International Speakers

Anne Holand

Anne Holand

Australia

Professor of Physiotherapy, La Trobe University and Alfred Health, Melbourne, Senior Physiotherapist, Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Alfred Health, Melbourne and Fellow, Institute for Breathing and Sleep, Melbourne

Aymeric Le Neindre

Aymeric Le Neindre

France

Aymeric Le Neindre is a French MSc-qualified physiotherapist, working as a head of physiotherapy department in the Forcilles Hospital (Paris, France) and collaborating with the clinical research center of the St. Joseph hospital Group (Paris, France). He recently published a narrative review related to lung ultrasonography in chest physiotherapy: Thoracic ultrasound: Potential new tool for physiotherapists in respiratory management. Aymeric is currently doing a PhD and his clinical research interests are focused on lung and diaphragm ultrasound in acute care. He’s especially interested on the impact of diagnostic ultrasound in the clinical decision-making associated with chest physiotherapy.

 Brian K Walsh

Brian K Walsh

USA

Dr. Brian Walsh is certified in Respiratory Therapy Technology and Respiratory Care. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences, with a focus on Administration, and a Master’s degree in Business Administration. Brian has extensive professional experience in the areas of care, teaching, research and management.

He is currently Director of Respiratory Care at Children’s Medical Center (Dallas, Texas) and President of the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC), where he has been a member since 1994.

He is the author of an important textbook (Perinatal and Pediatric Respiratory Care) and approximately 40 peer review papers, mainly in the areas of mechanical ventilation, aerosol delivery, airway clearance and airway chemistry.

Chris Burtin

Chris Burtin

Belgium

Chris is a physiotherapist who obtained a PhD in pulmonary rehabilitation in 2012, at the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium), under supervision of Prof. Thierry Troosters and Prof. Rik Gosselink. Currently he works as a post-doctoral researcher at Hasselt University (Belgium), under mentorship of Prof. Martijn Spruit. He has (co-) authored 40 international publications in the field of respiratory physiotherapy. Chris is a representative of respiratory physiotherapists within the Belgian Society of Pneumology and the European Respiratory Society.

Daniel Arellano

Daniel Arellano

Chile

Licenciado en Kinesiología. Universidad de Chile, Magíster en Ciencias Biomédicas mención Fisiología. Universidad de Chile, Especialista en Kinesiología Respiratoria, Especialista En Kinesiología Intensiva e AARC International Fellow.

Daniel Langer

Daniel Langer

Belgium

BSc in Physiotherapy (‘Cum Laude’), Hogeschool Zuyd, Heerlen, The Netherlands, MSc in Health Sciences (‘Cum Laude’), Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Maastricht, The Netherlands; Supervisor: Prof. dr. Rob de Bie, PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy ,Faculty of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Sciences, KU Leuven, Belgium; Supervisor: Prof. dr. Rik Gosselink

David Berlowitz

David Berlowitz

Austrália

David Berlowitz is a physiotherapist with the Victorian Respiratory Support Service who holds the University of Melbourne Chair in Physiotherapy at Austin Health. David was awarded his PhD in 2004 in which he discovered that acute cervical spinal cord injury results in sudden and severe obstructive sleep apnoea. David leads an international team of research collaborators, students and staff who examine the causes and treatments of sleep and breathing disorders in neuromuscular disease, especially in Spinal Cord Injury and Motor Neurone Disease. David has published more than 80 papers and attracted over $10million in research funding support. David’s other research interests include chronic disease management, registry development and program evaluation.

Dominique Hansen

Dominique Hansen

Belgium

Dominique Hansen is a professor in Rehabilitation and Exercise Physiology in Internal Diseases at Hasselt University, scientific coordinator at Heart Centre Hasselt (Jessa hospital), and Fellow of European Society of Cardiology. He is an elected member of EAPC Cardiac Rehabilitation nucleus and coordinates the EXPERT tool project (endorsed by EAPC). He (co-) authored >80 peer-reviewed papers and is recipient of 6 (inter)national research awards.

George Ntoumenopoulos

George Ntoumenopoulos

Australia

PhD, BSc, BAppSc, Grad Dip Clin Epid. •Associate Professor of Physiotherapy | School of Physiotherapy | Graduate School of Health Sciences | University Technology Sydney

Hallie Lenker

Hallie Lenker

USA

Pediatric physical therapist, Johns Hopkins Children’s center
Hallie Lenker, PT, DPT, STAR/C
Pediatric Team Coordinator

Martín Jesús Manago

Martín Jesús Manago

Argentina

·Doctor en Ciencias Biomédicas- Instituto Universitario del Hospital Italiano de Rosario
·Co Director para la Argentina del Consejo Latinoamericano para la Certificación Profesional en Terapia Respiratoria (CLCPTR)
·Director para la Argentina de la Sociedad Latinoamericana de cuidados respiratorios (SOLACUR)
·Director de La Carrera de Especialización en kinesiología Cardiorrespiratoria (Instituto Universitario del Gran Rosario) Dictamen considerado por CONEAU Sesión N° 299, Ministerio de Educación Resolución 544

Rodrigo Sebastián Adasme Jeria

Rodrigo Sebastián Adasme Jeria

Chile

Physical Therapist. Certified Respiratory Therapist, PALS Instructor, AARC neo/Ped specialist, Specialits in Respiratory and Intensive Physiotherapy, Team coordinator Respiratroy Care. Hospital Clínico Christus – Universidad Católica de Chile e Master in Epidemiology.

Robert M. Kacmarek

Robert M. Kacmarek

USA

PhD, RRT is a Professor of Anesthesiology, Harvard Medical School and the Director of Respiratory Care, Massachusetts General Hospital. He has published over 175 original research articles, over 200 Chapters, Reviews or Editorials and 19 Books on Respiratory Critical Care.

Tim Takken

Tim Takken

Netherlands

MSc PhD is a medical physiologist and associate professor in pediatrics at the Wilhemina Children’s Hospital of the University Medical Center Utrecht, the Netherlands. He has a special interest in clinical pediatric exercise physiology. He hosted several international meetings in Utrecht, including the European Workshop on Clinical Pediatric Exercise Testing and the 29th Pediatric Work Physiology Meeting. He is currently director of the Clinical Exercise Testing Laboratory in Utrecht. Further he is the chair of the Dutch chapter of CPX International. Dr Takken published over 200 peer-reviewed papers and authored 4 books.

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