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Emerging Prospects and responsive discussion on Lung Cancer and COPD : Breathe better , Live better
- Lung Cancer and COPD Congress 2018


Lung Cancer and COPD Congress 2018

The 5th International Congress on Lung Cancer and COPD were organized on June 25-26, 2018 at the Hyatt Place Amsterdam Airport, Amsterdam, Netherlands. The conference was marked with the attendance of Editorial Board Members of supported Allied Academies Journals, Scientists, young and brilliant researchers, business delegates and talented student communities representing more than 15 countries, who made this conference fruitful and productive.

This conference was based on the theme “Emerging Prospects and responsive discussion on Lung Cancer and COPD: Breathe better, Live better” which included the following scientific tracks:  

  • Lung cancer
  • Genetics of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Paediatric Oncology
  • Chronic Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Advancement in Lung Surgeries
  • Alpha-1 Anti trypsin Deficiency
  • Diagnostic Evaluation of Lung cancer and COPD
  • COPD and Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Cancer Awareness and Prevention

Lung Cancer and COPD Congress 2018 was moderated by Laetitia Seguin (IRCAN, France) on the first day and on the second day.

We are grateful to our Organizing Committee Member for his generous support and suggestions for the conference.

  • John Klir– American International Medical University, Saint Lucia

The conference proceeded through various Scientific Sessions and plenary lectures, of which the following topic was highlighted as Keynote presentation:

  • E-BABE-Role of Pro-inflammatory Cytokines in Development and Progression of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: John Klir– American International Medical University, Saint Lucia

Scientific sessions were chaired by: John Klir, American International Medical University, Saint Lucia

Allied Academies has taken the grand privilege of felicitating Lung Cancer and COPD Congress 2018 Organizing Committee, Editorial Board Members and Keynote Speakers who supported for the success of this event.

The esteemed guests, Keynote speakers, well-known researchers and delegates shared their innovative research and vast experience through their presentations at the podium of Lung Cancer and COPD Congress 2018. We are glad to inform that all accepted abstracts for the conference have been published in the International Journal of Respiratory Medicine as a special issue.

We are also obliged to various delegate experts, company representatives and other eminent personalities who supported the conference by facilitating active discussion forums. We sincerely thank the Organizing Committee Members for their gracious presence, support, and assistance. With the unique and positive feedback from the conference, Allied Academies would like to announce the commencement of the "6th International Conference on LUNG CANCER AND COPD" which is being organized during June 17-18, 2019 at Dublin, Ireland.



About Conference

The 5th International Congress on Lung cancer and COPD is the world’s largest educational and scientific conference, dedicated to lung cancer and the related diseases, going to be hosted by Allied Academies on June 25-26, 2018 at Amsterdam, Netherlands. The congress summarizes the recent developments in lung cancer and COPD research. The attendees for the conference include medical oncologists, pulmonologists, epidemiologists, surgeons, pathologists, research scientists, respiratory physicians and health care professionals.

Why to attend Lung Cancer and COPD Congress 2018?

Lung Cancer and COPD Congress 2018 provide a golden opportunity to meet with the leading national and international speakers who will discuss the latest advancements in lung cancer, COPD and to the related diseases worldwide. Congress unites individuals or eminent personalities from all over the world, who share a common discipline or field. This conference is a collaborative event for the researchers from both business and academia background and offers current and recent information on the management of lung cancer, as well as the possible therapies and strategies to shape the future of lung cancer and COPD research.

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On behalf of our Organizing Committee Members and Whole the team of COPD Congress 2018, we cordially invite you to the 5th InternationalCongress on Lung Cancer and COPD.

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Sessions / Tracks

Track on Pneumonia:

Pneumonia is the inflammatory condition of lung which affects the alveoli. It is mainly caused by viral and bacterial infection as well as fungi and parasites. It mainly causes the other lung diseases like COPDasthmacardiovascular diseasescigarette or adolescent smokingcystic fibrosis and lung cancer and etc. It is mainly detected by chest X-ray and imaging.

·         Idiopathic interstitial pneumonia or noninfectious pneumonia

·         Viral pneumonia

·         Fungal pneumonia

·         Bacterial pneumonia

·         Parasitic pneumonia

·         Diagnosis

Track on Lung cancer:

Lung cancerotherwise called lung carcinoma, is a threatening lung tumor portrayed by uncontrolled cell development in tissues of the lung. This development can spread past the lung by the procedure of metastasis into adjacent tissue or different parts of the body. Most growths that begin in the lung, known as essential lung malignancies, are carcinomas. The most well-known manifestations are hacking (counting hacking up blood), weight reductionshortness of breath, and chest torments.

Two types of lung cancer are as follows:

·         Small cell lung carcinoma

·         Non-small cell lung carcinoma

Track on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease:

COPD is a type of the lung disease and highly prevalent disorder that causes from the interplay of genetic susceptibility. COPD is a lung infection that outcomes from checks in the aviation routes of the lungs that prompt breathing issues. COPD may be entangled by perpetual bronchitis or emphysema; a few patients create the two issues that prompt extra breathing issues. A few clinicians consider constant bronchitis and emphysema as essentially promote signs of COPD. Harm to the lung tissue after some time causes physical changes in the lungs and the aviation routes end up noticeably stopped up with thick bodily fluid. Consistence winds up plainly debilitated in light of this lung tissue harm. This debilitated consistence or versatility of the lungs implies that oxygen can't get to the air spaces where oxygen and carbon dioxide trade happens in the lung. This all prompts hacking to expel the thick bodily fluid and in the long run, trouble in relaxing.

It is found that not a single gene accounts for a major part of the expression but a polygenic model is responsible for gene control. The significant technological advances have been made in genetic evaluation of complex diseases, in COPD there is a deficiency of Alpha-1 Anti-trypsin (a rare inherited disorders). It can be influenced by environmental factors and cigarette smoking.

Track on Pediatric Oncology:

Pediatric pulmonary study helps to provide comprehensive measure to children, infants and adults with a full spectrum of respiratory disorders. The major health care which should be taken for COPD are prescribed medications, maintain an active lifestyle approved by a doctor, aerobic exercise to increase the stamina and strengthening our body to improve the ability to breath. Avoid irritants like dust, air particles, and different odors. Get vaccination for pathogens (bacteria and viruses). Try to reduce the stress and eat the small meals throughout the day, drink plenty of fluids and the main important thing is to stop or to quit smoking.

Track on Sleep Medicine:

Sleep drugs are a therapeutic strength or subspecialty dedicated to the determination and treatment of rest unsettling influences and scatters. Individuals with COPD may experience issues breathing, interminable hack, exhaustion, and chest fixing. COPD can likewise bring about lessened blood oxygen levels, making weariness and driving unfavorable wellbeing conditions. Rest issues and languor are regular in COPD patients, incompletely because of indications yet additionally due to the solutions used to treat COPD. Likewise, changes in breathing examples that happen amid ordinary rest that don't influence solid individuals may prompt more serious outcomes in individuals with COPD, which may decline and confuse COPD since they diminish blood oxygen. Indeed, even COPD patients without obstructive rest apnea (OSA) may encounter a drop in oxygen amid rest.

Track on Chronic Pulmonary Hypertension :

Chronic Pulmonary hypertension is a type of increase blood pressure in the lungs arteries and right side of the heart.  Pulmonary hypertension symptoms include the breath shortness, chest pain and swelling of legs. In this hypertension, the pulmonary arterioles and capillaries become narrowed, destroyed and blocked, which makes the capillaries difficult to flow the blood through lungs.

Track on Asthma and Allergies:

Asthma is a typical long-term haul disease of the aviation routes of the lungs. It is described by factor and repeating manifestations, reversible wind current impediment, and bronchospasm. Symptoms incorporate scenes of wheezing, hacking, chest snugness, and shortness of breath.  These scenes may happen a couple of times each day or a couple of times for each week.  Depending on the individual, they may turn out to be more regrettable during the evening or with work out. Asthma is believed to be caused by a blend of hereditary and natural factors. Environmental variables incorporate presentation to air contamination and allergens. Other potential triggers incorporate prescriptions, for example, ibuprofen and beta blockers. Diagnosis is normally in light of the example of indications, reaction to treatment after some time, and Spirometry. Sensitivities may go about as a lung aggravation straightforwardly through unfavorably susceptible irritation, or in a roundabout way through hypersensitive rhinitis and postnasal dribble," he says. "Postnasal trickle may empower the nerves at the back of the nose, which can improve hack and exasperate COPD manifestations. COPD patients with sensitivities have more elevated amounts of respiratory side effects and are at a more serious hazard for an erupt.

Track on Tuberculosis:

Tuberculosis (TB) is an irresistible illness more often than not caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB). Tuberculosis for the most part influences the lungs, yet can likewise influence different parts of the body. Tuberculosis is spread through the air when individuals who have dynamic TB in their lungs hack, spit, talk, or wheeze. Individuals with idle TB don't spread the ailment. Dynamic contamination happens all the more regularly in individuals with HIV/AIDS and in the individuals who smoke. Conclusion of dynamic TB depends on chest X-beams, and also tiny examination and culture of body liquids. Finding of dormant TB depends on the tuberculin skin test (TST) or blood tests.

Track on Advancement in Lung Surgeries:

Surgery is expected to take biopsies (tissue tests) of the lung for determination. Late advances in optic/video frameworks and endoscopic working instruments have made thoracoscopic less demanding and more exact than earlier years. The agent death rate has diminished (1%) and the demonstrative precision has expanded (99%). Thoracoscopy has been done at an expanding recurrence lately in light of its wide applications, particularly in the regions of helpful or agent methods, for example, carbon dioxide laser treatment of unconstrained pneumothorax or diffuse bullous emphysema and Lung volume diminishment and furthermore in the treatment of different aviation route infections. Two basic approaches to do surgery on your lungs are thoracotomy and video-helped thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). It includes passing an adaptive camera through little slices in the chest to look at the lungs or pleura (linings of the lung) under video direction and furthermore connected with lung transplantation.

Track on Chronic bronchitis:

Chronic bronchitis is one sort of COPD (constant obstructive respiratory infection). The aggravated bronchial tubes deliver a great deal of bodily fluid. This prompts hacking and trouble relaxing. Cigarette smoking is the most widely recognized reason. Taking in air contamination, exhaust, or tidy over a drawn out stretch of time may likewise cause it.

Track on Alpha-1 Anti trypsin Deficiency:

Alpha-1 antitrypsin lack (Alpha1-antitrypsin insufficiency, A1AD, or AATD) is a hereditary issue that causes faulty creation of alpha-1 antitrypsin (A1AT), prompting diminished A1AT movement in the blood and lungs, and affidavit of intemperate irregular A1AT protein in liver cells. Inherited scatter that may cause lung illness and liver infection. Influenced people frequently create emphysema, which is a lung infection caused by harm to the little air sacs in the lungs (alveoli).

Track on COPD and Lung cancer Epidemiology:

COPD Epidemiology is the review and investigation of the examples, causes, and impacts of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in the population. According to the World Health Organization, COPD is the fourth foremost cause of death in the world, with almost 2.75 million deaths per annum, or 4.8% of deaths. In France, the mortality rate is approximately 40 deaths per 100,000 populations. At one time, COPD was more regular in men, but since of expanded tobacco use among ladies in high-wage nations and the higher danger of introduction to indoor air contamination in low-wage nations, this disease affects men and women almost equally.

Track on Pathophysiology of lung cancer and COPD :

The pathogenesis of COPD is that constant airflow restriction and that to lung cancer is occurred by the activation of oncogenes and inactivation of tumor suppressor genes. Airspace inflammation appears to be diverse in vulnerable smokers and Chronic Inflammation includes a power of breathed in aggravations, for example, CD8+ T lymphocytes, neutrophils, and macrophages, B cells and macrophages together  when activated, these cells start an inflammatory cascade(tumor necrosis factor alpha) and prompts to structural changes. Airway rebuilding in COPD is an immediate consequence of the inflammatory response related with COPD and resulting in the narrowing of the airways. Chronic Inflammation may also be added by bacterial infection.

The diseases that includes under the COPD are: Chronic BronchitisEmphysema and COPD-Asthma overlap. Bronchitis causes inflammation and irritation of the airways in the lungs. Over time, this mucus plugs up airways and makes breathing difficult. Emphysema is a common type of COPD in which the lung’s air sacs become damaged and destroyed. This damaged area makes difficulty for the people with emphysema to expel air from their lungs. Asthma COPD Overlap Syndrome (ACOS) usually includes increased reversibility of airflow obstruction, systemic inflammation and eosinophilia bronchial.

Track on Diagnostic Evaluation of lung cancer:

The detection and diagnosis of lung cancer and COPD can be evaluated by performing the following tests: Spirometry, chest radiography, chemotherapyimmunotherapy, CT scan, Arterial blood gas analysis, Severity, complete blood count, transthoracic ultrasonography and Lung function testsSpirometry measures the amount of airflow obstruction present and is generally done after the use of a bronchodilator. An Arterial blood gas test measures the oxygen level in blood and the result can show how severe COPD is and whether patient need oxygen therapy. The differential diagnosis is also performed for testing the asthma, congestive heart failure and pulmonary embolism.

Track on COPD and Cardiovascular Diseases :

COPD (lung illness) and cardiovascular infection (coronary illness) both offer tobacco (smoking) as a noteworthy hazard factor. Cardiovascular Disease essentially adds to both mortality and horribleness in COPD. People with never-ending obstructive aspiratory disease (COPD) or have a history or peril for cardiovascular ailment more much of the time encounter the evil impacts of heart strike and stroke. COPD triggers bothering and that, in this manner, prompts CVD, in light of the way that COPD increases incite particularly strange measures of disturbance, we pondered whether these escalations would be associated with higher rates of CVD events. 

Track on Prevention and management of COPD:

COPD Patients faces difficulty in clearing their lungs; with dusts, bacteria and other pollutants presents in surrounding atmosphere/environment. In most cases, COPD are potentially preventable through decreasing the smoke exposure and improving air quality. COPD exacerbations, hospitalizations and death can be cured by Influenza vaccination. It is known that, there is no alternative cure for COPD, but the symptoms are curely treatable and its progression can be delayed. It can be managed by the reducing the risk factors and by preventing and treating the acute exacerbation and associated illness. Breathing may be supported by Noninvasive ventilation.

Track on Therapies and treatment of lung diseases:

Therapies and treatment mainly help to slow down the disease by quitting smoking and avoiding the triggers like air pollution. It improves the shortness of breath. 
Pulmonary Rehabilitation: It helps to train our mind, muscles, and heart to get the most out of damaged   lungs. Rehabilitation mainly combines exercise, therapy and breathing. It may include self-care and medications. Other treatments are as follows: Free oxygen treatment or therapy, Increase your overall health with regular activity, treatment for weakness of muscles, weight loss and proper medication.

Patients with the respiratory diseases, use some powerful devices for the removal of mucus from the airway, to improve the pulmonary functions. These devices present many benefits. Therapies mainly help to slow down the disease by quitting smoking and avoiding air pollution. It improves the shortness of breath. Some of the devices are - the High Frequency Chest Wall Oscillation, the Positive Expiratory Pressure, the Oral High Frequency Oscillation, and the Intrapulmonary Percussive Ventilation. Current devices seem to be effective in terms of pulmonary function improvement. Other treatments are as follows: Free oxygen treatment or therapy, Increase your overall health with regular activity, treatment for weakness of muscles, weight loss and proper medication.

Track on Respiratory Failure and Reactive airway disease:

Respiratory disappointment likewise can happen if your lungs can't legitimately expel carbon dioxide (a waste gas) from your blood. An excessive amount of carbon dioxide in your blood can hurt your body's organs. Respiratory disappointment comes about because of insufficient gas trade by the respiratory framework, implying that the blood vessel oxygen, carbon dioxide or both can't be kept at ordinary levels. A drop in the oxygen conveyed in blood is known as hypoxemia; an ascent in blood vessel carbon dioxide levels is called hypercapnia.

 Track on Cancer Awareness and Prevention:

Cancer Prevention is an action which is used to lower the probability of getting cancer. It mainly includes:

·         Healthy lifestyle

·         Avoiding exposure to cancer causing substances

·         Taking medicines or vaccines

Market Analysis

Importance & Scope

COPD Congress 2018 will be the best platform for all the pulmonologists, oncologists, academicians, researchers, professors, medical students who are working in this field to exchange their knowledge related to Lung cancer and COPD Research. This international event is an effort to understand the underlying biological procedures which are amended to increase effectiveness, precision, survivability and quality of life.

Specialists will clarify how another era of treatment alternatives gives patients new trust in the battle against Lung cancer and COPD.

Geologically, the worldwide COPD research market is grouped mainly at United Kingdom, Netherlands, United States, Austria, Germany, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, Japan, and Africa. 

Why Amsterdam?

Amsterdam is the capital and most crowded district of the Netherlands. The city is situated in the area of North Holland in the west of the nation however isn't its capital, which is Haarlem. As the business capital of the Netherlands and one of the best money related focuses in Europe, Amsterdam is viewed as an alpha world city by the Globalization and World Cities.  It is a beautiful and romantic city with its antique houses, lovely bridges, famous canals and of course the list of world class attractions.

Major COPD Research Associations

American Academy Of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

American Association for Respiratory Care

Allergy/Asthma Information Association

American Lung Association

American Thoracic Society

Australian Lung Foundation

Association of Bulgarians with Bronchial Asthma (Abba)

Asthma Society of Canada

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America

Asthma and Allergy Association

Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ

Breathe the Lung Association 

British Lung Foundation

British Thoracic Society

Canadian Thoracic Society

Chest Foundation

COPD Thoracic Society

COPD Patient Organization of Vietnam

European Respiratory Society

Emphysema Foundation for Our Right to Survive

Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease

Infectious Diseases Society of America

Lung Foundation Australia

National Lung Health Education Program

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes Of Health

Ontario Lung Association

Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation

Pulmonary Education &Research Foundation

Respiratory Health Association

The National Asthma Council Australia

The Canadian Lung Association

The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer

Major Universities

Australian National University, Australia

Columbia University Medical Center, United States

Curtin University Bentley, Australia

Dar Al Uloom University, Saudi Arabia

Harvard University, United States

Imperial College London, United Kingdom

Iqbal Chest Centre, Bangladesh

Johns Hopkins University, Maryland

Leiden University, Netherlands

Linnaeus University, Sweden

Maastricht University, Netherlands

McGill University, Canada

Tufts University, United States

University of Birmingham, United Kingdom

University of California, San Francisco

University of Groningen, Netherlands

University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

University of Toronto, Canada

University of Washington, United States

Major Companies

Abbott Laboratories, US

Allergan Pharmaceutical, US

Amgen Pharmaceutical, US

AstraZeneca, Switzerland

Bayer, Germany

Beacon Pharmaceuticals Ltd, UK

Biotie Therapies, Finland

Chiesi Pharmaceutical, Italy

Cohero Health, US

Forest Laboratories, US

Gecko Health, US

GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceutical, UK

North Carolina Biotechnology Center, England

Novartis International AG, Switzerland

Panmira Pharmaceuticals LLC

Pearl Therapeutics Inc.

PhRMA, America

Pfizer, US

Probiomics Ltd., Australia

Roche Holding AG, Switzerland

Sunovion, US

Vectura Group, UK

Market Report:

Worldwide Lung cancer and COPD market is measured to as of now be worth $11.3 billion, and is estimate to achieve an estimation of $15.6 billion by 2019. A current market research concentrate distributed by Transparency Market Research (TMR), the international asthma and COPD market was worth USD 25,102.3 million in 2010, which is relied upon to achieve USD 26,965.5 million in 2017 alongside a CAGR figure of 1.03% over the estimated by 2017.

According to a survey done by WHO, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease will be the third leading cause of death world-wide causing considerable health costs, in 2020. Globally, it is assessed that 3 million deaths were caused by the COPD in 2015 (that is, 5% of all deaths comprehensively in that year). Over 90% of COPD deaths happen in low and middle-income countries.

Organizing Committee
OCM Member
John Klir
Dean and Professor, Physiology
American International Medical University
Washington, USA
OCM Member
Dr Marousa Kouvela
Boehringer-Ingelheim Ellas
Athens, Greece
OCM Member
Javier Mauricio Giraldo Sánchez
Medicina Intensiva del Tolima UCI Honda
Bogota, Colombia
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