Giorgio Bolla was born in Adria, near Venice, in 1957. He graduates with full marks and honours in Medicine at Padua university. He alternates the work as surgeon with the activity of racing-driver, with success in international environment.He is a mountain-climber. He’s a poet and essayist, he has published various poems translated into the English and the Spanish .
Antonella Gagliano, Policlinico Universitario G. Martino, Italy
Antonella Gagliano completed her first degrees at the University of Messina (Sicily- Italy) in 1995 and her PhD at the University of Naples Federico II. Since 1999, she has been working as Research Assistant Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Department of Pediatric Science, University of Messina. In 2011 she moved to the Ninewells’ Hospital and Medical School in Dundee, Scotland. She worked under the supervision of Professor Professor David Coghill at Developmental Research Group for one year. She is a child and adolescent psychiatrist with a particular interest in ADHD, Specific learning disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder and psychopharmacology. In 2015 she was promoted to Director of the Child Psychiatry Unit of the Policlinico G. Martino Hospital in Messina. Her current projects are centred on neurodevelopmental disorders, early identification, educational and psychopharmacological treatment.
1. Diagnostic issues in learning disabilities, conduct disorders, affective disorders, pervasive developmental disorders, eating disorders
2. Neuropsychological issues in childhood epilepsy
3. Sleep disorders in children and adolescent
4. Clinical psychopharmacological studies.
Carmine Finelli, Ospedale S. Maria della Pietà-ASL Napoli 3 Sud, Italy
Dr Carmine Finelli is currently senior registrar of the Department of Emergency and Internal Medicine, Ospedale S. Maria della Pietà – ASL Napoli 3 Sud, Nola (Naples), Italy. Dr. Finelli obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree in 1999 at the Federico II University Medical School in Naples discussing the thesis: “Prevalence of eating disorders in obese outpatients”. He obtained his PhD in “Clinic and Pathology of Chronic-Degenerative Cardiovascular, Rheumatic and Nutritional diseases” at the Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Federico II University Medical School in Naples in 2004. Research work was carried at the Clinical Nutrition Unit of the same Department. He also obtained his postgraduate degree in Internal Medicine, in 2008, at the Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Federico II University Medical School in Naples. His main research interests are in polymorphism genetic in severe obesity; indicators of the nutritional status; pathogenetic mechanisms of insulin-resistance, hypertension and fatty liver in obesity; physical activity and energy expenditure in human obesity; metabolic and nutritional status in severely obese patients treated with bariatric surgery at short and long-term. He is also author of more than 124 papers, 46 published on peer-reviewed international journals. Dr. Finelli is currently involved in studies on the physiopathology, genetic and treatment of obesity.
Physiopathology, genetic and treatment of obesity
Hai Ming Wong, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Dental fear, social impact of oral health, children with special health care needs.
Balazs Peter, Semmelweis University, Hungary
Orna Braun-Lewensohn, University of the Negev, Israel
Orna Braun-Lewensohn is an Associate Professor and the head of the ‘‘Conﬂict Resolution and Conﬂict Management’’ Program at the Ben Gurion University of the Negev (Israel). She received her Ph.D. at the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Brussels in 2007. Her major research interests include mental health outcomes and coping during or following stressful events. The focus of her research is personal as well as communal coping resources in different cultural groups. Her theoretical perspective is the salutogenic model of Antonovsky and the coping theory of Lazarus & Folkman. She is considered an expert in this field. Recently, she was funded by the Israeli Democracy Institute for her study: Between the 'out' and the 'in': Integration of Ultra-Orthodox academics in the Israeli job market. Other main funding resources are Israeli Science Foundation (ISF), Peres Center for Peace etc. She publishes extensively in journals such as: Current Psychiatry Reports, Anxiety, Stress, & Coping, Community Mental Health Journal, Journal of Adolescence, Journal of Positive Psychology, Social Indicators Research etc.
Dr. Khaled Saad graduated from Assiut University’s programs in Medicine and Surgery in 1997 and he obtained Master’s Degree in Pediatrics in 2003. After that he joined the Pediatrics department, at Assiut University, as a staff member teaching Pediatrics for medical students and postgraduates. In 2009, he received MD degree in clinical pediatrics. He is currently an Associate professor in Pediatric department at the Assiut University Children's Hospital, which is the largest children’s medical center in Upper Egypt. It is a teaching hospital with more than 550 beds that provides both primary and tertiary care for children in all governorates in Upper Egypt. Dr. Khaled is an editorial member of 31 medical journals in the fields of pediatrics and general medicine. He is a referee in 56 medical journals.
Pediatric Neuro psychiatry, Autism, ADHD
Arshad Islam, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
4 years Bachelor in Biotechnology (2007, University of Peshawar), M.Phil. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2009, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad) and Ph.D. in Chemistry (Bio-inorganic) (2014, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG). Post-doctoral research fellow (2014-15, UFMG). Special Visiting Researcher (2015-16, Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto). Currently working as post-doctoral research fellow (2016-17, UFMG).
Research Interest: Nano-biotechnology, Chemotherapy, Drug development for cancer and parasitic diseases