The 2nd Congress of

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International Society of Pediatric Respiratory Diseases

The Only Global Congress Focused on Pediatric Respiratory Diseases


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Andrew Bush


Professor of Paediatrics and Paediatric Respirology, National Heart and Lung Institute, and Centre for Paediatrics and Child Health, Imperial College (Foundation Director); Consultant Paediatric Chest Physician, Royal Brompton Hospital.

I qualified from Cambridge University and University College Hospital. I initially trained in adult thoracic medicine, obtaining an MD in the Department of Clinical Physiology, Brompton Hospital. I then re-trained in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine at Brompton and the Royal Postgraduate Medical school. I was appointed Consultant Respiratory Paediatrician at the Brompton and Senior Lecturer at the National Heart and Lung Institute in 1991 and was made Professor at Imperial College in 2007. My research interests include the invasive and non-invasive measurement of airway inflammation in children and clinical physiology. I have supervised more than 50 MD and PhD degrees, co-authored more than 750 papers in peer review journals, and written more than 130 chapters in books and monographs. I am Deputy Editor of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. Currently I am Guidelines Director of the European Respiratory Society, having previously chaired the Publications Committee. I am an emeritus NIHR Senior Investigator. Honours include the British Thoracic Society medal (2022), the 2024 James Spence Medal and an Honorary Life Fellowship of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, and I am the 2024 ERS Presidential awardee. Most importantly, I have the eight greatest grandchildren in the world, Dylan and Jack in South Africa, Oscar and his twin siblings Aya and Fletcher, Lydia, Dominic and Ilyas, all in London.