PATS and ERS Paediatric webinar: Reducing the burden of CAP

Chairs: Dr Anne Irungu (PATS) and Dr Stefan Unger (ERS). Speakers: Prof Ameena Goga (SA) and Dr Massimiliano Don (Italy)

The PATS and ERS paediatric webinar series continues, with a Reducing the burden of CAP in children: looking at intervention webinar on 15 April 2021. 

Community acquired pneumonia remains an important cause of significant morbidity and mortality, more so in low to middle income countries where it contributes to the majority of deaths in children under the age of 5 years. Primary prevention of disease remains the best tool to prevent disease, but access to preventative measures, co-morbidities and novel respiratory pathogens can slow down progress of these gains. 

There has been considerable interest in novel interventions to prevent CAP and new insights in prevention and the treatment of pneumonia in children. In this webinar the state of the art on CAP interventions will be presented with attention to global differences in intervention strategies.

This webinar is accredited by the South African Medical Association, 1 CPD point for attendees of the live webinar.  

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Educational aims

The audience will gain updated knowledge on:

  • The current burden of CAP
  • Novel diagnostic and therapeutic in CAP
  • New prevention strategies to reduce the burden of CAP


Prevalence of CAP, new diagnostic and interventions for CAP, and novel approaches to prevention of pneumonia in children i.e. maternal and child vaccination studies.

Target audience

Paediatricians, paediatric pulmonologists, fellows, respiratory physicians, physical therapists, nurses.


In this webinar 2 speakers from ERS and PATS will discuss interventions for the prevention of CAP in children in different parts of the world. The webinar will be interactive by including voting questions in the presentations and by promoting an active Q & A session.  

Date and Time

Thursday, 15 April 2021. 18:00 PM CAT

Learning outcomes

Following this webinar, participants will be able to know the latest in pneumonia burden of disease, current diagnostic, therapeutic and preventions strategies for community acquired pneumonia in children in both high and low to middle income countries.