Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The Scientific Programme of the European Respiratory Society Congress 2011 Amsterdam

Dear Respiratory friends,
We wrote earlier about European Respiratory Society Congress 2011 which will take place at Amsterdam in September 2011.

Now we are very proud to present you the Scientific Programme created by ERS Scientific Committee, that covers novelties and most recent data presentations in Respiratory Medicine. The Advance Programme of the ERS Congress is available on:


Friday, June 17, 2011

First 6 months of Respiratory Decade

As a creator and promoter of Respiratory Decade idea and strategy, today I am proud to write several words about these first 6 months of our activity!
This blog was started on 17 December 2010 as a continuation of beautiful idea of European Respiratory Society - Year of the Lung by Professors Nikos Siafakas and Leonardo Fabbri. We tried to continue promotion of respiratory education and increasing of awareness to the lung diseases.

Alexandru CORLATEANU on ERS 2010 Congress at Barcelona

Now I want to write about our realizations:
  • 36 blog posts,
  • more than 11900 visualizations, 
  • visitors from more than 111 countries,
  • many partners and friends.
Daily we are contacted by many interested persons in our idea - Respiratory Decade, and i am sure that with your help we will realize more!
Thank you very much for appreciation and for everyday help!

In this great summer day we are proud to remind you our key principles! 

Please join us: we are open for any type of collaboration!
Thank you very much for being with us all this time!
We will keep up with our great Respiratory job!!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Malaysian Interventional Pulmonary Course: 5-7 October 2011

Dear friends, we are happy to invite you for Malaysian Interventional Pulmonary Course which will be at 5-7 October 2011!

The Department of Respiratory Medicine, Queen Elizabeth   Hospital is hosting this course in collaboration with Arizona Pulmonary Specialist Group, USA. The goal of this course is to educate respiratory physicians and trainees on the principles and practice of interventional pulmonology. 
The course will focus on common pleural and tracheo-bronchial diseases.  
There will be 4 live video procedures on the second day.  
The third day will be devoted to workshop activities designed to provide participants in small groups with hands-on training. A local  faculty and an international faculty will combine their experience  and share their insight and skills with participants. 
Several manufacturers of pleuroscope, rigid bronchoscopes,  laser,  stents, EBUS and autofluorescence bronchoscope will be making their products available for evaluation and use during workshops. 

After completing this course, participants should have: 
• A working knowledge of fundamentals of interventional pulmonology, 
•  A basic understanding of indications and contraindications, 
•  Hands-on experience in rigid intubation, laser and stenting, 
•  A theoretical approach on the diagnostic techniques

Dr Richard Sue (USA) with Dr Jamalul Azizi (Malaysia)

For further details, contact: 
Dr Jamalul Azizi Abdul Rahaman 
Head of Respiratory Department, 
Queen Elizabeth Hospital, 
Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, 
Tel: +6088-517420 

Saturday, June 4, 2011

7 Reasons to attend European Respiratory Society Congress, Amsterdam 2011

Dear friends,
as you may already know the European Respiratory Society Annual Congress will take place in Amsterdam, 24-28 September 2011. You have not decided yet whether you’ll be there or not?

So we have outlined 7 reasons why one would take part in the event this year.

1. Scientific and Educational Programmes

Tight schedule of programmes may attract your attention due to a high variety of postgraduate courses on different respiratory themes: Interventional Pulmonology, Update of phenotypes of asthma and COPD, ERS/ACCP jointly organised: evidence-based approach to advanced respiratory care, Treatment of obstructive sleep apnoea, etc. Informative lectures and interactive lectures may be very useful for your research, while participating in workshops would allow you to follow the discussion and share your opinion, which is not the least important argument. „Meet the Professor” seminars are elaborated for those interested in the exchange of ideas with leading experts in the respiratory field.

2. Personal Presentation

That would be too simple to attend the Congress and not to express yourself. That is why the next reason is sharing your work, be it a poster, or e-presentation. Probably not everyday we have an opportunity to show the results of our work and to get a feedback at the international conference of the same level.

3. Meet colleagues and friends

Being a part of community united for several days by a common aim – speak about respiratory diseases is also a great chance to meet colleagues and friends. Every year thousands of people attend the congress, and for sure one can get acquainted with interesting people or merely see old friends.

4. Press conferences

Press conferences is another point that may draw your attention if you are a mass media representative. Attending the conferences, gathering information, listening leaders of opinion in respiratory care and asking questions may be very useful for those who want to promote lung health worldwide.


5. HERMES examination

You can take HERMES examination in adult or paediatric respiratory medicine which was created for trainees and specialists interested in knowledge assessment according to European standards. Successful completion of the examination leads to European Diploma in Respiratory Medicine and permits be part of the HERMES Diplomates Club.

6. Exhibition

There is an activity one would like to accomplish between attending the courses and presenting the posters. Namely visiting the exhibition of world-known pharmaceutical and engineering companies, medical bookshops and technological corporations that generously offer information, materials, equipment and create a special atmosphere of international collaboration.

7. Amsterdam

And finally who would stay at ERS Congress round the clock? Certainly you would like to see the Amsterdam in all its’ autumn beauty. Therefore there would defenitely be time for city tours, excursions through historic centre with all its sights and relaxing while a canal cruise.

Pictures made by Liudmila Corlateanu.

Hopefully now you have made up your mind.
See you in Amsterdam! J

Press-representative for Eastern European Countries 
at ERS 2010 Barcelona