FuHeL – Future Healthcare Leaders in Respiratory Medicine – MENTORING PROGRAMME


Since the 3rd International Workshop on Lung Health, in 2017 the congress has offered the opportunity to 10 – 12 early career clinicians and researchers to attend, during the event, a side “Mentoring Programme” dedicated specifically to help younger professionals to boosts their career.

The Mentoring Programme has been delivered by successful and still young researchers and clinicians personally accompanying the participants in discovering what are the tricks to know and to learn to succeed in an international environment.

Every year the programme is slightly different adapting also to the background of the participants.

The program will cover topics such as how to identify and seize opportunities, how to avoid or overcome obstacles, how to successfully manage relationships, how to move forward with the sometimes very limited resources you have to start, how to deal with the challenges of work-life balance in different national and organizational environments, how to stand out in the competitive local and foreign landscapes, etc.

In 2024, looking forward to meeting the IWLH Family in Seville, the FUHEL Programme will explore once again the Research Clinical Trail World, giving the opportunity to participants to

  • Propose research and clinical trials ideas to the mentors
  • Explore the development process for clinical and research trials
  • Debate and dialogue with mentors and colleagues about trials under all the different aspects, phases and team working steps
  • Attend working session to develop a “clinical/research trial start up”

Are you a young clinicians or researcher/student and/or PhD Resident?

FUHEL Mentors

Stefano Aliberti

Professor of Respiratory Medicine, Humanitas University (Milano – Italy)
Chief of Respiratory Unit –  IRCCS Humanitas Research Hospital (Milano – Italy)

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Medical Degree from the University of Milan – Clinical research training at the University of Louisville, KY, USA
Former Head of the Respiratory Infections Assembly of the European Respiratory Society
Chair of the European Bronchiectasis Network (EMBARC)
Chair of IRIDE, the Italian Registry of adult bronchiectasis
Chair of the Italian Registry on Non-Tuberculous Mycobacteria (IRENE)

James D. Chalmers

Clinical Professor, Respiratory Medicine – Molecular and Clinical Medicine
Division of Molecular and Clinical Medicine – United Kingdom

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Respiratory Medicine – Molecular and Clinical Medicine
Division of Molecular and Clinical Medicine – United Kingdom
GSK/British Lung Foundation Professor of Respiratory Research and Honorary Consultant Respiratory Physician at the University of Dundee/Ninewells Hospital, Dundee. Chair of the European Bronchiectasis Network (EMBARC). Chair of the BTS Respiratory Infection Speciality Advisory Group. Deputy chief editor of the European Respiratory Journal.

Letizia Morlacchi

Respiratory Unit & CF Adult Centre; Fondaz IRCCS Ca’ Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico Milano

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School of specialty in Respiratory Medicine (Scuola di specialità in Malattie dell’apparato respiratorio)
Residency in Respiratory Diseases Department
IRCCS Fondazione Ca’ Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico di Milano Several Investigators’ meetings attendance.
Sub-investigator in clinical trials conducted according to ICH-GCP
She was awarded an ERS fellowship, for which she spent time in Hannover at MHH.

Michal Shteinberg

Pulmonary medicine
Carmel Medical Center and the Technion, Haifa

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Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology. Head of the bronchiectasis and adult CF unit in the Pulmonology institute and CF Center, Carmel Medical Center, Haifa, Israel. EMBARC management borad member and leading Workpackage: Patient engagement and education.
Main research interests are bronchiectasis and its overlap with asthma and chronic rhinosinusitis, and adult CF- mainly, female infertility in CF.


We are glad to announce the 2024 FUHEL List of Participants.

Bruno Iovene Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli IRCCS Italy
Ceren Ayça Yıldız Marmara University Turkey
Claudio Tirelli ASST Santi Paolo e Carlo of Milan and University of Milan Italy
Francesca Cefaloni Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli IRCCS Italy
Giulia Morina Italy
Katarzyna Jasińska University Hospital in Cracow, Poland Poland
Lisa Milani Sacco University Hospital, University of Milan, Italy Italy
Melissa Ferraris Italy
Nataliia Habshydze Dnipro State Medical University Ukraine
Rhiannon Kendrick Swansea Bay University Health Board United Kingdom
Şeyda Karabulut Marmara university the faculty of medicine Turkey


Please click here to have a look at the FUHEL 2024 detailed programme, dedicated to Public Speaking Mentoring


Submissions are now closed.


The FREE Registration Fee for the Future Leaders will include

  • 3 days of full mentoring
  • Educational Materials
  • Attendance to the IWLH 2024

Thanks to educational unrestricted grant of