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The Divisions of Pulmonology & Neonatology of the Tygerberg Children’s Hospital have the pleasure in announcing the Here be Lungs 9th Conference.

4th MARCH 2020 | Bronchoscopy & Ultrasound Workshop & 5th – 6th MARCH 2020 | 9th Annual HERE BE LUNGS Conference

With warm regards from the organizing committee – Johan Smith & Pierre Goussard

Our Speakers

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Head of Pulmonology in the Department of Paediatrics & Child Health at the Stellenbosch University and the Tygerberg Children’s Hospital
Prof Pierre Goussard

Tygerberg Children’s Hospital

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Clinical Head of the NICU and Level III Neonatal Services in the Department of Paediatrics & Child Health at the Stellenbosch University and the Tygerberg Children’s Hospital. Interested in the design and development of novel synthetic lung surfactants. Neonatal resuscitation project, titled: Characterization of neonatal thoracic properties during ventilated cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
Prof Johan Smith

Tygerberg Children's Hospital

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Michael I. Anstead, MD, FCCP, has been involved in care of children and adults with cystic fibrosis and end-stage lung disease requiring transplant for 22 years. The Director of the Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program, Associate Director of the Pediatric Cystic Fibrosis Center, & the Director of the Lung Transplant Pediatric Program at the University of Kentucky, and the Director of the Cystic Fibrosis Program at Marshall University. Board-certified in Pediatrics, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine. Involved in clinical research in cystic fibrosis for over 20 years and has participated in and directed multicenter trials, primarily in cystic fibrosis. A contributor to over 40 publications and has contributed to two book chapters. He has been invited to speak nationally and internationally on topics in cystic fibrosis and pediatric sleep medicine
Prof. Michael Anstead

University of Kentucky & Marshall University

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Head Clinical Unit at Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, Stellenbosch University and Tygerberg Hospital. Clinical anaesthesiologist; responsible for postgraduate training program; fields of interest: peri-operative ultrasound and regional anaesthesia.
Dr Francois Retief

Tygerberg Children's Hospital

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Head of the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health and Director of the Division of Paediatric Pulmonology at Red Cross Childrens Hospital at the University of Cape Town. As a clinician scientist, her work encompasses clinical responsibilities, administration, research, education and training. After she specialised as a paediatrician and then as a paediatric pulmonologist, she completed a PhD at UCT on respiratory illness in HIV-infected children.
Prof Heather Zar

Red Cross Childrens Hospital

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MD FHEA FRCP FRCPCH FERS FAPSR ATSF Professor of Paediatrics and Head of Section (Paediatrics), Imperial College Professor of Paediatric Respirology, National Heart and Lung Institute Consultant Paediatric Chest Physician, Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust
Prof Andrew Bush

United Kingdom

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Senior Specialist in Cardiothoracic Surgery at Tygerberg Hospital (University of Stellenbosch) from 2003 to present Clinical Fellowship in Congenital Cardiac Surgery at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto in 2005. Clinical Fellowship in Adult Cardiac Surgery at Toronto General Hospital in 2004. Special interest in Mitral &aortic valve repair, Thoracic and cardiac surgery in children.
Dr Jacques Janson

University of Stellenbosch

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Professor of Paediatrics, Head, Division of Paediatric Respiratory Diseases, Paediatric Department, 2nd Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic
Prof Petr Pohunek

Czech Republic

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Professor of Pediatrics and Head of the Division of Pediatric Pulmonology and Allergology of the Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. American Thoracic Society Fellow (ATSF) and Fellow of the European Respiratory Society (FERS).
Prof Ernst Eber

Head of Pediatric Pulmonology & Allergology

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Associate Professor of Paediatrics. Head of Paediatric Emergency. Department of Paediatrics, Policlinc Umberto I, “Sapienza” University of Rome. Past Head of the Paediatric Assembly of the European Respiratory Society
Prof Fabio Midulla

Associate Professor of Paediatrics

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Paediatric Cardiologist Tygerberg Hospital Finished my Certificate in Cardiology in 2014 in Johannesburg. Keen interest in Interventional Cardiology and advanced Cardiovascular Imaging.
Dr. Barend Fourie

Tygerberg Children's Hospital

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Specialist Anaesthetist Department Anesthesiology and Critical Care
Dr Annemie Malherbe

Stellenbosch University

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ENT surgeon at Tygerberg Hospital with special interest in Paediatric ENT and Head and Neck surgery. In collaboration with Professor Pierre Goussard, Professor Jacques Janson and the paediatric pulmonology team, he forms part of the Tygerberg paediatric airway team.
Dr Marc Merven

Tygerberg Children's Hospital

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Thomas Ferkol, M.D. is the Alexis Hartmann Professor of Pediatrics & Professor of Cell Biology and Physiology at Washington University School of Medicine (St. Louis, Missouri, USA).  An American Lung Association Edward Livingston Trudeau Scholar and recipient of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation LeRoy Matthew’s Physician-Scientist Award, his research has largely focused on the development of cell and animal models to study cystic fibrosis and primary ciliary dyskinesia, defining genetic and molecular factors that contribute to chronic airway infection, inflammation, and epithelial injury with over twenty-five years of funding from the National Institutes of Health. He has also received support from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, March of Dimes, and Australian National Health and Medical Research Council. Dr. Ferkol has served on numerous national and international review groups, and authored more than 170 original articles, scholarly reviews, and book chapters. Finally, he was President of the American Thoracic Society, only the second pediatrician to serve in this capacity during the 115-year history of the organization.
Prof Thomas Ferkol

Washington University School of Medicine

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Dr Etienne Nel is the Head of the Paediatric Gastroenterology Service at Tygerberg Hospital and the Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences of Stellenbosch University. He has developed the paediatric gastroenterology service at Tygerberg Hospital. Present research interests include intestinal disease in HIV infected children, improving the outcome of severe acute malnutrition, and infectious diseases of the liver and intestine affecting children in South Africa.
Dr Etienne Nel

Tygerberg Children's Hospital

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Clinician in Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine, Professor of Pulmonology at Stellenbosch University. Research includes infectious & pleural diseases, preoperative assessment of lung resection candidates and applied transthoracic ultrasound & interventional pulmonology. Teaches ultrasound skills (including bronchoscopy with endobronchial ultrasound, transbronchial needle aspiration, endoscopic lung volume reduction and thoracoscopy). Vice-president of the South African Thoracic Society (SATS).  Founding member & Chairman of Interventional Pulmonology South Africa (IPSA), which aims to improve the quality of interventional pulmonology in South Africa and to train as many pulmonologist as possible in the various techniques. Serves as the SATS representative on the Board of Regents of the World Association of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology (WABIP)  
Prof. Coenie Koegelenberg

Stellenbosch University

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Pediatric radiologist and full professor at both the University of Bristol (UK) and the University of Cape Town (South Africa). His focus areas for research are brain and chest imaging of children with TB and HIV, as well as education and training of radiologists and non-radiologists in image interpretation on the African continent. He also provides specialized pediatric medical imaging services and medico-legal opinion through his own company Spot Light Imaging.
Prof. Savvas Andronikou

University of Bristol & Cape Town

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