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Thoracic Oncology

  • Update in the diagnosis and management of mesothelioma
  • Use of pathology in the integration of target oriented treatment of lung cancer
  • Clinicopathological case presentations
  • Recent advances in the early diagnostics of lung cancer

Thoracic Surgery

  • Surgical treatment of early stage lung cancer (pro/con discussion)
  • Update in the management of thymic malignancy
  • Surgical approaches according to new adenocarcinoma classification
  • Multidisciplinary approach to synchronous tumor and pulmonary metastasis in non-small cell lung cancer
  • How did I operate? Interactive video presentations and discussions.
  • Problems in the postoperative care in thoracic surgery

Lung Transplantation

  • Lung transplantation from the viewpoint of chest diseases
  • Techniques and extracorporeal support systems in the lung transplantation surgery
  • Establishment of lung transplantation policy in Turkey

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

  • Burden of COPD in Turkey
  • Update in COPD
  • New approaches in the management of COPD exacerbations
  • Choosing the right device for inhalation therapy

Asthma and Allergy

  • Impact of life style in the management of asthma
  • Asthma attacks causes and management
  • Severe asthma: Overview of assessment and management
  • “Work related asthma” or “asthma and occupation”

 Occupational and Environmental Lung Diseases

  • Respiratory diseases rendered in food industry
  • Welder’s lung
  • Occupational interstitial diseases of lung: Case presentations with pathological features
  • Compensation in occupational lung disease
  • Particulates and lung

Basics in Clinical Knowledge

  • Pulmonary vasculitis
  • Collagenosis and lung
  • Obesity and lung diseases
  • Pulmonary embolism (interactive)
  • What has changed in the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis?
  • Pulmonary hypertension due to lung diseases: Causes and management
  • Current concepts in sarcoidosis
  • Differential diagnosis of granulamotous diseases
  • Approach to hemoptysis
  • Clinicoradiological case discussions

Respiratory Infections

  • Anti-inflammatory drugs and lungs
  • Severe community acquired pneumonia
  • Lung infections with case presentations
  • New antibiotics and respiratory infections


  • Treatment in latent tuberculosis
  • Multidrug resistant tuberculosis
  • Clinicoradiological case presentations of tuberculosis (interactive)
  • Current problems in tuberculosis
  • Tuberculosis among health care personnel

Respiratory Intensive Care

  • Update in critical care
  • Management of quality and performance in intensive care unit
  • Terminal patients in intensive care unit: Care and ethical issues
  • Critical care case presentations
  • Hemodynamic monitorization in sepsis and septic shock
  • Approach to a patient with hypercapnic respiratory failure: From emergency department to discharge

Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Chronic Care

  • Pulmonary rehabilitation in lung diseases other than COPD
  • What have we learned from the recently updated statement on pulmonary rehabilitation
  • Approach to the patient in home based care


  • Bronchoscopic treatment approaches
  • New biochemical and immunological markers in the differential diagnosis of pleural effusions

Sleep Disorders

  • Obstructive sleep apnea in Turkey
  • Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome in special patient groups
  • Sleep related disorders
  • Complex sleep apnea: Diagnosis and treatment

Pediatric Chest Diseases

  • Recent advances and hot topics in pediatric chest diseases
  • Respiratory support in pediatric neuromuscular diseases
  • Epidemiology of pediatric respiratory tract diseases
  • Problem airway and management in children

Tobacco Addiction

  • Women and youth in tobacco control
  • Neuropsychopharmacology of tobacco dependence
  • Treatment approaches for tobacco dependence in special and difficult patient groups
  • Reimbursement of health expenditures of smokers: ¬†should smokers pay? (pro/con discussion)

Experimental Science

  • Global climate change and environmental effects
  • Predisposition to lung diseases: Genotype, phenotype and epigenetics
  • Being a good mentor
  • State of art: Science in Turkey
  • Thesis: Perspective and expectations of the specializing resident, the faculty and beyond?

Health Policy

  • Work load to specialist resource ratio of chest diseases in national health care system
  • Rights of the patient and the physician
  • Pulmonology should remain as a specialty or be a subspecialty? (pro/con discussion)
  • Violence towards the physician: Problems and suggestions
  • Overview of health systems based on experiences from different countries