Dr. Oyelola Adegboye is a Principal Research Fellow and an Associate Professor of Biostatistics at the Menzies School of Health Research, Darwin, Australia. He has strong scholarly interests in biostatistics, spatial epidemiology, exposure science, neglected tropical diseases and global health.
Dr. Claudio Andaloro is MD at Department of Surgery, Otolaryngology Unit, Latisana-Palmanova Hospital, Azienda Sanitaria Universitaria Friuli Centrale (ASUFC), Udine, Italy. His research interests focus on rhinology, laryngology, pediatric otolaryngology and sleep medicine.
Professor of Thoracic Medicine at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Head of Respiratory Medicine at Imperial College & Honorary Consultant Physician at Royal Brompton Hospital, London. Has been the most highly cited clinical scientist in Europe & the most highly cited respiratory researcher in the world over the last 20 years. Elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2007. Currently a member of the Scientific Committee of the WHO/NIH global guidelines on asthma (GINA) and COPD (GOLD).
Barnes is the author of over 1,000 publications in peer reviewed journals. He has edited or co-edited over 50 books on asthma, COPD and respiratory pharmacology.
He has been received honorary degrees from the Universities of Ferrara (Italy), Athens (Greece), Tampere (Finland), Leuven (Belgium) and Maastricht (Netherlands). He co-founded an Imperial spin-out company RespiVert, which was acquired by Johnson & Johnson and has developed novel inhaled treatments for COPD and severe asthma.
Associate Professor of Physical Therapy in the School of Rehabilitation Science, University of Saskatchewan, Canada; Teaching and research interests in strength training and high-intensity training with rehabilitation implications; Founder of The Strength Jedi, an educational company providing online continuing education resources for health and fitness professionals and on-site strength and conditioning for older adults, post-rehabilitation, and general health.
I am a researcher at the University of Ghent (Belgium) with an interest in oxygen consumption kinetics (i.e. slow component), exercise monitoring & prescription, and the underpinnings of exercise (in)tolerance both in healthy and pathological populations. I also work as S&C coach with Belgian Olympic athletes and am interested in resistance training in the field and lab.
Professor and Chairman, Department of Genetic Medicine, and Bruce Webster Professor of Internal Medicine, at Weill Cornell Medical College. Director of the Belfer Gene Therapy Core Facility. Attending Physician at the Weill Cornell-New York Presbyterian Hospital. Previously, Chief of Pulmonary Branch, NHLBI, NIH.
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine.
Dr. Dong Peixin is currently working on the roles of genetic and epigenetic mechanisms (especially non-coding RNA networks) underlying cancer stem cells, EMT, chemoresistance and cancer metastasis in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hokkaido University, Japan. Dr. Dong has published more than 70 papers in international journals. Dr. Dong has been serving as Associate Editors of Frontiers in Pharmacology, Frontiers in Oncology, BMC Cancer, All Life, Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, European Journal of Medical Research, Current Gene Therapy, and Editorial Board members of PeerJ, Clinical & Experimental Metastasis, PLOS ONE, Genes, Biomolecules, Bioengineered, Chinese Clinical Oncology, and Gynecology and Pelvic Medicine. Dr. Dong is the recipient of multiple awards.
Dr. Ramcés Falfán-Valencia is a Researcher in Medical Sciences at the HLA Laboratory, Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Respiratorias Ismael Cosio Villegas at Mexico City, Mexico. His research focuses on Biomedical Sciences, Physical Anthropology, and Genetics. Dr. Falfán-Valencia's main interests include Genomics in COPD and Interstitial Lung Diseases.
Delia Goletti MD, PhD, Infectious Diseases specialist. In 1992 she joined the Laboratory of Immunoregulation at the National Institutes of Health (chief Dr Fauci) working on HIV pathogenesis. In 1999 she joined the National Institute for Infectious Diseases in Rome. She has clinical duties on the tuberculosis (TB) clinic and responsibility of the Translational Research Unit where she works on TB pathogenesis, TB immunodiagnostic tests and impact of Heminths infection on HIV and TB disease.
I am a biostatistician in the Biostatistics Centre at the University of Otago, a role I have held since 2004. Most of my work involves collaborating on a wide range of research projects in the health sciences, particularly in paediatric obesity, sleep, and physical activity; respiratory epidemiology, mostly asthma and COPD; dentistry; and health systems. I also work on statistical methods research, mostly topics inspired by these collaborations.
Prior to my current position I was a software metrics and machine learning researcher in the Department of Information Science at the same institution.
Dr. Erik Hartmann is a Senior Physican within the Department of Anaesthesiology, Univesity Medical Center Mainz, Germany. His research focus is on large animal models, ARDS and CPR.