A Netflix of bronchoscopy and interventional pulmonology
Medical congresses have a well-defined role in the process of continuous medical education of doctors. The program generally contains presentations both from groups that have recent research findings, but also presentations from opinion leaders, who analyze in detail the evidence existing in a particular niche field, these being the people with the most experience in that field.
The Congress of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology held in Athens on October 15-17, 2021 benefited from an excellent organization and the participation of almost 100 speakers, all renowned personalities in the field of bronchology.
The problem with such an interesting program condensed in a very short time is that not even in-person participants from the congress could attend all the presentations they would like to attend.
One of the positive consequences of the pandemic has been the acceptance that presentations can be made and listened to remotely. For all of us an online participation is not the same as a face-to-face participation, but it also has its advantages. In the desire to align with these advantages, the organizers of the Congress in Athens, under the guidance of the president of the congress, Dr Grigoris Stratakos, managed to index all the presentations registered at the congress, which are now available online to EABIP members.
Okay, now that the congress has passed, what more can we do with these records? Well, I invite you to watch the congress program as you do … with a program on Netflix. When you have time, relaxed on the couch, and possibly with a glass of wine in hand, select something interesting to watch. And you’ll see that the effort is worth it. If you did not manage to attend the presentations in person, now you can leisurely watch the presentations that interest you in the comfort of your own home. As a novelty I recommend you watch at least the presentations about update on robotic bronchoscopy (D. Fielding and S. Murgu), 3D airway stents (N. Guibert), thoracic ultrasonography (I.Psallidas), or AI and tele-cytology (S. Paul).
Watching on the couch has the great advantage that if the talk is boring, or the presenter is annoying, you can access (without anyone seeing you) the fast forward button. However, if the presentation is very interesting, you can stop, come back, analyze, and pay attention to certain details that would otherwise be missed.
Watching online does not replace the professional networking that takes place at a congress, but who stops you from writing an email to the author and initiating a discussion if you have questions or if there is a potential for collaboration? Because speakers’ emails are easy to find, they must at least have one article published and be listed in PubMed as the lead author, otherwise they should not be a speaker, right?
Enjoy this golden pot of bronchoscopy information, perhaps more than I enjoyed critically reviewing now my talk post congress in front of my family, who picked up at least ten language English mistakes and some wardrobe malfunction. They didn’t even listen to my whole talk and switched to the real Netflix, for some “real drama”, but even this experience was useful.
Tudor Toma, FRCP, PhD
London, May 22, 2022
Very Important Announcements!!
Greetings from Preston, UK!
I hope this finds all of you well and in the best of spirits, as we gradually recover from the prolonged effects of the pandemic and re-energise our activities at EABIP.
Please may I seek your very kind attention, as I have a number of extremely important announcements to share with you.
1 – Gratitude to the executive committee members demitting office
- This month we would like to express our sincerest thanks to three of our executive committee members who will be stepping down from their positions, after years of tireless service to EABIP.
- Semra Bilaceroglu has been the ‘Doyen’ of EABIP for nearly 2 decades, playing several key roles, including Secretary, President-Elect, President and Past President. In each of these positions she worked incredibly hard and led the way for the expansion of EABIP activities effectively and progressively.
- Also stepping down are Marioara Simon and Lorenzo Corbetta who have been an enormous help in the executive committee, whilst holding pivotal positions as ‘Director of Membership and Education’ and ‘Website and Scientific Director’ respectively.
2 – Vacant positions and announcement of elections
The following positions are vacant, and we write to invite you to apply for these exciting roles as soon as possible, if you have experience in the field of IP/ education/ training/ management/ executive committees, and will be able to commit the time needed to function in these positions proactively
- The Director of Finance and Industry Relations oversees all accounts/ financial matters and also collaborates closely with industry partners, in the pharmaceutical and device field.
- The Director of Membership (and education) liaises with all the members, ensuring that payments and membership matters are kept uptodate. He/ She will contact and remind people who have not renewed their membership, and present a summary of membership related matters at every AGM. He/ she will work in close collaboration with the Manager of EABIP. In addition, they will work to enhance educational activities, such as courses and workshops organised or endorsed by EABIP.
- The Director of Website and Scientific Affairs collaborates very closely with the website company and manager, to ensure smooth functioning of the website and constantly enhance the contents of the website, with material related to education, courses and research. He/She works with the executive committee, BOND delegates and wider membership to constantly refresh and enhance the contents of the website, besides stimulating research activities with our partners.
3 – Who can apply? How to apply?
- Active members who have been associated with EABIP for at least 12 months are eligible to apply
- If you wish to apply, please can you forward a one page application, including the following details:
- Full name
- Contact details- email and phone
- Experience in IP- clinical and academic
- Experience in specialist society, executive committee, management
- Which of the three vacant posts would you like to apply for?
- Your aims/ aspirations if elected to the post
- Signed declaration, as follows- ‘I hereby confirm that I have the time in my schedule to carry out the duties and responsibilities of being ………….. of EABIP.’
- Please forward your application as soon as possible, via email, and latest by 5pm on Friday, 20th May 2022
- If you would like to discuss details of the posts further, please feel free to get in touch with Prof G Stratakos (firstname.lastname@example.org) or myself (email@example.com) .Finally, I would like you to join me in welcoming to post our new President Grigoris Stratakos. As you know, he has already been chiefly instrumental in organising a most outstanding European Congress at Athens in admirable fashion, and will no doubt take EABIP from strength to strength. So we do have exciting times ahead, in the world of EABIP!!!
Many thanks once again for all your kind support, interaction and help over the years
With warm regards and very best wishes to all of you
Immediate Past President, EABIP
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EABIP is posting updated guidelines and articles on COVID-19 of interest for Interventional Pulmonologists.
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- BTS Guidance: Pleural services during the COVID-19 Pandemic – Revised
- BTS Guidance: Respiratory support of patients on medical wards
- BTS Guidance on Respiratory Follow Up of P atients with a Clinico-R adiological Diagnosis of COVID-19 Pneumonia
- BTS Guidance on Venous Thromboembolic Disease in patients with COVID-19Updated 4 May 2020
- The Use of Bronchoscopy during the COVID-19 Pandemic: CHEST/AABIP Guideline and Expert Panel Report
Momen M. Wahidi et al. Chest Journal 2020, Apr 29; doi:10.1016/j.chest.2020.04.036
- Respiratory advice for the non-respiratory physician in the time of COVID-19
M Munavvar et al. Clinical Medicine 2020, May; doi:10.7861/clinmed.2020-0188
- Summarizing societal guidelines regarding bronchoscopy during the COVID-19 pandemic
Robert J. Lentz, Henri Colt 2020, Apr 11; doi: 10.1111/resp.13824
- Society for Advanced Bronchoscopy Consensus Statement and Guidelines for bronchoscopy and airway management amid the COVID-19 pandemic
- Chinese Statement – Handbook of COVID-19 Prevention and Treatment
- WHO clinical management of severe acute respiratory infection (SARI) when COVID-19 disease is suspected
- AABIP Statement on the Use of Bronchoscopy and Respiratory Specimen Collection in Patients with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19 Infection
- AABIP Statement on the Use of Bronchoscopy and Respiratory Specimen Collection in Patients with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19 Infection – March 19th update
- BTS Recommendations for day case bronchoscopy services during the COVID-19 pandemic
COVIDBronch GPS Bronchoscopy Database
Do you perform bronchoscopy in known or suspected COVID-19 patients?
Please contribute to the COVIDBronch GPS Bronchoscopy Database. Only takes 5 minutes.
Video conference between Europe and China
25.03.2020 Stand on same side – Fight against COVID-19
25.03.2020 08.00-10.00 (Europe Centre Time)
Entry the video conference: http://meeting.yidao.pro/watch/5349802