“Following on in the tradition set for the ERS Presidency, I will address the aspect of identifying and reducing risk factors linking communicable and non-communicable respiratory diseases. These aspects will be the basis of the 3rd Respiratory Summit on "Lung Health in Europe: changing the natural history of respiratory diseases" that will be held in Dublin in June 2013.”
Francesco Blasi, in his first message as ERS President
The ERS 2013 Presidential Summit is in association with the Irish Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
DAY 1 – FRIDAY 7 JUNE 2013
12:00–13:00 Registration & Lunch
13:00-13:15 Opening and welcome
13:15–13:30 Key note address
13:30–14:45 Policies for lung health and research: can they make a difference?
14:45–15:45 Lung Health: understanding risk factors
15:45–16:15 Coffee break
16:15–18:30 Gaps and needs: defining patient-focused research
Followed by a panel discussion to identify concrete areas/topics where collaboration at EU-level is necessary.
DAY 2 – SATURDAY 8 JUNE 2013
08:00–09:30 Needs and perceptions: understanding the patient
09:30–10:15 Towards a new perspective on industry partnerships?
10:15–10:45 Coffee break
10:45-11:00 Instructions for break-out sessions
11:00–12:00 Break-out sessions on top priorities for collaborative research
Outcomes should define top priorities for international/European research that will deliver innovations, meet patient needs, and address urgent research gaps: through the formulation of potential research topics for Horizon 2020.
12:00–12:30 Preparation of leaders’ reports
12:30–13:00 Leaders report back to Plenary & Closing remarks