Paulo Saldiva is a pathologist, full professor of Pathology at the Faculty of Medicine at University of São Paulo, the director of the Institute of Advanced Studies of the University of São Paulo, a member of the National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Medicine in Brazil and Scientific Advisory Committee of the World Meteorological Organization. He is member of the panel of specialists of the IARC/WHO for topics related to air pollution and cancer. His research interests include Pulmonary Pathology, Autopsy Pathology, Verbal Autopsy, and Environmental Pathology.
Prof. Fernando Salgado Blanco is a graduate in Medicine and Surgery (Ph.D) at University of Santiago de Compostela (1987). He specialized in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine in Beijing University and is the founder, coordinator, and professor at the Master of Acupuncture Programme at the University of Santiago de Compostela. He is a visiting professor at Tehran University of Medical Science and has been coordinator and professor of Postgraduate Course on Medical Acupuncture in Porto University and Central Caribean University in Puerto Rico. He is a member of the directive board of the Spanish Medical Acupuncture Society and of the Editorial Committee of the International Acupuncture Review.
Prof. Luciano Saso is a Prof. at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Medicine, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy. He coordinated several research projects in the field of pharmacology and has been referee for many national and international funding agencies and international scientific journals in the last 25 years. He has extensive experience in international relations and he is currently vice-rector for European University Networks and Member of the Council for Doctoral Education at Sapienza University of Rome. He has been a member of the Steering Committee of the UNICA network of the Universities from the Capitals of Europe and its president since 2015. He is the Representative of Sapienza University in the M8 Alliance of Academic Health Centers, Universities and National Academies. He is author of more than 200 scientific articles published in international journals.
Professor Ilhan SATMAN, M.D. has been working as a professor of Internal Medicine and Endocrinology at the Istanbul University Medical Faculty. Her major research interests are epidemiology of type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Dr. Satman coordinated the population-based diabetes surveys in Northern Cyprus and Turkey. She is recently appointed to heading Turkish Institute for Public Health & Chronic Diseases. She has been chairing TEMD Diabetes Study Group, and Writing Committee of Clinical Practice Guidelines in Diabetes, and Scientific Board of National Diabetes Program.
Dr. Robert Sebbag is a physician at the department of infectious diseases and HIV aids at Pitié-Salpêtrière public hospital,member of the board of Action against Hunger (ACF), and the member of the board of international NGOMerieux Foundation.
He has previously been the vice president at Sanofi (Access to Medicines in developing countries), and the president of RS Health Consulting.
Dr. Aluisio Segurado received his MD and PhD degrees from the University of São Paulo, where he is currently Full Professor of Infectious Diseases at the Faculty of Medicine. In the same institution he also acts as President of Hospital das Clinicas Central Institute Board and President of the International Relations Committee. Dr. Segurado has been involved in clinical studies related to infectious diseases and tropical medicine throughout his academic career and is currently conducting a cohort study to investigate the natural history and viral kinetics of ZIKV in Brazil as part of the ZikAlliance Research Consortium under the sponsorship of the European Commission.
Santino Severoni is coordinator of Migration and Health Program and area programme manager for the Division of Policy and Governance for Health and Well-being at the WHO Regional Office for Europe. He is a medical doctor, health economist and epidemiologist and is experienced in systems management. For over 24 years, Dr Severoni has worked for governments, multilateral organizations, NGOs and foundations in eastern Africa, central Asia, the Balkans and Europe. He has dedicated his professional work to public health, health sector reforms, health systems strengthening, health diplomacy, aid coordination/effectiveness, management of complex emergencies and the coordination of the public health aspect of migration work for the WHO Regional Office for Europe.
Joachim Seybold studied medicine in Gießen, Germany and obtained his MD in 1996. He worked at the Imperial College in London in lung research before specializing in Internal Medicine at Charité in 2003.He also holds an MBA from the University of Bradford (UK).Since 2010 he is appointed as the Deputy Medical Director of Charité. Beyond that, Dr. Seybold is the coordinator of Charité hilft – a program for the medical care of refugees at various locations in the city of Berlin. Together with up to 40 colleagues from Charité he set up outpatient clinics in refugee shelters, the health screening program for newly arrived refugees, the clinic for mental health for refugees, and vaccination programs. More than 75,000 refugees have been treated so far within the Charité hilft program.
Dr. Ehsan Shamsi Gooshki graduated as a physician in 2005. Later, following a 3-year period of administrative experience as the director of the international campus of Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, he was enrolled in the first Ph.D. program of medical ethics in Iran in 2009. Until his graduation in 2013 he had been working as executive director of “Iranian Research Center for Ethics and Law in Medicine” and also involving in several research projects, teaching of various topics in medical ethics to undergraduate and graduate students, lecturing in a number of national & international workshops/conferences, participating in UNESCO Ethics Teachers Training Course”, doing internship in the department of ethics at World Health Organization in Geneva, being visiting research fellow at the “Institute of Biomedical Ethics, University of Zurich” and “Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University”, Washington D.C. simultaneously. In June 2013 he defended his Ph.D. dissertation. Now as the “Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics at Tehran University of Medical Sciences” as the core of his activities, he is trying to apply ethical standards to practice as the “Director of the National Committee for Ethics in Biomedical researches at the Ministry of Health and Medical Education”. Since 2018 the UNESCO Director General has nominated him as the member of UNESCO International Bioethics Committee (IBC).
Dr. Patrick Smeets is an international expert in microbial water quality and health with over 20 years of experience mostly in safe drinking water supply. Water safety planning and microbial risk assessment of drinking water are his main activities in the Netherlands and internationally. He also applies this expertise in other sectors such as water recreation, irrigation and the soft drink industry. He coordinates the Dutch-Flemish joint research program of the drinking water companies on microbial safety and health. At Utrecht University, he teaches the course Drinking water and Sanitation for the Master’s degree in Water Science Management at the Geosciences Faculty.
Bertino Somaini received his Medical degree (MD) from the University of Zurich, and has a Master in Tropical Medicine from Mahidol University, Bangkok, and a Master of Public Health from Berkeley (USA). He has a wide expertise in the work with members of NGO, governments, private sector and international organizations within Public Health, Prevention and Health Promotion. He was been the CEO of Health Promotion Switzerland and worked with the University of Zurich and was the vice director of the Federal Office of Public Health in Switzerland.
Mrs. Netnapis Suchonwanich is the former Deputy Secretary-General of National Health Security Office in Thailand. She graduated with a Bachelor degree in Pharmacy and Master degree in IT Management. She played a key role in Universal Coverage Scheme development since the beginning of UHC implementation in 2002. She has developed many health insurance information systems which cover the core business applications such as Beneficiaries enrollment system, Birth registry and neonatal defect, provider registration, financial and accounting system, electronic claim system with automatic financial tracking process. She has been nominated as member for National Essential Drug Subcommittee for price negotiation working group for competitive medicines submitted to be essential medicines in Thailand