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2016 Pittsburgh-Munich International Lung Conference
The goal of the Pittsburgh-Munich International Lung Conference is to increase awareness of the medical and scientific advances being made in treating lung disease.
The theme for this year’s conference is immune responses in the lung in health and disease highlighting the important role the immune system plays in preserving lung health despite constant provocation by environmental insults and its inappropriate engagement during disease.
The Conference will showcase cutting-edge basic and translational research to understand defense against respiratory pathogens with utilization of immunological tools to develop a universal vaccine for flu. It will also bring into focus immune mechanisms that incite and perpetuate different lung diseases. Innovative treatment strategies targeting the immune system to improve patient outcomes in lung diseases will be an important focus of this conference. A new subtopic that will be included in 2016 is technological advancements that can be harnessed to study and treat lung diseases.
The conference will bring together established scientists from multiple disciplines and institutions who are contributing in a major way to unraveling the immune system to improve lung health and will also allow junior investigators and trainees to learn and contribute in order to ensure the future vitality of the field.
Sessions will cover the following topics:
1. Immune Response and Inflammation in Defense against Respiratory Pathogens
2. Immune Response and Inflammation in Promotion of Lung Diseases
3. Cutting-edge Technologies to Probe Immune Cells and Relevance in Lung Disease
4. Targeting the Immune System to Treat Lung Diseases
In Sickness and in Health: The Importance of Exercise in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Lung Disease
Dr. Jonathan Spahr reviews exercise physiology and how it pertains to the physiology of lung disease, different methods of exercise testing, and how it presents as a therapeutic option in lung disease.
Publish Date: 2/18/2014
Total Viewing Time: 1 hour
COPD: An Early Aging Disease?
Dr. Frank Sciurba gives a brief introduction to COPD and discusses some of the correlation the disease had with aging.
Publish Date: 6/16/2015
Total Viewing Time: 30min
Thrombophlebitis to Pulmonary Embolism: Inpatient and Outpatient Evaluation & Management
In this course, Dr. Phillip Lamberty will discuss the recommended treatment options for venous thromboembolism, review acute pulmonary embolism (PE) risk stratification, and present management strategies for intermediate risk pulmonary embolism.
Publish Date: 4/21/2015
Total Viewing Time: 25min
GERD and Lung Disease: Selected Presentations from the 2014 Benign Esophageal Conference
Drs. Matthew Morrell and Jonathan D’Cunha join together to discuss GERD and Lung Disease from the 2014 Benign Esophageal Conference.
Publish Date: 2/6/2015
Total Viewing Time: 45min
Asthma Disparities: Root Causes and Potential Solutions
Dr. Juan Celedon gives an in depth presentation on the diagnoses and treatment of asthma.
Publish Date: 6/27/2014
Total Viewing Time: 45 min