Professor Vedat Goral is currently working at the Department of Gastroenterology, at Istanbul Medipol University School of Medicine, Turkey. Previous to this, he was working at the Dicle University from 1987 to 2012 and Izmir Medical Park Hospital from 2012 till 2017. He had graduated medical school at Diyarbakir University. His specific teaching and research interests are in the areas of Gastroenterology (endoscopy, gastrointestinal diseases, liver diseases, inflammatory bowel diseases and ERCP). He has also published many refereed articles in journals covered by SCI, and contributed some to Turkish books written in Turkish. Also, he has many abstracts at national and international congress.
H. Pylori, GI Malignencies, IBD, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Pancreatic Cancer, ERCP, Endoscopic diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal neoplasms.
Dr. A. Christopher Ibikunle is the CEO of Georgia SurgiCare and its subsidiaries, the premier Same Day Surgery center in Georgia. He is an Augusta University Professor of Surgery who specializes in all aspects of General and Bariatric Surgery, including acid reflux, weight loss, gallbladder, hernia repair and cancer care. He is a leader in his field and at the forefront of technology, committed to providing high-quality, personalized and compassionate care to patients every day. As a testament to his hard work and dedication, Dr Chris has received numerous prestigious awards and distinctions such as SBDC Business Development and Innovation Award, Best of Gwinnett.
Advanced Bariatrics and Reoperative Operations, Surgical Oncology, Minimally Invasive Surgery (Advanced Laparoscopy and Thoracoscopy), Robotic Surgery, Surgical Endoscopy, Endocrine surgery, Vascular Surgery/Access, Surgical Critical Care/Acute Care/Trauma
Dr. Mustafa Şahin works as Medical Biochemistry Specialist at Erol Olçok Education and Research Hospital, Hitit University, Turkey. His research interests include Diabetes, Diabetic complications, Myocardial Diseases, Stem cell applications, Bile acid metabolism, sleep apnea, Clinical laboratory applications and managements, Genetics, Molecular approach to metabolism, Hematology, Endocrinological diseases, Renal diseases, Experimental rat studies.
Dr. Ian James Martins is a Research Fellow at Centre of Excellence in Alzheimer’s Disease Research and Care, Sarich Neuroscience Research Institute, Edith Cowan University, Australia. He is an Editor/Reveiwer for Open Acess Pub/Open Access Journals/MDPI journals and various other international journals. He serves as an Advisory Board Member for Photon Journal and Fellow of International Agency for Standards and Ratings (IASR). Dr. Ian Martins is conferred with the Richard Kuhn Research Award-2015 Endocrinology and Metabolism. He serves as Chief Editor for International Journal of Diabetes Research (2014-2018), Research and Reviews: Neuroscience (2016-2018) and Journal of Diabetes and Clinical Studies (2017-2018). He is a BIT Member (BIT Congress. Inc) with an H-index of 63, (ResearchGate (26) Scopus ID: 7103152779/Mendeley (21), UWA Research Repository (16) and a Scientist for the Science Advisory Board (USA). He received Certificates of Keynote addresses from many international conferences.
Research Interests: Anti-Aging, Global Health and Chronic Disease
Dr. Nihar Shah completed his medical training at the Smt.N.H.L.Municipal Medical College, Ahmedabad, India. Upon completion of his medical degree, he relocated to the United States and completed his Internal Medicine Residency, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Fellowship at Seton hall University School of health and Medical Sciences, NJ. He currently serves as an Assistant Professor, Section of Gastroenterology, in the Department of Medicine at Joan C. Edward School of Medicine, Marshall University where he serves an integral role in training medical students and residents in the fields of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. He was awarded Certificate of achievement in endoscopy education by American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy in 2015 and was also elected as a fellow of American College of Physicians.
• Endoscopic treatment of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
• Endoscopic Bariatrics
• Quality improvement for colonoscopy
Dr. Murli Manohar is working as a Post-Doctoral Fellow on acute pancreatitis, chronic pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer at Stanford University, California. Acute or chronic inflammatory disease of the pancreas and characterized by destruction of acinar cells, which lead activation of several inflammatory cells which secrete number of pro-inflammatory cytokines. Chronic pancreatitis leads pancreatic tissue fibrosis that is one of the major causes of pancreatic cancer development. His interest is to understand and explore the various immunological responses during the acute pancreatitis, chronic pancreatitis and pancreatic malignancy. The outcome might be helpful in developing immune-therapy for these pancreatic inflammatory disorders. He is also serving as Editorial Board Member in SOJ Immunology, EC Gastroenterology and Digestive System and reviewer from several journals such as Cancer letter and Life Sciences.
• Inflammatory disorders and their mechanisms
• Immunological regulation of cancer progression
• Fibrosis and associated fibro proliferative disorders
• Tumor biology
• Molecular signaling of cancer progression
Dr. Benjamin John Colleypriest is working as a Consultant Gastroenterologist and Clinical Lead for Gastroenterology at Royal united Hospital, Bath, UK since May, 2012. Previously he worked at Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust Hospital from May, 2010 – April, 2012. Dr. Colleypriest trained at Southampton University Medical School between 1993 and 1998. Following house jobs, he worked at a number of hospitals within Wessex before specializing in Gastroenterology. He then spent 3 years as a research fellow at the University of Bath understanding the molecular mechanisms of Barrett’s oesophagus, oesophageal cancer and other gastrointestinal cancers and was awarded a Ph.D. in 2009 for this work.
He has a specialist interest in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and consequently manages the complex cases. He is an expert endoscopist and has enjoyed extensive training in six different centers. He has given a number of formal presentations and lectures at various international meetings.
• Heart burn
• Inflammatory bowel disease
• Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease
• Crohn’s disease
• Biliary disease
• Endoscopic treatment
• Iron deficiency
• Unexplained pain and diarrhoea
Dr. Pankaj Srivastava is a consultant surgeon in Om Surgical Center, Varanasi, India. He is doing all kind of Laparoscopic abdominal and gynecologic surgeries, breast surgery but his main thrust is thoracic, thoracoscopic surgery and VATS. He is doing thoracic decortications, lung and thoracic tumor surgeries. He is dealing with lung malignancy too. He is deeply engaged in critical care services in his hospital and did many thoracic procedures under critical anesthesia.
He did his graduation from GSVM medical college, Kanpur in 1997 and postgraduation from Institute of medical sciences, BHU in 2002. He is a keen researcher and is actively engaged in many clinical trials and drug development programme. He was Senior Research Fellow of Indian council of medical research from 2000-2004, in which he did research on polyherbal formulation in biliary stone diseases. He had undergone specialized laparoscopic & thoracoscopic surgery training in 2004 from Indraprasth Apollo Hospital, New Delhi and Advanced Open Thoracic, Thoracoscopic, VATS & Robotic Surgery training in 2013 from Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi. He is an editor of leading international journals related to gastroenterology, hepatology, gynecology, reproductive medicine, surgery, transfusion medicine, neoplasm etc. and has deep interest in scientific publication work. He is member of various medical societies like, ASI, IAGES, ISG, AMASI, IMA.
• Lap abdominal & Gynecologic surgery
• Thoracic, Thoracoscopic & VATS surgery
• IVF & Infertility procedures
• Gastroenterology and Hepatology
• Herbal drug development
• Clinical drug trials
Dr. Viroj Wiwanitkit is presently working as Professor, Hainan Medical University, Hainan China and also as Special Lecturer, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok Thailand; Honorary professor, Dr DY Patil University, India; Visiting Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Nis, Serbia; Adjunct Professor, Joesph Ayo Babalola University, Nigeria. He is acting as Editor in chief of more than 10 international journals and serves in the Editorial board of more than 60 international journals. He has more than 2,300 publications in the international journals and More than 150 presentations in international congress as a Key note Speaker and Session Speaker. He wrote more than 150 invited chapters in many international textbooks and more than 30 textbooks in Thailand and International level.
• Tropical medicine
• Laboratory science (biomedical)
• Nanoscience and nanotechnology
• Bioinformatics and medical engineering
• Family medicine, social medicine and public health
Dr. Toshimi Chiba belonged to the First Department of Internal Medicine, Iwate Medical University, Japan with a medical degree in Japan, upon his PhD in 1992 at Iwate Medical University, Japan. Over the last 20 years, he has focused his scientific interests on the topics related to gastrointestinal (GI) disorders including functional GI disorders, peptic ulcer disease, inflammatory bowel disease and GI endoscopy. Especially, he also belonged to the GI Research Unit, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA. He studied GI motility such as gastric emptying, GI transit and functions of peptides in the GI tract. He is a member of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for irritable bowel syndrome, peptic ulcer disease and chronic constipation in the Japanese Society of Gastroenterology (JSGE), and guidelines for endoscope disinfection in the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society (JGES). He has published numerous SCI journal papers, edited/reviewed for many academic journals, and received awards from JSGE (1992) and AGA (1999).
Dr. Aziz Koleilat is working as Chairman and Director of Pediatric Residency Program at The Makassed University Hospital, Lebanon and Department of Pediatrics of Berbir Hospital in Beirut, Lebanon. He was born in Beirut, accomplished his premedical studies at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon, and graduated from Charles University Prague, Czech Republic – Pediatric Faculty. He pursued his postgraduate studies and training at the Teaching Hospital of Charles University, Prague. He acquired his first and second attestation (board degrees) at the Institute for Postgraduate Medical Studies Prague, Czech Republic.
He founded the pediatric department at the Mother & Child hospital in Beirut. He was elected General Secretary of the Pan Arab Pediatric Society of Gastroenterology, Nutrition & Hepatology. He is an associate clinical professor of the Arab University of Beirut, Mentor of medical student of Arab University of Beirut and Senior consultant of pediatric gastroenterology and asthma at the Makassed University General Hospital. He is an IRB member at MGUH and has many articles and research papers in field of gastroenterology (textbooks, journals, newsletters, encyclopedias). He is an editorial and advisory member of many gastroenterology and health journals and member of many Lebanese, Arab and Czech & Polish medical societies, organizations and advisory committees. Dr. Koleilat was the first one to establish Pediatric Award for the best research paper for pediatric residents in Lebanon.
• Child development and Nutrition
Dr.Yunfeng Lin, Ph.D., is currently a Postdoctoral Scholar at UNC Charlotte. Dr. Lin obtained his Ph.D. degree in Chemistry from Jackson State University in 2015. He has published over 10 high repute research articles and served as reviewer for several journals. Dr. Lin’s research interest includes: 1) qualitatively SERS detect bacteria and cells from environment / clinical sample, and followed with photothermal destruction; 2) study cytotoxicity of coating agents for gold and silver nanoparticle synthesis; 3) functionalization of carbon nanotube; 4) DNA damage response and repair.
Dr. Jose Ricardo Kina is working as an Associate Professor at UNESP-Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho, Division of Periodontics, Department of Surgery and Integrated Clinic and Professor at UNDB Dom Bosco University Division of Periodontics São Luis MA. He graduated at Araçatuba Dental School-Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho (1981), completed master’s at Periodontology from Universidade de São Paulo (1985) and Ph.d. at Periodontology from Universidade de São Paulo (1991), Postdoctoral research from Tokyo Medical and Dental University (1995) and Associate Professor from Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho (2002).
His research interests include Periodontics, Endodontics, Dental Prosthesis and Operative Dentistry, Odontology, acting on the following subjects: periodontology, operative dentistry, dental implant, oral rehabilitation, endodontics and laser therapy.
Dr. Syed Raza is currently serving as consultant in Cardiology and Head of the department of Medicine at Awali Hospital, Bahrain. He graduated from Aligarh University in India in 1993. After completing his postgraduate degree in Medicine from the same university, he moved to the UK for higher specialist studies. He successfully completed MRCP and CCT and later also awarded Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. He was awarded professor John Goodwin prize for outstanding performance in Diploma Cardiology exam at Hammersmith Hospital, University of London in 2001. Dr. Raza is Fellow of American College of Cardiology, American College of Chest Physicians as well as Fellow of European Society of Cardiology. He is also on the committee of Acute Cardiovascular Care, Heart Failure and Cardiovascular Imaging (European Society of Cardiology).
He is currently serving as consultant in Cardiology and Head of the department of Medicine at Awali Hospital, Bahrain. He is the educational coordinator and chairman of resuscitation committee of the hospital. He is the regional coordinator and examiner for MRCP exam for the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. He is external examiner for Arabian Gulf Medical University. He has to his credit numerous publications and he has presented his work in different parts of the world. He is peer review author for some well respected International journals. He is Review author for abstracts for European Society of Cardiology Annual Congress 2018.
His research interests include Cardiovascular Imaging, Heart Failure and Acute Cardiovascular Care.
Dr. Peysh A. Patel is a Cardiology Registrar & Clinical Research Fellow based in Leeds, UK. His undergraduate training was at University of Cambridge, where he acquired a Masters in Pathology and obtained multiple college prizes. During this period, he also completed a subinternship in paediatric cardiology at Harvard Medical School. He received the prestigious appointment of Cardiology Academic Clinical Fellow in 2013, which enabled him to conduct a Postgraduate Diploma in Health Research (with Merit). He has represented on multiple committees at deanery level, including Associate College Tutor for the Royal College of Physicians for two successive years. He also acts as a manuscript reviewer and has sat on the editorial board for various journals, including Archives of Clinical Hypertension, Echo Research & Practice, Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine & Cardiology and student BMJ. He equally has a fervent interest for medical education, and has previously authored questions for the online medical resource ‘Passmedicine’ and acted as a guest facilitator for AuthorAID online courses in research writing. Moreover, he is heavily involved with the University of Leeds undergraduate curriculum in the capacity of personal and academic tutor, and faculty member for ultrasound courses. He has published over 30 articles in peer-reviewed journals, and presented over 30 abstracts at national and international conferences. He was previously a reviewer of book proposals for Hodder Arnold publishers and he is currently involved in the writing of two book chapters which are due to be published in 2018.
His research interests include cardiovascular physiology, dysrhythmias, heart failure and devices.
Dr George K. Paraskevas works as Associate Professor of Anatomy at Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh), Greece. He gained full qualification as specialist in orthopaedic surgery. His research and scientific fields of interest include congenital anomalies of bones and muscles, trauma and surgery, entrapment syndromes of nerves and neuropathies, variational anatomy of vascular system, history of Anatomy, anatomical nomenclature, anthropometric studies and surgical anatomy and embryology of gastrointestinal tract. Dr Paraskevas is a member of the Editorial Board of 141 international medical journals and supervisor and member of the advisory board of 15 dissertations. He published over 160 papers in international medical journals indexed in PubMed and is author of several textbooks of anatomy.
Dr. Mosab Arafat from New Zealand is a licensed pharmacist who obtained his Doctoral Degree (PhD) in nanomedicines from School of Pharmacy, University of Otago, New Zealand. He is Author of over 34 research papers and presentations on nano-drug delivery systems and colloidal dosage forms. His research work interests involved the application of nanotechnology on oral drug delivery system (liposomes, niosomes, transfersomes and bilosomes) to enhance intestinal permeability, oral bioavailability and pharmacokinesics parameters of BCS Class II and III drugs and to develop and characterize a nano-formulation of a protein like drug molecules such as insulin for oral administration. He has developed, improved and formulated a novel oral nano-formulation for BCS Class III drug using 200 nm liposomes like particles. He succeeded to increase the intestinal absorption of cefotaxime (BCS Class III drug) from 1 to 20 times after been given to rats by mouth instead of injection. He has moved to UAE and currently he is working as a Faculty Member at the College of Pharmacy. He was invited as a research visitor for a number of Universities including: The University of Tokyo, The University of Warwick and University of Strathclyde. He is also working very closely with many pharmaceutical industries and provided consultancy services to them.
• Bilosomes and liposmes drug delivery system for BCS Class III drug.
• Nanoparticle formulation of drugs and delivery of bioactive molecules for human.
• Application of nanotechnology on improving oral bioavailability and Pharmacokinetics.
• Colloidal drug delivery systems of nanomediciencs such as liposomes, niosomes, transfersomes and bilosomes.
• In vivo & in vitro evaluation of drug molecules loaded in nanoparticles.
• Development of analytical methods for drug molecules and metabolic studies using HPLC and LC-MS.
Dr. Hsu Shan Huang obtained a doctorate (Dr. rer. nat.) in pharmaceutical chemistry from the University of Regensburg, Germany. Currently, he is a pioneering medicinal chemist in Taiwan and works as a Professor in medicinal chemistry and drug discovery program at Taipei Medical University. He has also served as dean of School of Pharmacy, head of the Department of Research and Development in NDMC and director of Department of Pharmacy Practice, Tri-Service General Hospital/NDMC. Of note, Prof Huang’s lab is one of the forerunners in Taiwan in the field of medicinal chemistry which primarily focuses on drug discovery and synthesizing small molecules. He has published more than 90 scientific publications and is a named inventor of 30 issued U.S., Taiwan or other countries patents.
Professor Rafik Karaman is currently a distinguished professor of pharmaceutical sciences, College of Pharmacy, Al-Quds University, Jerusalem, Palestine and adjunct professor at Basilicata University, Italy. He received his Ph.D. degree in pharmaceutical/bioorganic chemistry from the Hebrew University in 1987, his MS degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the Hebrew University in 1983, and his bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy from the Hebrew University in 1981. He was an Assistant Professor at the University of Toledo and University of California at Santa Barbara for 5 years where he worked with Professor T.C. Bruice in the bioorganic chemistry field. Professor Karaman is broadly interested in the design and synthesis of prodrug systems to be used for the delivery of certain drugs that have poor water solubility or/and have low bioavailability as well as synthesis of prodrugs for masking the bitter sensation of commonly used drugs. The prodrug design is executed using ab initio, DFT, semiempirical, molecular mechanics as well as molecular dynamics and conformational dynamics methods. The overarching goal of Karaman’s research activities is to establish a method for obtaining prodrugs that their interconversion rates will be controlled or programmed by the chemical features of the linker (promoiety) attached to their active parent drugs. Professor Karaman has more than 160 peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters; 120 of them were published in the recent 8 years. He is currently an editor and an editorial board member of 50 international journals in the areas of pharmaceutical sciences.
1. Design, synthesis, characterization and in vitro and in vivo kinetics of pro-prodrug systems to be used for the delivery for certain drugs that have poor water solubility or/and have low bioavailability using ab initio, DFT, semiempirical, molecular mechanics as well as molecular dynamics and conformational dynamics methods. The in-vitro studies will be conducted in media mimics that of stomach (pH 1.2), intestine (pH 6.8) and blood circulation (pH 7.4). The in-vivo studies will be conducted in certain animals and the pharmacokinetic parameters will be determined using advanced technology such as, HPLC and LC-MS.
2. Design and synthesis of linkers to be used for masking bitter taste of drugs that contain a hydroxyl or amine groups (antimalarial, anti-hypertension, anti-bleeding, antibacterial and anticancer drugs) using DFT calculation methods. The synthesis will be carried out using standard organic methods and the kinetic rates of the intramolecular processes will be determined by HPLC monitoring.
3. Design and synthesis of bitter taste antagonists for inactivation of the bitter taste receptor 14.The design will be accomplished using molecular orbital and molecular mechanics methods.
4. Pharmaceuticals removal from wastewater using clay micelle complex, hollow fiber, spiral wounds, charcoal and other adsorbents.
5. Pharmaceuticals removal from wastewater using photodegradation methods such as light/TiO2.
6. Stability of Pharmaceuticals in wastewater and isolation and characterization of degradation products (metabolites).
Professor LEUNG Ping Chung, OBE, JP, Hon DSSc, DSC, MBBS, MS, FRACS, FRCS(Edin), FHKCOS, FHKAM(Orth); is Emeritus Professor of Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Faculty of Medicine; Director of Centre for Clinical Trials on Chinese Medicine, Institute of Chinese Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). Director, State Key Laboratory of Phyto chemistry and Plant Resources in West China (Partner Laboratory in the Chinese University of Hong Kong). Professor Leung’s research areas including Orthopedics, Osteoporosis, Microsurgery Health, Traditional Chinese Medicine and General Education. He is also the author of over 800 scientific manuscripts in journals and 27 books.
Dr. Antonio Gloria received a Ph.D. degree in “Chemical, Materials and Production Engineering” from the University of Naples “Federico II”, Naples, Italy. He is a Researcher at the National Research Council of Italy – Institute of Polymers, Composites and Biomaterials, Naples, Italy. He is also a Professor at different universities (in Italy and Portugal). He is a Scientific Advisory Board Member of the Fraunhofer International Joint Laboratory Ideas – Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Naples “Federico II”. He is a Member of the European Society for Biomaterials (ESB), the Italian Society of Biomaterials (SIB), and the American Chemical Society (ACS) and a Full Member of the American Nano Society. As a Member of the “Italian Society of Biomechanics in Orthopedics and Traumatology” (SIBOT), in October 2013 he was appointed as Scientific Advisor/Counselor and he is Treasurer since January 2016. He received many national and international awards. He was awarded and appointed as “Future Leader” in Science and Technology (“Dialogue between Nobel Laureates and Future Leaders,” STS Forum, October 2015, Kyoto, Japan). He is a member of international scientific committees and chaired technical sessions in conferences. He is currently author of international papers, book chapters, books, and communications/contributions in international and national conferences. He is also Reviewer and Editorial Board member of international scientific journals.
Biomedical engineering, nanotechnology, modeling and simulation, biomechanics, image analysis, additive manufacturing, design and manufacturing, biomaterials, materials science and technology.
Dr Hui-Fen Wu is a distinguished professor at National Sun Yat-Sen University (Kaohsiung, Taiwan). She obtained PhD degree from University of Texas at Austin, USA in1994; followed by postdoctoral work at University of California at Berkeley (1994-1996), she joined Tamkang University (Tamsui, Taiwan) as an Associate Professor (1996-2001) and professor (2001 – 2006). In 2006, she joined Chemistry Department of National Sun Yat-Sen University as a senior Professor. Her research work has been focused on applications of nanomaterials for biomedicine including drug delivery and photo-thermal treatment of cancer and neuro diseases. She also has interests on the development of biosensors. She has been served as editorial board members for many international journals and also served as the review committee for the expensive instrument center, ministry of science and technology. She obtained academic outstanding award (2016) and outstanding paper award (2014) from Taiwan chemical sensor society & the pride of the Nation Inventor & Academic Award (2012). To date, she has published 213 scientific journals, 16 book chapters, 7 patents and 253 conference presentation & speeches.
Professor Huan-Tsung Chang is currently a professor of National Taiwan University. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. He obtained his Ph. D from the Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University in 1994. He has been published more than 270 papers. His research interests include (1) Green synthesis of nanomaterials (NMs); (2) NMs based mass spectrometry; (3) Functional NMs for sensing and cell imaging; (4) Functional NMs as potential drugs and antibacterial agents; (5) NMs based fuel cells; (6) Quantum dots solar cells; and (7) Separation.
Dr. Vincenzo Guarino is research scientist at National Research Council of Italy (IPCB-CNR) since 2006. He received his PhD in Biomaterials from the University of Naples Federico II (2005) from the University of Naples Federico II. He is expert of process technologies for scaffold design and electro hydrodynamic technologies (i.e, electro spinning, electro spraying, Electro Dynamic Atomization) to produce micro/nanofibres, particles and capsules for tissue engineering and drug delivery. He is scientific partner of International Islamic University of Malaysia for RAGS and of Universidad National Autonoma de Mexico for PAPIIT. He is scientific responsible of several post doc and ESR fellows and supervisor of PhD fellows and BSc/MSc students. He is author of over 70 international publications (H-Index 16 – ISI source), 9 chapters in International books, 1 patent and over 150 communications in international/national conferences. He is also Member of the European Society of Biomaterials (ESB), the American Nano Society and the Italian Society on Biomaterials (SIB) and reviewer of several international journals. He has been awarded as author/co-author in several international congresses on biomaterials and his publication has been cited and abstracted in the Highlights CNR 2008-09 – collection of best CNR works 2008-2009.
Dr. Showkat Ahmad Bhawani is presently working as a senior Lecturer at Department of chemistry, Faculty of Resource Science and Technology, UNIMAS Malaysia. In addition to this, he has teaching experience of two years from King Abdul Aziz University- North Jeddah and a post doctoral experience of Three years from the Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia. He received his M Sc. in Analytical Chemistry and Ph D. in Applied Analytical Chemistry from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India.
His research interests are the development of new test methods and determining standard conditions for analysis (Separation, Isolation and Determination) of various analytes from environmental and biological samples. He is involved in the analysis of samples like: Surfactants, Amino acids, Drugs, Vitamins, Sugars and Metal ions. In addition to this I am also working on the synthesis of molecular Imprinting polymers for the removal/extraction of dyes, fungicides and various natural products from environmental and biological samples.
Dr. Shoichiro Ozaki is a Professor Emeritus at Ehime University, Japan. HIs primary contribution is to achieve the first total synthesis of optically active myo-inositol trisphosphate, which has proved invaluable in providing a ready supply of this messenger and a wide range of other inositol phosphates and lipids for subsequent physiological studies. Ozaki discovered DAB: regulator of Ca2+ release, anti-aging reagents which co-working with anti-aging gene: method to protect global warming and many new synthetic methods and reagents. He is now proposing best way to protect from global warming. His method is promotion of CO2 assimilation by effective use of NOx and Drainage nitrogen, phosphorous.
He is now working on signal transduction. He discovered DAB: the regulators of Ca2+ release and consequent cellular processes. His typical paper is Ozaki Shoichiro Chemical approach to signal transduction by inositol trisphoaphate. He succeeded in the first total synthesis of optically active myo-inositol tri(1,4,5) phosphate.
Research Interests: Inositol trisphosphate, Regulator of cellular process, DAB, IP3.
Dr. Morse Faria obtained his bachelor degree in Pharmaceutical sciences from Goa University, India in and Master of Pharmacy degree from University of Mumbai, India. He completed his Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), USA. He is currently working as a Research Scientist at Pharmaceutical Product Development, USA. Prior to obtaining his Ph.D., Dr. Faria worked as Research Associate in the Clinical Pharmacokinetics and Biopharmaceutics division at Wockhardt Ltd., Mumbai, India and as a Lecturer in Pharmacy, University of Mumbai, India. He is a reviewer for various bioanalytical journals including Bioanalysis, Journal of Chromatography B and Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis. He also serves on the Graduate Advisory Board, VCU School of Pharmacy and the Steering Committee of American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientist (AAPS) Contract Research Focus Group (CROFG). Dr. Faria’s main area of research focus is quantitative bioanalysis using liquid chromatography and tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS). He specializes in bioanalysis of protein molecules (biomarkers and biotherapeutics) from biological specimens to support drug discovery and drug development. In particular, his research expertise focuses on method development and validation of immunoaffinity coupled LC-MS/MS methods for antibody based biotherapeutics for pharmacokinetic applications in a regulated environment.
Dr. Mihail-Lucian Pascu, PhD., is born in 1946 in Bucharest and is physicist, Senior Scientist at National Institute for Laser, Plasma and Radiation Physics, Bucharest, Romania where he heads Laser Spectroscopy Group, he founded in 1975. He is Professor at Physics Faculty, University of Bucharest where he heads PhD. His interests are laser physics, tunable lasers, spectroscopy, optofluidics, biophotonics and biomedicine. He published over 200 papers, several book/or book chapters on lasers, lasers in biophotonics and biomedicine and presented over 300 communications at international conferences. He is editor of one book. He worked as Science Officer at European Commission-DG-RTD and European Science Foundation serving COST Office between September 2001 and December 2006.
Professor Michael U. Adikwu is currently the Vice Chancellor of the University of Abuja, Nigeria. He graduated from the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Nigeria in 1986. He worked as a hospital pharmacist upon graduation from 1986-1990. In 1990, he joined the services of the University of Nigeria and rose to the rank of Professor in 1998. He teaches and researches into various aspects of pharmaceutical education and particularly raw materials utilization and sustainability as well as health sector reforms and public health. Currently he has over 250 research articles in both national and international journals. 1n 2007 he was appointed the National Coordinator of a project aimed at improving post-basic and higher education system in Nigeria through the World Bank IDA system. The project called STEP-B was completed in 2013. He won several awards and honors such as Nigerian Prize for Science (2006) and the May and Baker Prize for Excellence in the Practice of Pharmacy (2009). He is serving as an editorial member of several reputed journals.
Dr. Mazen L. Hamad received his Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Washington in 2003. He spent 1 year as a joint postdoc working on analytical technology development with the Center for Process Analytical Chemistry (CPAC) and ICI. Mazen went on to work as a research chemist for four years at the US Food and Drug Administration where he focused on manufacturing science, process analytical technology, molecular spectroscopy, and pharmaceutical product quality. Dr. Hamad is currently an associate professor in chemistry at UH Hilo where his duties involve teaching the analytical chemistry and instrumental analysis courses. When not in the classroom, Mazen enjoys working with various university governance committees, supporting science education at local K-12 schools, mentoring students in undergraduate research, updating chemistry curricula, reviewing articles for scientific journals, and contributing to community science events.
Research Interests: Process analytical technology, Molecular and Atomic spectroscopy, Chromatography, Chemometrics and food, agriculture and Pharmaceutical analysis.
Dr. Mayur Patel, Associate Professor in Department of Pharmaceutics, has 11 years of teaching experience. He has completed M.Pharm and Ph. D. from Institute of Pharmacy, Nirma University. He has twenty one International and National Publications to his credit with total impact factor of more than 60, total citations more than 700 and ‘h’ index of 12. He is reviewer for many high impact factors journals of publishers like Elsevier, Informa Healthcare Ltd., American Chemical Society (ACS), SAGE, Bentham Science, etc. to name a few. He has attended many International and National level conferences and participated in State level Paper Presentation competition. He has been an author and co-author of more than 60 papers (both research and review) presented at state, national and international level seminars and conferences. He is a recipient of a major research project of worth Rs. 29 Lacs from Nirma University and a minor research project of worth Rs. 4.0 Lacs from Gujarat Council on Science and Technology (GUJCOST) and many awards and prizes to an outstanding achievement in academic excellence, scientific rigor and practical relevance. He is a life member of Professional bodies like APTI, IPA, IHPA, SOPI, ISTE and IPGA. He has authored books on “Practicals in Pharmaceutical Analysis – I” and “A Text-book of Hospital Pharmacy”. He has also written a book chapter on “Drug Delivery: Oral Colon-Specific” in Encyclopedia of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology, 4th Edition, 2013, Published by Informa Healthcare Inc. UK. He is a recognized PG and Ph.D. guide at Nirma University. His area of interest is Novel Drug Delivery Systems.
Dr. Mihail Lucian Birsa is currently a Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from the same university in 1995. He joined the master program at Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi in 1995, and in 2000 was awarded a Ph. D. degree in Organic Chemistry. From 2000 to 2002, he was a postdoctoral fellow under the mentorship of Professor Samuel Braverman at Bar-Ilan University, Israel. In 2003 he was selected as a member of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, working with Professor Henning Hopf in TU Braunschweig – Germany. Since then numerous return fellowships were granted by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.
Research Interests: Organic synthesis, sulfur compounds, cyclophanes, flavonoids, acetylenes, allenes
Dr. Keith E. Jackson Sr is an Associate Professor of Pharmacology at the University of Louisiana at Monroe College of Pharmacy. Prior to joining the School of Pharmacy family he was an instructor at the Tulane University Health Sciences center and a postdoctoral fellow at the Tulane University HSC for two years and the University of North Texas HSC for one year. Dr. Jackson’s research aims at understanding the controlling mechanisms, which lead to the development and maintenance of an elevation in mean arterial pressure in hypertension. In this regard an emphasis has been placed on an integrative study of cardiovascular and renal functional changes that occur during an elevation in blood pressure.
Research Interests: His current research studies have the following aims:
1. Find the major hormonal and neuronal controllers for the development of hypertension.
2. Understand changes in cardiovascular function and renal hemodynamics that occur prior to the development of hypertension.
3. Develop an understanding of why an imbalance in electrolyte homeostasis exists in hypertension.
4. Develop new strategies for the treatment of hypertensive patients.
Dr. Prokai Tatrai is a Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences at UNT System College of Pharmacy at Fort Worth, TX where she is an award winning researcher and pharmacy educator. Her primary research interest has been on innovative and multidisciplinary projects focusing on medicinal chemistry-driven drug design and delivery into the central nervous system. Her projects integrates medicinal chemistry, biopharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics, metabolism and drug distribution studies in early-phase drug discovery and the development of neuroactive/neuroprotective agents. She has extensively published in a broad field of medicinal and pharmaceutical chemistry. A best testimony of a very recent success of her lab has been published in Science Translational Medicine describing the very first brain-selective delivery of estrogens based on a unique bioprecursor prodrug approach. She has six issued US patents and has been an editorial board member of numerous journals and an academic editor of a successful special issue on neuroprotection.
Research Interests: Medicinal chemistry-based drug design and delivery into the central nervous system using prodrug approaches; neuroprotection based on estrogens, GC/LC-MS-based bioanalytical assay development, mass spectrometry-based proteomics.
Dr. Kai Wang is Group Leader of Bioanalytical and Biologics Services at Frontage Laboratories, Inc, a leading global CRO, and has lead more than 100 bioanalytical projects related to the de-velopment of pharmaceutical products. Dr. Wang’s current research focus is in the area of bio-analytical method development and validation, including quantitation of small molecule drugs and metabolites, as well as big molecule drugs and biomarkers such as oligonucleotides, pro-teins, peptides, glycosaminoglycans and lipids. Dr. Wang’s research interest also involves de-veloping bioanalytical methods using novel techniques such as dry blood spot (DBS) sampling, microsampling and analyte derivatization. Dr. Wang earned a doctor of philosophy degree in chemistry from Rutgers University – New Brunswick. He received a bachelor of science degree in chemistry from Nanjing University.
Dr. José María Sánchez Montero is working as an Associate Professor at the Department of organic chemistry and Faculty of pharmacy of the Complutense University of Madrid, Spain. He received his degree and PhD in chemistry from the University of Córdoba. He has also received (2012) the positive accreditation to become Full Professor (date for habilitation: first semester 2018). He has participated in 28 research projects and published more than 90 papers in international journals and several chapters of books having registered at present four patents. He has also presented more than 70 papers in national and international congresses. He has lectured in several countries and has directed 9 proceedings of Bachelor’s degree and 8 doctoral theses. He is an Academic corresponding of the Royal National Academy of pharmacy. He is a founding member of the Spanish society of biotechnology which is coordinator of the section applied Biocatalysis and the European Federation of biotechnology as well as the Spanish technology platform for sustainable chemistry. He has received several awards for his research including the award of Real Academia Nacional de Farmacia.
Dr. Jiashu Xie is currently working as Research Assistant Professor in the Center for Drug Design at the University of Minnesota. He obtained a PhD degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences from South Dakota State University in 2014. He then joined the Center for Drug Design at the University of Minnesota as a Research Associate, and was promoted to Research Assistant Professor in 2016. Dr. Xie leads and manages the Bioanalytical and Pharmacokinetics Laboratory in the Center for Drug Design. His research has focused on LC/MS/MS bioanalysis, preclinical pharmacokinetics and in vitro ADME in drug discovery and development.
Research interests: Bioanalytical method development and validation; In Vitro ADME; In Vivo PK.
Dr. Esam Z. Dajani, Ph.D., FACG is currently serving as Adjunct Professor of Medicine at Loyola University-Chicago. He is the founder and president of International Drug Development Consultants (IDDC) Corporation, a Contract Research Organization (CRO) which provides scientific consulting services to pharmaceutical companies, law firms and governmental agencies. The scope of the consulting service includes clinical pharmacology, toxicology, drug development and regulatory affairs. He has directed worldwide clinical research and development at major pharmaceutical companies. He led the research teams that discovered and developed misoprostol (Cytotec), an anti-ulcer drug. Since 1980, he held continuous academic appointments in pharmacology and in medicine. He taught pharmacology and toxicology to medical, dental and pharmacy students. He has research interests in clinical pharmacology, gastrointestinal pharmacology, central nervous system pharmacology, prostaglandins, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), growth hormones (e.g., epidermal growth factor), cannabinoids and narcotic analgesics.
Dr. Ahmed Refat is working as Associate Professor & toxicology consultant Higher Directorate of Poison Control Center- MoH- Saudi Arabia since 2015. He received his initial training in clinical toxicology eighteen years ago at the Toxicology Department (Emergency Hospital) in Mansoura, Egypt. Between 2001 and 2007 he served as assistant director for clinical toxicology Scientific Laboratory Division where he was responsible for the substance of abuse detection program in addition to clinical toxicology ER supervision unit. Between 2007 and 2010 he served as assistant professor of clinical toxicology – Taibah University- Saudi Arabia. From 2011-2015 Dr. Ahmed served as toxicology consultant- Dammam Poison Control Center- Saudi Arabia, director assistant for scientific issues and head of medical education department. He has published numerous scientific articles in peer reviewed scientific journals on a wide range of topics including substances of abuse drugs, toxicological homicidal attempts, therapeutic drug monitoring, forensic alcohol determination and pediatric toxicity.
Research Interests: Clinical, Environmental and Preventive toxicology fields, Therapeutic drug monitoring, Substances of abuse, Analytical and Forensic toxicology.
Dr. Samia Hassan Rizk is a qualified Medical Practitioner with 35 years of versatile experience across diverse roles in the organizational hierarchy, having significant exposure in bone marrow pathology, clinical laboratory practice, research and management in the health field including pediatric laboratory hematology, and special training and work experience in research ethics. Presently she is associated as Deputy Director of the Medical Education Unit, School of Medicine, Cairo University and Professor (Department of Clinical Pathology) at Cairo University, Egypt.
Dr. Samia Hassan is also a member of the University IRB. Her work involves teaching undergraduate & postgraduate (master and doctorate degree) students in clinical pathology, institutional training in research ethics, collaborating with board of examiners in conducting practical/ oral undergraduate and postgraduate examinations. She is also involved in curriculum development for hematology teaching for postgraduate degrees in clinical pathology, also an editorial member in the Cairo University Medical Journal. She has been involved in organizing IRB activities encompassing preparation of SOPs, committees & checklists etc., in addition to my regular membership activities.
She is also an editorial member of the Journal of Blood disorders.
Dr Piyush Vyas is a board certified clinical Oncologist, presently undergoing his next super specialty training in Clinical haematology. Dr. Piyush Vyas has published many articles in peer reviewed journals, is /was member of many professional societies like ESMO, ASCO, AACR, EHA, Polish Society of Clinical Oncology. Dr Piyush Vyas is a clinician and also an academician teaches undergraduate and postgraduate students at Medical University of Warsaw, Poland. Having had passed the ESMO (European Society of Medical Oncology) exam, he has shown his expertise on Oncological and hematological malignancies. His main interest is in haematological and oncological malignancies. His group was the first to administer chemotherapy and publish a case study of a patient with metastatic duodenal cancer with co-existent immune thrombocytopenic Purpura.
Dr. Piyush Vyas has published many articles on Hepatocellular carcinoma and on Immune thrombocytopenia -his special interest topics. He has the credit to publish the first case study of the longest surviving patient with adenocarcinoma of lung treated with EGFR kinase inhibitor “Erlotinib”. Not only is he an excellent clinician appreciated worldwide, but also has published many review articles, case studies, presented posters at international conferences. Dr Piyush Vyas is on the editorial board of many reputed oncological journals, surgery journals, Haematology journals. He had been invited for keynote lecture and to head a discussion panel on oncology/ Haematology topic. He is a pioneer in treating solid tumors with haematological diseases, especially treating solid tumors with Immune thrombocytopenias.”
Dr. Dezső Tóth MD, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Department of General Surgery at the Kenézy University Hospital in Debrecen, Hungary. He is a founder member of the County’s Breast Center. He graduated from University of Debrecen, Medical School in 1997 and in Medical Economics in 2001. He is certified in General Surgery and Clinical Oncology and he received his Ph.D. in „Examination of lymph node involvement in solid neoplasms – Sentinel lymph node biopsy“ with summa cum laude in 2012.
His research area is in surgical oncology, especially in the field of gastric and breast cancer. He is author and co-author of over 20 peer-reviewed publications (original article, review, chapter and case reports) published in prestigious scientific journals, such as Gastric Cancer, The Breast, Molecular Cancer, Pathology and Oncology Research, Chinese Journal of Cancer Research and World Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology.
Dr. Tawfik Abdo Saleh is a faculty member in the Chemistry Department at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals. He has published many books and several papers in international refereed journals and conference proceedings, authored and edited several books and book chapters, and he is a member of several local and international scientific societies. He has supervised many graduate students. His expertise includes the synthesis, design, and preparation of materials, nanomaterials, nanocomposites, and hybrid materials and their applications. His expertise also includes materials characterization using various techniques.
Dr Zafar Iqbal is Research Professor in Chemistry and Environmental Science at the New Jersery Institute of Technology (NJIT) and Founding President of Carbo Met, a nanotechnology-based company in Newark, New Jersey. Before joining NJIT in 2001, Dr. Zafar Iqbal was Senior Principal Scientist and Program Manager at Honeywell’s Corporate Laboratory in Morristown, New Jersey, where he spent about 20 years of his career and nurtured a wide range of technologies. He obtained his Ph.D. in Surface Physics from the Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, England in 1967 and was a Science Research Council Fellow in Molecular Sciences at the University of Warwick, England between 1967-69. In 1969 he joined the US Army’s Feltman Research Laboratory in Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey, as a research scientist where he remained until 1977. Before joining Honeywell (then Allied Signal) in 1983, he returned to Europe, where he was a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry in the University of Zurich, Switzerland and visiting Professor at the Laboratory for Solid State Physics of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), in Zurich.
He received the US Army Science Paul A. Siple Medal, the prestigious Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship in 1977-78 which he spent at the University of Konstanz in Germany, and numerous research and development awards from both Picatinny Arsenal and Honeywell. He has published over 250 papers in refereed journals, including articles in Science and Nature. He has edited two monographs, published numerous book chapters and is currently working on a monograph on Nanomaterials to be published by the Cambridge University Press. He has 25 awarded US patents on technologies ranging from high temperature superconductors, conducting polymers, carbon nanotubes and fuel cells. He was the co-winner in 2009 and 2015 of the Thomas Edison Patent Award. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society.
Dr. Nadeem Kizilbash received his Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Longwood College in U.S.A. His Master’s degree was also in Chemistry from Washington University in St. Louis, U.S.A. His doctoral degree was awarded in Biophysics from Boston University in U.S.A. He is presently working as an Assistant Professor of Biochemistry at Northern Border University in Arar, Saudi Arabia. He has published fifteen papers in various journals on topics as diverse as Proteomics, Protein Structure, Drug Delivery and Gene Polymorphism. Dr. Kizilbash is currently a member of editorial board of three international research journals. Nadeem Kizilbash received his Ph.D. in Biophysics from Boston University in 2003. His doctoral thesis was titled: “Biophysical Studies of Fatty Acid Binding Proteins & Hydrophobic Ligands”. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Penn State University and is presently serving as Head & Assistant Professor of Biochemistry at Northern Border University (Arar, Saudi Arabia). He is the author of more than 38 papers published internationally.
Dr. Giuseppe De Rosa graduated in 1997 in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology at the University of Napoli Federico II. In 2001 he completed a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Technology with a dissertation with the title “Delivery of biotechnological drugs by biodegradable microspheres”, with research activity carried out in part at the University Paris-Sud of Chatenay-Malabry (France). From 1999 to 2002, he carried out research activity at the University Paris-Sud of Chatenay-Malabry (France). From 2002 Dr De Rosa was assistant professor at the Faculty of Pharmacy – University of Naples Federico II. From 2014, Dr De Rosa is associate professor at the Department of Pharmacy, University of Naples Federico II. In the same year, he received the national scientific qualification as full professor. Dr De Rosa is author of about 80 papers on international journals, 4 book chapters and different patent applications (with granted PCT, US and EU patent). Dr De Rosa is Editor in Chief of International Journal of Medical Nano Research and member of the Editorial Board of different journals in the field of drug delivery; he was Lead Guest Editor for Journal of Drug Delivery co-Guest Editor for Journal of Amino Acids.
Research Interests: Design and development of drug delivery systems based on micro- and nanotechnologies, development of liposomes and other lipid-based nanovectors (e.g. self-assembling nanoparticles) for delivery of drugs especially designed for systemic or topical administration; polymeric particles for sustained release of drugs; semisolid formulations for topical administration of drugs.
Dr. Derya llem-Özdemir is working as Associate Professor at Ege University, Turkey. She received many awards and grants like Young Scientist Award, Outstanding Research Award and TUFTAD grant (2010). She has membership in professional societies and published more than 20 publications in peer reviewed scientific journals, book chapters. Her major research area is Radiopharmacy.
Dr. Arkady S. Voloshin is an internationally known scientist contributing in two areas of knowledge: biomechanics of human musculoskeletal system and optical methods in experimental mechanics. Dr. Voloshin was on a faculty of Iowa State University, Ames, IA (1979-1984) and currently at Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA (1984-now). During this period he supervised over 25 visiting scientists and 15 MS and PhD students. In 1995-1996 Dr. Voloshin was a Henry Goldberg Visiting Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Technion, Haifa, Israel. He is on faculty of Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics and Department of Bioengineering at Lehigh University, where he teaches mechanics and biomechanics graduate and undergraduate courses. He was elected Full Professor of the Ljubljana University, Ljubljana, Slovenia in 2009.
He is author of over 90 papers published in the high quality, internationally recognized scientific journals and over 175 papers presented and published in proceedings of various international and national scientific conferences. He also contributed chapters to several books. He is an editorial board member of many national and international journals and also a member of various international scientific committees.
Dr Ajay Kumar Singh has received his PhD in 1994 from Banaras Hindu University-Varanasi (India) on problems relating to Chiral Optical Fibers. He joined as a Lecturer in the Electrical and Electronics Group of Birla Institute of Technology and Science-Pilani-India in 1995, April and was promoted as Astt. Professor in 2003, December. In June 2005, he joined as a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Multimedia University-Melaka Malaysia. He has supervised 4 PhDs students and 4 Master thesis. At present he is supervising one Master thesis and co-supervisor of one PhD and two Master students. His areas of interest are modeling of submicron MOS devices, Low power VLSI circuit design and nanotechnology/nanoelectronics. He has published more than 60 research papers in International Journals and International conferences and reviewed many research papers submitted to various international journals. Dr Singh has authored two books and contributed two research chapters. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers, India (Fellow) and a Senior Member of IEEE. Dr Singh was invited to the technical program committee for various international and national conferences.
Dr. Ranjit Kumar has completed his Ph.D. at the age of 28 years from Patna University, Patna, India. He is working as Scientist at Mahavir Cancer Institute and research Centre, Phulwarishar if, Patna (Bihar), India for last ten years. He has published more than 93 research papers in reputed National and International journals and serving as an editorial board member of sixteen journals. He is fellow of Indian Society of Hematology and Ecotoxicology. He has published three International books on toxicology. He has worked on 28 medicinal plants for their remedial measures in different disease. Recently he is working on genomics and proteonomics of microbes. He has Co-supervised 15 Ph.D. students and more than 113 dissertation students from different Universities of India.
Dr. William David Stoll, MD is an Asst. Prof of Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine at Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston. He was also a chief resident at South Carolina of anesthesia. He completed his doctor of medicine in 2005. William served as a Jr. Faculty for pilot course on airway management for moderate sedation. He was a staff anesthesiologist at Waccamaw community hospital. In 2001 he was Administrative Specialist II at South Carolina University. William was awarded with Excellence in Clinical Instruction Award, Dedication to Nurse Anesthesia Education 2016 and Teacher of the Year Award, Clinical Anesthesia Residents, Years 1 and 2. 2015. He was also awarded a Certificate of Merit for Resident Research Presentation on the Anesthetic Management of a Pregnant Patient with Multiple Pterygium Syndrome. He was also a review/Editor board member for many publications.
Dr. A. Lakshmana Rao is working as Professor & Principal at V. V. Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Gudlavalleru, A.P, India. He has 17 years of Teaching, Research and Administrative experience for B.Pharmacy, M.Pharmacy and Ph.D. Programs. He has a total of 204 publications in reputed national and international journals. He has been an Editor-in-Chief and editorial board member of many international journals. He is a member of many professional societies of pharmacy.
Research Interests: Development and Validation of New Analytical Methods by using UPLC, HPLC, LC-MS, HPTLC, Spectrofluorimetric and Spectrophotometric Techniques; Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of Some New Heterocyclic Compounds; Isolation, Characterization and Pharmacological Screening of Natural Products
Professor Abel Vieira is born in Lisbon, Portugal, in 1951. He obtained his Graduation in Chemical Engineering in 1974 at Instituto Superior Técnico (Lisbon), his PhD in Chemistry in 1988 at Universidade Técnica de Lisboa and his Habilitation in Chemistry, speciality Organic Chemistry in 2011 at Universidade Nova de Lisboa. In both Universities he has been professor of several disciplines in the area of Organic Chemistry. He integrates a research group in Green Chemistry at Universidade Nova de Lisboa – LAQV-REQUIMTE – where he runs his own research group (Oxidative stress and Antioxidants) and keeps several collaborations with other portuguese and foreign groups, mainly in France and Germany. He supervised several PhD and Post-Doc students, is a referee of international peer reviewed journals and member of Scientific Societies, such as the Portuguese Chemical Society, where he was the head of the Free Radicals Group. He participated in / organized national and international scientific conferences, was a member of a European COST Action and published in high IF journals. Professor Vieira, besides his mother language, Portuguese, is fluent in French, German and English.
Research Interests: Physical Organic Chemistry, Radical Chemistry and Radiation Chemistry.
Dr. Yi Charlie Chen, professor of biology, has taught at Alderson Broaddus University, USA since 2000. He received his B.S. and M.S. from Zhejiang University in China. He then received his second M.S. and Ph.D. from Washington State University. Dr. Chen has published over 70 different papers and book chapters in a wide range of scientific journals and books. Dr. Chen is currently working on molecular biology of cancer research. His research has focused on the inhibition of anti-cancer drugs, especially natural compounds, on cancer growth with emphasis on angiogenesis, cell cycle and apoptosis. Dr. Chen is also working on nano chemo prevention using nanoparticles as a novel approach for cancer control. Dr. Chen is the recipient of the Faculty of the Year Award in 2013. He was also the featured professor in the 2013 spring issue of the Neuron: West Virginia Journal of Science and Research.
Dr. Chiaki Hidai has received MD in 1986 from Hokkaido University, Japan. He has worked as a House Officer and a Specialist Trainee of Cardiology in Tokyo Women’s Medical University and worked as a Postdoctoral fellow in Vanderbilt University in USA. He has received his PhD from Tokyo Women’s Medical University in 1997. He was an Assistant Professor in Tokyo Women’s Medical University from 1994-2000 and currently working as an Associate Professor in Nihon University School of Medicine from 2000.
Dr. Vuanghao Lim has completed his PhD from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Malaysia and appointed as the Head of Integrative Medicine Cluster, Advanced Medical and Dental Institute, USM. In addition to his academic carrier as senior lecturer, he is also a holistic practitioner focusing on integrated acupuncture, vibrational/energy medicines, iridology as well as herbal therapies. He is pro-active in nano-formulation for cosmeceuticals and nutraceuticals from herbs as well as for colon-targeted drug delivery system. He has published numerous papers in peer reviewed journals and has been serving as an editorial board member of repute.
Research Interests: Standardisation and quality control of herbal medicines, Drug discovery from natural products and novel synthesised organic compounds for pre-clinical studies, Nanoparticles drug delivery, Plant metabolomics.
Dr. Tamer Y. A. Fahmy is an Associate Professor at the National Research Center, Cairo, Egypt since 2009. He was a Researcher in the National Research Center, Cairo, Egypt from 1998-2009. He •received his Ph.D. (Refereed in Europe) in physical chemistry, Faculty of Science, Cairo University, Egypt, 2004; M.Sc. (Refereed in Europe) in physical chemistry, Faculty of Science, Cairo University, Egypt, 2002 and B.Sc. (Honors) in chemistry, Faculty of Science, Cairo University, Egypt, 1997. He is a member of many national and international societies. He published numerous articles in many internationally reputed journals.
Dr. Filippo Berto received his PhD in design and construction of machines (administrative headquarters of the University of Florence) and becomes in 2006 a researcher at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Padua, Italy. He currently teaches ‘Mechanical components’ in the degree course in Mechatronics Engineering and mechanical design methods in postgraduate degree in Product Innovation Engineering. He is the author of about 150 scientific works, presented in journals or national and international conferences. The research activity is oriented mainly to the structural calculation with the finite element method, the analytical study of the effect of carving, the mechanics of materials, the fatigue design of mechanical components and welded joints, bolted and glued. More than 70 papers were published in international journals with impact factor. ISI Web of Science lists 900 citations in international journals (including those found in the writer’s works). ISI WEB OF KOWLEDGE shows an H-index equal to 21. It ‘was awarded as part of a joint project with the Polytechnic University of Madrid for his contribution to science seminars of materials held in Madrid in November 2007.
Dr. Hai-Feng Ji is currently Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Drexel University, USA. His research interests focus on micro/nano biosensors, MEMS devices, surface modification for sensors, and nano assembly of organic molecules. He is currently a co-author of more than 120 peer-viewed journal articles and book chapters.
Research Interests: Micro mechanical sensors for biological and environmental applications, Nano mechanical drug screening technology.
Mohamed Mediouni is a PhD student in the Faculty of Sciences, University of Sherbrooke ,Canada. He received his master’s degree in robotics from the National School of Engineers of Tunis Tunisia. His research interests focus on computer graphics, physics simulation, artificial life, immersion, virtual reality, augmented reality, medical imaging, haptic, and robotics. Also, he is the founder director of O3DC (Orthopaedic 3D Collection). He is interested in the behavior of the next generation of scientists. He is concerned with the development and the unhealthy state of education of his country.
President Chung Yi Chen obtained PhD in 1999 at Kaohsiung Medical University. He currently teaches in Fooyin University, as most young and also the most senior professors and deans. The past 20 years, he has his scientific interests focused on life-threatening diseases, including traditional Chinese medicine used for cancer research. Analysis in recent year’s major active ingredients such as ginger, pepper and cinnamon used in gastrointestinal cancer, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiparasitic, and other topics. President Chen specializes in isolation, purification and structural analysis of active components of plants. President Chen directed against active constituents of oral cancer, liver cancer, and rectal cancer. President Chen was just over 45 years old, but his work has more than 220 papers, Taiwan one of the young talents. Professor Chen was invited more than 170 kinds of Journal editorial boards. Professor Chen won numerous awards at home and abroad, from 2015, was awarded the lifetime achievement award; from 2016 was awarded the healthcare & biotechnology merit award.
Dr. Adama Ly is the President – Founder of AFROCANCER, an international network against cancer in Africa. He is also the Founder in 2009 and editor in chief of the revue “Journal Africain du Cancer/ African Journal of Cancer” published by Springer France. Adama Ly is Doctor in Immunology and Oncology at University Paris XI and was member of the Doctoral school of Gustave Roussy cancer Institute (Villejuif, France). Dr. Ly received a degree in Biomedical Engineering and Innovations Management (Pierre and Marie Curie University, Paris, France). He graduated in Master of Social Health (MSH) from Ecoles des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (School of High studies in social Sciences) (Paris). He was visiting fellow at Sydney Kimmel Cancer Center (SKCC, San Diego, California, USA) and at Martin Luther Wittenberg University (Halle, Germany).
Dr. Ly has received international awards (Laureate of the 2011 Editorial Award attributed by the Syndicate of Health profession’s publishers and medias (Paris 20 October 2011), was elected « Men of Year 2007 » with 14 other laureates by African medias and congratulations and Honours of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Vienna, Austria ( 20 September 2007). He is a Member of many professional societies and scientific boards, he has published several articles and books in cancer research and development.
Research Interests: Growth factors, antitumoral immunity, cellular therapies of tumours, biomedical sciences, cancer in developing countries.
Dr. Chang Gong has completed her MD in 2004 and PhD in 2010 from Sun Yat-Sen University as well as postdoctoral studies from INSERM, France. She is currently working as an associate professor of breast surgery in Breast Tumor Center, Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hospital, Sun Yat-Sen University, China. She focuses on the mechanisms of drug resistance and metastasis of breast cancer. She has published 15 papers in reputed journals.
Research Interests: Breast Cancer, Breast cancer metastasis suppressors, Cancer
Dr. Hossein Lavvafi holds a PhD from Case Western Reserve University in Materials Sciences and Engineering. Upon graduation, he worked in R&D industry for a few years as a Sr. Materials Scientist. During that time, he served as a lead researcher on several R&D projects in the orthopedic and Medical Device industry where he specialized in developing high performance implant alloys and surgical instruments. Following that, he joined the department of radiation oncology at the Eleanor N. Dana Cancer Center of University of Toledo Medical Center to prepare for a career as Therapeutic Medical Physicist followed by a 2-year CAMPEP accredited residency at Loyola University Medical Center of Chicago.
He has authored several papers, patents, books and international conferences. Dr. Lavvafi is a technical reviewer for peer reviewed journals such as Journal of Manufacturing, Acta Materialia, Materials Characterization, Biomedical Engineering and Technology, Materials Science and Engineering A, etc. His experiences include radiation oncology medical physics, treatment planning system, laser interactions with metals and their mechanical properties, materials selection, alternative materials and processes.
Dr. Michael Froehner is working as an Associate Professor in Department of Urology, University Hospital, Carl Gustav Carus, Dresden University of Technology, Dresden, Germany. His clinical interests are Diagnostics, surgery and systemic treatment of urological neoplasms, imaging and differential diagnosis. His Scientific interests are comorbidity and competing mortality, Life expectancy and natural history of prostate cancer, Multimodal treatment of genitourinary cancer, Urologic sarcomas.
Dr. Nabil Mohie Abdel–Hamid is a Professor of Cancer Biology at Department of Biochemistry. He is the Dean and Founder of Faculty of Pharmacy, Kafrelsheikh University, Egypt. His international experience includes various programs, contributions and participation in different countries for diverse fields of study. His research interests reflect in her wide range of publications in various national and international journals. His specialties are in the field of Cancer Biology and pharmacology.
Research Interests: Cancer Biology, Principal Instructor and interested in Hepatocellular Carcinoma Research(Both Early Detection, Looking for New Sensitive and Specific Markers and Therapeutic Perusal), as New Trends in Management of Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Including Chemo and Radio Sensitization to Cancer Therapy.
Dr. Anna M Tacón is currently an associate professor of health at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. Her academic background involves undergraduate and graduate degrees in psychology as well as human development and family studies with a focus on family of origin and adult health. Her worldview, therefore, involves a unique integration of psychology, development and family issues, and health from a bio psychosocial perspective. More specifically, Dr. Anna M Tacón focuses on psychosocial oncology issues and complementary medicine strategies for stress reduction in those with cancer.
Research interests involve working with breast cancer patients as well as chronic pain patients. In addition to conceptual and theoretical works, the majority of her research involves conducting the Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program for women with breast cancer to determine the practical efficacy and benefits of this program for this population. Some factors investigated include: mental adjustment to cancer, pain anxiety, pain catastrophizing, pain self-efficacy, pain intensity, attachment style, emotional control, existential well-being, grief and loss, cancer symptoms of distress, and cancer-related fatigue.
Dr. Adel Tahseen Aref was graduated from Ain Shams Medical School, Cairo, Egypt, with grade excellent with honour in 2003. He had one year as intern at Ain Shams University hospitals. In 2005, he started his residency training at the Clinical Oncology Department, Ain Shams University hospitals. He got his master degree in Clinical Oncology in 2008. He worked as Medical Oncology specialist for one year in Cairo and he worked as medical oncology specialist for 5 years at Dubai Hospital. In 2010 he got his Medical Oncology certification from the European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO). In 2013, he got Medical Oncology Speciality certification from the Royal College of Physician, UK. In 2015, he moved to Kingdom of Bahrain where he worked as senior medical oncology specialist for one year.
In 2012, he established ‘MedicalSurveys-17 Research Group’, with a group of young oncologist who are working in different institutes in the Middle East region. He had a number of projects, which aimed to screen the oncological clinical practice in the Middle East.
In 2016 he was awarded PhD scholarship from the University of Adelaide. In June 2016, he joined the Lipid and prostate cancer research group to start his PhD project at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI). His PhD research project is about the effect of obesity and abnormal metabolic profile on prostate cancer incidence and aggressiveness.
Research Interests: Breast cancer, Prostate cancer, Lung cancer, Non Hodgkin lymphoma
Dr. Matthew Ware completed his PhD in the field of cancer nanomedicine at the Department of Nanomedicine, Houston Methodist Research Institute, Houston, Texas in collaboration with the Centre for Nanohealth, Swansea University, UK. His research focused on innovative nanomedicine approaches for the treatment of pancreatic cancer. Upon completion of his PhD, he was awarded the ‘Best PhD student in the Systems Processing Engineering Center’ (SPEC) at Swansea University Award. SPEC is home to several established centers in the United Kingdom including the Centre for Complex Fluid Processing, Centre for Nano Health, Centre for Water Advanced Technologies and Environmental Research, Electronic Systems Design Centre, Multidisciplinary Nanotechnology Centre and Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating. He have also received national awards for his work including a recent feature on his research by the director of NIH, Dr Francis Collins. He was recruited for his postdoctoral training in the fields of Nanomedicine and Surgical research to the team of Dr. Steven Curley, at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, where he specialize in improving drug disposition and efficacy in pancreatic and hepatic cancers using a non-invasive radio frequency treatment. He have published numerous peer-reviewed articles in top journals and was invited to write several book chapters for distinguished editorial boards such as Royal Society of Chemistry and Springer, USA. He is a member of several editorial boards and have peer reviewed numerous scientific articles for publication in various high impact journals. He have also been involved in the development of new medical devices, novel materials for slow release drug delivery and new strategies to treat cancers that have proven too difficult to remove during surgery. He currently hold two US patents relating to the clinical treatment of pancreatic cancers.
Dr. Alireza Heidari, Ph.D., D.Sc. is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Chemistry. He has got his Ph.D. and D.Sc. degrees form California South University (CSU), Irvine, California, USA. Furthermore, he has double postdocs in Project Management and also in Nano chemistry and Molecular Structure Theory. His research interests are Biophysical Chemistry, Nano chemistry, Quantum Chemistry, Bio molecular and Vibrational Spectroscopy, Molecular Modeling and Structure, Theoretical, Computational and Mathematical Chemistry, Ab initio and Density Functional Methods. He has participated at more than fifty reputed international conferences, seminars, congresses, symposiums and forums around the world as yet. Also, he possesses many published articles in Science Citation Index (SCI)/International Scientific Indexing (ISI) Journals. It should be noted that he has visited many universities or scientific and academic research institutes in different countries such as United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Netherlands, Russia, France, Swiss, Germany, Sweden, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Mexico, Taiwan, South Korea, China, etc. as research fellow, sabbatical and volunteer researcher or visitor heretofore. He has a history of several years of teaching for college students and various disciplines and trends in different universities. Moreover, he has been a senior advisor in various industry and factories. He is expert in many computer programs and programming languages. Hitherto, he has authored more than ten books in Chemistry. Syne, he has been awarded more than four hundreds reputed international awards, prizes, scholarships and honors. Heretofore, he has multiple editorial duties in many reputed international journals. Hitherward, he is a member of more than one hundred reputed international academic–scientific–research institutes around the world.
Research Interests: Biophysical Chemistry, Bio molecular Spectroscopy, Quantum Chemistry, Nano chemistry, Theoretical Chemistry, Mathematical Chemistry, Computational Chemistry, Vibrational Spectroscopy, Molecular Modelling, Ab initio & Density, Functional Methods, Molecular Structure.
Dr. Joseph Prandota received his Doctor of Medical Sciences degree (1970) and PhD degree (1980) from Wroclaw Medical University, Poland. He worked as Assistant/Adjunct in Dpt of Pharmacology (1966-1975), Dpt of Pediatric Nephrology (1975-1977), the Associate Professor, Full Professor and Chief in Dpt of Pediatrics, J. Korczak Memorial Children’s Hospital in Wroclaw (1978-2002), and then in the Faculty of Dentistry, and as the Chair and Head of the Dpt of Social Pediatrics, Faculty of Health Sciences, Wroclaw Medical University (2002-2011). He received the Senior Fulbright-Hays Program award and worked in Dpt of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA (1973-175; director dr Albert W. Pruitt); obtained fellowship in Dpt of Pharmacology, Creteil, Paris XII, France (1977/1978; chairman dr Jean-Paul Tillement); was awarded The Kosciuszko Foundation Fellowship (twice) working in Dpt of Pediatrics, LSU in Shreveport, LA (1986); director dr John T. Wilson; and was a Visiting Professor in Dpt of Pediatrics and Pediatric Nephrology, School of Medicine, Hannover, Germany (September, 1993; chairman dr Johannes Brodehl). He published 65 peer-reviewed papers as the only or first author. He is serving as an editorial member of the World J Clin Pediatrics (China), Int J Neurology Res (Hong Kong), Archives of Clinical Hypertension (India), International Journal of Autoimmune Disorders & Therapy (India). SRL Pediatrics & Neonatal Care (USA). Recently, Dr Prandota et al found the increased seroprevalence of chronic toxoplasmosis in autistic children [Int J Neurol Res, 2015,1(3), 102-122].
Latent chronic T. gondii infection and its participation in development of molecular pathomechanisms of headaches, several neurodegenerative, and autoimmune diseases, including autism, inflammatory bowel disease, Lesniowski-Crohn disease, cryptogenic liver disease, steatohepatitis, diabetes mellitus, atherosclerosis, idiopathic intracranial hypertension, and proteinuria.
Dr. Toru Ishikawa, Ph D, M.D., is Professor and General Manager of Gastroenterology at Saiseikai Niigata Daini Hospital from 2008 to now. From 1992 to 1993, Ishikawa was a Resident in the Niigata University Hospital, Niigata, Japan. From 1993 to 1994, Ishikawa was a Resident in the Sinrakuen Hospital, Niigata, Japan. From 1994 to 1995, Ishikawa was a medical Staff in the Saiseikai Niigata Daini Hospital, Niigata, Japan. From 1995 to 2002, Ishikawa was a Resident in the the Third Department of Internal Medicine in the Niigata University Hospital, Niigata, Japan. From 2002 to 2007, Ishikawa was a Head Doctor of Gastroenterology, Sai sei kai Niigata Daini Hospital.
Research Interests: Hepatocellular carcinoma, Liver cirrhosis, Portal hypertension, Hepatitis, IVR
Dr. Leonardo Roever was graduated in 2002, had his specialization in Unifesp (2003), Master’s degree (2008), and PhD (2015-current) in Health Sciences from the UFU. Editor in Chief – Evidence Based Medicine and Practice (EBMP), Internal Medicine and Care (IMC), SciFed Journal of Cardiology and Quality in Primary Care. Section Editors – Current Atherosclerosis Reports (Impact Factor – 3.006). Academic Editor of Medicine (USA – Baltimore, Maryland – Impact Factor – 2.133). Guest editor – Frontiers in Physiology (Impact Factor – 4.031) in Switzerland, Editorial Advisory Board – Cardiology Journal (Impact Factor – 1.130), in Poland. Guest Editor – Special Issue on Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease (Journal of International Medical Research – Impact Factor – 1.431) – Special issue entitled: Coronary Artery Disease (Journal of Cardiovascular Diseases & Diagnosis). Executive Editor of Atherosclerosis: Open Access. He has acted or works as a member of the editorial board of 85 scientific journals and a reviewer of 204. Editorial board member of the Journal of Epidemiology, Internal Medicine, Translational Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases & Diagnosis, Interventional Cardiology, Emergency Medicine and others. Reviewer journals such as British Medical Journal (BMJ), Circulation, European Heart Journal, JACC, JAMA Internal Medicine, Scientific Reports, Stem Cells, Nature (EJCN), Stroke, Neurology, Chest, Critical Care Medicine, Circulation: Heart Failure, JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions, EuroIntervention, JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging, Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions, JAHA, The American Journal of Medicine, The American Journal of Sports Medicine and others. Ad Hoc is the American Heart Association (AHA-USA) and the National Institute of Health (NIH-USA). The total of publications comprises 124 articles in journals specialized as an author and/or co-authored, 19 abstracts in conference proceedings, and 2 international book chapter. He has experience in health care, with emphasis in Cardiovascular Research. He is the Member of the Global Burden of Disease collaborator network, GRADE Working Group and Integrated Meta-analysis of Cardiac Surgery and Cardiology-Group (IMCSC-Group).
Research Interests: Evidence based medicine and practice, network meta-analysis, randomized controlled trials, systematic reviews and meta-analysis, umbrella reviews, meta-epidemiologic studies, cross-sectional studies, diagnosis, treatment, management, and prevention of atherosclerosis, ectopic adiposopathy, biomarkers, inflammatory markers, metabolic syndrome, coronary artery disease, cardiovascular prevention, heart failure, hypertension, arrhythmia, diabetes, aging, stroke, sports injuries, clinical epidemiology, clinical research, biostatistics and development of new diagnostic and therapeutic methods.
Dr. Alfio Ferlito is Professor and Chairman of the ENT Clinic at the University Of Udine School Of Medicine from 1997. He was Director of the Department of Surgical Sciences at the same University from 2003 to 2009. He graduated in medicine at the University of Bologna in 1968. He completed his residence programme in otolaryngology and subsequently in pathology. He worked at the ENT Department of Padua University from 1970 to 1997. Professor Ferlito has collaborated in writing articles, editorials, commentaries, letters to the editor, special issues, book chapters and books with 516 international experts. He has edited a three-volume book entitled Cancer of the Larynx (CRC Press, Boca Raton, 1985) and three other books entitled Neoplasms of the Larynx (Churchill Livingstone, Edinburgh, 1993), Surgical Pathology of Laryngeal Neoplasms (Chapman and Hall, London, 1996) and Diseases of the Larynx (Arnold, London, 2000).
His chief interest is the promotion of international cooperation in head and neck surgery, oncology and cancer research.
Dr. Viroj Wiwanitkit M.D is currently working as a medical professor and Asian Scholar. He graduated in medical doctor (M.D). (honors) and works in medical academics in many universities. He works as a Visiting University Professor, Hainan Medical University, Hainan China; Honorary professor, Dr DY Patil University, India; Visiting Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Nis, Serbia; Special Lecturer, Chulalong korn University, Bangkok Thailand; Adjunct Professor, Joesph Ayo Babalola University, Nigeria; Professor, Senior Expert, Surin Rajabhat University, Surin, Thailand. He is an Invited reviewer of many regional and international medical and science journals and an Invited speaker in many International Congresses and also serves as Editor in chief of more than 10 international journals. He is in Editorial board of more than 60 international journals. He is the world scientist with the most numbers of international publications as the first author. He is an Invited lecturer for many universities in Thailand and other countries He is the author with the 1st global rank with the most number of international publication as the first author.
Research interests: Tropical medicine, Laboratory science (biomedical), Nano science and nanotechnology, Bioinformatics and medical engineering, Family medicine, social medicine and public health.
Dr. Valentina Lucia La Rosa is a psychologist and is specialized in Psychotherapy. She is Member of the Italian Association of Psychology (AIP) and of the Lacanian School of Psychoanalysis (SLP). She got a Master in Psycho diagnostics and construction of the clinical case (Applied Psychoanalysis Association, Catania). She actually conducts her research activity in the Unit of Psycho diagnostics and Clinical Psychology at University of Catania. Her research interests are quality of life and psychological well-being of gynecologic patients.
Research interests: : Quality of life, sexuality and psychological well-being in gynecological diseases, with particular reference to endometriosis, gynecological cancer, infertility, gynecological surgery and menopause.
Dr. John F. Bebawy, MD is an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology & Neurological Surgery at Northwestern University. His clinical and research interests and expertise relate to Neuroanesthesia, with a focus on interventions that affect cerebral blood flow and cerebrovascular hemodynamics. Dr. Bebawy completed his Anesthesiology residency and Neurosurgical Anesthesiology fellowship training at Northwestern in 2008, where he is currently faculty and Associate Director of the Neurosurgical Anesthesiology Fellowship Program. He is a member of many national and international societies for the advancement of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology, has published widely on various topics in the field, and has spoken at many meetings throughout the world on areas within his expertise. Dr. Bebawy is devoted and committed to the betterment of patient safety through individualized and compassionate clinical care, as well as through his contribution to the scientific community.
Research Interests: His research interests include Neuro anesthesia, Cerebral blood flow, Cerebral physiology, Cerebral pharmacology, Adenosine, Circulatory arrest, Post-craniotomy hypertension, Awake craniotomy.
Prof. Dr. Peter Pospiech is a Co-Chair of the Department of Prosthetic Dentistry at Charité, – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany. He graduated from the University of Duesseldorf, Germany with Masters Degrees (Staatsexamen). He obtained a Dr.-Degree from the University of Duesseldorf in 1988, Habilitation (PhD) on “All-ceramic resin-bonded bridges” in 1997, Venia legendi and Position as an Associate Professor and Degree of a “Qualified Specialist in Prosthodontics” from the German Association of Prosthodontics and Dental Materials Science (DGZPW) in 1997. He worked as an Assistant Professor at the University of Regensburg, Dep. of Prosthetic Dentistry (1987 – 1990), Visiting doctor at the University of Adelaide in 1989, from 1991 to 2002 he worked in the Department of Prosthetic Dentistry and Dental Materials Sciences at the University of Munich (LMU), Visiting Professor at the University of Washington, Seattle at the Dep. of Restorative Dentistry (August 1999 – April 2000).
From 2002 to 2011 Prof. Dr. Peter Pospiech was a Chairman of the Department of Prosthetic Dentistry and Dental Materials Science, Saarland University (Homburg, Saarland), an Acting Chair of the Dental Faculty (2007 – 2011), a Dean for Student affairs (2008 – 2011). From 2011-2012 Prof. Dr. Peter Pospiech was a Chairman of the Department of Prosthetic Dentistry and Dental Materials Science, Danube Private University (Krems, Austria) and worked as an Associate Professor at the Technical University of Dresden. Since 2013 he is a Co-Chair of the Department of Prosthetic Dentistry at Charité, – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany.
Research Interests: Clinical research on all-ceramic restorations, Partial dentures, Resin-cements, Adhesive bridges, CAD/CAM for Dental ceramics, Ceramics in Implantology, Impression materials.
Dr. Emmanuel Andres is a Professor & Head of the Department of Internal Medicine at University of Strasbourg, France. In 1996, Dr Emmanuel Andres received his MD degree in Internal Medicine, at the University of Strasbourg, France. He worked as an associate professor in the University Hospital of Strasbourg, France. In 1998 he worked as PhD in Molecular Biology in the Laboratory of Professor Hoffmann (2011, Nobel Prize of Medicine) in the field of cationic antimicrobial peptides and pathogens – host relations. In 2002, he was nominated Professor at the University of Strasbourg, France. He also was in the head of an Internal Medicine Department (of 62 beads) in the University hospital of Strasbourg, France. He was awarded the French Society of Haematology, price for research in the field of anaemia related to cobalamin or folate deficiencies in 2004. Achievements include development of research in: all type of anaemia, neutropenia and thrombocytopenia, particularly drug-induced neutropenia and agranulocytosis or thrombocytopenia; haematopoietic growth factors; and cobalamin deficiencies. He also conducts several studies on inflammatory or immune disorders. His recent works also include research and development on human sounds analysis, electronic stethoscope, e-auscultation, and e-medicine. In that function he was recruited as advisor to several pharmaceutical and telemedicine companies or start-up. He has more than 300 publications in national and international journals.
Research Interest(s): Immune cytopenias; Systemic immune and inflammatory diseases; Chronic pathologies, Telemedicine, Drug-induced side effects, Vitamin deficiency
Dr. Amit Ray is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at New York University School of Medicine, USA. Dr. Ray graduated from the Maulana Azad Med Coll, Delhi Univ, New Delhi, Delhi, India in 1998. His specialities include Epilepsy (Pediatric and Adult), Neurophysiology, Neurology.
Brian Wigdahl, Ph.D., is professor and chair of Microbiology and Immunology, director of the Institute for Molecular Medicine and Infectious Disease, and director of the institute’s Center for Molecular Virology and Translational Neuroscience at the Drexel University College of Medicine. An internationally recognized molecular virologist, Dr. Wigdahl focuses his immediate research on the molecular mechanisms, treatment, and prevention of immunologic abnormalities, cancer, and progressive neurologic disorders caused by members of the retrovirus and herpesvirus families. He has a total of more than 200 published or in press peer-reviewed publications. He is currently the executive director of the PhD/MS program in Molecular Medicine and six MS graduate programs including Infectious Disease, Immunology, Biomedicine and Business, Biomedicine and Law, Biomedicine and Entrepreneurship, and Biomedicine and Digital Design at Drexel in addition to his general oversight of the PhD Graduate Program in Microbiology and Immunology.
He has trained more than 30 PhD students and 15 MS degree students (including 4 MD/PhD students) and 16 postdoctoral fellows during this 35 year career at Penn State and Drexel. A senior associate editor of the Journal of NeuroVirology, Dr. Wigdahl also served for six years as president of the International Society for NeuroVirology, and currently serves as treasurer of the Society. During his time at Penn State, Dr. Wigdahl was awarded the Samuel Hinkle Society Outstanding Young Investigator award and more recently at Drexel University College of Medicine, the Julian Marsh, MD, Faculty Scholar Award for excellence in scientific research, outstanding teaching skills, and consistent high quality leadership. Dr. Wigdahl is the 2013 recipient of the International Society for NeuroVirology Pioneer in Neurovirology Award presented in recognition of outstanding individual achievement in the field of neurovirology and the 2016 recipient of the Society on NeuroImmune Pharmacology Wybran Award presented in recognition of the very best scientific contributions that have resulted in the preservation and expansion of the field of Neuroimmune Pharmacology.
Dr. Mukesh Tiwari is currently working as a researcher and Clinical Laboratory Manager at Northwell Health at Manhasset in New York since 2014. He started working in 2008 as a clinical researcher at the University of Minnesota in islet cell transplantation and has tremendous experience in the fields of autologous, allogeneic and xenograft pancreatic islet transplantations as a viable alternative for life long insulin therapy in select patients of chronic pancreatitis and Type-1 Diabetes Mellitus respectively. Dr. Mukesh also serves on the editorial board of other journals and has co-authored several relevant papers on this subject in journals such as American journal of transplantation (AJT), European Medical Journal (EMJ) Transplantation, Pancreatology, Acta Diabetologia, Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology.
Research interests: Acute pancreatitis, Chronic pancreatitis, Pancreatic cancer, Xenotransplantation.
Dr. Nour A. Al-Sawalha received her PhD degree in Pharmacology from university of Houston, USA and currently she is an associate professor at the Clinical Pharmacy Department at Jordan University of Science and Technology. The research focus of Al-Sawalha is determining the mechanism of effect of β-blockers and β-2 adrenoceptor signaling in the development of asthma phenotype in murine model of asthma. In addition, Al-Sawalha focuses on elucidating the effect of waterpipe tobacco smoke exposure, active and prenatal, on the function of different organs and offspring health utilizing appropriate animal models.
Dr. Orhan E. Arslan is professor and director of Advanced Neuroanatomy and Anatomy Programs in the Department of Pathology and Cell Biology at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine. He also serves as preclerkship integration director. He holds doctoral degrees in anatomy and neuroscience, as well as in veterinary medicine and surgery. He has a successful track record as a medical educator and scientist. He has designed and implemented significant innovative curricular modules in clinical neuroscience and anatomy. These curricular innovation included a system-based anatomy and neuroanatomy courses, procedure-based, ultrasound-based and landmark based anatomy that have been successfully introduced into the medical curriculum. He has also designed a multidisciplinary board review module that integrates neuroanatomy, anatomy, histology and embryology. He has been actively involved in the implementation of problem-based and the clinical presentation-based curricula. He served as curricular consultant in anatomy and neuroscience at several national and international medical schools. He has an extensive experience in preparing medical students for the USMLE as he conducted series of reviews at national and state levels. His teaching career has been distinguished with several awards, including Basic Science Professor of the Year, Dean’s Performance Award, Most Outstanding Instructor, Golden Apple and Interprofessionalism awards, among many others, at both Rosalind Franklin University School of Medicine (RFU) and the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine. In recognition, an Endowed Scholarship and an Excellence in Anatomy award have been established in his name at both institutions. He is a graduate of the Leadership Institute at the University of South Florida. He serves as the section editor of the Neuroanatomy Journal and a member of the editorial board of Global Science & Technology Forum (GSTF)-Journal on Pathology & Laboratory (JPL), SM Journal of Clinical pathology, Journal of Clinical Pathology and Microbes, Current Research: Integrative Medicine (CRIM, JSM Bone Marrow Research, and Horizon Research, Publishing. He is an author of ‘Neuroanatomical Basis of Clinical Neurology’ textbook that received Outstanding Academic Title Award by the Choice Magazine, Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, for excellence in scholarship and presentation, and for the significant contribution to the field.
Dr. Fatemeh Farshadpour is an assistant professor at Bushehr University of Medical Sciences, where she teaches medical virology, practical virology, molecular cell biology, microorganism genetics, and eukaryotic and prokaryotic molecular cell biology. In addition to her teaching position, she works as a researcher at Persian Gulf Tropical Medicine Research Center. Her work has centered around the viral hepatitis. Her research interests include molecular and epidemiological studies of viral hepatitis, recombinant protein and vaccine studies. She has developed a high-density multiepitope DNA construct as a candidate vaccine against Hepatitis E Virus (HEV) and two in-house ELISA kits for detection of IgG antibodies against HEV. The later one got a patent. Aside from being a lecturer and researcher, Fatemeh Farshadpour is also a writer. She is the editorial board member of Pathogen & Infectious Disease journal, World Journal of Virology, Virology Research Journal, and the reviewer of several journals.
Dr. Sudeep. C.B is working as an Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health Dentistry, Sree Anjaneya Institute of Dental Sciences, Kozhikode, Kerala, India. He did his Master of Dental Surgery in Public Health Dentistry / Community Dentistry from Coorg institute of Dental Sciences, Coorg, Karnataka, India. He is a member of many national and international Dental Associations. He is an editorial board member of many reputed scientific journals and also an invited speaker for many national conferences.
Reza Taherkhani is an assistant professor at Medical Faculty of Bushehr University of Medical Sciences. He joined the faculty in 2014. In addition to his teaching position, Taherkhani served as a researcher at Persian Gulf Tropical Medicine Research Center. Reza Taherkhani’s main area of research is DNA vaccine development against hepatitis E virus. He is also expert in recombinant protein expression and Purification, gene cloning & sub-cloning, PCR & RT-PCR, cell culture technique, ELISA kit setting up, Elispot and cytokine assay, MTT cell proliferation assay, virus isolation by SPF eggs, as well as bioinformatics software (Vector NTI, Mega4, Gene designer, Primer Designing, Primer3, Olygo, CloneWin, CLC Sequence viewer, …). He is also interested in molecular studies of oncoviruses. Aside from being a lecturer and researcher, Reza Taherkhani is also an author.
Dr. Tahir A. Baig is working as an Assistant Professor at Att-ur-Rehman School of Applied Biosciences (ASAB), NUST, Pakistan. He is the member of pioneer team who join NCVI (Now ASAB) in July, 2007 as Senior Research Officer. He has been a dynamic and dedicated team member and has been great asset to establish the institution. From 2008 to 2011, he has been the incharge of DNA sequencing facilities, under his supervision various genes have been sequenced and submitted in NCBI Gene Data Bank. He has been also working as an Activity coordinator and responsible for organizing all extracurricular activities.
His area of interest is in Environmental Virology with special focus on Gasteroenteritis viruses like, Rotavirus, Enterovirus, Astrovirus, Adenovirus, Revovirus, HEV, HAV and Polioviruses. His research investigates an emerging area of biotechnology, detection and identification of viruses in environmental samples. My work focuses on the Family of Enterovirus.
Dr. Shanzhong Gong is a Post-doctoral Research Scientist at University of Texas at Austin, Austin, USA. He has extensive experience in studying ligand binding kinetics (one-step and multi-steps binding), slow onset inhibitor binding, inhibition pattern, single turnover, steady state and pre-steady state kinetics, using assays including equilibrium titration, double mixing, rapid quench flow, stopped flow and etc. In addition, he has hands-on experience in purifying proteins using HPLC, and characterizing enzyme or DNA dynamics using fluorescence assay. He also has expertise with experiment design and evaluation using KinTek software simulation. He also mentored several undergraduates and trained them purifying proteins using HPLC, and performing kinetic experiments. In addition, he served as a teaching assistant for more than eight classes of undergraduates in UT Austin.
Professor Dr. Ali Osman Gürol was born in 1959 in Kirklareli (Turkey). After completing his secondary education at the Italian High School in Istanbul, he completed his medical education at the University of Bologna, Italy. He was a doctor of immunology at Istanbul University Health Sciences Institute. He is currently a member at Istanbul University’s Aziz Sancar Institute of Experimental Medicine (Aziz Sancar DETAE) Department of Immunology and Istanbul Medicine Faculty Department of Medical Pharmacology, and is also Deputy Director at the Istanbul University Diabetes Application and Research Center. Dr. Gurol’s primary interest is transplantation of islets of Langerhans.
Dr. Ammar Mohammed Hamood AL-Farga is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Department of Food & Biological Engineering, Jiangsu University, China. He is working on process development for a novel food. He holds a PhD in food science engineering from Jiangnan University Wuxi, China, where he worked on Physiochemical, Nutritional value and Antioxidant Characteristics of a novel food Alhydwan (Boerhavia elegana Choisy) Seed and its Application in some Food Products. The National Excellent Doctoral Dissertation Award Nomination of China, 2016. His research focuses on development for novel foods in an attempt to discover more innovative foods of high nutraceutical values that can be used in other food product systems. He has published various papers (20) in high impact factor international journals and her work is very well cited by researcher’s worldwide (h-index 5). He has Award of “Finding Future-star of Young Researchers Scheme”, 2016, He has also been awarded with various awards and honours including the Doctoral Fellowship, Wuxi, China. He published more than 53 scientific works. Two patents (Under review). Reviewer in more than 5 international journals as well as member of the editorial board of 59 indexed journals.
Sreenivasan Sasidharan has completed his PhD from Universiti Sains Malaysia in 2007. He is the Associate Professor in Institute for Research in Molecular Medicine of Universiti Sains Malaysia, a public University in Malaysia. He has over 160 publications with total impact factor of 180 (more than 1000 citation), multiple book chapters, significant grant support, and over 100 posters/abstracts at national and international meetings as well as Organizer, Keynote, Invited Speaker and chair of International & National Congresses. He has been serving as an Editorial Board Member and Reviewer of international journals, local and international research grants. He reviewed more than 150 manuscripts for international journals. His research interests include medicinal plants and their role in Health and Disease Management, Molecular Mechanisms and Biology of Free Radicals, miRNA, Anticancer, Antioxidants, Antimicrobial and also isolations and identification of phytochemicals from local natural resources for various biotechnology purposes including green synthesis of gold nanoparticle. He also graduated more than 15 post graduate student as main supervisor.
Dr. Osamu Ishibashi received his MSc from Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan) in 1993. In the same year he joined a pharmaceutical company, Ciba-Geigy Japan (currently Novartis Pharma), and conducted basic research leading to the development of novel anti-osteoporosis drugs, including cathepsin K inhibitors. Based on the achievements in the company, he received his Ph.D from Nagaoka University of Technology (Japan) in 2000. He then accepted academic positions including a post-doctoral fellow in Max-Planck Institute of Biochemistry (Germany) and a senior scientist in Niigata University (Japan). In 2006, he joined Nippon Medical School as a senior assistant professor, and started new projects as to microRNA-mediated regulation of cell functions. In 2012, he accepted the current position (associate professor) in Osaka Prefecture University to develop original studies as to genome-wide transcriptomics associated with various diseases including cancer.
Dr. Ana Teresa Sanches Silva is working as a Researcher at the National Institute for Agricultural and Veterinary Research (INIAV), Vila do Conde, Portugal. She obtained the degree in Pharmacy from the University of Coimbra, Portugal, in 2001 and in 2005 received her European Ph.D. in Pharmacy from the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Afterwards she started a one year post-doc contract at USC. In July 2006 she initiated a FCT post-doc at USC and in July 2007 she joined the Department of Food and Nutrition of the National Institute of Health Dr. Ricardo Jorge (INSA) with the same grant. From May 2008 to April 2013 she has been researcher at INSA under the frame of FCT Program Science 2007. From July 2013 she is an invited researcher at INSA.
Nutrition and Public Health with Sub research fields as Evaluation of Food Safety and Composition, Development of analytical methods for the determination of migrants and components in foodstuffs, Food-Packaging interactions, Mathematical modelling of migration, Mass Spectrometry applied to Food Analysis, Study of lipid oxidation and migration phenomena in foods, Analysis of bioactive compounds and nutritional composition of foods, namely traditional foods.
Dr. Mina T. Kelleni works as an assistant professor of pharmacology, faculty of medicine, Minia Univesity, Egypt. He has earned his MBBS degree from faculty of medicine, Minia University, Egypt with honor in 2004. He’s chosen a career in pharmacology after feeling frustrated from the lack of effective remedies for many diseases dedicating sincere efforts in his MSc research to explore a new remedy for NAFLD and in his PhD research to decrease the toxicity of antineoplastic drugs. He’s struggling to raise pharmacovigilance in Egypt as well as to ban the toxic and carcinogenic drugs which are sorrowfully widely circulating in the Middle East and African markets. Dr. Kelleni is a member of the editorial boards of more than twelve international medical journals and he has received many invitations to participate as an honorable speaker in tens of well prestigious medical conferences in USA, London, Canada, Greece, Spain, Dubai, Morocco, Australia, China and Taiwan, among others.
Research Interests: Lymphoma, Anti-neoplastic Drugs, Diabetes Mellitus, Obesity, Autoimmune disorders, NAFLD, HCV Pharmacotherapy, Pharmacovigilance.
Dr. Rabindra Nath Das is a Professor at Department of Statistics, The University of Burdwan, Burdwan, W.B., India. He has 15 years of teaching experience at Master’s Levels of The University of Burdwan (Burdwan, W.B., India) students. In Master’s Degree Level Statistics courses, he have been teaching Design of Experiments, Linear Models, Regression Analysis, Statistical Data Analysis, Sample Survey, Sampling Distributions, Inference, Reliability theory, Epidemiology, Survival Analysis, Clinical Trials etc. In Master’s Degree Zoology, Environmental Science and Diploma courses of Population Studies courses of Burdwan University. He taught respectively, Bio-statistics, Environmental Statistics and Demography and Basic Statistics. He has already published 54 research articles on the above areas. He has been an editorial board member of many reputed national and international journals.
Dr Najith Amarasena is a Research Fellow at the Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health (ARCPOH), at the University of Adelaide. He obtained his PhD from Niigata University, Japan and also holds a Doctor of Medicine and a Master of Science degree from the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. Najith is a dentist by profession and received his Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. He is also a recipient of the Japanese Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellowship from the Ministry of Higher Education, Japan. Before coming to Adelaide, Najith was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Graduate School of Medicine and Dentistry, Niigata University, Japan and a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Dental Sciences, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. He had also worked for the Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka as a Consultant in Dental Public Health.
Dr Rohit Saluja is currently working as Ramalingaswami Fellow ( scientist D , DBT) in All India Institute of Medical Sciences, AIIMS Bhopal. He completed his post-doctoral training and PhD (Life Sciences) in Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. Dr Rohit Saluja is a member of many renowned organizations like European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI), Member of Mast cell Network (Mac Net) etc. He also received many awards and also published research papers, review and editorials in various national and international journals related to Dermatology and also serves as Editorial board member reviewing the papers to be published in the journals.
His research interests include Immunology, Mast cell biology, IL-33, Infection biology, Allergy, Asthma Immunology, Allergic rhinitis, Biochemistry and Cell Biology.
Dr. Marcella Reale is a professor of General Pathology and Immunology at “G.d’Annunzio” University Chieti- Pescara, Italy. She received her Biological Sciences degree from “Alma Mater Studiorum” University of Bologna, Italy and her PhD In Experimental Medicine from “La Sapenza”, University of Rome, Italy. She has authored of 140 peer-reviewed pubblication and 3 book chapter in neuroimmunology, inflammatory diseases and cytokines (Orcid n. 0000-0002-4164-8781).
Her research deals with the inflammatory responses and neurodegeneration. Her interests include the cytokines/chemokines network, mechanisms for a7nAChR–based pathways in establishing production of inflammatory cytokines as possible strategies for therapeutical intervention by new drugs in allergy, autoimmune diseases and neurodegeneration. She has many years of experience in research laboratory management and leadership. She enjoys teaching undergraduate and graduate medicine students at G.d’Annunzio” University. She is a referee of 35 National and International Journals, and member of 5 InternationalEditorial Boards.
Dr. Dan-Ping Hu is working as a Research specialist at Department of Urology, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA. Since 2009, her research has been focusing on utilizing novel models with human prostate stem or progenitor cells to investigate oestrogen and endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) reprogramming prostate development, steroid receptor action in the developing and cancerous prostate, the roles of prostate stem-progenitor cells in prostate cancer initiation and progression, and also molecular mechanisms underlying EDCs-induced prostate carcinogenesis.
Her Research interests include Reproductive endocrinology: prostate development and early-life reprogramming by hormones and endocrine disrupting chemicals, prostate hormonal carcinogenesis, oestrogen receptors, prostate stem-progenitor cells.
Dr. Mony Fraer is an Associate Professor at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, USA. He has been working as an academic nephrologist since 2005. The clinical part of his work involves all aspects of care for patients with kidney diseases (including transplant, kidney stones and dialysis) both in an inpatient (all 3 hospitals in the Iowa City area) and outpatient setting; He also continue to have a general internal medicine inpatient exposure. The teaching aspect of his job involves both formal/class as well as bedside/clinical education for trainees at different levels (students, residents of different specialties and nephrology fellows as well as peers – outreach, division and departmental lectures). From an administrative perspective he has been the medical director for dialysis at University of Iowa since 2015. He has been a reviewer and editorial board member of many reputed journals.
Dr. Ankmalika Gupta Louis M.D., F.A.A.P. FACAAI is an allergist and immunologist at Hoag Medical Group, Newport Beach, California, USA. After graduating medical school, Dr. Gupta Louis completed her Pediatrics residency at Virginia Commonwealth University and then proceeded with two Allergy & Immunology fellowships. The first at Starship’s Children’s Hospital in Auckland, New Zealand a tertiary care and referral center for the country’s food allergic and primary immunodeficiencient children. She was then trained in both Pediatric and Adult Allergy & Immunology at the University of California, Irvine, in Irvine, California. She received certifications like Diplomat, American Board of Pediatrics, 2012 and Diplomat, American Board of Allergy and Immunology-2014. She received many grants and awards during her career. She has many publications in national and international journals. She is a member of many international societies. Her goal is to increase awareness of primary immunodeficiencies and diagnose them early as well as treat patients quickly and effectively in order to improve their quality of life.
Dr. Narendra P Singh received his PhD degree in Molecular Biology from St. Petersburg, Russia in 1991. He worked as a Post-doc or as a Research faculty at many institutions in the US including, Auburn University, Institute of Molecular Biology and Medicine, Scranton, University of Louisville, Virginia Commonwealth University, and since 2005, at University of South Carolina School of Medicine. Presently, he is serving as the Director of the Analytical Core of the NIH-NCCAM Center for Inflammation and Autoimmunity and alsoserving as the Program Director of Immune Monitoring Core (Immune Modulation) of the Center for Dietary Supplements and Inflammation funded through the NIH Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) program. He has been working in the area of Molecular Biology, Molecular Immunology, and Immunotoxicology for more than 20 years. Presently, he is investigating the use of several plant-derived compounds (Resveratrol, Indoles, and cannabinoids) for treatment of autoimmune (Multiple Sclerosis, Lupus) and inflammatory (Colitis) diseases. His research interest is also in the area Immunotoxicology focusing on understanding TCDD- (Dioxin), an environmental pollutant and highly toxic compound, and Diethylstilbestrol- (DES) induced molecular mechanisms leading to immunotoxicity and lon-term effects on human and animals. He had published over 65 papers, several in high impact journals (Immunity, JBC, Cancer Research, Journal of Immunology, Molecular Pharmacology, PLoS ONE, JPET, Molecular Nutrition and food Research etc.). He served as a Chair at many national scientific meetings of the Society of Toxicology in the area of Immunotoxicology. He also served on NIH Study Sections to review research grant proposals.
Dr. Jose “Tony” Carugno is Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology with AAGL fellowship training in Advanced Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Laparoscopy, Robotic Surgery and Pelvic Pain. He received his medical degree and completed residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology in his home country at the Maternidad Concepcion Palacios, Central University of Venezuela. Completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Staten Island University Hospital. He completed his fellowship training in Advanced Gynecologic Surgery, Laparoscopy, Robotic Surgery and Pelvic Pain at Florida Hospital Orlando (AAGL). He then joined the faculty of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department at the University of Miami where he currently functions as Director of the Minimally Invasive Gynecologic/Robotic Surgery Unit. He is a faculty member of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine where is actively involved in medical education. He has a special interest in pain conditions and is a current Board Member of the Pelvic Pain Special Interest Group of the AAGL.
Professor Ziad N. Al-Dwairi works as Vice Dean and Director of Dental Teaching Clinics at Faculty of Dentistry/ Jordan University of Science and technology. He is Professor of Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics and Implant Dentistry at Jordan University of Science and Technology, holds PhD in Prosthodontics, Queens University/Belfast, UK in 2001, Fellowship of The International Academy of Dento Facial Esthetics (FIADFE) in 2012 and Fellowship of the International College of Dentists FICD/2015, Fellowship of The Academy of Dentistry International/2016(FADI), Fellowship of the Pierre Fauchard Academy FPFA/2017 and Membership of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (MFDSRCPS-Glasg)/2017 and Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (MFDSRCS-Ed)/2017 and membership of Faculty of General Dental Practice; MFGDP(UK)/2017. He is the President of Jordanian Section of International Association for Dental Research. He is Jordan’s Representative at OSAP( Organization for Safety and Asepsis Procedures).
Professor Noah Isakov holds the Joseph H Krupp Chair in Cancer Immunobiology at the Shraga Segal Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Genetics, Faculty of Health Sciences, at Ben Gurion University of the Negev, in Beer Sheva, Israel. He graduated from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel (1981) and worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN (1981-1983) and the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, CA (1983-1987). He performed sabbaticals at the NICHD, National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD (1993-1995), the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation in Oklahoma City, OK, where he held the Esther Greenberg Honors Chair in Biomedical Research (2003-2004), and the Otago University in Dunedin, New Zealand (2015).
Prof. Francesco Carinci is an Associate Professor and Director of the School of Specialization in Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy. He graduated in Medicine and Surgery October 30, 1990, at the University of Ferrara, Italy. He was Specialized in Otolaryngology in October 1994 at the University of Ferrara, also in maxillofacial surgery in October 1999 at the University of Ferrara. He worked as Assistant Professor in Maxillofacial Surgery from February 1994 to 2002. He is Member of the Editorial Board of many reputed journals like World Journal of Stem Cells, Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Research, Journal of Osseointegration, Dental Research Journal, Trauma Monthly, World Journal of Stomatology e Journal of Periodontal Medicine and Clinical Practice. His main research topics include cleft lip and palate, craniofacial syndromes, head and neck cancer, dental implants, bone, biomaterials, stem cells.
Dr. Seema Hakim is Professor and Chairperson at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Aligarh Muslim University. She is also serving as the Provost of S.N. Hall (Resident Hall, A.M.U.), Chief Coordinator of EmOC Training [FOGSI], Principal Collaborator of IMHI under Jiv Daya Foundation [JDF] and Nodal Officer of Regional Resource & Training centre, J.N. Medical College, A.M.U.
Prof. Seema Hakim received her Medical degree from Banaras Hindu University, India in1981, Internship in 1982 and MD in Obst. & Gynaecology in 1986. She also received renowned fellowships, FICOG and FICMCH in 2002 and 2004 respectively. She began her career at Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (A.M.U., Aligarh) as a Demonstrator in 1986, promoted to become Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Professor since 2006 till date. Currently she is the Chairperson of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. She has more than 33 years of Clinical as well as teaching experience. She holds position of Coordinator for many Refresher Courses, Moderator of quizzes and Trainer of different state level training programes.
Wisdom Dube is Program Policy Officer-Consultant at UN World Food Programme, Zimbabwe. He is an experienced researcher, policy worker in the development arena who has contributed policy directed publications in the Health and Nutrition field. Wisdom has published in the area of Health and Nutrition extending to linkages with economic growth. Wisdom has also reviewed manuscripts for journal articles.
Dr. Athanasia Papazafiropoulou is a consultant at Department of Internal Medicine, General Hospital of Piraeus “Tzaneio”, Greece. She received her medicine degree from Medical School of University of Athens in 2002. She published more than 50 research papers in international peer reviewed journals. She is a member of many Medical Societies. She has been a reviewer for many international reputed journals and an invited apeaker for many national and international conferences. Her research interests includes Vasculitis, Coronary Artery Diseases, Diabetes.
Dr. Luis Ulloa is a Professor in the Department of Surgery at New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers University, USA. He graduated and acquired his PhD from the University of Madrid work in neuronal neurodegeneration in Alzheimer’s disease. He completed his postdoctoral training in the Lab of Dr. Massague at the Memorial Sloan Cancer Center, NY. He studied the regulation of the TGF-beta signaling pathway by inflammatory signals such as the interferon-gamma. He joined North Shore University Hospital, NY, where he started to work on the anti-inflammatory potential of the vagus nerve and the cholinergic receptors controlling macrophages activation and inflammation in sepsis. He moved to the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in 2007. He has received prestigious scientific awards and has published over 70 peer-review articles in the most prestigious scientific journals. He has been invited to write multiple review and editorial articles. His studies are funded by the department of Defense, American Heart Association, and the NIH. His research interests are focused on the anti-inflammatory potential of the nervous system to control systemic inflammation and organ damage in critical care including trauma, hemorrhage, infectious diseases and inflammatory disorders including sepsis.
Dr. Younes Anini is an Associate Professor at Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology And Physiology and Biophysics, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada. Dr. Younes Anini joined Dalhousie’s Faculty of Medicine in September 2005. Dr. Anini began his scientific studies in Paris, followed by postdoctoral training stints in France and in Canada at the University of Toronto and Ottawa Health Research Institute. He has already received nearly 20 research awards, from such organizations as the Canadian Diabetes Association, the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine, Banting and Best Diabetes Centre, the Toronto Diabetes Association, the Government of Morocco and the European Pancreatic Club. He has many publications in internationally reputed journals. His research interests include Endocrinology and neuroendocrinology, Obesity, Type 2 diabetes, Gestational diabetes, Appetite control, Energy homeostasis, Fertility.
Dr. Dario Marchetti is an international recognized expert and authority in the field of CTCs as clinically useful tools to combat cancer metastasis for improved patient outcome. With keen insights into the biology of brain metastasis, he pioneered models for discoveries of molecular determinants underlying brain metastasis and biomarker properties of brain-homing CTCs.
As a consummate scientist, Dr. Marchetti’s bibliography include 179 publications of which 79 are in peer-reviewed journals in the fields of neuroscience and oncology. He has received numerous awards and secured uninterrupted funding for 25 years by receiving grants from federal, state, institutional and private Agencies.
Dr. Antoinette Hauck is an Assistant Professor at Department of Nursing, Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus, USA. Dr. Hauck graduated Bronx Community College, AS, 1979; Hunter College, BSN, 1983; Adelphi University, MSN, ANP, 1997; and Case Western University, DNP, 2009. Dr. Hauck is dedicated to the Profession of Nursing and committed to a culture of nursing excellence. She values professionalism and collaboration among health care professionals. The majority of her clinical experience focused on caring for acute and chronic adult patients from critical care units to home care settings. Dr. Hauck is dynamic and passionate in promoting health and providing high quality safe patient care. She received “The Excellence in Nursing Practice Award”, Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition and New York State Assembly Certificate of Merit for the development of a summer camp program for newly diagnosed diabetic children. She also developed, implemented and presented many process improvement initiatives to support a culture of safety. Dr Hauck’s research on the effectiveness of Structural Empowerment and certification for Just Culture clearly demonstrates that she is a mentor to pursue nursing excellence to ensure safe patient care.
Her Areas of expertise is into Medical Surgical Nursing, Critical Care, Performance Improvement, and promoting a culture of safety.
Dr. Akinlaja is presently an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Associate Program Director of the OBGYN residency program at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine at Chattanooga and an attending Physician with UT-Erlanger Women’s Health Specialists in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He received his medical education at Obafemi Awolowo University College of Health Sciences in Ile-Ife, Nigeria and thereafter completed an OBGYN residency at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital with an award of a fellowship of the West African College of Surgeons. He also completed residency training at Bronx Lebanon Hospital under the aegis of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY and achieved an MBA degree from the University of Tennessee. He is Board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
His Research interests include abnormal uterine bleeding, uterine fibroids, minimal invasive surgery, contraception, sexual dysfunction and preterm labor. Honors and awards include Medical Student Teaching Awards from Albert Einstein College of medicine, NY and he is the author of various medical publications.
Dr. Bashir A. Lwaleed is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Southampton, one of the UK Russell Group of Universities. He holds a PhD in haematology (1998) and the Fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologists (2008). He is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a Fellow of the Institute of Biomedical Sciences, a Chartered Biologist and Fellow of the Society of Biologist, a Member of the British Society for Haematology and the British Society of Haemostasis and Thrombosis. He is a Senator and Councillor at the University of Southampton. He has thirty years’ experience in clinical academia and healthcare environments.
To this end, his total published output includes 88 papers in indexed journals; citations total 800, averaging 89 per year since 2006: h-index =15. He had published over 100 abstracts; of which 22 were podium presentations at international conferences. He had written editorials for national and international journals, and reviewed for major funding bodies as well as publishing textbook reviews.
Dr. Ghina S. Ghazeeri Abiad, M.D. is an Associate Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology at American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon. She has many publications in national and international journals and written book chapters too. She received many grants and awards during her research career. She has been an invited speaker for many international conferences and local meetings. She is also serving as reviewer for reputed journals.
Her Research Interests include Polycystic ovary disease molecular aspects, Ovulation induction protocols in IVF, Effect of Nigella Sativa on male and female infertility, Pre implantation, genetic diagnosis, Fertility preservation in cancer patients.
Dr Hooshang Lahooti is Principal Scientist and conjoint lecturer – Nepean Clinical School, University of Sydney – PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology – Teaching Evidence-Based Medicine. Dr Lahooti primary research focus is on Molecular Genetics of Thyroid Eye Disease (Thyroid Ophthalmopathy) has published many articles on Autoimmune Thyroid Disorders and has developed a unique laboratory test which is found to be useful by ophthalmologists and endocrinologists to manage patients with various eye and thyroid disorders. Dr Lahooti worked in the following research institutes: University of Bergen, Norway; Imperial Cancer Research Fund, in London, United Kingdom; The University of Kentucky in Lexington, USA; Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Western Australia, The Discipline of Pathology, University of Tasmania; Department of Pathology, Royal Victoria Infirmary, the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom; Department of Haematology and blood diseases, St. Vincent Hospital, Sydney (Garvan Institute of Medical Research); The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.
Professor Akira Sugawara belongs to the Department of Molecular Endocrinology, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan. He graduated from Tohoku University School of Medicine on 1987 (M.D.), and got Ph.D. on 1991 from Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine. He performed Postdoctoral Fellowship in William Chin’s laboratory at the Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School in Boston from 1991 to 1994. His major is general internal medicine, endocrinology and metabolism and hypertension and nephrology. His research interest is 1) molecular biology of nuclear hormone receptors, 2) etiology of high blood pressure, 3) pathophysiology of diabetic nephropathy, 4) gene regulation of aldosterone synthase, and 5) epigenetics of hypertension and diabetes mellitus.
Dr. Nikolaos Papanas is Associate Professor in Internal Medicine-Diabetes Mellitus at Democritus University of Thrace, Greece. He has been specialized in diabetes and its complications in the Diabetes Center and the Diabetic Foot Clinic at King’s College Hospital, London, UK, as well as in the German Diabetes Center at the Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf, Germany. He has established an ongoing collaboration with the neuropathy study group of the German Diabetes Center in Düsseldorf. He has published more than 240 papers in peer-reviewed journals with more than 3000 citations. He serves in the editorial board of more than 40 international journals. He has also participated with numerous presentations in Greek and European medical congresses and repeatedly served as invited reviewer in medical journals. He has served in the Executive Committee of the Hellenic Society for Angiology. He is currently a member in the Executive Committee of the Study Group on Diabetes and Nervous System of the German Diabetes Association (DDG). He is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Greek Society for the Study of the Diabetic Foot. He has served as Secretary General and, until very recently, as President of the Hellenic Diabetes Association. He is now the President of the ethics and administrative committee of the Hellenic Diabetes Association. He is also Vice President of the Diabetic Foot Study Group (DFSG, www.dfsg.org) of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD). He has recently become Visiting Professor, German Diabetes Centre, Düsseldorf. Finally, he is an honorary member of the Cypriot Diabetes Association and the Hungarian Diabetes Association.
His research interests include Diabetes mellitus Diabetic complications, Diabetic foot, Diabetic neuropathy, Medical writing, Vascular disease, Metabolic syndrome in OSAS and obesity.
Dr. Nesrin Asti is currently a Professor at Florence Nightingale Hospital’s Nursing College, Istanbul Bilim University, Turkey. She is a graduate of Florence Nightingale Nursing Faculty of Istanbul University, has further obtained an academic career from The Institute of Health Science in the field of Psychiatric Nursing. Prof Asti has many national and international published studies in the field of geriatric psychiatric nursing and mental health. Also, she is a founding member of Psychiatric Nursing Associatıon and Woman’s Council of Fethiye and writer of Medimagazin Guz Kosesi.
Alphonsus N. Onyiriuka is Professor at Department of Child Health, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria. He has many publications in national and international journals. He has been a reviewer for many prestigious journals. He is also a member of many international and local medical societies. His research interests include Paediatric endocrinology, Paediatric Diabetes mellitus, Paediatric Glucose metabolism and its Disorders, Paediatric Obesity.
Dr Joharia Azhar is an associate Professor in the department of basic health sciences, Princes Nourah BinteAbdul Rehman university, Riyadh. She is a consultant in oral pathology and Laser dentistry and one of the pioneers of laser dentistry and salivary diagnostics. International tutor at Aalz, Aachen University, Germany and their Fellowship Programme director in Pakistan. Introduced the German Fellowship in Laser dentistry for the first time in Pakistan. Councilor from Pakistan in the ASOMP ( Asian Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology) and Member of WWD ( World Wide Women Dentists Forum FDI) and an invited speaker at the WWD Forums during FDI conferences. General secretary section 24 of ICD ( International College of Dentists). Member Board of Advisors and E-Faculty DOOOX a European Dental Education portal. Associate editor of ADOH “Advances in Dentistry and Oral Health journal”. A reviewer for IDJSR ( International Dental Journal of Student Research) and Iranian Journal of basic medical sciences JBMS. Founding President of Pakistan Association of Women Dentists (PAWD) and President Of the Federal Council of Pakistan Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology (PSOMP). Member of ALD ( Academy of Laser Dentistry) and IAOP ( International Association of Oral Pathology). CEO Pathodont, a pioneering oral diagnostic and laser center and vice chair person NGO Healthnet.
Dr. Abu-Hussein Muhamad is a Professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry, University of Athens, Greece. He is currently a member of EAPD ( The European Academy of Pediatric Dentistry) and the IAPD (International Association of Pediatric Dentistry), The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD).He has 194 publications as author or co-author in peer-reviewed journals/bookchapters and presented 120 lectures and CE courses(Cleft lip/palate,Pediatric Dentistry) in many countries. His research interests include Pediatrics,Canines,Transmigration,Advanced Dentistry.
Dr. Erich Cosmi is an associate professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology in department of child and woman health at University of Padua in Italy. He also worked as Chief of Maternal and Fetal Medicine Unit at University of Padua, Physician Board for woman Health in the UN in 2010. In 2011, he worked as Coordinator for Scientific Quality at The Department of Woman and Child Health and Director of the Veneto region of the Italian Federation of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is also a reviewer for several journals like Placenta, BJOG, Human reproduction, Prenatal Diagnosis, Pediatrics, Journal Ultrasound in Medicine, Medical Hypotheses, Cardiovascular Ultrasound, etc. He is also a member in society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology for 2000 and The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine for 2005. He has elected as expert referee for CME for the Italian Minister of Health for 2005. He is an editorial board member for several journals. His research interests are IUGR, Fetal anemia, Fetal hydrops, Fetal Doppler, Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Fetal therapy, Endometriosis.
Dr. Yusuf TUTAR is the Head of Biochemistry Division and the Head of Basic Sciences Department at Faculty of Pharmacy, Cumhuriyet University, Sivas Turkey. Dr. Tutar is also the Head of Biomedical Engineering Program at the same university. He obtained his M.Sc. and Ph.D. at Oregon State University and Texas Tech University respectively. He pursued his postdoctoral study at National Institutes of Health (NIH/NIDDK), USA. His research focuses on Biochemistry, Biophysics, Genetics, and Molecular Biology with specialization in the fields of protein structure-function, protein folding, prion, microrna, pseudogenes, molecular cancer, proteomics, genomics, protein expression and characterization by spectroscopic and calorimetric methods.
Dr. Jamil A. Malik joined National Institute of Psychology as Assistant Professor in August 2010 after completion of his PhD in July 2010 in Health Psychology & Developmental Psychopathology. He started his career from BV Hospital Bahawalpur as clinical psychologist in March 2003 after completion of his M.Sc in clinical psychology with distinction, his growing interest in research brought him to academia in April 2005. With a practicing knowledge of a couple of year in a teaching hospital and a year of undergraduate psychology courses teaching experience, he started his PhD at VU University, Amsterdam (The Netherlands) in March 2006. His research interests include health related psychological issues i.e., personality pathology, quality of life, developmental psychopathology, and chronic disease management. His expertise is in application of advance analytic strategies, and in designing and developing experimental research projects.
Dr. Shilpa Balaji Asegaonkar, MD is working as Associate Professor at Department of Biochemistry, Government Medical College, Aurangabad, India. She has a teaching experience of 19 years in UG and 9 years in PG. She is Co-investigator for 2 Research projects – STAR and LTRG from MUHS Nashik and Quality manager -Lab for life project CDC Atlanta and Ministry of health and welfare India. She is a Member of Institutional Ethics Committee and Research Advisory Board of United CIIGMA Hospital. She has 28 Papers published in national and international indexed journals and presented 5 Papers in conferences. Her research expertise includes Diabetes mellitus, obesity, cardiovascular diseases.
Dr. Ahmed A.M. Abdel-Hamid is an Assistant Professor of Cell Medicine – Faculty of Medicine, Mansoura University, Egypt. He completed Doctorate of Basic Medical Science (Histology and Cell Biology): Faculty of Medicine, Mansoura University, Dec, 2012 and Master of Basic Medical Science (Histology and Cell Biology): Faculty of Medicine, Mansoura University, Sept, 2007. He has many publications in national and international journals. He has been a reviewer for more than 19 prestigious journals. His research interests include biochemistry and cell biology, cancer cell biology, cancer genetics, cell metabolism, cellular immunology, cellular interactions (incl. adhesion, matrix, cell wall), genetics, medical genetics (excl. cancer genetics), molecular medicine, pharmacology and pharmaceutical sciences, toxicology (incl. clinical toxicology).
Dr. Aishah Ali RN, MPH, PhD is working as an Associate Professor at Open University Malaysia (OUM), Malaysia. She is also an associate professor at International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) and University Technology MARA (UiTM). Aishah has a Master of Public Health (USA) and Doctorate in Public Health (New Zealand). Aishah was a founding member of the first faculty of Nursing in Malaysia who developed a Bachelor of Nursing’s curriculum. She is a teacher, clinical supervisor for nursing and medical students. She held several administrative posts within and outside university. Aishah has published papers, books, chapters in books, book reviewer and contributed to medical columns in a Malaysia newspaper. She is an independent reviewer for prestigious journals. Aishah is also a member of Malaysian Quality Assurance, an agency responsible for reviewing curriculums of new programs of private institutions, an external examiner, external assessor for academic staff’s promotions, and a member of voluntary and professional organizations.
Dr. Patricia Riccio is a faculty member at Drexel University. She is currently serving as the Course Chair for Research 503, Research Methods and Biostatistics, a core course in the Graduate Program. She has previously held several Nursing positions at major research universities in Southern California. With a deep rooted interest in Alzheimer’s disease, studying both the patient and their caregivers, Dr. Riccio has received a number of funded grants and performed research studies, studying sleep, in both of these populations. In addition, her second research interest involves educational studies among graduate students. Recent presentations involve studying critical thinking skills and their predictions in graduate nursing students. Additionally, examination of practice-based problems and research-based interventions and gaps in the literature is another research interest which has been presented at the Sigma Theta Tau International Research Congress. Several manuscripts directly relating to both of these areas have been produced. Dr. Riccio was awarded a Fulbright Faculty Research Award in 2001, granted by the State Department of the United States. Dr. Riccio is an active member of the Sleep Research Society as an appointed member. She also belongs to Sigma Theta Tau International and a number of other nursing organizations.
Dr. Saleh M. Al-Daghreer is a certified specialist in Orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics practicing in Edmonton, Alberta. He received his Bachelor Degree in Dental Medicine & Surgery from King Abdulaziz University in 2004, which after he practiced general dentistry for two years. Then he joined the department of Orthodontics at King Abdul Aziz University as an academic staff member. Then he did PhD and clinical residency in Orthodontics at University of Alberta which after he got the Royal College of Dentist of Canada fellowship in the specialty of Orthodontics. Then he did a post-doctoral fellowship at the department of Surgery working with iRSM Canada (Institute of Reconstructive Sciences in Medicine) and currently he is attending a part-time MBA program at the U of A. He is passionate about the profession of orthodontics and the implementation of new technologies in it.
Dr. Ahmet Arif Celebi is a Postdoctoral Fellow/ Research Scholar Orthodontics, School of Dentistry, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA. Previously he worked as Assistant Professor at Zirve University, Faculty of Dentistry, Gaziantep, Turkey from 2015-16 and as Lecturer at Ishik University, Faculty of Dentistry, Erbil, Kurdistan from 2013- 2015. His Research Interests include Three-dimensional evaluation of Facial Morphology in different populations (Research is conducted by utilizing 3D records of 1500 patients in The University of Alabama at Birmingham); The use of a new software application, SICAT Function, and cone beam computed tomography simulation; Development of innovative appliances for orthognathic surgery, condylar hypoplasia and cleft patients; Lingual Orthodontics. He received many awards and grants during is carrer. He has several publications in national and international journals and has been an invited speaker for many international conferences.
Dr. Jens Hahne received his PhD in biochemistry from the Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg (Germany). After working in the field of oncology and translational research at several medical centers in Bonn, Berlin and Würzburg he is now scientist at the Institute of Cancer Research in London (GB). His Research Interests include Signal transduction pathways in tumours, Role of transcription factors for angiogenesis, tumour invasion and metastasis, Interaction of tumour cells and cells of the tumour stroma, Translational research, Molecular targeting therapy, Biochemical, immunological and pharmacological assays for characterization of the efficacy of different therapeutic agents, Tumour immunology, Immune evasion mechanism of tumour cells.
Dr. Giuseppe Murdaca is Currently working as Assistant professor in Internal Medicine at University of Genova (Italy). He has received his PhD in Science and Space Engineering at the University of Genova (Italy) during the period of 2000-2003. His research has included Immunodeficiency, Autoimmunity, Neuro-endocrino-immunology, Pharmacogenomics. Based on this research and fellowship training he has received several awards and honors. He is serving as an editorial member and reviewer for several reputed journals. He has authored of 91 research articles. He is a member of the following scientific societies: Italian Society of Immunology, Clinical Immunology and Allergy, Italian Society of Internal Medicine and Italian Society of Experimental Biology.
Dr. Nabin Rayamajhi is working as Associate Professor, School of Biosciences, University of Nottingham, Malaysia. He received his PhD (Microbiology and Infectious Diseases) from Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea. He has several publications in national and international journals and has been an invited speaker for many international conferences.
Dr. Federica Canzan PhD, MS, RN is a Clinical instructor and Adjunct Professor of evidence based nursing at the School of Nursing of the University of Verona, from 2015. Dr. Federica earned a PhD in Educational Research from the University of Verona, the Master’s Program in Nursing Sciences at the University of Verona in November 2009 obtaining a full positive evaluation (110/110). She worked as a Registered Nurse from January 1999 until December 2002 in the Surgical Unit at city Hospital in Verona, and from December 2002 to May 2009 in the Intensive Unit of Cardiac Surgery, in the same period she collaborated with the School of Nursing of the University of Verona for the activities of laboratory concerning practical and relational skills, for the annual examinations of apprenticeship (OSCE) and as students’ preceptor. She is associate editor of BMC nursing.
Dr. Federica’s primary research interests are in nursing education; caring; learning environment, caring and evidence based nursing. She is focused both on qualitative and quantitative research methods.
Dr. Mohammed Mustafa, is an Assistant Professor and Head of Endodontic Division, Department of Conservative Dental Sciences, and also holds an additional responsibility of being College Coordinator (Quality & Development), College of Dentistry, Prince Sattam Bin AbdulAziz University, AlKharj, Saudi Arabia. Dr. Mustafa has over 25 scientific papers published in well recognized and peer reviewed journals. He is also in the editorial board for many national and international reputed journals. Dr. Mustafa holds a BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery) and MDS (Master of Dental Surgery) with specialization in Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics. He has also been honored with fellowships i.e. Fellowships in Pierre Fauchard Academy (FPFA), Fellowship in Academy of Dentistry International (FADI, USA) and also Fellowship in International College of Dentists (FICD). His area of research interests are Endodontics; Operating Microscope, Surgical Loupes, Extra-canals, Irrigating Solutions, Intra-medicaments, Obturating Materials & Techniques, Restorative & Esthetic Dentistry; Implant Dentistry; Tissue Engineering; Bone Graft; Osseointegration; Oral Microbiology; Oral and Dental Public Health / Special need people / Hearing and Speech impairments.
Dr. Iryna Branets, DDS is a Clinical Educator in the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care, New York University College of Dentistry. Dr. Branets graduated from the Medical University, Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine and New York University College of Dentistry. Dr. Branets is a member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology and the American Academy of Facial Esthetics. Research interests are radiation dosimetry, radiation dose reduction and radiation image quality.
Dr. Curd M. L. Bollen is working at Parimplant Research Group, The Netherlands. He studied dentistry at the universities of Hasselt and Leuven (1987-1992). Afterwards he started his training in periodontology and implantology, as assistant at the same Catholic University in Leuven (head: Prof. dr. D. van Steenberghe). In that same period, he began his PhD-research, which he finalized in 1996 with his promotion. The title of his PhD-thesis was: “Full-mouth disinfection and hard surface smoothening reduce the subgingival microbial load”. In 1997 he received his MSc-diploma in periodontology and implantology at the same university. In 2016 he obtained his MClinDent in Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry at the University of the Pacific, Stockton, US.
He has published more than 25 international scientific articles in peer reviewed dental journals. He also published 20 national articles. Dr. Bollen is co-author of several books in the field of periodontology and halitosis. He is Editor in Chief of the Journal of Dental Health, Oral Disorders & Therapy and editor of 4 other online dental journals. His Research Interests include Halitosis; Laser therapy; Ceramic implants; Short Implants.
Dr. Andy Choi is an early career researcher who received his Ph.D. from the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) in Australia in 2004 on the use of computer modelling and simulation known as finite element analysis (FEA) to examine the biomechanical behavior of implants installed into a human mandible. After completing his Ph.D., he expanded his research focus from FEA to sol-gel synthesis of multifunctional calcium phosphate nano coatings and nano composite coatings for dental and biomedical applications. In late 2010, Dr. Choi was successfully awarded the internationally competitive Endeavour Australia Cheung Kong Research Fellowship Award and undertook post-doctoral training at the Faculty of Dentistry of the University of Hong Kong focusing on the application of FEA in dentistry and the development of calcium phosphate nano-bioceramics. He is currently serving as an associate editor for the Journal of the Australian Ceramic Society and on the editorial boards for a number of dentistry, nanotechnology, and orthopedics journals. To date, Dr. Choi has authored over 50 publications including 1 book (Thin Films and Nanocoatings of Hydroxyapatite on Titanium Implants: Production Methods and Adhesion Testing [ISBN 978-3-330-06425-6]) and 23 book chapters on calcium phosphate, nano-biomaterial coatings, sol-gel technology, marine structures, drug delivery, tissue engineering, and finite element analysis in nanomedicine and dentistry. His research interests include: Bioceramics and Biomaterials; Nanotechnology and Nanocoatings; Biomechanics; Mechanical Testing; Finite element analysis.
Dr. Edward Araujo is currently Associate Professor of Fetal Medicine Discipline – Department of Obstetrics, Paulista School of Medicine – Federal University of São Paulo (EPM-UNIFESP). He holds a Medical degree from the Federal University of Triângulo Mineiro (UFTM) (2000); Medical residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Hospital of Clinics, School of Medicine of Ribeirão Preto – São Paulo University (FMRP-USP) (2003). Masters (2006), PhD (2007), Specialization in Maternal-Fetal Medicine (2008) and Postdoctoral Fellow (2008) from the Department of Obstetrics, Paulista School of Medicine – Federal University of São Paulo (EPM-UNIFESP). Postdoctoral fellow in Fetal Therapy, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium) (2011). Postdoctoral fellow in Fetal Cardiology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Baylor College of Medicine (USA) (2012). Postdoctoral fellow in Fetal Therapy, Department of Obstetrics, Universiteit Leiden (Netherlands). He is the Member of Brazilian College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Brazilian College of Radiology.
Dr. Giovanni Monni, MD, is born in 1951 in Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy and is a Director of Department Obstetrics/Gynecology, Prenatal and Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis, Fetal Therapy at Microcitemico Hospital, Cagliari. He is a Vice President of the World Association of Perinatal Medicine, a Member of the Executive Board of International Fetoscopy Working Group since 1984, a Member of the Executive Board of International Society The Fetus as a Patient since 2000, a Member of the Executive Board of European Association of Perinatal Medicine (EAPM) from 2002 to 2006, Associate Fellow of International Academy of Perinatal Medicine (IAPM) since 2008. He is also a Director of the Italian branch of the Ian Donald International University School of Medical Ultrasound since 2010, Director of Invasive Prenatal Procedures since 2011 as well as its Regional Director for Europe since 2013. He is a former President of the Italian Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology(SIEOG) from 2000 to 2002, a former President of AOGOI (Italian Hospital Gynecologists Obstetrics Association) from 2008 to 2010 and Member of the Executive Board of Mediterranean Ultrasound in Obstetrics in Gynecology (MED-UOG) since 2007. He is a Member of Honour of many Ultrasound and Perinatal Societies as well as an Editorial Board member of many national and international journals.
Dr Mohamed Abdel-Daim is an associate professor of Pharmacology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Suez Canal University, Ismailia, Egypt. He was published many manuscripts in experimental and food animals at many scientific journals related to Pharmacology, Drug Toxicology, Biochemistry, Clinical pathology, Molecular Biology and Alternative Medicine. He is currently a member of Research Ethics Council, Academy of Scientific Research & Technology, Egypt. He has high experience in revision activities in more than 150 scientific journals.
Dr. Radiah C. Minor is currently Associate Professor of Immunology at Department of Animal Sciences, College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, North Carolina A&T State University with training/experience in cell and molecular biology. The laboratory using molecular methods such as western blotting, PCR, RT-PCR, ELISA and flow cytometry, F.I.S.H; in tandem with in vitro and in vivo (mouse and pig) models to investigate immune regulation. The long-term goal of the Minor lab or Laboratory of Animal Immune Responses (LAIR) is to find natural and effective solutions that promote positive immune responses and support overall health of animals and humans. The LAIR projects include; investigating the effect of dietary supplements on health and immunity and characterizing immune modulation by gut microbiota. Additionally, the lab is actively involved in collaborative projects investigating innate immune and inflammatory responses. Radiah C. Minor is passionate about teaching science and exposing students of all ages to STEM. She mentors NCAT undergraduate, graduate students as well as engages preschool and K-12 students in hands-on science activities and experiments.
Dr. Amy Martinez Garcie received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing (Acute Care Nurse Practitioner), and post-Master’s Certificate (Pediatric Nurse Practitioner) from Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, Louisiana. She received her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) from Rush University in Chicago, Illinois. She has worked in many areas of healthcare and spoken internationally on topics related to pediatric sexual abuse. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the ASN/BSN/MSN Programs within the College of Nursing and School of Allied Health at Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, Louisiana.
Her Research Interests include Cultural and Ethical Issues in Healthcare, Aromatherapy and the Registered Nurse.
Dr. Hossein Rafiei is currently a Board Member of Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Qazvin, Iran. He completed his M.Sc. Critical Care Nursing from Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran. Previously he worked at Shahrekord University of Medical Science, Shahrekord, Iran for four years and at Razi Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Kerman, Iran for two years. He is Journal Editorial Board Member at BMC Nursing, Canadian Journal of Nursing Informatics, International journal of Epidemiology Research (2013-2016), Journal of Physical Medicine, Rehabilitation & Disabilities and Journal of Procedural Dermatology. He published many research articles in many international journals. His research interests include Intensive and critical care nursing, Wound care especially Pressure ulcer, Pain management and sedation, Emergency nursing, End of life care, Care of patients with chronic disease and Nursing ethics.
Dr. Hua-chuan Zheng is working as a Professor in Cancer Research Center at The Liaoning Medical University, China. He graduated from Faculty of Library and Bioinformatics, China Medical University in 1999 and have been studying his master and doctor courses oncopatholgy in Cancer Institute of China Medical University. To break the limitation of pathomorphological approaches, he came to Japan and began to study molecular biology. After good at the biochemical methods, he returned to the oncological field. His research interests included the establishment of spontaneous tumors of transgenic and conditional knockout mice, molecular mechanisms of tumorigenesis and progression of malignant tumor cells, early diagnosis and target therapy of malignancies. Until now, About 130 papers have been published and 10 grants achieved, including 2 natural science foundation of China.
Dr. Jianxun (Jim) Song is a tenured associate professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, United States. The base of expertise on T cell biology needed to perform his research began to develop while he was a postdoctoral scholar and research scientist from the years 2001-2007 under the mentorship of Dr. Michael Croft at the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology. He became a junior faculty at The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine in 2007, and extended his research on Developmental Immunology and Stem Cell Biology. As a PI on previous university-, foundation-, or NIH-funded grants, he laid the groundwork for the research by developing highly reactive T lymphocytes from pluripotent stem cells (PSC). His laboratory was the first to show that induced PSC differentiate into functional T cells for cell-based therapies. In addition to having the expertise to be successful with the research, he offers leadership and administrative skills that were developed during his independence as a mentor of graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. In summary, he has a demonstrated record of successful and productive research projects in the area.
Dr. Christina Lattner is an Assistant Clinical Professor at DePaul University and recent scholar from The Edmond J. Safra Visiting Nurse Faculty Program. Academia responsibilities include lecture and student advisory in the Master’s Entry Nursing and RN-MSN programs. Current curriculum achievements include development of hybrid courses in Applied Pathophysiology and Advanced Health Assessment; textbook chapter development for Pearson Publishing and curriculum design for The Parkinson’s Disease Foundation. Research application for DNP is related to aggregate populations with study of psychoeducational interventions that improve both preventative healthcare and the quality of life in urban adolescents. Doctoral dissertation focuses on sexual transmitted infection prevention of adolescents transitioning from pediatric to adult care. Educated as an Advanced Practice Nurse (APN), Dr. Lattner has over 15 years of nursing experience.Currently she serves on the board of the School of Nursing Admissions and Retention Committee, Association of Black Nursing Faculty and is a member of the International Association of Forensic Nurse examiners as a SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner).
Dr. Kathleen Tate is an Assistant Professor of Nursing at Northwestern State University. Kathleen teaches a variety of courses in the undergraduate nursing program and is an expert in Community & Public Health. Kathleen currently holds a Master’s Degree in Nursing, a Master’s Degree in Business and she is in the final stages of her Doctorate in Education with a focus on Curriculum Instruction & Design. Her research interests include the relationship of variables such as, emotional intelligence, preferred learning style, and standardized tests to academic success in undergraduate nursing students. When she is not researching predictors of success in undergraduate education, she loves to travel the globe with her family and friends. She has traveled extensively in the Unites States of America, Mexico, and Europe. Her travel goals include following in the footsteps of Mr. Phileas Fogg, the wealthy socialite in Jules Vern’s epic story, Around the World in 80 Days, by visiting each country at least once, albeit not in 80 days! Kathleen is married to her high-school sweetheart; they have two grown daughters, and they live in Texas.
Dr. Sara W. Day is the Assistant Dean for the Center for Community Partnerships and Nursing Innovation. Prior to joining UTHSC faculty she was the Director of Nursing Education and the Director of International Nursing at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Associate Professor at University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Nursing and Director of Nursing Research and Evidence- Based Practice at Children’s Hospital of Alabama. She has 34 publications in peer reviewed medical and nursing journals with over 600 citations. She has traveled to 16 countries to present or directly implement her nursing programs. She has received grant funding from the National Institutes of Health, Health Resources and Services Administration, Oncology Nursing Society and the WES Foundation. In 2014, she was inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing for her significant contributions to nursing and health care.
Dr. Richard Pessagno is an Associate Professor of Nursing and the Program Coordinator of the Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner program at Maryville University, in St. Louis, Missouri. He received his BSN from Catholic University, his MSN in Psychiatric Nursing from the University of Cincinnati, a postmasters Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner certificate from Vanderbilt University, and his doctorate from Chatham University. As a nationally recognized nurse practitioner and educator, Dr. Pessagno’s clinical expertise and scholarship has focused on psychiatric aspects of end of life care, group psychotherapy, postpartum depression, LGBT issues, HIV/AIDS, and complicated grief. His background includes active duty service in the US Army Nurse Corps and national health policy experience having served as a Senior Policy Analyst with the American Nurses Association. Dr. Pessagno has served in national and state elected offices within several psychiatric nursing organizations. His contributions to national and state nurse practitioner practice and education lead to his induction as a Fellow in the American Associaton of Nurse Practitioner. In 2016, he was awarded Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner by the Society of Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nurses of the NJ State Nurses Association.
Dr. Masashi Emoto is now a professor of Gunma University Graduate School of Health Sciences in Japan. He got the professorship in 1993 and his main research theme is NKT cells. Before coming back to Japan, he has worked at Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology as a higher ranking senior scientist with Prof. Dr. Stefan H. E. Kaufman, who was a president of International Union of Immunological societies, and published many articles in prestigious journals with high impact factor. He has concentrated on identification of new natural ligand(s) for invariant NKT cells and nowadays he has succeeded to determine their chemical structures. Thus, he is a leading scientist in the field of NKT cells. Concerning to Bacteriology, he is an expert in the field of intracellular bacterial infection in particular Listeria and Salmonella as well as Mycobacteria.
His Research Insterests include NKT cell, NK cell, Liver Immunology, Intestinal Intraepithelial Lymphocyte, Instracellular Bacteria, Listeria, Salmonella, Mycobacteria.
Dr. Xinghui Li got his Ph.D. in 2013 and is currently am doing my postdoc research in the University of Nebraska Medical Center. His research interests include immuno-metabolism, tumor immunology, macrophages, regulatory T cell and vaccine.
Dr Azita Hekmatdoost is working as an Associate Professor at Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences (SBMU). She has received her MD and PhD from Tehran University of Medical Sciences in the field of Clinical Nutrition. She completed a fellowship in the Department of Gastroenterology and Nutrition at CFRI, University of British Columbia. Her primary research and teaching interests include clinical nutrition and diet therapy in GI and liver disorders. Dr. Hekmatdoost has received several awards and honors, such as Faculty Member with the Most Accomplishment Award at SBMU, in two consecutive years (2012, 2013). She also serves as an editorial member of several reputable journals such as the Journal of Liver and Clinical Research & Journal of Food and Nutrition Expert. She has published more than 40 papers in peer-reviewed journals and is an author of five books.
Dr. Debbie Beck PhD, MSA/MSN, RN, CNE, is Associate Professor at Chamberlain College of Nursing. She is accomplished educator, consultant, and administrator with over 36 years of experience in the nursing and health care field. Dr.Beck has been recognized by the International Nurses Association for outstanding leadership and for contributions to health care worldwide. Her background includes experience as an Associate Professor, Consultant, University Chair, Head Nurse, Nursing Supervisor, and Faculty Mentor. In the academic environment Dr. Beck has worked in both in a traditional classroom setting, online, and in blended modalities and has taught in BSN, RN-BSN, MSN, and DNP programs. She is a Subject Matter Expert and is an active member of curriculum development and design, assessment and policy development for a university based nursing program. As a Campus College Chair, she supervised, coordinated, and evaluated educational programs and operational activities for undergraduate and graduate Nursing and Health Care offerings at seven university campuses. Dr. Beck has planned and participated in the development of several community service and CEU educational seminars and conferences. Administrative experiences in practice settings include development and implementation of multiple quality assurance improvements, recruitment, retention, and evaluation of department staff. Dr. Beck is a member of multiple social service and professional nursing and organizations, is published and continues to be actively engaged in research.
Dr. Stacey L. Knight is an Assistant Professor and the Coordinator of the RN-BSN and RN-MSN (Post-Licensure) Articulation tracks at the Joanne Gay Dishman School of Nursing at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. She graduated in May of 2015 with a Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Loyola University in New Orleans, Louisiana with focus on Executive Leadership and in May of 2010 with a Master of Science in Nursing from Loyola University with focus on Health Care Systems Management. Her doctoral capstone project was entitled Evaluation of Clinical Reasoning Skills Using High Fidelity Simulation: Knowledge Retention and Role Differentiation. For the last six years she has taught at the undergraduate and graduate levels focusing on Adult Medical surgical nursing, Theories and Leadership and Management. Dr. Knight serves on multiple university committees and is an officer in the Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society. She is an invited speaker internationally, nationally, regionally, and locally.
Dr. Daniela Marzioni, Ancona is associate professor at Polytechnic University of Marche. She was a Researcher at the Polytechnic University of Marche from 2006 to 2016She worked as Assistant professor at the same University from 1993-1994. She completed Doctor in Biological Sciences (1992) at the University of Urbino with 110/110 and Honours. She completed PhD at the University of Ancona (1998). She is Recipient of postdoctoral fellowship (1999-2004) from the University of Ancona at the Institute of Anatomy. She is Recipient of postdoctoral fellowship (2004-2006) from the University of Torino at the Department of Maternal-Foetal Medicine. Herfield of research is the study of the molecules involved in the development and differentiation of the human placenta both in physiological and pathological conditions such as preeclampsia, intrauterine growth restriction and chorioamnionitis. In addition, she investigate the molecules involved in some uterine pathologies such as endometriosis. She use both morphological and biochemical-molecular techniques. She is also author of 43 scientific publications in international journals.
Dr. Mankovsky Boris N., MD, is Professor and Head of the Diabetology Department at the National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, Kiev, Ukraine. He was graduated from Kiev Medical University and completed training at Institute of Endocrinology, Kiev and Northwestern University, Chicago. He continued his professional carrier at Institute of Endocrinology, Kiev, University of Miami, USA and German National Diabetes Institute, Dusseldorf, Germany. He is the President of Ukrainian Diabetology Association. He is an expert in the field of cerebral complications of diabetes mellitus. He was elected as the Council Member of European Association for the Study of Diabetes (2005-2008) and Diabetic Neuropathy Study Group of EASD (Neurodiab) (2009-currently), He is a corresponding member of Ukrainian Academy of Medical Sciences (2010). He authored numerous publications in the peer-reviewed journals and book chapters. He serves as reviewer in many major medical journals such Diabetes Care, Diabetes, British Medical Journal and others. He served as the local organizer at five consecutive EASD Postgraduate Courses in Ukraine (2009-2013) and presented the lectures at EASD Postgraduate Courses in Dubai, Sri Lanka, Poland, Slovenia, Azerbaijan, Kazachstan, Ukraine. He made the presentations and chaired the sessions at Annual Meetings of European Association for the Study of Diabetes, International Federation Congresses, Danube Countries Diabetes Meetings.
Dr. Alexander E. Berezin has received PhD in 1994 in the State Medical University of Zaporozhye (Ukraine). He is currently working as a Professor of Medicine in the State Medical University of Zaporozhye (Ukraine). His research goals are fundamental study of biological markers, the development of cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation. Based on this research and training in heart failure he has received several awards and honors. He has published 850 papers and more in reputed journals, 27 books/chapters and has been serving as an editorial board member of repute.
Dr. Shyam Sundar Nandi, PhD (Postdoctoral fellow at University of Nebraska Medical Center) has experience in the field of heart failure and diabetes. He has expertise in diabetic heart failure and autophagy. His special interest is on microRNAs, autophagy, mitophagy, mitochondrial quality control axis and mitophagic cardiomyopathy in diabetic heart failure. He also has experience on regulation of β-adrenergic signaling, hyperhomocystinemia-H2S signaling, and pathological remodeling in diabetic heart. Additionally, he has good knowledge in molecular biology, proteomics and imaging techniques both at in vivo and in vitro levels. He has also experienced with evaluation of cardiac dysfunction by using MRI, echocardiography and pressure-volume loop. He has been honored with GOLD MEDAL for standing 1st position in MS and late Kamala Bala Mallick Award, and Best Student Award for scoring highest marks in MS. He received Best Poster Presentation Award in “International Symposium on Molecular Signaling” in 2013 and “Morris Karmazyn Award” for best poster in translational medicine, in annual meeting of the international academy of cardiovascular sciences: North American section in 2015. He is also actively involved to serve the scientific community by reviewing manuscripts from reputed peer-reviewed journals in cell biology and cardiovascular disease “AJP- Heart and Circulatory Physiology”, “International Journal of Diabetes and Clinical Research”, “Cell Communication and Signaling”, “Nature Scientific Report”, “Theranostics”, “Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry”, “Biological Trace element Research”.
Dr. Yoshifumi Saisho received his medical degree in 1998 and his PhD degree in 2009, both from the Keio University School of Medicine in Tokyo. Before obtaining his current position as assistant professor, Dr. Saisho completed a three-year postdoctoral fellowship at the Larry L. Hillblom Islet Research Center at the University of California-Los Angeles’s David Geffen School of Medicine (Prof. Peter C. Butler). Dr. Saisho has served as chief resident in the Department of Internal Medicine at Shizuoka City Shimizu Hospital in Shizuoka and at Hiratsuka Municipal Hospital in Hiratsuka, Japan and was also a clinical fellow in the Division of Nephrology, Endocrinology and Metabolism at Keio University School of Medicine’s Department of Internal Medicine. Dr. Saisho is the author or coauthor of more than 60 publications. He is a member of the Fellows’ Association of the Japanese Society of Internal Medicine, the Fellows’ Association of the Japan Diabetes Society, the Japan Endocrine Society, and the Japan Atherosclerosis Society. Dr. Saisho’s area of interest is Diabetology, especially beta cell dysfunction in diabetes.
Dr. Juei-Tang Cheng persuaded his Ph.D. in Pharmacology,University of Shizuoka. Shizuoka City, Japan. He is currently working as Chair-Professor of Medical Research, Chang Jung Christian University, Tainan City, Taiwan. He also received honors and awards like-Award of Excellent Research from Taipei Association of Chinese Medicine. He received Prize of Best Research in Chinese Medicine from Taiwan Society of Chinese Medicine.
Dr. Sayegh Ayman Issa is Professor and Head, Department of Biomedical Sciences in Tuskegee University from 2014-Present. His research interests include understanding and successfully treating the major public health problem of obesity. The goal of his work is to localize the peripheral site(s) of action for gastrin releasing peptide (GRP) and cholecystokinin (CCK) that mediates reduction of meal size and prolongation of the intermeal interval by delivering the peptides into specific regions in the gastrointestinal tract through (1) utilizing a microsurgical, intra-arterial catheterization technique, (2) analyzing the min-to-min behaviors that lead to feeding to determine meal sizes, intermeal interval and satiety ratio, (3) using a BioDAQ feeding system to record and analyze the feeding behavior of the rats in a freely-fed, undisturbed environment. He also has experience in immunohistochemical detection of neuronal markers and various surgical techniques e.g. vagotomy, sympathectomy and myotomy / myectomy to determine the possible neuronal pathways by which these peptide reduce meal size and prolong the intermeal interval. The work is funded by the NIH and various pharmaceutical companies.
Dr. Marie Huffmaster Thomas, RN, MSN, PhD, CNE, FNP-C, has 25+ years of professional experience in oncology nursing, college teaching, statistical consulting and consulting on nursing education. She is a subject matter expert in medical surgical nursing and has served as lead instructor for a capstone RN course for ten years. Marie earned her undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Vanderbilt University, a Master’s in Nursing from the University of North Carolina Greensboro, a PhD in Educational Research from the University of North Carolina Greensboro, and a post-Master’s Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate from East Carolina University. She was inducted into the Great 100 Nurses in North Carolina in 2011 and received the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing President’s Award of Distinction in 2012. Marie is actively involved in community health initiatives and community service through the Shalom Project. She is a member of the American Nurses Association, the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, and serves on the research committee of the Oncology Nurse Association. Marie will become the Coordinator of the Nurse Practitioner Program and Clinical Assistant Professor in the Fall of 2014. In her previous role as lead instructor at Forsyth Technical Community College, she served as president of the faculty senate and participated in college-wide QEP initiatives. As an educator, Marie constantly seeks creative ways to foster a dynamic learning environment and to promote high quality patient care and continuous improvement.
Dr. Donna M. Fountain is an Associate Professor in the Undergraduate and Graduate Nursing Programs at the LIU Brooklyn, Harriet Rothkopf Heilbrunn School of Nursing of Long Island University (LIU) in Brooklyn, New York. Donna is the elected President of the LIU School of Nursing Honor Society, and serves as co-chair of the Interprofessional Education Taskforce and other departmental and university-wide committees. Her Research interests include topics in RN work engagement, psychological conditions and work environments, leadership, community/public health, and nursing education. She has published articles on academic partnerships and the integration of community health across the curriculum, psychometric testing, and psychological factors that influence nurses working in US hospitals. She has professional affiliations with the American Nurses Association, Eastern Nursing Research Society, National Association of Community Health Centers, National League of Nursing, New Jersey Association of Public Health Nurse Administrators, Inc., and Organization of Nurse Leaders of NJ. Donna is also the Chair of Communications of Rutgers University Nursing Alumni Association.
Dr. Collette Loftin is the Associate Department Head for Graduate Education and Research at West Texas A & M University in Canyon, Texas. She has been on faculty at WTAMU for the past eleven years teaching both undergraduate and graduate students. Her research interests include ethnicity & diversity in nursing education & practice, cultural competence, nursing student retention/recruitment, barriers to program completion, student advisement, clinical evaluation, and education policy. She holds degrees from West Texas State University (BSN), West Texas A & M University (MSN), and Medical University of South Carolina (PhD).
Dr. Giuseppina Campisi born in Sciacca (AG, Italy) in 1965. She is Professor of Oral Pathology and Medicine, University of Palermo, and Head of Oral Medicine Unit, AOUP “Paolo Giaccone” of Palermo, where she manners different multidisciplinary projects: PRO.MO.G.E. (Prevention and Research on Oral Medicine, Gastroenterology and Hepatology – Member Unit), GOTEC (Head and Neck Oncology Management – Member Unit) and P.R.O.Ma.F (Prevention and Research of Medication related Osteonecrosis of the jaws – Coordinator Unit). She is Coordinator of Experimental Oncology and Surgery International PhD courses, and Master courses in Oral Medicine and Special Needs, University of Palermo. She conducts her research and clinical activities on Oral Pathology contexts, managing several oral screening programs (e.g. prevention and management of oral cancer and medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaws), projects aimed to improve oral health care management, also by teledentistry network, especially for medically-systemic complex patients, and numerous animal human multicenter trials (e.g. on new diagnostic and drug testing oral devices). She has authored over 200 scientific publications and attends as reviewer of the editorial board of several scientific journals. Currently, she is the vice-President of SIPMO (Italian Society of Oral Pathology and Medicine) and member of many scientific Societies in Oral and Maxillo-Facial fields.
Dr. Magda Bayoumi is currently working as Lecturer at faculty of nursing Beni-Suef University, she has been Assistant Professor, head of nursing department Al-farabi Colleges Riyadh, Dean College of Medical Applied Sciences , King Khalid University for 4 years and a lecturer in the Faculty of Nursing, King Saud University for 4 years and before that working in haemo and peritoneal dialysis for seven years. She was awarded a PhD in 2007 Ain Shams University. Her main interests are in nursing research, adding to new nursing knowledge for the benefit of patients, families and communities. This encompasses all aspects of health including promotion and prevention. She applies the scientific approach in an effort to solve problems using evidence-based practice to improve quality of care especially for dialysis patients.
Dr. Sandeep Kumar Kar is presently working as Assistant Professor, Super specialty department of Cardiac Anaesthesiology, Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research, and Kolkata, India. He has represented India in several world congresses in Anaesthesiology and Critical Care. He has published more than ninety research articles and reviews in high impact international journals including Anaesthesiology (Journal of American Society of Anaesthesiology),Indian Heart Journal. He is in the Editorial board of several journals and Editor of Translational Biomedicine, Journal of drug designing, Journal of Bioequivalence and Bioavailability, Journal of Bioanalysis and Medicine, World journal of pharmaceutical Sciences,EJPMR journal and Experimental Cardiology Insight of Blood Pressure, Journal of Neurosurgery, and Interventional Cardiology. He has won several international and National awards like Janak Mehta National Award for best paper in Cardiac Anaesthesiology, B Braun Scholar of the year (2012), ESOP Scholarship (NWAC 2013) and presented papers and lectures in several National and International conferences. He is also a Poet and Writer of international repute with poetry published in several international Journals.
Dr. Susan M. Burke, PhD, RN, CPNP-PC has been a registered nurse for 4 decades caring for children and families in a variety of specialty pediatric clinical settings. Currently she is the Director of the Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program at Drexel University while maintaining an active clinical practice at an inpatient Behavioral Health facility for children and adolescents. Her areas of research interest are families with special needs children, self-determination in adolescents with intellectual and developmental disabilities and critical thinking abilities in nurse practitioner students. In addition, she is a program evaluator for the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
Dr. Robert E Garfield is presently a professor in the Department of Obstetrics at the Women and Children’s Hospital and Medical Center, Guangzhou, China. Previously he has held faculty appointments at St Joseph’s Hospital in Phoenix, AZ, University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas and McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. He has published over 500 papers in scientific journals and been involved in education of medical and science students for over 30 years. His research involves studies to understand function of the uterus and cervix during pregnancy, term and preterm birth, and methods to measure uterine and cervix roles during pregnancy and labor. Presently he resides in Phoenix, Arizona.
Dr. Giovanni Larciprete is presently working as a Gynecologist in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, FBF Isola Tiberina Hospital, Italy. He has received his Ph.D. in Perinatal Medicine from Tor Vergata University, Italy with thesis entitled: scientific production of a PhD, on 23-11-2007. He did his Medical School graduation from Tor Vergata University, Rome, with full votes graduation (110 e lode) with thesis on “Hyperinsulinaemia in pregnancy and development of Preclampsia, on 23-7-1997. He had his Residency in Obst/Gyn in Tor Vergata University, Rome, with graduation with full votes with thesis entitled: fetal subcutaneous tissue thickness and new models for a birthweight prediction algorithm,on 25/11/2002. His Research Areas include Laparoscopy, Obstetrics, Ultrasounds in Obstetrics/Gynecology.
Dr. Vishal sahayata is well-known Periodontist of Gujarat, India. He has completed his B.D.S and M.D.S from reputed Government Dental College and Hospital of Gujarat University, Ahmedabad. He is working as a senior lecturer at Department of Periodonology and Oral Implantology, Faculty of Dental Science, Dharmsinh Desai University, Nadiad, Gujarat, India since 2008. He has done many research and published many articles in national and international journals about periodontal diseases and treatment modalities. He is invited as editorial board member of International Journal of Dental and Oral Health, Scient open Access, Canada and International Journal of Dental Science, Acta Scientifica. He has also reviewed articles for international journals including Journal of Periodontology and Medical Research Archives. He has delivered many lectures on periodontology, esthetics, implants and mucogingival surgery at various levels including Indian dental association conferences. He is doing exclusive clinical work on periodontal surgeries, implants and lasers.
Dr. Fawaz Pullishery is working as an Assistant Professor at Batterjee Medical College • Dentistry, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He did his Masters in Dental Surgery (MDS , Public Health Dentistry) from Yenepoya University, Mangalore and Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bengaluru. He has many publications in international journals and presented papers in many international conferences. His specializations include Research Methodology and Biostatistics (SPSS & STATA), Epidemiology, Community Dental Health, Health Education and Communication, Tobacco Intervention & Counseling, Public Health. His research interests include Public Health Dentistry, Periodontics, Dentistry, Dental Care.
Dr. Pachiappan Arjunan is an Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Periodontics at The Dental College of Georgia, Augusta University (formerly Georgia Regents University). Dr. Arjunan earned his PhD from the National University of Singapore (NUS) and completed a postdoctoral training from National Eye Institute/NIH. Dr. Arjunan leads his group, post-doctoral fellows, dental graduates and pre-doctoral students at the Periodontal Molecular Immunology Laboratory. Dr. Arjunan is actively involved in teaching dental pre-doctoral students at the Dental College of Georgia. He has received best teacher trainee award, research fellowship awards, travel grant awards and has participated as a session chair (IADR/AADR), judge as well as a session moderator in the scientific meetings. As a genomics and bioinformatics expert, Dr. Arjunan has deposited/published sequencing data in Genbank at GEO, NCBI. He has presented his scientific invention both nationally and internationally in the conference as an invited speaker. He has published more than twenty papers in reputed journals and book chapters as well. He is an active member in the departmental, college and university committees. He serves as an editor of “Open Access e-book on Periodontics” and external grant reviewer. To add, he is one of the honorable consulting editors of Eye & Brain journal, Editorial board member of EC Ophthalmology & Open Access Journal of Dental Sciences, permanent reviewer of JoVE and a reviewer for more than 15 renowned journals.
Dr. Yau Sui Yu, Ivy, is working as an Assistant Professor of the Division of Nursing and Health Studies at Open University of Hong Kong. She serves as the Editor-in Chief, Editorial Board member and Reviewer for various international journals. Her research interests including cardiovascular nursing, nursing education, physical activity and health, and patient education.
Dr. Medine Yılmaz worked a head nurse at the Pediatric Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation Unit, Ege University Medical Faculty Hospital, Izmir.between May 2002- September 2011. She has been working in Izmir Katip Çelebi University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Nursing Deparment as an academician nurse since October 2011. She participated a lot of international and national congress about oncology and stem cell transplantation from 2002. During this time she took an active role in my country in organization of four SCT courses and other organizations. Dr. Medine Yılmaz pioneered in organize a SCT sub-committee in our Turkish Oncology Nursing Association. She have some studies (9 oral and 4 poster presentations) presented studies at different meetings about Stem Cell Transplantations area. In additionally her doctorate thesis’ topics was “Effectiveness of a Planned Discharge Program Concerning the Needs for Informational and Physical Care, and Home Care in Children with Cancer”. She have got assocication professor degree in Public Health Nursing. Her researh interests include cancer prevention, nutrition and cancer, cancer screenings, nursing education and home care.
Dr. Karol Harshaw-Ellis earned a Bachelor of Science in nursing at UNC-Chapel Hill, North Carolina in 1992. She completed a MSN as a Geriatric Nurse Practitioner and Post-Masters as an Adult Nurse Practitioner in 1994, and went to complete a Doctorate of Nursing Practice in 2011 at the Duke School of Nursing, Durham, North Carolina. Currently, she works as a Nurse Practitioner in the Duke Advanced Heart Failure Program in the Same Day Access Clinic for which she also serves as the Director of Outreach. She is a Consulting Associate to the Duke School of Nursing. She is an ANCC certified Adult and Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. She is a reviewer for the Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing and serves on the editorial board for the SM Journal of Nursing. She has been an invited speaker both locally and nationally. In 2013-2014, she was an inaugural fellow in the Duke Johnson and Johnson Nurse Leadership Program and now serves as a project coach. In 2014, Heart Failure Society of America (HFSA) awarded her the Clinical Excellence in Nursing Award and in 2016 selected as a Fellow in the HFSA.
Dr. Stacey A. Teruya is an Assistant Professor in Department of Internal Medicine at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU) and an adjunct Assistant Professor at David Geffen School of Medicine and at University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). He has EdD degree from Pepperdine University, Los Angeles, 2003 and MS from Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, 1983. He is the member of Phi Delta Kappa (national education honor society), Society for Neuroscience (SFN), American Psychological Association (APA) and Endocrine Society. He is serving as an Editorial Board Member of SM Journal of Nursing (SMJN) and reviewer for many other journals.
Dr. Yulan Liang, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the University of Maryland, Baltimore. She has published more than 60 peer reviewed research articles in the biostatistical, bioinformatics and biomedical science fields. Dr. Liang has been funded as PI of NSF, and biostatistics core director of NIH funded research grants. She also served as Co-Investigator and biostatistician for a number of funded grants from health associations and private organizations including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Alzheimer’s Association, National Council of State Boards of Nursing. Currently she serves on multiple journals editorial boards and has been reviewers for numerous journals. Her Research interests include Biostatistics, statistical genomics, big Omics data science, bioinformatics, Bayesian approaches, causal inference, data mining and machine learning, longitudinal mixed model, multi-level/hierarchical model, methodological research in biomedical, public health and healthcare data; risk assessments and predictions for common complex diseases and health conditions.
Dr. Javad Birjandtalab received the B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering – Electronics in 2010 from Electrical Engineering Department, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran and the M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering – Circuits and Systems in 2013 at University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran. He is currently a PhD candidate for electrical engineering at University of Texas at Dallas. He is a member of the Quality of Life Technology (QoLT) laboratory. He is interested in data analytics and signal processing for the applications of health-care and wellness monitoring, which includes improving the quality of health monitoring practice and medical research.” His research interests include Epileptic Seizure Monitoring, Physiological Monitoring, Computational Neuroscience, Wearable Computers, Anomaly detection, Machine Learning.
Dr. Deborah A. Smith is a professor in the Augusta University College of Nursing who serves as director of the Bachelor of Science in nursing (BSN) program. Her previous HRSA grant work with students from under-represented backgrounds in nursing and from underserved communities provides her with insight on the need for multi-dimensional support to facilitate sustained academic and personal success. She has connected with numerous resources and collaborators across the state through her ongoing work with older adults in local and regional community settings. More recently, the use of video recorders and HIPPA compliant web portals to foster improved geriatric assessment among BSN nursing students allowed for innovative, clinical education while providing community engagement through video clips and analysis of student home visits. Several publications and presentations capture the essence of her experiences with technical approaches to student learning both in the community and the classroom. She also implemented programs to build diversity in the BSN program which led to sustained, annual increases in the number of students from under-represented backgrounds as well as increased diversity among nursing faculty.
Salvatore Vitale was born in Catania (Italy) on August 30th, 1984. During his university career he trained in histology and embryology, microbiology, clinical pharmacology, general surgery and finally, in obstetrics and gynecology. He graduated in Medicine and Surgery in July 2009 from the University of Catania with 110/110 cum laude, presenting an experimental degree thesis entitled “Quality of life and sexual changes after double transobturator tension-free approach to treat severe cystocele”, later published in the European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology. In February 2010 he received a professional qualification to practice medicine with full marks and, in June 2015, he specialised in gynecology and obstetrics with honours.
Antonio Simone Laganà was born in Reggio Calabria (Italy) on 8th May 1986. He is of Member of the Expert Panel of the Italian Association of Endometriosis; Junior Deputy of Special Interest Group for Endometriosis & Endometrial Disorders (SIGEED) of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE); In-Training Member of the Society for Reproductive Investigation (SRI) and International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ISUOG); Member or the Italian Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy (SEGI). He got a Master of “gynecological minimally invasive and robotic surgery” (University of Pisa), developed an intensive surgical training in the Univerzitetni Klinični Center, Ljubljana (Ljubljana, Slovenia) and obstetric/gynecological ultrasound training in the Altamedica Main Center (Rome, Italy). His research interests are: Endometriosis, Reproductive Immunology, Infertility, Gynecological Endocrinology, Laparoscopy, Hysteroscopy. He is author of many papers published in national and international peer-reviewed journals, and his presence is often requested as Invited Speaker in international congresses.
Professor Dr Javed A Qazi graduated from Khyber Medical College, Peshawar, Pakistan in 1980 done his residency in Oral Medicine at KMC Oral & Dental Hospital Peshawar in 1981. Then he worked as Research Officer and worked on Oral Health survey and Sub mucous fibrosis till October 1982 and joined KMC as Lecturer. He has done his Post graduation in Oral Medicine & Periodontics in 1991. During the year 2001-2003 he worked as Periodontist at Hail Dental Center, KSA and become Assistant Professor /HOD of Oral Medicine Khyber College of Dentistry and promoted as Professor of Oral Medicine in 2013. He joined in November 2015 as Professor at Department of Oral Medicine & Periodontology Peshawar Dental College, Peshawar and working with Prime Foundation of Pakistan. Professor Qazi is member of Academy of General Dentistry, Member of British society of Oral Medicine and Member of Geneva Foundation for Medical education and research, Member editorial board Journal of Dentistry and Oral Health, member Scholedge international editorial board, Associate Member International Headache Society, England and Member editorial Board, Journal of Khyber College of Dentistry. Royal college of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow awarded MFDS RCPS.
Dr. Franco Vicariotto is a specialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology and is now specialist consultant of Humanitas-S.PIO X Hospital, Milan. He has been deputy head of division of Ob/Gyn. of Niguarda Hospital of Milan for almost 20 years where he had conducted important researches in the field of Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is one of the founders and Vice-president of the scientific society Esidog Italia (European Society for Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynaecology) and also Founder and part of the National board of SIFIOG (Italian society of supplements in ob/gyn). He is author of many publications and recognized moderator-spokesman in specialized conferences in Italy and abroad.
Prof. Dr. Akmal Nabil Ahmad El-Mazny, MD, FICS; Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Egypt. He was graduated from Cairo University, Egypt. He pursued his masters and MD in the field of Obstetrics and Gynecology. His sub-specialties include assisted reproduction and gynecologic endoscopy. He was also a peer reviewer and associate editor for many renowned journals like F&S, EJOGRB, UOG, ARCH, JGO, MEFS etc. He contributed over 50 international publications to the world of scientific community.
Fabio Martinelli, MD is an attending physician in the Department of Gynecologic Oncology at IRCCS Foundation – National Cancer Institute of Milan –Italy since 2012, when he graduated residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology from the University of Milan. During his training attended at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center – Gynecologic Oncology and Reproductive Medicine Department and at the Universidad Autonoma of Madrid. His research interests are: Gynecological Oncology, Gynecologic Malignancies Treatment (cervical, endometrial, ovarian and vulvar cancer and pre-invasive disease), Minimally invasive surgery in ob/gyn (Laparoscopy, Hysteroscopy), Surgical techniques in gynecology, Sentinel node procedures, Laser surgery, Oncofertility, Fertility preservation in gynecologic cancers. He is an AAGL member and a participant in the AAGL’s oncology special interest group, member of the Multicenter Italian Trials in Ovarian Cancer and gynecologic malignancies (MITO) group and board member of the Italian Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SIOG). He has authored and co-authored numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals as well as various book chapters. He is a member of several editorial boards as well as a reviewer for indexed journals.
Dr. Ibrahim Anwar Abdelazim is currently a Professor of Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Ain Shams University, Egypt. He is a Specialist of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ahmadi Hospital, Kuwait Oil Company (KOC). He has more than 60 published researches in the field of Obstetrics and Gynecology in international and local journals. He is an Editorial Board Member for many international journals and speaker at many conferences. His research interests are related to Obstetrics and Gynecology, IVF, Reproductive Medicine, Gynecological surgery, malignancies, and minimal invasive Laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgeries.
Dr. Panagiotis Peitsidis is a consultant of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Specialist in Fetal and Gynecology scan in Iaso Maternity Hospital Athens Greece. He is also a consultant in Leto Maternity Hospital, Athens Greece and Rea Maternity Hospital, Athens Greece. He is member of medical councils like, Member of GMC (General Medical Council)-United Kingdom: Specialist registry with a licence to practice:6147948, ii.Athens Medical Council, iii.Swedish Medical Council. He has attended more than 50 International and Greek congresses. His research interests is related with Hysteroscopy Diagnostic and Operative, Minimal invasive surgery.
Dr. Rafael Bottaro Gelaleti obtained Graduate Degree in Biological Sciences from UNESP, Brazil. He has experience in the area of Human and Medical Genetics, Molecular Biology and Maternal/fetal area with an emphasis on diabetes. He has developed Scientific Initiation work at the Laboratory of Hemoglobins and Genetics of Hematological Diseases, Department of Biology, UNESP-IBILCE. He was a FAPESP Fellow of the Technical Training level-3, next to the laboratory of Experimental Research of Gynecology and Obstetrics, FMB-UNESP. He holds a Master’s and Doctoral Degree in Gynecology, Obstetrics and Mastology from the Faculty of Medicine of Botucatu – UNESP with FAPESP and CAPES scholarships. He is currently a postdoctoral fellow at Universidade Estadual Paulista – UNESP. He is Part of the research group: Diabetes and Pregnancy – Clinical and Experimental registered at CNPq.
Adnan Ćatović is a specialist and primarius in Prosthodontics. He is full Professor of Fixed Prosthodontics and Geriatric Dentistry at the School of Dentistry, University of Zagreb and Head of Poyclinic Dental Clinic University Hospital Centre in Zagreb, Croatia. He is a regular member of the Croatian Academy of Medical Sciences, graduated from the School of Dental Medicine in Zagreb 1977. He was research assistant at the Department of Fixed Prosthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry in Zagreb, university lecturer and research associate in 1987. He was elected for Associate Professor and senior research associate in 1995. and Full Professor and scientific advisor in 1999. From 1999. to 2001. he was Head of the Department of Fixed Prosthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Zagreb. He was Head of the Department of Fixed Prosthodontics, School of Medicine, Study of Dental Medicine,University of Rijeka from 2001 to 2003. Now he is the Head of the Geriatric Dentistry at the School of Dental Medicine University of Zagreb and Head of the Polyclinic of Dental Clinic University Hospital Center Zagreb. He was a lecturer at numerous scientific and professional conferences and has published over 150 scientific papers .He was a leader and principal investigator of the scientific project “Teeth, materials and prosthetics appliances in adolescent and geriatric population”. He was author of two textbooks of Fixed prosthodontics and Geriatric dentistry and co author in two textbooks of Geriatric Medicine and Dental Radiology .He is a regular member of the Croatian Academy of Medical Sciences, Croatian Society for Prosthetic Dentistry, Croatian Medical Association, European Prosthodontic Association (EPA) and the European College of Gerodontology (ECG). He is a member of several Editorial boards of the International Journals in Dentistry and Medicine.
Dr. Amer A. Taqa is Professor at Dental Basic Science at Mosul University, Iraq. He holds PhD degree in Dental chemistry. He has published 96 researches papers in national and international academic journals and authored 22 books. His research interests include dental chemistry, medical chemistry, and inorganic chemistry. He is editorial member in more than 110 international journals.
Dr. Christian Brenes DDS, MS. Assistant Professor in the Department of General Dentistry and Course Director of Honors Prosthodontics and Implant Dentistry at Dental College of Georgia. Dr. Brenes received his DDS degree from Costa Rica (Universidad Latino Americana de Ciencia y Tecnologia) in 2007. He completed a surgical and restorative training in implant dentistry before obtaining his Master degree in Prosthodontics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry (2014) where he was granted the Ann and G. Randolph Babcock Fellowship Award. He worked in private practice before joining the Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University. He is also international faculty member and consultant for multiple companies; as well as author of multiple publications on topics such as CAD/CAM, guided surgery, implants, biomaterials and dental esthetics.
Dr. Durgesh Bailoor is currently with the Faculty of Dentistry at university of Taif, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He has past experience of five years as Dean/Principal of Jaipur Dental College. He graduated from Government Dental College, Bombay India. His BDS and MDS are both from University of Bombay. He later completed M.Phil in behavioural sciences (sociology of health) from the British University of Trinidad and Tobago at St Augustine, Campus. He also trained in Management studies and acquired a Masters in hospital management (MBA) from Alagappa University, Chennai, India. He wrote two text books: Fundamentals of Oral Medicine and Radiology: Jaypee Medical Publishers, New Delhi India, 2005 and Management of Medically compromised Dental patient : CBS Publishers New Delhi, 2012. He has several publications in National and International Journals.
Dr. Izzet Yavuz is Professor in Pediatric Dentistry at University of Dicle, Turkey. He is specialized on pediatric dentistry treatments, 3D Cone Beam Dental Volumetric Tomography, ectodermal dysplasia, the effect of magnetic field to the teeth, micro leakage, and trauma on dental roots. He has more than 90 papers that have been published in international and national journals and presented in international and national meetings. He is head of Ectodermal Dysplasia Group – Turkey. He has been worked as a head Doctor of the Dicle University Faculty of Dentistry from December 2007 to September 2009. He is owner, Editor-in-Chief and General Director of the Journal of International Dental and Medical Research and Dental Journal of Dicle. He has been participated in many international scientific meetings and conferences.
Dr. Jiiang-Huei Jeng is Professor at School of Dentistry, National Taiwan University Medical College and Department of Dentistry, National Taiwan University Hospital. He has Ph.D in Clinical Dental Science, National Taiwan University Medical College (1994). He worked, during 1995-2015, sequentially as a lecturer, assistant professor, associate professor and professor in the National Taiwan University Dental School. Dr. Jeng is a specialist in both Endodontics and Periodontics. He got IADR Hatton Award in 1993 and IADR distinguish award of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Therapeutics in 2012, Brazil. He practiced endodontics, periodontics, and implant dentistry in the National Taiwan University Hospital since 1991 and currently is the chair in Department of Endodontics. He is also a professor, researcher and teaching staff in the National Taiwan University Dental School. His major research work involves endodontics, periodontics, implantology, as well as pharmacology, toxicology, chemical carcinogenesis and material biocompatibility. He has published many papers in scientific journals including Biomaterials, Acta Biomaterialia, J Endod, Int Endod J, J Dent Res, Carcinogenesis, J Periodontol, PLoS ONE etc. He also served as a reviewer and editorial board member of many journals.
Dr. Mehmet Omer Gorduysus (DDS, PhD, Professor, Endodontist) was born in Istanbul. Graduated from Hacettepe University, Faculty of Dentistry with the degree of DDS, completed his Post-graduate Program in Endodontics in the United States at the University of Southern California with the scholarship of Turkish Goverment and received the title of “Specialist in Endodontics. Later he received his PhD degree in Endodontics from Hacettepe University, Ankara-Turkey and went to ACTA of Amsterdam with the scholarship of the Goverment of the Netherlands (given by NUFFIC), after that became invited professor and lecturer, clinical instructor at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Endodontics in Canada two academic years. Following his return to Turkey he became tenured professor in Hacettepe University, Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Endodontics in Ankara and Convener of Graduate Endo. Studied in the field of research and has many publications in SCI covered besides the some local and international journals, former vice president of Animal Research Ethics Committee Hacettepe University and giving national and international lectures and courses, convener of graduate endo clinic, editorships (Former Editor in Chief of Clinical Dentistry and Research) also translating and authorship for book chapters. As actual position professor in University of Sharjah, College of Dentistry in United Arab Emirates, Department of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry, giving lectures, working in the field of research, pre-clinical and clinical, graduate teaching, supervising and instructorship since August 31,2014 in UAE. Member of ESE, IADR, FDI, Turkish Endodontic Society, Honorary member of Kosovo Dental Association.
Prof. Mohamed Said Hamed is currently Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and he is also Dean of College of Dentistry, Gulf Medical University, Ajman, United Arab Emirates. Prof. Hamed is Consultant “A” Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He is graduated from Cairo University, Egypt 1977, Master Degree at Alexandria University, Egypt 1982 and Ph.D at Tanta University, Egypt, 1986. He is a member of editorial boards of many Dental Scientific Journals. His areas of scientific interest are Dento-alveolar surgeries, maxillofacial trauma, temporomandibular joint surgeries and arthrocentesis, diagnosis and treatment of benign and malignant tumors of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Dental Implantology. He is author of 50 publications on peer reviewed journals with impact factor. He supervised more than 50 thesis(Master and Ph.D). He judged more than 70 thesis in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
Dr. Rami El Assal is currently working as a Research Scientist at Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA. In June 2016, he completed his Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the Canary Center at Stanford for Cancer Early Detection, Stanford University School of Medicine. Prior to Stanford, he completed a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the Harvard-MIT Health Science and Technology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. Dr. El Assal received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree from Ajman University, Ajman, UAE. Following his clinical internship, he enrolled in an Advanced Training Program in General Dentistry for two years. His clinical training was affiliated by the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI). Recently, Dr. El Assal completed a Certificate Program in Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Stanford, CA.
Dr. Vesna Ambarkova has received her McS in Ss.Cyril & Methodius University during the period of 1994-2004. She has received Ph.D from Ss.Cyril & Methodius University in 2015. Currently, she is working as teaching assistant in the Department for preventive and pediatric dentistry at the Ss.Cyril & Methodius University. She have successfully completed his Administrative responsibilities as a member of the Coordinating body for prevention of oral diseases in children 0 to 14 years of the Republic of Macedonia for the period 2008 to 2018 designated by the Minister of Health of the Republic of Macedonia. Her research has included dental age estimation, oral health, DMFT scores, ethics, inform consent, fluoridated drinking water. She is serving as an editorial member of several reputed journals. She is a member of many international dental societies and associations.
Dr. Artur Wdowiak is an Associate Professor and Head of Diagnostic Techniques Unit at the Medical University of Lublin, Poland. He received his Ph.D from Medical University of Lublin in 1996. Since 2013 he is the president of International Scientific Association for the Support and Development of Medical Technologies. Dr. Artur research interests includes Problems of gynecology and obstetrics: male and female infertility, importance of environmental factors within the scope of problems and concerning human reproduction, use of the latest technologies in the IVF procedure. Dr. Artur is also a Principal investigator: Project started in 2013: Retrospective analysis of changes of semen parameters in Poland and the Ukraine within the last decade, financed by the International Scientific Association for the Support and Development of Medical Technologies.
Prof. Dr. Francesco Sesti is Associate Professor in Gynecology and Obstetrics at Tor Vergata University of Roma from 2007. He was responsible of research funds financed by the Italian Ministry of University from 1994 until 2009. He is Member of several scientific Societies. His areas of scientific interest are gynaecologic oncology (diagnosis and treatment of HPV infections’ lower genital tract; diagnosis and treatment of preinvasive cervical lesions; diagnosis of preneoplastic and neoplastic vulvar lesions); mininvasive gynaecologic surgery (laparoscopy and hysteroscopy); uterine myomas; endometriosis; abnormal uterine bleeding. He is author of 105 publications on peer reviewed journals with impact factor, 797 total citations, h-index: 16.