Pre-Congress Workshop


Interventional techniques - Interventional workshop
  • Radial probe endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) in peripheral lung lesions (PPL), Chih-Yen Tu (Taiwan)
  • Virtual bronchoscopic navigation system and BTPNA of peripheral lung lesions, Jiayuan Sun (China)
  • Clinical aspects of EBUS TBNA and EUS-B FNA, Hwangbo Bin (Korea)
  • Medical pleuroscopy: equipment, procedure, and complications, Chia-Hung Chen (Taiwan)
  • Hands-on
  •  EBUS-TBNA, Hwangbo Bin (Korea)
  •  Radial EBUS, Chih-Yen Tu (Taiwan)
  •  Lung Point/ virtual bronchoscopy, Jiayuan Sun (China)
  •  Pleuroscopy, Chia-Hung Chen (Taiwan)
Neurobiology and sleep - Home ventilator during sleep
  • Acute NIV in the real world - what is needed to achieve the results from clinical trials in everyday practice?, Mark William Elliott (UK)
  • Breath-easy NIV design from nebulization to ventilation, Kang-Ping Lin  (Taiwan)
  • Compliance with home non-invasive ventilation, Suet Lai Cheng (Hong Kong)
  • Current evidence of NIV implication during post extubation, Naricha Chirakalwasan (Thailand)
  • NIV in COPD, Ming-Ju Tsai (Taiwan)
  • Non-invasive ventilation for patients with heart failure, Kuo-Liang Chiu (Taiwan)
  • Nocturnal hypoventilation and non-invasive ventilation in amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis patients with daytime normocapnia, Pei-Lin Lee (Taiwan)
  • The factors affect humidity on NIV, Chung-Chieh Yu (Taiwan)
  • The remote management of PAP utility through telemedicine system, Fang Han (China)
  • Hand on practice of NIV
  •  Ming-Tzer Lin (Taiwan)
  •  Yung-Lun Ni (Taiwan
  •  Shih-Wei Lin (Taiwan)
  •  Ching-Lung Liu (Taiwan)



Early detection of lung cancer
  • Early lung cancer pathological view point, TBC
  • Low dose CT screening of lung cancer for never smokers, Pan-Chyr Yang (Taiwan)
  • New advances in surgery for early lung cancer, Jin-Shing Chen (Taiwan)

IPF treatment in real world
  • Anti-fibrotic drugs for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis post-marketing surveillance in Japan, Susumu Sakamoto (Japan)
  • IPF registry in Taiwan, Hao-Chien Wang (Taiwan)
  • Real world experience of IPF treatment in western countries, Luca Richeldi (Italy)
  • The pathogenesis and unresolved issues of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, Naozumi Hashimoto (Japan)


The Respirology Editorial team and its invited speakers will help workshop participants to better understand what transparency in research nowadays requires from authors. This opportunity comes at a time when successful research publishing becomes increasingly more difficult.

Transparency in research publishing is considered a new key element to research success & impact.  It can be achieved through enhanced attention to detail and appropriate openness in manuscript writing.
We will present the views of journal editors, research professionals and publisher on the benefits of transparency, in line with international consensus on this latest recommendation for authors to help and improve research publishing skills.

Target audience: (Early career) researchers and clinicians with research activities

Main program topics :
  • Modern-day multilevel transparency in science publishing, Paul Reynolds (Co-Editor in Chief RESPIROLOGY)
  • Journal transparency in peer review, Philip Bardin (Co-Editor in Chief RESPIROLOGY)
  • Openness in Manuscript writing, Anke van Eekelen & Lieve Bultynck (Editorial Office, RESPIROLOGY)
  • Sharing research facilitates collaboration, Martin Kolb (Chief Editor, European Respiratory Journal)
  • Track record transparency: Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID), Chieh-Chih Estelle Cheng (Engagement Lead, Asia-Pacific Region, ORCID)
  • Clarity on Open Access publishing, Alison Bell (Journal Publishing Manager Research,  WILEY)
  • (Panel discussion) The reality of achieving transparency in the wider Asia Pacific region, all speakers

Respiratory infections - Molecular diagnosis of pneumonia
  • Multiplex PCR for etiologic diagnosis of pneumonia: Reality and Practice, Beth Lingenfelter (USA)
  • MDR Threats: Challenge of antimicrobial resistance in 2018, Yuan-Pu (Peter) Di (USA)
  • Etiology diagnosis of pneumonia: unmet medical need, Jung-Yien Chien (Taiwan)
  • Demonstration and instruction, all speakers


China day (ISRD)
  • To be updated

How to approach small lung module (CT guide)
  • CT appearance of small lung nodules, Hyae Young Kim (Korea)
  • Preoperative CT-guided localization of lung nodule with dye injection, Yee-Fan Lee (Taiwan)
  • Hybrid operating room Dyna-computed tomography-guided Small Lung Tumor Localization : Experience of a thoracic surgeon, Yin-Kai Chao (Taiwan)
  • Preoperative CT-guided localization of lung nodule with coil implantation, Hsin-Chieh Huang (Taiwan)
  • Electromagnetic navigation-guided preoperative localization for small pulmonary nodule, Po-Kuei Hsu (Taiwan)
  • Management and follow up after surgical resection of small lung nodules, Mong-Wei Lin (Taiwan)

Severe Asthma
  • Management of severe asthma using biologics with greater precision, Hisako Matsumoto (Japan)
  • Bronchial thermoplasty for the treatment of severe asthma: Who are the right patients?, Akio Niimi (Japan)
  • Corticosteroid insensitivity in severe asthma: mechanisms and clinical, Po-Jui Chang (Taiwan)

INterventional pulmonology techniques - Ultrasound diagnosis in chest diseases and ultrasound-guided needle aspiration biopsy (Hands-on Session)
Target audience: Providers of chest medicine

At the conclusion of this session, the participant will be able to:
  1. Apply ultrasound to assess patients with chest lesions.
  2. Apply color Doppler ultrasound in the evaluation of thoracic diseases
  3. Practice ultrasound-guided aspiration biopsy technique for diagnosis of lung lesions
This is a half day course that consists of didactic lectures and hands-on stations. The focus is primarily on transthoracic ultrasonography. The topics include ultrasound diagnosis of lung tumor, application of color Doppler ultrasound in thoracic disease & technique for echo-guided transthoracic needle aspiration and biopsy. The hands-on stations will include models and phantoms that can provide practicing how to perform ultrasound-guided aspiration biopsy technique.

  • Transthoracic ultrasonography in lung tumor, Yao-Wen Kuo (Taiwan)
  • Clinical applications of transthoracic color doppler ultrasound in chest diseases, Wu-Huei Hsu (Taiwan)
  • Transthoracic ultrasound guided needle aspiration biopsy in chest disease, Hao-Chien Wang (Taiwan)
  • Ultrasound guided needle aspiration biopsy hands-on session
  • Yao-Wen Kuo (Taiwan)
  • Chun-Kai Huang (Taiwan) 
  • Yung-Hsuan Chen (Taiwan)
  • Ying-Chun Chien (Taiwan)
  • Yen-Lin Chen (Taiwan)
  • You-Yi Chen (Taiwan)
  • I-Hsien Lee (Taiwan)