Ospan A Mynbaev
MIPT-State University, Russia
Ospan A. Mynbaev MD, PhD, ScD, MSc (MedPharm), Adjunct-Professor, The Principal Researcher, Moscow Institute of Physics & Technology (State University), Dolgoprudny, Moscow region, Russia Representative, The New European Surgical Academy, Berlin, Germany His main research topic is related to CO2-pneumoperitoneum pathophysiology and he published many research, editorial and critical articles and opinion letters concerning this topic. He developed an original theory of pathogenesis of CO2-pneumoperitoneum-induced metabolic hypoxemia in a rabbit model (2002), which was cited in Current opinion in obstetrics and gynecology in 2003. Ospan Mynbaev has won several awards presenting pathophysiological mechanisms of CO2-pneumoperitoneum on worldwide congresses, including: “The Appreciation Award in Recognition of Valuable Contribution” at the 2nd and the 3rd International Emirates Conference on Minimally Invasive Surgery & NOTES (21-22 May 2015 and 12-13 May 2016, Abu Dhabi); Appreciation award for scientific contribution to the 13th National Congress of Gynecology and Obstetrics of the Turkish Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation May 11-15, 2015, Antalya, Turkey. “The Honarable Mention Prize-Diploma for Multidisciplinary Paper” at the SLS congress, ENDO-EXPO, Boston, USA (2006); “Raul Palmer prize” on ESGE congress, Lisboa, Portugal (2001); “Jerome J. Hoffmann prize”, AAGL annual meeting California, USA (2001); The award (1st prize) for scientific presentation at the All-Russian ObGyn Forum, Moscow (2010); Gratitude letters signed by: the IXth ESG congress president Copenhagen, Denmark(2011); the NESA president Berlin, Germany(2012); the president of Russian seminar on controversies in obstetrics and gynecology, Sochy (2014).
Constantine T Frantzides
Chicago Institute of Minimally Invasive Surgery, USA
Google Scholar H-index: 34
Dr. Frantzides is the Director of the Chicago Institute of Minimally Invasive Surgery (CIMIS); Director of the Laparoscopic and Bariatric Fellowship Program and clinical Professor of Surgery at the University of Illinois, Chicago. He is recognized worldwide as an expert in the field of laparoscopic surgery and is a charter member of the United States Laparoscopic Founders Society. His experience in laparoscopic gastrointestinal surgery is one of the most extensive in the United States. Dr. Frantzides created the Minimally Invasive Surgery Center at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and was the Director of the center from 1995-1997. Dr. Frantzides has served as the Director of the Minimally Invasive Surgery Center and professor of surgery at the University of Chicago from 1997 to 2000. He was also the Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Weiss Memorial Hospital from 1997-2000. Dr. Frantzides was the Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago and professor of surgery at Rush University. He was also the director of Minimally Invasive Surgery (2003-2006) and director of the Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship Program (2003-2008) at Northshore University Health System (previously known as Evanston Northwestern Healthcare). Under his Directorship, and because of his high volume of procedures and excellent outcomes Evanston Northwestern Healthcare was named a “Center Of Excellence” by the American College of Surgeons. He was the first in the world to introduce and perform 14 different laparoscopic procedures. He has worked extensively on the laparoscopic management of gastro- esophageal reflux disease and hiatal hernia, incisional hernia, treatment of esophageal achalasia and the laparoscopic treatment of benign and malignant diseases of the colon. Dr. Frantzides has extensively published in peer reviewed medical journals on the above mentioned ailments and other diseases managed in a minimally invasive approach. He performed the fist in the world prospective randomized trial of laparoscopic mesh repair of large hiatal hernias (Archives of Surgery 2002) and he introduced “The Frantzides Technique” for the treatment of esophageal high grade dysplasia and Barrett’s esophagus (American Journal of Surgery 2016). He developed a new safer technique for the laparoscopic gastric bypass (“Triple Stapling Technique” Archives of Surgery, 2003.) Dr. Frantzides was the first surgeon to define and publish the importance of preserving the Vagus nerve during a gastric bypass for avoidance of the dumping syndrome (Obesity Surgery 2011). He is credited with inventing two surgical instruments used in laparoscopic surgery. In addition Dr. Frantzides was Professor of Surgery at Northwestern University from 2004-2009. In recognition of his academic activities in laparoscopic surgery as well as his surgical skills he was given the “Achievement award for advanced laparoscopic surgery” by the American Society of General Surgeons. He was named in 2007 & 2008 America’s Top Surgeon and as the Most Compassionate Doctor by the Consumers’ Research Council of America (2010-2014). In addition Dr. Frantzides was named “Top Doctor” by the Chicago Magazine (2012-2016). He was given the “Certificate of Excellence” by US News & World Report 2011, 2012 & 2013. He was also named “America’s Top Doctor” by the acclaimed Castle Connolly Medical Guide for 10 consecutive years (2009-2018).
Maastricht University, Netherlands
Google Scholar H-index: 67
Harm Rutten is a surgeon-oncologist with a focus on the malignancies of the digestive tract and the breast. His special area of attention is rectal surgery. The Catharina Hospital is a national referral center for complex rectal cancer, both for the new tumors and locally returned tumors (local recurrences). The multidisciplinary approach, including the ability to irradiate during surgery, has meant that we can cure many more patients with this disease. We do a lot of scientific research in this area. He is also a trainer of young surgeons who want to become more proficient in the treatment of tumors of the digestive system. Harm Rutten is working as Chairman of the Gastrointestinal Tumors Working Group of the Integrated Cancer Center of the Netherlands (IKNL), Associate editor European Journal Surgical Oncology, Member of the scientific committee Dutch Surgical Colorectal Audit (DSCA) and Instructor CHIVO gastrointestinal surgery. He has been involving so many memberships like Dutch Society of Surgery, Dutch Society of Surgical Oncology, Dutch Association for Gastrointestinal Surgery, Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, London, Dutch Colorectal Cancer Group and Board member of the International Society for Intraoperative Radiotherapy.
Gail A. Van Norman
University of Washington, USA
Gail A. Van Norman MD is a Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine and Adjunct Professor of Bioethics at the University of Washington in Seattle Washington, USA. She is fellowship trained and has practiced in Cardiothoracic and Transplant Anesthesiology, was a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists Committee on Ethics for 19 years and also served as Chair of the Committee. She has more than 110 published book chapters and article, over 50 of which appear in peer reviewed journals, and is editor-in-chief of the Cambridge Textbook of Clinical Ethics for Anesthesiologists published by Cambridge University Press.
Long R Jiao
Imperial College London, UK
Prof. Jiao is a professor of surgery, chair and consultant in hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery (HPB) at Hammersmith Hospital Campus of Imperial College London. He is the lead surgeon in HPB Surgery at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust (ICHNT), and an academic Professor at Imperial College teaching and supervising both under and post graduates, MD and PhD students. He is the training programme director of the Northwest London of England for general surgery and the local postgraduate education chair at Hammersmith Hospital. He is an examiner for both MRCS of Royal Colleges of Surgeons and FRCS of Intercollegiate Examination. He has developed his research interest in pancreatic and liver diseases, wishing to improve patient outcomes through surgical innovation and translational research. His basic science work focused on MicroRNAs, circulating tumour cells (CTCs) and liver regeneration. He has investigated pathogenic mechanisms in pancreatic cystic tumours and pancreatic cancer. For the first time he described CTCs residing in organs local to pancreatic or colon cancers, and identified a few mRNAs to differentiate benign from premalignant pancreatic cystic tumours. Furthermore, he has described a range of innovative surgical techniques to improve pancreatic and liver surgery, and have introduced laparoscopic liver and pancreatic resection including laparoscopic Whipple’s. In liver surgery, he invented and described radiofrequency assisted liver partition with portal vein ligation for staged liver resection (RALPP) for major liver resection (Ann Surg 2015). In pancreatic surgery, he described longitudinal pancreaticojejunostomy following Whipple’s for pancreatic reconstruction (Arch Surg 2011), and laparoscopie Long’s sleeve pancreaticogastrostomy (LPG) for central pancreatectomy (HBSN 2016). The results of his research work have already been published in a range of high IF journals as the first or senior author in The Lancet Oncology, the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Gastroenterology and Annals of Surgery. He has published over 200 peer-reviewed papers in journals such as Annals of Surgery, Journal of Clinical Oncology, Hepatology and Lancet. He is a regular contributor to JAMA Surgery and other surgical journals.
Hernan D. Fernandez
Nuevo Hospital de Bocagrande, Colombia
Dr Fernández was born in the city of Medellín. He graduated as a Physician and Surgeon from the first accredited University in Medicine in Colombia, the CES University of Medellín. Then he specialized in General Surgery (4 years). He immediately finished his degree in General Surgery and became the first resident of the Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery program (3 years) at the Clinica Medellin, with a university degree granted by the CES. He participated in a large number of academic events as an exhibitor, presented international papers and publications. This effort earned him to be accepted as the first fellowship in Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery (1 year) of the Fundación Cardioinfantil in Bogota. Dr. Fernández has been a pioneer in the Colombian Atlantic coast of cardiac procedures of high complexity. Dr. Fernández is a founding member of the World Society for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery and an active member of the Colombian Society of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery. Dr. Fernández has always taken care of providing the best care to his patients, therefore he attends the annual congresses of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, Society for Thoracic Surgery and European Association for Cardiothoracic Surgery annually as part of his commitment to be at the forefront of knowledge.
University of Wisconsin, USA
Dr. Amgad Hanna grew up in Cairo, Egypt and graduated from the faculty of Medicine at Cairo University. He completed his Neurosurgery residency at the University of Rennes, in France, in 1999. He also continued on to complete a Neurosurgery residency in the USA at Thomas Jefferson University hospital in Philadelphia. Dr. Hanna further specialized in spine and nerves by completing a spine fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis USA, and a combined spine and peripheral nerve fellowship at Mayo Clinic, Rochester USA. In 2009 he joined the University of Wisconsin as an assistant professor of Neurosurgery. As Dr. Hanna began treating spinal cord injured patients, he observed a lot of progress in spinal stabilization procedures but not in spinal cord regeneration. Thus, Dr. Hanna has devoted much research time into developing techniques to improve spinal cord regeneration after an injury. Over the past few years, he has published over a dozen research papers and clinical papers as well as a book on the Anatomy and Exposure of Spinal Nerves and another book on Nerve Cases. Dr. Hanna aspires to one day have his research help patients with nerve injuries or spinal cord injuries improve functional recovery and thus improve their quality of life.
Anil D. Kulkarni
University of Texas Medical School, USA
Anil Kulkarni, MSC, PH.D., professor in the Department of Surgery at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School, was awarded a highly competitive Fulbright-Nehru Scholarship Award for Academic and Professional Experience to travel to India this fall to teach immunonutrition and functional foods in the global health era. As part of his fellowship, one of his goals back home in Houston will be to establish the Center of ImmunonUTrition, which will feature the development of basic and translational curriculum in these specific areas.
Alexander A. Vitin
University of Washington, USA
Alexander A. Vitin, MD, Ph.D has completed his Ph.D on Extracorporeal detoxication for ESLD patients in 1986. Over 32 years of experience in Anesthesiology and Critical Care medicine, 13 years in perioperative care for liver transplantation. Author of 28 peer-reviewed publications, 8 book chapters, 5 books (as author, co-author, editor) and more than 25 other publications. Member of 6 US-based and international professional and educational Societies and Committees. Invited speaker on 2 USA- and 6 International meetings in 5 countries. Currently Associate Professor, and UNOS-appointed Director of Transplant Anesthesia at University of Washington MC. Dr. research interests are Anesthesiology, Care Medicine, Surgical Critical Care, Transplant Surgery, Traumatology.
Stanford University School of Medicine, USA
Waldo Concepcion, MD, FACS, is a Professor of Surgery, Chief of Clinical Transplantation at Stanford University and Chief of Pediatric Kidney Transplantation at Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford. Dr. Concepcion is a member of the original team that developed the liver transplant program at California Pacific Medical Center, where he practiced as a transplant surgeon from 1988 to 1994 and is an expert in the field of hepatobiliary and portal hypertension surgery. He and his team moved to Stanford University In 1994. By 1996, he was named director of the Transplantation Institute at Loma Linda University Medical Center where he founded the pediatric liver program and served as Director over the multi-organ transplant program. Under his leadership, his program became one of the premier transplant centers in Southern California, earning the industry distinction of Center of Excellence among health care organizations as well as his program being reported one of the highest patient and organ graft survival in Southern California.In 2005, Dr. Concepcion returned to Stanford University to become the new Chief of Clinical Transplantation and Chief of Pediatric Kidney Transplantation at Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital continuing in the tradition of one of the best kidney transplant programs in the world. He has published over 100 articles and book chapters in the scientific literature and remains active in clinical research projects. His area of interest are; outcomes in pediatric and adult liver transplantation and kidney transplantation, pediatric liver tumors, and viral infections post-op transplantation in pediatric patients.
Ramazi O. Datiashvili
New Jersey Medical School, USA
Ramazi O. Datiashvili, MD, PhD is a world recognized Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon. He has had an extremely successful carrier in Russia. After graduation from The First Moscow Medical Institute in 1972 and completion of his Fellowship in General and Vascular Surgery at the National Research Center of Surgery in 1974, he quickly progressed to become a Chief of the Microsurgical Department at age 28 at the Moscow City Hospital #51. He earned his PhD degree in 1978. In 1981 he continued his outstanding academic and surgical carrier at the National Surgical Center in Moscow. A leading surgical institution in Russia. In 1988 he earned a Degree Doctor of Medical Science. The highest scientific degree in Russia. In 1991 Dr. Datiashvili immigrated to the US. Here he completed General Surgery Residency at the Mount Sinai Medical School in New York and then Plastic Surgery Residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry/New Jersey Medical School. Now Dr. Datiashvili continues his successful carrier as a Professor in the Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery at Rutgers University/New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Datiashvili is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is an active Member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Association of Plastic Surgeons, American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery, International Confederation for Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery, and other surgical societies.
Raphael Y. Gershon
Emory University, USA
Prof. Raphael Y. Gershon, MD is a practicing Anesthesiologist in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Gershon graduated from University of Maryland School of Medicine in 1986 and has been in practice for 32 years. He completed a residency at University of Maryland Medical System. He currently practices at Grady Memorial Hospital and is affiliated with Grady Health System. Dr. Gershon accepts multiple insurance plans including Medicare, Anthem, and Coventry Health Care.
Larry V Lapanashvili
Marji Ltd. Medical Center, Georgia
Larry V. Lapanashvili studied medicine in 1969-1975 first in Riga, Latvia and then Tbilisi, Georgia State Medical Universities. His practical work started in General Surgery and then grows up to Thoracic and later Cardiovascular Surgery. His more than 30 years research is dedicated to Bio-Mechanical Assisted Circulation. First he started with investigation of invasive ways at Bakoulev Cardiovascular Center (Moscow, RU) which was completed as Ph.D. thesis in the 1989. For this research he received A.Carrel Award from Italian Cardiosurgeons Association (Rome, 1991). Nowadays he finished with surgery and developing noninvasive technologies and telemedicine. He has 8 patent granted innovations and published more than 50 papers in reputed journals. He is the fellow of International College of Angiology and member of several National and International Organizations He is co-founder of CardioLa Ltd (Winterthur, CH), founder and director of medical companies Marji Ltd (Tbilisi, GE) and La-Cor GmbH (Winterthur, CH).
University of Catania, Italy
Prof. Rosario Vecchio is a Head of the Departmental Office of Laparoscopic Surgery of the Vittorio Emanuele Polyclinic of Catania, he will remain in office for 4 years. The Center was established by the University of Catania by decree of the Magnificent Rector, prof Francesco Basile. Prof. Vecchio, professor at the Department of General Surgery and Medical-Surgical Specialties of the University of Catania, former Deputy Director of the Department of General Surgery, is a member of the Department Board and member of the Orientation and Training Center (COF) of the University.
Sameer Ali Bafaqeeh
King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
Mr. SAMEER ALI BAFAQEEH is a university professor in King Saud University, College of Medicine, Otolaryngology Department, Past Program director of KSU Facial Plastic fellowship, Facial Plastic Division Chairman , PAAFPRS Vice President, Chairman annual international Rhinoplasty & Otoplasty courses. Received higher surgical training from University Hospital of George August (Gottingen West Germany), He has trained as a clinical fellow in facial plastic surgery in Oregon Health Sciences University (Portland, Oregon, USA) Under supervision of Prof. Ted Cook. He has invited for lectures in various national & international facial plastic surgery meetings and published many scientific papers as well as authored chapters related to facial plastic surgery in reference books. Since started He is passionate about teaching these skills in King Saud University Facial Plastic fellowship program, Otolaryngology Residency program, and runs the first middle east advanced Rhinoplasty & Otoplasty courses in SAUDIA ARABIA, and he is a faculty of various national and international workshops and courses.
Sligo University Hospital, Ireland
Dr Hartel is currently Consultant Histopathologist at Sligo University Hospital, Sligo, Ireland and Medical Director of Clinical Laboratory Medicine with Grafton City and Sistersville General Hospitals in West Virginia, USA. He is clinical associate professor with the Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at West Virginia University School of Medicine and is Honorary Senior Lecturer in Pathology at National University of Ireland, Galway, School of Medicine. He is active in teaching and research endeavors, particularly in general histopathology, neoplastic and non-neoplastic lung disease, and sarcomas. He has numerous publications and has been invited to speak about his research nationally and internationally, and has served as expert witness and consultant for Irish and US law firms. Dr Hartel is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pathology and Fellow of the Faculty of Pathology, Royal College of Physicians in Ireland, College of American Pathologists and American Society of Clinical Pathology.
Ulf Thorsten Zierau
Dr. Ulf Thorsten Zierau, Born in 1960 at Magdeburg (GDR), he studied medicine at Humboldt - Universität Berlin from 1982 - 1988, bachelor of medicine 1987, promotion and doctor of medicine 1988, assistant in surgery / vascular surgery in Charité Berlin from 1988 - 1994 (Prof. Wolff, Prof Bürger), specialization in vascular surgery in vein - center Mühlenberg Klinik Malente and university of cologne 1994 - 1996, chief of department vascular surgery at hospital Gransee from 1996-1997, own practice in vascular surgery and phlebologie since 2/1997 in Berlin, since 2012 also in Rostock. Dr. Zierau one of the first vascular surgeons who were allowed to work by means of catheter technology in the arterial system. This was due to the special training in the Chartitè, as well as to a study visit to the Stanford University in USA. There, together with a colleague from Potsdam and a colleague from Nuernberg, he was able to study catheter technology in the vascular system for the first time - and then put it into practice. So it was obvious that from 2002 we also used the various catheter systems in the venous system. And so it was only logical that Dr. Zierau - although a passionate surgeon and vascular surgeon - consistently works with the gentlest treatment methods when it comes to removing spider veins and varicose veins. This led to an all-changing decision in 2012 - no more radical surgery on the venous system! No stripping and no phlebectomy (check mark method) With the departure from the old surgical methods, the scalpel lost importance. Important were catheter and ultrasound. Overall, the path consistently led to gentle treatments, which resulted in a faster healing through the minimal intervention. Specialist in surgery, vascular surgeon and phlebologist - specialized in diagnostics and therapy of varicose veins and venous diseases - own practice since 1997 in Berlin - since 2002 catheter-assisted treatment methods - since 2012 Praxisklinik Rostock and the consequent dedication to minimally invasive catheter-assisted and ultrasound-guided therapies. - since 2017 member of the German Society of Phlebology (venous medicine).
Ahmed N. Ghanem
Mansoura University, Egypt
Dr Ghanem was educated in Egypt and qualified in 1968, Mansoura University, Egypt. He gained postgraduate experience in UK where he was promoted in posts up to the consultant level. He practiced as consultant Urologist in UK, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. During his career he reported over 60 articles. He discovered two new types of vascular shocks, proved that one physiological law is wrong and provided an alternative. He resolved the puzzles of 3 clinical syndromes; TURP syndrome, the LPHS and ARDS. He is now on an editorial board member of many journals while he is happily retired in Egypt.
Ashraf El Molla
Prince Sultan Military Medical City, Saudi Arabia
Ashraf Mohamed Ibrahim EL-Molla is a Consultant Anesthesiologist, Prince Sultan Military Medical City, Saudi Arabia. He is interested in airway management, his recent publication “Bridging Bronchus, type six as a new rare case of a bronchial anomaly.
Penn State College of Medicine USA
Dr. Youri L. Vater is an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine at the University of Washington. He is graduated from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in the year of 1977. Dr. Vater has over 38 years of experience in the field of anesthesiology. Dr. Vater has a rreat passion in liver transplantation anesthesia and new world challenges - global obesity epidemics and aging. His research interests are Fast-track anesthesia management in liver transplantation; anesthesia for bariatric surgery and obesity; ischemia-reperfusion physiology.Dr. Youri L. Vater research interests are Fast-track anesthesia management in liver transplantation; anesthesia for bariatric surgery and obesity; ischemia-reperfusion physiology.
Urban Medical Beauty of Rome Italy
Fabrizio Bonucci MD, is a Surgeon Doctor and Dental Practitioner; Aesthetic Medicine Doctor. He has got his degree in Medicine and Surgery in 1985, Sapienza University of Rome and specialization in Surgery of Digestive System and Surgical Digestive Endoscopy in 1988 from Sapienza University of Rome. He has completed Master in Facial Aesthetic Medicine, SIMEO, Rome in 2014. He has Experience and Partnership with: Department of General Surgery of Villa S.Pietro Hospital, Rome; Department of Oncologic Surgery of Regina Elena Hospital, Rome; Department of Endoscopy 1st Surgery Clinic, Umberto 1st General Hospital, Rome; Department of General Surgery of S.Eugenio Hospital, Rome.
Bnai Zion Medical Center, Israel
Mostafa Somri is the Professor and Director of Anesthesia Department in Bnai Zion Medical Centre, Israel. His research includes anesthesiology, trauma mass causalities, incidents, ICU, emergency, etc
King Abdulaziz Hospital for National Guards, Saudi Arabia
Hamid Amer is Nuclear Cardiology Board Certified and is an Associate Consultant in Nuclear Medicine at King Abdulaziz Hospital for National Guards, Saudi Arabia. He is involved in researches related to the Department of Nuclear Cardiology
Rambam Hospital, Israel
Safi Khuri MD, is a General Surgeon at the Department of General Surgery, Rambam Health Campus, Haifa, Israel. He is Junior surgeon at the HPB and surgical oncology unit. He received a MD diploma from the Jordanian university of science and technology at 2010, and had been resident at the general surgery department at Rambam Health Care Campus between 2012-2017. He is the director of the internship program at hhis department for 3 years. He has published more than 15 papers in reputed journals, most of them were about surgical oncology. Of his ongoing researches is the impact of elevated intra-abdominal pressure on kidney injury, the correlation between vascular anomalies faced during pancreaticoduodenectomy and intra/post operative complications.
Botkin Hospital, Russia
Vsevolod Lykhin anesthesiologist physician who work for 7 years in Regional Anesthesia setting and now start practice in Pain Management facility. He was one of the founders of the direction of fascial blocks in regional anesthesia in Russia. Since 2018, Vsevolod Lykhin, is a teacher in ESRA CADAVER WORKSHOPS. Now at the Botkin Hospital, the Medical Simulation Center conducts 3 programs of regional anesthesia with courses of fascial blocks. The University Clinic of the Botkin Hospital allows you to use the capabilities of modern regional anesthesia for the benefit of patients with high safety and efficacy to correct different pain syndromes.
Nebojsa Nick Knezevic
University of Illinois, USA
Dr. Nebojsa Nick Knezevic is the Vice Chairman for Research and Education at Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Management at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, and also an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Surgery at the College of Medicine, University of Illinois Chicago. Dr. Knezevic has extensive expertise in basic and clinical research, and he has published more than 90 highly-cited, peer-reviewed scientific articles. He also serves as a reviewer for many anesthesia and pain journals. Dr. Knezevic is the Section-Editor of the Pain Physician journal; Associate Editor of the BMC Anesthesiology and Assistant Editor of the Anesthesia & Analgesia journal. Dr. Knezevic is a designated member of the Advocate Healthcare IRB. He is serving as a Vice Chair of the ASA Abstract Review Subcommittee on Chronic and Cancer Pain, and served as Chair or Committee member for many national and international meetings, including NYSORA, AAPM, ASIPP, NWAC, MARC, etc. Dr. Knezevic has developed many research and educational anesthesia and pain programs for residents, fellows, and attending physicians. Dr. Knezevic manages multiple US and global clinical trials (phases I-IV) for the testing of different pain medications and innovative medical devices for acute and chronic pain. Dr. Knezevic is a recognized lecturer in many national and international conferences with multiple awards for outstanding academic achievements
Evando Lauritzen Lucena
Clinica Lauritzen, Brazil
Oran Military Hospital, Algeria
Reshetov Igor Vladimirovich
Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University, Russia
Reshetov Igor Vladimirovich has been working as Vice-Rector for innovation work and Head of Department of Oncology and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Federal Medical-Biological Agency of Russia since 2003. He is the author of many joint developments between basic sciences and clinical medicine, which is reflected in 490 publications, 6 monographs and atlases and also has 61 inventions and patents to his credit. Since 2014, he is the Head of the Department of Plastic Surgery, I.M Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University, Russia and Director of NACC Plastic Surgery. In 2016, he was elected as an Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
Ohio State University, USA
Dr Michael S Firstenberg is a board-certified thoracic surgeon practicing adult cardiac surgery at The Medical Center of Aurora (Colorado, USA) where he serves at the Chief of Cardiothoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. He currently holds Adjunct appointments in the Colleges of Medicine and Graduate Studies at Northeast Ohio Medical University. He also has a faculty appointment at Rocky Vista University. He attended Case Western Reserve University Medical School, received his General Surgery training at University Hospitals in Cleveland, and completed a Fellowship in Thoracic Surgery at The Ohio State University. He also obtained advanced training in heart failure surgical therapies at The Cleveland Clinic. He has lectured worldwide and written >100 peer-reviewed articles, numerous textbook chapters, and edited several books. In addition, he is active in numerous professional societies, clinical research projects, and multi-disciplinary leadership committees.
Wendy M. Suhre
University of Washington, USA
Wendy Suhre is a general anesthesiologist at University of Washington Medical Center. She is the Medical Director of the Pre-Anesthesia Clinic. She has implemented a pharmacogenomics program at her institution and continues to work on extending the program to other areas across of medicine across her institution.