The ERS International Congress 2020, Virtual

 

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

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in 2020 the ERS International Congress took place for the first time in a completely virtual format. 

The changing and challenging landscape of the global tobacco epidemic: from vaping to cannabis?

Hot topics


Pharmacological management of COPD

Chair(s): A. Valipour (Wien, Austria), D. Cortozi Berton (Porto Alegre (RS), Brazil)

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Monoclonal antibodies in asthma

Chair(s): P. Berger (Bordeaux, France), A. Licari (Pavia (PV), Italy)

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Clinical parameters in severe asthma

Chair(s): D. Jackson (London, United Kingdom), R. Louis (Liège, Belgium)

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Monoclonal antibodies; randomised controlled trials and real-world studies in asthma

Chair(s): P. Berger (Bordeaux, France), C. Pelaia (Catanzaro (CZ), Italy)

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Asthma and cough: clinical trials and pharmacological insights

Chair(s): J. Virchow (Rostock, Germany), I. Satia (Hamilton (ON), Canada)

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Novel immunopathological mechanisms of lung disease: knowledge from translational studies

Chair(s): S. Pouwels (Groningen, Netherlands), A. Szczepankiewicz (Poznan, Poland), J. Jubrail (Edinburgh, United Kingdom)

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Aspergillosis and chronic lung infections

Chair(s): E. Van Braeckel (Ghent, Belgium), S. Chotirmall (Singapore, Singapore)

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Translational science in respiratory infections

Chair(s): M. Witzenrath (Berlin, Germany), K. Belchamber (Birmingham, United Kingdom)

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Biomarkers and characterisation of immune response in respiratory infection

Chair(s): M. Mukherjee (Hamilton (ON), Canada), K. Jahn (Basel, Switzerland)

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Non-tuberculous mycobacterial infections and bronchiectasis

Chair(s): B. Herrero Cortina (Zaragoza, Spain), A. Shoemark (Dundee (Angus), United Kingdom)

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Respiratory viruses in the "pre COVID-19" era

Chair(s): A. Ramírez Venegas (México D.F, Mexico), A. Singanayagam (London, United Kingdom)

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Epidemiology and understanding of airways diseases in primary care

Chair(s): R. Jordan (Birmingham (West Midlands), United Kingdom), A. Cave (Edmonton (AB), Canada)

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COPD phenotypes

Chair(s): F. Trinkmann (Heidelberg, Germany), A. Lopez Giraldo (Castelldefels, Spain)

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Exhaled biomarkers of asthma and the asthma burden

Chair(s): C. Porsbjerg (Copenhagen, Denmark), A. Bourdin (Montpellier Cedex 5, France)

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A fresh look at the spectrum of symptoms in respiratory disease

Chair(s): W. Reid (Toronto (ON), Canada), C. Duarte Santos (Almada, Portugal)

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COPD and the impact of comorbidities

Chair(s): B. Balbi (Veruno (NO), Italy), L. Degani-Costa (São Paulo (SP), Brazil)

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Advance in treatments for sleep and breathing disorders and long-term adherence

Chair(s): J. Pépin (Grenoble, France), D. Testelmans (Leuven, Belgium)

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Phenotyping sleep-disordered breathing and its impact on various diseases

Chair(s): J. Hedner (Göteborg, Sweden), S. Schiza (Heraklion, Greece)

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Consequences for obstructive sleep apnoea and potential modalities for early identification

Chair(s): C. Lombardi (Milano (MI), Italy), R. Tamisier (Grenoble, France)

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From pathophysiology to clinical consequences of sleep and breathing disorders

Chair(s): A. Crespo Sedano (Vallodolid, Spain), R. Riha (Edinburgh (Edinburgh), United Kingdom)

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From respiratory physiology to diagnosis and treatment

Chair(s): D. Cortozi Berton (Porto Alegre (RS), Brazil), P. Laveneziana (Paris, France)

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Physiological and cellular mechanisms affecting pulmonary pathologies

Chair(s): P. Hiemstra (Leiden, Netherlands), M. Granados Santiago (Alcaudete, Spain)

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Prevalence and incidence of chronic lung diseases

Chair(s): L. Finney (London, United Kingdom), S. Salvi (Pune (Maharashtra), India)

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Advances in asthma treatment

Chair(s): L. Lahousse (Ghent, Belgium), J. Nieto-Fontarigo (Santiago De Compostela, Spain)

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Inhaled corticosteroids and bronchodilator studies in asthma

Chair(s): C. Porsbjerg (Copenhagen, Denmark), I. Satia (Hamilton (ON), Canada)

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Clinical and functional evaluation of asthmatics

Chair(s): F. Schleich (Liège, Belgium), D. Hoppenot (Kaunas, Lithuania)

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New tools for diagnosis of obstructive diseases

Chair(s): G. Carpagnano (Bari, Italy), P. Sterk (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

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Advances in lung function practice

Chair(s): K. Sylvester (Cambridge (Cambridgeshire), United Kingdom), J. Kirkby (Sheffield, United Kingdom)

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Diagnosis and management of airways disease in primary care

Chair(s): E. Khoo (Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia), L. Daines (Edinburgh (Edinburgh), United Kingdom)

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Respiratory homeostasis and structural changes in disease

Chair(s): A. van der Does (Leiden, Netherlands), K. Hurley (Dublin 3, Ireland)

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Real-world data and registries of thoracic oncology

Chair(s): T. Göksel (Izmir, Turkey), D. Heigener (Rotenburg (Wuemme), Germany)

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Thoracic surgery: lung cancer and infectious disease

Chair(s): L. Bertolaccini (Milan, Italy), P. Van Schil (Edegem (Antwerp), Belgium)

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Thoracic surgery: developments in diagnostics and outcomes

Chair(s): K. Athanassiadi (Athens, Greece), S. Elia (Roma (RM), Italy)

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Prognostic and predictive factors: treatment of lung cancer

Chair(s): J. Domagala-Kulawik (Warszawa, Poland), D. Jovanovic (Beograd, Republic of Serbia)

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Biological mechanisms of lung cancer

Chair(s): S. Janes (London, United Kingdom), A. Frille (Leipzig, Germany)

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Cardiovascular and pulmonary complications of respiratory infections

Chair(s): G. Waterer (Perth (WA), Australia), M. Kolditz (Dresden, Germany)

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What is hot in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis?

Chair(s): M. Kreuter (Heidelberg, Germany), C. Valenzuela (Madrid, Spain)

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Natural history and management of interstitial lung diseases of known cause

Chair(s): P. Saunders (London, United Kingdom), D. Lacedonia (Molfetta (BA), Italy)

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Comprehensive care and pulmonary rehabilitation for chronic respiratory diseases

Chair(s): I. Vogiatzis (Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom), A. Boutou (Thessaloniki, Greece)

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Real life in the field of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: treatments and registries

Chair(s): C. Ravaglia (Forlì, Italy), Y. Kondoh (Seto (Aichi), Japan)

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Pulmonary embolism

Chair(s): O. Sanchez (Paris, France), F. ALHAMED ALDUIHI (ALEPPO, Syrian Arab Republic)

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Health effects of inhaled nicotine devices: from smoking to vaping and heated tobacco

Chair(s): C. Pisinger (Frederiksberg, Denmark), L. Hedman (Luleå, Sweden)

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Rare lung diseases and lung manifestations of extrapulmonary diseases

Chair(s): F. Meloni (Pavia (PV), Italy), L. Fregonese (London, United Kingdom)

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Treatment of obstructive sleep apnoea and its effects

Chair(s): Ö. Basoglu (Izmir, Turkey), D. Testelmans (Leuven, Belgium)

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New insights into evaluation and treatment of respiratory disease

Chair(s): M. Marillier (Kingston, Canada), R. Rabinovich (Edinburgh (Scotland), United Kingdom)

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Clinical management of lung transplant recipients

Chair(s): A. Frick (Viena, Austria), J. Kwakkel-van Erp (Antwerp, Belgium)

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Non-invasive ventilation and nasal high flow: technical aspects and predictive scores

Chair(s): J. Winck Fernandes Cruz (Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal), C. Crimi (Catania (CT), Italy)

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Effects of environmental exposures on lung pathology

Chair(s): T. Maes (Ghent, Belgium), M. Aghapour (Magdeburg, Germany)

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Air pollution considerations

Chair(s): J. Vanoirbeek (Leuven, Belgium), J. Jaakkola (Oulu, Finland)

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Novel findings in intensive care unit medicine: part 1

Chair(s): S. Schwarz (Köln, Germany), L. Heunks (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

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Clinical challenges in pneumonia

Chair(s): T. van der Werf (Groningen, Netherlands), P. Faverio (Limbiate (MI), Italy)

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New insight into the pathogenesis of chronic lung diseases: asthma, COPD and others

Chair(s): C. Andersson (London, United Kingdom), H. Kankaanranta (Seinäjoki, Finland)

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Mechanism or pathways of chronic lung diseases

Chair(s): A. Corlateanu (Chisihau, Republic of Moldova), R. Cherneva (Sofia, Bulgaria)

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Imaging-based phenotyping in pulmonary disease

Chair(s): M. Vakalopoulou (Gif-sur-Yvette, France)

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Screening methods and diagnostic tools for obstructive sleep apnoea

Chair(s): R. Riha (Edinburgh (Edinburgh), United Kingdom), S. Mihaicuta (Timisoara (Timis), Romania)

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New insights into sleep apnoea: from diagnosis to treatment

Chair(s): S. Baillieul (Grenoble CEDEX 9, France), R. Tamisier (Grenoble, France)

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Personalised treatment of obstructive diseases

Chair(s): T. Jones (Portsmouth (Hampshire), United Kingdom), A. Ten Brinke (Leeuwarden, Netherlands)

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Intercellular communication in tissue remodelling of chronic lung diseases

Chair(s): T. Maes (Ghent, Belgium), A. Fabre (Dublin 4, Ireland)

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Molecular alterations and immunology in lung cancer

Chair(s): W. van Geffen (Leeuwarden, Netherlands), G. Hardavella (Athens, Greece)

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Current and contemporary practices in endobronchial ultrasound

Chair(s): P. Chhajed (Mumbai, India), J. Wrightson (Oxford, United Kingdom)

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Organising respiratory disease management in primary care

Chair(s): C. Vincente (Coimbra, Portugal), L. Daines (Edinburgh (Edinburgh), United Kingdom)

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Investigations of COPD

Chair(s): F. Trudzinski (Homburg (Saar), Germany), J. Fingleton (Wellington, New Zealand)

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Scientific advances in airway pharmacology

Chair(s): R. Gosens (Groningen, Netherlands), L. Kistemaker (Groningen, Netherlands)

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Monitoring of inflammation in remodelling

Chair(s): S. Loukides (Athens, Greece), A. Spanevello (Milan, Italy)

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New investigations of bronchiectasis and non-tuberculous mycobacteria

Chair(s): A. Spinou (London, United Kingdom), M. Shteinberg (Haifa, Israel)

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Translational therapeutic advances

Chair(s): P. Hiemstra (Leiden, Netherlands), M. Platé (London, United Kingdom)

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Imaging evaluation of chronic lung diseases

Chair(s): Z. Bodalal Elkarghali (Netherlands)

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Translational aspects of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

Chair(s): A. Tzouvelekis (Athens, Greece), M. Funke-Chambour (Bern, Switzerland)

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Addressing unresolved questions in rare diffuse parenchymal lung diseases: interdisciplinary research is the key

Chair(s): C. McCarthy (Dublin 4, Ireland), M. Molina Molina (Barcelona, Spain)

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Non-invasive ventilation during acute and chronic respiratory failure: technical aspects, adherence and effects

Chair(s): M. Duiverman (Groningen, Netherlands), D. Toumpanakis (Athens, Greece)

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Novel findings regarding acute respiratory distress syndrome, extra corporeal membrane oxygenation and weaning from mechanical ventilation

Chair(s): D. Dellweg (Schmallenberg Grafschaft, Germany), P. Murphy (Oxted (Surrey), United Kingdom)

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Pulmonary embolism and beyond

Chair(s): L. Bertoletti (Saint Etienne Cedex, France), J. Moisés Lafuente (Barcelona, Spain)

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Clinical aspects and new treatment strategies for rare interstitial lung diseases in adults and children

Chair(s): C. Dupin (Paris, France), E. Balestro (Padova (PD), Italy)

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Novel insights into exercise training

Chair(s): V. Cavalheri (Perth (WA), Australia), J. De Brandt (Diepenbeek, Belgium)

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Worldwide respiratory disease across the full spectrum

Chair(s): M. Goutaki (Bern, Switzerland), R. Mensink-Bout (Rotterdam, Netherlands)

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From the bronchoscope to the clinic: paediatric bronchology at a glance

Chair(s): D. Schramm (Düsseldorf, Germany), E. Seidl (München, Germany)

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Diagnostic and prognostic markers for disease-associated interstitial lung disease and hypersensitivity pneumonitis

Chair(s): V. Alfieri (Parma (PR), Italy), G. Margaritopoulos (London, United Kingdom)

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Pathophysiology of pulmonary hypertension

Chair(s): E. Swietlik (Cambridge, United Kingdom), M. Wilkins (London, United Kingdom)

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Epidemiology, diagnosis and management of pulmonary embolism

Chair(s): N. Akhter (Karachi, Pakistan)

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COVID-19 clinical studies

Chair(s): L. Bos (Amsterdam, Netherlands), G. Zimmermann (München, Germany)

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Challenge and success in a patient centered Clinical Research Collaboration

Expert view


Palliative care in tuberculosis

Expert view


Replacement of animal models in respiratory medicine

Expert view


Preprints: growth and evolution in the medical publishing space

Expert view


Lung cancer or cancer of the lung

Expert view


Teaching, learning and assessments: key principles

Professional development


From respiratory physiology to clinical practice: exercise and respiratory muscles

Chair(s): M. Furian (Zürich, Switzerland), G. Fodor (Szeged, Hungary)

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Interesting clinical problems for the respiratory physician

Chair(s): F. Luppi (Modena, Italy), S. Everaerts (Leuven, Belgium)

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Phenotyping sleep-disordered breathing and its impact on various diseases

Chair(s): J. Verbraecken (Edegem (Antwerp), Belgium), A. Pataka (Thessaloniki, Greece)

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Increase in health care utilisation of modern treatments compared with the increase in effectiveness

Chair(s): R. Breyer-Kohansal (Wien, Austria), E. Wouters (Maastricht, Netherlands)

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Experimental and laboratory studies in intensive care unit medicine

Chair(s): B. Schönhofer (Laatzen, Germany), L. Bos (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

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Cystic fibrosis

Chair(s): N. Simmonds (London, United Kingdom), S. Fustik (Skopje, North Macedonia)

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Transthoracic and endobronchial ultrasound

Chair(s): R. Asciak (Attard, Malta), N. Jacobsen (Odense M, Denmark)

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Non-tuberculous mycobacteria and latent tuberculosis infection

Chair(s): A. dos Santos Silva (Porto, Portugal), J. Heyckendorf (Hamburg, Germany)

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Neonatal and paediatric intensive care: diagnosis, management and outcomes

Chair(s): E. Williams (London, United Kingdom), S. Fouzas (Patras, Greece)

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Conventional bronchoscopy

Chair(s): C. von Garnier (Lausanne, Switzerland), R. Shah (Mumbai (Maharashtra), India)

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Endobronchial ultrasound: from rookie to pro

Chair(s): K. Madan (New Delhi (Delhi), India)

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Tapas of respiratory physiotherapy

Chair(s): C. Osadnik (Melbourne, Australia), V. Alcaraz Serrano (Barcelona, Spain)

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Asthma science: novel targets and mechanisms

Chair(s): C. Brightling (Leicester (Leicestershire), United Kingdom), J. Nieto-Fontarigo (Santiago De Compostela, Spain)

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Management issues in thoracic oncology

Chair(s): S. Lang (Jena, Germany), G. Hardavella (Athens, Greece)

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Aspects of pulmonary rehabilitation: part 1

Chair(s): T. Harvey-Dunstan (Loughborough (Leicestershire), United Kingdom), W. Poncin (Bruxelles, Belgium)

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A knowledge update on respiratory muscle function, assessment and training

Chair(s): M. Saglam (Ankara, Turkey), Z. Louvaris (Leuven, Belgium)

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Lung function diagnostics

Chair(s): L. Smith (Sheffield (South Yorkshire), United Kingdom), J. Makonga-Braaksma (Woudenberg, Netherlands)

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Burden and predictive factors for chronic lung diseases and comorbidity

Chair(s): N. Kahn (Heidelberg, Germany), E. Sapey (Birmingham (West Midlands), United Kingdom)

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Clinical issues in granulomatous lung diseases

Chair(s): F. Bonella (Düsseldorf, Germany)

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Physiotherapy in acute respiratory care

Chair(s): S. Parry (Parkville (VIC), Australia), R. Gosselink (Leuven, Belgium)

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From tobacco control policy to smoking cessation

Chair(s): A. Diamanti (Pefki, Greece), E. Dagli (Istanbul, Turkey)

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The role of health care systems in treating tobacco dependence

Chair(s): P. Katsaounou (Athens, Greece), K. Lewis (Llanelli (Dyfed), United Kingdom)

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Advances in lung function testing

Chair(s): A. Thiebes (Aachen, Germany), S. Bayat (Grenobe, France)

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Lower respiratory tract infections in clinical practice

Chair(s): B. Cao (Beijing, China), N. Dean (Murray, United States of America)

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Epidemiology of paediatric respiratory diseases

Chair(s): M. Attanasi (Chieti (CH), Italy), B. Karadag (Istanbul, Turkey)

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Thoracic surgery: malignancies

Chair(s): K. Athanassiadi (Athens, Greece), L. Bertolaccini (Milan, Italy)

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Occupational lung diseases

Chair(s): M. Jaakkola (Oulu, Finland), M. Cruz Carmona (Barcelona, Spain)

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Occupational and environmental causes of respiratory disease

Chair(s): G. Walters (Birmingham (West Midlands), United Kingdom), V. Schlünssen (Århus C, Denmark)

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Asthma inhalers: devices and adherence studies

Chair(s): F. Lavorini (Firenze (FI), Italy), T. Bahmer (Kiel, Germany)

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Management of chronic lung conditions

Chair(s): P. Adab (Birmingham (West Midlands), United Kingdom)

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COPD : inhaled corticosteroids, bronchodilators and eosinophils

Chair(s): H. Park (Seoul, Republic of Korea), D. Toumpanakis (Athens, Greece)

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Localised non-small cell lung cancer

Chair(s): R. Huber (Munich, Germany), A. Costantini (Paris, France)

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Pulmonary hypertension in lung diseases

Chair(s): V. Cottin (Lyon, France), S. Ramjug (Altrincham, United Kingdom)

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Reviews and novel insights into pulmonary rehabilitation

Chair(s): B. Hajian (Haelen, Netherlands), M. Furian (Zürich, Switzerland)

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Diagnosis and management of COPD

Chair(s): L. Cestelli (Bergen, Norway), P. Sivapalan (Hellerup, Denmark), A. Papi (Ferrara, Italy)

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Air pollution and comorbidities

Chair(s): P. Burgel (Sorbonne Paris Cité, France), P. Goeminne (Bornem, Belgium)

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Lung function tests and exhaled biomarkers

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

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Unusual tools for evaluating obstructive diseases

Chair(s): T. Bahmer (Kiel, Germany), P. Brinkman (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

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Clinical and basic pharmacology for COPD

Chair(s): A. Higham (Manchester (Greater Manchester), United Kingdom), S. Lea (Manchester (Greater Manchester), United Kingdom)

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Clinical characteristics and diagnostic tools for phenotyping asthma and COPD

Chair(s): C. Bal (Wien, Austria), S. Dortas Junior (Rio De Janeiro (RJ), Brazil)

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Prevalence, characteristics and predictors of obstructive sleep apnoea

Chair(s): P. Steiropoulos (Alexandroupolis, Greece), A. van Zeller (Porto, Portugal)

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Management of allergy, asthma and COPD

Chair(s): I. Vachier (Montpellier, France)

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Physical activity and chronic lung disease

Chair(s): E. Gimeno-Santos (Barcelona, Spain), K. Furlanetto (Londrina (PR), Brazil)

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Exercise tolerance and functional status across respiratory diseases

Chair(s): F. Pitta (Londrina, Brazil), I. Jarosch (Schönau am Königssee, Germany)

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Screening and early lung cancer

Chair(s): F. Gamarra (Straubing, Germany), D. Kauffmann-guerrero (Munich, Germany)

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Genom revolution: Human Lung Cell Atlas

Expert view


Chronic lung diseases: novel methods, diagnostics and biomarkers

Chair(s): O. Burgy (Dijon, France), A. TIOTIU (Nancy, France)

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Novel findings in intensive care unit medicine: part 2

Chair(s): H. de Vries (Amsterdam, Netherlands), L. Piquilloud (Lausanne, Switzerland)

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Clinical monitoring and new therapies for cystic fibrosis

Chair(s): M. Stahl (Berlin, Germany), F. Singer (Bern, Switzerland)

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Home non-invasive ventilation: (long-term) effects and prognosis

Chair(s): S. Mansell (Guildford (Surrey), United Kingdom), M. Arellano-Maric (Cologne, Germany)

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Pulmonary function and rehabilitation in non-respiratory disease

Chair(s): S. Mcarthur (Edinburgh (Edinburgh), United Kingdom), E. Clini (Modena (MO), Italy)

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Risk factors, comorbidities and remote monitoring in childhood asthma

Chair(s): C. Murray (Manchester, United Kingdom), A. Möller (Zürich, Switzerland)

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Determinants of chronic respiratory diseases

Chair(s): O. Kurmi (Hamilton (ON), Canada), D. Jarvis (London, United Kingdom)

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Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and interstitial lung disease: progression, genes and more

Chair(s): M. Molina Molina (Barcelona, Spain), V. Cottin (Lyon, France)

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Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis

Chair(s): K. Dheda (Cape Town, South Africa), A. Skrahina (Minsk region, Belarus)

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Tuberculosis and comorbidities

Chair(s): C. Lange (Borstel, Germany)

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Tuberculosis and adverse events in different populations

Chair(s): D. Falzon (Genève, Switzerland), O. Akkerman (Groningen, Netherlands)

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Diagnostic challenges in tuberculosis

Chair(s): D. Cirillo (Milano (MI), Italy), L. Guglielmetti (Paris, France)

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Aspects of pulmonary rehabilitation: part 2

Chair(s): A. Pires De Dias Marques (Aveiro, Portugal), C. Dennis (Canberra (ACT), Australia)

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The role of patients in medicine

Expert view


Mechanistic insight into lung injury and repair

Chair(s): J. Baker (London, United Kingdom), A. Gazdhar (Schliern b. Köniz, Switzerland), M. Konigshoff (Denver, United States of America)

E-poster session


The role of the radiologist in the multidisciplinary diagnosis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

Expert view


Medical writing

Professional development


Leading and managing change

Professional development


How to deal with difficult people

Professional development


Teamability: becoming an effective team leader and member

Professional development


Clinical year in review

Year in review


Scientific year in review

Year in review


Paediatric year in review

Year in review


Do we really need guidelines?

Expert view


CRISPR for dummies

Expert view


Microplastic in the lungs: should we be worried?

Expert view


Puzzling natures of the solitary pulmonary nodules that only the pulmonologist can solve

Expert view


Transbronchial cryobiopsy in diffuse parenchymal lung diseases

Expert view


Managing stable, severe COPD

Expert view


Gender-based differences in drug toxicity

Expert view


Bronchoscopy interventions in ventilated patients

Expert view


Diagnosis and management of chronic fibrotic hypersensitivity pneumonitis

Expert view


Successfully managing adolescent and young adult patients with asthma

Expert view


Extracorporeal life support in lung failure and lung transplant bridging: when and how

Expert view


Physiotherapy in chronic respiratory infections

Expert view


Optimal treatment for multistage N2-disease

Expert view


From life threatening to chronic connective tissue disease-associated interstitial lung disease (CTD-ILD): all you need to know

Expert view


Treatment in pulmonary hypertension

Expert view


Burning up while burning out: compassion fatigue awareness and burnout prevention for practitioners

Expert view


AI: are the doctors still needed?

Expert view


Common variable immunodeficiency (CVID)

Expert view


Clinical and functional evaluation of COPD

Chair(s): Z. Lázár (Budapest, Hungary), A. Sinha (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

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New insight into the immunology of asthma and COPD

Chair(s): P. Hansbro (Sydney, Australia), C. Andersson (London, United Kingdom)

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Challenges and updates in nursing care around the world

Chair(s): M. Padilha (Porto, Portugal), A. Sajnic (Zagreb, Croatia)

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Digital health interventions in respiratory medicine

Chair(s): H. Woehrle (Ulm, Germany), S. Lundell (Umeå, Sweden)

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Novel directions in pleural disease: bench to bedside

Chair(s): K. Blyth (Glasgow (Glasgow), United Kingdom), D. De Fonseka (Sheffield, United Kingdom)

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Different aspects of paediatric viral and bacterial lung infections

Chair(s): R. Masekela (Pretoria, South Africa)

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Respiratory physiology and sleep: new approaches to diagnosis and treatment

Chair(s): A. Kaditis (Athens, Greece), K. Ramsey (Bern, Switzerland)

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Interventional pulmonology: diagnostic and therapeutic approaches

Chair(s): D. Gompelmann (Vienna, Austria), S. Dhooria (Chandigarh, India)

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Novel mechanisms and management of paediatric asthma

Chair(s): S. Saglani (London, United Kingdom), M. Kabesch (Regensburg, Germany)

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Respiratory physiology and sleep: what is new?

Chair(s): E. Lombardi (Florence, Italy), M. Slaats (Edegem (Antwerp), Belgium)

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Phenotypes of obstructive diseases

Chair(s): A. Papaioannou (Vrilissia (Athens), Greece)

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New insights into respiratory physiotherapy

Chair(s): M. Gonçalves (Porto, Portugal), S. Mansell (Guildford (Surrey), United Kingdom)

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News on clinical evaluation of bronchiectasis, cough and inflammatory disease

Chair(s): P. Goeminne (Bornem, Belgium), A. Sanduzzi Zamparelli (Napoli (NA), Italy)

E-poster session


Air pollution as a cause of respiratory disease

Chair(s): M. Alemayohu (Verona, Italy), R. de la Hoz (New York, United States of America)

E-poster session


Smoking disease landscape: from inflammation to lung function and comorbidities

Chair(s): A. Pataka (Thessaloniki, Greece), M. Jankowski (Warsaw, Poland)

E-poster session


Pathophysiology and treatment of obstructive sleep apnoea

Chair(s): M. Sanchez De La Torre (Lleida, Spain), . Deleanu (Bucharest, Romania)

E-poster session


Cellular stress in respiratory diseases

Chair(s): R. Gosens (Groningen, Netherlands), S. Bartel (Groningen, Netherlands)

E-poster session


Phenotypes of asthma and COPD

Chair(s): A. Bossios (Stockholm, Sweden), V. Backer (Copenhagen, Denmark)

E-poster session


Risk factors for chronic lung diseases

Chair(s): M. Alemayohu (Verona, Italy), C. Crimi (Catania (CT), Italy)

E-poster session


Clinical and laboratory pharmacology in asthma

Chair(s): S. Siddiqui (Leicester, United Kingdom), M. Adner (Stockholm, Sweden)

E-poster session


Comorbidities/multimorbidites and mortality in patients with chronic lung diseases

Chair(s): J. Soriano (Madrid, Spain), M. Patout (Mont-Saint Aignan, France)

E-poster session


Tuberculosis and society

Chair(s): T. van der Werf (Groningen, Netherlands)

E-poster session


Epidemiology and treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension

Chair(s): S. Sahay (Houston, United States of America), E. Nossent (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

E-poster session


Experimental approaches to pulmonary hypertension

Chair(s): F. De Man (Amsterdam, Netherlands), L. Dewachter (Bruxelles, Belgium)

E-poster session


Exercise and haemodynamics in pulmonary hypertension

Chair(s): S. Ulrich (Zurich, Switzerland), L. Howard (London, United Kingdom)

E-poster session


Clinical evaluation, biomarkers and risk assessment of pulmonary hypertension

Chair(s): V. Mercurio (Napoli, Italy), O. Sitbon (Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, France)

E-poster session


Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension

Chair(s): G. Simonneau (Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, France), L. Godinas (Leuven, Belgium)

E-poster session


The young, the old and extrapulmonary tuberculosis

Chair(s): V. Crudu (Chisinau, Republic of Moldova), J. Seddon (London, United Kingdom)

E-poster session


Interventional pulmonology: unity in diversity

Chair(s): P. Shah (London, United Kingdom), D. Fielding (Herstin, Australia)

E-poster session


Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis

Chair(s): K. Dheda (Cape Town, South Africa), S. Borisov (Moscow, Russian Federation)

E-poster session


Asthma and COPD: How genetic and environment influences its developement?

Chair(s): I. Hall (Nottingham (Nottinghamshire), United Kingdom), C. John (Leicester, United Kingdom)

E-poster session


Epidemiology of tobacco use and the role of health professionals in tobacco control

Chair(s): A. Dilektasli (Bursa, Turkey), C. Vardavas (Heraklion, Greece)

E-poster session


Asthma management: role of biomarkers and comorbidities

Chair(s): D. Doberer (Wien, Austria)

E-poster session


Genetics and biomarkers for diagnosis and prognosis of granulomatous lung diseases

Chair(s): J. Sellares Torres (Barcelona, Spain), A. Prasse (Hannover, Germany)

E-poster session


Novel molecular markers and targets for asthma phenotypes

Chair(s): A. Faiz (Ultimo (NSW), Australia), J. Burgess (Groningen, Netherlands)

E-poster session


Inhaler devices in COPD: technical advances, adherence studies and more

Chair(s): R. Russell (Lymington (Hampshire), United Kingdom), C. Sorino (Fino Mornasco (CO), Italy)

E-poster session


Occupational exposure as a cause of respiratory disease

Chair(s): J. Minov (Skopje, North Macedonia), G. Orlova (St. Petersburg, Russian Federation)

E-poster session


Paediatric asthma

Chair(s): N. Ullmann (Roma (RM), Italy), C. Lex (Goettingen, Germany)

E-poster session


Microbiology and antimicrobial strategies in cystic fibrosis

Chair(s): E. McKone (Dublin 4, Ireland), F. Vermeulen (Leuven, Belgium)

E-poster session


The multiple facets of pulmonary rehabilitation and chronic respiratory care

Chair(s): D. Langer (Leuven, Belgium), B. Abascal Bolado (Santander, Spain)

E-poster session


Biomarkers and mechanistic aspects of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

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

E-poster session


Non-idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis interstitial lung diseases: mechanisms, diagnosis and treatment

Chair(s): P. Molyneaux (London, United Kingdom), M. Bonifazi (Ancona (AN), Italy)

E-poster session


Clinical aspects of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

Chair(s): M. Veltkamp (De Meern, Netherlands), J. Morisset (Montréal (QC), Canada)

E-poster session


News on diagnosis and therapy of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

Chair(s): T. Alfaro (Coimbra, Portugal), N. Chaudhuri (Manchester (Greater Manchester), United Kingdom)

E-poster session


Predictive markers of progression in connective tissue disease-associated interstitial lung disease and hypersensitivity pneumonitis

Chair(s): E. Bargagli (Siena, Italy), J. Mackintosh (Brisbane (QLD), Australia)

E-poster session


Prognosis and biomarkers of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

Chair(s): S. Torrisi (Acireale (CT), Italy), S. Vanoni (Córdoba, Argentina)

E-poster session


Pulmonary rehabilitation across the globe

Chair(s): A. Holland (Fitzroy North, Australia), A. Nyberg (Umeå, Sweden)

E-poster session


New imaging techniques applied to old problems

Chair(s): D. Tarnoki (Budapest, Hungary)

E-poster session


Interventional pulmonology: the pleura and bronchoscopic treatment of emphysema

Chair(s): P. Singhal (Mumbai (Maharashtra), India), M. Asadi Gharabaghi (Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran)

E-poster session


Optimising the benefits of pulmonary rehabilitation

Chair(s): J. Alison (Killara (NSW), Australia), J. Varga (Budapest, Hungary)

E-poster session


Inflammatory pathways in chronic airway diseases

Chair(s): E. Garrido (Madrid, Spain), J. Baker (London, United Kingdom)

E-poster session


Exploring exercise responses in respiratory diseases

Chair(s): M. Oliveira (São Paulo (SP), Brazil), C. Spengler (Zürich, Switzerland)

E-poster session


New insights into determinants of patient-reported outcomes in chronic respiratory diseases

Chair(s): S. Singh (Leicester (Leicestershire), United Kingdom), R. Gloeckl (Schoenau am Koenigssee, Germany)

E-poster session


Prediction of outcomes in obstructive diseases

Chair(s): R. Louis (Liège, Belgium), G. Braunstahl (Rotterdam, Netherlands)

E-poster session


Clinical studies of COPD: combination inhalers and much more

Chair(s): N. Roche (Paris, France), A. Mathioudakis (Manchester, United Kingdom)

E-poster session


Clinical data and COPD management

Chair(s): S. Cuevas Ocaña (Nottingham, United Kingdom)

E-poster session


Prognosis and integrated management of COPD

Chair(s): W. Labaki (Ann Arbor, United States of America), M. Vukoja (Sremska Kamenica, Republic of Serbia)

E-poster session


Evaluation of knowledge transfer into clinical practice

Chair(s): M. Gaga (Athens, Greece), P. Laveneziana (Paris, France)

E-poster session


Monitoring of patients with COPD

Chair(s): D. Mijakoski (Skopje, North Macedonia), R. Khanduri (Dehradun (Uttarakhand), India)

E-poster session


Host-microbe interactions and their influence on lung disease onset and severity

Chair(s): N. Ubags (Epalinges, Switzerland), D. Bogaert (Edinburgh, United Kingdom)

E-poster session


Keynote: COVID-19 - recapitulation

Chair(s): C. Brightling (Leicester (Leicestershire), United Kingdom), A. Simonds (London, United Kingdom)

COVID-19


Basic science

Chair(s): C. Brightling (Leicester (Leicestershire), United Kingdom)

COVID-19


Epidemiology

Chair(s): D. Stolz (Basel, Switzerland)

COVID-19


Management prevention

Chair(s): T. Welte (Hannover, Germany)

COVID-19


Management

Chair(s): L. Heunks (Amsterdam, Netherlands), A. Simonds (London, United Kingdom)

COVID-19


Impact in children and in adults with premorbid respiratory disease (acute and long-term)

Chair(s): F. Midulla (Roma (RM), Italy), K. Antoniou (Heraklion, Greece)

COVID-19


Post-COVID

Chair(s): T. Troosters (Leuven, Belgium), A. Simonds (London, United Kingdom)

COVID-19


Chinese programme 2020: Part I

Chair(s): R. Chen (Guangzhou (Guangdong), China), A. Yorgancioglu (Izmir, Turkey)

Language session


Asthma pharmacology: clinical trials and mechanistic insights

Chair(s): C. Suppli Ulrik (Virum, Denmark), R. Louis (Liège, Belgium)

Oral Presentation


Metabolic alterations and ageing in lung disease

Chair(s): H. Heijink (Groningen, Netherlands), S. Meiners (München, Germany)

Oral Presentation


New clinical insights into idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

Chair(s): W. Wuyts (Leuven, Belgium), M. Wijsenbeek (Rotterdam, Netherlands)

Oral Presentation


New insights into mechanical ventilation in the intensive care unit

Chair(s): C. Karagiannidis (Cologne, Germany), I. Martin-Loeches (Dublin, Ireland)

Oral Presentation


Paediatric respiratory diseases

Chair(s): M. Pijnenburg (Rotterdam, Netherlands), E. Eber (Graz, Austria)

State of the art session


Frontiers of lung cancer screening

Chair(s): R. Gosens (Groningen, Netherlands), O. Burghuber (Wien, Austria)

Joint session


New developments in pandemic medicine

Chair(s): T. Welte (Hannover, Germany), E. Bel (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Symposium


Imaging grand round

Chair(s): C. Brightling (Leicester (Leicestershire), United Kingdom), T. Blum (Berlin, Germany)

Grand round


Respiratory diseases in children and adults

Chair(s): M. Pijnenburg (Rotterdam, Netherlands), E. Eber (Graz, Austria)

Symposium


Antibiotic resistance: the way forward

Chair(s): T. Welte (Hannover, Germany), E. Bel (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Symposium


ALERT: Pneumothorax, cough, PAH, alveolar proteinosis

Chair(s): R. Gosens (Groningen, Netherlands), O. Burghuber (Wien, Austria)

Clinical trials session


Respiratory diseases, hypoxia and cardiovascular function

Chair(s): S. Verges (Grenoble, France), Z. Louvaris (Leuven, Belgium)

Oral Presentation


Quality improvements in lung function and sleep diagnostics

Chair(s): K. Sylvester (Cambridge (Cambridgeshire), United Kingdom), R. Ong-Salvador (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Oral Presentation


The hot and cold of interventional pulmonology

Chair(s): J. Annema (Amsterdam, Netherlands), M. Tamm (Basel, Switzerland)

Oral Presentation


New tools for risk stratification of obstructive diseases

Chair(s): S. Loukides (Athens, Greece), F. Ricciardolo (Orbassano (TO), Italy)

Oral Presentation


Breathing disorders and cardiovascular diseases

Chair(s): O. Sitbon (Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, France), S. Rosenkranz (Köln, Germany)

Respiratory medicine meets other disciplines


New and integrated tools for respiratory diagnosis and care

Chair(s): N. Morelli (Den Haag, Netherlands), L. Fregonese (London, United Kingdom)

Oral Presentation


Novel methods, diagnostics and biomarkers of chronic lung diseases

Chair(s): A. Fabre (Dublin 4, Ireland), A. Mailleux (Paris, France)

Oral Presentation


Interstitial lung diseases

Chair(s): M. Kreuter (Heidelberg, Germany), M. Molina Molina (Barcelona, Spain)

Challenging clinical cases


Workplace and outdoor air quality: from sensitisation to social media

Chair(s): D. Fishwick (Sheffield (South Yorkshire), United Kingdom), R. de la Hoz (New York, United States of America)

Oral Presentation


Which paediatric asthma guidelines are the most appropriate for children and adolescents?

Chair(s): M. Pijnenburg (Rotterdam, Netherlands), E. Eber (Graz, Austria)

Symposium


Lung cancer screening: are we back to the individualised decision-making process?

Chair(s): R. Gosens (Groningen, Netherlands), O. Burghuber (Wien, Austria)

Symposium


The European Respiratory Journal editor's view: our best papers of last year

Chair(s): E. Bel (Amsterdam, Netherlands), T. Welte (Hannover, Germany)

Journal session


Airway diseases?

Chair(s): D. Stolz (Basel, Switzerland), C. Brightling (Leicester (Leicestershire), United Kingdom), T. Blum (Berlin, Germany)

Lungs on fire


Severe thoracic sarcoidosis : where do we stand ?

Chair(s): R. Costello (Dublin 9, Ireland), K. Antoniou (Heraklion, Greece), M. Humbert (Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, France)

Symposium


Updates in cystic fibrosis

Chair(s): S. Aliberti (Milano (MI), Italy), S. Madge (London, United Kingdom)

Joint session


New technologies for the management of COPD and obstructive sleep apnea and the diagnosis of lung cancer

Chair(s): A. Simonds (London, United Kingdom), A. Dinh-Xuan (Paris, France)

Journal session


Lung health and respiratory function at all ages

Chair(s): T. Geiser (Bern, Switzerland), D. Stolz (Basel, Switzerland)

Symposium


Image-based guidelines and recommendations in respiratory diseases

Chair(s): J. van Meerbeeck (Edegem (Antwerp), Belgium), R. Huber (Munich, Germany)

Symposium


Biological aspects of lung cancer

Chair(s): J. Cadranel (Paris Cedex 20, France), I. Tietzova (Praha, Czech Republic)

Oral Presentation


Updated assessment and treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension

Chair(s): M. Hoeper (Hannover, Germany), S. Gaine (Dublin, Ireland)

Oral Presentation


Respiratory infections

Chair(s): E. Polverino (Barcelona, Spain), G. Rohde (Frankfurt am Main, Germany)

Challenging clinical cases


Respiratory physiology and sleep: from neonates to adults

Chair(s): R. Hamutcu Ersu (Ottawa, Canada), N. Beydon (Paris, France)

Oral Presentation


Interstitial lung diseases?

Chair(s): R. Costello (Dublin 9, Ireland), K. Antoniou (Heraklion, Greece), M. Humbert (Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, France)

Lungs on fire


European Reference Network for rare lung diseases (ERN-LUNG): acting for improved cross-border management of rare diseases

Chair(s): M. Wijsenbeek (Rotterdam, Netherlands), V. Cottin (Lyon, France)

Symposium


Diagnosis and management of airways disease in primary care

Chair(s): J. Kocks (Groningen, Netherlands), H. Sandelowsky (Vendelso, Sweden)

Oral Presentation


Hot topics in paediatric asthma

Chair(s): A. Zacharasiewicz (Wien, Austria), E. Gaillard (Leicester (Leicestershire), United Kingdom)

Oral Presentation


Respiratory critical care

Chair(s): M. Duiverman (Groningen, Netherlands), E. Clini (Modena (MO), Italy)

Challenging clinical cases


Right ventricular function and pulmonary hypertension

Chair(s): L. Howard (London, United Kingdom), A. Vonk Noordegraaf (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Oral Presentation


Sleep and breathing disorders

Chair(s): A. Simonds (London, United Kingdom), A. Dinh-Xuan (Paris, France)

State of the art session


Will the pulmonologist still play a role in the management of screen-detected pulmonary nodules?

Chair(s): J. van Meerbeeck (Edegem (Antwerp), Belgium), R. Huber (Munich, Germany)

Symposium


Innovations in airway innervation: treatments for chronic cough

Chair(s): T. Geiser (Bern, Switzerland), D. Stolz (Basel, Switzerland)

Hot topics


Smoking, nicotine and COVID-19 myths and facts. What is the evidence?

Chair(s): R. Costello (Dublin 9, Ireland), K. Antoniou (Heraklion, Greece), M. Humbert (Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, France)

Expert view


ALERT: Infection in adults and children

Chair(s): T. Geiser (Bern, Switzerland), D. Stolz (Basel, Switzerland)

Clinical trials session


Paediatric procedures

Chair(s): M. Pijnenburg (Rotterdam, Netherlands), J. van Meerbeeck (Edegem (Antwerp), Belgium)

Live from the clinic


Chronic respiratory diseases and their origins in early life: how physiology meets clinical medicine

Chair(s): A. Simonds (London, United Kingdom), A. Dinh-Xuan (Paris, France)

Symposium


Bronchiectasis: epidemiology, endotyping and therapy

Chair(s): A. Bossios (Stockholm, Sweden), M. McDonnell (Oranmore (Co Galway), Ireland)

Oral Presentation


Physical activity and chronic lung disease: once a new kid, now growing up

Chair(s): A. Lewko (London, United Kingdom), M. Emtner (Uppsala, Sweden)

Oral Presentation


Challenging issues in thoracic surgery

Chair(s): M. Migliore (Catania (CT), Italy), D. Subotic (Basel, Switzerland)

Oral Presentation


New insights into asthma immunology: in mouse and men

Chair(s): C. Taube (Essen, Germany), I. Adcock (London, United Kingdom)

Oral Presentation


Rheumatology: understanding connective tissue disease in patients with interstitial lung disease

Chair(s): M. Tamm (Basel, Switzerland), G. Riemekasten (Lübeck, Germany)

Respiratory medicine meets other disciplines


Is the global warming potential of inhaler propellants significant?

Chair(s): R. Costello (Dublin 9, Ireland), K. Antoniou (Heraklion, Greece), M. Humbert (Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, France)

Pro/Con debate


Covering COVID - the best abstracts

Chair(s): G. Karakiulakis (Thessaloniki, Greece), J. Chalmers (Dundee (Angus), United Kingdom)

Oral Presentation


How to overcome deficiencies in skills in bedside training by virtual tools and simulation- where do we go?

Chair(s): R. Primhak (Sheffield (South Yorkshire), United Kingdom), C. Sehlbach (Maastricht, Netherlands)

Oral Presentation


Screening and imaging in lung cancer

Chair(s): W. De Wever (Leuven, Belgium), D. Baldwin (Nottingham (Nottinghamshire), United Kingdom)

Oral Presentation


Use of thoracic ultrasound in different clinical settings

Chair(s): M. Thomeer (Tielt (BT), Belgium), P. Pietersen (Odense NØ, Denmark)

Oral Presentation


Airflow obstruction, COPD and comorbidities

Chair(s): O. Kurmi (Hamilton (ON), Canada), C. Bolton (Nottingham (Nottinghamshire), United Kingdom)

Oral Presentation


Exercise and sleep: from impaired function to new therapeutic strategies

Chair(s): A. Simonds (London, United Kingdom), A. Dinh-Xuan (Paris, France)

Symposium


Rethinking asthma

Chair(s): T. Geiser (Bern, Switzerland), D. Stolz (Basel, Switzerland)

Hot topics


Pulmonary vascular diseases?

Chair(s): R. Costello (Dublin 9, Ireland), K. Antoniou (Heraklion, Greece), M. Humbert (Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, France)

Lungs on fire


Bronchoscopy and endosonography: Lung cancer

Chair(s): P. Schenk (Grimmenstein-Hochegg, Austria), M. Schuhmann (Heidelberg, Germany), G. Massard (Esch Sur Alzette, Luxembourg)

Live from the clinic


Reducing the burden of asthma

Chair(s): M. Humbert (Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, France), T. Geiser (Bern, Switzerland)

Journal session


Exciting new developments in lung cancer screening, diagnostics and treatment

Chair(s): J. van Meerbeeck (Edegem (Antwerp), Belgium), F. Meloni (Pavia (PV), Italy)

Hot topics


ALERT: Ventilation and rehabilitation

Chair(s): A. Bush (London, United Kingdom), C. Suppli Ulrik (Virum, Denmark)

Clinical trials session


Advances in cystic fibrosis: from microbiome to MRI

Chair(s): C. Greene (Dublin 9, Ireland), P. Palange (Rome, Italy)

Oral Presentation


Chinese programme 2020: Part II

Chair(s): M. Delcroix (Leuven, Belgium), J. Qu (Shanghai, China)

Language session


Quantitative imaging in diffuse lung disease

Chair(s): S. Walsh (London, United Kingdom), Á. Tárnoki (Budapest, Hungary)

Oral Presentation


Lung epithelial development and repair in three-dimensions

Chair(s): S. Bartel (Groningen, Netherlands), C. Bingle (Sheffield (South Yorkshire), United Kingdom)

Oral Presentation


New frontiers in cystic fibrosis imaging and lung physiology

Chair(s): A. Horsley (Manchester, United Kingdom), M. Stahl (Berlin, Germany)

Oral Presentation


From tobacco and vaping health effects to tobacco cessation

Chair(s): S. Belo Ravara (Covilhã, Portugal), E. Dagli (Istanbul, Turkey)

Oral Presentation


Sarcoidosis: from genetics to epidemiology

Chair(s): H. Nunes (Bobigny, France), P. Spagnolo (Padova (PD), Italy)

Oral Presentation


Exploring respiratory function

Chair(s): S. Bayat (Grenobe, France), G. Kaltsakas (Athens, Greece)

Oral Presentation


Nasal high flow and non-invasive ventilation in acute and chronic care

Chair(s): P. Wijkstra (Groningen, Netherlands), M. Patout (Mont-Saint Aignan, France)

Oral Presentation


Cystic fibrosis: from cradle to old age

Chair(s): C. Suppli Ulrik (Virum, Denmark), A. Bush (London, United Kingdom)

Symposium


Pneumothorax: to drain or not to drain

Chair(s): J. van Meerbeeck (Edegem (Antwerp), Belgium), F. Meloni (Pavia (PV), Italy)

Hot topics


Tuberculosis: learning from the WHO global health emergencies

Chair(s): M. Humbert (Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, France), T. Geiser (Bern, Switzerland)

Symposium


Bronchoscopic treatments for COPD and Emphysema

Chair(s): P. Schenk (Grimmenstein-Hochegg, Austria), M. Schuhmann (Heidelberg, Germany), G. Massard (Esch Sur Alzette, Luxembourg)

Live from the clinic


Part I: From symptoms to diagnosis in primary care

Chair(s): H. Sandelowsky (Vendelso, Sweden), H. Pinnock (Edinburgh (Edinburgh), United Kingdom)

Primary care session


Bronchoscopy and ultrasound: Interstitial and pleural diseases

Chair(s): P. Schenk (Grimmenstein-Hochegg, Austria), M. Schuhmann (Heidelberg, Germany), G. Massard (Esch Sur Alzette, Luxembourg)

Live from the clinic


Malignant pleural effusion in 2020: understanding the biology and clinical implications

Chair(s): N. Maskell (Bristol (Avon), United Kingdom), K. Blyth (Glasgow (Glasgow), United Kingdom)

Oral Presentation


Airway diseases

Chair(s): M. Humbert (Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, France), T. Geiser (Bern, Switzerland)

State of the art session


Lung transplantation in the era of new drugs

Chair(s): J. van Meerbeeck (Edegem (Antwerp), Belgium), F. Meloni (Pavia (PV), Italy)

Symposium


How much lung disease is really caused by work, and how to assess the worker who wishes to continue working?

Chair(s): C. Suppli Ulrik (Virum, Denmark), A. Bush (London, United Kingdom)

Symposium


Paediatric respiratory diseases

Chair(s): A. Zacharasiewicz (Wien, Austria), F. Midulla (Roma (RM), Italy)

Challenging clinical cases


Cellular involvement in lung injury

Chair(s): D. Wagner (Lund, Sweden), O. Burgy (Dijon, France)

Oral Presentation


Genetics and genomics of pulmonary arterial hypertension

Chair(s): N. Morrell (Cambridge (Cambridgeshire), United Kingdom), E. Austin (Nashville, United States of America)

Oral Presentation


Part II: From symptoms to diagnosis in primary care

Chair(s): J. Kocks (Groningen, Netherlands), T. Maricoto (Aveiro, Portugal)

Primary care session


Respiratory critical care

Chair(s): O. Usmani (London, United Kingdom), T. Welte (Hannover, Germany), P. Schenk (Grimmenstein-Hochegg, Austria)

Lungs on fire


ALERT: Asthma in adults and children

Chair(s): R. Gosens (Groningen, Netherlands), M. Proesmans (Leuven, Belgium)

Clinical trials session


Fear and anxiety, psychological wellbeing and prevention of psychological distress in chronic lung diseases

Chair(s): T. Troosters (Leuven, Belgium), M. Delcroix (Leuven, Belgium)

Symposium


(Re-)discovering the small airway epithelium in COVID-19, fibrosing lung diseases and pulmonary regeneration

Chair(s): A. Dinh-Xuan (Paris, France), N. Ubags (Epalinges, Switzerland)

Hot topics


Tuberculosis: part 1

Chair(s): R. Duarte (Porto, Portugal), S. Tiberi (London, United Kingdom)

Oral Presentation


Pulmonary vascular diseases

Chair(s): J. Pepke-Zaba (Cambridge, United Kingdom), O. Sitbon (Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, France)

Challenging clinical cases


What is new in interstitial lung diseases of known origin?

Chair(s): B. Crestani (Paris, France), R. Borie (Paris, France)

Oral Presentation


Chronic cough: only symptom or disease?

Chair(s): A. Morice (Cottingham, United Kingdom), M. Adner (Stockholm, Sweden)

Oral Presentation


French programme 2020: Part I

Chair(s): B. Maitre (Créteil Cedex, France), M. Humbert (Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, France)

Language session


Respiratory infections?

Chair(s): D. Stolz (Basel, Switzerland), O. Usmani (London, United Kingdom), C. Brightling (Leicester (Leicestershire), United Kingdom)

Lungs on fire


Reflections from the Lung Science 2020 conference

Chair(s): R. Gosens (Groningen, Netherlands), M. Proesmans (Leuven, Belgium)

Symposium


Don't blame your parents: causes of pulmonary hypertension in early life

Chair(s): T. Troosters (Leuven, Belgium), M. Delcroix (Leuven, Belgium)

Symposium


Air pollution and interstitial lung disease: a call to arms

Chair(s): A. Dinh-Xuan (Paris, France), N. Ubags (Epalinges, Switzerland)

Symposium


Best abstracts in the field of pulmonary rehabilitation

Chair(s): F. Franssen (Horn, Netherlands), G. Vagheggini (Volterra (PI), Italy)

Oral Presentation


Antibiotic therapy for pneumonia and pleural infections

Chair(s): E. Sapey (Birmingham (West Midlands), United Kingdom), S. Aliberti (Milano (MI), Italy)

Oral Presentation


Diagnosis and management of asthma

Chair(s): J. Soriano (Madrid, Spain), P. Subbarao (Toronto (ON), Canada)

Oral Presentation


Precision endotyping of asthma: time for action

Chair(s): M. Jutel (Wroclaw, Poland), A. Spanevello (Milan, Italy)

Respiratory medicine meets other disciplines


Aspects of acute and chronic airway infections in children

Chair(s): S. Unger (Edinburgh (Edinburgh), United Kingdom), R. Masekela (Pretoria, South Africa)

Oral Presentation


German programme 2020

Chair(s): S. Hartl (Wien, Austria), O. Burghuber (Wien, Austria), T. Geiser (Bern, Switzerland)

Language session