The scientific programme will feature the very best of speakers from the five Nordic countries and cover a wide range within the respiratory field including obstructive lung diseases, pulmonary oncology, sleep-related breathing disorders, interstitial lung diseases, cystic fibrosis and lung transplantation. In addition to parallel symposia, ongoing research from the Nordic countries will be presented as posters and oral presentations.

Post-graduate courses - Wednesday 10th May 2017

Course Time Language Comment
Registration from 09:00 at the venue Wisby Strand
Lung cancer   PDF 10.00-17.00 English   
KOL- från diagnos till behandling   PDF  10.00-17.00 Scandinavian PP in English
Sleep and Breathing   PDF 14.00-17.00 English  
Cystic fibrosis   PDF     14.00-17.00 English Sponsored by Vertex

See preliminary programme as PDF.
Lunch and coffee is included in all courses.
For courses starting at 14.00 lunch boxes are available from 13.00
Get-together meeting at Restaurant Munkkällaren 19.00

Poster sessions - Friday 11th May 2017
11.00-12.30 Poster session I
13.30-15.00 Poster session II
15.00-15.15 Poster awards

Thursday 11th May 2017

Time Symposia 1 Symposia 2 Symposia 3
08.00-08.30 Registration
08.30-10.00 Globalisation and the lung
Global burden of pulmonary diseases
Jørgen Vestbo, D

Tuberculosis – what is the global situation today?
Sven Hoffner, S

Flying with chronic pulmonary disease
Anne Edvardsen, N
10.00-10.30 Coffee in the excibition hall
10.30-12.00 Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF): Diagnosis, treatment and register-based research
Chair: Magnus Sköld, S

IPF: Latest on diagnostic work-up
Riitta Kaarteenaho, F

Are there any treatment options avaliable? 
Alan Altraja, E

Why do we need national IPF registries?
Input from Finland (Marjukka Myllärniemi), Sweden (Giovanni Ferrara) and Denmark (Elisabeth Bendstrup)

How to optimise the care of pulmonary patients through interprofessionell cooperations

Results from the work by the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SKL)
Margareta Emtner, S

Local adaption of "The Health Care Interaction reform" - Interdisciplinary patient care at a local level in Stavanger
Kristian Jong Høine, N

Certification of Asthma/COPD-clinics in primary care in Skåne
Kerstin Romberg, S

Interprofessional care in patients with home mechanical ventilation. Experiences from Iceland
Bryndís Halldórsdóttir, I


Respiratory epidemiology in the Nordic countries
Christer Janson
, S and Charlotte Hyldgaard, D

Christer Janson, S

The Copenhagen Studies
Charlotte Suppli-Ulrik, D

Rain Jõgi, E

Cecilia Svanes, N

Anders Blomberg, S

12.00-13.00 Lunch in the exhibition hall / Satellite symposia sponsored by TEVA
13.00-14.30 Lung transplanations
Debate: How should COPD be defined?

Lung transplantations- what’s new?
Maija Halme F

Debate: How should COPD be defined? COPD should be defined by fixed FEV1/FVC ratio
Kjell Larsson S

COPD should be defined by using lower limit of normal for the FEV,/FVC ratio
Kjell Torén S
Rehabilitation in COPD and other pulmonary diseases

Rehabilitation in primary care, a Nordic model?
Anders Östrem, N

Rehabilitation by Telehealth, a model for the future?
Audhild Hjalmarsen, N

Rehabilitation to achieve asthma control
Margareta Emtner S
Sleep-disordered breathing

OSA: Symptoms and comorbitidy
Thorarinn Gislason, I

Airflow limitation and hypoventilation in obesity
Sverre Lehmann, N

OSA with COPD or asthma overlap  
Tarja Saarisranta, F
14.30-15.00 Coffee in the excibition hall
15.00-16.30 Tuberculosis, current situation and update

Current epidemiology of TB/MDR-TB
Helene Wallstedt, S

WHO guidelines on MDR-TB: Challenges  of the shorter MDR-TB regimen in Europe
Manfred Danilovits, E

Norwegian guidelines for tuberculosis
Svein Hoegh Henrichsen , N

Montoring asthma and COPD
- what tools to use in primary and secondary care

Monitoring asthma and COPD in primary care
Karin Lisspers,

Measuring airway inflammation in asthma and COPD
Lauri Lehtimaki,

The use of physiology and imaging techniques in monitoring
Leif Bjermer, S


Oral presentations
16.30-17.30 Satellite symposia sponsored by Astra Zeneca, with refreshments.
19.15 Congress Dinner at Wisby Strand     

Friday 12th May 2017

Time Symposia 1 Symposia 2 Symposia 3
09.00-10.30 COPD in non-smokers

Preterm birth; A risk for COPD in adulthood?
Per Thunqvist, S

Environmental exposure and COPD – from wood-smoke to e-cigarettes
Torben Sigsgaard, D

Occupational exposure and COPD
Per Bakke, N

Bio-mass fuel and COPD
Onno van Schayck, NL

Lung cancer targeted therapy
Chair: Bengt Bergman, S

Bengt Bergman, S
Odd Terje Brustugun, N
Maria Planck, S
Orphan lung diseases

Rare lung diseases –
a genetic perspective
Tarja Laitinen, F

Rare lung diseases –
a clinical perspective
Ulla Hodgson, F

Diffuse Cystic Lung Disorders (LAM, Langerhans cell Histiocytosis, Birt Hogg Dubè, Ehler Danlos, Congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation…)
Venerino Poletti, D
10.30-11.00 Coffee in the excibition hall
11.00-12.30 Guidelines for asthma and COPD in the Nordic countries
Chairs: Christer Janson, S,
Per Bakke
, N
Howraman Meteran, D,

Guidelines in Estonia
Alan Altraja, E

Guidelines in Denmark
Celeste Porsbjerg, D

Guidelines in Finland
Hannu Kanaanranta, F

Guidelines in Iceland
Dora Ludviksdottir, I


EBUS in the diagnosis of sarcoidosis
Stefan Barath, S

Pro-con: Is it enough with glucocorticoid treatment in pulmonary sarcoidosis?
Susanna Kullberg, S

The epidemiology of sarcoidosis in Sweden and implications for future research
Elizabeth Arkema
, S
Hot topics
Chair: Andrei Malinovschi S

Dysfunctional breathing - A common contributor to dyspnea in lung patients
Celeste Porsbjerg, D

Telemonitoring with forced oscillation technique in COPD Andrei Malinovschi, S

New data from the Swedish national register on obstructive lung diseases
Ann Ekberg-Jansson, S

Is asthma treatment doping?
Kjell Larsson, S

12.30-13.30 Lunch in the exhibition hall / Satellite symposia sponsored by Chiesi
13.30-15.00 Severe asthma
Chair: Vibeke Backer, D and Anna von Bülow, D

Nordic Severe Asthma Network
Celeste Porsbjerg, D 

Severe asthma in Iceland
Unnur Steina Björnsdóttir, I

Severe asthma in Finland
Hannu Kankaanranta, F         


Chronic hypoxia - to treat or not to treat?
Magnus Ekström, S

Hypoxia during sleep in COPD –
Nils Henrik Holmedahl, N

Exercise-induced hypoxia
Margareta Emtner, S
15.00-15.10 Closing remarks and poster awards  
15.15-18.00 Sessions organized by the Nordic Primary Care Respiratory Group - Programme


Program organized by Swedish Respiratory Society (SLMF and SLIF)
Thursday 11th May 13.00-14.30 SLMF Årsmöte (Swedish Respiratory Society Annual meeting)
  15.00-16.30 Swedish Respiratory Society Awards:

Epigenetik och metabolomik vid KOL
Annelie Behndig

Th17-associerade cytokiner vid bakteriell kolonisering hos patienter med KOL och kronisk bronkit.
Anders Lindén

15.45 SLIF Årsmöte


Social programme
Wednesday 10th May 19.00 Get-together meeting at Restaurant Munkkällaren.
Thursday 11th May 19:15 Congress Dinner at Wisby Strand

Social programme - Organized by Hansa Incoming
Wednesday 10th May 18:00 City tour on foot. The tour ends at Munkkällaren and the Get-together meeting. Price: SEK 200 per person incl. VAT
Saturday 13th May 09:00 - 16:00 Östergarn –  Where the sun raises.  Read more
Price: SEK 1045 per person incl. VAT