ERS Vision – Live Panel Discussion

Is there a rationale for an early lung health check?


Taking place on 21 November, 2023, this ERS Vision Live panel discussion will explore the question: ‘Is there a rationale for an early lung health check?’

The expert panellists will discuss key areas, including:

  • Why should we do a lung health check?
  • When and where should a lung health check take place?
  • What should we do to reduce risk?

This event is free to access but registration is required.


Prof. Andrew Bush  - profile image
Prof. Andrew Bush

Andy is a Professor of Paediatrics and Paediatric Respirology, at the National Heart and Lung Institute, and Centre for Paediatrics and Child Health, at Imperial College.
His research interests include the invasive and non-invasive measurement of airway inflammation in children, in particular the use of endobronchial biopsy in the management of severe asthma, and clinical physiology, especially respiratory mass spectrometry.
He is the current Guidelines Director of the European Respiratory Society and previously chaired the Publications Committee.
In 2022 Andy was the first paediatrician to be awarded the British Thoracic Society medal, which is awarded annually to a someone who has greatly contributed to respiratory medicine or science.

Dr Cláudia Almeida Vicente  - profile image
Dr Cláudia Almeida Vicente

Cláudia is a family doctor at USF Araceti in Portugal.
For many years, with a special interest in the respiratory area, she has been, since 2013, in the coordination group of the Respiratory Diseases Group of the Association of General and Family Medicine and she became the coordinator of the Group since 2019.
She has been a member of the Board of the International Primary Care Respiratory Group since 2022.
She is the current secretary of ERS group 01.03 and is running for chair of the same group.
She has participated in articles, guides and documents useful for clinical practice, promoting respiratory diseases in primary healthcare, as well as the articulation of care with hospital specialties.


Prof. Joan B Soriano - profile image
Prof. Joan B Soriano
Department of Respiratory Medicine of Hospital Universitario de la Princesa, Madrid, Spain

Prof. Joan B. Soriano works at the Dept of Respiratory Medicine of Hospital Universitario de la Princesa, where he is Honorary Professor of Medicine at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.

In 2014 he was appointed Foundational Fellow of ERS and Fellow of Chest; and in 2022 received the NeumoMadrid Award for A Scientific and Research Career.

In November 2023 he was appointed Vice-President of the Spanish National Committee for the Prevention of Smoking-CNPT.

Up to July 2021, he served as Senior Consultant of the COVID-19 Clinical Management Team, at the headquarters of the World Health Organization, based in Geneva, Switzerland, coordinating updates of COVID-19 WHO’s Clinical Guidelines and defining long COVID.

And since July 2023 he has been an External Consultant on chronic respiratory diseases for the joint WHO European region & ERS programme.

Prof. Didier Cataldo - profile image
Prof. Didier Cataldo
Clinical specialist in pulmonology and full-time professor at the University of Liege, Belgium

Didier is a full-time professor at the University of Liege, Belgium.

He is a clinical specialist in pulmonology and has a long-term clinical and scientific interest in the diagnosis and treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

For more than 20 years he has been leading a research lab where the mechanisms of these diseases are studied.

Didier served as president of the Belgian Respiratory Society (BeRS) between 2020-2022.

He is the founder of the Belgian Lung Foundation (BeLF) that connects patient associations and advocacy groups.

Prof. Arzu Yorgancıoğlu - profile image
Prof. Arzu Yorgancıoğlu
Professor at the Department of Pulmonology at Celal Bayar University in Manisa, Turkey

Arzu is a Professor at the Department of Pulmonology at Celal Bayar University in Manisa, Turkey. and served as President of the Turkish Thoracic Society between 2014-2016.

She is the current Chair of the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA), and is the coordinator and a member of the Board of Directors of the Reference Site European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Aging (EIP on AHA) in Turkey. She is also a member of UN Environment MCTOC.

Arzu is the past chair of the WHO GARD (Global Alliance against Respiratory Diseases) and past ERS Advocacy Council Chair. In addition, Arzu is also a fellow of ERS and the American Thoracic Society (ATS).