London, England at the City, University of London

June 11 – 14, 2020.

This Symposium highlights new and developing technologies for monitoring Perfusion, Oxygenation and Ventilation. It also provides an educational forum for clinicians, device regulators, engineers, and researchers.

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The planning committee has sought internationally known speakers to present topics relevant to the monitoring of oxygenation and ventilation. The format of the program will include plenary lectures, scientific poster presentations and opportunity for vendor participation through scientific exhibits. The ultimate goal is to establish an environment leading to greater collaboration between academics, clinicians and industry.

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Meet the Committee

Katsuyuki Miyasaka, MD, PhD, FAAP, FCCP

Katsuyuki Miyasaka received his medical degree from Shinshu University Medical School in Nagano Japan and his PhD from Toho University in Tokyo. He received clinical training at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Children’’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Massachusetts General Hospital. His research on medical devices started with high frequency oscillation in Toronto and continues with interests in pulse oximetry, safe and simple ventilators, home ventilators and capnometry for non-intubated patients. He is also involved in improving medical training and end of life care in Japan. He is a Designated Professor in Perianesthesia Nursing at St. Luke’s International University Graduate School of Nursing. Dr Miyasaka was Chair to the IAMPOV-2015, which was hosted at St. Luke’s International Hospital in Tokyo, Japan.

Steven J. Barker, PhD, MD

Dr. Steven Barker obtained his PhD in mechanical engineering from the California Institute of Technology and then joined the faculty of Mechanics and Structures at UCLA. He then obtained MD, PhD degrees from the University of Miami, after which he joined the Anesthesiology faculty at the University of California, Irvine, where he served as Chair of Anesthesiology from 1990-95. He is now at the University of Arizona College of Medicine as Professor and Chair of Anesthesiology, where he holds a joint appointment as Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. His current research is in oxygen transport, continuous intravascular monitoring, brain function monitoring during neurosurgery, and the physics of airway obstruction.

Philip E. Bickler, MD, PhD

Phil Bickler received his PhD in Biology from UCLA and went to Scripps Institution of Oceanography in San Diego as a National Science Foundation and NIH postdoctoral fellow to study acid-base balance in hibernation. During medical school at UCSD, he worked with Professor John West and Frank Powell on intrapulmonary shunts in duck lungs and alligators. He then moved to San Francisco to complete an anesthesiology residency at UCSF with Profes-sor John Severinghaus and is currently a Professor In Residence at UCSF. Since Dr. Severinghaus’ retirement, Dr. Bick-ler assumed directorship of the UCSF Hypoxia Laboratory. He also directs a basic science laboratory that is involved in studying how neurons adapt to oxygen deprivation.

Hartmut Gehring, MD, PhD

Hartmut Gehring received his medical and undergraduate degrees at the University of Bochum, Germany. Anesthe-siology residency was completed at the German Heart Center in Berlin and the University of Lübeck. Fellowships followed at the Texas Heart Institute in Houston and the Children’’s University Hospital of Zurich. He is currently a Professor of Anesthesiology at the University Medical Center of Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Lübeck. Dr. Gehring also conducts basic science, biomedical engineering and clinical anesthesiology research in the Institute of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Lübeck and serves on the board of directors of the German Society of Biomedical Engineering. Hartmut Co-Chaired with Prof. Ewald Konecny the ISIAPO-2002, which was hosted at the University of Lübeck in Germany.

Robert J. Kopotic, MSN, PhDh, FAARC

Bob Kopotic is a registered nurse and respiratory therapist with graduate and bachelor’s degrees in clinical care and physiology. While at the Emory University and UC San Diego, he conducted animal, bench and clinical studies focused on circulation, oxygen consumption and ventilation, which then let to curriculums for techniques of advanced life support and monitoring. Two decades beyond, Bob directed clinical and regulatory programs for various medical device manufacturers. Owing to his contributions to clinical care and the medical device industry, he was inducted into two international honor societies. He is currently the Senior Director of Clinical Affairs at CAS Medical Systems.

Panicos Kyriacou, MSc, PhD

IAMPOV 2020 Committee Chair

Panicos Kyriacou received his PhD in medical electronics and physics from St Bartholomew’’s Medical School in Lon-don. He is currently a Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Director of the Biomedical Engineering Research Centre and Associate Dean for Research at City University London, UK. His main research activities are focused upon the understanding, development and applications of instrumentation, sensors and physiological measurement to facilitate the prognosis, diagnosis and treatment of disease or the rehabilitation of patients. He has authored over 200 publica-tions and holds five patents in the area of Biomedical Instrumentation and Sensors.

Kirk H. Shelley, MD, PhD

Dr. Shelley is a Professor of Anesthesiology at Yale University in New Haven, CT. He is Board Certified in Anes-thesiology and Internal Medicine. The photoplethysmograph (PPG) has been a particular area of focus for him for the past twenty years with the goal to understand the physiology that underlies the PPG components associated with respiratory and venous signals. Dr. Shelley has won numerous awards for his work and is the Immediate Past President of the Society for Technology in Anesthesia. Professor Shelley was Chair to the IAMPOV-2012, which was hosted at Yale University in the USA.

Sandy Weininger, PhD

Currently is a senior engineer within the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH.) Dr. Weininger received his BSEE and MS/BME Degrees from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. He received his PhD in Bioengineering from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Weininger interests include performance of sensors and assuring safety of interoperable systems. He is a member of the ASTM’s F29-Devices in the Integrated Clinical Environment Committee and Chair of the ASTM Pulse Oximeter Committee and the FDA’s Liaison to IEC TC 62 and SC 62A, committees responsible for safety of electormedical equipment.