WA Lung Club Dinner - March 23rd 2021

Event Date: March 23rd 2021

Save The Date!

The WA Executive would like to invite you to attend the first branch meeting of the year, the Lung Club Dinner.

Date: 23rd March, 2021

Location: Acqua Viva, Broadway Jetty, Nedlands

Time: 6pm for a 6:30 start

  • Omar Usmani: Targeting the peripheral airways in COPD management
  • Kathryn Ramsey: Airway mucous in the pathophysiology of obstructive lung disease

More details to come.

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Speaker bios:

Dr Omar Usmani (MBBS, PhD, FHEA, FRCP, FERS)

Dr Usmani is a Reader and Consultant Physician in Respiratory Medicine at the National Heart and Lung Institute (NHLI), Imperial College London and Royal Brompton Hospital. He qualified in Medicine at King’s College London and completed his PhD at Imperial College London for which he received the 2005 NHLI Imperial College PhD Prize for the Best Thesis. Dr Usmani is currently the Head of

Assembly 5 Airway Diseases, Asthma and COPD, at the ERS (European Respiratory Society); Vice President of Scientific Outputs of REG (Respiratory Effectiveness Group); Chair of UKIG (UK Inhaler Group); Vice-Chair of UK Aerosol Society Drug Delivery to the Lungs (DDL).

Dr Kathryn Ramsey

Kathryn completed a PhD in Respiratory Physiology at the University of Western Australia in 2013 and has undertaken postdoctoral training at the Telethon Kids Institute, Australia, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA, and University Children’s Hospital Bern, Switzerland. Her research focuses on the mechanisms of muco-obstructive lung diseases, especially cystic fibrosis, and early monitoring of lung disease in infants and young children. Kathryn has a particular research interest in the multiple breath washout (MBW) technique and contributed to the ATS Technical Standards Document for Preschool MBW. She is the current chair of the ERS Infant and Preschool Working Group for Infant and Preschool Lung Function, member of the ATS/ERS Task Force for the Standardisation of Lung Volumes guidelines, and currently co-chairs the ERS/GLI Task Force for MBW reference values.