Speakers and Session Chairs

Plenary Talks

  • Mike Daube, Professor of Health Policy, Curtin University, Perth, Australia
    Presentation title: Governmental action on tobacco to drive public health change

Barry Make, Co-Director of the COPD Program and Director of Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Respiratory Care, National Jewish Health and Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine, USA
Presentation title: The importance of comorbidities in COPD and Lung Cancer

  • Allan Glanville, Professor of Medicine, University of New South Wales; Director of Thoracic Medicine, St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney, Australia
    Presentation title: Lung transplantation for patients with lung diseases (lung cancer/IPF): current considerations in patient management

  • Stein Kaasa, Professor of Palliative Medicine, Institute of Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway
    Presentation title: Palliative and end of life care in an integrated health care system

Session 1 – Prevention of COPD and lung cancer

Renee Bittoun, Adjunct Associate Professor, Tobacco Treatment Specialist (TTS) Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney, Australia

Stephen Gordon, Malawi-Liverpool Wellcome Programme of Clinical Tropical Research, Blantyre, Malawi

Malcolm Sim, Director, Monash Centre for Occupational & Environmental Health, Monash University, Australia

  • Peter D Sly, Director, Department of Children’s Health and Environment, The University of Queensland; Director WHO Collaborating Centre for Children’s Health and Environment; NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow; Paediatric Respiratory Physician, Children’s Health Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

Session 2 – Screening for COPD and lung cancer

  • Jon Emery, Herman Professor of Primary Care Cancer Research, University of Melbourne, Australia

  • Guy Marks, South Western Sydney Clinical School, University of New South Wales and Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, Sydney, Australia

  • Harry de Koning, Professor of Public Health & Screening Evaluation, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Session 3 – Genetic insights into disease development and patient management

  • Guy Brusselle, Department of Respiratory Medicine, Ghent University Hospital, Belgium; ERS Science Council Chair 2016-2019

  • Ian Yang, Thoracic Physician and Director of Thoracic Medicine, The Prince Charles Hospital; Head of Northside Clinical School, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

  • Annemie Schols, Department of Respiratory Medicine, Maastricht University Medical Centre, The Netherlands

  • Christine Jenkins, Head of Respiratory Trials, The George Institute for Global Health; Senior Staff Specialist in Thoracic Medicine, Concord Hospital, Sydney; Clinical Professor and Head of Respiratory Discipline, University of Sydney, Australia

Session 4 –  COPD and lung cancer: latest insights into treatment paradigms

  • Paul Mitchell, Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre, Austin Health, Victoria, Australia

  • Christine Jenkins, Head of Respiratory Trials, The George Institute for Global Health; Senior Staff Specialist in Thoracic Medicine, Concord Hospital, Sydney; Clinical Professor and Head of Respiratory Discipline, University of Sydney, Australia

Session 5 – Infectious complications in patient management

  • Grant Waterer, Professor of Medicine, University of Western Australia, Australia; Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, USA; Medical Co-Director, Royal Perth Hospital; Board Member, North Metropolitan Health Service

  • John Upham, Professor of Respiratory Medicine, The University of Queensland; Department of Respiratory & Sleep Medicine, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Australia

  • Paul Mitchell, Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre, Austin Health, Victoria, Australia

Session 6 – Latest advances in surgery and radiation

  • Marcelo Cypel, Staff Thoracic Surgeon, University Health Network; Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Toronto, Canada

  • Peter Licht, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Odense University Hospital; Odense Patient data Explorative Network (OPEN), University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

  • Suresh Senan, Radiation Oncologist, VU University Medical Center, The Netherlands

Session chairs

  • Anna Nowak, Professor (Medical Oncology) The University of Western Australia, Australia
Supporting Publications
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