Ronald C. Pearlman, Audiology-Howard University, USA
He is Professor of audiology and speech pathology at Howard University in Washington, D.C. He received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Dr. Perlman has over 30 publications in his fields of interest.
Dr. Pearlman has been in clinical practice in both audiology and intraoperative neuromonitoring.
Cheryl L. Giddens, Oklahoma State University, USA
Guang-Di Chen, State University of New York at Buffalo, USA
Biography: Since 1989 when I completed my Ph.D. at the Shanghai Institute of Physiology, Chinese Academy of Science, I have been studying auditory neuroscience in the United States of America. I have published more than 80 peer reviewed papers on (1) the mechanisms of the cochlear injury by intense noise, ototoxic agents, and/or ageing and its protection, and (2) plastic changes in the central auditory pathway including classical and non-classical auditory centers.
Research Interest: At the present, I am interested in studying the mechanisms underlying the cochlear injury after prolonged low-level noise exposure (at the environmental noise level) and plasticity in the central auditory pathway, by using electrophysiological recording, immunohistological staining, and molecular biology.
Alfio Ferlito, IHNSG, Italy
Jacopo Cambi, Ospedale Civile S Maria Regina Degli Angeli, Italy
Vestibular disorders and physiology; Sleep disorders and physiology.
Arianna Di Stadio, University of Perugia, Italy
Biogaphy: Dr Di Stadio, worked two years at Harvard Medical School where she conducted studies on human temporal bone and in molecular biology to investigate the origin of sensorineural hearing loss. She’s currently collaborating with USA and European Universities in projects addressed to neuro degenerative disorders and hearing loss. She is consultant for several industries and she is coordinator of Italian multicentric studies. Responsible of the otolaryngology research line at IRCCS San Camillo Hospital in Venice, she has her academic affiliation in the Permanent Temporal Bone Lab of Perugia University. Dr Di Stadio is a certified Facial Plastic and Microsurgeon, she earned her fellowship at the prestigious school of Surgery of France. She won in 2009 the fellowship of EAFPS. Her research is currently focused on the biologic mechanisms responsible of SNHL in patients with neurodegenerative disease as Multiple Sclerosis and Alzheimer.
Andrea BALLINI, University of Bari ALDO MORO, Italy
Doctor of Dental Surgery (University of Bari ALDO MORO, Italy), Master of Science (M.Sc) in Orthognathodontics (University of Foggia, Italy) and in Sexuality Medicine (University of Bari ALDO MORO, Italy). Post-Graduate in Epidemiological Methodology, Bioethics, Culture and Quality Management and Temporomandibular disorders and atypical facial pain: from diagnosis to multidisciplinary management (University of Bari ALDO MORO, Italy). Laboratory Head at Department of Dental Sciences and Surgery. Author of scientific papers and book chapters on National and International Journals (and Books) with Impact factor. Invited reviewer, Lead Guest Editor, Past-Associate Editor and Editorial Board Member in International Journals. Lead Guest Editor for "Stem Cells International" http://www.hindawi.com/journals/sci/si/523172/cfp/ (Published/Hosted by: Hindawi Publishing Corporation). Winner of “Sant’Apollonia Award” from ANDI (Italian Dental National Association) in year 2005 for the best clinical and scientific report in Dental Sciences. Winner of "Research Award" from Medical and Dental Council of Bari (Italy) in year 2016. Speaker in National and International courses and conferences.
Scientific research activity in Dentistry, Sexual Transmitted Diseases, Medical Genetics, Clinical Biochemistry, Dermatology, Immunology, Microbiology, Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Maxillofacial Surgery, Biotechnology, Occupational Medicine, Biochemistry and Dental Hygiene. Actually the research lines are focused on: stem cells from oral and extra-oral tissues, regenerative therapies in dentistry and maxillofacial surgery, biomimetic scaffolds, genetic disorders with and without oral and maxillofacial features, genetics of periodontal disease and its correlation with systemic diseases, genotoxicity, cytogenetic, biochemistry implant dentistry, orthodontics, and Laser Technology and Therapy.
Kimihiro Okubo, Nippn Medical School, Japan
Edward C Killan, University of Leeds, UK
Biography: Dr Edward Killan has worked at the University of Leeds since 2004 and is the Audiology Lead within the School of Medicine, where he contributes to the education of a range of healthcare professionals. Prior to this he worked as a clinical scientist specialising in paediatric audiology. His PhD explored suppression mechanisms of otoacoustic emissions evoked by tone bursts, and more recent research interests include investigating factors that affect outcomes post-cochlear implantation. He is currently the vice-Chair of the British Society of Audiology and will take over as Chair in 2018.
Shuhua Li, General Hospital of Shenyang Military Area Command, P.R.China
Dr Shuhua LI has received his PhD in People Liberation Army Medical College during the period o 1996 to 1999. Currently, he is working as otolaryngologist in the general hospital of shenyang military area command. He has successfully completed his Administrative responsibilities as director of otolaryngology department. His research has mainly included practical basic and clinical of obstructive sleep apnea hypoapnea sydrome. Based on this research and fellowship training he has received several awards and honors. He is serving as an editorial member of several reputed journals like J Otol & expert Reviewers for journals like Laryngoscope.
Sleep apnea, Obstructive, Surgery
Pawel Burduk, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland
Otolaryngology head and neck surgery; rhinology, endoscopis sinus surgery and skull base surgery; experimental oncology; otology; voice surgery; biomedical engineering
Jae-Hwan Kwon, Kosin University Gospel Hospital, South Korea
Fatih Oghan, Dumlupinar University, Turkey
Dr. Fatih Oghan received his license from the University of Istanbul. Doctorate program was received from the Department ORL and HNS at Abant Izzet Baysal University of Duzce, Turkey. He is specialist in Ear, Nose &Throat medicine and oral and maxillofacial surgery. His research areas include Head and neck oncology, facial plastic and reconstructive surgery of the head and neck. He is Co-Chairman of the Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery at the Dumlupinar University of Kutahya in Turkey. He has 60 published articles that indexed in SCI-E and 16 national articles.