Thank you all for the success of the IWLH 2022 Edition


Welcome to the 9th International Workshop on Lung Health


Dear Colleagues & Friends,

It’s a great pleasure – as Presidents and Chairmen – to welcome you the 9th Edition of the International Workshop on Lung Health which takes place from January 20-22, 2022, in the fashionable city of Milan (Italy).

In 2021, our traditional and family meeting was held in a virtual format due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite all the difficulties and emergencies of the period, the E-Workshop was a great success and an excellent occasion to update on the latest findings and share knowledge.

In 2022 the workshop format will be Hybrid, combining our usual 3 days appointment with friends, colleagues and all the players involved in the research and progress of the respiratory disease, with virtual participation for all the friends and colleagues who cannot join us in Milan.

Looking at our recent past and our challenging future perspective, the “fil rouge” of the 9th edition is “A Golden Age in Respiratory Research”. COVID-19 indicated us the urgent, indispensable, and invaluable need of a stronger commitment in our field of research: only focusing on this aspect we will be able to face properly the next emerging medical challenges.

As Committee members, we would like to stress, once again, the importance of participants’ contribution for the success of the initiative. Therefore, considering the limitation in dialogue and mutual cultural exchanges in this last period, even more time will be devoted to discussion, interaction and contribution from the audience.

As in the past 8 years, one of our advocacy goals are the initiatives dedicated to Junior Clinicians and Researchers, who will be protagonists of the 2022 edition as well.

The Future Leaders Mentoring Programme (FUHEL) underwent some important remodelling, with the aim of provide a practical “career mentoring” to the Researchers and Clinicians who will lead the Respiratory Health panorama in the near future.

Furthermore, the year-by-year 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.

For all of you who are too busy dealing with the still existing challenges we remind that all the recorded materials will be available for you on the congress website from January 26th up to July 31st, 2022.

We invite you to enjoy the congress and active contribute to the Golden age of Respiratory Research.

Yours Sincerely,


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