The Divisions of Pulmonology & Neonatology of the Tygerberg Children’s Hospital have the pleasure in announcing the Here be Lungs 8th Conference titled “Here be Lungs”.
“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 as well as cardiac and pediatric intensive care related lung conditions through state-of-the-art lectures in the respective fields. International speakers include Profs Andrew Bush, Petr Pohunek, Fabio Midulla, Ernst Eber, Heather Zar and Luc Zimmerman.
The conference is preceded by a Bronchoscopy Workshop on the 6th March at the Stellenbosch Lodge nearby.
Against the backdrop of the beautiful Winelands, the academic program is aimed at a wide range of subjects, including: antenatal diagnosis, approach to neonatal lung conditions and persistent pulmonary hypertension, interstitial lung diseases, congenital lung disease, cystic fibrosis, asthma and the wheezing infant, airway management, bronchoscopy, lung surgery, lung biopsy, interaction between the lung and the heart , interpreting chest x-rays, indications for chest CT and / or MR scans young children, ultrasound of the chest ethical dilemmas, unusual lung infections, chest wall deformities, viral infections, lung function, respiratory support for the sick child and lung malignancies.
With warm regards from the organizing committee – Johan Smith & Pierre Goussard