Annual Congress Berlin 2008

Saturday, 04.10.2008
Sunday, 05.10.2008
Monday, 06.10.2008
Tuesday, 07.10.2008
Wednesday, 08.10.2008

Citations should be made in the following way: Authors. Title. Eur Respir J 2008; 32: Suppl. 52, abstract number.


Material from 2008:
  • 3952 Abstracts
  • 658 Slide presentations
  • 316 Webcasts
  • 96 Handouts
  • 1824 e-posters
  • 316 Multimedia files
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Monday, 06.10.2008

08:30 - 10:30181Paediatric year in reviewHot topics
08:30 - 10:30182Multigenic expression analyses: a guide for diagnosis and therapySymposium
08:30 - 10:30183Defining COPD using the "fixed ratio" (FEV1/FVC <0.70) – pro and conSymposium
08:30 - 10:30184Multidisciplinary approach in interstitial lung diseaseSymposium
08:30 - 10:30185Chest physiotherapy in the intensive care unitSymposium
08:30 - 10:30186Treating coughSymposium
08:30 - 10:30187Therapy in thoracic oncologyOral Presentation
08:30 - 10:30188Factors related to outcome of community-acquired pneumoniaOral Presentation
08:30 - 10:30189New frontiers in noninvasive assessment of the lungsOral Presentation
08:30 - 10:30190Environmental tobacco smoke and smoking banOral Presentation
08:30 - 10:30191Pulmonary vascular medicineOral Presentation
08:30 - 10:30192New trends in interventional pulmonologyOral Presentation
08:30 - 10:30193Clinical epidemiology of tuberculosisOral Presentation
08:30 - 10:30194Diagnostic aspects of sleep apnoeaE-Communication Session
08:30 - 10:30195Lung and bone marrow transplantation: miscellaneousE-Communication Session
08:30 - 10:30196Risk factors for allergic asthma and allergic rhinitisE-Communication Session
08:30 - 10:30197Pleural diseases and interventionsE-Communication Session
08:30 - 10:30198Border patrol: the alveolar barrier in lung injuryE-Communication Session
10:45 - 12:45199Thoracic Oncology Grand Round - an interactive sessionGrand round
10:45 - 12:45200Update on lung transplantation 2008Symposium
10:45 - 12:45201Impact of nursing interventions on the quality of care for COPD patientsSymposium
10:45 - 12:45202“Omics” and systems biology: the promise of future disease understandingSymposium
10:45 - 12:45203Priorities for tuberculosis research in Europe: discussing the results of the Tuberculosis Network European Trials Group (TBNET)Symposium
10:45 - 12:45204Noninvasive positive pressure in heart failure - where are we now with two large multicentre studies showing no apparent benefit?Hot topics
10:45 - 12:45205Preschool wheezing: advances in diagnosis, phenotyping and therapyOral Presentation
10:45 - 12:45206Lung, traffic and volcanoesOral Presentation
10:45 - 12:45207Novel mechanisms in the pathogenesis of pulmonary inflammationOral Presentation
10:45 - 12:45208Alternatives for continuous positive airway pressure therapy in obstructive sleep apnoeaOral Presentation
10:45 - 12:45209Effects of rehabilitation in very disabled COPD patientsOral Presentation
10:45 - 12:45210Best of lung epithelial cells 2008Oral Presentation
10:45 - 12:45211Management of COPDOral Presentation
10:45 - 12:45212Mucociliary clearance, novel techniques and assessments, in adult, paediatric and mechanically ventilated patientsE-Communication Session
10:45 - 12:45213Diagnostic paediatric lung function: technical and clinical aspectsE-Communication Session
10:45 - 12:45214Inflammatory trigger mechanisms in asthma and COPDE-Communication Session
10:45 - 12:45215COPD epidemiologyE-Communication Session
10:45 - 12:45216Treatment and outcome in hospitalised patients with community-acquired pneumoniaE-Communication Session
12:50 - 14:40218Role of bronchoalveolar lavage in studying the pathophysiology of interstitial lung diseaseThematic Poster Session
12:50 - 14:40219Interstitial lung disease in systemic and vascular disordersThematic Poster Session
12:50 - 14:40220Acute lung injury and weaningThematic Poster Session
12:50 - 14:40221Mechanical ventilation and airway managementThematic Poster Session
12:50 - 14:40222Noninvasive mechanical ventilation in the acute settingThematic Poster Session
12:50 - 14:40223Noninvasive ventilation in the chronic settingThematic Poster Session
12:50 - 14:40224Basic science in asthma and COPD IIThematic Poster Session
12:50 - 14:40225Airway infection and host defenceThematic Poster Session
12:50 - 14:40226Improving asthma and anti-allergic therapyThematic Poster Session
12:50 - 14:40227Understanding allergic airway inflammation with the help of animal modelsThematic Poster Session
12:50 - 14:40228Epidemiology of respiratory symptoms and COPDThematic Poster Session
12:50 - 14:40229Smoking cessation and new tobacco usesThematic Poster Session
12:50 - 14:40230Risk factors for childhood asthma and allergyThematic Poster Session
12:50 - 14:40231Pleuropulmonary infections; thoracic traumaThematic Poster Session
12:50 - 14:40232Diagnostic and therapeutic problems in thoracic surgeryThematic Poster Session
12:50 - 14:40233Mediastinal lesions; rare pathologyThematic Poster Session
12:50 - 14:40234Surgical treatment of lung tuberculosisThematic Poster Session
12:50 - 14:40235Donor organs and complications after lung transplantationThematic Poster Session
12:50 - 14:40236Beyond spirometry: the skills behind lung function testingThematic Poster Session
12:50 - 14:40237Diagnostic tests in lower respiratory tract infectionsThematic Poster Session
12:50 - 14:40238Lower respiratory tract infection: from outbreak to prognostic testsThematic Poster Session
12:50 - 14:40239Community-acquired pneumonia: prognosis, complications and preventionThematic Poster Session
12:50 - 14:40240Aetiology of respiratory infections: mycobacteria and fungiThematic Poster Session
12:50 - 14:40241Mechanisms of respiratory infections: interaction between the pathogen and the hostThematic Poster Session
12:50 - 14:40242Features of hospital-acquired pneumonia, ventilator-associated pneumonia and infection with other pathogensThematic Poster Session
12:50 - 14:40243Clinical epidemiology of tuberculosisThematic Poster Session
12:50 - 14:40244Tuberculosis in immigrants, disadvantaged populations, elderly, HIV-seropositives and in other risk groupsThematic Poster Session
12:50 - 14:40245Problems in managing pulmonary and extrapulmonary tuberculosisThematic Poster Session
12:50 - 14:40246Diagnosis of tuberculosis: problems and perspectivesThematic Poster Session
12:50 - 14:40247Outcomes of tuberculosis treatmentThematic Poster Session
12:50 - 14:40248Specific tuberculosis management problems in children and adolescentsThematic Poster Session
12:50 - 14:40249Clinical epidemiology of tuberculosis IThematic Poster Session
12:50 - 14:40250Clinical epidemiology of tuberculosis IIThematic Poster Session
12:50 - 14:40251Clinical epidemiology of tuberculosis IIIThematic Poster Session
12:50 - 14:40252The challenge of multidrug-resistant tuberculosisThematic Poster Session
12:50 - 14:40253Interferon-gamma release assay tests for diagnosing tuberculosis infection and diseaseThematic Poster Session
12:50 - 14:40254Epidemiology and clinical management of multidrug-resistant and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosisThematic Poster Session
12:50 - 14:40255Difficult tuberculosis casesThematic Poster Session
12:50 - 14:40256Various thoracic tumours and interesting casesThematic Poster Session
12:50 - 14:40257Biology and prognosis in thoracic oncologyThematic Poster Session
12:50 - 14:40258Diagnostic aspects in thoracic oncologyThematic Poster Session
12:50 - 14:40259Treatment of thoracic tumoursThematic Poster Session
12:50 - 14:40260Various aspects of thoracic oncologyThematic Poster Session
12:50 - 14:40261Impact of patient education on cost-effectiveness of treatmentThematic Poster Session
13:00 - 14:30263A step-change in asthma. The Lancet/ERS symposiumHot topics
13:00 - 14:00266Clinical trial - The effects of an anti-IL-13 human monoclonal antibody, IMA-638, on allergen-induced airway responses in subjects with mild atopic asthmaSymposium
13:00 - 14:30267Lunchtime programme: The EU Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) - a new "pre-competitive" strategy for enhanced drug development in EuropeSymposium
13:00 - 14:30270Lunchtime programme: Berlin - views and insights guided by the history of medicineSymposium
13:00 - 14:30271Practical workshop: Practical aspects of applying noninvasive ventilation from acute to chronicPractical Workshop
13:00 - 14:30273Lunchtime programme: Educational seminar - Harmonising standards for education and training in respiratory medicine: prospects and challengesSymposium
13:00 - 14:00274MP7 - Diagnostic approach to pleural effusionsMeet the Professor
13:00 - 14:00275MP8 - Mechanisms of exercise intolerance in COPD, and their ameliorationMeet the Professor
13:00 - 14:00276MP9 - Home mechanical ventilation initiationMeet the Professor
13:00 - 14:00277MP10 - Allergen immunotherapy in paediatric respiratory diseaseMeet the Professor
13:00 - 14:00278MP11 - MRI for the lung: what can we see and what can't we see?Meet the Professor
13:00 - 14:00279MP12 - How to organise and run a smoking cessation clinic: recipe for successMeet the Professor
14:45 - 16:45281Clinical Grand Round - an interactive sessionGrand round
14:45 - 15:05280COPD Award (supported by Boehringer Ingelheim)Session
14:45 - 16:45282Patient-ventilator interactions during ventilationSymposium
14:45 - 16:45283Malignant pleural mesothelioma: new aspects in treatment and aetiologySymposium
14:45 - 16:45284New insights into COPD pathophysiologySymposium
14:45 - 16:45285Computer-aided imaging of lung parenchyma and airwaysSymposium
14:45 - 16:45286The battle between environmental “invaders” and airway epithelial defencesSymposium
14:45 - 16:45287Novel treatments for respiratory diseaseOral Presentation
14:45 - 16:45288Rehabilitation and influencing factorsOral Presentation
14:45 - 16:45289Biomarkers and antibiotic treatment of exacerbations of COPDOral Presentation
14:45 - 16:45290Genetic risk factors for asthma and COPDOral Presentation
14:45 - 16:45291Pulmonary infections in children - rare but important aspectsOral Presentation
14:45 - 16:45292Pathogenesis of obstructive sleep apnoeaOral Presentation
14:45 - 16:45293Discovery of novel targets in lung disease by means of functional genomicsOral Presentation
14:45 - 16:45294Asthma control or asthma severityE-Communication Session
14:45 - 16:45295Integrated care and long-term strategiesE-Communication Session
14:45 - 16:45296Congenital lung lesions and emphysema; lung cancer surgeryE-Communication Session
14:45 - 16:45297New tests and methods to diagnose tuberculosis infection and disease and to monitor treatmentE-Communication Session
14:45 - 16:45298Cystic fibrosis: new mechanisms, monitoring and treatment toolsE-Communication Session
17:15 - 19:15302Update on long-term oxygen therapy in COPDEvening Symposium
17:15 - 19:15305Current and future pulmonary arterial hypertension combination therapyEvening Symposium
17:15 - 19:15309Why vaccinate patients with chronic respiratory conditions? Today and tomorrow's perspectivesEvening Symposium