ERS School Course on Basics in Asthma: ERS/ATS Joint Course, Oslo 2005

Target audience
  • Clinicians
  • Pulmonologists and paediatric pulmonologists
  • General practitioners
  • Trainees in pulmonology and paediatric pulmonology
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Educational aims
The course will give knowledge about the epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnostic procedures and treatment of asthma in children, as well as adults. Both basic and recent developments will be covered. The participants will learn from European and American experts within the field and will be able to take part in practical demonstrations of diagnostic techniques, such as lung function measurements, assessments of bronchial responsiveness, exercise tests and assessments of noninvasive markers of airway inflammation.
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Epidemiology of childhood asthma
F. D. Martinez (Tucson, United States of America)
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M. Osborne (Portland, United States of America)
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A. Bush (London, United Kingdom)
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 [+]  PDF journal article, handout or slides Slide presentation Webcast Clinical presentation of adult asthma
L. Fabbri (Modena, Italy)
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K. Rabe (Leiden, Netherlands)
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Genetics of asthma
F. D. Martinez (Tucson, United States of America)
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M. Kraft (Durham, United States of America)
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 [+]  PDF journal article, handout or slides Slide presentation Webcast Infections and asthma
P. Sterk (Leiden, Netherlands)
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Allergy and asthma
F. D. Martinez (Tucson, United States of America)
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L. Fabbri (Modena, Italy)
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 [+]  PDF journal article, handout or slides Slide presentation Webcast 11 Occupational asthma
P. Blanc (San Francisco, United States of America)
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 [+]  PDF journal article, handout or slides Slide presentation Webcast 12 Clinical criteria of asthma. The use of questionnaires in the diagnosis of asthma
M. Osborne (Portland, United States of America)
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 [+]  PDF journal article, handout or slides Slide presentation Webcast 13 The use of measurement of lung function and bronchial responsiveness in the diagnosis and assessment of asthma and small airway function
P. Sterk (Leiden, Netherlands)
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 [+]  Slide presentation Webcast 14 Sputum induction and analysis
H. Boushey (San Francisco, United States of America)
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 [+]  PDF journal article, handout or slides Slide presentation Webcast 15 Assessment of airways inflammation in asthma, including the use of FeNO and exhaled breath condensate
K. Rabe (Leiden, Netherlands)
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 [+]  PDF journal article, handout or slides Slide presentation Webcast 16 Exercise testing, exercise induced asthma and sports. Treatment and doping regulations
K-H. Carlsen (Oslo, Norway)
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 [+]  PDF journal article, handout or slides Slide presentation Webcast 17 Smoking, active and passive in relationship to asthma and allergy
P. Blanc (San Francisco, United States of America)
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 [+]  Slide presentation Webcast 18 Guidelines: questions and controversies
H. Boushey (San Francisco, United States of America)
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 [+]  PDF journal article, handout or slides Slide presentation Webcast 19 New modalities of asthma treatment
M. Kraft (Durham, Nc, United States of America)
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 [+]  Slide presentation Webcast 20 Treatment of acute asthma, reliever therapy
H. Boushey (San Francisco, United States of America)
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 [+]  PDF journal article, handout or slides Slide presentation Webcast 21 Treatment of childhood asthma: Special considerations
K-H. Carlsen (Oslo, Norway)
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A. Bush (London, United Kingdom)
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 [+]  Slide presentation Webcast 23 Controller therapy
K. Rabe (Leiden, Netherlands)
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