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6-8 October, 2016 (Athens, Greece)





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    This course aims to develop practical skills and knowledge in the field of interventional bronchoscopy for practitioners who already have a basic level of training. Participants will be provided with further theoretical background, live demonstrations of procedures, and extensive practical sessions with advanced simulation models including animals. During the course emphasis will be given to TBNA use (conventional, EBUS-TBNA and b-EUS), rigid bronchoscopy, combined therapeutic techniques, stent placement and bronchoscopic lung volume reduction. Participants will receive educational material electronically prior to the course taking place and they will also receive a handout onsite. Participants will have the opportunity to complete a pre and post-course assessment. The maximum number of participants for this course is 24. 

    This course has been granted 14 CME credits by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME). The number of credits that you will receive corresponds to your attendance during the course. Please note that you need to sign the register of attendance each day to ensure that you receive the CME credits.


    By the end of the course, participants will:

    • Recognise indications and contra-indications of major bronchoscopic modalities.
    • Perform TBNA in major lymph node stations.
    • Have knowledge of electrocautery and cryotherapy for endobronchial treatment or biopsies.
    • Be familiar with rigid bronchoscopy debulking techniques and stent placement.
    • Understand and practice with navigation technologies such as EBUS and electromagnetic navigation.


    Adult HERMES syllabus Module D.2.11, D.2.17, D.2.18

    ERS Members 1,000
    A person who is an ERS Member at the time of registration
    Non-ERS Members 1,100
    A person without an ERS-Membership at the time of registration


    Upon receipt of a written cancellation, a refund of fees minus €50 administrative fee will be applied up to 6 weeks before the course. After this date no refund will be made for cancellations.

    Please ensure that you have all necessary visa documents, if required for your trip. The ERS is not responsible for obtaining or financing your visa.



    1st Respiratory Medicine Department, University of Athens
    "Sotiria" General Hospital of Chest Diseases, Building Z
    152 Mesogion Avenue
    115 27, Athens
    Tel.: +30 210 77 63 448


    Holiday Suites Hotel
    Crown Plaza Athens city Center     
    Best Western Ilisia Hotel
    4 Arnis Street
    50 Mihalakopoulou Avenue       
    25 Michalakopoulou Street
    +30 210 72 78 000
    +30 210 72 78 000
    +30 210 72 44 051

    Please note that the room charges are not included in the registration fee. The ERS cannot guarantee the rate nor the availability of the hotel rooms for the course, therefore please ensure that you make your hotel reservation as soon as possible.


Nicolino Ambrosino

Ext. Activities Director

Professor Nicolino Ambrosino is currently Director of the Respiratory Unit at the Cardio-Thoracic Department, University Hospital of Pisa, as well as Director of the Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Weaning Center, and Scientific Director of Auxilium Vitae, Volterra.

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