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Dear Colleagues & Friends,
In 2021 the 8th International Workshop on Lung Health will be hosted from 14th to 16th January 2021 in the historical and, in many way, surprising city of The Hague. Read more…

Taking inspiration from the last seven successful editions and looking at the contribution from  all attendees, partners and faculty members, we are proud to announce some relevant innovations in this year’s Workshop format, which will be published by April 2020.

The “fil rouge” of the 8th edition is “Treatable Traits: a look forward”. This controversial theme opens up to a new prospective approach with focus on the physiopathology of the “treatable traits” declined within the different diseases and related treatments. The purpose is to use this old / new tool to explore the future of the management of lung diseases: a look forward indeed!

As Committee members, we would like to stress, once again, the importance of participants’ contribution for the success of the initiative. Therefore, considering this different approach,  increasing  time will be devoted to discussion, interaction and contribution from the audience with the introduction of new interactive formats.

To enhance the benefits of attending the conference, several Post Graduated Courses, held by World Experts on topics of relevant interest, will be scheduled before the beginning of the workshop programme.

The Future Leaders Mentoring Programme will undergo some important remodeling   with the aim of becoming an international “Hackaton” contest, in order to stimulate the development of new research projects delineated by the youngest researchers and evaluated by the plenary room and an experts’ panel.

Furthermore, the success of the Rising Stars Programme, encourages us to pursue this activity giving the opportunity to young clinicians and researchers to present their valuable work,  in front of an international audience,. and become for the first time  part of the  Congress faculty.

We look forward to consolidate the existing cooperation with national and international associations for the promotion of the meeting as well as the increase of the initiative dedicated to the younger ones, strengthening the promotional efforts and opportunities within  the whole potential stakeholders.

Finally, we invite you all to bring your contribution to the Poster Calls and on site sessions: only by sharing projects, results and discussions points we will be able to face the new extremely crucial world challenges in the Respiratory and related fields.

We look forward to welcoming you in the historical frame of Den Haag!


Yours Sincerely,

Presidents & Chairmen

From left to right: Francesco Blasi, G. Walter Canonica, Stefano Aliberti Johann Christian Virchow, Stefano Centanni, Tobias Welte

The Hague

The Hague is a city on the western coast of the Netherlands on the North Sea and the capital of the province of South Holland. It is also the seat of government of the Netherlands and hosts the International Court of Justice, one of the most important courts in the world.

With a metropolitan population of more than 1 million, it is the third-largest city in the Netherlands, after Amsterdam and Rotterdam. The Hague metropolitan area, with a population of approximately 2.7 million, is the 13th-largest in the European Union and the most populous in the country.

The Hague is the seat of the Cabinet, the States General, the Supreme Court, and the Council of State of the Netherlands, but the city is not the constitutional capital of the Netherlands, which is Amsterdam.

The Hague is known as the home of international law and arbitration. The International Court of Justice, the main judicial arm of the United Nations, is located in the city, as well as the International Criminal Court, the Permanent Court of ArbitrationEuropol, and approximately 200 other international governmental organisations.

General Information

The secretariat desk will open on Thursday, January 16th, from 12.00 (noon) and will be open as follow:

  • January 14th : 12.00 – 20.30 (end of the Welcome Ceremony)
  • January 15th : 08.00 am – 6.00 pm
  • January 16th: 08.00 am – 14.00 pm (end of the Workshop)


The set up and dismantling of the exhibition area will be accessible only for sponsors which booked an exhibition booth.

  • Set up time: January 16th from 08.00 am to 11.00 pm
  • Dismantling time: January 18th from 14.00 pm to 16.00 pm


The participant’s name badge will be provided at the registration desk. All participants are requested to wear the badge throughout the congress. Only badge holders will be admitted to the appropriate sessions, exhibition and social events.


The official language of the Congress is English. No simultaneous translation will be provided.


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