The EXPO 2015 will be hosted by Milan, between May 1st and October 31st, and it will explore the theme “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life”, a topic of great importance for the future of our lives and for world health: such world exposition is expected to attract more than 20 million visitors from all over the world.
Just few weeks before the EXPO 2015, Milan will also host the 6th International Meeting on Pulmonary Rare Diseases and Orphan Drugs, which will be held on February 27th-28th.
The first International Meeting was held in 2003; since then, the Meeting has taken place regularly every 2 years, with growing success and ever increasing numbers of participants and speakers from around the world.
The International Meeting on Pulmonary Rare Diseases and Orphan Drugs is the only European event dedicated to different types of rare pulmonary diseases affecting both parenchymal and vascular structures. In recent years, the interest for rare diseases has grown throughout the entire medical community, and many respiratory physicians were pioneers in this field of medicine.
The 6th International Meeting on Pulmonary Rare Diseases and Orphan Drugs goes further in this direction, highlighting that rare diseases represent an important field of medicine not only for pulmonologists who are skilled in diagnosing and treating particular groups of these illnesses but for all respiratory physicians.
Knowledge exchange and dissemination among experts on different areas of clinical and basic research in respiratory medicine, with different specialized pulmonary medicine expertise (from vascular to interstitial lung diseases), is part of the stimulating challenge of providing new insights into science and clinical care, thus helping patients and supporting doctors.
We would like to thank the whole faculty, the sponsors and the participants for their support and enthusiasm. We all look forward to seeing you in Milan, Expo city 2015: Feeding the lungs, Energy for life!