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5th - 6th December 2024

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Here be Lungs Conference 2024

Associate Professor & Neonatologist in the Department Paediatrics & Child Health, Stellenbosch University & Tygerberg Academic Hospital. She obtained her PhD (SU) on non-invasive cardiac output monitoring in preterm infants. She is part of the European Society of Paediatric Research special interest group on non-invasive cardiac output monitoring (NICOM) as well as the special interest group on neonatologist performed echocardiography (NPE).
Prof. Lizelle van Wyk

Tygerberg Children's Hospital

Eckhard Teschner, with a background in biomedical engineering and experience in emergency and intensive care, joined Dräger in 1999. He's been Senior Product Manager since 2001, overseeing Dräger’s EIT technology project. He's initiated over 80 collaborations with lung mechanics experts, participating in numerous EIT measurements on intensive care patients. He's authored/co-authored publications on EIT and PulmoVista 500. A member of TREND group, he contributed to PulmoVista 500's development, specifying requirements, designing its interface, and managing iterative projects to enhance its performance and usability.
Eckhard Teschner M.Sc.

Senior Product Manager

Research focus is airway fluid dynamics: mucus clearance in health and disease, airway inflammation and immunomodulation, cough, and aerosol delivery of medications. Professor & Chair Emeritus of Pediatrics at Virginia Commonwealth University. Postdoc in Biomedical Engineering at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar and did his fellowship in Paediatric Respirology Toronto. Holds the MD and MEngr degrees from Tulane, and an MBA degree from Wake Forest University. Honorary appointments in four medical schools, is on the editorial board of 10 journals, has published more than 300 original research papers and chapters (H-index 75), and holds 11 patents.
Prof. Bruce Rubin

Virginia Commonwealth University

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

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

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

Professor in the Department of Paediatrics and Child Heath, Stellenbosch University, the Head of Clinical Unit: Paediatric Pulmonology and Paediatric Intensive Care at Tygerberg Hospital and a faculty member of the European Respiratory Society (ERS) skills course in paediatric bronchoscopy. He is also the chair of the Tygerberg Hospital Children’s Trust.
Prof Pierre Goussard

Tygerberg Children’s Hospital

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

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

University of Bristol & Cape Town

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