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Albert Wolkerstorfer

Department of Dermatology, Amsterdam University Medical Centers, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, the Netherlands


Alberto Di Martino

Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences, University of Bologna, Bologna Italy.

Hip Musculoskeletal disorders musculoskeletal oncology Orthopedics Spine

Alberto Di Martino, MD, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in orthopedics at the University of Bologna since 2019. He was an Assistant Professor in Orthopaedics at the University Campus Bio-Medico of Rome. Since 2017, he has been Adjunct Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia (USA). He completed his MD and Ph.D. at the Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma in Rome, with broad research interests in medical and surgical emergencies in hip; spine; musculoskeletal oncology; orthopedics; musculoskeletal disorders. Prof. Di Martino is the author or co-author of more than 200 publications.

His clinical and research activity is directed toward hip surgery, spine diseases and surgery, and osteoncology.

Alexander Knuth

Hematology and Oncology Department, National Center for Cancer Care & Research, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar


Allard van der Wal

Department of Pathology, Amsterdam University Medical Centers, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Pathology Cardiovascular pathology

Andrea Schlegel

Department of Surgery and Transplantation, Swiss Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary (HPB) Center, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

Oncology Surgery Hepatobiliary surgery Transplantation

Andreas Kremer

Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University Hospital Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland

Gastroenterology Hepatology Oncology

Andrew G. Lee

Department of Ophthalmology, Blanton Eye Institute, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX, USA

Neurology Oncology Ophthalmology Surgery Neurosurgery

Professor of Ophthalmology, Neurology, and Neurosurgery, Weill Cornell Medicine

Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, UTMB Galveston, Texas A and M College of Medicine, and the UT MD Anderson Cancer Center

Adjunct Professor of Ophthalmology, Baylor College of Medicine, the University of Buffalo, and the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Bote Bruinsma

Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Boston, MA, USA

Experimental medicine Hepatology Pharmacology

Brigitte Vollmar

Institute of Experimental Surgery, University of Rostock, Rostock, Germany

Oncology Surgery Hepatobiliary surgery

Emerito Carlos Rodríguez-Merch

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, La Paz University Hospital, 28046 Madrid, Spain

Department of Osteoarticular Surgery Research, Hospital La Paz Institute for Health Research—IdiPAZ (La Paz University Hospital—Autonomous University of Madrid), 28046 Madrid, Spain

Ankle Hemophilia Knee Musculoskeletal diseases Orthopedic surgery Osteoarthritis

E. Carlos Rodriguez-Merchan is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon (Emeritus) at La Paz University Hospital of Madrid, Spain, and at the Osteoarticular Surgery Research, La Paz Hospital Institute for Health Research – IdiPAZ (La Paz University Hospital – Autonomous University of Madrid), Madrid, Spain. He has an extensive background in orthopaedic surgery. Consequently, he is the author of numerous peer-reviewed publications on orthopaedic surgery. He serves on the Editorial Board of several journals. He is also the editor of several books related to orthopaedic surgery.

Enrico Lopriore

Department of Neonatology at Leiden University Medical Centre

Hematology Neonatology Fetal therapies

Enrico Lopriore is a professor of neonatology and fetal medicine and head of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC).

Erik Schadde

Department of Surgery, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA

Oncology Surgery Hepatobiliary surgery Transplantation

Fei Sun

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Xijing Hospital, Fourth Military Medical University, Xi'an, China

Otolaryngology Surgery

Gaetano Isola

Department of General Surgery and Surgical-Medical Specialties, School of Dentistry, University of Catania, 95124 Catania, Italy.

Dentistry Oral medicine Periodontology

Dr. Gaetano Isola is a senior assistant professor of periodontology and oral surgery. His research interests mainly focus on the clinical and molecular aspects of periodontal disease, oral medicine, and surgery. Involved in several research projects in the field of periodontology and oral surgery. He is an active member of the Italian Society of Oral Surgery (SIdCO), the International Association of Dental Research (IADR), and a member of the Italian Society of Periodontology (SIdP).

Georgios Antonios Margonis

Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA

Biliary tract diseases Cancer Hepatobiliary surgery Hepatocellular Carcinoma Liver surgery Metastasis Pancreatic diseases Tumors

Dr. Georgios Antonios Margonis is a senior scientist affiliated with the Department of Surgery at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He obtained his MD and PhD degrees from the University of Athens and moved to the United States in 2014. Since then, he has worked at Harvard University and the Johns Hopkins University prior to working at MSKCC and MIT. His clinical and research interests include Cancer, Tumors, Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Metastasis, Biliary Tract Diseases, Hepatobiliary Surgery, Pancreatic Diseases, Liver Surgery, hepato-pancreato-biliary diseases and soft tissue sarcomas. In particular, his work focuses on the use of biomarkers to guide surgical or medical treatment. More recently, he has collaborated with a group from MIT to conduct research at the crossroads of artificial intelligence and oncology. He has authored or co-authored more than 170 papers, and has received several national and international awards. Notable awards include the IHPBA Kenneth Warren award and the Johns Hopkins University Paul Ehrlich award for outstanding research achievements.

Giuseppe Lanza

Dean of Applied Medical Sciences Techniques, University of Catania, Italy

Cerebrovascular diseases Dementia Neurosonology Non-invasive brain stimulation Sleep disorders

Giuseppe Lanza, MD, PhD, is a Associate Professor of Dean of Applied Medical Sciences Techniques at the University of Catania (Italy). After graduation with honours in Medicine, he trained at the School of Neurology and he got the international PhD. As Clinical Research Fellow, he further trained in Clinical Neurophysiology at the Newcastle University (UK). More recently, he has obtained the Master of Science in Clinical Research and the National Scientific Qualification as Full Professor. He is also Consultant Neurologist at the Oasi Research Institute–IRCCS in Troina (Italy), a WHO Collaborating Center, where he also coordinates a Research Unit. He has published many full articles and reviews in peer-reviewed journals. As a peer reviewer, he has helped many journals to review a lot of manuscript. With his expertise in clinical activity, he had published 145 papers on peer-reviewed journals (H-index Scopus 36). He authored more than 200 scientific publications and serves as Editor and Reviewer of several international Journals.

Giuseppe Murdaca

Department of Internal Medicine, Clinical Immunology Unit, University of Genoa and Ospedale Policlinico San Martino, 16126 Genoa, Italy

Allergies Atherosclerosis Autoimmunity Immune-mediated diseases Immunodeficiency Neuroendocrine-immunology Pharmacogenomics

Prof Giuseppe Murdaca received his PhD in Science and Space Engineering at the University of Genova (Italy) from 2000 to 2003. He is Assistant professor at the Department of Internal Medicine of the University of Genova (Italy).

His research has included: Immunodeficiency, Autoimmunity, Neuroendocrino-immunology, and Pharmacogenomics, and has received several awards and honors based on this research and fellowship training. These include a Prize for young researchers of the study, assigned by the GILS, with the following motivation: "Standardization of a method to assess impairment by skinfold thickness skin", delivered on the occasion of the "Day VII Italian to fight Scleroderma" (Milan, 17/3 / 2001). Award for one of the three best oral presentations at the Ninth Congress of the Inter-SIMI Piemonte and Valle D'Aosta, Liguria (Genoa, 06.17.2004): Murdaca G., Fenoglio D., M. Setti, Brenci S., Villa R., Pontali E., A. Kunkl, Indiveri F., Puppo F. "Generation of CD4 + lines specific for Pneumocystis carinii and Candida albicans obtained from HIV + patients. Meaning of the coexpression of IFN-g and IL-4". He serves as an editorial member and expert Reviewer for several reputed journals.

Hananel E.G. Holzer

The Fertility Partners, Toronto, ON, Canada

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, McGill University Montreal, Montreal, QC, Canada

Psychosocial aspects of infertility Fertility preservation Pre-implantation genetic testing

Dr. Hananel Holzer is the Medical Director of Third-Party Reproduction and Medical Education at The Fertility Partners Network. Till recently he served as the Director of the R.E.I. and I.V.F. Departments and the Associate Director of the Division of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Hadassah Medical Organization in Israel. Dr. Holzer is the Former Medical Director of the McGill University Health Centre Reproductive Centre and the Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Division of McGill University in Montreal. He is also involved in developing fertility related projects around the world mainly in Central Europe.

Dr. Holzer holds an Adjunct Professor appointment in the McGill University Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Montreal. He is the author of over a hundred publications in the field of infertility, a member of editorial boards of several journals and is a highly regarded invited speaker around the world. His main interests are fertility preservation for cancer patients, in-vitro maturation of oocytes and a comprehensive team approach to infertility related issues.

Heinz Kölbl

Chairman of the Division of Gynaecology and Gynecological Oncology,Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Medical University of Vienna, Austria

Gynaecological oncology Gynaecological surgery Urogynaecology

Heinz Koelbl, M.D., DR h.c., is a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology Chairman of the Division of Gynaecology and Gynecological Oncology Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Medical University of Vienna, Austria. He passed various medical education programs in Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Nephrology, Oncology, Neurology and Neonatology. His medical education in Obstetrics and Gynecology started in 1983 at the former 2nd Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology University (Wertheim Clinic) of Vienna. His special fields of scientific interest were all forms of Gynecologic Surgery, Urogynaecology and Gynaecologic Oncology. He is Associate Editor and reviewer of various international journals and his scientific work comprises over  578 papers (> 330 Medline citations Koelbl-H or Kolbl-H - Search Results - PubMed ( ) published in standard and top-journals, 7 books so far, and various chapters in the German and Anglo-American literature (25 ), and has performed many clinical, and non clinical studies in the field of Gynaecology Oncology and Urogynecology. (H-index Scopus 52). Since 2016 Prof. Koelbl is acting as coordinator of the Comprehensive Cancer Center at the Medical University of Vienna. In 2017 Prof. Koelbl will host the 20 Congress of the European Society of Gynaecological Oncology in Vienna. Prof Kölbl has organized many national and international meetings in Vienna. Prof Koelbl is forthcoming Chairman of the Department of Gynecolog Shangdong University in China and Member of the Editorial Board of the Royal Board of Medicine UK.

Herbert Simões

Catholic University of Brasilia, Taguatinga DF, Brazil

Exercise physiology Physiology

Ibrahim Ince

Translational Medicine and Clinical Pharmacology Data Sciences, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbH & Co. KG, Ingelheim, Germany

Pharmacology Pharmacometrics

Irami Araújo-Filho

Discipline of Operative Technique, Department of Surgery, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil

Gastroenterology Surgery Laparoscopic surgery

Dr. Irami Araújo-Filho graduated with a doctorate in Health Sciences from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (2007) and Post-Doctorate in Health Sciences from UFRN (2013), in addition to Ph.D. from the University of Sorbone/Paris Diderot/Experimental Surgery (2017/2018). He is currently Associate Professor IV of the Discipline of Operative Technique of the Department of Surgery at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte. He has experience in the area of medicine, with emphasis on general surgery, gastroenterology and oncology, acting mainly in the following lines of research: infection in surgery, intercurrent factors in wound healing, biodistribution of radionuclides, experimental models of osteoporosis, intestinal ischemia and reperfusion and solid organs, experimental model of bariatric surgery. 

Jian-Jun Li

Division of Dyslipidemia, State Key Laboratory of Cardiovascular Disease, Fu Wai Hospital, National Center for CVDs, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Peking Union Medical College, Beijing 100037, China

Cardiology Cardiovascular diseases Coronary Angiography Dyslipidemia hypertension

Jian-jun Li, Chief Physician. Former Deputy of Coronary Heart Disease Center and Deputy Director of Internal Medicine Management Committee, Director of Dyslipidemia and Cardiovascular Disease Diagnosis and Treatment Center and Director of Ward 51. He was formerly a member of the Expert Committee of the National Cardiovascular Center, and is now the Executive Director of the International Atherosclerosis China Chapter, a member of the European and American Society of Cardiovascular Diseases (FESC/FACC), and a board member of the Asia Pacific Alliance for Metabolic and Cardiovascular Diseases. He is committed to the clinical diagnosis and pathogenesis of dyslipidemia and coronary heart disease, and has completed more than 20 research projects including national and provincial funds.

Jianhong Zhong

Department of Hepatobiliary Surgery, Guangxi Medical University Nanning, China

Hepatic surgery Hepatitis B Hepatobiliary surgery Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Jian-Hong Zhong, MD, PhD is a surgeon at the Department of Hepatobiliary Surgery of Guangxi Medical University Cancer Hospital, China. He completed his clinical research training at Guangxi Medical University Cancer Hospital and basic research training at the University of Illinois at Chicago. With broad research interests in hepatobiliary tract cancer including a major focus on hepatocellular carcinoma, he has published many full articles and reviews in peer-reviewed journals. As a peer reviewer, he has helped many journals to review a lot of manuscript. With his expertise in basic and clinical research of hepatocellular carcinoma, he has established a series of platforms for preclinical evaluation of diagnostics and therapeutics of hepatocellular carcinoma, therapeutic modalities for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma.

Jiye Yin

Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha, 410078, China.

Clinical Pharmacology Personalized medicine Pharmacogenomics

Dr. Ji-Ye Yin is a professor in the Institute of Clinical Pharmacology, Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, and the vice director of Hunan Key Laboratory of Pharmacogenetics. He completed his Doctoral degree in Department of Pharmacy, Central South University, China, (2005.9-2011.12). He published over 200 peer-reviewed articles and 8 books. Professor Yin’s group focus on Personalized medicine, Clinical Pharmacology, Pharmacogenomics. He was awarded by CNPHARS-SEVIER Young Investigator Award in Pharmacology. His research was supported by more than 20 foundations, including Natural Science Foundation in China and Distinguished Young Science Foundation from Hunan province.


Kai Xiao

National Chengdu Center for Safety Evaluation of Drugs and National Clinical Research Center for Geriatrics, West China hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610041, China

Anti-cancer drug Experimental therapeutics Tumor evolution Tumor microenvironment

Prof. Kai Xiao received his PhD in Pharmacology & Toxicology from Sichuan University in 2009. He completed his postdoctoral training and was then appointed as as an Assistant Project Scientist at University of California, Davis. Since 2014, He has become a Full Professor in Precision Medicine Center, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, China. He has published over 80 peer-reviewed papers in internationally renowned journals. His research expertise include cancer pharmacology, targeted drug delivery and precision oncology. His current research interests mainly focus on the study of tumor evolution, anti-cancer drug resistance, and discovery of new targets using clinically relevant tumor organoid and PDX models, as well as the development of smart biomaterials for precision delivery of anti-cancer drugs and genes.

Kristen Kelly

Department of Dermatology, University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA, USA


Lieuwe Bos

Department of Intensive Care Medicine, Amsterdam University Medical Centers, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Infectious diseases Intensive care medicine Pulmonology

Marc de Smet

Department of Ophthalmology ZNA Middelheim, Antwerp, Belgium


Marc Jeschke

Hamilton Health Sciences Centre, Hamilton, Canada

Burn care Surgery Burn wounds Plastic surgery

Surgeon, Ross Tilley Burn Centre

Hamilton Health Sciences and Mc Master University

President, Canadian Burn Association

Professor, University of Toronto, Department of Surgery and Plastic Surgery

Marcel Dirkes, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Clinical research

Marcello Covino

Emergency Medicine, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy

Pathology Emergency medicine Internal medicine

Marcello Covino, MD, Ph.D.,  is an assistant professor at Emergency Medicine, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy. With broad research interests in Medical and surgical emergencies in older adults, acute diverticulitis, acute pancreatitis, sepsis, infection in an emergency, procalcitonin, trauma, head trauma, early warning scores, COVID-19. With his expertise in clinical activity, he has published 111 papers in peer-reviewed journals from 1993 to the present, and more than 300 abstracts presented in national and international meetings. He is a Member of the Italian Society of Emergency Medicine (SIMEU) and the Italian Society of Internal Medicine (SIMI).

Martin Michel

Department of Pharmacology, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany

Nephrology Pharmacology and toxicology

Merete Haedersdal

Department of Dermatology, University of Copenhagen, Bispebjerg Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark


Michiel Sinaasappel

Department of Clinical Physics and Instrumentation, Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Nuclear medicine Oncology Radiology and radiotherapy

Milan Brazdil

Brno Epilepsy Center, First Department of Neurology, St. Anne's University Hospital and Faculty of Medicine, Masaryk University, Brno

Neurology Epilepsy

Milka Sokolovic

European Food Information Council, Brussels, Belgium


Narci Teoh

Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

Experimental medicine Hepatology

Nicholas Kounis

Department of Medicine, University General Hospital of Patras, Rio, Greece

Allergic myocardial infarction Angina and Allergy Hypersensitivity and ischemic cardiac disease Kounis syndrome

Nicholas G Kounis was born in Patras-Greece and graduated, first of all medical students, from Athens University Medical School after five and a half years (the course normally lasts six years). He moved to United Kingdom and worked for ten years in salaried posts as house officer, senior house officer, registrar, clinical tutor and senior registrar, initially in medicine and afterward in cardiology. Following his work abroad he returned to Greece where he worked as a consultant cardiologist in Patras University Medical School for ten years and afterward as Professor of Medicine in Patras Highest Institute of Education and Technology until now. During his career, he has served as a reviewer for more than 500 peer-reviewed PubMed medical journals and he has authored more than 410 PubMed included scientific papers in English medical literature between them three clinical pioneered medical descriptions: Iliacus Hematoma Syndrome, Cardiopathia Fantastica, and is the founder of Kounis Syndrome. Kounis syndrome is considered, today, as nature’s own experiment and magnificent natural paradigm showing novel way how to recognize and prevent acute coronary syndromes. 


Riccardo D’Ambrosi

IRCCS Orthopedic Institute Galeazzi, Via Galeazzi 4, 20161 Milan, Italy

Anterior cruciate ligament arthroscopy Knee Meniscus Sports medicine

Currently, Dr. Riccardo D’Ambrosi works in the CASCO Department at IRCCS Ospedale Galeazzi – Sant’Ambrogio in Milan and is a researcher at the University of Milan. He is mainly involved in ligament knee surgery (ACL, PCL, multiligamentous knee surgery) and follows with particular attention sports medicine and regenerative medicine (scaffold implantation, cartilage regeneration, infiltrative treatments). Dr. D’Ambrosi has more than 110 impacted publications on PubMed, most of them clinical practice and systematic reviews focusing on knee surgery with numerous international collaborations. In 2016, he was awarded for the best orthopedics oral communication at the national shoulder and elbow congress (SICSeG). Furthermore, he was awarded for the best poster in 2018 and 2019 at the SIOT (Società Italiana di Ortopedia e Traumatologia) national congress and in 2021 Best Knee Presentation Pre-Meeting Virtual Siot Congress 2021. Recently, he was a coauthor for the Poster and won the prize at ESSKA Congress.


Richard Rosen

The New York Eye & Ear Infirmary, New York, NY, United States


Robert Barkin

Department of Anesthesiology, Rush Medical College, Chicago, IL United States

Departments of Pharmacology and Family Medicine, Rush University, Chicago, IL, United States of America

Geriatrics Acute pain Chronic pain Fibromyalgia Migraine headache Neuropathic & nociceptive pain Postoperative pain Psychopharmacology

Dr. Robert L. Barkin is Professor of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology, and Family Medicine at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. He is also a clinical pharmacologist in a collaborative practice with 5 anesthesiologist physician pain specialists at the NorthShore University Health System Department of Anesthesiology Pain Center’s of Skokie and Evanston Hospitals in Illinois. His extensive practice is both outpatient and in-patient for all pain syndromes. Dr. Barkin designs patient specific pharmacotherpeutic treatment plans. Following graduation from St. Louis College of Pharmacy, Dr. Barkin earned a Master of Business Administration degree in Healthcare Administration from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. He then earned his Doctor of Clinical Pharmacy degree from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. Dr. Barkin is the author of more than 150 abstracts, CD-Rom programs, textbook chapters, and peer reviewed articles. He was senior Editor for the American Journal of Therapeutics. He also serves as a reviewer for over 30 peer-reviewed journals and on the Editorial Board of 20 peer reviewed journals. He is frequently invited to speak on a wide variety of topics at both national and international conferences and seminars. He is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Pain Management, a Fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacology, Diplomate of American Board of Forensic Medicine, Examiners, and Psychologic Specialties in Psychopharmacology. Dr. Barkin was granted Scientific status with the American Academy of Pain Medicine and has been granted the status of Overseas Fellow in the Royal Society of Medicine in England. Dr. Robert L. Barkin Research Intrest are: Pain – Acute and chronic Postoperative pain, fibromyalgia, migraine headache Neuropathic & nociceptive pain Psychopharmacology


Robert Garfield

Department of Ob/Gyn, College of Medicine, University of Arizona, Phoenix, AZ 85721, USA

Cardiovascular physiology Cell signaling Fetal growth restriction hypertension Obstetrics Pharmacology Preeclampsia

Robert Garfield is an American academic and author with formal training in pharmacology (PhD, University of Alberta, Canada). I have collaborated globally with leading scientists and clinicians and trained many exceptional young scientists. I have held positions as a full professor in the Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology at McMaster University (Hamilton, Ontario), University of Texas Medical Branch (Galveston, Texas), St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center (Phoenix, Arizona), Creighton University and recently completed four years of study in obstetrics at Guangzhou Women and Children’s Hospital (Guangzhou, China). Presently, he is a professor at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Phoenix. He maintain an active research program focused on pregnancy from conception to delivery, including extensive studies of the electrical activity of uterine muscle which controls uterine contractions during term and preterm labor, and dilation of the cervix.

Roy G. Beran

Neurology Department, Liverpool Hospital, Liverpool, Australia

South Western Clinical School, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Ingham Institute for Medical Research, South Western Sydney Area Health Service, Sydney, Australia

School of Medicine, Griffith University, Southport, Australia

Concussion Epilepsy Legal medicine Medical education Neuroepidemiology

Roy G. Beran is a consultant neurologist and accredited sleep physician, also working in legal medicine, military medicine and aviation medicine. His research interests include: Concussion; Epilepsy; Legal Medicine; Stroke; Sleep; Neuroepidemiology; Neurological Imaging; and Medical Education. His qualifications include: MBBS, MD, FRACP, FRACGP, Grad. Dip. Tertiary Ed., Grad. Dip. Further Ed., FAFPHM, FACLM, FRCP, FAAN, FACBS, B Leg. S, MHL and FFFLM (Hon). Registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) includes: Neurology; Public Health; and Sleep Medicine. He was a Designated Medical Examiner for the Civil Aviation Safety Authority, a medical assessor for Dispute Resolution for the State Insurance Regulatory Authority and an assessor for the Workers Compensation Commission of New South Wales (NSW). He is a Conjoint Professor of Medicine at the University of NSW; Professor in the School of Medicine at Griffith University, Queensland; Conjoint Professor, Medical School, Western Sydney University; and Professor, Chair, Sechenov Moscow 1st State University, Moscow, Russia. Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, he refused to re-sign with Sechenov University. He was the inaugural Visiting Professor at the International Research Institute of Health Law Sciences at the Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, China and has been invited personally to apply for a professorial position at the university in Shanghai by the dean of the newly established faculty, Professor Hongjie Manman. His research interests include: Concussion; Epilepsy; Legal Medicine; Stroke; Sleep; Neuroepidemiology; Neurological Imaging; and Medical Education.

Sacha Zeerleder

Department of Hematology, Division of Internal Medicine, Luzerner Kantonsspital, Luzern, and University of Berne, Bern, Switzerland

Hematology Oncology Transfusion Transplantation

Salvatore Giordano

Deputy Chief of Plastic and General Surgery, Professor of Surgery Turku University Hospital, University of Turku, Finland

Abdominoplasty Breast augmentation Breast reconstruction Breast reduction Diastasis Plastic surgery

Salvatore Giordano, MD, PhD FACS, is a Professor of Surgery of the Department of Plastic and General Surgery Turku University Hospital, Finland. He completed his MD in Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza Facoltà di Medicina e Psicologia in Rome (1999-2005), Clinical Fellowship in Microsurgery (Plastic Surgery)- Broomfield Hospital in UK (2014-04-2014-06), Specialist in Plastic Surgery (Plastic and General Surgery) - Turun yliopisto lääketieteellinen tiedekunta in Finland (2011-2014), Post-Doctoral Fellowship (Plastic Surgery)-University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in USA (2015-2016), PhD-University of Turku in Finland (2014-present ), Docent in Experimental Surgery-University of Turku in Finland (2015-present), Docent in Plastic Surgery-University of Turku in Finland (2019-present), Professor (Surgery)-University of Turku in Finland (2020-present). With broad research interests in Medical ans surgical emergencies in breast reconstruction; breast augmentation; breast reduction; mastopexy; breast lift; abdominoplasty; diastasis; massive weight loss. he has published many full articles and reviews in peer-reviewed journals. As a peer reviewer, he has helped many journals to review a lot of manuscript. With his expertise in clinical activity, he had published 138 papers on peer-reviewed journals (H-index Scopus 26). He is the Deputy Chief of Plastic and General Surgery in Turku University Hospital.

Sandrine Florquin

Department of Pathology, Amsterdam University Medical Centers, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Nephrology Pathology

Sher Ali Khan

Department of Internal Medicine, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, United States

Addiction medicine Internal medicine Preventive medicine Primary care

Shichun Lu

Faculty of Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery, Chinese PLA General Hospital, Beijing, China

Oncology Surgery Hepatobiliary surgery Transplantation

Shuqun Cheng

Department of Hepatic Surgery VI, Eastern Hepatobiliary Surgery Hospital, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, China

Oncology Surgery Hepatobiliary surgery Transplantation

Chang Jiang Scholar in 2012

Distinguished Young Scientist for The China National Funds in 2011


Simon Rabkin

Department of Medicine, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Clinical electrophysiology Heart failure Signal transduction and vascular disease

Dr. Simon Rabkin is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology at the University of British Columbia (UBC). He graduated with an MD from the University of Manitoba. He did post graduate training in Internal Medicine and Cardiology at the University of Toronto, University of Cincinnati and Emory University. His research interests are in the determinants of cardiovascular disease and its therapy. He is especially interested in the unravelling the causes of heart failure, cardiac arrhythmias, aortic aneurysms and the interface between the brain and the heart. His research interests and activities have spanned the range from basic science, clinical investigation, clinical trials and epidemiology. He has published almost 300 scientific papers or book chapters. He was the founding director of the Program in Experimental Medicine at the University of British Columbia which is now one of the largest graduate program in the Faculty of Medicine. He has served on many Canadian consensus conferences for the development of best practice guidelines for Canadian Physicians. He is the current chair of the subcommittee on the pharmacologic management of patients with hypertension and cardiac disease for the Canadian Hypertension Education Program (CHEP). Dr. Rabkin is a past president of the Canadian Hypertension Society and was the President of the 23rd Scientific Meeting of the International Society of Hypertension in 2010.

Sumanta Saha

Department of Community Medicine, R. G. Kar Medical College, Kolkata 700004, West Bengal, India

Infectious diseases Pediatrics Statistics and epidemiology

Tony Kleijn

Department of Pathology and Medical Biology, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, the Netherlands


Tony Kleijn is a pathology resident at the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG). He
is on the board of the National Pathology Assistants Association (LPAV) to represent the
interests of dutch AIOS, and is also involved in various training and (international) research
projects of the UMCG.

Vishal G Shelat

Department of General Surgery, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore 308433, Singapore

Gastroenterology Hepatology Oncology Surgery CT scan Liver Scoring

Dr. Vishal G Shelat is a Associate Professor in Department of General Surgery, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore 308433, Singapore. He is a general surgeon trained in open, laparoscopic and robotic hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery and diagnostic foregut and hindgut endoscopies. He is involved in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and training; and received hospital, cluster and medical school level various teaching awards. He serves as a program director for PGY1 program and Director of Surgical Science Training Centre at Tan Tock Seng Hospital. He is involved in various surgical quality and patient safety initiatives. He has conducted local primary care and public seminars/forums to raise cancer awareness and drive patient-centric value driven safe surgical care. He has keen interest in healthcare ethics and is an active member of institutional clinical research and ethics committees. He is registered as a medical expert witness and renders medico-legal assistance upon request. He has published >230 papers and >10 book chapters. He has contributed to many international guidelines, delivered >30 oral invited or nominated international lectures and serves on editorial board of international journals.


Weiren Luo

Cancer Research Institute, Department of Pathology, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen

Third People's Hospital, National Clinical Research Center for Infectious Diseases, Shenzhen, China

Experimental Pathology Ecological pathology Medical ecology tree Nasopharyngeal carcinoma ecology

Dr. Weiren Luo is Professor at the Cancer Research Institute within the Department of Pathology at the Second Affiliated Hospital of Southern University of Science and Technology, as well as at the Shenzhen Third People's Hospital, both located in Shenzhen, China. He is also affiliated with the National Clinical Research Center for Infectious Diseases in Shenzhen. Dr. Luo received his Ph.D. from Southern Medical University and conducted research as a Visiting Scholar at the University of California/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, United States.
His primary focus lies in the field of cancer ecology and pathology. He is credited with introducing the concept of human ecological pathology and has developed the cancer ecology tree and the nasopharyngeal carcinoma ecology theory. Notably, during the initial stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Luo and his team documented the world's first case of critical COVID-19 biopsy, which revealed the presence of pulmonary fibrosis and microthrombosis.
His research interests span a wide spectrum, including medical and surgical emergencies in nasopharyngeal carcinoma ecology, ecological pathology, medical ecology tree, and experimental pathology. 

William C. Cho

Department of Clinical Oncology,Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Hong Kong, China

Cancer biomarkers Cancer diagnosis Cancer treatment predication High-throughput cancer diagnosis

Dr William Cho is a Biomedical Scientist in QEH. His main research interests have been focusing on cancer studies utilizing high-throughput technologies to discover biomarkers for cancer diagnosis, treatment prediction and prognostication. He is a Chartered Scientist granted by the Science Council (UK), a Registered Chinese Medicine Practitioner (HK), Guest Professor of a number of Universities and a Fellow Member of several institutes, including the Institute of Biomedical Science (UK), Hong Kong Institute of Biomedical Science and Hong Kong Society for Molecular Diagnostic Sciences. Dr Cho has published over 500 peer-reviewed papers (Lancet, Lancet Oncology, Advanced Science, Nature Communications, Clinical Cancer Research, Clinical Chemistry, Annals of Oncology, PNAS, etc) covering cancer biomarkers, proteomics, microRNAs, Chinese medicine and plenty of books including "MicroRNAs in cancer translational research", "An omics perspective on cancer research", "Supportive cancer care with Chinese medicine", “Drug repurposing in cancer therapy: Approaches and applications”, etc.

Wing Nang Albert Leung

School of Chinese Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Sha Tin, Hong Kong

Experimental medicine Traditional Chinese Medicine

Xufeng Zhang

Department of Hepatobiliary Surgery and Institute of Advanced Surgical Technology and Engineering, First Affiliated Hospital of Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, China

Oncology Surgery Hepatobiliary surgery Transplantation

Yunlei Li

Dept. of Pathology & Clinical Bioinformatics, Ee-1579 Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Artificial intellegence Clinical bioinformatics Data mining Deep learning Machine learning

Dr. Yunlei Li studied data mining & bioinformatics at Delft University of Technology (TUD) under the supervision of Prof. Marcel Reinders and Prof. Lodewijk Wessels. She conducted her internship at the Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI) under the supervision of Prof. Laura van ‘t Veer on breast cancer research. In 2004, she obtained her MSc degree with honor (cum laude). She performed her doctoral research at TUD with Prof. Marcel Reinders and Prof. Dick de Ridder and obtained her PhD in 2010 on “Exploiting noisy and incomplete biological data for prediction and knowledge discovery”. Since 2011, Dr. Li has been working at the Erasmus Medical Center (EMC) on multiple basic cancer research as well as health care-oriented projects covering a wide range of diseases (incl. leukemia, aneurysm, pancreatic cancer, lung cancer, glioblastoma, melanoma) and bioinformatics applications.

Currently she is leading the machine learning / artificial intelligence research line in the Department of Pathology & Clinical Bioinformatics at EMC. Her research focus is designing and applying novel artificial intelligence methods (data mining, machine learning, deep learning) in translational and clinical research settings to integrate and exploit multi-dimensional patient data (e.g. DNA, RNA, protein, image, clinical) for clinical cancer research and clinical trials, in order to gain insight of the diseases, discover biomarkers, improve diagnosis accuracies and stratification for personalized treatments.

Ammar Musawi

Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health, A.T. Still University, Kirksville, MO, USA


Andrew Smith

School of Psychology, Centre for Occupational and Health Psychology, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK

Psychology occupational and health psychology

Hideaki Kawabata

Department of Gastroenterology, Kyoto Okamoto Memorial Hospital, Kyoto, Japan

Endoscopy Gastroenterology

Rodrigo Suarez

Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine and Medical Center, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany

Oncology Surgery Urology

Roy Hajjar

Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Québec, Canada

Surgery Gastrointestinal surgery

Samuel Cohen

Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA

Anesthesiology Health care systems

Stuart Winter

Cancer and Blood Disorders Program, Children's Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA

Oncology Pediatrics