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To provide a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent solutions adopted in the fields of Rheumatology and Orthopedics.
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February 28, 2022
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February 28, 2022
March 14, 2022
Department of Medicine of Rheumatology, Canada
Prof. Dr. Jan Willem Cohen Tervaert studied Medicine at the University of Groningen where he obtained his MD in 1981. Cohen Tervaert is a Rheumatologist and Clinical Immunologist. In 1990, he obtained a PhD (cum laude). Subsequently, he worked at Harvard Medical School Boston, Groningen (as a fellow of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences), Maastricht (as the Chair of the Department of Immunology at the Maastricht University chairing), and Rotterdam (Research Director of the Sint Franciscus Vlietland Group). Currently, he is a Professor of Medicine and Director of the Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, University of Alberta in Edmonton. His research focuses on various rheumatic disorders. In his translational research laboratory, mitochondrial and immune abnormalities are studied in these patients with the goal to perform interventional therapeutic trials. His clinical interest is in inflammatory disorders such as vasculitis and foreign body induced rheumatic diseases such as Autoinflammatory/Autoimmunity Syndrome Induced by Adjuvants (ASIA). He is a founding member of the International Autoimmunity Consortium, the Dutch Vasculitis Scientific working group, and of the North American Vascular Biology Organization. He is a member of the European Commission expert panel on medical devices. He is a former board member of the Dutch Federation of Nephrology and the Dutch Society of Immunology. Furthermore, he is a former member of the scientific advisory board of the Dutch Minister of Health on health care coverage and a former Chairman of the Dutch Arthritis Foundation (“Reumafonds”). He is (co) author of more than 460 scientific articles. His Hirsch factor per 01-07-2021 is 93.
Prof. Dr. Selene Parekh is also known as the “Fantasy Doctor”—an orthopedic surgeon and foremost expert on sports injuries who’s fast becoming the go-to expert for the multibillion dollar fantasy sports industry. His data-driven insights and medical expertise make for powerfully accurate predictions of how anything from common sprains to devastating season-ending injuries will affect players’ careers and the success of millions of fantasy teams. Fantasy sports for Parekh is far more than a hobby: He authored and published two foundational research papers using Fantasy football data to track the epidemiology and outcomes of tendon and ligament ruptures in the NFL. Selene moved to the University of North Carolina, where he revived the foot and ankle division. He also served as a consultant to the Tar Heels athletic program. In 2009, Selene moved his practice to the North Carolina Orthopaedic Clinic and Duke University, where he is a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is also an Adjunct Faculty member at Duke’s Fuqua Business School. He is integrally involved in the teaching of medical students, residents, and fellows. His practice is focused on diseases and surgeries of the foot and ankle. In the Department, he is the Director of Digital Strategy and Innovation.
Aesthetics & Biomedicine
Prof. Dr. Dario Furnari is a Human Performance, Human Movement Anatomy, PhD in Neuroscience,Traumatology & Orthopaedic, Project Manager , Strength and Conditioning specialist Physical Therapy, Skynesiology and Spinology, Exercise Physiology, Spa Therapist Physiology, Support Health Worker, aesthetic medical, sports masseur, expert in postural gymnastics, psychology and psychomotion for the elderly and special children or with learning disabilities.
University of Guadalajara
Prof. Dr. Carmen Santos Hernandez is a Senior and Full Professor and Researcher, more than 25 years of experience on Clinical Nutrition and in researches applied to Body Composition and diagnostic indicators validation for metabolic adaptation to nutritional stress in Kidney, Liver and Complex Surgeries Transplantation, in Obesity and chronic diseases, as well as the development and scientific direction of surveys in healthy populations. Specialist in Nutrition in Public Health. Graduated from the University of Havana, Cuba. Doctor in Medical Sciences (PhD in 1991) and in Sciences (Sc D., 2010). Dedicated to the teaching of clinical practice and to the superior teaching formation of Medicine students, Masters students and doctoral students in Latin American universities. National Awards (Best Thesis of Scientific Degree of Biomedicine, Cuba, 1992 and 2010). Currently Professor and Invited Principal Researcher of the University of Guadalajara. She has been Vice Dean, (Research Dean), chairs Scientific Council of the Latin American School of Medicine (2002 to 2009). She has been deputy director and member of Editorial Committees of Cuban medical journals. She is president of the Teaching Degrees Tribunal for Primary Care of the National School of Public Health of Cuba. Scientific Advisor of the Organ Transplantation Group of the Medical Surgical Research Center, collaborator of several projects sponsored by the United Nations University and the Pan American Sanitary Bureau. Independent Evaluation Consultant of the UNDP Project for the United Nations Global Fund for HIV / AIDS. She is part of the scientific committee of the Cuban Ministry of Public Health for the evaluation of the Health Systems and Services Research Branch Program. Invited Consultant Professor of the universities of Guayaquil in Ecuador since 1996 and of Guadalajara since 2001. Founder and Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Magazine " Panorama. Cuba y Salud" of the Latin American School of Medicine.
Radboud University Nijmegen
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University of Aveiro
Prof. Dr. Maria Graça completed her Ph.D. at the Sports Faculty of Porto University and PT, and her Master studies at the University of Aveiro. She is the clinical director of Corpus Salut, a premier Aquatic Physiotherapy service, and is an expert in physiotherapy in older adults. Her research subject is aging problems. She has been lecturing since 2004 at the School of Health Sciences, University of Aveiro, and published in international journals, and has been serving as a revisor member of recognized Portuguese journals.
Department of Internal Medicine and Nanomedicine Fluorotronics
Dr. Farid Menaa is an inter- and multi-disciplinary professional with worldwide reputation. He has three international post-doctoral terms in Oncology, Dermatology, and Hematology; MBA Entrepreneurship and MD candidate. During his ongoing career, he has mainly contributed to the identification and functions of new human disease-causing genes and variants, formulated natural products for anti-aging and developed innovative theranostic strategies against cancers, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, obesity and infectious diseases. He has more than 10 years’ experiences either in the academic, hospitals or industrial sectors. As Chief Scientific Officer and Vice-President R&D at Fluorotronics, Inc. he actively participated in the development of the disruptive “Carbon-Fluorine Spectroscopy”. Dr. Menaa collaborates with various organizations worldwide. He is a member of several prestigious medical and scientific organizations and editorial boards in the field of medicine, science, technology and business, including in the nano-segment. He has authored more than 100 articles including research and review articles, books, book chapters, textbooks, proceedings, and has participated to over 200 scientific international events including as co-organizer, keynote speaker, chairman. Dr. Menaa’s worldwide collaborations, holistic point of view and strong expertise in various fields led him to prevent, implement early diagnosis, and develop efficient and safer therapy.
Federal University of Goias
Prof. Vitor Alves Marques is physical education by profession, he holds licenciaded in Physical Education and currently pursuing a doctor in Health Science at the Federal University of Goias. Vitor is master in Health Science at the Federal University of Goias, and its dissertation is about the effects of chemotherapy treatment on muscle performance in women with breast cancer in the year 2018. He is member the Laboratory of Physiology of the Exercise and Nutrition and Healthy at the Federal University of Goias (LAFINS/UFG) and also is member the Laboratory of Analyzes of Human Moviment (LAMOVH/UFG)
University of Erlangen-Urnberg
Prof. Dr. Horst Claassen is a human medicine as well as biology with a specialization in anthropology and is a professor of anatomy. Based on original papers and monographs, he has become familiar with dental facts and problems and has been associated with dentistry for decades. After the book was pub- lished in November 2018, the author was appointed a member of the working group “Oral Health” at the Institute for Medical and Pharmaceutical Examination Questions (IMPP) in Mainz and in the further development of the National Competence-Oriented Learning Goals Catalogue for Medicine (NKLM) in Berlin.
Prof. Fabio Luiz Mendonca Martins is a Physiotherapist, Master in Physiotherapy, PhD in Biomedical Sciences. Professor of the Physiotherapy Course at the Federal University of Jequitinhonha and Mucuri Valeys - Brazil. Researcher in the areas of Rehabilitation, Orthopedics and Traumatology, more specifically in Shoulder Rehabilitation, Pilates Method and Surface Electromyography.
Chung Shan Medical University
Prof. Dr. James Cheng-Chung Wei is Attending Physician and Professor of Chung Shan Medical University Hospital (CSMUH) in Taichung, Taiwan. He is also Chief of the Division of Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology and Director of the Chinese Medicine Clinical Trial Center at Chung Shan Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan. After completing his training in rheumatology and clinical immunology at Taichung Veterans General Hospital and Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, Dr Wei undertook a clinical fellowship at the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases in Bath, UK, under the supervision of Professor Andrei Calin, one of the world’s leading experts in ankylosing spondylitis (AS). Dr Wei subsequently pursued a research fellowship at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Division of Rheumatology in California, USA, under Professor David Yu, investigating the pathogenesis of spondyloarthritis. Prior to his current roles, Dr Wei was appointed Chief of the Department of Family Medicine at Chia-Yi Veterans Hospital in Chia-Yi, Taiwan, obtaining his PhD based on his study of the epidemiology and pathogenesis of AS. His current major interests are translational research in ankylosing spondylitis, clinical trials and big data research in rheumatology.
Dr. Mohamed Mahmoud El-Shazly is the Head of Pharmaceutical Biology Department, Faculty of Pharmacy and Biotechnology, the German University in Cairo, Cairo, Egypt. He was graduated from the Faculty of Pharmacy, Ain-Shams University, Cairo, Egypt, with a general grade excellent with honor in 2000. Following graduation, he pursued his postgraduate studies as a teaching and research assistant at the Department of Pharmacognosy at the same institute. After obtaining his postgraduate diploma, he traveled to Germany (Jacobs University Bremen, Bremen, Germany) to pursue his master's and Ph.D. studies. In 2006, he received his master’s degree in nanomolecular science, and he was offered a position at the same institute to complete his Ph.D. focusing on the synthesis of pharmaceutical intermediates and natural products. In 2009, he received his Ph.D. and went back to Egypt to join his home institute as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Ain-Shams University. In 2011, he received an offer to work at the Graduate Institute of Natural Products, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. He spent there 2.5 years working as a postdoctoral fellow researching in different fields including natural product isolation, structural elucidation, and determination of their biological activity. This postdoctoral experience assisted him to polish his knowledge and experience through guiding master and Ph.D. students in their research. In 2015, he was promoted to associate professor at the Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Ain-Shams University. In 2017, he joined the Faculty of Pharmacy and Biotechnology, the German University in Cairo. In March 2021, he was promoted to a full professor in pharmacognosy and natural products chemistry.
Jesse Brown Veterans Affairs Medical CenterChicago
Prof. Dr. Hee-Jeong Im Sampen received her PhD degree from the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. That was followed by postdoctoral fellowships at the Department of Pharmacology, University of Minnesota, and the Department of Nephrology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. For over 25 years, Dr. Sampen has been dedicated to medical research focusing on knee osteoarthritis (OA) and associated knee joint pain and disc degeneration-induced low back pain. Dr. Sampen has made crucial contributions to OA pain research by increasing the mechanistic understanding of the causes and progression of OA; developing a novel strategy for treating OA as a pre-clinical study. She published scientific key findings in close to 200 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters. Her dedication to biomedical research has been honored by national and international recognition, in the form of the Arthritis National Research Foundation Scholar Award, Osteoarthritis Research Society International Investigator Award, and the Kappa Delta Elizabeth Winston Lanier Award from the Orthopaedic Research Society. Dr. Sampen’s research has been continuously funded by federal grants (NIH, DoD, VA), private foundations, and pharmaceutical companies over the past 20 years. As an educator, Dr. Sampen taught extensively in many key biochemical classes, mentored more than 70 trainees, including postdoctoral fellows, orthopedic residents, spine surgeon fellows, graduate and college students, and medical students.
Rochester Smart Hospital of the Future Innovation Work Group
Dr. Gina Suh is an Infectious Diseases specialist at Mayo Clinic with expertise in the field of Orthopedic Infectious Diseases and soft tissue infections. She created the Musculoskeletal-ID program at Stanford University Medical Center in 2012, a multi-disciplinary program encompassing ID, Orthopedics, Plastics, and Vascular surgery, seeing patients with PJI, long-bone osteomyelitis, diabetic foot ulcers, and chronic wounds. Dr. Suh has a special interest in bacteriophages as a novel therapeutic for the treatment of infections, particularly multi-drug resistant and bioflm-mediated infections. She treated Mayo Clinic’s first phage therapy patients and is leading efforts to develop the Mayo Clinic Phage Therapy Program and run clinical trials.
Manager at Ultimate Orthopedics
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CEO Consulting LLCAcworth
Stacey M.Hayes has been in the Healthcare arena for over two decades. As a career healthcare executive, she has her Masters in Healthcare Management and electronic medical records. Her knowledge includes the ever changing healthcare landscape and utilizing electronic medical records to expand patient care.
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgery
United Arab Emirates
Dr. Hans-Joachin Poessel is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine in United Arab Emirates, to compassionately treat patients. He is Member of the European Federation National Associations of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (EFFORT) and He is the Head of German Emirates Medical Council. His areas of Special Interest are Sports medicine of all levels, Shoulder, Bunion, Arthroscopy Surgery, Minimal Invasive Spine Injections, Biomolecular Orthopaedics
University of Miami
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Consultant Internal Medicine and Rheumatology
Dr.Salha Bakheet Alboainain is the Head of Internal Medicine Department at Dr. Sulaiman Alhabib Hospital at Khobar, Kingdom of Saudia Arabia. She has a Saudi board certificate at Internal Medicine 2005 and Saudi Fellowship certificate at Rheumatology 2010. She has overall 13 years experience among government, university and private hospitals.
Industrial Technology Research Institute
Dr. TzuHung Lin has completed his PhD and postdoctoral studies from National Taiwan University, Taiwan, ROC. He worked for Drug Research Center and was also the advanced Application Scientist/Trainer for micro-CT systems. His major field was bone/dental associated research. Now, he is the director of multiscale nano-CT laboratory in Industrial Technology Research Institute for Biomedical, porous materials, fibers, and IC chips research. He has published more than 20 research papers in various top journals and win the gold metal for excellent research award of ITRI 2021.
Iran University of Medical Sciences
Dr. Shima Tavakol obtained a Ph.D. degree from Tehran University of Medical Science in Nanomedicine and graduated as the best Ph.D. graduate of nanomedicine in Iran. However, later she recognized as the best young faculty member and US inventor at Iran University of Medical Science. She was working in the field of nanomedicine (Tissue Engineering) for 10 years and cell death mechanisms thereof for 5 years. In addition, she have published more than 60 papers until now, one US patent and three books (Elsevier and etc.)
Tehran University of Medical Sciences
Dr. Mojtaba Mafi M.D., Medical Doctor/ Physician, Graduated from Tehran University, Tehran, Iran. He studied in Neurosurgery and graduated with ‘A’ score with thesis on Meningioma Brain Tumor during 6 years. It is a truth universally acknowledged about his publications more than 200 articles and also honorable speaker at various international conferences. He is a man of profession of a good fortune with continuing practice with special consideration on psychosomatic disorders and completed many post graduate courses on health psychology, addiction medicine, sexual disorders therapy etc., successfully.
Suez Canal University
Dr. Nesreen Mohamed Ismail Moustafa, Doctorate of Rheumatology Suez Canal University, Egypt, Rheumatologist Capital Health group, Lecturer Suez Canal University, Egypt, international member of American college of Rheumatology, Member of Emirates Society of Rheumatology, Certified Expert Musculoskeletal ultrasound,UCAM Spain, European League Certified Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Trainer and Expert, sharing in different workshops of Musculoskeletal ultrasound as trainer, interested in Management of different Connective tissue diseases including Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and its complications.
Dr. Laith Alamlih is Assistant Professor of medicine at Hebron University and a consultant rheumatologist at Princess Alia Hospital, Palestine. Having graduated from Cairo university with honors, he completed the Internal medicine residency and fellowship training in Hamad medical corporation, Qatar. Dr. Alamlih has many publications in peer reviewed Journals in the field of internal medicine and rheumatology. He and his team were awarded with the best original research in Hamad medical corporation 2018. He is a certified MSK ultrasound practitioner by the American College of Rheumatology. His research focuses on various rheumatic disorder. His clinical interest is in Antiphospholid syndrome, vasculitis, connective tissue diseases and Rheumatology MSK US.
Kartal City Hospital
Dr. Selim Ergün is an Orthopaedic surgeon, mainly interested in knee surgery. He practices on Arthroscopy and Arthroplasty. He was working in Kartal Dr. Lütfi Kırdar City Hospital, in Istanbul, Turkey. He will be honored to present their study, in which they compared patients with mobile and fixed bearing unicondylar knee Arthroplasty cases.
University of Dubrovnik
Dr Mladen Miškulin, MD, PhD specializes in orthopedics and traumatology. He continued his professional education in Italy where he worked at the Rizzoli Orthopaedic Clinic in Bologna and the Orthopedic Clinic of Genoa. Dr Miškulin’s narrow specialization is in the field of arthroscopic surgery, including the knee, shoulder, ankle, hip and elbow and in the prosthetic replacement of the knee, shoulder, ankle, hip and elbow.
Dr. Hafiz Muhammad Basit (PhD pharmaceutics) Research associate Faculty of Pharmacy Gomal university dera Ismail khan Kpk pakistan !