Prof. Florin Mihaltan

As the Former President of the Romanian Society of Pneumology, Prof Mihaltan is a Senior Pneumologist, MD, PhD, FCCP at Institute of Pneumophtisiology „Marius Nasta” in Bucharest. With a reach scientific background, Prof Mihaltan has more than 500 articles and 20 books published. In recent years he has been the sole or primary author of various books and monographs on topics mainly related to: sleep pathology, respiratory failure, quitting smoking, homecare of severe respiratory patient and smoking prevention.

Besides being the Head of Pneumology Department (II) at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Carol Davila”, in Bucharest (Romania), his international experience is extended to: National GOLD and GINA representative, member of the SPLF Council (2016-2021), and Member of ERS, ATS, CHEST, and OGP. He has been a Board Member in ENSP since 2016, while he promoted the fight against tobacco at the highest level in Romania, culminating with the contribution to the organisation of the 4th ENSP – SRP European Conference on Tobacco Control 2019, which was held from 27 to 29 of March 2019 in Bucharest, Romania, where his strong leadership skills were added to the set-up of the biggest ENSP Conference organized to this day, gathering more than 400 participants. He has been elected as the ENSP President in 2022.

“I’m looking forward to continue the fight against tobacco as ENSP President. ENSP has great achievements and a clear goal: to end tobacco in Europe. Together, with the big ENSP family we will succeed despite the strong tobacco industry opposition. The health of Europeans is more important than the profit of the tobacco industry, and our politicians must understand once for all this basic fact. We are waiting you all to join us, at ENSP, to protect our kids from the devastating effects of tobacco use.”

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