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
University Paris-Saclay, Department of Pneumology, Hosptial Bicetre, Paris, France
Marc Humbert, MD, PhD, has been Professor of Respiratory Medicine at the South Paris University (Université Paris-Saclay) in Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, France since 1999. He is also the current President of the ERS.
Canisius-Wilhelmina Ziekenhuis, Nijmegen, Netherlands
Professor Julius Janssen is an interventional pulmonologist at the Canisius-Wilhelmina Hospital.
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.
Director of Medical Education, University of Luxembourg
Consultant Thoracic Surgeon, Hôpitaux Robert Schuman, Luxembourg
Professor, Director of Medical Education, University of Luxembourg
Consultant Thoracic Surgeon, Hôpitaux Robert Schuman, Luxembourg
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
Wellcome-Wolfson Institute of Experimental Medicine, Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
Lorcan McGarvey is Professor of Respiratory Medicine at Queen’s University of Belfast (QUB) and Consultant Respiratory Physician at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, Northern Ireland. He graduated with Honours in Medicine from QUB in 1990 and trained in respiratory medicine in Belfast and Sydney, Australia. He is Lead Clinician for the Northern Ireland Respiratory Clinical Research Network. His main programme of research has focused on clinical and scientific aspects of airways disease and in particular chronic cough, asthma and COPD. He is an Expert member on the European Respiratory Society Cough Task Force and currently serves on the American College of Chest Physicians Cough Guidelines Expert Committee. He leads the European Respiratory Society NEuroCOUGH Clinical Research Consortium. Professor McGarvey has published extensively on airways disease with a current H index of 57. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and in 2011 was elected to the Association of Physicians of Great Britain and Ireland.
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 Medical Center Giessen and Philipps-University of Marburg, Germany
Claus F. Vogelmeier is Professor of Medicine and Head of the Department of Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University Medical Center Giessen and Marburg at the Philipps-University of Marburg, Germany. After qualifying in medicine from the University of Munich, Dr. Vogelmeier started his professional career at the Hospital of the University of Munich.
He is board certified in Internal Medicine, in Pulmonary Medicine, in Cardiology and in Allergology. Dr. Vogelmeier spent two years as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Pulmonary Branch of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD, USA. He was nominated Professor of Medicine at the Philipps-University of Marburg in 2001.
Claus Vogelmeier is an active member of several respiratory societies including the American Thoracic Society and the European Respiratory Society. From 2009 till 2011 he was president of the German Respiratory Society. Also in 2009 he became Chairman of the German Asthma and COPD Network. Since 2010 he is a member of the Science Committee and the Board of Directors of GOLD, since 2014 he serves as the chair of the Science Committee of GOLD. In 2014 he was awarded with the honorary title “Fellow of the European Respiratory Society”, in 2018 with the honorary tile “Fellow of the American Thoracic Society”. From 2018 to 2019 he was the President of the German Society for Internal Medicine (DGIM).
He has a long-standing scientific and clinical interest in obstructive lung diseases with topics ranging from pathogenetic aspects to novel diagnostic methods and clinical studies. He has published more than 400 scientific papers, reviews and book chapters, with numerous research articles in peer-reviewed journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, the Journal of Clinical Investigation, the European Respiratory Journal, Chest and Lancet Respiratory Medicine. He has lectured nationally and internationally at numerous scientific meetings and congresses.
Erasmus Medical Center, Netherlands
Marlies Wijsenbeek is pulmonary physician at the Erasmus University Medical Centre in Rotterdam, a national expert centre for interstitial lung diseases (ILD) in the Netherlands and member of the European Reference Network for Rare Lung Diseases (ERN-Lung). She is chair of the multidisciplinary ILD centre. Her research interests include e-health, patient centred outcome measures in ILD, cough in ILD and new therapies in ILD and sarcoidosis. Dr Wijsenbeek is chair of group 12.01 (IIP) of the European Respiratory Society, chair of the functional committee for continued education of the ERN-Lung, member of the scientific advisory board of the European Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis & Related Disorders Federation, and Associate Editor of the European Respiratory Journal.