The Acute Respiratory Failure (ARF) section’s goal is to support and contribute to research and educational activities in pathophysiology, diagnostics, and therapy of acute respiratory failure.

If you are interested in getting involved in the ARF section activities, please contact the Deputy Chair, Luigi Camporota.

March 2019 Meeting Minutes

October 2018 Meeting Minutes

Working Groups

  • Pleural Pressure (PLUG) Working Group
    This group is chaired by Laurent Brochard, Jordi Mancebo and Tommaso Mauri
    The aims of this group include:

    1. Dissemination of knowledge regarding the utility and methodologies for Oesophageal Pressure Monitoring
    2. Workshops to promote correct measurement techniques for Oesophageal Pressure Monitoring.
    3. Proposal of Thematic Sessions on Oesophageal Pressure Monitoring at major conferences.
    4. Promoting research on the role of applied physiology approaches to lung ventilator management, including Oesophageal Pressure Monitoring.

  • ECMO Working Group
    This group is chaired by Michael Quintel
    The purpose of this group would be to examine the indications for extracorporal technologies [ECMO. Extracorporeal CO2 removal etc].


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Position Firstname Lastname City Country
Chair Jordi Mancebo Barcelona Spain
Deputy Luigi Camporota London United Kingdom