The 2nd Congress of

Abstract Submissions

International Society of Pediatric Respiratory Diseases

The Only Global Congress Focused on Pediatric Respiratory Diseases



Miguel R. Gonçalves

– Registered Senior Physiotherapist and Clinical Specialist of the Lung Function, Sleep and Ventilation unit, Pulmonary Medicine Department and of the Intensive Care Unit, Emergency Department. University Hospital of S. João, Porto, Portugal.

 – Coordinator of the Home mechanical ventilation program (CAI_Vent) of the University Hospital of S. João, Porto, Portugal.

– PhD degree in Biomedicine by the Faculty of Medicine of University of Porto

 – Associate Professor of Pulmonary Medicine of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto, Portugal.

– Fellow of “The Centre for Noninvasive Ventilation and Pulmonary Rehabilitation of the Rutgers University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, US

– Invited speaker and chairman for 480 lectures in several international events in more than 35 different countries (Europe, North America, South America, Africa Asia and Australia)

– Author and co-author of several studies (>80) published in peer- reviewed international journals with topics related to noninvasive mechanical ventilation, airway secretion clearance, respiratory management in neuromuscular disorders, Respiratory Care, Ventilator weaning in critical care and pulmonary rehabilitation.

– Chairman of the Respiratory Physiotherapy group of the Portuguese Pulmonology Society.

– Member of the Editorial Board of Pulmonology e Monaldi Arch Chest Dis.

– Invited reviewer of scientific journals: Intensive Care Medicine, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, European Respiratory Journal, British Medical Journal, American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Respiratory Care, Respirology, Respiratory Medicine, CHEST, Journal of Neurologic Sciences, Thorax, PLOS ONE, Journal of COPD, J Clinical Case Reports, among others.