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Editors

Stavros J Baloyannis

Aristotelian University
Greece View Profile

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Neuroethics; Neurolinguistics; Philosophy of Neurosciences; Electron Microscopy; Mitochondria; Golgi Apparatus; Alzheimers Disease; Synapses; Neuronal Plasticity; Neurophilosophy; Application of Mathematics in Neurosciences; Neurology and the Art.

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Stavros J Baloyannis was born in Thessaloniki, Greece. He graduated from the School of Medicine, Aristotelian University, Thessaloniki, Greece Postgraduate training in Neurology, Aristotelian University and Institute of Neurology, Queen Square, London; Neuropathology in Institute of Neurology, Queen Square, Catholic University of Louvain, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia; Neurotology and Neuropathology of Auditory pathway in Harvard University; Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology, University of Pennsylvania; Neuroimmunology, Yale University, New Haven. Research on Blood Brain Barrier in dementias and Demyelinating diseases, Mitochondria in Alzheimers disease, Synaptogenesis in vivo and in vitro, Neuronal apoptosis in dementias and demyelinating diseases, Dendritic pathology in dementias, Pathology of Golgi apparatus in dementias. Member of 56 scientific societies in Greece and Abroad. Honorary Member of the Academy of Hellenic Air Forces. President of the Society for the amelioration of the quality of life in chronic neurological diseases. President of the Orthodox Medical Association for Health and medical education in Africa. Visiting professor in Tufts University, Democretian University, Thrace, Aristotelian University, School of Theology, Aristotelian University, School of Philosophy. Author of 28 textbooks on Neurology, Neuropathology, Neuropsychology and of 699 papers, published in Greek and International Journals on Neurology, Neuropathology, Neuroimmunology and Neuroethics. In 2014 he published a book of poems. Head of the 1st Department of Neurology, Aristotelian University (1992-2011). Emeritus Professor of Neurology, Aristotelian University, Thessaloniki, Greece. Director of Research Institute for Alzheimers disease and ageing.
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Horacio Capote

BryLin Hospital
USA View Profile

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Neuropsychiatry; Bipolar Disorder; Addictions; Alzheimers Disease; Neurostimulation

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Dr. Capote is a partner at the Dent Neurologic Institute Tan academic, private practice which has transitional which has transitioned from being a neurology group to one with a comprehensive focus on neurosciences. The Dent Neurologic Institute cares for approximately 40,000 patients with services such as MRI, PET, CT, infusion center, sleep lab, carotid doppler, botox, EMG, EEG, and platelet aggregation lab. Dent Neurologic clinicians focus on several subspecialty areas, such as neurooncology, migraine, stroke, MS, ALS, epilepsy, sleep, dementia, and neuropsychiatry4 The Dent Neurologic Institute has a neuroimaging fellowship and an active research department. Dr. Capotes practice is active with over 6,500 visits last year. In addition to traditional psychopharmacological and psychotherapeutic modalities, Dr. Capote offers vagal-nerve stimulation. He is in the process of developing a more comprehensive neurostimulation program to include deep brain stimulation and transcranial magnetic stimulation as well. Nonetheless, he prides himself on individualized care and attention for his patients. His patients often remark on the passion and humor he brings to the clinical interaction. A seasoned presenter, Dr. Capote has an average of 75 talks a year ranging from grand rounds to round table discussions.
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George Perry

University of Texas
USA View Profile

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Neurodegeneration; Alzheimer’s disease and the effects of oxidative stress on the disease as well as its effects on other neurodegenerative disorders.

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George Perry (born April 12, 1953 in Lompoc, California) is a neuroscientist recognized in the field of Alzheimers disease research particularly for his work in oxidative stress. He has studied at many universities and holds multiple degrees including a Bachelor of Arts degree in Zoology from the University of California Santa Barbara and a PhD in Marine Biology from the University of California at San Diego. He is distinguished as one of the top Alzheimer’s disease researchers with over 1000 publications, more than 60,000 citations, one of the top 100 most-cited scientists in Neuroscience & Behavior and one of the top 25 scientists in free radical research. He is a Semmes Foundation Distinguished chair in Neurobiology and is an active participant in many other scientific associations. In addition, he is an Editor of numerous scientific journals including Journal of Alzheimer’s Diseasewhich he founded in 1998. Today, he continues his love for research while working as Dean of the College of Sciences at The University of Texas at San Antonio.
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Ahmed S M Nadeem

Rashid Hospital
Canada View Profile

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Neurophysiological Studies of the Neuromuscular System that investigates the Normal Development and Maturation of the Central and Peripheral Nervous Systems; Neuronal Basis of Disease and the Underlying Pathophysiology in Patients with Neurological Disorders; Sensorimotor Physiology and Higher Control of Voluntary Movement of the Body with the Relevant Sensory Information / Proprioception, and its Alteration in Neurodegenerative Diseases; Muscle Physiology and its Disease Processes; Muscular Dys

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Ahmed S M Nadeem is a Neurophysiologist doctor (holding MBChB-1988, MSc Physiology-1993 & PhD Physiology/Neurophysiology-1999) with 25 years professional clinical medical service, health education- medical teaching and research experience. He has worked for the College of medicine, Physiology department- Baghdad University for more than 15 years as a member of the teaching staff (lastly as an Assistant Professor of Neurophysiology) lecturing and supervising under as well as post graduate medical and dental students, demonstrating applied physiology laboratory techniques and doing research work. Being interested in neuromuscular, sensorimotor physiology and higher control of voluntary movement and trained in clinical neurophysiology, he was also performing clinical applied neurophysiological procedures to in and outpatients attending the clinical neurophysiology unit-Baghdad teaching hospital, the Medical City. Baghdad-Iraq. He had left Iraq in 2005 with his family (due to the civil war and the threats to Iraqi academics and doctors) to UAE and worked as Senior Specialist Neurophysiologist- Leader of Clinical Neurophysiology Unit, Rashid Hospital, Neurology Department, Dubai; performing and interpreting all clinical neurophysiology investigations, In addition to lecturing and training residents and junior doctors about neuromuscular physiology and electroneurodiagnostic testing; as well as intraoperative neurophysilogic monitoring (IOM) for patients undergoing neurosurgeries (Peripheral nerves, spinal cord and brain surgeries). He got permanent residency in Canada very recently and settling in Mississauga, Ontario with his family since April 2014.
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Charalampos Seferis

Hygeia Hospital
Greece View Profile

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Functional Neurosurgery; Surgery brain tumors; Gamma Knife Radiosurgery; Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

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Mario Ammirati

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
USA View Profile

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Basilio Vagner R

Pablo Tobon Uribe Hospital, Colombia View Profile

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Multiple sclerosis; Demyelinating diseases; Neuroimmunology

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Dr. Basilio Vagner R is a neurologist specializing in multiple sclerosis, with years of experience in the evaluation of patients with multiple sclerosis and demyelinating diseases. Coordinator of the neuroscience service of Pablo Tobón Uribe Hospital for six years, Coordinator of the multiple sclerosis program Pablo Tobón Uribe Hospital for four years. He was Professor of Neurology in medicine universities, Pontificia Bolivariana and Antioquia. He acquired his Masters degree in Neuroimmunology. He has been a speaker at multiple congresses, and he participated in the development of books and articles in neurology. At the moment dedicated to the private, and public consultation as well as to the coordination of the program of multiple sclerosis of medicarte. Also, multiple sclerosis discovery forum Board Member.
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Erich W Garland

Idaho Falls Neurology
USA View Profile

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Acute Management of Stroke; Secondary Stroke Prevention; Epilepsy in Adults and Children; Migraine Headaches in Adults and Children; Sleep Disorders; Stroke Acute Management and Secondary Prevention; Peripheral Nerve Disorders & Muscle Disease; Multiple Sclerosis; Neurorehabilitation; Parkinsons Disease and Tremor; Spasticity; Dystonia and other Movement Disorders.

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Erich W Garland grew up in Beaumont, Texas and attended Lamar University and graduated in 1978 with a BS degree in Biology and Chemistry. He then attended the University of Texas at Dallas where he studied Molecular Biology until he became interested in Medicine and entered medical school at Texas Tech University School of Medicine in 1981. He completed his medical degree in 1985 and his internship in Internal Medicine at the Texas Tech University Health Science Center in 1986. He then spent 3 years at the University of New Mexico Hospital and VAMC to complete his Neurology training. In 1989 after completion of his Neurology residency he started Northeast Texas Neurology Associates in Sherman, Texas. This was a satisfying Neurology practice, but was not a good fit for his family. He moved to his current solo practice in Idaho in 1991. He is the Medical director of Idaho Falls Neurology since 1991. He practice general Neurology and provide care for both children and adults of all ages. He became board certified in Neurology in 1994. He obtained board certification in Vascular Neurology in 2009. He helped establish the first primary stroke program and telestroke program in Eastern Idaho at the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in 2011. He has been involved with teaching medical students from the University of Washington, Des Moines University School of Medicine and other medical schools for many years. He also teaches students from the Pharmacy, PA and NP programs from Idaho State University on occasion. He is an advocate for his patients and completed the 2014 AMPAC Candidate Workshop. He served as the Idaho Medical Association president in 2007. He married to Jan Garland who is a Cardiology Advanced Nurse Practioner and they have 5 children. His interests include family, cooking, reading, fly fishing and astronomy.
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Evan Louis Rosenfeld

MD|JD Consulting
USA View Profile

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Central Nervous System Diseases; Demyelinating Diseases; Neurodegenerative Diseases; Neuromuscular Diseases; Peripheral Nervous Diseases/Neuropathies and Pain Syndromes.

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Rosenfeld is specialized in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) with particular interest in the treatment and neurorehabilitation of central and peripheral neurological conditions, including stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, neuropathy, and pain. Furthermore, he also is a practiced attorney, with nearly 25 years of experience in the areas of FDA regulation and strategic clinical and regulatory consulting for numerous technologies (including medical devices, biotechnologies, and pharmaceuticals), many of which are intended for use to diagnose or treat neurological dysfunction. He routinely provides analysis and direction with regard to medical investigators and sponsor companies complex clinical and regulatory issues at all stages of product development, and he interacts with the relevant U.S. and international agencies in these respects. From a research perspective, he has been central to the design, implementation, and oversight of clinical trials involving the evaluation of treatments for a broad range of neurological diseases and injuries. In this respect, he has authored numerous peer-reviewed journal articles, as well as multiple abstracts and other publications, and he has been a featured speaker on a variety of clinical and regulatory topics. He obtained his PM&R residency training from the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago after attending the Medical College of Virginia, and he received his legal education at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He also has a BA in Neurobiology from Harvard College. He is a fellow of the American College of Legal Medicine.
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Vlada Radivojevic

Institute of Mental Health
Serbia View Profile

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Christos Yapijakis

University of Athens Medical School
Greece View Profile

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Fares Nigim

Harvard Medical School
USA View Profile

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Genomic Alterations and Biology of Brain Tumors; Molecular Targeted Therapy; Virotherapy and Genetherapy in Neuro-Oncology in Humans and Animal Models; Brain Tumor Metabolism; Hydrocephalus; Blood Brain Barrier; Biomarkers in Neurology and Neurosurgery; Clinical Neurosurgery; Clinical Trials in Neuro-Oncology; Translational Medicine; Socioeconomic impact of Healthcare; Leadership in Medicine; Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Healthcare; Business in Medicine.

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Ismail Hakki Aydin

Istanbul Aydin University
Turkey View Profile

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Fields in Neurosurgery: Aneurysms Surgery; AVM Surgery; Stroke Surgery; Skull Base Surgery; Micro neurosurgical Anatomy; Neurosurgical Techniques. Fields in Paramedical: Neurophilosophy; Calligraphy; Poem; Literature; Classic Turkish Music; Theology.

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Ismail Hakki AYDIN, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery was born in Macka, Trabzon, Turkey on 1954. He received his medical degree at the Ataturk University of Erzurum, the fourth oldest University in the Turkey. After graduating from the Medical School, he completed residencies in Neurosurgery in Ataturk, Istanbul and Zurich Universities. In 1984, he accepted a position at the Ataturk University of Turkey as Ass. Professor of Neurosurgery and Director of the Neurosurgical Department of Medical School, and received full Professor of Neurosurgery in 1994. His chairmanship in this Department was very active until 2010. After this time, he transferred his position to a private University in Istanbul. Professor Aydin, who was the past President of the Nervous Systen Surgery Society, has some neurosurgical techniques and Sylvian Vein and Cistern Classification were published. For this reason he received more than thirty national and international prestigious awards in Neurosurgery. He has been very active in clinical and central nervous system research and contributed to more than 150 clinical neurosurgery, micro neurovascular, surgical techniques and experimental research publications on neuroscience. Also, he is the Honorable and Invited Guest Lecturer of Scientific Congress in the many countries of the World. Meanwhile, Dr. Aydin, who is Musician, Theologist, Calligrapher, Lyricist, Philosophic Writer, and Poet, has published eight printed books (Suz-i Dilara, Ask, Vuslat, Nefes, Hicran, Rabbim Beni Doktorlardan Koru!, Ya Hayy! and Ah Bu Doktorlar!) in paramedical area. He is the Editorial Board of many Scientific Journals, and Active Member of more than twenty Neuroscientific Societies, including Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), American Heart Association (AHA) and European Stroke Science Council. Also, he is the International Ambassador of CNS since 1999.
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Serdar Kahraman

Istanbul Yeni Yuzyil University
Turkey View Profile

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Degenerative Spine; Spine and Spinal Cord Injuries; Neuroendoscopy Techniques; Neuro-Oncology and Neurovascular Clinical Studies.

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Serdar Kahraman was born in Turkey, 1966. He graduated from Gulhane Military Medical Faculty at 1989. His neurosurgical career was started at 1992 till present including residency, assistant rofessor, associate professor and professor degree. He is one of leading surgeon regarding neuroendoscopy and spine surgery in Turkey. He had a presidency at Turkish Spine Society between 2013-2015 as a first neurosurgeon. He has been actively involved in a various national and international academic and administrative duties in different scientific societies and journals.
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Waseem Hamed Aziz

Alexandria University
Egypt View Profile

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Cerebrovascular Disorders; Stroke; Stroke Management; Neuroendovascular Treatment; Cerebrovascular Surgery.

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Waseem Aziz is a lecturer of neurosurgery at Alexandria University. He is working as a cerebrovascular and endovascular surgeon at Tawam Hospital, Al Ain, Abudhabi, UAE. He is a board member of the Egyptian Society of Neurological Surgery (ESNS), a board Member of the Egyptian Cerebrovascular Group of ESNS, board member of Pan Arab Neurosurgical Society, member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. He was graduated from Alexandria University, Alexandria Egypt in 1998, where he then joined the department of Neurosurgery, Alexandria faculty of medicine as a resident, and then he became assistant lecturer in 2003, and then appointed a lecturer position in 2010. He had his Masters (2003) and MD degrees (2010). He received training and worked in several hospitals in Alexandria and also abroad. He had a fellowship in Keio University, Tokyo, Japan in 2005, also a fellowship in Interventional Neuroradiology at Fondation Ophtalmique Adolphe de Rothschild, Paris in 2007, and a research fellowship in Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, Arizona 2008 to 2009. His research interest is in the field of cerebrovascular and endovascular neurosurgery. He lectures to under and postgraduates in neurosurgery.
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Arun Oommen

Lakeshore Hospital and Research Centre
India View Profile

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Neuro Trauma and Neuro Critical care; Neuro Navigation; Steriotaxic Neurosurgery; Neuro Endoscopy; Neuro Rehabilitary Care in Head Injury Survivors; Spine Instrumentation.

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Arun Oommen is the consultant neurosurgeon at lakeshore hospital and research centre, Kochi, India. After his super speciality training and fellowship training in neuro endoscopy, he has worked in various super speciality centres. He is well trained to handle major neurosurgical cases including neurotrauma, degenerative spine disease, Steriotaxic neuro surgery and Neuro oncology. He is well versed in neuro navigation and spine instrumentation. He is actively involved in various teaching programs, active participant and presenter in various conferences, regular participant in various TV health shows and regular writer for various medical magazines. He is one of the foremost Neurosurgeons in India acquiring a masters degree in business administration (Hospital administration and management).
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Franklin Shaju

RVS College of Physiotherapy
India View Profile

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Franklin Shaju, a Professional Physiotherapist with seventeen years of experience, deployed in various fields of Physical therapy. He exposed in clinical therapy as well as hands on expertise in class room grooming as a faculty member. A perfect match for any requirement on faculty expertise and clinical therapy.
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Rakesh Kumar

King George’s Medical University
India View Profile

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Vascular neurosurgery and Neuroendoscopy

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Academic and Professional Achievements : • Member of organizing committee of 2nd annual conference of NSSI (Neurological Surgeons Society of India) held at jaipur 2013. • Attended the Neurosurgery Skill Training Program in Micro neurosurgery at AIIMS New Delhi in 2014. • Independently done and assisted 761 different types of cases and surgeries in the Department Of Neurosurgery, S.M.S Medical College, Jaipurwhich includecases of head injury, spinal injury, cranial and spinal tumors, vascular and pediatric neurosurgery including emergency and routine surgery. Awards: • Awarded third prize for poster presentation in 2nd annual conference of NSSI (Neurological Surgeons Society of India) held at Jaipur 2013. • Awarded paper of honor in ophthalmology and forensic medicine.
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Maciej Michal Mrugala

University of Washington School of Medicine, USA View Profile

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Eduardo Garcia

Newton-Wellesley Hospital
USA View Profile

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Caroline Goldsmith

Waterford Psychology
Ireland View Profile

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Michelle Conover

Southern California Neuropsychology Group
USA View Profile

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Rafael Gonzalez Redondo

Dr Horacio Oduber Hospital, Aruba View Profile

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Diego Torres Russotto

University of Nebraska Medical Center, USA View Profile

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Francisco Ruiz Miyares

Hospital Infantil Sur
Cuba View Profile

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Troy Schmanke

Texas Christian University
USA View Profile

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Pietro Iaffaldano

University of Bari Aldo Moro
Italy View Profile

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Horacio Capote

Dent Neurologic Institute
USA View Profile

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Michelle Conover

Southern California Neuropsychology Group
USA View Profile

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