Digital respiratory medicine – realism vs futurism

3–4 June, 2021 | Online

The European Respiratory Society (ERS) Presidential Summit 2021 streamed live over two days using a specially designed virtual platform.

On day one of the Summit, we examined the current digital tools that can be used in respiratory healthcare, while day two focused on growth areas and future aspects of digital health, such as big data and artificial intelligence as well as ethical considerations, regulation, and policy.

The Summit has been awarded 8 CME credits. Participants will be informed on how to claim CME credits soon.

All times listed are Central European Summer Time (CEST). Click on a speaker’s name to view their presentation.

ERS Presidential Summit 2021 scene setter
10:00–10:15 Summit opening

10:15–10:50 Keynote address

  • Creating a realistic digital roadmap: lessons learned from cardiology – Martin Cowie, King’s College London
  • Q&A
Theme I: The virtual world
10:55–11:55 Chairs: Thierry Troosters, ERS Past President and Anita Simonds, ERS President

  • Lessons from virtual ward – COVID-19 and new models of care for our respiratory patients and workforce – Sarah Sibley, Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital
  • Virtual pulmonary and COVID-19 rehabilitation – Sally Singh, University of Leicester
  • Q&A
Theme II: Wearables and apps
12:00–13:15 Chair: Hilary Pinnock, University of Edinburgh

  • Patient wearables – how effective are they? – Andrea Aliverti, Politecnico di Milano
  • Wearables, sports and health – Ioannis Vogiatzis, Northumbria University
  • What have we learnt from contact tracing apps? – Vitalii Poberezhets, National Pirogov Memorial Medical University
  • How can digital techniques improve the lives of patients? Barriers and solutions – Kjeld Hansen, Chair of the European Lung Foundation
  • Q&A
Theme III: Virtual/multimodal education, communication skills
14:30–15:30 Chair: Anita Simonds, ERS President

Panel discussion

  • How to care for and communicate with patients digitally – Hilary Pinnock, University of Edinburgh
  • Digital approaches to promote adherence to treatments and patient education – Omar Usmani, Imperial College London
  • Digital training programmes – the best of new resources – Maxime Patout, Groupe Hospitalier Universitaire APHP-Sorbonne Université, Hôpital Pitié-Salpêtrière
  • Q&A
Theme IV: Digital health and innovation
15:35–16:35 Chair: Tamsin Rose

  • Digital home resources in clinical trial management – Marlies Wijsenbeek, Erasmus MC
  • How can digital health drive value based healthcare? – Jim Hollingshead, ResMed
  • Addressing digital exclusion – Kjeld Hansen, Chair of the European Lung Foundation
  • Digital health and data use – Michael Strübin, MedTech Europe
  • Q&A
16:40–17:00 Closing discussions

  • Anita Simonds, ERS President
  • Thierry Troosters, ERS Past President
  • Hilary Pinnock, University of Edinburgh

All times listed are Central European Summer Time (CEST). Click on a speaker’s name to view their presentation.

Theme V: Ethics, equity, and regulation
10:00–11:00 Chair: Tamsin Rose

  • Towards a more effective Health Union: Digitalisation and the European Health Data Space – Pierre Delsaux, Directorate–General for Health and Food Safety
  • Human in the loop: strengths and weaknesses of AI-safety controls – Nikita Lukianets, Open Ethics
  • Digital respiratory medicine in the global health context: the case of TB – Dennis Falzon, World Health Organization
  • Q&A
Theme VI: Artificial intelligence and big data
11:05–12:05 Chair: Anita Simonds, ERS President

  • Decision Support Systems and patient management – Wim Vos, Radiomics
  • Harnessing big data for evaluation and regulation of medicines – Luís Correia Pinheiro, European Medicines Agency
  • Digital advances in disease surveillance and extended remit of ECDC – Pasi Penttinen, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
  • Q&A
Realism vs Futurism – debate and takeaways
12:10–12:55 Chair:  Tamsin Rose

Panel discussion

  • Anita Simonds, ERS President
  • Marc Humbert, ERS President Elect
  • Wim Vos, Radiomics
  • Joanna Chorostowska–Wynimko, ERS Secretary General
  • Q&A
12:55–13:00 Closing

  • Anita Simonds, ERS President