Tahereh Changiz

Professor of Medical Education, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, I. R. of Iran, I. R. Iran

Usuf Mohamed Chikte

Executive Head: Department of Global Health, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa

Sana de Baudinet de Courcelles

Director, Sciences po School of Public Affairs, France

Ms. Sana de Courcellesis Executive Director of the Sciences Po School of Public Affairs and an affiliated professor in the areas of public innovation and health.Before joining Sciences Po, Sana de Courcelles served at the Assistant Director-General of the WHO Office, in charge of Health and Innovation Systems. A graduate of CELSA, Sana de Courcelles was Parliamentary Counsel for the head of a French Prime Minister Service, the General Commissioner for Investment. She was then a consultant in strategy and organization in the public sector at Capgemini Consulting


Peter Dieter

President, AMSE, Germany

Prof. Peter E. Dieter, PhD is a senior professor ay Faculty of Medicine at TU Dresden (FMTUD) in Germany and the president of AMSE. He has been FMTUD Representative for International Relations, Professor of Biochemistry at FMTUD, Dean of Medical Education and Student Affairs at FMTUD, and fellow at the National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda in USA

Rasool Dinarvand

Professor of Pharmaceutics, Chair, TUMS Science and Technology Park, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, I. R. Iran

Abolghassem Djazayery

Professor Emeritus of Nutrition, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, School of Nutritional Sciences and Dietetics, I. R. Iran

Fardad Doroudi

Country Director, UNAIDS, I. R. Iran

Seyed Hasan Emami Razavi

Faculty Member, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, I. R. Iran

Placella Enrichetta

Deputy Head of Global Program Health, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), Switzerland

Erika Placella has over 18 years of experience in public health. She is currently the health advisor for the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) for Eastern Europe and Central Asia and the focal point for Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) within the SDC’s Global Programme Health Division. Ms. Placella has previously worked for various medical and public health organisations in Africa, Asia and the Middle East in the field of zoonoses, sexual, reproductive, child health, food security, and NCDs. She is a member of the WHO Global Coordination Mechanism on NCDs working groups and collaborates closely with the WHO Regional Office for Europe on supporting member states in developing, monitoring, steering and evaluating NCD strategies and action plans.

Babak Eshrati

Faculty Member, Iran University of Medical Sciences, I. R. Iran

Farshad Farzadfar

Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Non-Communicable Diseases Research Center - Tehran University of Medical Sciences, I. R. Iran

Akbar Fotouhi

Professor of Epidemiology, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, I. R. Iran

Detlev Ganten

Founding President, World Health Summit, Germany

Prof. Detlev Ganten founded the World Health Summit in 2009 with the goal of improving global health. A medical doctor specializing in pharmacology and molecularmedicine, he is one of the world's leading scientists in the field of cardiovascular disease. He was previously President of the Helmholtz Association of National Research Centers, a member of the National Ethics Council, and CEO of Charité, one of the largest university hospitals in Europe.

Mostafa Ghanei

CEO, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, I. R. Iran

Mohammad Mehdi Gouya

Director, Ministry of Health and Medical Education, I. R. Iran

Asad Hafeez

Director General Ministry of National Health Services, Regulation and Coordination

Dr Assad Hafeez is a leading public health specialist and Paediatrician with extensive clinical and management experience in various capacities, spanning over 30 years. He is currently the Director-General of Health in the Federal Ministry of Health, head of the Health Services Academy and the Dean of Faculty of Medicine in Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad. He has been member and then chair of EB WHO and is an adjunct professor in global health department at university of Manitoba, Canada. He is a medical graduate with post-graduate studies in paediatrics; He holds a Fellowship of the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Pakistan and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, London. He also has obtained a Masters in Epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and a PhD in Public Health from the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom. He has held a number of clinical, senior management and academic posts in national and international institutions. He is on various international technical organizational boards and editorial boards of reputed journals, in addition to having had more than 100 publications in peer reviewed journals.  He is an expert researcher and has completed a number of research grants as Principal Investigator. His main areas of interest are MNCH, health systems, determinants of health, social protection programs and evidence-based policy-making.

Ali Akbar Haghdoost

Faculty Member, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, I. R. of Iran

Rana Hajjeh

Director of Communicable Diseases, WHO/EMRO, Egypt

Dr Hajjeh is an infectious diseases expert and epidemiologist, and a senior public health leader with extensive experience in global health, health policy and diplomacy.  Currently, Dr Hajjeh is the Acting Director of Programme Management at the World Health Organization Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean (EMRO), and is also the Director of the Department of Communicable Diseases Prevention and Control. Dr Hajjeh holds a Medical Doctor (M.D.) degree from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon, and has trained in Internal medicine and infectious Diseases at Emory University, Atlanta. Dr. Hajjeh serves as a reviewer for multiple journals, and holds professor positions in medicine and public health at Emory and Johns Hopkins universities.

Christoph Andreas Hamelmann

Representative, World Health Organization, I. R. Iran

Dr. Christoph Hamelmann is the WHO Representative in Iran. He has previously been the director of WHO European Office for Investment for Health and Development in Venice; a center of excellence focusing on determinants of health, health equity and investment approaches for health and well-being in the context of a people-centered approach to universal health coverage. He also led the UNDP Regional Health and Development Programme in Europe, Central Asia and the Arab States, and was the Global Coordinator of the UN Interagency Initiative on Sustainable Procurement in the Health Sector.

Vahid Hosaini

Government Employee, Department of Environment, I. R. Iran

Ali Jafarian

Professor, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, I. R. Iran

Dr. Ali Jafarian born in 1968 in Tehran-Iran was appointed as faculty member of Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS) from 1999. He was awarded the certificate of Vascular Surgery in 2006. He is the Founding head of the Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery & Liver Transplantation division in Imam Khomeini Hospital Complex since 2002. He has been Dean of Medical School, Vice Chancellor and the Chancellor of TUMS. He is now advisor to Minister of Health and Board member of TUMS.

Albrecht Jahn

Researcher, Heidelberg Institute of Global Health, Germany

Taufique Joarder

Research Director, FHI 360, Bangladesh

Dr. Taufique Joarder is serving as the Research Director, USAID’s Multisectoral Nutrition Project, FHI 360, Bangladesh Office. He completed his Doctorate in Public Health (DrPH) from Department of International Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and has been involved as an Associated Faculty in its Health Systems Program. His areas of interest include health and nutrition policy, health systems, human resources for health, medical anthropology, mixed methods research, implementation science, and psychometrics.

Selma Karabey

Academic Member, Istanbul University, Turkey

Dr. Selma Karabey is Professor of Public Health at Istanbul University.  She currently serves as the Chair of Post-graduate Education Program on Public Health at the Istanbul Medical Faculty and the members of National Committee of Program Developing on Public Health Post-graduate Education. She has worked as a Senior Advisor of National Program on Multi-sectoral Health Approach leaded by the Turkish Ministry of Health and has been acting as a board member of BirIZ Association which is performing community mental health. Her major interests are mental health promotion and social policies in health.

Mohammad Reza Khami

Director, Research Center for Caries Prevention, I. R. Iran

Professor Mohammad Reza Khami, born in 1978, got his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS) in 2002, and his PhD in Community Oral Health from University of Helsinki in 2007. He currently works as a full professor in Community Oral Health Department, TUMS School of Dentistry, and the head of Research Center for Caries Prevention, Dentistry Research Institute of TUMS. He also is the Chief Consultant of Vice-chancellor for Global Strategies and International Affairs, TUMS.