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Dr Ian Smith is a chest physician specialising in ventilatory failure and sleep medicine with expertise in weaning, domiciliary ventilation, sleep apnoea and non-respiratory sleep disorders including narcolepsy and parasomnias. He is the Director of Royal Papworth Hospital’s Respiratory Support and Sleep Centre (RSSC), the first accredited by the European and British Sleep Societies. He was a founder the regional Motor Neurone Disease care network and was a co-author on the recent NICE guidelines for people with MND. He is Deputy Medical Director, leads the Research and Development Directorate and oversaw the establishment of the Papworth Clinical Trials Unit. In his own research Dr Smith has a number of grant funded collaborations and has supervised candidates to higher degrees. He is Vice Chair of the UK Association of Respiratory Technicians and Physiologists sleep section. He co-authored the British Thoracic Society position statement on driving and sleep apnoea. He is the current President of the East Anglian Thoracic Society. Dr Smith is an Associate Lecturer to the University of Cambridge and has held a number of key educational posts including Programme Director for respiratory medicine in East Anglia, Attachment Director for respiratory and cardiology undergraduate training and Clinical Tutor for the Royal College of Physicians. As Clinical Director of Thoracic Services he oversaw expansion in each of the subspecialties, the establishment of the Interstitial Lung Disease Service and the National Adult Ataxia Telangiectasia Service.
Dr Toni Staykova, is a specialist physician/geriatrician with over 20 years clinical experience in internal and geriatric medicine. She was a consultant geriatrician at Auckland City Hospital and Senior Lecturer in Geriatric Medicine at the Auckland University School of Medicine. For the last 8y Toni has been involved in leading EU funded clinical innovation projects at Cambridge University Hospitals and international education programs. Toni is a founding member of UKeMED and a Vice President for International Education and Innovations. At present she devotes her time to the implementation of the UKeMED educational services and the collaborative research and innovation initiatives.

Date: 12/04/2018

Time: 09:00

Duration: 60

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