Dr. Hiroto Matsuse graduated from Oita University and obtained Doctor of Medicine in 1989. He was received Ph. D. by Nagasaki University in 1996. He studied clinic and conducted research in the field of respiratory medicine and allergy at the Second Department of Internal Medicine, Nagasaki University School of Medicine (1989~2013). He studied abroad at the Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, University of South Florida (Prof. Richard F Rockey) (1997-1999). Since 2014, he was a professor of Division of Respiratory Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Toho University and served as Director of Hospital Infection Risk Management Office, Toho University Ohashi Medical Center. His current research interest includes clinical trial in the treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, molecular interaction between allergic airway inflammation and respiratory infection, pathogenesis of chronic cough and clinical evaluation of Mycobacterium Avium complex pulmonary diseases.
Dr. Daniel K. Ng is the Founding President of Asian Paediatric Pulmonology Society. He is currently the Honorary Consultant Paediatrician in the Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital, Kwong Wah Hospital and United Christian Hospital in Hong Kong. He was the Distinguished Visiting Professor, Capital Medical University, China. He is the honorary council member of the Hong Kong Society of Paediatric Respirology & Allergy. He serves in the Board of Directors of Clean Air Network, a NGO for promotion of cleaner air in Hong Kong.
He was certified as specialist in sleep disorders by the World Association of Sleep Medicine in 2014. He was accredited as subspecialist in paediatric respiratory medicine by the Hong Kong College of Paediatricians in 2016 and awarded diplomate in paediatric respiratory medicine by ERS in 2016.
On the international level, he is currently the head-elect of the paediatric assembly of Asia Pacific Society of Respirology. He served as council member of the World Association of Sleep Medicine and international affairs committee member of the American Thoracic Society and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine as well as the regional director of the International Pediatric Sleep Association.
Dr. Ng’s main research interests are sleep-disordered breathing, mouth breathing, asthma and allergic rhinitis. Dr. Ng has published 100+ peer-reviewed papers in journals indexed in Web of Science with > 1,000 citation. His H-index is 20. He is currently the Editor of Journal of Pediatric Respirology and Critical Care Medicine and the associate editor of Respirology Case Reports.
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).
Dr Pang is a senior Respiratory Physician and Intensivist at Tan Tock Seng Hospital in Singapore. Her clinical expertise and research interests are in Difficult-to-treat and Severe Asthma. She had the opportunity to train at Leicester Biomedical Research Centre, United Kingdom for the subspecialty of Severe Asthma in 2016-2017. She then set up and helms the Difficult Asthma Clinic Service in Tan Tock Seng Hospital since January 2018. She is also passionate about asthma education for patients through her role in the hospital’s Patient Education Steering Committee and Singapore National Asthma Programme.
Dr Pipetius Quah completed his Senior Residency in Respiratory Medicine in 2021 and Advanced Specialty Training in Intensive Care Medicine in 2022. He obtained his European Diploma in Intensive Care in 2022.
Dr Quah has a deep passion for medical education and serves as the Associate Programme Director for Internal Medicine, Woodlands Health, as well Clinical Lecturer for the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine and Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. His clinical interests are in interventional pulmonology, endobronchial ultrasound and medical thoracoscopy.
Senior Consultant and Head, Division of pediatric pulmonary medicine and sleep, department of pediatrics, NUH. Having received a MD degree in pediatrics from India, trained in pediatric respiratory medicine in Alder Hey Hospital, Liverpool, UK and later Pulmonology Fellowship from Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati, USA. Set up the first pediatric sleep lab in India and was involved in framing national guidelines for Asthma management in children and treating respiratory infections in children – in India. Has been actively involved in teaching postgraduates and Clinical fellows in Singapore for the past 13 years. He also runs international “Hands on Flexible bronchoscopy course” and “Hands on Pediatric sleep course” for pediatricians and pediatric pulmonologists of the region.