Scientific and Organising Committee

Francesco Blasi

Professor of Respiratory Medicine, Department Pathophysiology and Transplantation, University of Milan – Italy

G. Walter Canonica

Director of the Personalized Medicine Center: Asthma and Allergies, Humanitas Research Hospital, Rozzano, MI – Italy

Stefano Aliberti

Professor of Respiratory Medecine Humanitas University & Head of Respiratory Unit, Humanitas Research Hospital, Milan, Italy

Stefano Centanni

Professor of Respiratory Medicine, Università degli Studi di Milano – Italy -| Dept. of Health Sciences Ospedale San Paolo, Milano -Italy

Johann C. Virchow

Professor of Medicine and Pneumology and Head of the Departments of Pulmonary Medicine and Intensive Care Medicine in the University Medical Clinic at the University of Rostock – Germany

Tobias Welte

Professor of Medicine Department Head, Department of Respiratory Medicine – Medizinische Hochschule, Hannover -Germany

The International Workshop on Lung Health has been defined by one of the participants as a “medium sized conference  focused on small groups learning with real interaction with the World Experts at close proximity”.

The “concept” of the International Workshop on Lung Health  started  during a Consensus Conference held in Monaco on 7 – 8 January 2013 and  was  supported by the Principality and Publi Créations. During this Consensus a group of high level specialists in Respiratory Medicine, representing different branches of the discipline, agreed on the need to create a dynamic educational Workshop where interactivity and exchange was paramount keeping a relaxed but at the same time highly scientific environment.

Every year focused on the “hot topic(s)” of the moment chosen following the attendees‘ suggestions the Workshop  is the perfect environment to get updates, acquire new knowledge, learn new approaches and discover new insights to immediately applicable in daily clinical practice.

The format  is targeted for Specialists in Respiratory Medicine, Allergology, Immunology and Internal Medicine, but also other specialists as well as trained nurses can benefit from the active learning structure of the workshop.

Every personal experience is enriched by the exchange between generations, different cultures, clinical approaches and various national health systems and some of the valuable relationships  occurred  during the conference last over years.

Experience and knowledge are exploited in an international environment helping the young generation take off : initiatives as the “Rising Stars” and the “Future Leaders’ Mentoring Programme” help young researchers and clinicians having a chance to boost their career.

Daring wisely is the challenge of the workshop transforming itself and evolving with the progress of  knowledge, practice and tools remaining always open to ideas, new approaches and challenging controversial discussions.












Publications generated by the International Workshop on Lung Health:

8th International Workshop on Lung Health – Book of Abstracts

7th International Workshop on Lung Health – Book of Abstracts

Published on European Respiratory & Pulmonary Diseases – published and edited by TOUCH MEDICAL Media ISSN 2058-4881

6th International Workshop on Lung Health – Book of Abstracts

Current Approaches for Phenotyping as a Target for Precision Medicine in COPD Management

Jose Luis Lopez-Campos & Stefano Centanni
DOI: 10.1080/15412555.2018.1443064.

COPD 2017: A Year in Review

Ernesto Crisafulli & Antoni Torres
DOI: 10.1080/15412555.2018.1444022

Stable COPD Treatment: Where are We?

Nicolas Roche
DOI: 10.1080/15412555.2018.1445214

5th International Workshop on Lung Health – Poster Awards’ Winners Abstracts

Pages: 1-3
DOI: 10.1080/15412555.2018.1473078

5th International Workshop on Lung Health – Poster Awards’ Winners Abstracts

Pages: 93 – 95
DOI: 10.1080/15412555.2018.1473078

5th International Workshop on Lung Health – Rising Stars Abstracts

Pages: 96 – 98
DOI: 10.1080/15412555.2018.1473080