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ICPP 8 - March 23-25, 2012 - Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife

Jean-Paul Praud, Sherbrooke, Canada

Faculty Members
Nicole Beydon, Paris, France
Andrew Bush, London, UK
Andrew Colin, Miami, USA
Pilar Garcia-Peña, Barcelona, Spain
Eitan Kerem, Jerusalem, Israel
Jean-Paul Praud, Sherbrooke, Canada
Giovanni Rossi, Genoa, Italy
Bruce Rubin, Richmond, USA

Local Organizing Committee
Maria del Valle Velasco Gonzalez, Tenerife
Concha Oliva, Tenerife

Anne Flore Bidart, Nice, France

FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2012

8:15 am / 8.45 am

What’s Asthma, after All? – Andrew Bush (London, UK)
State of the Art on a Constellation of Phenotypes.

8:45 am / 9:30 am

Anticholinergic Medication in Childhood – Giovanni Rossi (Genoa, Italy)
A review of the Forgotten Mechanisms and Limited Use of these Drugs in Pediatrics. Is there a Prospect for Change?

9:30 am / 10:00 am

Bronchial Challenge Tests, Exhaled NO and Lung Clearance Index – Nicole Beydon (Paris, France)
Old and New Techniques for Lung Function Testing in Children.

10:00 am / 10:30 am


10:30 am / 11:15 am

Chest CT in Childrens. – Pilar Garcia-Peña (Barcelona, Spain)
What to do and when to do? What Pediatric Pulmonologists must Know to Make the Best Use of Chest CT in 2012.

11:15 am / 12:00 pm

Clinical Case Discussion

12:00 pm / 1:30 pm LUNCH BREAK
12:00 pm / 1:30 pm

Pediatric is Magic – Bruce Rubin (Richmond, USA)
Optional Session

1:30 pm / 2:15 pm

Mechanisms of Lung Disease in Cystic Fibrosis – Eitan Kerem (Jerusalem, Israel)
CFTR Dysfunction, Inflammation and Infection: Understanding the CF Conundrum as a Basis for Better Care in CF patients

2:15 pm / 3:00 pm

Cystic fibrosis and Respiratory Bugs – Andrew Colin (Miami, USA)
Whether Common or Infrequent, Do We Have Adequate Answers to the Challenges Posed by the Many Newcomers to the CF Lung?

3:00 pm / 3:45 pm

Atypical CF: Molecular Mechanisms, Modes of Presentation, Diagnosis and Management – Eitan Kerem (Jerusalem, Israel)
Extending the Diagnostic Options to the Twilight Zone.

3:45 pm / 4:15 pm


4:15 pm / 5:00 pm

Respiratory Complications of Neuromuscular Diseases – Jean-Paul Praud (Sherbrooke, Canada)
Update on the Available Treatment Options for Chronic and Acute Respiratory Care in Neuromuscular Patients.

5:00 pm / 6:00 pm

Clinical Case Discussion



8:15 am / 8:45 am

Obstructive Sleep Disordered Breathing – Jean-Paul Praud (Sherbrooke, Canada)
What Options for Ten Percent of Children? Agreements, Controversies and Perspectives, Update 2012.

8:45 am / 9:30 am

Chest Pitfalls in Pediatrics. – Pilar Garcia-Peña (Barcelona, Spain)
Common Things to Know and Remember in Order to Not be Fooled by Black an White Images.

9:30 am / 10:00 am

Invasive Bronchoscopy in Pediatrics – Andrew Colin (Miami, USA)
Bronchoscopy beyond Inspection and BAL. From Intrauterine Bronchoscopy to Biopsies and Treatment of Lung Bleeding. Procedures and Ethical Considerations.

10:00 am / 10:30 am


10:30 am / 11:15 am

Persistent Atelectasis, Middle Lobe Syndrome and Plastic Bronchitis – Bruce Rubin (Richmond, USA)
Mucus Hypersecretion Is Central to these Airway Diseases. What Do They Have in Common, How Should We Diagnose and Treat them, and What Does this Tell Us about Other Airway Diseases?

11:15 am / 12:15 pm

Clinical Cases Discussion

12:15 pm



SUNDAY, MARCH 25, 2012

8:30 am / 9:00 am

Pre-School Wheeze – Andrew Bush (London, UK)
Extracting the Truth from a Controversial Literature.

9:00 am / 09:30 am

Lung Function Testing in Preschool Children – Nicole Beydon (Paris, France)
An Update for the Practicing Pediatric Pulmonologist.

9:30 am / 10:00 am

Chronic Lung Disease after Premature Birth – Andrew Colin (Miami, USA)
En route for a Lifelong Disease.

10:00 am / 10:30 am


10:30 am / 11:15 am

Congenital Lung Malformations – Andrew Bush (London, UK)
Primum Non Nocere.

11:15 am / 12:00 pm

Clinical Cases Discussion

12:00 pm / 1:30 pm


1:30 pm / 2:00 pm

Lung Defense Mechanisms – Giovanni Rossi (Genoa, Italy)
Overview on Pulmonary Innate Immunity et al.

2:00 pm / 2:45 pm

Severe Pleuro-Pulmonary Infections – Eitan Kerem (Jerusalem)
How to Keep Balance while Swimming in a Sea of Controversy.

2:45 pm / 3:15 pm

Non CF Bronchiectasis – Bruce Rubin (Richmond, USA)
From Pathogenesis to Treatment.

03:15 pm / 03:45 pm


3:45 pm / 4:30 pm

Children’s Interstitial Lung Disease – Giovanni Rossi (Genoa, Italy)
Children Are not Small Adults.