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Program / Workshops

ECPP.ai workshop
ECPP.ai workshop

I-The hands-on skills of pneumatic otoscope usage for evaluation of tympanic membrane: A Step for accurate diagnosis of AOM


  1. Prof. Samy Elwany
  2. Prof. Fathy Abdel Baky
  3. Prof. Mokhtar Basiouny
  4. Prof. Yassin Soliman
  5. Prof. Mohamed Basiouny
  6. Prof. Mohamed Badr El Din


Target attendees: Pediatrician, family doctors, ENT doctors, GP, residents, students.

Aim: The use of pneumatic otoscopy is very helpful to improve diagnostic accuracy of acute otitis media, and its use is advocated in the 2013 guideline. Thus, properly used, pneumatic otoscopy can allow the clinician to have a better appreciation for the position of the TM, a key diagnostic feature for AOM and differentiation between AOM and OME.

II-Tracheotomy Management Skills course (workshop) Hands on training


  1. Prof. Alaa Gafer
  2. Prof. Hossam Thabat
  3. Prof. Hisham Abdel Fattah
  4. Prof. Yassin Bahgat Soliman

Target attendees: Pediatric/Adult Intensivist, Neonatologist, Pediatric/Adult surgeon, Pediatrician, Internal Medicine, ENT doctors, Anesthesiologists, Pediatric/Adult Pulmonologist, Fellows Pediatric/Adult Pulmonologist

  • History of Tracheostomy
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Indications for placement of Tracheostomy, Weaning & Decannulation
  • Types of Tracheostomy Tubes
  • Role of Physiotherapist, Humidification, suctioning
  • Role of Speech & Language Therapist and impact on communication and swallowing function
  • Tracheostomy Tube essential and Routine Care & Changes of Tracheostomy Tube, Necessary Bedside equipment, Considerations for Emergencies & Complications.
  • Managing Long-Term Tracheostomy Complications (Stenoses & Laryngo-Tracheal Reconstruction)
  • Tracheostomy & Ventilation
  • Setting up a Comprehensive MDT Tracheostomy Service
  • Case Studies
  • Hands-on

III-Pediatric Bronchial Hygiene Therapy


  1. Prof. Fatma El jassem
  2. Prof. Bulent Kardag
  3. Rebecca Schofield
  4. Nicola Seller

Target attendees: Pediatric/Adult Intensivist, Neonatologist, Pediatrician, Pediatric/Adult Pulmonologist, Fellows Pediatric/Adult Pulmonologist, Nurses & Physiotherapist, Residents & Students.

  • Anatomy and Physiology of Airways and Airway Clearance
  • Indications and Contraindications of BHT
  • BHT, Pharmacology, Devices and Techniques
  • Non-Invasive Home Ventilation Devices
  • Indications and Settings
  • Hands-on Stations

IV- Pediatric Thoracic Imaging


  1. Prof. Mamdouh Mahfouz

Target attendees: Pediatric/Adult Intensivist, Neonatologist, Pediatrician, Internal Medicine, Radiologist, Pediatric/Adult Pulmonologist, Fellows Pediatric/Adult Pulmonologist, GBs, Family Physician, Residents & Students.

  • CXR in Children; Interpretation
  • Pulmonary Infections including TB & Non-TB Mycobacteria
  • Congenital Pulmonary Anomalies
  • Foreign Body Aspiration
  • Ultrasound in Children
  • Para-pneumonic effusion
  • Pleural effusion and/or pleural thickening
  • Guided pleural aspiration
  • HRCT in Children (When and How)
  • CT Scoring of CF
  • Pattern Approach to Different Pulmonary Diseases
  • BPD Changes
  • Cystic Fibrosis Pulmonary Manifestations
  • ChILD
  • Dynamic Airway Study using CT
  • Pediatric Lung Neoplasms in the
  • MRI of Lungs and Airways

V-Pediatric Flexible Fiber-Optic Bronchoscopy & Educational Workshop: Research bronchoscopies  (Work shop) hands on course


  1. Prof. Petr Pohounk
  2. Prof. Magy Louis
  3. Prof. Thomas Nicolai


  1. Mostafa Al Ashry
  2. Boshra
  3. Mahitab

Target attendees: Pediatric Intensivist, Neonatologist, Pediatrician, Pediatric Pulmonologist, ENT, Fellows Pediatric Pulmonologist.

  • Equipment needed to set up a bronchoscopy in children
  • Indications, contraindications
  • Anaesthesia, sedation, tolerance, side effects
  • Anatomical findings : upper and lower airways (normal/abnormal)
  • Bronchoalveolar lavage (techniques, indications, results)
  • Bronchial brushing, biopsy, transbronchial biopsy
  • FB
  • Intubation with flexible bronchoscope
  • Hands-on

Aims: Bronchoscopy is widely used for sampling biological material used for research tools. This workshop will provide practical skills for clinical and research purposes. Previous experience in this field is not required.

Workstation 1: The indications and procedures that are useful for starting up a protocol that involves research bronchoscopies will be identified. The following will also be discussed: how to select the participating individuals (patients and control subjects); issues around obtaining informed consent; safety procedures; and technical issues that should be considered when obtaining bronchoscopic samples such as bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) and bronchial biopsies.
Workstation 2: The steps involved in processing BAL samples will be discussed, including BAL collection, the preparation of cytological smears, and preparation for further analyses of the cells and solutes contained in the BAL.

Workstation 3: The steps in bronchial tissue collection and preparation will be demonstrated along with the processing procedures used to fix and

Target attendees : Allergologists, allied health professionals, clinicians, fellows, immunologists, junior members, nurses, paediatricians, pathologists, patients, pharmaceutical industry representatives, pulmonologists, researchers, residents, respiratory physicians, scientists, students and thoracic endoscopists.


Workstation 1: How to perform research bronchoscopy

Workstation 2: How to process bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL)

Workstation 3: Preparation and processing of bronchial biopsies

Workstation 4: Microscopical examination of BAL and bronchial biopsies

VI-Aspiration syndrome (Workshop with hands on training)


  1. Prof. Mostafa Hodhod
  2. Prof. Hatem Hablas
  3. Prof. Shadya Abo Saif
  4. Prof. Yehia Abo Ras
  5. Prof. Nader Fasseeh

Target attendees: General pediatrics, pediatric pulmonologists, pediatric surgeons, pediatric gastroenterologists, residents, students. Family doctors, GB

  • Diagnostic procedures to study gastro-oesphageal reflux and swallowing dysfunction in children, from the gastroenterologist standpoint
  • Diagnostic procedures to study chronic pulmonary aspiration in children, from the pulmonologist standpoint
  • Clinical manifestations of chronic pulmonary aspiration in children
  • Medical management of chronic pulmonary aspiration
  • Surgical management of chronic pulmonary aspiration

VII-  Primary Immune deficiency : How can you suspect ?  2.5 hrs PG course


  1. Aisha El Marsafy


Dr. Walaa Shoman

Target attendees: General Pediatrics, Pediatric Pulmonologists, Pediatric Intensivist, Neonatologists, family doctors, GB

VIII- Cystic Fibrosis PG course


  1. Prof. Samia Nasr
  2. Prof. Mona El Falaki
  3. Dr. Ahmed Fouad

Target attendees Pediatrician, Pediatric Pulmonologist, Fellows Pediatric Pulmonologist, GBs, Family Physician, Nurses, Physiotherapist, Residents & Students.

  • Basic science and diagnosis
  • Cystic fibrosis lung disease
  • Practical microbiology of cystic fibrosis lung disease
  • Cystic fibrosis Gastrointestinal disease
  • Cystic fibrosis Other organ diseases
  • Cystic Fibrosis : Surgical Perspective
  • Cystic Fibrosis : Nutritional Perspective

Inhalation therapy in cystic fibrosis

IX- Spirometry and Basic Skills (hand on workshop, one day course)


  1. Prof. Ibrahim El Akary
  2. Prof. Mohamed Al Gazaly

Target attendees Pediatrician, Pediatric Pulmonologist, Fellows Pediatric Pulmonologist, GBs, Family Physician, Nurses, Physiotherapist, Residents & Students.

  • Introduction
  • Anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology knowledge required for spirometry: short summary
  • Definitions of spirometric values: a short summary
  • Spirometry equipment
  • Indications and contraindications of spirometry testing
  • Spirometry Technique & Quality Assurance
  • Evaluation of spirometric results

X- Skin prick testing for assessment of allergic diseases in pediatrics ( Hand on workshop) one day course


  1. Prof. Hesham Taraf

Target attendees Pediatrician, Pediatric Pulmonologist, Fellows Pediatric Pulmonologist, GBs, Family Physician, Nurses, Residents & Students.

  • Indication for SPT
  • General principle in SPT & Comparison with other methods
  • Performance of the skin prick test; Preparation, precautions and contraindications
  • Assessing the SPT & Interpretation of SPT results

XI- Educational Workshop: Inhaler techniques- Train the trainer


  1. Prof. Fatma El jassem
  2. Iman Khamis
  3. Rebecca Schofield
  4. Nicola Seller

Target attendees Pediatrician, Pediatric Pulmonologist, Fellows Pediatric Pulmonologist, GBs, Family Physician, Nurses & Physiotherapist, Pharmacists, Residents & Students.

  • Inhalation devices
  • How to train a patient
  • Inhaler techniques
  • Medication

Aims : To provide participants with the knowledge, skills and tools needed to demonstrate the use of inhalation devices and to coach and teach patients effectively. Workstation 1: Overview of the different types of models and how they function. Workstation 2: This workstation will provide participants with the skills and knowledge needed to guide and train a patient to successfully use an inhaler. Workstation 3: An overview on how inhalers perform in real life scenarios will be given. The preferences and views of patients regarding which inhalers are most practical to use will be discussed. Workstation 4: This workstation will teach participants how to successfully administer medication and how to avoid common mistakes.


1 Workstation 1: Inhalation devices

2 Workstation 2: How to train a patient

3 Workstation 3: Inhaler techniques

4 Workstation 4: Medication