Phil Bardin is Professor of Respiratory Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. Since 2008 he has been Director, Lung Sleep Allergy & Immunology, Monash University and Medical Centre, Melbourne.
He is recognised for investigation of obstructive lung diseases (particularly virus-asthma-COPD exacerbations) and has conducted extensive research of new asthma and COPD therapies. Recently research has also focussed on vocal cord dysfunction in obstructive lung diseases. He is a recipient of ongoing Australian NH&MRC funding, has chaired the Australian NH&MRC Grant Review Panel (Respiratory & Sleep Medicine) and served on the Australian NH&MRC Academy. His professional activities reflect a career-long commitment to research and medical education, particularly in the areas of asthma and COPD.
Currently he is co-Editor-in-Chief of Respirology, official journal of the TSANZ and APSR.
Mark Hew is head of Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology at the Alfred Hospital, and Clinical Professor at Monash University, in Melbourne, Australia.
Born in Kuala Lumpur, Mark attended Melbourne University on scholarship, qualifying in 1995. He undertook specialist training in Wellington & Melbourne, a severe asthma fellowship at the Brompton, immunology research at Imperial College (PhD), and epidemiological training at Oxford (MScEBHC). He holds dual Australian specialist registration in Respiratory/Sleep Medicine and Allergy/Clinical Immunology.
Mark’s research spans NHMRC-funded mechanistic studies of allergic disease, randomised trials, population-based studies, and research translation. He has published seven book chapters and 150 peer-reviewed papers, mentored nine asthma/allergy fellows, and supervised eight PhD candidates.
At the Alfred, Mark has established specialised programs for severe asthma (difficult-to-treat asthma & biologic optimisation), inducible laryngeal obstruction (laryngoscopy with mannitol/odour/exercise/’allergen’ provocation, distinguishing ILO from asthma or anaphylaxis), and difficult anaphylaxis.
Edmund Lau is an academic respiratory physician working at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney and Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Sydney. He is the lead Respiratory Physician of the Pulmonary Hypertension Service at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. He is the Medical Director of the Australian and New Zealand Pulmonary Hypertension Registry. He has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed publications, mostly on the topic of pulmonary hypertension. He is Associate Editor of Respirology and he participated in ERS Task Force on pulmonary circulation.
Professor Phan Nguyen is head of unit of the Department of Thoracic Medicine, the Royal Adelaide Hospital and chairperson of their lung cancer multi-disciplinary team. He is senior editor on Respirology, associate editor on Respirology Case Reports and World Association of Bronchoscopy and Interventional Pulmonology (WABIP) board reagent. He is also involved as a member on WABIP’s continuing medical education committee and is head of the Bronchoscopy and Interventional Techniques Assembly of the Asia Pacific Society of Respirology (APSR). His local and international standing has seen him recognised as a fellow of the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (F Thor Soc, TSANZ).