The European Lung Foundation (ELF) brings together patients and the public with respiratory professionals to positively influence lung health. ELF works all year round with a network of national and European patient organisations who take part in the ERS International Congress.
The aim of having patient organisations at Congress is to:
- Present the patient perspective in scientific and educational sessions
- Promote the role of patient organisations
- Strengthen the European community of respiratory patient organisations
- Encourage professionals to engage with patient organisations
- Promote the wider participation of patients and patient organisations in healthcare worldwide
Patient organisations from across Europe will be located in Hall 9 alongside the ELF stand, and are involved in activities taking place at Congress.
The ELF and Healthy Lungs for Life stand
The ELF and Healthy Lungs for Life stand is located in Hall 9. ELF staff members and patient organisation representatives will be available to talk to.
ELF has put together a varied programme of events that are relevant and interesting for people with lung conditions. See below for details.
|ELF Patient Organisation Networking Day (registration now closed)
ELF will hold its annual patient organisation networking day in collaboration with the ERS International Congress. The theme for this year is 'Patient Organisations 2030!' with speakers, posters and discussions aiming to help patient organisations develop and achieve their visions for the future. The day will provide patient organisations with the opportunity to learn, share expertise and ideas, and build new collaborations.
The event will be held on Saturday, 28 September, 11:15 – 17:30, at IFEMA congress centre in Madrid. It is for members of the ELF patient organisation network and is free to attend.
Patient track: Scientific and educational sessions
Session title and location
|28.09.2019||09:30-11:30||Part 1: Prevention and management of respiratory infections in primary care - Room N103||Primary care session|
|29.09.2019||08:30-10:30||Effects of pulmonary rehabilitation other than improving exercise capacity - Room 9A||Symposium||Patient speaker - Matt Cullen|
|29.09.2019||08:30-10:30||Severe asthma guidelines: update 2019 - Room 7A||Guidelines session|
|29.09.2019||08:30-10:30||Diagnosis and assessment of airways diseases in primary care - Room 9B||Oral presentation|
|29.09.2019||08:30-10:30||Breathing disorders, cardiovascular disease and pulmonary embolism guidelines - Room 9F||Symposium|
|29.09.2019||10:45-12:45||New horizons for pharmacotherapy of sleep-disordered breathing: from bench to bedside - Room 9A||Hot topics|
|29.09.2019||14:45-16:45||The added value of allied healthcare professionals in integrated respiratory care - Room 8A||Symposium||Patient speaker - Bill Mansell|
|29.09.2019||14:45-16:45||Future of cystic fibrosis care: insights from the Lancet Commission - Room 9D||Symposium|
|29.09.2019||14:45-16:45||NELSON: the Trafalgar of lung cancer screening? - Room 9A||Symposium||Patient speaker - Steve Jones|
|29.09.2019||14:45-16:45||New trends in the management of pulmonary vascular disease - Room 7A||Hot topics|
|30.09.2019||08:30-10:30||European guidelines for malignant pleural mesothelioma management in 2019 - Room 8C||Guidelines session|
|30.09.2019||10:45-12:45||Clinical Grand Round - Room 8B||Grand Round|
|30.09.2019||10:45-12:45||Tracheobronchomalacia in children - 9C||Hot topics|
|30.09.2019||10:45-12:45||New recommendations and priorities for asthma management - 9A||Hot topics|
|30.09.2019||13:00-14:30||Patient forum - Room RETIRO||--||Patient speaker (Isabel Saraiva)|
|30.09.2019||14:45-16:45||Therapeutic breakthrough: Year in review - Room 8C||Year in review|
|30.09.2019||14:45-16:45||Molecular profiling and personalised treatment concepts in advanced non-small cell lung cancer: pertinent clinical dilemmas - Room 9A||Symposium|
|01.10.2019||08:30-10:30||State-of-the-art session: Interstitial lung diseases - Room 7A||Symposium|
|01.10.2019||08:30-10:30||Rare lung diseases - Room 8C||Symposium|
|01.10.2019||08:30-10:30||Guidelines for long-term management of bronchopulmonary dysplasia in children - Room 9A||Guidelines session||Patient speaker - Stijn Gremmen|
|01.10.2019||08:30-10:30||Multidrug resistance in nosocomial pneumonia: burden, magnitude and solution - Room 9E||Hot topics|
|01.10.2019||14:45-16:45||New clinical practice guidelines for chronic cough - Room 9E||Guidelines session|
|01.10.2019||14:45-16:45||Is your patient dying from air pollution? - Room 9F||Hot topics||Patient chair (Isabel Saraiva)|
|01.10.2019||14:45-16:45||Occupational and epidemiology Grand Round - Room 9A||Grand Round|
|01.10.2019||14:45-16:45||High-tech in interstitial lung diseases: just hype and gadgets? - Room 8C||Hot topics|
|02.10.2019||08:30-10:30||Guidelines for long-term non-invasive ventilation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease - Room 9F||Guidelines session|
|02.10.2019||08:30-10:30||Vaccines against respiratory infections - Room 7A||Hot topics|
|02.10.2019||08:30-10:30||Management of airway diseases in primary care - 6F||Oral presentation|
|02.10.2019||10:45-12:45||E-cigarettes and heated tobacco: a blessing or a curse? The latest scientific update - Room 9C||Symposium|
|02.10.2019||10:45-12:45||Respiratory infections: prevention is better than cure - Room 9E||Symposium|