Annual Congress Vienna 2012

Saturday, 01.09.2012
Sunday, 02.09.2012
Monday, 03.09.2012
Tuesday, 04.09.2012
Wednesday, 05.09.2012

Citations should be made in the following way: Authors. Title. Eur Respir J 2012; 40: Suppl. 56, abstract number.

Reclassification of idiopathic interstitial pneumonias

Chairs: U. Costabel (Essen, Germany), J. Ryu (Rochester, United States of America)
Aims: The audience will gain knowledge of the impending reclassification of the idiopathic interstitial pneumonias (IIPs). The deficiencies in the 2002 classification will be addressed, especially the problem of NSIP (which was granted provisional clinical status in 2002). Histological, radiological and clinical aspects of the detailed classification will be addressed. The individual IIPs will be discussed with reference to a pragmatic disease behaviour/treatment strategy classification, applicable to interstitial lung disease in general. Those attending the session will increase their understanding of the thinking behind the proposed reclassification of the IIPs, and in doing so, they will apply classification more accurately in clinical practice, and have a better understanding of the underlying context of publications in this field. The audience will also take away a strong sense of the importance of multidisciplinary evaluation of the IIPs ? an approach that is increasingly taking hold in regional centres throughout Europe. Managing patients with interstitial lung disease is one of the most difficult problems faced by respiratory physicians. The audience will learn how to apply the disease behaviour classification to manage challenging cases that are difficult to classify using the traditional approach.
Introduction to classification
W. Travis (New York, United States of America)
Slide presentation
Slide presentation
A pragmatic clinical classification for interstitial lung disease
A. Wells (London, United Kingdom)
Slide presentationMultimedia files
Slide presentationMultimedia files