakeszi, Hungary), P. Gibson (Newcastle, Australia)

Thematic Poster Session


Assessment and therapeutical interventions in obstructive sleep apnoea

Chair(s): B. Buyse (Leuven, Belgium), C. Van Der Grinten (Maastricht, The Netherlands)

Thematic Poster Session


Asthma and comorbid conditions

Chair(s): A. Bruno (Palermo/Italy, Italy), C. Taille (Paris Cedex 18, France)

Thematic Poster Session


Cardiovascular complications in obstructive sleep apnoea

Chair(s): S. Javaheri (Cincinnati, Oh, United States of America), W. Randerath (Solingen, Germany)

Thematic Poster Session


Clinical aspects of sleep apnoea

Chair(s): M. Eijsvogel (Enschede, Netherlands), A. Valipour (Vienna, Austria)

Thematic Poster Session


Control of breathing and respiratory disorders during sleep

Chair(s): V. Donic (Kosice, Slovakia), B. Hannhart (Vandoeuvre-Les-Nancy, France)

Thematic Poster Session


COPD: exacerbation and clinical problems

Chair(s): W. Wedzicha (London, United Kingdom), D. S. Postma (Groningen, The Netherlands)

Thematic Poster Session


Diagnosis and treatment of viral respiratory infections in early childhood

Chair(s): D. Spencer (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom), F. Versteegh (Waddinxveen, Netherlands)

Thematic Poster Session


Diagnostic aspects in obstructive sleep apnoea

Chair(s): T. Penzel (Berlin, Germany), D. Pevernagie (Heeze, Netherlands)

Thematic Poster Session


Diagnostic strategies in primary respiratory care

Chair(s): O. C. P. Van Schayck (Maastricht, The Netherlands), S. Walker (Warwick, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


Epidemiology of childhood asthma: prevalence, risk factors and quality of life

Chair(s): L. Lochte (Birkerod, Denmark), M. Strippoli (Bern, Switzerland)

Thematic Poster Session


Fiberoptic bronchoscopy in the diagnosis of respiratory diseases in children

Chair(s): N. Forenza (Perugia, Italy), K. Priftis (Kifisia, Greece)

Thematic Poster Session


Functional insights into COPD

Chair(s): T. Wanke (Wien, Austria), W. Zin (Rio De Janeiro, Brazil)

Thematic Poster Session


Gas exchange and exercise in respiratory diseases

Chair(s): J. Porszasz (Lakewood, Ca, United States of America), R. Rabinovich (Edinburgh, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


Healthcare and treatment of COPD

Chair(s): R. Kohansal (Vienna, Austria)

Thematic Poster Session


Host factors in paediatric bacterial respiratory infection

Chair(s): M. H. Goetz (Vienna, Austria), A. Valiulis (Vilnius, Lithuania)

Thematic Poster Session


Impact on respiratory function of pulmonary and extrapulmonary diseases

Chair(s): G. Tatsis (Athens, Greece), A. Cogo (Ferrara, Italy)

Thematic Poster Session


Interesting case reports and case series

Chair(s): V. Cottin (Lyon, France), F. Kummer (Wien, Austria)

Thematic Poster Session


Mechanisms of lung injury: COPD, asthma and acute lung injury

Chair(s): P. Hiemstra (Leiden, The Netherlands), D. Hartl (Munich, Germany)

Thematic Poster Session


Mechanisms of pulmonary inflammation and fibrosis

Chair(s): A. Prasse (Freiburg, Germany), B. Crestani (Paris, France)

Thematic Poster Session


Medical education

Chair(s): G. Massard (Strasbourg, France), L. Bjermer (Lund, Sweden)

Thematic Poster Session


New data on respiratory function - from experimental approaches to man

Chair(s): R. Dellaca (Milan, Italy), S. Bayat (Amiens, France)

Thematic Poster Session


Old and new: technique and pathology

Chair(s): R. Kubale (Pirmasens, Germany), A. Grgic (Homburg/Saar, Germany)

Thematic Poster Session


Paediatric respiratory epidemiology: respiratory infections and rare diseases

Chair(s): B. Karadag (Istanbul, Turkey), F. Orazzo (Naples, Italy)

Thematic Poster Session


Pleural and mediastinal diseases

Chair(s): M. Metintas (Eskisehir, Turkey), R. Mukherjee (Wolverhampton, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


Pleural and parenchymal diseases

Chair(s): H. Koller (Wien, Austria), A. Wells (London, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


Pulmonary circulation I

Chair(s): R. Souza (Sao Paulo, Brazil), S. Ulrich (Zurich, Switzerland)

Thematic Poster Session


Pulmonary circulation II

Chair(s): A. Reis (Cortegaca, Portugal), Y. Adir (Haifa, Israel)

Thematic Poster Session


Pulmonary embolism

Chair(s): J. Pepke-Zaba (Cambridge, United Kingdom), O. Sanchez (Paris, France)

Thematic Poster Session


Pulmonary hypertension

Chair(s): J. Barbera (Barcelona, Spain), R. Naeije (Brussels, Belgium)

Thematic Poster Session


Pulmonary vascular diseases

Chair(s): H. A. Ghofrani (Giessen, Germany), O. Sitbon (Clamart, France)

Thematic Poster Session


Quality of life and symptoms in COPD

Chair(s): E. Clini (Gaiato - Modena, Italy), D. Stolz (Arlesheim, Switzerland)

Thematic Poster Session


Quality of treatment in primary respiratory care

Chair(s): A. Ostrem (Oslo, Norway), K. Lisspers (Gagnef, Sweden)

Thematic Poster Session


Respiratory disorders of the newborn

Chair(s): R. Ross-Russell (Cambridge, United Kingdom), P. Papoff (Rome, Italy)

Thematic Poster Session


Respiratory physiology

Chair(s): W. Heindl (Vienna, Austria)

Thematic Poster Session


Socio-economic and epidemiological aspects of sleep apnoea

Chair(s): J. A. Hedner (Gothenburg, Sweden), I. Fietze (Berlin, Germany)

Thematic Poster Session


What is new in the regulation and monitoring of airway function?

Chair(s): A. Olin (Gothenburg, Sweden), R. Louis (Liege, Belgium)

Thematic Poster Session


Lunchtime Programme "How can career development be achieved in European Respiratory Medicine"

Chair(s): S. Hartl (Vienna, Austria), G. Laurent (London, United Kingdom)

Symposium


Lunchtime Programme "How to review papers?"

Chair(s): A. T. Dinh-Xuan (Paris, France)

Symposium


Lunchtime Programme Roundtable "Conflicts of interest in publishing"

Chair(s): V. Brusasco (Genova, Italy), P. J. Barnes (London, United Kingdom)

Symposium


MP13 - Bronchoscopy in children with asthma: indications, procedures and risks

Meet the Professor


MP18 - Home management of chronic respiratory disease through the use of telemedicine

Meet the Professor


Lunchtime Programme “Pro/Con” Prevention of allergy by changing the infant’s diet: the emperor’s new clothes?

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

Symposium


Practical Workshop - Management of obstructive sleep apnoea

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

Practical Workshop


Practical Workshop - Noninvasive and invasive ventilation: looking for the right time

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

Practical Workshop


Controversies of noninvasive ventilation in acute patients

Chair(s): R. Scala (Arezzo, Italy), S. Nava (Pavia, Italy)

Symposium


Exacerbations of COPD: new findings

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

Oral Presentation


From birth to adulthood - lifecourse determinants of asthma

Chair(s): F. Rusconi (Florence, Italy), C. Almqvist Malmros (Stockholm, Sweden)

E-Communication Session


How to deal with tracheal stenosis

Chair(s): H. Dutau (Marseille, France), P. Chhajed (Basel, Switzerland)

Oral Presentation


How viruses, allergic rhinitis and air pollution affect childhood asthma

Chair(s): N. G. Papadopoulos (Athens, Greece), E. De Groot (Wezep, Netherlands)

Oral Presentation


Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: evidence based guidelines and recommendations for clinical management - Results of the joint ATS/ERS/JRS taskforce

Chair(s): U. Costabel (Essen, Germany), H. Schunemann (Hamilton, On , Canada)

Symposium


Inspiratory muscle training and assessment and breathing retraining

Chair(s): M. Emtner (Uppsala, Sweden), K. Grant (Lausanne, Switzerland)

E-Communication Session


Next generation bronchodilators

Chair(s): G. Caramori (Ferrara, Italy), G. Anderson (Parkville, Australia)

E-Communication Session


Novel diagnostics in tuberculosis

Chair(s): P. D. O. Davies (Liverpool, United Kingdom), D. Goletti (Roma, Italy)

Symposium


Occupational asthma in the clinic

Chair(s): S. Burge (Birmingham, United Kingdom), D. Nowak (Munich, Germany)

Oral Presentation


Pathobiology of pulmonary vascular diseases

Chair(s): A. T. Dinh-Xuan (Paris, France), P. Hassoun (Baltimore, Md, United States of America)

E-Communication Session


Pathogenesis of lung cancer

Chair(s): C. Brambilla (Grenoble, France), A. Fisseler-Eckhoff (Wiesbaden, Germany)

Oral Presentation


Pleural diseases

Chair(s): J. Janssen (Nijmegen, The Netherlands), M. Hochmair (Vienna, Austria)

Oral Presentation


Respiratory physiology in infants and preschool children, in health and disease

Chair(s): E. Lombardi (Florence, Italy), S. Kotecha (Cardiff, United Kingdom)

E-Communication Session


Smoking cessation

Chair(s): E. Dagli (Istanbul, Turkey), P. Tonnesen (Gentofte, Denmark)

E-Communication Session


The pulmonologist and the right ventricle

Chair(s): A. Peacock (Clydebank, United Kingdom), O. C. Burghuber (Vienna, Austria)

Symposium


Scientific year in review

Chair(s): P. J. Barnes (London, United Kingdom), E. Brambilla (Grenoble, France)

Hot topics


Airway management, mechanical ventilation and muscle weakness

Chair(s): P. Rocco (Rio De Janeiro, Brazil), T. Vassilakopoulos (Heraklion Athens, Greece)

E-Communication Session


Asthma assessment and original therapeutic approaches

Chair(s): A. Spanevello (Cassano Murge (Ba), Italy), F. Wantke (Vienna, Austria)

E-Communication Session


Bacterial infections of upper and lower respiratory tract in childhood

Chair(s): J. E. Dankert-Roelse (Heerlen, Netherlands), F. De Baets (Gent, Belgium)

E-Communication Session


Biomarkers, comorbidities and prognosis of COPD

Chair(s): P. Bakke (Bergen, Norway), E. Tzortzaki (Heraklion, Crete, Greece)

Oral Presentation


Continuous positive airway pressure therapy in obstructive sleep apnoea

Chair(s): J-L. Pepin (Grenoble, France), W. Randerath (Solingen, Germany)

E-Communication Session


COPD and asthma - from the cell to the clinic

Chair(s): C. Ward (Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom), D. Bumbacea (Bucharest, Romania)

E-Communication Session


Difficult ethical decisions Grand Round - An interactive session

Chair(s): S. Hartl (Vienna, Austria), S. Nava (Pavia, Italy)

Grand round


Environmental factors, susceptibility, asthma and COPD

Chair(s): P. Henneberger (Morgantown, Wv, United States of America), D. Heederik (Utrecht, The Netherlands)

Oral Presentation


From emphysema to fibrosis: mechanisms of cellular remodelling in the diseased lung

Chair(s): O. Eickelberg (Neuherberg / Muenchen, Germany), M. Kolb (Hamilton, Canada)

Oral Presentation


Impact of asthma on children's lives and the effects of education

Chair(s): P. L. P. Brand (Zwolle, Netherlands), F. Ducharme (Montreal, P.Q., Canada)

Oral Presentation


Lung disease in rheumatoid arthritis treated with tumour necrosis factor inhibitors: a pulmonary perspective

Chair(s): V. Cottin (Lyon, France), C. Lange (Borstel, Germany)

Symposium


Multi/extensively-drug resistant tuberculosis

Chair(s): G. Guenther (Borstel, Germany), D. Cirillo (Milano, Italy)

Oral Presentation


Physical activity and outcomes in COPD

Chair(s): J. Neder (Sao Paulo, Brazil), R. Gosselink (Leuven, Belgium)

Symposium


Quality and accreditation in lung function

Chair(s): M. Agnew (Dublin 8, Ireland), F. De Jongh (Enschede, Netherlands)

Symposium


The new ERS/ATS/IASLC classification of lung adenocarcinoma: practice update

Chair(s): K. M. Kerr (Foresterhill, Aberdeen, United Kingdom), P. Van Schil (Edegem (Antwerp), Belgium)

Symposium


The role of gastro-oesophageal reflux in advanced lung disease

Chair(s): A. Fisher (Newcastle, United Kingdom), D. Davis (Durham, United States of America)

Symposium


The ultrasound view

Chair(s): J. Annema (Leiden, The Netherlands), M. Krasnik (Hellerup, Denmark)

Oral Presentation


Tobacco, bronchial tubes and the lung

Chair(s): L. Carrozzi (Pisa, Italy), T. Raupach (Goettingen, Germany)

E-Communication Session


Translational models of lung disease

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

Oral Presentation


Animal models of airways inflammation

Chair(s): H. Renz (Marburg, Germany), G. Joos (Gent, Belgium)

E-Communication Session


Beta-blockers may now be beneficial in asthma and COPD

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

Hot topics


Current challenges in thoracic surgery

Chair(s): S. Elia (Rome, Italy), A. End (Vienna, Austria)

Oral Presentation


Current developments in sleep-disordered breathing in children

Chair(s): E. Dagli (Istanbul, Turkey), W. De Backer (Antwerp, Belgium)

Symposium


Diagnosis of ventilator-associated pneumonia: challenge the dogmas!

Chair(s): B. Schoenhofer (Hanover, Germany), R. Cosentini (Milan, Italy)

Symposium


Epidemiology and management of lung cancer

Chair(s): N. Schoenfeld (Berlin, Germany), V. Ninane (Brussels, Belgium)

E-Communication Session


Experimental approaches in animals and modelling in humans

Chair(s): O. Pedersen (Aarhus, Denmark), W. Zin (Rio De Janeiro, Brazil)

E-Communication Session


From genetics to clinics in diffuse parenchymal lung diseases

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

Oral Presentation


Improving outcome through exercise training or physiotherapy interventions

Chair(s): T. Troosters (Leuven, Belgium), E. Clini (Gaiato - Modena, Italy)

Oral Presentation