Speakers

Ian Yang, Thoracic Physician and Director of Thoracic Medicine, The Prince Charles Hospital; Head of Northside Clinical School, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

Professor Ian Yang

Professor Ian Yang MBBS (Hons), PhD, FRACP, FAPSR, FThorSoc, Grad Dip Clin Epid, is a thoracic physician and Director of Thoracic Medicine at The Prince Charles Hospital; Head of the Northside Clinical School; and a professor in the School of Medicine at The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. His clinical work is in the field of thoracic medicine and his research team is studying gene−environmental interaction in COPD, asthma, lung cancer, and air pollution and approaches to improving prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of respiratory diseases. He is involved in the training of higher degree students in translational research into lung diseases. Professor Yang is the chair of the national COPD guidelines committee of the Lung Foundation Australia and a board member of the Asthma Foundation of Queensland and NSW. He is a member of the editorial boards of Respirology, the Cochrane Airways Group, and Annals of the American Thoracic Society.

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