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APSR Respiratory Neurobiology and Sleep Assembly

Meet the Assembly

Assembly
Head

Assembly
Head-Elect

Deputy
Assembly
Head

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Dr Yoshitaka
Oku
Japan
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Dr Christopher Kim-Ming
Hui
Hong Kong
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Dr Hiromasa
Ogawa
Japan

What do we do?

Mission:

The Respiratory Neurobiology and Sleep Assembly aims to share up-to-date knowledge in basic and clinical aspects of respiratory neurobiology and sleep medicine with all members, and provide practical training opportunities for early career members.

Interests:

Current Assembly hot topics are pathophysiology associated with dyspnea, dysphagia, and airway defense system, autonomic, epigenetic, and metabolic disorders due to hypoxia, new diagnostic tools including unconstrained measurement, new treatment devices, personalized treatment, and region-specific problems. The current Assembly Head is interested in the coordination between breathing and swallowing in relation to aspiration pneumonia and COPD exacerbation.

Who should join:

There are gaps between basic researchers and clinicians in terms of understanding the pathophysiology causing abnormal breathing and its clinical significance. Therefore, basic researchers keen to share knowledge, exchange ideas, and build research collaborations with clinicians should join us. Also, clinicians keen to develop knowledge, build contacts and network with basic researchers should join us. Early career researchers, keen to seek education and training opportunities, should join us as well.