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									                       ERS School Meeting in the presence of Assembly and Group Heads

                                      Zürich (CH), Hotel Hilton Airport
                                          Saturday, April 25th 2009
                                            Room Panorama A-C
                                                08:00-11.00

                                                   Agenda



School business: P. Palange                                                         08:00 – 08:15
     1. Welcome to members and observers and approval of agenda
     2. Minutes of the last meeting (Rome 2009)                                         Pg 3
          a. Matters arising from the Minutes
     3. New School members                                                              Pg 11
     4. Annual Educational Awardee, Vienna 2009 – (information)


External activities: G.Massard                                                      08:15 – 08:45
     5. ERS School Courses
          a. Report and financial issues                                                Pg 13
          b. Status 2009-2010                                                           Pg 15
          c. Proposals 2010                                                             Pg 17

     6. ERS School Seminars, status and approval                                        Pg 26


HERMES update: T. Séverin                                                           08:45 – 09:00
     7. Progress on curriculum development and European examinations
          a. Adult HERMES
          b. HERMES Examination Committee
          c. Paediatric HERMES
          d. ESDL
          e. HERPES: Physiotherapy Task Force Application                               Pg 38

Physician Handbook: P.Palange                                                       09:00 – 09:15
     8. Summary of progress and next steps


ERS School Meeting                                                                              15.04.2009
Zürich, April 2009 - Agenda                         1
Educational Programme at Congresses: M. Cazzola                                      09:15 – 10:15
     9. PG Courses / MP Seminars / Educational Workshop – ERS Congress Vienna 2009
          a. Last minute issues
          b. Programme                                                                  Pg 59


     10. PG Courses - ERS Congress Barcelona 2010, discussion                           Pg 60
          a. Core Curriculum Course Proposals                                           Pg 61
          b. Standard PG proposals                                                      Pg 64
          c. Workshop Proposals                                                         Pg 86
          d. Joint Activities


     11. MP Seminars - ERS Congress Barcelona 2010, call for proposals                  Pg 88


Breathe: A. Simonds                                                                  10:15 – 10:25
     12. Progress report
          a. Developments
          b. June issue and Vienna Congress issue


E-learning: J.Wildhaber                                                              10:25 – 10:45
     13. Report on future paediatric tracks                                             Pg 93


Other items: P. Palange                                                              10:45 – 11:00
     14. Date of next meeting/s                                                         Pg 97
     15. Varia




ERS School Meeting                                                                              15.04.2009
Zürich, April 2009 - Agenda                         2
                                              Minutes of the ERS School Meeting in Rome, February 1-2, 2009

Present: P. Palange, M. Agnew, , A. Boehler, M. Cazzola, W. De Backer, E. Eber, G. Joos, B. Lundback, G. Massard, A-P. Meert, J. Paton, G. Rohde,
          A. Simonds, J. Vansteenkiste, J. Wildhaber.
Observers: K-H. Carlsen, J. Gerritsen, M. Roberts
Staff: M. Broadhead, P. Kurosinski, S. Sealy, T. Séverin, L. Templeman.
Apologies: L. Bjermer, K. Bloch, T. Geiser, B. Schönhofer.
                                                                                                                                               Deadline
Agenda item                    No    Type Person(s)           Keyword(s)   Text

School business: P. Palange
Welcome and                 1           S        PP                    P. Palange opened the meeting and welcomed the Committee.
introduction
Apologies for absence       2           S        PP                    L. Bjermer, K. Bloch, T. Geiser and B. Schönhofer had sent their
                                                                       apologies.
Approval of agenda               3      S        PP                    The meeting agenda was approved without change

Minutes of the last             4a      S        PP         Approval   P. Palange discussed the minutes of the last meeting, which were then
meeting (Zurich,                                                       approved without change.
November 16-17, 2008)
                                4b      S        PP          Matters   Further to discussion at the previous meeting regarding collaboration     WDeB to
                                                             arising   with COST Action (B26), it was agreed that W. De Backer investigate        present
                                                                       this with COST and present a detailed statement at the next meeting.      update at
                                                                                                                                                  Spring
                                                                                                                                                 Meeting
Educational Award                5      S        PP         Awardee    As no new candidates had been nominated, there was a brief discussion       PP to
                                                                       of current candidates. Peter Barnes is no longer eligible for this award contact CG
                                                                       as he received the Presidential Award in 2007. The committee agreed a after Exec
                                                                       shortlist of 2 candidates Maximillian Zach and Carlo Giuntini on which
                                                                       a vote was taken and the committee voted in favour of Carlo Giuntini
                                        D                              to receive the 2009 ERS Educational Award.
                                        A                              Prof Giuntini will be contacted and offered the award.

                                        R        PP            2010    For 2010, P. Palange proposed that Patricia Haslam be nominated for
                                                                       the award next year. G. Joos requested more information be provided

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Agenda item                    N°    Type Person         Keyword(s) Text                                                                                Deadline
                                                                         on the candidates and their eligibility for next year.

Audit programme for COPD care: M. Roberts
Presentation of concept 6     S      MR                   Presentation M. Roberts was invited to the meeting to present his proposal for
                                                                       support and advice regarding a European Audit for COPD care. The
                                                                       audit itself will document current levels and systems of care throughout
                                                                       Europe. The aims and costs of the project were detailed. The support
                                                                       requested at this stage is for the ERS to head the project and to fund a
                                                                       one off meeting with representatives from all countries interested.
                                                                       Following this government funding would support a pilot scheme and
                                                                       eventually EU-funding would support the project itself.

                                                           Discussion    In the ensuing lively discussion, the committee were supportive of the     MR to
                                                                         concept but felt that this might be an ERS-wide initiative (also possibly provide
                                                                         impacting on ELF and FERS) rather than limited to the School.             detailed
                                       A        PP                       P. Palange asked M. Roberts to provide a short but detailed overview report for
                                                                         of the real costs involved for the ERS and with this information he will   PP to
                                                                         present the project to the Executive Committee in February. He will present to
                                                                         ask the Executive for the best way to proceed and the most appropriate Exec in Feb
                                                                         channels within the ERS for funding.

School budget 2009-2010: J. Paton / T. Séverin
Presentation of next        7     S        JP                Update      J. Paton gave an overview of the ongoing budget discussions and
year’s budget                                                            explained that current budget requests from all ERS departments
                                                                         exceeded the expected Congress income by €1.5 million; as such each
                                                                         department has been requested to propose cutbacks. If necessary the
                                                                         School will limit expenditure by:
                                                                         1. Cutting the Seminar funding from €40,000 to €20,000 per year.
                                                                         2. Postponing the Sleep and Intensive Care HERMES projects as there
                                                                         is not sufficient staff/staff budget to cope with these additional projects.

                                                                         Once the initial figures for Congress registration are received there will
                                                                         be a reassessment of the current allocation of funds and the above-
                                                                         mentioned activities will possibly be reinstated.

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Agenda item                    N°    Type Person         Keyword(s) Text                                                                         Deadline

E-learning: J. Wildhaber/ P. Kurosinski
Development of new           8     S            JW                    J. Wildhaber initiated a discussion regarding the current information
interactive cases                                                     available on the learning resources website. He stated that the current
                                                                      material is not well defined and lacks further interactive material and
                                                                      his suggestion is to structure this information using the HERMES
                                                                      syllabus, with one track dedicated to adult respiratory medicine and
                                                                      another one to paediatric pneumology. In particular he proposed an
                                                                      “editorial board” for the tracks in which 2-3 people are responsible for
                                                                      the submission/reviewing of content.

                                                                      In the ensuing discussion, ideas proposed to revitalise and restructure
                                                                      the website included a call for case/clinical question submission
                                                                      possibly featuring a “case of the month” and also self assessment and
                                                                      CME credits for all activities.
Collaboration request           9       S       JW         Overview   The project submitted from Quintiles who request the collaboration of
from Quintiles                                                        the ERS in a series of online lectures.
                                                                      The committee immediately expressed concerns as to the branding of
                                                                      this programme by the sponsors and the implications of this on the
                                                                      reputation of the Society and following a detailed discussion the        SS to
                                                                      Committee declined the proposal of Quintiles. However, despite the      provide
                                                                      proposal highlighted an evident market for high-quality online information
                                                                      education and S. Sealy was asked to explore the possibilities for the for Spring
                                                                      ERS School and multiple industry sponsorship.                           meeting

Educational Programme at Congresses: M. Cazzola
Vienna 2009             10a   S       MC      Congress Fee            Not discussed
                                              for Saturday
                         b    S       MC       PG Courses             The current status of the courses was discussed and there were no
                                                   and                major issues arising.
                                              Educational
                                                Workshop
                         c    S       MC      MP seminars             All speakers have now confirmed participation.
                         d    S       MC       ACCP/ERS               The only change to the ACCP joint programme is a change to the MP

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Agenda item                    N°    Type Person         Keyword(s) Text                                                                         Deadline
                                                             joint      seminar title so MP 17 will now be “Heart failure in the ICU”
                                                          programme
Vienna 2009                     11      S       MC        PG Courses    Before the Committee reviewed each application, the following points
                                                              and       were stressed for the future discussion of the 2010 PG programme.
                                                          Educational   Proposals must NOT be entirely lecture based, they must include a
                                                           Workshop     strong and well-established faculty to attract a suitable audience and
                                                                        the following topics will need to be covered:
                                                                        Interstitial lung disease; pleural diseases; echocardiography and the
                                                                        thorax; comorbidities; exercise; pulmonary hypertension; reflux;
                                                                        imaging; interventional pulmonology; vascular disease.

                                       A        MC         Proposals    None of the current proposals were approved but after discussion, Proposals to
                                                                        Assemblies will revise and resubmit proposals addressing the be updated
                                                                        following points:                                                          and
                                                                        A1.1: No proposed changes                                              resubmitted
                                                                        A3.1: More suited to a symposia not PG proposal, organiser to be by March
                                                                        informed                                                                   30th
                                                                        A4.1 and A4.2: both good proposals but don’t need two on OSA. W De
                                                                        Backer will limit to one proposal and of the two, A4.2 was thought to
                                                                        be more attractive.
                                                                        A5.1: Suitable for the Educational Workshop
                                                                        A5.2: Overlaps with A6.2 on phenotyping. Will be modified in
                                                                        collaboration with Assembly 1 and E. Bel changed to another speaker
                                                                        A5.3: had strong support from the Committee as asthma and COPD are
                                                                        always well attended.
                                                                        A6.1: Will be improved in collaboration with Assembly 5. T. Sigsgaard
                                                                        will be contacted to improve proposal and it was suggested that D.
                                                                        Heederick (presentation 1) critically review the top 3-5 papers in the
                                                                        field.
                                                                        A6.2: Will be worked on in collaboration with Assembly 5 and 7 and
                                                                        the title will be improved upon.
                                                                        A7.1: Speaker 2 (Holgate) will be changed possibly replaced by J.
                                                                        Bousquet.
                                                                        A7.2: No proposed changes

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Agenda item                    N°    Type Person         Keyword(s) Text                                                                            Deadline
                                                                       A7.3: More suited to a workshop than PG course
                                                                       A7.4: More suited to a practical workshop and will be sent to the
                                                                       appropriate department for approval.
                                                                       A.7.5: Title changed to “Prevention of allergy: the Emperor’s new
                                                                       clothes?”. One presentation should discuss whether prevention is
                                                                       possible at all?
                                                                       A7.6: More suited to a symposium or MP seminar organizer to be
                                                                       informed
                                                                       A8.1: Title changed to “Interventional thoracoscopy” and the first
                                                                       presentation should be practical and not lecture based.
                                                                       A9.1: Title changed to “How to perform bronchial challenge testing”
                                                                       and the proposal will include testing in clinical practice (to be given by
                                                                       Kai-Hakon Carlssen”.
                                                                       A10.1: Organizers will be contacted to make this more practical. Also,
                                                                       “new” removed from the title.
                                                                       A11.1: Title changed to “Case and problem-based multimodal
                                                                       treatment in thoracic oncology”.Presentation 4 will be replaced with a
                                                                       surgeon and the proposal amended by collaboration with Assembly 11,
                                                                       8 and 1.
                                                                       A11.2: Title changed to “How to manage treatment complications of
                                                                       advanced lung cancer”

                                       A        MC                     M. Cazzola also made a call for proposals on the following:                      New
                                                                       Reflux (Assembly 1 and 5)                                                    proposals to
                                                                       Imaging (Assembly 4)                                                         be submitted
                                                                       Exercise (Assembly 4)                                                         by March
                                                                       Sleep (Assembly 4)                                                               30th
                                                                       Interstitial disease (Assembly 1)
                                                                       Interventional Pulmonology (Assembly 8 and 1)
                                                                       Assembly 2 to submit proposals

External activities: G. Massard
External courses            12a         S       GM        Report and   G. Massard presented an overview of the 2008 courses highlighting
                                                           financial   that the courses now have an ever decreasing deficit and in order to

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Agenda item                    N°    Type Person         Keyword(s) Text                                                                       Deadline
                                                             issues     maintain this we need to ensure suitable registration figures.
                               12b      S       GM        Status 2009   After a brief summary of the status of the courses ongoing in 2009,
                                                                        there ensued a discussion of the status of the Smoking Cessation course
                                                                        as at the time of the meeting this course and just 9 registrations and 12
                                                                        bursary applications. It was agreed that this would perhaps be best
                                                                        addressed in local languages possibly through primary rather than
                                                                        secondary care groups. The committee agreed the course is neither            PP to
                                       A        PP                      educationally and economically viable and will be cancelled. The contact and
                                                                        organisers will be informed immediately.                                    inform
                                                                                                                                                  organisers
                                       A         JP                     J. Paton suggested a clause be added to the Course application (and
                                                                        registration) forms whereby if a course receives less than 20% paying
                                                                        registrations by the earlybird deadline, the ERS School will consider
                                                                        cancellation or postponement of the event.
                                        S       GM        Status 2010   G. Massard mentioned ongoing course proposals including “the
                                                                        immunocompromised lung” and “side effects of COPD” which could
                                                                        possibly take place in 2010. These have yet to be commissioned or            BL to
                                                                        submitted. B. Lundback raised the issue of the last Research Methods finalise and
                                       A        BL                      course which did not run. If a proposal can be finalised and submitted submit in
                                                                        by June 2009, this could potentially take place in Nov 2010.                 June

                                       D        GM                     The Committee officially approved the content and dates of the TB Organisers
                                                                       course but not the venue. The organisers will be contacted and this will to propose
                                                                       possibly take place in the institution of C Lange or GB. Migliori.       venue ASAP
                               12c      S       GM        Unrestricted Throughout the meeting there was repeated discussion of the current
                                                            grants     initiative for the School to run a trial at the external courses to
                                                                       command unrestricted grants from equipment companies using their
                                                PP                     devices for the practical session of the course. P. Palange explained
                                                                       that the Steering Committee will allow a trial to be run at the next
                                                                       course in Hanover (NIV) and the results of which will form the basis of
                                                                       further discussion. Whilst the School Committee are happy to approach
                                                GM                     medical device companies, G. Massard suggested this initiative also be
                                                                       extended to pharmaceutical companies with a trial for the lung
                                                                       transplantation course in June. The response from the Committee was

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Agenda item                    N°    Type Person         Keyword(s) Text                                                                         Deadline
                                                                      mixed and skeptical. The committee will wait for further discussion by
                                                                      the Executive Committee before any decision is made.
                               12d      S       TS       Request from T. Severin detailed a recent proposal the ERS School has received from
                                                           India for  Mediquest who want to organise an ERS course in India. This would
                                                          Sponsored all be funded by an external sponsor and would require the
                                                           External   involvement of involve 3-4 ERS Physicians in a 1.5 day course which
                                                            Course    would be repeated over the course of 2 weeks in up to 4 different
                                                                      Indian cities.
                                                                      A discussion followed regarding the market for education in India, the
                                                                      Committee were in favour of an initial discussion with Mediquest              PP to
                                                                      ensuring that at all times the control of any project should be retained    present to
                                       A        PP                    by the ERS. A short proposal will be presented to the Executive            the Exec in
                                                                      Committee to move the project forward.                                         Feb


Breathe: A. Simonds
Status report                   13      S       AS                      A Simonds presented an overview of all of the recent developments for
                                                                        Breathe and requested that the Committee provide the new Editor in
                                                                        Chief, Leif Bjermer, with a clear strategy for his mandate.


ERS Handbook on Respiratory Medicine: P. Palange
Next steps: invited     14   S       PP                                 P. Palange presented the deadlines for the development of an “ERS
authors                                                                 desk reference book on Pulmonary Medicine”. This will be printed to
                                                                        be available at the 2010 ERS Congress in Barcelona and in order to
                                                                        achieve this, selection of topics (from the syllabus), and commissioning    PP to
                                       A        PP                      of chapters will begin at the end of March 2009. For this P. Palange       identify
                                                                        requested the support and assistance of A. Simonds based on her authors and
                                                                        experience working for Breathe. Moreover, the Assembly secretaries commission
                                                                        will be involved in the project as they will form the editorial board of from March
                                                                        the publication.                                                              31




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Agenda item                    N°    Type Person         Keyword(s) Text                                                                    Deadline
HERMES projects: P. Palange/ T. Séverin
Update on ongoing and    15     S       TS                    Adult   T. Séverin updated the Committee on the current status of the
future projects                                                       HERMES projects. For the adult examination this year, registrations
                                                                      are now open and all Swiss candidates will now sit the ERS exam.
                                                                      Also, all successful candidates from 2008 have agreed to act as
                                                                      “mentors” to the registrants for 2009.
                                                TS        Paediatric The syllabus is now finalised and will be published in Breathe and the
                                                                      ERJ. The curriculum is underway, but if we are to introduce an
                                                                      examination in 2010, further resources will be needed.
                                        S       PP       New projects As the proposed Sleep and Intensive Care HERMES have now been 2 meeting
                                                                      put on hold due to budget restrictions, it will not be possible to rooms to be
                                                                      organise meetings to initiate these projects. However, P. Palange organised in
                                       A                              requested that a meeting room could be organised at the Annual            Vienna
                                                                      Congress where the Task Force for each project could meet.
                                        S       TS          ESDL      T. Séverin informed the Committee that the current Task Force for the MA to chase
                                                                      ESDL project have not adhered to their deadlines (as detailed by M. organisers
                                                                      Agnew in November). M. Agnew explained some of the reasons for            ASAP
                                                                      this and will now chase the organisers to try and get the project back on
                                                                      track.
                                                PP                    The Committee felt that as there are already several other projects
                                                                      which require administrative support, currently designated for this
                                                                      project, if there is no progress then this will be shelved in favour of
                                                                      other initiatives.

Other items: P. Palange
Dates of next meetings          24              PP                     The following meetings of the School Committee will be as follows:
                                                                       Sat April 25, Zurich, Switzerland (during the Spring Meeting)
                                                                       Wed September 16, Vienna, Austria (during ERS Congress)
Varia                           25              PP                     No further issues were raised.




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                                        ERS School Committee Members
                                                           changes from Vienna


                                            2008-2009                                                   2009-2010
Title

                                                     Term of office                         Term of office                     Email

ERS School Chair elect           Paolo Palange          2008-2011          Paolo Palange     2008-2011       paolo.palange@uniroma1.it

External Activities Director     Gilbert Massard        2007-2010       Gilbert Massard      2007-2010       gilbert.massard@chru-strasbourg.fr

PG Courses Director               Mario Cazzola         2008-2011          Mario Cazzola     2008-2011       mario.cazzola@uniroma2.it

Learning Resources Director    Johannes Wildhaber       2007-2010     Johannes Wildhaber     2007-2010       wildhaberj@hopcantfr.ch

Breathe Chief Editor             Anita Simonds          2006-2009           Leif Bjermer     2009-2012       leif.bjermer@med.lu.se

External Member                         -                   -              Konrad Bloch      2008-2011       Konrad.Bloch@usz.ch

ERS Treasurer                     James Paton           2007-2010          James Paton       2007-2010       j.y.paton@clinmed.gla.ac.uk

Assembly Secretary 1           Johan Vansteenkiste      2006-2009           Enrico Clini     2009-2012       enrico.clini@unimore.it

Assembly Secretary 2            Bernd Schönhofer        2006-2009           Paolo Pelosi     2009-2012       ppelosi@hotmail.com

Assembly Secretary 3             Thomas Geiser          2007-2010          Thomas Geiser     2007-2010       thomas.geiser@insel.ch

Assembly Secretary 4           Wilfried De Backer       2008-2011      Wilfried De Backer    2008-2011       wilfried.debacker@ua.ac.be

Assembly Secretary 5                Guy Joos            2008-2011            Guy Joos        2008-2011       guy.joos@ugent.be

Assembly Secretary 6            Bo E.J. Lundback        2008-2011      Bo E.J. Lundback      2008-2011       bo.lundback@gu.se

Assembly Secretary 7               Ernst Eber           2008-2011            Ernst Eber      2008-2011       ernst.eber@meduni-graz.at

Assembly Secretary 8             Annette Boehler        2007-2010       Annette Boehler      2007-2010       capybara@compuserve.com

Assembly Secretary 9             Michele Agnew          2006-2009          Geraldine Bale    2009-2012       geraldinebale@aol.com

Assembly Secretary 10             Gernot Rohde          2008-2011          Gernot Rohde      2008-2011       gernot.rohde@ruhr-uni-bochum.de

Assembly 11                    Anne-Pascal Meert        2006-2009     Johan Vansteenkiste    2009-2012       johan.vansteenkiste@uz.kuleuven.ac.be




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    ERS School Meetings



     External Activities


 
      School Courses




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                                    ERS School Courses 2008

Practical issues in pulmonary rehabilitation / Pisa, Italy / February 21-23
Nicolino Ambrosino - Enrico Clini - Rik Gosselink

Reg. Participants              66
Bursaries                       9                          Total income              26'400.00
Speakers                       10                          Total expenses            32'366.46
                Total          85                                         Deficit    -5'966.46

Advanced CF: best research best care/ Nice, France / March 6-8
Stuart Elborn - Hawm Tiddens - Anders Lindblad

Reg. Participants              50
Bursaries                       4                          Total income              23'290.30
Speakers                       13                          Total expenses            40'768.11
Total                          67                                         Deficit    -17'477.81

Pulmonary embolism / Pisa, Italy / March 13-15
Antonio Palla - Nicolino Ambrosino - Masimmo Pistolesi

Reg. Participants              58                                                    32'516.88
Bursaries                       7                          Total income              31'300.00
Speakers                       10                          Total expenses            32'516.88
Total                          75                                         Deficit    -1'216.88

Research methods for respiratory disease / Paris, France / September 25-29
CANCELLED

State of the art for nonsmall cell lung cancer / Leuven, Belgium/ November 27-29
Anne Pascal Meert - Johan Vansteenkiste - Dragan Subotic

Reg. Participants              57
Bursaries                       4                          Total income              33'050.00
Speakers                       12                          Total expenses            35'495.43
Total                          73                                         Deficit    -2'445.43

Sleep medicine / Grenoble, France / December 18-20
Patrick Levy - Jean Louis Pepin - Johan Verbraeken

Reg. Participants              70
Bursaries                       4                          Total income              33'900.00
Speakers                       14                          Total expenses            29'747.37
Total                          88                                           Profit   4'152.63



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                                     ERS School Courses 2009

Noninvasive positive pressure ventilation (NIV) / Hanover, Germany / February 12-14, 2009
Bernd Schönhofer - Anita Simonds - Tobias Welte - Mark Elliott

Reg. Participants               76
Bursaries                        4                       Total income                   58'100.00
Speakers                        12                       Total expenses                 37'580.54
                 Total          92                                      Profit          20'519.46

Monitoring of airway disease / Amsterdam The Netherlands / March 12-14, 2009
Elisabeth Bel - Bruno Balbi - Ildiko Horvath

Reg. Participants               74                                                 To date (15.04.2009)
Bursaries                        4                       Total income                   44'550.00
Speakers                        13                       Total expenses                 39'023.00
                 Total          91                                        Profit         5'527.00




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      External Activities: Status Thursday, 16 April 2009

                                                ERS School Courses 2009
Course Title              Organisers           Dates            Venue               Status                  Comments
1) Noninvasive positive   Bernd Schonhofer     February 12–14   Hanover, Germany    Registration open       Run: Fully Booked
 pressure ventilation     Tobias Welte                                              Regist. Part.:72        4 Companies involved in
                          Mark W. Elliott                                           Bursaries: 4            practical “hands-on” session
                          Stefano Nava                                              Speakers: 12             €20,000 profit
2) Monitoring of airway   Elisabeth Bel        March 12 - 14    Amsterdam, The      Registration open       Run: Fully Booked
diseases                  Bruno Balbi                           Netherlands         Regist. Part.: 70       Currently €4,000 profit
                          Ildiko Horvath                                            Bursaries: 4
                                                                                    Speakers: 12
3) Smoking cessation      Dorota Gorecka       May 7-9          Warsaw, Poland                              CANCELLED
                          Christina Gratziou
                          Yves Martinet
4) Lung transplantation   Annette Boehler      June 18–20       Leuven, Belgium     Registration open       Registration open
                          Andrew Fischer                                            Regist. Part.: 39
                          Geert Verleden                                            Bursaries: 15 applied
                                                                                    Speakers:12
5) GRACE Workshop         Francesco Blasi      October 23-24    Rome, Italy         Registration open       Registration open
                          Gernot Rohde                                              Regist. Part.: 9
                          Paolo Palange                                             Bursaries:
                                                                                    Speakers: 10
6) Medical aerosols       Hettie Janssens      November 12–14   Amsterdam, The      Registration open       Registration open
                          Frans de Jongh                        Netherlands         Regist. Part.: 3
                          Berth Laube                                               Bursaries: 1 applied
                                                                                    Speakers: 12

Paediatric bronchoscopy Jacques De Blic        March 9-11       Paris, France       Fully booked            Run
Medical Thoracoscopy    Marios Foudrakis       October 15-17    Alexandroupolis     Registered: 9
Thoracoscopy and        Philippe Astoul        April 7-10       Marseille, France   Fully booked            Run
pleural techniques                             November 24-27   Marseille, France   Registered: 12




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        External Activities: Status Thursday, 16 April 2009

                                                  ERS School Courses 2010

Course Title              Organisers             Dates             Venue              Status              Comments
1) Clinical exercise      Paolo Palange          February 25–27    Rome, Italy        Registration open   Registration open early April
testing                   Susan Ward                                                  Regist. Part.:      Brochure in production
                          Luis Puente-Maestru                                         Bursaries:
                                                                                      Speakers: 11
2) Cystic Fibrosis –      Anders Lindblad        March 18-20       Rotterdam, The     APPROVED            Invitations to be sent
Basic                     Stuart Elborn                            Netherlands                            Brochure in production
                          Hawm Tiddens
                          Felix Ratjen
3) Occupational disease   Ben Nemery             May 6-8           Izmir, Turkey      APPROVED            Invitations to be sent
                          A Cimrin                                                                        Brochure in production
4) TB                     Chris Lange            To be confirmed   Borstel, Germany   APPROVED            Still discussion of course
                          GB Migliori            May 25-30                                                duration and EU funding
                          Giovanni Sotgiu
5) Noninvasive positive   Bernd Schonhofer       To be approved    To be approved     To be approved in   Repetition of the 2009 course
 pressure ventilation     Tobias Welte           Autumn 2010       Hanover, Germany   Zurich
                          Mark W. Elliott
                          Stefano Nava
5) Acute lung damage      R. Scala               To be approved    To be approved     Under review
                          S. Nava                Autumn 2010       Arezzo, Italy
                          V. Poletti
6)




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                            PROCEDURES FOR INITIATING

                               AN ERS SCHOOL COURSE




                          ERS SCHOOL COURSE - APPLICATION FORM




Title: Noninvasive Positive Pressure Ventilation: Consensus,
controversies and new horizons
Assembly 2

Organisers
Prof. Dr. B. Schönhofer   Dr. S. Nava          Prof. Dr. T. Welte   Dr. M. Elliott   Dr. A.
Secretary assembly 2      Head assembly 2                                            Simonds
Bernd.Schoenhofer.@t-                          welte.tobias@mh-
online.de                 snava@fsm.it         hannover.de      mwelliott@do A.Simonds@r
                                                                ctors.org.uk bht.nhs.uk


Aims:
       To provide a comprehensive overview of the current state of noninvasive ventilation in
        acute and chronic settings.
       To provide an evidence base for NIPPV in the ICU, Respiratory Intermediate Care Unit,
        Respiratory ward, and for home care
       Hands-on experience in setting up a variety of ventilators for acute and chronic use.
       Improving skills

Target audience:
    Young Respiratory Physicians/ Pneumonologists
    Intensivists
    Anaesthetists
    Physiotherapists
    Nursing staff
    Technicians involved in the provision of acute/chronic respiratory care.


Format:
    Lectures




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         Discussion groups
         Workshop sessions
         Practical problem-solving


The emphasis will be on practical problem-solving and improving skills. such that by the end of
the course participants will have a detailed knowledge on:

         Setting up an NIV programme
         Choosing ventilators and interfaces
         Selecting appropriate patients and initiating NIV
         Management of NIV during acute exacerbations of COPD
         Use of NIV for non COPD acute respiratory failure in the ICU
         Weaning using NIV
         Post extubation use of NIV
         NIV in neuromuscular and restrictive chest wall disease
         NIV during endoscopic procedures
         NIV in progressive neuromuscular disease
         NIV in children
         Home NIV in COPD NIV in congestive cardiac failure
         NIV and pulmonary rehabilitation
         Current guidelines
         Areas of controversy


Is there a limited number of participants due to the format of the course?
 Yes 70-80 participants

Suggested dates and venue:
Autumn 2010, Hannover, Germany

In addition to the main conference room, how many parallel rooms are needed:
4

Special comments/requests: no


Faculty


N. Ambrosino, M. Elliott, J. Escarrabill, B. Fauroux, M. Ferrer, T. Köhnlein*, JF Muir, S. Nava, P
Navalesi, B. Schönhofer*, A. Simonds, T. Welte* and W. Windisch*
* Local faculty




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Programme

Topic of Thursday: CRF

8.45 - 9.15
Welcome and Introduction
B. Schönhofer

9.15 - 10.00
Stable COPD – pro & con
Pro: W. Windisch
Con: P. Navalesi

10.00 - 10.45
NIV in obesity
JF Muir
                                     10.45 –11.15 Coffee break
11.15 - 12.00
NIV in NM disease – does “too early” in children exist ?
B. Fauroux

12.00 - 12.45
NIV and cough          assist   in   progressive    NM     disease   (e.g.   ALS)   –   when   start
A. Simonds


                                        12.45 – 13.45 Lunch

Afternoon session

Technical issues

13.45 - 14.30
New Ventilators
P. Navalesi, S. Nava

14.30-15.15
Interfaces
- Paediatric: B. Fauroux
- Adult: T. Köhnlein

                                      15.15 – 16.00 Tea break


Workshops 16.00-18.00

Topics
Sessions in parallel

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1. Top basic set-up tips
B. Fauroux, N Ambrosino

2. Compliance issues: Poor tolerance in COPD and chronic heart failure
W. Windisch, JF Muir and T. Köhnlein


3. Management of bulbar problems
A. Simonds, J Escarrbill and P. Navalesi

4. Ethical & end of life issues
M. Elliott, S. Nava and B. Schönhofer

Hands on new technologies in rotating small groups
All speakers

Welcome reception from 20.00 - 22.00




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Main topic of Friday: ARF, acute on chronic RF and weaning

8.30 –9.00
NIV in acute on chronic respiratory failure
M Elliott

9.00 - 9.45
CPAP and/or NIV in cardiogenic pulmonary oedema
T. Köhnlein

9.45 - 10.30
NIV in acute hypoxic respiratory failure: pro and con
M. Ferrer – pro
T. Welte, con


                                    10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break

11.00 - 11.45
NIV in weaning – based on and beyond studies
B. Schönhofer

11.45 - 12.30
NIV in postextubation & postsurgery phase – based on and beyond studies
M. Ferrer

                                        12.30 - 13.30 Lunch

Afternoon session

13.30 - 14.15
New frontiers: NIV in oncology and palliation
S. Nava

14.15 - 15.00
NIV in rehabilitation
N. Ambrosino

                                      15.00 – 15.15 Tea break

Workshops 15.15-17.15
Sessions in parallel

Topics

1. Technical challenges in real life application of NIV
    P. Navalesi, M. Ferrer and M. Elliott



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2. Competency training in patients going home on NIV
Adults: A. Simonds, J. Escarrabill
Paediatric: B. Fauroux

3. When to stop due to NIV failure
J.F. Muir, S. Nava and W Windisch

4. Management of intolerance and sedation techniques
B. Schönhofer and T Köhnlein

Hands on new technologies in rotating small groups
All speakers



Main topic of Saturday: The competent unit - Location, training, monitoring and
protocols

8.30 - 9.15
Location
M. Elliott

9.15 - 10.00
Training
W. Windisch

10.00 - 10.45
Monitoring
J.F. Muir

                                     10.45 – 11.15 Coffee break

11.15 - 12.00
Protocols
A. Simonds

12.00 - 12.45
Discharge management
J. Escarrabill

12.45 – End




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                              REPETITION OF THE COURSE

Based on the feedback from the participants and speakers involved in the past course, several
issues have been changed in response to these suggestions.

The complete faculty consists of 4 local members and 9 members who come from non-German
countries.



Based on the feedback from the participants and speakers involved in the last NIV course in
Hannover in 2009, in the next course we will improve the following:


Furthermore the WS will be improved by

      More case related scenarios
      More time for practical workshops
      More hands on the setting of the ventilator

Initiator of the course: Prof. Dr. Bernd Schönhofer
Hannover, Date: 08.03.2009




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                         ERS SCHOOL COURSE – REVIEW FORM
Course title: Noninvasive Positive Pressure Ventilation: Consensus, controversies and new
              horizons
Applicants: B. Schönhofer, S. Nava, T. Welte, M. Elliott, A. Simonds

EVALUATION (Please check or underline appropriate grade)

- Relevance of the topic                                  5                                           Please use the following
                                                                                                      guidelines for scoring this ERS
- Educational purposes                                    5                                           School Course
- Relevance of the programme to
                                                                                                            5    Excellent
  the target audience                                     5
                                                                                                            4    Good
- Relevance of the suggested speakers                             4                                         3    Average
                                                                                                            2    Below average
- Level of interactivity                                  NA                                                1    Unacceptable

- Global Score:                                           >4


COMMENTS
Please use the following space to add any comments or information that you feel the ERS School should be aware of.
Should you require more space, please attach a second page.
We welcome suggestions or modifications to the programme, which would improve the educational quality of this
Course.
All comments are confidential and will not be sent to applicants.

This is an interesting course with good topics and great speakers. It covers many practical aspects
and gives the attenders a real and unique opportunity to update their knowledge in the field and
newcomers the necessary enthusiasm to start.
The only suggestion I can make is that the course should include interactive and practical sessions
to get acquainted with the instruments and techniques, as well as discussion on clinical cases.
Another thing I don’t see in the program is the presentation and discussion of the long-term
functional and clinical outcomes (especially the negative ones) and limits of the treatment.



Name of reviewer:
                                                                                    Date:




     ERS Headquarters, Av. Ste-Luce 4, 1003 Lausanne, Switzerland, Phone: +41 21 213 01 01, Fax: +41 21 213 01 03, school@ersnet.org
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                         ERS SCHOOL COURSE – REVIEW FORM
Course title: Noninvasive Positive Pressure Ventilation: Consensus, controversies and new
              horizons
Applicants: B. Schönhofer, S. Nava, T. Welte, M. Elliott, A. Simonds

EVALUATION (Please check or underline appropriate grade)

- Relevance of the topic                                  5       4       3       2       1           Please use the following
                                                                                                      guidelines for scoring this ERS
- Educational purposes                                    5       4       3       2       1           School Course
- Relevance of the programme to
                                                                                                            5    Excellent
  the target audience                                     5       4       3       2       1
                                                                                                            4    Good
- Relevance of the suggested speakers                     5       4       3       2       1                 3    Average
                                                                                                            2    Below average
- Level of interactivity                                  5       4       3       2       1                 1    Unacceptable

- Global Score:                                           5       4       3       2       1


COMMENTS
Please use the following space to add any comments or information that you feel the ERS School should be aware of.
Should you require more space, please attach a second page.
We welcome suggestions or modifications to the programme, which would improve the educational quality of this
Course.
All comments are confidential and will not be sent to applicants.
On the paper the course looks quite good. Several of the most prestigious authorities in the field
will give lectures covering almost all the topics of NIMV. The target audience looks appropriate to
the course. I am slightly concerned about the workshops which, as far as I understand the format of
the course, will be given to all the participants (70-80) in one session each (workshop). In my
opinion more than 20 and ideally around 10 people is the top number of people with whom the
teacher can establish true interactivity and which would allow enough time and proximity for all
who need to ask their doubts, including the shy ones. This could intimidate some of the attendees
particularly if people different points of interest such doctors, nurses and physiotherapists or with
different degrees of expertise are pooled in the same session. Specific workshops given by nurses
on practical issues might well improve the program.




Name of reviewer:                                                                     Date:

     ERS Headquarters, Av. Ste-Luce 4, 1003 Lausanne, Switzerland, Phone: +41 21 213 01 01, Fax: +41 21 213 01 03, school@ersnet.org
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    ERS School Meetings



     External Activities


      School Seminars




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                                                                   ERS School Seminars 2009-2010


                                               2009 Seminars                                                        Venue                    Dates          Organiser                  Status
                                                                                                                                                         Mohamed Ridha
1   Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (I), Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (II), Sleep and respiration (III)   Tunis, Tunisia        February 14, 2009                         Accepted
                                                                                                                                                         Charfi
                                                                                                             Issyk-Kul Oblast,
2   Update for diagnostics and treatment options in pulmonology                                                                    April 23-24, 2009     Nurlan Brimkulov    Accepted
                                                                                                             Kyrgyzstan
3   Modern Problems in Asthma Diagnostics and Treatment                                                      St.-Petersburg, Russia April 25-28, 2009    Revaz Sepiashvili   Refused
                                                                                                                                                         Giovanni Battista
4   TB infection control in the era of TB-HIV and MDR epidemic: comprehensive approach                       Dubrovnik, Croatia    May 27, 2009                              Accepted
                                                                                                                                                         Migliori
                                                                                                             Cholpon-Ata,                                Talantbek
5   New approaches of non-invasive lung ventilation                                                                                September 3-5, 2009                       Accepted
                                                                                                             Kyrgyzstan                                  Sooronbaev
6   Diagnostic Broncoscopy - from conventional to advanced techniques                                        Cesme-Izmir, Turkey October 17-21, 2009     Gunseli Kilinc      To Be Approved

7   Asthma Phenotypes                                                                                        Thessaloniki, Greece November 26, 2009      Stelios Loukides    To Be Approved




                                               2010 Seminars                                                        Venue                    Dates          Organiser                  Status
1   Respiratory infections: from childhood to adulthood                                                      Batumi, Georgia       June 10-12 , 2010     Ivane Chkhaidze     To Be Approved




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          Submission form for ERS School Seminars

The ERS School offers financial assistance to support seminars that fulfill qualification criteria
and are held during meetings organised by local or national societies in low-income European
countries. If your application is accepted, the School will provide monetary support for up to a
maximum of €5,000 (8,000 CHF) per seminar, which can be used to cover the expenses of
either: travel for up to four speakers or travel and accommodation for two speakers.

The objective of the ERS, in funding seminars, is to increase the image and profile of the ERS within
national societies. The criteria for seminar applications are as follows:
      Applications must be complete
      Applications must be from within Europe (WHO)
      Applications must be made at least 12 months prior to the event
      The seminar must be held at the meeting of a national society ((annual congress or
       major international event)

Send back your proposal by E-mail to school@ersnet.org

The ERS School recommends CME accreditation either through your National accreditation body or
through the European Board of Accreditation in Pneumology (EBAP).
Check at www.ebap.org for more details.



Organiser
Last Name         KILINC
First Name        GUNSELI
                  Cerrahpaşa Medical Faculty,Department of Pulmonology,University of
Address
                  Istanbul
City              ISTANBUL
Zip Code          34303
Country           TURKEY

Scientific Programme
Congress/meeting description, venue and date:
CESME-IZMIR, TURKEY, OCTOBER 17-21, 2009
This is a national meeting on respiratory medicine that is annually held by the Turkish
Respiratory Society (TRS) with 1000 participant

ERS School Seminar/Session
ERS School Seminar date and time (if known at the time of application):
This session will be held on the first day of the congress (October 17, 2009)
Session title:
       Diagnostic bronchoscopy- from conventional to advanced techniques


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Chairs (Name and country):
Heinrich Becker, Md, Professor (Heidelberg, Germany), Semra Bilaceroglu, Md,
Associate Prof. (Izmir, Turkey)


Presentation 1 (Title): Conventional diagnostic techniques
Speaker (Name and country): SEMRA BILACEROGLU (TURKEY)


Presentation 2 (Title): Endoscopic ultrasonography (endobronchial and
endoesophageal)
Speaker (Name and country):       HEINRICH BECKER (GERMANY)


Presentation 3 (Title): Electromagnetic navigation
Speaker (Name and country): YEHUDA SCHWARZ (ISRAEL)


Presentation 4 (Title): Autofluorescence bronchoscopy
Speaker (Name and country): T. GANI SUTEDJA (NETHERLANDS)


Educational aspects
Target audience: Specialists and trainees in pulmonary medicine and thoracic surgery


Educational aims: to teach in detail theoretical and practical aspects of conventional
and advanced techniques in diagnostic bronchoscopy

Additional activities
Explain if the invited speakers will be involved in other activities during the meeting?
It is highly possible that the invited speakers might be involved in other activities during
the congress.

Evaluation of the Seminar
Will the participants have the possibility to evaluate the quality of the ERS Seminar
through a questionnaire? If not justify.
The participants will be able to evaluate the ERS seminar through the questionnaire

Interactivity of the Seminar
Explain if interactive methods will be used by the speakers during their presentation
(questionnaires, interactive sessions, etc.): Interactive methods might be used by the

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speakers during their presentation.

Working documents
Will any printed material (handouts) be distributed to the participants? If yes, explain.
Yes, comprehensive handouts on theory and practice of the conventional and
advanced bronchoscopic techniques will be distributed to the participants.


Speaker 1 – Speaker to be supported by the ERS School? Yes
Last Name       BECKER
First Name      HEINRICH
                Interdisciplinary Endoscopy Thoraxklinik at Heidelberg University
Address
                School of Medicine, Amalienstrasse 5
City            HEIDELBERG
Zip Code        D-69126
Country         GERMANY


Speaker 2 - Speaker to be supported by the ERS School? Yes

Last Name
                SCHWARZ
First Name      YEHUDA
                Pulmonary Institute, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center,
Address
                Weizman Stt 6
City            Tel Aviv
Zip Code        64239
Country         Israel


Speaker 3 - Speaker to be supported by the ERS School? Yes X
Last Name       SUTEDJA
First Name      T. GANI

Address           Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Vrije Universiteit Medical
                  Center, P.O. Box 7057
City            Amsterdam
Zip Code        1007 MB
Country         The Netherlands




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          Submission form for ERS School Seminars

The ERS School offers financial assistance to support seminars that fulfill qualification criteria
and are held during meetings organised by local or national societies in low-income European
countries. If your application is accepted, the School will provide monetary support for up to a
maximum of €5,000 (8,000 CHF) per seminar, which can be used to cover the expenses of
either: travel for up to four speakers or travel and accommodation for two speakers.

The objective of the ERS, in funding seminars, is to increase the image and profile of the ERS within
national societies. The criteria for seminar applications are as follows:
      Applications must be complete
      Applications must be from within Europe (WHO)
      Applications must be made at least 12 months prior to the event
      The seminar must be held at the meeting of a national society ((annual congress or
       major international event)

Send back your proposal by E-mail to school@ersnet.org

The ERS School recommends CME accreditation either through your National accreditation body or
through the European Board of Accreditation in Pneumology (EBAP).
Check at www.ebap.org for more details.




Organiser
Last Name         Loukides
First Name        Stelios
Address           Smolika 2

Scientific Programme
Congress/meeting description, venue and date:
Hotel Makedonia Palace Thessaloniki Greece, Thursday 26-11-09
Annual meeting of Greek Thoracic Society with collaboration of Hellenic Society of
Environmental and Occupational diseases.




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ERS School Seminar/Session
ERS School Seminar date and time (if known at the time of application):
26th November 2009 From 10am to 1700 pm
Session title:
                                Asthma phenotypes


Chairs (Name and country): Stelios Loukides Greece, Despoina Papakosta
Greece


Presentation 1 (Title): Difficult to treat Asthma
Speaker (Name and country): Elizabeth Bel The Netherlands


Presentation 2 (Title): Gene phenotypes
Speaker (Name and country): John Holloway UK


Presentation 3 (Title): Allergic Asthma
Speaker (Name and country):Renaud Louis Belgium


Presentation 4 (Title): Can biomarkers distinguish asthma phenotypes?
Speaker (Name and country): Ian Pavord UK



Target audience:
Young medical doctors under specialization, Pulmonary and internal medicine
physicians interested in the topic.


Educational aims:

“To provide current knowledge for different asthma phenotypes either attributed to
clinical course or to therapeutic response.
Additionally to analyze some of the methods that has been used to define asthma
phenotypes and to propose an integrated method of classification in order to improve
our understanding of these phenotypes.
To link specific genotypes to their associated disease, and to clarify the role of
biomarkers in disease phenotyping.



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Additional activities
Explain if the invited speakers will be involved in other activities during the meeting?
Possibly yes if are available.

Evaluation of the Seminar
Will the participants have the possibility to evaluate the quality of the ERS Seminar
through a questionnaire? If not justify. (see appendix A)
Yes

Interactivity of the Seminar
Explain if interactive methods will be used by the speakers during their presentation
(questionnaires, interactive sessions, etc.): No

Working documents
Will any printed material (handouts) be distributed to the participants? If yes, explain.
Yes each speaker has to provide a short text summarizing the main points of his talk
with 2-3 main slides of its presentation.


Speaker 1 – Speaker to be supported by the ERS School? Yes
Last Name        Bel
First Name       Elizabeth
                 Dept of Pulmonology, F5-257
Address          Academic Medical Centre
                 Meibergdreef 9
City             Amsterdam
Country          Netherlands




Speaker 2 - Speaker to be supported by the ERS School? Yes
Last Name        Pavord
First Name       Ian
                 Dept of Respiratory Med
Address          Glenfield Hospital
                 Groby Road
City             Leicester
Country          UK

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Speaker 3 - Speaker to be supported by the ERS School? Yes
Last Name     Holloway
First Name    John

Address       Division of Infection, Inflammation and Repair, School of Medicine,
              University of Southampton
City          Southampton,
Country       United Kingdom.




Speaker 4 - Speaker to be supported by the ERS School? Yes
Last Name     Louis
First Name    Renaud
              CHU Sart Tilman Dept of Pneumology
Address
              4000 LIEGE Belgium
City          Liege
Country       Belgium




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          Submission form for ERS School Seminars

The ERS School offers financial assistance to support seminars that fulfill qualification criteria
and are held during meetings organised by local or national societies in low-income European
countries. If your application is accepted, the School will provide monetary support for up to a
maximum of €5,000 (8,000 CHF) per seminar, which can be used to cover the expenses of
either: travel for up to four speakers or travel and accommodation for two speakers.

The objective of the ERS, in funding seminars, is to increase the image and profile of the ERS within
national societies. The criteria for seminar applications are as follows:
       Applications must be complete
       Applications must be from within Europe (WHO)
       Applications must be made at least 12 months prior to the event
       The seminar must be held at the meeting of a national society ((annual congress or
        major international event)

Send back your proposal by E-mail to school@ersnet.org

The ERS School recommends CME accreditation either through your National accreditation body or
through the European Board of Accreditation in Pneumology (EBAP).
Check at www.ebap.org for more details.




Organiser
Last Name         Chkhaidze
First Name        Ivane
Address           33, Vazha Pshavela Av, Tbilisi State Medical University
City              Tbilisi
Zip Code          0177
Country           Georgia

Scientific Programme
Congress/meeting description, venue and date: 2nd International Congress of The
Georgian Respiratory Association, Hotel Hilton, Batumi, Georgia, 10-12 June,
2010.

ERS School Seminar/Session
ERS School Seminar date and time (if known at the time of application): 11 June, 2010


Session title:
                  Respiratory infections: from childhood to adulthood




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Chairs (Name and country): Richard Light (USA), Ivane Chkhaidze (Georgia)


Presentation 1 (Title): Recurrent Respiratory Infections in Childhood
Speaker (Name and country): Andrew Bush (UK)


Presentation 2 (Title):(formerly ERS Paediatric) Paediatric Community -
Acquired Pneumonia Guidelines: Key Points for Discussion
Speaker (Name and country): Arunas Valiulis (Lithuania)


Presentation 3 (Title): Parapneumonic Effusions and Empyema in adults
Speaker (Name and country): Richard Light (USA)


Presentation 4 (Title): Diagnosis and Treatment of Community - Acquired
Pneumonia in Adults
Speaker (Name and country): Tobias Welte (Germany)


Educational aspects
Target audience: respiratory physicians, thoracic surgeons, paediatricians, family
physicians, primary health care providers, researchers, general practitioners.


Educational aims:
Respiratory tract infections represent a high proportion of the burden of health and
death throughout the world. Acute respiratory infections (ARIs) continue to be the
leading cause of acute illnesses worldwide and remain the most important cause of
infant and young children mortality, accounting for about two million deaths each year
and ranking first among causes of disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs) lost in
developing countries. The populations most at risk for developing a fatal respiratory
disease are the very young, the elderly, and the immunocompromised. While upper
respiratory infections (URIs) are very frequent but seldom life-threatening, lower
respiratory infections (LRIs) are responsible for more severe illnesses such as
influenza, pneumonia, tuberculosis, and bronchiolitis that are the leading contributors to
ARIs' mortality.
The school seminar will provide audience with current knowledge to: review the current
guidelines in management CAP in childhood; asses and manage recurrent respiratory
infections in childhood; give insights into the most appropriate approaches to diagnostic
and treatment severe pneumonia with pleural effusions; provide update on current
recommendations for diagnostic and treatment of CAP in adults.

Evaluation of the Seminar
Will the participants have the possibility to evaluate the quality of the ERS Seminar
through a questionnaire? If not justify. (see appendix A) Yes


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Detailed contact information

Speaker 1 – Speaker to be supported by the ERS School? Yes           √
Last Name     Light
First Name    Richard
Address       Vanderbilt University Medicine Center, T-1218 MCN
City          Nashville, TN
Zip Code      37232-2650
Country       USA


Speaker 2 - Speaker to be supported by the ERS School? Yes        √
Last Name     Bush
First Name    Andrew

Address       Dept. Paediatric Respiratory Medicine Royal Brompton Hospital
              Sydney Street
City          London
Zip Code      SW3 6NP
Country       UNITED KINGDOM


Speaker 3 - Speaker to be supported by the ERS School? Yes √

Last Name     Welte
First Name    Tobias
              Depart. of Respiratory Medicine, Medizinische Hochschule Hannover,
Address
              Carl-Neuberg-Str. 1
City          Hannover
Zip Code      30623 Hannover
Country       GERMANY


Speaker 4 - Speaker to be supported by the ERS School? Yes       √
Last Name     Valiulis
First Name    Arunas
Address       Vilnius University Children's Hospital Antakalnio Str 57
City          Vilnius
Zip Code      10207
Country       LITHUANIA


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     HERMES Update


 




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Guidelines for the development of ERS School Educational Task
Forces
(October 2002)


1. Introduction
The ERS School contributes to the coordination of educational activities in respiratory
medicine across Europe, by encouraging new initiatives, producing guidelines and by
developing joint documents with other major associations and/or international scientific
societies.

The ERS School sponsors educational Task Forces in various fields of respiratory medicine. It
is intended that such Task Forces produce position papers, consensus statements or guidelines
which then become the official ERS documents on issues related to education in the field
respiratory medicine.

Proposals for task forces can be made by a member of the ERS or they may be initiated by the
ERS School.


2. Type of documents

2.1 Educational Guidelines and Consensus Statements
    - statements that include recommendations, strategies, or information that assists
    physicians and/or educators in the field of respiratory medicine in choosing the most
    appropriate educational strategies and implement those successfully.
    Educational Guidelines should be evidence based and focus on educational methods,
    recommendations for education standards and training programmes, (i.e. problem-based
    learning strategies, comparative methods in distance learning, etc). Additional information
    on systematic literature review and evidence evaluation has been published by the Scottish
    Intercollegiate Guidelines Network, May 2001.
    The Consensus statement is developed by consensus based on the scientific evidence, but
    does not use a formal grading of the evidence or a grading of recommendations. All
    Consensus statements are based on a body of reliable scientific evidence, documented by
    references or data supporting the conclusions and recommendations.
    http://www.sign.ac.uk/guidelines/fulltext/50/section5.html

2.2 Suggestions for a future European certificate in respiratory medicine
    - comprehensive review of the current status and suggestions for training programmes at
        the European level. These documents should review the current training programmes
        and make suggestions for a consensus curriculum in respiratory medicine in Europe.

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       This might be developed in collaboration with other European bodies such as the
       UEMS. These recommendations should be the basis for a future “ERS certificate in
       respiratory medicine”.


2.3 List of training centres
    - documents that review or assess training centres in Europe in the field of respiratory
    medicine. The list will not be published in the ERJ, but maintained as a live document on
    the ERS website. However, an editorial referring to the web document should be
    published in the ERJ explaining the selection method and the criteria used to produce and
    maintain the list.

2.4 Conference Proceedings and Workshop Summaries
    - documents that report the proceedings of conferences and workshop sponsored or
    organized by the ERS on educational issues.


3. Application
Application forms are available from the ERS office in Lausanne, Switzerland or from the
ERS website under www.ersnet.org Applications can be submitted at any time and after
reviewing will be considered at the next meeting of the ERS School. The School chair will
report of all decisions at the next Executive Committee meeting.

3.1 Task Forces Initiated by a Member of the ERS
Proposals would normally come from a member of the society who is an expert in the
particular topic of the Task Force. Applications are submitted on the appropriate form and
reviewed by the ERS School, which asks three reviewers to comment on the application, one
of whom is normally the relevant Assembly Secretary. The recommendation to proceed is
made by the ERS School which may change the budget requested and make recommendations
on membership of the task force.

3.2 Task Forces Initiated by the ERS School
The ERS School appoints one or two chairs who will be responsible for selecting the expert
members and who will write the application. Applications are reviewed by the ERS School
who ask three outside reviewers, one of whom is normally the relevant Assembly Secretary.
The ERS School cannot reject or delay the Task Force but can make recommendation on the
expert members, the aims of the Task Force and the budget.

4. Project Development
Applicants whose proposals are approved will receive notification by letter which will
describe the terms and conditions of their project funding and supplementary background
materials prior to the start of their projects.

4.1 Key points related to the project development include:
Funding for Task Forces is not to be considered as an ERS grant, it is funding that the ERS
has earmarked for a two year period for the routine expenses during project development.
Renewal of projects anticipated to extend beyond two years must be approved annually.
Funding for ERS supported projects will be managed by the ERS office in Lausanne.
    • All expenditure charged to the ERS project accounts must be approved by the School or
       the ERS office.
    • All meetings, conference calls, workshops, consensus conferences, mailings and other

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        major project activity should be scheduled through the appropriate ERS department.
   • Any substantive changes in the goals, strategy or the budget of a project must be
        approved by the ERS School.
   • If projects are to be considered jointly with other organizations, official contact must be
        made through the ERS office with the relevant organization and an agreement
        outlining the major issues must be established in accordance with ERS policies.
   • If necessary, administrative support for the project can be provided by the appropriate
        ERS department.
   • All official ERS policies including the ERS policy on publications, ERS guidelines for
        conflict of interest, the ERS bylaws, ERS CME policy, ERS website guidelines and
        other relevant policies must be followed during all phases of the project activity.



5. Rule for Task Forces
5.1 Duration
The Task Force or Working Group will have a limited duration normally not exceeding 2
years. Unless a request for prolongation is submitted and agreed by the ERS School, it will be
dissolved after its appointed term and the budget cancelled.

5.2 Meetings
Meetings should be scheduled at the ERS annual congress, but, if required, one meeting (or
exceptionally 2 meetings per year) between annual congresses is acceptable. Please note that
meeting facilities exist at the ERS headquarters in Lausanne. Staff support can be provided by
the ERS Headquarters if required.

5.3 Funding
ERS Task Force funding can not be used to cover meeting expenses during or along the ERS
or ATS annual congress (travel, registration or accommodation). Funding can only be used for
meetings organised between the annual congress. Exceptions might be considered for Task
Force participant outside the respiratory field (other medical specialists, statisticians,
educators, etc).
ERS Task Force funding should serve to cover travel expenses (APEX economy flights, 1st
class train fares and taxi) as well as hotel expenses (bed and breakfast only). As a rule hotel
expenses should not exceed 150 euro per person per night. For meals a per diem allowance of
up to 50 euro maximum per person can be claimed. Industry sponsored dinners are not
acceptable. No entertainment should be covered by ERS funds. Claims for reimbursement of
expenses must be accompanied by the relevant receipts.

5.4 Joint Task Forces with other organizations
Mention should be made by the applicants of the desirability (if any) of establishing
collaboration with other organizations and of the proposed outcome of the project, i.e. to
develop an ERS statement or position document, publication in a journal of one of the
societies, a session at the ERS Congress or other. If a collaboration with another organization
is approved a written agreement will be signed by all parties. This will include details of how
the expenses will be shared and how and where the reports of the Task Force will be
published.

5.5 Reports
The leaders of the Task Force are asked to produce a preliminary report after one year and a
final report after two years. They should send these reports to the relevant Scientific

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Assembly Secretary and Group Chair, with a copy to the ERS office for reporting to the
School. The ERS School will review the status of all ongoing Task Forces at least once a year.

For Task Forces initiated by the School, if the School considers that the objective has not been
achieved, it has the right to nominate a new chair with immediate effect.


6. Publications
6.1 Document format
The Task Force is expected to publish position papers, statements or guidelines in the
European Respiratory Journal, or, if appropriate, or part of another agreement, in another
journal. In principle, the European Respiratory Journal offers as a principle 8-10 printed pages
(maximum 15 printed pages) per Task Force free of charge. If larger publications are
required the applicants must make a prior arrangements for other forms of publication and
arrange funding. Larger documents can be placed in an electronic repository on the ERS
website.

6.2 Document Review
Draft documents from a Task Force should be submitted with names of three proposed
external reviewers (or two reviewers in the case of joint ERS/ATS task forces). These names
will be submitted for approval by the relevant Secretary of Assembly who may make further
suggestions to the Task Force concerning reviewers. The document will then be sent out to
the agreed reviewers by the ERS office with a copy to the relevant Secretary of Assembly
whose responsibility it will be to manage the reviewing process. Reviewers reports will be
sent to the relevant Secretary of Assembly and the ERS office. It is the responsibility of the
Secretary of Assembly to pass on these reviewers comments to the Task Force chairman and
to seek and review any modification and if necessary arrange for further review of the
document.

6.3 Document endorsement
The revised manuscript will be presented by the responsible Secretary of Assembly to the
ERS School for their approval and the ERS School will make a recommendation to the
Executive Committee which will make the final decision. The ERS office will then forward
the approved document to the editor of the ERJ for immediate publication without additional
reviewing. The editor has the right to request modification of a document that does not meet
the technical requirements for publication.

7. References
• Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN), www.sign.ac.uk
• Attributes of ATS Documents That Guide Clinical Practice: Recommendations of the ATS
Clinical Practice Committee (Am J Respir Crit Care Med Vol 156. pp 2015-2025,1997)
• The Cochrane Library: http://www.update-software.com/ccweb/cochrane/revabstr/ccabout.htm
•     British     Medical     Journal,     Making       articles    more        evidence   based
http://bmj.com/advice/stylebook/evidence.shtml




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Application form for ERS School Educational Task Forces
To be submitted by Email (tania.severin@ersnet.org) to the ERS office with a copy to the
ERS School Chair p.haslam@ic.ac.uk. Applications are accepted throughout the year. Expect
a maximum of 4 months for a decision.
ERS Headquarters – 4 Av Sainte Luce – 1003 Lausanne – Switzerland –Tel +41 21 213 0180
– Fax +41 21 213 0100



               Title of Task Force: ERS EDUCATIONAL TASK FORCE FOR THE
 DEVELOPMENT OF A CORE SYLLABUS AND CURRICULUM IN EUROPE FOR
                                          RESPIRATORY PHYSIOTHERAPY


ERS Assembly/Group (if relevant)


If the proposal is for a joint Task Force with another society please indicate:
           Name of the Society: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
           Type of final document (i.e. joint statement, etc): . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
           What will be the nature of contribution by the other society (i.e. financial, support,
etc): . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
After approval by the ERS and the other society, a written agreement will be signed by all
parties and should include details on how the expenses will be shared and how and where the
reports of the Task Force will be published.


Proposed Chairs (details):
Chair 1. . . . Julia Bott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chair 2 .Thierry Troosters. . . . . . . . . . . . .
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 Submit separately a short list of references for both chairs justifying their expertise in the
field.




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Proposed list of participants (details):
Chair: Julia Bott, United Kingdom representative. Consultant Physiotherapist Surrey
Primary Care Trust, UK; Visiting Fellow University of Surrey, UK; Chair, ERS 9.2
Physiotherapy Group 2005-2008; President Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in
Respiratory Care, UK 2007-2009; Member of External Reference Group for the National
Strategy for COPD, UK; Co-chair, sub-group of the National Strategy for COPD, UK on
Pulmonary Rehabilitation; UK representative for the ERS Taskforce on “Physiotherapy
Management of the Critically Ill Patient”; Chair, Guideline Development Group ‘Joint British
Thoracic Society/Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Respiratory Care Guidelines
for the Physiotherapy Management of the Adult, Medical, Spontaneously Breathing Patient’,
Thorax (in press 2009).


Co-Chair:Thierry Troosters, Representative group 9.2 , PT, PhD. Associate Professor of
Physiotherapy, Faculty of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Sciences, Katholieke Universiteit
Leuven. Member of task force on Pulmonary rehabilitation (ATS-ERS); Current chair of
group 09.02Physiotherapy of the ERS.

Expert working group
Rik Gosselink, Western Europe representative, PT, PhD Professor of Physiotherapy,
pulmonary rehabilitation. Dean, Faculty of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Sciences,
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Chaired task forces of the ERS: Taskforce on “Physiotherapy
Management of the Critically Ill Patient; and Taskforce on muscle dysfunction in COPD
(Joint ATS). Chair of the Dutch evidence based guidelines for physiotherapy in COPD.
Former chair of group 9.2 and Assembly 9, member of the ERS long-range planning
committee.


Deniz Inal-Ince, Southern Europe representative, PhD, PT, Associate Professor at Physical
Therapy and Rehabilitation Undergraduate Program, Faculty of Health Sciences, and
Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, and Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation program of
Graduate School of        Health Sciences, Hacettepe University. Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Executive Committee Member of Turkish Thoracic Society (2007-Present), Visiting Assistant
Professor at Respiratory Therapy Division, School of Allied Medicine, College of Medicine
and Public Health, Ohio State University, USA (2003-2004), Visiting Professor at Physical
Therapy, Saxion University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands (2007), American

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Association of Respiratory Care International Fellow, Respiratory Therapy Fellow at Maine
Medical Center, Rockland Medical Center, Medical Center of Central Georgia (2001),
Member of Faculty Council of Faculty of Health Sciences (2007-Present), Vice-President of
Faculty Strategic Planning Commission (2008-Present), Department Representative of
Quality Control Council (2005-Present) of Hacettepe University. Editorial Assistant at
Turkish   Journal of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation (2002-Present), Researcher in
Turkish Scientific Research Council of Turkey project entitled “Establishment of an E-
Learning Program for Physiotherapy” (2007-2009, continuing)


Beatrice Oberwaldner, Central Europe representative, PT,gepr.APT. Head of the
respiratory physiotherapy group of the Respiratory and Allergic Disease Division, Paediatric
Department, Medical University of Graz, Austria (1981-present). Secretary and Chair ERS –
Group 09.02 (1995-2002). National delegate in the International Physiotherapy Group for
Cystic Fibrosis (1993-present). Founder and Chair of the Physiotherapy Group in the Austrian
Society of Pneumology (1996–2008). Director of 3 postgraduate degree courses on
respiratory physiotherapy (1994-2005).Member of the Task Force on Quality Control in
Physiotherapy (ÖBIG-2001-2003). Member of the Task Force on Development of Syllabus
and Curriculum for Physiotherapy Education on University level (2004-2005). Member of the
Austrian Task Force on Long-term Home-ventilation (2003-2006). Associate Editor Journal
of Cystic Fibrosis (2008-present). Director of a University Training Course on cardio-
respiratory physiotherapy (2008-present).


Margareta Emtner, Scandinavian representative, PT, PhD, Senior lecturer, Head of the
Department    of   Physiotherapy,   Uppsala   University.   Chairperson   of   the   Swedish
Physiotherapist Society, unit of specialists, 1996-2000; Chairperson of the program
committee for the unit of physical therapy, Uppsala University, 1998-2005; Chairperson of
the Academic Senate, Uppsala University, 1999-2005; Member of the Assembly of electors,
Medical Faculty, Uppsala University, 2004-present; Member of the reference group for
National Guidelines in COPD and Asthma, The National Board of Health and Welfare, 2002-
2004; Member of the SBU – The Swedish Council on Technology Assessment in Health
Care. “Methods to promote physical activity”. 2004-2007; Member of the Swedish Expert
Group for COPD, 2005-present; Member of the expert group “Physical Activity” - National
Guidelines, The National Board of Health and Welfare 2007-present; Member of the Swedish




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National Expert Group for Oxygen, Swedwox, 2007- present; Member of the Medical
Products Agency regarding treatment of patients with COPD. 2008-present


Agnieszka Lewko, Eastern Europe representative PT, MSc BSc, Academy of Physical
Education in Krakow, Poland; Currently completing PhD in Faculty of Health and Social
Care Sciences, St’ George’s University of London (2005-present); Member of the Polish
Physiotherapy Society and the Polish Society of Lung Diseases. Worked as a physiotherapist
in the National Institute of Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases in Warsaw, Poland (2001-2002)
and with Pulmonary Rehabilitation programmes in Poland and England; Visiting Scholar at
the Catholic University Hospital of Leuven, Belgium “Exercise training in pulmonary
rehabilitation” (2002).


Kathleen Grant, European Respiratory Care Association representative




Proposed dates of start and end of the project (2 years maximum):
May 2009- April 2011




                 Summary of the project (200 words max):
       200 words exactly
This proposal outlines the development of an online learning platform, modelled on the
HERMES project, for a European syllabus and curriculum for respiratory physiotherapy.
Currently, each country has its own system for training respiratory physiotherapy specialists,
with few having a formalised system in place and with little quality control. With
globalisation, free movement within the European Union (EU) and the EU drive to achieve
harmonised medical education in Europe, the need for common standards in all professions is
becoming mandatory. We therefore propose to create an Educational Task Force with the aim
of developing a European core syllabus and curriculum in physiotherapy.
In phase one, the objective will be to develop publish and disseminate a consensus-based core
syllabus using a modified Delphi process, which will include representatives from all
stakeholder countries. In phase two, the objective will be to develop recommendations for a
European curriculum based on the core syllabus.
Once established, the ERS and the School, will be able to use the material developed for the
curriculum (PG Courses, e-learning and printed or other materials eg CDs or DVDs), with a
longer-term view to perhaps establishing a list of approved training centres and/or a European
examination in the future.


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                                          Background
Respiratory Medicine has led the way in developing information and communication
technologies (ICT) for respiratory specialist educational purposes and we propose a way to
extend this to other health professionals, via the ERS learning Resources Website. EU
legislation has meant a quicker, simpler and a more harmonious process for the mutual
recognition of professional qualifications across its member states. This in conjunction with
the Bologna Declaration (1999) has led to a need to try and standardise undergraduate and
postgraduate education provision across Europe. Therefore there is an urgent need to
standardise all levels of physiotherapy education from pre-registration training to specialist
training in all areas of physiotherapy, including respiratory physiotherapy as it is
acknowledged physiotherapists provide several key elements of care to respiratory patients.
Currently, programmes of physiotherapy undergraduate education in the EU and EEA
countries are a minimum of 3 years' duration.

In 2005 the European Union (EU) issued the Professional Qualifications Directive
(2005/36/EC) on the recognition of professional qualifications within Member States [1].
Following this regulation the World Confederation of Physical Therapy (WCPT) for the
European Region issued in 2006 (revised in 2008) the Migration Policy Statement for the
European Region [2]. Then in 2007 the EU set up a pilot project in support of the
administrative cooperation provisions of the Professional Qualifications Directive that was
launched for four professions (accountants, doctors, pharmacists and physiotherapists).
Developing, therefore a Core Syllabus and curriculum for respiratory physiotherapists will be
crucial for unifying standards of training and education for these specialists.

The commonality between programmes is recognisable; however there are wide ranges in
curriculum content between national educational establishments and between EU countries. In
2007 WCPT issued the Guidelines for Entry-Level Education [3]. The cardio/pulmonary area
is stated in the guidelines but with no clear indication which areas of respiratory
physiotherapy should be covered. The WCPT have recently produced a Revised Education
Policy Statement (WCPT, 2008) which promotes the use of a European curriculum for
physiotherapy education. The WCPT European Physiotherapy Benchmark Satement (WCPT,
2003) provides a common framework for structuring curricula for general physiotherapy
education. However no current curricula exist for Specialist Respiratory Physiotherapy
Edcuation. The WCPT in 2008 acknowledged in its education policy statement that there is a
need for a European Common Platform that faciltates transparent pathways and equity in
access to physiotherapy education at all levels. To this end the WCPT suggest that the
provision of Life Long Learning is not just about post basic qualifications but it is also about
bringing learning closer to the learner. All the above needs may be meet by providing an
increased flexibility of learning, with ICT at its heart, overcoming geographical barriers,
increasing opportunities for international collaborative learning, improving access to expert
and peer support whilst ensuring a recognised international curriculum.

In addtion to the above, the implementation of evidence-based knowledge and the
requirement to ensure continuous professional development (CPD) of health care practitioners
has become a significant concern for health care providers, patients and registration bodies
alike. In recent years there has been a continuous increase in the physiotherapy evidence base,
with a substantial growth of systematic reviews in last 20 years [4].



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In recent years there has been not only growth in membership of the Physiotherapy Group
(Assembly 9.2), but also in the number and quality of submitted abstracts, signifying a
developing interest in evidence-based practice within the profession. However, although there
are a few international multi-professional evidence-based clinical guidelines, mainly focusing on
management of COPD [5], still they are not fully inclusive of all areas of respiratory physiotherapy.
Moreover, recent ERS activities involving the physiotherapy group of assembly 9, namely: the
ERS Taskforce on “Physiotherapy Management of the Critically Ill Patient” and the
“ERS/ATS Guidelines for Pulmonary Rehabilitation”, have highlighted that interpretation of
the evidence and practice differ greatly throughout Europe and the wider international
community. A comprehensive education programme for respiratory physiotherapists, therefore,
would be crucial for the continuous professional development (CPD) and evidence based practice of
this important allied health professions group. Of concern, however, few physiotherapists are
choosing to receive their CPD from the ERS, which has highlighted an urgent need to expand
the learning opportunities of this population, so that an appropriate and centralised method,
via the ERS, which will engage the interest of these professionals, can be instituted.

In 10 European countries with a formal programme of specialisation in physiotherapy,
Cardio-respiratory is an area of specialisation in 7 of these. However, these programmes are
not unified between countries and frequently with no quality regulations in place or indication
of areas of knowledge to be covered [6]. There is therefore an imperative to establish a trans-
European harmonisation of training programs for respiratory physiotherapists, firmly
grounded in evidence. By providing increased flexibility of learning, with ICT at its heart,
overcoming geographical barriers, increasing opportunities for international collaborative
learning, and improving access to expert and peer support whilst ensuring a recognised
international curriculum, we hope to achieve this aim.

To address the logistical complexities inherent in delivering a novel model of harmonising
international physiotherapy education and consideration of major differences and beliefs that
may exist, our taskforce will explore the acceptability, required content and learning strategies
to be undertaken and will provide the necessary data to make the establishment of such a
project possible.

References:

[1] Directive 2005/36/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 7th" September 2005 on
the recognition of professional qualifications. Official Journal of the European Union, Vol. 48,
30t"September, L 255/22- L225/142, 2005.
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/site/en/oj/2005/l_255/l_25520050930en00220142.pdf

[2] Revised Migration Policy Statement of the European Region of the WCPT General
Meeting of the European Region of the WCPT 2008.
http://www.physio-europe.org/download.php?document=197&downloadarea=17

[3] World Confederation of Physical Therapy (WCPT) Guidelines for Physical Therapist
                                                      th
Professional Entry-Level Education. Approved at the 16 General Meeting of WCPT June
2007.
http://www.wcpt.org/common/docs/policies/WCPT%20Guidelines%20for%20Physical%20T
herapist%20Entry-Level%20Education.pdf

[4] Evidence Based Practice: An International Perspective. Report of an Expert Meeting of

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WCPT Member Organisations, June 2002.
http://www.wcpt.org/common/docs/EBP_Report.pdf

[5] Clinical Guideline Development Programmes in the European Region of WCPT.
Adopted at the General Meeting 22-24 May 2008 Athens, Greece http://www.physio-
europe.org/download.php?document=205&downloadarea=17

[6] Monitoring Report on Specialisation for Physiotherapists within the European Region of
the WCPT. Adopted at the General Meeting in Athens, Greece, May 2008 http://www.physio-
europe.org/download.php?document=203&downloadarea=7



                                   Overall objective
In the light of the above-mentioned observations, the objective is to support a harmonisation
of Respiratory Physiotherapy throughout Europe through different tools, such as a Core
Syllabus and Curriculum, Approved Training Centres, enhanced educational materials (PG
courses, Enduring materials, E-learning), and a voluntary European examination. This project
has been called HERPES - Harmonised Education in Respiratory Physiotherapy for European
Physiotherapists.


                                   Specific objective
This project aims to create a European Core Syllabus and Curriculum in respiratory
physiotherapy. The Educational Task Force will initially create a consensus-based Core
Syllabus, listing all core skills and abilities that any European practising respiratory
physiotherapist should possess. The method used will be a modified Delphi process, with
representatives and experts from each European country consulted. Secondly, we then plan to
develop a curriculum based on a set of core competencies which will need to be identified and
agreed by the representatives of the interested countries and the Task Force members. Once
established, this curriculum will be implemented in different ways such as mentioned above.


                                 Participating bodies
       None


                                      Methodology
The successful progress of the adult and the subsequent paediatric HERMES task forces will
be used as a procedural model for this project. The syllabus shall be structured into clearly
defined modules. Syllabus and curriculum shall be focused on developing knowledge-based
and skill-based competencies in the entire field of respiratory physiotherapy. Syllabus and
curriculum shall be developed as core documents around which a comprehensive European
training programme on respiratory physiotherapy is developed. This concept in combination
with the modular structure will allow the application of quality assurance measures. Such
measures could focus on process quality, i.e. on training centres; this means that syllabus and
curriculum shall foster the development of a European centre visitation evaluation and

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accreditation programme. On the other side syllabus and curriculum should be developed in
such a way that they form the basis of an assessment for outcome quality; i.e. facilitate
assessment of knowledge-based competencies in form of one or repeated examinations. Skill-
based competencies should be evaluated by standardized methodology.

To achieve these goals a task force of experienced and dedicated respiratory physiotherapists
will be set up under the umbrella of the ERS School. As a first step, the Educational Task
Force will study the documentation which was collected regarding the different national
education and training systems in all different European countries. It will thus be able to
determine exactly which bodies are in charge of education and training in each country and to
identify the relevant experts in each country. Those will then be asked to participate in the
Delphi process.
The collected material as well as other relevant documents will be used as a basis for the
Delphi process. This task force will produce a first draft syllabus and then involve a larger
group of colleagues (the members of ERS group 9.2 and representatives of as many countries
as possible) via a repeated web-based Delphi process. The end product of this process, i.e. a
consensus-based European core syllabus for respiratory physiotherapy will be structured in
modules and will attempt to strike a healthy balance between necessary quality/depth on one
side and national acceptance on the other. It shall be presented at an ERS congress and
published in an ERS print medium.

After collecting and analysing all necessary information, our Educational Task Force will
launch a modified Delphi process, whereby Delphi process is defined as a formalised group
process aimed at generating consensus, using written responses and without direct interaction.
This means that the Core syllabus will be developed through a binomial structure, in which
our Educational Task Force will function as an organiser and facilitator, while a group of
national respondents will express expert opinion.


1.     Delphi round 1
  In compliance with the standardised steps used for Delphi studies, participants to the first
  Delphi round will receive an open questionnaire and be asked to suggest further items that
  should be considered by the group.


2.     Delphi round 2
  In a second round, participants will receive a questionnaire where they will have to give a
  mark to each item previously identified by the group and to determine which level of
  competence the trainee should have acquired by the end of his/her training.
  Their responses will be collated by our Educational Task Force, and sent back to
  participants in summary form, indicating the group judgement and the individual’s initial
  judgement.


3.     Plenary meeting
  Since face to face interaction will both bring added value to the process and be rewarding
  for participants, one plenary meeting will be organised after the second Delphi round so that
  all participants can exchange their opinions. Upon reviewing their marks in Delphi round 3,
  they will thus be able to take into account the arguments of their peers.

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4.      Delphi round 3
 In a third round, which will follow the plenary meeting, participants will be able to revise
 their judgement in the light of the group feedback. Subsequently, those judgements will be
 statistically aggregated. Our Educational Task Force will then make a final decision about
 the items which will be included in the Core Syllabus.
 This process will allow a large number of participants to be surveyed, meaning that these
 participants will develop a feeling of ownership over the outcome, which is essential for
 later integration of the study output into practice.
 Collection of information, contacts with national respondents, collation of results, statistical
 aggregation in Delphi round 2 and 3, organisation of meetings, minutes-taking, etc. will be
 performed by the members of the Task Force with the administrative and practical support
 of the ERS School.


                                         Timeline
A proposed timeline for this project is to start work in May 2009 and proceed as follows
(realistic timescales have been allocated since members of the Task Force are unlikely to have
secretarial support or time within their salaried roles for this work):

    May-August 2009. Electronic communication to develop the plans and the questionnaire,
     and to explore and contact possible country representatives for the first Delphi round

    September 2009. A first formal meeting will be organised of the Task Force at the ERS
     congress in Vienna to finalise the questionnaire and the national respondents list.

    October 2009. Finalise the national respondents and check lines of communication and
     understanding are working and clear

    November - December 2009. Delphi round 1: national respondents will be sent, and
     asked to respond to, the questionnaire.

    January - March 2010. Comments sent by national respondents after Delphi round 1 will
     be collated and circulated to Task Force members.

    April – June 2010. Comments sent by national respondents after Delphi round 1 will be
     discussed electronically and the proposed items on the questionnaire for Delphi round 2
     created and finalised.

    July-Sept/October 2010. The questionnaire for Delphi round 2 will be sent to national
     respondents who will be invited to rank all items.

    Sept/October 2010. A second meeting at the ERS congress will be organised to discuss
     the rankings of national respondents after Delphi round 2

    November 2010-December 2011. The rankings awarded by national respondents in
     Delphi round 2 will be collated by ERS Staff in Lausanne.




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   January–February 2011. The results will be circulated to and reviewed by the
    Educational Task Force electronically.

   March/April 2011. All national respondents will be entered into an on-line plenary
    meeting where they will be able to discuss the outcomes of Delphi rounds 1 and 2.

   May-June 2011. Delphi round 3: national respondents will re-rank all items in the light of
    the plenary meeting discussion.

   July-August 2011 A third on-line meeting of the Task Force will be organised after the
    plenary meeting and Delphi round 3 to decide upon the items which should be included in
    the Core Syllabus, in the light of Delphi round 3. Following this decision, the Core
    Syllabus will be submitted to the School for approval before being published and
    disseminated.

   Sept/October 2011. The results will be presented at the ERS Congress




                                   Specific outcome
At the end of this project, a first European Respiratory Physiotherapy Core Syllabus will be
published and disseminated. An executive summary of the Core syllabus will be published in
the ERJ. Depending on the length of the final product, the full version of the Syllabus will
either be published in the ERJ or be available on the ERS website in PDF.


                                       Next steps
As soon as a Core Syllabus is approved and published, our Educational Task Force will move
to the development of a European Respiratory Physiotherapy Curriculum, which will provide
recommendations for teaching and assessment methods for the different elements identified in
the Core Syllabus.

Proposed publication
Please remember that the ERS does not normally allow dual publication in English of Task
Force reports when developed jointly with another Society.


Also, please note that any statement or other official communication in the name of the
Society or of the Task Force must be approved by the ERS Executive Committee before
publication.


What type of document do you intend to produce?
    X Educational guideline
       Consensus statements


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      List of training centres
      Conference proceedings or workshop summaries
      No publication


If a publication is planned, please specify
   X To be published in ERJ or other official ERS publication
      To be published in another journal (indicate)
      To be published primarily as a web live document


Do you plan to organise a session at
   X ERS Annual Congress
      Other ERS meetings
      Other non-ERS meetings




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Budget (to be submitted in Euros)
For Joint Task Forces, after approval by the ERS and the other society, a written agreement
will be signed by all parties and should include details on how the expenses will be shared
and how and where the reports of the Task Force will be published.

By using standard costs for each Application, the ERS Scientific Committee can compare all
applications and make recommendations on the number of meetings and participants. For the
preparation of the budget, please use the following figures per participant:
      Travel                 €800 / participant
      Accommodation          €150 / night
      Meals                  €50 / working day
      Meeting room           €100 / working day


The ERS office can help you in arranging the meetings and in making the best use of the
budget. Please note that any residual funds can not be used for purposes other than the
meetings planned in the application.


Meetings arranged at the ERS or ATS Congress can not be covered by the Task Force funds
except for the expenses of any individuals who are not ERS members and who would not
otherwise be expected to attend the Congress.


Meetings arranged at the ERS or ATS Congress can not be covered by the Task Force funds
except for the expenses of any individuals who are not ERS members and who would not
otherwise be expected to attend the Congress.




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Meeting 1
Suggested venue and dates: …………………………………………………..May 09
Number of participants: ………………………………………………………7
Number of accommodation nights / participant: ……………………………..1
Number of working days / participant:………………………………………..2
Meeting room rental: …………………………………………………… .€200
Total for Meeting 1:_________________________________________ €7,550

Meeting 2
Suggested venue and dates: …………………………………………………..October 09
Number of participants: ………………………………………………………7
Number of accommodation nights / participant: ……………………………..1
Number of working days / participant:………………………………………..2
Meeting room rental: …………………………………………………… .€200
Total for Meeting 1:_________________________________________ €7,550


Meeting 3
Suggested venue and dates: …………………………………………………..April/May 10
Number of participants: ………………………………………………………7
Number of accommodation nights / participant: ……………………………..1
Number of working days / participant:………………………………………..2
Meeting room rental: …………………………………………………… .€200
Total for Meeting 1:_________________________________________ €7,550




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                           TASK FORCE REVIEW FORM
                ERS EDUCATIONAL TASK FORCE FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A
Task Force Title:
                CORE SYLLABUS AND CURRICULUM IN EUROPE FOR
                RESPIRATORY PHYSIOTHERAPY
Applicant Name: BOTT J. TROOSTERS T.



Comments: (Please provide your comments with justification of your evaluation)

This is a well written and interesting proposal, perfectly in line with the ERS
educational aims.
I have few comments to made, basically to improve (at least in my view) the
application.
- In most European Countries the rehabilitation and physiotherapy of
respiratory patients is in charge of a team mostly lead by a physician. I do not
say that this is right (actually I strongly support the idea that a RT should the
leader of the team), but it is the reality. I would therefore involve also some
representative from Assembly n.1 (i.e. the rehab group) and maybe 2 for the
specific problem of CC. This to avoid further “political problems” and
misunderstandings
- In keeping with the previous point, this group should be in contact with the
local national associations. Indeed and most important: do you consider the
involvement of the ERCA European Respiratory Care Association ? I think that if
your goal is to create a common EU educational task force you should not avoid
to involve this society that includes a large number of RTs
- We really need to face the real complex problem of the former Eastern
European Countries. I think they are the real future of EU, but their world is
really complex and not homogeneous. I am not sure that a Polish representative
(presently in the UK !) is the right person to involve in this TF. In my view you
should look for some other representative (i.e. Rumania, Russia….)

Evaluation: (Please check or underline appropriate grade)

- Relevance of the question            1    2    3     4    5      Please use the following
                                                                   guidelines for scoring
- Likelihood of obtaining answer       1    2    3     4    5      this Task Force
- Likelihood of publication            1    2    3     4    5
                                                                      1.   Unacceptable
- Quality of applicants                1    2    3     4    5         2.   Below average
                                                                      3.   Average
- Justification of funds               1    2    3     4    5         4.   Good
                                                                      5.   Excellent
- Methodology                          1    2    3     4    5
 Global Score:                         4




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                           TASK FORCE REVIEW FORM
Task Force Title:    ERS EDUCATIONAL TASK FORCE FOR THE DEVELOPMENT
                     OF A CORE SYLLABUS AND CURRICULUM IN EUROPE FOR
                                   RESPIRATORY PHYSIOTHERAPY


Applicant Name: BOTT J.       TROOSTERS T.


Comments: (Please provide your comments with justification of your evaluation)

The revised task force proposal chair by Julia Bott and Thierry Trooster related a
development of a core and curriculum in EU for respiratory physiotherapy it is well
developed and their utility can be a high impact.
Both chairs and the group of advisers is of high quality and they allow to suppose
that the proposal will be successful and it will be developed according to the
program that they develop in the task force. The proposal to create an European
core using the Delphi process from all stakeholder countries with the objective to
develop recommendations for a European curriculum is very well designed.
EU legislation is moving on to a process for the mutual recognition of professional
qualifications across its members, over the last decade, the European Credit Transfer
System (ECTS), the Bologna Process. ECTS has become a generalised credit system
for the emerging European Higher Education Area and try to standardise
postgraduate education provision across Europe. In this sense is necesary to
standardise respiratory physiotherapy education.
The main objective of the HERPES based in an agreement of the representatives of
the interested countries allows thinking of their feasibility. The proposed timetable is
realistic (from May 2009 to October 2011).
The proposed budget is realistic and includes the rules of the ERS School
In summary, this proposal is well designed it is pertinent and in my opinion it should be
consider by the ERS School.




Evaluation: (Please check or underline appropriate grade)

- Relevance of the question            1    2    3     4    5      Please use the following
                                                                   guidelines for scoring
- Likelihood of obtaining answer       1    2    3     4    5      this Task Force
- Likelihood of publication            1    2    3     4    5
- Quality of applicants                1    2    3     4    5         1.   Unacceptable
                                                                      2.   Below average
- Justification of funds               1    2    3     4    5         3.   Average
                                                                      4.   Good
- Methodology                          1    2    3     4    5         5.   Excellent
 Global Score:
4.8 (excellent)




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           ERS School Meetings



    Educational Programme at Congresses


 




                    58
Q Postgraduate Courses, Educational Workshop,
  European Examination and “Meet the Professor”
  Seminars
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2009                                     SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2009
09:30–17:30 GRACE Full-day Postgraduate Course                   13:00–14:00 “Meet the Professor” Seminars
PG1 GRACE: Vaccination and preventive measures for               MP1 Extrathoracic disease in sarcoidosis
     LRTIs in the community: what's new?                              M. Drent (Maastricht, The Netherlands)
                                                                 MP2 Implications for chronic neo-macrolide therapy in res-
09:30–13:00 Postgraduate Courses                                      piratory diseases: lessons from lung transplantation
PG2 Lung cancer CC module: Lung cancer imaging:                       G. Verleden (Leuven, Belgium)
     case and problem based                                      MP3 How to optimise mechanical ventilation: interpretation
PG3 NIV CC module: Timing of NIV in acute respiratory                 of waveforms T. Vassilakopoulos (Heraklion, Greece)
     failure                                                     MP4 Novel insights in the pathogenesis of idiopathic
PG4 Physiology CC module: The illustrated respiratory                 pulmonary fibrosis T. Geiser (Bern, Switzerland)
     physiology course                                           MP5 Implications for skeletal muscle remodelling in COPD
PG5 Sleep CC module: Obstructive sleep apnoea:                        P. Wagner (La Jolla, United States of America)
     current pathophysiological, clinical and therapeutic        MP6 Do oxygen-dependent patients really benefit from
     concepts                                                         the service we provide?




                                                                                                                                EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMME OVERVIEW
PG6 COPD CC module: How to reduce the burden of                       W. Wedzicha (London, United Kingdom)
     COPD
PG7 Drug-induced pulmonary toxicity                              MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2009
PG8 Asthma: monitoring airway disease                            13:00–14:00 “Meet the Professor” Seminars
PG9 What we should know about sports and asthma                  MP7 Targeting airway inflammation in asthma: current
PG10 Self management in chronic respiratory disease                   and future therapies
PG11 Paediatric lung function testing: an interactive                 N. Hanania (Houston, United States of America)
     course                                                      MP8 Noninvasive assessment in the evaluation of occu-
PG12 TB PAN-NET: Update in tuberculosis: advances in                  pational lung diseases E. Fireman (Tel-Aviv, Israel)
     the management of drug resistant- and MDR-TB                MP9 Interpreting paediatric sleep studies
     cases                                                            R. Ersu (Istanbul, Turkey)
                                                                 MP10 Multidisciplinary mesothelioma treatment: practi-
14:00–17:30 Postgraduate Courses                                      cal aspects including palliative care
PG13 Asthma CC module: Asthma: pathology and                          P. Van Schil (Edegem, Belgium)
     treatment                                                   MP11 HCAP: a new challenge T. Welte (Hanover, Germany)
PG14 Interventional pulmonology: new toys or tools? An           MP12Pulmonary function measurements with minimal
     interactive course                                               resources: is it feasible?
PG15 The complexity of COPD: assessment and advanced                  T. Schermer (Nijmegen, The Netherlands)
     therapies
PG16 How to organise a respiratory high-dependency               TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2009
     unit (HDU)?                                                 13:00–14:00 “Meet the Professor” Seminars
PG17 Cardiopulmonary exercise testing in the evaluation
     of the respiratory patient
                                                                 MP13Bronchoscopy in children with asthma: indications,
                                                                      procedures and risks                                    9
PG18 Practical clinical lessons in pulmonary vascular                 A. Bush (London, United Kingdom)
     medicine: a case-based approach                             MP14New aspects of occupational asthma
                                                                                                                              ERS VIENNA 2009 ANNUAL CONGRESS




PG19 Current issues on pleura and diaphragm                           T. Sigsgaard (Aarhus, Denmark)
PG20 State of the art in pulmonary rehabilitation                MP15How to apply the new lung cancer staging system
PG21 ACCP-ERS joint course: Morbidity and mortality of                P. Goldstraw (London, United Kingdom)
     sleep-disordered breathing                                  MP16Pitfalls before and after lung transplantation: case-
                                                                      based discussion J. Lordan (Newcastle-Upon-Tyne,
14:00–17:30 Educational Workshop                                      United Kingdom)
WS1 New imaging methods for the researcher: believe              MP17Heart failure in the ICU D. Gutterman (Milwaukee,
     what you see!                                                    United States of America)
                                                                 MP18 Home management of chronic respiratory disease
14:00–17:30 European Examination                                      through the use of telemedicine
European Examination in Adult Respiratory Medicine                    J. Mathers (Richmond, United States of America)

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                                            Barcelona PG Programme 2010

Assembly      Proposal                              Title                                          Organiser             Page
                                               Core Curriculum Proposals
   1       Core Curriculum Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF)                         Venerino                Poletti   61

   2       Core Curriculum   Understanding imaging in critically ill patients            Paolo                 Pelosi    62

   5       Core Curriculum   Asthma - from bench to bedside                              Guy                    Joos     63

                                                      Standard PG Proposals
   1          Standard       Implementation of asthma guidelines in real-life OR       Sebastiano         Guarnaccia     64
                             Good practice asthma guidelines on integrated working
              Standard       Interstitial lung diseases: an overview                    Maurizio           Marvisi       65
              Standard       Diffuse parenchymal lung diseases: associations with       Katerina          Antoniou       66
                             tobacco smoking
              Standard       Interventional pulmonology                                   Felix             Herth        67
              Standard       Is gastro-oesophageal reflux (GOR) bad for the lungs ?      Lieven            Dupont        68


   2          Standard       Techniques in non-invasive mechanical ventilation           Paolo                 Pelosi    69
              Standard       Weaning techniques                                          Paolo                 Pelosi    70

   4          Standard       Treatment of OSA                                           Wilfried          De Backer      71
              Standard       Cardiopulmonary exercise testing in the evaluation of       Luis           Puente-Maestu    72
                             the respiratory patient
              Standard       Functional lung imaging to describe regional lung          Wilfried          De Backer      73
                             function disturbances

   5          Standard       Asthma and COPD: similarities and differences               Peter                 Barnes    74

   6          Standard       Occupational asthma: risk factors and management           Torben            Sigsgaard      75

              Standard       Phenotypes of asthma and COPD                                Bo              Lundbäck       76

   7          Standard       Implementing asthma guidelines in daily practice: an      Sebastiano         Guarnaccia     77
                             interactive and multi-media course
              Standard       An interactive course on paediatric respiratory            Mariëlle          Pijnenburg     78
                             emergencies
              Standard       Prevention of allergy: the Emperor's new clothes?           Paul                  Brand     79

   8          Standard       Interventional thoracoscopy                                 Emilio            Canalis       80

   9          Standard       How to perform bronchial challenge testing                   Irene         Steenbruggen     81
              Standard       Developing pulmonary rehabilitation in non-COPD            Johanna            Williams      82
                             patients

  10          Standard       Infection: a player in the natural history of COPD          Marc             Miravitlles    83

  11          Standard       Case and problem-based multimodal treatment in           Anne-Pascale             Meert     84
                             thoracic oncology
              Standard       How to manage treatment complications of advanced        Anne-Pascale             Meert     85
                             lung cancer
                                              Educational Workshop Proposals
   5          Workshop       Experimental models for asthma and COPD                      Guy                   Joos     86

   7          Workshop       Noninvasive assessment of respiratory function in           Peter             Merkus        87
                             clinical care and in research




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                       ERS BARCELONA 2010 Postgraduate Course Proposal

                          Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF)
Course:               Core Curriculum PG Course

Organised by:         Assembly 1
                      Venerino Poletti (venerino.poletti@gmail.com)

Assembly/Group:       01.05

Target Audience:      Respiratory physicians
                      Radiologists
                      Clinical researchers
                      Thoracic surgeons

Type of course:       Lecture-based

HERMES modules:       B.7.2 idiopathic interstitial pneumonias including Idiopathic Pulmonary
                      Fibrosis (IPF), Nonspecific Interstitial Pneumonia (NSIP), Cryptogenic
                      Organising Pneumonia (COP), Acute Interstitial Pneumonia (AIP), Respiratory
                      Bronchiolitis-Associated Interstitial Lung Disease (RB-ILD), Desquamative
                      Interstitial Pneumonia (DIP), Lymphoid Interstitial Pneumonia (LIP)
                      A.1.8 pathology
                      A.1.4 pathophysiology
                      A.1.6 genetics

Aims:                 Definition of IPF in clinical and biological terms.
                      Definition of the clinical profile of IPF.
                      Discussion of the diagnostic approach emphasising the need to avoid, when
                      not strictly required,invasive procedures.
                      Discussion of therapeutic options

Chairs:               Venerino Poletti, Vincent Cottin


1. Marco Chilosi - IPF: a morphological and biological entity
Type of lecture:      Lecture-based incl Video

2. Moises Selman - IPF: clinical profile
Type of lecture:    Lecture-based

3. Athol Wells - Nonspecific interstitial pneumonia (idiopathic)
Type of lecture:

4. Ulrich Costabel - Theraputic options for IPF
Type of lecture:      Lecture-based incl Video




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                      ERS BARCELONA 2010 Postgraduate Course Proposal

                   Understanding imaging in critically ill patients
Course:              Core Curriculum PG Course

Organised by:        Assembly 2
                     Paolo Pelosi (ppelosi@hotmail.com)

Assembly/Group:      02

Target Audience:     Respiratory physicians
                     Critical care physicians
                     Nurses
                     Emercency medicine specialists

Type of course:      Lecture-based

HERMES modules:      MISSING INFORMATION

Aims:                At the end of the course, participants will have improved their knowledge
                     about imaging techniques in critically ill patients which is of great impact on
                     their therapeutical decision making.

Chairs: Paolo Pelosi, Bernd Schönhofer


1. Massimo Pistolesi- Conventional radiography
Type of lecture:    Lecture-based

2. Paolo Pelosi - CT scan
Type of lecture:      Lecture-based

3. D Lichtenstein - ECHO
Type of lecture:      Lecture-based

4. Christian Putensen - Electrical impedance tomography (EIT)
Type of lecture:    Lecture-based

Comment:             HERMES INFORMATION




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                       ERS BARCELONA 2010 Postgraduate Course Proposal

                           Asthma - from bench to bedside
Course:               Core Curriculum PG Course

Organised by:         Assembly 5
                      Guy Joos (guy.joos@ugent.be)

Assembly/Group:       05

Target Audience:      Respiratory physicians
                      General practitioners
                      Allergologists
                      Research fellows

Type of course:       Lecture-based

HERMES modules:       B.1: Airway diseases

Aims:                 This course will review recent advances in the pathogenesis of asthma, as
                      well as progress in patient characterizaiton and management of the disease.

Chairs:               MISSING INFORMATION


1. Bart Lambrecht - Immunopathogenesis of asthma
Type of lecture:     Lecture-based

2. Chris Brightling    - Phenotyping of asthma
Type of lecture:      Lecture-based

3. Elisabeth Bel -    Evaluation and management of difficult asthma
Type of lecture:      Lecture-based

4. Peter Barnes - Future therapeutic developments
Type of lecture:     Lecture-based

Comment:              CHAIRS?




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                      ERS BARCELONA 2010 Postgraduate Course Proposal

   Implementation of asthma guidelines in real-life OR Good practice
asthma guidelines on integrated working and the dissemination of such
Course:              Standard PG Course

Organised by:        Assembly 1
                     Sebastiano Guarnaccia (guarnacc@med.unibs.it)

Assembly/Group:      07
                     01

Target Audience:     Allergologists
                     Primary care pactitioners
                     Respiratory physicians
                     General practitioners

Type of course:      Lecture-based

HERMES modules:      MISSING INFORMATION

Aims:                To establish a consensus pathway between specialists and primary care
                     level on existing guidelines, to empower all health care providers by
                     acknowledging their respective role and to strenghten partnership between
                     the ERS assemblies


Chairs: Gunilla Hedlin (Stockholm, Sweden), Monica Fletcher (Warwick, UK)



1. James Paton - Patient-care giver partnership
Type of lecture:    Lecture-based

2. Niels Chavannes - At the crossroad: primary care between patient and specialist
Type of lecture:

3. Sadie Clayton - The closest to the patient and the family
Type of lecture:     Lecture-based

4. Sebastiano Guarnaccia - Implementation of guidelines through joint working groups
Type of lecture:   Lecture-based

Comment:             HERMES INFORAMTION and TITLE?




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                        ERS BARCELONA 2010 Postgraduate Course Proposal

 Diffuse parenchymal lung diseases: associations with tobacco smoking
Course:               Standard PG Course

Organised by:         Assembly 1, Katerina Antoniou (katerinaantoniou@yahoo.gr)

Assembly/Group:       01.05

Target Audience:      Respiratory physicians

Type of course:       Lecture-based

HERMES modules:       MISSING INFORMATION

Aims: There has been considerable recent evidence in aetiological relationships between smoking
and diffuse parenchymal lung disease.However, smoking might have entirely separate effects
as:1)a co-factor promoting initial epithelial damage at disease onset; and 2) a modulator of
progression in established parenchymal disease. The aim of this course is to better explore if the
presence of pulmonary fibrosis (IPF, NSIP, fibrotic rheumatoid lung disease and pulmonary fibrosis
of systemic sclerosis) is associated with evidence of pulmonary toxicity from cigarette smoking(i.e.
a higher prevalence of centrilobular emphysema in patients with diffuse lung disease than in
smoking control subjects, after adjustment for age, gender and pack-year smoking history).The
importance of smoking in triggering a wide range of diffuse lung disease is increasingly recognized,
and the first speaker will analyze the clinical, histological and radiological features of Langherhans
cell histiocytosis, DIP and RB-ILD. As more controversial is the link between smoking and the
pulmonary fibroses, the second speaker will explore the association of IPF, idiopathic NSIP,
rheumatoid lung and fibrosis of systemic sclerosis, in light of recent studies in this field. The third
author will analyze the syndrome resulting from pulmonary fibrosis and emphysema, with
emphasis in clinical, functional and radiological features of the disease. Furthermore, the last
author will investigate possible pathogenetic pathways implicating emphysema and lung fibrosis.

Chairs:               Nikolaos M. Siafakas, Katerina M. Antoniou

1. Athol Wells - Smoking-induced interstitial lung diseases :clinical, radiological and clinical
   approach
Type of lecture:    Lecture-based

2. Katerina Antoniou - Pulmonary fibrosis and smoking-related damage (emphysema):
   idiopathic (IPF and NSIP) and autoimmune disorders (Rheumatoid lung and fibrosis of
   systemic sclerosis)
Type of lecture:     Lecture-based

3. Vincent Cottin - Combined pulmonary fibrosis and emphysema: HRCT and lung physiology
Type of lecture:     Lecture-based

4. Moises Selman - Emphysema and fibrosis: a common pathogenetic pathway?
Type of lecture:    Lecture-based

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                        ERS BARCELONA 2010 Postgraduate Course Proposal

                               Interventional pulmonology
Course:               Standard PG Course

Organised by:         Assembly 1
                      Felix Herth (Felix.Herth@thoraxklinik-heidelberg.de)

Assembly/Group:       01.04

Target Audience:      Respiratory physicians, Thoracic surgeons, Trainees, Critical care physicians

Type of course:       Lecture-based

HERMES modules: D.2.11 flexible bronchoscopy, D.2.17 rigid bronchoscopy, D.2.18
interventional bronchoscopic techniques including fluorescence bronchoscopy, brachytherapy,
endobronchial radiotherapy, afterloading laser and electrocoagulation cryotherapy, photodynamic
therapy, airway stents D.2.14 endobronchial ultrasound, D.2.10 pleuroscopy (medical
thoracoscopy), D.2.13 transbronchial needle aspiration

Aims: The aim of the course is to provide the bases of the main diagnostic and therapeutical
interventional procedures utilised in the field of respiratory diseases. At the end of this Course,
participants will be able to recognise the indications, the possibilities, the limits and the technical
aspects of diagnostic flexible bronchoscopy, of new technologies applied to thoracic endoscopy, of
therapeutical bronchoscopy and of medical thoracoscopy.

Chairs: Chris T. Bolliger, Stefano Gasparini

1. Peter Kunst - Sampling techniques in bronchoscopy: the role of forceps, brush, washing, BAL
   and needles
Type of lecture:    Lecture-based

2. Stefano Gasparini - Rapid on Site Cytological Evaluation (ROSE) in bronchoscopy: the role of
   pulmonologist
Type of lecture:    Lecture-based

3. Felix JF Herth - New technologies in bronchoscopy: which are still research tools and which
   are ready for clinical use?
Type of lecture:      Lecture-based

4. Armin Ernst - Therapeutical bronchoscopy: New techniques for obstructive lung diseases
Type of lecture:     Lecture-based

5. Antonio Bugalho - Airway stenting: present and future
6. Philippe Astoul - Medical thoracoscopy: indications and technique

Comment:              6 Lectures

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                     ERS BARCELONA 2010 Postgraduate Course Proposal

            Is gastro-oesophageal reflux (GOR) bad for the lungs ?
Course:             Standard PG Course

Organised by:       Assembly 1
                    Lieven Dupont (lieven.dupont@uz.kuleuven.be)

Assembly/Group:     01.05, 08.01, 08.02, 05, 07.03, 01.05

Target Audience:    Respiratory physicians, Thoracic surgeons, ENT specialists, Primary care
                    practitioners,

Type of course:     Lecture-based

HERMES modules:     B.1.12 gastro-eosophageal reflux, B.15.1 cystic fibrosis, B.17.2 asthma
                    Module B.1: Airway diseases, Module 7: Diffuse parenchymal (interstitial)
                    lung diseases, A.1.4 pathophysiology

Aims:               Lung and airway diseases appear to promote reflux, and reflux may affect
                    several respiratory disorders. The main aims of this course is to increase
                    knowledge amongst physicians of this association more specifically with
                    regards to pathophysiology, diagnosis and management of GOR in patients
                    with respiratory diseases (asthma, COPD, chronic cough, cystic fibrosis, etc.).

Chairs:             Lieven Dupont, Alyn Morice


1. Lieven Dupont - Pathophysiology of GOR-induced respiratory symptoms: reflex or aspiration?
Type of lecture:    Lecture-based

2. Susan Harding - Importance of GOR in asthma and COPD
Type of lecture:     Lecture-based

3. Lorcan McGarvey - GOR-induced cough
Type of lecture:   Lecture-based

4. Jan Tack - Management of GOR: drugs versus surgery?
Type of lecture:    Lecture-based

5. Lars Lundell - Management of GOR: surgical treatment
Type of lecture:     Lecture-based

Comment:            5 Speakers




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                       ERS BARCELONA 2010 Postgraduate Course Proposal

                        Interstitial lung diseases: an overview
Course:               Standard PG Course

Organised by:         Assembly 1
                      Maurizio Marvisi (mmarvisalice.it)

Assembly/Group:       01.01, 01

Target Audience:      Respiratory physicians, Radiologists, Clinical investigators, Clinical
                      researchers

Type of course:       Lecture-based

HERMES modules:       B.5.4 vasculitis and diffuse pulmonary haemorrhage
                      A.1.8 pathology
                      Module 7: Diffuse parenchymal (interstitial) lung diseases
                      A.1.4 pathophysiology
                      B.6.4 hypersensitivity pneumonitis
                      D.3.1 thoracic imaging (X-Ray CT MRI)

Aims:                 To review the clinical and radiological features of the more common ILD.

Chairs:               V. Cottin, V. Poletti


1. Mark Madison - Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis: new antigens, new clinical perspectives
Type of lecture:   Case-and Problem-based

2. Sergio Harari - Cystic lung diseases
Type of lecture:      Lecture-based

3. Maryam Fathi - Lung Involvement in connective tissue disorders
Type of lecture:    Lecture-based

4. Philippe Camus - Drugs induced Interstitial lung diseases. New agents but old management?
Type of lecture:     Case-and Problem-based




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                      ERS BARCELONA 2010 Postgraduate Course Proposal

                Techniques in non-invasive mechanical ventilation
Course:              Standard PG Course

Organised by:        Assembly 2
                     Paolo Pelosi (ppelosi@hotmail.com)

Assembly/Group:      02

Target Audience:     Respiratory physicians
                     Critical care physicians
                     Nurses
                     Emercency medicine specialists

Type of course:      Lecture-based

HERMES modules:      MISSING INFORMATION

Aims:                Participants will have improved knowledge concering NIV techniques

Chairs: Paolo Pelosi, Wolfram Windisch

1. Miquel Ferrer - Ventilators for NIV, ICU or portable?
Type of lecture:

2. Paolo Pelosi - Interfaces – conventional and unconventional
Type of lecture:      Lecture-based

3. S Jaber - NIV in ALI/ARDS and in the post-operative period
Type of lecture:      Lecture-based

4. Wolfram Windisch - News in NIV at home ?
Type of lecture:   Please select

Comment:             HERMES INFORMATION




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                        ERS BARCELONA 2010 Postgraduate Course Proposal

                                     Weaning techniques
Course:               Standard PG Course

Organised by:         Assembly 2
                      Paolo Pelosi (ppelosi@hotmail.com)

Assembly/Group:       02

Target Audience:      Respiratory physicians
                      Critical care physicians
                      Nurses
                      Emercency medicine specialists

Type of course:       Lecture-based

HERMES modules:       MISSING

Aims:                 After the course, participants will have improved their knowledge concering
                      pathophysiology, treatment strategies etc in patients who are difficult to
                      wean from MV.therapeutical decision making

Chairs:               Paolo Pelosi, Bernd Schönhofer



1. Philippe Jolliet - Why is a patient difficult to wean ?
Type of lecture:       Lecture-based

2. Stefano Nava - Which ventilation mode for our COPD patients?
Type of lecture:    Lecture-based

3. Laurent Brochard - PSV or T tube weaning?
Type of lecture:    Lecture-based

4. Paolo Navalesi - NIV for weaning?
Type of lecture:     Lecture-based

Comment:              HERMES INFORMATION




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                      ERS BARCELONA 2010 Postgraduate Course Proposal

                                     Treatment of OSA
Course:              Standard PG Course

Organised by:        Assembly 4
                     Wilfried De Backer (wilfried.debacker@ua.ac.be)

Assembly/Group:      04.02

Target Audience:     Respiratory physicians
                     Clinical researchers
                     ENT specialists
                     Neurologists

Type of course:      Lecture-based

HERMES modules:      Module 19: Sleep-related disorders
                     B.19.1 obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome

Aims:                To overview all available treatment modalities for OSA and to discuss some
                     of them in detail

Chairs:              Wilfried De Backer, Winfried Randerath



1. Michiel Eijsvogel - Overview of treatment modalities
Type of lecture:      Lecture-based

2. Winfried Randerath - CPAP
Type of lecture:    Lecture-based

3. Olivier Vanderveken - Oral aplliances
Type of lecture:    Lecture-based

4. Renaud Tamisier - Surgical options
Type of lecture:    Lecture-based




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                       ERS BARCELONA 2010 Postgraduate Course Proposal

  Cardiopulmonary exercise testing in the evaluation of the respiratory
                                patient
Course:               Standard PG Course

Organised by:         Assembly 4
                      Luis Puente-Maestu (lpuente@separ.es; lpuente.hgugm@salud.madrid.org)

Assembly/Group:       04, 04.01, 04.04, 01, 01.02, 09

Target Audience:      Respiratory physicians, Allied health professionals, Clinical investigators,
                      Cardiologists, Nurses, Physiologists

Type of course:       Lecture-based and Video

HERMES modules:       D.1.6 exercise testing including walking tests and spiroergometry (cardio-
                      pulmonary exercise testing)-interpretation and performance
                      B.1.4 COPD (chronic obstructive bronchitis and / or emphysema)
                      B.5.2 primary pulmonary hypertension
                      C.1.1 dyspnoea
                      E.1.14 pulmonary rehabilitation

Aims:                 At the end of the course the participants will know
• The physiological constrains of exercise tolerance in the respiratory patient
• How to perform exercise tests
• The application of exercise testing in clinical practice
• Different format of exercise test and their advantages and disadvantages

Chairs:               Luis Puente-Maestu, Paolo Palange



1. Susan Ward - Determinants of exercise capacity in the respiratory patient
Type of lecture:    Lecture-based

2. Luis Puente-Maestu - Exercise laboratory and Equipment
Type of lecture:   Lecture-basedVideo

3. Paolo Palange -Applications of clinical exercise testing
Type of lecture:    Lecture-based

4. Dennis O'Donnell - Exercise testing for the evaluation of interventions in clinical practice and
   trials
Type of lecture:    Lecture-based




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                      ERS BARCELONA 2010 Postgraduate Course Proposal

Functional lung imaging to describe regional lung function disturbances
Course:              Standard PG Course

Organised by:        Assembly 4
                     Wilfried De Backer (wilfried.de.backer@uza.be)

Assembly/Group:      04.03

Target Audience:     Physiologists
                     Clinical investigators
                     Respiratory physicians

Type of course:      Lecture-based

HERMES modules:      B.1.4 COPD (chronic obstructive bronchitis and / or emphysema)
                     A.1.4 pathophysiology
                     B.1.1 asthma

Aims:                To overview the status of imaging methods that are suitable for measuring
                     regional lung function

Chairs:              W. De Backer, G. Miserocchi



1. Harvey Coxson - Lung parenchyma density and airwall tickness in airway diseases
Type of lecture:

2. Sam Bayat - Isotope methods for detecting regional lung function deficits
Type of lecture:

3. Edwin van Beek - Hyperpolarised He to describe regional ventilation
Type of lecture:

4. Wilfried De Backer - Airway segmentation and fluid dynamics to describe regional lung
   function disturbances
Type of lecture:




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                       ERS BARCELONA 2010 Postgraduate Course Proposal

                   Asthma and copd: similarities and differences
Course:               Standard PG Course

Organised by:         Assembly 5
                      Peter Barnes (p.j.barnes@imperial.ac.uk)

Assembly/Group:       05

Target Audience:      Respiratory physicians
                      Allergologists
                      Research fellows
                      Scientists

Type of course:       Lecture-based

HERMES modules:       A.1.4 pathophysiology
                      B.1.1 asthma
                      A.1.3 physiology

Aims:                 To discuss the similarities and differences between asthma and COPD

Chairs:               Mario Cazzola, Guy Joos



1. Dirkje Postma - Common genes for asthma and COPD?
Type of lecture:     Lecture-based

2. Peter Barnes - Similarities and differences in inflammatory mechanisms
Type of lecture:     Lecture-based

3. Peter Sterk - Similaritiies and differences in physiology
Type of lecture:      Lecture-based

4. Leonardo Fabbri - Similarities and differences in acute exacerbations
Type of lecture:     Lecture-based




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                       ERS BARCELONA 2010 Postgraduate Course Proposal

                Occupational asthma: risk factors and management
Course:               Standard PG Course

Organised by:         Assembly 6
                      Torben Sigsgaard (sigsgaard@dadlnet.dk)

Assembly/Group:       06, 06.03, 06.01, 06.02

Target Audience:      Respiratory physicians
                      Nurses
                      Allergologists
                      Critical care physicians

Type of course:       Evidence-based

HERMES modules:       B.6.1 occupational asthma
                      B.17.1 upper airway disease
                      I.7. Public health issues

Aims:                 This is a course in the postgraduate core curriculum covering the main issues
                      on occupational asthma from pathogenesis to current prevention and
                      treatment strategies The main aims of this pg-course are: -to describe the
                      different types of occupational asthma; -to describe the key risk factors and
                      events involved in the development of occupational asthma, and to
                      understand the principles behind the development of adult onset asthma; -
                      to review how risk factors interact with the human immune system, and
                      discuss the causal relationship between inhaled exposure and asthma and
                      the biological mechanisms underlying the interaction with the occupational
                      environment; -to define the goals and importance of prevention.

Chairs: V. Schlünssen (Aarhus,Denmark), B. Nemery (Leuven, Belgium)



1. Dick Heederik - Epidemiology of occupational asthma in the work-place
Type of lecture:     Evidence-based critical review of top 3-5 papers in the field

2. Paul Cullinan - Diagnosis and treatment of occupational asthma
Type of lecture:      Case-and Problem-based

3. Dennis Nowak - The link between rhinitis, asthma and occupation
Type of lecture:   Lecture-based

4. Francine Kauffmann - Gene-environment interaction in occupational asthma
Type of lecture:   Evidence-based critical review of top 3-5 papers in the field




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                      ERS BARCELONA 2010 Postgraduate Course Proposal

                          Phenotypes of asthma and COPD
Course:              Standard PG Course

Organised by:        Assembly 6
                     Bo Lundbäck (bo.lundback@gu.se)

Assembly/Group:      06

Target Audience:     Respiratory physicians
                     Primary care pactitioners
                     Allergologists
                     Clinical researchers

Type of course:      Lecture-based

HERMES modules:      B.1.1 asthma
                     B.1.4 COPD (chronic obstructive bronchitis and / or emphysema)
                     B.1.3 chronic bronchitis
                     B.6.1 occupational asthma

Aims:                Asthma and COPD are not single disease entities but syndromes. Both
                     asthma and COPD, particularly COPD, include different clinical phenotypes
                     with different risk factor pattern, clinical presentation and have large
                     variations in prognosis

Chairs:              Per Bakke



1. Bo Lundbäck - What is a phenotype and how to define clinical phenotypes of obstructive
   airway diseases
Type of lecture:   Lecture-based

2. Elisabeth Bel - Clinically important phenotypes of asthma
Type of lecture:       Lecture-based

3. Per Bakke - Clinically important phenotypes of COPD
Type of lecture:      Case-and Problem-based

4. Richard Beasley - The role of pathophysiological aspects and inflammatory markers in
   phenotyping COPD
Type of lecture:     Lecture-based

Comment:             We believe the PG course will cause interest and that the session will attract a large
                     audience. All will include also case- and problems based aspects. A case- and
                     problem based approach will dominate the third presentation.


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                       ERS BARCELONA 2010 Postgraduate Course Proposal

                  Implementing asthma guidelines in daily practice
                       An interactive and multi-media course
Course:               Standard PG Course

Organised by:         Assembly 7
                      Sebastiano Guarnaccia (guarnacc@med.unibs.it)
                      Andrew Bush

Assembly/Group:       07, 09, 07.02

Target Audience:      Allergologists
                      Respiratory physicians
                      Nurses

Type of course:       Case-and Problem-based

HERMES modules:       B.1.1 asthma
                      F.1. Communication including patient education and public awareness
                      I.3. Evidence-based medicine
                      F.6. Multidisciplinary teamwork

Aims:                 Implementing asthma guidelines for children in daily practice - cooperation
                      between primary and secondary care, nurse, pharmacy, school, patient
                      organization, parents & patients.

Chairs: Andrew Bush (London, UK), Gunilla Hedlin (Stockholm, Sweden)



1. Paul L.P. Brand - Are asthma guidelines implemented in daily practice?
Type of lecture:      Lecture-based

2. Stephen Jean Holgate Bousquet - A summit for change in asthma management: The Brussels
   Declaration
Type of lecture:    Lecture-based

3. Sebastiano Guarnaccia - Multi-disciplinary approach in the out-patient setting
Type of lecture:   Case-and Problem-based

4. Ernst Ernst - Clinical case and Panel’s Comments
Type of lecture:       Lecture-based

Comment:              General Discussion (20-30 min) and Final Remarks ( A. Bush, G. Hedlin)




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                      ERS BARCELONA 2010 Postgraduate Course Proposal

          An interactive course on paediatric respiratory emergencies
Course:              Standard PG Course

Organised by:        Assembly 7
                     Mariëlle Pijnenburg (m.pijnenburg@erasmusmc.nl)

Assembly/Group:      07, 01, 02

Target Audience:     Paediatricians
                     Emercency medicine specialists
                     Respiratory physicians
                     Trainees

Type of course:      Case-and Problem-based

HERMES modules:      B.1: Airway diseases
                     B.9: Acute injury
                     H.3. Paediatric respiratory medicine
                     E. Treatment modalities and prevention measures

Aims:                To present and discuss state-of-the-art treatment of paediatric respiratory
                     emergencies, based on interactive case .

Chairs:              Mariëlle Pijnenburg, Jürg Hammer



1. Jürg Hammer - Acute respiratory failure in children
Type of lecture:   Case-and Problem-based

2. Ernst Eber - Management of acute severe upper airway obstruction
Type of lecture:    Case-and Problem-based

3. Matthijs De Hoog - Management of status asthmaticus
Type of lecture:    Case-and Problem-based

4. J Tovar - Management of the child with chest trauma.
Type of lecture:   Case-and Problem-based

Comment:             This course will be based on interactive case discussions, comparable to the grand
                     rounds format. Audience participation by voting, either by using colour-coded
                     cards, or by electronic voting devices, is essential




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                      ERS BARCELONA 2010 Postgraduate Course Proposal

                Prevention of allergy: the Emperor's new clothes?
Course:              Standard PG Course

Organised by:        Assembly 7
                     Paul Brand (p.l.p.brand@isala.nl)

Assembly/Group:      07.02, 07.06

Target Audience:     Respiratory physicians
                     Epidemiologists
                     Allergologists
                     Public health specialists

Type of course:      Lecture-based

HERMES modules:      B.1.1 asthma
                     17: Allergic diseases (IgE-mediated)
                     I.7. Public health issues

Aims:                to review the evidence on prevention of allergy and asthma in general, and
                     on prevention of allergy and asthma in children in particular

Chairs:              George du Toit, Andrea von Berg,



1. Andrea von Berg - Prevention of atopic eczema by changing the infant's diet
Type of lecture:    Lecture-based

2. Guy Marks - Preventing childhood asthma: do we need to start before birth, at birth, or
   later?
Type of lecture:    Lecture-based

3. Paul Brand - Limitations and methodological problems in allergy prevention literature
Type of lecture:     Lecture-based

4. George du Toit - Early tolerance induction: the way forward?
Type of lecture:     Lecture-based




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                         ERS BARCELONA 2010 Postgraduate Course Proposal

                               Interventional thoracoscopy
Course:              Standard PG Course

Organised by:        Assembly 8
                     Canalís Emilio (ecanalis@ub.edu)

Assembly/Group:      8

Target Audience:     Thoracic surgeons
                     Emercency medicine specialists
                     Respiratory physicians

Type of course:      Lecture-based

HERMES modules:      B.3.7 parapneumonic effusion and empyema
                     B.11: Pleural diseases
                     D.2.10 pleuroscopy (medical thoracoscopy)
                     E.1.11 pleurodesis

Aims:                This course is intended to provide an overview of pleural problems. We offer
                     an update on diagnosis and treatment of pleural effusion, pleurodesis
                     techniques and pneumothorax treatment. Also to provide information on
                     surgical techniques, fro basic - pleural drainage-

Chairs:              Dragan Subotic, Charles Hugo Marquette,



1. Janssen Julius - Dealing with diagnosis of benign and malignant pleural effussions
Type of lecture:      Practical

2. Cardillo Giuseppe - Treatment of spontaneous pneumothorax
Type of lecture:    Lecture-based

3. Davies Rob - Management of empyema
Type of lecture:   Lecture-based

4. Canalís Emilio - Videothoracoscopy, "medical" and surgical
Type of lecture:      Practical




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                       ERS BARCELONA 2010 Postgraduate Course Proposal

                    How to perform bronchial challenge testing
Course:               Standard PG Course

Organised by:         Assembly 9
                      Irene Steenbruggen (i.steenbruggen@isala.nl)

Assembly/Group:       04, 09, 05, 06

Target Audience:      Allied health professionals
                      Respiratory therapists
                      Respiratory physicians
                      Respiratory technicians

Type of course:       Case-and Problem-based

HERMES modules:       D.1. Pulmonary function testing
                      D.1.5 bronchial provocation testing-interpretation and performance
                      B.6.1 occupational asthma
                      C. Symptoms and Signs

Aims:                 To outline the usefulness, availability and limitations of challenge tests

Chairs:               Irene Steenbruggen, Guy Joos



1. Peter Sterk - Basic principles of challenge testing
Type of lecture:      Lecture-based

2. D. Cockcroft - Methacholine and histamine challenge
Type of lecture:     Case-and Problem-based

3. Sandra Anderson - Exercise, EHV and Mannitol Challenge
Type of lecture:   Case-and Problem-based

4. Barbro Dahlen - Aspirin Challenge
Type of lecture:    Lecture-based

Comment:              The format of this course will be case and discussions with regard to specific issues
                      in challenge testing




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                       ERS BARCELONA 2010 Postgraduate Course Proposal

          Developing pulmonary rehabilitation in non-copd patients
Course:              Standard PG Course

Organised by:        Assembly 9
                     Johanna Williams (johanna.williams@uhl-tr.nhs.uk)

Assembly/Group:      09.02, 01.02

Target Audience:     Allied health professionals
                     Respiratory physicians
                     Nurses

Type of course:      Evidence-based

HERMES modules:      E.1.14 pulmonary rehabilitation
                     Module B.1: Airway diseases

Aims:                This postgraduate course will highlight the main developments of pulmonary
                     rehabilitation, primarily in COPD, and then introduce the concept of
                     rehabilitation for other disease groups. The main aim of the course will be to
                     1)examine the current evidence base for non COPD based rehabilitation ,
                     2)enable delegates to develop services for non COPD patients and 3) to
                     facilitate discussion on whether it is best to integrate services or have
                     disease specific rehabilitation groups.

Chairs: Johanna Williams, Sally Singh



1. Rosa Guell - Setting the scene of the development of pulmonary rehabilitation and how the
   'rehab' model may be adapted and developed for other disease groups
Type of lecture:      Lecture-based

2. Margareta Emptner - Developing pulmonary rehabilitation in asthma
Type of lecture:  Evidence-based

3. Martijn Spruit - Developing pulmonary rehabilitation in interstitial lung disease
Type of lecture:      Evidence-based

4. Rachael Evans - Developing the pulmonary rehabilitation model for chronic heart disase
Type of lecture:    Lecture-based




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                       ERS BARCELONA 2010 Postgraduate Course Proposal

                  Infection: a player in the natural history of COPD
Course:               Standard PG Course

Organised by:         Assembly 10
                      Marc Miravitlles (marcm@separ.es)

Assembly/Group:       01.01

Target Audience:      Respiratory physicians
                      General practitioners
                      Clinical microbiologists

Type of course:       Lecture-based

HERMES modules:       B.1.4 COPD (chronic obstructive bronchitis and / or emphysema)
                      B.3.2 lower respiratory tract infections
                      A.1.5 microbiology
                      B.1.3 chronic bronchitis

Aims:                 Discuss the role of bacteria in the pathogenesis of COPD. The relevance of
                      bronchial bacterial colonisation in patients with COPD. Bacteria in the
                      airways cause broncial inflammation and are a risk factor for frequent and
                      severe exacerbations. Appropriate antyibiotic treatment of exacerbations of
                      COPD and the possible future role of antibiotics in stable COPD

Chairs:               Marc Miravitlles, Robert Wilson


1. Eduard Monsó - Bacterial colonisation in COPD: Friend or foe?
Type of lecture:   Lecture-based

2. Francesco Blasi - Exacerbations of COPD: role of bacteria and viruses
Type of lecture:      Lecture-based

3. Georges Dimopoulos - Exacerbations of COPD: When and how to use antibiotics
Type of lecture:  Lecture-based

4. Jadwiga Wedzicha - Antibiotics for stable COPD: Are we there yet?
Type of lecture:   Lecture-based




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                       ERS BARCELONA 2010 Postgraduate Course Proposal

  Case and problem-based multimodal treatment in thoracic oncology
Course:               Standard PG Course

Organised by:         Assembly 11
                      Anne-Pascale Meert (ap.meert@bordet.be)

Assembly/Group:       11.01
                      11.02
                      01
                      08

Target Audience:      Respiratory physicians
                      Thoracic oncologists
                      Thoracic surgeons

Type of course:       Case-and Problem-based

HERMES modules:       B.2.1 lung cancer
                      B.2.3 mesothelioma
                      H.1. Thoracic surgery (including lung transplantation)

Aims:                 To define the best multimodal treatment options for locally advanced NSCL,
                      limited SCLC and mesothelioma

Chairs:               AP Meert, N Schoenfeld



1. Elisabeth Quoix - Induction treatment prior to surgery in stage III NSCLC
Type of lecture:      Case-and Problem-based

2. Rudolf Huber - Radiochemotherapy in stage III NSCLC
Type of lecture:    Case-and Problem-based

3. M Sorensen - Multimodal treatment of limited small cell lung cancer
Type of lecture:   Case-and Problem-based

4. Gilbert Massart - Indication and results of surgery in stage III NSCLC
Type of lecture:      Case-and Problem-based




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                     ERS BARCELONA 2010 Postgraduate Course Proposal

    How to manage treatment complications of advanced lung cancer
Course:             Standard PG Course

Organised by:       Assembly 11
                    Anne-Pascale Meert (ap.meert@bordet.be)

Assembly/Group:     11.01

Target Audience:    Respiratory physicians
                    Thoracic oncologists

Type of course:     Case-and Problem-based

HERMES modules:     B.2.1 lung cancer
                    B.8.3 radiation-induced disease
                    E.1.21 other preventative measures
                    C.1.1 dyspnoea

Aims:               To review how to manage in daily practice side effects of chemotherapy and
                    of targeted therapies, sied eeffects or radiotherapy and obstructive
                    complications

Chairs:             AP Meert, N Schoenfeld



1. Johan Vansteenkiste - How to manage haematological complications of chemotherapy?
Type of lecture:    Case-and Problem-based

2. JM Vergnon - How to manage obstructive complications of lung cancer?
Type of lecture:   Case-and Problem-based

3. Rudolf Huber - How to manage side effects of radiotherapy?
Type of lecture:    Case-and Problem-based

4. Gérard Zalcman - How to manage side effects of targeted therapies?
Type of lecture:    Case-and Problem-based




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                     ERS BARCELONA 2010 Postgraduate Course Proposal

                   Experimental models for asthma and COPD
Course:             Educational Workshop

Organised by:       Assembly 5
                    Guy Joos (guy.joos@ugent.be)

Assembly/Group:     05, 03, 04

Target Audience:    Scientists
                    Physiologists
                    Respiratory physicians

Type of course:     Lecture-based

HERMES modules:     B.1: Airway diseases

Aims:               This course will review important in vivo experimental models that directly
                    mimic asthma or COPD, or specific aspects of these diseases. At the end of
                    the course, participants will understand which aspects of COPD and asthma
                    can or cannot be appropiately investigated using such models

Chairs:             MISSING INFORMATION



1. Gert Folkerts - How to model asthma?
Type of lecture:     Lecture-based

2. Guy Brusselle - The role of innate and adaptive immunity in COPD - lessons from a mouse
   model
Type of lecture:     Lecture-based

3. Gary Anderson - Extrapulmonary manifestations of COPD
Type of lecture:   Lecture-based

4. Sebastian Johnston - How to model exacerbations?
Type of lecture:    Lecture-based



Comment:            CHAIRS?




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                       ERS BARCELONA 2010 Postgraduate Course Proposal

  Noninvasive assessment of respiratory function in clinical care and in
                               research
Course:               Educational Workshop

Organised by:         Assembly 7
                      Peter Merkus (p.merkus@cukz.umcn.nl)

Assembly/Group:       07.01, 07.05, 09.01, 04.03

Target Audience:      Respiratory physicians
                      Paediatricians
                      Allied health professionals

Type of course:       Case-and Problem-based

HERMES modules:       A.1.3 physiology, D.1. Pulmonary function testing, A.1.4 pathophysiology
                      H.3. Paediatric respiratory medicine

Aims:                 To improve the understanding of non-invasive techniques that are available
                      for the assessment of respiratory status in young children, and to evaluate
                      the validity and utility of those techniques.

Chairs:               Rob Ross-Russell, Wim van Aalderen


1. Inez Frerichs - Assessing regional ventilation in the child - the highs and lows of electrical
   impedance tomography
Type of lecture:      Case-and Problem-based

2. Richard Iles - Measurement of lung volumes in real time, using optical plethysmography
Type of lecture:     Case-and Problem-based

3. Ben Stenson - Non invasive assessment of shunt and ventilation perfusion mismatch at the
   bedside
Type of lecture:    Case-and Problem-based

4. Lluis Blanch - Quantitative use of ET CO2 measurements to assess dead space and cardiac
   function
Type of lecture:     Case-and Problem-based

Comment:              In children, evaluating respiratory function is often impaired by their limited
                      compliance. Several new, non-invasive techniques are now available to allow more
                      detailed assessment of lung volumes, regional flow and VQ mismatch. This course
                      aims to review the data available about these new techniques and to assess their
                      likely impact.

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                                  ASSEMBLY ________


Proposal 1
Title:
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Proposal 2
Title:
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Proposal 3
Title:
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                              ALL MP Seminars (2005-2009)
 Year Title                                                                           Attendance
 2005 What more can we learn from body box measurements compared to                       46
        spirometry?
 2005   Ventilator-induced lung injury                                                   21
 2005   Allergen avoidance and allergic sensitization: current views and                 48
        controversies
 2005   Clinical applications of infant lung function                                    21
 2005   Follow-up and surveillance for lung cancer                                       32
 2005   Breathlessness as a presenting symptom                                           48
 2005   Management of a chest tube with prolonged air leak in a respiratory unit         48
 2005   Lung involvement in connective tissue disease                                    48
 2005   Cardiopulmonary drug interaction                                                 30
 2005   Agriculture and lung disease: an update                                          42
 2005   Non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis in children                                   33
 2005   Concepts of repair in ARDS                                                       23
 2005   Diaphragm strength measurement: current concepts                                 40
 2005   Treatment of acute cardiogenic pulmonary oedema                                  15
 2005   Pharmacogenetics                                                                 28
 2005   Harm reduction in difficult to stop smokers                                      25
 2005   Legionella pneumonia                                                             15
 2005   Pre-operative pulmonary assessment                                               48
 2006   New strategies to improve exercise capacity in COPD                              30
 2006   How to organise a noninvasive ventilation unit                                   30
 2006   Challenges in transgenic models                                                   7
 2006   Title to be confirmed                                                            20
 2006   How to use new immunosuppressive drugs in lung transplantation?                  17
 2006   An abnormal CT: now what? Issues in the diagnosis and management of the          30
        patient with a potential lung cancer
 2006   Systemic effects of COPD                                                         30
 2006   Regulation of immunologic reactions in pulmonary disease                         30
 2006   Sleep-disordered breathing in children                                           26
 2006   Acute and chronic pain management                                                27
 2006   Pleural effusion: TB and not TB                                                  30
 2006   Pulmonary disorders and critical care of patients with HIV infection in the      30
        era of antiretrovirals
 2006   Sarcoidosis: a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge                              30
 2006   Airway epithelial injury and repair                                              30
 2006   Neuro-regulation of airway smooth muscle tone                                    14
 2006   Novel ventilator strategies in NICU and PICU                                     29
 2006   Surgical [ital]vs[/ital] nonsurgical treatment strategies for emphysema          19
 2006   The forced oscillation technique                                                 30
 2007   EUS-FNA and EBUS: the role of ultrasound in endoscopic diagnosis of              31
        mediastinal lymph nodes



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 2007   Bronchodilator delivery during mechanical ventilation                         20
 2007   Growth factors in pulmonary fibrosis                                          24
 2007   Field exercise testing: pros and cons                                         38
 2007   Pharmacogenetics in inflammatory diseases                                     19
 2007   Individual susceptibility to environmental risks                              18
 2007   Bronchial biopsies in children: indication, technique and interpretation      30
 2007   How to select lung transplant candidates in 2007                              33
 2007   Preventing nosocomial pneumonia in the intensive care unit. Something         29
        new?
 2007   Latent tuberculosis: what's next?                                             40
 2007   NSCC - Targeted therapy for nonsmall cells                                    20
 2007   ACCP1 - Pulmonary hypertension in sickle cell disease                          6
 2007   ACCP 2 - Pulmonary complications of HIV infection                             21
 2007   ISAM - Expanding role of aerosols: systemic drug delivery, gene therapy and   28
        vaccination
 2007   Management of chest tubes                                                     38
 2007   Vocal cord dysfunction                                                        40
 2007   Right ventricular function: from bench to bedside                             28
 2007   Emphysema and vessels                                                         10
 2008   Physiotherapy in the critical care areas                                      23
 2008   Rehabilitation and exercise in patients other than COPD                       43
 2008   Oxidative stress in lung diseases                                             38
 2008   The right decision, in an interactive session: making your next career move    5
 2008   Sensory nerves and airway irritability                                        17
 2008   Role of allied respiratory professionals in clinical research                  3
 2008   Diagnostic approach to pleural effusions                                      47
 2008   Mechanisms of exercise intolerance in COPD, and their amelioration            45
 2008   Home mechanical ventilation: initiation                                       24
 2008   Allergen immunotherapy in paediatric respiratory disease                      27
 2008   MRI for the lung: what can we see and what can't we see?                      31
 2008   How to organise and run a smoking cessation clinic: recipe for success        19
 2008   Poor performance status patient in advanced lung cancer: to treat or not to   14
        treat?
 2008   The approach to antibiotic treatment in community-acquired pneumonia          42
 2008   Pharmacology of cough                                                         49
 2008   Failures and successes in lung transplantation: cases and controversies       24
 2008   Is telemedicine in your future?                                               17
 2008   Patient simulation: a valuable adjunct to training chest physicians            5
 2009   Extrathoracic disease in sarcodosis
 2009   Pulmonary function measurement with minimal resources: is it feasible?
 2009   Extrathoracic disease in sarcodosis
 2009   How to optimize mechanical ventilation - interpretation of waveforms
 2009   Novel insights in the pathogenesis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
 2009   Implications for skeletal muscle remodelling in COPD




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Please propose up to 3 seminars for your Assembly and submit your completed form to the ERS
                      Staff at the end of the School Committee Meeting

 2009   Targeting airway inflammation in asthma: current and future therapies
 2009   Non invasive assessment in the evaluation of occupational lung diseases
 2009   New aspects of occupational asthma
 2009   Interpreting paediatric sleep studies
 2009   Bronchoscopy in children with asthma: indications, procedures and risks
 2009   Multidisciplinary mesothelioma treatment: practical aspects including
        palliative care
 2009   Indications for chronic neo-macrolide therapy in respiratory diseases:
        lessons from lung transplantation
 2009   Pitfalls before and after lung transplantation: case-based discussion aspects
        including palliative care
 2009   Do oxygen-dependent patients really benefit from the service we provide?
 2009   HCAP: a new challenge
 2009   How to apply the new lung cancer staging system
 2009   Heart failure in the ICU
 2009   Home management of chronic respiratory disease through the use of
        telemedicine




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                 New Educational Tracks - Paediatrics

The new structure for educational tracks is based on the
Paediatric HERMES

Chairs of the paediatric tracks working group:
   Monika Gappa
   Ernst Eber
   Johannes Wildhaber

Faculty members:
    M. Pijnenburg (Asthma)
    Z. Zivkovic (Signs and symptoms)
    J. Wildhaber (Inhalation therapy)
More potential faculty members have been contacted. Answers pending




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                           Future online courses

A: ERS-ESWI collaboration.

E-learning module on influenza for www.ersnet.org:
Content proposal ESWI.

Organiser for ERS: Gernot Rohde

Structure

10 KEY QUESTIONS ON INFLUENZA*

   1. Should health care workers be vaccinated?
   2. Why is vaccination against flu necessary?
   3. Do healthy people need to get vaccinated?
   4. How can I encourage my patients to get vaccinated?
   5. Should the vaccine be given every year?
   6. Does annual vaccination protect completely against seasonal flu?
   7. Does the vaccine have any side effects?
   8. Can you get influenza from the vaccine?
   9. What is the best treatment for influenza?
   10. What are the chances of an influenza pandemic?

*as seen on ESWI’s online influenza knowledge centre at www.flucentre.org

A Q&A structure is a clever concept for any web-based educational tool.
Answering the above questions will provide the ERS members with all necessary
information about influenza. Since ERS members focus on respiratory diseases
rather than just on influenza, following tailor-made topics will be included in the
online educational tool:

Tailor-made topics

   1. Clinical picture and the impact of influenza (with special attention to the
      impact on asthmatics and COPD patients)
   2. Surveillance and (European) guidelines
   3. Vaccination policies towards high-risk groups and healthcare workers
   4. Vaccine efficacy (side effects in asthmatics) and misconceptions
   5. Why patients (lung transplants – immunocompromised) should be
      vaccinated against influenza before the surgery
   6. How vaccines can prevent flu complications like pneumonia (why
      pneumologists should recommend the vaccine to their patients and
      encourage fellow-doctors to vaccinate and be vaccinated)




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B: Basics in Surgery (exact title to be determined)

Organiser for ERS: Gilbert Massard

A very basic course for trainees in pulmonology, describing the different types of
operations and the usual (and complicated) post-opertaive outcome. Surgeons
could further prepare lessons on trauma, tracheal diseases, diaphragmal hernias
for instance. Videos of procedures should be included.


C: Further suggested topics (Organisers need to be determined)
    Chest Radiology
    Rehabilitation




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                         Future ERS School Meetings




1. Wednesday, September 16, 2009
   Vienna (Austria)
   During the ERS Annual Congress September 12-16, 2009

2. November, 2009 Dates to be confirmed
   Zurich (Switzerland)




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