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Scientific Programme


Tentative Scientific Programme


Day-1 (31.01.2015)


Hall-A (Jawaharlal Nehru Auditorium)


Plenary Session (9.00-10.30 AM)


Severe sepsis: Current Management

Tips on how to buy book reports: Contacting editors

Management of pulmonary thromboembolism

COPD and Sleep


Inauguration and High Tea: 10.30-12.noon


12.00 Noon to 1.30 pm


Symposium on Tuberculosis


Rapid Diagnosis of TB: Has it made a difference in outcome?

NTM in India: Rare or Rarely diagnosed

Newer Drugs for TB :Utility in Indian Setting


LUNCH 1.30-2.30 PM


2.30 PM to 4.00 PM


Symposium on ILD


Advances in management of IPF

Managing Sarcoidosis: When Steroids fail

Approach to pulmonary renal syndromes


4.00 PM to 5.30 PM


How Do I?


Ensure Compliance with PAP Therapy

Manage massive hemoptysis:   Pulmonologist                                                    :Radiologist

Investigate a young patient with PAH


Day-1 (31.01.2015)


Hall-B (Conference Hall, first floor)


12.00 Noon - 1.30 pm


Pro-Con Debate


All chronic smokers over the age of 50 in India should undergo screening for lung cancer: Pro

All chronic smokers over the age of 50 in India should undergo screening for lung cancer: Con

All patients with asthma should be investigated for ABPA:PRO

All patients with asthma should be investigated for ABPA:CON


LUNCH 1.30 - 2.30 PM


2.30-4.00 PM


PANEL DISCUSSION (45 minutes each)


Managing Refractory Asthma


Choosing Antibiotics in Pulmonary and Critical care Practice


4.00 PM to 5.30 PM


Symposium on Lung Cancer


Staging for Lung Cancer: Relevance in clinical practice

Advances in Lung cancer surgery: Has it made a difference?

Sampling in lung cancer: Pulmonologist’s view

                                         Pathologist’s view:

Advances in targeted therapy: Future prospects


Day-2 (1st February 2015)


Hall A


Plenary Session (9.00-10.30 am)



ICU Acquired infections: `prevention is better than cure’

Improving outcome in patients with COPD

Intervention Pulmonology in India: Past-Present and Future


Tea 10.30-11.00 PM


11.00 AM to 1.00 PM


Symposium on Critical Care


Ultrasound in Critically ill

Fundamentals of Mechanical ventilation

ECMO in critical care

Fungal infections in ICU


Lunch 1.00 - 2.00 PM


2.00 -3.30 PM


Symposium on Intervention Pulmonology


Expanding Role of EBUS: Beyond Mediastinal nodes

Endobronchial ablative modalities in therapeutic bronchoscopy: When to choose and what?

Medical Pleuroscopy beyond pleural biopsy


3.30 to 5.00 PM : Pulmonologist and Chest Surgeon: Interactive session


Managing Bronchopleural Fistula: Physicians Role (15 min)

Managing Bronchopleural fistula: Surgeon’s Role (15 min)

Managing Loculated Empyema: Physician’s Role

Managing Loculated Empyema: Surgeon’s Role

Diagnosis of Mediastinal adenopathy: Physican’s Role

Diagnosing Mediastinal adenopathy: Surgeon’s Role


Day-2 (1st Feb 2015)


Hall B


11.00 AM to 1.00 PM


Symposium on Obstructive airway Diseases


LTOT and Home NIV for COPD: Evidence of Benefit

Pulmonary Rehabilitation in chronic respiratory diseases

Asthma-COPD overlap: Clinical relevance


LUNCH 1.00 TO 2.00 PM


2.00 TO 3.30 PM


Symposium on Sleep Medicine


PAP Therapy: Utility of Advanced Modes

Management of Complex Sleep Apneas

Sleep for non-sleep pulmonologists


3.30-5.00 PM


How do I Approach:


A newly diagnosed patient with bronchiectasis

A person who wants to quit smoking

An adult patient seeking vaccination for respiratory diseases


Year in Review : Airway Diseases