Paediatric respiratory diseases represent a large proportion of childhood illnesses with estimations suggesting about one-quarter of primary care consultations among children relate to respiratory complaints. There are also huge differences in the way paediatric healthcare is delivered across Europe.
Sleep, breath control, asthma and cystic fibrosis will be covered throughout Congress by paediatric respiratory experts leading cutting-edge symposia, grand rounds, reviews and more. Sessions will also cover topics such as the multidisciplinary nature of paediatric medicine as well as new studies on identifying early signs of respiratory diseases to improve treatment outcomes. The programme includes a number of education sessions including two skills workshops on paediatric respiratory resuscitation, covering basic and advanced life support as well as airway management and IO insertion.
Professor Fabio Midulla, Head of the Paediatrics Assembly, said: "We know that most childhood diseases have a high morbidity or mortality. ERS seeks to advance the respiratory health of children in Europe and worldwide, through supporting research, learning and collaboration, particularly through the ERS Paediatric Assembly. Sessions held throughout the Congress will put a spotlight on key issues and provide the perfect opportunity for healthcare professionals from across the world to hear the latest advances in the field."
Below we highlight just some of the Congress sessions on offer for this topic. Browse the full programme online.
*Registration for these courses is additional to the Congress registration fee. Junior members can register for sessions at a reduced rate.