Josh is a clinician researcher, and divides his time between clinical work as an Infectious Diseases physician in Newcastle, and research work as a principal research fellow based at Menzies.
He completed his clinical infectious diseases training in 2004, and then worked on a PhD from 2007-2010 on the epidemiology, pathophysiology and adjunctive treatment of sepsis in the Top End of the Northern Territory (NT).
His main clinical interests are general infectious diseases, viral hepatitis, hepatology, HIV infection, refugee health and infections in the critical care setting. His main research interests are clinical trials in the management of severe infections and epidemiology of severe bacterial infections.
Josh is the vice president of the Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases (ASID) and is also the deputy chair of the ASID clinical research network. In 2015, Josh was awarded a prestigious career development fellowship from the NHMRC and also a $1 million project grant to conduct a randomised controlled trial investigating the use of combination antibiotic therapy for MRSA blood stream infection (the CAMERA study).
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.
Georges M. Halpern is an MD and a PhD/DSc. He is Past-Professor of Medicine, and Nutrition, University of California, Davis [1983-1997]. A French and US citizen, he has worked/lectured in 143 countries. Currently, he is Distinguished Professor of Medicinal Sciences at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He focuses on identification, purification manufacturing of substances of natural origin. He is a Commander in the French National Order of the Mérite Agricole for cuisine/enology.
Professor and Director of the Degenerative Diseases at the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, La Jolla, CA. Formerly Professor of Biological Chemistry and Internal Medicine and Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Research Institute at the University of Michigan Medical School. Awards include the Murray Thelin Award, the ìPrix Henri Chaigneauî, the ISTH Investigator Recognition Award , the ESACT Van Wezel Prize, and fellow of the AAAS.
Yeong Yeh Lee, MD, PhD, FACP, FRCP, FACG. He is Professor of Medicine and Consultant of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Internal Medicine with the School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia. Dr. Lee is particularly interested in neurogastroenterology & functional gastrointestinal diseases. He is also the editor of BMC Gastroenterology, Journal of Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (JRCPE) and Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences (MJMS).
Scientific Director of the Research Hospital Cà Granda Foundation in Milan.
Dr. Pier Mannucci has been a respected authority on hemostasis and thrombosis for more than 30 years. Particularly well known for his work on hemophilia and von Willebrand disease, Dr. Mannucci developed new drugs to treat patients with these disorders.
Awards include the Murray Thelin Award; the Robert Grant Medal, the Ham-Wasserman Lecture Award, and the Jean Bernard Award. Former President of the International Society for Thrombosis and Haemostasis and Former Editor-in-Chief of the Journal Thrombosis and Haemostasis. Currently Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal of Internal Medicine.
Professor and Chairperson, Departments of Molecular Cell Physiology and Bio-Ionomics, Graduate School of Medical Science, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Japan. President of The Physiological Society of Japan. Chief Editor, Journal of Physiological Sciences; Editor, Springer Plus; Editor of Frontiers in Physiology
Associate Professor in Internal Medicine, Dept. Medicine, University of Padova, Italy.
International PhD Degree in 'Arterial Hypertension and Vascular Biology'.
Field of interest: Clinical and translational research in high blood pressure and cardiovascular diseases.