SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMME

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM SUMMARY

14:00 – 15:30SESSIONS
 Session A: Congress hall Elafiti 3 – 4
 

A    Personalized diagnostics for advanced treatment of lung cancer

Chairs: Christophe Dooms (Belgium), Luigi de Petris (Sweden)

 

1.       Markers and therapeutic options – Christophe Dooms (University Hospital Leuven, Belgium)

2.       Immunotherapy – Luigi de Petris (Karolinska Institutet, Sweden)

3.       Liquid biopsy or rebiopsy – Izidor Kern (University Clinic Golnik, Slovenia)

 Session B: Congress hall Elafiti 2
 

B     Rational use of medications in bronchoscopy

Chairs: Mohammed Munavvar (United Kingdom), Levent Dalar (Turkey)

 

1.       Blood thinners in bronchoscopy – Atul C. Mehta (Cleveland Clinic, USA)

2.       Sedation in bronchoscopy – Levent Dalar (Istanbul Bilim University, Turkey)

3.       Medication for high risk-patients – Prashant N. Chhajed (Institute of Pulmonology, India)

15:30 – 16:00COFFEE BREAK
16:00 – 17:30SESSIONS
 Session A: Congress hall Elafiti 3 – 4
 

A    Changing face of lung cancer – How to manage?

Chairs: Ales Rozman (Slovenia), Grigoris Stratakos (Greece)

 

1.       Lung cancer in smokers and nonsmokers – Different treatment? – Bojan Zaric (Institute for Pulmonary Diseases of Vojvodina, Serbia)

2.       Screening trials – Do we have the last word yet? – Philippos Emmanouil (Mediterraneo Hospital, Greece)

3.       What after screening? – Nikos Koufos (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece)

 Session B: Congress hall Elafiti 2
 

B    Interventional bronchoscopy and surgery in thoracic tuberculosis

Chairs: Prashant Chhajed (India), Spasoje Popevic (Serbia)

 

1.       EBUS-guided methods – Igor Vasilev (Saint-Petersburg Research Institute of TB and Thoracic Surgery, Russia)

2.       Airway valves in cavitary TB – Lorenzo Corbetta (Italy)

3.       Minimally invasive thoracic surgery – Piotr Yablonskii (St. Petersburg Institute of Phtisiopulmonology, Russia)

18:00OPENING CEREMONY AND COCKTAIL

9:00 – 10:30

SESSIONS

 

Session A: Congress hall Elafiti 3 – 4

 

A    Pneumothorax – Current insights and trends in management

Chairs: Philippe Astoule (France), Najib Rahman (United Kingdom)

 

1.       New insights in epidemiology of spontaneous pneumothorax: is second different from first? – Najib Rahman (Churchill Hospital, United KIngdom)

2.       Thoracoscopy and talc pleurodesis as first line treatment – Julius P. Janssen (Canisius Wilhelmina Zikenhuis, Netherlands)

3.       Management of iatrogenic pneumothorax – Grigoris Stratakos (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece)

 

Session B: Congress hall Elafiti 2

 

B    WABIP-EABIP symposium: Therapeutic bronchoscopy

Chairs: Sevda Sener Comert (WABIP Regent Turkey), Elena Tudor (WABIP Regent Moldova)

 

1.         A guide to select best option for the treatment of severe hemoptysis – Zsolt Papai (Past Chair WABIP)

2.         Is laser superior than electrocautery for bronchial malignant desobstruction – Husain Syed (WABIP Regent British Bronchology Group)

3.         EBUS in the identification of new molecular markers in lung cancer – Luc Thiberville (WABIP Regent French Language Group)

4.         Treatment of tracheal fistula: the role of bronchoscopy – Prudencio Diaz Agero (WABIP Regent AEER Spain)

5.         Current practice of airway stenting in the adult population in Europe: challenges for the future – Milena Encheva (WABIP Regent Bulgaria)

10:30 – 11:00

COFFEE BREAK & Poster session 1.1

 

Poster sessions: Business center exhibition area

 

Chairs: Anna Bibby (United Kingdom), Philippos Emmanouil (Greece)

Posters: 1458, 1473, 1490, 1494, 1496, 1497, 1510, 1516, 1521

11:00 – 12:30

SESSIONS

 

Session A: congress hall Elafiti 3 – 4

 

A    Deeper into the lung with bronchoscope

Chairs: Heinrich Becker (Germany), J.M. Vergnon (France)

 

1.       Is thinner better? – Aleš Rozman (University Clinic Golnik, Slovenia)

2.       Navigational techniques – Jean Michele Vergnon (Universite Jean Monnet, France)

3.       Virtual bronchoscopy – NAVIGATE study – Javier Flandes Aldeyturriaga (Hospital Universitario Fundacion Jimenez Diaz, Spain)

 

Session B: Congress hall Elafiti 2

 

B    From phenotyping to management of malignant pleural effusion Chairs: Najib Rahman (United KIngdom), Tudor Toma (United KIngdom)

 

1.       Phenotyping of malignant pleural effusion and trapped lung – Philippe Astoul (Hopitaux de Marseille, France)

2.       Current treatment of malignant pleural effusion in Europe: statement of the ERS task force – Anna Bibby (Bristol Medical School, United KIngdom)

3.       Talc pleurodesis or indwelling pleural catheters – Mohammed Munavvar (Royal Preston Hospital, United KIngdom)

 

Session C: Congress hall Elafiti 1

 

C    Oral presentations

Chairs: Johannes M. Daniels (Netherlands), Bojan Zarić (Serbia)

 

1.       EBUS-TBNA and EUS-B-FNA in diagnosis of intrapulmonary lessions – E. Tashi 

2.       Role of EUS-b in lung cancer diagnosis and staging – P. Matos

3.       R-EBUS for the diagnosis of peripheral lung nodules: 9 years experience and learning curve – L. Perrot 

4.       Long term follow-up of nonspecific cytologic  results obtained by Endobronchial Ultrasound-guided Transbronchial Needle Aspiration – M. Jacob

5.       Efficacy of EBUS-TBNA for Re-biopsy in Treatment Failed Lung Cancer – H. Gil

6.       Probability model for malignancy in hilar and mediastinal lymph nodes in lung cancer based on PET-CT and EBUS – A. Rosell

12:30 – 14:00

LUNCH & Poster sessions 1.2

 

Lunch: Main restaurant

Poster sessions: Business center exhibition area

 

Chairs: to be announced

Posters: 1451, 1457, 1461, 1462, 1482, 1500, 1501, 1508, 1517, 1528, 1532, 1534, 1540, 1551, 1557, 1559, 1562, 1566, 1513, 1558, 1574

12:15 – 13:30

Hands on workshops – FUJI

 

Congress hall: Bokar

IMPORTANT! Advanced registration is obligatory. You can register HERE.

14:00 – 15:30

SESSIONS

 

Session A: Congress hall Elafiti 3 – 4

 

A    Solitary pulmonary nodule – Armamentarium for therapeutic challenges

Chairs: Semra Bilaceroglu (Turkey), Christophe Dooms (Belgium)

 

1.       Radiofrequency and microwave ablation – Ali I. Musani (National Jewish Health, USA)

2.       Stereotactic radiation therapy – Vieri Scotti (University of Florence, Italy)

3.       Future of SPN treatment – Felix Herth (Universität Heidelberg, Germany)

 

Session B: Congress hall Elafiti 2

 

B    Cost in interventional pulmonology- An issue around the world

Chairs: Mihovil Roglic (Croatia), Lorenzo Corbetta (Italy)

 

1.       Do we need expensive equipment? – Bojan Zaric (Institute for Pulmonary Diseases of Vojvodina, Serbia)

2.       What is the current trend in acquiring equipment?- Spasoje Popevic (University Center of Serbia, Serbia)

3.       Quality, safety and value based competition – Aleš Rozman (University Clinic Golnik, Slovenia)

15:30 – 16:00

COFFEE BREAK & Poster session 1.3

 

Poster sessions: Business center exhibition area

 

Chairs: Igor Vasilev (Russia), Marina Labor (Croatia)

Posters: 1455, 1475, 1518, 1466, 1472, 1488, 1489, 1505, 1509

16:00 – 17:30

SESSIONS

 

Session A: Congress hall Elafiti 3 – 4

 

A     Airway stenting – The long journey from the past to the future

Chairs: Herve Dutau (France), Atul C. Mehta (USA)

 

1.       Airway stenting from onset to today – Herve Dutau (Hopitaux de Marseille, France)

2.       Future: active stents are coming – Antoni Rosell (Hospital Universitari Germans Trias I Pujol, Spain)

3.       3D and biodegradable stents -Lutz Freitag (St. Anna Hospital, Switzerland)

4.       Revival of metalic stents – Atul C. Mehta (Cleveland Clinic, USA)

 

Session B: Congress hall Elafiti 2

 

B    Challenging Cases in Interventional Bronchoscopy

Chairs: Stefano Gasparini (Italy), Johannes M. Daniels (Netherlands)

 

1. Bronchoscopic management of fistulas – Giovanni Galluccio (Azienda Ospedaliera San Camillo Forlanini, Italy)

2. Endobronchial treatment of carcinoids – Mihovil Roglic (University Hospital Center Zagreb, Croatia)

3. Bronchoscopic therapy for endobronchial metastases – Johannes M. Daniels (Amsterdam University Medical Center, Netherlands)

 

Session C: Congress hall Elafiti 1

 

C    Oral presentations

Chairs: Igor Vasilev (Russia), Javier Flandes Aldeyturriaga (Spain)

 

1.       High-flow nasal cannula oxygen VS noninvasive ventilation in flexible bronchoscopy 

2.       Effect of midazolam premedication on patient-controlled sedation with propofol during fiberoptic bronchoscopy

3.       High-Frequency Jet Ventilation (HFJV) via the working channel of flexible bronchoscope 

4.       Augmented cbCT based 3D navigation of small pulmonary nodules 

5.       Virtual bronchoscopy navigation predictors for successful radial-EBUS peripheral lesion biopsy

6.       Clinical utility of natural killer cell activity in the diagnosis of NSCLC 

17:40 – 18:40

Industry symposium Philips

9:00 – 10:30SESSIONS
 Session A: Congress hall Elafiti 3 – 4
 

A    Interventional Pulmonology Grand Round

Chairs: Mohammed Munavvar (United KIngdom), Lutz Freitag (Germany)

 

1. – Najib Rahman (Churchill Hospital, United Kingdom)

2. What went wrong? – Ralf Eberhardt (Universität Heidelberg, Germany)

3. An adolescent girl presenting with pneumonia and pneumomediastinum – Johannes M. Daniels (Amsterdam University Medical Center, Netherlands)

4. They did not know it was possible so they did it – Herve Dutau (Hopitaux de Marseille, France)

 Session B: Congress hall Elafiti 2
 

B    Optimizing multidisciplinary management of benign tracheal stenosis

Chairs: Ali I. Musani (USA), Semra Bilaceroglu (Turkey)

 

1.       ENT specialist’s approach – Tomislav Baudoin (University Hospital Center ‘’Sisters of Mercy’’, Croatia)

2.       Bronchoscopist’s approach – Herve Dutau (Hopitaux de Marseille, France)

3.       Thoracic surgeon’s approach: current and future perspectives – Emmanuel Martinod (Hopitaux de Paris, France)

4.       A common algorithm is a must – Grigoris Stratakos (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece)

10:30 – 11:00COFFEE BREAK & Poster presentation 2.1
 Poster sessions: Business center exhibition area
 

Chairs: Bojan Zaric (Serbia), Levent Dalar (Turkey)

Posters: 1514, 1529, 1530, 1553, 1563, 1583, 1537, 1561

11:00 – 12:30SESSIONS
 Session A: Congress hall Elafiti 3 – 4
 

A    Lung volume reduction board

Chairs: Ralf Eberhardt (Germany), Mihovil Roglić (Croatia)

 

1.       Case presentation: 3 cases – Ralf Eberhardt (Universität Heidelberg, Germany)

2.       Voting for treatment

3.       The battles

a.       Valves for all! – Ralf Eberhardt (Universität Heidelberg, Germany)

b.       Coil and steam are better!! – Daniela Gompelmann (Universität

Heidelberg, Germany)

c.       LVRS is the best!! – Mir Alireza Hoda (Medical University of

d.       Vienna, Austria)

4.       Interdisciplinary discussion (all)

5.       Voting for treatment (final)

 Session B: Congress hall Elafiti 2
 

B    How to fight bugs in pleural effusion

Chairs: Nick A. Maskell (United KIngdom), Julius P. Janssen (Netherlands)

 

1.       Chest tube, water or antibiotics – Philippe Astoul (Hopitaux de Marseille, France)

2.       TPA & DNase – Najib Rahman (Churchill Hospital, United KIngdom)

3.       Thoracoscopy, VATS or surgery – Emmanuel Martinod (Hopitaux de

Paris, France)

12:30 – 14:00LUNCH & Poster session 2.2
 

Lunch: Main restaurant

Poster sessions: Business center exhibition area

 

Chairs: Giovanni Galluccio (Italy), David P. Breen (Ireland)

Posters: 1452, 1453, 1469, 1480, 1502, 1503, 1506, 1522, 1526, 1565, 1575, 1584, 1460, 1483, 1486, 1511, 1569, 1579, 1582

12:30 – 13:30Hands on workshops – ERBE
 

Congress hall: Bokar

IMPORTANT! Advanced registration is obligatory. You can register HERE.

14:00 – 15:30SESSIONS
 Session A: Congress hall Elafiti 3 – 4
 

A    Interstitial lung diseases board

Chairs: Venerino Poletti (Italy), Lina Zuccatosta (Italy)

 

1.       Cryobiopsy in diagnostics of ILD – Venerino Poletti (ASL Romagna, Italy)

2.       Is cryo good enough? – Izidor Kern (University Clinic Golnik, Slovenia)

3.       Complications of cryobiopsy and standardization of the procedure – Lina Zuccatosta (Ospedali riuniti di Ancona, Italy)

 Session B: Congress hall Elafiti 2
 

B    A potpourri of pleural deeds

Chairs: Nick A. Maskell (United KIngdom), Tudor Toma (United KIngdom)

 

1.       Rare diseases of pleura – Aleš Rozman (University Clinic Golnik, Slovenia)

2.       Persistent benign pleural effusion – Role of IPC – Nick A. Maskell (University of Bristol, United KIngdom)

3.       Thoracic ultrasound in pleural disorders – Tudor Toma (University

Hospital Lewisham & Greenwich, United KIngdom)

4.       Complications of pleural procedures – Stavros Anevlavis (University General Hospital Alexandroupoli, Greece)

 Session C: Congress hall Elafiti 1
 

C    Oral presentations

Chairs: Igor Vasilev (Russia), Javier Flandes Aldeyturriaga (Spain)

 

1.       Newly developed silicone airway stent (“GINA stent”): Mechanical characteristics and evaluation in a pig model of tracheal stenosis 

2.       An innovative solution to avoid bronchial stent migration

3.       Simple versus Complex Benign Tracheal Stenosis – Bronchoscopic Management 

4.       Postpneumonectomy bronchopleural fistula treated by a J-shape self-expandable metallic stent 

5.       Paracancerous lung abscesses treatment by stenting draining bronchi 

6.       Self-expanding metallic Y-stent compared to silicone Y-stent for malignant lesions of the carina

7.       Bronchoscopic cryotherapy for the recurrence after tracheal resection and reconstruction in post-intubation tracheal stenosis 

15:30 – 16:00COFFEE BREAK & Poster session 2.3
 Poster sessions: Business center exhibition area
 

Chairs: Ales Rozman (Slovenia), Philippe Astoul (France)

Posters: 1524, 1527, 1531, 1541, 1542, 1543, 1552, 1564

16:00 – 17:30SESSIONS
 Session A: Congress hall Elafiti 3 – 4
 

A    Malignant central airway obstruction – A multidisciplinary team approach

Chairs: – Atul C. Mehta (USA), Ralf Eberhardt (Germany)

 

1.       Role of therapeutic bronchoscopy – Herve Dutau (Hopitaux de Marseille, France)

2.       To stent or not to stent? That is the question – Antoni Rosell (Hospital

Universitari Germans Trias i Pujol, Spain)

3.       Surgical approach – Mir Alireza Hoda (Medical University of Vienna, Austria)

4.       Role of external radiotherapy and brachytherapy – Vieri Scotti (University of Florence, Italy)

 Session B: Congress hall Elafiti 2
 

B    Education & training in interventional pulmonology – Round Table

Chairs: Stefano Gasparini (Italy), Ali I. Musani (USA)

 

1.       What is interventional bronchoscopy? – Stefano Gasparini (Azienda Ospidaliero-Universitaria „Ospedali Riuniti“, Italy)

2.       Interventional Bronchoscopy training in the last 4 decades – Heinrich Becker (Germany)

3.       EBUS training program in Europe – Peter I. Bonta (Academisch Medisch Centrum Univeriteit van Amsterdam, Netherlands)

4.       Standardization, assessment and certification of training –  Lorenzo Corbetta (University of Florence,  Italy)

17:30 – 18:00Industry symposium – PENTAX
 20:00 GALA DINNER
9:00 – 10:30SESSIONS
 Session A: Congress hall Elafiti 3 – 4
 

A    Interventional bronchoscopy in obstructive airway diseases

Chairs: Felix Herth (Germany), Peter I. Bonta (Netherlands)

 

1.       Targeted bronchoscopic denervation – Felix Herth (Germany)

2.       Liquid nitrogen – David P. Breen (Galway University Hospitals, Ireland)

3.       Bronchial thermoplasty – Peter I. Bonta (Academisch Medisch Centrum Univeriteit van Amsterdam, Netherlands)

 Session B: Congress hall Elafiti 2
 

B    Endoscopic ultrasound- From procedures to specimen handling

Chairs: Grigoris Stratakos (Greece), Rocco Trisolini (Italy)

 

1.       Radial EBUS-guided methods – Daniela Gompelmann (Universität Heidelberg, Germany)

2.       Linear EBUS-guided transbronchial needle aspiration – Erik H.F.M. Van der Heijden (Radboud University, Netherlands)

3.       EUS-B-guided fine needle aspiration – Semra Bilaceroglu (Saglik Bilimleri Universitesi, Turkey)

4.       Optimal management of EBUS/EUS specimens – Rocco Trisolini (Policlinico S.Orsola-Malpighi, Italy)

10:30 – 11:00COFFEE BREAK
11:00 – 12:30SESSIONS
 Session A: Congress hall Elafiti 3 – 4
 

A Rare or less recognized airway diseases

Chairs: Nikos Koufos (Greece), Antoni Rosell (Spain)

 

1.       Tracheobronchomalacia and EDAC – Semra Bilaceroglu (Saglik Bilimleri Universitesi, Turkey)

2.       Idiopathic tracheal stenosis – Giovanni Galluccio (Azienda Ospedaliera San Camillo Forlanini, Italy)

3.       Tracheal compromise in collagen vascular and other diseases – Nikos Koufos (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece)

4.       Tracheobronchopathia osteochondroplastica – Stefano Gasparini (Azienda Ospidaliero-Universitaria „Ospedali Riuniti“, Italy)

 Session B: Congress hall Elafiti 2
 

B     Safety issues in interventional pulmonology

Chairs: Prashant Chhajed (India), Zsolt Papay (Hungary)

 

1.       EBUS-guided methods – Mohammed Munavvar (Royal Preston Hospital, United KIngdom)

2.       Therapeutic bronchoscopy – Herve Dutau (Hopitaux de Marseille, France)

3.       Thoracoscopy – Julius P. Jansen (Canisius Wilhelmina Zikenhuis, Netherlands)

 Session C: Congress hall Elafiti 1
 

C    Oral presentation

Chairs: Stavros Anevlavis (Greece), Ales Rozman (Slovenia)

 

1.       Diagnostic reliability of image-guied needle biopsies and medical thoracoscopy 

2.       Differences between confocal laser endomicroscopy images in patients with pulmonary tuberculosis and sarcoidosis

3.       3-year follow-up after endoscopic valve therapy in patients with severe emphysema 

4.       Evaluation of exudative pleural effusions: a multicenter study 

5.       Pleural Disease Related Hospitalizations and Outcomes: Nationwide Trends in the US (2004-2014) 

6.       Use of bronchoscopy in diagnosis and management of Tracheobronchial tuberculosis 

12:30Closing ceremony