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, Germany. His research interests include the
pathophysiology and management of diseases of the nose and
sinuses, such as allergic and nonallergic rhinitis, chronic
rhinosinusitis, and nasal polyposis. Specifically, he has worked on
endotyping rhinosinusitis, innovative treatments such as
biologicals for recalcitrant disease and the role of Staphylococcus
aureus in the inflammation of nasal polyp disease.
He chairs the Upper Airways Research Laboratory at Ghent
University and has published over 460 peer-reviewed articles in
international journals. He has received several national and
international prizes, and two doctor honoris causa (Capital
University, Beijing, China and Democritus University, Thrace,
Claus Bachert forms part of the international guidelines groups
ARIA (Allergic Rhinitis and its Impact on Asthma) and EPOS
(European Position Paper on Sinusitis and Nasal Polyposis), has
served on the Boards of the European Academy of Allergy and
Clinical Immunology and World Allergy Organization, and was
President (2007–2010) and Vice-President (2011–2016) of the
German Allergy Society (DGAKI). He currently serves as an
Associate Editor for the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.
Arnaud Bourdin MD, PhD is head of pulmonology and a
Consultant and Professor of Respiratory Medicine at Hôpital
Arnaud de Villeneuve, Montpellier, France. He gained his MD and
PhD in 2001 and 2006, respectively, from the University of
Montpellier, and was subsequently a fellow at Monash University,
Melbourne, Australia, working alongside Professor Tom Kotsimbos.
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