List of invited foreign speakers (in alphabetical order)

Abelskaya Irina, MD, PhD

Proffessor, Director of the Republican Clinical Medical Center under the Department of
Presidential Affairs, Head of the Sleep Medicine Department, Minsk, Belorussia
Arets Hubert, MD, PhD
Pediatric pulmonologist, Head of Pulmonary Function Testing (PFT) Laboratory University
medical Center Utrecht; Chair ATS/ERS Task force for infant and preschool children
pulmonary function testing; Reviewer for Pediatric Pulmonology, European Respiratory
Journal, Pediatrics, Primary Care Respiratory Journal, AJRCCM, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Başustaoğlu Ahmet, MD, PhD
Professor of the Baskent University Faculty of Medicine, Director of Clinical Microbiology
Department, Ankara, Turkey
Belevsky Andrey, MD, PhD
Professor, President of the Russian Respiratory Society, Chief Pulmonologist of Moscow,
Chief of Department of pulmonology of the Pirogov Russian National Research Medical
University, Moscow, Russia
Bouros Demosthenes, MD, PhD
Professor of Pneumonology at the University of Thrace and head of the Department of
Pneumonology at the University Hospital of Alexandroupolis, chairman of the Department of
Internal Medicine of the University Hospital of Alexandroupolis, chairman of the Department
of Internal Medicine of the Democritus University of Thrace, member of the board of the
Medical School of the Democritus University of Thrace, the University Hospital of
Alexandroupolis, and the National Council of Health (KESY), Athens, Greece
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, Non-executive director,
Imperial College Academic Health Science Centre, senior investigator in National Institute for
Health Research (NIHR), London, United Kingdom
Chorostowska Joanna, MD, PhD, DSc
Professor, Scientific Director of the National Institute of Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases,
Head of the Department of Genetics and Clinical Immunology, Head of the Laboratory of
Molecular Diagnostics, National Institute of Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases, National expert
of the European COPD audit, Warsaw, Poland
Corlateanu Alexandru, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Vice-Dean Of Faculty Medicine, Associate Professor, Department Of
Respiratory Medicine, State University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Nicolae Testemitanu",
Chisinau, Moldova ERS National Delegate For Moldova, GOLD National Leader For Moldova,
Member Of GINA Assembly For Moldova, Chisinau, Moldova
Dorofeyev Andrey, MD, PhD, Dr. Med. Sci.
Professor of the National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education n.a.P.L.Shupik
Kiev, Ukraine
Dworschak Martin, MD, MBA
Professor of Anesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Division of Cardiothoracic and Vascular,
Anesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Eichhorn Thomas, MD, PhD.
Professor, Head of the Department of ENT/Head and Neck Surgery of the Carl-Thiem-Clinics
in Cottbus, Cottbus, Germany
Ferrer Miquel, MD, PhD, FERS.
Professor, Senior Consultant, Respiratory Intermediate Intensive Care Unit, Department of
Pneumology, Hospital Clinic, Barcelona, Spain
Gardiner Quentin, FRCS (Eng.& Edin.), FRCS (ORL)
Professor, Consultant Rhinologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer, Ninewells Hospital and
Medical School, Dundee, Chair of the Intercollegiate Specialty Board in Otolaryngology for
the United Kingdom and Ireland, Dundee, Council member of the British Rhinological Society
and member of the Scottish Otolaryngology Society, British Association of Otolaryngologists
and the Société Française d'ORL, United Kingdom
Gregori Dario, MA, PhD
Head of the Laboratories of Epidemiological Methods and Biostatistics, Department of
Environmental Medicine and Public Health University of Padova, Regional (European)
Representative and Board member of the International Society for Child and Adolescent
Injury Prevention (ISCAIP), Principal Investigator, A European Project on Foreign Body Injuries
in the Aero-Digestive tract in Children (Susy Safe Project), Padova, Italy
Guruli Zurab, MD, PhD
Professor, President of the Georgian-American Medical and Public Health Association
(GAMPHA), director of anesthesia and surgery departments at the Montgomery Federal
Clinic, professor of clinical anesthesiology at the University of Mississippi, Jackson, Mississippi
Area, USA
Hardavella Georgia, MD, MSc, PhD
Consultant Chest Physician, Lead for Lung Cancer, Bronchoscopies and Pulmonary Nodules
Services, King's College Hospital London, United Kingdom
Hossny Elham, MD, PhD, FAAAAI
Professor of Pediatrics, Head, Pediatric Allergy and Immunology Unit, Children's Hospital, Ain
Shams University; Board Member, World Allergy Organization; member of the executive
board of the Egyptian Society of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology (ESPAI), associate-editor
of the Egyptian Journal of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, Cairo, Egypt
Jesenak Milos, MD, PhD, MBA, Dott,Ric, MHA.
Professor of Pediatrics at Jessenius Faculty of Medicine, Comenius University in Bratislava,
Martin, Slovakia, Department of Paediatrics, University Hospital in Martin, Center for
Diagnosis and Treatment of Primary Immunodeficiencies, Center for Treatment of Severe
Allergic Diseases, Jessenius Faculty of Medicine of Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovak
Katilov Alexander, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatric Propaedeutic of the Vinnitsa National Medical
University, Vinnitsa, Ukraine
Koloskova Elena, MD, PhD
Professor, chair of department of pediatrics and child infection, State Medical University,
Chernovtsy, Ukraine
Lawson Josh, MD, PhD, BSc, MSc
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine and Canadian Centre for Health and Safety in
Agriculture, College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan,
Magen Eli, MD, PhD
Medical director Leumit Health Services, Chief internal doctor of the Barzilai Medical Center,
Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Medical director and chief doctor of the South Israeli
region, Beersheba, Izrael
Maydannik Vitaliy, MD, PhD
Professor, Academician of the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine, Head of the
Department of Pediatrics №4 at the A.A. Bogomolets National Medical University, vicepresident
of the Ukrainian Pediatric Association, Kiev, Ukraine
Mihaltan Florin, MD, PhD
Professor, Chairman of the Romanian Society of Pneumology, Member of the Romanian
Sleep Society, National Institute of Pneumology N.Nasta, Bucharest, Romania
Milenkovic Branislava, MD, PhD
Professor, Chief od Department for Asthma and COPD, Clinic for Pulmonary Diseases, Clinical
Centre of Serbia, Belgrade, Vice Director of the Clinic of Pulmonary Diseases, Clinical Centre
of Serbia, Chair of Pulmonology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Medicine, Belgrade,
Mouchet Frederick, MD, PhD
Department of ENT and facial surgery, Hopitale de Toulouse, Toulouse, France
Page Clive, BSc, Ph.D.
Professor of Pharmacology, Director of the Sackler Institute of Pulmonary Pharmacology,
Institute of Pharmaceutical Science, King’s College, Chairman of the Board of Verona Pharma
plc for developing new drugs for the treatment of Respiratory Diseases, Non-Executive
Director of Helperby Therapeutics, Chairman of the Animal Science Group of the Society of
Biology and a Council Member of Understanding Animal Research, London, United Kingdom
Palka Wojciech, MD, PhD
Associate Chief Interventional Pulmonology of the Department of pulmonary medicine,
Lenox Hill Hospital, New York City, New York, USA
Popovich Vasily, MD, PhD
Professor, Head of the Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck surgery of the
Ivano-Frankivsk National Medical University, Ukraine
Sadigov Alizamin, PhD, MD,
Professor, Chief of the Department of Internal Medicine in Azerbaijan Medical University,
Head of pulmonology department Nebz Medical Centre, Baku, Azerbaijan
Sargsyans Sergey, MD, PhD
Professor, Director, Institute of Child and Adolescent Health of the Arabkir Medical Centre,
Director of the Republican Methodological Center for Child Health Protection, Vice-President
of the Armenian Pediatric Association, Chief Pediatrician of Armenia, Yerevan, Armenia
Sinopalnikov Aleksander, MD, PhD
Professor, Chief of Pulmonology Department in Postgraduate Medical Academy of Russia,
Vice-president of the Interregional Association of the Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobial
Chemotherapy, Chief editor of "Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobial Chemotherapy," the
executive secretary of the editorial board of the journal "Clinical Medicine", Moscow, Russia
Sinitsyn Valentin, MD, PhD
Professor, MD, Ph.D., FACR, EBCR. President of the Russian Society of Radiology and the head
of the Radiology Department at the Federal Center of Treatment and Rehabilitation in
Moscow, Chair of Radiology at the Lomonosov Moscow State University, Past President of
the European Society of Cardioradiology, Moscow, Russia
Sooronbaev Talant, MD, PhD
Chief Pulmonologist of Ministry of Health Kyrgyz Republic, President of Kyrgyz Thoracic
Society, Head of Respiratory Medicine, Intensive Care and Sleep Medicine Department of
NCCIM, Head of International Primary Care Respiratory Group (IPCRG) team
in Kyrgyzstan, Kyrgyzstan National Coordinator of Global Alliance for Respiratory Disease
(GARD, WHO), Chief Scientific Coordinator of Euro-Asian Respiratory Society, Head of Kyrgyz-
Swiss High Altitude Research Center (hospital at the Tuja-Ashuu Pass, northern Tien Shan
3,200 m), Co-chair of Central Asia PVRI Task Force (CAPH), Bishkek, Kirgizstan
Skhirtladze-Dworschak Keso, MD
Division of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Medical University
Hospital, Vienna, Austria
Tutluoglu Bulent, MD, PhD,
Professor, Head of the Pulmonology & Allergy Department of the Istanbul University
Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, President of the Turkish Academic Respiratory Society, Istanbul,
Uhereczky Gabor, MD, PhD
Professor, Scientific Advisory Chief Medical Officer, senior consultant Heim Pál Children's
Hospital, Budapest, Hungary
Ujmajuridze Zaza, MD
Consultant, Department of Oncology and Radiation Therapy, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen,
Valiulis Arunas, MD, PhD
Full Professor of Paediatrics of Clinic of Children’s Diseases and Institute of Public Health,
President of the Lithuanian Pediatric Respiratory Society and Lithuanian Paediatric Society,
CEO of Private Clinic of Asthma, Allergy and Chronic Lung Diseases, National Coordinator of
GARD Lithuania, Executive Committee Member of European Academy of Paediatrics EAPUEMS,
Chairman of Lithuanian Committee of Evidence Based Guidelines in Paediatric
Pulmonology, National Representative in ARIA and GINA Guidelines Vilnius, Advisor of
Minister of Health of Lithuania, Vilnius, Lithuania
Vasakova Martina, MD, PhD.
Professor, Chief of Physicians, Department of Respiratory Medicine, Department of
Pneumology of the 1st. Faculty of Medicine, Charles University and Thomayer Teaching
Hospital, 1st Medical School Charles University and Thomayer Hospital, Prague, Member of
World Association for Sarcoidosis and Other Granulomatoses, Association Czech
Allergologists and Immunologists, Association Czech Pulmonary Physicians, Board of Czech
Physicians, Prague, Czech Republic
Witt Christian, MD, PhD
Professor, Director of Outpatient Pneumology Department, Division of Infectiology and Pneumonology,
Charité University Hospital, Berlin, Germany
Zafirova Zdravka, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Section of Critical Care, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Mount
Sinai Hospital, New York, NY, USA
Zivkovic Zorica, MD, PhD
Professor in Pediatrics, Children's Hospital for Lung Diseases and Tuberculosis, Dean of
American School of Medicine at Belgrade, chief of bronchology department of the Central
hospital “Dr Dragiša Mišović-Dedinje” Belgrade, Serbia