Thursday, 15 november 2012
Speaker: Guy Marks (Australia) - Consultant physician at Liverpool Hospital in Sydney, Australia and Editor-in-Chief (Lung Diseases) of the International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease.
Chairs: Donald A. Enarson (Canada), Camilo Roa Jr. (Philippines)
Time: 11:30 - 12:30
Room: Plenary Hall
Plenary session 1:
"Global burden of respiratory disease"
GUY MARKS, M. D., PhD.
Guy Marks (Australia) MD, PhD completed his training and PhD in his native Australia. As a graduate student, he developed an asthma quality of life questionnaire and investigated house dust mite avoidance as an asthma treatment. After two years in London with Prof Peter Burney at St Thomas' Hospital, in 1994, he was appointed a consultant physician at Liverpool Hospital in Sydney, a position he holds today.
In 1996 Dr Marks and his colleagues initiated a large randomised trial of house dust mite avoidance and dietary fish oil supplementation to prevent the onset of asthma in children. He also established a national centre for asthma statistics and led the Burden of Obstructive Lung Disease (BOLD) study in Australia. Currently he is working with the Vietnam National Tuberculosis Programme on a cluster randomised controlled trial investigating the role of active case finding in household contacts of TB patients.
Dr Marks is Chair of The Union's Lung Health Scientific Section and member of the Board. In 2012, he became Editor-in-Chief (Lung Diseases) of the International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease.