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Armin Shahrokni
Assistant Professor
Colorectal Oncology and Geriatrics
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
New York,USA
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Dr. Armin Shahrokni is an Assistant Professor in Colorectal Oncology and Geriatrics at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NY, USA. His main research is focused on treatment of older patients with cancer especially older patients with gastrointestinal cancers. He is interested in improving quality of care, and symptom management of older cancer patients. Moreover, he has devoted his time to test novel communication and monitoring technologies to avoid hospitalization and emergency department visits by older patients with cancer. He is a member of American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Geriatric Society, International Society of Geriatric Oncology, and International Society of Gerontechnology.

Masanori Terai
Faculty of Health Sciences
Department of Judotherapy
Tokyo Ariake University of Medical and Health Sciences

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Dr. Terai Masanori is a Professor in Department of Judotherapy, Faculty of Health Sciences at Tokyo Ariake University of Medical and Health Sciences. His research fields include Stem cell, BasiC medicine, Dentistry, Judotherapy. Dr. Masanori is a member of 'THE JAPANESSE SOCIETY FOR REGENERATIVE MEDICINE'. He is a Committee member of Austin Journal of Cardiovascular Disease and Atherosclerosis, Austin Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology.

Jean-Pierre Droz
Emeritus Professor of Medical Oncology
Lyon-I Claude-Bernard University
Tel: 33-643-178-411
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Jean-Pierre Droz has obtained his MD degree in 1975 at the Paris-VI University School of Medicine, His Ph.D. at the Lyon-I Claude-Bernard University. He was formerly Chairman of the Department of Medicine at the Institut Gustave-Roussy in Villejuifand thereafter Chairman of the Department of Medical Oncology and Director of Teaching Program at the Centre Leon-Berard in Lyon. Since September 2008 he is Emeritus Professor of Medical Oncology at the Claude-Bernard Lyon1 University, Lyon-East School of Medicine, and Scientific Consultant at the Centre Leon-Berard. Since January 2010 he is attending physician of medical oncology at the University Hospital in Cayenne (French Guiana) and is teaching at the French Guiana and West Indies University Medical School. His major subjects of clinical research are: Genito-Urinary tumours, mainly Germ-Cell Tumours and Prostate Cancer, Geriatric Oncology and Endocrine Tumours medical treatment. He was the chairman of the Genito-Urinary Tumour Group (GETUG) of the French Comprehensive Cancer Centre Network (1994-1999). He is past-president of the SIOG (International Society of Geriatric Oncology). He served as member of the Geriatric Oncology Board and president of Rare Cancer Program Task Force of the French National Cancer Institute. He has managed and/or participated to more than 80 clinical trials. He has published more than 300 manuscripts in international peer-reviewed journals. He has participated to more than thirty chapters in books and has edited a textbook on uncommon cancers and a textbook on GU cancers in elderly patients. Since 2009 he is involved in the organization of oncology in the French Guiana and manages patients with cancer in Cayenne University Hospital. His interest concerns prostate cancer treatment, geriatric Oncology and now the management of cancers and malignant haematological diseases in the tropical area.

Leslie Kerr
Professor of Geriatrics and Palliative Care,
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
New York,USA
Tel: 212-241-1671
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Dr. Kerr maintains an active clinical practice in rheumatology, including providing consultative services for other sub-specialists at the Medical Center. Since the mid-1980s, Dr. Kerr initiated and has expanded rheumatology clinics at North General Hospital, bringing expertise in rheumatology to an area in East Harlem where none previously existed. Her research has included studies of tumor necrosis factor inhibition for the treatment of severe psoriatic arthritis. She has a particular interest in geriatric rheumatology and runs a rheumatology clinic within the Coffey Geriatric Practice. In addition, she developed the Annenberg Connective tissue Disease clinic, run with our fellows, which is a significant component of the rotation for this specialty for residents and medical students. The complexity and challenging nature of inner city connective tissue disease, have led to this clinic becoming a referral resource for clinical trials and observational studies.

Ryuichi Morishita
Department of Clinical Gene Therapy
Osaka University
Tel: 06-6210-8352
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Dr. Morishita Ryuichi is a Professor in Department Clinical Gene Therapy at Osaka University Medical School, Japan. He is also a Visiting Professor in The University of Hong Kong. He is a Member of Committee for Regulation Reform (Abe Cabinet), Industry-Academia Relationship, Ministry of Education, Science and Culture of Japan, Human Resource, Ministry of Education, Science and Culture of Japan, Intellectual Property, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. Dr. Ryuichi is a board member of Japan Society of Hypertension, Japan Society of Vascular Biology Organization, Society for Intellectual Property, Japan Society of Anti-Aging, Japan Society of Gene Therapy, Japan Society of Venture.

Shuzo Kumagai
Faculty of Arts and Science
Kyushu University
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Dr. Shuzo Kumagai is a Professor at Faculty of Arts and Science, and Graduate School of Human-Environment Studies in Kyushu University, Japan. Dr. Kumagai is the Director of Institute of Health Science (2012-2013) in Kyushu University. He is also a chairman (1999-2011) and chief editor (2011-2015) in Japanese Society of Health Promotion, Vice president (1999-2011) and chief editor (2006-2010) in Japanese Society of Exercise Epidemiology. His research area includes health and exercise epidemiology on prevalence and intervention of metabolic syndrome, cognitive decline, dementia, and mortality in community- dwelling population. Textbook (chief editor): Introduction of Health and Exercise Epidemiology: For the Development of Evidence-Based Health Promotion. Igaku-Shuppan, Tokyo, Japan, 2008 (Japanese).

Wilbert S Aronow
Professor of Medicine
Westchester Medical Center
New York Medical College
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Wilbert S. Aronow, MD is a Professor of Medicine at New York Medical College/Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, NY, USA. Dr. Aronow received his MD from 0020 Harvard Medical School. He has edited 14 books and is author or co-author of 1, 515 papers, 384 commentaries or Letters to the Editor, and 1,047 abstracts and is presenter or co-presenter of 1,410 talks at meetings. Dr. Aronow is a Fellow of the ACC, the AHA, the ACP, the ACCP, the AGS (Founding Fellow of Western Section), and the GSA. He has received each year from 2001-2016 an outstanding teacher and researcher award from the medical residents and from 2001-2016 from the cardiology fellows at Westchester Medical Center/New York Medical College. He has received awards from the Society of Geriatric Cardiology, the Gerontological Society of America, New York Medical College including the 2014 Chancellor's Research Award, the F1000 Faculty Member of the Year Award for the Faculty of Cardiovascular Disorders in 2011, 2013, 2014, and 2015, the Walter Bleifeld Memorial Award for distinguished contributions to clinical research from the International Academy of Cardiology in July, 2010, and a Distinguished Fellowship Award from the International Academy of Cardiology in July, 2012. He has been a member of 4 national guidelines committees including being a coauthor of the 2010 AMDA guidelines for heart failure, co-chair and first author of the 2011 ACC/AHA expert consensus document on hypertension in the elderly, coauthor of the 2015 AHA/ACC/ASH scientific statement on treatment of hypertension in patients with coronary artery disease, and is currently a member of the writing group of the 2017ACC/AHA/AAPA/ABC/ACPM/ AGS/APhA/ ASH/ASPC/NMA/PCNA guidelines for the management of patients with hypertension. He was a coauthor of a 2015 position paper from the International Lipid Expert Forum. He was a consultant to the ACP Information and Educational Resource (PIER) on the module of aortic stenosis. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the ASPC, and a member of the ACCP Cardiovascular Medicine and Surgery Network Steering Committee.

Hua-Shan Wu
Chairman and Associate Professor
Department of Nursing
Asia University
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Dr. Hua-Shan Wu is a head and Associate Professor in Department of Nursing of Asia University in Taiwan. Dr. Wu received her master's and doctoral degree at the School of Nursing of National Yang-Ming University in Taiwan. Her research interests include two aspects for clinical practice and nursing education. In the field of clinical practice, implementing evidence-based interventions (e.g., acupressure, massage, respiratory training, memory training, spaced retrieval, errorless learning and Montessori training) in adults or the elderly with chronic dyspnea, cognitive impairment, disability and dementia, translation and psychometric evaluations of research instruments and exploring eating behaviors of patients with dementia are focused. As for the field of nursing education, effects of different teaching strategies, involving multimedia situated learning, Service-Learning, problem-based learningand flipped classroom, are also investigated. Her research interest includfes Respiratory nursing, Long-term care, Dementia care, Nursing education.

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