"I have been interested in diagnostic cases since I began my pulmonology training. I integrate patient histories and physical examinations, with imaging techniques (X-thorax, CT scans, ultrasound) and procedural skills (bronchoscopy, thoracoscopy and endosonography). This allows me to solve difficult diagnostic problems and I find the process very rewarding.
During my pulmonology residency, endoscopic ultrasound/fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) had just become clinically available for gastroenterology. I quickly saw the opportunity for using endosonography for pulmonary indications. This gave me the drive and energy to conduct clinical research and organise training in this field.
Live demonstrations provide the opportunity be taken through an endoscopy procedure, step-by-step, by an expert. Through interaction with the Chairs and audience, the performing endoscopist can immediately respond to any questions raised and show how to proceed.
Come to ERS Live Endoscopy to experience state-of-the-art endoscopy for lung cancer, as well as for pleural and interstitial diseases. You will also witness novel endoscopic treatments for asthma and lung emphysema and hear a great deal of tips and tricks for clinical practice in transthoracic ultrasound."
Professor Jouke T. Annema is Professor of Pulmonary Endoscopy at the University of Amsterdam's Faculty of Medicine. He has performed thousands of endobronchial (EBUS) and endoscopic (EUS) ultrasound procedures. His PhD focussed on the topic and he initiated and conducted numerous studies, publishing extensively. He has organised dozens of EBUS/ EUS and transthoracic ultrasound courses for more than a decade. Furthermore, he is actively involved in the Interventional Pulmonology group of the ERS and has been elected Chair as of September 2015.