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Exhaled Breath Analysis; From Sensors to Applications

October 23, 2010 @ 23:00 October 28, 2010 @ 23:00 CEST

General Announcement and Call for Abstracts

Exhaled Breath Analysis

From Sensors to Applications

October 24 – 29, 2010

Il Ciocco Hotel and International Conference Center

Barga, Italy

Chair: Dr. Raed A. Dweik, The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio

  • Timely presentations by the best minds in academia, industry and government.
  • In-depth discussions of the hot issues.
  • Networking with your peers.

About This Conference

This meeting will bring industry executives, entrepreneurs, and investors together with scientists, engineers, environmentalists, and clinicians to discuss key trends, future directions, and upcoming technologies in breath analysis applications including: medical, environmental, and bioterrorism / security issues.

The co-chairs are:

  • Dr. Claire Gmachi, Princeton, NJ, USA
  • Dr. Gary Hunter, NASA Glen Research Center, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, and 
  • Dr. Christina Davis, University of California, Davis, CA, USA

The Organizing Committee comprises:

  • Anton Amann, MD, Austria
  • Dr. Prabir Dutta, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA
  • Michael Epton, MD, Christ Church, New Zealand
  • Daniel Laskowski, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA
  • Dr. Terrence Risby, PhD, Baltimore, USA
  • Metin Aytekin, Izmir, Turkey

The preliminary program, as now visualized, will include keynote speakers, other invited and submitted papers, posters, and open discussions. 

The threads of interest include:

Monday: Overview:

AM: History and current status of the breath analysis field; PM: Lessons from the nitric oxide story

Tuesday: Sensors and sensitivities:

AM: Mass spectrometry; PM:Electronic nose and sensor arrays

Wednesday: Applications:

AM: Medical applications: asthma, cancer, infections, other; PM: environmental and security applications

Thursday: The future:

AM: Newer technologies: real nose, nanotubes, etc. PM: future directions


AM: roundtable discussion; fostering interdisciplinary collaboration

This meeting will be held in collaboration with the Cleveland Clinic, Princeton University, University of California at Davis, National Aeronautics and space Administration (NASA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the International Association for Breath Analysis (IABR)

further information is available at www.engconfintl.org/10ai.html

Barga, Italy