Featured Keynote Speakers
Yale School of Medicine
Integration of Fall Prevention into State Policy in Connecticut
Dr. Murphy is a member of the biostatistics staff of the Program on Aging. With twelve years experience in the design and manufacture of clinical instrumentation and advanced training in engineering statistics, he is interested in the application of engineering tools to research on aging. Current areas of investigation include multivariate statistics for characterization of multiple co–morbidity, robust design techniques for assessing the tradeoffs of multiple medication use, and the use of hierarchical models, propensity scores, and Bayesian techniques to enhance the analysis of non-randomized interventional designs such as the fall–related utilization of healthcare services by older persons in the state of Connecticut.
Queen’s University Belfast
Mindfulness Based Interventions for people for kidney disease
Dr Helen Noble’s research is focused on two areas; (i) improving the quality of life of people with end-stage kidney disease (and their carers) from diagnosis through to end of life.
University of Barcelona
Diagnostic approach of hereditary red blood cell membranopathies: From Osmotic Gradient Ektacytometry (OGE) to Next Generation Sequencing (NGS)
Joan-Lluis Vives Corrons is a Professor of Medicine (1976-present) and Head of the Red Blood Cell Pathology Unit (1997 –present) at the Hospital Clínic i Provincial (University of Barcelona), with main activity focused on the diagnosis of RBC defects and in the identification of low prevalence anaemias or “Rare Anaemias”.Research has mainly based on physiopathology, molecular mechanisms and epidemiology of red blood cell (RBC) disorders due to hereditary enzymopathies (G6PD, PK and others), haemoglobinopathies (Sickle-cell anaemia and thalassaemias) and membrane defects.
Jan Ilhan Kizilhan
Institute for Transcultural Health Science, Germany
Transcultural Aspects of Psychotraumatology in Medicine
Jan Ilhan Kizilhan is a psychologist, author and publisher, with research interests in psychotraumatology, sexual violation, trauma, terror and war, transcultural psychiatry, psychotherapy, clinical psychology and psychotherapy, migration research and socialization-war research.
Dept. of Neurosurgery Univ. Erlangen-Nürnberg
Therapeutic Enhancement of Adult Neurogenesis following Brain Injury
Dr. Andrea Kleindienst was born and raised in Berlin, where she studied medicine at the Free University Berlin and earned her doctorate. She is a German board-certified neurosurgeon since 1998 and has an accreditation by the United States Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates in 2003. Dr. Kleindienst completed graduation in X-Ray and computed tomography diagnostics, emergency and intensive care medicine, manual medicine/ chiropractic therapy, acupuncture, and psychosomatic medicine.
Maastricht University Medical Center
Pre-operative cardiac evaluation of patients with a hip fracture, still sensible?
Dr. Verbruggen studied medicine at the Catholic University of Leuven. After obtaining his medical degree, he was trained as a surgeon in the University Hospitals of the University of Leuven and the hospitals affiliated with it. In 1993 he was recognized as a General Surgeon, after which he further specialized in trauma surgery at the Klinikum in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany and subsequently at the Maastricht UMC + (then Academic Hospital Maastricht). He worked for a year as Oberarzt at the Unfall Surgery department of the Klinikum in Aachen and returned to Maastricht UMC + in 1999 as a staff member for Surgery with a focus on Trauma Surgery.
Thomas F. Lüscher
Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals/Imperial College
Inflammation and Acute Coronary Syndromes
Professor Thomas F. Lüscher is the Director of Research, Education & Development and Consultant of Cardiology at Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospital Trust and Imperial College in London and Director of the Center for Molecular Cardiology at the University Zurich (Campus Schlieren).
From 1996 – 2017 he was Chairman of Cardiology at the University Hospital Zurich and Director of the Center for Molecular Cardiology at the University Zurich (Campus Schlieren, Wagi-Areal), Switzerland.
KU Leuven, Belgium
Advanced neuroimaging in relation to motor control post traumatic brain injury