President, Italian Association of Human Milk Banks (AIBLUD)
GUIDO E. MORO, MD, has been Professor of Neonatology at the Postgraduate School of Paediatrics, University of Milan, Italy; he has been the Director of the Centre for Infant Nutrition to Prevent Illnesses in Adult Life and Director of the Department of Neonatal Pathology of the Macedonio Melloni Maternity Hospital in Milan till December 2010. His main field of research is infant nutrition, with particular interest to very low birth weight infants feeding, human milk, and human milk banks. He has published more than 250 scientific papers in international journals and presents regularly on the subject at international meetings. In 1985 he founded the Human Milk Bank of Milan, the most technologically advanced human milk bank in Italy. This bank has collected more than 15,000 litres of human milk in the last 10 years. From October 2010 to October 2012 he has been the first President of the European Milk Bank Association (EMBA). At present time he is President of the Italian Association of Donated Human Milk Banks (AIBLUD), which coordinates the activity of the 38 existing banks in Italy, and Treasurer of the European Milk Bank Association (EMBA). Since 2013 he is cooperating with the Italian Ministry of Health as Scientific Advisor and member of the Working Group which prepared and published the Italian Regulations for the organization and management of Human Milk Banks. He is also involved in social activities, and since 2004 he has been President of the Association â€œThe Stair of the Lifeâ€, that utilizing a small theatre inside the hospital, organizes and promotes performances and activities for and with the hospitalized children. In 2005 he received the â€œGold Medalâ€ from the City of Milan (the highest honour for people working in this city), due to his scientific activity and his interest and involvement in social field.
University Hospital Birmingham and Birmingham Childrenâ€™s Hospital
Martin is a Maxillofacial and Craniofacial Surgeon at University Hospital Birmingham and Birmingham Childrenâ€™s Hospital. He has been Clinical Lead of the Birmingham Supra Regional Craniofacial Unit since 2013. Martin initially obtained a degree in Dentistry in University of Birmingham in 1990. He obtained a degree in Medicine in University of Wales College of Medicine, 1998. Martin completed his speciality training in Maxillofacial Surgery in 2005. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Martin undertook further training as a Craniofacial Fellow in 2006-7 in the Birmingham Craniofacial Unit. He has been a consultant in Maxillofacial Surgery since 2007 and has been a consultant in Craniofacial Surgery since 2010.
UMR-1280, INRA & University of Nantes
Senior scientist in the Research Unit â€œPhysiologie des Adaptations Nutritionnellesâ€ located in Nantes (France), my main field of contribution is in translational research to improve nutritional and clinical care of preterm infants. I am working on breast milk miRNAs as biomarkers and as molecules with potentials to alter nutritional programming. The final aim is to prevent the onset of metabolic syndrome which can shorten of a decade the life expectancy of adults.
University of Split,
Irena BraliÄ‡,M.D., Ph.D. isAssociate Professor of Pediatrics, a Primarius, a Specialist paediatrician, and Scientific associate at the Medical Faculty of the University of Split, permanently employed in a Specialized Paediatric Practice. She is the coauthor and editor of the university textbook "Prevention of Diseases in Childhood", â€œTransition medicineâ€ and "Vaccination and Vaccines". She is the head of the scientific project of the Ministry of Science of the RC entitled: "Secular changes in growth and the appearance of obesity during puberty". She is the head of category 1 courses in the life-long education of doctors, in the series "New Challenges in Pediatrics". Her narrow field of professional and scientific interest are preventive programmes in childhood and adolescence, vaccination, growth and development, and obesity. She is a member of the Management Board and Treasurer of the Croatian Paediatrics Society.
University of Debrecen
Lajos Lakatos MD, PhD, DSc , is a Pediatrician-in-Chief at the County Hospital, Debrecen. Chief Supervisor of on Community Child Care in the North-East Part of Hungary and Regional Clinical Audit Lead in Pediatrics and Neonatology. Consultant at the Department of Pediatrics, Medical University School of Debrecen in a rank of a full Professor. Now he is a retired doctor and the first neonatologist in the world who used D-penicillamine in the neonatal period for the prevention and treatment of neonatal hyperbilirubinaemia and retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). Wrote 162 papers (46 English) 3 books (Pediatric Emergencies-Hungarian and 1 in English), 6 book chapters (6 English).
University of Puerto Rico
Humberto Lugo-Vicente is Director of Pediatric Surgery at San Jorge Childrenâ€™s Hospital and Professor of Pediatric Surgery at the University of Puerto Rico and University Pediatric Hospital. Editor-in-Chief of Pediatric Surgery Update (http://home.coqui.net/titolugo/). Member of the American Pediatric Surgery Association.
James E. Trosko
Michigan State University
H Index 62
James E. Trosko has completed his Ph.D. at the age of 25 from Michigan State University, USA. He is a Distinguished Emeritus Professor at Michigan State University. He spent 3 years as a postdoctoral fellow at Oak Ridge National Laboratory under Drs. Ernest Chu; Dr. Sheldon Wolff and Dr. Richard Setlow. After joining Michigan State University, he obtained an NCI- Career Development award; spent one year at the McArdle Lab for Cancer Research at the University of Wisconsin under Dr. Van R. Potter. Later he was Chief of Research at the Radiation Effects Research Foundation for two years in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan. He spent 2 years at Seoul National University as a Korean â€œWorld Class University Professorâ€. He also spent one year at the ARNAS-Civico-Regional Cancer Hospital in Palermo, Sicily. He has over 450 publications that have been cited over 17,000 times, and his publication H-index is 62.
Claudia S. Plaisted Fernandez
University of North Carolina
Dr. Claudia Fernandez is the co-author of It-Factor Leadership: Become a Better Leader in 13 Steps. For the past decade she has directed the ACOG National Leadership Institute for the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. During this time she has also served as the Director of the Leadership Core for the Food Systems Leadership Institute (www.FSLI.org), the flagship leadership program of the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities (APLU) which is targeted to academic Deans, Heads, and Vice Presidents, industry and government leaders. FSLI was named 2nd and 3rd place nationally for Open Enrollment and Custom Leadership Program in the Leadership Excellence in 2016. In 2015 Dr. Fernandez was named Co-Principal Investigator for the Advancing Change Leadershipâ€”Clinical Scholars National Leadership Program, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. She also served as Director and PI for the Maternal and Child Health-Public Health Leadership Institute (mchphli.org), which was named a Leadership500 Excellence Award Winner Top 15 Leadership Program in 2015. Dr. Fernandez is also a licensed and Registered Dietitian, and as such has a particular interest in leadership in healthcare systems and high-performing healthcare and public health teams. Dr. Fernandez has published her research outcomes, demonstrating the impact and effectiveness of her leadership programs. She is certified in a wide variety of leadership assessment tools and teaches a course on leadership.
The University of Nebraska Medical Center
United States of America
Kathleen T. Brandert is Manager of Workforce Development and Leadership Programs in the College of Public Health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. In her role, she directs the Great Plains Leadership Instituteâ€”a year-long development experience for public health leaders. She also serves as a member of the faculty and curriculum design teams for the Clinical Scholars National Leadership Institute, and as an Associate of the ACOG-Cefalo National Leadership Institute. Ms. Brandert earned her Master of Public Health from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and is a PhD Candidate at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, specializing in Leadership Studies. She lives in Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.A.
Pauline M. Chou
Chou is Professor of Pathology at Northwestern University/Feinberg School of Medicine. She is currently the Division Head of Anatomic Pathology at Ann and Robert H. Lurie Hospital which serves as the pediatric training ground for Northwestern Residency and fellowship programs. She is on the Editorial board member of Pediatric and Developmental Pathology Journal and Journal of Modern Human Pathology and published a book entitled: DIAGNOSTIC PEDIATRIC CYTOPATHOLOGY AND HISTOPATHOLOGIC CORRELATION. Cambridge University press. 2016. She has published over 130 peer-reviewed articles, over 120 published abstracts, 5 book chapters and has been invited to more than 50 invited national and international talks.
University of Foggia
Antonio Moffa graduated in 2016 as a medical doctor from the Campus Bio-Medico University in Rome. From 2018, surgical resident at Unit of Otolaryngology of University of Foggia. His main research interests includes Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Sinonasal disease. Currently, He works in strong collaboration with Integrated Sleep Surgery Team UCBM of Campus Bio-Medico University to the development of new medical devices for the diagnosis and treatment of Sinonasal diseases.
University of Rome
CasaleManuele, MD, PhD, is Associate Professor of Otolaryngology, Chief of Integrated Therapies Unit and Vice-Chairman of Otolaryngology School of Residency at Campus Bio-Medico University of Rome. He has published more than 100 papers in reputed international journals, invited speaker in more than 50 national and international conferences, holds national and international patents of new devices in Otolaryngology, Editorial Board Member of several international journals, founder of Integrated Sinus and Sleep surgery Team.
Evelina London Childrenâ€™s Hospital &the Medical Mediation Foundation
DrEsse Menson was appointed a consultant paediatrician at the Evelina London Childrenâ€™s Hospital in 2006 and specialises in Paediatric Infectious Diseases, Immunology and HIV. She co-developed the Evelina Resolution Project with The Medical Mediation Foundation in 2012. This project was the first of its kind in NHS childrenâ€™s services â€“ providing training for staff in recognising and managing conflict with families and mediation to help resolve disagreements about the medical care of a child. The project has achieved national and international recognition and is now being adopted in other childrenâ€™s hospitals in the UK and abroad. Esse trained as an accredited mediator in 2016 as part of the Evelina Resolution Project and is one of the principal trainers working with MMF to deliver training within Evelina London as well as to multidisciplinary healthcare professionals in both adult and paediatric disciplines around the UK and internationally.
Huang Wei Ling
Medical Acupuncture and Pain Management Clinic
Huang Wei Ling, born in Taiwan, raised and graduated in medicine in Brazil, specialist in infectious and parasitic diseases, a General Practitioner and Parenteral and Enteral Medical Nutrition Therapist. Once in charge of the Hospital Infection Control Service of the City of Francaâ€™s General Hospital, she was responsible for the control of all prescribed antimicrobial medication and received an award for the best paper presented at the Brazilian Hospital Infection Control Congress in 1998. Since 1997, she works with the approach and treatment of all chronic diseases in a holistic way, with treatment guided through the teachings of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Hippocrates.
James A. Bonner
University of Alabama
ames A Bonner, MD, is the Merle M Salter Professor and Chairman, Department of Radiation Oncology, the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine (UAB), Birmingham, Alabama. Following residency and chief residency appointments in the Radiation Oncology Department at the University of Michigan, he joined the faculty at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. He was a faculty member at the Mayo Clinic for 8 years prior to moving to the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). While at the Mayo Clinic, the Mayo Fellows Association honored him Teacher of the Year in Radiation Oncology in 1994 and 1996, and was Co-Chair of the Lung Cancer Program of the Mayo-North Central Cancer Treatment Group (NCCTG) from 1994-1998. He is currently a Senior Advisor to the Cancer Center Director. He has had a long research interest in methods of enhancing radiosensitization such as combinations of chemotherapy or targeted therapy with radiotherapy. He has been the principal investigator of several clinical protocols and has published more than 125 manuscripts. He is a fellow of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). After serving in many University leadership roles, he was elected to be President of The University of Alabama Health Services Foundation (UAHSF).
Nava Ben- Artzey
Ono Academic College
Nava Ben Artzey is aSocial-Industrial psychologist, lecture and researcher at Ono Academic College in Israel. She currently the Head of Group Facilitation program, 2nddegree in the faculty of Social Science at Ono Academic College. She received a B. A in Behavioral Science (Psychology, Sociology and Anthropology) from Ben- Gurion University in 1989, and an M.A in Social-Industrial psychology from Bar-Ilan University in 1994. She has an internship certification in social-industrial psychologysince 2009. She also has a group facilitator certification from the professional development unit in Bob Shapel school of social work from Tel- Aviv University in 2002. She received her Ph.D in Education from Bar-Ilan University. From 1994 she works with formal and informal educational organization.
Tallinn ChildrenÂ´s Hospital,
Natalia Antonova completed her PhD in the year 2013 from North-Western State Medical University named after I.I. Mechnikov, St-Petersburg, Russia. She works as a paediatrician and children at the Tallinn Children's Hospital. Dr. Antonova is an author of 15 articles and 10 oral presentations and lectures for family doctors in Estonia. In 2011 she completed Clinical attatchment in paediatrics at Al Wasl Maternity &Paediatric Hospital in Dubai, UAE. She is a member of Open American/Austrian University and participated in 2 in Saltzburg CHOP seminar in Pediatric Pulmonology (2010) and Pediatric Infectious Diseases(2017) with the clinical cases presentations. X.2016-VI.2017 she completed a EULAR on-line course in Paediatric Rheumatology/
Ramy Mohammed M. El-Sherbini
Dr.Ramy Mohammed M. El-Sherbini,M. B., B. Ch. Faculty of medicine Cairo university,M. Sc, Pediatrics , Faculty of medicine Cairo University-Abou El-Rish hospital. PHD from Institute of postgraduate childhood studies. Researcher of biological anthropology, consultant of pediatrics and neonatology, Published six international publications, National and international speaker, attended two international conferences in Yokahama (Japan) and Prague (Chezch republic)and many others in Egypt as a speaker, attended noble prize dialogue in japan, attended 10 th hope meeting in Yokahama in Japan, two intentional poster presentations in Yokahama and Egypt, three poster presentations in Egypt. Member of the Egyptian Society of Neonatology, and the Arab Society of Medical Research. Fellow and member of Japanese society for promotion of science(JSPS).worked as a pediatric consultant in many hospitals, former organizer of Ganna hospital. Member of the Egyptian society of promotion of continues medical education. awarded as the best speaker in 14th annual conference (diabetes, gut and the liver) by the Egyptian association for the study of liver and gasterointestinal disease (EASLGD).organizer of many symposiums and many workshops.
Whipps Cross University Hospital
Eric Edison is a urology registrar at Whipps Cross Hospital. He was a committee member of the British Urology Researchers in Surgical Training, in particular helping to deliver the international multi-centre IDENTIFY study. He was previously managing editor of the Pubmed-indexed journal Annals of Medicine and Surgery, and was a founding student member of the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management. He received a MBBS from University College London in 2013, and a MA in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge in 2010.
Kerala institute of medical sciences,
Namita U is a young and aspiring doctor who is currently doing her residency in Family Medicine at one of the renowned institutes in India -Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences, Trivandrum since 2017. During her training period , she has proved her mettle in various fields especially in paediatrics where she has done research work on Kawasaki disease for which she has received much attention and accolades. She has 2 publications to her name, namely on Kawasaki disease and Eosinophilc fasciitis. She earned her medical degree from Amala Institute of Medical Sciences, Thrissur, Kerala and is currently pursuing her post graduation in Family Medicine.
Ahmed Hassan Alhammadi
Weill-Cornell Medical College
Ahmed Al Hammadi is Division Chief of General Academic Pediatrics at HMC and Sidra Medical and Research Center, and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar. He is the Director of the new Multidisciplinary Program in Qatar caring for children with technology-dependent and medically complex conditions (Pediatrics Complex Care Program) which offer coordinated care that spans the inpatient and outpatient divide. He has strong interests in medical education and supervises residents on the pediatric wards and clinics, while also serving as an Assistant Program Director of Pediatric Residency Program. Dr. Al Hammadi has completed his Pediatrics Residency Training at British Colombia Children Hospital (BCCH) in Vancouver, Canada in 2008; General Academic Pediatrics Fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada in 2010. He has worked as a General Pediatrician on staff at Hamad Medical Corporation Qatar since 2010 when he was appointed as a Division Chief. Dr. Al Hammadi was appointed to the Examination Board of the Pediatrics Arab Board in 2011. He is a member of American Academy of Pediatrics and Canadian Pediatrics Society. Due to his leadership and managerial skills, Dr. Al Hammadi was appointed as Deputy Chairman of Pediatrics Department at Hamad Medical Corporation Qatar in 2014. Dr. Al Hammadiâ€™s areas of expertise and main research interests are in Pediatrics Inpatient Care, Outpatient Ambulatory Care, models of care for Children with Complex Chronic Conditions and teaching different learners in multiple busy clinical setting. He has many publications related to vaccine, UTI in childrenâ€™s, medical education and other general pediatrics topics.
Manasik Kamil Hassan
Weill-Cornell Medical College
Manasik Hassan is a academic general pediatric consultant at Hamad medical education, Clinical lecture of general pediatric medical collage- Qatar university and Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics Weill-Cornell Medical College Qatar .Dr. Manasik received her medical training at Gezira University in Sudan. She has worked as a general pediatrician at Hamad Medical Corporation since 2015. Dr. Manasikâ€™s areas of practice and interest include: inpatient medicine, participating in designing and conducting clinical research, teaching, and supervising residents during their pediatric residency, putting great effort in clinical and academic researchers and quality improvement projects in pediatric programs. She has a wide variety of accepted abstracts and has presented workshops in multiple national and international conferences. She is an instructor of different workshops including: communication, simulation, quality and professionalism.
Lee Insook is Professor at Hannam University, in Daegeon city, Korea.She received a B.S. and an M.S. from Nursing college of CatholicUniversity in2000, 2004. She received her Ph.D. in Pediatric nursing the Catholic University in 2012. Her interest is the growth and development of children and adolescents, healthpromotion of children and adolescent, healthpromotion of North Korean refugees and stable settlement and adaptation.
Aida Hussein Mohammed Al-Sadeeq
University of Aden
Aida Alsadeeqcompleted the Arab Board degree in Pediatrics from the Arab Board of Medical Specializations (Syria) in 2003 and Diploma in postgraduate pediatric nutrition from Boston University in 2018. She is assistant professor, Aden University and coordinator of the Pediatric Yemeni Professional Certificate. Dr. Aida is a head of therapeutic feeding center/Alsadaka Teaching Hospital and a national expert in community management of acute malnutrition (CMAM) in Yemen. She has published six scientific papers and updated the CMAM guideline & the Community Health Volunteers guideline. In 2017, she was rewarded by the Yemeni Prime Minister for her achievement.
United Arab Emirates
Rajesh Sharma is a Consultant Neonatologist, at Corniche Hospital, Abu Dhabi