Masterclass in airways disease

Organisers : O. Usmani, A. Spanevello

This course offers the latest guidelines available in asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Thanks to a new series of studies in the field, participants will be provided with an overview on new treatments and standard methods in evaluating the physiology and biology of asthma and COPD. Special emphasis will be given to the pharmacological management and the monitoring of airway diseases using biomarkers, physiology and imaging.

An application will be made to EACCME for CME accreditation of this event. The number of credits that you will receive corresponds to your attendance during the course. Please note that you need to sign the register of attendance each day to ensure that you receive the CME credits.

Course format

  • Lectures
  • Case presentations with interactive discussions
  • Interactive workshops

Target audience

  • Clinicians
  • Trainees
  • Scientists
  • Pulmonologists
  • Research fellow


  • Biological phenotypes and endotypes and their clinical implication
  • Biological therapy in airway disease
  • Imaging asthma and COPD
  • Digital innovation

Learning outcomes

Following this course, participants will be able to:

  • Have greater knowledge of the pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment
  • Understand the investigation and management of the two diseases
  • Work in teams in the follow-up of the disease
  • Improve their communication skills
  • Engage in the research field
Practical Info
€ 500 Early Career
ERS Members
€ 600 ERS members € 700 Non-ERS Members € 1100 Industry
(ERS Members & non-Members)

Register before the early-bird deadline on 1 April, 2019 to benefit from a €50 discount on registration fees.

Cancellation policy

Travel Info

Registering for someone else ? Contact Sandy Borlat


A limited number of bursaries are available which provide either full financial support to attend the course or cover the cost of the registration fee. To be eligible to apply you must be:

Please note that only one bursary can be allocated per person per calendar year.

Selection from the pool of applicants will be made by the organising committee based on the submission of:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • A one-page personal statement explaining how you would apply the knowledge gained from this course.
  • Bursaries application deadline:24 February, 2019
  • Notification of selection results:22 March, 2019