Speakers 


Jason CHAN
Assistant Professor, Department of Otorhinolaryngology
Head and Neck Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Dr. Jason Chan graduated from Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ Medical school, King’s college London followed by specialist training in Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck surgery at the Johns Hopkins University. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, with an interest in rhinosinusitis and olfactory dysfunction.



Kate CHAN
Assistant Professor
Department of Paediatrics
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Dr. Kate Chan graduated from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and received her specialist training at the Department of Paediatrics, Prince of Wales Hospital. She joined The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2014 and is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Department of Paediatrics. Her clinical and research interests are in respirology and sleep medicine.



Anne CHANG
Professor and Head, Menzies School of Health Research
Senior Respiratory Physician, Queensland Children’s Hospital, Australia

Professor Anne Chang is an established leading researcher with international recognition in cough, bronchiectasis and evidence based medicine (EBM) related to paediatric respiratory medicine. She has helped develop and apply EBM for respiratory illnesses nationally and internationally. She is the editor of two EBM series, one on respiratory medicine and the other on Indigenous health. Professor Chang is also responsible for changing paradigms in the investigation and management of paediatric cough leading to earlier diagnosis of bronchiectasis, describing a pre-bronchiectasis condition (PBB), the inclusion of respiratory symptoms in primary care child assessments (Northern Territory and Queensland) and the establishment of the first international Indigenous collaborative respiratory study.




Winnie CHU
Professor
Department of Imaging and Interventional Radiology
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Professor Winnie Chu is a professor of the Department of Imaging & Interventional Radiology in The Chinese University of Hong Kong based at the Prince of Wales Hospital. She has pursued an interest in paediatric imaging. She has published over 200 papers in peer-reviewed journals. She has co-authored four book chapters in paediatric radiology and four books on ultrasound imaging. She is the foundation member of AOSPR (Asian and Oceanic Society for Paediatric Radiology) and currently appointed as the Academic Secretary for the Society. She is the editorial board member of Pediatric Radiology Journal and Scoliosis Journal. She is the Editor in Chief for the Hong Kong Journal of Radiology.


 


Robin DETERDING
Professor and Chief, Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine
Medical Director, Breathing Institute
Children’s Hospital Colorado, USA

Professor Deterding is a tenured Professor of Pulmonary Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics at the University, Colorado School of Medicine and the Children's Hospital. She completed her medical training and residency in Pediatrics and Internal Medicine at Southern Illinois University and completed Pediatric Pulmonary Fellowship training at the University of Colorado. She was competitively selected and completed the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program. She is currently the Chief of Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine at the University of Colorado, Medical Director of the Pediatric Breathing Institute at the Children's Hospital, an innovative Institute designed to expand interdisciplinary programs and improve outcomes, clinical care and new treatments for children with breathing problems and the Medical Director of the new Children's Colorado Innovation Center. She is recognized as an international expert in the care of children with rare interstitial and diffuse lung disease, with research interests in biomarkers, proteomics, and defining clinical phenotypes outcomes with novel approaches.



Simon LAM
Associate Professor
Department of Paediatrics
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Dr. Simon Lam has been working in paediatrics since 2000. He joined The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2008 and is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Paediatrics. His clinical and research interests include neonatology, paediatric respiratory medicine and long-term adverse health effects of prenatal or childhood exposure to toxins.


Albert Martin LI
Professor
Department of Paediatrics
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Professor Albert Li is Professor and Person-in-charge of the Respiratory Service in the Department of Paediatrics at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He qualified from the University of Wales College of Medicine and received postgraduate training at King’s College Hospital and the Great Ormond Street Hospital before joining the Department of Paediatrics at the Prince of Wales Hospital in 1998. He then took up an academic post with CUHK in 2001. Professor Li has established strong research interest in various aspects of respiratory medicine, including childhood asthma, use of non-invasive assessment tools for airway inflammation and sleep-related breathing disorders.



Lawrence NOGEE
Professor of Pediatrics
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA

Professor Lawrence Nogee is a Professor of Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His area of clinical expertise is neonatology, with a particular focus on genetic surfactant dysfunction disorders and neonatal lung disease. Professor Nogee received his medical degree at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1981. He went on to complete a residency in pediatrics in 1984, also at Johns Hopkins. His current research focuses on childhood interstitial lung disease (chILD), a group of poorly understood illnesses that cause chronic breathing problems in children, often starting in infancy and leading to progressive lung damage. Professor Nogee has over 100 publications in peer-reviewed journals. He holds certifications in neonatal and perinatal medicine and in pediatrics from the American Board of Pediatrics.

















Alan SIHOE
Clinical Associate Professor
Department of Surgery
The University of Hong Kong

Dr. Alan Sihoe is currently a Clinical Associate Professor of the Department of Surgery at the University of Hong Kong; the Chief of Thoracic Surgery at the University of Hong Kong Shenzhen Hospital in Shenzhen, China; a Guest Professor, Tongji University Shanghai Pulmonary Hospital in Shanghai, China; and an Honorary Consultant in Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Queen Mary Hospital in Hong Kong.

Dr. Sihoe is an internationally recognized expert and advocate of ‘next generation’ MITS techniques –especially uniportal and needlescopic chest surgery. He is a frequent Invited Lecturer and Faculty member at conferences and surgical education events throughout Asia, Europe and North and South America, and is particularly sought after for his teaching in academic skills as well as in MITS. Over the years, he has won or been shortlisted for multiple awards in thoracic surgery and clinical research – including the Hong Kong Lung Foundation Fellowship, and awards from the International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery (ISMICS).

Dr. Sihoe is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Visualized Surgery; Associate Editor of the Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery journal; and Editorial Board member of many international journals in Surgery and Respiratory Medicine. He is a Board Member of the Asian Thoracoscopic Surgery Education Program (ATEP), a Scientific Committee member of the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons

(ESTS), a Committee Member of the Society for Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery (SMITS), Organizer of the ESTS Postgraduate Course, and a Steering Committee member of the International Video Assisted Thoracic Surgery Interest Group. Dr. Sihoe is an Examiner for the College of Surgeons of Hong Kong, and a Board Member of the Institutional Review Board for the University of Hong Kong.




James W TSUNG
Associate Professor
Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA

Dr. James W Tsung is an Associate Professor of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA. Dr. Tsung graduated from the Johns Hopkins University and completed his training in Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Jacobi Medical Center. He was awarded the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine, Academy of Emergency UltraSound Research Award 2016y. He became the Director of Pediatric Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship of the Dept. of Emergency Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine in 2011. He is also the Director of Pediatric Point-of-Care Ultrasound of Departments of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics, Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His main research interest is Pediatric Emergency Medicine and the use of Ultrasound in acute conditions.



Stephen TURNER
Senior Clinical Lecturer
School of Medical Sciences
University of Aberdeen, UK

Dr. Turner graduated from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne Medical School in 1992 and trained in paediatrics in centres across the North East of England, Australia and New Zealand. He has been a Consultant Paediatrician and Senior Clinical Lecturer in Child Health at the University of Aberdeen since 2003. His research interests are the early origins of non-communicable diseases with a focus on asthma and also monitoring in childhood asthma. He is an author on more than 100 peer reviewed papers and currently holds more than £1 million in grants.