Congresses and workshops remain an important way of continuing medical education after the University, therefore, it’s crucial to provide young specialists with instruments to keep themselves up-to-date and informed in an unbiased way.



Stefano Aliberti

James Chalmers
United Kingdom

Paolo Spagnolo

Participants profile:

The Future Leaders’ Mentoring Programme is open up to 10 Residents / PhD students in Respiratory Medicine from different European Universities and Hospitals.

Aim of the Program:

Mentors will accompany participants throughout the congress in a tailored training. The aim is teaching them how to identify, synthetize and apply in daily life the most important messages provided during the lectures of the workshop. The different background of speakers and participants will help the participants to improve their ability to interact within a multicultural – multinational – multi generations environment.

How to Apply:

Candidacies for the "Future Leaders ‘ Mentoring Programme" are open. Please submit you CV and a brief text on your motivation clicking on the below button (at the bottom of the current page).


In order to participate in the selection process, please send your candidacy before October 15, 2018 (postponed to October 22nd, 2018).

Notification on acceptance of the candidacies will be e-mailed to the candidates before November 13, 2018. Candidates must register for the congress and pay the registration fee before November 19, 2018 to benefit from the early bird registration fee.


The programme will start on Thursday 17, January at 13.00 with the session “Future Leaders Mentoring: warming up” where the different aspects of the programme will be illustrated by the Mentors.

4/6 lectures throughout the 3-day congress will be included in their personalised programme based on interest of each participants. It is mandatory for the candidates to attend them and follow the instructions of their mentors in order to easily identify and retain the “take home messages”.

Mentors small group training sessions will be performed throughout the congress programme at timing to be decided on site based on the lectures choses by each participant. Up to 3 groups could be created based on interests and background.

During the report and feedback session of Saturday 19, January at 13.00 to 14.00, participants to the programme will be asked to present their work, outcome and take home messages . This session will be open to all congress attendees.


Participants to the future leaders’ mentoring program will benefit of free registration.

The congress is seeking for one or more sponsors to support travel grants for participants to the programme but up to now the congress is not able to provide this support.

Further information will be posted here if a partner could be found.