Speakers

Benoit Varenne

World Health Organization, Switzerland

Dr. Benoit Varenne is Dental Officer in the Prevention of Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs) department, World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva. Dr. Benoit has also served as the Regional Advisor for Oral Health in the WHO African region and the focal point for the WHO/ITU “Be He@lthy, Be Mobile” programme. He has the experience of working in public health consultant for several years, as a consultant for WHO in the Eastern Mediterranean region and worked closely with numerous NGOs and other international health organizations. He has assisted ministries of health and health care planners across the world with a special focus on the African continent.

Duarte Nuno Vieira

Director, University of Coimbra, Portugal

Dr. Duarte Nuno Vieira is the dean and full professor at Faculty of Medicine at the University of Coimbra, the chairman of the scientific advisory board of the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, president of the Ibero-American Network of Forensic Medicine and Forensic Science Institutions, temporary forensic consultant for the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, member of the Forensic Advisory Board of the International Committee of Red Cross, and member of the Forensic Expert Group of the International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims. He has also been the president of the International Academy of Legal Medicine (2006-2012), International Association of Forensic Sciences (2008-2011), World Association of Police Medical Officers (2008-2011), Mediterranean Academy of Forensic Sciences (2005-2007), Latin American Association of Medical Law (2005-2007), and European Council of Legal Medicine (2009-2018).

Paolo Villari

Director Department of Public Health and Infectious Diseases,Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

Paolo Villari is full professor of Hygiene and director of the Department of Public Health and Infectious Diseases of Sapienza University of Rome. He obtained his MD degree at the University “Federico II” of Naples, where he gained also his specialization in Hygiene and Preventive Medicine. He completed his post-graduate training in the US during 1991-1993 when he was a visiting scientist at the department of Health Policy and Management of the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston where he obtained his Master Degree in Public Health in 1992. During the years 1995-1996, he was guest investigator at the Laboratory of Microbiology of the Rockefeller University in New York. Scientific interests of Paolo Villari include systematic reviews and meta-analysis in public health, health care management and molecular epidemiology of infectious diseases.

Martin Voss

Researcher, Freie Universitat Berlin, Germany

Martin Voss is an inter- and transdisciplinary working sociologist, university professor for social scientific disaster research, the head of the Disaster Research Unit (DRU) at the Freie Universität Berlin and CEO of the non-profit Company “Academy of the Disaster Research Unit (ADRU)”. His areas of specialization encompass the whole disaster management cycle, beginning with the perception of existential risks and ending with sustainable practices to secure wellbeing.