Respiratory Failure and Mechanical Ventilation Conference

9–11 June, 2022 | Berlin, Germany | #RFMV2022

This must-attend event will offer cutting-edge scientific sessions and interactive educational content, covering aspects from acute and chronic care to working in the multidisciplinary team.


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What does the conference offer?

Delegates will have the opportunity to hear from experts in the field of RFMV, network with peers from around the world, and participate in interactive sessions and hands-on practical skills workshops. There will also be the option to submit cases and abstracts for presentation and discussion.

Who can attend?

The conference is aimed at pulmonologists, paediatricians and other professionals working in critical care such as intensivists, emergency medicine physicians, anaesthesiologist, physiotherapists, respiratory nurses, allied health professionals and cardiologists.

Organising committee

Leo Heunks - profile image
Leo Heunks
Conference Chair

ERS Assembly 2 Head

Tiina Andersen - profile image
Tiina Andersen

Rebecca D’Cruz - profile image
Rebecca D’Cruz

Marieke Duiverman - profile image
Marieke Duiverman
ERS Group 2.2 Chair

My interest as a pulmonologist combining clinical work with doing (clinical) research are in the field of chronic noninvasive ventilation in patients with chronic respiratory failure with different underlying diseases. My research until now has focussed on NIV in COPD and rehabilitation, showing in a randomised controlled trial that NIV is of additional benefit to rehabilitation in patients with severe COPD. Furthermore, I am especially interested in respiratory muscle work and drive, doing research with surface EMG for more than 10 years now. This interesting technique can be applied under different circumstances and is interesting to use for initiation and optimisation of NIV in different patient groups, also neuromuscular disease. I was an ERS fellow at the Cologne Merheim Hospital, Germany, working in the group of Prof. Windisch, an expert in the field of home NIV. More recently, we started to work with nasal high flow therapy, both for clinical use in COVID-19 as in research setting for the home use in COPD.

Begüm Ergan - profile image
Begüm Ergan

Christian Karagiannidis - profile image
Christian Karagiannidis
ERS Group 2.1 Chair

Daniel Langer - profile image
Daniel Langer
ERS Assembly 9 Head

Stefano Nava - profile image
Stefano Nava
ERS Presidential Award Winner 2021

Maxime Patout - profile image
Maxime Patout
ERS Assembly 2 Early Career Representative

Anita Simonds - profile image
Anita Simonds
ERS Past President

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