Ciro Academy

Personalized medicine and precision medicine in COPD anno 2018

TheaterHotel De Oranjerie, Kloosterwandplein 12-16, Roermond, The Netherlands

This one-day symposium will provide a comprehensive overview of personalized and precision medicine in the management of people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Moreover, Prof. Dr. Leroy Hood (USA) will give his inspiring view on the role of systems medicine in 2025. You’re invited.

08.30 hrs.
Registration + coffee/tea
08.45 hrs.

Martijn Spruit, Scientific Advisor of Ciro, Professor in Rehabilitation of Chronic Organ Failure at Maastricht University Medical Center

Martijn A. Spruit
09.00 hrs.
What is personalized medicine and precision medicine?

Emiel Wouters, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ciro, Professor in Respiratory Medicine at Maastricht University Medical Center

Emiel Wouters
09.45 hrs.
Endobronchial bronchial valves in emphysema

Dirk Jan Slebos, Chest physician at University Medical Center Groningen

Dirk Jan Slebos
10.30 hrs.
11.00 hrs.
Individualizing pulmonary rehabilitation programs for patients with complex COPD

Lowie Vanfleteren, Chest physician at COPD center, Sahlgrenska University, Gothenburg, and Ciro, Horn

Lowie Vanfleteren
11.45 hrs.
Clustering of patients with COPD

Pierre-Régis Burgel, Professor in Respiratory Medicine, University Paris Descartes

Pierre-Régis Burgel
12.30 hrs.
13.15 hrs.
Multiscale computational modeling in systems biology

Rosa Faner, Junior group leader CIBER Respiratory Diseases

Rosa Faner
14.00 hrs.
Integrating multi-omic data for COPD subphenotyping?

Asa Wheelock, Senior Researcher, Department of Medicine, Karolinska Institute

Asa Wheelock
14.45 hrs.
Alpha-1 anti-trypsin deficiency

David Lomas, Vice Provost (Health), UCL School of Life and Medical Sciences

David Lomas
15.30 hrs.
15.45 hrs.
Medico-ethical perspective of P4 medicine

David Townend, Professor of Law and Legal Philosophy in Health, Medicine and Life Sciences

David Townend
16.30 hrs.
Keynote lecture: The role of systems medicine in 2025

Leroy Hood, SVP and Chief Science Officer, Providence St. Joseph Health; Chief Strategic Officer, Co-founder and Professor, ISB; 2011 National Medal of Science Laureate

17.15 hrs.
Closure and good bye

Frits Franssen, Chest physician at CIRO and Maastricht University Medical Center

Frits Franssen

Target audience

  • Clinicians, pulmonary physicians
  • Respiratory physiologists
  • Respiratory physiotherapists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Nutritionists
  • Nurses, social workers and carers
  • Healthcare managers and educators
  • Trainees in the above specialties
  • Research fellows
  • Epidemiologists
  • Payers
  • Policy makers


Application for CME will be made to the NVALT (Dutch chest physicians). The number of credits that you will receive corresponds to your attendance during the course. Please note that you need to sign the register of attendance each day to ensure that you receive the CME credits.


Registration: 175 euro. Registration for BSc/MSc/PhD-students*: 100 euro.  *please provide a signed letter of confirmation by your local supervisor/dean ( 


Everything will be done in English. After completion of the one-day symposium, all participants will receive a certificate of attendance.


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