Giuseppe Buonocore Department of Molecular and Developmental Medicine University of Siena Siena Italy Biography
Biography of Giuseppe Buonocore
Prof. Giuseppe Buonocore, full professor of Pediatrics and Neonatology at the University of Siena, Italy, is internationally recognized for his research on neonatal diseases, oxidative stress, and early identification of the newborn at high risk of brain damage. He is Director of the Unit of Pediatric Neonatology at the University Hospital of Siena, Italy, and Chairman of Pediatrics at the School of Specialization in Pediatrics & Neonatology, Dept. of Molecular and Developmental Medicine, University of Siena. He was the president of ESPR and UENPS. He is involved in the coordination of numerous wordwide clinical trials. Prof. Buonocore is author of 914 publications (H-Index: Citations: 7593 IF: 637,597): 3 books and 27 book chapters; 273 peer review international scientific papers and 611 presentations at International Conferences and National Meetings. Co-Editor of “Neonatology” a worldwide sold textbook, included by Springer among Major Reference Works.
Paul K.H. Tam Department of Surgery The University of Hong Kong Hong Kong China Biography
Biography of Paul K.H. Tam
Professor Tam graduated from The University of Hong Kong in 1976, and worked in the Department of Surgery until 1986. He was the Vice- President for Research (2003-2015) and is currently Interim Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of Hong Kong. He has been awarded grants totaling > US$20m. He serves on many international professional associations and was President of the Pacific Association of Paediatric Surgeons (2008-2009). He also serves on editorial boards of several international journals including the Journal of Pediatric Surgery as the Editor for Asia. He has given invited lectures at BAPS, EUPSA, AAPS and Days of Molecular Medicine 2012, etc. He has received numerous awards including the BAPS Prize, Lifetime Achievement Award (AAPS) and Honorary Fellowship of the American Surgical Association.
Ralph J. Diclemente Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences New York University New York City, NY USA Biography
Biography of Ralph J. Diclemente
Dr. DiClemente is Charles Howard Candler Professor of Public Health at the Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. He holds concurrent appointments as Professor in the School of Medicine, the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Diseases, Epidemiology, and Immunology, and the Department of Medicine, in the Division of Infectious Diseases, and the Department of Psychiatry. Dr. DiClemente was trained as a Health Psychologist at the University of California San Francisco where he received his PhD in 1984 after completing a ScM at the Harvard School of Public Health and his undergraduate degree at the City University of New York. Dr. DiClemente serves as a member of the NIH Office of AIDS Research Advisory Council, and previously served as a member of the CDC Board of Scientific Counselors and the NIMH Advisory Council. Dr. DiClemente’s research has four foci: (1) developing interventions to reduce the risk of HIV/STD among vulnerable adolescents and women; (2) developing interventions to enhance vaccine uptake among high-risk adolescents and women, such as influenza and HPV vaccine; (3) developing implementation science interventions to enhance the uptake, adoption and sustainability of HIV/STD prevention programs in the community; and (4) developing diabetes screening and behavior change interventions to identify people with diabetes who are unaware of their disease status as well as reduce the risk of diabetes among vulnerable populations. Dr. DiClemente has focused on developing intervention packages that blend community and technology-based approaches that are designed to optimize program effectiveness and enhance programmatic sustainability. He is the author of six CDC-defined evidence-based interventions for adolescents and young African American women and men. He has published extensively in the area of adolescent health, particularly HIV/STD prevention, among adolescents and young adults, and in adolescent vaccine programs for influenza and HPV prevention. He is the author of more than 500 peer-review publications, 150 book chapters, and 21 books.
Dario Galante Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care University Hospital Ospedali Riuniti Foggia Italy Biography
Biography of Dario Galante
Dr. Dario Galante is a pediatric, neonatal and obstetric anesthesiologist of the University Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, University Hospital Ospedali Riuniti of Foggia, Italy. Author of many publications indexed on PuBMed, member and Editor in Chief of editorial boards and peer-reviewer of many international journals. He is expert in ultrasound regional anesthesia and President and founder of SIAATIP, Società Italiana di Anestesia, Analgesia e Terapia Intensiva Pediatrica (www.siaatip.it), President and founder of SUA - The Society for Ultrasound in Anaesthesia - Italian Chapter (www.ultrasoundanesthesia.it) and Società Italiana di Partoanalgesia (www.partoanalgesia.it). He invented a new innovative technique in simultaneous noninvasive hemodynamic monitoring and ventilation through proseal laringeal mask airway and transesophageal doppler called TED-PLMA Technique, and a new innovative ultrasound abdominal block called "UAT - Ultrasound Abdominal Tri-block" (a combination of TAP Block and Ilioinguinal and iliohypogastric blocks).
Section: Pediatric Allergology & Immunology
Roberto Bernardini Pediatric Unit San Giuseppe Hospital Florence Italy Biography
Biography of Roberto Bernardini
Dr. Roberto Bernardini worked as consultant in Meyer Children Hospital and served as adjunct Professor at the School of Specialization in Pediatrics at University of Florence until 2007. He is (2008-today) the Director of the Pediatric Unit of San Giuseppe Hospital (Empoli, Florence). He has served as head of SIAIP Commissions, National SIAIP Vice President and President, and has been a member of EAACI Interest Group "Allergy, Asthma & Sports". He obtained the National Qualification for Full Professor of Pediatrics. He has served as a speaker in more than 300 congresses, and authored/co-authored more than 110 publications in international journals
Section: Ambulatory Pediatrics
Alexander K.C. Leung Department of Medicine The University of Calgary Calgary, AB Canada Biography
Biography of Alexander K.C. Leung
Dr. Alexander K.C. Leung, a holder of MBBS, DCH(Lond & Irel), FRCPC; FRCP(UK & Irel), FRCPCH, and FAAP degrees, is Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Calgary and Pediatric Consultant at the Alberta Children’s Hospital. Dr. Leung’s areas of special interest are general and ambulatory care pediatrics. Dr. Leung is the author of over 2750 scientific publications including 340 chapters and 9 books. Dr. Leung has served on the editorial boards of 37 medical journals. He is the assistant/ associate/section editor of several of these journals.
Section: Pediatric Gastroenterology
Licia Pensabene Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences Magna Graecia University Catanzaro Italy Biography
Biography of Licia Pensabene
Dr. Licia Pensabene was born in Catanzaro (Italy), undertook her undergraduate medical training at the Reggio Calabria University(1994), her postgraduate paediatric training at the University Magna Græcia of Catanzaro(2000) and her PhD in Pediatric Gastro-endocrinology at the University of Parma(2005). In 2001 Dr. Pensabene went on to complete a Research Fellowship (2001-2002) at the Gastrointestinal Motility Center, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh,USA. She then obtained an Institutional License from the State of Board of Medicine- Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and a Faculty Position as Instructor of Medicine at the Dept. of Pediatric Gastroenterology, University of Pittsburgh, USA (2002-2003). She has been serving as an Associate Professor in pediatric at the Magna Græcia University of Catanzaro since 2016.
Section: Paediatric Oncology
Consolato M. Sergi Anatomic Pathology Division, Pediatric Pathologist Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) Ottawa, ON Canada Biography
Biography of Consolato M. Sergi
Dr. Consolato M. Sergi is the Chief of the Division of Anatomical Pathology at the Children’s Hospital,University of Ottawa, Canada. He is full Professor of Pathology and Pediatrics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. Dr. Sergi obtained his MD degree with honors at the University of Genoa, Italy, Human Pathology degree at the University of Heidelberg, Germany, the title of Clinical Reader at the University of Bristol, UK, Ph.D./Habilitation at the University of Innsbruck, Austria, MPH in Austria, and FRCPC degree at the Royal College in Ottawa. Dr. Sergi’s specialty areas of interest are congenital heart disease and metabolic diseases, gastrointestinal diseases, carcinogenesis, and mitochondrial DNA-related cardiomyopathies.
Editorial Board Members
Carlo Agostoni Pediatric Intermediate Care Unit Universita degli Studi di Milano Milan Italy Biography
Biography of Carlo Agostoni
Official member of the National Committee for Food Security (CNSA) – Section Food Safety – of the Italian Ministry of Health from April 27, 2015 for the period 2015 to 2018 (DM 23 March 2015).
Member of the International Pediatric Research Foundation (IPRF) for the period 2014-2018.
Expert of EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) since 2008; member of the EFSA NDA (Nutrition, Dietetic products and Allergy) Panel for the three year mandates 2009-2012 and 2012-2015, respectively.
Member of the ESPGHAN Committee of Nutrition (1999-2007).
His current research activities focus on lipids and fatty acids, functional nutrients, preventive nutrition and dietary management of chronic inflammatory paediatric disorders.
Author of more than 240 publications on International Peer Reviewed Journals, according to Journal Citation Report, total (1985-2016) Impact Factor is 614. H-index: Scopus 39 – Web of Science 39.
Elisa Francesca Maria Ciceri Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology Deaprtment Research Hospital Neurological Foundation "C.Besta" Milan Italy
Denis A. Cozzi Department of Pediatrics Spienza University of Rome Rome Italy Biography
Biography of Denis A. Cozzi
Dr. Denis A. Cozzi is currently Associate Professor of Pediatric Surgery at the Sapienza University of Rome and Head of the Pediatric Surgery Unit at the Policlinico Umberto I University Hospital, Rome, Italy. He has authored over 100 peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Cozzi is interested in all aspects of pediatric general, thoracic, and neonatal surgery, and is internationally renowned for his pioneering clinical application of nephron-sparing surgery in children with unilateral renal tumors and normal contralateral kidney.
Antonio Del Vecchio Division of Neonatology and NICU "Di Venere" Hospital Bari Italy
Giovanni Di Nardo NESMOS Department,School of Medicine and Psychology Sapienza University of Rome Rome Italy Biography
Biography of Giovanni Di Nardo
Dr. Giovanni Nardo has obtained Ph.D.in Pediatric Sciences (2012) and Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Digestive Endoscopy (2013) from “Sapienza” University of Rome. He is currently serving to Pediatric Gastroenterology Unit, Santobono-Pausilipon Hospital, Naples Italy. His skills and expertise are in Gastrointestinal Diseases, Gastroenterology, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Endoscopy, IBS, Ulcerative Colitis, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, EUS, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and Crohn's Disease. He has contributed more than 180 publications, having citations around 2,486.
Raffaele Falsaperla Department of Pediatric Sciences University of Catania Catania Italy Biography
Biography of Raffaele Falsaperla
Dr. Raffaele has obtained PhD in Pediatric Sciences in 1999 from the University of Catania. He is presently serving as a Professor at University of Catania. His subject areas are in Medicine Neuroscience Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology Immunology and Microbiology Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics Multidisciplinary. He has contributed more than 132 publications, having citations around.
Mikko Hallman Department of Pediatrics University Of Oulu Oulu Finland
Pietro Impellizzeri Department of Human Pathology of Adult and Evolutive Age University of Messina Messina Italy Biography
Biography of Pietro Impellizzeri
PIETRO IMPELLIZZERI, graduated in Medicine and Surgery at University of Messina in 1986.
Achieved the Certificate of Specialist in Pediatric Surgery in 1991. Master's Degree in Minimally Invasive Pediatric Surgery, at University of Bologna in 2013.
He is Associate Professor of Pediatric Surgery at Department of Human Pathology and Childhood“ University of Messina.
Surgical activity, performed at the Pediatric Surgery Unit of University Hospital “G. Martino”, includes: treatment of neonatal and pediatric surgical diseases also with video-laparoscopy approach.
The research activity includes the following fields: neonatal surgery, pediatric andrological surgery, clinical and experimental research.
Sandeep Jayawant Department of Pediatrics Oxford University Hospitals Oxford UK Biography
Biography of Sandeep Jayawant
Dr. Sandeep Jayawant M.B.B.S., M.R.C.P., M.R.C.P.C.H., F.R.C.P.C.H, is presently serving as a Consultant, Pediatric Neurology Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust and also an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, Pediatric Neurology University of Oxford. His skill and expertise are in Genetics and Muscle. He has contributed more than 70 publications, having citations around 1,504.
Ozgur Kasapçopur Department of Pediatrics Istanbul University Istanbul Turkey Biography
Biography of Ozgur Kasapçopur
Dr. Ozgur, MD, has been serving as a Professor at Istanbul University, Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, Department of Pediatrics, and Head of Pediatric Rheumatology Department since 2007. Dr. Ozgur research interests include Vaccine response, cytokine pathway, Medical ethics, Juvenile idiopathic arthritis, Familial Mediterranean fever, auto inflammatory diseases and juvenile systemic lupus erythematosus, dermatomyositis, and scleroderma. He is a member of Pediatric Rheumatology European Society, Pediatric Rheumatology International Trials Organization, Turkish Pediatric Association, Turkish National Society of Pediatric Rheumatology and EULAR standing committee, Pediatric Rheumatology section, Turkish representatives. He has contributed more than 300 publications,having citations around 3,350.
Frederick Kaskel Division of Pediatric Nephrology Childrens Hosp. Montefiore New York, NY USA
Rejin Kebudi Department of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Istanbul University Istanbul Turkey Biography
Biography of Rejin Kebudi
Dr. Rejin Kebudi is a Professor of Pediatrics and Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, in the Istanbul University-Cerrahpasa, Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology and the Istanbul University, Oncology Institute (IUOI). She has served as the director of IUOI Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, as director of the Pediatric Oncology in the American Hospital, as President of the Turkish Pediatric Oncology Group (TPOG). She is the chair of the International Society of Pediatric Oncology (SIOP) Supportive Care Working Group and has served in the Education Committee of SIOP. She received the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) -2018 “International Woman Who Conquer Cancer Mentorship Award”. She has over 300 peer reviewed publications.
Alan P. Knutsen Department of Pediatrics Saint Louis University Health Sciences Center and St. Louis St. Louis, MO USA Biography
Biography of Alan P. Knutsen
He is a Professor of Pediatrics since 1980-present and A Directory in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology since 1980-present in Saint Louis University, St Louis, MO.He conducted research on Primary immunodeficiency disorders Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis Mold sensitive asthma. He has worked on Project ARK (AIDS/HIV Resources for KIDS), Source: Ryan White Title IV, PI: Gregory Storch, MD (Washington University). Primary Immune Deficiency Treatment Consortium, Source: NIH U54 AI082973, PI: Morton Cowan MD Center ,PI: Alan P. Knutsen MD
Max C. Liebau Department of Pediatrics University Hospital of Cologne Cologne Germany Biography
Biography of Max C. Liebau
Max Liebau, MD is a consultant pediatric nephrologist, Head of Experimental Pediatric Nephrology and Head of the Center for Chronically Ill Children at the University Hospital of Cologne, Germany. His lab follows a translational approach to study genetic diseases with a focus on molecular mechanisms of cellular signaling in polycystic kidney disease and other congenital anomalies of the kidney and the urinary tract. This work is complemented by international clinical cohort studies on ARPKD and pediatric ADPKD (ARegPKD and ADPedKD). Dr. Liebau received multiple honors and awards including the Adalbert-Czerny-Award, the highest scientific award in German Pediatrics.
Mariangela Longini Faculty of Medicine and Surgery Biomedical Laboratory Techniques School Biotechnologies and Diagnostic Biochemistry Siena Italy
Giuseppe Maggiore Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine Section of Pediatrics University Hospital of Pisa Pisa Italy
Akhil Maheshwari Division of Neonatology The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Baltimore, Maryland U.S.A. Biography
Biography of Akhil Maheshwari
Dr. Akhil Maheshwari is a neonatal-perinatal specialist in Baltimore. Dr. Maheshwari is the Director of the Division of Neonatology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/profiles/results/directory/profile/10004204/akhil-maheshwari). Dr. Maheshwari received his M.B.B.S. at Banaras Hindu University in India. He subsequently received training in Pediatrics at the Post-Graduate Institute for Medical Education Research and Research (PGIMER; https://pgimer.edu.in/PGIMER_PORTAL/PGIMERPORTAL/Department/Global/JSP/home_dept.jsp?CP=Eng&deptid=d34&B2=GO) and at the University of Florida at Gainesville (https://pediatrics.med.ufl.edu/). He was trained in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at the University of South Florida (https://health.usf.edu/medicine/pediatrics/neonatology).
His research interests include inflammation and intestinal injury in newborn infants. Dr. Maheshwari serves on the Communications Committee for the American Pediatric Society and as convener for the NEC Focus Group of the Pediatric Academic Societies Meetings. He is a Senior Scientific Mentor for the Scientific Advisory Council of the NEC Society (https://necsociety.org/nec-society-scientific-advisory-council/) He has been recognized by the American Gastroenterological Association with a Research Scholar Award and is a Pamela and Leslie Muma Chair Honoree and a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Pediatric Society, the NEC Society and the Society for Pediatric Research.
Serafina Perrone Department of Medicine and surgery University of Parma Parma Italy Biography
Biography of Serafina Perrone
Graduation at University of Siena cum laude; Pediatrician and Neonatologist, in Siena. She
works as Associate Professor of Pediatrics at University of Parma, Italy, and Head of
Neonatology Unit of the University Hospital of Parma. February 2018: national qualification as
University Full Professor of Pediatrics. She is involved in National and International multicenter
research projects regarding neonatal neurology and oxidative stress in perinatal period. Member
of the Executive Council of the Neonatal Hematology Study Group (Società Italiana di
Neonatologia); Secretary of the Clinical Biochemistry Study Group. Member and “Invited
Speaker” at the European Workshop of Neonatology and numerous National and International
Martin Post Department of Physiology University of Toronto Toronto Canada
Kaushal K. Prasad Department of Superspeciality of Gastroenterology Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) Chandigarh India Biography
Biography of Kaushal K. Prasad
Dr. Kaushal Kishor Prasad (KKP) is a Professor and Chief of the Division of Gastrointestinal Histopathology in the Department of Superspeciality of Gastroenterology at Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India. His main research areas of interest are celiac disease, microscopic colitis, extrahepatic portal vein obstruction and inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Kishor is an editorial board member of more than 60 international journals and reviewer of around 110 international journals. He has published 16 papers on celiac disease in reputable international journals and 3 articles in national journals.
Prem Puri Our Ladys Hospital Dublin UK
Giovanni A. Rossi Pediatric Pulmonology adn Allergy Unit Gaslini Institute Genoa Italy Biography
Biography of Giovanni A. Rossi
Giovanni A. Rossi is the former Chief and now the Chief Emeritus of the Pulmonary and Allergy Units and of the Regional Cystic Fibrosis Centre at the G. Gaslini Research Institute and University Hospital (Genoa, Italy). He graduated from the University of Genoa, Italy (1972) and then trained in respiratory medicine, first in the San Martino University Hospital and then in the Pulmonary Branch of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md, U.S.A. (1979-81). Giovanni Rossi was Member of the Executive Committee of the Société Européenne de Physiologie Clinique Respiratoire (1989-90), Cochairman and Chairman of the the "Lung Cell Biology" Assembly of the European Respiratory Society (ERS) (1990-1994).
Jessica Sales Deapartment of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education Rollins School of Public Health Atlanta, GA USA Biography
Biography of Jessica Sales
Dr. Jessica M. Sales, PhD, received her PhD in Cognitive and Developmental Psychology from Emory University in 2004. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Behavioral Sciences and Health Education at the Rollins School of Public Health in 2007. Dr. Sales is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education at Rollins School of Public Health, and she is also a Member of the Emory Center for AIDS Research and a Research Scientist for the Center for Translational and Prevention Science at the University of Georgia. She has over 100 peer-reviewed publications, and has presented her work in the United States and globally.
Juan A. Tovar Department of Pediatric Surgery Autonomous University of Madrid Madrid Spain Biography
Biography of Juan A. Tovar
Dr. Tovar obtained his MD degree in Salamanca and his PhD degree in Valladolid. He trained in Valladolid, Paris, Madrid and Los Angeles and became Chief of Pediatric Surgery and Associate Professor of Pediatrics in San Sebastian in 1977. He held this position until 1992 when he became Surgeon in Chief and Professor of Pediatrics at La Paz Childrens' Hospital, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid. He retired from clinical duties in 2014 and became Emeritus Professor at the University. Dr Tovar published more than
500 articles and over 100 book chapters. He mentored 23 PhD dissertations and developed 35 funded research projects. He was President of the Spanish and European Associations of Pediatric Surgeons and served as European Editor of the Journal of Pediatric Surgery until 2014.
K.D. Wagner Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry University of Texas Galveston, TX USA Biography
Biography of K.D. Wagner
Dr. Wagner is the Titus H. Harris Chair, Harry K Davis Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. Dr. Wagner received her medical degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and her doctorate in clinical psychology from Temple University in Philadelphia. Dr. Wagner is an internationally recognized expert in the pharmacological treatment of childhood mood disorders. Dr. Wagner is past President, American Association of Directors of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and President-Elect of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
Kurt Widhalm Department of Pediatrics Universtiy of Vienna Vienna Austria
Julie M. Zito Department of Health Services Research University of Maryland Baltimore, MD USA
Executive Guest Editors
Amir M.I. Babiker College of Medicine King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University Riyadh Saudi Arabia
Nazli Khatib Department of physiology Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences Wardha India