Introducing State-of-the-art sessions

We are pleased to introduce the addition of comprehensive State-of-the-art sessions to this year's Congress programme.

State-of-the-art sessions are high-quality presentations delivered by world-leading clinical experts. They are designed to offer delegates both an opportunity to learn more about topics/diseases that they are less familiar with, as well as an opportunity to learn about the latest developments within specific fields of expertise. At the end of these sessions, delegates will have the most up-to-date, clear and practical take-home knowledge relating diagnosis, treatment and prevention in each case.

The State-of-the-art sessions will cover seven primary topics – offering multiple expert-led presentations under each topic:

  • Respiratory infections

Attend an up-to-date review on special topics in respiratory infections including diagnosis and management of sepsis, fungal infections, current practices for influenza and pneumococcal vaccination and old and new anti-TB drugs. Find out more

  • Rehabilitation, interventional pulmonology and surgery

This session is based on published evidence from the last year - the most interesting papers will be presented and discussed. Find out more

  • Paediatric

Attend this session to gain an update in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of the most frequent respiratory diseases of children. Find out more

  • Lung Cancer

This session will address the key issues of lung cancer: screening, diagnostic procedures, interventional endoscopic measures, treatment of non-small cell lung cancer and integration of palliative care. Find out more

  • Airway Diseases

This session provided an update on the latest developments in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of chronic airways diseases, focusing on key aspects of asthma, particularly severe asthma, COPD, ACOS and non-CF bronchiectasis. Find out more

  • Acute and chronic respiratory failure/sleep

This session will offer new insights in: the pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of ARDS; in the role of high flow nasal oxygen and noninvasive ventilation in the treament of acute hypoxemic failure; the role of noninvasive ventilation in the treatment of chronic respiratory failure and OSAS. Specific patient populations will also be discussed. Find out more

  • Interstitial Lung Disease and Pulmonary Vascular Diseases

This session will highlight the different clinical and pathological features related to IPF and NSIP as well as the current management strategies for pulmonary hypertension – focussing on key aspects of the current epidemiology and diagnostic approach to pulmonary embolism. Find out more