Dear Colleagues and Friends,

On behalf of the 17th World Congress for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology and 17th World Congress for Bronchoesophagology, we extend a warm invitation to you to join us in Cleveland, Ohio June 15-18, 2012.

Through the efforts of the Advisory Committee, Committee of Chairs, and Scientific Committee<, a CME-accredited course has been designed that will provide health care professionals from around the world the opportunity to learn about the recent advances in Interventional Pulmonology and Bronchoesophagology.

During a three-day period, this Congress will feature high-quality educational symposia, that will highlight the cutting-edge issues and new technology that is important to all practitioners in these fields. Sessions will be presented by experts in the field who have
the knowledge and skills to review and analyze the data. Poster sessions, hands-on workshops, and exhibits will be incorporated into the Congress to extend learning opportunities. We are certain
that participants will find this meeting highly educational as the information presented will be most scientific and evidence based.

New this year, is a Nursing Symposium, which will be integrated within the Congress, so be sure to invite your nursing staff to this educational offering.

The month of June is a wonderful time of year here in Cleveland with warm temperatures and vibrant foliage. The Congress will also allow ample opportunity for networking with our colleagues through a number of social activities, including an exciting Gala Reception at the world famous Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Tours will be available to discover the Cleveland area and our new casino, but also remember that we are in close proximity to Chicago, Niagara Falls, and New York City for pre/post congress visits.

We look forward to seeing you!


Atul C. Mehta
President, 17th WCBIP

Thomas Rice
President, 17th WCBE