Respiratory Management for Severe COVID-19 patients

In this webinar eight experts from China, Italy and the UK share their first-hand experiences on managing severe COVID-19 patients with reference to academic literature.

The 2-hour webinar consists of two parts that you can acces by clicking below links:

- Part 1: exchange of knowledge & experiences between the four front-line experts: 61min32sec
- Part 2: Q&A panel discussion between eight experts. 52min33sec

Course Information


Prof Amanda Piper, Prof Annalisa Carlucci, Prof CHEN Rongchang, Prof Joao Carlos Winck, Prof Nicholas Hart, Prof PAN Pinhua, Prof Stefano NAVA, Prof XIE Lixin






Open for Registration

Registration Fee


Seats Available


About Speaker

Prof Amanda Piper

Current Position

Senior Physiotherapist and Manager, Non-invasive Ventilation Services, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital

Clinical Associate Professor, Central Clinical School, Faculty of Medicine, Sydney University

She coordinates the Respiratory Failure Service which is responsible for providing non-invasive ventilation assessment, therapy and follow up for patients with acute respiratory failure. In addition, she supervises the Home Ventilation Program which assesses and manages patients requiring domiciliary ventilation for chronic respiratory insufficiency. Dr Piper has an international reputation in the area of non-invasive ventilation and been an invited speaker for many national and international scientific meetings including the ATS, ERS, APSR, Chest, World Federation of Sleep Medicine and TSANZ. She has been involved in the development and presentation of numerous educational workshops and courses related to the practical aspects of non-invasive ventilation. Dr Piper is an Associate Editor for Respirology, a peer-reviewed respiratory journal for the Asia-Pacific region.

Prof Annalisa Carlucci

Respiratory Rehabilitation Department – IRCCS Istituti Clinici Scientifici Maugeri, Pavia, Italy

Manager of NIV service for Chronic Respiratory disease and Sleep Disorders Therapy

Associate Professor, University of Insubria (Varese-Como), Medicine and Surgery faculty, Italy

Prof CHEN Rongchang

Director of Shenzhen Institute of Respiratory Diseases

Chairman of the 10th Chinese Thoracic Society

Board member of the Global Initiative for Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD)

Leader of COPD Group / Chairman of COPD Alliance

Former Chairman of the Guangdong Thoracic Society

Deputy Director, National Respiratory Diseases Clinical Medicine Research Center

Mainly engaged in the fields of respiratory mechanics and mechanical ventilation, respiratory and critical care medicine, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and other fields.

In the past 5 years, he has published more than 100 SCI papers with the first or corresponding author, with a total impact factor of more than 200 points. He has won the second and third prizes of National Science and Technology Progress Award, and the first prize of Natural Science Award of the Ministry of Education. The 11th China Physician Award in 2017, the 2017 National Advanced Worker in Health and Family Planning System, the 5th Guangzhou Physician Award in 2016, the 2015 National Medical Ethics Pacemaker, and the 2014 National Excellent Science and Technology Worker.

Prof Joao Carlos Winck

Prof Joao Winck is a consultant of the Northern Rehabilitation Centre, coordinator of the Respiratory Unit of Alfena-Valongo Hospital & Braga Centro Hospital, and an Affiliated Associate Professor, Porto University, Portugal. He is also the Chair of Noninvasive Ventilatory Support of the European Respiratory Society. He has been Speaker/chairman in 119 Medical Conferences (49 International), co-author of 162 presentations in scientific meetings (72 International). Co-author of 101 papers in peer reviewed international journals, 10 book chapters (5 International), winner of 13 Investigation awards.

Prof Nicholas Hart

Director of the Lane Fox Respiratory Service at Guy's and St Thomas’, London, UK.

Professor of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, King's College London, UK

Director of Research and Development Delivery, Guy's and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, UK

Joint Editor-in-Chief, Thorax.

Prof PAN Pinhua

Director of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Xiangya Hospital, Central South University

National Committee Member and vice Chair of Respiratory Therapy

Vice Chair of Respiratory Critical Care Group, Chinese Thoracic Society

Member of China PCCM Specialist Expert Steering Committee

Chairman of Hunan Respiratory Critical Alliance

Chairman of the Hunan Probationary Breathing Professional Committee

Vice Chairman of Respiratory Committee of Hunan Medical Association

Vice President of Hunan Respiratory Physician Branch

Vice Chairman of Hunan Provincial Respiratory Rehabilitation Committee

Main focus: respiratory critical illness, asthma,

Chaired five National Natural Science Foundation of China, hosted one sub-project of the National Key R & D Program (1.56 million), and published more than 130 papers, including 27 SCI

1 postdoctoral fellow, 37 doctoral and master degree holders

Prof Stefano NAVA

Editorial Board of Intensive Care Medicine, Breathe, Italian Journal of Occupation Disease, Respiratory Care, Annals of Respiratory Medicine

Associate Editor of Breathe, Respiratory Care, COPD and European Respiratory Review

Reviewers of more than 10 international peer-reviewed journals, including the Lancet, JAMA, Lancet Respiratory Medicine and American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

Director of the ERS Post-Graduate Courses (2011-2015)

Chairman of the group “Non-invasive ventilatory support” European Respiratory Society (2200-2003)

Chairman of the International Program Committee of the American Thoracic Society (2008-2009)

Invited speaker or chairperson of 227 meetings, 146 of those are internationals

In particular: American Thoracic Society, European Respiratory Society, American College of Chest Physician, European Society of Critical Care Medicine, British Thoracic Society, and American Respiratory Care

He has published 210 papers on peer-reviewed journals Latest H index= 50 (total number of citations = 11.826) n. 46 on the list of Top Italian Scientists Clinical Sciences

Major fields of interest: mechanical ventilation, weaning, respiratory muscle and ethics.

In particular he has developed the use of non-invasive mechanical ventilation as a weaning technique

Prof XIE Lixin

Director of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, General Hospital of People’s Liberation Army, China National Committee Member and Chair of Critical Care Group, Chinese Thoracic Society

Secretary-General of China Professional Committee on Infectious Diseases

Vice Chairman of Respiratory Rehabilitation Committee of Chinese Rehabilitation Society

Vice Chairman of Emergency and Disaster Committee of Chinese Medical Association

Vice Chairman of the Critical Care Professional Committee of the Chinese Respiratory Physicians Association

Vice Chairman of Respiratory Branch of Chinese Geriatrics Association

Vice Chairman of China Respiratory Medicine Equipment Branch

Standing Committee Member and Secretary-General of China

Professional Committee on Infectious Diseases Professional direction: critical respiratory illness, infection, respiratory rehabilitation

He has received funding from major projects including the National Thirteenth Five-Year Plan, the National Natural Science Foundation of China, and military key projects.

Published more than 190 papers, including SCI cumulative impact factor of more than 230 points

Receive first prize of military science and technology progress as first finisher