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Paediatric bronchoscopy

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Organisers : Ernst Eber and Fabio Midulla; Local organiser: Nader Fasseeh
Faculty : Angelo Barbato, Jacques de Blic, Iolo Doull, Petr Pohunek, Dil Parto
Faculty disclosure
This course is aimed at pulmonologists and thoracic surgeons who want to train in diagnostic and therapeutic interventional pulmonology. The course is devoted to hands-on workshops and also to teaching the theoretical aspects of bronchoscopy. The participants will have the opportunity to practice live bronchoscopy (using pigs and sheep).
This course has been granted 16 CME credits by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME). The number of credits that you will receive corresponds to your attendance during the course. Please note that you need to sign the register of attendance each day to ensure that you receive the CME credits.
Course format
Theoretical aspects of bronchoscopy in children (25% of the course) Topics include:
• Equipment needed to set up a bronchoscopy in children (flexible & rigid bronchoscopy)
• Indications, contraindications
• Anaesthesia, sedation, tolerance, side effects
• Anatomical findings : upper and lower airways (normal/abnormal)
• Bronchoalveolar lavage (techniques, indications, results)
• Bronchial brushing, endobronchial biopsy, transbronchial biopsy
• FB in NICU/PICU
Video sessions with case discussions (25% of the course)
Hands on sessions (50% of the course) Participants will work on anaesthetised animals in operating room under supervision of international recognised tutors. Six sessions lasting 90 minutes will focus on:
• Practical handling
• Bronchoalveolar lavage
• Bronchial biopsy, mucosal brushing
• Transbronchial biopsy
• Intubation with the flexible bronchoscope
• Foreign body extraction
• Baloon dilatation


Interventional bronchoscopy

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Organisers : Ashkan
Faculty : Tarek El-Dosoky, Emad Koraa, Ashraf Madkour, Hussin El-Khiat, Rizk, Alla Gaafar
Faculty disclosure
This course aims to develop practical skills and knowledge in the field of interventional bronchoscopy for practitioners who already have a basic level of training. Participants will be provided with further theoretical background, live demonstrations of procedures, and extensive practical sessions with advanced simulation models including animals. During the course, emphasis will be given to TBNA use (conventional, EBUS-TBNA and b-EUS), rigid bronchoscopy, combined therapeutic techniques, stent placement and bronchoscopic lung volume reduction. Participants will receive educational materials electronically prior to the course and are asked to complete and successfully pass online modules before attending the hands-on course. The maximum number of participants for this course is 24.
An application will be made to EACCME for CME accreditation of this event. The number of credits that you will receive corresponds to your attendance during the course. Please note that you need to sign the register of attendance each day to ensure that you receive the CME credits.
Educational aims
By the end of the course, participants will be able to
• Recognise indications and contra-indications of major bronchoscopic modalities.
• Perform TBNA in major lymph node stations.
• Have knowledge of electrocautery and cryotherapy for endobronchial treatment or biopsies.
• Be familiar with rigid bronchoscopy debulking techniques and stent placement.
• Understand and practice with navigation technologies such as EBUS and electromagnetic navigation.
Target audience
• Pulmonologists, thoracic surgeons and critical care specialists already familiar with basic bronchoscopic techniques, wishing to acquire in depth knowledge and experience of contemporary interventional bronchoscopic modalities.
• Fellows on pulmonary medicine who see in interventional bronchoscopy an interesting future field of their specialisation and wish to acquire in depth knowledge and practical training.
Format
• Lectures
• Live performances of bronchoscopic modalities on real clinical cases which are going to be projected live in the amphitheatre, commented by expert tutors
• Hands-on workshops on animal models (mechanically ventilated animal lungs) and artificial models


Thoracic ultrasound

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Organisers : Gamal Rabei
Faculty disclosure
These skills-based courses provide participants with an overview of the knowledge and skills required to perform thoracic ultrasound to diagnose and treat patients with lung diseases. The maximum number of participants for each course is 10.
This course has been granted 9 CME credits by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME). The number of credits that you will receive corresponds to your attendance during the course. Please note that you need to sign the register of attendance each day to ensure that you receive the CME credits.
Target audience
Pulmonologists, thoracic surgeons, respiratory therapists, respiratory physicians, clinical researchers, radiologists, fellows and residents.
Previous knowledge and experience of performing ultrasounds is not required for this course. The hands-on training will be based on the individual physician’s previous experience prior to the course, beginners as well as more experienced physicians are welcome to attend.
Course format
Online modules
Participants are asked to complete and successfully pass online modules before attending the hands-on course. These four online modules cover an introduction, basic principles of ultrasound, focused lung ultrasound and chest sonography. Each module includes theoretical content, images, statistics, videos and self-assessment questions to facilitate learning. Participants will also be asked to complete a pre-course assessment test at the end of the modules. 80% correct answers are needed in order to pass the test. Please allow between 8-16 hours to complete the online materials.
Course
Participants will develop their practical skills by performing ultrasounds on healthy volunteers as well as patients. The practical training will be supplemented by short lectures as well as case demonstration at the bedside. At the end of the course, the theoretical knowledge and practical skills of each participant will be assessed. They will perform an ultrasound examination on a patient which typically lasts 15-30 minutes. The course content and length are in line with the EFSUMB recommendations for the theoretical training in thoracic ultrasound (level 1 & 2).
Learning outcomes
Following this course, participants will
• have knowledge of basic ultrasound physics
• have theoretical knowledge of thoracic ultrasound in accordance with EFSUMB requirements
• be able to perform a focused thoracic ultrasound examination
• be able to perform a diagnostic thoraci


Thoracoscopy and pleural techniques

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Organisers : Prof. Ahmad El Halfawy, Prof. Hussin El-Khiat
This course is aimed at pulmonologists and thoracic surgeons who want to train in diagnostic and therapeutic interventional pulmonology. As a rule, one third of the course is devoted to “hands-on” workshops and two thirds to the theoretical aspects of bronchoscopy or thoracoscopy. The participants will have the opportunity to practice live bronchoscopy or thoracoscopy (using pigs and sheep). The operating rooms are equipped with full video equipment. Each course is tutored by 4-6 internationally recognised experts.
An application will be made to EACCME for CME accreditation of this event. The number of credits that you will receive corresponds to your attendance during the course. Please note that you need to sign the register of attendance each day to ensure that you receive the CME credits


Chronic Respiratory Failure in Pediatrics

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Organisers : Renato Cutrera, Rafika Ersu, Saly Ward
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This course will provide a comprehensive overview of the major aspects of paediatric noninvasive ventilation. It will especially focus on practical training of physicians dealing with children with upper airway obstructions that can lead to severe obstructive sleep apnoea (OSAS), neuromuscular and lung diseases that require continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) or noninvasive ventilation (NIV). Through practical interactive cases, participants will learn how to manage individual patients and understand which equipment (interfaces and devices) should be used for each child.
An application will be made to EACCME for CME accreditation of this event. The number of credits that you will receive corresponds to your attendance during the course. Please note that you need to sign the register of attendance each day to ensure that you receive the CME credits.
Chairpersons:
Refika Ersu, Istanbul, Turkey
Renato Cutrera Rome, Italy
1. Chronic Respiratory Failure: Definition and diseases
Renato Cutrera Rome, Italy
2. Long Term Oxygen Therapy: Low and High flows
Uros Krivec Ljubljana, Slovenia
3. Long Term non invasive ventilation
Sally Davidson Ward, Los Angeles, CA, USA
4. Tracheostomy in children
Refika Ersu, Istanbul, Turkey
5. Chest Physiotherapy: not only PEP mask
Hui-Leng Tan – London, UK
6. Weaning protocols and Long Term Invasive Ventilation
Marti Pons Odena Barcelona, Spain
Hands-on Sessions with Ventilators and Masks, Cough Machine Assistant. Tracheostomy Care manikin, Oxygen Concentrators
Facilitators: All the group Clinical cases 60 minutes
Technicians: from company ResMed, Philips- Respironics, Fisher Paykel, Air Liquide etc 120 minutes
NB. The participants will be split into small groups.
Limited to 30 seats – First come, first served.
Target audience
• Clinicians (paediatricians, intensive care doctors, pulmonologists)
• Respiratory therapists
The course can be attended by clinicians or respiratory therapists having no or very limited experience in CPAP/NIV as well as experienced physicians. Some of the workshops are organised in to “basic” and “advanced” levels so that the attendees will receive optimal benefits from the course based on their personal expertise and experience with CPAP and NIV.
Format
• Lectures
• Interactive workshops and hands-on training
• Plenary session with general discussion
• Case studies


Childhood Interstitial lung diseases

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Organisers : Prof Fabio Mudella, Lumbardi, Samia Nasr

This course provides an overview of the field of childhood Interstitial Lung Diseases (childs). Participants will learn which diagnostic procedures should be applied based on given clinical circumstances, and what difficulties can arise in child diagnosis. Special emphasis will be given to HRCT courses, as these typically guide the diagnosis of many childs; this will be accompanied by sessions on child-pathology. Therapy remains a challenging aspect of treating many childs, so this course will provide participants with insight into the pros and cons of specific child treatments. Interdisciplinary child board discussions will be held between specialists and course participants, and course attendees will have the opportunity to bring their own challenging cases and discuss them with leading experts. Further, there will be a dedicated discussion session on the impact of comorbidities on the clinical course of child treatment.
An application will be made to EACCME for CME accreditation of this event. The number of credits that you will receive corresponds to your attendance during the course. Please note that you need to sign the register of attendance each day to ensure that you receive the CME credits.
Course format
• Lectures
• Case presentations with interactive discussions
• Live transmissions
• Interactive workshops
Target audience
• Clinicians
• Pediaric Pulmonologists in training
• Radiologists specialised in thoracic imaging
• Pathologists specialised in thoracic pathology
Topics
• Overview of different childs
• Diagnostic procedures in childs, including modern bronchoscopic techniques, HR-CT, pathology, pulmonary function testing
• Current, novel and future therapies
• Basic research in childs and its implications
• Significant comorbidities in childs
Learning outcomes
Following this course, participants will:
• Be able to diagnose childs correctly and be aware of the advantages and limitations of the different approaches
• Be familiar with the current standards and challenges of child treatment and promising new targets


Clinical exercise testing: advanced

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Organisers : Lumbardo, Ibraheem Alakakary

This course will provide a comprehensive in-depth overview of cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET), from the physiological basis to result interpretation. This will allow participants to identify the indications for exercise testing and to manage the most common protocol (i.e. incremental) used in a clinical setting. Participants will be able to familiarise themselves with the equipment and methodology involved in exercise testing and to undertake appropriate interpretation of the results in different clinical scenarios.
An application will be made to EACCME for CME accreditation of this event. The number of credits that you will receive corresponds to your attendance during the course. Please note that you need to sign the register of attendance each day to ensure that you receive the CME credits.
Course format 
• Plenary sessions
• Question and answer sessions
• Small-group tutorials
• Interactive workshops and hands-on training
• Case presentations and discussion
• Panel discussions
Target audience
• Clinicians
• Pulmonary physicians
• Respiratory physiologists
• Respiratory therapists
• Trainees in the above specialities
Learning outcomes
Following this course, participants will be able to:
• Describe the physiological responses to incremental exercise which are most pertinent to CPET interpretation.
• Understand the key technical and operational features of CPET as applied to clinical practice.
• Acquire an advanced understanding of the pathophysiological responses to incremental exercise in different clinical scenarios.
• Master the key aspects of clinical CPET interpretation.


Cystic fibrosis: Basic defects and clinical problems in children

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Organziers: Prof, Milan Macek, Prof, Bulent, Samia Nasr
Aims : Access educational materials here to update both paediatric and adult professionals involved in cystic fibrosis (CF) care on the recent advances in many important aspects of CF in children; including screening, treatment, respiratory exacerbations and management of gastrointestinal problems in CF patients. Disease(s) : Paediatric respiratory diseases Respiratory infections Method(s) : Public health Tag(s) : Clinical
Target audience : Clinical researcher, General practitioner, Lung function technologist, Nurse, Paediatrician, Physiotherapist, Trainee, Adult pulmonologist/Clinician


Management of airway in children

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