Expert Talks - RB&HH Education

This talk focuses on lung cancer screening tools, investigations and monitoring within primary care, as well as new approaches to lung nodules, including robotic bronchoscopy.

Learning objectives:

  1. Understand screening approaches
  2. Know when and how to investigate within primary care
  3. Understand which patients need referral to secondary care

This webinar will be of interest to GPs and any healthcare practitioners managing lung health in a primary care setting.

Dr Christopher Orton Background

Dr Christopher Orton graduated from St George’s Hospital Medical School with MBBS and a BSc in Biochemistry and Immunology. After having completed his general medical and respiratory specialty training in London, he has worked at prestigious teaching hospitals, including Hammersmith Hospital, St Mary’s Hospital, St George’s Hospital, and the Royal Brompton Hospital. Moreover, dr Orton has completed a PhD with Imperial College London on the effects of epithelial resurfacing with liquid nitrogen using Metered Cryospray in patients with COPD.

Dr Orton’s NHS base is the Royal Brompton Hospital, where he is a member of the lung cancer, and interventional bronchoscopy unit.

Moreover, through his continued links with Imperial College London, Dr Orton is highly active in basic science and clinical research, conducting studies, supervising PhD students, and publishing papers in high-impact medical journals.

Dr Christopher Orton’s expertise is in airways disease, lung cancer and bronchoscopy including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pulmonary nodules, emphysema, asthma, acute and chronic cough, lung cancer.

 

Dr Chris Orton
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15 Jan 2024

This talk focuses on lung cancer screening tools, investigations and monitoring within primary care, as well as new approaches to lung nodules, including robotic bronchoscopy.

Learning objectives:

  1. Understand screening approaches
  2. Know when and how to investigate within primary care
  3. Understand which patients need referral to secondary care

This webinar will be of interest to GPs and any healthcare practitioners managing lung health in a primary care setting.

Dr Christopher Orton Background

Dr Christopher Orton graduated from St George’s Hospital Medical School with MBBS and a BSc in Biochemistry and Immunology. After having completed his general medical and respiratory specialty training in London, he has worked at prestigious teaching hospitals, including Hammersmith Hospital, St Mary’s Hospital, St George’s Hospital, and the Royal Brompton Hospital. Moreover, dr Orton has completed a PhD with Imperial College London on the effects of epithelial resurfacing with liquid nitrogen using Metered Cryospray in patients with COPD.

Dr Orton’s NHS base is the Royal Brompton Hospital, where he is a member of the lung cancer, and interventional bronchoscopy unit.

Moreover, through his continued links with Imperial College London, Dr Orton is highly active in basic science and clinical research, conducting studies, supervising PhD students, and publishing papers in high-impact medical journals.

Dr Christopher Orton’s expertise is in airways disease, lung cancer and bronchoscopy including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pulmonary nodules, emphysema, asthma, acute and chronic cough, lung cancer.

 

Dr Chris Orton
09 Nov 2023

Jens Spiesshoefer, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor (Privatdozent) of Respiratory Medicine and Binaya Regmi, MD: Jens graduated from medical school in 2016 with his MD thesis on sleep disordered breathing (group Professor Olaf Oldenburg) and completed a PhD program in translational medicine at Scuola Superiore Sant’ Anna Pisa from 2019-2022 (group Professor Alberto Giannoni).

Since 2021 and together with Binaya Regmi who defended his MD on diaphragm dysfunction in Long Covid in 2023 their now RWTH Aachen University Hospital (Department Prof Michael Dreher) based own labs and groups translational research focuses mainly on diaphragm dysfunction and its clinical consequences. This comprises invasive gold standard techniques to determine respiratory muscle activity as well as sympathetic nerve activity.

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Jens Spiesshofer
Binaya Regmi
02 Nov 2023

This talk will focus on the analysis of audit data and how and where clinical data gets used. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss cases entered into the audit-adultan and CYP asthma
  2. Background to NRAP
  3. How the data gets used
  4. Coding of cases in NRAP
  5. Coding rules

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Dr Jennifer Quint
Hrishi Mehta
30 Oct 2023

This talk by Mr Espeed Khoshbin focuses on on managing post cardiac surgical patients in the primary care setting.

Focusing on the role of primary care physicians in managing post operative complications and secondary prevention after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), with reference to antiplatelet agents and lipid-lowering medications. Management of hypertension, diabetes mellitus, smoking cessation, weight loss, and cardiac rehabilitation.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understanding common adult cardiac surgical procedures
  2. Understanding common complications after cardiac surgery and how they present
  3. Understanding the role of primary care physicians in risk factor modification after coronary surgery
  4. Understanding current evidence on preventive therapies after CABG.

Mr Espeed Khoshbin Background

Mr Espeed Khoshbin is a consultant in cardiac surgery transplantation and mechanical circulatory support at Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals. He is also an honorary clinical senior lecturer at Imperial College and The National Heart and Lung Institute (NHLI) in London.

Firstly, he qualified from Aberdeen Medical School with an MB ChB and achieved a post graduate research doctorate (MD) from the University of Leicester.

Further to his studies, mr Khoshbin began his training in cardiac surgery at St Marys Hospital in London as part of east Thames rotation. As a national trainee in cardiac surgery, he achieved a fellowship of The Surgical Royal Colleges of Great Britain and Ireland (FRCS CTh). He was later on appointed to the UK’s prestigious National Peri-CCT Fellowship in cardiothoracic transplantation.

He was also awarded a travelling scholarship through the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation to the University College Los Angeles (UCLA), California.

Moreover, he is the national lead for heart and lung transplant education, local lead for cardiac surgical training and an examiner for the board of examiners of the European and UK cardiac surgery.

Mr Khoshbin is the NHS lead for organ utilisation at Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals.

Mr Khoshbin performs a variety of major cardiac procedures. He is specialised in surgical therapy for heart and lung diseases through transplantation and ventricular assist device technologies.

 

Mr Espeed Khoshbin
26 Oct 2023

This talk by professor Mona Bafadhel focuses on eosinophilis in COPD as a major healthcare burden and cause of mortality worldwide.

Learning Objectives

  1. Eosinophilis in COPD
  2. COPD as a major healthcare burden and cause of mortality worldwide
  3. Exacerbations are a hallmark of COPD
  4. Damage from exacerbations goes beyond the lungs
  5. Biology-led approaches in COPD
  6. Eosinophilic and non-eosinophilic COPD: Blood
  7. COPD and Asthma
  8. Monoclonal antibodies in eosinophilic COPD?

Professor Mona Bafadhel Background

Mona Bafadhel holds the positions of Chair in Respiratory Medicine at King’s College London and Director of the recently established King’s Centre for Lung Health. Additionally, she works as a consultant respiratory physician at the Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. Her areas of interest in both clinical and research are asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). With a strong desire to use clinical research to better patient outcomes, Mona is a leading international academic in the field of respiratory medicine. Her research on COVID-19 and COPD has changed therapeutic practices that impact millions of people worldwide. The Royal College of Physicians bestowed to Mona the Goulstonian Lectureship in 2018 in recognition of her achievements in the clinical sciences. She is the first woman from an ethnic minority and just the fourth overall.

Professor Mona Bafadhel
19 Oct 2023

This talks by Professor Nicholas Hopkinson covers COPD as a structural violence.

Professor Nicholas Hopkinson background

Nicholas Hopkinson is professor of respiratory medicine at Imperial College and an honorary consultant physician at Royal Brompton Hospital. He qualified in medicine at Cambridge University and the London Hospital Medical College and went on to train in respiratory and general internal medicine at St George’s Hospital and St Thomas’ Hospital.

Professor Hopkinson is clinical lead for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) at Royal Brompton Hospital. This includes systematic evaluation of patients within a multidisciplinary team and addressing issues such as: hypoxia, recurrent exacerbations, alpha one antitrypsin deficiency, early onset disease.

His major research interest looks at the causes of exercise limitation in patients with COPD, and his publications have looked at the: effect of pulmonary rehabilitation, influence of genetic polymorphisms, the effect of dietary nitrate supplementation, lung volume reduction techniques for emphysema, singing for lung health as an approach to relieve breathlessness in COPD and other conditions.

Working with the NW London Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research (CLAHRC), Professor Hopkinson has developed a more systematic Care Bundle for COPD patients as they are discharged. Addittionally, he has published work on tobacco uptake among children and in support of tobacco control measures, such as standardised packaging and smoke-free legislation.

Moreover, the NIHR, Medical Research Council, Wellcome Trust, European Union, British Lung Foundation, and Moulton Foundation have all funded professor Hopkinson’s work.

Professor Nicholas Hopkinson
19 Oct 2023

This talk by Dr Rigby covers the significance of chest pain in children and adolescents.

Dr Rigby explains how chest pain is common in children and adolescent ages 8 to 18. This leads to the importance of aetiology which is often evident when taking a detailed history of the patient.

The talk explains the most common type of chest pain and next steps to take when dealing with patients with those symptoms.

Dr Michael Rigby Background

Dr Michael Rigby is a consultant paediatric cardiologist at Royal Brompton Hospital, specialising in interventional cardiac catheterisation in congenital heart disease in children and young adults.

Prior to this role, Dr Rigby trained at the Killingbeck Hospital in Leeds, the Birmingham Children’s Hospital, John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford and the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada.

Dr Michael Rigby Dr Michael Rigby Consultant paediatric cardiologist
16 Oct 2023

This talk by Dr Jamilah Meghji covers “the intersection of TB and Chronic Lung Diseases in LMIC”

Dr Jamilah Meghji Background 

Dr Jamilah Meghji is a Consultant Respiratory Physician in Cambridge, UK, with a special interest in tuberculosis and respiratory infection. Her research has used mixed methods to describe the burden and impact of post-TB lung disease on the lives and livelihoods of TB survivors in East Africa. She has an interest in the diagnosis and management of TB co-morbidities, including chronic respiratory diseases, within TB services in low-resource settings.

Jamilah Meghji
12 Oct 2023

This talk by Dr James Allinson provides an overview of how early childhood respiratory infections are linked to adult respiratory disease.

Dr James Allinston Background 

Dr Allinson is a consultant respiratory physician at Royal Brompton Hospital, working in the fields of  chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and respiratory failure.

Dr Allinson graduated in 2002 from St Peter’s College, University of Oxford and completed his postgraduate training at Oriel College, University of Oxford, in 2005. He trained in respiratory and general medicine in London and was awarded a PhD from Imperial College London in 2018.

Dr Allinson’s research interests include how airways disease develops across life and how to identify the early stages of COPD development. His research also addresses how to improve the management of already established COPD. Dr Allinson is the primary investigator on an Asthma + Lung UK Project Grant.

Dr James Allinson Consultant respiratory physician
09 Oct 2023

This talk by Parris William focuses on “why we need to enmbed smoking cessation services into targeted lung health checks”.

 

Parris Williams
27 Sep 2023

This talk by Dr Dexter J Wiseman covers “RSV as a Cause of COPD Exacerbation and Beyond: The Hidden Annual Epidemic“.

Dr Dexter Wiseman Background

Dr Dexter Wiseman has an honorary positions at the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS trust and the National Heart and Lung Institute as clinical research fellows and senior practitioners, respectively.

Dexter is now working at Professor Jadwiga ‘Wisia’ Wedzicha’s lab as part of his research study. In the past, he assisted in managing the London COPD exacerbation cohort. His research interests include the role of viruses in COPD flare-ups. In order to complete his PhD, he examined the part that RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus) plays both during flare-ups and times of stability.

In order to better understand the immunological indicators of RSV susceptibility in COPD patients, Dexter collaborates closely with Professor Peter Openshaw and Dr. Ryan Thwaites through the international partnership RESCEU (Respiratory Syncytial virus partnership in Europe).

Dr Dexter J Wiseman
25 Sep 2023

This talk focuses on all aspects of COPD diagnosis and management, from primary to secondary care.

Learning objectives:

  1. Definition of COPD
  2. Diagnosis and Management in Primary and Secondary Care
  3. Awareness of novel therapies available and referral pathways

Dr Justin Garner Background

Dr Justin Garner qualified from Imperial College School of Medicine, UK, in 2008. He trained as a respiratory specialist in the North-West Thames deanery and completed his PhD in Interventional Bronchoscopy under Professors Pallav Shah and Omar Usmani in 2020. He has worked as a consultant respiratory physician at the Royal Brompton Hospital since October 2021 in the department of lung cancer and interventional bronchoscopy. 

Dr Justin Garner has specialist expertise in: management of lung cancer and pulmonary nodules, lung volume reduction (e.g., endobronchial valves) and novel interventional therapies for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Bronchial thermoplasty for severe asthma and diagnostic and interventional bronchoscopy.  

Dr Justin Garner’s research interests include small airways disease, inflammatory biomarkers, and medical device innovation. 

Dr Justin Garner has published multiple articles and book chapters on various respiratory topics including interventional bronchoscopy techniques for severe COPD (including endobronchial valves), severe asthma, and lung cancer. 

Dr Justin Garner