The ERS International Congress 2006, Munich

 

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

PG10 - Preparation and palliation for end-of-life in chronic respiratory disease

Chair(s): M. Connor (Co. Dublin, Ireland), A. Simonds (London, United Kingdom)

Postgraduate Course


PG11 - Clinical highlights on tuberculosis

Chair(s): L. Casali (Terni, Italy), P. D. O. Davies (Liverpool, United Kingdom)

Postgraduate Course


PG12 - Small cell lung cancer management

Chair(s): J. Vansteenkiste (Leuven, Belgium), E. Canalis (Barcelona, Spain)

Postgraduate Course


PG4 - Asthma: pathology and treatment

Chair(s): M. Cazzola (Naples, Italy), G. Joos (Ghent, Belgium)

Postgraduate Course


PG5 - Respiratory physiology: interpreting lung function in health and disease

Chair(s): P. Palange (Rome, Italy), V. Brusasco (Genova, Italy)

Postgraduate Course


PG6 - Respiratory failure: noninvasive ventilation and techniques of diagnosis for hypoxic respiratory failure

Chair(s): B. Schonhofer (Hannover, Germany), M. Vitacca (Gussago, Italy)

Postgraduate Course


PG7 - Paediatric respiratory medicine: allergy for paediatric pulmonologists

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

Postgraduate Course


PG8 - Interstitial lung diseases: idiopathic interstitial pneumonias

Chair(s): J-F. Cordier (Lyon, France), R. M. Du Bois (London, United Kingdom)

Postgraduate Course


PG9 - Obstructive sleep apnoea: current pathophysiological, clinical and therapeutic concepts

Chair(s): W. De Backer (Edegem, Belgium), P. M. A. Calverley (Liverpool, United Kingdom)

Postgraduate Course


PG1 - Respiratory infections: pneumonia/antibiotic resistance and clinical outcome of lower respiratory tract infections

Chair(s): F. Blasi (Milan, Italy), R. Finch (Nottingham, United Kingdom)

Postgraduate Course


PG2 - Interventional pulmonology: theory and practice

Chair(s): C. Marquette (Lille, France), M. Noppen (Brussels, Belgium)

Postgraduate Course


PG3 - Update on occupational and environmental lung disease, including "bring your own cases" for interactive discussion

Chair(s): D. Hendrick (Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, United Kingdom), P. S. Burge (Birmingham, United Kingdom)

Postgraduate Course


PG13 - COPD: from aetiology to management

Chair(s): B. Balbi (Veruno, Italy), D. S. Postma (Groningen, The Netherlands)

Postgraduate Course


PG14 - Noninvasive monitoring of asthma inflammation and treatment

Chair(s): J. C. Virchow (Rostock, Germany), M. Tunon De Lara (Bordeaux, France)

Postgraduate Course


PG15 - Remodelling and repair in lung disease

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

Postgraduate Course


PG16 - The use of evidence-based medicine and practice for the clinician (jointly organised with the ACCP)

Chair(s): A. Agusti (Palma De Mallorca, Spain), M. Rosen (New York, United States of America)

Postgraduate Course


PG17 - Exercise testing in children

Chair(s): A. Colin (Miami, United States of America), K-H. Carlsen (Oslo, Norway)

Postgraduate Course


PG18 - Basic principles of pulmonary rehabilitation

Chair(s): S. Ward (Leeds, United Kingdom), N. Ambrosino (Pisa, Italy)

Postgraduate Course


PG19 - Thoracic oncology: diagnostic assessment of lung cancer

Chair(s): E. Quoix (Strasbourg, France), J. Vansteenkiste (Leuven, Belgium)

Postgraduate Course


PG20 - Smoking cessation in a respiratory medicine setting

Chair(s): S. Nardini (Vittorio Veneto, Italy), C. Gratziou (Athens, Greece)

Postgraduate Course


Miscellaneous respiratory infections II

Chair(s): U. Lalloo (Durban, South Africa), K. Dalhoff (Lubeck, Germany)

E-Posters in free access


Outcomes of anti-tuberculosis treatment

Chair(s): S. Kajba (Celje, Slovenia), A. Sorete Arbore (Iasi, Romania)

E-Posters in free access


Epidemiology of drug resistant tuberculosis

Chair(s): F. Marchesani (Pavia, Italy), I. Husar (Bucharest , Romania)

E-Posters in free access


Epidemiology of tuberculosis

Chair(s): F. Fiorentini (Castrocaro Terme, Italy), G. Ferrara (Modena, Italy)

E-Posters in free access


Screening and diagnosis of tuberculosis

Chair(s): T. Mihaescu (Iasi, Romania), I. Solovic (Vysne Hagy, Slovakia)

E-Posters in free access


Difficult tuberculosis cases

Chair(s): P. Kelly (Dublin, Ireland)

E-Posters in free access


COPD – therapy/exacerbations

Chair(s): R. Stockley (Birmingham, United Kingdom), E. Russi (Zurich, Switzerland)

E-Posters in free access


COPD – inflammation/miscellaneous

Chair(s): M. Miravitlles (Barcelona, Spain), J. Homolka (Prague, Czech Republic)

E-Posters in free access


Lung cancer, haemoptoe, smoking and COPD

Chair(s): R. Huber (Munich, Germany)

E-Posters in free access


Pulmonary embolism and hypertension

Chair(s): O. Burghuber (Vienna, Austria), T. King, Jr (San Francisco, United States of America)

E-Posters in free access


Pneumothorax and pleural effusions

Chair(s): H. Hamm (Westerland/Sylt, Germany), W. Seeger (Giessen, Germany)

E-Posters in free access


Clinical problems: miscellaneous

Chair(s): G. Huchon (Paris, France), M. Miravitlles (Barcelona, Spain)

E-Posters in free access


Clinical problems: miscellaneous II

Chair(s): C. Bolliger (Basel, Switzerland), A. Perruchoud (Basel, Switzerland)

E-Posters in free access


Assessment in COPD patients

Chair(s): D. Gorecka (Warsaw, Poland)

E-Posters in free access


Assessment in the chronic patient

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

E-Posters in free access


Clinical features, rare metastases and rare tumors

Chair(s): M. Pesek (Pilsen, Czech Republic), N. Schoenfeld (Berlin, Germany)

E-Posters in free access


Screening, diagnosis, staging, prognosis, biological features

Chair(s): E. Danila (Vilnius, Lithuania)

E-Posters in free access


Epidemiology, rare tumors (2), miscellaneous

E-Posters in free access


Clinical management of interstitial lung disease

Chair(s): J. Domagala-Kulawik (Warsaw, Poland), D. Bouros (Athens, Greece)

E-Posters in free access


Airway cell biology II

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

E-Posters in free access


Therapies and management in chronic airway diseases

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

E-Posters in free access


Advances in diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary diseases in children

Chair(s): A. Barbato (Padova, Italy), I. Azevedo (Porto, Portugal)

Oral Presentation


Clinical aspects of tuberculosis

Chair(s): G. Besozzi (Sondalo, Italy), D. Pesut (Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro)

Electronic Poster Discussion


Clinical features and disease markers of sarcoidosis

Chair(s): U. Costabel (Essen, Germany), M. Judson (Charleston, United States of America)

Oral Presentation


Clinical year in review

Chair(s): E. Russi (Zurich, Switzerland), P. Camus (Dijon, France)

Hot topics


COPD and systemic inflammation

Chair(s): A. Agusti (Palma De Mallorca, Spain), L. Fabbri (Modena, Italy)

Oral Presentation


Dealing with chronic allograft dysfunction: mission impossible?

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

Oral Presentation


Early detection, diagnosis, staging and clinical features of lung cancer

Chair(s): D. Jovanovic (Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro), V. Ninane (Brussels, Belgium)

Electronic Poster Discussion


Focus of care for tomorrow's allied health professionals

Chair(s): G. South (Chesterfield, United Kingdom), C. Lodewijckx (Leuven, Belgium)

Poster Discussion


Immunological diagnosis of tuberculosis infection and disease

Chair(s): A. Sorete Arbore (Iasi, Romania), G. Ferrara (Modena, Italy)

Poster Discussion


Innovative concepts in thoracic surgery

Chair(s): C. Paleru (Bucharest, Romania)

Poster Discussion


Management of dynamic hyperinflation during exercise in COPD

Chair(s): C. Tantucci (Brescia, Italy), R. Casaburi (Rancho Palos Verdes, United States of America)

Symposium


Markers of paediatric airway disease

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

Oral Presentation


Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA): a real hospital-based pathogen?

Chair(s): T. Bauer (Berlin, Germany), R. Cosentini (Milan, Italy)

Symposium


Monitoring airway inflammation – exhaled markers vs induced sputum

Chair(s): J. Hunt (Charlottesville, United States of America), M. Cazzola (Naples, Italy)

Oral Presentation


Neurogenic inflammation – the link between nervous system and lung dysfunction

Chair(s): C. Kahler (Innsbruck, Austria), D. Groneberg (Berlin, Germany)

Symposium


New developments in the treatment and management of asthma

Chair(s): G. Menz (Davos, Switzerland), R. Buhl (Mainz, Germany)

Oral Presentation


Novel research results in genetics and epidemiology of airway diseases

Chair(s): F. Kauffmann (Villejuif, France), J. Anto (Barcelona, Spain)

Poster Discussion


Novel treatments for asthma

Chair(s): C. Page (London, United Kingdom), J. Lotvall (Gothenburg, Sweden)

Oral Presentation


Web-based patient education

Chair(s): G. L. Narsavage (Augusta, United States of America), S. Walker (Warwick, United Kingdom)

Symposium


COPD comorbidity

Chair(s): A. Schols (Maastricht, The Netherlands)

Electronic Poster Discussion


COPD exacerbations

Chair(s): J. Wedzicha (London, United Kingdom), R. Rodriguez-Roisin (Barcelona, Spain)

Poster Discussion


Diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis

Chair(s): A. Sorete Arbore (Iasi, Romania), E. Kunter (Istanbul, Turkey)

Poster Discussion


Difficult weaning from ventilator

Chair(s): M. W. Elliott (Leeds, United Kingdom), B. Schonhofer (Hannover, Germany)

Symposium


Exercise: respiratory mechanics and dynamic hyperinflation

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

Poster Discussion


Hot technologies in bronchoscopy and thoracoscopy

Chair(s): J. Janssen (Nijmegen, The Netherlands), M. Noppen (Brussels, Belgium)

Oral Presentation


Landmark developments in lung function testing: 2006

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

Oral Presentation


Lung vascular and parenchymal remodeling

Chair(s): T. Geiser (Bern, Switzerland), C. Kaehler (Innsbruck, Austria)

Oral Presentation


Mast cells and basophils as key effector cells in airway inflammation and remodelling

Chair(s): R. Polosa (S. Gregorio (Ct), Italy), M. Tunon De Lara (Bordeaux, France)

Symposium


Molecular airway biology

Chair(s): E. Puchelle (Reims, France), H. Inoue (Kyushu, Japan)

Oral Presentation


Molecular pathology: an approach to lung diseases

Chair(s): R. M. Du Bois (London, United Kingdom), B. Balbi (Veruno, Italy)

Symposium


New features of paediatric asthma

Chair(s): P. L. P. Brand (Zwolle, Netherlands), J. Wildhaber (Zurich, Switzerland)

Oral Presentation


Paediatric Respiratory Research Award

Chair(s): A. Bush (London, United Kingdom), E. Dagli (Istanbul, Turkey)

Symposium


Prognostic factors in lung cancer

Chair(s): M. Paesmans (Brussels, Belgium), H. Popper (Graz, Austria)

Oral Presentation


Radiology Grand Round: an interactive session

Chair(s): G. Ferretti (Grenoble, France), S. Wills (Midwolde, Netherlands)

Major Symposium


Signalisation in the pulmonary vasculature: new pathways and wrong signals

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

Oral Presentation


Tobacco control in Europe: what are the priorities?

Chair(s): J. Britton (Nottingham, United Kingdom), I. Annesi Maesano (Paris, France)

Symposium


Tuberculosis and other pulmonary infections

Chair(s): H. Lode (Berlin, Germany)

Electronic Poster Discussion


Virus-induced respiratory tract infection

Chair(s): A. Papi (Ferrara, Italy), S. L. Johnston (London, United Kingdom)

Oral Presentation


Educational seminar: the challenges of adapting education and training to the needs of tomorrow's doctors

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

Hot topics


Acute respiratory failure: diagnostic procedures and clinical management

Chair(s): C. Gregoretti (Turin, Italy), G. Domenighetti (Locarno, Switzerland)

Thematic Poster Session


Airway regulation, provocation and monitoring – I

Chair(s): S. Anderson (Camperdown, Australia), L. Spicuzza (Catania, Italy)

Thematic Poster Session


Airway regulation, provocation and monitoring – II

Chair(s): N. Scichilone (Capaci, Palermo, Italy)

Thematic Poster Session


Asthma and allergy: prevalence, incidence and risk factors

Chair(s): E. Ronmark (Lulea, Sweden), I. Annesi Maesano (Paris, France)

Thematic Poster Session


Asthma models – mechanisms of airway inflammation and experimental therapies

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

Thematic Poster Session


Breath of life: assessing inflammation and obstruction in airways disease

Chair(s): G. Hall (Perth, Australia), A. Kendrick (Bristol, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


Breathing patterns, respiratory muscles and training

Chair(s): A. Bruton (Hampshire, United Kingdom), M. Spruit (Horn, Netherlands)

Thematic Poster Session


Bronchial asthma and atopy – epidemiology, risk factors and risk assessment

Chair(s): E. von Mutius (Munich, Germany), D. Nowak (Munich, Germany)

Thematic Poster Session


Cellular mechanisms in the pathogenesis of asthma and rhinitis

Chair(s): T. A. Out (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

Thematic Poster Session


Clinical aspects of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) I

Chair(s): J-L. Pepin (Grenoble, France), M. Eijsvogel (Boekelo, Netherlands)

Thematic Poster Session


Cystic fibrosis: aerosol treatment and non–pulmonary complications

Chair(s): L. Dracea (Brasov, Romania), R. Hamutcu (Istanbul, Turkey)

Thematic Poster Session


Diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA)

Chair(s): P. Levy (Grenoble, France)

Thematic Poster Session


Epidemiology of paediatric asthma and allergy

Chair(s): F. De Baets (Gent, Belgium), M. Garcia-Garcia (LeganÉS Madrid, Spain)

Thematic Poster Session


Evaluation of drugs for lung disease

Chair(s): T. Hansel (London, United Kingdom), G. Brusselle (Ghent, Belgium)

Thematic Poster Session


Infection, trauma and emphysema

Chair(s): D. Subotic (Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro), D. Petrov (Sofia, Bulgaria)

Thematic Poster Session


Markers of inflammation in paediatric asthma

Chair(s): A. Sprikkelman (Amsterdam, The Netherlands), F. Riedel (Hamburg, Germany)

Thematic Poster Session


Miscellaneous bronchial and other respiratory disorders in children

Chair(s): M. Everard (Sheffield, United Kingdom), A. Valiulis (Vilnius, Lithuania)

Thematic Poster Session


New aspects in the pathogenesis of asthma

Chair(s): R. Buhl (Mainz, Germany), M. Hylkema (Groningen, The Netherlands)

Thematic Poster Session


Noninvasive mechanical ventilation in acute and chronic respiratory failure – a broad field

Chair(s): A. Cuvelier (Rouen, France), P. Navalesi (Pavia, Italy)

Thematic Poster Session


Noninvasive mechanical ventilation in chronic respiratory failure – technical issues and outcome

Chair(s): J-F. Muir (Rouen, France), W. Windisch (Freiburg, Germany)

Thematic Poster Session


Occupational asthma – causes, diagnosis & surveillance

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

Thematic Poster Session


Paediatric asthma and quality of life

Chair(s): W. Lenney (Wybunbury, Cheshire, United Kingdom), M. Canciani (Udine, Italy)

Thematic Poster Session


Paediatric epidemiology I: asthma phenotypes, risk factors and genetics

Chair(s): J. Riedler (Schwarzach, Austria), P. Helms (Aberdeen, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


Pathogenic aspects of lung injury, destruction and repair

Chair(s): A. Millar (Bristol, United Kingdom), C. Kaehler (Innsbruck, Austria)

Thematic Poster Session


Recent advances in treatment of COPD

Chair(s): I. Pavord (Leicester, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


Recent update on asthma treatment

Chair(s): R. Goldie (Adelaide, Australia), B. O'Connor (London, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


Smoking cessation: why and how

Chair(s): K. Fagerstrom (Helsingborg, Sweden), B. Dautzenberg (Paris, France)

Thematic Poster Session


Spirometric assessment of lung pathophysiology

Chair(s): O. Pedersen (Aarhus, Denmark)

Thematic Poster Session


Surgical management for infectious and congenital disorder

Chair(s): G. Friedel (Gerlingen, Germany)

Thematic Poster Session


The evolving role of spirometry

Chair(s): F. De Jongh (Enschede, The Netherlands), M. Swanney (Christchurch, New Zealand)

Thematic Poster Session


MP1 – New strategies to improve exercise capacity in COPD

Meet the Professor


MP2 – How to organise a noninvasive ventilation unit

Meet the Professor


MP6 – Pulmonary disorders and critical care of patients with HIV infection in the era of anti-retrovirals

Meet the Professor


MP5 – How to use new immunosuppressive drugs in lung transplantation

Meet the Professor


The burden of pulmonary hypertension

Chair(s): A. Rossi (Bergamo, Italy), E. Bel (Leiden, The Netherlands)

Cournand Lecture


Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS): from pathophysiology to clinical management

Chair(s): W. Zin (Rio De Janeiro, Brazil), S. Orfanos (Haidari, Greece)

Oral Presentation


Clinical features of interstitial lung disease

Chair(s): C. Albera (Orbassano, Italy), A. Bast (Maastricht, Netherlands)

Electronic Poster Discussion


Epidemiology and management of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB)

Chair(s): G. B. Migliori (Tradate, Italy), G. Ferrara (Modena, Italy)

Oral Presentation


Epidemiology and treatment of tuberculosis

Chair(s): F. Marchesani (Pavia, Italy)

Electronic Poster Discussion


Epidemiology, risk factors, co-morbidity and systemic side effects of asthma therapy

Chair(s): J. Lotvall (Gothenburg, Sweden), E. Nizankowska (Krakow, Poland)

Poster Discussion


Highlights of epidemiology of COPD and lung function

Chair(s): J. Vestbo (Manchester, United Kingdom), P. Bakke (Bergen, Norway)

Oral Presentation


How to treat tobacco smokers

Chair(s): C. Gratziou (Athens, Greece), S. Nardini (Vittorio Veneto, Italy)

Oral Presentation


Immunological mechanisms in cell recruitment to the lungs

Chair(s): R. Louis (Liege, Belgium), H. Renz (Marburg, Germany)

Oral Presentation


Immunology of the airways

Chair(s): A. Hamzaoui (Ariana, Tunisia), I. Horvath (Budakeszi, Hungary)

Oral Presentation


Implementation of the new standards on clinical pulmonary function testing

Chair(s): M. Demedts (Leuven, Belgium), B. G. Cooper (Birmingham, United Kingdom)

Symposium


Man at altitude: benefits and risks of pre-existing respiratory impairment due to various diseases

Chair(s): H. Matthys (Freiburg, Germany), K. Bloch (Zurich, Switzerland)

Symposium


Medical and surgical management of malignant pleuritis

Chair(s): R. Huber (Munich, Germany), D. Subotic (Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro)

Symposium


Organisation and programmes in pulmonary rehabilitation

Chair(s): E. Clini (Pavullo, Italy), T. Troosters (Leuven, Belgium)

Oral Presentation


Pneumonia and other invasive pulmonary infections in children

Chair(s): M. H. Goetz (Vienna, Austria), J. E. Dankert-Roelse (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

Poster Discussion


Recent advances in asthma treatment

Chair(s): Z. Diamant (Leiden, Netherlands), D. Spina (London, United Kingdom)

Poster Discussion


Respiratory disease in primary care

Chair(s): B. Yawn (Rochester, United States of America)

Poster Discussion


Therapeutic effects in obstructive sleep apnoea

Chair(s): J. Verbraecken (Edegem, Belgium), P. M. A. Calverley (Liverpool, United Kingdom)

Oral Presentation


Outcomes for COPD pharmacological trials: from lung function to biomarkers

Chair(s): W. MacNee (Edinburgh, United Kingdom), F. Martinez (Ann Arbor, United States of America)

Symposium


Acute respiratory failure: diagnostic procedures and clinical management

Chair(s): T. Vassilakopoulos (Heraklion Athens, Greece), D. Morel (Geneve 4, Switzerland)

Poster Discussion


Airway biology and pathology

Chair(s): R. Bals (Marburg, Germany), C. Taggart (Dublin, Ireland)

Electronic Poster Discussion


Blood gas workshop

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

Symposium


Community-acquired pneumonia: risk factors and treatment

Chair(s): F. Paganin (St Pierre, France)

Poster Discussion


COPD and inflammation

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

Oral Presentation


COPD: imaging and computer applications

Chair(s): J. de Mey (Brussels, Belgium), L. Dupont (Tildonk, Belgium)

Oral Presentation


Cystic fibrosis lung disease: molecules images and drugs

Chair(s): F. De Baets (Gent, Belgium)

Oral Presentation


Diagnosis of tuberculosis infection and immunology of tuberculosis

Chair(s): C. Lange (Borstel, Germany), J-P. Zellweger (Lausanne, Switzerland)

Electronic Poster Discussion


Interventional Pulmonology Grand Round: an interactive session

Chair(s): K. Haeussinger (Gauting, Germany), C. Bolliger (Basel, Switzerland)

Major Symposium


Lung cancer biology and chemosensitivity

Chair(s): J. Sculier (Brussels, Belgium), C. Brambilla (Grenoble, France)

Oral Presentation


Molecular pathology and genetics of lung cancer

Chair(s): E. Brambilla (Grenoble, France), J. Pache (Geneva, Switzerland)

Oral Presentation


Muscles, training and rehabilitation

Chair(s): T. Troosters (Leuven, Belgium), J. Bott (Chertsey, Surrey, United Kingdom)

Oral Presentation


New developments in the management of asthma

Chair(s): S. Sorichter (Freiburg, Germany), E. Bel (Leiden, The Netherlands)

Oral Presentation


New insights into the worldwide burden of COPD

Chair(s): P. M. A. Calverley (Liverpool, United Kingdom), T. Welte (Hannover, Germany)

Hot topics


Obstructive sleep apnoea and cardiovascular diseases

Chair(s): S. Javaheri (Mason, United States of America), W. De Backer (Edegem, Belgium)

Symposium


Sarcoidosis

Chair(s): P. Rottoli (Siena, Italy), J. Grutters (Nieuwegein, The Netherlands)

Poster Discussion


Smoking and COPD: will it ever vanish into smoke?

Chair(s): M. Fletcher (Warwick, United Kingdom), P. I. Van Spiegel (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

Symposium


Targeting innate immunity in respiratory diseases

Chair(s): J. Lotvall (Gothenburg, Sweden), P. Hiemstra (Leiden, The Netherlands)

Symposium


"Inflammometry": an alternative strategy in the management of airways disease

Chair(s): I. Pavord (Leicester, United Kingdom), E. Eber (Graz, Austria)

Symposium


Asthma at the workplace – the prognosis and the costs

Chair(s): T. Sigsgaard (Aarhus, Denmark), K. Toren (Goteborg, Sweden)

Oral Presentation


Biology and prognostic factors

Chair(s): A. Meert (Brussels, Belgium), M. Paesmans (Brussels, Belgium)

Poster Discussion


Cellular immunology in asthma pathogenesis

Chair(s): R. Polosa (S. Gregorio (Ct), Italy)

Oral Presentation


Contemporary management of patients with end-stage emphysema

Chair(s): G. Massard (Strasbourg, France), P. Palange (Rome, Italy)

Symposium


COPD – the challenges for primary care

Chair(s): O. C. P. Van Schayck (Maastricht, The Netherlands), R. Jones (Plymouth, United Kingdom)

Oral Presentation


Diagnosis and treatment in community-acquired pneumonia

Chair(s): M. Tupilsky (Tel Aviv, Israel), F. Blasi (Milan, Italy)

Electronic Poster Discussion


Epidemiology of susceptible, resistant and multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB)

Chair(s): T. Mihaescu (Iasi, Romania), E. Kunter (Istanbul, Turkey)

Poster Discussion


New methods to diagnose tuberculosis infection

Chair(s): J-P. Zellweger (Lausanne, Switzerland), L. Richeldi (Modena, Italy)

Oral Presentation


Premature infants, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, prediction, aetiology and treatment

Chair(s): B. Yuksel (London, United Kingdom), A. Greenough (London, United Kingdom)

Oral Presentation


Pulmonary embolism

Chair(s): W. Seeger (Giessen, Germany), O. Burghuber (Vienna, Austria)

Oral Presentation


Rehabilitation in non-COPD patients

Chair(s): J. Escarrabill (L'Hospitalet, Spain), P. Wijkstra (Groningen, The Netherlands)

Electronic Poster Discussion


Respiratory muscles

Chair(s): A. Schols (Maastricht, The Netherlands), J. Gea (Barcelona, Spain)

Oral Presentation


Safety issues during interventional pulmonology

Chair(s): J. Janssen (Nijmegen, The Netherlands), F. Herth (Heidelberg, Germany)

Symposium


Scientific year in review

Chair(s): M. Spiteri (Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom), E. Bel (Leiden, The Netherlands)

Hot topics


Smoking asthmatics – a neglected population?

Chair(s): E. Russi (Zurich, Switzerland), J. C. Virchow (Rostock, Germany)

Oral Presentation


Smoking cessation

Chair(s): P. I. Van Spiegel (Amsterdam, The Netherlands), L. Carrozzi (Pisa, Italy)

Poster Discussion


The critically ill patient: chronic obstructive lung disease

Chair(s): J. Wedzicha (London, United Kingdom), T. Welte (Hannover, Germany)

Symposium


Various parenchymal lung diseases and pulmonary hypertension

Chair(s): T. King, Jr (San Francisco, United States of America), H. Wilkens (Homburg/Saar, Germany)

Poster Discussion


Air pollution and the lung

Chair(s): J. Ayres (Aberdeen, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


Aspects of childhood asthma

Chair(s): M. Everard (Sheffield, United Kingdom), H. Hendriks (Maastricht, Netherlands)

Thematic Poster Session


Assessment of respiratory pathophysiology

Chair(s): A. Aliverti (Milan, Italy), F. Marchal (Vandoeuvre-Les-Nancy, France)

Thematic Poster Session


Bronchial asthma – issues in inflammation, prevention and management

Chair(s): H. Worth (Cadolzburg, Germany), J. Van Der Zee (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

Thematic Poster Session


Burden of COPD

Chair(s): R. Ruffin (Woodville, South Aus., Australia), J. Garcia Aymerich (Barcelona, Spain)

Thematic Poster Session


Cardiovascular pathophysiology

Chair(s): R. Rabinovich (Barcelona, Spain), M. Humbert (Clamart, France)

Thematic Poster Session


Chronic respiratory failure, airway management and weaning

Chair(s): C. Carvalho (LeηA Palmeira Matosinhos, Portugal), T. Celikel (Istanbul, Turkey)

Thematic Poster Session


Continuous positive airflow pressure (CPAP) therapy

Chair(s): W. Randerath (Solingen, Germany), M. Hack (Newport Gwent, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


Control of breathing

Chair(s): W. De Backer (Edegem, Belgium), V. Donic (Kosice, Slovakia)

Thematic Poster Session


COPD world-wide

Chair(s): B. Lundback (Umea, Sweden)

Thematic Poster Session


Cystic fibrosis lung disease: infection, inflammation or both?

Chair(s): S. Stick (Perth, Australia), C. Benden (Zurich, Switzerland)

Thematic Poster Session


Epidemiological aspects of lung tumors and infections including tuberculosis

Chair(s): E. Omenaas (Bergen, Norway), F. Pistelli (Pisa, Italy)

Thematic Poster Session


Established and experimental therapies for allergic asthma

Chair(s): D. Ukena (Bremen, Germany), L. Bjermer (Lund, Sweden)

Thematic Poster Session


Evaluation of drugs for the treatment of lung diseases

Chair(s): H. Magnussen (Grosshansdorf, Germany), T. Hansel (London, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


Lung function and physical activity in paediatric asthma

Chair(s): L. Garcia Marcos (El Palmar (Murcia), Spain), E. Horak (Innsbruck, Austria)

Thematic Poster Session


Mechanisms of acute lung injury and of fibrosis

Chair(s): A. Prasse (Freiburg, Germany), J. H. J. Vernooy (Maastricht, The Netherlands)

Thematic Poster Session


Miscellaneous pulmonary and lower airway disorders in children

Chair(s): R. Iles (Cambridge, United Kingdom), E. Piippo-Savolainen (Lapinlahti, Finland)

Thematic Poster Session


Occupational risks from artificial flavour to fire eating

Chair(s): P. Henneberger (Morgantown, United States of America), B. Nemery (Leuven, Belgium)

Thematic Poster Session


Paediatric epidemiology II: pneumonia and other diseases

Chair(s): M. Simoni (Pisa, Italy), K. C. Carlsen (Oslo, Norway)

Thematic Poster Session


Passive smoking and passive doctors

Chair(s): G. Invernizzi (Prata Camportaccio, Italy), S. Nardini (Vittorio Veneto, Italy)

Thematic Poster Session


Pulmonary gas exchange

Chair(s): J. Roca (Barcelona, Spain), J. Neder (Sao Paulo, Brazil)

Thematic Poster Session


Pulmonary hypertension: diagnostic tools and therapeutic approaches

Chair(s): R. Naeije (Brussels, Belgium)

Thematic Poster Session


Pulmonary hypertension: thromo-embolic processes

Chair(s): S. Kostianev (Plovdiv, Bulgaria), L. Puente Maestu (Madrid, Spain)

Thematic Poster Session


Recent advances in the basic mechanisms of allergic asthma

Chair(s): M. Matera (Naples, Italy), K. Racke (Bonn, Germany)

Thematic Poster Session


Role of fiberoptic bronchoscopy (FOB) in chronic or recurrent pulmonary disorders in children

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

Thematic Poster Session


Smoking and young people

Chair(s): Y. Martinet (Vandoeuvre-Les Nancy, France), E. Dagli (Istanbul, Turkey)

Thematic Poster Session


Systemic effects of obstructive sleep apnoea

Chair(s): R. Schulz (Giessen, Germany), R. Riha (Edinburgh, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


The different flavours of tobacco control

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

Thematic Poster Session


Update on treatment of COPD II

Chair(s): M. Tunon De Lara (Bordeaux, France)

Thematic Poster Session


Ventilatory support in neonatal intensive care unit and paediatric intensive care unit and bronchopulmonary dysplasia management

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

Thematic Poster Session


Asthma - miscellaneous issues

Chair(s): M. Sofia (Naples, Italy), M. Gaga (Athens, Greece)

Electronic Poster Session


Clinical aspects of tuberculosis

Chair(s): A. Sanduzzi Zamparelli (Naples, Italy), I. Husar (Bucharest , Romania)

Electronic Poster Session


Imaging modalities in different lung diseases

Chair(s): R. Kubale (Pirmasens, Germany), W. De Wever (Leuven, Belgium)

Electronic Poster Session


MP10 - Acute and chronic pain management

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MP11 - An abnormal CT, now what: issues in the diagnosis and management of a patient with a potential lung cancer

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MP12 - Pleural effusion: TB and not TB

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MP9 - Sleep-disordered breathing in children

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Clinical pearls in bronchoscopic and thransthoracic procedures

Chair(s): J-M. Vergnon (Saint Etienne, France), S. Gasparini (Ancona, Italy)

Electronic Poster Session


Molecular pathology and genetics in lung disease

Chair(s): A. Gazdhar (Bern, Switzerland), H. Fehrenbach (Marburg, Germany)

Electronic Poster Session


Oxygen therapy

Chair(s): M. Morgan (Leicester, United Kingdom), D. Gorecka (Warsaw, Poland)

Electronic Poster Session


A new look at dendritic cell interactions in the lung

Chair(s): T. Tetley (London, United Kingdom), B. Lambrecht (Laarne, Netherlands)

Hot topics


Cellular biology of asthma and COPD

Chair(s): C. Bingle (Sheffield, United Kingdom), G. Rohde (Bochum, Germany)

Poster Discussion


Clinical features of sarcoidosis and other granolomatous disorders

Chair(s): R. P. Baughman (Cincinnati, United States of America), B. Balbi (Veruno, Italy)

Electronic Poster Discussion


Connecting with the community: collaborations that work

Chair(s): M. Partridge (London, United Kingdom), S. Bosnic-Anticevich (Sydney, Australia)

Symposium


COPD comorbidity

Chair(s): E. F. M. Wouters (Maastricht, The Netherlands), J. Zielinski (Warsaw, Poland)

Oral Presentation


Environmental impacts on the respiratory health in children

Chair(s): P. Sly (West Perth, Australia), R. Pistelli (Rome, Italy)

Symposium


Epidemiology and control of tuberculosis

Chair(s): L. Casali (Terni, Italy), P. Kelly (Dublin, Ireland)

Oral Presentation


Evaluation of risk factors in community-acquired pneumonia

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

Oral Presentation


Highlights of asthma epidemiology

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

Oral Presentation


Infections in immunocompromised patients

Chair(s): G. Hoeffken (Dresden, Germany)

Poster Discussion


New developments in diagnostic and therapeutic bronchoscopy and thoracoscopy

Chair(s): J. Annema (Leiden, The Netherlands), M. Froudarakis (Alexandroupolis, Greece)

Oral Presentation


Oncology Grand Round: an interactive session

Chair(s): J. Sculier (Brussels, Belgium), J. Vansteenkiste (Leuven, Belgium)

Major Symposium


Pulmonary arterial hypertension: from bench back to bedside

Chair(s): M. Humbert (Clamart, France), J. Pepke-Zaba (Cambridge, United Kingdom)

Poster Discussion


Recent advances in the treatment of COPD

Chair(s): M. Cazzola (Naples, Italy), K. F. Rabe (Leiden, The Netherlands)

Oral Presentation


Resolution of airway and tissue inflammation “ emerging concepts

Chair(s): M. Spiteri (Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom), G. Schultz (Gainesville, United States of America)

Symposium


Sarcoidosis

Chair(s): A. Azuma (Tokyo, Japan), D. Bouros (Athens, Greece)

Electronic Poster Discussion


Sleep apnoea in children

Chair(s): S. Verhulst (Wilrijk, Belgium)

Oral Presentation


Training strategies and education in rehabilitation

Chair(s): A. van't Hul (Breda, Netherlands), C. F. Donner (Borgomanero, Italy)

Poster Discussion


Usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP) and nonspecific interstitial pneumonia (NSIP), idiopathic or not: new concepts in diagnosis and treatment

Chair(s): J. Muller-Quernheim (Freiburg, Germany), J-F. Cordier (Lyon, France)

Symposium


The TORCH survival study. Affecting mortality in COPD: Is the dream becoming a reality?

Chair(s): C. Jenkins (Sydney, Australia)

Evening Symposium


Airway epithelial cells in inflammation

Chair(s): R. Bals (Marburg, Germany), C. Greene (Dublin, Ireland)

Oral Presentation


Bronchiolo-alveolar carcinoma

Chair(s): E. Quoix (Strasbourg, France), P. Van Schil (Edegem, Belgium)

Symposium


Clinical Grand Round: an interactive session

Chair(s): C. Bolliger (Basel, Switzerland), V. Cottin (Lyon, France)

Major Symposium


COPD – molecular pathology and genetics

Chair(s): W. MacNee (Edinburgh, United Kingdom), L. Nicod (Bern, Switzerland)

Poster Discussion


Epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB)

Chair(s): I. Solovic (Vysne Hagy, Slovakia), P. Magyar (Budapest, Hungary)

Poster Discussion


Farming – a worldwide problem

Chair(s): K. Radon (Muenchen, Germany), O. Omland (Aalborg, Denmark)

Oral Presentation


Genes, environment and the lung

Chair(s): I. Hall (Nottingham, United Kingdom), D. S. Postma (Groningen, The Netherlands)

Symposium


Improving end-of-life care

Chair(s): M. W. Elliott (Leeds, United Kingdom), G. Baum (Tel Aviv, Israel)

Symposium


Influenza: from avian flu to pandemia?

Chair(s): F. Blasi (Milan, Italy), S. L. Johnston (London, United Kingdom)

Hot topics


Interventional pulmonology in daily practice

Chair(s): G. Stratakos (Athens, Greece), A. Diacon (Tygerberg, South Africa)

Poster Discussion


Metabolic control in obstructive sleep apnoea

Chair(s): W. McNicholas (Dublin, Ireland), M. Bonsignore (Palermo, Italy)

Oral Presentation


Novel mechanisms in asthmatic inflammation

Chair(s): G. Joos (Ghent, Belgium), M. Cazzola (Naples, Italy)

Poster Discussion


Novel pathogenic aspects of acute lung injury and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)

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

Oral Presentation


Pathophysiology and treatment of infections in COPD

Chair(s): G. Donaldson (London, United Kingdom), M. Tercelj-Zorman (Ljubljana, Slovenia)

Electronic Poster Discussion


Pleural effusions

Chair(s): R. Loddenkemper (Berlin, Germany)

Electronic Poster Discussion


Pro/Con: asthma is (not) an inflammatory disease

Chair(s): R. Djukanovic (Southampton, United Kingdom), P. J. Sterk (Leiden, The Netherlands)

Symposium


Quality of life in various respiratory diseases

Chair(s): J. Behr (Munich, Germany)

Oral Presentation


The challenges of managing asthma in primary care

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

Oral Presentation


Usefulness of broncoalveolar lavage (BAL) in interstitial lung diseases

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

Oral Presentation


Applied bronchoscopy and thoracoscopy

Chair(s): P. Chhajed (Basel, Switzerland), F. Rodriguez Panadero (Tomares (Sevilla), Spain)

Electronic Poster Discussion


Clinical epidemiology of tuberculosis

Chair(s): G. B. Migliori (Tradate, Italy), M. Danilovits (Tartu, Estonia)

Oral Presentation


Drug-induced lung injury – new aspects

Chair(s): M. Drent (Maastricht, The Netherlands), P. Camus (Dijon, France)

Symposium


Epigenetics and respiratory disease

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

Hot topics


Implications of progressive airway obstruction

Chair(s): A. Chuchalin (Moscow, Russian Federation), M. Maniscalco (Napoli, Italy)

Poster Discussion


Infections and chronic obstructive lung diseases

Chair(s): S. L. Johnston (London, United Kingdom), A. Papi (Ferrara, Italy)

Symposium


Inflammatory markers and experimental studies in occupational and environmental diseases

Chair(s): A. Blomberg (Umea, Sweden), H. Hoffmann (Aarhus, Denmark)

Poster Discussion


Lung cancer staging and miscellaneous

Chair(s): J. Vansteenkiste (Leuven, Belgium), P. E. Postmus (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

Oral Presentation


Matrix remodelling at the interface of lung fibrosis and emphysema

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

Oral Presentation


New modalities and application in imaging of the chest

Chair(s): F. Herth (Heidelberg, Germany), W. De Wever (Leuven, Belgium)

Oral Presentation


Paediatric Grand Round: an interactive session

Chair(s): M. Zach (Graz, Austria), A. Barbato (Padova, Italy)

Major Symposium


Pathophysiology of respiratory muscles

Chair(s): E. F. M. Wouters (Maastricht, The Netherlands), N. Hopkinson (London, United Kingdom)

Poster Discussion


Physiological responses to rehabilitation

Chair(s): N. Ambrosino (Pisa, Italy), C. Prefaut (Montpellier, France)

Oral Presentation


Pulmonary rehabilitation and skeletal muscles, COPD and non-COPD

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

Poster Discussion


Respiratory diseases in primary care

Chair(s): M. Levy (Middlesex, United Kingdom), S. Walker (Warwick, United Kingdom)

Electronic Poster Discussion


Surgery for chronic benign disease and management of complications

Chair(s): D. Subotic (Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro)

Oral Presentation


Towards understanding the pathogenesis of asthma

Chair(s): N. Barnes (London, United Kingdom), G. D'Amato (Naples, Italy)

Oral Presentation


Airway regulation, provocation and monitoring - III

Chair(s): P. Chanez (Montpellier, France), P. Carratu (Bari, Italy)

Thematic Poster Session


Assessing the lungs in obstruction: technological advances in lung function testing

Chair(s): I. Steenbruggen (Zwolle, Netherlands), M. Flezar (Golnik, Slovenia)

Thematic Poster Session


Assessments of impairment in adults and children, and airway clearance techniques

Chair(s): L. Lannefors (Lund, Sweden), R. Britto (Belo Horizonte, Brazil)

Thematic Poster Session


Asthma management, severity and quality of life

Chair(s): J. Crane (Wellington, New Zealand), J. Soriano (Bunyola, Mallorca Illes Balear, Spain)

Thematic Poster Session


Clinical aspects of obstructive sleep apnoea II

Chair(s): R. Van Steenwijk (Almere, Netherlands), T. Penzel (Marburg, Germany)

Thematic Poster Session


Clinical physiology

Chair(s): R. Pellegrino (Cuneo, Italy), F. Petak (Szeged, Hungary)

Thematic Poster Session


Common and differing aspects of acute and chronic lung injury

Chair(s): S. Said (Stony Brook, United States of America), O. Eickelberg (Giessen, Germany)

Thematic Poster Session


Diagnosis of allergy, asthma and allergic rhinitis

Chair(s): L. Bjermer (Lund, Sweden), G. Schultze-Werninghaus (Bochum, Germany)

Thematic Poster Session


Diagnostic paediatric lung function: technical and clinical aspects

Chair(s): G. Schmalisch (Berlin, Germany), P. Aurora (London, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


Epidemiology of tobacco smoking and tobacco related dieases

Chair(s): B. Dautzenberg (Paris, France), P. Bartsch (Liege, Belgium)

Thematic Poster Session


Exercise

Chair(s): S. Ward (Leeds, United Kingdom), R. Casaburi (Rancho Palos Verdes, United States of America)

Thematic Poster Session


From genes to outcome: a long distance

Chair(s): C. De Boeck (Boortmeerbeek, Belgium), L. Dracea (Brasov, Romania)

Thematic Poster Session


Hypoxic and inflammatory insults to the pulmonary circulation.

Chair(s): J. Barbera (Barcelona, Spain), R. Schermuly (Giessen, Germany)

Thematic Poster Session


Indoor air

Chair(s): J. Cox-Ganser (Morgantown West Virginia, United States of America), D. Norback (Uppsala, Sweden)

Thematic Poster Session


Inorganic dusts

Chair(s): A. Cimrin (Alsancak-Izmir, Turkey), P. De Vuyst (Brussels, Belgium)

Thematic Poster Session


Lung cancer and other malignancies

Chair(s): D. Lardinois (Zurich, Switzerland), A. Akopov (Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation)

Thematic Poster Session


Lung transplantation: clinical issues

Chair(s): J. Lordan (Northumberland, United Kingdom), J. Behr (Munich, Germany)

Thematic Poster Session


Mechanisms of respiratory diseases

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

Thematic Poster Session


Methods in epidemiology and miscellaneous

Chair(s): C. Janson (Uppsala, Sweden), L. Carrozzi (Pisa, Italy)

Thematic Poster Session


Miscellaneous situations with benign disease

Chair(s): D. Waller (Leicester, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


New findings in the immunology of COPD and interstitial lung diseases

Chair(s): J. Ficker (Nuremberg, Germany), J. Muller-Quernheim (Freiburg, Germany)

Thematic Poster Session


Occupational respiratory disease

Chair(s): X. Baur (Hamburg, Germany), P. S. Burge (Birmingham, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


Pathogenesis of obstructive sleep apnoea

Chair(s): M. Morrell (London, United Kingdom), H. Becker (Marburg, Germany)

Thematic Poster Session


Pathophysiology of lung disease

Chair(s): E. Nizankowska (Krakow, Poland), D. Spina (London, United Kingdom)

Thematic Poster Session


Recent advances in the treatment of asthma and allergic rhinitis

Chair(s): M. Walker (Vancouver, Canada)

Thematic Poster Session


Recent advances in the treatment of COPD and acute lung injury

Thematic Poster Session


Respiratory failure, pulmonary embolism and case reports

Chair(s): M. Pfeifer (Donaustauf, Germany), P. Yang (Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China)

Thematic Poster Session


Therapy in childhood asthma I

Chair(s): P. Mondejar (El Palmar Murcia, Spain)

Thematic Poster Session


Therapy in childhood asthma II

Chair(s): J. Wildhaber (Zurich, Switzerland), I. Amirav (Kibutz Kfar Hanasi, Israel)

Thematic Poster Session


Miscellaneous respiratory infections I

Chair(s): A. Hill (Edinburgh, United Kingdom), A. Bossink (Utrecht, Netherlands)

Electronic Poster Session


Pathophysiology and other related issues of interstitial lung disease

Chair(s): S. Harari (Milan, Italy), S. Constantopoulos (Ioannina, Greece)

Electronic Poster Session


Primary care management of respiratory disease

Chair(s): C. Griffiths (London, United Kingdom), A. Ostrem (Oslo, Norway)

Electronic Poster Session


Airway cell biology I

Chair(s): R. Wiewrodt (Mainz, Germany), P. Hiemstra (Leiden, The Netherlands)

Electronic Poster Session


Treatment and complications of treatment of lung cancer and malignant pleural effusions

Chair(s): J. Sculier (Brussels, Belgium), P. E. Postmus (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

Electronic Poster Session


Basic mechanisms of allergic airways inflammation

Chair(s): L. Nielsen (Aarhus, Denmark), I. M. Adcock (London, United Kingdom)

Oral Presentation


Biological features, lung function and treatment of lung cancer

Chair(s): J. Domagala-Kulawik (Warsaw, Poland), H. Popper (Graz, Austria)

Electronic Poster Discussion


Bronchiolitis in infancy, treatment and outcome

Chair(s): M. Korppi (Kuopio, Finland), M. Canciani (Udine, Italy)

Oral Presentation


Can environmental exposures prevent allergic disease, what are the mechanisms and how important is timing of exposure?

Chair(s): H. M. Boezen (Groningen, The Netherlands), J. Douwes (Wellington, New Zealand)

Symposium


Cellular mechanisms of airway disease

Chair(s): R. Lucas (Krems, Austria), M. Tamm (Basel, Switzerland)

Oral Presentation


Contemporary issues in thoracic surgical oncology

Chair(s): E. Canalis (Barcelona, Spain)

Oral Presentation


COPD therapy

Chair(s): M. Levy (Middlesex, United Kingdom), J. Wedzicha (London, United Kingdom)

Oral Presentation


Epidemiology, clinical features, malignant pleural diseases, treatment

Chair(s): B. Mennecier (Strasbourg, France), R. Rami Porta (Barcelona, Spain)

Poster Discussion


Hospital-acquired pneumonia: from inflammation to treatment

Chair(s): T. Bauer (Berlin, Germany), P. Sliwinski (Warsaw, Poland)

Poster Discussion


Interventions and outcome in chronic respiratory failure - new aspects and deeper insights

Chair(s): B. Schonhofer (Hannover, Germany), J. Janssens (Geneva, Switzerland)

Oral Presentation


Lung perfusion and lung cancer: imaging, diagnosis and treatment

Electronic Poster Discussion


Lung transplantation: infection, rejection, animal models and more

Chair(s): D. Van Raemdonck (Leuven, Belgium), S. Harari (Milan, Italy)

Poster Discussion


Methodological issues in airway monitoring

Chair(s): L. Spicuzza (Catania, Italy)

Poster Discussion


Outcomes in pulmonary rehabilitation

Chair(s): H. Worth (Cadolzburg, Germany), F. De Blasio (Arco Felice, Italy)

Oral Presentation


Paediatric year in review

Chair(s): F. De Benedictis (Ancona, Italy), P. Helms (Aberdeen, United Kingdom)

Hot topics


Pulmonary fibrosis: pathophysiology and therapeutic approaches

Chair(s): G. Raghu (Seattle, United States of America), M. Ebina (Sendai, Japan)

Oral Presentation


Taormina 4th ERS Lung Science Conference "hypoxia in lung biology and disease"

Chair(s): M. Spiteri (Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom), A. Dinh-Xuan (Paris, France)

Hot topics


The management of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDRTB) on an individual and national level

Chair(s): R. Loddenkemper (Berlin, Germany), G. B. Migliori (Tradate, Italy)

Symposium


Upper airway imaging

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

Symposium


In vivo and in vitro aspects of lung injury

Chair(s): H. Wirtz (Leipzig, Germany), A. Ishizaka (Tokyo, Japan)

Poster Discussion


Cardiovascular consequences of obstructive sleep apnoea

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

Poster Discussion


Cell biology of asthma and COPD

Chair(s): P. Hiemstra (Leiden, The Netherlands)

Oral Presentation


Childhood asthma therapy: where we are now and where we need to go

Chair(s): W. Van Aalderen (Amsterdam, The Netherlands), B. Noyes (Missouri, United States of America)

Symposium


COPD - assessment and prognosis

Chair(s): P. Jones (London, United Kingdom), G. Sybrecht (Homburg/Saar, Germany)

Electronic Poster Discussion


Exacerbation of COPD

Chair(s): M. Levy (Middlesex, United Kingdom), C. Hernandez (Barcelona, Spain)

Symposium


Genetics in lung cancer

Chair(s): G. Zissel (Freiburg, Germany)

Electronic Poster Discussion


How to assess upper and lower airway problems

Chair(s): L. Freitag (Hemer, Germany), C. Bolliger (Basel, Switzerland)

Oral Presentation


Immunology of tuberculosis and diagnosis of tuberculosis infection

Chair(s): C. Saltini (Rome, Italy), P. D. O. Davies (Liverpool, United Kingdom)

Oral Presentation


Inflammation markers in community-acquired pneumonia

Chair(s): W. Boersma (Alkmaar, The Netherlands), G. Dimopoulos (Athens, Greece)

Oral Presentation


Integrative approaches for stage III non-small cell lung cancer

Chair(s): J. Vansteenkiste (Leuven, Belgium), L. Petruzelka (Prague, Czech Republic)

Hot topics


Interstial lung diseases

Chair(s): A. Wells (London, United Kingdom), J. Grutters (Nieuwegein, The Netherlands)

Poster Discussion


New investigational approaches to smoking and smoking cessation

Chair(s): D. S. Postma (Groningen, The Netherlands), R. Polosa (S. Gregorio (Ct), Italy)

Oral Presentation


Noninvasive mechanical ventilation in acute respiratory failure - impact of technical developments, location and indication

Chair(s): M. W. Elliott (Leeds, United Kingdom), J. Winck (Vila Nova De Gaia, Portugal)

Poster Discussion


Occupational Grand Round: an interactive session

Chair(s): T. Sigsgaard (Aarhus, Denmark), P. De Vuyst (Brussels, Belgium)

Major Symposium


Physiological year in review

Chair(s): P. Levy (Grenoble, France), P. Palange (Rome, Italy)

Hot topics


Pulmonary circulation: inflammation and remodelling

Chair(s): R. Rodriguez-Roisin (Barcelona, Spain)

Oral Presentation


Stents and stunts : what's new in airway desobstruction?

Chair(s): H. Dutau (Marseille, France), F. Herth (Heidelberg, Germany)

Oral Presentation


Tobacco smoking risks which are poorly known

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

Oral Presentation


Airway cell biology

Chair(s): R. Lutter (Amsterdam, The Netherlands), F. Pavicic (Zagreb, Croatia)

Poster Discussion


Asthma in obesity: a new entity?

Chair(s): P. J. F. M. Merkus (Rotterdam, The Netherlands), P. Godard (Montpellier, France)

Symposium


Childhood asthma in Europe - is it still increasing and what are the causes?

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

Oral Presentation


Clinical aspects and treatment of lower respiratory infection in COPD patients

Chair(s): T. Wilkinson (Essex, United Kingdom), P. Van Der Valk (Enschede, Netherlands)

Oral Presentation


COPD: a systemic disease affecting the muscles

Chair(s): B. R. Celli (Wellesley, United States of America), E. F. M. Wouters (Maastricht, The Netherlands)

Symposium


Effective strategies for chronic respiratory patient management

Chair(s): E. Austegard (Oslo, Norway), J. Hiser (Northeast, United States of America)

Oral Presentation


Epidemiological and clinical aspects of tuberculosis

Chair(s): A. Sorete Arbore (Iasi, Romania), I. Stoicescu (Bucharest, Romania)

Electronic Poster Discussion


Epidemiology and childhood asthma

Chair(s): J. Ros (, Spain), F. Riedel (Hamburg, Germany)

Poster Discussion


Epidemiology and clinical aspects of tuberculosis

Chair(s): F. Fiorentini (Castrocaro Terme, Italy)

Poster Discussion


Lung cancer treatment

Chair(s): R. Huber (Munich, Germany), P. Zatloukal (Prague, Czech Republic)

Oral Presentation


Management of asthma

Chair(s): V. Brusasco (Genova, Italy)

Electronic Poster Discussion


Medicines for children: the impact of proposed new EU legislation

Chair(s): M. Zach (Graz, Austria), C. Page (London, United Kingdom)

Hot topics


New developments in infant and intensive care lung function

Chair(s): G. Hall (Perth, Australia), E. Oostveen (Antwerp, Belgium)

Oral Presentation


Pulmonary hypertension at the crossroads of science and clinical medicine

Chair(s): A. Dinh-Xuan (Paris, France), O. Eickelberg (Giessen, Germany)

Symposium


Respiratory disease managment in primary care

Chair(s): M. Levy (Middlesex, United Kingdom), H. Pinnock (Whitstable, United Kingdom)

Oral Presentation


Respiratory function assessment

Chair(s): M. Kneussl (Vienna, Austria), S. Sorichter (Freiburg, Germany)

Poster Discussion


Respiratory mechanics

Chair(s): R. Farre (Barcelona, Spain), Z. Hantos (Szeged, Hungary)

Oral Presentation


Systemic diseases, environmental and genetic factors in interstitial lung disease

Chair(s): E. Fireman (Tel-Aviv, Israel), C. Albera (Orbassano, Italy)

Oral Presentation


Up to date management of bronchiectasis

Chair(s): M. Miravitlles (Barcelona, Spain)

Symposium


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