Dr. Donald Carlow
Dr. Carlow was the past President and CEO (Jan 1994 – Oct 2000) of the British Columbia Cancer Agency (BCCA). Dr. Carlow’s efforts led to the development of new cancer centers, as well as laying the groundwork for the BC Cancer Research Center. Dr. Carlow was a member of the board of the Vancouver Island Health Authority, where he chaired the board’s health quality committee for four years. He proposed the establishment of the BC Council on Quality and Safety. Additionally, he acted as a judge for the 3M National Health Care Quality Awards for four years during the 90’s.
Dr. Brian O'Connor
Dr. Brian O’ Connor MD, FRCP, FRCPI, is a leading consultant in general and respiratory medicine based in London, United Kingdom. He completed his general medical training in Dublin before passing his entrance exam to become fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland in 1984. In London he completed his specialist training in respiratory medicine at the reputable Royal Brompton Hospital. While in residence, he established a cutting edge clinical research facility for researching new treatments for airway diseases as well as completing an MD thesis that investigated airway inflammation and asthma.
He was appointed Senior Lecturer at the National Heart and Lung Institute, the same year he became Consultant in Respiratory Medicine at the Royal Brompton Hospital. In 1997 he continued his clinical research at King’s College School of Medicine, becoming Consultant Respiratory Physician at King’s College Hospital until 2008, when he took up full-time private practice.
He launched the London Chest Clinic in 2009, aiming to tailor healthcare management for patients who want to take charge of their own health whether insured or not. He has published over 200 papers in peer-reviewed journals, edited and written chapters for books, as well as participated in scientific meetings on the international stage. He’s an active member of the international respiratory community where he frequently attends meetings and conferences.