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14th Lung Science Conference
"System approaches in lung disease"

10 March–13 March, 2016 (Estoril, Portugal)

The Conference is granted 15 European CME credits (ECMEC) by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME).

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The Lung Science Conference is at the forefront of basic and translational respiratory science and it is an essential event for budding respiratory researchers looking to boost their career.  It offers a unique opportunity to network with peers from across the globe and it will feature cutting-edge abstracts on novel experimental lung research. 
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Registration for the Conference is now open

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Download the Conference programme (updated March 09, 2016)

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Jason Bates, United States of America
  • Bertrand De Meulder, France
  • Oliver Eickelberg, Germany
  • Lindsay Edwards, United Kingdom
  • Rosa Faner, Spain
  • Irina Lehmann, Germany
  • Soni Savai Pullamsetti, Germany
  • Valérie Siroux, France
  • Peter Sterk, Netherlands
  • Jorgen Vestbo, United Kingdom
  • Craig Wheelock, Sweden
  • Yan Xu, USA
Special sessions:
Opening Lecture on Thursday March 10
Personal'omics profiling, Rui Chen
Dr Rui Chen received his Ph.D. degree from Yale University with the John Spangler Nicholas Prize, and completed his postdoctoral training with Dr. Michael Snyder in the Department of Genetics at Stanford University. Dr. Chen has been spearheading personalized health monitoring and preventative medicine with next-generation, high-throughput technologies, and orchestrated the first personalized health monitoring and preventative medicine proof-of-principle study with integrative omics, which led to a series of omics studies in healthy individuals as well as in patients with diabetes and asthma. Dr. Chen recently started as Principal Scientist at Roche One Solution, leading the efforts in new technology evaluation and development. Rui Chen Picture
Friday early evening talk
New tools for epidemiological medical research in the digital age, Marcel Salathé

Marcel Salathé is Associate Professor at the School of Life Sciences & the School of Computer and communication Sciences at the EPFL - Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne.

Marcel is a digital epidemiologist working at the interface of population biology, computational sciences / engineering, and the social sciences.

Marcel Salathe
Saturday evening pre-dinner talk
IBM Watson; an advisor to Medical Professionals, Pascal Sempé
Pascal Sempé holds a PhD in Biochemistry and Immunology from the University Pierre et Marie Curie and Pasteur Institute, Paris, France. He joined IBM in 2003 after 15+ years in Medical & Pharmaceutical Research. Pascal is one of IBM’s subject matter expert in Pharma R&D and Healthcare. During the past recent years he has played a key role in developing awareness in Europe around Cognitive Computing and especially in IBM’s latest breakthrough technology, named of IBM Watson. Pascal is responsible for IBM Watson Health’s business development in Europe. Watson Health is a dedicated business unit, created in 2015, that builds on IBM Watson's unique cognitive strengths to transform the global healthcare health systems, empower healthcare professionals and people to make better decisions about their health. Pascal Sempé

The Junior session Getting the job you want. Speakers: Paul Nicklin (Germany), Oliver Eickelberg (Germany), Inge Vestbo (Denmark) and Liz Elvidge (United Kingdom)


The 14th ERS Lung Science Conference is endorsed by the Sociedade Portuguesa de Pneumologia

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