Speakers

Dr. Patricio Varela Balbontín
Hospital Calvo Mackenna. Clínica Las Condes. Santiago de Chile

Nowadays, Dr. Patricio Varela is professor of pediatric surgery on the Universidad de Chile, and works in the Calvo Mackenna Children’s Hospital, and the Clínica Las Condes, both located in Santiago de Chile. Is the director of: the programme of the Development Centre of Postgraduate in video pediatric surgery, the Thoracic and Airway Malformations Unity, the training programme of airway surgery and thoracic malformations. Has been president of the Pediatric Surgery Society in Chile, and the Cono Sur of America CIPESUR Society of Societies, and founder member of ALMAT (Latinoamerican Society of Thoracic Malformations). Belongs to the Fellowship Commitee of WOFAPS, and is honor member of the Guatemala and Ecuador societies of pediatric surgery.

 

Dr. Donald Nuss
Norfolk. Virginia. USA

Donald Nuss, M.B.,Ch.B., FRCS(C), FACS, FAAP, received his medical degree from the University of Cape Town, South Africa in 1963. Dr. Nuss completed his General Surgery Residency at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine and Mayo Clinic in 1971 and his Fellowship in Pediatric Surgery at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital in Cape Town in 1973. Dr. Nuss served as the Director of CHKD’s Division of Pediatric Surgery and Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia and currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters Health System, Inc.

Dr. Nuss served on the Medical Executive Committee of Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters for 25 years and as Surgeon-in-Chief and Vice President for Surgical Affairs for 20 years. He helped facilitate the development of the operating rooms at Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters and saw the volume of surgical patients grow from 2,200 patients per annum to over 11,000 patients per annum during his tenure as Surgeon-in-Chief.

Dr. Nuss is the developer of the Minimally Invasive Procedure for Pectus Excavatum and conducts an intensive international workshop and training course each year at the Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters in Norfolk, Virginia. Dr. Nuss is emeritus Professor of Surgery at EVMS and prior to his retirement in 2010 was Surgeon-in-Chief and Vice President for Surgical Affairs at CHKD for 19 years.

 

Dr. Philippe Monnier
University Hospital CHUV. Lausanne. Switzerland

Nowadays, Prof. Philippe Monnier is professor emeritus and former chairman of the Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery Department, in the University Hospital CHUV, on the School of Biology and Medecine, in the University of Lausanne. In 1974, received the Swiss Federal Diploma of Medecine and has been excercising medicine since then. Belongs to more than ten medical societys, including the Swiss Society of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, the American College of Chest Physicians, or the European Laryngological Society. Nowadays. Is the president of the Swiss Society of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, and Secretary and Treasurer of ELA. Has been publicated 373 articles and book chapters.

 

Dr. Catherine Hart
Otorhinolaryngologist. Cincinnati Children’s Medical Center. Cincinnati. USA

Dr. Hart is a faculty member in the Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. She has specialized training in the management of pediatric airway stenosis through her fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center under the guidance of Drs. Robin Cotton, Michael Rutter and Alessandro de Alarcon. She also specializes in management of children with complex aerodigestive disorders, including children with CHARGE syndrome. She has completed additional training in quality improvement and outcomes research through the Quality Scholars Program at the James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence. Her research focus is on pediatric airway outcomes.

 

Dra. Maria Victoria Romanini
Istituto Gaslini. Genova. Italy

 

Dr. Michele Torre
Istituto Gaslini. Genova. Italy

Il Dott. Torre è Laureato in Medicina e Chirurgia presso l’Università degli Studi di Genova, e Specializzato in Chirurgia Pediatrica, avendo discusso la tesi: ”Le malformazioni congenite della parete toracica”. Da dicembre 2002 è Dirigente Medico di primo livello a tempo indeterminato presso la UOC di Chirurgia Pediatrica dell’Istituto Giannina Gaslini di Genova, diretta dal prof. G.Mattioli. E’ Direttore della UOSD Team Interdipartimentale delle Vie Aeree dell’Istituto Giannina Gaslini da gennaio 2015. Nel 2014 ha superato l’Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale per Professore di seconda fascia. Professore a contratto nelle scuole di specialità in Chirurgia Pediatrica, Pediatria, Chirurgia Plastica. E’ stato il responsabile scientifico dei seguenti meeting internazionali: “Interactive Course on management of Chest wall and laryngotracheal anomalies”, (Genova Giugno 2012); “Pectus and Airway Surgery Course 2015” (Genova, Marzo 2015); First Meeting of International Network of Pediatric Airway Teams (INPAT), Genova 2017. E’ stato il responsabile scientifico del Corso accreditato ECM a durata annuale “Casi clinici di patologia delle vie aeree” che si sono tenuti nel 2013 e 2014 presso l’Istituto Gaslini. Il dott. Torre ha eseguito come primo operatore più di 100 interventi chirurgici su casi complessi di anomalie delle vie aeree. Il dott. Torre ha pubblicato più di 80 articoli su riviste nazionali ed internazionali e 7 capitoli di libri. Si riportano qui solo le pubblicazioni scientifiche relative alle patologie delle vie aeree.

 

Dr. Patricio Bellia Munzón
Hospital General de Niños “Dr. Pedro de Elizalde”. Buenos Aires. Argentina

Pediatrician Otorhinolaryngologist Doctor. Chief of the Respiratory Endoscopy Section in the Otorhinolaryngologist Division. Hospital General de Niños “Dr. Pedro de Elizalde”. Buenos Aires. Argentina. Co-founder of EVAPE (Pediatric Airway Team).

 

Dr. Carlos Gutiérrez San Román
Hospital Universitari i Politècnic La Fe. Valencia. Spain

Medicine and Surgery Carrer and Practical Training on the Faculty of Medicine of Santander, Universidad de Cantabria. PHD Thesis “Cum Laude” on the Universidad de Valencia. Specialist Physician in Pediatric Surgery. Tutor of Medical Internal Residents on the Hospital Universitari i Politècnic La Fe, Valencia. Member of the European Board of Pediatric Surgery. President of the Pediatric Airway Committee, Hospital Universitari i Politècnic La Fe, Valencia. Professor as Experto n Pediatric Surgery on the Universidad Católica de Valencia. Researcher at Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria IIS La Fe, Valencia.

 

Dr. Carlos Bardají Pascual
Complejo Hospitalario de Navarra. Pamplona. Spain

 

Dr. Manuel López Paredes
Hospital Universitari Vall d’Hebrón. Barcelona

Present position: Head of Department of Pediatric Surgery &Urology at the University Hospital of Vall d’Hebron, Barcelona, Spain. Head of Vall d’Hebron Research Institute (VHIR) Laboratory: CIBBIM-Nanomedicine – Bioengineering, Cell therapy and Surgery in Congenital malformation. Professor at the University Autonoma of Barcelona.
Past Position: Professor in Pediatric Surgery & Urology, Habilitation to lead research. University Hospital of Saint Etienne, France.
Degree in medicine from the Universidad Libre, Colombia with homologations in Argentina, France, Spain and European community.
Post-graduate fellow in Pediatric Surgery in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Clinical Fellowship in France and Switzerland, in the areas of Pediatric Surgery, Urology and Minimal Invasive Surgery. Frequent presenter of papers at international conferences. Author of more than 80 scholarly articles and chapter of books, on current issues and practices in pediatrics, published in peer-reviewed journals such as Journal of Pediatric Surgery and Journal of Laparoscopic and Advanced Surgical Techniques. Guest speaker and lives surgical demonstrations at congresses and annual meetings of professional bodies in Russia, Poland, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Colombia, Spain, France, Cambodia and Cuba and Iberoamerican meeting. Faculty of Pediatric Surgery at the IRCAD (Research Institute Again Cancer of the Digestive System), Faculty of International of Pediatric Endoscopic group (IPEG), European society of Pediatric endoscopic Surgeon (ESPES). Member and Secretary of the Executive committee of Chest Wall International Group (CWIG).
Member of editorial board of world journal of Clinical Pediatrics, Journal Clinical Urology, Frontiers in Pediatric and Journal of pediatric surgery in Colombia, and Journal of pediatric surgery in Ukraine . Pass president of French Group in Pediatric Endoscopy in 2009-2011. Founding member of European Society of Pediatric Endoscopic Surgery (ESPES). Actively involved with humanitarian missions and education in training in Pediatric Surgery in Cambodia.

 

Dr. Carlos Andrés de la Torre Ramos
Hospital Universitario La Paz. Madrid. Spain

Dr. Carlos A. de la Torre Ramos currently works as an attending in the Department of Pediatric Surgery at La Paz University Hospital and is assistant professor of Pediatrics for the University Autónoma de Madrid.
His area of expertise is Pediatric Thoracic Surgery, Airway and Lung Transplantation. He leads the Pectus program and the airway team at his institution. He is currently the surgical coordinator of the pediatric lung transplant program in collaboration with Puerta de Hierro Hospital. He is also a physician consultant of the Spanish Association of Poland Syndrome.
He has presented his work in national and international meetings focused on chest wall deformities, lung malformations, and airway stenosis management. He is active in experimental research activity on lung and heart-lung transplant, lung malformations and surgical devices development.

 

Dr. José Enrique Barrios Fontoba
Hospital Universitari i Politècnic La Fe. Valencia. Spain

Received his medical degree in University of Valencia.
Pediatric Surgery Residency at Hospital Universitari i Politècnic La Fe in Valencia.
PhD in Medicine from the Valencia´s University.
European Board of Pediatric Surgery. Master in Medical Direction and clinical Gestion – UNED- Instituto Carlos III, Madrid.
He has published 40 articles in National and International Journals.
Nowadays he works in Hopital Universitari i Politècnic La Fe and he is member of the Airway and Thoracic Malformations Committee of the hospital.

 

Dr. Juan A. López Andreu
Hospital Universitari i Politècnic La Fe. Valencia. Spain

Juan A. López-Andreu, M.D., Ph.D., received his medical degree from the Valencia University, Spain. Residency in Pediatrics at Hospital Universitari i Politécnic La Fe, Valencia. He has specialized training in Pediatric Pulmonology and has been a faculty member of the Pediatric Respiratory and Allergy Section at Hospital Universitari i Politécnic La Fe since 1995.

 

Dr. Rosa Fonseca Martín
Hospital Universitari i Politècnic La Fe. Valencia. Spain

 

Dr. Elena Carazo Palacios
Hospital Universitari i Politècnic La Fe. Valencia. Spain

Pediatric Surgery Residency at Hospital Universitari i Politecnic La Fe in Valencia (Hospital Award of Residence Excellence).
Master of arts in applied statics.
Master on pediatric urology.
Training in the Management of Pediatric Airway and Thoracic Malformations in Calvo Mackenna Children´s Hospital and Clínica las Condes under the guidance of Dr. Patricio Varela.
Faculty member at Hospital Universitari i Politecnic La Fe in Valencia. Member of the Airway and Thoracic Malformations Committee.
Professor-collaborate of pediatric surgery in “Expert course in pediatric surgery”, Catholic University, Valencia.
Researcher at “Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria La Fe”.

 

Dr. Paula Ortolá Fortes
Hospital Universitari i Politècnic La Fe. Valencia. Spain

Degree in Medicine, Universidad Miguel Hernández in Elche, Alicante. 2007-2013.
Last year residency, head of pediatric surgery residents. Hospital Universitari i Politècnic La Fe. Valencia. 2014-2019.
University expert in pediatric surgery. 2016.
Higher diploma on investigation medhodology. 2017.
Master’s degree in pediatric urology. Universidad Internacional de Andalucía. 2017.
Member of the National Comission of the Speciality (CNE) of pediatric surgery. 2016-2018.

 

Dr. Antonia Mínguez Gómez
Hospital Universitari i Politècnic La Fe. Valencia. Spain

 

Dr. Francisco Javier Escribá Alepuz
Hospital Universitari i Politècnic La Fe. Valencia. Spain

 

Dr. Jorge Gutiérrez Gil
Universitat Politècnica de València. Valencia. Spain

B.Eng. in Design Engineering and Product Development and a B.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering. Currently finishing a M.Sc. on Computer Engineering and Mathematics and developing a master’s thesis in collaboration with the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Universitat Politècnica de València. Current research is related to Machine Learning and Railway Acoustics, which have derived in the recent submission of various research papers. Highly interested on Artificial Intelligence applied to Form Finding and medical applications.

 

Dr. Enrique Nadal Soriano
Universitat Politècnica de València. Valencia. Spain

PhD in 2014 on computational mechanics at UPV. 2-year PostDoc at École Centrale de Nantes for developing numerical simulations tools for material forming processes. Assistant professor at UPV since 2015. Co-author of 19 JCR publications and more than 50 publications in international conferences. My research is focused in the development of immerse boundary methods, optimization tools, numerical methods for image-based simulations and model order reduction techniques.