Keynote Speaker

Dr. Rainer Moosdorf

University Hospital in Marburg, Germany

Title: TBA

Time: 09:00- 09:45

Dr. Rainer Moosdorf

Biography

Dr. Rainer Moosdorf is devoted to cardiovascular surgery for more than 35 years, starting his career as a resident at the University Hospital in Giessen in 1978. In 1990 he became a full professor for cardiovascular surgery at the university in Bonn and vice chairman of the respective department.
In 1989 and 1990 he spent two semesters at the Carolinas Heart Institute in Charlotte/NC as a research and clinical fellow.
Since 1994 he is working at the University Hospital in Marburg as a full professor for cardiovascular surgery and director of the department.
Between 2001 and 2011 he also held the position of the vice medical director and since 2006 the medical director of the University Hospital in Marburg.
The main specialties within cardiovascular surgery are laser- and arrhythmia surgery, endovascular procedures including TAVI´s and endovascular reconstructions of the aortic arch, reconstructive surgery of the coronaries and still some types of the "French correction".
As the chairman of the board of "Medical Network Hessen", he is an official representative of the State of Hessen in the field of clinical medicine and medical education. This includes participation in official government delegations, an organization of conferences and lectures abroad, student exchange programs and also personal teaching programs in cardiovascular surgery in foreign countries.

Dr. Peter P Karpawich

Biography

Peter P. Karpawich, MSc, MD is the Director of the Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing Services at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan and Professor at the Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit. He has expertise in Pediatric/Congenital Heart electrophysiology and pacing with extensive research in cardiac rhythm management, arrhythmia mapping and ablation therapies, pacemaker lead design technologies, alternate site mapping for optimization of paced myocardial function and resynchronization pacing for heart failure. He performed initial studies on the feasibility of His bundle pacing to improve physiologic pacing and low-threshold as well as steroid-eluting pacing leads. Dr Karpawich has contributed to over 280 scientific publications, textbook chapters and textbooks and is on the Editorial Boards and Reviewer of several peer-review international journals. He is Fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society, American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association and American Academy of Pediatrics and recipient of awards for research and teaching.

 

Dr. Robert Joel Goldberg

Biography

Dr. Robert Joel Goldberg is currently an Emeritus Professor at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA. He completed his Ph.D. Epidemiology from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, the United States in 1978.

He has been actively involved in community-based studies of the natural history and primary and secondary prevention of coronary heart diseaseheart failure, and deep venous thrombosis for more than 2 decades. He and several clinical researchers established the Worcester Heart Attack Study in the early 1980s. Through the current period of federal funding support, they are examining more than 3 decade long trends (1975-2007) in the incidence rates, in-hospital and long-term survival, and therapeutic approaches used in the management of more than 14,000 greater Worcester residents hospitalized with acute myocardial infarction at all medical centers in the Worcester metropolitan area. Presently he serves as the Co-PI on a population-based surveillance project that is examining changing trends in the incidence, hospital and long-term case-fatality rates, and management practices of in and outpatients with venous thromboembolism among residents of the Worcester metropolitan area. They are also receiving funding support from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to develop community-wide hospital and outpatient surveillance for heart failure in greater Worcester residents. He also serves as the senior epidemiologist for the Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events (GRACE) Project which is a large multinational coronary disease registry examining differences in the management practices, hospital, and post-discharge outcomes of more than 50,000 patients hospitalized in 14 countries with an acute coronary syndrome.

In collaboration with several investigators from the UMMS, they have recently received funding support from the NIH to initiate two observational epidemiologic studies, one in the area of acute heart failure and the other in the setting of venous thrombosis in the elderly. In the heart failure (HF) project, they are studying the symptoms patients with acute HF report experiencing, their extent of delay in seeking medical care after the onset of these acute symptoms, and factors facilitating or serving as obstacles to, the seeking of medical care in a timely manner. 

Dr. FEDERICO LEGA

Biography

Federico Lega is Affiliate Professor of Government, Health and Not for Profit at SDA Bocconi School of Management. He is Associate Professor, Department of Institutional Analysis and Public Management at Bocconi University. He is Full Professor of Health Management at the University of MilanAt SDA Bocconi, since 2015 he is Director International Master in Healthcare Management Economics and Policy (MIHMEP) and, from 2007 to 2015, he was leader of executive training in Healthcare sector. He drives two "academy" dedicated to managerial development of clinical professionals (MSM Lab for neurologists and Lab for Medical Laboratory) and, furthermore, he conducts specific programs dedicated to general and medical directors of health companies. Over the last 20 years, he has been involved in projects all over Italy and abroad. He conducted numerous workshops and consulting projects with many pharma and medical devices companies, hospitals, several local health authorities, Italian Regions and health boards. Recently, he is deepening the topics of competitiveness and strategic positioning of private health care companies. He is the author of numerous books and articles on the subject. His works have been published in British Journal of Management, Journal of Healthcare Management, Health Policy and International journal of clinical practice. He is a member of the Scientific Committee of the magazine Organizzazione Sanitaria; he is representative for Clinical Leadership and Associate Editor for the magazine BMC Health Service Research and Editor in Chief of the magazine Healt Service Management. He is also Chair of scientific committee of the European Healthcare Management Association. Since 2005, he is Adjunct Professor Department of Health Services AdministrationUniversity of Alabama (USA) and Research fellow at York University Management School (UK). He was Visiting Professor in many international Universities including Hamburg University and Care Center (2013) and Zurich University (2012).Federico earned a Degree in Economics and Business Administration and a Ph.D. in Business Administration and Management both from Bocconi University.

Speaker

Dr. Trudy Wassenaar

Molecular Microbiology and Genomics Consultants, Germany

Title: Do gender differences in the gut microbiome explain the differences in cardiovascular disease risks?

Time: 12:45-13:30

Dr. Trudy Wassenaar

Biography

Trudy Wassenaar, director of Molecular Microbiology and Genomics Consultants (MMGC), has a wide expertise in microbiology, both in applied and in fundamental research. She has worked as a consultant for companies, and governmental agencies and collaborated with colleagues from academia for over 20 years. Her collaboration with David Ussery started 17 years ago. She published over 120 publications in international peer-reviewed journals and wrote a popular science book entitled ‘Bacteria, the Bad, the Benign and the Beautiful’ that was published in 2011. Together with David Ussery and Stephano Borini she co-authored a textbook entitled ‘Bioinformatics for Microbiologists’ which came out in 2009. Her publication H-index is currently 47.

Dr. Sabrina Zeghichi-Hamri

Biography

Sabrina ZEGHICHI-HAMRI, Associate professor at Bejaia University (Algeria), Ph.D in Physiology, Physiopathology and Pharmacology from Grenoble University (France) and Master of Sciences in Food Quality Management from the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania, Crete (Greece).

Researcher at the department of cardiology (Grenoble University Hospital). My project was to study the effects of Omega-3 fatty acids on malignant ventricular arrhythmias and prevention of coronary heart diseases.

Currently, working on phytochemicals and their effects on the prevention of chronic diseases; at the Laboratory of Biomathematics, Biochemistry, Biophysics and Scientometrics (Bejaia University- Algeria).

Keynote Speaker

Dr. EILEEN WALSH

The University of Toledo, USA

Title: TBA

Time: 09:30 - 10:15

Dr. EILEEN WALSH

Biography

Dr. Eileen Walsh is currently the director at college of nursing honors program and a professor, dept adult, family & population health nursing at the University of Toledo, USA. She completed her PhD from University of Toledo, USA

Dr. Dao Wen Wang

Biography

Dr. Dao Wen Wang obtained his Ph.D. in Cardiology from Tongji Medical University (1992) and did the post-doctoral study with Dr. Capdevila at Vanderbilt University. He is the Chief of Department of Internal Medicine and Division of Cardiology Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical CollegeHuazhong University of Science & Technology, and Director of Translational Medicine Center & Genetic Diagnosis Center and Institute of Hypertension. He is also Chairman of ISHR Chinese Section Translational Medicine Council and Chairman of Internal Medicine Section of Medical Association of Hubei Province. Dr. Wang works on studying both clinical and basic issues in cardiology and promoting evidence-based medicine and standardized treatment protocols in clinical practice. 

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Oleg Pisarenko

National Medical Research Center for Cardiology, Russia

Title: TBA

Time: 11:00 - 11:45

Dr. Oleg Pisarenko

Biography

Dr. Oleg Pisarenko is the Head of Laboratory for Myocardial Metabolism at National Medical Research Center for Cardiology, Moscow, Russia. To date, Dr. Oleg Pisarenko’s research has total number of citations over 2000 times with an h-index of 17

Keynote Speaker

Dr. David Ripley

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, UK

Title: Non-invasive imaging for cardiovascular disease

Time: 11:45 - 12:30

Dr. David Ripley

Biography

Dr. David Ripley is a Consultant Cardiologist at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, UK

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Ljudmila Stojanovich

Belgrade University, Serbia

Title: The spectrum of cardiology manifestations in autoimmune rheumatic disease

Time: 12:30 - 13:15

Dr. Ljudmila Stojanovich

Biography

Dr. Ljudmila Stojanovich received her Ph.D. in Medicine, with the thesis “Neuropsychiatric manifestations in patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus” in 1999. She is the scientific director in the Bezhanijska Kosa, University Medical Center of Belgrade University, where she is currently a Full Research Professor. Dr. Stojanovich’s research focuses on Systemic Lupus ErythematosusAntiphospholipid Syndrome, and Vaccination in patients with Autoimmune Rheumatic diseases. She is an author of three monographs and of about 250 articles on various aspects of Autoimmune Rheumatic disorders, published in international and domestic journals and in conference proceedings.  She is in Editorial Boards (Editorial Boards LUPUS (LONDON). /Reviewer in the “CURRENT CONTENSTS” or “Science citation index”, like LUPUS REWIEWER DATABAS, Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology, The Journal of  Vaccine Antiphospholipid Antibodies”, “Multicenter studies antiphospholipid antibodies, infections and autoimmune diseases”. She is a mentor/ Supervisor ships a numbers of post-doc students.  She was in Invited Speaker for many lectures in Congresses and Symposia; organizer and Chairman of many Workshops, Seminars and Symposia; the member of the Steering Committee of the “(EULAR) recommendations for vaccination in patients with auto-immune inflammatory rheumatic diseases (AIIRD)”, and the Steering Committee of the “EULAR recommendations for the prevention and management of adult antiphospholipid syndrome". Professor Stojanovich is EULAR Honorary Member, and The Member  of “The International Team of Medical Experts for the Topic on antiphospholipid syndrome  (Hughes Sy) and systemic lupus (INTERNATIONAL CHARITY”, The London Lupus Centre), she was the Chairman in the International Congress “Antiphospholipid syndrome (Hughes syndrome) importance of multidisciplinary approaches- 30 years since definition”, 2013, “GRANT 2015” of the EUROPEAN STROKE CONFERENCE » for “excellent research in cerebrovascular diseases reviewed by the Scientific and programmer Committees”, and presented at the 24th Annual Meeting; Vienna, may, 2015. Member of ILLUMINATE steering committee: the phase 3 lupus ILLUMINATES clinical trials of Tabalumab/ Eli Lilly and Company, MD, PhD, FRCP, are willing to serve as a consultant to Lilly Research Laboratories, a division of Eli Lilly and Company (“Lilly”), in connection with the development of Tabalumab also known as LY2439821. Co- Chairman and the lector “LUPUS ACADEMY EASTERN EUROPEAN ROADSHOW of  EULAR«: Belgrade, 18TH march 2016, www.lupus-academy.org.  Member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) from 2017; The Member  of the international team of medical experts for the topic on APS (Hughes Sy). Professor Ljudmila Stojanovich’ Impact Point is 300.14, and number of citations is 2400.

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Robert Joel Goldberg

University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA

Title: Workshop on Effective Scientific Writing and Publishing

Time: 09:30 - 10:30

Dr. Robert Joel Goldberg

Biography

Dr. Robert Joel Goldberg is currently an Emeritus Professor at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA. He completed his Ph.D. Epidemiology from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, the United States in 1978.

He has been actively involved in community-based studies of the natural history and primary and secondary prevention of coronary heart diseaseheart failure, and deep venous thrombosis for more than 2 decades. He and several clinical researchers established the Worcester Heart Attack Study in the early 1980s. Through the current period of federal funding support, they are examining more than 3 decade long trends (1975-2007) in the incidence rates, in-hospital and long-term survival, and therapeutic approaches used in the management of more than 14,000 greater Worcester residents hospitalized with acute myocardial infarction at all medical centers in the Worcester metropolitan area. Presently he serves as the Co-PI on a population-based surveillance project that is examining changing trends in the incidence, hospital and long-term case-fatality rates, and management practices of in and outpatients with venous thromboembolism among residents of the Worcester metropolitan area. They are also receiving funding support from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to develop community-wide hospital and outpatient surveillance for heart failure in greater Worcester residents. He also serves as the senior epidemiologist for the Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events (GRACE) Project which is a large multinational coronary disease registry examining differences in the management practices, hospital, and post-discharge outcomes of more than 50,000 patients hospitalized in 14 countries with an acute coronary syndrome.

In collaboration with several investigators from the UMMS, they have recently received funding support from the NIH to initiate two observational epidemiologic studies, one in the area of acute heart failure and the other in the setting of venous thrombosis in the elderly. In the heart failure (HF) project, they are studying the symptoms patients with acute HF report experiencing, their extent of delay in seeking medical care after the onset of these acute symptoms, and factors facilitating or serving as obstacles to, the seeking of medical care in a timely manner. 

Dr. FEDERICO LEGA

Biography

Federico Lega is Affiliate Professor of Government, Health and Not for Profit at SDA Bocconi School of Management. He is Associate Professor, Department of Institutional Analysis and Public Management at Bocconi University. He is Full Professor of Health Management at the University of MilanAt SDA Bocconi, since 2015 he is Director International Master in Healthcare Management Economics and Policy (MIHMEP) and, from 2007 to 2015, he was leader of executive training in Healthcare sector. He drives two "academy" dedicated to managerial development of clinical professionals (MSM Lab for neurologists and Lab for Medical Laboratory) and, furthermore, he conducts specific programs dedicated to general and medical directors of health companies. Over the last 20 years, he has been involved in projects all over Italy and abroad. He conducted numerous workshops and consulting projects with many pharma and medical devices companies, hospitals, several local health authorities, Italian Regions and health boards. Recently, he is deepening the topics of competitiveness and strategic positioning of private health care companies. He is the author of numerous books and articles on the subject. His works have been published in British Journal of Management, Journal of Healthcare Management, Health Policy and International journal of clinical practice. He is a member of the Scientific Committee of the magazine Organizzazione Sanitaria; he is representative for Clinical Leadership and Associate Editor for the magazine BMC Health Service Research and Editor in Chief of the magazine Healt Service Management. He is also Chair of scientific committee of the European Healthcare Management Association. Since 2005, he is Adjunct Professor Department of Health Services AdministrationUniversity of Alabama (USA) and Research fellow at York University Management School (UK). He was Visiting Professor in many international Universities including Hamburg University and Care Center (2013) and Zurich University (2012).Federico earned a Degree in Economics and Business Administration and a Ph.D. in Business Administration and Management both from Bocconi University.