ERS Vision – Live Panel Discussion

Oxygen – do we really need it?

20 October, 2021 | Online

18:00–19:00 CEST


Registration is open for the next edition of ERS Vision Live — our live panel discussion series hosted on the ERS Respiratory Channel.

The event will focus on the efficacy and challenges of oxygen home therapy. Looking at studies past and new, expert panellists will assess current thinking and consider the practical implications of implementing recent recommendations of the guidelines and the value of oxygen therapy.

The event is completely free to access but requires registration in advance.


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Richard Costello

Prof. Richard Costello is the ERS Education Council Chair and Professor of Medicine at his alma mater, the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI). He graduated from the RCSI in 1988 before completing a 4-year-long fellowship in pulmonary and critical care at the Johns Hopkins University in the US in 1997. He later obtained a doctorate from the National University of Ireland in 1999, and he was a fellow of the RCSI in 2001. His research interests include the relationship of use of therapy to outcomes in respiratory disease; establishing profile of risk of future control of asthma; and addressing the practical difficulties of the inhaler treatment of asthma and COPD. Thanks to his research, Prof. Costello is the co-author of more than 40 scientific articles. Prof. Costello has shared his expertise by mentoring numerous medicine students as well as masters and doctorate candidates.

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Anne Holland

Anne Holland is Professor of Physiotherapy and Head of Respiratory Research at Monash University and Alfred Health in Melbourne, Australia. She leads a research program that investigates novel non-pharmacological treatments for patients with chronic lung disease. Her research has been cited in a wide range of clinical guidelines for management of COPD, interstitial lung disease, oxygen therapy and pulmonary rehabilitation. She co-chaired the recent American Thoracic Society guidelines on home oxygen therapy for adults with chronic lung disease and is chief investigator for a multi-site clinical trial of ambulatory oxygen in interstitial lung disease.


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Peter Calverley

Peter Calverley is Professor of Respiratory Medicine and Honorary Consultant Respiratory Physician at Aintree Hospitals, Liverpool. His main research interests are the physiology and treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and the management of chronic disease in general. He led the UK Government Strategy group on COPD care and chaired the National Institute for Health Research Respiratory Research Network for 5 years. He has been an editor of several Respiratory journals and is currently Associate Editor of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. His research is highly cited, and he has published more than 300 peer-reviewed papers.