A physiotherapist has told of her honour after being invited to speak at a prestigious seminar.
Caroline Fernandes-James is a clinical specialist physiotherapist for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at the North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust.
She has been invited to present her research at a conference for physicians.
Caroline will talk at the next Association of North of England Physicians meeting this month at South Tyneside District Hospital.
Her speech will be about the research she did towards her masters. It covers pulmonary rehabilitation in certain patients.
The talk will involve a 10 minute presentation followed by a five-minute discussion.
Caroline said: “I am honoured to be accepted to speak at this conference. As a physiotherapist and new researcher it is really positive to be welcomed to this meeting.”
She said the chance to discuss the research findings, and to understand the complex challenges that chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is presenting, was “key to improving clinical care.
“This process and the widening network is improving the care I give to patients.
“I am really looking forward to meeting and talking people with so many people with such a huge knowledge about chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder.”
Caroline added: “It can only help me in my work.”