Main Congress Faculty Members (Alphabetical)

Prof. James M. Beck, MD
Vice-President, American Thoracic Society (ATS)
Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care
Vice-Chair, Department of Medicine
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Denver, Colorado, USA

Maziar Divangahi, PhD
Assistant Professor, Departments of Medicine and Microbiology & Immunology
Medical Scientist, McGill University Health Centre (MUHC)
McGill University Health Centre, Montréal
Québec, Canada

Mina Gaga, MD, PhD
President, European Respiratory Society
Director, 7th Resp. Med. Dept and Asthma Center, Athens Chest Hospital
Medical Director, Athens Chest Hospital Sotiria
Athens, Greece

Peter M. George, MBBS, BSc, MRCP(UK), PhD
Consultant Respiratory Physician
Interstitial Lung Disease Unit
Royal Brompton Hospital and Harefield NHS Foundation
London, United Kingdom

Prof. Qutayba Hamid, MD, PhD
Chairman, The 20th Annual Meakins-Christie
International Symposium on Asthma and COPD
Professor of Medicine
University of Sharjah
Sharjah,UAE

Prof. Shu Hashimoto, MD, PhD
Chairman of the Board of Directors, Japanese Respiratory Society (JRS)
Professor and Chairman, Division of Respiratory Medicine,
Department of Medicine, Nihon University School of Medicine
Director, Respiratory Division, Nihon University Hospital
Tokyo, Japan

Prof. Sabah Hussain, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Medicine,
Division of Experimental Medicine,
Faculty of Medicine, McGill University
Senior Scientist, RI-MUHC, Glen Site
Translational Research in Respiratory Diseases Program
Québec, Canada

Martin Kolb, MD, PhD
Director, Division of Respirology
Moran Campbell Professor and Chair in Respiratory Medicine
Departments of Medicine and Pathology/ Molecular Medicine, McMaster University
Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health
St. Joseph’s Healthcare,
Hamilton, ON, Canada

Monica Kraft, MD
Robert and Irene Flinn Professor of Medicine
Chair, Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, Tucson
Deputy Director, Asthma and Airway Disease Research Center
University of Arizona Health Sciences
Banner University Medical Center
Tucson, Arizona, USA

Arnold Scott Kristof, MDCM, FRCPC
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
Division of Experimental Medicine, Faculty of Medicine
McGill University Health Centre, Montreal
Québec, Canada

Prof. Larry C. Lands, MD, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics, McGill University
Director, Pediatric Respiratory Medicine,
McGill University Health Centre
Québec, Canada

Prof. James G Martin, MD, PhD
Chair, Department of Medicine, McGill University
Harry Webster Thorp Professor of Medicine
Associate Member, Department of Physiology, McGill University
Physician-in-Chief, McGill University Health Centre
Montreal, Canada

Prof. Atul C. Mehta, MD, FACP, FCCP
Professor of Medicine, Lerner College of Medicine
Buoncore Family Endowed Chair in Lung Transplantation
Staff, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Respiratory Institute
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Senior Editor, Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology
Cleveland, OH, USA

Prof. Marc Moss, MD
President, American Thoracic Society (ATS)
Roger S. Mitchell Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Denver, Colorado, USA

Prof. Parameswaran Nair MD, PhD, FRCP, FRCPC
Frederick E. Hargreave Teva Innovation Chair in Airway Diseases,
Professor of Medicine, McMaster University,
Staff Respirologist, St Joseph`s Healthcare,
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Dao Nguyen, MD, MSc
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
Division of Experimental Medicine,
Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, Montréal
Québec, Canada

Ronald Olivenstein, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
Associate Leader, RESP Program, RI-MUHC
Director, Acute Care, Montreal Chest Institute
Division of Respiratory Medicine
McGill University Health Centre, Montreal
Québec, Canada

Prof. Isabelle Schmitt-Opitz, MD
Thoracic Surgeon, University Hospital Zurich
Senior Attending Physician, University Hospital Zurich
Department of Thoracic Surgery
Rämistrasse, Zürich

Prof. Enrico Ruffini, MD
Director of Annual Meeting,
European Society of Thoracic Surgeons
Professor, University of Torino,
Department of Thoracic Surgery
Turin, Italy

André R. Simon, MD
Consultant Cardiac Surgeon,
Director of Heart and Lung Transplantation and Ventricular Assist Devices
Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospital
London, United Kingdom

Arto Yuwono Soeroto, MD, PhD, FINASIM, FCCP
Chairman, Indonesian Society of Respirology and Critical Illness
Respirology and Critical Illness Division
Internal Medicine Department
Hasan Sadikin General Hospital - Universitas Padjadjaran Medical School
Bandung - Indonesia

Brian D. Southern, MD
Staff Physician, Respiratory Institute
Staff Scientist, Lerner Research Institute
Assistant Professor of Medicine,
Cleveland Clinic Lerner Medical School /Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, Ohio

Prof. William-Hans Steup, PhD, MD
Surgical Oncologist, Thoracic Lung Surgeon
HagaZiekenhuis, Department of Surgery
Member of the Council, European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ESTS)
Secretary, Dutch Society of Lung Surgery
Board Member, Dutch Lung Cancer Audit DLCA
The Hague, Netherlands

Prof. Toru Tsuda, MD, PhD
Clinical Professor, Kurume University, School of Medicine
Director, Kirigaoka Tsuda Hospital
Committee, Smoking Cessation, Japanese Respiratory Society
Committee, COPD Guideline, Japanese Respiratory Society
Kitakyusyu, Japan

Jason Bernard Turowski, MD
Pulmonologist, Cleveland Clinic, OH
Assistant Professor of Medicine,
Cleveland Clinic Lerner Medical School /Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, Ohio

Prof. Harissios Vliagoftis, MD
Professor, Division of Pulmonary Medicine
GSK/CIHR Chair in Airway Inflammation
Department of Medicine
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Canada

Prof. Wisia Wedzicha, MA, MD, FRCP, FMedSci
Professor, Respiratory Medicine
National Heart and Lung Institute,
Imperial College
London, UK

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