Dr Michael Makanga is a clinician-scientist born and raised in Uganda with (after medical qualification) 24 years of professional experience of working on health and poverty related diseases in sub-Saharan Africa. This includes 20 years of work experience on medical product development and clinical regulatory activities. He holds a Medical Degree from Makerere University, Uganda, and has been in various clinical and research positions before and after undertaking an MSc at the University of Liverpool, and then a PhD at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom. He subsequently was the Head of the Clinical Trials Facility and Outpatient Clinic in the Kenya Medical Research Institute – Wellcome Trust Collaborative Centre, Kilifi, Kenya, which is part of the tropical collaboration programme of Liverpool and Oxford universities. In 2004, Dr Makanga joined EDCTP where he held various management positions. He was appointed as Director of South-South Cooperation and Head of EDCTP Africa Office in Cape Town, South Africa, in 2008. During his 11 years at EDCTP, Dr Makanga has built up significant experience in quality assurance, project management and evaluation, health and research management as well as diplomacy and engagement with health and regulatory authorities in sub-Saharan Africa and Europe.
Pediatric Neurology, Pediatric Neurosurgery
Successfully developed and established the Neurosciences Research Program at BC Children’s Hospital. Leads the entire research program including Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery and Division of Pediatric Neurology. Pioneered a concept of a research manager running different research programs in the Children’s & Women’s Health Centre of BC, which now serves as a model for building similar research programs at BCCH and other hospitals in BC and Canada
Pediatric Neurology, Pediatric Neurosurgery
Aji is a biochemical engineer and health economist who has spent the past 17 years in various healthcare focused roles. From studying the development of gene therapies to global market access and now at the cutting edge of patient engagement. As the commercial director at HealthUnlocked he works with academic and industry partners around the world in the design, deployment and measurement of digital health interventions.
Dr. Paul Michael Ramirez is Professor and a former Chair of Psychology. He completed his doctoral degree in Psychology at The City College of the City University of New York (CUNY) with a specialization in Clinical Neuropsychology and a subspecialization in Clinical Psychopathology, while on a National Science Foundation Fellowship. He later completed a Postdoctoral Program in Psychopharmacology at Fairleigh Dickerson University. Dr. Ramirez also earned an M.Phil. in Psychology (Concentration in Neuropsychology) from the Graduate School & University Center, CUNY, an M.A. Degree in Psychology from the City College of New York and an M.A. Degree in Reading Disabilities with a postgraduate year studying Learning Disabilities at New York University. His clinical experience includes having served as Treatment Team Leader of the Geriatric and Neuropsychiatry Units and Acting Chief of the Research Unit of an Albert Einstein College of Medicine affiliated hospital in New York City where he also served as Director of Education for AECOM/BPC Psychopharmacology CME. He was also Senior Neuropsychologist and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Ramirez currently serves on the Board of Advisors at the Center for Advanced Studies in India (CASII-Bhuj, Kutch; also called Kachchh in the District of Gujarat) as a clinical trial expert and has been appointed to a second 5-year term on the State Psychology Board by the New York State Board of Regents, currently serving as its Chair. He has also recently completed a term as Vice President of the New York Academy of Traumatic Brain Injury. Dr. Ramirez has made over 200 professional presentations and, over the past 20 years, has provided rater training for pharmaceutical efficacy and side effects scales across CNS indications as well as for the assessment of cognitive disorders throughout North America, South America, Central America, Asia, Eastern and Western Europe, Scandinavia and South Africa. Dr. Ramirez has published papers on schizophrenia, other major mental disorders, health psychology and has been Principal Investigator and Co-Investigator on grants from the National Institute of Health (NIH), National Cancer Institute (NCI), The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) and pharmaceutical industry sponsors. Dr. Ramirez is also listed as a contributing author of the Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS), a co-author of the Informant Questionnaire for the PANSS (IQ-PANSS) and a co-author of the official Japanese translation of the PANSS.
Dr Hamid Qoura, is Graduated from Kasr El-Aini medical school, (Faculty of medicine Cairo University) 1983. Finished his Master degree from the same college. Had MRCS from Ireland and FEBPS from Glasgow. Had a diploma in laparoscopic surgery from Strasbourg, France. He is working at present as a consultant and HOD of Pediatric Surgery in Nizwa Hospital, Oman. He published more than 10 papers in reputed Journals. Has special interest in laparoscopic surgery. He is the first one did real single port laparoscopic umbilical hernia, epigastric hernia and divarication of recti repair. And can do through the same port inguinal hernias of the same patient. He has a channel on YouTube displaying on it some of the difficult and interesting laparoscopic surgeries he did. Youtube Channel: qora21 Link: https://www.youtube.com/user/qora21
Dr. Francis Paul Jagolino is a Physiology, Biochemistry and Pharmacology Professor in various medical schools in Manila and has been in the academe for 6 years. He completed his Doctor of Medicine degree at Emilio Aguinaldo College – School of Medicine and Master in Management, Major in Health Administration at Philippine Christian University. He is currently the Head of the Department of Physiology at the Lyceum of the Philippines University – St. Cabrini School of Health Sciences. Dr. Jagolino is also a Fellow of the Physiology Society of the Philippines and former President of the Philippine Society of General Physicians. Aside from teaching, Dr. Jagolino is an active General Practitioner who has been assigned to hospitals at the furthest provinces of the Philippines. It was during this time when he gained a keen interest in observing many cases of antibiotic resistance due to rampant and unsupervised use of common antibiotics by the public. He made it a point to launch Public Health Campaigns to educate patients and the populations in those provinces on the dangers posed by antibiotic resistance. Dr. Jagolino is set to publish a research on this topic within the next few years. Dr. Jagolino is also a sought after international seminar speaker having spoken on topics relating to Healthcare, Psychology, Pharmacology, Herbal Medicines and Supplementation and Skin Care as well as topics on Corporate Leadership and Management in Singapore, Malaysia, Dubai, Oman and Qatar. He has also been a guest in some Local Television Talk Shows to share his healthcare knowledge to the general public.
Ajay Francis Christopher, M.Sc (Molecular Biology & Biochemistry) has over 14 years of experience in Clinical Research and Development. He has served as Senior PV Scientist, Subject Matter Expert-QAPV and is currently working as Operations Manager (PV). He has been awarded with Young Scientist Award-2014 (Biotechnology Society of India), Sir Ratan Tata Trust International Travel Grant-2015, 1st Prize Oral presentation at NCMLS-2016, American Medical Residency Certification Board Appreciation Award-2016 and various other appreciation awards. He has published and presented research articles on microRNA expression in medulloblastoma and gliomas, plasmid profiling, mutations and flow-cytometry based RBC scatter differences in beta-thalassemia and presently working on miRNAs in oral squamous cell carcinoma
Dr. Alireza Heidari is a Full Professor and Academic Tenure of Chemistry at California South University (CSU), Irvine, California, USA. He has got his Ph.D. and D.Sc. degrees from California South University (CSU), Irvine, California, USA. Furthermore, he has double postdocs in Project Management, Oncology, Human Cancer Tissues and Synchrotron Radiation from Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia and also in Nanochemistry and Modern Molecular Electronic–Structure Computations Theory from California South University (CSU), Irvine, California, USA. His research interests include Biophysical Chemistry, Biomolecular Spectroscopy, Quantum Chemistry, Nanochemistry, Modern Electronic Structure Computations, Theoretical Chemistry, Mathematical Chemistry, Computational Chemistry, Vibrational Spectroscopy, Molecular Modelling, Ab initio & Density Functional Methods, Molecular Structure, Biochemistry, Molecular Simulation, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Oncology, Synchrotron Radiation, LASER, Anti–Cancer Nano Drugs, Nano Drugs Delivery, ATR–FTIR Spectroscopy, Raman Spectroscopy, Intelligent Molecules, Molecular Dynamics, Biosensors, Biomarkers, Molecular Diagnostics, Numerical Chemistry, Nucleic Acids, DNA/RNA Monitoring, DNA/RNA Hypermethylation, Human Cancer Tissues, Human Cancer Cells, Tumors, Cancer Tissues, Cancer Cells, etc. He has participated at more than two hundreds reputed international conferences, seminars, congresses, symposiums and forums around the world as yet. Also, he possesses many published articles in Science Citation Index (SCI)/International Scientific Indexing (ISI) Journals. It should be noted that he has visited many universities or scientific and academic research institutes in different countries such as United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Scotland, Ireland, Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Greece, Russia, Estonia, Turkey, France, Swiss, Germany, Sweden, Italy, Austria, Hungary, Poland, Brazil, Spain, Portugal, Mexico, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Taiwan, South Korea, China, India, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, etc. as research fellow, sabbatical and volunteer researcher or visitor and so on heretofore. He has a history of several years of teaching for college students and various disciplines and trends in different universities. Moreover, he has been a senior advisor in various industry and factories. He is expert in many computer programs and programming languages. Hitherto, he has authored more than twenty books and book chapters in different fields of Chemistry. Syne, he has been awarded more than seven hundreds reputed international awards, prizes, scholarships and honors. Heretofore, he has multiple editorial duties in many reputed international journals, books and publishers. Hitherward, he is a member of more than two hundreds reputed international academic–scientific–research institutes around the world. In addition, he is member of the Nobel committee for Chemistry. It should be noted that he is currently the President of American International Standards Institute (AISI), Irvine, California, USA and also Director of the BioSpectroscopy Core Research Laboratory at California South University (CSU), Irvine, California, USA.
Giulio Tarro graduated from Medicine School, Naples University (1962), Italy. Research Associate, Division of Virology and Cancer Research, Children’s Hospital (1965-1968), Assistant Professor of Research Pediatrics, College Medicine (1968-1969), Cincinnati University, Ohio. Oncological Virology Professor, Naples University (1972-1985). Chief Division Virology (1973-2003), Head Department Diagnostic Laboratories, (2003-2006). D. Cotugno Hospital for Infectious Diseases, Naples; Emeritus (2006). Since 2007 Chairman Committee of Biotechnologies and VirusSphere, World Academy Biomedical Technologies, UNESCO, Adjunct Professor Department Biology, Temple University, College of Science and Technology, Philadelphia, recipient of the Sbarro Health Research Organization lifetime achievement award (2010). President, Foundation de Beaumont Bonelli for Cancer Research. His basic researches have been concerned with antigens induced early during the replication cycle of human herpesviruses. Another study has involved the identification, isolation and characterization of specific virus-induced tumour antigens, which were the "finger-prints" left behind in human cancer. Achievements include patents in field; discovery of Respiratory Syncytial Virus in infant deaths in Naples and of tumor liberated protein as a tumor associated antigen, 55 kilodalton protein overexpressed in lung tumors and other epithelial adenocarcinomas.
characterization of specific virus-induced tumour antigens, which were the "finger-prints" left behind in human cancer
Clayton Dehn is a clinical research physiologist with particular expertise in endocrine disorders, especially those related to fertility and metabolic disturbances. He is a co-inventor of a process and substance for disturbing the inheritance pattern of ion-channelopathic disorders by selectively disabling genetically undesirable sperm cells. He is also the sole author of the first publication cautioning against the risk of SGLT-inhibition inducing ketoacidosis in insulinopenic populations.Clay brings over 15 years of knowledge and experience as a clinical research professional in the pharmaceutical, device, and CRO industries. His experience spans across global drug development, medical affairs, pharmacovigilance and regulatory affairs, and he has a proven track record in building, managing and globalizing medical teams.
Pediatric Neurology, Pediatric Neurosurgery
Tarek K Motawi is a Professor of Biochemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, Cairo University. Egypt. He obtained Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences in 1984, MSc in Pharmaceutical Sciences in 1979 and BSc in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Faculty of Pharmacy, Cairo University in 1976. He worked as an Instructor in 1976 and became Assistant Lecturer in 1980, Lecturer in 1984 and Assistant Professor in 1989. He was promoted to the position of Professor in 1994 and worked as Head of the Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, Cairo from 2008 to 2014.