October 19-20, 2020
12:00 - 19:00 GMT

Addiction Medicine Virtual 2020

Theme: Highlighting Recent Advances and Techniques in Addiction Medicine Research
Speakers
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Evian Gordon

Total Brain, USA

Biography
Title:
Digital Technology to measure, monitor, and optimize Mental Health and Support Addiction Recovery
Biography
Evian Gordon, PhD, MD, is the Executive Chairman and Chief Medical Officer of Total Brain. He established an “Integrative Neuroscience” approach, grounded in the use of standardized methods across multiple types of brain data in a single platform, with over a million data sets. He founded the Brain Resource Company that created the first standardized international database on the human brain (over 300 publications). The database is the asset which shaped Total Brain for mental health, and is used in over 30 Fortune 500 Companies by over 750,000 employees. The first genetics test using this methodology (in 1,700 patients) for treatment prediction in depression is currently being completed for potential use in clinical practice. He has published over 300 scientific papers and three books.
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Kalliopi Megari

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Biography
Title:
Quality of life and cognitive functions of former addicted patients undergoing cardiac surgery
Biography
Dr. Megari is an experienced psychologist working in the hospital & health care industry. Skilled in Clinical Neuropsychology, Clinical Research and Learning Disabilities. Graduated from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and attended further education from University of Macedonia, in people with special needs and disabilities. She holds undergraduate degrees in Nursing and Psychology, as well as a Masters and a PhD in Neuropsychology from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She has many years of experience working with chronic disease patients as well with people with disabilities. She is postdoctoral researcher and has published more than 10 research articles in journals.
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Sergey Suchkov

Sechenov University, Russia

Biography
Title:
Personalized and Precision Medicine as a Unique Healthcare Model to Be Set Up via Genomics-based Innovations, Big Data Resources and Translational Applications to Secure the Human Wellness and Biosafety
Biography
Sergey Suchkov was born in the City of Astrakhan, Russia, in a family of dynasty medical doctors. In 1980, graduated from Astrakhan State Medical University and was awarded with MD. In 1985, Suchkov maintained his PhD as a PhD student of the I.M. Sechenov Moscow Medical Academy and Institute of Medical Enzymology. In 2001, Suchkov maintained his Doctor Degree at the National Institute of Immunology, Russia. From 1989 through 1995, Dr Suchkov was being a Head of the Lab of Clinical Immunology, Helmholtz Eye Research Institute in Moscow. From 1995 through 2004 - a Chair of the Dept for Clinical Immunology, Moscow Clinical Research Institute (MONIKI). In 1993-1996, Dr Suchkov was a Secretary-in-Chief of the Editorial Board, Biomedical Science, an international journal published jointly by the USSR Academy of Sciences and the Royal Society of Chemistry, UK
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Alphonsus O. Obayuwana

Triple-H Project, LLC, USA

Biography
Title:
Mathematics of Happiness
Biography
Dr. Alphonsus Obayuwana has been involved in the study of Human Hope and Happiness since 1979 when he was just a third year medical student. After medical school, in spite of a very busy OB/GYN residency and practice, his interest in this subject matter continued for over thirty years during which time he also held teaching faculty positions at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, the University of Maryland College of Medicine, Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, and finally at the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, in Athens, Ohio. Today, he is the Founder and CEO of the Triple-H Project LLC, an entity solely dedicated to the promotion of hopeful and happier human communities—including the training and certification of happiness coaches. He is the author of “The Five Sources of Human Hope”; “How to Live a Life of Hope”; and “The Mathematics of Happiness”.
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Pamela D.Price

The Balm In Gilead, USA

Biography
Title:
Aging while black: Understanding the role of faith & culture to address health disparities among African Americans across the life span 
Biography
To be updated soon..
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Renee Noel Bauer

Indiana State University, USA

Biography
Title:
Cuban healthcare and plans for ISU Students
Biography
Renee Bauer studied nursing at Indiana State University, Terre Haute and graduated with her PhD in 2015. She has spent 25 years working in psychiatry and teaching research and psychiatric nursing. She has over 30 publications and 40 presentations. Presently, she is attending the University of Southern Indiana to obtain her psychiatric practitioner license.
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Adele A. Webb

Strategic Education, Inc., USA

Biography
Title:
The impact of diabetes on global population health
Biography
Adele Webb’s focus is international nurse capacity building. She has extensive funding for her international work and has published in several journals. She contributed to WHO guidelines and testified to the Institute of Medicine and the White House.  A sought-out speaker on international nursing care, Adele collaborates with WHO and the World NCD Congress.  Adele has contributed to nurse capacity building in 53 countries.  Adele received the Nicholas Andrew Cummings award for Excellence in Interprofessional, is an International Council of Nurses Global Health Fellow, and a Fellow in both the National Academies of Practice and the American Academy of Nursing.
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Natalia Cineas

New York City Health + Hospitals Corp

Biography
Title:
COVID-19 nursing resilience strategies at the largest public health system in the United States of America
Biography
Natalia Cineas, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, is Senior Vice President/System Chief Nursing Executive for NYC Health + Hospitals, the largest public healthcare system in the nation, serving more than one million New Yorkers annually in more than 70 patient care locations. She previously held nursing leadership roles at New York City’s Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital, and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center. She holds a Doctorate of Nursing Practice from George Washington University; Masters of Science in Management and Bachelors of Science from New York University, and Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from Stony Brook University.
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Steven Wright

Wright Medical, LLC, USA

Biography
Title:
Benzodiazepines: A Crisis Hidden in Plain Sight
Biography
Steven Wright, MD, is a residency-trained family physician with a 37 year clinical career. Active in addiction medicine (board certified) 32 years and medical pain management 16 years, his interests include the neurophysiology and treatment of pain and addiction, non-opioid analgesia, opioids, benzodiazepines, cannabis, adverse consequences, best practices, systems of care, advocacy, and policy development. He is the medical consultant for The Schreiber Research Group and the Alliance for Benzodiazepine Best Practices. He is based in Littleton, CO, USA.
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Joseph Sadek

Dalhousie University, Canada

Biography
Title:
Substance Use Disorder and ADHD
Biography
Dr. Sadek is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Dalhousie University and an Associate Scientist with the Maritime SPOR Support Unit (MSSU). He chaired the provincial Suicide Prevention Task Force and served as the regional director for the Canadian ADHD resource Alliance and the head of the neurosciences professional competency unit component at Dalhousie University. Dr. Sadek is a Diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (DABPN) and fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCPC) (2005). In addition to his medical degree, Dr. Sadek also holds a pharmacy degree (B.Sc. Pharm) and an MBA from St. Mary's University in Halifax and completed the one year Global Clinical Scholars research Training program (GCSRT) at Harvard University. Dr. Sadek completed his psychiatry residency program (Dalhousie University) and psychopharmacology research training, (Harvard University) in 2004. Dr. Sadek published 4 books including Clinician’s guide to ADHD (2013), Clinician’s guide to adult ADHD comorbidities (2016), Clinician’s guide to Children and Adolescents  ADHD comorbidities (2018),  and The Clinician’s Guide to suicide risk assessment and management (2018). Dr. Sadek has several peer reviewed publications and served as principal investigator for several clinical trials. He wrote a book chapter: Stimulant Medications, The SAGE Encyclopedia of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology in 2017. He is also an external reviewer for several journals.
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Kalliopi Megari

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Biography
Title:
Neuropsychology matters in Brain Disorders assessment and Rehabilitation: Neuropsychological assessment of a young patient with a Vascular Stroke following intoxication
Biography
Dr. Megari is an experienced psychologist working in the hospital & health care industry. Skilled in Clinical Neuropsychology, Clinical Research and Learning Disabilities. Graduated from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and attended further education from University of Macedonia, in people with special needs and disabilities. She holds undergraduate degrees in Nursing and Psychology, as well as a Masters and a PhD in Neuropsychology from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She has many years of experience working with chronic disease patients as well with people with disabilities. She is postdoctoral researcher and has published more than 10 research articles in journals.
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Traci A. Owens

Attorney at Law San Jose, USA

Biography
Title:
Withdrawal and Grief for Incarcerated People
Biography
Traci A Owens undergraduate degree is from Georgetown University ‘95. My JD is from Emory University ‘98. I have 22 years of experience as a criminal defense attorney including Capital cases.
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Lajos Kemeny

Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, USA

Biography
Title:
Vitamin D deficiency exacerbates UV/endorphin and opioid addiction
Biography
Dr. Lajos Kemény studied Medicine at University of Szeged, Hungary. He graduated as an MD in 2013. He then started his residency training in Dermatology at the same institution and received his PhD degree in 2014 working on ion channels in the gastrointestinal system. In 2014 he joined the laboratory of Dr. David Fisher at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, where he has been studying on melanocyte and melanoma biology, with a special focus on UV radiation induced behavior changes.
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Gabrielle Gallo

University of Southern California, United States

Biography
Title:
The association between Familial environment, Domestic violence, and Substance usage amongst Adolescents in Brazil
Biography
Gabrielle Gallo is an undergraduate student at the University of Southern California, majoring in Pharmacology and Drug Development and minoring in Health Care Studies. She is a recipient of the NACME scholarship and a participant of the Alpha Lambda Delta Honors Society. She is a medical intern at the Beverly Hills Cancer Center and the Director of Research for Alacrity Care. At USC, she is the Fundraiser coordinator for the American Medical Women’s Association and a research assistant at the USC Brain and Creativity Institute. Gabrielle aims to become a physician and conduct clinical research in Oncology.
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Traci A. Owens

Attorney at Law San Jose, USA

Biography
Title:
Withdrawal and Grief for Incarcerated People
Biography
Traci A Owens undergraduate degree is from Georgetown University ‘95. My JD is from Emory University ‘98. I have 22 years of experience as a criminal defense attorney including Capital cases.
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Katherine E. Taylor Pearson

U.S. Army Medical Command, USA

Biography
Title:
Living healthy for all warriors: How data and tools can help you be a better and a healthier weight
Biography
Katherine E. Taylor Pearson is a board-certified Informatics nurse, educator, and has her Lean Six Sigma Black Belt with over 29 years of experience in numerous direct and indirect care settings across the enterprise to include trauma, flight nursing, primary care, specialty care, and medical management. Additionally, she is the Population Health Consultant and Clinical Practice Guideline Coordinator in the Office of Evidence Based Practice, HQ MEDCOM, and is a retired Army Nurse Corps Officer.
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Navin Kumar Devaraj

Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

Biography
Title:
Primary Care and Mental Health Problems
Biography
Navin Kumar Devaraj holds a Master of Medicine degree in Family Medicine from University of Malaya since 2016. He is a Family Medicine Specialist and a medical lecturer with the Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia. He has published more than 40 papers in reputed journals and has been actively involved in both academic and community level.
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Diana Pernicano

White Plains Hospital, United States

Biography
Title:
Improving patient understanding of surgical site discharge instructions
Biography
To be updated soon..
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Suraiya Saleem

Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology, India

Biography
Title:
Understanding neuron death and brain targeted drug delivery
Biography
Suraiya Saleem studied Zoology at the Calcutta University, India and graduated with distinction in Zoology and Genetics in 2009. She then joined the research group of Dr. Subhas C. Biswas at the Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Central Research Institute, India. She received her PhD degree in 2017 at the same institution. After two years of postdoctoral fellowship supervised by Dr R. R. Kannan at the Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology, India she obtained the position of a Young Scientist. She has published more than 15 research articles in SCI(E) journals.
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Valencia Lyle

State of Michigan, USA

Biography
Title:
The effect of State Policies on the availability of Buprenorphine providers: An analysis of three policies that facilitate access to substance use disorder services
Biography
Valencia Lyle received her master’s degree in public health at Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health in New York City in 2016. She subsequently worked with governments in East Africa to strengthen their health systems and use data to inform policies and improve the effectiveness of their existing health care programs. Since returning to the United States, she has joined the State of Michigan’s Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs to support the department’s efforts in identifying the most effective policies to expand access to buprenorphine throughout the State.
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Zongwang Zhang

Liaocheng People’s Hospital, China

Biography
Title:
Interferon regulatory factor 8 is crucial for the nicotine withdrawal-induced hyperalgesia in mice
Biography
Zongwang Zhang ,professor and PhD supervisor of Shandong University and head of Department of Anesthesiology, Liaocheng People’s Hospital, Shandong. He got the Master’s degree (2000) in anesthesiology from Xuzhou Medical University, Jiangsu, and Ph.D. degree (2013) in anesthesiology from Shandong University, Jinan, respectively. He is a member of Anesthesiologists Branch of Chinese Medical Doctor Association studied anesthesiology and director of China Higher Anesthesiology Education Research Association. His main research interest is the basic and clinical research of acute and chronic pain. He has published more than 60 papers in core journals at home and abroad, including 18 research articles in SCI(E) journals.
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Ethan Ramirez

University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, USA

Biography
Title:
Kratom in America: Legal differences across Federal, State, and Local Jurisdictions
Biography
Ethan Ramirez is a second-year medical student at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine. He studied Biomedical Science at the University of Central Florida and graduated with a BS degree in 2018. He is currently a member of the Law and Medicine Scholarly Concentration at the University of South Florida and studies both national and regional drug policy.
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Prof Dr. Redhwan Ahmed Al-Naggar

Al-Hikmah University, Sana’a, Yemen

Biography
Title:
Effectiveness of Psilocybin on Depression
Biography
Al-Naggar studied Community Medicine at National University of Malaysia in 2008, then fellowship in National Institute of Health 2013. Prof. Al-Naggar obtained the position of Professor of Community Medicine at UiTM, Malaysia. He has published more than 300 research articles in SCI (E) journals.
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Xu Chen

University of the Rockies, USA

Biography
Title:
Avoiding defensive medicine among pandemic
Biography
Xu Chen holds a BA in Biology and an MS in Exercise Physiology from the College of St. Scholastica from Northern Minnesota, US. After her Master’s degree, she went to University of the Rockies to finish her PsyD. Currently Xu Chen is a performing artist among the shelters in Boston area. So far she has more than 10 publications.
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Saara Ahmad Muddasir Khan

Aga Khan University, Pakistan

Biography
Title:
Role of environment in control and cessation of substance abuse
Biography
Saara Ahmad Muddasir Khan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological and Biomedical Sciences at the Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan. She has MBBS, M.Phil. (Biochemistry) and PhD (Biochemistry) degrees to her credit. Her field of interest includes neurochemistry and biochemical neuropharmacology in psycho-neurological deficits, Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s dementia, neuroendocrinology and genetics of rare disorders. She is also involved in development of translational medicine in the fields of neurology and psychiatry. Her domain of research also involves unveiling of rare genetic mutations in stone formation and neuro genetics. She is also working as the coordinator of the MPhil Endocrinology and Neurosciences programs of Biological and Biomedical Sciences at the Aga Khan University.
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Ingrid Vasiliu Feltes

MEDNAX, USA

Biography
Title:
Empowering precision medicine via Block chain and AI
Biography
To be updated soon...
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Jemima Desir Douge

Florida’s Poison Control Centers, USA

Biography
Title:
Clinical toxicology & poison control center services
Biography
Jemima D. Desir Douge MD, MBA serves as the Healthcare Education Specialist at the Florida Poison Control Center Tampa covering Central and southwest Florida. Dr. Douge‘s work is to inform, develop, and evaluate strategies to reduce poisoning incidents as well as promoting effective post exposure management. Dr. Douge is dedicated to reducing poisonings in the population served. In that regard, she has initiated several poison prevention projects targeting medication safety, vaping, home safety, as well as seasonal poisoning risks for people of all ages. Dr. Douge currently teaches Clinical Toxicology to practicing healthcare professionals and students in health professions. She continuously fosters collaborative partnerships with other organizations and is an active member of several committees at the State, Regional and National level.
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Amanda dos Santos Moraes

Federal University of São Paulo, Brazil

Biography
Title:
Cognitive behavioral approach to treat obesity: a long-term interdisciplinary randomized clinical trial
Biography
Dr. Amanda studied Psychologist at the Lusiada University, Portugal and graduated in 2009. She then joined the research group of Prof. Ana Damaso at the Interdisciplinary Group on Obesity Studies – GEO in 2010. She received her Master degree in 2014 at the Federal University of São Paulo -UNIFESP – Santos, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil. In 2017, began a PhD student supervised by Dr. Danielle Caranti at the same university, GEO Laboratory, Brazil. She has published more than eight research articles in SCI (E) journals.
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Navin Kumar Devaraj

Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

Biography
Title:
Substance abuse and its implications
Biography
Navin Kumar Devaraj is a senior lecturer and a very experienced family medicine specialist, having been in primary care for the past 15 years. He has worked in various busy hospitals and clinical practices such as Hospital Tunku Ampuan Rahimah Klang, Hospital Ampang, Hospital Tanjung Karang and Universiti Malaya Medical Centre. Other than his first love which is clinical practice, he is also an experienced researcher with research mainly on hypertension, diabetes, stroke and dyslipidaemia where he is recognised internationally. He is the council member of the Malaysian Society of Hypertension. He is heavily involved in various bodies such as World Action on Salt and Health (WASH), as a Permanent Member of Focal Point Technical Working Group (TWG) IYRES, Malaysian Medical Association and UPM representative for Research Collaboration between National Institute of Health and Public Universities.
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Maria Gema Hurtado Ruiz

Parc de Salut Mar, Spain

Biography
Title:
Personality dimensions and Dual Disorders
Biography
Maria Gema Hurtado Ruíz MD, Psychiatrist, Consultant psychiatrist of acute hospitalization program at the Institute of Neuropsychiatry and Addictions-Parc de Salut Mar, Master’s in addiction/substance abuse. She was working in the dual disorders field in acute psychiatric hospitalization unit between 2003 and 2015 (Marta Torrens team since 2010). Her main clinical experience is the assessment and treatment of substance use disorders with psychiatric comorbidity. She has other clinical experience in general psychiatric rehabilitation (2000- 2003). She has contributed to the training of psychiatric residents as a mentor for more than15 years. Now she’s working in a general psychiatric hospitalization program (2015-2020) and is carrying out research on autism. She has some publication in several fields of psychiatry.
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Venise Bryan

Athabasca University, Canada

Biography
Title:
Preceptors’ authentic leadership effect on students self-efficacy, job satisfaction and job performance
Biography
Venise Bryan completed undergraduate work in Biological Sciences and Nursing.  She later completed a Master of Science in Nursing Education at the University of the West Indies. She received her PhD in Education in 2019 at the University of Calgary. She has been a faculty member at various tertiary institutions in Canada and Jamaica. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor at Athabasca University. She has published research articles in various peer reviewed journals on her research interests of interpersonal relations and authentic leadership in theoretical and clinical nursing education settings.
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Sarinrut Juntapim

Khon Kaen University, Thailand

Biography
Title:
Buddhism community care system for patients with Schizophrenia
Biography
Dr. Sarinrut Juntapigraduated with a bachelor’s degree in nursing sciencs in 1992, and gets her master degree in Master of Education in Educational Technology in 1999 and graduated master degree in Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing in 2006, and then graduated Philosophy of nursing in 2017. And she works as a lecturer at the Department of Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Khon Kaen University. Her expertise is community​ mental​ Health​ and​ psychiatric​ nursing. Her role as an editorial board of Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, Annals of Family Medicine and Public Health and as a reviewer of PLOS ONE, Journal of Aquichan.
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Hazel L. Downing

Kuakini Medical Center & Hawaii Pacific University

Biography
Title:
Impact of nurse obesity on safe healthcare delivery
Biography
Hazel Downing, associate professor of nursing at the Hawaii Pacific University, graduated from the University of Phoenix in 2010 with her doctorate in Education. In her role as associate professor of nursing, she teaches both BSN and MSN courses. She currently also practices as a clinical nurse specialist for critical & emergency care. She has delivered numerous inspirational keynote speeches for new nurses for the last 18 years, won several teaching awards, and presented at both national and international conferences. Her latest presentation on nurse obesity was at the 2019 International Council of Nurses.
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Pisamai Natun

Mahidol University Amnatcharoen Campus, Thailand

Biography
Title:
A randomized controlled trial of wooden tongue depressor exercise therapy versus usual care to improve mouth opening ability among head and neck cancer patients
Biography
To be updated soon..
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G. Muthamilselvi

Vinayaka Mission’s University Research Foundation, India

Biography
Title:
Effectiveness of Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) as method of examination by teachers for B. Sc., nursing midwifery students
Biography
G. Muthamilselvi completed her Bachelor degree in Nursing at MMC under Madars University, Chennai in 1988. She completed Master in Nursing at The TN Dr. MGR Medical University in 1998.  She received her Ph.D degree in Nursing at Vinayaka Mission’s University, Salem in 2014. Presently working as Principal at Vinayaka Mission’s College of Nursing, Puducherry. She has published more than 50 research articles in International and National Journals. She received many awards for her excellency and outstanding performance. She is giving PhD- Guidance for 8 PhD Scholars under Vinayaka Mission’s University and 2 PhD Scholars in Meenachi University as Co - guide and 1 PhD Scholars in Annamalai University.
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Shyamapada Mandal

University of Gour Banga, India

Biography
Title:
Repurposing of Drugs for COVID-19 Therapy and the Vaccines status
Biography
Dr. Shyamapada Mandal, Professor, Department of Zoology, University of Gour Banga, focuses his research on epidemiology of infectious diseases including COVID-19; probiotics, genomics and bioinformatics. He has published more than 100 articles in various scientific journals of repute, with 7 book chapters. He is life member of IAMM and International Academy of Science and Research (India). He acquired more than 24 years of research and teaching experiences in the field of biomedical sciences. Seven national academic and research awards have been conferred to him. Prof. Mandal is editorial board member of 6 biomedical science journals, and Editor-in-Chief for one journal.
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Theyamma Joseph

Mar Sleeva College of Nursing, India

Biography
Title:
Effectiveness of a structured teaching program on knowledge and practice regarding prevention of type 2 diabetes mellitus among adolescents in selected schools of Kerala
Biography
Theyamma Joseph began her career as a Staff Nurse in medical college hospital after her GNM certification and continued her journey to complete PC BSc at AIIMS, New Delhi and MSc in Medical Surgical Nursing at PGIMER, Chandigarh securing first rank in all three programs. She received her PhD in 2017 from RGUHS, Bangalore under INC Consortium. Her nursing experience is diverse from clinical nursing, to teaching, administration and research. Currently she works as Principal at Mar Sleeva College of Nursing Pala, Kerala, India. She has overseas experience from Oman and Philadelphia besides from India. She has presented scientific papers and published articles.
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Mohammad Qassim Abdullah

University of Aleppo, Syria

Biography
Title:
Trend and Critical Issues in Smartphone Abuse
Biography
Prof. Dr. Mohammad Qassim Abdullah is professor of mental health and clinical psychology at the university of Aleppo in Syria. Studies the psychology and clinical psychology at the university of Damascus and Ph.D from Hungarian Academy of sciences in mental health.. he was the dean of faculty of education (2011-2015) and vice president of university of Aleppo (2015-2019). Supervisor of psychological and social support, and the member of national committee of research ethics in Syria 2016-2020.  Dr Abdullah has published (145) searches in national and international journals, And 30 books in psychological sciences. He is full member and honorable member in many international journals of mental health , psychiatry and psychological sciences.
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Borbala Mifsud

Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar

Biography
Title:
Fusion protein driven 3D transcriptional network in acute myeloid leukemia
Biography
Dr. Borbala studied Biology at the Eotvos Lorand University, Hungary and graduated as MS in 2006. She then joined the laboratory of Prof. Thomas Jenuwein at the Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP), Austria, and obtained her PhD degree in 2010. She moved into the field of Bioinformatics during her postdoctoral fellowship in the research group of Prof. Nicholas Luscombe at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI-EMBL), UK. In 2015, she was appointed as an MRC Career development fellow and lecturer at Queen Mary University London, UK. She obtained an Assistant Professor position at HBKU, Qatar in 2018.
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Jilani Ben Touhami Meftah

Counselor, Tunisia

Biography
Title:
Religion and its Role in Addiction Recovery
Biography
Dr. Jilani got his master in Revealed knowledge from International Islamic University, Malaysia in 1998, and he then joined the same University as a lecturer. He obtained his first PhD in Hermeneutics in 2003 the University of Malaya, Malaysia. In 2006 he obtained his second PhD in Psychology of Education from International Islamic University, Malaysia. In 2009 he joined University of Malaya as senior lecturer. In 20013 he moved to Sharif Ali Islamic University, Brunei as an Associate Prof.  He has published more than 50 books and articles in high impact journals.
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Ns. Livana PH

Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Kesehatan Kendal, Indonesia

Biography
Title:
Indonesian Society Ansietas levels facing COVID-19 Pandemic
Biography
Ns. Livana PH, M.Kep., Sp.Kep.J studied nursing  at Spesialist Mental of Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Indonesia University,  with grade excellent in 2015. She work in Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Kesehatan Kendal, Central Java, Indonesia since 2011. She has published more than 114 research articles in journals.
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Ani Dezhakam

Islamic Azad University, Iran

Biography
Title:
Taper off treatment may improve executive functions and re-regulate expression of BDNF and 5HTTPLR genes in opium abusers after six months period
Biography
Ani Dezhakam holds a master in biochemistry and also deputy of a NGO called "congress 60"working on treatment of addiction especially opium addiction with a specified taper off method of opium called "DST" designed with Hossein Dezhakam. 
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Benjamin Longo Mbenza

Lomo University of Research, The Democratic Republic of Congo

Biography
Title:
Predictive, precise, personalized and prognostic medicine for NAFDL, NASH and Liver cancers in sub-saharan africa: Challenges, solutions and perspectives
Biography
To be updated soon..
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Eman Salman Taie

Helwan University, Egypt

Biography
Title:
Artificial intelligence as an innovative approach for investment in the future of healthcare in Egypt
Biography
Eman Salman Mohamed Salman Taie is a professor in Nursing Administration, Faculty of Nursing-Helwan University- Cairo- Egypt. International Certified Trainer & human resource development consultant in International Board for Certified Trainer. She has experiences in different nursing administration issues. Also, has eighteen international research articles published all over the world & three international published books.
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Costas Christodoulides

Alexander College, Cyprus

Biography
Title:
Social Media Addiction and Problematic Internet Use among High School and University Students in Cyprus
Biography
Costas Christodoulides studied Political Science & International Studies (1994-98) at the Panteion University, Athens and graduated (MSc Comparative Politics) in 2000 from the Government Department of the LSE, UK. He is pursuing his PhD in the Business Administration at the European University, Cyprus (2016-). He is the Director of Alexander Research Centre (2015) at Alexander College, Cyprus coordinating and leading research projects most of them securing external funding. His interests include research in the fields of youth addiction including gambling, problematic use and risk of social networking sites and the Internet.
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Dessalegn Temesgen Leye

Addis Ababa Science and Technology University, Ethiopia

Biography
Title:
The mere six first options to be taken for successful combat the COVID-19 Pandemic
Biography
Dessalegn Temesgen leye studied pedagogy in Volgograd Pedagogical institute (Msc) and studied biochemistry at Moscow Biochemistry institute and defend his PhD in biochemistry in 1997. Now he is an asst professor at Addis Ababa Science and Technology University.
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