About one quarter of children's primary care consultations are related to respiratory complaints including asthma, bronchiolitis, chronic bronchitis and lower respiratory tract infections. Approximately 50% of the costs of first-line healthcare for children are attributed to a combination of respiratory tract problems and skin conditions.
This year's Congress offers a range of activities designed to cater for the needs of specialists in paediatric respiratory medicine; highlights include the Paediatric Year in Review session, which presents the most recent and significant literature and developments relating to four topics in paediatric respiratory medicine, in addition to the interactive Paediatric Grand Round, which will present a number of challenging paediatric respiratory cases through engaging discussion, and audience participation is actively encouraged.
Chair of the ERS Paediatric Assembly Fabio Midulla, notes "Our assembly is comprised of eight different groups, which cover the breadth of paediatric respiratory disease. Our overarching aim is to advance the respiratory health of children in Europe and worldwide. There are still disparate mortality rates for respiratory diseases across Europe and closing this gap remains to be a major priority in paediatric respiratory medicine. This year's Congress is an excellent opportunity to stay up-to-date on the latest developments in the field and there are several professional development opportunities available as part of the educational programme."
If paediatric respiratory medicine is your field of interest, the list below highlights a number of topical sessions and activities available at this year's Congress. Alternatively, you can browse the full programme.
Note: Educational sessions (postgraduate courses, skills workshops, challenging clinical cases, professional development workshops and meet the expert sessions) can be attended at an additional cost to the standard registration fee.