Meet the Professor: GIRD-FIRH Ward Round

Published: 2015-07-22

This GIRD-FIRHWard Round is an international ward round led by Prof. Nanshan Zhong and Prof. Rongchang Chen from Guangzhou Institute of Respiratory Disease (GIRD), where the international authorities in the field including Prof. Paul M.O’ Byrne, Prof. Martin Kolb and Prof. Andrew Mclvor from Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health(FIRH) are invited as the Honorable Guest Experts. 

A round-table conference for case discussion will be held after the ward round. The event aims to bring the oversea experience by the notable experts from FirestoneInstitute for Respiratory Health (FIRH) in face-to-face discussion while teleconference with the experts not at the scene will be also launched at the same time.

While ward round is a time-honored tradition, the international ward round provide more insights through the potential international diversity in a specific case and will facilitate better outcome of the patient in discussion. Also, by collecting the medical opinions from different experts worldwide at the same time, diagnosis and treatment of the presented case will be more efficient and a more beneficial decision could be made. 

Introduction of the experts joining the ward round and conference mentioned above:

Prof. Nanshan Zhong, MD
Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Thoracic Disease (JTD)
Academician,Chinese Academy of Engineering
Guangzhou Institute of Respiratory Disease, Guangzhou, China

Prof. Rongchang Chen, MD, PhD
Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Thoracic Disease (JTD)
Guangzhou Institute of Respiratory Diseases, First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University, State Key Laboratory of Respiratory Disease, National Clinical Research Center of Respiratory Disease, Guangzhou, China

Prof. Paul M.O’Byrne
Professor,Division of Respirology, Department of Medicine
Chair, Department of Medicine, McMaster University
Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health, St. Joseph's Healthcare Distinguished University Professor, McMaster University

Martin Kolb, MDPhD
Director,Division of Respirology
Research Director, Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Pathology & Molecular Medicine McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada

Andrew Mclvor, MD,MSc, DCH, FRCP (C), FRCP(E)
Professor,Division of Respirology, Department of Medicine
Firestone Insitute of Respiratory Health, St. Joseph's Healthcare

Conference agenda





Grand Round

Prof. Nanshan Zhong


Opening Speech

Prof. Rongchang Chen


Case presentation

Prof. Zhong's team


Case discussion

Prof. Paul M. O'Byrne,Prof. Martin Kolb, Prof. Andrew Mclvor, Prof. Gerard Cox


Closing speech

Prof. Zhong

The case discussion will be later expanded into a manuscript and published in Journal ofThoracic Disease. Please follow up. We look forward to more of the international case discussions for the benefit of the patient.