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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. 

Registration for the Conference is now open

More information available here.


Download the Conference programme (updated 05.02.2016)

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Alvar Agusti Garcia-Navarro, Spain
  • Jason Bates, United States of America
  • Bertrand De Meulder, France
  • Oliver Eickelberg, Germany
  • Lindsay Edwards, United Kingdom
  • Irina Lehmann, Germany
  • Soni Savai Pullamsetti, Germany
  • Valérie Siroux, France
  • Peter Sterk, Netherlands
  • Jorgen Vestbo, United Kingdom
  • Craig Wheelock, Sweden
  • Yan Xu, USA
Special talks:
Opening Lecture on Thursday March 10:
Personal 'omics profiling, Rui Chen, United States of America
Friday early-evening talk:
New tools for epidemiological medical research in the digital age, Marcel Salathé, Switzerland
Marcel Salathe
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 Salathé is a digital epidemiologist working at the interface of population biology, computational sciences / engineering, and the social sciences
 Saturday evening pre-dinner talk:
IBM Watson; an advisor to Medical Professionals, Pascal Sempé, France
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

Special Session:

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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New tools for epidemiological medical research

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