15 January, 2024
There is not long to go until the third edition of the Respiratory Failure and Mechanical Ventilation (RFMV) Conference.
Taking place from 15–17 February, 2024, in Berlin, Germany, and online, this important ERS conference offers cutting-edge scientific sessions and interactive educational content. It gives participants the opportunity to interact with numerous experts in the field from all over the world, and take part in interactive sessions, hands-on practical skills workshops and presentations of original research and case reports.
Dr Lieuwe Bos is an early career member of ERS, and former under-40 representative of ERS Assembly 2: Respiratory intensive care, and is part of the organising committee for this event. We spoke to him to find out more about the upcoming conference.
What can you tell us about the Respiratory Failure and Mechanical Ventilation Conference?
The RFMV conference is the best place to learn about care for patients with acute and chronic respiratory failure. The event programme has two tracks, focused at acute respiratory failure, and chronic respiratory failure in adults and paediatric patients, meaning that the conference caters to all interests. Besides these tracks, there are combined sessions to discuss recent developments relevant for all patients with respiratory failure.
Who should attend this event?
This conference is not only aimed at clinicians, but is an excellent learning and networking opportunity for anyone interested in respiratory failure, in particular pulmonologists, intensivists, nurses, physiotherapists and researchers.
What can Early Career Members gain from attending RFMV 2024?
One of the key aspects of the conference is that the scale of the event allows for more casual, low key interactions between the audience and presenters. For this reason it is the perfect place for early career members to develop their network and to get to know new people interested in respiratory failure.
What are you most looking forward to from the conference programme?
I’m looking forward to the shared sessions as there is always so much to learn from the discussion between physicians taking care of paediatric and adult patients, with acute and chronic respiratory failure. The shared learning that comes from the interaction of various disciplines within the field is always one of the highlights of this conference.
What do you think will be the hot topics at RFMV 2024?
One of the hot topics in the field is the emergence of precision medicine approaches to respiratory failure. There are several trials ongoing in this space and I look forward to gaining some insights into the feasibility and effectiveness of precision medicine for respiratory failure.
Registration for the Respiratory Failure and Mechanical Ventilation Conference 2024 is currently open, with both on-site and online spaces available.