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The ATS Pediatric Assembly International Relations Committee and ERS Pediatric Assembly Paediatric Respiratory Physiology and Sleep Group are pleased to announce their Townhall Meeting on international perspectives on reopening the pediatric pulmonary function test laboratory during COVID-19 on Wednesday, June 24th, 2020 at 10:00 am EDT (4:00 pm CET).

The meeting will start with summary of the four main problems encountered during the reopening of pediatric PFT labs by the international pediatric pulmonary pediatric specialists. These four main areas of discussion include the preparations before PFT, requirements of the PFT environment, changes in indications for PFT and specific considerations. Then questions from the audience will be taken.

The session will be moderated by Dr. Ozge Yilmaz from Celal Bayar University Medical Faculty, TURKEY and Dr. Laura Gochicoa from National Institute of Respiratory Diseases, MEXICO. 

We will be joined by the following international pediatric pulmonology panelists:

Dr. Nicole Beydon from Hôpital d'Enfants Armand-Trousseau, Paris, FRANCE, Dr.  Marcus Jones, from Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, BRAZIL, Dr. Larry Lands from McGill University Health Center, CANADA, Dr. Enrico Lombardi from Meyer Children’s Hospital, Florence, ITALY, Dr. Margaret Rosenfeld from University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, USA, Dr. Peter Sly, from Children’s Health Queensland, Brisbane, AUSTRALIA, Dr. Daniel Weiner from University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, USA and Dr. Gary Wong from Chinese University of Hong Kong, HONG KONG.

This webinar will be a unique experience of sharing international perspectives and problems faced during reopening of pediatric PFT labs during a pandemic and potential solutions to these.

We use a web-based platform, which allows real-time discussion both online and, on the phone making this an interactive webinar.

You will need to register for the webinar in order to participate.  To reserve your Webinar seat today please click here.

Ozge Yilmaz, MD
Co-chair International Relations Committee, ATS Assembly on Pediatrics (PEDS)

Laura Gochicoa, MD
Co-chair International Relations Committee , ATS Assembly on Pediatrics (PEDS)

Nicole Beydon, MD
Secretary Paediatric Respiratory Physiology and Sleep Group, ERS Assembly on Pediatrics (PEDS)