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.
Dr Huang Wanping is a principal clinical neuropsychologist and Head of Department of Psychology at Tan Tock Seng Hospital. She was awarded the Health Manpower Development Program scholarship by the Ministry of Health (MOH) in 2008 to pursue postgraduate studies in Clinical Neuropsychology at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. Her doctoral thesis investigated the “Impact of pre-injury factors on neuropsychological outcome in adults with severe traumatic brain injury: A cognitive reserve perspective. She is passionate about helping individuals cope with the multitude of psychological, cognitive, emotional and behavioural changes following traumatic brain injury, stroke, and debilitating neurological conditions so as to optimise recovery and rehabilitation, and enhance quality of life.
Nur Izzianie is currently a Senior Sleep Physiologist at the Singapore General Hospital (SGH). In a career spanning 12 years of experience, she has since attained both RPSGT (2013) and CCSH (2020). Izzianie’s dedication to teaching is further enhanced with the responsibility as a team member in the Education Team within SGH’s Sleep Centre, focusing on the importance and awareness of quality sleep in patients, and training colleagues of the Sleep Medicine fraternity from both within and beyond Singapore. Besides that, she is also responsible for outpatient NIV services in SGH, ensuring proper management of NIV patients, a clinical key towards reaching positive outcomes. She believes that only when a heightened awareness of the imperative role that sleep hygiene contributes towards a better quality of life has been accomplished, society will be incentivised with better health prospects, and invest their efforts accordingly.
Dr. Hojoong Kim is Professor of Medicine at Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine and Samsung Medical Center. Dr. Kim is a member of the Korean Medical Association, the Korean Society of Tuberculosis and Pulmonary Disease, as well as a member of international organizations such as the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer, World Association for Bronchology, and the Asian Pacific Association for Bronchology. Although a major focus of his research and clinical activity has been in the field of Bronchology, Lung Cancer and Pulmonary Hypertension, Dr. Kim has also considerable expertise in IRB, Human Research Protection Plan and Safety issues in hospital management. Dr. Kim was appointed as a Congress President of 5th APCB held in Seoul, Korea at 2013.
Ms. Koay Way Inn is a trained clinical psychologist from Singapore General Hospital. She has many years of clinical experience working with different patient populations, and specializes in neuropsychological assessments. In recent years, she has also been providing psychotherapy services to patients with neurological conditions and sleep difficulties.
Associate Professor Mariko Siyue Koh (MBBS, MRCP, FAMS)
Senior Consultant in the Department of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Singapore General Hospital ( SGH)
Clinical Associate Professor, Duke- National University Singapore, Singapore
A/Prof Koh ‘s clinical and research interest are in Severe Asthma and Airway diseases. She established the multidisciplinary Singapore General Hospital Severe Asthma Clinic in 2011 and leads a team of doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and other allied health professionals in the SGH Airway Diseases Program. She is also active in various Ministry of Health and Asthma committees, has academic collaborations from various institutions and universities, has >100 publications and sits in editorial boards of a few journals.
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.
Dr. Kristen Lee is a consultant interventional radiologist, practicing at the Singapore General Hospital (SGH). Dr. Lee completed her diagnostic radiology training at the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University at St. Louis, and interventional radiology fellowship at University of California, San Francisco, in USA. She is one of the IR leads in establishing the PERT service at SGH and has special clinical interest in percutaneous pulmonary interventions.
Lee Pyng is Professor, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore.
She is also Director of Interventional Pulmonology, Division of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, National University Hospital. Associate Professor Lee has an active interest in lung cancer, pleural disease, obstructive airway disease, bronchoscopy and pleuroscopy. She was the past President of Singapore Thoracic Society, and serves on international scientific committees in Lung Cancer, Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology as well as American College of Chest Physician Steering Committees. She represents Singapore as Global Governor for American College of Chest Physicians and is invited locally and overseas to speak and instruct in pleuroscopy, bronchoscopy, bronchial thermoplasty and lung cancer. Associate Professor Lee is the author of publications in peer-reviewed journals, has written a manual and a book on pleuroscopy that worn the British Medical Association Best Book Award in internal medicine in 2011. She received the Young Investigator’s award 2000 for work in asthma, Best Poster Award for research in talc and cancer cells at CHEST 2006, Best Original Investigation and Presentation at Chest World Congress 2014, and the Geoffrey McLennan Award for advancing the field of Interventional Pulmonology at CHEST 2014, Austin, Texas. In 2018, she was conferred AC Shah Oration Award for Woman Researcher in Interventional Pulmonology by Indian Association for Bronchology. She has completed her PhD on New Applications of Bronchoscopic Techniques conferred by Vrije University, Amsterdam in 2014, first in Respiratory medicine
She also received Best Teacher Award in 2012 for undergraduate education, National University Hospital teaching excellence award for post-graduate education in 2014, and the prestigious Outstanding Tutor Award by National University of Singapore Medical Society. She is recently conferred the prestigious Pasquale Ciaglia award by CHEST 2019 for Interventional medicine.
Dr. Rebecca Chou-Jui Lin is a pulmonologist at Taoyuan General Hospital, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Taiwan. She specializes in tuberculosis (TB) treatment, serves as regional TB consultant, and is one of the board of directors of Taiwan Society of Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases. She has been leading one of the five Taiwan Multidrug-resistant Tuberculosis Consortium (TMTC) teams since 2007, and actively involved in introducing shorter regimens and active drug safety monitoring system for multidrug-resistant TB in Taiwan. She also participated in providing technical assistance regarding uptake of shorter regimen of drug-resistant TB in the Philippines and facilitated in several online international training courses of clinical management of drug-resistant TB over the past few years.
Dr Liew Mei Fong is a Senior Consultant in Respiratory Medicine and Critical Care at Alexandra Hospital (AH) and National University Hospital (NUH). She is also the Head of Division of Respiratory Medicine and director of the intensive care unit in AH. Her sub-specialty interests in asthma and bronchiectasis have spurred her to lead the Complex Airway clinic in NUH – a multi-disciplinary service for patients suffering from complicated and difficult-to-treat airway disorders, including severe asthma. She has published in several peer-reviewed medical journals, and actively takes part in post-graduate education efforts. Her tireless work has earned her several education awards in AH and NUH.