Congress Main Topics
What concerns you about the COVID, influenza, and pneumonia vaccines
Should I vaccinate my child with Covid-19?
I'm unable to quit smoking; am I frail?
Should I have a check-up for lung diseases?
Why am I coughing for so long?
COVID-19 in all aspects of asthma and allergy sufferers
Your inquiries regarding COVID-19 and the risk of blood clots
Is TB still around in this day and age?
There is no miracle cure for COPD
Why Are My Inhaler Medications Not Working? (Patient Usage Errors)
Respiratory rehabilitation in chronic lung diseases
Who is eligible for a lung transplant?
Why Is the Pandemic Not Ending? Is this our fate?
Myths and Truths About the Covid-19 Vaccine
What should you concentrate your efforts on if you have COVID?
I had COVID, when will my shortness of breath improve?
My relative is in intensive care
Electronic cigarette: Being caught in hail while escaping the rain
What is the impact of the climate crisis and air pollution on our health?
Snoring may be a sign of a serious medical condition
Is my obsession with hygiene making me a pulmonary disease patient?
Should I be concerned about a lung nodule?
Precautions against COVID in the workplaces
The pandemic-related deaths of healthcare personnel

Purpose Of Congress

Unfortunately, pulmonary diseases are one of the main causes of death worldwide. In our country, about 5 million people suffer from chronic lung diseases such as asthma and COPD. When diseases such as pneumonia, tuberculosis, pulmonary vascular occlusion (trombosis), air leakage in the lungs (pneumothorax), and bleeding in lungs (diseases with hemoptysis) are added to this figure, the importance of lung disorders becomes more obvious.

The COVID-19 pandemic, which began in late December 2019 in China's Wuhan region and quickly spread throughout the world, has once again demonstrated the critical nature of the lungs by severely affecting them in a large spectrum rising to respiratory failure.

In addition to this direct effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the lungs, many chronic lung patients were forced to postpone hospital visits during the pandemic era due to the risk of contamination in health institutions, and delayed seeking treatment for their new complaints. This condition, which we refer to as the pandemic's secondary consequence, may result in many health concerns.

Turkish Thoracic Society is organizing the "Pulmonary Diseases and COVID-19 Congress for the Public" on February 26-27, 2022, in order to inform the public and patients about COVID-19 and potential respiratory problems caused by COVID-19.

With this congress, which will be aired live on the Turkish Thoracic Society's youtube channel simultaneously in English, we hope to provide health information on the topics of interests about lung diseases and COVID-19.

We are delighted to welcome you all to this complimentary congress.