ERS shortlisted for international award

The Live Pulmonary Endoscopy sessions at last year’s International Congress in Amsterdam have been shortlisted for an Associations Network International and European Association Award in the ‘Best Use of Event Technology’ category.

The award, which will be announced on 11 April at a ceremony in Berlin, commends the best use of technology at an event to improve and add value to the experience of delegates.

In September last year, live cutting-edge medical procedures were transmitted across four sessions to a large auditorium room for delegates to view in real-time. The doctors performing the procedures could interact directly with the audience in the auditorium room, and explain the procedure as they were doing it.

The audience could also submit their questions via their mobile devices to chairs of the sessions. Chairs then selected the most frequent and interesting questions and asked them to the doctor performing the procedure.