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Lung Diseases 2020

About Conference

ME Conferences welcomes all the individuals who are in the field of Pulmonology to the International Conference on Lung Diseases to be held during October 29-30, 2020 at Cape Town, South Africa, which will include Keynote speech, Symposia, Exhibition, Speaker sessions, and Poster presentations.

International Conference on Lung Diseases is based on the theme “Breathe well & Live healthier”

LUNG DISEASES 2020  leads together informative conference program with topics related to the field of Respiratory and Pulmonary Disease like COPD, emphysema, asthma, cystic fibrosis, lung cancer, other pulmonary diseases and therapeutics. It is a place to discuss issues of mutual concern as well as exchange knowledge, share ideas, and generate solutions.

Why to attend?

With so many people all around the globe trying to understand the human Respiratory and Pulmonary Disease at a fundamental level and applying it to the Healthcare aspect, this is one of the bigpossibilities to gather and share the knowledge through individuals from different universities, associations, medical centers, etc. LUNG DISEASES 2020 provides excellent opportunities to share views, knowledge, collaboration and networking. Mainly pre-eminent keynote ad plenary speakers, the most recent frameworks, methodologies, and current updates in the pulmonary field are indications of this conference.

LUNG DISEASES 2020 brings together Doctors, educators, and researchers, as well as students and industry representatives from around the world, providing them with a platform to discuss the various new and innovative clinical approaches in Pulmonology.

Target Audience:

This event will be applicable to anyone with an academic or professional interest in respiratory care and its research.

  • Pulmonologists, Respiratory Therapists & Pediatricians
  • Thoracic surgeons, Radiologists
  • Researchers
  • Senior scientists
  • Pulmonology Faculty and Students
  • Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Healthcare Professionals
  • Pharmacologists
  • Clinicians
  • Directors/CEO & Research Scientists 
  • Business Entrepreneurs
  • Lung and Respiratory Associations and Societies
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Manufacturing Medical Devices Companies
  • Postgraduate students


Sessions and Tracks

TRACK 1: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease referred as COPD, is a group of progressive lung diseases. It is described by long-term breathing problems and poor airflow.

There are two main forms of COPD:

With COPD, you may have other health problems like:

  • Irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia)
  • Need for breathing machine and oxygen therapy
  • Right-sided heart failure or corpulmonale
  • Pneumonia
  • Collapsed lung (pneumothorax)
  • Severe weight loss and malnutrition
  • Thinning of the bones (osteoporosis)
  • Debilitation
  • Increased anxiety

TRACK 2: Lung Transplantation

Lung transplantation is a surgical form in to replace a diseased or failing lung with a healthy lung which comes from a donor. A donor can donate one lung lobe only. For some lung diseases, a recipient may only need to receive a single lung. While in other lung diseases like cystic fibrosis, it is imperative that a recipient receive two lungs.

Conditions thatrequire a transplant include:

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Emphysema
  • Pulmonary fibrosis
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Sarcoidosis

TRACK 3: Asthma and Allergy

Allergies are all about immune system. The role of an immune system is to protect from germs such as bacteria and viruses

Allergens that inhale are some of the most likely to worsen to allergic asthma

  • Pollen from trees and grass
  • Mold
  • Animal dander  and saliva
  • Dust mites
  • Cockroaches

Irritants can also trigger an asthma attack, although they don't cause an allergic reaction.

  • Tobacco smoke
  • Air pollution
  • Cold air
  • Strong chemical odors
  • Perfumes or other scented products
  • Intense emotions that cause you to laugh or cry

This type of exposure rarely causes asthma symptoms, but it can cause a serious and even life-threatening reaction, such as anaphylactic shock, which makes it hard to breathe.

TRACK 4: Interstitial Lung Disease

A group of lung diseases affecting the interstitium is Interstitial lung disease (ILD). It consists of alveolar epithelium, pulmonary capillary endothelium, basement membrane, perivascular and perilymphatic tissues. It occurs when an injury to the lungs triggers an abnormal healing response. The body usually generates just the right amount of tissue to repair damage but in ILD the repair process goes awry and the tissue around the air sacs (alveoli) becomes scarred and thickened. It makes more difficult for oxygen to pass into the bloodstream.

Lung damage can also result from autoimmune diseases like:

TRACK 5: Pneumonia

An infection in one or both lungs is Pneumonia. It causes inflammation in the air sacs in lungs which are called alveoli. The alveoli fill with fluid or pus and make it difficult to breathe. The germs that cause pneumonia are contagious. They can spread from person to person. Viral and bacterial pneumonia both can spread to others through inhalation of airborne droplets from a sneeze or cough.

There are a few types of infectious agents that can cause pneumonia.

  • Bacterial pneumonia
  • Fungal pneumonia
  • Hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP)
  • Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP)
  • Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP)
  • Aspiration pneumonia

TRACK 6: Lung cancer

A type of cancer that starts in the lungs is Lung cancer. It is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth in tissues of the lung. Lungs are two spongy organs in the chest that inhales oxygen and exhales carbon dioxide.

Lung cancer can be divided into two major types based on the appearance of lung cancer cells under the microscope.

  • Small cell lung cancer - It occurs in heavy smokers and is less common than non-small cell lung cancer.
  • Non-small cell lung cancer - It is an umbrella term for several types of lung cancers that behave in a similar way. It includes squamous cell carcinoma, adenocarcinoma and large cell carcinoma.

TRACK 7: Pulmonary Fibrosis

Lung disease that occurs when lung tissue becomes damaged and scarred is pulmonaryfibrosis.  As it worsens, they become progressively more short of breath.

The factors that make you more susceptible to pulmonary fibrosis include:

  • Age - Even pulmonary fibrosis has been diagnosed in children and infants, the disorder is more likely to affect middle aged and older adults.
  • Sex - pulmonary fibrosis is more likely to affect men than women.
  • Smoking - Far more and former smokers develop pulmonary fibrosis than do people who have never smoked. It may occur in patients with emphysema.
  • Certain occupations - People have an increased risk of developing pulmonary fibrosis if they work in mining, farming or construction or exposed to pollutants which damages the lungs.
  • Cancer treatments - Having radiation treatments to the chest or using certain chemotherapy drugs can increase the risk of pulmonary fibrosis.
  • Genetic factors - Some of pulmonary fibrosis run in families and genetic factors may be a component.

TRACK 8: Pediatric Pulmonology & Critical Care

Pediatric Pulmonology is a medical specialty that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic breathing problems in children. A pediatric pulmonologist conducts examinations of the patients’ respiratory and cardiac systems.  Pulmonologists to aid in diagnosis, utilize tests of pulmonary function, lab work, chest x-rays and special procedures to view the airway.Recent advances offer pulmonologists a better understanding of breathing disorders and have led to new, more effective treatments.

Some of the most common disorders that pulmonologists treat are:

  • Asthma
  • Chronic cough
  • Wheezing
  • Noisy breathing
  • Bronchopulmonary dysplasia/chronic lung disease of prematurity
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Congenital lung abnormalities
  • Shortness of breath with exercise
  • Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia

Pediatric pulmonologists see children also who have breathing problems associated with heart disease, neuromuscular disorders, and injuries. They work closely with other specialists including: cardiology, ENT, neurology, allergy, and neonatology.

TRACK 9: Airway and Therapeutic Devices

The breathing passage or airway through which air flows into your lungs. This starts from your nose and mouth, it includes your throat, windpipe and lungs.

Here are the few devices:

  • Positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy
  • Continuous pressure devices
  • Automatic positive airway pressure
  • Bi-level pressure devices
  • Expiratory positive airway pressure devices
  • Care and maintenance
  • Portability and Availability

TRACK 10: Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Pulmonary rehabilitation is a formal program that helps with exercise training, health education, and breathing techniques for people who have certain lung conditions or lung problems due to other conditions.

Pulmonary rehabilitation can:

  • Improves the muscle strength
  • Helps to cope better with feeling out of breath
  • Improves the fitness so that  they can feel more confident to do things
  • Helps to feel better mentally

TRACK 11: Cardio Pulmonary Disorders

Cardiopulmonary disease is the term used to describe a range of serious disorders that affect the heart and lungs.

Common cardiopulmonary diseases include:

  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Cardiovascular Disease (CVD)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Emphysema

TRACK 12: Pleural diseases

The pleura are the membrane that lines the thoracic (chest) cavity and covers the lungs. It is like a large sheet of tissue that wraps around the outside of the lungs and lines the inside of the chest cavity.

There are several types of pleural diseases, including:

  • Pleurisy
  • Pleural effusion
  • Pneumothorax
  • Hemothorax
  • Pleural tumors

TRACK 13: Pulmonary, Critical care and Sleep

Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep provides consultation, diagnostic testing and clinical and care to patients with simple and complex respiratory diseases. It is interested in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the lungs and respiratory system. Areas of expertise that include chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, cystic fibrosis, environmental and occupational lung disease, lung cancer, sleep medicine, and the treatment of critically ill adult patients.Pulmonologists diagnose and treat adults with complex lung diseases and sleep disorders. Patients are evaluated and treated by doctors in both clinic and hospital. to improve quality of life and reduce long-term cost associated with health pulmonology care programs are designed .

TRACK 14: Bronchial Disorders

The bronchi carry air to your lungs. It has two tubes that branch off the trachea, or windpipe. Bronchial disorders can make it hard to breathe.

The most general problem with the bronchi is bronchitis, an inflammation of the tubes. It can be acute or chronic.

Other problems include

  • Bronchiectasis
  • Exercise-induced bronchospasm
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchopulmonary dysplasia

TRACK 15: Oxygen Therapy

Oxygen therapy may be prescribed when a condition that causes blood oxygen levels to be too low. Low blood oxygen may make to feel short of breath, tired, or confused and can damage your body. Oxygen therapy can be given for a short or long period of time in the hospital or medical setting or at home. Oxygen can be stored as a gas or liquid in special tanks. These tanks can be delivered to home and contain a certain amount of oxygen that will require refills.  An oxygen concentrator is the another device which pulls oxygen out of the air for immediate use. As oxygen concentrators do not require refills, they won’t run out of oxygen. Oxygen poses a fire risk, so that they never smoke or use flammable materials when using oxygen. It may experience side effects from this treatment, such as a dry or bloody nose, tiredness, and morning headaches. Oxygen therapy is generally safe. They may need supplemental oxygen, or oxygen therapy.

TRACK 16: Pulmonary diseases: Treatment, Diagnosis and therapies

There are many treatments pulmonary disease. The treatments are often based on the stage of pulmonary disease:

  • Stage I - short-acting bronchodilator
  • Stage II - short-acting bronchodilator, long-acting bronchodilators and cardiopulmonary rehabilitation
  • Stage III - short acting, long acting bronchodilators, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation and inhaled glucocorticoids
  • Stage IV -  long-acting bronchodilators, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, inhaled glucocorticoids, long-term oxygen therapy, possible lung volume reduction surgery and possible lung transplantation

The preliminary diagnosis of pulmonary disease is diagnosed in a person with symptoms by

  • his/her breathing history,
  • The tobacco smoking history or exposure to smoke,
  • exposure to air pollutants

Other tests to diagnose COPD include:

  • Chest X-rays
  • CT scan of the lungs
  • Arterial blood gas or a pulse oximeter to look at the saturation level of oxygen in the patient's blood
  • Spirometry Breath Test
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Once-Daily Inhaler
  • Corticosteroids
  • Lung Training
  • Breathing Exercises for COPD
  • Oxygen Therapy
  • Antibiotics
  • Surgery
  • Biopsy of the lung or pleura
  • Blood test
  • Chest X-ray
  • CT scan, including high-resolution computed tomography
  • Ultrasound scanning
  • Pulmonary function test
  • Ventilation–perfusion scan

Therapies for Pulmonary Disease

  • Bronchodilators
  • Muscarinic Antagonist–β2-Agonists
  • Corticosteroids
  • Phosphodiesterase Inhibitors
  • Kinase Inhibitors
  • Mediator Antagonists
  • Antioxidants

TRACK 17: Prevention and Control of Respiratory Diseases

  • Stop Smoking
  • Wash Your Hands
  • Cover Your Coughs
  • Clean House 
  • Check Your Home For Radon
  • Wear A Mask
  • Talk To Your Doctor
  • Take The Stairs 
  • Exercise Regularly
  • Be Aware Of The Air 
  • Don’t Idle 
  • Get Vaccinated 
  • Eat A Healthy, Balanced Diet
  • Maintain A Healthy Weight.

TRACK 18: Respiratory Equipment Devices

General division of the Respiratory Protective Equipment is as follows:

1. Respirators

  1. Filtering respirators
  2. Powered/assisted respirators

2. Breathing apparatuses

  1. Compressed airline breathing apparatuses
  2. Indented line Self-contained breathing apparatuses

Filtering devices

  • Filtering face pieces
  • Multi-type gas filters
  • Combined filters
  • Face pieces
  • Isolating apparatus

TRACK 19: Market Strategies on Respiratory diseases

The complete digital respiratory solutions market intelligence was divided into 4 work streams:

  • Competitor insights -  It helped the client better understand their competitors’ value propositions and better position strategically their solution / service offering.
  • Global respiratory diseases market screening - this market deep dive analysis shows both the demand and the supply of the market, and identify major digital respiratory solutions market trends and future forecasts.
  • Market entry options – this work stream recognized the specific market dynamics and evaluated different strategies to enter successfully the global digital respiratory solutions market. Key barriers were identified, and risk involved in different scenarios.
  • Best practice demonstrations – A series of workshops that showcased best practice examples for critical success factors in digital health including user retention, coaching, analytics, distribution and eco-systems.

TRACK 20: Novel Corona virus (COVID-19)

A contagious disease which is caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is Coronavirus disease 2019(COVID19).The disease was first spotted in December of 2019 in Wuhan, China,and has spread all over, resulting in 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic.A group of related viruses that cause diseases in mammals and birds are Coronaviruses. It causes respiratory tract infections that can range from mild to lethal in humans. Mild illnesses build some cases of the common cold, while more lethal varieties can cause SARS, MERS, and COVID19. Symptoms include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. It may also include fatigue, muscle pain, diarrhea, sore throat, loss of smell, and abdominal pain. The life span from exposure to onset of symptoms is typically around five days, but may range from two to fourteen days. While the majority of cases result in mild symptoms, and some progress to viral pneumonia and multi-organ failure.


TRACK 21: Pandemic Flu

An epidemic of disease is a pandemic that has spread across the world, affecting a substantial number of people. Widespread endemic diseases with a stable number of infected people such as recurrence of seasonal influenza are normally excluded as they occur simultaneously in large regions of the globe rather than being spread worldwide. Current include 2019–20 corona virus pandemic.Flu pandemics occur when a new strain of the Flu virus is transmitted to humans from another animal species. Species that are in the emergence of new human strains are pigs, chickens and ducks. These are unaffected by any immunity people may have to older strains of human Flu and can thus spread rapidly and infect very large numbers of people.

Some variants named using this convention are:

  • Bird Flu
  • Human Flu
  • Swine Flu
  • Horse Flu
  • Dog Flu

Viruses can be transmitted from wild birds to other species, causing outbreaks in domestic poultry, and may give rise to human influenza pandemics. The propagation of Flu viruses all through the world by bird migrations, commercial shipping of live bird products might also be involved, as well as human travel patterns.


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