AAOA Annual Meeting 2021
Annual Meeting Faculty and Invited Speakers
100% VIRTUAL FOR 2021
On-demand Program Content launch targeted for mid-September Complemented with Engaging, Live-Stream Program Content Targeted to Launch October 16, 2021
Claus Bachert MD, PhD
Claus Bachert MD PhD is chief of the clinic and professor at the University Hospital of Ghent, Belgium, and also holds a position as professor at the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden. He qualified from the University of Heidelberg, Germany, and trained in ENT-diseases and allergology in Mannheim and Düsseldorf. His research interests include the pathophysiology and management of diseases of the nose and sinuses such as allergic and non-allergic rhinitis, chronic rhinosinusitis and nasal polyposis. His focus Specifically, he has worked on endotyping rhinosinusitis, innovative treatments such as biologics for recalcitrant disease, and the role of Staphylococcus aureus in the inflammation of nasal polyp disease. Dr. Bachert chairs the Upper Airways Research Laboratory at Ghent University, and has published over 550 peer-reviewed articles in international journals. Dr. Bachert was President of the German Allergy Society (DGAKI, 2007-2010) and Vice-President 2011-2016.
Dr. Bachert is a current member of the WHO Initiatives for the international guidelines ARIA (Allergic Rhinitis and its Impact on Asthma) and EAACI for EPOS (European Position Paper on Sinusitis and Nasal Polyposis), served in the Board of EAACI and WAO, He currently serves as Editor for the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.
Dr. Bachert forms part of the international guidelines ARIA (Allergic Rhinitis and its Impact on Asthma) and EPOS (European Position Paper on Sinusitis and Nasal Polyposis), and served in the Board of EAACI and WAO. He currently serves as Editor for the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.
Richard Harvey, MD, PhD
Richard currently works as a dedicated rhinologist (nose, sinus, allergy and endoscopic sinus and skull base surgery) at Macquarie University and St Vincent’s Hospitals in Sydney. He is the program head of Rhinology & Skull Base Surgery at the Applied Medical Research Center of UNSW and is Professor at both the University of NSW and Macquarie University. After several years of post-training fellowships, including formal fellowships in the USA and UK, Richard practices in Sydney, Australia, as one of only a few dedicated rhinologists in the country. He has authored over 300 publications, books, book chapters and completed his PhD in trans-nasal skull base surgery. Richard has presented over 800 lectures and talks on sino-nasal disease management. He is the current Editor-in-chief of the Australian Journal of Otolaryngology (ww.w.TheAJO.com) as well as an associate editor for the Cochrane ENT disorders group currently. Richard contributes to the editorial board for Rhinology Journal, American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy and the International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology and is actively involved in research programs in Sydney. He is the recipient of the Australian Society of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery Medal for Distinguished Contribution to the Art and Science of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, intended to recognise members who are providing outstanding OHNS services beyond their normal practice activities. Along with training surgeons in both developed and emerging countries, Richard runs a series of courses with Sydney every year to further rhinologic education and training in Australia.
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