Guest Editors Gernot Rohde Gernot Rohde is Associate Professor of Respiratory Medicine at the Maastricht University Medical Center (Maastricht, the Netherlands), as well as the chairman of the executive board of CAPNETZ (Competence Network for Community-Acquired Pneumonia) and a member of the executive board of ISARIC (International Severe Acute Respiratory and Emerging Infection Consortium). Currently he is External Activities Director of the European Respiratory Society (ERS) and HERMES (Harmonised Education in Respiratory Medicine for European Specialists) Director Elect. Gernot Rohde graduated from medical school in 1998 and was recognised as a specialist in internal medicine in 2004. He completed an ERS fellowship at the Imperial College London (London, UK) in 2005, and finished his specialisation as a pulmonologist in 2006 in Germany. His fields of scientific interest include respiratory infections in asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) with a focus on viral pathogens, new detection methods for respiratory viruses (real-time PCR), the role of emerging respiratory viruses, inflammation caused by and innate immune responses towards respiratory viruses, community-acquired pneumonia, and detection of latent tuberculosis. He has published more than 75 scientific articles listed in PubMed. He is associate editor of PLoS One, Breathe and The Clinical Respiratory Journal. Dragan Subotic Dragan Subotic is a professor of surgery at the University of Belgrade School of Medicine and director of the Clinic for Thoracic Surgery, Clinical Center of Serbia, in Belgrade. He is an active member of the European Association for Cardiothoracic Surgery (EACTS), being a member of the thoracic domain in 2008–2011, and currently chairing the working group for pleuropulmonary infections of this association. Since 1999, Dragan Subotic has been actively participating within the surgical assembly of the ERS. The focus of his activities is to maintain and promote multidisciplinary activity of surgical and other assemblies, mostly in the form of joint scientific events during the annual congresses and through external educational courses. The dominant field of professional activity of Dragan Subotic is general thoracic surgery, including diagnostics and treatment of malignant and nonmalignant diseases of the lungs, pleura, mediastinum and chest wall. Eur Respir Monogr 2013 61: vii. Copyright ERS 2013. DOI: 10.1183/1025448x.10007513 Print ISBN: 978-1-84984-036-1 Online ISBN: 978-1-84984-037-8 Print ISSN: 1025-448x Online ISSN: 2075-6674 vii
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