Keynote Speaker

Dr. Rainer Moosdorf

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.

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. Gerald M. Lemole

Biography

Gerald M. Lemole, MD served as Chief of Cardiovascular Surgery at Christiana Care Health Services from 1986 through 2006. Subsequently, he served as the Medical Director for the Center of Integrative Health at The Preventive Medicine and Rehabilitation Institute. Dr. Lemole received his undergraduate degree from Villanova and doctor of medicine degree from Temple University School of Medicine. After a residency in general surgery at Temple University Hospital, he did his cardiac training at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, from 1967 to 1969. While at Baylor, Dr. Lemole became certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery and began serving as instructor in surgery. In 1968, he was a member of the surgical team that performed the first successful heart transplant in the United States. Dr. Lemole returned to Philadelphia from Texas in 1969 to serve as an instructor in surgery at Temple. That same year, he performed the first coronary bypass in the tri-state area of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. At age 32, he was named Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Temple University. He was Chief of Surgery at Deborah Heart & Lung Center, Brown Mills, NJ from 1972 to 1984. In 1975, at age 38, he became a full professor at Temple, an achievement which also made him one of the youngest full professors of surgery in the United States. In 1982, while visiting Turkey, Dr. Lemole performed that nation's first coronary artery  bypass procedure. His major professional memberships include the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the Society for Vascular Surgeons, and the American Association for Thoracic Surgery. He is also a member of many societies and associated committees related to his profession. Dr. Lemole has lectured extensively and written numerous articles for professional publications. He has also published three books and is currently working on a book for post-cancer treatments. He has been a visiting professor at the Universities of Dublin and Istanbul, the Military Medical College of Ankara, Allegheny General Hospital, Fengtai Heart Institute, Beijing, China, People's Hospital and 2nd Military Medical University, China, and Columbia Presbyterian University Hospital. He is listed in the publication Who's Who in the United States and the Marquis Who's Who Directory of Medical Specialists. He is a past recipient of the American Medical Association Physician's Recognition Award and numerous other awards.

Speaker

Dr. Jeko Metodiev Madjarov

Title: TBA

Time: 15:15-15:45

Dr. Jeko Metodiev Madjarov

Biography

Jeko Madjarov, is board-certified in general, vascular/endovascular, and cardiothoracic surgery. His clinical interests include adult cardiac and thoracic surgeryaortic surgery, including complex/endovascular aortic repair; and minimally invasive coronary and thoracic surgery. He is a key member of the complex lead extraction program in the department of cardiac electrophysiology. Dr. Madjarov has several patents in the field of diagnosis and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias, endovascular treatment of aortic disease, and complex chest wall reconstruction.Dr. Madjarov received his medical degree summa cum laude from Sofia Medical University, Bulgaria, and completed a cardiac surgery residency at St. Ekaterina University Hospital, Sofia, Bulgaria. In the U.S., he completed general surgery residencies at Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT; and Baystate Medical Center/Tufts University School of Medicine, Springfield, MA. He then completed fellowships in vascular/endovascular surgery and cardiovascular/thoracic surgery at Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC - under Prof. Francis Robicsek. An active inventor, Dr Madjarov is leading several research studies and is also closely involved in the development of new medical technology. He has authored more than 20 publications in peer-review.

Dr. William J. Rowe M.D. FBIS

Biography

William J. Rowe M.D. FBIS (Fellow British Interplanetary Society), FACN (Fellow American College of Nutrition, Retired Fellow Royal Society of Medicine), is a board certified specialist in Internal Medicine. He received his M.D. at the University of Cincinnati and was in private practice in Toledo, Ohio for 34 years. During that time he supervised over 5000 symptom-limited maximum hospital-based treadmill stress tests. He studied 3 world class extraordinary endurance athletes and published their exercise-related magnesium deficiencies. This triggered a 20-year pursuit of the cardiovascular complications of Space flight. All his publications are posted on his website  www.femsinspace.com ).

Dr. Alexander Gorodkov

Biography

A. Gorodkov graduated from the Moscow university (1979), had PhD(1986) and Dr Sci (2004) degrees working in the field of Cardiovascular physiology. These last 25 years he deals with the study of nature and structure of the swirling blood flow in the heart and main vessels

Keynote Speaker

Dr. EILEEN WALSH

Title: TBA

Time: 10:15 - 11:00

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. 

Dr. David Ripley

Biography

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

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.

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).

Dr. Carey O’Rielly

Biography

A graduate of Duke University and USC Dental School, Dr. Carey O’Rielly has been a practicing dentist for 34 years.  He began his career owning and operating a network of six offices in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Later he was a dental director for a California insurance company and monitored care for fifty dental offices.  Presently he owns and operates a private holistic practice in North County San Diego’s Encinitas.

Dr O started looking for solutions to his health challenges resulting from stress and environmental toxicity that built up over a ten year period practicing dentistry.  When he found what he needed to heal from these health challenges, it changed his life and his approach to dentistry.

Dr O’Rielly has dedicated himself to learning about oral systemic infections and how dentistry can affect your health.  Dr O has applied what he has learned to develop specialized protocols that address spirochetal infections in the periodontal tissues and around implants, and a laser protocol for addressing apical periodontitis and root canal infections. He will be discussing these protocols and technology behind them during the meeting.

Prof Xingqun Liang

Biography

Key Laboratory of Arrhythmia, Ministry of Education, East Hospital, Tongji University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China

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.