IPF and pulmonary fibrosis
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Wim Wuyts was trained in Respiratory Medicine at the University of Leuven, Belgium. He obtained PhD in respiratory Medicine at the University of Leuven. He further specialised in interstitial lung diseases at the Royal Brompton Hospital in London, UK. There he had the honour to work with Prof Ron du Bois, prof David Hansel and prof Athol Wells.
Prof Wuyts is an ILD specialist and head of the unit for interstitial lung diseases in university hospitals Leuven, the largest referral centre for ILD in Belgium. He is also head of the laboratory for pulmonary fibrosis in CHROMETA (department of chronic diseases and metabolism) at K U Leuven. Key research interests include prognostic and outcome biomarkers in lung fibrosis across ILD entities, including those associated with connective tissue disease. Furthermore the architectural ultra characterisation using micro CT scanning and transcriptomics in IPF and other fibrotic interstitial lung diseases. He participated as a member for ATS/JRS/ALAT guideline group for the diagnosis of hypersensitivity pneumonitis, and to the ATS/ERS guideline group for the treatment of sarcoidosis. He is currently the secretary of the European Respiratory Society group for idiopathic interstitial pneumonia’s in pulmonary fibrosis.
Prof. MD., Ph. D
Professor Martina Koziar Vasakova graduated from the Faculty of General Medicine of Charles University in Prague.
She obtained attestations from internal medicine, tuberculosis and respiratory disease (now pneumology and ftizeology), allergology and clinical immunology, specialization in bronchology and license in interventional bronchology. She was appointed as a professor of internal medicine in 2015.
As of 2016, she is the head of Department of Pneumology First Faculty of Medicine Charles University and Thomayer Hospital.
Professor Martina Koziar Vasakova is the President of the Committee of the Czech Pneumological and ftizeological Society, Head of the International Registry of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis – EMPIRE, member of the board of the Czech Asthma Initiative, Member of the Council of Immunology Charles University and Member of other Czech and international societies.
Professor Martina Koziar Vasakova is very active in publishing, for which she has also received more awards, such as: the 2013 Rector’s Award for Monography Vasakova M., Polak J., Matej R.: Interstitial Lung Diseases.
Of the non-publication scientific results, it is very important to mention Industrial Model: 2015 – Biodegradable tracheal stent, for which she was awarded the 2015 Innovation Prize.
MD, PhD, and Professor from Nippon Medical School, Tokyo, Japan.
Specialist in Pulmonary Medicine, and Clinical Oncology.
Numerous research works in Immunology, particularly in pathogenesis and treatment of interstitial lung diseases, particularly idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and around other Diffuse Parenchymal Lung Diseases.
Member of the International Committee Meeting of the Japanese Respiratory Society.
Past President and Board of Director of World Association of Sarcoidosis and Other Granulomatous disorders (WASOG).
Past Head of the ILD Assembly of Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
REG (Respiratory Effectiveness Group) IPF/ILD Working Group Member
PMDA expert advisor
Sara Tomassetti is currently Associate Professor of Respiratory Medicine at Florence University, Italy, and Head of Interventional Pulmonology Unit at Careggi University Hospital, Florence, Italy. She has extensive clinical and research experience in interstitial lung diseases and interventional pulmonology. She is a faculty member of the European Respiratory Society, member of the ERS guidelines task force, BOND National member for Italy of the European Association for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology and member of the executive committee of the Italian Thoracic Society (AIPO-ITS). From a clinical research perspective, she has been the primary investigator (PI) of several sponsored and investigator initiated clinical trials on diagnosis and treatment of interstitial lung diseases and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. She publishes on clinical research aspects of interstitial lung diseases and interventional pulmonology. She regularly reviews research and clinical manuscripts for international journals.
Helmut Prosch, MD, is an Associate Professor at the Department of Biomedical Imaging and Image-guided Therapy at the Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria, where he serves as the deputy head of the division of general and paediatric radiology and is the section chief of thoracic imaging. His research focuses on the diagnosis and staging of lung cancer and deep learning for the diagnosis of diffuse parenchymal lung diseases. He has published more than 200 articles, reviews or book chapters.
Erasmus University Medical Centre, Netherlands
Marlies Wijsenbeek is chair of the multidisciplinary Centre of Interstitial Lung Diseases and Sarcoidosis; a national expert centre and member of the European Reference Network based at the Erasmus University Medical Centre, Netherlands. Her research interests include patient-centred outcome measures in ILDS, e-health, and trial design and new therapies in pulmonary fibrosis and sarcoidosis. She is chair of the ERS Group 12.01 (idiopathic interstitial lung diseases ), is a member of the scientific advisory boards of a number of different patient associations including EU-IPFF, and is associate editor of the European Respiratory Journal. She received the ERS-mid career gold medal for her work in ILD.
Iurie Acalovschi, MD, PhD, FRCA (Hon), FCARCSI (Hon), Dhc (University of Chisinau), Professor Emeritus University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Professor Iurie Acalovschi has started his academic career at the Cluj University of Medicine and Pharmacy in 1964, as assistant –professor at the Department of Surgery, specialty of anaesthesia. In 1991 he became professor at the first Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care of the University. In 1996, the department was accredited as European Center for Training of Anaesthesiologists and obtained the statute of MCQ Center for examination for European Diploma in Anaesthesiology. The department was also appointed as WFSA-ESA Educational Center for anaesthesiologists from the Republic of Moldova. Professor Acalovschi was President of the Romanian Society of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care (RSAIC) (1994-1998). As international recognition he was elected in the EAA Senate responsible for Eastern Europe, Honorary Fellow of the Irish (1999) and British (2001) College of Anaesthesia, Honorary Member of the German, Bulgarian and Moldavian Societies of Anaesthesiology, and Doctor Honoris Causa of the University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Chisinau, R. Moldova (2013). In 2001 Professor Acalovschi edited the first textbook of Clinical Anaesthesia in Romanian language, awarded by the Romanian Academy of Medical Sciencies. Between 2002 and 2017 he was Editor-in-Chief of the Romanian Journal of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, indexed in PubMed Central. In 2012 he was elected full member of the Romanian Academy of Medical Science.
Senior lecturer in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Department, Iuliu Hațieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Prof Dr Octavian Fodor Regional Institute of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Member in research team in 5 national and international research grants, investigator in multiple multicentre international trials
Areas of interest: TIVA-TCI, simulation in anaesthesia and intensive care using high fidelity simulators, hemodynamic monitoring, ultrasound in ICU.
Medic rezident între 2016 – 2021; doctorand al Universității de Medicină și Farmacie Iuliu Hațieganu Cluj-Napoca; Asistent Universitar în catedra ATI 1 din anul 2018.
WORK: Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care,
Institute of Gastroenterology and Hepatology “Prof. O. Fodor”, str. Croitorilor nr. 19-21, 3400 Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Academic Unit of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Iuliu Hatieganu” Cluj-Napoca, Romania
University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Iuliu Hatieganu” Cluj-Napoca, Romania, graduated MD 1983
University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Iuliu Hatieganu” Cluj-Napoca, Romania, PhD 2005
Specialist Registrar in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care 1988-1992
Specialist Anaesthetist Feb 1992-1997
Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Feb 1997
Senior Lecturer, Academic Unit of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, University of Medicine “Iuliu Hatieganu” Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Institute of Gastroenterology and Hepatology “Prof. O. Fodor”, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
General practitioner 1983-1988, County Hospital Oradea, Romania
Specialist registrar in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care 1988-1992, University Hospital, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Specialist in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care 1992-1997, University Hospital Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Assistant Professor 1993-2000, Academic Unit of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, University of Medicine “Iuliu Hatieganu” Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Senior Registrar in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care August 1993-May 1995, Leeds General Infirmary, Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Leeds, UK
Consultant Anaesthetist 1997-1998, Spitalul Clinic de Urgenta “O. Fodor”, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Clinical Felow in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Oct 1998-Nov 1999, Aug-Sept 2000, Leeds General Infirmary, Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Leeds, UK
Consultant Anaesthetist 1999 to present, Institute of Gastroenterology and Hepatology “Prof. O. Fodor”, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Senior Lecturer, Academic Unit of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care May 2001 to present, University of Medicine “Iuliu Hatieganu” Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Qualification / diploma obtained
Graduate Real-Humanist School No 1 Oradea 1977, Baccalaureate Diploma
Graduate of IMF Cluj-Napoca 1983, Doctor / Doctor’s degree
Doctor of Medical Sciences 2005, PhD Diploma University of Medicine “Iuliu Hatieganu” Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Competence in Pre-hospital Emergencies, Ministry of Health 2000
Pedagogical training certificate, „Babes-Balyai” University of Cluj-Napoca 2001
Competence in Bronchial Endoscopy, Ministry of Health 2013
1990 August-September – Pre-hospital Emergencies, Oslo, Alesund – Norway
1991 April-May – Computers in AIC, TIVA-TCI, Salisbury, Glasgow, London, UK
1992 November-December – Anesthesia and Intensive Care in Neurosurgery, Pienderfields Hospital, Wakefield, UK
1993 June-1995 May, 1998 October-1999 December, July 2000 – September2000- Anesthesia Intensive Care, The General Infirmary at Leeds, Leeds, UK
2002 – Artificial Ventilation Techniques, Hepatic Transplant, Hamburg, Ependorf Universitat Klinicum – Germany
July 2014, January 2015, May – Anesthesia and Intensive Care – Casa Di Cura, San Dona di Piave, Italy
Social skills and competences
Communication skills gained from the experience of teaching staff involved in university and postgraduate education (students, resident doctors, specialists and consultants, master students)
Leadership of Medical Student Graduate Thesis
Pedagogical training certificate, „Babes-Balyai” University of Cluj-Napoca 2001
Organizational skills and competences
Member of the committees for organizing numerous national and international symposiums and congresses
Coordinator of scientific workshops, round tables, postgraduate courses
Presidencies of scientific communications sessions, national and international conferences
Secretary of the Association for Research in Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Cluj-Napoca
Member of the editorial board of the Romanian Journal of Anesthesia and Intensive Care
Scientific papers published as first author 34, coauthor 23, ISI 17, BDI 13, CNCSIS 12
Scientific communications in the country and abroad 25
Conferences supported in the country and abroad at national and international congresses 77, conferences abroad 11
Published books 2
Book chapters published as sole author 45
Teaching activity, national and international postgraduate courses 58, coordinator 21
Member of the Romanian Society of Anesthesia and Intensive Care
Member of ESA
Member of ESRA
MD, PhD, DEEA
Senior lecturer – Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Department, “Iuliu Hatieganu” University of Medicine Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Institute of Regional Gastroenterology and Hepatology “Prof. O. Fodor”, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Member in a research team in 9 national research grants (PN, POSDRU, POCU), investigator in multiple multicentre international trials.
Author and co-author: 48 publications in national/international journals ( Journal of Critical Care Medicine, EJA, Digestive and Liver Disease, BJA, etc)
Areas of interest: anesthesia in cancer patients, TIVA, regional anesthesia, critical care ultrasound, hemodynamic monitoring, acute pain management.
Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine specialist and Diplomate of the European Society of Anaesthesia (DESA).
Associate Professor of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care employed within the „Iuliu Hațieganu” University of Medicine and Pharmacy and the Clinical Emergency County Hospital Cluj-Napoca.
Researcher in the domain of Allergoanaesthesia within a multidisciplinary team comprising anaesthesiologists, allergologists and immunologists. Regional KDP for brain-dead patients identification, diagnosis and maintenance. Certified for Medical Research Ethics at Mount Sinai, New York.
Areas of interest: Clinical and preclinical research, perianaesthetic anaphylaxis-allergic inflammation, sepsis-associated inflammation, perioperative transfusion practices, transfusion in the critically ill, organ support in intensive care, regional anaesthesia, medical education and ethics for anaesthesia and intensive care.
Cristina Petrişor, MD,PhD,DESA
Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Consultant, The Emergency County Hospital Cluj
Associate Professor, „Iuliu Hatieganu” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Absolvent al Universității de Medicină și Farmacie Târgu Mureș Conf. Univ. Dr. Szederjesi János, își desfășoară activitatea ca Medic de Medicină Generală în perioada 1997-2001 în Unitatea Primiri Urgențe – SMURD a Spitalului Clinic Județean de Urgență Târgu Mureș (SCJU).
Începând cu anul 2001 începe activitatea în cadrul Secției Clinice de Anestezie-Terapie a SCJU Târgu Mureș, unde activează și momentan, iar începând din anul 2018 deține funcția de director medical în cadrul spitalului, ulterior din 2021 funcșia șef secție ATI din cadrul Spitalului Clinic Județean de Urgență Târgu Mureș.
A parcurs toate treptele ierarhiei medicale prin examene și concursuri astfel încât a obținut titlul de Doctor în Medicină in anul 2010, iar din anul 2013 titlul de medic primar ATI.
Activitatea didactică și-o desfășoară în cadrul Universității de Medicină și Farmacie Târgu Mureș, în calitate de conferențiar universitar la Disciplina de ATI (titlu obținut în anul 2016). Momentan ocupă funcția de Coordonator al Centrului de Simulare și Abilități practice din cadrul UMFST Târgu Mureș, unicul centru din țară acreditat momentan de societatea europeană de simulare SESAM și este membru activ al Grupului de Acreditare SESAM începând din anul 2017.
Preocupat încă din tinerețe de activitatea științifică, astfel deține patru cărți elaborate ca și autor principal, având ca principală temă de cercetare medicală anestezia intravenoasă (TIVA-TCI), precum și pe partea de educația medicală prin simulare practică, CRM (crisis resource management, effective teamwork management), abilități de comunicare.
Professor in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care at Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, since 2014, Daniela Ionescu received her medical degree in 1989 at the same university. Currently, Head of Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca, Romania and of Clinical Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care at Institute for Gastroenterology and Hepatology, in Cluj-Napoca where she currently works as anaesthetist.
She is currently Chair of Scientific Subcommittee 1 (SSC1)- General Anaesthesia of European Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care. Member of the Board of Romanian Society of Anesthesia and Intensive Care (since 2002) and of Board of Directors of World SIVA (Society of Intravenous Anesthesia). Member of Outcome Research Consortium, Cleveland, USA. Member of Editorial Committee of 2 Romanian journals in Anesthesia and Intensive Care; reviewer for 8 international high impact journals.
Director of 2 grants 2007-1013 (total funds 1,2 mil Euro). Member of steering committee of 2 European projects: MET-Repair (ESA grant) and COST Action 15204 (European Platform for Outcome Research into Perioperative Interventions during Surgery for Cancer) (2016-2020). Principal investigator in a number of multicentre international trials. Daniela Ionescu authored and co-authored over 120 publications in national/international journals (BJA, EJA, AJCCM, Cancers, Journal of Hepatology, Digestive and Liver Disease, etc). 2 textbooks on anesthesia (Romanian language). Hirsch index (ISI Web of Science) 12.
Her main research interests include influence of anesthetic interventions on immune response and on perioperative outcome in cancer patients undergoing surgery, TIVA(-TCI), sedation for GI endoscopy. Other recent research interests: bacterial resistance in ICU, the significance of markers on survival, postoperative delirium.
Tel Aviv, Israel
Carolyn Weiniger MB ChB is the Director of Obstetric Anesthesia in the Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine at the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel. She serves as Chair of the Obstetric Anaesthesiology Subcommittee of the European Society of Anaesthesiologists and an Editor of the International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia.
Professor Weiniger has authored over 100 original research papers, reviews and chapters and she is an Editor of the newly published first edition of Principles and Practice of Maternal Critical Care textbook.
Professor Weiniger is President of the International Congress of the Israel Society of Anesthesiologists (ICISA 2023), to be held 7-9th November 2023 in Tel Aviv, Israel. This landmark event for the Israeli and International Anesthesia, Intensive Care and Pain community will be held in the 75th year of Israel’s Independence, celebrating 75 years of Anesthesia in Israel.
Dr. Frederic Michard is a Critical Care MD, PhD, based in Lausanne, Switzerland.
He trained in Paris University Hospitals and in Boston (Anesthesia & Critical Care @ Mass General Hospital-Harvard Medical School).
He is known for his research work and publications (>10,000 citations on Google scholar) on pulse pressure variation (PPV) and fluid responsiveness, and more recently on digital innovations and wearable sensors.
From 2008 to 2015, Dr Michard served as a Vice President, Global Medical Strategy, for a large California-based medtech company.
Therefore, he has clinical, research and industry experience. In 2016, he founded MiCo (michardconsulting.com), a Swiss-based consulting and research firm focusing on monitoring innovations.
Ryan Shields is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Clinical and Translation Research at the University of Pittsburgh, and Director of UPMC’s Antibiotic Management Program. He is actively engaged in the management of patients infected by multi-drug resistant bacteria and fungi. His laboratory focuses on the characterization and suppression of antimicrobial resistance by using molecular markers to predict patient responses and PK-PD pre-clinical models to study antibiotic combination approaches. Using these techniques, Dr. Shields’s clinical and research roles have focused on clinical utilization and emergence of resistance of new antimicrobial agents and innovative stewardship approaches to implement new diagnostic tests.
Peter Biro looks back on over 30 years of clinical activity and experience in all fields of anesthesiology. During this period, he predominantly focused on problems connected to airway management and anesthesia ventilation. Securing the airway is a main skill in anesthesiology that deals with the potential risks of hypoxemia, brain damage and anesthesia related mortality. Besides, he was involved in developing the standards of acute post-anesthesia care, obstetric anesthesia, fetal surgery, robotic surgery and pharmacological questions. His habilitation in 2001 focused on clinical aspects of High Frequency Jet Ventilation. More recently Peter Biro has made substantial contributions to clinical aspects of blocking neuromuscular transmission and relaxometry. His most recent major achievement is the co-invention of a novel artificial intelligence based and robotic assisted intubation device, which is in its first phase of industrial development. Peter Biro has published 68 original articles, 30 review articles, 22 book chapters and 7 books. His articles have been cited 1700 times and he has accumulated 18000 reads. According to Scopus, Peter Biro’s h-index is 20. The number of invited lectures in various national and international institutions is exceeding 250. End of 2021 Peter Biro will retire from clinical work and will continue his involvement in airway management related developments as well as in writing belletrist literature.
Professor Patrice Forget, M.D. Ph.D., has worked as Clinical Professor in Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine in Belgium, and as President of the Belgian Pain Society. In 2019, he has been appointed as Clinical Chair in Anaesthesia at the University of Aberdeen (UK), and Honorary Consultant at the NHS Grampian.
He is involved in clinical research, focused on mainly pain, perioperative epidemiology and clinical pharmacology. For the last ten years, as principal investigator and/or national coordinator, he published more than 140 articles, letters or editorials. He is Board Member of the European Pain Federation, SIP Chair, and Deputy-Editor-in-Chief of the Eur J Anaesth.
University Medical Centre Groningen, Groningen University, Netherlands
Anthony (Tony) Absalom studied medicine at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, and underwent specialist training in East Anglia and Scotland in the UK.
He is currently Professor of Anaesthesiology at the University Medical Center Groningen, Netherlands.
His clinical interests are procedural sedation, anaesthesia for neurosurgery, and intravenous anaesthesia techniques. His research interests are in the domains of pharmacology and neuroscience. He is an editor of the British Journal of Anaesthesia, past President of the Society for Intravenous Anaesthesia, and a former vice-president of the World Society for Intravenous Anaesthesia.
He is currently Chairman of the Neuroanaesthesia Section of the Dutch Association of Anaesthetists and past-Chair of the General Anaesthesia Scientific Sub-committee of the European Society of Anesthesiology.
Andrei C. Miu is Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience and Behavioral Genetics, and Director of the Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory (http://www.cognitive-neuroscience.ro/) at the Department of Psychology, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania. He has a B.A. in Psychology, a M.Sc. in Neuroscience and Molecular Medicine, and a Ph.D. in Psychology, with an interdisciplinary thesis on emotion and cognition. His research has approached individual differences in emotion, their biological and genetic underpinnings, and their role in cognitive performance and risk of psychopathology. His recent work has focused on the involvement of emotion regulation as a mechanism in the association between childhood maltreatment and psychopathology, using behavioral, neurophysiological, neuroendocrine and genetic methods. Dr. Miu has received research fellowships and awards from Fulbright, Go8 Future Research Leaders in Australia, SEMPRE UK, among others, and has been PI of multiple grants totaling over 3 million Euros. He served as Vice-President of the National Neuroscience Society of Romania, and national representative in the Governing Council of the International Brain Research Organization, and has been in the editorial boards of several international journals including Emotion, Translational Neuroscience, and Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience. He has also initiated the Romanian Twin Registry (https://registrulgemenilor.com/), the first of its kind in Romania. His latest book is Genes, Brain and Emotions: Interdisciplinary and Translational Perspectives, co-edited with K.-P. Lesch and J. R. Homberg, and published by Oxford University Press in 2019.
Roxana Dan, judecător în cadrul Judecătoriei Cluj Napoca, având grad professional de tribunal, președintele secției civile din anul 2018 până în prezent.
Totodată, este doctorand în Drept civil la Facultatea de Drept din cadrul Universității „Babeș-Bolyai” din Cluj-Napoca sub îndrumarea prof. univ. dr. Ionuț Florin Popa, unde desfășoară și activitate didactică, fiind colaborator extern al Facultăţii de Drept, Departamentul de Drept Privat – disciplina Drept procesual civil, începând cu anul 2013 și până în prezent.
Roxana a publicat în calitate de coautor mai multe culegeri de grile și teste în domeniul său de cercetare, o monografie cu privire la legislația taxelor de timbru, a vorbit în calitate de lector la o serie de conferințe naționale și a publicat o serie de articole științifice, începând cu anul 2013 și până în prezent.
De asemenea, Roxana a fost unul dintre experții judecători care a elaborat Ghidul de bune practici privind relația sistemului judiciar cu celelalte profesii.