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    COVID-19 live programme

    Sunday 6 September, 2020

    In addition to the Congress programme and in recognition of the impact that coronavirus continues to have on the work of the respiratory community, a day’s worth of free online sessions dedicated to SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 will be accessible to all before the main event.

    The programme consists of live presentations which discuss the disease, from basic science to the post-care of COVID-19 patients, and has been created to ensure that respiratory healthcare professionals have access to some of the latest data available.

    Tobias Welte is ERS Past President and keynote speaker for the COVID-19 live programme

    “Over these past few months, we have all been affected by periods of isolation and uncertainty, sacrifice and even loss. However, what we have also seen is the remarkable resilience and tireless efforts of healthcare workers and scientists internationally, who have come together in the face of such challenges to save lives, and provided us all with the hope that this crisis will soon be over. That is why we are pleased to be able to offer a free programme dedicated to the latest data on COVID-19 and accessible to all ahead of this year’s ERS International Congress.”

    What sessions are there in the COVID-19 live programme?

    The COVID-19 live programme will cover the following topics:

    • Basic science
      This session will explain the basic science behind the SARS CoV 2 virus, including its structure, viral entry, genomic epidemiology, immune response and lung effects.
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    • Epidemiology
      This session will discuss the evolving epidemiology of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), including the global view from the World Health Organization (WHO), updates on symptom tracking, risk factors and the severity biomarkers post-infection.
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    • Management prevention
      This session will explain the public health approaches recommended by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), including surveillance, epidemic intelligence, response, preparedness, training, and communication, as well as different vaccine approaches and key vaccine clinical trials currently underway. 
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    • Management
      This session will provide the most up-to-date advice for the clinical management of patients with COVID-19, including respiratory support and pharmacological management.
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    • Impact in children and in those with premorbid respiratory disease  
      This session will discuss the impact for patients with pre-existing respiratory disease including how children react to the virus, ILD, lung cancer, and airways disease.
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    • Post-COVID
      This session will explore the current care pathways, rehabilitation options, long-term impact on the lung, risks of re-infection and palliative care.
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    All sessions in the COVID-19 live programme are CME accredited.

    How do I access the COVID-19 live programme?

    The COVID-19 live programme will be free to access on the day from the ERS Congress website home page, with ERS members needing only to log in to their myERS account. Non-members can create a myERS account for free and are encouraged to do so in advance. Recordings of the COVID-19 live programme will be made available to Congress registrants after the event.

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    COVID-19 sessions at the ERS International Congress

    The virtual ERS International Congress, which takes place from 7–9 September, will feature more of the latest data relating to COVID-19.

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    Registration is open now with a rate of only €119 for ERS members or €159 for non-members. Registration grants access to the full programme covering the entire field of respiratory medicine as well as to all recorded materials until 31 December, 2020.

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