We are thrilled to announce the release of the latest issue of the WABIP Newsletter! This edition is packed with important updates, including details regarding our upcoming WCBIP in Bali Indonesia. Dive into this issue to stay informed about these exciting opportunities and to learn how you can get involved in shaping the future of bronchology and interventional pulmonology!

Future of EBUS-TBNA – EBUS-Plus
(Editorial) From the publication of the landmark study in 2004, Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) has transformed the landscape of Respiratory Medicine and been the key driver in the rapid expansion of the field of Interventional Pulmonology. Variably performed by pulmonologists and thoracic surgeons, the procedure ... READ

Spray Cryotherapy for Management of Central Airway Obstruction
(Tech Corner) Spray cryotherapy (SCT) is an evolving therapeutic modality in the management of central airway obstruction (CAO), that leverages the physical properties of liquid nitrogen to achieve ... READ

Fundamental Principals and Safety of Bronchoscopic Electrocautery
(Tips from the Experts) Interventional pulmonology employs numerous techniques to address airway disorders. Electrocautery is a form of contact-based electrosurgery, which uses thermal ablative energy ... READ

Artificial Intelligence: Between Wonder and Deception. An Analysis of Eric Sadin's Thought
The growth of artificial intelligence (AI) has transformed our lives, enhancing efficiency across various sectors. However, scientists and philosophers have expressed concerns about the associated ... READ

Best Image Contest 2024 (2 of 3)
Videobronchoscopic tracheal view of a right main bronchus ovarian cancer metastasis with carinal and left main brocnhus involvment. The tumor was debulked with electocautery and extracted with the help of cryoprobe ... READ

Upcoming Deadlines and Opportunities
We are excited to announce several important initiatives and opportunities for our members in the upcoming months. These events and nominations are crucial for recognizing outstanding contributions
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When a PET scan is just not enough!
(Research) Mediastinal staging is the cornerstone of lung cancer staging, especially in the absence of proven distant metastases. Previous studies have shown that CT/radiographic criteria for mediastinal ... READ

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