National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London, UK
His clinical practice includes asthma, rhinitis, immunotherapy, general allergy and food and drug allergy. His research interests include basic mechanisms of allergic rhinitis and asthma and he has a particular focus on translational studies of allergen immunotherapy. He has over 400 publications and a current H index of 64. He is Past President of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Head of the Allergy Consortium of the International Immune Tolerance NIAID USA and External Adviser to the NIH Inner City Asthma Consortium.
Department of Pneumology and Critical Care Medicine, University of Heidelberg, Germany
1990 – 1996 Resident; Internal Medicine, Städt. Klinikum Karlsruhe
1996 – 1997 Resident; Dept. of Pulmonology,Thoraxklinik Heidelberg
1997 – 1999 Fellow; Dept. of interdisciplinary Endoscopy and Oncology, Thoraxklinik Heidelberg
1999 – 2003 Ass. Med. Director Dept. of Interdisciplinary Endoscopy and Oncology, Thoraxklinik Heidelberg
2003 Medical Director Experimental Endoscopy, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
Since 2004 Head of Department of Internal Medicine, Pulmonology and Critical Care Medicine Thoraxklinik Heidelberg
1997 German Board of Internal Medicine certified
1998 Pulmonary Mecidine certified
2000 Bachelor of Economic Health
2002 Professor of Medicine, University of Heidelberg, Germany
2006 Full Professor, University of Heidelberg, Germany
Major Committee Assignments:
2006 Vice-President of European Association for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology (EAB)
2009 European Health Leader
2012 Assembly secretary of the European Respiratory Society (ERS)
2012 President of European Association for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology (EAB)
2013 Editor in Chief Respiration
German Society of Pulmonology
European Respiratory Society
European Association for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology
American Association of Bronchology
World Association of Bronchology
Centre National de Référence de l’Hypertension Pulmonaire Sévère, Université Paris-Sud, Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, France
In addition to his academic responsibilities, Marc Humbert is consultant and specialist at the National Referal Centre for Pulmonary Hypertension and Severe Asthma Clinic, Department of Respiratory and Intensive Care Medicine, Hôpital Bicêtre, Assistance-Publique Hôpitaux de Paris, France. Marc Humbert is Director of the INSERM UMR_S 999 “Pulmonary Hypertension: Pathophysiology and Innovative Therapies” and Director of the “Thorax Innovation” University Hospital Department. He is Vice Dean of the South Paris University School of Medicine, President of the Research Committee and Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Assistance-Publique Hôpitaux de Paris. He was the Editor of the Proceedings of the World Conference of Pulmonary Hypertension (Dana Point, 2008) and of the European Respiratory Review from 2009 to 2012. He is currently the Editor in Chief of the European Respiratory Journal. He has been awarded with the ERS Cournand Lecture in 2006 with a lecture on “The Burden of Pulmonary Hypertension”.
Canisius-Wilhelmina Ziekenhuis , Nijmegen, Netherlands
1978 – 1985: Study medicine, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands
1986 – 1988 : Resident internal medicine and cardiology, St. Antonius hospital, Nieuwegein, The Netherlands.
1988 – 1990 : Resident Pulmonary medicine, St. Antonius hospital, Nieuwegein, The Netherlands.
1991 : Bronchoscopic and thoracoscopic intervention techniques, Hôpital Sainte Marguerite and Hopital de la Conception, Marseille, France.
1991 – 1992 : Staff member department pulmonary diseases, Free University Hospital, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Since 1992 : Pulmonary physician, Canisius Wilhelmina Hospital, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
1995 : PhD thesis : Videothoracoscopy in pulmonary and pleural disease, Free University Hospital, Amsterdam
University Clinic, Heidelberg, Germany
Hans-Ulrich Kauczor is medical director of the Clinic of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology at the University Clinic in Heidelberg.
Hans-Ulrich Kauczor studied medicine at the Universities in Bonn, Heidelberg and Cologne, Germany. After his graduation, he completed his residency in radiology and received his “Habilitation” degree at the University of Mainz in 1998. After having been an Associate Professor in Mainz he became full Professor for Radiology in 2003 and led the Department of Radiology at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) in Heidelberg before taking the Chairmanship of Radiology at the University of Heidelberg in 2008. Currently he holds the positions of chairman of radiology and medical director of the Clinic of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology. He is especially known for his clinical and scientific work applying computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the fields of chest diseases and oncology. Since 1990 he has published more than 700 scientific publications. He served as President of the European Society of Thoracic Imaging (2011), the German-Japanese Radiological Affiliation (2011-2013), the International Workshop of Pulmonary Functional Imaging (2011-2015), the Fleischner Society (2015). He also served as chair of the research committee and member of the executive committee of the European Society of Radiology (2013-2016). He is actively contributing to continuous national and international education and training activities, e.g. in the European School of Radiology (ESOR). Since 2018 he is Chair of the Translational Lung Research Center Heidelberg as member of the board of directors of the German Center of Lung Research (DZL).
Medical Clinic Research Center Borstel and University of Lübeck, Germany
He is Honorary Professor at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, the University of Namibia in Windhoek and the State University of Medicine and Pharmacy of the Republic of Moldova in Chisinau, where he travels regularly for teaching.
Department of Thoracic Surgery; University Hospital of Strasburg, France
Professor, Université de Strasbourg, Faculté de Médecine (Coordinator of cooperation with Russia) Consultant Thoracic Surgeon, Hôpitaux Universitaires de Strasbourg (Director of Lung Transplantation, Coordinator, Program of Minimally Invasive Oncologic Surgery, Director of Reference Centre for Thymic Tumours)
President of the Commission for Oncology, Hôpitaux Universitaires de Strasbourg
President of the 3C Committee for Oncology HUS-Centre Paul Strauss
Secretary of the Federation of Multi-Organ Transplantation, Hôpitaux Universitaires de Strasbourg
1978 Final examination, secondary studies (Luxemburg)
1979 – 1984 Medical studies, Université Louis Pasteur de Strasbourg
1984 – 1989 Residency, Hôpitaux Universitaires de Strasbourg
1992 Lung Transplantation fellowship at McGill University, Montreal, PQ, Canada
1980 Instructor in anatomy
1984 Certificat de synthèse clinique et thérapeutique
1989 Docteur en Médecine
1989 Specialist in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery
1989 Examination Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, USA
1991 Diplôme d’Université, microsurgery
1993 Master’s degree in anatomy and embryology
1994 Master’s degree in transplantation immunology
1995 “Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches” (PhD equivalent)
1996 Professor of cardio-thoracic surgery
Collège de Pathologie Respiratoire
Société Française de Chirurgie Thoracique et Cardiovasculaire
European Society of Thoracic Surgeons
Society of Thoracic Surgeons
European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery
European Respiratory Society
American Association for Thoracic Surgery
Department of Surgical Sciences and Integrated Diagnostics (DISC), University of Genoa, Italy
He grew up in Milan and attended the University of Milan, graduating magna cum laude in Medicine and Surgery. After graduation, he completed his studies first as Specialist in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care and then as Research Fellow in Anaesthesiology at the University of Milan. He served as Associate Professor in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine at the University of Insubria, Varese from 1999 to 2010. His activity has been always directed both to the clinical and research field. The main research interests of Prof. Pelosi have been directed to respiratory physiology during anaesthesia and respiratory failure. Prof. Pelosi developed several collaborations with highly scientifically reputed groups in European and Extra-European countries, for research in the field of mechanical ventilation and sepsis in experimental and clinical settings. Furthermore, he is also experienced in meta-analysis and leading of large prospective randomized controlled trials as well as observational trials. He is actively involved in the Fellowship and Resident educational program at the University of Genoa. He served as President of the European Society of Anaesthesiology ESA (2010-2011) and first as Secretary and than as Head of the Respiratory Intensive Care Assembly 2 at the European Respiratory Society. He is member of the Board of International Meetings’ Organizing Committees. He was Editor and/or Co-Editor of several books and scientific issues. He is Author or Co-Author of over 300 medical and scientific peer review papers, 80 book chapters and has lectured in more than 1000 national and international meetings on ventilation management during the perioperative period and on the pathophysiology and treatments of acute respiratory failure. Total IF 947, H-Index 40 (Scopus).
University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium
Professor Vansteenkiste studied Medicine at the Catholic University of Leuven before becoming a Board Certified Pulmonologist-Oncologist. He had additional training in Respiratory Oncology at the European School of Oncology in Milan, Italy, and in Respiratory Endoscopy at the Laser Centre in Marseille, France, before gaining his PhD at the Catholic University of Leuven in 1996. Professor Vansteenkiste is an active member of different national and international societies such as IASLC, ASCO, ESMO, ERS, and others. He is member of the Board of Directors of IASLC in 2009-2013 and member of the ESMO Lung Educational Group and Guidelines Group. He was Secretary of the Thoracic Oncology Assembly of the ERS and member of the ERS School Board from 2009-2012. He is the principal investigator or co-investigator in several clinical trials in the area of lung cancer. He is Associate Editor at the Journal of Thoracic Oncology, member of the editorial board of the Journal of Clinical Oncology and several other journals, and author or co-author of more than 200 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters on Respiratory Oncology.
University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
Since 2011 Honarary clinical professor of respiratory medicine, University of Manchester
Since 1992 Consultant in general and respiratory medicine, Manchester Royal Infirmary
Fellow, Royal College of Physicians
British Thoracic Society
European Respiratory Society
American Thoracic Society
Current National Offices
2012 – 2014 Chair NICE Pneumonia Guideline Development
Since 2010 National Clinical Adviser to DoH Chief Scientific Officer on pneumonia
2008 – 2010 Member, British Thoracic Society Infection Specialist Advisory Group
Current Local Offices
Since 2011 TB Cohort Review – workstream lead for Northern SHA
Since 2010 Member Northern SHA TB Summit
Since 2008 Pneumonia Lead, NWSHA Advancing Quality Programme
Teaching – Medical Students
2009 & 2011 Awarded: Exceptional Medical Student Role Model
Since 2010 Academic Adviser
Weekly clinical teaching and regular PBL to 3rd, 4th and 5th year students Annual Clinical lecture to year 1 students
Since 1997 Associate Editor, European Respiratory Journal
Since 2010 Academic Adviser