The annual London King’s Paediatric Respiratory Conference has acquired an outstanding reputation among professionals as a forum for sharing new information and education in the pediatric respiratory field.
We are pleased to announce that the King’s Paediatric Respiratory Team will hold a two days program including lectures, symposiums and masterclasses at Farah Medical Campus in Amman in 30-31st of October 2019. The program will comprise of workshops, lectures... etc
Dr Ruiz trained in paediatric respiratory medicine in London and Birmingham and did research with Prof John Price in asthma and allergy.He was appointed consultant in 1994 at King’s College Hospital where he created the paediatric TB clinic and paediatric bronchoscopy and empyema services. He has been a senior member of the cystic fibrosis network with a major commitment to outreach work in the southeast region.He became head of Paediatric Respiratory Medicine in 2010. He has wide interests in all aspects of respiratory disease in children, but particularly lung infection, including tuberculosis and mycobacterial disease in cystic fibrosis and was the BPRS representative on theBTS tuberculosis SAG. He is also a member of the ERS and ECFS and was a Trustee of the BLF.
Atul Gupta is a Paediatric Respiratory Consultant at the King's College Hospital & Reader in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine. He is the clinical lead for asthma and specialises in all areas of paediatric in all areas of paediatric respiratory medicine including asthma, allergy, hay fever, chronic cough, recurrent chest infections, sleep medicine, wheezy infants, cystic fibrosis, lung diseases and snoring. Dr Gupta is a reader in Paediatric Respiratory Medicinean active member of the respiratory research team at King's andhis research interests centre on asthma and airway disease. He has written widely on a range of respiratory-related conditions and has over 70 papers. Dr Gupta has lectured internationally in Europe, the USA, United Arab Emirates and India. Dr Gupta has received Lorber Prize awarded by the Royal College Of Paediatrics and Child Health, The James Fellowship awarded by the British Medical Association, VASR Memorial Gold Medal & S.S Manchanda Research Gold Medal.
Dr Cara Bossley has been a consultant in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine at Kings College since 2013. She offers expertise in specialist clinics in difficult asthma, non-invasive ventilation, non-CF bronchiectasis and Cystic Fibrosis. She initially embarked on a research degree at the Royal Brompton Hospital in 2007, investigating airway inflammation and remodelling in children with severe asthma. She was awarded MD(res) at Imperial College in October 2012. DrCara Bossley has presented at international conferences and has 30 scientific publications. Her particular research interest being childhood severe asthma. Dr Cara Bossley is an active reviewer for a number of paediatric journals including Pediatrics, Archives of Disease in Childhood & PLOS one.Cara is principal investigator in a number of ongoing research projects at King’s College Hospital. She is an expert for NIHR and NICE.
Dr Rania Abusamra is a Paediatric Respiratory Consultant at Kings College Hospital, London since 2015. She has obtained her medical degree from Al Quds University in Jerusalem before moving to London. She has undertaken paediatric training at a number of London leading hospitals and paediatric respiratory grid training at Addenbrooke’s University Hospital in Cambridge. At King’s college hospital, Dr Abusamra offers expertise in specialist clinics in difficult asthma, cystic fibrosis and non-CF bronchiectasis. In addition sheis the lead for non-invasive ventilation service. She has several publications with research interests in CF, asthma and non-invasive ventilation. Dr Abusamra has a special interest in teaching, She is the paediatric respiratory mentor of the medical students rotating to Paediatrics and she has been a lecturer for the Respiratory and Allergy Module of the KCL Advanced Paediatrics MSc. Recently Dr Abusamra has initiated a project to introduce a cystic fibrosis database in Gaza, Palestine.
Dr Nicola Brathwaiteis a Consultant Paediatric Allergist at Kings College Hospital, London, appointed in 2005. She completed her specialist training in Paediatrics and Paediatric Allergy in Cape Town, South Africa. Her interests include all aspects of paediatric allergy especially food allergy, the role of allergy in asthma, allergic rhinitis, drug allergies and allergen immunotherapy. She is an elected Council member of the British Society for Allergy andClinical Immunology (BSACI) and serves on the BSACIStandards of Care Committee. She represented the Royal College of Paediatrics on the NICE technology appraisal of Pharmalgen for venom immunotherapy and worked on the RCPCH Allergy Care Pathways project for the Drug, Latex and Venom allergy pathways. She is joint Lead for theRespiratory and Allergy Module and International Child Health modules of the KCL Advanced Paediatrics MSc.
Mira Osinibi is a Children nurse specialist in Respiratory and Cystic Fibrosis in Kings College Hospital. She is also a lead for Smoking Cessation for the Paediatric department ,passionately involved in reducing paediatric respiratory symptoms influenced by passive smoke inhalation. She is a member of National Paediatric Respiratory and Allergy nurses group NPRANG to promote and improve the health of all children and young people with Respiratory disease. Mira Osinibi is also a member of Cystic Fibrosis Nursing Association CFNA. Mira Osinibi spoke in various conferences including John Price Respiratory conference, NPRANG in Birmingham sharing an implementation based on audit of Paediatric patients with Empyema and chest drain admitted in Kings College Hospital with a special interest in shortening their admission stay. Mira Osinibi has also recently presented an abstract in BTS Winter meeting 2017 'Factors influencing length of chest drain insertion in children with Empyema in relation to intrapleural urokinase dosage'.
Dr. Yazan received his medical education at University of Jordan/Amman , then moved to the USA where he did pediatric residency at University of New York(SUNY)-Brooklyn, and obtained his American Board of Pediatrics in 1996,then he did subspecialty fellowship training in Allergy/Clinical Immunology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and obtained his American Boards in Allergy/Immunology in 1999. He proceeded with subspecialty fellowship training in pediatric pulmonology at University of California/Irvine and Miller Children’s Hospital in Long Beach, California. Dr Yazan established and headed the Advanced Pediatric Pulmonary Center in Spring Hill, Florida. He also worked as a pediatrician in Prince Edward Island in Canada. He currently holds the section head of Pediatric Pulmonary/Allergy section at King Fahad Specialist Hospital in Dammam, Saudi Arabia.Dr Yazanis on the International Advisory Board of International Congress Pediatric Pulmonology (CIPP) and the past advisory board of Middle East Cystic Fibrosis Association (MECFA). He is also on the executive board of Saudi Pediatric Pulmonary Association (SPPA)and Saudi Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Society (SAAIS).
Jenny is a paediatricdietitian who has been working at Kings College Hospital for the past five years. After completing a degree in nutritional science at University College Cork in Ireland, Jenny went on to obtain a postgraduate diploma in human nutrition and dietetics at London Metropolitan University. Following on from this, Jenny remained at London Metropolitan University where she received a place to do a research masters in nutrition. During this time, she carried out a study on infant feeding and nutrition in the neonatal unit of a north London hospital. After working for a short time with a company running a children's weight management programme in south London, Jenny then accepted a job at Kings College Hospital. Here Jenny has worked with a wide variety of paediatricpatients, primarily within the neurology, general paediatric and cystic fibrosis services.
Amr is an International Clinical Specialist at NatusMedical Incorporated. Registered by the American Board of Sleep Medicine and the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists, Amr has worked as chief scorer, researcher and sleep medicine educator since 2005.
Lead respiratory physiologist at Cambridge University Hospitals, UK. I have worked in the field of respiratory physiology for 17 years, with experience of multiple lung function techniques in both paediatrics and adults. I have a BSc in Respiratory clinical physiology and a Masters in clinical research from Kings College London. I have taught regularly how to perform spirometry to both primary and secondary care. I have also previously presented and taught on masterclasses at the ERS congress meetings.I ama member of the ARTP standards committee, with a specific role, supporting the membership and manufacturers.
Sarah Latham is Senior Paediatric Respiratory Nurse Specialist at King’s College Hospital Foundation Trust in London. She has run a nurse-led respiratory clinic for over twenty years where she sees children and young people with asthma, referred by Primary Care and Paediatricians within King’s College Hospital. She also sees children who have been admitted with acute asthma/viral wheeze and is a nurse-prescriber. Sarah’s particular interest is difficult-to-treat asthma and she sees children and young people with this calibre of asthma at a Difficult Asthma Clinic, alongside a Consultant Respiratory Paediatrician and other members of the Multi-Disciplinary Team. Sarah is a trainer at Education for Health in Warwick and teaches on Paediatric Asthma. She was chair of the RCN Paediatric Respiratory Nurses Group, a role she had for three years and was also a member of the Executive Committee of the British Paediatric Respiratory Society. Sarah is lecturing on the MSc in Advanced Paediatrics, run by King’s College. She has also lectured nationally and internationally on paediatric asthma.
Started the Tobacco Control program and department at the Ministry of Health (MOH), and established the first Tobacco Dependence Treatment (TDT) clinic at the MOH-Jordan in 2003. Delivered and advanced TDT services at King Hussein Cancer Center (KHCC). Certified Tobacco Dependence Treatment Specialist (TTS) from Mayo Clinic’s Nicotine Dependence Center, and from the University of London, and have more than fifteen years of experience in TDT. Lead trainer with the Global Bridges regional EMR team. Guided thepreparing and development of “The Jordan Guidelines for Tobacco Dependence Treatment” prepared by KHCC, and had a major role in content development. Engaged in advocacy, planning, developing strategies, updating legislations and training in the field of tobacco control and treatment. Also, engaged in awareness programs on healthy life styles in schools, universities, and workplaces. Active in tobacco-related research, in particular, GYTS, waterpipe, and pictorial warning labels.
Dr. Dahabreh graduated from medical school at the University of Jordan 1998.She joined paediatric residency at Royal Medical services -Amman in 2000, obtained the Jordanian board in paediatrica in 2004 and obtained MRCPCH IN Southampton General hospital in 2005. She started paediatric pulmonology fellowship in 2007. Along with Dr. Najada, She established the paediatrc pulmonology department at Queen Rania Al Abdullah hospital for children in 2011. Dr. Dahabrehis mainly interested in CYSTIC fibrosis, paediatric asthma, and sleep disorders.
Dr Enas AL-Zayadneh is a graduate of the Faculty of medicine at the University of Jordan. She obtained the Higher Specialization in Pediatrics from Jordan University Hospital then completed training with fellowship in Pediatric Respiratory Medicine at The Children's Hospital at Westmead,NSW,Australia. Dr Al-Zayadneh worked at Mutah University South of Jordan as an Assistant Professor and a Respiratory physician from 2011 to 2017 where she established a pediatric respiratory clinic and was the head of Pediatric Department in 2017 .In 2018 Dr Al-Zayadneh joined the University of Jordan as a member in the Department of Pediatrics and head of the Pediatric Respiratory Division. She has interest in various aspects of respiratory disease in children, particularly Asthma, Cystic Fibrosis and lung infections. She is a member of the Jordanian committee for Cystic Fibrosis and the national committee for home NIV program .She has research interest in Bronchial Asthma with Inhaled allergen sensitization and Bronchial Asthma with Vitamin D Deficiency in Jordanian Children.
Sarah studied at King’s College London University, graduating in 2010 with a BSc in physiotherapy. She started her professional career at Lewisham Hospital where she worked for four years with both adults and children. In 2015, Sarah moved to The Royal London Hospital to specialise in paediatrics. Here she had a poster abstract accepted at the UK PICS conference in 2016. Sarah is now proud to be working at King’s College Hospital as a specialist paediatric respiratory physiotherapist working primarily with children who have long-term respiratory conditions including cystic fibrosis, bronchiectasis and those requiring long-term ventilation.
Damian Griffiths is as a Paediatric Respiratory SpecialistNurse in Non-Invasive Ventilation and Sleep at King’s College Hospital London. Graduating from Birmingham City University in 2008 Damian is a registered children’s nurse having gained experience in general, neurosurgery, neonatal surgery and Paediatric Intensive Care. Postgraduate courses include Paediatric Critical Care Transport, Paediatric Intensive Care and Change Management. Damian has a passion for service improvement and improving the patient journey of children, young people and families with a focus on long-term ventilation.