Summary The “Medical aerosols: ins and outs of inhalation therapy” ERS School Course was held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands in November 2009. The course aimed to provide state-of-the-art knowledge in understanding basic aerosol science, key issues of treating diseased airways, patient-related factors influencing efficacy of aerosol therapy and specific pharmacokinetic/dynamic issues related to aerosol medicine. The course also emphasised regulatory issues and important factors on how to instruct and monitor the technical skills of patients.
ERS School Courses are aimed at all health professionals within the respiratory field and provide participants with high-quality information and hands-on session, leading to improvements in the daily clinical practice of all attendants. An important aspect of School Courses is the chance for delegates to meet and discuss their current clinical problems with experts in the field and also network with other delegates and make new contacts from around the world. This review gives the perspectives of two delegates from the course working in the field of aerosol medicine.
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