Andrea P Rossi, MD, Ph.D. works in the Geriatric Division of the Department of Medicine and the Healthy Aging Center of the University of Verona, directed by Prof Mauro Zamboni. Dr. Rossi studies body composition methods with particular attention to Sarcopenia diagnosis, nutritional interventions and consequences on health related outcomes. Dr. Rossi, since 10 years is in the staff of the Nutrition and Obesity Center of the University of Verona and he is the referent for DXA, BIA, CT and MRI techniques for muscle mass and fat mass measurements and ectopic fat deposition evaluation. Dr. Rossi's primary research is in the definition of Sarcopenic Obesity and Dynapenic Visceral Obesity in order to identify elderly subjects at higher risk for unfavourable health consequences. He has recently received the “Fellow in Geriatrics” instituted by the Italian Geriatrics and Gerontology Society (SIGG), awarded to the most outstanding young investigator in Italy in the field of Aging. Dr. Rossi has published over 50 peer-reviewed papers, review articles and book chapters, has served on Editorial Boards for the Journals of Gerontology, Obesity, European Journal Clinical Nutrition, Age and Ageing, J Nutr Health Aging, J Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition and International Journal of Obesity. Dr. Rossi participated as speaker and chairman to the most important national and international meeting on Nutrition, Geriatrics and Obesity (ESPEN, SIGG, EUGMS, NAASO, ICO, EASO and SIO). Dr. Rossi obtained specialization in Geriatrics and Gerontology at the University of Verona, Italy, and after completing a past scholar at Division of Endocrinology and Metaboilism of the University of Pittsburgh, PA, in the United States in 2006, received his Ph.D. in Science of Life and Health from the University of Verona in 2011.
Geriatrics Endocrinology Nutrition
Christine Reynaert currently working as a Head of Department of Psychosomatic in Cliniques Universitaires. She served as a professor in the Department of Medical Psychology at the University Hospital Lausanne, Switzerland, from May to July 1985. In 1993, she worked as Professor of Clinical. In 1996, she worked as a Lecturer Academic in part time and as a Clinical Lecturer.
Associate Professor Joanne Earl joined Macquarie University in January 2018. Prior to joining Macquarie she worked at Flinders University (South Australia) and at UNSW for 9 years in the School of Psychology. She is a Registered Psychologist, and a member of the Australian Psychological Society. She is passionate about making retirement a positive experience for all Australians. Her program of research focuses on promoting retirement planning for workers at both the individual and organizational level along with identifying predictors of retirement adjustment for retirees. She regularly appears in the press and on radio talking about her research.
Retirement planning and adjustment; Focusing on a wholisitic approach to planning for retirement that influences wealth, health, social, cogitive, emotional and motivational resources.
Jos M.G.A. Schols, MD, PhD is professor of Old Age Medicine. He works at the Department of Health Services Research and the Department of Family Medicine of Maastricht University, The Netherlands.
Sam Vaknin is Visiting Professor of Psychology, Southern Federal University, Rostov-on-Don, Russia and Professor of Finance and Psychology in CIAPS (Centre for International Advanced and Professional Studies). Sam Vaknin is the author of Malignant Self-love: Narcissism Revisited and other books about personality disorders. His work is cited in hundreds of books and dozens of academic papers. He spent the past 6 years developing Cold Therapy: a treatment modality for Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD). Over the years, with dozens of volunteers, he found that it was effective with clients suffering from a major depressive episode as well.
Narcissists, Psychopaths, Abuse
Dr Jerzy Leszek is Professor of Psychiatry, Vice-Head of the Department of Psychiatry , Head of Alzheimer’s Disease Lab at the Medical University in Wroclaw , and Scientific Director of Alzheimer’s Disease Center in Scinawa near Wroclaw, Poland. He graduated at Medical University of Wroclaw in 1979, was awarded a doctorate in Wroclaw in 1981 and in 1999- examination for the degree of associate professor of psychiatry and since 2005 he is working as full professor of psychiatry at Wroclaw Medical University. He is author and co-author more than 240 papers (especially from old age psychiatry), some chapters to the books published in reputed Polish and international journals and serving as an editorial board member of several journals .He is Editor –in-Chief of Journal of Yoga and Physical Activity. He is Scientific Editor and co-author of first Polish academic handbook on Alzheimer’s disease and nine another academic handbooks from old age psychiatry(Polish and internationals) , member a lot of scientific associations e .g founder and president of Lower Silesian Association of Alzheimer’s Families, first of its kind in Poland ,President of the Scientific Council of Alzheimer’s Disease Center in Scinawa, near Wroclaw , Former President and founder of Polish Psychogeriatric Association, Former Secretary(now member) of European Old Age Psychiatry and Former Member of Board of Directions of International Psychogeriatric Association
Neurodegeneration processes/Alzheimer’s disease Therapy of dementia disorders in the light of new technologies :nanotechnology, proteomics, metabolomics, genomic medicine, personalized therapy Molecular base of neurodegenerative disorders Rehabilitation and physical activity of dementia disorders
Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Queens University, Kingston, Ontario. At present is the clinical director of the Adult Community Division. Held the position of Clinical Director of the Acute Inpatient Unit between 2013 and 2016. Lead Psychiatrist for the Assertive Community Treatment Team since 2009. Had joined the department as an Assistant Professor in March 2009 and was promoted to Associate Professor in July, 2015.
Schizophrenia, Severe Mental Illness and its management.
Rajendra Badgaiyan completed his MD and MA (Psychology) in India and finished postdoctoral training at University of Oregon, University of Pittsburgh and Harvard University. He completed residency training in Psychiatry at Harvard and currently directs the outpatient addiction clinic and Neuroimaging Laboratoryat SUNY Buffalo. He is a member of the editorial boards of 12 journals and Chief/executive editor of 3 journals. Badgaiyan received several awards for research and he is recognized as the original developer of single scan dynamic molecular imaging technique that allows detection, mapping and measurement of dopamine released during task performance in the live human brain.
Dr. McLean is Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He obtained his medical degree from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and completed a psychiatry residency at the University of Wisconsin and an M.P.H. degree from the University of Minnesota. He is the recipient of a number of awards, including the UND School of Medicine Distinguished Alumnus Award, the American Psychiatric Association Bruno Lima award for outstanding contributions to Disaster Psychiatry, and teaching excellence awards. He has served on a number of clinical, administrative and regulatory boards including medical licensing and professional health programs. He has lectured internationally on pertinent behavioral and public health issues. Dr. McLean has a particular interest in working with and advocating for individuals with serious and persistent behavioral health issues. He also is interested in individual and community resilience
His research interest lies in individual and community resilience.
Ebru Aldemir currently works at the Institute on Drug Abuse, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science, Ege University. Ebru does research in Cognitive Neuroscience and Addictive Disorders
Drug Abuse, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science ?zmir
Dr Tanjir Rashid Soron received his MD in Psychiatry and MPH after his MBBS. He is currently working as Head of MindTale which provide as a nationwide mental health service by phone in Bangladesh. He is the founder of the “Telepsychiatry Research and Innovation Network” that gives a perfect ground for telepsychiatry researchers and others to explore and share various ideas. Dr. Soron is playing a key role in research on technlogy based interventions for Neurodevelopmental Disorders in Bangladesh. He is also leading few childhood development and mental health screening and severity assessment tools. Dr. Soron is exploring the impact of Facebook on mental health of child and adollocent. He is also working as a member of editorial board of several international journals.
Technology based interventions for adolocent, Effect of technology on child mental health, Neurodeveolmental Disorders and developing of Telepsychiatry service in developing countries.
Dr. Patricia Howard received her undergraduate degree in nursing from the University of Louisville and her masters degree in nursing from the University of Kentucky. In 1992, she completed the Doctor of Philosophy in nursing at UK. The focus of her doctoral research, partially funded by an American Nurses Foundation grant, was maternal caregiving of adult children with schizophrenia. This research was extended in a University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center grant in which she investigated the extent to which fathers participated in caregiving for their adult children diagnosed with schizophrenia. Dr. Howard is a member of the University’s Graduate School. In the College of Nursing, she is associate dean of the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs. She also teaches in the PhD, DNP and MSN programs. Since 1996, she has been engaged in research funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Kentucky Department for Mental Health and Mental Retardation Services. Currently, she is co-principal investigator of the SAMHSA-funded Kentucky Medication Algorithm Project (KyMAP). The overall goal of the KyMAP initiative is to implement, train, and evaluate the evidence-based practice called medication algorithms. In addition, Dr. Howard participated in a national study designed to evaluate the psychometric properties of KyMAP research instruments. Her previous research included funded projects that investigated consumer and family satisfaction with mental health services in Kentucky’s public mental health system, part of Kentucky?s development of a statewide plan for measuring outcomes of mental health care. She was also an investigator in a SAMHSA-funded study designed to implement the Trauma Informed Care model to reduce use of section and restraints in Kentucky?s public psychiatric hospitals. Dr. Howard?s research has been published in Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, International Psychiatry, Issues in Mental Health Nursing, and Psychiatric Services. She has presented the results of her research at regional, national and international levels, including Sigma Theta Tau International, the American Nurses Association Council of Nurse Researchers, the International Society for Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing (ISPN), the Southern Nursing Research Society, and the National Association of Mental Health Program Directors Research Institute. In 2005 she was appointed to a three-year term on the editorial board of Archives of Psychiatric Nursing.
Dr. Michael F. Waters is an Assistant Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience, University of Florida College of Medicine, present Director, Stroke Program and Vascular Neurology Fellowship, University of Florida College of Medicine.
Genetic mechanisms of stroke, including cerebral cavernous malformations, CADASIL, and sickle cell anemia. In addition, he has active research in gene discovery and the pathophysiology of dominant cerebellar ataxias.
Dr. Diala F. Ammar is a professor of Psychology at LAU Beirut. She has graduated with a PhD in kinesiology from Texas A&M University.
Ammar’s research is aimed at understanding the mental effect of war on children including anxiety, depression and other behavior problems. Other research interests include resiliency during war, and effect of physical activity on mental health. Other research focuses include cognitive aspects of action processing including visual and motor imagery.
Dr. Videnovic obtained his M.D at the University of Belgrade School of Medicine, where he subsequently completed an internship in Internal medicine followed by a residency in Anatomic pathology. From 1998 to 2000 he was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Illinois in Chicago, where he worked on the neurobiology of the sleep apnea syndrome. He subsequently moved to the Rush Alzheimer?s Disease Center in Chicago, where he worked on several NIH funded clinical-pathological studies of aging. Dr Videnovic completed an internship in Internal medicine at MCP Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia, and a Neurology residency at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago where he served as chief resident. Subsequently he trained in Movement Disorders at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, and sleep medicine at Northwestern University. He obtained a Master of Science degree in clinical research from the Rush Graduate College in 2007. He was appointed as Assistant Professor of Neurology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in July 2007. Dr. Videnovic is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, the Parkinson Study Group, and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Dr. Videnovic cares for patients with Parkinson?s disease and various movement disorders. He is a principal investigator and co-investigator on several clinical trials in the field of Parkinson?s disease and movement disorders. His research focuses on sleep dysfunction in neurodegenerative disorders, particularly Parkinson?s disease.
dysfunction in neurodegenerative disorders