The Divisions of Pulmonology & Neonatology of the Tygerberg Children’s Hospital will have the pleasure in announcing the Here be Lungs 8th Conference soon.
“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.
With warm regards from the organizing committee – Johan Smith & Pierre Goussard