Guillermo Godoy graduated from San Carlos University in Guatemala, the only Medical School at that time in Guatemala. He did a residency in Pediatrics at Roosevelt Hospital and again when he came to United States of America, he repeated a Pediatrics residency at The University of Arkansas Medical Sciences/Arkansas Children's Hospital from 1980 to 1982. Then he did his Perinatal Medicine-Neonatolog...
Guillermo Godoy graduated from San Carlos University in Guatemala, the only Medical School at that time in Guatemala. He did a residency in Pediatrics at Roosevelt Hospital and again when he came to United States of America, he repeated a Pediatrics residency at The University of Arkansas Medical Sciences/Arkansas Children's Hospital from 1980 to 1982. Then he did his Perinatal Medicine-Neonatology fellowship at The University of Alabama in Birmingham from 1982 to 1985 and stayed on the Neonatology staff for one year.
He is in Tuscaloosa, Alabama at the DCH Health System NICU's since 1986. He is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Obstetrics at The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. He was Chairman of the Pediatrics Department and the Chief of Medical Staff. He helped to establish the Ethics Committee at the DCH Health System Hospitals in 1987.
He published many manuscripts, especially in the areas of neonatal infections and cardiopulmonary pathophysiology. He have been invited to lecture about these topics in several institutions. He is actively involved in the development of CPOE/EMR and electronic progress notes at his institution.
Pediatrics BioEthics, Cardiopulmonary disorders of the newborn and Infectious diseases of the newborn.
Nabil Hassan, MB. Bch. is a pediatric critical care specialist. He is visiting Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the University Of Illinois School Of Medicine in Peoria Illinois, Chief of Division of pediatric critical care, and medical director of the pediatric intensive care unit. Dr. Hassan graduated from Cairo University Medical School in Egypt with honors and in 1982 immigrated to the US. At that time he passed The Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG®), exam and the Visa Qualifying Exam (VQE), followed by formal training and board certification ingeneral pediatrics, neonatal/perinatal medicine and pediatric critical care medicine.
He had been at Helen Devos Children’s hospital/Spectrum Health for the past 25 years before he took on his current post at the UOI. His areas of expertise includes pediatric critical care, pediatric sedation, pediatric patient blood management. He is also an instructor for the FCCM and PFCCM courses.
Dr. Hassan is an active member of the Pediatric Acute Lung Injury & Sepsis Investigators (PALISI) and the Pediatric Critical Care Blood Research Network (BloodNet). He is a founding member of the Society for the advancement of Patient Blood Management (SABM) since 2002, during which time he has lectured extensively and served as board member, executive committee member, chairman of strategic alignment, Education, Research and Annual Meeting Planning committees. He is currently serving as the president of SABM and chair of its Board of Directors.
Patient care is an area of great interest for Dr. Hassan, as he enjoys this field of medicine, closely interacting with his patients, while also teaching residents and medical students who then benefit from his expertise. His clinical research is mainly in the area of pediatric transfusion along with blood conservation. He has several published manuscripts, and abstracts covering sedation and patient blood management.
Dr. Hassan serves as a reviewer for the following publications: Critical Care Medicine, Anesthesia & Analgesia, Transfusion, Blood Transfusion, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, in addition to the Journal of Pediatric and Neonatal Care.
Pediatric/Neonatal patient blood conservation/management and transfusion, Pediatric trauma and Pediatric sedation, Infant apnea and Pulmonary hypertension.
Khaled El-Atawi completed PhD in Pediatrics,Faculty of Medicine at Ain Shams University, Cairo, EGYPT. He completed Master Healthcare Management at Royal College of Surgeon of Ireland. Currently Consultant Neonatologist and Clinical Quality Specialist, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Latifa Hospital, DHA (DOHMS), Dubai, U.A.E., Since 18th of November 2013. He worked as Lecturer in the Academic Department of Pediatrics, Dubai Medical College, 31st December 2011. He is Regional Trainer for NRP by AAP since 2014. Pediatric Resident Supervisor, Latifa Hospital DHA. STABLE Course director in Latifa Hospital. Editorial Board member of the journal “Pediatric and neonatal nursing”. President of Arab Neonatal Group and Congress. International Member in American Academy in Pediatrics. Board member of Pediatric Arab Union. Member in the Scientific Board of the International Academy of Neonatology. Working with team on quality improvement projects with positive results especially on reducing incidence of severe IVH and ROP as well.
Neonatal Ventilation; Neonatal Nutrition; Brain Injury and Protection.
Adel M Zauk received his Doctor of Medicine from the Catholic University of Louvain in Brussels. Post doctorate, he received both a Diploma of Tropical Medicine and Diploma of Medical Mycology, from the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp. He moved to the United States in 1983 and completed his residency in Pediatrics at the Washington University Medical Center’s Children’s Hospital in St. Louis, and his fellowship in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York.
Since 1989, he has been an active member of the St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital in Paterson, NJ. He started as an Attending Neonatologist and became Chief of Neonatology and Director of Nurseries in 2000. Over the years, he has been an invited lecturer and has published numerous articles on his vast experience in the field of neonatology.
He currently serves as an Adjunct Associate Professor of Pediatrics at New York Medical College and is a Clinical Associate Professor at St. George’s University School of Medicine. He received a leadership award from the Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Coalition in 2004 and that same year received a Citation from the New Jersey State Senate 35th Legislative District. He is the 2013 Recipient of the Kendrick P. Lance, MD Distinguished Physician Award for Outstanding Service as a St. Joseph’s Physician.
Neonatal Infectious Disease, General Neonatology, Neonatal Pharmacology, Benefits of Breast Milk for Premature Infants.
Eugene Kim is Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Pediatric Surgery in the Department of Surgery at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine in Los Angeles, California. He has clinical expertise in pediatric surgical oncology, the management of chest wall deformities and anorectal malformations. He also has expertise in extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) as it relates to newborn pulmonary and cardiac failure. He is the principal investigator of a basic science laboratory focused on novel preclinical therapeutics for the aggressive childhood malignancy, neuroblastoma. His research interests are focused on the development and discovery of new anti-angiogenic pathways and therapies for neuroblastoma. In addition, his lab is investigating a novel cancer stem cell population in neuroblastoma and its role in tumor recurrence.
Dr. Amir Horev is the head of pediatric dermatology service at Soroka university medical center, located in Beer-Sheva, Israel.
He completed his dermatology training at Soroka university medical center on 2010, and functioned as chief resident in his residency program. He completed a pediatric dermatology fellowship in Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, USA, then joint as a faculty member to the pediatric dermatology team, working as a pediatric dermatology attending. He also appointed as clinical instructor in dermatology at the University of Pittsburgh- School of medicine, department of dermatology.
In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Horev serve as clinical instructor in Ben Gurion university-faculty of health sciences, teaching medical students, residents and conducting research in the dermatology field. He is member in the American Society for Pediatric Dermatology (SPD), European Society for Cosmetic and Aesthetic Dermatology (ESCAD) and the Israel Society of Dermatology and Venereology. He is a reviewer for some international peer reviewed dermatological journals, and published and presented his work in Israel and abroad.
In the pediatric dermatology clinic, Dr. Horev provide diagnosis, treatment and management of broad spectrum of dermatology and pediatric dermatology conditions, for example: atopic dermatitis, hemangioma, acne, congenital nevus, acne, warts and molluscum, fungal infections as well as variety of dermatological procedures such as biopsies, intralesional injections, liquid nitrogen treatments, curettage and up-to-date treatments for warts and molluscum. In addition he offers patch tests for the diagnosis of allergic contact dermatitis, and biological treatments for psoriasis.
Hemangioma, Vitiligo, Congenital nevus, Leishmaniasis and Psoriasis
Dr. Ron Waldrop is a pediatric emergency physician at Huntsville Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Huntsville Alabama. He has over 23 years of experience in all aspects of pediatrics and pediatric emergency medicine including clinical practice, directorship, medical education, research, administration, risk management and utilization review. He previously served as faculty for the Louisiana State University School of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine in Baton Rouge, where he directed a highly successful research program, Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge in Louisiana, Director of Pediatrics and Pediatric Emergency Medicine at INOVA Loudoun Hospital in Leesburg Virginia. He also served as faculty for Georgetown University School of Medicine and currently serves as a clinical assistant professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine currently. He previously was the committee chairman for Pediatric Emergency Service Standards for the INOVA Healthcare System in Virginia. He is the author of numerous peer review articles and continues to publish regularly. In addition, he developed one of the first community based comprehensive concussion clinics and United States in Leesburg Virginia. He is a sought after expert in risk management, utilization review and standard of care in pediatrics and pediatric emergency medicine. Finally, he serves as a manuscript reviewer for numerous nationally recognized pediatric and emergency medicine journals.
Pediatrics and Pediatric emergency medicine.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
Thomas Havranek is an Associate professor of pediatrics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University/Children’s Hospital at Montefiore. He received his MD degree from Charle’s University in Prague, Czech Republic in 1991, completed residency in pediatrics at Long Island College Hospital, New York (1996-1999) and neonatal-perinatal fellowship at Children’s National Medical Center/George Washington University at Washington, D.C (2000-2003). After graduation from fellowship training, he became neonatology faculty at University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida (2003-2007) and Saint Louis University (2007-2013) prior to joining faculty at Albert Einstein in 2013. During his career, he has received awards in pediatric clinical care, education and research, served on numerous committees at different levels; he is a member of American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and Society for Pediatric Research (SPR). He was both grant recipient and reviewer in the areas of neonatal circulation and gastroenterology. He has authored articles as well as served as a reviewer in the area of neonatal nutrition, gastroenterology, general neonatology and neonatal circulation.
General Neonatology, Neonatal nutrition, Neonatal GI, Neonatal pulmonary/ECMO.
Dr. Mario Ciampolini have two Children from Vanna Pastacaldi: Iacopo, orthopedic surgeon, director of a hospital in Sommerset (UK) and Lorenzo, PhD in electronic engineering, currently in the management of ST Microelectronics (Grenoble, FR). He made humanistic studies during the first 7 years after graduation and wrote two Italian books: Human differences and a study on Renassaince. Human differences almost coincides with a relation of Cabanac (Laval University) to the SSIB meeting at Mc Master University, Hamilton 1994.
He (born 1933) directed the Gastroenterology Research Unit, a third level referral center in the department of Pediatrics of the University of Florence (Meyer hospital) from 1965 to 2000. In Tuscany he first diagnosed celiac disease by the Watson capsule. He worked at the Cornell University for a joined research with the University of Florence on energy expenditure in children. A long term strategy was designed with Giuliano Parrini, prof. of Physics (Firenze, It), Andrea Giommi, prof. of Statistics (Firenze, It), and Cutberto Garza, Boston College, Rector. Three students came from Amsterdam Medical Center to learn “Initial Hunger (IH)”. The Unit published 130 scientific articles, about 40 in international Press.
Main achievements: Hunger can be taught; and an Initial Hunger Meal Pattern can be constructed (IHMP = Three IH arousals per day). IHMP decreases energy intake, mean preprandial BG, body weight, insulin resistance and fecal energy loss. The sequence of 21 preprandial BG measurements in a week (Mean BG) is stable through months and characterizes the safety (health) of individual meal pattern. Mean BG approximation to low levels (76.6 ± 3.7 mg/dL) is associated to an even energy balance in blood and to insulin sensitivity, the healthy goals in eating.
They studied growth, RMR and energy expenditure by dlw and meal patterns by food diaries with 3 preprandial blood glucose (BG) measurements per day (mean error 6%) in children, and added glucose tolerance tests (GTTs) in clinically healthy adults, to assess insulin sensitivity when presenting with functional disorders or overweight. By synchronous BG measurements, we taught patients to distinguish hunger sensations that are conditioned and associated with incomplete exhaustion of previous energy intake from those that arise after meal suspension with complete exhaustion. The mean suspension was two hours with a range not beyond 48 hours. They obtained meal-by-meal fasting nutrient levels (low BG) prior to the next meal and suppressed fattening/insulin resistance. This pattern has been termed the Initial Hunger Meal Pattern (IHMP). Ignoring these sensations contributes to increase obesity and diabetes in children. Asthma, autism, birth defects, dyslexia, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder, schizophrenia have increased in the last half century.
Loss of hunger sensations as cause of alimentary diabetes
Robert Perna is a board certified pediatric and adult neuropsychologist and nurse. He has worked in neurorehabilitation for the past 19 years. He has published clinical research on various neuropsychological issues including the topics gestational exposure to anesthetics and other drugs, perinatal cyanosis, developmental delays and subsequent diagnoses, the developmental effects of child maltreatment, types of neuroplasticity, and effort testing with children. He currently works at TIRR Memorial Hermann as a clinical neuropsychologist. He enjoys helping others present their best work and further our understanding of developmental neuroscience.
Perinatal cyanosis, Developmental effects of child maltreatment, Types of neuroplasticity, and Effort testing with children.
Burn Paul is a successful senior scientist with a lifelong mission, focus and passion of improving the human condition by delivering products, cures and care to patients and their families. With over 30 years of experience in pharmaceutical and nutritional R&D and academia, he spearheaded many programs, from the gene to the clinics and through marketed products in the Endocrine, Metabolic, Cardiovascular, Renal, Bone, Musculoskeletal, Inflammation, Autoimmunity, Neuroscience, Dermatology, Oncology, and Women’s Health therapeutic areas. Under his leadership, multiple programs resulted in the successful identification of clinical candidate molecules, their evaluation in humans and subsequent market introduction.
Most recently, he served as Chair and Director at Sanford Health, the largest rural health care provider in the US, and as Professor of Pediatrics at the Sanford School of Medicine of The University of South Dakota. He also serves on several Boards and Scientific Advisory Boards of Universities, Biotech companies and Government agencies.
Prior to joining Sanford Health and the Sanford School of Medicine, he gained extensive international leadership and R&D experience in the Pharmaceutical and Biotech industry, in Academia, and in Not-for-Profit and Health Care organizations. He served in the position of Senior Vice President of Research & Development at the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF); at Hoffman-La Roche as the Global Head for the Metabolic Diseases Therapeutic Area and as Vice President of Biotechnology; at Eli Lilly & Company where he performed as the Director of Endocrine Research & Clinical Investigation; as Vice President of Research & Development for the Nutrition division at Monsanto/Pharmacia; and as Director of Metabolic Disease Research & Development at Bayer Health Care.
Previously, he held positions at various academic institutions, including the University of California, San Diego, CA and the University of Basel, Switzerland. He authored more than a hundred articles in some of the most prestigious scientific journals. He was trained as a biochemist, cell biologist and molecular biologist and holds a Ph.D. from the Biocenter of the University of Basel, Switzerland.
His business expertise include establishing and leading alliances and partnerships with strategic and contract partners; negotiating contracts; in- and out-licensing of compounds and projects; raising private and venture capital moneys; interacting with university and government agencies; writing and editing IND’s, NDA’s and BLA’s; and interacting and collaborating with government agencies including NIH and FDA.
Pediatric Diseases, Pediatric Genetics, Neonatal Care, Autoimmune Diseases, Metabolic Diseases, Endocrinology, Metabolic Disorders, Metabolic Fitness, Cardiovascular Diseases, Renal Diseases, Bone Diseases, Musculoskeletal Diseases, Inflammatory Diseases, Nutrition, Regeneration, Neonatal Diabetes, Gestational Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, Type 1 Diabetes, Obesity, Drug Discovery and Development, Translational Research, Clinical Research, Personalized Medicine.
Professor Robert Sacy Born in 1950. He currently working as Professor of Pediatrics and Neonatology Balamand University and Head Pediatric Department Balamand University and Saint-George Hospital, University medical Center (1998-2005). He is actually Senior Professor Saint-George Hospital, UMC, Pediatrician Trad Hospital. Moreover coordinator for Pediatric Department at Quarantina Governmental Hospital. He is also School Doctor “ l’Athenee de Beyrouth” and ” Carabi nursery” and Mon Jardin, D’Enfants” nursery Kindergarden and also the treasurer Union of Middle-East and Mediterranean pediatric Societies UMEMPS too. Currently he is also working as President of an N.G.O. ASSAMEH in charge of creating pediatric departments in Lebanese Governmental Hospitals. He is the Vice-President of Greek-Catholic Welfare Association of Beirut and Mount-Lebanon. Previously he is Past-President for “Lebanese Society of Pediatrics “and Lebanese Society of Perinatal Medicine”. He worked as Past professor Saint-Joseph University and Lebanese University schools of Medicine. He is Member of the Sacy Family Humanitarian Foundation. He has Published more than 45 articles in Lebanese and international pediatric journals and books on pediatrics and neonatology subjects. He is also Editorial Board member for “Revue Medicale Libanaise” 1996-2005, “Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine” JAMA M.E. 1998-2015, Member Editorial Board “Journal of Arab Forum of Neonatology”. He is the Speaker and Chair-person and co-organizer of many Lebanese and regional and International congresses including I.P.A. Specialist of pediatrics and neonatology in war and man making disasters in M.E.N.A area. He is an Principal Investigator and co-investigator in many multinational, local and International studies in type I, II or III studies in infectious diseases, vaccines, drugs R.SV. and cardiac arrhythmia’s. His Current spoken and written languages; English, French and Arabic.
Dr. Alan H Cohen is a board certified Pediatric Pulmonologist. He currently holds an appointment as adjunct clinical faculty at Stanford University School of Medicine in the Department of Pediatric Pulmonology. His career includes faculty appointments at the University of Colorado/National Jewish, as well as at Washington University, where he co-directed the largest lung transplant program in N America. He has worked and held faculty appointments at Emory University, Morehouse School of Medicine and the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He serves in both the academic/clinical care sphere for children with respiratory disorders as well as in the drug development world, having worked on novel vaccines, monoclonal antibodies, small molecules and innovative therapies for children and adults suffering from infectious diseases, sleep disorders, life-threatening pulmonary conditions and orphan diseases. He joined Eddingpharm in March 2014, as the Chief Medical Officer, and is responsible for global clinical development and medical affairs functions. He most recently served as the Executive Director of Clinical Development & Medical Affairs at Boehringer Ingelheim. Prior to that time he served as SVP of Medical Affairs at InterMune, VP of Clinical Development and Medical Affairs at MAP as well as CMO at Jazz Pharmaceuticals. He started his industry career with Medimmune as the Senior Director of Medical Affairs. He is the author of over 100 peer reviewed articles, abstracts, platform presentations and book chapters. He obtained his M.D. from New York Medical College and completed his medical residency and fellowship at University of Colorado Health Science Center and National Jewish Center for Immunology & Respiratory Disease.
Pediatric lung development and response to injury; The role of respiratory viruses and exposures in the emergence of asthma and reversible airflow obstruction; Cystic fibrosis; Asthma; COPD and orphan lung diseases (IPF, ILD...); Utility of biomarkers and genomics in personalized medicine; Drug development and medical education/teaching
Dr. Carlos Troconis graduated from Central University in Venezuelain 1971 He organized his further training according with his country needs at that time. He did a residency in Pediatrics with emphasis on Neonatology, Cardiology and Pediatric ICU care at LeBonheur Children’s Hospital Memphis/University of Tennessee from 1973 to 1976. Then he did his Pediatric and Cardiovascular Surgery fellowship at the same University until 1980 with observer ship rotations at The University of Alabama in Birmingham and Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard University, and at Denver Children’s Hospital. He is being in Venezuela often and onsince 1981. He was an invited Professor at Children’s Hospital, Vatican, Italy for advance pediatric complex cardiac surgery care for one year in 1991. He has contributed to the development of several neonatal, Pediatric ICU, pediatric and CV surgery programs in his country and Dominican Republic. He was an Assistant Professor of Surgery and Director of CV Research lab/University of Miami from 1998 to 2000. He is founder and Medical Director of the Heart to Heart Foundation in Venezuela and DR since 2000 and established Save A Heart Missions in 2007 to provide advanced technology for the underserved kids with CHD within the Caribbean basin.
He has attended to more than 70 international Congress, published 20 manuscripts, onpediatric andcardiovascular surgery. He has been invited to lecture about related topics in more than 80 several meetings. He is actively involved in the development of permanent pediatric cardiac and surgical care programs in his country and abroad.
1. Creation and development of permanent pediatric cardiac care centers on underserved regions of Latin America
2. Creation of pediatric critical care units (NICU / PICU) in emergent countries
3. Ventricular assist devices post-cardiotomy or as bridge for pediatric heart transplantation
Sohail Rana is a Professor of Pediatrics at Howard University College of Medicine. After his medical education, he was trained in pediatrics and hematology at Jewish Hospital of Brooklyn in New York City and University of Rochester at Rochester, New York. He is board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Hematology. He joined the faculty at Howard University in 1980 and has been providing care to children and young adults with HIV infection, sickle cell disease and other blood diseases for the past 32 years. He is the Principal Investigator of Pediatric and Perinatal AIDS Clinical Trials Unit at Howard University that is funded by NICHD since 1992. He has participated in more than 60 studies to find treatment to prevent transmission of HIV from mother to child and to treat children and young adults with HIV infection. He has been listed among the top Pediatricians in America and Best Doctors in America several times and has received many awards. He is the founder and President of LIFE for Sickle Cell Disease, a non-profit organization that mentors, supports and provides scholarships to individuals with sickle cell disease. He is also the Director of CEAS (Coalition for Elimination of AIDS Stigma). CEAS is a network of approximately 50 faith and community based organizations and educational institutions that works together to fight HIV related stigma. In partnership with CEAS, he has organized 3 very successful conferences on HIV related stigma and working towards the 2013 conference to be held on November 22, 2013 at Howard University Blackburn Center.
He has published more than 60 papers in peer reviewed journals. He runs a busy practice at Howard and oversees numerous research studies. He feels indebted to the families of his patients for teaching him about empathy and humanity. He plans to establish a Center for Stigma at Howard that would address the issue of stigma associated with a variety of diseases including HIV, mental illness, genetic disorders and disabilities. He believes that we cannot stop the AIDS virus from spreading until we de-stigmatize HIV.
Pediatric hematologic disorders especially hemoglobinopathies, Sickle cell disease, Thalassemias and their treatment, Pediatric and perinatal HIV and its treatment, Health related stigma, Empathy in health care, Health literacy and cultural competence.
Zenon Piotr Halaba is an assistant professor of Neonatology at the Wroclaw Medical University. He has clinical expertise in the care of extremely preterm baby, the management of metabolic bone diseases of prematurity and clinical disorders associated with abnormal calcium and phosphorus homeostasis. He also has expertise in the clinical use of quantitative ultrasound of bone and osteoporosis in the developmental period. His research interests are focused on the new method of diagnosing osteopenia of prematurity, the pathophysiologic consequences of hypophosphatemia in critically ill children and the assessment of skeletal status in children and adolescents. He graduated from Silesian School of Medicine in Zabrze. He started a residency in Paediatrics at the Silesian Centre of Paediatrics in Zabrze in 1983. He did a Paediatric Surgery residency at the Clinical Department of Paediatric Surgery in Zabrze from 1985 to 1989. He went on to complete basic and higher specialist training in Neonatology in Zabrze and Bytom, completing this in 2010. He published many manuscripts, especially in the areas of quantitative ultrasound of bone and metabolic bone diseases in children and adolescents. He has been invited to lecture about these topics in several institutions. He received his MD and PhD from Medical School of Silesia and his habilitation (the highest academic qualification)from Medical University of Bialystok in 2009.
Metabolic Bone Disease of Prematurity; Disorders Associated with Abnormal Calcium and Phosphorus Homeostasis in Newborn Babies; The Pathophysiologic Consequences of Hypophosphatemia in Critically ill Children; Vitamin D Action; Deficiency Calcemic and Pleiotropic Effects; The Assessment of Skeletal Status in Children and Adolescents by Quantitative Ultrasound; The Use of Lung Ultrasound in Diagnosis of Pulmonary Diseases in Newborn Infants.
Nicoletta Iacovidou studied medicine at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece and she received her MD Degree in 1982. Following that she worked as a Research Fellow of the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation at McGill University, Montreal, Canada for 3 years. She then trained for four years in Pediatrics at Aghia Sophia Childrens Hospital, Athens, Greece. After passing the State Board Exams, she specialized in Neonatology at St Marys Hospital, Manchester and The Jessop Hospital for Women, Sheffield, UK. She acquired the Greek State Diploma in Neonatal Intensive Care and worked for 16 years as a Neonatologist in NICUs of State and Private Hospitals in Athens. In 2006 she was appointed as a Lecturer in Pediatrics-Neonatology at the 2nd Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Since July 2010 she was upgraded to an Assistant Professor. As of February 2014 she works at the same grade, at the Neonatal Department of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens at Aretaieio Hospital and in June 2014 she acquired tenure. She is the Course Director of Newborn Life Support (NLS) Course of the European Resuscitation Council in Greece, and she is a member of the International Course Committee for the NLS of the European Resuscitation Council. She is Faculty to undergraduate students (medical students- Undergraduate Elective Program Cardiorespiratory Resuscitation). She also teaches residents in Pediatrics, and she is faculty to Postgraduate students (in 3 Msc Programs and in PhD programs). She trains residents in General Practice, physicians in the program of Emergency Prehospital Care organized by the National Center of Emergency Care, paramedics in the program of Emergency Prehospital Care organized by the National Center of Emergency Care, administrative healthcare personnel, pediatricians in the private sector and midwives and nurses. Since 2009 when she first implemented NLS course in Greece she has trained in neonatal resuscitation more than thousand healthcare personnel involved in perinatal medicine. She has also been invited abroad to teach or direct NLS Course.
Rita P Verma completed her medical education in India with Honors and trained in Pediatrics at the State University of New York Hospital and School of Medicine at Syracuse, New York. She completed her specialization in Neonatal-perinatal medicine as a fellow at the University of Illinois Hospital and School of Medicine at Chicago, Illinois. She is board certified in both Pediatrics and in Neonatology by the American Board of Pediatrics and the American sub-Board of Neonatal – perinatal Medicine. She started her academic career as an assistant professor of Pediatrics and attending Neonatologist at the Hahnemann University School of medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She subsequently joined the State University of New York School of medicine (SUNY), Stony Brook, NY and the University of Maryland School of medicine at Baltimore, Maryland as associate professor of Pediatrics and attending Neonatologist. She served as the director of the Neonatology Follow up Program at the SUNY, Stony Brook University Hospital and as the associate director of the Neonatology Fellowship Program at the University Of Maryland School Of Medicine, where she was specifically responsible for the supervision and completion of the scholarly activities of the in-training neonatology fellows under the program. She is an active member of the American academy of Pediatrics and has participated in several policy making activities of the academy, for which she has received recognition. She is also a member of the Fetus and the Newborn subcommittee, Critical Care subcommittee and the Neonatal Epidemiology committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She is a scientific abstract reviewer for presentation in both Pediatrics and Neonatology at the Society of Pediatrics research (SPR), American Pediatric Societies (APS) and American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). She is a peer reviewer of scientific manuscripts for publication in several national and international journals of Neonatal-perinatal medicine as well as of Pediatrics. She has authored numerous peer reviewed scientific articles, which are published in various national and international journals, and has presented many abstracts at the highest scientific meetings in the USA, such as the Society of Pediatric research, APS and Annual AAP Scientific meetings. She has mentored and contributed to the academic growth of many Pediatrics residents and Neonatology fellows, who are successfully working at various academic and executive positions across the country. Currently she is working as an attending neonatologist at the Nassau County University Hospital, State University of New York, East Meadow, NY where she is a member of the Residents’ Clinical Competency and Milestones Committee. She continues to contribute to the academic activities of the department and the university by way of training and mentoring residents, conducting research and publishing scientific articles in her field of interest.
Preterm Infants Weighing < 1000 g, Fluids and Electrolytes Management of the Extremely Preterm Neonates, Neonatal Nephrology, Neonatal Implications of the Placental Histopathology, Maternal Tocolysis and Neonatal Effects, Hypotension in the Extremely Premature Infants, Neonatal Epidemiology.
Ajovi B. Scott-Emuakpor is Professor and former Division Chief of Pediatric and Adolescent Hematology and Oncology in the Department of Pediatrics/Human Developmentat Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. He is also Professor and Core Faculty Member in the African Studies Center at Michigan State University.
He was educated both in Nigeria and in the USA. After an Honors Bachelor’s degree from the University of Nigeria, he came to Michigan State University where he obtained Master’s and PhD degrees in Human Genetics and an MD degree. He trained as a Pediatrician and a Pediatric Hematology/Oncologist in Michigan State University programs. He has been a faculty member at the College of Human Medicine, rising from Instructor to Professor.
He has held many administrative positions both in Michigan and in Africa. He was Director of Michigan State University’s Pediatric Residency Program at Sparrow Hospital and Director of Clinical Genetics at Michigan State University. He was also Chairman of Department of Pediatrics at Ingham Regional Medical Center In Lansing, Michigan. In Africa, he was Director of the Institute of Child Health, Director of Clinical Services and Training of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital in Benin City, Nigeria and Acting Chief Medical Director University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City, Nigeria. He is Board certified in Pediatrics, a Pediatric Hematologist Oncologist and a Geneticist and has published in all of these areas.
Ajovi has a vast research interest as evidenced by the variety of published work in the literature. His research interest include, but not limited to, The Sickle Cell Anemia- A Screening program for and its distributions, Inherited metabolic errors and mental retardation in man, Inborn errors of metabolism in Nigeria, Genetics of Inbreeding in Nigeria through the study of consanguineous marriages, Study of genetic variation in Nigeria and other West African Nations, Study of histocompatibility genes among Africans, Identification of genetic syndromes, Normal and abnormal hematological values in Africa.
Julian David Eason moved to the Corniche Hospital as Chief of Service in Abu Dhabi in 2012. The Corniche is the largest NICU in the Emirate currently developing research and networking strategies. He was trained in the UK earning his Diploma in Child Health and membership of the Royal College, and then gained his perinatal fellowship at BC Children’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada. While there, he completed his FRCPC and gained a Masters in Health Care and Epidemiology at the University of British Columbia.
He has been Clinical Director of Women's Services and the Lead Neonatologist in 3 differing UK institutions. His interests in Neonatology are many but particularly in Nutrition, Neonatal Transport, Ventilation and Neuroprotection. He is a founder member of N3, the UK Neonatal Nutrition Network, and prior to his move was Director of ‘Airborn’; repatriating premature infants born overseas, having completed a course in Neonatal Aviation Medicine and Transport at the University of Otago, New Zealand building on his Neonatal transport experience he gained around the world. He lectures on ventilation strategies across the UK and Middle East. He was the the British Association of Perinatal Medicine representative for the South of England and has been involved at committee level producing the Department of Health Neonatal Toolkit and the NICE Standards for Neonatal Care. He is currently helping to develop neonatal networks and collaboration in Abu Dhabi and the UAE, promoting high quality evidence-based care for the neonatal population.
He has been the lead investigator locally in the UK for many multicenter trials. He is currently focused clinically but with the advent of a new Neonatal Fellowship programme, he hopes to develop a research ethic amongst the Fellows as they develop an Evidence Based approach to Healthcare.
Dr. Julian’s research interests revolve around ventilation and nutrition for which he is planning international collaborative studies in these areas. Total body hypothermia for neuroprotection, is also one of his research area.
Dr. Hossam Al Tatari graduated with an MD from University Medical School of Debrecen, Hungary in 1994. After completing his Arab Board training in United Arab Emirates, he moved to USA where he became board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in 2003, and later became board certified in Pediatric Infectious Diseases in 2006.
He joined the University of Western Ontario, Canada until summer of 2009 when be moved to Tawam Hospital in UAE as the Chief of pediatric infectious diseases and later became the Chief of general pediatrics division and the Director of the pediatric residency program. He continues to work for University of Western Ontario as a part time faculty member and was promoted to an Adjunct Professor in 2012. He has repeatedly received awards as the pediatrician and the teacher of the year in USA, Canada and UAE.
He has more than 60 abstracts and articles in addition to contributing in several books in the field of pediatric infectious diseases. He is also an invited keynote speaker in numerous national and international conferences.
Vaccines, Antibiotics utilization and resistance, Clinical microbiology.
Craig McBride is a Full-time Senior Staff Specialist Paediatric Surgeon at Children's Health Queensland in Australia. He is one of a department of seven paediatric surgeons providing tertiary care across multiple sites in South-east Queensland. In late November the unit will move to a new, purpose-built tertiary Children's Hospital.
He also holds appointments at the University of Queensland, Griffith University, and the University of Edinburgh. He is involved in paediatric surgical and paediatric burns research, and in medical student teaching. He is a member of both adult and paediatric Boards of Surgical Training within the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, and a foundation member of the Academy of Surgical Educators of that College.
Paediatric burn care, Interface between primary care and paediatric surgery, Ethics of biomedical research involving children, Research authorship and medical education.
Dr. Yasser Elborai; he is an associate professor of Pediatric Hematology Oncology & Stem Cell Transplant at National Cancer Institute, Cairo University. He was graduated from Cairo University in 1999 and finished my residency of pediatrics in 2003. He did his fellowship of Pediatric Hematology Oncology at National Cancer Institute, Cairo University in 2009.He finished one-year clinical fellowship of Pediatric Stem Cell Transplant at Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard University, Boston, USA in 2012. He was a consultant of Pediatric Hematology Oncology & stem cell transplant in Children’s Cancer Hospital Egypt - 57357. And currently he is the consultant of Pediatric Hematology Oncology & stem cell transplant in Prince Sultan Military Medical City (PSMMC) Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He have authored/coauthored in more than 30 scientific publications including full articles, review articles and books".
Pediatric Oncology specially Leukemia and Stem Cell Transplant.
Dr. Rubin Cooper is Chief of Pediatric Cardiology
at The Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York, Director of the Pediatric
Cardiovascular Service Line at Northwell Health System and a Professor of
Pediatrics at Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine.
He attended Yeshiva University, earning a
Bachelor's Degree in Biology and his medical degree from New York Medical
College.His pediatric residency and
pediatric cardiology fellowship were at the University of Rochester, School of
Medicine, Strong Memorial Hospital.
He was the Chief of Pediatric Cardiology at The
Weill Cornell Medical College for 10 years and the Pediatric Cardiology Chief
at North Shore University Hospital for 10 years, early in his career. He later
returned to that position in 1999. Additionally, he held the position of Chief
of Pediatric Cardiology at Komansky Children's Hospital in New York
Presbyterian Hospital, Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the Weill Cornell
Medical College, Adjunct Professor at the Columbia School of Surgeons and
Physicians and occupied the Starr-Starlight Foundation Chair in Pediatric
Cardiology while at Cornell Medical College.
He has been an outstanding, well-regarded physician
for over 40 years with expertise in pediatric cardiology, congenital, rheumatic
and Kawasaki Heart Disease, and clinical research. For over 6 years, he has
been the Chief of Pediatric Cardiology, Children’s Heart Center at Cohen
Children’s Medical Center of New York, Northwell Health System.
In addition to the honors he has received, he is
Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Sub-Board
of Pediatric Cardiology. He has contributed to over 60 medical publications. He
is a Fellow of the America Academy of Pediatrics, The American College of
Cardiology, and American Heart Association. He has participated in medical
missions to Columbia, South America, Barbados and Trinidad.
Dr. Cooper devotes time, expertise and skill to the
care of children, the enrichment of education, science and technology and the
promotion of preventative care and excellent medical health.
Luisa Massimo (born 22 December 1928 in Genoa) is an Italian pediatrician. From 1972 to 1997 she was the Director of the 4th Division of Pediatrics (Hematology and Oncology) of the Children’s Hospital Istituto Giannina Gaslini of Genoa. From 1998 she is Director Emeritus. She is internationally considered one of the founders of Pediatric oncology.
Since April 2003 she is consultant of Pediatric Psycho-Oncology and International Affairs. Since 1996 she is Expert Evaluator in Ethics and Clinical Bioethics of the European Commission. She taught Pediatric Oncology and Pediatric Hematology at the graduate schools of Pediatrics, of Hematology and of Oncology in the University of Genoa. From 1986 to 1994 she was President of the "IST-National Institute for cancer research” in Genoa.
Member of several scientific commissions (national and international), has published 300 scientific works including 220 indexed on PubMed. She is an honorary citizen of Baltimore (United States), of La Paz in Bolivia, of Bogotá in Colombia and Rochefort-du-Gard in France. She received numerous awards: among them, in 1971 the "Gianni Pauletta" for Oncology, by the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, in 1991 the "American Italian Cancer Foundation's Prize for Scientific Excellence in Medicine" in New York, in 2004 she was decorated with the Gold Medal of Italian Republic for merit of public health (Rome, Quirinale), in 2011 with the Gold Medal “Master of Pediatrics" by the Italian Society of Pediatrics.
Michael Czervinske teaches pediatric critical care, neonatal (both online and on-campus courses) and other critical care topics. Additionally, he participates as a team member for the ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) clinic at the Landon Center on Aging at KU Medical Center, sponsored by the ALSA.
His most recent publication is the 3rd Edition of the textbook Perinatal and Pediatric Respiratory Care, by Saunders/Elsevier. His writings also include two chapters in another neonatal/pediatric textbook on CPAP and blood gas analysis and monitoring. Other publications include topics on infant CPAP, pressure limited ventilation and various equipment reviews.
In the past, he has also served as the Section Chair for the American Association for Respiratory Care’sNeonatal Pediatric Section. He also served on the neonatal/pediatric clinical practice guideline ad hoc committee for the AARC. In 2012, Czervinske was inducted as a fellow by the AARC.
Alexander K.C. Leung, a holder of MBBS, DCH (Lond & Irel), FRCPC; FRCP (UK & Irel), FRCPCH, FAAP degrees, is Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Calgary, Medical Director at the Asian Medical Centre which is affiliated with the University of Calgary Medical Clinic, and Pediatric Consultant at the Alberta Children’s Hospital. His area of special interest is in general or ambulatory care pediatrics.
He is the author of over 2300 scientific publications including 328 chapters and 9 books. He served on the editorial boards of Canadian Journal of Clinical Medicine; Advances in Therapy, Consultant; Consultant for Pediatricians; Canadian Journal of Diagnosis; Recent Patents on Inflammation and Allergy Drug Discovery; Recent Patents on Endocrine, Metabolic, & Immune Drug Discovery; Physician Information and Education Resource (PIER) of the American College of Physicians; Open Pediatric Medicine Journal; Open Journal of Pediatrics; Case Reports in Pediatrics; Current Pediatric Reviews; Canadian Journal of Continuous Medical Education; Frontiers in Child Health and Human Development; Frontiers in Public Health; International Journal of Pediatrics and Child Health; International Open Journal of Clinical Practice; Clinics in Mother and Child Health; Austin Journal of Pediatrics, Pediatrics and Neonatal Care; Journal of Neonatology and Clinical Pediatrics; Pediatrics and Neonatal Biology, and Pediatrics and Neonatal Nursing Open Journal. He is the associate editor of the Asian Journal of Clinical Pediatrics and Neonatology; and the Indian Journal of Child Health as well as the section editor of Consultant for Pediatricians. He is the editor of the following books: Common Problems in Ambulatory Pediatrics; Acne: Causes, Treatment and Myths; Food Allergy; and Atopic Dermatitis: a Review for the Primary Care Physician.
He served on many committees, including the Ad Hoc Committee on Playground Safety of the Alberta Medical Association, the Committee on Child Health of the Alberta Medical Association, Breastfeeding Committee for Canada, the Physicians’ Ad Hoc Committee on Education of the Breastfeeding Committee for Canada, the Nutrition Committee of the Canadian Paediatric Society, the Physician Achievement Review (PAR) Development Committee for the Medical Specialists of the College and Surgeons of Alberta. He also serves on the Grant Review Board and Referee Panel, Health and Medical Research Fund, Food and Health Bureau, Hong Kong SAR. He is a founding council member of the Hong Kong Paediatric and Adolescent Dermatology Society.
Osama Arafa is PHD certified in Pediatrics, Neonatology and Pediatric critical care. His current job is a pediatric consultant and as well as the head of pediatric department In port Fuad hospital and Vice President of port saed neonatology group. He has more than 20 years experience in pediatrics and neonatal care and is a member of Egyptian society of neonatal and preterm ESNPC and member of egyptiant society of allergy and immunology ESPAI.
He is involved in more than 250 hours of continuous medical education hours and is also a trainer for joiner’s physician in NRP, PALS programs. He is the founder of “My child today” blog for health education. He is also a speaker in many conference & round table discussions.
Claude Billeaud received his MD degree from the Medical University of Bordeaux (France) in 1979 after a graduation in human cytogenetics (1976). He then studied pediatrics and has been the Clinical Assistant Director of Bordeaux University in the departments of Pediatrics, Neonatology and Intensive Care since 1983. He currently serves as a pediatrician in the neonatal unit at the Children’s Hospital of Bordeaux, as a scientific manager of Bordeaux-Marmande human milk bank, as a lecturer and head of research (HDR: Habilitation to direct research) in neonatal nutrition at the Medical University of Bordeaux. His particular interest in research led him to graduate in Biology and Health (1988, Bordeaux), be awarded a master in statistics applied to clinical research (1991, Montreal) and complete a PhD in nutrition and food science (2000, Bordeaux). Along his career he has often been invited as a guest professor specialised in nutrition and neonatology in various universities abroad (Montreal, Corrientes in Argentina). Over the last 35 years, he has been an active member of different scientific organisations, either French, European or American, specialised in perinatal medicine (neonatology, pediatrics and nutrition). In this instance, he has served as the President of the Association for Pediatric Education in Europe (A.P.E.E) since 2008 and behalf APEE he is Member of European Academy of Paediatrics (EAP). He has also been very involved in the French human milk banking association (ADLF) for more than 10 years, sharing his academic knowledge focused in nutrition and his long clinical experience in neonatology. He is currently carrying out several researches on the composition of human milk. As an expert in nutrition and perinatal medicine, he is also the author and co-author of numerous scientific publications.
Perinatal, Maternal, Infant Nutrition; Neonatal Medicine; Lipids; Human Milk ; Teaching Pediatrics; Neonatal Brain Circulation; Formula in Pediatrics(preterm and infant).
Celeste Alexander received Master’s Degree of Science in Occupational Therapy from Brenau University in 1999. She has worked as a pediatric occupational therapist in the Metro Atlanta area in hospital, clinic, home and school settings. In 2008, she began working as the Director of Therapy Development for Cobb Pediatric Therapy Services. Her role has included recruitment and management of both occupational and physical therapists in public school settings throughout the Southeast. She has conducted literally hundreds of interviews with both novice and seasoned therapists from all over the United States. Cobb Pediatric Therapy Services has experienced significant growth in the occupational and physical therapy branches under her direction. She has been able to hand select over 100 therapists to serve special needs students in many urban and rural school districts. She has designed school based occupational therapy curriculum for use in Cobb Pediatric Therapy Services professional development program called Jump!
She served as both an adjunct instructor and a guest lecturer at Brenau University in the education, occupational therapy and career services departments. She has presented to pre-Allied Health students at Kennesaw State University as a part of their Career Services program. She has independently studied executive recruitment and resume writing as part of her professional growth in the healthcare industry. She has been involved as a local, state and national member of the American Occupational Therapy Association. She enjoys interviewing, presenting, and teaching people of all ages and helping them enhance their lives.
Suhas Nafday demonstrates excellence in major domains of administrative/clinical services, education, and productive clinical research. An area of tremendous strength is the interrelationship of his administrative activities, particularly the emphasis on perinatal safety initiatives along with dissemination of information through effective teaching at the local, regional and national levels. Prevention of neonatal hypothermia is an important initiative for clinical improvement of preterm neonates and is also an important benchmarking parameter on a national level (National Quality Forum).
He has also demonstrated effective leadership qualities by helping establish an ECMO program for the management intractable neonatal respiratory failure and ‘Brain cooling’ (therapeutic hypothermia) program to treat neonates at risk for brain injury due to perinatal asphyxia. He has been invited to participate in a prominent national committee promulgating a clinical practice guideline on evaluation and management of developmental dysplasia of hip, serve as a journal reviewer for the Journal of Perinatology and Pediatric Research and a technical reviewer for multiple publications from American Academy of Pediatrics and invited to the ‘Joint NY State DOH Bureau of Women’s Services and NYS Association of Regional Perinatal Programs and Networks Quality Improvement Committee NICU Benchmarking Project’, NYS Development of a Statewide Collaborative to Decrease NICU Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infections, and presenting multiple grand rounds regionally. Recently, he has been invited to join the ‘Board of directors of the New York Perinatal Society’.
Currently he is actively involved in IRB projects as Principal investigator that demonstrates his commitment to continuation of active clinical research. He has written multiple book chapters in prominent ‘Pediatrics’ and ‘Neonatology’ textbooks. He has also been an active presenter at regional and national meets with multiple abstract presentations in past few years. He has also been awarded for his presentations at the regional meets.
Neonatal necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC), Quality improvement/Patient safety, Broncho-pulmonary dysplasia (BPD) and Neonatal mechanical ventilation, Evidence based medicine, especially ‘Critically appraised topics’ (CAT), Designing curriculum for resident and fellow teaching in the division of neonatology that also includes editing house staff guidelines for the NICU and Newborn nursery.
Kujtim Ukeperaj is a member of European Pediatric Surgeon’s Association. He was the Faculty of biology during 1992-1996 in Prishtina-Kosovo and Faculty of Medicine during 1994-2002 in Prishtina-Kosovo. He was a resident during 2003-2009 in Pediatric Surgery in UCC-Clinic of Pediatric surgery. He has undergone training in 2006 for 2 months in Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty Istanbul in the Department of Pediatric Surgery & Urology. He was trained in Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty Istanbul in the Department of Pediatric Surgery & Urology in 2007, in Department of Pediatric & adulthood surgery-Medical University of Grazz in Austria and Dept of Pediatric surgery & Urology-University Hospital Mother Tereza-Tirana in Albania in 2008. He has undergone fellowship in the Dept of Pediatric Urology in Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty Istanbul in 2009. From 2009, he is working as a Pediatric surgeon in UCC-Kosova, Clinic of Pediatric surgery.
Mahmoud Saleh Elhalik was graduated from Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria in 1983 and then obtained Diploma of Child Health (DCH) from Ireland followed by Arab Board of Medical Specializations in Pediatrics. He is also International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) Instructor, International Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and Member of the European Society for Neonatology (ESN) and Emirates Medical Association (EMA),
He is also a tutor of Pediatrics and Neonatology in Dubai Residency Program. Moreover, he is chairing and co-chairing different hospital committees such as the “NICU Infection Control Task Force”, Antibiotics Stewardship committee, Disaster Steering committee and Baby Friendly Hospital Working Group. He is currently Head of Pediatric Department and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Latifa Hospital in addition to his post as the Head of the Healthcare Informatics Unit.
He has over 20 years of experience in Perinatal-Neonatal medicine, clinically active Consultant Neonatologist with special interest in Neonatal Nutrition, Quality Improvement Projects in NICU (Reducing Incidence of Retinopathy of Prematurity) and Neonatal Resuscitation. He is the Project Initiator and director of Dubai Neonatal Electronic Registry (DNER) recently launched from Latifa Hospital on 6th February 2014 as the first phase toward the National Neonatal Electronic Registry of UAE.
Dr. Mohammed Al-Beltagi was graduated from Tanta Faculty of Medicine, Egypt, in 1993, and had MSc in Pediatrics in 1998 and Medical Doctorate in Pediatrics in 2005. He is now Associate Professor in Pediatrics & Pediatric Cardiology, Cardiology Unite, Pediatric Department, Faculty of Medicine Tanta University, Egypt and he is a consultant Pediatrician, University Medical Center, King Abdulla Medical city, and Associate professor in Pediatrics, Arabian Gulf University, Kingdom of Bahrain. He is peer reviewer and in many International Medical Journals and Editor in many Pediatric journals. He has a lot of researches in the field of Pediatrics especially in cardiology, pulmonology and pediatric neurology with a considerable number of International publications, research articles, review articles, case reports, book chapters and medical books.
Yan Wang obtained her Bachelor Degree in Medicine (MD) in 1990 and achieved the Degree of Doctor Diploma in Medicine (Ph.D) in 1998. She began her clinical practice since 1990, major in Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine. In 2000, she started working in America till 2007. During the time, she have been employed by the University of Miami School of Medicine and then she have been working at the University of Pennsylvania, the Institute of Environmental Medicine for being Postdoctoral and Research Associate for 5 years. She involved in the studies of the interaction of chronic hypoxia and mice strains to pulmonary vasculature or Endothelin-1 vasoconstrictive effect in group B streptococcus-induced pulmonary hypertension.
During 2001 to 2002, she worked at the Department of Emergency Medicine of Albert Einstein Medical Center, Jefferson Healthy System in Philadelphia.
She gave general/oral presentations at Experimental Biology Conference and American Thoracic Society from 2004 and also published nearly 30 publications in peer-journals as the Journal of Cellular Biochemistry, the Journals of the American Journal of Physiology Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology or Antioxidants & redox signaling.
During her clinical service since 1990 to 2009, she was a resident first, then became attending doctor in the area of pulmonary, emergency medicine or intensive care unit and taking duties on designing therapy and prescription for patients, providing guidance for residency doctors and medical school students, giving lectures on high incident or specific diseasesto students and teaching courses to undergraduate students.
Lung and cardiac biology, Oxidative stress, Animal-diseases models, Gene regulation or Cell apoptosis, Translational study from basic medicine to clinical observation, Biomedicine.
Kathleen G. Davis received a bachelor’s degree in education and special education, in 1974, from the University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS. She earned a master’s degree in special education in 1997, focusing her studies on the unique developmental and educational needs of children and adolescents with serious medical conditions. She earned a doctorate degree in Therapeutic Sciences at the University of Kansas Medical Center, School of Health Professions, focusing her program on challenges of NICU graduates, chronic illness management, and palliative care.
She started her career as a special education teacher, for children with serious medical conditions, from 1974-1980. After staying home to care for her own young children from 1980-1983, Kathleen was recruited to be the Director of Education and Child Life in Pediatrics at the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC), a position she held until 2008. At that time, she was invited to join the faculty in the Department of Pediatrics at KUMC in order to develop a pediatric palliative care program for KUMC. She currently is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and the Director of KU Kids Healing Place, the pediatric chronic illness management and palliative care program at KUMC.
In 2013, she was awarded the Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award, the Distinguished Alumnus Award from KU, the ELNEC Pediatric Educator of the Year Award, and was inducted into the KU Women’s Hall of Fame.
Perinatal palliative care, Supporting parents when birth and death happen near the same time, Birth plans for fetuses with life-threatening anomalies, Neonatal ethics, Neonatal withdrawal/withholding of treatment, Communicating with families in the NICU, Palliative care in the NICU, Developmental issues in NICU and NICU grads, Infant Toddler Services for NICU grads, Pediatric palliative care, PICU palliative care, Supporting children when parent/grandparent/sibling/other loved one is dying, Bereavement support, Partnering with free standing hospice agencies, Developing state-wide coalitions to advance pediatric palliative care, Educational needs of pediatric patients with serious illness, Including school, athletic coaches, spiritual/faith leaders, and other key adults in the development of children/adolescents with serious illness/injury, Helping peers understand the needs of their friend with serious illness/injury, Helping the child with serious illness/injury learn coping strategies, Relaxation skills for children and adolescents, Supporting international medical graduates (IMGs) with the ethical dilemmas in US medical institutions, IMGs and acculturation, Cultural compentence, Mentoring junior faculty, Mentoring mid-career faculty, Social media, Website development.
Richard A Levy is a native of New Orleans, received his B.S. from Tulane University and his MD from Louisiana State University School of Medicine. He also holds a MBA from Northwestern University and is boarded in Quality Assurance and Utilization Management. He completed residencies in Pediatrics and Medicine at Georgetown University Hospital and the University of Massachusetts. His pediatric endocrinology fellowship was at the St. Louis Children’s Hospital and his adult endocrinology fellowship was at Washington University in St. Louis. He is board certified in both pediatric and adult endocrinology and has been in private practice since 1988 following six years in academic medicine. He is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at Rush Medical University in Chicago and has been Director of Pediatric Endocrinology from 2004-2014.
Richard’s research interests have included lipid metabolism during fellowship and the time in academic medicine and growth hormone studies in children and adults while in clinical practice.
Sami El Shimi is the Professor of Pediatrics and Chair of Pediatric Department and Physician-in-Chief of NICU units in Children’s & Obstetrics Hospitals at Ain Shams University in Cairo-Egypt. He was formerly acting as the Executive Director of the Children Hospital (320 beds – tertiary level) from 2006-2010. He was graduated in 1976 from Ain Shams University where he completed his training in all sub-specialties of Pediatrics especially intensive care and neonatology and his postgraduate studies (Ms, MD, PhD) and served as a resident, lecturer, assistant professor then professor of pediatrics and neonatology since 1996.
He has been a Senior Editor of fundamentals of Pediatrics textbook and author and co-author of many articles and publications in addition to supervision of more than 100 Master and M.D. Theses in Neonatology and Pediatrics. He is a member of many national & international societies as National Perinatal Association, Florida, USA, program of "Continuing Medical Education", Ohio State University, USA, Egyptian Society for Neonatal & Preterm Care, Egyptian Pediatric Association, Ain Shams Pediatric Association, Egyptian Allergy and Immunology Association and Saudi Pediatric Association.
He has been elected as a member of the board of the Egyptian Fellowship of Neonatology and Pediatrics and the Program of Maternal & Child Health of the Egyptian Ministry of Health. He is a chief participant in the Egyptian Neonatal Network for training pediatrician in conjunction with European Commission (Tempus) & European partners in Spain, Germany and England.
He has been a visitor consultant of Pediatrics and Neonatology in many countries like KSA, Libya, Spain and England and he has a special experience in quality, infection control and hospital management. He received several awards and honors from different national and international societies for his contributions and researches in the fields of pediatrics and neonatology.
Dr. Jeffrey S. Shenberger received his medical education at the Pennsylvania State University and received his pediatric and neonatology training at the University of Minnesota. He is board certified in both Pediatrics and in Neonatology by the American Board of Pediatrics. Since completing fellowship, he has remained in academics at UT San Antonio, the University of Kentucky, Dartmouth Medical School, Penn State University, and presently the University of Massachusetts Medical School – Baystate where he is the Chief of the Division of Newborn Medicine. He has years of experience in basic science research focusing on the impact of oxidative stress on the regulation of protein synthesis as it relates to newborn development. His clinical research involves nutrition, clinical trials, and neonatal abstinence syndrome. He is a member of the American Pediatric Society, the Society for Pediatric Research, the American Academy of Pediatrics perinatal section, and serves as a member of the steering committee for of the Coalition for Pediatric Medical Research and the Director of Sponsorship for the Eastern Society of Pediatric Research.
Role of body composition in the nutritional management of premature infants; Defining treatment strategies to improve the care of infants with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS); BPD prevention/treatment; Surfactant, NAS
Jurgen Schleef is a native of Bielefeld (Germany) and received his MD from Heidelberg University. He completed residencies in General Surgery and Pediatric Surgery at the University of Gottingen and the University of Munster in Germany. He is board certified in General Surgery (1993) and Pediatric Surgery (2003). He was a consultant at the Universities of Munster (Germany) and Graz (Austria). In 2003 he became the Director of the Clinic of Pediatric Surgery and Urology and Head of the Department of Surgery at the Institute of Mother and Child Health “Burlo Garofolo” in Trieste (Italy). In 2013, he accepted the call as the Director of the Clinic of General Pediatric Surgery at the Pediatric Hospital “Regina Margherita” in Turin (Italy). He is the author and co-author of more than 80 scientific articles and published 14 book chapters. He functioned as the secretary of EUPSA and IPEG and is one of IPEG’s founding members and is a contract professor for pediatric surgery at the universities of Trieste and Turin.
Newborn surgery, Endoscopic surgery, Short bowel syndrome and teaching concepts.
Evidence-based medicine and critical appraisal, Evaluation of compliance reporting in RCT, Evaluation of sample size in diagnostic studies, Comparison between current guidelines, Guidelines implementation especially in the field of Pediatric nephrology, Evaluation of biomarkers especially microalbuminuria in the prediction of chronic kidney disease in children, Hypertension in children, Tubulopathies, Electrolytes and acid-base disorders, Pediatric renal transplantation, Chronic allograft nephropathy, Pediatric urology, Bladder disorders, Voiding disorders in children, Inherited metabolic disorders in children, Mechanisms of cellular death in obstructive uropathy.
Selznick is a psychologist, nationally certified school psychologist, assistant
professor of pediatrics and a school consultant. The Director of the Cooper
Learning Center, a Division of the Department of Pediatrics/ Cooper University
Healthcare, he is the author of three books, The Shut-Down Learner: Helping
Your Academically Discouraged Child, School Struggles: A Guide To Your
Shut-Down Learner’s Success, and Dyslexia Screening: Essential Concepts for
Schools & Parents, he has presented to parents and educators internationally,
as far as Dubai and Abu Dhabi and throughout the United States. A down-to-earth
presenter who looks to present complex issues in non-jargon terms, he strives
to help parents “get it.” He has a particular passion and interest for helping
parents understand dyslexia and related reading disorders.
He is also
the host of an internet-based radio show, “School Struggles,” where he
discusses a range of topics including dyslexia/reading disabilities, learning
disabilities, ADHD and challenging behavior in children. The radio show is part
of The Coffee Klatch, Special Needs Radio Network.
Among the many topics that Dr. Selznick presents, some of the more
popular include: “ “Myths & Realities of Dyslexia,” “Dyslexia Screening:
Essential Concepts,” “Understanding the Shut-Down Learner Formula,” “Stages of
Reading Development: Signposts That Guide Instruction,” “Relationship: The Key
Variable in School Struggling,” “Why’s Everyone Always Pickin’ On Me: Myths
& Realties of Bullying,” “We Keep Telling Him You Have to Get Organized: Executive
Function Deficits,” “Secrets of Parenting Success,” and “Regaining Control of
He also facilitates parenting groups with the program Parenting
the Love & Logic Way and is called upon by local community groups
to offer his understanding of parenting and raising children in the 21st
Cutrupi Anthony Francis Alexander
CEO-ADMIN of Pediatric Surgery Online Society
Antonio Cutrupi graduated in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Messina, in 2002 with Honors and specialized in Pediatric Surgery in 2007, also in Messina, with Honors. He trained in Laparoscopy, Pediatric Urology and Urodynamics. After working for 13 year as Consultant in Milan and regional areas at the biggest Italian Pediatric Policlinic, he acquired some further training in the fields of interest in UK, as Consultant. He is actively involved in several Academic enterprises. He has special interest in antenatal diagnosis and management of congenital anomalies of the Fetus, Pediatric Urology, Continence Management in Pediatrics, Urodynamics, neurogenic Bladder. He is ESPU member, BAPS member since 2004. BAPS Member overseas from 2006. He is Editor and reviewer for BJendo. He is Founder, CEO-ADMIN of PSONS, the Pediatric Surgery Online Society, from 2007, editor of Journal pediatric surgery online society.
Pediatric Surgery, Robotics and all MIS, Reconstructive Surgery after Burns, and Engineral Tissue making for Urology Reconstructions, Urinary Tract Anomalies, Congenital Hydronephrosis, Fetal Surgery, Urodynamics, Minimally Invasive Pediatric Urology, Spina Bifida, Neural Tube Defects.
Dr. Fuyong Jiao
is Professor and Head of Dept of Pediatrics shaanxi provincial people’s
hospital of xi,an Jiaoton University, Deputy Chairman of Shaanxi Provincial
Pediatrics and Perinatology of Chinese Medical Association(CMA). Councilor of
Shaanxi of Chinese Medical Association (CMA) and Society of Pediatrics of
Shaanxi Province. Tutor of M.sc (pediatrics) of Xian jiaoton University. Temporary
(PCAN) Adviser for WHO. He has experience in pediatric Neurology and Child
health for more 30 years.
In 2006 at
the 16th Conference of ISPCAN in UK he won KEMPER award of the international
association for the prevention of child abuse and neglect kemper award.
He is Head
of national committee of prevention of child injury and Council member of China
Preventive medical Association (CPMA). He studied on pediatric neurology in
Sydney New Children’s hospital, Tokyo women’s medical university and other
countries. He got a contribution reward of Pediatric Bipolar Disorder in 11th
Bridging Eastern and Western Psychiatry Annual Meeting. Attended some
international conference of pediatrics, and published some articles of
pediatric esp. in pediatric neurology e.g USA, New Zealand, UK / Italy, Japan, Turkey
etc. He major study and interested in pediatric neurology and Kawasaki disease,
infection disease and child’s health care etc in China. In fact he received a
lot of children with neurological diseases, Kawasaki disease and infection
disease in hospital and china.
He has been
conducting groundbreaking child abuse prevention and treatment work since 1999,
when he organized the First National Conference on PCAN for all of Mainland
China. Since that time, His work has expanded to include the publication of the
first Chinese book on the medical treatment of child abuse and neglect, the
founding of the Shaanxi Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect
(SSPCAN), as well as the establishment of the Xi’an Philanthropic Child Abuse
Prevention and Treatment Center (CAPAC) – the only organization of its kind in
this country. Currently, in addition to his full-time practice as Head of
Pediatrics at Shaanxi People’s Hospital, Dr. Jiao serves as executive director
of CAPAC and chairman of SSPCAN, while continuing to Chinese-language publications
on the subject of child abuse. Through ISPCAN, UNICEF, WHO, and other NGOs, Dr.
Jiao has been actively involved with national and international CAN dialogue
for many years, and looks forward to expanding his role in global work by
participating in the ISPCAN Executive Council.
neurology; Kawasaki disease; Infection disease; Child’s health care
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University
Md. Golam Hafiz graduated from Mymensingh Medical College, under Dhaka University, Bangladesh in 1984, one of the oldest medical college of the than Pakistan (One of the eight medical colleges). He completed his post graduate residency training in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology from Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), Bangladesh in 2000. He obtained his Doctor of Medicine (MD) in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology from the Department of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology under Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka, Bangladesh in 2006. He completed his MD thesis on “Predictive Value of Serum Lactate Dehydrogenase in Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia” from BSMMU in 2006.
Dr. Md. Golam Hafiz has more than 20 year’s practical experience in the field of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology. He is working as Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University since 2013. He authored more than 40 publications in National and International Medical Journal. Most of them are Indexed Medicus and the first author.
He is appointed as editorial board member in twelve different national and international medical journals. He reviewed about seventy manuscripts from home and abroad. He has been invited to lecture about the topics in several institutions. He is actively involved in the development of research and electronic progress at his institution.
He has professional responsibilities to take care of patients, teaching of post graduate students, attending in workshops, seminar, and symposium elsewhere in the country and abroad, attending in the academic and other professional activities.
He has research interest in the field of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology (acute lymphoblastic leukemia, acute myeloid leukemia, Hodgkin’s lymphoma, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, iron deficiency anemia, thalassemia, immune thrombocytopenic purpura).
Dr. Mohamad Miqdady is American Board certified in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. He is the Division Chief, Ped. GI, Hepatology & Nutrition Division at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City in UAE and also an Adjunct Staff at Cleveland Clinic, Ohio USA.
He completed his Fellowship in Pediatric Gastroenterology at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, TX, USA. He held the position of Assistant Professor at Jordan University of Science and Technology in Jordan for six years prior joining SKMC. He has several publications and authored few book chapters. He is also on the Editorial Board of few journals including Gastroenterology & Hepatology.
Feeding difficulties, Picky eating, Obesity, Procedural Sedation, Allergic GI disorders and Celiac disease.
Pinchi Srinivasan received his medical education at Gulbarga University, India followed by completion of post graduate training in pediatrics with honors at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore University. He continued with specialization in Neonatal-perinatal medicine as a fellow at the State University of New York School of medicine (SUNY), Stony Brook, NY. He is board certified in both Pediatrics and in Neonatology by the American Board of Pediatrics and the American sub-Board of Neonatal – Perinatal Medicine. Since completing his fellowship in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, he is involved with student/resident education and initiated numerous clinical research projects. He has authored several chapters in text books of "Fetal and Neonatal Medicine" and "Pediatrics". He has published and presented many clinical trials, at national and international scientific meetings. Currently the Director of Neonatology at New York Hospital Queens, Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, he brings leadership and administrative expertise for the division and contributes significantly to the research education with in pediatrics department. He organizes and directs the Division’s regional annual neonatal symposium. He is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and perinatal section of American Academy of Pediatrics. He is a scientific abstract reviewer for presentations in Neonatology section at the Society of Pediatrics research (SPR) and American Pediatric Societies (APS) meeting and a peer reviewer of scientific manuscripts in several national journals of Neonatal-perinatal medicine and Pediatrics.
Late Preterm Infants; Necrotizing Enterocolitis; Non-invasive Ventilation and Neonatal Epidemiology.
Farida Hossain graduated from Rajshahi Medical College and obtained her Diploma in Child Health from Institute of Postgraduate Medicine Research (IPGMR) under Dhaka University, Bangladesh in 1981. She obtained her Fellowship in Child Health (FAMS) from Postgraduate School of Medicine under University of Vienna in 1984. She completed her PhD thesis on ‘’Impact of Zinc in Infection’’ at ICDDRB in collaboration with John Hopkins University under Dhaka University in 1999. She became a member of ‘‘Zinc Investigators Collaborative Group’’ of Johns Hopkins University, published the Meta-analysis and was awarded with the “Jean Ray Prize” by the European Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN).
Dr. Hossain has about 20 years experience in pediatrics and neonatal care. She worked as Director of National Center for Control of Heart Disease, Dhaka, Institute of Public Health Nutrition, Dhaka, Institute of Child & Mother Health, Dhaka and Professor of Pediatrics at Government Medical Institutes under Ministry of Health, Bangladesh. She worked as a research scholar at Mass General Hospital, Boston MA and attended the Clinical Research Program (CRP) of Mass General Hospital and Harvard Medical School to update her knowledge in 2012.
She worked as the Government counterpart of UNICEF and World Health Organization (WHO) for implementing public health nutrition programs for 3 years and Scaling up of Zinc project at International Center for Diarrheal Diseases Research, Bangladesh (ICDDRB) for the Gates Foundation Fund for 4 years. She worked as Program Manager of WHO for implementing the Community Nutrition Program for 3 years. She studied Rota Virus Diarrhea in Vienna University and Thyroid & Growth Hormone metabolism for undernourished children in IPGMR (now BSMMU).
She prepared the Training Manuals for training (TOT) the Master Trainers on Nutrition, the Operation Plan of Micronutrient under the Health Nutrition Population Sector Program (HNPSP) for World Bank fund, two manuals for National strategies: one on Child Feeding with WHO and one on Control of Anemia with UNICEF as Line Director of Micronutrient, HNPSP. She trained 5400 Master Trainers on Nutrition under World Bank. Implementing the Public Health Nutrition program at national level, she controlled Vitamin A deficiency blindness (VAD) in children in collaboration with UNICEF and WHO following the strategies for eliminating VAD (Vitamin A supplementation (costing only two cents per capsule), fortifying staples and diversifying foods with success, for which Bangladesh became the “Global Leader”. She presented the plan of action of the success story of controlling Vitamin A deficiency to SEA countries. She controlled Breast milk substitute (BMS) Code, marketing of Baby Food and coordinated the Breast Feeding Training Program and introduced Iodized Salt in Bangladesh with UNICEF. She was involved in a Baseline survey on Health and Nutrition with Helen Keller International (HKI) and published the FACTS & FIGURES of Bangladesh 2004-2005.
Zinc, Vitamin A, Infectious Disease, Breast Feeding, IYCF, Diarrhea, Pneumonia, Anemia, Nutrition, Nutrients & Micronutrient, Endocrinology, Communicable & Non-Communicable disease
Yogesh Kumar Sarin is certified in General Surgery, Pediatric Surgery and Health Care Administration. Besides, he has been trained in Traumatology (Australia), Pediatric Laparoscopic Surgery (UK) and Pediatric Surgical Oncology (USA). His is currently Director, Professor and Head of Department of Pediatric Surgery at Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi as well as Additional Medical Superintendent of LokNayak Hospital, which is the largest hospital in the country’s capital city. He had been Secretary-cum treasurer of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons (IAPS), Secretary cum treasurer of Pediatric Urology Chapter of IAPS, Chairperson of Basic Research Section of IAPS executive member of Pediatric Endoscopic society of India (PESI-IAPS), Secretary cum treasurer of Delhi Chapter of IAPS and executive member of Central Zone of Delhi Chapter of Indian Academy of Pediatrics. He is credited to more than 200 publications in indexed national and international scientific journals. Besides being reviewer for many medical journals, he is presently editor-in-chief of an e-journal ‘Journal of Neonatal Surgery’ and member of editorial boards of a dozen more scientific journals. He hasbeen very active in proceedings of Medical Council of India, National Board of Examinations, Indian Council of Medical Research and Council of Scientific and Industrial Research.Besides being an accomplished academician and astute administrator, he is a skilled pediatric surgeon with many firsts to his credit.He has been also associated with charitable voluntary work. He has organized many free operative camps in far-flung areas such as Port Blair, Ujjain.
Izzet Yavuz graduated from Dicle University, School of Dentistry in 1989. He completed his PhD education in 1997 at the Dicle University, Faculty of Dentistry Department of Pediatric Dentistry. He has been lecturing at Dicle University, Faculty of Dentistry Department of Pediatric Dentistry since 1997.He is the Editor in Chief of Journal of International Dental and Medical Research and Dental Journal of Dicle journal. He has more than 20 National and International scientific journal editorial board membership. He has more than 80 national and international published article.
Andrea Zangari was born in Rome, where he lived in the near countryside until the achievement of the high school diploma. He graduated at the University of Rome, “La Sapienza” Campus, with a degree in medicine and surgery in 1991. In 1992 he moved to Cagliari (Sardinia, Italy) where he served as a Lieutenant in the Air Force Medical Corps, with the 30th Flight Wing, at the Elmas Military Airport. From 1992 to 1997 he frequented the Bambino Gesu Children’s Hospital where the school of Specialisation in Paediatric Surgery of the University of Rome “Tor Vergata” took place. In this period he also attended at the the “Experimental Models Laboratory”, where he trained in experimental techniques in kidney and liver transplantation, and in 1996 a training of two months at the Liver Transplantation Program, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto Canada. After a two years of research and clinical practice at the “Newborn Surgery Department” of the Bambino Gesu Paediatric Hospital, he moved to Ancona, to work as a pediatric general surgeon and pediatric plastic surgeon at the Department of Paediatric Surgery of the “G. Salesi” Maternal and Children’s Hospital in Ancona, Italy. On 2012 he moved to the “San Camillo – Forlanini Hospital” in Rome, where he is continuing his clinical practice in pediatric general surgery and pediatric plastic surgery.
Hesham Abdel-Hady is the Professor of Pediatrics and Neonatology, Mansoura University-Egypt since 2009. He was graduated in 1987 from Mansoura University where he completed his training and his postgraduate studies (Msc, MD, PhD) and served as a resident, lecturer, assistant professor then professor of Pediatrics and Neonatology. He also worked as a clinical research fellow in the Department of Neonatology, Copenhagen University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark 1997-1999. He has more than 40 research works presented in international conferences. He is the author of 4 chapters in books, about 40 papers published in some of the most prestigious peer-reviewed scientific journals. He supervised 36 Msc and PhD. theses in Pediatrics. He serves as a reviewer for numerous international journals. He is a member of many national & international societies as Society of Pediatric Research, European Society of Pediatric Research, European Society of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Egyptian Association of Neonatology, Egyptian Society for Neonatal & Preterm Care, Egyptian Pediatric Association. He is a regional trainer for the Neonatal Resuscitation Program, American Academy of Pediatrics, had been a faculty member in the Neonatal Online Training and Education (NOTE) project, a collaborative project between ESPR and the Faculties of Medicine and Health Sciences at the University of Southampton, UK. He acted as a Neonatology Clinical Supervisor, Healthy Mother/Healthy Child Project, Ministry of Health, Egypt and as a reviewer for the scientific committee for promotion of associate professors and professors of Pediatrics, Ministry of Higher Education, Egypt.
Dr. Eleftherios Smaropoulos received his medical education at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. Then, he started his post-graduated training in General Surgery at the 424, General Military Hospital of Thessaloniki and at Hippokration General Hospital of Thessaloniki, Greece. He continued with his specialization in Paediatric Surgery, at Karamandanion Children’s Hospital of Patras, Greece and concluded his residency at Hippokration General Hospital of Thessaloniki, Greece. He presented his thesis with title: “Lymphatic Regeneration Following Hind Limb Replantation: An Experimental Study in the Dog” and became a PhD in Paediatric Surgery, at the Medical School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He board certified in Paediatric Surgery by the Greek State and the Board of Pediatric Surgeons and the European Paediatric Surgeons’ Association. He became a post-graduate fellow of Unesco, participating in the postgraduate program of UNESCO (UNESCO CLUB FOR CULTURE OF PEACE) in Health Management, Athens-Greece. He has published and presented many papers at national and international scientific meetings, as well as he authored in medical text books. Currently, He holds a post of a consultant Paediatric Surgeon and he is involved with student and resident education, at Paediatric Surgery Department, Hippokration General Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece. He is a volunteer in a non-profit organization for screening paediatric population concerning medical issues, in minority religious groups as well as in communities living in extra rural areas of Greece. He co-organized many times several symposium and congresses of the Greek Association of Paediatric Surgeons and he is a peer reviewer of scientific manuscripts in two international journals.
She has been working as the Head of Pediatrics and Pediatric Neurology Department and Pediatric EEG laboratory in Turgut Ozal University, Ankara, Turkey. She graduated from Hacettepe University Medical School MD degree. Three years she studied as a general practitioner in a State Hospital, Turkey. In January 1988 she started to pediatrics training in Karadeniz Technical University, Faculty of Medicine, Dept of Pediatrics. In1994, 1996 and 2002: She became Assistant Professor, associate professor and Professer of Pediatrics in Karadeniz Technical University (KTU), respectively. Between August 1996-December 1998: She completed Child Neurology Fellowship in Hacettepe Medical Faculty, Ankara, Turkey. During the period of 1999 and 2000: Founded the Child Neurology Department and Pediatric EEG laboratory in KTU, respectively. She founded The Trabzon Branch of Neuromuscular disorder Association of Turkey and Chief of the branch between 2000-2012 and She organized “IX. National Neuromuscular Diseases Symposium” with Participation of Pascal Guicheney, Faycal Hentati and Peter De Jonghe and also she founded the Pediatric Video-EEG monitorisation unite and the Sleep laboratory with departments of neurology, chest disease, psychiatry and ear-nose and throath in the year of 2006-2008. Organised the 10th National Turkish Child Neurology Congress and head of the Congress. Between 2009-2010: Studied in Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Dept of Child Neurology, as observer on neuromuscular and neurometabolic disorders. In the period of 2011-2013 shefFounded the Child Neurology Department and EEG laboratory in Fatih University, Faculty of Medicine, Dept of Child Neurology, Ankara, Turkey. She has 98 international publications and 347 citations and also she is the member for various international associations.
Epilepsy; Neurometabolic; Neurogenetic and Neurocutaneous disorders
Dr. Mannaa is a Board Certified Pediatric
Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine Attending with more than 23 years’ experience as
1997, he completed his Residency in Pediatrics at Seton Hall University, New Jersey.
He completed a Pediatric Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine at
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Ohio.Cincinnati Children’s Hospital ranked in
the top three by USA News Best Children’s Hospital.
From 2006-2010, he was appointed Medical Director of Pediatric
Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine at The Children’s Hospital Colorado at Memorial
Dr Mannaa was awarded the Sleep Centre Leadership award for leading and
establishing the Pediatrics Sleep Centre.He receivedUSAPatients’ Choice Award for 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011and 2014. He also
received USA Most Compassionate Doctor Award for 2010, 2011 & 2014.
Then he gained international experience by
accepting a position from King Faisal Specialist
Hospital and Research Centre in Saudi Arabia from 2010-2014, which is a leading
hospital and research center in the Middle East.He was
the Medical Director of Respiratory Care & Sleep Lab and Chairman of
Pediatric Quality Care.
Currently, he is the Head of Pediatric Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine at
University of Illinois College of medicine at Peoria, Illinois (UICOMP) as
assistant professor of clinical pediatrics. He has special interest in teaching
for which he received Teaching
Award, pediatric residency programs on June 18, 2016, at UICOMP and the
prestigious Faculty of The Year AwardonJune 2016, UICOMP.
Prof. Elmashad is an acting professor of
pediatrics/Neonatology in pediatric department of Tanta university. He has
conducted several studies on the field of neonatology specially on Hypoxic
ischemic encephalopathy for which he and his group are pioneers in novel
treatment as erythropoietin and melatonin. Prof. Elmashad has held various
positions in professional organizations. He is certified as a regional trainer
on neonatal resuscitation program NRP in American academy of pediatrics AAP. He
is also the head of the Egyptian society of pediatricians and neonatologists
ESPN over the last 9 years. He is one of the council members of Egyptian
pediatric association EPA and Egyptian neonatal association ENA. He published
more than 60 Articles in national and international medical journals. He
supervised more than 50 MSc theses and 10 MD ones and judged.