Invited lectures (National / International)

2019

  • King’s 5th Respiratory Conference, April 2019, London. “Habit cough”.

2018

  • European Respiratory Society congress, September 2018, Paris, France. “Paediatric Year in Review – Cystic Fibrosis.”
  • Kazakhstan Cystic Fibrosis conference, April 2018, Almaty, Kazakhstan. “CF overview”. “CF pulmonary management & complications”. “Other CF complications (not lung or gut)”. “Advanced and future therapies for CF”. “Enteral feeding”. “Nutritional management”.

2017
 

  • European Respiratory Society congress, September 2017, Milan, Italy. “Treating inflammation in CF – should we bother?”.
  • 4th Argentine CF Congress, Mendoza, Argentina, March 2017. Keynote Speaker. “The importance of newborn screening for CF”, “Personalised medicine in CF”, “Fungal disease in CF”.

2016

  • 9th Annual University of Miami CF Symposium, Miami, USA, Oct 2016. “Fungal disease in CF”.
  • Pediatric Grand Round. Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, USA, Oct 2016. “Home oxygen therapy – indications & evaluations.”
  • 7th South Eastern European CF Conference, Skopje, Macedonia, Sept 2016. “Management of CF lung disease – excluding infection”, “The importance of neonatal screening in good CF care”.
  • 39th European CF Conference June 2016, Basel, Switzerland. “Insights & lessons learned from the London Collaborative CF Group”.
  • 7th Romanian Pediatric Pulmonology Conference, Bucharest, Romania, April 2016. “Cystic fibrosis Pulmonary Management”, “Management of complicated pneumonia”.

2015

  • European Respiratory Society / European CF Society School, November 2015, Prague, Czech Republic. “Management of newborn screened CF infant”, “Monitoring of CF lung disease”, “CF centre care – paediatrics”.
  • European Respiratory Society congress, September 2015, Amsterdam, Holland. “Personalised medicine in CF.
  • 22nd Course on theory & practice of paediatric pulmonology, Hospital da Criança Santo Antônio. August 2015, Porto Alegre, Brazil. “Chronic cough”, “Complicated pneumonia”, “Cases”, “Papers -recent advances in paediatric pulmonology.
  • 17th BPRS Summer meeting, Nottingham, June 2015. “QI in CF – what to measure and how to implement (UK view)”.
  • 12th European CF Society Basic Science Conference, March 2015, Albufeira, Portugal. “Debate – Personalised medicine for CF.”

2014

  • Finnish National Cystic Fibrosis meeting, November 2014, Turku, Finland. “Hot topics in CF care”, Organising CF care in EU countries”.
  • 5th Roche Cystic Fibrosis Symposium, September 2014, São Paulo, Brazil. “Treatment of lung disease in children with cystic fibrosis”. 
  • European Respiratory Society congress, September 2014, Munich, Germany. “Paediatric Year in Review – Cystic Fibrosis.”
  • 5th Course on Paediatric Respiratory Disease, August 2014, Santiago, Chile. “Home oxygen – indications & evaluations”, “Controversies in the treatment of complicated pneumonia”, “Imaging in cystic fibrosis”, “Newborn screening for cystic fibrosis”, “Personalised medicine in cystic fibrosis”.

2013

  • 27th Royal Society of Medicine Annual CF Symposium, Nov 2013. “Personalised medicine is unaffordable (debate)”.
  • Royal Society of Medicine, 33rd GP update forum, September 2013. “Cough and wheeze in the under 3s”.
  • 36th European CF Conference June 2013, Lisbon, Portugal. “The first four years of newborn screening for CF in London and the South-East of England.”
  • 36th European CF Conference June 2013, Lisbon, Portugal. “Personalised medicine is unaffordable (debate)”.
  • 15th BPRS Summer meeting, Nottingham, June 2013. “Fitness to fly testing in paediatric lung disease: an update”.
  • 6th Europaediatrics joint meeting with Royal College Paediatrics & Child Health Annual Meeting Glasgow, June 2013. “Home oxygen – practicalities.”

2012

  • 18th International Paediatric Conference, Muscat, Oman November 2012. “Management of complicated pneumonia”, “Management of recurrent wheeze in pre-school children”.
  • Royal Society of Medicine, Paediatric Infectious Diseases conference, October 2012. “Management of complicated pneumonia”.
  • 2nd Welsh National CF Meeting, Cardiff, September 2012. “Raising the bar – improving standards in CF care”.
  • European Respiratory Society – online course on oxygen therapy, May 2012. “Long term oxygen therapy in children”.
  • Royal Society of Medicine joint with Ege University, Izmir, Turkey, May 2012. "Management of complicated pneumonia".

2011

  • CF Worldwide Middle East Conference, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, December 2011. "Early lung disease -tmonitoring and treatment", "New therapies", "Newborn screening - pros and cons", Lung complications".
  • 39th Argentine Congress of Respiratory Medicine, October 2011, Buenos Aires, Argentina. “Bronchoscopic interventions in cystic fibrosis”; Difficult asthma in children”; Respiratory management of cystic fibrosis”.
  • 6th International Course on Pediatric Pulmonology (CIPP) June 2011, Versailles, France. “How to manage complicated pneumonia.”
  • 34th European CF Conference June 2011, Hamburg, Germany. “Pulmonary hypertension and right heart failure.”

2010

  • British Thoracic Society Winter Meeting Dec 2010. “Home oxygen for children – unanswered questions”.
  • European Respiratory Society Congress, Barcelona, Spain, September 2010. “How to improve the level of clinical evidence in orphan lung diseases – lessons to be learnt from cystic fibrosis”.

2009

  • 23rd North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference, Minneapolis, USA, October 2009. “Diagnosing CF asthma: does it matter?”
  • PAPRICA Allergy Symposium, Malta, Sept 2009. “Difficult asthma”.
  • Royal Brompton Hospital Bronchoscopy course at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, May 2009. An overview of flexible bronchoscopy; How to lavage and biopsy.”
  • Chinese University of Hong Kong Update in Paediatric Respiratory disease, Hong Kong May 2009. “Home oxygen – BTS guidelines 2009; Is your child fit to fly.”
  • Malta Meeting of the Royal Society of Medicine, Malta 2009. “Cystic fibrosis – past and future.”
  • Balkan Regional CF Conference, Skpoje Macedonia, April 2009. “Early CF lung disease – diagnosis & monitoring; Treatment of pulmonary exacerbations; ABPA, haemoptysis, pneumothorax and other pulmonary complications.” “Meeting with parents – question session.”
  • Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health 13th Spring meeting, York, March 2009. “BTS home oxygen guidelines.”

2008

  • Royal Society of Medicine Annual CF Symposium, Nov 2008. “CF papers of the year 2008”.
  • Sydney Children’s Hospital, Jan 2008; “Is this baby fit to fly?” Westmead Hospital, Sydney, Jan 2008. “Aspergillus lung disease”.

2007

  •  Royal Society of Medicine Annual CF Symposium, Nov 2007. “CF papers of the year 2007”.
  • Barcelona Asthma International, Barcelona, Spain Oct 2007. “Young children with severe recurrent wheeze. What can be done?”
  • Royal Society of Medicine, Allergy conference, June 2007. “Pro con debate – allergy testing is irrelevant in the management of asthma”.
  • 9th BPRS Summer meeting, Warwick, June 2007. “Pleural infections: unanswered questions”.
  • 16th Greek Paediatric Respiratory Society Meeting, Athens, Greece, May 2007. “Algorithm for the management of pleural infection in children”, “Bronchial biopsy: when to consider it."

2006

  • 8th BPRS Summer meeting, Warwick, June 2006. “Home oxygen – new prescribing arrangements.
  • 15th Autumn Conference, Chilean Society of Respiratory Disease, Los Andes, Chile, March 2006. "Paediatric pleural infection – Chest drain options, Analysis of pleural fluid, Intrapleural fibrinolytics , Algorithm for management & unanswered questions”.
     

2005


  • 38th Chilean Congress on Respiratory Disease, Termas de Puyehue, Chile, November 2005. “Management of empyema”, “Management of difficult asthma”, “Cystic Fibrosis in the UK.”
  • 19th North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference, Baltimore, USA, November 2005. “CF WISE –Multicentre randomised controlled trial of withdrawal of inhaled corticosteroids.”
  • 28th European CF Conference, Crete June 2005. “Role of inhaled corticosteroids”.
  • Royal College Paediatrics & Child Health 9th Spring Meeting April 2005. “Management of pleural infection in children”.
     

2004

  • British Thoracic Society Winter Meeting Dec 2004. “BTS Guidelines for the management of pleural infection in children”.
  • 4th European Conference on Paediatric Asthma, Amsterdam, Nov 2004. “Difficult asthma”.
  • 16th Annual Conference of the Respiratory Chapter of Indian Academy Paediatrics, Mumbai Sept 2004. "Difficult Asthma” and “Lower Respiratory Tract Infections”.
  •  Royal Society of Medicine, 24th Annual Forum for GPs, Sept 2004. “Treatment of childhood asthma”.
  • St Luke’s Hospital, Malta, August 2004. “Treatment of childhood asthma”.
  • 11th Latin American Cystic Fibrosis Congress, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, April 2004. Use of antibiotics / Referral for transplantation / ABPA / Haemoptysis”.
     

2002

  • Royal Society of Medicine Annual CF Symposium, Nov 2002. “CF asthma”.
  • 16th North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference, New Orleans, USA, October 2002. “Asthma in CF: corticosteroids”.
  • 16th North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference, New Orleans, USA, October 2002. “Inhaled: corticosteroids in cystic fibrosis”.
  • 3rd European Conference on Paediatric Asthma, London, Oct 2002. “Difficult asthma”.
  • 6th Portuguese Paediatric Congress, May 2001. “Primary & secondary ciliary dysfunction”. 
     

2001

  • Royal Society of Medicine GP Study Day on Asthma, Feb 2001. “Cough & wheeze in the under-3s”.
     Royal Society of Medicine Celebration of the Centenary of the Society for the Study of Disease in Children, Dec 2000. “Respiratory Medicine”.
  • 2nd European Conference on Paediatric Asthma, London Nov 2000. “Difficult asthma”.

1998

  • Royal Society of Medicine Annual CF Symposium, Nov 1998. “The protease – antiprotease battle in the cystic fibrosis lung”.
  • 12th North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference, Montreal, Canada, October 1998. “Antiproteases”. 
  • 12th North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference, Montreal, Canada, October 1998. “Inhaled corticosteroids in CF – in favour of their use”.
     

1995

  • Royal Society of Medicine Annual CF Symposium, Oct 1995. "The role of steroids in CF lung disease".
     

1994

  • Cyprus Paediatric Society annual meeting, Nicosia, Nov 1994. "Management of acute childhood asthma". 
  • Cyprus Paediatric Society annual meeting, Nicosia, Nov 1994. "Management of chronic childhood asthma".