Editorial Board

Editors

Sam Vaknin

Southern Federal University; Russia View Profile

Research Interest:
Psychology; Business and economics; Philosophy; Short fiction; Mental health disorders

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Sam Vaknin is the author of Malignant Self-love: Narcissism Revisited as well as many other books and ebooks about topics in psychology, relationships, philosophy, economics, international affairs, and award-winning short fiction. He is Visiting Professor of Psychology, Southern Federal University, Rostov-on-Don, Russia and Professor of Finance and Psychology in CIAPS (Centre for International Advanced and Professional Studies). He was the Editor-in-Chief of Global Politician and served as a columnist for Central Europe Review, PopMatters, eBookWeb , and Bellaonline, and as a United Press International (UPI) Senior Business Correspondent. He was the editor of mental health and Central East Europe categories in The Open Directory and Suite101. His YouTube channels garnered 20,000,000 views and 85,000 subscribers.
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Helen Senderovich

Baycrest Health Science System
Canada View Profile

Research Interest:
Geriatrics, Patient-Centered care, Ethical and Legal aspect of Doctor Patient relationship, Palliative and End-of-Life Care, Pain Medicine, and Optimal prescribing

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Helen Senderovich is a physician with practice focused on Geriatrics,Palliative Care, and Pain Medicine.She is an assistant professor at the Department of Family and Community Medicine and Division of Palliative Care at the University of Toronto. She is actively involved in teaching medical students and residents. She has broad international experience and a solid research background. Her research was accepted nationally and internationally. She has been involved in collaborative work to improve access to palliative care at the international level. She is an author of multiple manuscripts focused on geriatrics, pain management, patient-centered care, ethical and legal aspect of doctor -patient relationship, palliative and end-of-life care.
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Stavros J Baloyannis

Aristotelian University
Greece View Profile

Research Interest:
Cognitive disorders; Alzheimer’s disease; Parkinson’s disease; Electron microscopy; Golgi apparatus; Mitochondria; Synapses; Neuropathology; Neurophilosophy; History of Neurology; Brain and music; Brain and linguistics

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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 (a) Neurology, Aristotelian University and Institute of Neurology, Queen Square, London, (b) Neuropathology in Institute of Neurology, Queen Square, Catholic University of Louvain, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (c) Neurootology and Neuropathology of Auditory pathway in Harvard University, (d) Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology,Universityof Pennsylvania, (e) Neuroimmunology, Yale University, New Haven. Research on Blood Brain Barrier in dementias and Demyelinating diseases, Mitochondria in Alzheimer’s disease, Synaptogenesis in vivo and in vitro, Neuronal apoptosis in dementias and demyelinating diseases, Dendritic pathology in dementias, Pathology of Golgi apparatus in dementias. Special interests: Neuroethics,Neurolinguistics,Philosophy of Neurosciences, Application of mathematics in Neurosciences, Neurology and the Art. 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 717 papers, published in Greek and International Journals on Neurology, Neuropathology, Neuroimmunology and Neuroethics. In 2014 he published a collection of poems and a second one in 2016. Head of the 1st Department of Neurology, Aristotelian University (1992-2011).
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Anthony F Shay

University of Wisconsin-Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute
USA View Profile

Research Interest:
Vocational rehabilitation; Positive psychology; Developmental psychology; Clinical psychology; and Social psychology

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Anthony Shay is a Capacity Building Specialist, Research and Knowledge Mobilization Specialist, and a Rehabilitation Specialist with the University of Wisconsin, Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute. He holds a Doctoral Degree in Education and a Master’s Degree in Counseling and Psychological Services. Anthony is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, and holds certificates in Assistive Technology and Accessible Design and Catholic theology. He chairs the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America’s (RESNA) Vocational Rehabilitation Professional Specialty Group (VRPSG), represents SVRI on the WisLoan Board, Wisconsin’s assistive technology alternative loan program, and chairs Everybody Works!, a regional nonprofit.
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Aashish S Morani

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
USA View Profile

Research Interest:
Neurobiology of addiction, depression and relapse; Neurobiology of pain and addiction associated with pain medications; Animal models development for pain, addiction and post-traumatic stress disorders; Pharmacology and drug development for anti-depressants; Phytochemicals development as potential therapeutics for neuropsychological disorders; Phytochemicals development for colon-rectal cancer

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Morani is a behavioral pharmacologist with diverse background in screening compounds for their role in attenuating addiction, depression, pain, diabetic complications and post-traumatic stress disorders. He has a Bachelor’s in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Master’s in Pharmacy (Specialization in Pharmacology) from India. He finished his PhD in Cell and Molecular Biosciences at Victoria University of Wellington in 2011. He has experience in post-doctoral training from Kansas City Veterans Affairs Medical Center and East Tennessee State University. Here he worked in establishing models for post-traumatic stress disorders. He has more than eight years of biomedical research experience in the field of addiction drug discovery, neuropathic pain, diabetic complications and stress induced neuropsychiatric illness. He is presently working as an Assistant Professor in Pharmacology at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Bradenton FL.
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Itzik HAROSH

ObeTherapy Biotechnology
France View Profile

Research Interest:
Expert in obesity, diabetes, lipidemia, and metabolic syndrome; In depth knowledge in drug discovery, target identification and validation; Issue business and technology products plan; set directions, milestones and priorities, identify opportunities and communicate the vision; Execute the management and coordination of multiple and diverse internal and external partners on R&D, Legal, IP, finance and accounting; Negotiate and close deals between ObeTherapy and other biotech and pharmaceutical companies

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Itzik Harosh is the founder & CEO of ObeTherapy (January 2000 - present) a biotech dedicated to the discovery of new genes for obesity and diabetes treatment based on the lean phenotype and the development of molecules for the treatment of metabolic syndrome. Establish the concept to look for new genes associated to starvation phenotype based on rare genetic diseases for the treatment of obesity and type II diabetes. Prior to the creation of ObeTherapy he was a Group leader in GSK in France where he learned the art of drug discovery, targets identification and validation. He did his PhD at The Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel, working on DNA repair enzymes (1982-1987) which was followed by four years of post doctoral experience at Stanford and at Davis University, California, US (1987-1991). From there he moved to France where he worked in the CNRS at the laboratory of Miro Radman. From there moved to the Glaxo Welcome where he learned the art of drug discovery and target identification an validation. He is the author and co-author of 15 articles and 8 patents all dealing with obesity, diabetes and HTS. to France where he worked in the CNRS at the laboratory of Miro Radman. From there moved to the Glaxo Welcome where he learned the art of drug discovery and target identification an validation. Dr. Harosh is the author and co-author of 15 articles and 8 patents all dealing with obesity, diabetes and HTS. Dr. Harosh is on the editorial board of: Journal of US-China Medical Science (2011). Journal of Biotechnology and Bioengineering (2014). International Journal of Diabetes & Clinical Diagnosis (2014). Advance in Obesity Weight Management and Control (2014). Jacobs Journal of Bioinformatics and Proteomics (2014). Current Research in Diabetes &Obesity Journal (2015). SRL Biotechnology & Bioengineering (2015). Juniper Online Journal of Case Studies (2016). Austin Diabetes Research (2016). Itzik Harosh is regularly invited to international Obesity, Diabetes and metabolic syndrome conferences.
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Adnan Catovic

School of Dental Medicine University of Zagreb
Europe View Profile

Research Interest:
Fixed prosthodontics and Implantology; Biomechanics of teeth and prosthetic appliances; Dental care for Elderly; Ergonomics in Dentistry

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Adnan Ćatović is a specialist and primarius in Prosthodontics. He is full Professor of Fixed Prosthodontics and Geriatric Dentistry at the School of Dentistry, University of Zagreb and Dental Clinic University Hospital Centre in Zagreb, Croatia. He is a regular member of the Croatian Academy of Medical Sciences, graduated from the School of Dental Medicine in Zagreb 1977. He was research assistant at the Department of Fixed Prosthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry in Zagreb, university lecturer and research associate in 1987. He was an Associate Professor and senior research associate in 1995. and Full Professor and scientific advisor in 1999, Head of the Department of Fixed Prosthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Zagrebu from 1999 to 2001. He was Head of the Department of Fixed Prosthodontics, School of Medicine, Study of Dental Medicine,University of Rijeka from 2001 to 2003. Now he is the Head of the Geriatric Dentistry at the School of Dental Medicine University of Zagreb and Head of the Polyclinic of Dental Clinic University Hospital Center Zagreb. He was a lecturer at numerous scientific and professional conferences and has published over 150 scientific papers .He was a leader and principal investigator of the scientific project "Teeth, materials and prosthetics appliances in adolescent and geriatric population” author of two textbooks in Fixed prosthodontics and Geriatric dentistry and co author in textbook Geriatrics .He is a regular member of the Croatian Academy of Medical Sciences, editorial board Journal Medix, Croatian Society for Prosthetic Dentistry, Croatian Medical Association, European Prosthodontic Association (EPA) and the European College of Gerodontology (ECG). He is a member of several Editorial boards of the Journals in Dental Medicine.
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George Grant

International Academy of Wellness
Canada View Profile

Research Interest:
Beta Endorphins

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George Grant is known as The Caring Doctor, is considered the Canadian authority in Integrative Medicine[IM]& Functional Medicine[FM] and Canada’s Wellness Ambassador. He pioneered the research on Beta Endorphins; organized and presented at the International Pain Conference in Chicago, IL; has helped several fortune 500 companies worldwide; non-profit organizations; and top Olympic Athletes. He believes that Prevention is better than Intervention, Self Care is better than Crisis Care and Meditation is better than Medications. We care, serve and educate NOT medicate, operate, radiate and vaccinate. He worked as a Senior Consultant for Health Canada, FDA and CDC as well as in private practice. He helped clients at Sunnybrook hospital in Toronto to recover from clogged arteries. He is an Editor of several refereed scientific journals, 170 published articles, 150 conference presentations, 180 book reviews and 10 bestselling books.
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Horacio Capote

Dent Neurologic Institute
USA View Profile

Research Interest:
Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias; Addictive disorders; Mood disorders including bipolar disorder

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Horacio Capote is a partner at the Dent Neurologic Institute -an academic, private practice 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, CT, Infusion center, Sleep Lab, Carotid Doppler, Botox, EMG, EEG and Platelet Aggregation Lab. Dent Neurologic clinicians focus on several subspecialty areas, such as neuro-oncology, migraine, stroke MS, ALS, epilepsy, sleep, dementia and neuropsychiatry. The Dent Neurologic Institute has a neuroimaging fellowship and an active research department. He is alive with over 6,500 visits last year. In addition to traditional psychopharmacological and psychotherapeutic modalities, Dr. Capote also offers vagal-nerve stimulation. He also recently developed a more comprehensive neurostimulation program to include transcranial magnetic stimulation as well as electroconvulsive therapy. 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. He is also active in various professional societies, including the American Academy of Neuropsychiatry, American Psychiatric Association, American Society of Addiction Medicine, and the Cuban American Psychiatric Association. He also shares his knowledge by teaching physician assistant students, pharmacology residents, and family medicine residents. A seasoned presenter, he is very involved in educating his peers by presenting a variety of lectures ranging from grand rounds to round table discussions.
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Rosman Sergey Vladimirovich

State Budgetary Healthcare Institution
Russia View Profile

Research Interest:
Neuropsychiatric disorders

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Rosman Sergey Vladimirovich, was born in Novgorod region (USSR) 5 Jun 1954. After graduating from secondary school in 1971 he entered the medical Institute and graduated in 1977, and then received the profession of a military doctor, entered the military service, where he served on various, including leadership, medical posts for a period of 30 years. This period has acquired diverse health professions – therapist, doctor of clinical laboratory diagnostics, epidemiologist, bacteriologist, have experience of participation in hostilities. This allows him quite easily to navigate not only in clinical issues, but also in the epidemiology of non-communicable diseases and medical statistics. After military service in 2005, he began as a doctor of functional diagnostics in the regional psychiatric hospital in Tver (Russia), which are to this day, currently, the institution where he work as a full name of the State budgetary healthcare institution "Regional clinical mental hospital". In the last 10 years is engaged in the development of a new method of electroencephalographic study the dispersion of amplitude-frequency characteristics of the alpha rhythm which allows to verify the clinical manifestations of mental diseases based on the determination of the degree of entropy neuron-glial networks of the brain, are patented with the patent authorities of Russia – invention No. 2506044, application No. 2012148423, priority of invention 15.11.2012 registered 10.02.2014, is valid until 15.11.2032. Co-author of the development of the device – Detector "neuropsychiatric disorders", allowing semi-automatic mode, to index dispersion of the alpha rhythm and the dispersion diagrams. Author of 15 scientific articles in various medical journals of Russia Academic degrees are not.
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Curd Bollen

University of the Pacific
USA View Profile

Research Interest:
Halitosis; Laser therapy in Periodontology; Ceramic implants; Short Implants

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Curd Bollen, was born in ‘69 in Belgium, graduated in 1992 as dentist at the Catholic University Leuven (Belgium). In 1996 he received his PhD on the thesis: “full-mouth disinfection and hard surface smoothen in greduce the subgingival bacterial load” at the same university. One year later he finished his specialisation in periodontology (MSc perio) undersupervision of prof. dr. D. van Steenberghe. In 2016 he became MClinDent in aesthetic and restorative dentistry (University of the Pacific, US). He published more than 30 scientific articles in peer reviewed international dental journals and was author/co-author of 8 books/chapters in books. He is editor in chief of the Journal of Dental Health, Oral Disorders &Therapyand editor of the International Journal of Dentistry and Oral Health; of EC Dental Science Journal and of Advances in Dentistry and Oral Health. He was active as researcher at different universities: Leuven and Liège in Belgium, Nijmegen in The Netherlands, Bonn and Düsseldorf in Germany. At the latter university he was clinical assistant professor (2010-2012). Actually he is senior clinical research advisor of the dental implant companies Lasak (CZ) and Medentis (G). He leads a dental clinic in the Netherlands, limited to periodontology, implantology and halitosis. He is also director of the Parimplant Research Group (PRG) which focuses on the research-topics: ceramic dental implants, halitosis and peri-implantitis. On all these topics he lectures worldwide.
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Farshid Sefat

University of Bradford
UK View Profile

Research Interest:
Skin, Hair, Breast and Cornea Tissue Engineering; Oral/Dental Tissue Engineering; Bone and Cartilage Cell Engineering; Dental Biomaterials; Biomaterials Fabrication & Characterization; Effect of Mechanical Stimulation on Bone Cell Behaviour; Effects of Growth Factors on Cell Behaviour (Cell Signalling); Synthesis of Antibacterial Peptides for Dental Implant Modification

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Farshid Sefat is a lecturer in Medical Engineering at the University of Bradford and Head of Biomedical Engineering Department at King Faisal University (Saudi Arabia). He is also a Visiting Professor at Stevens Institute of Technology (New Jersey, USA). He completed his post doctorate research assistant at University of Sheffield (UK). He received his Ph.D. (2011) and BEng. (2005) degrees from University of Bradford (UK) both in Biomedical Engineering. He also obtained his MSc. (2006) in Biomedical Engineering (Cell and Tissue Engineering) from Keele University, (UK). His research is based on developing biomaterials to control cellular behaviour with particular emphasis in developing engineered materials for tissue engineering.
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Rajendra Badgaiyan

Wright State University
USA View Profile

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Focused on the study of neural and neurochemical mechanisms that control human brain functions

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Rajendra Badgaiyan, is a psychiatrist and cognitive neuroscientist. He is Professor of Psychiatry and Vice Chair for Academic Affairs at Wright State University, Ohio. He received formal training in psychiatry, psychology, cognitive neuroscience, molecular imaging and neuroimaging. He was awarded the prestigious BK Anand National Research Prize in India and Solomon Award of Harvard Medical School. His research is focused on the study of neural and neurochemical mechanisms that control human brain functions. He developed the single scan dynamic molecular imaging (SDMI) technique to detect, map, and measure neurotransmitters released acutely in the human brain during task performance. This technique is now used in laboratories all over the world. Using this technique, he studies dopaminergic control of human cognition and behavior. He is also interested in learning the nature of dysregulated dopamine neurotransmission in psychiatric and neuropsychiatric conditions. His research is funded by NIMH, NINDS, VA, and various foundations. Previously he served in the faculty of Harvard Medical School, SUNY Buffalo and University of Minnesota. He has published over 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals.
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André Luiz Monezi Andrade

Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas (PUC-Campinas)
Brazil View Profile

Research Interest:
Addiction; Internet addiction; Adolescence; Psychopathology; Experimental Psychology

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André Luiz Monezi Andrade obtained a bachelors degree (2007) in psychology at Universidade Positivo and masters (2011) and doctoral (2015) degree at Universidade Federal de São Paulo focusing on the neurobiology of addiction in adolescence. He is a Research Fellow Professor in the Department of Psychology at Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas (PUC-Campinas) with a particular focus on the internet and substance abuse, psychopathology, preventive programs in drug addiction and psychopharmacology in adolescents.
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Benjamin Dobbs

Liberty University
USA View Profile

Research Interest:
Promoting awareness with knowledge, and educationon the following topics: Health and Wellness, Spirituality, Transformation, Homelessness, Addiction, Mental Health, Impacting the Youth and Society with community involvement

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Benjamin is a versatile leader, a man of honor and courage with strength, who believes whole heartily in the connection with people by the power of love and family. He solely believes in when love has been given a chance, any person can overcome any fear, or obstacles in life, with faith and hope, then that belief will create all things to become possible. Benjamin brings years of professional experience in Ministry, Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse, Health and Wellness industries, and is involved with “Arms of Hope” a Non-Profit “Feeding the Community Program” for the disadvantage children and adults of the community, while developing a Non-Profit Substance Abuse Program for the same populations. As a Life Coach and Minister, he has the opportunities to empower people with encouragement, with a portfolio of speaking engagements in delivering messages with passion in promoting awareness with knowledge, and educationon the following topics: Health and Wellness, Spirituality, Transformation, Homelessness, Addiction, Mental Health, Impacting the Youth and Society with community involvement. You will find in meeting Benjamin that he is a creative out of the box thinker with an open-minded approach. The character qualities and abilities that he brings to his everyday walk of life, presents a product of his personal experience of developing a life of continual character transformation into a prosperous path, for the journey of life. Benjamin believes in continually developing the attributes of his character such as; finding the value in every person, strong communication skills, being passionate, consistent, and understanding, with provision to each of the needs to every person he comes in contact with. Benjamin conducts a strong work ethic, detail oriented in every task with integrity, and versatility. He has a strong desire and a passion to continually give back the tools that were provided to him to build a solid foundation for a successful prosperous life. Benjamin is a person always looking for new strategies and material, to develop innovated curriculums and concepts, leading to improve the results of success found within a person that has struggled through life. He believes by supplying knowledge it will bring a new found hope to achieve the overcoming of the difficulties of life by seeking and finding the true purpose and meaning of life to Unite People for common purposes of helping and healing Humanity.
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MUSTAFA ZEEDAN YOUNIS

Jackson State University
USA View Profile

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Mustafa Z. Younis is an internationally recognized scholar and was a member of the Executive Committee of the International Society for Research of Healthcare Financial Management. He has authored and published over 200 articles, abstracts and presentations in refereed journals and meetings, and has presented at national and international conferences. He has administrative experience as Senior Advisor for the President at Zirve University, Turkey and as Chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management at Florida International University (FL, USA) where he led the accreditation efforts for the Healthcare Management Program. He has a history of playing visible roles on the editorial boards of journals as Chief Editor, Guest Editor and Editorial board member of leading journals such as IJMR, JHCF, Inquiry, JHHSA, JPBAFM. He is a frequent speaker for both academic and professional audiences. His talks often feature his latest research and work in progress as well as cross-industry trends and strategy implications. He has provided workshops and presentation for wide organizations. His research and findings applied to for-profit, non-profit settings, and government. He has consulted with several organizations on Healthcare Finance, and Economics. He is often invited to speak about the challenges in the healthcare industry and other related topics to health economics, finance, and research. He has presented topics, such as, healthcare reform, ownership structure, profitability, unit cost, payment system and efficiency in management, at a variety of forums and conferences in Europe, Asia and Middle East.
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Kenneth Blum

University of Florida
USA View Profile

Research Interest:
Alcoholism; Neuropsychiatry and Genetics; Nutritional Genetics; Pharmacogenetics

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Kenneth Blum, received his PhD in Neuropharmacology from New York Medical College and is a graduate from Columbia University and New Jersey College of Medicine. He trained at the Institute of Behavioral Genetics, Colorado University at Boulder, Colorado. He also received a doctor of humane letters from St Martin’s University. He has published over 500 abstracts, peer–reviewed articles and books (15). He has been the recipient of many grants and awards including a Life-Time Achievement in Addiction Medicine (Holistic Institute on Addiction Studies) and Presidential Award for Scientific Excellence (National Council of Alcohol & Drug Abuse Councilors), Scientific Achievement Award (City of Life Miami) and Best Abstract (2012) Award ASRA (Pain); Path Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award (2014) and Honorary Full Professor (Eötvös Loránd University, Institute of Psychology, Budapest, Hungary). He coined the term “Reward Deficiency Syndrome “ in 1995 now in Microsoft Dictionary, Gates Scientific dictionary and will be featured in SAGE Encyclopedia of Abnormal Psychology (2017). Currently he serves as Editor-in-chief of Human Pharmacology, Toxicology and Genomic reports and CO EIC for Addiction Genetics, Journal of Reward Deficiency Syndrome & Addiction Science (Editor-in-chief), Co-EIC Neuroimaging in Psychiatry & Neurology, and is on the editorial board of 14 other scientific journals. As the lead author on the first genetic association of a dopaminergic gene with severe alcoholism, he is considered by some as the “Father of Psychiatric Genetics”. He is the holder of many U.S. and foreign patents involving nutrigenomics. He is the lead author of a new Springer Neuroscience Brief book on the 12 Steps -entitled “Molecular Neurobiology of Addiction Recovery.” Currently, with Mark Gold, MD, they are developing the first ever “Neuroscience of Addiction” Reference work (a four volume 3,000 page 150 contributors to be released 2015) for Springer. Dr. Blum along with Mark Gold (Florida) and Philip Gorwood (Paris) has been named Editor-In Chief of Frontiers of Bioscience Special Issue on Reward Deficiency Syndrome (RDS). Dr. Blum is an adjunct Professor, in both the Department of Psychiatry at University of Florida Collegeof Medicine and McKnight Brain Institute and the University of Vermont. He also serves as Neuroscience advisor to many companies and foundations including Dominion Diagnostics (Chief Scientific Adviser) , RD Solutions, LLC (Chief Scientific Officer), Path Foundation NY (Director of Science), Victory Nutrition, Impact Genomics, Summit Estates Recovery Center(neuroscience Advisor) and Shores Treatment & Recovery Center (Neuroscience Advisor). He is Emeritus Faculty of The Institute of Applied Genomics and Biotechnology, Nagpur, India. Major media outlets worldwide have covered his work on addiction. He is currently serving as President and CEO of IGENE, LLC, Austin Texas and Founding President United Science Group (USG) and Chief Scientific Officer of LaVitaRDS. Dr. Blum is working on the first ever Genetic Addiction Risk Score (GARS) in conjunction with BodySync (Boulder). He is a frequent contributor to Sober World and Addiction Professional magazines. He is currently working with Merlene Miller and David Miller on their award winning book “Staying Clean and Sober”. He is a sought after speaker on a global basis for insights into RDS and genetics. He has publishedin almost every major peer review journal in the world including Science, Nature, Lancet, JAMA, JAMA Psychiatry, PNAS, Plus One, Oncotarget, Cureus, amongst many prestigious journals. His work has been featured in every major newspaper, magazine and television worldwide. He is indeed the father of Amino Acid Therapy for all addictive behaviors. In a commercial vane he has developed Synaptamine (a liquid Nano) along with LaVita RDS publishing over 30 peer review articles including neuroimaging on the complex KB220.
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Torrance T. Stephens

Clark Atlanta University
USA View Profile

Research Interest:
Infectious disease and substance abuse risk among incarcerated populations

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Torrance T. Stephens is originally, from Memphis, he is a graduate of Morehouse College where he studied, psychology, biology and chemistry. He received a master’s degree in Educational Psychology and Measurement from Atlanta University and a Ph.D. in Counseling from Clark Atlanta University. He has lived in Nigeria, Senegal and South Africa. His research targets infectious disease and substance abuse risk among incarcerated populations. He is the author of three books of short fiction, a novel and a book of verse. He served as a Research Assistant Professor at Emory University in the Rollins School of Public Health in Atlanta for more than 13 years. And until recently as Associate Professor and Health Education/Health Promotion Track Coordinator for the MPH program at Morehouse School of Medicine in the Department of Community and Preventive Medicine. He has more than 70 peer review publications on the subject of inmate and correctional health care as it relates to substance abuse and infectious disease risk reduction in the US and Africa. Currently he teaches in the Psychology Department at Clark Atlanta University.
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Michelle Conover

Southern California Neuropsychology Group
USA View Profile

Research Interest:
TBI, PTSD, Autism, Asperger’s, ADD/ADHD, learning difficulties, stroke, personality disorders, addiction and other complicating diseases such as Alzheimer’s

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Michelle Conover is a licensed psychologist and Q.M.E., trained at Pacifica, Fielding and UCLA. She specializes in clinical and forensic neuropsychology with particular training and experience with traumatic head injury and neurodegenerative diseases. She has worked with children, adults and geriatric populations as well as specific populations such as professional athletes and criminal offenders. She has treated individuals with TBI, PTSD, Autism, Asperger’s, ADD/ADHD, learning difficulties, stroke, personality disorder, addiction and other complicating diseases such as Alzheimer’s. She is the clinical director and owner of Southern California Neuropsychology Group in Woodland Hills, CA where she provides neuropsychological assessment, cognitive rehabilitation, and neuro-psychotherapy.
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Pankaj Kaul

Leeds General Infirmary
UK View Profile

Research Interest:
Cardiac Surgery

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Pankaj Kaul clinically oriented research addresses the entire spectrum of adult cardiac surgery. He has published articles in peer reviewed journals on coronary artery disease and complications, aortic, mitral and tricuspid valvular surgery, aortic aneurysms, aortic arch surgery, surgery on bovine and other variants of arch aneurysms, cerebral protection, cardiac and thymic tumors, permanent pace makers,Tetralogy of Fallot, Burkitt lymphoma, chodrosarcomas, pericardial cysts, superior venacava and middle lobe syndromes, accidental hypothermia, post infarction VSD, free wall rupture of right and left ventricles, left ventricular aneurysms, myocutaneous flaps, cardiac trauma, coronary anomalies, pleuropericardial anomalies, etc. He is on the Editorial Board of the following journals: Journal of Cardiology and Therapy, The Open Access Journal of Science and Technology and Austin Radiology. He is on the Panel of Reviewers of the following journals: Medical Science Monitor, Nature Clinical Practice Cardiovascular Practice, The Journal of Medical Case Reports, BMJ, Perfusion, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine International, Clinical Anatomy, Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Annals of Respiratory Medicine, Journal of Cardiology, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine International, Clinical Medicine, World Journal of Surgical Oncology, International Journal of Cardiology, Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery, Comprehensive Research Journal of Medicine and Medical Science, Heart and Vessels, Minerva Chirurgia, Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice and Clinical Practice Insights :Cardiology.
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Adama Ly

University Paris XI
France View Profile

Research Interest:
Cancer prevention and epidemiology, Cancer treatments, cellular and immunotherapy of cancer, social politics, health politics, Non communicable Deases, Health and developing countries

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Adama Ly is the President - Founder of AFROCANCER, an international network against cancer in Africa. He is also the Founder in 2009 and editor in chief of the revue “Journal Africain du Cancer/ African Journal of Cancer” published by Springer France. He was born in Senegal, Adama Ly is Doctor in Immunology and Oncology at University Paris XI and was member of the Doctoral school of Gustave Roussy cancer Institute (Villejuif, France). Dr. Ly received a degree in Biomedical Engineering and Innovations Management (Pierre and Marie Curie University, Paris, France). He graduated in Master of Social Health (MSH) from Ecoles des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (School of High studies in social Sciences) (Paris). He was visiting fellow at Sydney Kimmel Cancer Center (SKCC, San Diego, California, USA) and at Martin Luther Wittenberg University (Halle, Germany). He as senor manager in medical and fundamental researches, he focuses his work in growth factors and antitumoral immunity and cellular therapies of tumours at INSERM (National Institute for Health and Medical Research) and University Paris XI. And as a promoter of the fight against cancer in Africa, we was the co-editor of the book “About cancer in Africa, from Epidemiology to biomedical applications and perspectives” a multidisciplinary book with 136 authors from 32 countries worldwide, published by the French National cancer Institute. Preface of Pr. Jean Dausset, medicine Nobel Prize owner. He as Lead coordinator in Health and development, Dr. Ly is conducting a project aiming to build a Center for Cancer Prevention and research in Senegal to help reducing the impact of cancer in African populations and to boost knowledge and exchanges between develop and developing countries. He has received international awards (Laureate of the 2011 Editorial Award attributed by the Syndicate of Health profession’s publishers and medias (Paris 20 October 2011), was elected « Men of Year 2007 » with 14 other laureates by African medias and congratulations and Honours of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Vienna, Austria ( 20 September 2007). He is Member of many professional societies and scientific boards, he has published several articles and books in cancer research and development.
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Joseph Krajekian

American Institute of Innovative Dental Education
USA View Profile

Research Interest:
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery with Focus in facial/oral reconstructive surgery

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Krajekian is very well versed in all aspect of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery with great emphasis in utilizing the most advance surgical techniques and technologies. He is forefront in utilizing virtual surgical planning in his reconstructive surgeries, orthognathic surgery and dental implants. Additionally, he has been creatively utilizing advances in adult stem cell research in his surgical reconstructions procedures in addition to platelet rich plasma. Most recently he is working with 3D custom titanium printing and early phase of 3D bone printing technology. He has special interests in maxillofacial reconstructive surgery, surgical and non surgical management of temporomandibular disorders, surgical management of obstructive sleep apnea, reconstructive orthognathic surgery, maxillofacial trauma, dental implants, bone grafting procedures and wisdom teeth. He is actively involved in teaching and lecturing locally and nationally and was part of the curriculum committee of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Dentistry at the Cleveland Clinic. Additionally, he is co-founder of a one of a kind multidisciplinary team in the management of Temporomandibular Joint Disorder. He is also founder for one of a kind virtual simulation course for management of medical emergencies at the dental office. He has numerous publications in various aspects of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He is a clinical advisor for Zuga Medical an implant company headquartered in Cleveland Ohio and China. He is in charge of training and performing live surgery in front of large international dental groups. He is also a contributor to the Cleveland Clinic head and neck institute publication and serves as editor for the International Oxford Journal Surgical case reports in addition to being on the medical review board for Wikihow website.
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Iyer Krishna Mohan

University of Liverpool
UK View Profile

Research Interest:
Hip Joint and the Carpometacarpal joint at the base of the Thumb

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M. Ch. Orth. from University of Liverpool, UK - December 1981 M. S. Orth. from University of Mumbai, India - December 1978 F.C.P.S. Orth. from College of Physicians & Surgeons, Mumbai, India - November 1975 D`Orth from College of Physicians & Surgeons, Mumbai, India - April 1975 M.B.B.S. from University of Mumbai, India - November 1971 M.C.P.S. from College of Physicians & Surgeons, Mumbai, India - April 1971
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Jay Seitz

Midtown East Neuropsychology
USA View Profile

Research Interest:
Embodied cognition; Cognitive development/learning in children; The role of brain systems in cognition and thought; The impact of political, social, and cultural institutions on human thought and behavior

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Jay Seitz was formerly a practicing neuropsychologist in Manhattan specializing in clinical neuropsychology with late-age adults. He has been licensed in New York for the professional practice of psychology since 1991. He has additional training in CBT (cognitive-behavioral therapy), REBT (rational-emotive behavioral therapy), the Gottman method (couples therapy), psychoanalytic therapy (Washington Square Institute), biofeedback and pain management, and neurocognitive rehabilitation for patients who have suffered damage to the brain. He was previously on the doctoral and graduate faculties of Adelphi University and the undergraduate and graduate faculties of New York University and City University of New York (CUNY, tenured 2001). He is currently writing a book on the evolution of intelligence in hominins from the perspective of cognitive neuroscience. He has published on the use and misuse of projective testing in children, the bodily basis of thought; the embodied nature of musical performance; the cognitive and educational value of modern dance and ballet; the role of the brain in spatial-temporal thinking; the political and cultural constraints on human creative behavior; as well as the neural, evolutionary, cognitive, and developmental origins of human creative thought. Dr Seitz has a longstanding and strong interest in the arts. He was vice president of the Board of Directors of the newly founded American Dance Museum (ADaM) and previously on the Board of Directors of the Dalcroze School of Music (now part of Lucy Moses School), both in New York City. He has formerly studied both music (contrabass, piano) and dance (choreography). He has a deep interest in the uses and abuses of power and has written on the uses and misuses of government propaganda during wartime.
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He Liu

Gannon University
USA View Profile

Research Interest:
Molecular Biology, Physiology, Neuroscience, and Animal behavior

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He Liu, is faculty member at Gannon University. He teaches introductory Molecular and Cellular Biology, Animal Physiology and lab, and Research Methods in Biology courses in the Biology Department. His research is on the environmental effects on and the molecular basis of animal physiology and behavior.
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Rajagopal Keerthy Sunder

Mind & Body Treatment Institute
USA View Profile

Research Interest:
Neuromodulation for Addiction Relapse Prevention, PTSD and Peak Performance

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Keerthy Sunder, is an accomplished Physician with extensive experience as a clinician, researcher, administrator, teacher, and lecturer. He is also author of the Amazon International Best Seller book “Face your Addictions and Save your Life”. He is a featured regular contributor to 12Step Gazette Magazine (12StepGazette-CA.com) and hosts an active blog on www.asoundmindandbody.com He holds Diplomates from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the American Board of Addiction Medicine. He is also a Diplomate of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists in London, England and certified as a Credentialed Menopause Practitioner by the North American Menopause Society. He served his Ob/Gyn residency at James Cook University Hospital in England. He served his Psychiatry residency at the University of Bristol, England as well as Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pennsylvania. He has obtained extensive training in the practice of Mind -Body medicine and Integrative approaches towards health and wellness. He is at the forefront of utilizing cutting edge diagnostic tools and lab arrays to assist with healing Chronic Neuropsychiatric Conditions such as Autism, Parkinson’s, Lyme and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome that present with a Gut Brain Component. The importance of Mindfulness and its success with PTSD and Addictions was synthesized in his Editorial article published in the prestigious Journal of Addiction Therapy and Research. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, Visiting Faculty and Mock-board Examiner for the American Physician Institute for Advanced Professional Studies in Chicago, Ill and is a Member of the Credentialing Committee for the American Board of Addiction Medicine. He is also a member of the American Psychiatric Association, the North American Menopause Society, the American Society of Addiction Medicine, the Academy of Physicians in Clinical Research, the International Society for CNS Clinical Trials and Methodology and the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine. He currently serves as Chief Medical Officer for Mind & Body Treatment and Research Institute (www.mindandbodytreatment.com), an Integrated Psychiatry Practice in Riverside and the Medical Director for Brisas Recovery and Wellness Center at Riverside, a Professionals Intensive Outpatient Program for Substance Disorders (www.brisasrecovery.com), as well as Principal Investigator for CNS Clinical Trials at Clinical Innovations in Riverside, California. He has worked as an Investigator on over 30 Research Protocols focused on Schizophrenia, Bipolar disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, and Substance Use Disorders, as well as having served as a Research Psychiatrist or Co-Investigator on studies related to Pregnancy and Postpartum disorders. He has gained extensive experience in the treatment of PostTraumatic Stress Disorder for returning War Veterans during his Staff Psychiatrist tenure with San Diego Veterans Affairs Health Care System. He is currently a Principal Investigator for a PTSD Study for returning War Veterans and is actively involved in developing Integrated protocols for PTSD (theresiliencychallenge.com) and treating Veterans with PTSD in Riverside, California
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Belgin Akin

Selcuk University
Turkey View Profile

Research Interest:
Falling, incontinance and disability of community dwelling older adults including the development of “a Home Environment Conditions Evaluation Form for fall for community- dwelling older adults”; Socio-economic inequality in health, healthpromotion, healthpolicy; Cross-cultural intruments adaptation and research methodology

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Belgin Akin, received her bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Eagean University in Izmir, and has Master’s in Fundemantels of Nursing from Selcuk University and doctorate in Public Health Nursing from Hacettepe University. She has been a nurse educator fo 25 years. She had her professorship in 2016. She is still a Professor of Public Health Nursing at Selcuk University, Faculty of Health, Nursing Department. She is head of nursingdepartment and also programme director of nursing graduate programme in master’s and doctoral degree in Selcuk University. She has been teaching resarch methodology in undergraduate and graduate level. Her published research has largely focused on the falling, incontinance and disability of community dwelling older adults including the development of “a Home Environment Conditions Evaluation Form for fall for community-dwelling older adults” and writting a book chapter about disability process in older adults. In addition, she has interests in socio-economic inequality in health, health promotion, health policy, studies about cross-cultural intruments andresearch methodology, She has published many papers in indexed journals and attended many national and international congress as speaker. She has been mentoring number of doctoral and otherthesis and serving as advisory board of some journals.
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Mohammad Azfar

Al Bustan Speciality Hospital
UAE View Profile

Research Interest:
General and GI Surgery; Laparoscopic Surgery; Trauma and Surgical Intensive Care; Surgical Nutrition and Endoscopy

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Mohammad Azfar trained in general and GI surgery. Currently practicing Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy, Lap Hernia, Lap Appendix, Lap DU perforation closure and similar procedures, also treatment of ano-rectal disorders, hemorrhoids, fissures, fistula-in-ano, colon and rectal disorders like diverticulitis, cancers, pilonidal sinus, acute pancreatitis and its complications including pseudocyst and necrosis, hydatid cyst of liver and abscesses, peptic ulcer and its complications, inguinal, incisional, and para umbilical hernias, breast, thyroid disorder. Till very recently involved in care of trauma, specially high velocity Motor Vehicle Accident and Surgical Critical Care. his practice also includes performing Upper (EGD) and Lower GI Endoscopy (Colonoscopy), PEG Placement and Reinsertion in addition to EVL and capsule endoscopy. He was actively involved in a bariatric surgery program where he also practiced Intragastric Endoscopic Balloon Insertion and Dilatation of Strictures Post LRAYGB, however, currently its not his primary interest. He also have interests in minimally invasive surgery in anorectal disorders for instance VAAFT, EPSiT, harmonic hemorrhoidectoomy and the application of Laser in the treatment of fistula, hemorrhoids, varicose veins, and pelvic floor disorders. Trauma and surgical intensive care and surgical nurtion continue to be my special interest. He is the author of 27 publications on various topics in national and international journals on general and GI surgery. He is the international editor of Surgical Recall Series (Editions III through VII) by Lipincott Williams and Wilkinson based in Baltimore, USA. He is also on the editorial board of several surgical publications.
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Antonio Simone Lagana

University of Messina
Italy View Profile

Research Interest:
Endometriosis; Reproductive Immunology; Chronic Pelvic Pain; Mullerian-Derived Organs; Gynecological Endocrinology; Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS); Laparoscopy; Hysteroscopy

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Antonio Simone Laganà was born in Reggio Calabria (Italy) on 8th May 1986. He is of Member of the Italian Association of Endometriosis, Society for Reproductive Investigation (SRI), European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE), International Society of Gynecological Endocrinology (ISGE), Society of Endometriosis and Uterine Disorders (SEUD), International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ISUOG). He got a Master of “gynecological minimally invasive and robotic surgery” (University of Pisa), developed an intensive surgical training in the Univerzitetni Klinični Center, Ljubljana (Ljubljana, Slovenia) and obstetric/gynecological ultrasound training in the Altamedica Main Center (Rome, Italy). His research interests are: Endometriosis, Reproductive Immunology, T cell subsets, Chronic Pelvic Pain, Genetic of Mullerian-Derived Structures, Gynecological Endocrinology, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Laparoscopy, Hysteroscopy. He is author of many papers published in national and international peer-reviewed journals, and his presence is often requested as Invited Speaker in international congresses.
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Panchanan Maiti

Central Michigan University
USA View Profile

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Jerrold N Rand

Training Facility for internship for phycologist
USA View Profile

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Receptors; Endogenous Opioids; Modulation of related systems; Treatment advances to make it comfortable, for the patient, to proceed with Behavioral and physical Functional integration

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Jerrold N Rand was a pioneer of integrating Addiction, Pain, Dual Diagnoses and Functional Restoration providers, he was interested in Integrative treatments that restore homeostasis. Behavior nderstanding is key to functional restoration. Treatment and Detoxification of Opioids and Polysubstance abuse quires a timed orderly use of different services to restore Homeostasis. he was Nutrients replenishment should be advanced scientifically to restore healing through cellular and stem cell regeneration. Pain reatments to lessen, shorten or avoid the need for Opioids, are available and should be utilized while effectively treating real issues. Integrating research and simplifying treatment delivery and understanding needed particularly if we are to impact the current Opioid epidemic.
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Prem Swaroop Yadav

Harvard Medical School
USA View Profile

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To understand the molecular and genetic regulation of skeleton development usingmouse genetics as well as in vitro approaches. Although, significant progress has been made in understanding the role of major signaling pathways such as BMP, TGF-β, Wnt and Hedgehog during skeleton development. However, the molecular interaction of pathways and how they converge during skeleton development is not very well understood. Deciphering theseknowledgeswill further enhance our understanding about bone development and the pathophysiology of skeleton disorders such as osteoporosis and osteoarthritis. I am also interested in identification and characterization of novel small molecules agonist as well as antagonist of BMP and Wnt signaling pathwaysusing computational as well as in vitro assays. Such a small molecule can be used as a potential therapeutic agent in skeleton related ailments.

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Prem Swaroop Yadav have done Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in 2005 and Master of Science (M.Sc.) in 2007 both in biology major from Veer Bahadur Singh Purvanchal University, Jaunpur, India. He also did a Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications (PGDCA) in 2008 from Udai Pratap College Varanasi, India. He joined Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK) for my doctoral research in year 2009. In his PhD he studied the developmental biology of Bone and Cartilage development using both mouse as well as chicken as a model. He also I developed some in vitro tools. One of which is a reporter cell line “BRITER” for screening the small molecules agonist of BMP Signaling which is being sold by a USA based company Kerafast (www.kerafast.com/product/1986/bmpresponsive-reporter-osteoblast-cell-line-briter). In his PhD he conducted a RNA-Seq analysis using in house developed cell line which can be differentiated in to bone and cartilage. Using this approach he identified a set of novel BMP signaling downstream target genes to decipher the Gene Regulatory Network (GRN) downstream of BMP signaling (a major regulator of skeleton development) during endochondral bone development. During my doctoral research he got opportunities to get trained from some of the best laboratories. He learned mouse trans-genesis with Prof. Shinichi Aizawa at the centre for Developmental Biology in Japan. He worked with Prof. Jørgen Kjems to learn the RNA-Seq analysis at the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO) at Aarhus University in Denmark. He moved to Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM), Harvard Medical School, Boston in 2016 for my post-doctoral research. Currently he is studying the role Wnt/PCP signaling pathways during development of skeleton tissues. His research interest includes understanding at the molecular mechanism using mouse genetics to uncover the genetic regulation of skeleton development. This knowledge will eventually enable us to do better management of pathophysiology of skeleton disorders such as delayed fracture repair, osteoporosis and osteoarthritis. He is also interested in identifying the small molecules agonist and antagonist of BMP and Wnt signaling pathways, using computational modelling as well as in vitro assays, which can be used to cure the skeleton disorders.
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Mohamed Adel El-Hadidy

Mansoura University
Egypt View Profile

Research Interest:
Inhalent abuse and other substance abuse; Forensic psychiatry; Sexula disorders; Schizophrenia; Obsessive compulsive disorders; Computer and internet

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Mohammad Hanif Beg

J.N. MEDICAL COLLEGE, A M U
India View Profile

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Cardiothoracic surgery

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M.H. Beg graduated from K G Medical College, Lucknow in 1976 & thereafter he got selected at PGIMER Chandigarh, from where he obtained his MS. (Gen. Surgery) and MCh (CTVS). He also passed the National Board examinations leading to the award of MNAMS (DNB) in Gen. Surgery & cardiothoracic surgery in the year 1980 &1982 respectively. He joined the Dept. of Surgery in Jan. 1983 & immensely contributed to the development of General & cardiothoracic surgery. He has been an academic enthusiast in surgery for nearly four decades. As a Chairman D/O Surgery, Director Centre of Cardiology & Cardiovascular research, Dean F/o Medicine, & as Principal, JN Medical college A M U Aligarh, he has implemented very successful Clinical Governance programs & brought into focus the processes & outcome measures leading to better patient care & training of Medical students. He also held several Academic /administrative positions in the university & outside the University. He is Life Member of many Medical scientific Associations at National / International level. At the moment he is Chairman D/O Cardiothoracic Surgery & member of AMU Court & Academic Council. As an avid speaker, he has represented J N Medical College A M U Aligarh in 99 National & International fora & Conferences. He has published 146 research papers in various National & International journals. He has supervised the theses of 39 PG students & supervising three PG students of Surgery presently. He has been Subject Expert in large No. of Selection Committees & Examiners at all levels of examination in surgical Disciplines. On, dated 25thFeb 2016. He has been appointed as one of the Editors of very prestigious journal, Madridge Journal of cardiology (USA). He is the recipient of many awards & fellowships at International & national arenas like FICA, FICS & FIACS. He has a large number of successfully performed cardiothoracic & vascular operations to his credit. He actively participated in organizing CME’s, symposia, workshops & conferences in Faculty of Medicine, Aligarh Muslim University Aligarh.
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Mahmoud Helmy Belal

Damanhour University
Egypt View Profile

Research Interest:
Aesthetic Periodontology; Oral Periodontal plastic Surgery; Guided tissue & bone regeneration; Cell culture; Peri-implantitis; Mucocutaneous Diseases; premalignancies; Laser Dentistry

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Mahmoud Helmy Mohamed Abd Allah Belal, BDS, MSc (Egypt), PhD (Japan) is a clinical professor & consultant, Oral Medicine, Periodontology, Oral Diagnosis & Radiology Department, Faculty of Oral & Dental Medicine; Damanhour University; Damanhour; Egypt. His work was concentrated on Periodontics & Oral Medicine fields. He finished Bachelor degree (1990), Master degree (1997) from Tanta & Mansura & Universities, Egypt; Ph.D. degree (Nov. 2005) from Tanta University, Egypt as well as from Tokyo Medical & Dental University, Graduate School, Department of Hard Tissue Engineering (Periodontology), Tokyo, Japan (Mar. 2003 ~ Jan. 2005). He worked as lecturer (Nov. 2006 ~ start of 2011), associate professor (2011 ~ mid of 2016) and recently as a professor up to date. He is supervising & teaching undergraduate & postgraduate students in Minia (1998 ~2012), Fayoum ( 2013~2104) & recently Damanhour Universities Egypt. He is a member of Egyptian Dental Association (EDA). He published many research articles in several international Journals & EDA Journal. He works as a reviewer for some scientific international Journals & also as an editorial board member for other scientific international Journals. Also, He presented researches in several international conferences and lectures in Egyptian Ministry of health and dental syndicate. His Doctors Degree focused on use of bioabsorbable membranes, bone grafts & subepithelial connective tissue grafts in guided periodontal tissue regeneration (GTR). His Masters degree focused on Effect of CO2 Laser on Periodontally Involved root Surfaces. His researches including many scientific topics such as: GTR in aggressive & chronic periodontitis, Erosive-ulcerative lesions of lower lip with malignant potential, erosive ulcerative lesions of oral lichen planus, local delivery approach in type 2 diabetes mellitus & severe periodontitis, periodontal cell culture following CO2 and Er:YAG Laser conditioning, dentin hypersensitivity & mineral content using CO2 and Er:YAG Laser irradiations, enamel matrix proteins & dentin collagen as root surface biomodifiers, using Platelet derived growth factor-BB (PDGF-BB), EDTA gel or combination, or Er:YAG laser combined with PDGF-BB on cultured fibroblast cells; as well as usage of a new local delivery approach as adjunctive to non-surgical periodontal therapy.
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Somchai Amornyotin

Mahidol University
Bangkok View Profile

Research Interest:
Anesthesia for gastrointestinal endoscopy; Total intravenous sedation (TIVA); Target controlled infusion (TCI); Sedation for pediatric patients; Anesthesia outside the operating room; Ambulatory anesthesia; Airway management; Acute postoperative pain management

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Somchai Amornyotin graduated at the Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University in 1989. He became the staff of the Department of Anesthesiology, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand in 1996. Until 2004 he became the associate professor of the Department of Anesthesiology, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University. From 2005 until 2009 he was the chief of Anesthesiology Division of Siriraj GI Endoscopy Center, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University. His first scientific paper was published in Thailand in 1999. He has practiced anesthesia for gastrointestinal endoscopy since 2002. He was the committee of Siriraj Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Center, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital in 2005. More than 50 of his articles have been published in Thai and international medical journals. Dr. Amornyotin is a member and committee of the Royal College of Anesthesiologists of Thailand, the Gastroenterological Association of Thailand and many scientific societies. He is the reviewer and editor of many international journals.
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Evren Öztaş

Istanbul University
Turkey View Profile

Research Interest:
Orthognathic surgery, skeletal anchorage, white spot lesions and aligner treatment

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Evren Öztaş completed his dental education at the Istanbul University, Faculty of Dentistry and his Ph.D at Orthodontic Department of Istanbul University where he became an Associate Professor in 2012. He won the Best Poster Research Award of Istanbul University Faculty of Dentistry in 1996 and the International Orhan A. Okyay Research Prize in 2000. His researches won the First Winner award in 2014 at the 21st Scientific Meeting and 2nd Winner award in 2015 at the 22st Scientific Meeting of the Istanbul University Faculty of Dentistry International Student Research Club Congresses. He also held the 2nd winner places at the Lecture Contests in 2014 and 2015 at the 61st Annual World Dental Congress of IADS and YDW and 61st International Association of Dental Students (IADS) Mid-Year World Dental Congress. He has over 100 publications and presentations and attended many theoretical and practical courses in different countries. He is a member of the board of directors at the Turkish Orthodontic Society. His academic interests are orthognathic surgery, skeletal anchorage, white spot lesions and aligner treatment.
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Jingjing Wu

University of Calgary
Canada View Profile

Research Interest:
Non/semi-parametric models; Minimum distance estimation; Mixture models; Asymptotic efficiency and robustness; Dimension reduction; Survival analysis; Case-control study; Genetic studies; Biostatistics and medicine

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Wu received her B.Sc. in Computational Mathematics and Applied Software from Minzu University of China (1999), M.Sc. in Probability from Beijing Normal University (2002), and Ph.D. in Statistics from University of Alberta (2008). Her PhD thesis was awarded the Pierre-Robillard Award by SSC (Statistical Society of Canada) as the best doctoral thesis in probability or statistics defended at a Canadian University in 2007. She joined University of Calgary in 2007 as an Assistant Professor andwas tenured and promoted to Associate Professor in2013. She holds Discovery Grants from NSERC (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada) since 2008.
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Nidhi Gupta

Clearlight Diagnostics
USA View Profile

Research Interest:
Human genomics and Development of drugs and therapies

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Nidhi Gupta has expertise across a wide range of cutting-edge genomics technologies and experience in developing research applications. She is highly motivated and passionate about integrating new methods and technologies into cancer research and diagnostics. She has more than 8 years of experience in genomics, biotechnology and biomedical sciences. Prior to joining Clearlight Diagnostics, she worked in a start-up company developing microarray based platforms for sequencing. She initiated and configured several sections of lab facilities for the company. She spent more than 2 years at Harvard Medical School to study cell signaling and insulin resistance. She earned her B.S. in Human Genomics with minor in Biomedical Sciences at NCHGSR, India and PhD in Genetics and Developmental Biology at UCHC, Connecticut. During her PhD, she developed a novel mechanism for targeted mitochondria delivery to hepatocytes. She was also involved in various other viral studies and successfully developed small RNA sequences for HCV replication inhibition. She authored and co-authored many articles and patents involving mitochondria replacement therapies and HCV treatment.
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Sonata Suk-Yu YAU

Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hong Kong View Profile

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Studying pharmacological and nonpharmacological interventions for promoting brain functions indiseased animal modelssuch as depression, Fragile X Syndrome. Her current research projects focus on understanding the underlying mechanisms of physical exercise-induced brain health and identifying novel therapeutic targets and biomarkers that acts exercise mimetic in treatment neurodegenerative disorders. She uses a number of research techniques to assess hippocampal structure and function, such as behavioral analysis, electrophysiology, immunohistochemistry, and western blot analysis. Her final goal is to discover novel therapeutic treatments for promoting brain health in animal models with neurological disorders.

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Yau obtained her Bachelor degree in Biochemistry from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2005, followed by a PhD in neuroscience in Department of Anatomy at The University of Hong Kong (HKU) in 2009. During her PhD and postdoctoral training at HKU, she investigated the underlying mechanisms of physical exercise-promoted brain health in animal models of depression. She had obtained several academic awards including postdoctoral fellowship, research fellowship, conference travel awards and outstanding presentation awards during her training. With a postdoctoral fellowship awarded by Canadian Institute of Health Research and Fragile X Research Foundation of Canada, she worked as a postdoctoral fellow in the Division of Medical Sciences at University of Victoria (British Columbia), Canada from 2012 to 2015. She is interested in studying pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions for promoting brain functions in diseased animal models. Her current research projects are centered on understanding the underlying mechanisms of physical exercise-induced brain health and examining novel therapeutic treatments for promoting brain health in animal models with neurological disorders.
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Krishna Malagi

Manipal University
India View Profile

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Jun-Jie Chen

E-Da hospital
Taiwan View Profile

Research Interest:
Signal transduction, Cell death regulation, Cancer therapeutics, Drug resistance mechanisms, and Cancer biomarkers

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Jun-Jie Chen is an Assistant Investigator at the Tumor research laboratory, department of medical research, E-da hospital in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. He also served adjunct professor in I-Shou University, school of medicine. He has over 10 year’s research experience in the cancer research. He also leads a research team in the conduct of mission related research program, including the discovery of biomarkers for evaluation of oncology drug products by using pharmacogenomics. His scientific expertise lies in the areas of signal transduction, cell death regulation, cancer therapeutics, drug resistance mechanisms, and cancer biomarkers as evidenced by peer-reviewed articles. Prior to joining E-da hospital, he was a research fellow at division of Therapeutic Proteins, Office of Biotechnology Products, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER), Food and Drug Administration (FDA). He earned his Ph.D. in pharmacology from National Taiwan University in 2007. He has received many awards in scientific society including the outstanding award of Wang Ming-Ning foundation in 2006.
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Farnad Imani

Iran University of Medical Sciences
Iran View Profile

Research Interest:
Pain Medicine and interventional pain management

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Tang Wai Kwong

Shatin Hospital
China View Profile

Research Interest:
Substance Abuse, especially Ketamine abuse

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WK Tang was appointed to professor in the Department of Psychiatry, the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2011. His main research areas are Addictions and Neuropsychiatry in Stroke. He has published over 100 papers in renowned journals, and has also contributed to the peer review of 40 journals. He has secured over 20 major competitive research grants. He has served the editorial boards of five scientific journals. He was also a recipient of the Young Researcher Award in 2007, awarded by the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
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Alaa Ahmed

Jazan University
Saudi Arabia View Profile

Research Interest:
Pathophysiological mechanisms of immune diseases, including molecular, cellular and inflammatory responses of chronic diseases. Areas currently under investigation include autoimmunity, autoantibodies, cancer biology, inflammation, and viral immunity

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Alaa Ahmed currently heads the Research unit at the faculty of Public Health & Tropical Medicine, and Direct the Medical Research Center Laboratories at Jazan University. He also is the CEO.CSO of immunoDiagnistic Laboratories in Tempe, AZ. He is active member of the Arizona Bio industry group and serves as scientific board member for several life science and diagnostic companies.in Europe and the US. He developed, validated, and introduced more than 900 new diagnostic tests into the diagnostic industry. He holds a Master degree in Clinical chemistry (Surrey, UK, 1985) and a PhD degree in Immunopathology (Glasgow University, 1989 where he discovered and characterized Vitronectin. He has supervised, collaborated and founded numerous studies, with more than 93 publications in peer reviewed journalsand book chapters. He is also an active member of several national and international disease study groups. Through his carrier, he supervised and trained numerous international students and colleagues. He serves also on the editorial boards of several prestigious journals.
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Magdy Elhossieny Elewa

Zagazig University
Egypt View Profile

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Focuses on issue that contribute to better understanding of physical therapy mechanism of action, role, preventive effects, patient follow up and management and community-oriented research as well. Therefore, and for the past several years, my research activities were focused on investigating the interaction between the role of physical therapy modalities and molecular markers. In this regard, the interaction between physical therapy modalities on one hand, and inflammatory mediators on the other, was investigated in subjects suffering from conditions of increased synovial fluid volume such as traumatic synovitis and rheumatic diseases. Results of many of these studies were novel to a certain extent, and were published in reputable international Physical Therapy journals and conferences. Presently however, more in-depth researches are being conducted to explicate the role of physical therapy modalities in the (failed back surgery syndrome). In particular, the application of LASER in sports injuries, Erb,s Palsy and cervical and lumber disc prolepses are under investigation.

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Suprakash Chaudhury

Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences
India View Profile

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Ali Gamal Ahmed Al-kaf

Sanaa University
Yemen View Profile

Research Interest:
synthesis and biological activity of 4-oxopyrimidine and quinazolinone -4 derivatives, study of Yemeni medicinal plants and development and validation of Spectrophotometric and HPLC methods for different drugs

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Ali Gamal Ahmed Al-kaf completed his PhD. in pharmaceutical sciences from Russia 2006, Dean of Faculty of Pharmacy at Sanaa University. Professor of Medicinal Chemistry Department. Member of many associations and international groups. Editor and Associate Editor of some international journals. My interest is synthesis and biological activity of 4-oxopyrimidine and quinazolinone -4 derivatives, study of Yemeni medicinal plants and development and validation of Spectrophotometric and HPLC methods for different drugs. Author of more than 40 publications, 4 patents and 7 books.
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Amgad M. Rabie

Athens Institute for Education and Research
Egypt View Profile

Research Interest:
Pharmacology

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Mohd. Shahbaaz Khan

King Fahad Medical City
Saudi Arabia View Profile

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Neurosurgery unit; CTVS unit; Burn & plastic surgery unit; Pediatric Surgery; Trauma centre unit; Urosurgery; Gastrosurgery; ICU and emergency unit; Laparoscopic surgery also performed all basic operations like Cholecystectomy; Hernioplasty; Appendicectomy; Mastectomy; Prostectomy

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Mohd. Shahbaaz Khan is progressive and dedicated medical professional, operated on more than 200 cases of adults and pediatrics cardiac patients having valvular diseases, CAD, congenital heart diseases, thoracic and vascular cases. Currently he is working as Pediatrics Cardiac Surgeon in a highly reputed international fame cardiac hospital Fortis Escort Heart Institute, New Delhi of 350 beds capacity. He is intended to excel in the field of surgery, and clinical research work, enhance skills, learn and grow to contribute in services. He has contributed well under the guidance of senior surgeons and managed both outdoor and indoor patients, taken care of all ward patients preoperative and post operative, done graft harvesting for coronary artery bypass surgeries, as saphenous vein graft and radial artery graft, sternotomy and assisted in all cardio thoracic surgeries as MIDCAB, HEART PORT, valve repair and replacement, CABG, paricardiectomy , atrial septal defect, ventricular septal defect, TAVI, ECMO supports etc. He is well versed for managing mass casualties. He has acquired necessary training at Neurosurgery unit, CTVS unit, Burn & plastic surgery unit, Pediatric Surgery, trauma centre unit, urosurgery, gastrosurgery, ICU and emergency unit, laparoscopic surgery also performed all basic operations like Cholecystectomy, Hernioplasty, Appendicectomy, Mastectomy, Prostectomy etc. and has done around 200 exploratory laparotomies and performed various emergency operations like Splenectomy, Nephrectomy etc.
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Akhilanand Chaurasia

King Georges Medical University
India View Profile

Research Interest:
Temporomandibular Joints; Orofacial pain; New technology related to dentistry; Cyst and tumors of Oral Cavity; Dental Immunology; Oral Diseases; Dental Treatments and Strategies; Oral precancer and cancer; Distraction osteogenesis

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Akhilanand Chaurasia, Assistant professor and consultant at King George Medical University, Lucknow has dedicated meticulous efforts and supreme services pertaining to oral medicine, oral biology and community health. He has remarkable credit of contributing to academics for publishing 49 research papers, peer reviewer of more than 150 international journals with high impact factors, one of top 10 author in subject of Head and neck Radiology of Europe and member of several international organization related to field of Oral Medicine, Oral biology and community health. He is a fellow of Pierre Fauchard Academy (PFA, USA), fellow of International College of continuing dental education (FICCDE, singapore), fellow of international college of dentists (FICD, USA) fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), Fellow of International academy of Medical sciences (FIMSA) and International Travel Fellow from Indian Council of Medical Research (New Delhi). He is member of editorial board of 14 international journals, editor in chief of 2 national journals, Editor of 9 international journals and associate editor of 1 international journal. He was scientific committee chairman and treasurer of 25th national conference of Indian Academy of Oral Medicine and Radiology. He has completed 7 intramural projects. Procuring many academic honors, attending many national and international conferences delivering many talks on All India Radio and Delhi Doordarshan, He has contributed in a commendable way to strengthen the nation’s competence in Oral Medicine, Oral biology and Community health. Currently He is perusing PhD in chronobiology of head and neck cancer.
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Kannabiran Bhojan

RVS College of Physiotherapy & RVS Hospitals
India View Profile

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Mohd Amin Mir

UTTARANCHAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
India View Profile

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Organic Chemistry; Analytical Chemistry; Physical Chemistry; In-organic Chemistry; Pharmaceutical chemistry; Phytochemistry:

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Bechor Z Aminoff

Chaim Sheba Medical Center
Israel View Profile

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Investigations in philosophy and psychology include the Mechanisms of Human Behaviour: Legends of Desirable Anti-Entropy Deficiency Phenomenon Theory and the Mind Blindness Phenomenon in Philosophy, Religion, Science, and Medicine

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Bechor Zvi Aminoff was born in the former Soviet Union, in Uzbekistan, Samarkand on 5 June, 1946. Professor Aminoff is married, and has 4 sons and 20 grandchildren. He studied medicine and in 1970 graduated with MD degree from the Samarkand Medical Institute, Uzbekistan, and received his PhD degree from Stavropol Medical Institute, Russia, in 1974. In 1982 the Aminoff family emigrated from the USSR to Israel, where Bechor Zvi specialized in Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology.On 16 February, 2015, he was awarded a Research Professor Degree from the International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England. SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENTS: Development of and research on the first objective tool (Mini Suffering State Examination [MSSE] scale) for evaluation of suffering in advanced Alzheimers disease and at End-of-Life. Definition of a new medical and pathological entity in advanced Alzheimers disease and at End-of-Life, coined Aminoff Suffering Syndrome (ASS). The new theory and entropy definition of human happiness and suffering. In addition to the entropic theory definition, further investigations in philosophy and psychology include the Mechanisms of Human Behaviour: Legends of Desirable Anti-Entropy Deficiency Phenomenon Theory and the Mind Blindness Phenomenon in Philosophy, Religion, Science, and Medicine. Among his many scientific publications are articles on: Overprotection phenomenon of dying dementia patients; Geriatrics "D" refusal phenomenon pertaining to advanced dementia patients; Proposal of new approach to dying patients and establishment of Relief of Suffering Units for patients diagnosed with Aminoff Suffering Syndrome. Results of his studies have been generalized in 4 recently published books, 110 published articles in renowned professional scientific journals and have been presented at World and Regional congresses.
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Jamshid Ahmadi

Shiraz University of Medical Sciences
Iran View Profile

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Md Monoarul Haque

PhD Research Fellow, Bangladesh University of Professionals
Bangladesh View Profile

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Physiotherapy; Physical Fitness; Sports Injury & Rehabilitation

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Md Monoarul Haque was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He qualified in Bachelor of Physiotherapy 2004 with excellent marks. In 2012 he passed MPhil in Public Health from Bangladesh Institute of Health Sciences, under Faculty of Preventive & Social Medicine, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University colloraboration with University of Oslo, Norway with remarkable marks. Presently he is doing his PhD under Faculty of Medical Studies in Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP). He got NOMA Grant from University of Oslo, Norway for research. Besides he got one year teaching & research fellowship Funded by USAID Developing Next Generation of Public Health Experts Project (NGPHEP). He is a member of Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research. He has number of publications in International Open Access peer reviewed index journals. As a young scientist he is expert on editorial writing also and already lot of editorial has been published. Previously he worked as teaching & research fellow in Faculty of Public Health, Bangladesh University of Health Sciences (BUHS). At present he is working as a director, research in Bangladesh Stroke Association (BSA) affiliated with World Stroke Organization (WSO). Besides he is Report Reviewer (Editor), National Institute of Population Training and Research (NIPORT), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Bangladesh. He is a publication secretary, Bangladesh Physiotherapy Association.
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Amitesh Agarwal

University of Florida College of Medicine
USA View Profile

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COPD, Pulmonary HTN, ILD, Sleep apnea

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