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Sanjeev U. Nair
Senior Fellow in Cardiovascular Medicine
Lehigh Valley Health Network
University of S Florida College of Medicine
Short biography

Sanjeev U. Nair did his formal training in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Critical Care in India and was awarded a Doctorate in Medicine. He thereafter received training in the United Kingdom prior to migrating to the United States where he is presently located as a senior fellow in cardiovascular medicine at Lehigh Valley Health Network, one of the nations top 50 centers in cardiology. His primary research interests include sudden cardiac death and cardiac arrest, therapeutic hypothermia and cardiovascular interventions especially related to structural heart disease. He is widely published and has multiple peer-reviewed publications to his name. He has also presented numerous research abstracts at national and international meetings and has authored multiple textbook chapters. He has been nominated for several research awards and was awarded the Young Investigator Award by the Resuscitation Council of the American Heart Association in 2011.

Enrico M. Camporesi
Department of Physiology
University of South Florida
Tel: 813-844-7170
Short biography

Enrico M. Camporesi is Professor of of Surgery at University of South Florida College of Medicine Tampa, Florida, USA. He is Professor and Chairman of Anesthesiology. He got American Medical Association Physician Recognition Award in Continuing Medical Education. He is Resident for Department of Anesthesiology at Duke University Medical Center. Assistant Professor of Physiology at University of Milan, Italy. Research interests are Exercise in air, on O2, in water, and before surgery: preconditioning. Environmental altered exercise, as at altitude, in space and underwater; at increased and reduced total pressure.

Karen Hind
Senior Research Fellow
Institute of Sport, Physical Activity and Leisure (ISPAL)
Leeds Beckett University
Short biography

Karen Hind received her Doctorate from the School of Medicine, University of Leeds UK in 2005. She has been leading and managing research into bone and body composition at the Institute of Sport, Physical Activity and Leisure, Leeds Beckett University UK since 2007. She is also a Visiting Fellow at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne UK, an ISCD certified clinical densitometrist, and an active member of the European Innovative Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing. Dr Hind has served as a reviewer for many scientific journals and funding bodies. Her expertise is in musculoskeletal health across the lifespan, including a focus on bone health in sports populations and the application of exercise for reducing the risk of osteoporosis. Other research interests include traumatic vertebral fracture in rugby players, effects of different loading modalities on the skeleton, female athlete triad, advanced body composition assessment and medical imaging. Research interests include, but are not limited to, the following: Musculoskeletal health, Bone health, Bone development, Osteoporosis, Fracture, Stress fractures, Spine, Hip, Young athlete, Female athlete triad, Healthy and active ageing, Body composition, Medical imaging.

Joshua Vincent
Doctoral research assistant
Roth|McFarlane Hand and Upper Limb Center
St. Josephs Healthcare London
Tel: 519 694 6222
Short biography

Joshua Vincent, PT PhD is a young investigator based at the Roth MacFarlane Hand and Upper Limb Center, at St. Josephs Healthcare London, London ON Canada. His background is in Physiotherapy. He is interested in outcomes research especially of the upper limb in conditions related to sports injuries and trauma like fractures, nerve injuries etc. His areas of research interest include evidence based practice, clinical measurement properties of impairment and self-report measures of the upper limb, interpretation of change, translation and cross-cultural adaptation; and outcome evaluation after surgeries for conditions of the upper limb.

Heinz Lohrer
University of Freiburg
Institute for Sports Medicine
Tel: +49-69-67800933
Short biography

He is Honorary Professor and Lecturer at the University of Freiburg, Germany. He is Director of the Orthopaedic Department of the Institute for Sports Medicine. Since 1995 he is Medical Director of the Institute for Sports Medicine Frankfurt, Germany. He is Board member and Chair of the Scientific Committee of the European College of Sports and Exercise Physicians (ECOSEP). Reviewer for 25 different scientific journals. Board Member Olympischer Spitzensport German Gymnastics Federation. My research interests are Ankle ligament injuries, Achilles tendon injuries (acute and chronic).

Sujay Saphire Galen
Assistant Professor
Department of Health Care Sciences
Wayne State University
Short biography

Sujay Galen is a Physical Therapist, and he received his PhD in Bioengineering from University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom. His research interests bring together the disciplines of Bioengineering and Physical Therapy in promoting function and mobility in individuals with various neurological disorders. His PhD work focused on improving walking in children with Cerebral Palsy through a combined intervention of Functional Electrical Stimulation and Botulinum Toxin A Therapy. His post-doctoral research was in studying recovery in individuals with incomplete spinal cord injury and was funded by the spinal research trust in the UK. He currently is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Physical Therapy program at Wayne State University Detroit. His research laboratory at Wayne State University has been engaged in the development of wearable sensors and new outcome measures to study the efficacy of exercises and interventions and its role in the recovery of mobility and function.

Lisa K. Sprod
Assistant Professor
University of North Carolina
School of Health & Applied Human Sciences
College of Health & Human Services
Tel: 910-962-2583
Short biography

Dr. Lisa K. Sprod is an Assistant Professor in School of Health and Applied Human Sciences, College of Health and Human Services at University of North Carolina Wilmington, North Carolina. She got her Ph.D from University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado. She has completed M.P.H. at University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry-Rochester, New York. Dr. Sprod has published more that 30 peer reviewed articles. Research Interest are Sport and Exercise Science, yoga, Cancer-Related Fatigue, Breast Cancer, Human Performance and Wellness.

Subhash Juneja
Research Associate
Division of Orthopedics
Toronto Western Hospital
University Health Network
University of Toronto
Tel: 416-422-0438
Short biography

I have PhD in Animal Biochemistry and post-doctoral research in endocrinology, cancer, cell cycle, development, musculoskeletal research (bone, tendon and cartilage, osteoarthritis, spine, IVD). I have authored or co-authored more than 40 research papers including Science, Nature Genetics and JNCI. In musculoskeletal research area, I have published papers in journals like: Arthritis and Rheumatism, Connective Tissue Research, Bone, PLoS etc. My current and long-term research interests are: Arthritis, Entheses repair, Tendon, Ligament, Stem cell therapy, Chondrogenesis, Spine and IVD. Currently I am working as a Research Associate in Arthritis Program in the division of Orthopedics at Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto, Canada.

Daniel Dalla Torre
Head of the dental clinic
University of Innsbruck
Institution of the dental clinic
Tel: +39-0472-767650
Short biography

DDr. Daniel Dalla Torre holds a D.D.S and a M.D. degree, both awarded at the Medical University of Innsbruck. After his residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery he worked as consultant at the University Clinic for Craniomaxillofacial and Oral Surgery in Innsbruck. In 2014 he established the dental clinic Dalla Torre in Sterzing, Italy, a private clinic specialized in advanced oral and maxillofacial surgery as well as traumatology, with a special regard to facial sports injuries. To date, DDr. Dalla Torre is still involved in research at the Medical University of Innsbruck, with a special focus on head and face traumatology, oral and maxillofacial oncology and reconstruction, oral HPV infections as well as on dental rehabilitation. He has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and serves as a reviewer for different international journals. Moreover, he took part as speaker and expert in many national and international congresses, training courses and meetings.

Zefang Ren
Department of Statistics & Epidemiology
Sun Yat-sen University
Tel: 0086-20-87332577
Short biography

Dr. Zefang Ren received his M.S. and Ph.D. from Sun Yat-sen Medical University in preventive medicine. Since then, Dr. Ren has been working as a teacher and researcher in the School of Public Health. He once worked at Vanderbilt University as an epidemiologist (2002-2005). Dr. Ren currently focuses on cancer (breast and ovary) epidemiology, exploring the etiological and survival factors, such as environments (metals, virus, et al), exercise and other life styles. He is the PI for five projects funded by National Natural Science Foundations of China (NSFC), including a joint grant of NSFC and NIH. He has published more than 100 papers in related fields.

Christopher J. Roach
Assistant Professor
Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation
San Antonio Military Medical Center
University of the Health Sciences
Tel: 210-916-1242
Short biography

Dr. Roach completed his undergraduate degree at the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1995. He attended the Ohio State University College of Medicine and subsequently completed his Orthopaedic Residency training at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, TX in 2005. He obtained his American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Certification in 2007 and Subspecialty Certification in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine in 2008. After 6 years in general orthopaedic practice at Fort Eustis, VA, Dr. Roach went on to complete fellowship training in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine at West Point, NY in 2012. Dr. Roach specializes in arthroscopic knee, shoulder, and hip reconstructive surgery as a staff surgeon at San Antonio Military Medical Center. He has deployed twice in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Adam L Schreiber
Assistant Professor
Thomas Jefferson University
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
The Sidney Kimmel Medical College
Director Rehabilitation Medicine Ambulatory Services
Tel: 855-727-2465
Short biography

Dr. Adam L. Schreiber graduated from the A.T. Still University of Health Sciences/ Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2003. He works in Philadelphia, PA and specializes in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. Dr. Schreiber is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Dr. Adam Schreiber, DO is board certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. He has special expertise in 2 areas: Musculoskeletal Diseases, Osteopathic Manipulation.

Dale Ding
Resident Physician
Department of Neurosurgery
University of Virginia
Tel: 1-434-924-2203
Short biography

Dale Ding obtained his M.D. from Duke University and is currently a senior neurosurgery resident at the University of Virginia. He has published over 100 articles, primarily in the field of cerebrovascular disease and in top subspecialty journals, such as the Journal of Neurosurgery, Neurosurgery, American Journal of Neuroradiology, Cerebrovascular Diseases, and Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism, and has presented over 40 abstracts at national and regional meetings. He serves as the Associate Editor of Neuroimmunology and Neuroinflammation and presides on the editorial boards of JSciMed Neurosurgery and Spine, Journal of Cerebrovascular Disease, Austin Journal of Cerebrovascular Disease & Stroke, and Austin Journal of Radiation Oncology & Cancer. Additionally, he serves as an ad hoc reviewer for over 20 journals, including Neurology, Experimental Biology and Medicine, and British Journal of Neurosurgery. His research interests: Radiosurgery outcomes for cerebral arteriovenous malformations and skull base meningiomas, pathogenesis of intracranial aneurysms, role of inflammation in cerebrovascular disease, endovascular treatment of intracranial aneurysms and vascular malformations, surgical treatment of intracranial aneurysms and vascular malformations.

Yves Henrotin
Rehabilitation department
Institute of Pathology
Co-chair of the National Council of Physiotherapy
University of Liege
Tel: +32-4-2427797
Short biography

HENROTIN Yves is Professor of Pathology, Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation and director of the Bone and Cartilage Research Unit at the University of Liege (Belgium). He is a member of the American College of Rheumatology, the Osteoarthritis Research Society International, the French Society of Rheumatology and the International Cartilage Repair Society. Between 2006 and 2013, he was a member of the board of directors the Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI), the premier organization focused on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoarthritis. He was elected treasurer in 2010. He was chairmen of the world BMJD debate and consensus congress in 2010 and 2012 and chairman of the 2010 OARSI world congress. He is also the vice-president of the Spine section and the osteoarthritis section of the French Society of Rheumatology, board member of the French Society of Rheumatology since 2011, president of the Belgium Back Society since 2000 and president of the Belgium Scientific Society of Physical Therapy since 2008. He is Co-President of the board of the National Council of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation for the Belgium Health Ministry. In 2005, he received a prestigious national prize (De Cooman Prize) for his contribution in the better understanding of osteoarthritis pathophysiology. He is also the founder and the chairman of the board of two spin-off company research and development of biological markers of musculoskeletal disorders and Synolyne Pharma a company developing medical device for the joint viscossuplmentation and tissue repair.

Tarang Jain
Assistant Professor
Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training
Northern Arizona University
College of Health and Human Services
Tel: 928-523-7305
Short biography

Tarang is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training, Northern Arizona University at Flagstaff with a PhD in Rehabilitation Science from the University of Kansas Medical Center. His professional experience and training have been primarily in orthopedic and sports physical therapy. His research interests include biomechanical movement analysis/neural control of movement and performance-based outcome measures. Specifically, his research is focused on understanding the pathophysiological mechanisms underlying chronic ankle instability using objective outcome measures. He is particularly looking to develop innovative and clinically viable rehabilitation strategies to optimize biomechanical and clinical outcomes following chronic ankle instability. He holds several certifications that include CEEAA, CKTP, and health professions educator certification. His teaching responsibilities include Integumentary Therapeutics and Therapeutic Exercise. Among a myriad of leadership roles, he had the privilege of previously serving on the Ankle and Foot task force and currently serves as a Vice-Chair of the early career researcher SIG and communications committee member in the American Society of Biomechanics.

Chad A Krueger
Executive chief resident
Orthopaedic Surgery Resident
San Antonio Military Medical Center
Tel: (210) 216-8538
Short biography

I grew up in Wells, ME and graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Delaware with an Honors Degree in exercise physiology and minors in chemistry and medical humanities. I received my M.D from the University of Medicine and Dentistry New Jersey- Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and am currently completing my Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at San Antonio Military Medical Center in San Antonio, TX. As an active duty Officer in the United States Army. I look forward to continuing to care for injured service men and women as an Orthopaedic Surgeon when I have completed my residency. I am very interested in both orthopaedic research and education and will likely peruse a career that has an academic tie-in, if not focus.

Robert J. Manasse
Clinical Associate Professor
Department of Orthodontics
University of Illinois
UIC College of Dentistry
Tel: 312/996-7138
Short biography

Dr. Robert Manasse is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Orthodontics at the University of Illinois at Chicago and in the private practice of orthodontics in the South Suburbs of Chicago. He is involved in teaching the orthodontic residents both the clinical and laboratory courses of the orthodontic curriculum. He is also an advisor for several research projects for the Masters thesis of residents in the UIC Orthodontic Residency Program. Dr. Manasse received both his dental training and orthodontic residency program at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Manasse received his Diplomate status on the American Board of Orthodontics in 1985 and has remained active with the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics. In 2009, Dr. Manasse was elected a Fellow in the International College of Dentists. After completion of his education, Dr. Manasse started a full time orthodontic practice in McAllen, Texas and taught part time at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. Based upon numerous encounters within his practice, he started treating the malocclusions associated with Cranial-Facial Anomalies. To better serve his patients, Dr. Manasse assembled fellow interdisciplinary professionals to start a Cranial-Facial Advisory Group for which he was a charter member and served as its president from 1987-1992. During his 15 years in Texas, he was also teaching growth and development of the craniofacial complex to the graduate students in San Antonio.

Federico Carpi
Associate Professor
Queen Mary University of London
School of Engineering & Materials Science
Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 6087
Short biography

Federico Carpi was born in Pisa in 1975. He received the Laurea degree in Electronic Engineering, the Ph.D. degree in Bioengineering and a second Laurea degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Pisa, Italy, in 2001, 2005 and 2008, respectively. From 2000 to 2012, he has been with the University of Pisa, Interdepartmental Research Centre 'E. Piaggio', School of Engineering, Italy. Since 2012, he serves as a Reader in Biomedical Engineering and Biomaterials at Queen Mary University of London, School of Engineering and Materials Science. His main research activities deal with the following topics Man-machine Interfaces, Bioinspired and Biomimetic Systems.

Jorma Sormunen
Department of Oncology
Tampere University
Tel: +32 491 728 137
Short biography

Jorma Sormunen received his Doctorate of Medicine from University of Kuopio, Finland. He is a specialist in Occupational Medicine. He also has a special competence in Military Medicine as well as certificate of Global Medicine from the University of Philippines, Manila. In addition to medical degrees he has a Masters degree in Business Administration from the University of Wales, UK. Currently Dr Sormunen is involved in research and publishes on the effects of physical condition and exercise on the incidence of cancers.

Weina Liu
Associate Professor
School of Physical Education & Health Care Director Assistant
East China Normal University
Tel: +86 13764927525
Short biography

Weina Liu is a Principal Investigator and Assistant Director of the Key Laboratory of Adolescent Health Assessment and Exercise Intervention of the Ministry of Education of China and an Associate Professor in Human Kinesiology at School of Physical Education & Health Care in East China Normal University. She obtained her Ph.D. degree in Human Kinesiology from East China Normal University. She completed her postdoctoral research at Department of Physiology in the Second Military Medical University. Dr. Liu has been the recipient of several awards including the National Natural Science Foundation of China, the Key Laboratory Construction Project of Adolescent Health Assessment and Exercise Intervention of Ministry of Education, and the Collaborative Innovation Center of POWER Project for Adolescent. She has served as a reviewer for several scientific journals. His research interests Depression, Exercise intervention, Antidepressant, Metabolic diseases, Inflammatory response, Mitochondrial dysfunction, Insulin resistance, Type II diabetes mellitus.

Tim Miller
Assistant Professor
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Ohio State University
Tel: (614) 366-2716

Short biography

Timothy Miller, MD Ohio State Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopaedics. Dr. Miller received his medical degree from the Wright State University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at The Ohio State University, after which he completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He currently serves as a team physician for the Ohio State Buckeyes and medical director of Capital University Athletics. His research interests are endurance athletes, treatment and prevention of stress fractures and overuse injuries of the upper and lower extremity, gait analysis, dance injuries, arthritis prevention, physical fitness beyond adolescence, biology of bone healing and repair, ACL injury prevention, ACL reconstruction techniques and outcomes, sports nutrition and performance-enhancing supplements, endurance athlete physiology.

Lan Yao
Assistant Professor
College of Nursing
Michigan State University
Tel: 517-353-4769
Short biography

Lan Yao received her Ph.D. in nursing from University of Michigan in 2004. Dr. Yaos program of research focuses on utilizing residual emotional and procedural learning reserves in the dementia patients to tailor physical exercise interventions that affect functional ability, fall risks, and quality of life in patients with Alzheimers disease and their caregivers. Physical activities and exercise intervention are particularly challenging when involving older adults with Alzheimers disease and other dementias. Inactivity exacerbates physical and cognitive deficits through the loss of motivation and efficiency in performing activities which leads to further deterioration and decline in function among these patients. As a nurse scientist, Dr. Yaos research goal is to address the gaps through the implementation of patient-centered, non-pharmacological interventions which integrate physical, psychosocial, emotional, and behavioral elements.

Gherardo Finocchiaro
Post-doctoral research fellow
Cardiovascular Sciences Research Centre
St Georges University of London
Tel: 39-95-641157
Short biography

Dr Finocchiaro completed his undergraduate training and qualified from Trieste University (Italy) in 2007. He completed his fellowship in Cardiology in Trieste in April 2012, with particular interest in cardiomyopathies. He then spent one year at Stanford University (CA, US), focusing on hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and athletes heart, gaining a post-doctoral diploma in 2013. Subsequently he worked for seven months at The Heart Hospital imaging center (London) learning cardiac MRI. He is now undertaking research at St Georges University Hospital, London in the field of sudden cardiac death, cardiomyopathies and athletic cardiac adaptation. My main interests are sports cardiology, cardiomyopathies, sudden death in sport.

Shi-Min Chang
Professor & Director
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Tongji University School of Medicine
Yangpu Hospital
Short biography

Dr. Chang is now a director doctor and Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, working at Yangpu Hospital, affiliated to Tongji University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China. Dr. Chang was educated in Second Military Medical College, Shanghai Medical University, and got his MD degree in 2000. In 2001-2003, he worked as a postdoctorial research fellow in Fudan University. Then he was associate professor and professor of Tongji University, Tongji Hospital. Dr. Chang is interested in Orthopedic Trauma and Reconstructive Microsurgery for musculoskeletal system. He has published 40 scientific papers in English and 200 papers and 7 books in Chinese. He is good at flap surgery (distally based flap for extremity wound coverage)and periarticular fractures, especially complicated tibial plateau fractures, per/inter-trochanteric fractures, elbow fracture-dislocations, and minimal invasive osteosynthesis.

A Barberan Garcia
Faculty of Medicine
University of Barcelona
Institute for Biomedical Research
Tel: +34 932 275 540
Short biography

Anael Barberan-Garcia is a respiratory physiotherapist at the Hospital Clinic de Barcelona - IDIBAPS. His career has developed in the field of research in pulmonary rehabilitation, the use of technology to support physical activity in chronic patients and exercise physiology. His PhD thesis has been developed within the NEXES European project (FP7-CIP-ICT-PSP-2007-1-225025), awarded by the European Union with three stars excel Excellence Award Reference Site. NEXES aims to validate and promote the adoption of innovative integrated care services supported by Information and Communications Technology for chronic patients. Anael Barberan has been also contributor to several national projects for the scalability of cardiopulmonary rehabilitation services and integrated care. His research interest include Pulmonary rehabilitation, Integrated Care Services, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Exercise training, Exercise physiology, Exercise testing.

Patrick Sadoghi
Assistant Professor
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Medical University of Graz
Tel: +43 316 385 80971
Short biography

He is Assistant Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery. Senior Resident in Orthopaedic Surgery. MBA in Healthcare and Hospital Management. He is Executive Board Member of the Austrian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Scientific Expertise and Interest include Joint Replacement / Adult Reconstructive Surgery / Orthopaedic Sports Medicine / Knee Surgery.

Wang wenru
Assistant Professor Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
Tel: 65-6601-1761
Short biography

Dr Wangs major research interests include cardiovascular nursing and cardiac rehabilitation, developing psychometric measurement tools, chronic disease management, and nursing education. Over the past years, she has been awarded over 10 grants. Her research expertise covers quantitative, qualitative and mix-design methods. Dr Wang has authored two books, eight book chapters and has published over 50 peer-reviewed papers in international refereed journals and over 30 papers in local and regional scientific journals. She has presented her research at over 30 international conferences and has been recognised with several national and international awards for the achievement in her research endeavours. Dr Wang has supervised many honours students, master and doctoral students and has been the internal and external examiner for many PhD students.

Georg Ebersbach
Head of Department
Humboldt University Berlin
Movement Disorder Clinic
Tel: 0049-33204-22781
Short biography

Georg Ebersbach, M.D. is director of the Movement Disorders Clinic Beelitz-Heilstatten, Germany, since 1998. He is lecturing clinical neurology at the University Hospital Charite, Berlin and Sports Neurology at the University Potsdam. He is secretary of the German Parkinsons disease Society (Deutsche Parkinson Gesellschaft). He has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and reviews on different clinical aspects of Parkinsons disease and other movement disorders. Main topics of his research are disturbances of gait and posture in PD, exercise and physical therapy in PD and non-motor symptoms in PD.

Andrea Biscarini
Associate Professor
Department of Experimental Medicine
University of Perugia
Tel: 39-075-585-8135
Short biography

Andrea Biscarini received a degree in Physics (110/110 summa cum laude) in 1990 from the University of Perugia (Italy), and the Ph.D. degree in Engineering in 1994 from the University of L Aquila (Italy). He has been the scientific coordinator of the Medical Physics Section within the Department of Surgical, Radiologic and Odontostomatologic Science of Perugia University. He is currently Associate Professor of Biomechanics at the Department of Experimental Medicine (University of Perugia), and director of the Laboratory of Movement and Sport Activities (LAMS) of the University of Perugia. As a consultant, he supervises the biomechanical research activities within the Scientific Research Department of Technogym SpA. He has been a member of a number of international organizations and boards, and charter member of the Italian Society of Exercise and Sport Sciences (SISMES). His scientific activity is documented by more than 70 publications in peer-reviewed and indexed international journals and is mainly concerned with the following topics: a) innovative and smart materials for biomedical applications; b) biomechanics of physical exercise; c) innovative equipment and methodologies for physical exercise and rehabilitation.

Abeer M. Mahmoud
Research Assistant Professor
School of Applied Health Sciences
University of Illinois at Chicago
Short biography

Dr. Abeer M. Mahmoud received her doctorate of Medicine from Assiut University, Egypt. She has continued her training in Pathology while performing her residency in the Department of Pathology in Egypt. Following this she worked as a pathologist for two years at South Egypt, Cancer Institute, before realizing her true passion was in biomedical research. This interest led her to the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she completed her Ph.D. in Pathology in 2013. Since then she has performed very successful research and has been very productive. During her postdoctoral training, Dr. Mahmoud received training on the principals and tools of human metabolic research, exercise physiology, and vascular biology through joining the renowned leaders in this area in the School of Applied Health Sciences at UIC. Dr. Mahmoud’s research and publications have included numerous peer-reviewed journals and presentations in national meetings such as the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association and the Experimental Biology. Recently, Dr. Mahmoud received an 'American Heart Association Award' to conduct studies that examine microvascular dysfunction in metabolic diseases such as obesity and diabetes. Also, the research project includes a clinical trial to study aerobic exercise as a rehabilitative interventions that restore microvascular function in patients with diabetes and obesity.

Yuichiro Nishida
Department of Preventive Medicine
Faculty of Medicine
Saga University
Tel: +81-952-34-2287
Short biography

Yuichiro Nishida currently serves as a lecturer in the Department of Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Saga University, Saga, Japan (2008-present). His expertise are exercise physiology, exercise molecular biology, and exercise epidemiology. His main research interest is exercise and physical activity for preventing lifestyle-related diseases. He received his M.Sc. degree in Physical Education at Fukuoka University, Fukuoka, Japan (1999), and received Ph.D. degree in Medical Science at Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan (2002). He did his postdoctoral research in Laval University Medical Center, Quebec, Canada (2002-2005), and in Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Pennsylvania, USA (2006). He served as a chief researcher in Houei Institute of Aging, Miyakonojo, Japan (2007-2008).

Hainan Yu
Adjunct Professor
Centre for the Study of Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation
University of Ontario Institute of Technology
Faculty of Health Sciences
Tel: 416 482 2340
Short biography

Hainan Yu completed his medical degree in 1998 from Capital Medical University and residency training in ophthalmology in 2003 from Beijing Gongan General Hospital. In 2005, Dr. Yu was awarded a Masters degree in public health with a focus on health promotion and health education from the University of Southampton. He is a research associate for the development of the Minor Injury Treatment Protocol Project at the UOIT-CMCC Center for the Study of Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation, University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) and Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC). He is responsible for infrastructure development, critical appraisal of the literature and the conduct of systematic reviews. He is also an adjunct professor to teach graduate students in the division of graduate education and research at CMCC. His research interests are Identify modifiable risk factors and design interventions that will reduce the burden of chronic pain and disability in the population, Translate of scientific evidence into policy.

Ketan Patel
School of Biological Sciences
University of Reading
Tel: 0118-378-8079
Short biography

Ketan Patel received his PhD from Imperial College London for his work on Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and has maintained a research interest in muscle function ever since. He was awarded Medical Research Council Fellowship at Mill Hill London where he pioneered the cloning of muscle specific genes and thereafter, through a Wellcome Trust Career Development Award held at the Department of Anatomy and University College London, under the mentorship of Professor Cheryll Tickle (FRS) and Professor Lewis Wolpert (FRS) developed the muscle default model. He holds the Chair in Developmental Biology and Regenerative Medicine at the University of Reading where his group focus on muscle development and the impact that exercise and training have on this process. In addition he serves as a committee members for the BBSRC (UK) and AFM (France).

Christian Brinkmann
Leader of the working group
Institute of Cardiovascular Research and Sport Medicine
German Sport University Cologne
Tel: +49 (0)221-4982-6176
Short biography

Dr. Christian Brinkmann studied sports science and biology. He works at the Institute of Cardiovascular Research and Sport Medicine (Department of Molecular and Cellular Sport Medicine) at the German Sport University Cologne. His research interests focus in particular on exercise physiology in patients with metabolic syndrome. He wrote his doctoral thesis on the influence of physical exercise on oxidative stress and the antioxidative defense system in type 2 diabetic patients. Christian Brinkmann has authored many peer-reviewed articles in internationally referenced journals.

Omid Alizadehkhaiyat
Associate Professor
School of Health Sciences
Liverpool Hope University
Tel: +44 151 2913262

Short biography

Omid Alizadehkhaiyat received his MD from the Tabriz University of Medical Science, Iran in 1995, and his PhD in Musculoskeletal Sciences/ Sports Medicine from the University of Liverpool, UK in 2006. Following a 7-year clinical research work at the Musculoskeletal Science Research Group at the University of Liverpool and Orthopaedic and Trauma Department at the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals, he joined Liverpool Hope University in 2013, where he is an Associate Professor in School of Health Sciences (Sport and Exercise Science). His main research interests include evaluation of Neuromuscular Function in healthy population, sporting activities, and patients with musculoskeletal and orthopaedic conditions with a special interest in the use of electromyography (EMG) and kinematics.

Alessandra di Cagno
Assistant Professor
University of Roffeme
Department of Sport and Health Sciences
Tel: 3388511016
Short biography

Alessandra di Cagno , PhD in 'Sport and Health Sciences', is currently Assistant Professor of 'Theory and methodology of Sport training' at the Department of Movement, Human and Health Sciences, Division of Health Sciences, of the University of Rome 'Foro Italico'. She is included in the Internal Medicine research group, where the Rector Prof. Fabio Pigozzi is the President. She was a National Gymnast of Italian Gymnastics Federation and National Coach. She was also International Judge of International Gymnastics Federation (FIG). From 2008 to 2012 has carried out her activities at the Department of Health Sciences of the University of Molise (Italy), where has taught at the degree course in physical education. Her main fields of research are training control and assessment of sport performance. She has numerous professional collaborations with National Sports Federations and the Italian Olympic Committee.

Yonatan Kaplan
Sports Medicine Institute
Hebrew University
Lerner Sports Center
Short biography

Yonatan Kaplan is Director, Sports Medicine Institute, Lerner Sports Center, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel. He is Part-time Lecturer, Diploma in Sports Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Senior Lecturer, Kiryat Ono School of Physiotherapy, Physiotherapy Editor, Israeli Journal of Arthroscopy Orthopedic & Related Sports Injuries. Reviewer of Journal of Knee Surgery Sports Traumatology Arthroscopy. His areas of research interests are Sport injury prevention, rehabilitation following ACL repair, Weight-bearing parameters on sports equipment.

Domenico Testa
Associate Professor
Department of Anesthesiological and Surgical Science and Emergency
Second University of Naples
Short biography

Born in Caserta (Italy) on 22 April 1967, achieved Medicine Degree with highest honors, in July 1992. Authorized to practice medicine with honors, it was enrolled in 1992, as Fellow, at the School of Specialization in Otorhinolaryngology and Cervico-Facial Surgery University of Naples 'Federico II'. Specialist in Otorhinolaryngology and Cervico-Facial Surgery, October 1997, with highest honors. In 1997 is the winner of Scholarship for PhD at the University of Catania. From 03/07/2000 to 30/09/2005 has worked at the University of Naples 'Federico II' as a Consultant for High Skills in ENT and Cervico-Facial Surgery. In October 2005 he won the competition at Assistant Professor in Otolaryngology banned by the Second University of Naples. Specialist in Audiology with highest honors in February 2007. Associate Professor of Otolaryngology from November 1, 2014 is assigned to the Department of Anesthesiological and Surgical Science and Emergency of the Second University of Naples.

Roger Ramsbottom
Senior Lecturer
Department of Sport and Health Sciences Oxford Brookes University
Tel: +44 (0)1865 483265
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Roger Ramsbottom is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sport and Health Sciences at Oxford Brookes University. Roger gained his PhD in Exercise Physiology at the University of Loughborough, United Kingdom investigating accumulated oxygen deficit as a non-invasive measure of the anaerobic capacity. He was the lead scientist in the development of the 20-m shuttle run test for the assessment of aerobic fitness. He is a Fellow of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES), member of the Physiological Society and Associate Editor for the Journal of Sports Science and Medicine and on the Editorial Board for the Journal of School Sport, Physical Education and Pychomotricity. Research interests include the responses to exercise, the influence of exercise on cardiovascular health and the physiological and metabolic adaptations to training.

Christina Tsitsimpikou
Department of Hazardous Substances
Division of Environment
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Christina Tsitsimpikou, Ministry of Finance, General Secreteriat of Public Revenue, General Directorate of General Chemical State Laboratory, Division of Environment, Department of Hazardous Substances, Mixtures and Articles: Senior officer, toxicological assessment REACH/CLP enforcement. She has completed her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Master Degrees on Pharmacognosy and Sports Medicine. She is General Secretary of the Hellenic Society of Toxicology and member of the National ERT Commitee, Member of the WADA Ethics and Education Committee (2003 - 2004), Member of the Monitoring Group of the Anti-Doping Convention (T-DO), representative of Greece 1999-2003). Her area of expertise are Toxicology, Pharmacognosy, Biochemistry, Analytical Toxicology.

Daniel J. Lee
Director of Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic
Department of Behavioral Health
University of the Health Sciences School of Medicine
Tel: 337-531-3026
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Daniel Lee completed his bachelors degree at DeSales University with foci in biology, psychology, and neuroscience. In his spare time, Daniel competed as an amateur power lifter. He obtained a direct commission as a second lieutenant in the US Army and completed his doctorate of medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Dr. Lee was promoted to Captain and completed his residency in psychiatry at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. During residency, he developed keen interests in pharmacology, psychopharmacology, athletic and dietary supplements, research methodology, meta-analysis, bias in research, and PTSD screening. Dr. Lee is currently serving in his first duty assignment at Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital in Fort Polk, LA where he serves in the roles of staff psychiatrist, external behavioral health consultant for primary care, director of the traumatic brain injury clinic, and deputy chair of committees dealing with management of polypharmacy, controlled substances, and psychoactive substances. His research interests/areas of expertise include military medicine, military psychiatry, treatment of treatment-refractory mood disorders, posttraumatic stress disorder screening and treatments, treatment-refractory posttraumatic stress disorder, psychoactive substances, drug-drug interactions, athletic supplements, weight loss supplements, energy supplements, bias assessment, meta-analysis, research design.

Peter Pribis
Assistant professor
Department of Individual, Family & Community Education
University of New Mexico
College of Education
Tel: 505-277-5566
Short biography

Dr. Pribis is a native of Slovakia, a small country in central Europe. He graduated from School of Medicine at King Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic and from Loma Linda University, School of Public Health with Dr.P.H. in nutrition and epidemiology. He worked as medical advisor and health consultant in Czech Republic and Germany. He was the director of the MS program in Nutrition and Wellness at Andrews University in Michigan. He presently works as assistant professor of nutrition and dietetics at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. The all-encompassing concept of his research is the effect of lifestyle on human health and disease. He is particularly interested pursuing research in the area of nutritional neuroscience and the effect of nuts on cognition. He is an enthusiastic speaker about the benefits of healthy lifestyle and promoter of evidence based lifestyle medicine.

Sandra Wallner-Liebmann
Associate Proffessor
Medical University Graz
Institute of Pathophysiology and Immunology
Tel: +43-316-380-4292
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Sandra Wallner-Liebmann is an Austrian Citizen. she is Associate Proffessor at Medical University of Graz. Surrogate-Dean of the Institute of Pathophysiology & Immunology. Her research interests include Lifestyle assessment, anthropometrical measurements, indirect calorimetry, stress tests and endocrine monitoring, physical performance, proinflammatory gene expression in PBMC, markers of nutrient intake, psychometry, genetic markers for addiction, atherosclerosis, dysfunctional eating behaviours.

Hugh H K Fullagar
Saarland University
Institute of Sport and Preventive Medicine
Tel: +4915170802127
Short biography

Hugh has a passionate drive to further the performance of athletes with a strong focus on maximizing his contributions to organizations in the disciplines of both science and sport. Currently, he is undertaking a combined role as a doctoral candidate and sport scientist at the Institute of Sports and Preventative Medicine. In addition. Hugh is involved in research projects which focus on optimal regeneration techniques to enhance recovery and performance, the cumulative effect of fatigue on performance in and out of competition, identifying and monitoring valid performance indicators in elite footballers and training periodisation and recovery planning. Specifically, his doctorate is focused on the current evidence of sleep and the potential role it may play in post-exercise recovery, with a particular focus on professional footballers. My research interests include sports physiology and performance, fatigue and recovery in high performance sport.

Eric Braverman
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry
University of Florida College of Medicine
McKnight Brain Institute
Tel: 212-213-6155
Short biography

Eric R. Braverman, M.D. is the founder and president of PATH Foundation NY, a non-profit research organization devoted to establishing how the brain functions and using that information to develop practical diagnostic and treatment methods that improve wellbeing and increase longevity. He currently holds an appointment as Courtesy Assistant Professor at the University of Florida College of Medicine and the McKnight Brain Institute. Dr. Braverman graduated from NYU School of Medicine with honors and completed his residency at Greenwich Hospital, a Yale University School of Medicine affiliate. He assisted with folic acid studies at Harvard Medical School and contributed to brain and nutrition studies at the Princeton Brain Bio Center. He is the author of several best-selling books on brain/body health and nutrition. He is also the founder and medical director of PATH Medical in New York, where his lifes work is dedicated to serving patients by balancing the brains chemistry and conquering obesity, addiction, and memory loss. He utilizes the integration of all medical specialties for the singular purpose of life extension through total health.

Roy T.H. Cheung
Assistant Professor
Department of Rehabilitation Sciences
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hong Kong
Tel: 852-2766-6739
Short biography

Dr. Cheung received his Bachelors degree in Physiotherapy from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He worked as a frontline clinician in both public and private settings for years. After earning his PhD in the area of sports biomechanics from the same university, Dr. Cheung completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School, where he studied the relationship between running biomechanics and injury, and methods to examine real time kinematics of foot structures and patella. His current areas of study include biomechanics in runners, efficacy of prophylactic device for sportsmen, and gait retraining for rehabilitation and injury prevention. Dr. Cheung has obtained major research grants e.g. General Research Fund from the HKUGC, Health & Medical Research Fund from the Food & Health Bureau. Dr. Cheung generated a good number of academic publications in highly rated medical journals, including Sports Medicine, American Journal of Sports Medicine, British Journal of Sports Medicine, Clinical Rehabilitation, etc. Research interests are Physical medicine and rehabilitation, Running mechanics and gait retraining, Sports biomechanics and injury modeling.

Sandy Jack
Consultant Clinician Scientist
University College London
Department of Musculoskeletal Biology
Institute of Ageing and Chronic Disease
Tel: 02381205308
Short biography

Sandy Jack PhD is currently a Consultant Clinician Scientist at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS), Southampton and NIHR Southampton Respiratory Biomedical Research Unit and Integrated Physiology and Critical Illness Group, Clinical and Experimental Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton (Uos). She is also Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Universities of Southampton, Liverpool and University College London. Sandy manages the Centre for Human Integrative Physiology) in the Wellcome Trust Research Facility at UHS, she leads on the Fit-4-Surgery Group (Uos-UHS). She is a member of faculty on numerous courses including the European Practicum in Exercise Testing and Interpretation. She was an investigator on the Xtreme-Everest-2 expedition and lead investigator on the 'Stress of Sailing Study' for the Volvo Ocean Race Team. She was Director of the Diagnostic and Preoperative Assessment Exercise service at Aintree University Hospitals NHS FT. Her recent research interests in perioperative assessment management including prehabilitation.

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