Dr. Tobias Welte, ERS President

Viral infection is the most important trigger of exacerbations, both in Asthma and COPD, respectively. Preventive measures such as general hygiene recommendations will be presented but also vaccination strategies, diagnostic approaches and possible treatment strategies will be discussed. Future trends to improve outcome will be reviewed.

Learning objectives:
At the end of this presentation, attendees will be able to:

  • appreciate hand hygiene and vaccination strategies as preventive measures;
  • understand diagnostic approaches; and
  • describe future trends in treatment strategies.