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Steven E. Lipshultz
Professor and Chair
Department of Pediatrics
School of Medicine
Wayne State University
USA


Steven E. Lipshultz, MD, FAAP, FAHA is the Schotanus Family Professor and Chair of the Carman and Ann Adams Department of Pediatrics at the Wayne State University School of Medicine, as well as the Pediatrician-in-Chief at the Children's Hospital of Michigan, the Pediatrics Specialist-in-Chief at the Detroit Medical Center, the President of University Pediatricians, and view full biography...




Steven E. Lipshultz, MD, FAAP, FAHA is the Schotanus Family Professor and Chair of the Carman and Ann Adams Department of Pediatrics at the Wayne State University School of Medicine, as well as the Pediatrician-in-Chief at the Children's Hospital of Michigan, the Pediatrics Specialist-in-Chief at the Detroit Medical Center, the President of University Pediatricians, and the Interim Director of the Children's Research Center of Michigan. At Wayne State University School of Medicine Dr. Lipshultz is an Adjunct Professor of Medicine (Cardiology), Oncology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Molecular Biology and Genetics, Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences, and Pharmacology. Dr. Lipshultz previously held the Batchelor Family Endowed Chair in Pediatric Cardiology and the George E. Batchelor Chair in Pediatrics, was the Chair of the Department of Pediatrics and the Associate Executive Dean for Child Health at the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, where he was also a Professor of Medicine (Oncology) and Public Health Sciences. He also served as the Chief of Staff at the Holtz Children's Hospital at the University of Miami-Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In addition, he served as Director of the Batchelor Children's Research Institute. Dr. Lipshultz has also held a faculty position at the Harvard Medical School. He was the Chief of Pediatric Cardiology at the Boston University School of Medicine and later at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in Rochester, NY, where he also led the Children's Heart Center at the Golisano Children's Hospital at Strong, was a Professor of Pediatrics and of Oncology, and was the Associate Chair of Pediatrics. Dr. Lipshultz is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania graduate school program in molecular, cellular and developmental biology and then the Dartmouth Medical School. He completed a residency in pediatrics at Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital/Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine (Cleveland, OH) and a fellowship in pediatric cardiology at Boston Children's Hospital/Harvard Medical School (Boston, MA). His primary research interests are in the pediatric cardiomyopathies, especially those of genetic/metabolic, toxic (e.g., those associated with cancer and HIV therapy), or infections/inflammatory etiologies (e.g., viral and HIV) etiologies. Clinical research on determinants of outcome for children with cardiovascular disease has been a major focus of interest as well.

Ai-Xuan Holterman
Professor of Surgery
U of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria
Children′s Hospital of Illinois
USA
Tel: 309 655 3800


Dr. Ai-Xuan Holterman is the founder and president of IPSAC. She was born in Vietnam and left her homeland for the US in 1975. She completed her undergraduate, medical and surgical training in the US at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in Dallas, the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Washington School of Medicine view full biography...




Dr. Ai-Xuan Holterman is the founder and president of IPSAC. She was born in Vietnam and left her homeland for the US in 1975. She completed her undergraduate, medical and surgical training in the US at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in Dallas, the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, and the University of Montreal with board certifications in General Surgery and Pediatric Surgery by the American Board of Surgery. She is a pediatric surgeon in clinical practice and a surgeon scientist with research interests in pediatric liver diseases, multi-institutional interventional trials with grant support by numerous foundations, including the National Institute of Health. She has widely published and has lectured in national and international meetings, particularly on the molecular biology of cholestatic liver, obesity-related liver disease, and pediatric morbid obesity. She holds membership with the American Surgical Association, American Pediatric Surgical Association and the Society of University Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons.

Cecilia Lo
Professor
F. Sargent Cheever Chair
Department of Developmental Biology
Pittsburgh Univrsity
USA


Our research objectives are focused on elucidating the genetic causes and developmental mechanisms of human congenital heart disease (CHD). CHD is one of the most common birth defects and yet the causes of CHD is still not well understood. We have undertaken a research strategy comprising using mouse models to elucidate the genetic etiology of view full biography...




Our research objectives are focused on elucidating the genetic causes and developmental mechanisms of human congenital heart disease (CHD). CHD is one of the most common birth defects and yet the causes of CHD is still not well understood. We have undertaken a research strategy comprising using mouse models to elucidate the genetic etiology of CHD andf the integration and validation of findings in mice with human clinical studies. Our goal is to take advantage of the genetic homogeneity of inbred mouse strains and their near identity in cardiovascular anatomy to pursue the genetic basis for CHD. Parallel studies clinically to confirm the relevance of these findings in mice to human disease. Our focus remains on gaining insights into the genetic basis and developmental etiology of CHD. We expect our studies may lead to more effective diagnostic and therapeutic strategies for improving the standard of care for patients with CHD. This may help improve outcome for infants and children with life threatening structural heart disease.

Fabio Aguiar-Alves
Professor
Fluminense Federal University
Rio de Janeiro
Brazil
Tel: 55-21985251891


I am an Adjunct Professor at Fluminense Federal University (UFF), in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. I teach in undergrad and graduation level. I am also engaged in laboratory training of undergraduates, Master students and PhD students, as well as mentoring Post doctorates and scholars from School of Public Health - UC Berkeley-USA and other groups view full biography...




I am an Adjunct Professor at Fluminense Federal University (UFF), in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. I teach in undergrad and graduation level. I am also engaged in laboratory training of undergraduates, Master students and PhD students, as well as mentoring Post doctorates and scholars from School of Public Health - UC Berkeley-USA and other groups in molecular epidemiology methods. The focus areas of my research group are 1) molecular epidemiology of Staphylococcus aureus infection and colonization among children living in crowded conditions; HIV positive and healthy subjects; 2) Tests for new drugs against gram positive bacteria, and 3) molecular pathogenesis of Staphylococcus aureus infection in murine models. I am responsible for the evaluation of projects in medical sciences developed within the university. I have finished my Post Doctoral Training program supported by FOGARTY/NIH in 2006 under Dr. Lee Riley's supervision at UC Berkeley.

Elzbieta Smolewska
Professor
Department of Pediatric Cardiology and Rheumatology
Medical University of Lodz
Poland


Dr. Elzbieta Smolewska received her Ph.D. degree from the Medical University of Lodz, Poland and she worked as an assistant professor in the same university from 2001 to 2014. Currently she is a professor in the Department of Pediatric Cardiology and Rheumatology, Medical University of Lodz, Poland. She was a member in Pediatric Rheumatology view full biography...




Dr. Elzbieta Smolewska received her Ph.D. degree from the Medical University of Lodz, Poland and she worked as an assistant professor in the same university from 2001 to 2014. Currently she is a professor in the Department of Pediatric Cardiology and Rheumatology, Medical University of Lodz, Poland. She was a member in Pediatric Rheumatology European Society (PReS), Polish Society of Rheumatology, Polish Society of Pediatrics and served as National Coordinator of PRINTO, Principal Investigator in 7 clinical trials in children with rheumatic diseases, PharmaChild project and EPOCA study. Prof. Elzbieta Smolewska was a member of Editorial Board of Pediatric Review (polish) and Global Journal of Immune and Allergic Diseases. She has 61 publication in medical journals, over 100 congress abstracts. Her research interest includes in pediatric rheumatology, clinical immunology.

Maria Cristina Azcona San Julian
Professor of Paediatrics
Department of Medicine
University of Navarra
Pamplona
Spain


I studied Medicine from 1983 to 1989 at the Faculty of Medicine of University of Navarre. From 1990 to 1993 I did General Pediatrics training at the Department of Pediatrics, Clinica Universidad de Navarra. I started to work at the same department from 1994, to lead the Pediatric Endocrinology Unit. In June 1995, I finish view full biography...




I studied Medicine from 1983 to 1989 at the Faculty of Medicine of University of Navarre. From 1990 to 1993 I did General Pediatrics training at the Department of Pediatrics, Clinica Universidad de Navarra. I started to work at the same department from 1994, to lead the Pediatric Endocrinology Unit. In June 1995, I finish my phD. From October 1996 to October 1998 I did a Clinical Fellowship in Pediatric Endocrinology at Great Ormond Street and St. Bartholomew's hospital, in London, where I did clinical an research work. I was granted by the Fundation Ramon Areces from Spain. I went back to the Clinica Universidad de Navarra in November 1998. Nowadays, I am a consultant in Pediatric Endocrinology at Clinica Universidad de Navarra and I am also Professor of Pediatrics at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Navarre. I belong to the Pediatric Endocrinology Spanish and European societies. I have published 51 papers in international journals and 60 in national journals. I have written 4 book chapters. I have participated in several research projects. My main areas of research interest ares: growth and development and obesity.

Suzana Manxhuka-Kerliu
Professor of Pathology
University of Prishtina
Kosovo


Prof. Suzana Manxhuka-Kerliu, with over 25 years of clinical and academic experience focuses on medical education, publications and innovative learning techniques. As a clinical pathologist, she is trained in diagnostic oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and European School of Pathology, in Turin, Italy. As the Vice-Rector of the University of Prishtina, she provided the view full biography...




Prof. Suzana Manxhuka-Kerliu, with over 25 years of clinical and academic experience focuses on medical education, publications and innovative learning techniques. As a clinical pathologist, she is trained in diagnostic oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and European School of Pathology, in Turin, Italy. As the Vice-Rector of the University of Prishtina, she provided the strategy, mission and vision for the internationalization of the University. Furthermore, she participated as an Erasmus Mundus/ Basileus/ Visiting Professor at the University of Rome La Sapienza. She is a board member of the IST Journal, reviewer in many European Journals and has written more than 100 publications, as well as original and translated books. Currently, she is a Professor of Pathology, at the University of Prishtina; Director of Preclinical Institutes; Head of the PhD studies, Vice-President of Mediaterranean Task Force for Cancer Control, Vice-President of Italian-Kosovo League of Oncology, as well as a member of European Society of Pathology-ESP. Research Interest: Oncology, Clinical Pathology, Forensic Pathology, Hematopathology, Gastrointestinal Pathology, Gynecopathology, Uropathology, Respiratory Pathology, Endocrine Pathology, Head and Neck Pathology, Digital Pathology, Telepathology; Medical education, and Internationalization.

Toshio Nakanishi
Chief and Professor
Pediatric Cardiology
Heart Institute of Japan
Tokyo Women's Medical University
Japan


Toshio Nakanishi is a chief and professor of Pediatric Cardiology, Heart Institute of Japan, Tokyo Women's Medical University. In 1974, he graduated from Hiroshima University Medical School. From1977 to 1979, he was a research fellow of Pediatric Cardiology at University of California, Los Angeles, U.S.A. From 1983 to 1988, he was a clinical view full biography...




Toshio Nakanishi is a chief and professor of Pediatric Cardiology, Heart Institute of Japan, Tokyo Women's Medical University. In 1974, he graduated from Hiroshima University Medical School. From1977 to 1979, he was a research fellow of Pediatric Cardiology at University of California, Los Angeles, U.S.A. From 1983 to 1988, he was a clinical fellow of Pediatric Cardiology at Heart Institute of Japan, Tokyo Women's Medical College. From 2007, he is a chief of Pediatric Cardiology, Heart Institute of Japan, Tokyo Women's Medical University. His research interest is pediatric pulmonary hypertension, pediatric interventional cardiology, and developmental vascular biology.

Peter J. Schwartz
Director
Center for Cardiac Arrhythmias of Genetic Origin
IRCCS Istituto Auxologico Italiano
Milan
Italy


Peter J. Schwartz, MD is Director of the Center for Cardiac Arrhythmias of Genetic Origin and Director of the Cardiovascular Genetics Laboratory at the IRCCS Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Milan, Italy, Extraordinary Professor in Internal Medicine at the University of Stellenbosch, and member of the Board of the Hatter Institute for Cardiovascular Research in Africa, University view full biography...




Peter J. Schwartz, MD is Director of the Center for Cardiac Arrhythmias of Genetic Origin and Director of the Cardiovascular Genetics Laboratory at the IRCCS Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Milan, Italy, Extraordinary Professor in Internal Medicine at the University of Stellenbosch, and member of the Board of the Hatter Institute for Cardiovascular Research in Africa, University of Cape Town, South Africa. From 1995 to 2013 he was Professor of Cardiology, Director of the School for the Board in Cardiology and Chairman of Cardiology Unit, Department of Molecular Medicine at the University of Pavia and Chief of the Laboratories for Research in Cardiology at Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico S. Matteo, Pavia, Italy. From January 1999 to December 2000 he was the President of the Italian Society of Cardiology. His major areas of expertise are the long QT syndrome, the relationship between the autonomic nervous system and life-threatening arrhythmias, and the risk stratification for sudden death. He is the author of 1413 publications. His impact factor in the period 1969-2013 is 2638, and his current h-index is 99 (source: Web of Science-October 3rd, 2014).

Giovanni A. Rossi
Director
Pediatric Pulmonology and Allergy Unit
G. Gaslini Institute
Italy
Tel: + 39 (010) 56362 915


Giovanni Rossi is Chief of the Pulmonary and Allergy Units at the G. Gaslini Institute in Genoa and Professor of Paediatric Pulmonology at the University of Genoa, Italy. Professor Rossi has been involved with numerous international organizations including the American Thoracic Society, the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC), Societas Europea view full biography...




Giovanni Rossi is Chief of the Pulmonary and Allergy Units at the G. Gaslini Institute in Genoa and Professor of Paediatric Pulmonology at the University of Genoa, Italy. Professor Rossi has been involved with numerous international organizations including the American Thoracic Society, the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC), Societas Europea Physiologiae Clinicae Respiratoriae (SEPCR), the Italian Committee on Sarcoidosis, the Associazione Italiana Pneumologi Ospedalieri (AIPO) and the American College of Chest Physicians. He was previously Co-chairman and then Chairman of the ‘Lung Cell Biology’ Assembly of the European Resiratory Society (ERS). He has also served on the Executive Committee of SEPCR, the Executive Committee of the ERS and the Executive Committee of Italian Society of Paediatric Respiratory Disorders. He is currently President of the Italian Society of Paediatric Respiratory Disorders (SIMRI) and a member of the ERS.

Isao Shiraishi
Director and Chairman,
Department of Perinatal and Pediatric Cardiology
National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center
5-7-1, Fujishirodai, Suita, Osaka, Japan
Tel: 06-6833-5012


Dr. Isao Shiraishi is a director and chairman of the Division of Perinatal and Pediatric Cardiology, National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center in Japan. He has been working on wide variety of basic and clinical science of cardiovascular system including embryonic development of the heart, molecular and cellular cardiology (cell survival and regeneration), pathological diagnosis of view full biography...




Dr. Isao Shiraishi is a director and chairman of the Division of Perinatal and Pediatric Cardiology, National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center in Japan. He has been working on wide variety of basic and clinical science of cardiovascular system including embryonic development of the heart, molecular and cellular cardiology (cell survival and regeneration), pathological diagnosis of congenital and acquired heart disease of children, Kawasaki disease, cardiomyopathy, 3D diagnosis of congenital heart disease with MSCT, and application of 3D printing technology for pediatric cardiovascular system. He has worked at University of South Carolinafrom 1994 to 1997, and The Children's Hospital and Research Foundation in Cincinnati from 2000 to 2001, as a research scientist. He is now a board of directors of the Japanese Society of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery (JSPCCS) and an editor-in-chief of the Journal ofJSPCCS.

Ken K Nischal
Professor of Ophthalmology
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh
USA
Tel: 412-692-8971


Dr. Ken K Nischal MD, FRCOphth, is Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Pittsburgh and Director of the UPMC Children's Eye Center, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh and Chief of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Motility. Dr. Nischal was attending and then Head of the Department of Ophthalmology, Great Ormond St Hospital for Children, and London, UK view full biography...




Dr. Ken K Nischal MD, FRCOphth, is Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Pittsburgh and Director of the UPMC Children's Eye Center, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh and Chief of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Motility. Dr. Nischal was attending and then Head of the Department of Ophthalmology, Great Ormond St Hospital for Children, and London, UK from 1999 until 2011. His fellowship training was at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto in 1998. His focus is on evidence based protocol led clinical care with clinical outcome measures as a source of clinical research. His main areas of clinical research are anterior segment developmental anomalies affecting the cornea, lens and trabecular meshwork. He has published widely in pediatric cataract, glaucoma and cornea and also craniofacial anomalies.

Jae Hyun Park
Associate Professor and Chair
Postgraduate Orthodontic Program
Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health
Arizona, United States
Tel: 480-248-8165


Dr. Jae Hyun Park is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Postgraduate Orthodontic Program at the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health. Dr. Park also serves as an editorial board member of several peer-reviewed orthodontic and dental journals. He was the chief editor of a recently published book entitled, Computed Tomography: New Research. view full biography...




Dr. Jae Hyun Park is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Postgraduate Orthodontic Program at the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health. Dr. Park also serves as an editorial board member of several peer-reviewed orthodontic and dental journals. He was the chief editor of a recently published book entitled, Computed Tomography: New Research. He also recently co-authored a book, Molar Protraction: Orthodontic Substitution of Missing Posterior Teeth. While working as a full-time faculty member since 2008, he has published more than 100 scientific and clinical articles. He also lectures nationally and internationally. Dr. Park is currently PCSO Editor-in-Chief.

Shama Ahmad
Associate Professor
Department of Anesthesiology
School of Medicine
University of Alabama, Birmingham
Alabama, USA


Dr. Shama Ahmad is a cell and molecular biologist. Her research is focused on elucidating cellular signaling mechanism related to oxidative stress and their perturbation in chronic lung diseases, with a focus on developing novel treatment strategies. She obtained a master''s degree in Biochemistry from University of Lucknow, India. She also received a Master in view full biography...




Dr. Shama Ahmad is a cell and molecular biologist. Her research is focused on elucidating cellular signaling mechanism related to oxidative stress and their perturbation in chronic lung diseases, with a focus on developing novel treatment strategies. She obtained a master''s degree in Biochemistry from University of Lucknow, India. She also received a Master in Philosophy and a doctorate degree in Biotechnology from Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), India. She was a Junior Research Fellow and a Senior Research Fellow of the University Grants Commission India. She served as a Research Associate in the Department of Biochemistry, Jawahar Lal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh India and then as a lecturer in the Department of Biochemistry, AMU India. In 1998 she joined National Jewish Health (NJH), Denver Colorado, USA as a Research Associate and there she was bestowed with Robert J Suslow fellowship. She was also awarded a K12 fellowship from CCTSI University of Colorado Denver, Colorado that is funded by NCRR, NIH. After serving as an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics for 5 years at NJH she was appointed as an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado Denver in June 2012. She is currently an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology at University of Alabama Birmingham and a Scientist at The Gregory Fleming James Cystic Fibrosis Center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Besides the above she serves in various scientific committees and contributed editorial summaries on current research in her field in Science Translational Medicine a leading science journal as an Associate Scientific Advisor of Science Translational Medicine. She also serves on the editorial board of PLOS ONE and ISRN Pulmonology.

Luis-Aldamiz-Echevarria
Associate Professor
Division of Metabolism
Paediatrics Department
Cruces University Hospital
Spain


Dr. Luis Aldamiz-Echevarria is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of the Basque Country (Spain) and Medical Doctor in the Department of Paediatrics at Cruces University Hospital (Spain). Dr Aldamiz-Echevarria's laboratory constitutes the Metabolic Inherited Disorders Group and belongs to one of the six fundamental areas of research of the BioCruces view full biography...




Dr. Luis Aldamiz-Echevarria is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of the Basque Country (Spain) and Medical Doctor in the Department of Paediatrics at Cruces University Hospital (Spain). Dr Aldamiz-Echevarria's laboratory constitutes the Metabolic Inherited Disorders Group and belongs to one of the six fundamental areas of research of the BioCruces Health Research Institute (area of Endocrinology and Nutrition, Metabolism and Renal Diseases). The specific strengths of the research group are in paediatrics and inborn errors of metabolism in order to improve patients' quality of life by means of their diagnosis, treatment and management. Dr Aldamiz-Echevarrias expertise in metabolic diseases is indicated by invitation to speak at national and international conferences, workshops and seminars, such as the International Congress of Inborn Errors of Metabolism (ICIEM). His group has received over 30 research projects and clinical trials grants funded by Carlos III Health Institute, Basque Government, Spanish Ministry of Science, pharmaceutical companies and foundations. He has over 60 publications which are focused on paediatrics, nutrition, rare metabolic diseases, cardiovascular risk and clinical chemical methods. Dr Aldamiz-Echevarria is author, editor and/or co-editor in 17 books, among them it is worth mentioning the only reference text book in Spanish about rare metabolic diseases, which is already in its 4th Edition (Diagnostico y Tratamiento de lasenfermedadesmetabolicashereditarias ERGON, 2014). Research interests: Paediatrics, Metabolism, Nutrition, Inborn Errors of Metabolism, Rare Metabolic Diseases.

Yasunobu Hayabuchi
Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Tokushima University
Japan


Dr. Hayabuchi is an Associate Professor of Department of Pediatrics, Tokushima University. His major area of clinical and research interest relates to the pediatric cardiology. He graduated from School of Medicine, Tokushima University in 1989. He received the Ph.D. degree in 1997. The history of Occupation as follows: Clinical and Research fellow in Department of view full biography...




Dr. Hayabuchi is an Associate Professor of Department of Pediatrics, Tokushima University. His major area of clinical and research interest relates to the pediatric cardiology. He graduated from School of Medicine, Tokushima University in 1989. He received the Ph.D. degree in 1997. The history of Occupation as follows: Clinical and Research fellow in Department of Pediatrics, Tokushima University from 1989, Research fellow in Department of Cell Physiology and Pharmacology, University of Leicester, UK from 1999, Senior Lecturer from 2005, Associate Professor from 2012 in Tokushima University. As the activity of academic society, He is a councilor of Japanese Society of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, and a delegate of Japan Pediatric Society.

Joanna H Sliwowska
Associate Professor
Head of Laboratory of Neurobiology
Institute of Zoology
Poznan University of Life Sciences
Poland


Dr. Joanna H Sliwowska is an Associate Professor at Poznan University of Life Sciences, Poland. She is trained in Ph.D in Physiology from Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland, University of Oregon, Eugene, USA and Stockholm University, Sweden. Dr. Sliwowska was a Postdoctoral Fellow in Neuroscience at the University of Cincinnati, USA and British Columbia University, Canada. view full biography...




Dr. Joanna H Sliwowska is an Associate Professor at Poznan University of Life Sciences, Poland. She is trained in Ph.D in Physiology from Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland, University of Oregon, Eugene, USA and Stockholm University, Sweden. Dr. Sliwowska was a Postdoctoral Fellow in Neuroscience at the University of Cincinnati, USA and British Columbia University, Canada. She served as reviewer for Scientific Journals of Brain Research, Cell Biology and Toxicology, International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience, Reproductive Biology and Pharmacological Reports. Her research interest are: obesity and diabetes, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, prenatal programming, neuroendocrinology of stress response and reproduction, sex differences in endocrine response and adult hippocampal neurogenesis.

Junia Serra-Negra
Associate Professor
Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics
Federal University of Minas Gerais
Brazil
Tel: 31-34092433


Bachelor's at Dentistry from Pontifícia Universidade Catolica de Minas Gerais (1986), master's at Odontology from Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (1995) and doctorate at Pediatric Dentistry from Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (2006), Brazil. Has experience in Odontology, focusing on Pediatric Dentistry, acting on the following subjects: behaviour, children, health education, public health, bruxism, parafunctions, view full biography...




Bachelor's at Dentistry from Pontifícia Universidade Catolica de Minas Gerais (1986), master's at Odontology from Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (1995) and doctorate at Pediatric Dentistry from Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (2006), Brazil. Has experience in Odontology, focusing on Pediatric Dentistry, acting on the following subjects: behaviour, children, health education, public health, bruxism, parafunctions, oral habits, breastfeeding and sleep disorders.

Sukhotnik Igor
Associate Professor
Technion- Israel Institute of Technology
Haifa
Israel


Igor Sukhotnik, MD is an Associate Professor at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, the Ruth & Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, and Pediatric Surgeon-in Chief (Department of Pediatric Surgery), Bnai Zion Medical Center, Haifa, Israel. He received his medical degree at the Czernowitz School of Medicine, Ukraine in 1984. He trained in General Surgery at view full biography...




Igor Sukhotnik, MD is an Associate Professor at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, the Ruth & Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, and Pediatric Surgeon-in Chief (Department of Pediatric Surgery), Bnai Zion Medical Center, Haifa, Israel. He received his medical degree at the Czernowitz School of Medicine, Ukraine in 1984. He trained in General Surgery at Czernowitz University Hospital, Ukraine (1986-1989). After his emigration to Israel, he completed his training in Pediatric Surgery at Ha-Emek Medical Center, Afula, Israel in 1998. He completed his fellowship in Pediatric Surgery at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, University of Michigan, in 1999-2000. He trained in General Surgery at Carmel Medical Center, Haifa, Israel in 2000-2003. He began his work at Department of Pediatric Surgery, Bnai Zion Medical Center in 2003 and became an Assistant Professor in 2005 and Associate Professor in 2013. Dr. Sukhotnik has Board certification in Pediatric Surgeryand General Surgery. He is a member of the boards of the European Association of Pediatric Surgery and the International Pediatric Surgery Research Association. Clinical interests: Dr. Sukhotnik performs a wide range of general pediatric surgery including surgery of the neck, chest and abdomen. He has a particular interest in surgery for short bowel syndrome, Hirschsprung's disease, pediatric oncology, and minimally invasive pediatric surgery. Research Interests: Dr. Sukhotnik has an active research laboratory which focuses on many of the complications associated with short bowel syndrome, intestinal ischemia-reperfusion, chemotherapy-induced intestinal damage and testicular ischemia-reperfusion.

Claudio Chiesa
Associate Professor
Institute of Translational Pharmacology
National Research Council
Via Fosso del Cavaliere
Italy


Claudio Chiesa is an Associate Professor at the Italian National Research Council. Dr. Chiesa obtained his medical degree at the Sapienza University of Rome, followed by a residency in Pediatrics (1976-79) and Infectious Diseases (1982-85). He has been Research Fellow at the Pasteur Institute, Paris, France; Mount Sinai Medical Center, New view full biography...




Claudio Chiesa is an Associate Professor at the Italian National Research Council. Dr. Chiesa obtained his medical degree at the Sapienza University of Rome, followed by a residency in Pediatrics (1976-79) and Infectious Diseases (1982-85). He has been Research Fellow at the Pasteur Institute, Paris, France; Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, N.Y., Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, N.Y., and Rainbow Babies and Childrens' Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio,U.S.A.; Karolinska Institutet, Stockolm, Sweden. His major areas of research interest relate to emerging Pediatric and Neonatal infectious diseases, diagnostic tools for Neonatal infections, endocrine regulation of fetal/neonatal growth, and energy metabolism in children and metabolic factors contributing atherosclerosis and cardiovascular risk in children.

Mireia Orgiles
Associate Professor
Miguel Hernandez University of Elche
Spain


Mireia Orgiles is Associate Professor at Miguel Hernandez University of Elche in Spain. She has been trained in psychological treatment at Montclair State University, the City University of New York, the University of Connecticut, and the University of Southern California in USA. She has over 70 publications focused on emotional problems in children and adolescents. view full biography...




Mireia Orgiles is Associate Professor at Miguel Hernandez University of Elche in Spain. She has been trained in psychological treatment at Montclair State University, the City University of New York, the University of Connecticut, and the University of Southern California in USA. She has over 70 publications focused on emotional problems in children and adolescents. She received a Young Research Award in 2010 recognizing the C.V. of young researchers. Dra. Orgiles is coeditor in 7 books and she is author of the book Tratando la fobia a la oscuridad en la infancia y adolescencia, which is the only book in Spanish focused on treatment of the darkness phobia in children. Dr. Orgiles is therapist at the Clinica Universitaria of the UMH in Spain, and she is the coordinator of the Master in Psychological Therapy with Children and Adolescents, the only Master in Spain focused on psychological treatment with children approved by the Spanish National Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation. Research interests: psychopathology, assessment and treatment of emotional problems in children and adolescents, especially anxiety disorders in childhood.

Leslie A Hulvershorn
Assistant Professor
School of Medicine
Indiana University, USA


Dr. Hulvershorn graduated from college at Indiana University, Bloomington, with honors in Neuroscience. She was then awarded a research fellowship to complete a Masters of Science in Neuroscience at the University of Oxford, United Kingdom, where she explored the relationship between early ear infections and abnormal brain development affecting language. She returned to her view full biography...




Dr. Hulvershorn graduated from college at Indiana University, Bloomington, with honors in Neuroscience. She was then awarded a research fellowship to complete a Masters of Science in Neuroscience at the University of Oxford, United Kingdom, where she explored the relationship between early ear infections and abnormal brain development affecting language. She returned to her home state of Indiana to complete her M.D. at the Indiana University School of Medicine. She then completed an Academic Track residency in General Psychiatry at the Indiana University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and a two year Research Track Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at New York University. Dr. Hulvershorn is an active researcher and clinician and has authored numerous publications on various topics in child psychiatry. She has received multiple grants to study the neurobiological basis of emotion regulation and addiction risk in children with externalizing disorders. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Indiana University School of Medicine and also serves as the Deputy Medical Director for the Division of Mental Health and Addiction for the State of Indiana.

Fei Chu
Research Assistant Professor
Cancer Biology and Epigenomics
Stanley Manne Children's Research Institute
Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
Chicago, USA
Tel: 773-755-6519


Fei Chu is a research Assistant Professor of pediatrics Surgery at Stanley Manne Children's Research Institute of Lurie Children's Hospital, an affiliate of the Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA. Dr. Chu received his M.D. degree from School of Medicine at Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou, China in 1992. He obtained his Ph.D. degree from the Beijing University view full biography...




Fei Chu is a research Assistant Professor of pediatrics Surgery at Stanley Manne Children's Research Institute of Lurie Children's Hospital, an affiliate of the Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA. Dr. Chu received his M.D. degree from School of Medicine at Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou, China in 1992. He obtained his Ph.D. degree from the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing, China in 1998. He got his training in pathology from the Beijing University, Beijing, China (1998–2000). After completing his postdoctoral training at the University of Illinois of Chicago, Chicago, IL USA in 2004, he joined the Lurie Children's Hospital as a senior scientist, was then promoted to the position of research Assistant Professor in 2006. Dr. Chu is a Member of the American Association for Cancer Research and American Pediatric Society. Dr. Chu's research team has focused on studies to illustrate the underlying mechanism of drug resistance to chemotherapy in neuroblastoma. Research Interests: The primary thrust of our research team has focused on studies to identify the basic biological processes that regulate adaptation of malignant tumor cells to stressful environments, such as those produced by anti-cancer drugs, and thereby permit their survival in the presence of agents that would normally kill them. Understanding these processes will help cancer researchers develop novel chemotherapeutic strategies. Our group has directed our recent attention to the understanding of cancer cell behavior and in particular on the molecular basis underlying resistance of neuroblastoma cells to chemotherapy.

Nanako Kawaguchi
Visiting Senior Assistant lecturer
Tokyo Women's Medical University
Tokyo, Japan


Dr. Nanako Kawaguchi currently is a senior assistant professor in Tokyo Women's Medical University. I have examined the stemness and differentiation ability of adult-derived cardiac stem cells and induced pluripotent cells (iPS) cells for the past 8 years. I primarily focused on mesenchymal differentiation by using microarray and proteomic analysis. During this research, we observed view full biography...




Dr. Nanako Kawaguchi currently is a senior assistant professor in Tokyo Women's Medical University. I have examined the stemness and differentiation ability of adult-derived cardiac stem cells and induced pluripotent cells (iPS) cells for the past 8 years. I primarily focused on mesenchymal differentiation by using microarray and proteomic analysis. During this research, we observed that stem cells regulate the surrounding cells via soluble factors. I am further interested in the clinical applications of these stem cells, such as using them as a replacement for damaged tissues or as a source of soluble factors to enhance the viability of the cells within the target tissues (infracted heart). Furthermore, I joined a project for establishing in vitro disease model for congenital heart diseases using the patients'' derived iPS cells performed at the department of Pediatric Cardiology in Tokyo Women''s Medical University.

Wei Gao
Assistant Professor
Department of Radiology and Biomedical Research Imaging Center
University of North Carolina, USA
Tel: 919-843-7672


Dr. Gao is a Tenure-track Assistant Professor at the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Research Imaging Center in University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Gao earned his PHD from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He currently directs the Functional Brain Imaging Lab (FBIL) at UNC and is primarily interested in the view full biography...




Dr. Gao is a Tenure-track Assistant Professor at the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Research Imaging Center in University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Gao earned his PHD from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He currently directs the Functional Brain Imaging Lab (FBIL) at UNC and is primarily interested in the study of early brain development and adult brain functioning mechanisms using advanced neuroimaging techniques including functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI). Dr. Gao is anRSNA Trainee Research Prizewinner in 2009 and has made a series of important findings in developmental and adult neuroscience research, which appear in journals such as PNAS, Journal of Neuroscience, Cerebral Cortex, and Human Brain Mapping, among others. His research Interests relate to early brain functional development and developmental disorders, functional connectivity study of adult brain functioning mechanisms.

Paulo Henrique Manso
Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Cardiology
Universidade de Sao Paulo
Sao Paulo-Brazil
Tel: +55-16-3602-2573


Dr. Paulo H Manso is head chief of Pediatric Cardiology Unit in Pediatrics Department at Ribeirao Preto Medical School, University of Sao Paulo, where he leads a team of pediatric cardiologists, residents, and post-graduation students. He is an Assistant Professor in Pediatrics and Pediatric Cardiology, with great interest in outcomes of congenital heart disease, congenital view full biography...




Dr. Paulo H Manso is head chief of Pediatric Cardiology Unit in Pediatrics Department at Ribeirao Preto Medical School, University of Sao Paulo, where he leads a team of pediatric cardiologists, residents, and post-graduation students. He is an Assistant Professor in Pediatrics and Pediatric Cardiology, with great interest in outcomes of congenital heart disease, congenital heart disease in adult population, genetic mechanisms of congenital heart disease; and perioperative issues. Dr. Manso is currently in a research fellowship at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Erika CalvanoKuchler
Pediatric Dentistry
University of Sao Paulo, Brazil


Dr. Erika Kuchler is a pediatric dentist with clinical and academic degrees. Her master's degree is in Pediatric Dentistry and her PhD in Medical Science/Molecular Biology. Dr. Kuchler was a Postdoctoral Associate at the University of Pittsburgh. Currently she is an Investigatorin the Pediatric Department at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, and faculty of view full biography...




Dr. Erika Kuchler is a pediatric dentist with clinical and academic degrees. Her master's degree is in Pediatric Dentistry and her PhD in Medical Science/Molecular Biology. Dr. Kuchler was a Postdoctoral Associate at the University of Pittsburgh. Currently she is an Investigatorin the Pediatric Department at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, and faculty of the post-graduation program in the same Department. Dr. Kuchler's main research focus is the etiology of oral alterations, such as oral clefts, craniofacial development, dental caries, pediatric dental treatments, and developmental dental anomalies.

Daniel De Wolf
Head of the department
Department of Pediatric Cardiology
Ghent University Hospital
Gent
Belgium


Daniel De Wolf 26/06/1959 has graduated as a medical doctor at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium in 1984. After postgraduate training as a pediatrician at Brussels University Hospital and as a pediatric cardiologist at the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, he worked as a pediatric cardiologist at Brussels University Hospital and Ghent University view full biography...




Daniel De Wolf 26/06/1959 has graduated as a medical doctor at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium in 1984. After postgraduate training as a pediatrician at Brussels University Hospital and as a pediatric cardiologist at the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, he worked as a pediatric cardiologist at Brussels University Hospital and Ghent University Hospital, Belgium. In 1999, he obtained a PhD at Ghent University. In 2009, he became head of the department of Pediatric Cardiology at Ghent University Hospital. His main clinical interests are interventional cardiology, radiation protection, pulmonary hypertension and 3D echocardiography. He published more than 100 articles in international peer reviewed journals (Pubmed) and is associate editor of Pediatric Cardiology and member of the editorial board of Interventional Cardiology. He is reviewer for National and International Cardiology and Pediatric Journals. Research interests include Pediatric cardiology in general, Pulmonary hypertension, Sports cardiology, Cardiological pharmacology, Cardiological interventional devices and Pediatric cardiac surgery

Line Caes
School of Psychology and Centre for Pain Research
NUI Galway, Ireland
Tel: 091-493457


Dr. Caes obtained her Masters in Psychology with Magna cum Lauda at Ghent University (Belgium), where she also undertook graduate training funded by the Funds for Scientific Research in Flanders. Her dissertation wasawarded Le Prix de Psychologie, these de psychologie scientifique awarded by Academie Royale de Belgique. She is also the recipient of the Dr. view full biography...




Dr. Caes obtained her Masters in Psychology with Magna cum Lauda at Ghent University (Belgium), where she also undertook graduate training funded by the Funds for Scientific Research in Flanders. Her dissertation wasawarded Le Prix de Psychologie, these de psychologie scientifique awarded by Academie Royale de Belgique. She is also the recipient of the Dr. John T Goodman Award for Student Research in Pediatric Pain 2012 and The Southwood Adolescent Chronic Pain Visiting Studentship Award 2012, supporting an extended visit to the Centre for Pain Research at The University of Bath, UK. After her graduate training she joined the Centre for Pediatric Pain Research (IWK Health Centre, Canada) as a post-doctoral fellowship funded by the Louise and Alan Edwards Fellowship in Pediatric Pain Research. Dr. Caes is currently a Lecturer in the School of Psychology at NUI Galway (Ireland) where she contributes to research and teaching of Health Psychology. Research interests: Line Caes is a member of the Centre for Pain Research-her research interests are pediatric psychology, with a specific interest in the psychosocial aspects of pediatric pain. 1) The role of family functioning and parental characteristics in explaining parental behaviour in response to their child in pain and the subsequent impact on their child’s level of pain. 2) Quality of live and adjustment to a pediatric chronic illness (e.g., cancer, inflammatory bowel disease,...) in both patient and their family (i.e., parents and siblings). 3) Parent-child interactions throughout development.

Paramahamsa Maturu
Department of Pediatrics
Section of Neonatology
Baylor College of Medicine
Texas Children's Hospital
USA


Dr. Paramahamsa Maturu is a senior Research Scientist at department of Pediatrics, Section of Neonatology, Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, Texas USA. Dr. Maturu's interested research areas are role of inflammation, inflammatory microenvironment in initiation and progression of tumor. He received his postdoctoral training from University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer view full biography...




Dr. Paramahamsa Maturu is a senior Research Scientist at department of Pediatrics, Section of Neonatology, Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, Texas USA. Dr. Maturu's interested research areas are role of inflammation, inflammatory microenvironment in initiation and progression of tumor. He received his postdoctoral training from University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, and department of Tumor Immunology, James Graham Brown Cancer Center, Louisville, KY. Dr. Maturu is currently serving as Review board member of various highly ranked journals like Plos One, Scientific reports, Current Medicinal Chemistry, Cardiovascular Diabetology, Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, Alcohol and Alcoholism, Food and Chemical Toxicology Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, Human Experimental Toxicology and many more in the scientific community. He published many papers in highly reputed and peer reviewed journals and received many awards. He has been a senior member of Inflammation Research Association (IRA), American Society of Preventive Oncology (ASPO), and American Society of Nephrology (ASN).

Sharon A Chung
Staff Scientist, Sleep Research Laboratory
Department of Psychiatry
Toronto Western Hospital
University Health Network
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Tel: 416-603-5275


Dr. Sharon Chung, PhD, is a graduate of the Department of Physiology at the University of Toronto. She is the Research Manager and a Staff Scientist at the Sleep Research Unit at the Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network and a Clinical Researcher at the Youthdale Child and Adolescent Treatment Centres. Her other duties include view full biography...




Dr. Sharon Chung, PhD, is a graduate of the Department of Physiology at the University of Toronto. She is the Research Manager and a Staff Scientist at the Sleep Research Unit at the Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network and a Clinical Researcher at the Youthdale Child and Adolescent Treatment Centres. Her other duties include supervising students and fellows and organizing professional educational events. She has published a number of research papers and is actively involved in sleep and child and adolescent research. Her sleep research interests include sleep education, sleep apnea, shiftwork, and patient compliance to treatment. She has previously participated in a number of educational events providing shiftwork coping strategies to workers at various locations. Her current child and adolescent research involves an assessment of the clinical record of young offenders, investigating gender and psychopatholgical effects on adolescent harassment and bullying, investigating pediatric depression and the performance consequences of sleepiness in youth.

Hirokazu Kimura
Head of Viral Laboratory Training Division
Infectious Disease Surveillance Center
National Institute of Infectious Disease
Japan
Tel: 81-42-848-7133


Dr. Hirokazu Kimura is the Head of Viral Laboratory Training Division, Infectious Disease Surveillance Center, National Institute of Infectious Disease (NIID), Japan. He is also a Guest Professor of Yokohama City University (microbiology). He graduated both College of Medical Care and Technology, and Faculty of Biochemical Science, Gunma University, Japan (National University). He earned his view full biography...




Dr. Hirokazu Kimura is the Head of Viral Laboratory Training Division, Infectious Disease Surveillance Center, National Institute of Infectious Disease (NIID), Japan. He is also a Guest Professor of Yokohama City University (microbiology). He graduated both College of Medical Care and Technology, and Faculty of Biochemical Science, Gunma University, Japan (National University). He earned his Ph.D. degree in Graduate School of Biochemical Science, Gunma University. He came to NIID in 2006 to conduct his research in respiratory virology. His interests are respiratory virology and their genetics, and host defense mechanisms against various viruses. As of Nov, 2014, his publications are 180 peer-reviewed articles and 10 peer-reviewed review articles (over 450 points of Impact Factor (2013). Representative articles are J Allergy ClinImmunol, Blood, Oncogene, Sci Signal, Front in Microbiol, and Infect Genet Evol.