Pre-Congress Workshop


Interventional techniques - Interventional workshop
  • Radial probe EBUS in peripheral lung lesions
  • Virtual bronchoscopic navigation system and BTPNA of peripheral lung lesions
  • Clinical aspects of EBUS TBNA and EUS-B FNA
  • Medical pleuroscopy: equipment, procedure, and complications
  • Hands-on
  •  Lung point/ virtual bronchoscopy
  •  Radial EBUS
  •  Radial EBUS
  •  Pleuroscopy
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?
  • Breath-easy NIV design from nebulization to ventilation with breathing event detections of CSA and flow limitation
  • Compliance with home non-invasive ventilation
  • Current evidence of NIV implication during post extubation
  • NIV in COPD
  • Non-invasive ventilation for patients with heart failure
  • Nocturnal hypoventilation and non-invasive ventilation in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • The factors affect humidity on NIV
  • The remote management of PAP utility through telemedicine system
  • Hand on practice of NIV



Early detection of lung cancer - TBC

  • Early lung cancer pathological view point
  • Low dose CT screening for lung cancer in Taiwan
  • Early lung cancer surgical aspects

IPF treatment in real world - TBC

  • Anti-fibrotic drugs for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis post-marketing surveillance in Japan
  • IPF registry in Taiwan
  • Real world experience of IPF treatment in western countries

RESPIROLOGY workshop: Author awareness of transparency for successful publishing  

  • Modern-day multilevel transparency in science publishing
  • Journal transparency in peer review
  •  Openness in manuscript writing
  • Sharing research facilitates collaboration
  • Track record transparency: open researcher and contributor ID (ORCID)
  • Clarity on open access publishing
  • The reality of achieving transparency in the wider Asia Pacific region

Severe Asthma - TBC

  • Management of severe asthma using biologics with greater precision
  • Thermoplasty for severe asthma
  • Corticosteroid insensitivity in severe asthma: an update

China day

  • To be updated

How to approach small lung module - CT guide

  • To be updated

Respiratory infections - Multiplex PCR panels for diagnosis of respiratory infection

  • To be updated

Ultrasound - 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.

  • Trasthoracic ultrasonography in lung tumor
  • Clinical applications of transthoracic color doppler ultrasound in chest diseases
  • Transthoracic ultrasound guided needle aspiration biopsy in chest disease
  • Ultrasound guided needle aspiration biopsy hands-on session