The 2nd Congress of

Abstract Submissions

International Society of Pediatric Respiratory Diseases

The Only Global Congress Focused on Pediatric Respiratory Diseases


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Erick Forno

Professor Erick Forno is a pediatric pulmonologist and Vice-Chair for Clinical Research in the Department of Pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine and Riley Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis.


Prof. Forno’s overarching research interests include the epidemiology and genomics of asthma; studying the effects of obesity on childhood respiratory health; the use of “omics” approaches to identify predictive and response biomarkers in pediatric pulmonary diseases; and the development of AI technology to improve respiratory health for children. His research is funded by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Science Foundation (NSF).


Dr. Forno has served as Chair of the Program and Planning Committees in the Pediatrics Assembly of the American Thoracic Society (ATS), as Vice-Chair of the ATS Scientific Advisory Committee, and as Program Committee Chair for the ATS Section on Genetics and Genomics. He is also working to establish a Severe Pediatric Asthma Consortium in the US.