Remote monitoring of patients with Respiratory Failure receiving Home Mechanical Ventilation

Wednesday, Sept 9th – 1:15pm-2:15pm CET

·   Prof. Begum Ergan (Turkey):
Prof Ergan received her medical degree from Hacettepe University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey. After completing her residency in pulmonary medicine and fellowship in critical care in the same center, she was assigned to Diskapi Yildirim Beyazit Education and Research Hospital. She then started at Dokuz Eylul University School of Medicine Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care as academic staff and the director of the intensive care unit. She is one of the program participants in Critical Care Fellowship Program in her center. Her research areas of interest include COPD exacerbations, acute and chronic respiratory failure, mechanical ventilation and ICU infections.
·   Dr. Marieke Duiverman (Netherlands):
Dr Duiverman is a 39 years old, mother of 3 children. One of her “hobbies” is to work as a pulmonologist at the University Medical Center Groningen combining clinics with research in the field of home mechanical ventilation and high flow therapy. As a team, the last decade, they have performed several studies in the field of telemonitored home initiation of chronic NIV and collaborated to make this standard of care for their patient population. Dr. Duiverman is eager to spread this way of working worldwide and hope that her role as ERS group 2.2 non-invasive ventilatory support secretary will help to facilitate this.
·   Prof. João Carlos Winck (Portugal):
Prof Winck has pioneered the introduction of Mechanical Assisted Cough and Proportional Assist Ventilation in Portugal and continuous mouth-piece noninvasive ventilation for non-bulbar neuromuscular patients.  He was appointed Affiliated Associate Professor, at the Porto Medical School, Porto University in 2013 and became Head of the Respiratory Medicine Units of two major Private Hospitals in Portugal. In 2005 started a new wireless Telemonitoring platform and piloted it in continuous ventilated patients and COPD under ambulatory oxygen. Prof Winck worked as Editor-in-Chief of the Portuguese Journal of Pulmonology. In 2016, he was nominated Associate Editor of BMC Pulmonary Medicine (section Intensive Care Medicine) and as Editorial Board Member of Current Sleep Medicine Reports in 2019. Most recently, in June 2020, he was nominated Associate Editor of Frontiers in Rehabilitation (section: Pulmonary Rehabilitation).