Programme highlight: asthma and COPD

The broad areas of asthma and COPD are constantly evolving, bringing new challenges to professionals working in the field. Key topics covered at this year's Congress will include the under-diagnosis of COPD, the genetic origins of asthma and advances in the phenotyping of airways diseases.

Over 100 sessions covering this field will share the most up-to-date scientific knowledge through a variety of formats including postgraduate courses, symposia and group members' meetings, as well as oral presentations, thematic posters and poster presentations.

Chair of the ERS Airway Diseases Assembly Professor Ian M. Adcock, highlights: "Sessions at this year's congress will offer cutting-edge research and expert knowledge to all professionals working in this rapidly evolving field. More and more pharmacologists, basic and translational scientists have joined our assembly alongside clinicians and we welcome all professionals working in the field of airway diseases. By adopting multiple perspectives and keeping abreast of the latest developments through attending congress sessions, we can help improve the outlook for asthma and COPD patients."

Join the ERS Airway Diseases Assembly online at MyERS.

If you are interested in this topic, here is a list of associated sessions at this year's Congress. Alternatively, you can browse the full programme and filter your search for more sessions on this topic.

Note: Educational sessions (postgraduate courses, skills workshops, challenging clinical cases, professional development workshops and meet the expert sessions) can be attended at an additional cost to the standard registration fee.

Date Time Session Session type
03.09.2016 08:00 to 10:20  SW1 Inhaler techniques Skills Workshop
03.09.2016 09:30 to 13:00 PG8 Paediatric asthma Postgraduate Course
03.09.2016 10:40 to 13:00 SW2 Inhaler techniques Skills Workshop
03.09.2016 14:00 to 17:30 PG12 Breathlessness over the life course Postgraduate Course
03.09.2016 14:00 to 17:30 PG 15 Muscle weakness and wasting in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Postgraduate Course
03.09.2016 14:30 to 16:50 SW3 Inhaler techniques Skills Workshop
04.09.2016 08:30 to 10:30 COPD case-finding: how can we find the missing millions? Symposium
04.09.2016 08:30 to 10:30 Best abstracts in asthma Oral Presentation
04.09.2016 10:45 to 12:45 New insights into the genetics of asthma Symposium
04.09.2016 12:50 to 14:40 Best abstracts in COPD management Thematic Poster
04.09.2016 13:00 to 14:30 Vitamin D and asthma prevention, COPD screening, and bronchoscopic lung volume reduction in emphysema Lunchtime session
04.09.2016 14:45 to 16:45 Childhood asthma causation Symposium
04.09.2016 18:00 to 18:50 7.2 Paediatric asthma and allergy Group members' meeting
05.09.2016 07:00 to 08:15 Problematic application of mechanical ventilation Challenging clinical cases
05.09.2016 08:30 to 10:30 Regeneratives approaches to COPD Symposium
05.09.2016 10:45 to 12:45 Working together to drive investment and innovation in asthma research Session
05.09.2016 13:00 to 14:00 Acute and chronic infection in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Meet the expert
05.09.2016 14:45 to 16:45 Deep phenotyping to improve treatment outcomes in paediatric asthma Symposium
06.09.2016 10:45 to 12:45 The management of acute exacerbations of COPDmanagement of acute exacerbations of COPD Symposium
06.09.2016 13:00 to 14:00 ME11 Asthma and sleep-disordered breathing in children and adults Meet the expert
06.09.2016 13:00 to 14:30 GOLD: novel approaches to COPD assessment and management Lunchtime
06.09.2016 13:00 to 14:30 Early life origins of asthma and COPD Lunchtime
06.09.2016 14:45 to 16:45 Molecular phenotyping of severe asthma: the role of consortia in driving personalised medicine Hot
07.09.2016 08:30 to 10:30 Immunity in COPD Hot
07.09.2016 10:45 to 12:45 Clinical relevance of COPD phenotyping Symposium
07.09.2016 10:45 to 12:45 Management of COPD exacerbations: A European Respiratory Society/American Thoracic Society (ERS/ATS) Symposium