The Divisions of pulmonology & neonatology of the Tygerberg Children’s Hospital have pleasure in announcing the 7th conference titled
“Here be lungs” as in “Here be dragons” is a reference to the situation sailors of old found themselves in when they sailed off into the unknown, the uncharted waters. In Chinese, ‘lung’ means ‘dragon’ and the lung in Chinese medicine is the boundary between the inner and outer world. The lung is the whole respiratory system and has to do with boundary, breath and renewal and across this boundary vital materials are taken in and waste materials excreted.
The aim of this conference is to navigate newly described and insufficiently explored neonatal, infant and childhood lung conditions through state-of-the-art lectures in the respective fields. International speakers include Profs Andrew Bush (Royal Brompton, UK), Felix Ratjen (University of Toronto Hospital for Sick Children, Canada), Petr Pohunek (Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic) & Peter Sly and Rangasamy Ramanathan. Against the backdrop of the Winelands, the academic program is aimed at a wide range of subjects, including: antenatal diagnosis, approach to neonatal lung conditions, interstitial lung diseases, surfactant defects, congenital lung disease, cystic fibrosis, asthma and the wheezing infant, airway management, bronchoscopy & broncho-alveolar lavage, lung surgery, lung biopsy, BPD / CLD, interaction between the lung and the brain, interpreting chest x-rays, indications for chest CT and / or MR scans young children, ethical dilemmas, unusual lung infections, chest wall deformities, viral infections, lung function, oxygen & oxygen therapy and neonatal & infant resuscitation.
We invite you to exhibit or to join us in what promises to be a superb scientific program.
With warm regards from the organizing committee – Johan Smith & Pierre Goussard