European Respiratory Society Annual Congress 2012Archived

1 Sep 2012 - 5 Sep 2012
Vienna, Austria
European Respiratory Society

The annual meeting of the European Respiratory Society (ERS) is one of the largest gatherings of respiratory professionals in the world.

The Annual Meeting of the European Respiratory Society (ERS) is one of the largest gatherings of respiratory professionals in the world. A platform for communicating important improvements in the understanding and treatment of lung disease, the Congress features speakers from among the world’s leading experts in the field. Over 20,000 delegates attended the ERS Congress last year in Amsterdam.

This year, the scientific programme will cover novelties, research and the most recent data presentations on the topics of tuberculosis, respiratory infections, lung cancer, sleep and control of breathing, allergy and immunology, pulmonary circulation and pulmonary vascular disease, among others. Participants at ERS Vienna 2012 will also find courses, workshops, symposia, seminars and a large exhibition area.


ECDC will be participating at the ERS with oral presentations, symposium sessions and an infostand where visitors can find all the latest scientific ECDC published outputs on the subject of respiratory diseases.



Sunday, 02 September 2012

Oral Presentation: MDR and XDR TB: epidemiological and public health overview

  • 09:45  Rational use of tuberculosis drugs to prevent the development of drug resistance
  • 10:00 ECDC guidance on management of contacts of MDR TB and XDR TB patients

ECDC participants:Marieke van der Werf, Head of Disease Programme TuberculosisAndreas Sandgren, Expert Tuberculosis Emma Huitric, Scientific Officer for Tuberculosis

Monday, 03 September 2012

Symposium: Joint session with WHO and ECDC "Towards elimination of tuberculosis"
  • 13:00 Towards the elimination of tuberculosis: challenges ahead from a European perspective

ECDC Participants: Director Marc Sprenger

Wednesday 05 September2012
Symposium: Infection control of respiratory pathogens
  • 09:00  Influenza viruses: risks and prevention of their transmission

ECDC Participants:Angus Nicoll, Head of Disease Programme Influenza

Symposium: New Guidelines in respiratory infections
  • 12:15 Rational use of new TB drugs in the EU

ECDC Participants:Emma Huitric, Scientific Officer for Tuberculosis








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