Dear Friends and Colleagues,

We are excited to announce the Adriatic Pulmonary Forum 2011 (APF) to be held on June 3-4, 2011 in Nova Gorica, Slovenia. It is our great honor and pleasure to invite you to participate as an attendee of this important educational program organized by the D.R.I.M.S. Assotiation (Društvo za Raziskovanje in Izobraževanje Medicincev Slovenije) in colaboration with the Texas Medical Center, Houston, the Slovenian Respiratory Society, University Clinic Golnik, University Clinical Center Ljubljana and the University Clinical center Maribor.

The Program Directors of the APF wish to enhance the skills and expand the knowledge of professionals treating patients in every area of pulmonary disease. The APF offers a comprehensive update on the state of the art in the field of pulmonary disease through authoritative lectures, panel discussions, cases presentations and interactive presentations. The lively interactive discussion between the presenter, expert international faculty panel and the audience should stand out as the most engaging and beneficial aspects of the meeting.

The faculty of the Adriatic Pulmonary Forum 2011 has established international reputation as both clinicians and leaders in their fields. We are anticipating an audience of clinicians treating the basic pulmonary issues, interventional bronchiologists, thoracic surgeons, general practitioners, pediatricians and interventional radiologists.

The faculty of the program will discuss the pulmonary disease epidemiology, the wide variety of diagnostic procedures, various surgical techniques, and endobronchial intervention topics. During interactive case presentations, the faculty will discuss the standard of care and alternative options in specific patient cases with special emphasis how to perform complex interventional procedures and how to manage or avoid major complications.

We would like to take this opportunity to invite you to register and to participate in this exciting educational program. We invite the submission of interesting cases for presentation. Please contact us for more information.

We look forward to welcoming you to Nova Gorica.

2011 APF Program Directors