Dentistry and oral surgery - Joaquin duran

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Joaquín Durán-Cantolla (JDC)  was born in Spain (1956) and obtained his MD degree in Cantabria University, Spain (1980). He trained and become board certified in Pulmonary Medicine by Valdecilla University Hospital and the Ministry of Health (Spain, 1985) and completed his academic Doctorate (PhD) in Medicine in 1991.

Between 1999 and 2011 he was head of the Sleep Unit at University Txagorritxu Hospital (Vitoria, Spain). From 2011 he is chief of Research of Araba University Hospital and scientific head of Araba Research Institute (BioAraba). JDC is Associated Professor of Medicine in the Basque Country University (Spain). He is a member of the CIBER of Respiratory Diseases funded by the Spanish Institute Carlos III. JDC has been certified as an Expert in Sleep Disorders by the Spanish Sleep Medicine Accreditation Board Committee (CEAMS).

He has published more than 100 papers and is co-author of 21 books, has leaded 37 research projects, and authored 240 abstracts presented at National and International Conferences. He has been invited speaker at 410 scientific conferences and has won 13 research awards. He has been the president of the Spanish Sleep Group of the Spanish Respiratory Society from 2006 to 2009, and regularly serves as a reviewer in several specialty journals and is a senior consultant of sleep disorders. He is participating as Spanish delegate for the European Union in the Project Cost-Action B-26 for research in Sleep apnea. From 2010 he is member of the steering committee of the ADVENT study to evaluate the effect of adaptive servoventilation in patients with stable heart failure. He is also member of the steering committee of the INCOSACT group who was born with the collaboration between the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) and the National Health Institute (NIH) of USA.

His main field of research is the obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and the topics of epidemiology, diagnosis, cardiovascular consequences and treatment of OSA.

Since May 2011, he is the Scientific Director of the University Hospital of Alava, that includes the two major teaching hospitals in the region. In his position as Director, he is in charge of the coordination of all research performed in both hospitals. 

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