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June 30-July 3, 2022 - Virtual Congress

Faculty members


Steve Abman

Dr. Abman is Professor of Pediatrics and Director of the Pediatric Heart Lung Center (PHLC) at the University of Colorado Denver Anschutz School of Medicine and Children’s Hospital Colorado. Dr. Abman has translational research and clinical interests in neonatal lung injury, lung vascular development, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, pulmonary...

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Steve Abman

Pascal AMEDRO

  Education and qualification 1991 Foreign exchange student, Middletown High School South, SAT’s (Scholastic Aptitude Tests), New Jersey, USA.2005 Master’s Degree in Epidemiology, Evaluation and Clinical Research, Lyon University, France.2005 MD, School of Medicine, Montpellier University, France.2005 License in Paediatrics,...

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Pascal AMEDRO

Savvas Andronikou

Savvas Andronikou (MBBCh, FCRad, FRCR, PhD (UCT), PhD(Wits)) is a pediatric radiologist at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). He holds the John Westgate Hope Endowed Chair and is Vice Chair for clinical research at CHOP radiology. He also holds honorary professorships at the University of Bristol, United Kingdom and the...

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Savvas Andronikou

Mieke Boon

Mieke Boon is a pediatric pulmonologist with expertise in cystic fibrosis, primary ciliary dyskinesia and sleep medicine. After finishing her training in Pediatric Pulmonology in 2011, she completed a PhD in biomedical sciences in 2015, entitled ‘Towards understanding ciliary motility and ciliary disorders’, under the supervision of...

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Mieke Boon

Andrew Bush

Prof. Andrew Bush is the Professor of Paediatrics and Head of Section (Paediatrics), Imperial College, Professor of Paediatric Respirology, National Heart and Lung Institute, and Consultant Paediatric Chest Physician, Royal Brompton Hospital, London UK. He is also Editor in Chief of Thorax, with Professor Ian Pavord. His main research...

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Andrew Bush

Giorgio Walter Canonica

Giorgio Walter is Professor of Respiratory Medicine at Humanitas University, Milan-Italy & Director Personalized Medicine Asthma & Allergy Center at Humanitas Research Hospital IRCCS-Milano Italy Professor Canonica  got his medical degree from the University of Genoa, Italy. specialised in Pulmonary Diseases in Genoa...

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Giorgio Walter Canonica

Malena Cohen Cymberknoh

Prof. Malena Cohen-Cymberknoh, M.D. is Associate Professor in Pediatrics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She is the Head of the Pediatric Pulmonology Unit and the CF Center at Hadassah Medical Center. Her special research interest fields include Cystic fibrosis, Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia, asthma and other chronic lung disease. Prof....

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Malena Cohen Cymberknoh

Andrew Colin

Andrew Colin, MD is the Batchelor Professor of Cystic Fibrosis and Pediatric Pulmonology and Chief of the Division of Pediatric Pulmonology, Miller School of Medicine of the University of Miami. He has continually held leadership positions with the International Congresses of Pediatric Pulmonology (CIPP) and served as the President of its...

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Andrew Colin

Adnan Custovic

Adnan Custovic is Clinical Professor of Paediatric Allergy at Imperial College London.  His research has focused upon the origins and natural history of asthma and allergy across the life-course, with an emphasis on prevention and translation for patient benefit. His research findings are of great practical significance, and have...

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Adnan Custovic

Renato Cutrera

Renato Cutrera, MD, PhD, graduated in Medicine at the University of Rome La Sapienza in 1981, and obtained the board in pediatrics and in respiratory diseases in 1985 and 1994, respectively. He is, since 2000, head of the Pediatric Pulmonology Unit, Respiratory Intermediate Care Unit, Sleep and PLTVU at the Pediatric Hospital “Bambino...

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Renato Cutrera

Michael Fayon

Professor Michael Fayon was trained as a Pediatrician (Intensive Care, Neonatology, Pediatric Pulmonology) in Bordeaux (FR), Montreal (CA), and Paris (FR). He holds a Master’s degree in Clinical and Epidemiological Research (University of Montreal) et a PhD in Health Biology (Bordeaux University). His special interests are preschool...

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Michael Fayon

Leah Ferguson

Leah Ferguson is a paediatrician pulmonologist in the Department of Paediatrics, University of Cape Town, South Africa. Her current research areas include HIV, TB, primary ciliary dyskinesia. She is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Cape Town working on lung function in children treated for pulmonary tuberculosis. She has...

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Leah Ferguson

James B. Fink

Currently Chief Science Officer for Aerogen Pharma Corporation, San Mateo, CA.     Dr. Fink serves as Adjunct Professor for the Respiratory Therapy Program at Texas State University in Round Rock, Texas, Rush Medical School in Chicago, IL, and Visiting Professor, Department of Physical therapy, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco,...

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James B. Fink

Eric Forno

Erick Forno, MD MPH, is Director of the Asthma Center at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, and Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Clinical & Translational Science at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He received his medical degree (MD) from Cayetano Heredia University in Lima, Perú, and a Master in Public...

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Eric Forno

James Gern

James E. Gern MD is a Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison. Dr. Gern graduated with a BS in Chemistry from the University of Florida in 1978, and an MD degree from the University of South Florida in 1981. He completed pediatrics training at the State University...

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James Gern

David Gozal

Dr. Gozal is currently the Marie M. and Harry L. Smith Endowed Chair and the Chairman of the Department of Child Health at the University of Missouri, as well as Physician-in-Chief of the University of Missouri Health Children’s Hospital. Dr Gozal’s research interests include projects such as gene and cellular regulation in...

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David Gozal

Hartmut Grasemann

Dr. Hartmut Grasemann is a Paediatric Respirologist in the Division of Respiratory Medicine at the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and Professor at the University of Toronto, Canada. His research interest is focused on airway inflammation in Cystic Fibrosis (CF) and on the role of L-arginine / nitric oxide (NO) metabolism in lung and...

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Hartmut Grasemann

Matthias Griese

Matthias Griese is Professor of Pediatrics and Head of the Pediatric Pneumonlogy, Cystic Fibrosis and Rare Lung Disease Center at the Universities Children´s Hospital Munich. His clinical work focusses on in and outpatient treatment of patients with rare lung diseases. His research is focused on clinical and translational studie on the...

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Matthias Griese

R. Paul Guillerman

R. Paul Guillerman is Professor of Radiology at the Baylor College of Medicine and Chief of Academic Affairs in the Department of Pediatric Radiology at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, Texas. His clinical and research interests include imaging of pediatric diffuse lung diseases, chest CT technique optimization, risk assessment and...

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R. Paul Guillerman

Devan Jaganath

Devan Jaganath is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco, USA. He is a pediatric infectious diseases specialist with a primary focus on improving the care for childhood TB. In particular, he conducts clinical and translational research on TB diagnostics and biomarker discovery for children to identify...

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Devan Jaganath

Sushil Kr Kabra

Sushil Kabra is Professor of Pediatrics at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India and Chief of division of Pediatric Pulmonology. He is Editor in Chief of Indian Journal of Pediatrics.His research interests include Cystic fibrosis in Indian children, and tuberculosis diagnosticsHe has published more than 600 scientific papers...

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Sushil Kr Kabra

Eitan Kerem

Prof. Eitan Kerem, MD, a world known leader in Cystic Fibrosis research, is a principal investigator of numerous national and international multicenter clinical trials. He is the author of seminal publications in the field, including phenotype-genotype relationships, disease prognostic factors, the molecular mechanisms for disease variability,...

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Eitan Kerem

Anastassios Koumbourlis

Anastassios C. Koumbourlis, M.D., M.P.H. is Professor of Pediatrics (Pulmonology) at George Washington University, School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Chief of the Division of Pulmonary & Sleep Medicine at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington DC, USA. He received his Medical Degree from the National University of...

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Anastassios Koumbourlis

Amir Kugelman

Prof. Amir Kugelman is a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics in The R&B Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion, Haifa, Israel. He specialized in Pediatric Pulmonology and Neonatology in Children's Hospital, LA, CA, and is currently the Director of the Department of Neonatology in Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel and the past Chairman of...

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Amir Kugelman

Sebastian L Johnston

Sebastian L Johnston is Professor of Respiratory Medicine & Allergy at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London. He is Director of the MRC & Asthma UK Centre in Allergic Mechanisms of Asthma, is the Asthma UK Clinical Professor and is a UK National Institute of Health Research Senior Investigator. He...

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Sebastian L Johnston

Fernando D. Martinez

Dr. Fernando D. Martinez is a Regents’ Professor and Director of the Asthma & Airway Disease Research Center at the University of Arizona in Tucson.Dr. Martinez is a world-renowned expert, and one of the most highly regarded researchers, in the field of childhood asthma.  His primary research interests are the natural history,...

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Fernando D. Martinez

Nikolaos Papadopoulos

Nikolaos Papadopoulos is Professor of Allergy and Pediatric Allergy at the University of Athens (NKUA), Greece, and at the University of Manchester, UK. He has extensive clinical and educational experience in Paediatric Allergy, having headed for many years a unit caring formore than 7000 children with allergic diseases yearly, implementing...

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Nikolaos Papadopoulos

Petr Pohunek

Prof. Petr Pohunek, MD PhD FCCP. Head, Division of Pediatric Respiratory Diseases, Pediatric Department, 2nd Faculty of Medicine, Charles University and University Hospital Motol, Prague, Czech Republic.Chairman of the Czech Society for Pediatric Pulmonology.Chairman, Group 7.7 (Pediatric Bronchology) of the Pediatric Assembly of the...

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Petr Pohunek

Marti Pons Odena

Dr Martí Pons is consultant paediatrician for pediatric intensive care in Hospital Sant Joan de Déu, one of the largest paediatric teaching hospitals in Spain. He is also in charge of the Home ventilation program.Graduated from Medical School at Barcelona University in 1990,Martí did his PhD research in the same university,...

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Marti Pons Odena

Jean-Paul Praud

Prof. Jean-Paul Praud is a Pediatric Pulmonologist at the Sherbrooke University Hospital, Quebec, Canada, and Director, Center for Research into Maternal and Child Health, University of Sherbrooke. He holds the Canada Research Chair in Neonatal Respiratory Physiology since 2009.He was co-founder of CIPP and Past-President, CIPP...

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Jean-Paul Praud

Aroonwan Preutthipan

Dr. Aroonwan Preutthipan is Professor and Directors of Pediatric Pulmonary Division and also Ramathibodi Hospital Sleep Disorder Center, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand.  She has been elected as the President of Sleep Society of Thailand since 2016.For her professional training background, she earned Board of Pediatrics and Subboard...

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Aroonwan Preutthipan

Joel Reiter

Dr. Joel Reiter is a graduate of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Medicine. Having completed his residency in pediatrics he completed a pediatric pulmonary fellowship at the Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, FA, followed by a fellowship in sleep medicine at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical...

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Joel Reiter

Philippe REIX

Dr Reix is professor of pediatrics since 2012, medical director of the cystic fibrosis pediatric center as well as the « rare lung disease in childhood » center in Lyon, France. He has been involved in the care of patients with cystic fibrosis, primary ciliary dyskinesia and rare lung diseases for several years. He has...

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Philippe REIX

Giovanni Rossi

Giovanni A. Rossi is the former chief of the Pulmonary and Allergy Units and of the Cystic Fibrosis Centre at the G. Gaslini Research Institute and University Hospital in Genoa and the former adjunct Professor of Paediatric Pulmonology at the University of Genoa, Italy. He is at present Chief Emeritus at the Gaslini Research Institute and...

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Giovanni Rossi

Bruce Rubin

Prof. Bruce Rubin is the Jessie Ball duPont Distinguished Professor and Chair of Pediatrics at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia and Physician in Chief of the Children’s Hospital of Richmond. He is also Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Adjunct Professor of Physiology and Biophysics at VCU. Prof Rubin is a...

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Bruce Rubin

Sejal Saglani

Sejal Saglani is Reader in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine at the National Heart & Lung Institute, Imperial College London and Honorary Consultant in Respiratory Paediatrics, Royal Brompton Hospital, London.The focus of her research includes: 1) mechanisms underlying the development of wheezing disorders in preschool children and factors...

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Sejal Saglani

Michael Schechter

Dr. Schechter is professor and chief of the Division of Pulmonary Medicine at the Children’s Hospital of Richmond (CHOR) at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and he is Director of the VCU Cystic Fibrosis Center and the CHOR Community Asthma Program.  Dr. Schechter’s research has been primarily concerned with environmental...

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Michael Schechter

Peter Sly

Professor Peter Sly is the Deputy Director, Queensland Children's Medical Research Institute, Director, Children's Health and Environment Program and Director, WHO Collaborating Centre for Children's Health and Environment. Professor Sly is a NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow and a paediatric respiratory physician with extensive research...

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Peter Sly

Manuel Soto-Martínez

Dr. Manuel E. Soto-Martínez is an Assistant Professor of Paediatrics and Paediatric Pulmonology, School of Medicine of the University of Costa Rica. Graduated in Paediatrics from the University of Costa Rica in 2007. From 2007 to 2010 he completed his fellowship in respiratory medicine at the Royal Children´s Hospital in Melbourne,...

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Manuel Soto-Martínez

Renato Stein

Renato T. Stein, MD, MPH, PhD graduated in Medicine in 1979 from Pontifícia Universidade Católica, in Porto Alegre, Brazil where he completed his residency in Pediatrics in 1982. He took over as Assistant Professor at the Department of Pediatrics in 1986, and from 1987 to 1989 was a fellow in the Pediatric Pulmonary Service in...

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Renato Stein

Thomas TRIAN

Dr. Trian is currently assistant professor in the university of Bordeaux within the Cardio-thoracic research center of Bordeaux. Since the beginning of his career, Dr Trian’s research has been focused on the physiopathology of asthma. He’s interested in cellular pathway and cell interaction which occurs and participate to the...

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Thomas TRIAN

Paul J. Turner

Dr Paul Turner is a Clinician Scientist and Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Allergy & Immunology at Imperial College London, and Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Sydney, Australia. His research, funded by the Medical Research Council, European Commission, NIHR and UK Food Standards Agency among others, focusses on the...

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Paul J. Turner

Erika VON MUTIUS

Erika von Mutius is Professor of Pediatrics and holds a degree in Epidemiology from Harvard School of Public Health, USA. She is head of the Asthma and Allergy Clinics at the Dr von Hauner Children’s Hospital of Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich and the Munich University Asthma and Allergy Research Group (www.asthma-allergy.de)....

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Erika VON MUTIUS

Elianne Vrijlandt

Elianne Vrijlandt is Head Patient Care of the Beatrix Children’s Hospital (BCH), University Medical Center Groningen, The Netherlands. After specializing in Pediatrics (2000) she did a fellowship in Pediatric Pulmonology, then a PhD. She obtained a permanent position in Groningen in 2003 and finished her PhD thesis on Respiratory Health in...

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Elianne Vrijlandt

Gary W.K. Wong

Professor Gary Wong obtained his undergraduate medical education from the University of Alberta, Canada. He subsequently received fellowship training at University of British Columbia, and Children’s Hospital of British Columbia and visiting Fellowship at the Children’s Hospital at Munich, Germany.  Dr Wong’s main...

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Gary Wong

Heather Zar

Heather Zar is Professor and Chair of the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Director of the School of Child and Adolescent Health at Red Cross Childrens Hospital at the University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa. After specialising in Paediatrics she did a fellowship in Paediatric Pulmonology, then a PhD. She is based at Red Cross...

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Heather Zar