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APSR Paediatric Lung Disease Assembly

Meet the Assembly

Assembly
Head

Assembly
Head-Elect

Deputy
Assembly
Head

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Dr Albert Martin
Li
Hong Kong
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Dr Jessie Anne
de Bruyne
Malaysia
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Dr Anna Marie
Nathan
Malaysia

What do we do?

Mission:

The Paediatric Lung Disease Assembly aims to develop and share new knowledge and research advances in all aspects of childhood respiratory diseases, for members to increase their expertise in clinical research and practice. Another important aim of the assembly is to provide training and education opportunities for trainees, to equip them to be our next generation of leaders in this specialty.

Interests:

Main interests in the Paediatric Lung Disease Assembly include sleep-related breathing disorders from childhood obstructive sleep apnoea to sleep deprivation, infectious diseases affecting both upper and lower airways from epidemiology to clinical management, wheezing disorders, asthma, allergy, non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis, interstitial lung diseases, use of non-invasive ventilation for the management of acute and chronic respiratory conditions and home ventilation.

The current Assembly Head Prof. Albert Li is interested in childhood sleep-related breathing disorders, whilst the Head-Elect Assoc. Prof. Jessie de Bruyne and the Deputy Head Assoc. Prof. Anne Marie Nathan work closely together in covering the many needs of children with respiratory problems in a newly industrialised country. This includes chronic suppurative lung diseases, complicated lung infections, asthma and allergic disorders and home ventilation.

Who should join:

Membership of the assembly includes respiratory medicine paediatricians, general paediatricians with an interest in respiratory medicine, researchers, and other health-care professionals who are interested in the field of paediatric lung diseases.

The assembly actively enrolls members of the APSR who are keen to develop knowledge, establish contacts and networks, present research ideas, and build research collaborations in all aspects of paediatric lung diseases. The assembly welcomes APSR senior members who wish to share their knowledge in training and educating the next generation in this specialty. Lastly, the assembly wishes to meet APSR members who are keen to submit ideas for talks and presentations in future APSR annual congresses.