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Rafael Reimann Baptista

Rafael Reimann Baptista, PhD, is a Full Professor at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), Brazil. He is also member of the Brazilian Society of Biomechanics. Professor Baptista completed his PhD in Human Movement Sciences at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul in 2011. Professor Baptista maintains active membership of numerous professional and academic societies. In 2012, he was awarded by the Young PhD grant by the Foundation for Research Support of the State of Rio Grande do Sul (FAPERGS), Brazil. In 2017, he was the President of the XVII Brazilian Congress of Biomechanics, supported by the National Council for Scientific and Technological (CNPQ), the Foundation for Research Support of the State of Rio Grande do Sul, and the Coordination of Superior Level Staff Improvement (CAPES). Professor Baptista sits on the editorial board for the Frontiers in Physiology as Associate Editor in Exercise Physiology and at the Editorial Board of PeerJ Life and Environment, and has published 78 papers including 30 in international peer-reviewed journals according to Scopus, with a 9 h-index. He is a frequent invited keynote speaker at academic conferences and educational events across Brazil and South America. He works in exercise physiology and biomechanics, with an emphasis in the clinical aspects of gait in older adults. He coordinates the Physical Activity Research and Evaluation Laboratory (LAPAFI) at the School of Health and Life Sciences at PUCRS.

Scotty J Butcher

Associate Professor of Physical Therapy in the School of Rehabilitation Science, University of Saskatchewan, Canada; Teaching and research interests in strength training and high-intensity training with rehabilitation implications; Founder of The Strength Jedi, an educational company providing online continuing education resources for health and fitness professionals and on-site strength and conditioning for older adults, post-rehabilitation, and general health.

Lia Fernandes

Associate Professor - University of Porto (UP)
UP Researcher, in charge of the Mental Health unit for the Gerontology and Geriatrics PhD Program - Centro Hospitalar São João / Faculty of Medicine, UP
Teaching also General Practice, Nursing, Psychology and Social Education in several Universities
Medical Doctor, Senior Graduate Assistant of Psychiatry in CHSJ and Family Therapist

Portuguese Association of Gerontopsychiatry/APG (President 2010-13); International Psychogeriatric Association/IPA (Board of Directors 2011-14 and Expert Advisory Council since 2014); Dementia Cerebral Aging Group Study/GEECD (Board of Directors 2008-10); Portuguese Society for Geriatrics and Gerontology/SPGG (Scientific Board since 2012); Portuguese Society of Family Therapy/SPTF (National Board 1997-00 and 2000-03); International Family Therapy Association/IFTA (Board of Directors 2009-12 and 2012-15).

Tamas Fulop

Dr. Tamàs Fülöp is Assistant Director of the Age Research Centre and Full Professor within the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at the Université de Sherbrooke in Quebec, Canada. He is also Head of the Immune Inflammation Laboratory and Medical Director of the Memory Clinic.

M.D: From the Unversity of Geneva.

His postdoctoral research was in the biochemistry of connective tissues, and his PhD is in immunology and gerontology. His research interest is aging in relation to immunity.

Andrew R Gray

I am a biostatistician in the Biostatistics Centre at the University of Otago, a role I have held since 2004. Most of my work involves collaborating on a wide range of research projects in the health sciences, particularly in paediatric obesity, sleep, and physical activity; respiratory epidemiology, mostly asthma and COPD; dentistry; and health systems. I also work on statistical methods research, mostly topics inspired by these collaborations.

Prior to my current position I was a software metrics and machine learning researcher in the Department of Information Science at the same institution.

Faizan Z Kashoo

Mr. Faizan Zaffar Kashoo is affiliated to Department of Applied Medical Sciences, University of Majmaah. He is currently providing services as Lecturer. Mr. Faizan Zaffar Kashoo has published numerous publications in various national and international peer-reviewed journals and presented scientific papers across the world. Because of the active association with different societies and academies as well as the contributions. He is been recognized by the subject experts around the world. He contributions are appreciated by various reputed awards. Dr. Faizan Zaffar Kashoo clinical and scientific research interests include Stroke Rehabilitation, Bells Palsy, neurorehabilitation, tele rehabilitation, transcranial brain stimulation.

Justin WL Keogh

A/Prof Keogh's primary research interests focus on the role of muscular hypertrophy, strength and power in functional performance; and how to optimise the transfer from training via motor learning principles. Portions of this research focus on strength and power sports such as strongman, powerlifting, rugby and Australian rules football. Considerable research also focuses on older adults with chronic diseases/geriatric conditions e.g. cancer and sarcopenia, with prostate cancer and residential aged care (nursing homes) being a focus. Some of the older adult research also uses quantitative and qualitative approaches to examine the perceived barriers, facilitators, risks and benefits of exercise in these chronic disease groups.

Ameya S Kulkarni

Dr. Ameya Kulkarni is a Senior Scientist within the Genomics Research Centre at AbbVie. He obtained his PhD in Clinical Investigation and MS in Genetics from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, USA. Dr. Kulkarni's primary research areas include bioinformatics, aging, genomics, and neuroscience.

Giuseppe Lanza

Dr. Giuseppe Lanza was born in Catania (Italy) in 1982. He currently works as a Senior Academic Researcher and Assistant Professor at the University of Catania (Italy). After graduation with honours in Medicine, he trained at the School of Neurology and got the international PhD at the same University. As visiting Clinical Research Fellow, he further trained at the Department of Neuroscience and Clinical Neurophysiology of the Newcastle University (UK). In 2013 he was selected for a Scientific Fellowship promoted by the European Federation of Neurological Societies (EFNS). From 2013 to October 2018, he worked as a Consultant Neurologist at the “Oasi Research Institute–IRCCS” in Troina (Italy), which is a Collaborating Center of the World Health Organization (WHO), and where now he currently holds the position of Chief of the Clinical Neurophysiology Research Unit. From 2015 to October 2018, he taught Neurology at the University of Enna (Italy). He has authored more than 150 publications in internationally-indexed peer-reviewed Journals and Conferences or Meetings, and he currently serves as Editor and invited Reviewer of several international Journals. More recently, he has obtained the Master of Science in Clinical Research and the National Scientific Qualification as Full Professor (procedure for the Italian University Professor recruiting, based on criteria of scientific qualification).

David Levine

David Levine, PT, PhD, DPT, Diplomate ABPTS, CCRP, Cert. DN
Dr. Levine is a Professor and the Walter M. Cline Chair of Excellence in Physical Therapy at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He is an adjunct professor at the University Of Tennessee College Of Veterinary Medicine and North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. In addition, he is board certified as a specialist in orthopedics by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties and is also certified in dry needling. Dr. Levine has been working and conducting research in many areas with an emphasis in veterinary physical rehabilitation and is co-director of the University of Tennessee certificate program in canine rehabilitation. He is a co-editor of multiple books including “Canine Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy”, “Essential Facts of Physiotherapy in Dogs and Cats”, and Gait Analysis: An Introduction. He continues to practice in canine rehabilitation and human physical therapy in addition to his University position. He has presented at over 100 conferences, and has lectured in more than a dozen countries. Dr. Levine has published in numerous peer-reviewed journals with over 75 publications. His latest research focuses on bacterial contamination in medical equipment, animal assisted therapy, and laser to improve muscle endurance.

John H. Morrison

Dean of Basic Sciences and the Graduate School of Biological Sciences and Professor of Neuroscience at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Former President of the Cajal Club and The Harvey Society, and current member of Council for the Society for Neuroscience. Merit Award recipient from NIH.

Dr. Morrison is also the Willard T.C. Johnson Professor of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine in Neurobiology of Aging, and Professor in the Friedman Brain Institute.

Giovanni Ottoboni

My research interests spread across the domains of clinical and general psychology.

I am interested in studying how to implement psychosocial care programs for frail people at best. In particular, I am exploring the ways decision-making processes can improve the services supporting people with dementia and the strategies to make more effective palliative care programs.

Since late 2018, I have been co-coordinating an E+ project, the SiDeCar project, which aims to develop a Higher Education program of studies focused on psychosocial care for people with dementia.

Finally, I am interested in studying the implicit and explicit mental processes mediating reflexive representations and the ones supporting both human-human and human-objects interaction.