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Claudio Andaloro

Dr. Claudio Andaloro is MD at Department of Surgery, Otolaryngology Unit, Latisana-Palmanova Hospital, Azienda Sanitaria Universitaria Friuli Centrale (ASUFC), Udine, Italy. His research interests focus on rhinology, laryngology, pediatric otolaryngology and sleep medicine.

Dawn Bowles

Dr. Dawn Elizabeth Bowles, PhD is Assistant Professor in Surgery within the Division of Surgical Sciences at Duke University School of Medicine. She obtained her Ph.D. in Microbiology from Louisiana State University.

Robert Fruscio

Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology of the University of Milan-Bicocca, in Monza, Italy and staff physician in the general Gynecological Unit of San Gerardo Hospital. Before MD graduation and during the residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology he conducted an intense preclinical research activity at Mario Negri Institute (Milan) and at Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston). In 2010 he acquired a PhD in Gynecologic Oncology. His research interests are focused on molecular biology of ovarian cancer, and on prevention and treatment of gynecological malignancies.

2001: Degree in Medicine and Surgery
2006: Specialization in Obstetrics and Gynecology
2010: PhD in Gynecologic Oncology
2014: Associate Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Liang Gao

Dr. Liang Gao currently works as a senior Research Fellow at the Center of Experimental Orthopaedics, Saarland University, Germany. His clinical interests include sports medicine, arthroplasty, and traumatology. His research focuses on joint preservation and orthobiologics.

Dr. Gao studied Medicine in China and Germany with intensive fellowship training in both Asia and Europe. He completed the orthopaedic residency training at Peking University Medical Center, China and received the ECFMG certificate. Moreover, he obtained his master of science degree from Heidelberg University, Germany and his doctorate summa cum laude from Saarland University, Germany.

Dr. Gao is the Member of the Basic Science Committee of International Cartilage Regeneration & Joint Preservation Society (ICRS), the Member of the Young Investigator Committee of Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI), and the Founding Member of the Sino Euro Orthopaedics Society (SEOS). He also serves in other international societies including ESSKA, AOSSM, ICMRS, and ORS.

Lei Huang

Dr. Lei Huang is a cancer epidemiologist, translational oncologist, digestive surgeon, surgical oncologist, and gastroenterologist. He has published about 50 papers in SCI(E)-indexed journals including Gut, Annals of Surgery, BMC Medicine, JAMA Surgery, Clinical Cancer Research, Cancer Immunology Research, International Journal of Cancer, EBioMedicine, and Gastric Cancer. His works have been cited for about 1000 times.

Dr. Huang has served on the editorial board of Frontiers in Oncology, World Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology, PeerJ, Medicine, and Translational Cancer Research, and Frontiers in Surgery. He has been peer reviewer for about 50 SCI(E)-indexed journals including Annals of Internal Medicine, Annals of Surgery, Clinical Cancer Research, Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network-JNCCN, Cancer Letters, Oncoimmunology, and Oncologist. He was selected as Best Reviewer for Annals of Internal Medicine twice in 2017 and 2019.

Dr. Huang has been invited to give oral presentations in the ASCO Annual Meeting and International Gastric Cancer Congress (IGCC), and has received Merit Awards in the ESMO Annual Meeting and Awards for Young Investigators in the IGCC.

His research interests majorly cover the epidemiological, clinical, and translational aspects of digestive cancers. He has successfully coordinated several large international investigations with participants from the US and about 20 European countries.

Ingrid Kreissig

University Professor, MD; Professor h.c. of Ufa Eye Research Institute; Adjunct Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Cornell University, USA; Professor of Ophthalmology, Dept. of Ophthalmology Univ. of Mannheim, Heidelberg, Germany. Former Chairman of Department of Ophthalmology University of Tuebingen, Germany. Author of 3 books on Retinal Detachment Surgery.

Roy La Touche

Physiotherapy, PhD, MSc. Currently director of the Institute of Neuroscience and Movement Sciences (INCIMOV) and Motion in Brains research group, as well as a full-time professor at the Centro Superior de Estudios Universitario La Salle (CSEU La Salle), Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM). Currently director of the Master's Degree in Advanced Physiotherapy in Pain Treatment at the CSEU La Salle, UAM. Also, invited professor in several postgraduate education programs in different Spanish universities for more than 15 years. He has been lecturer in Spain and abroad. The topic of the lectures usually is regarding pain treatment, neuroscience, and movement and rehabilitation sciences. since 2011, he also has a combined clinical practice, in FisioCranioClinic treating exclusively patients with craniofacial pain, orofacial neuromotor disorders and craniomandibular neuromusculoskeletal, spinal and pelvic complaints.

Jiaqi Liang

Dr. Jiaqi Liang is a Researcher in the Department of Thoracic Surgery, Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University. Her research predominantly focuses on the clinical and molecular research of lung cancer.

Denis J. Marcellin-Little

Dr. Marcellin-Little is a veterinary orthopedic surgeon who has been doing research for approximately 20 years in the field of joint replacement, limb deformities, physical rehabilitation, and biomodeling/biomanufacturing. He has a particular interest in the interface between computers and orthopedics. He is a member of the Center of Additive Manufacturing and Logistics at North Carolina State University and an adjunct in the Departments of Biomedical Engineering (at NCSU), Industrial and Systems Engineering (at NCSU), and Physical Therapy (at UT-Chattanooga).

Salvatore Andrea Mastrolia

Dr. Salvatore Andrea Mastrolia completed his degree in Medicine and Surgery with Honors in 2010. He was a resident at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University Hospital of Bari "Aldo Moro", Bari (Italy). In 2013, he started his fellowship within the International Fellowship Program for Advanced Training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of Soroka University Medical Center (Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel), which he completed in 2016, focusing on fetal medicine, obstetric ultrasound and management of obstetrical emergencies.
In March 2017, Dr. Mastrolia became a senior physician at the Fondazione MBBM (San Gerardo Hospital, Monza, Italy), an institution dedicated to perinatal medicine and affiliated to the University of Milano Bicocca (Milano, Italy).

HIs research Interests include preterm parturition, preeclampsia, recurrent pregnancy loss, intrauterine growth restriction, fetal demise, premature rupture of membranes, placental abruption, and antithrombotic therapies during pregnancy.

Gaetana Messina

I am a Thoracic Surgeon Specialist from 2013.
I am currently working at University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli" in Thoracic Surgery Division from 2016.

My clinical work includes expertise in broncoscopy for diagnosis of lung cancers.
My main research focus is on the role of US in studying lung diseases.

Tomaso A Poggio

Tomaso A. Poggio, is the Eugene McDermott Professor at MIT and one of the most cited computational scientists.  The citation for the 2009 Okawa prize mentions his  “…pioneering research ranging from the biophysical and behavioral studies of the visual system to the computational analysis of vision and learning in humans and machines.” His recent work is on a theory of hierarchical architectures for unsupervised learning of invariant representations.