We are proud to present our final issue of the year, representing our biggest and most in-depth Newsletter to date. Follow an image or link below to begin!

The Role of EUS-B-FNA in Lung Cancer Staging in 2019
(Guest Editorial by Bin Hwangbo MD, PhD) Endoscopic ultrasound with bronchoscope guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EUS-B-FNA) is a transesophageal sampling method using a convex probe ultrasound bronchoscope. This technique was first introduced for the diagnosis and staging of lung cancer in 2009 ... READ

Robot-Assisted Bronchoscopy
(Technology Corner) The use of robots in medicine has been around for 35 years, with the first “robot surgeon” used on a human patient being PUMA 2000 in 1985, to perform CT guided neurosurgical biopsies ... READ

Bronchoscopic Lung Volume Reduction Techniques and Pitfalls of Placing and Adjusting Endobronchial Valves
(Tips from the Experts - Gerard J. Criner, M.D.) Hyperinflation is one of the most devastating consequences of COPD, especially those with an emphysematous phenotype.1 It correlates with increased breathlessness ... READ

On Being Neutral: Current Challenges Of Neutrality
Humanitarian principles define what humanitarian aid is: delivering life-saving assistance to those in need, without any adverse distinction. Adherence to the principles ... READ

Best Image Contest Recipient (3 of 3)
Comparing benign airway tumors - chondroma of the left mainstem bronchus (left image) and endobronchial hamartoma of the right upper lobe (right image)
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Commemorating World Lung Cancer Day; New Member Society; Introducing the WABIP Academy Podcast; WABIP Visiting Scholar Report by Dr. Desk Deepak ... READ

Lung cancer diagnosis and staging: an interactive, hands-on seminar; Presenting the WABIP Academy Lecture Library - our new on-demand video series ... READ

Bronchoscopic Lung Volume Reduction A Dream Come True for Millions of Patients Around the World
(Research) Lung Volume Reduction Surgery (LVRS) blazed the trail for the current success of Bronchoscopic Lung Volume Reduction (BLVR) almost 20 years ago. The National Emphysema Treatment Trial (1) (NETT) outlined ... READ

Bronchoscopy Education Program - Madrid 2019
(Education) Madrid is the city of Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616), author of Don Quixote and perhaps the greatest of Spanish novelists. It is also home to Lope de Vega, renown poet and playwright of the Spanish Golden Age ... READ

Viktor Viktorovich Sokolov (1946-2019)
In 1826, The Russian poet Alexander Pushkin wrote “But with the truth he attracted hearts. But with science he quelled mores.” (From, Stanzas). Such words could be used to describe the life and work of my friend Professor Viktor Sokolov, who died last month at the young age of 73. ... READ

Upcoming Events
5th MABIP Annual Scientific Meeting (Malaysia); Congreso Sudamericano de Broncologia XII (Chile); 18th Regional Annual Assembly of ESSB (Egypt); Faculty Development Program (Algeria) ... READ

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