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Dr Oveis Pourmehran

The University Of Adelaide

In 2017, Dr Oveis Pourmehran joined the University of Adelaide as a PhD candidate and completed his PhD with the School of Mechanical Engineering in 2021. His Ph.D. program has contributed to the development of an advanced technique for drug delivery to the human sinuses using a tailored acoustic wave. In this research program, for the first time, he developed a high-fidelity direct computational aero-acoustic model to investigate the effect of the acoustic wave on drug delivery to the human maxillary sinuses, which shed new insight into the acoustic drug delivery technique. Hi studies showed that the acoustic drug delivery technique has the potential to increase drug delivery efficiency >45-fold when compared to the conventional nebulised drug delivery method.

Since 2021, Oveis has joined the Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Adelaide Medical School, at the University of Adelaide as a research fellow and established a Biomedical Engineering Research Node to develop novel drug delivery methods/devices to improve treatment efficiency in human upper airway diseases. He is a chief investigator in several research grants totalling $2.07 million, to develop cutting-edge techniques/devices for drug delivery to sinuses.

Prof Sarah Wise

Emory University School of Medicine

Sarah K. Wise, MD, MSCR is Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. She is the Emory Otolaryngology Residency Program Director, Rhinology Fellowship Director, and Director of Otolaryngic Allergy. Dr. Wise completed medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, residency at Emory University and rhinology fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Wise has served on the Board of Directors of the American Rhinologic Society and the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy. She will become President of the American Rhinologic Society in September 2022, serving as the Society’s first female president. Her clinical interests include inflammatory rhinology, otolaryngic allergy, relationship of allergy and chronic rhinosinusitis, and cerebrospinal fluid leaks. Dr. Wise lectures nationally and internationally. Her most notable publication is the International Consensus Statement on Allergy and Rhinology: Allergic Rhinitis, where she served as first author/primary editor.

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