Prof. Chung-Yi Chen has obtained his Ph.D. in 1999 at Kaohsiung Medical University and currently working in Fooyin University, Taiwan. The past 20 years, he has his scientific interests focused on life-threatening diseases, including traditional Chinese medicine used for cancer research. Analysis in recent year’s major active ingredients such as ginger, pepper and cinnamon used in gastrointestinal cancer, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiparasitic, and other topics. He has specialization in isolation, purification and structural analysis of active components of plants. He directed against active constituents of oral cancer, liver cancer, and rectal cancer. He specialized in Taiwan study on the plants of the genus cinnamomum. Several keyword searches, such as Cinnamomum, ranking first in the world. He was just 45 years old, but his work has more than 200 papers, Taiwan one of the young talents. He won numerous awards at home and abroad, from 2015, was awarded the lifetime achievement award.
Life-threatening diseases, Pharmacognosy, Natural Products, Chinese Medicine, Natural Product Research
Department:Medicine and Health Sciences
University:University of Massachusetts Medical School
Gyongyi Szabo, MD, Ph.D. is the Worcester Foundation for Biomedical Sciences Endowed Chair, Associate Vice Provost for Interprofessional Education, Professor and Vice Chair of Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Szabo is an internationally recognized leader in the field of liver immunology and inflammation. Her translational and clinical investigations focus on alcoholic hepatitis, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, and viral hepatitis. She is the member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and serves as the advisor for several large academic institutions and the NIH. She is member of the Governing Board of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases was the President in 2015.
Her research interest mainly focuses on Inflammation and innate immunity, Liver disease, Exosomes and extracellular vesicles, and microRNA
Ali Cyrus Banan
Ali Cyrus Banan
Department:Physiology and Biomedical Sciences
University:Windsor University School of Medicine
Ali (Cyrus) Banan was a Head of the Departmental Research and Education at RUSH Chicago Medical School in Illinois, and Founding Head of the University-Wide Research and Education at the USC Medical School Greenville South Carolina. He was an author of 300+ peer-reviewed research publications, book chapters, and abstract presentations as well as invited national and international presentations; and inventor of several worldwide patents. Overall, he is a highly seasoned researcher and academic educator with proven track-record of successfully leading innovative Academic Research and Education programs, nationally and globally. He was a renowned scientist and academician on the International and National stages. Dr. Banan was a tenured, Professor and Director of Digestive Diseases Research and Education at RUSH University of Chicago as well as Professor and Exec. Director at University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Greenville while being the Chief Science Officer and Senior Vice President Research & Economic Development at Emerge. He is a recognized global expert in basic, clinical, and translational medicine research and scholarship areas, in particular, immune/autoimmune and inflammatory disorders as well as a seasoned executive who has achieved tremendous success by leveraging innovation during his hybrid academic and industry career.
Role of growth factors (e.g., EGF; TGF-?) in gastrointestinal mucosal protection and repair
The effects of herbal antioxidants on gut mucosal barrier function and inflammatory events: Potential uses in IBD Therapy?
Oxidative effects of alcohol on gastrointestinal mucosa
Novel Mechanism for Alcohol Promotion of Breast and Colon Cancer
Maria Ines Vaccaro
Maria Ines Vaccaro
Professor of Medicine
Department:Pharmacy and Biochemistry
University:University of Buenos Aires
Dr. Maria Ines Vaccaro is presently working as a Professor and Chair for the School of Pharmacy and Biochemistry at the University of Buenos Aires and also working as a Principal Researcher in Institute of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine at National Council for Scientific Research (CONICET) Buenos Aires, United States. She has received her Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Buenos Aires. She is the President and Chair of different Pancreatology associations in the United States. She is the recipient of the number of awards and honors for her excellence in the field of Gastroenterology and Physiology. She is serving as an Editorial board member and reviewer for several international scientific journals. She has authored 59 research articles, 73 Abstracts, and 7 eBook chapters were published in international peer-reviewed journals.
Dr. Maria Ines Vaccaro’s research interest includes Pathophysiology, Pharmacy, Biochemistry, Pancreatology, Gastroenterology, Digestive Diseases and Sciences, Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology, and Pancreatic Cancer Research.
University:University of Naples Federico II
Filomena Morisco is a Professor in Gastroenterology at University of Naples “Federico II" and resident at U.O.C. Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Hospital Clinical Hospital Federico II. She is, nowadays, also a member of the Italian Association for the Study of Liver (AISF) and of Italian Society of Gastroenterology (SIGE). Filomena has led numerous clinical trials according to GCP over the years, with more than 100 publications to her credit. Her previous experience also includes a stint in England at Royal Free Hospital of London, at the Department of Surgery, Liver Transplantation and Hepatobiliary Medicine. Filomena Morisco is particularly keen on research in epidemiologic aspects, natural history, clinical complications and therapeutic strategies of hepatic viral and non-viral chronic diseases, risk factors and clinical, therapeutic and scientific aspects of hepatocellular carcinoma and in preventive and therapeutic roles and properties of food components, to improve and sustain liver health and normal function.
Chronic Hepatitis C
University:University of Oviedo
Dr. Luis Rodrigo MD is actually Emeritus Professor of Medicine at the University of Oviedo (Spain). He has been the Chief of Gastroenterology Service at the HUCA Hospital in Oviedo, for more than 40 years. He obtained the PhD at 1975 and has developed a long teaching and research career. He has published a total of 552 scientific papers, 260 written in English and the rest in Spanish. He has participated as main investigator in a total of 45 clinical trials. He has contributed actively to the formation of one hundred specialists in Gastroenterology working in his Hospital. He has written around 35 chapters in book of several subjects and has been the editor of 10 books in his specialty.
Helicobacter pylori infection
Chronic Hepatitis C
Autoimmune related diseases
Neurologic Diseases Gluten-related
University:Dalian Medical University
Kexin Liu received his B.S. degree in Clinical Medicine and M.S. degree in Pharmacology from Dalian Medical University in China and Ph. D. degree in Pharmacy in The University of Tokyo (Laboratory of Yuichi Sugiyama, Department of Pharmaceutics, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences) in Japan. The focus of his research is on the molecular pharmacokinetics of transport in liver, intestine, kidney as well as transporter-mediated DDI and MDR.
Prof. Kexin Liu is a co-author of more than 240 publications in international journals. He serves as a vice president of CSSX from 2005 and a dean in College of Pharmacy in Dalian Medical University in China from 2004.2-2015.1. Prof. Kexin Liu is an editorial board member in 40 international journals.
Pharmacokinetics; Pharmacology; Transporter-mediated drug-drug interaction and MDR; ABC transporters; PEPTs, OATs and OATPs; Toxicology
Professor of Medicine
Selcuk Disibeyaz, is a graduate of Blacksea Technical University Medical School. He trained in Internal medicine and Gastroenterology at the Ankara Numune and Turkiye Yuksek Ihtisas Training and Research Hospitals in Ankara-TURKEY.
He has been practicing since 1988, worked for 18 years in Turkiye Yuksek Ihtisas Hospital, known as one of the best hospitals in the area of gastroenterology in Turkey.
Disibeyaz ‘ s practice specializes in the advanced endoscopic interventions such as ERCP and EUS. His interests also include endoscopic treatment of Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis, closing GI fistulas by endoscopic techniques, endoscopic treatment of Zenker’s diverticulum.
Disibeyaz is also a clinical professor of medicine at Eskisehir Osmangazi University Medical School for last 1 year.
He received 3 times Endoscopy Marathon Awards from the Society of Turkish Gastrointestinal Endoscopy for the cases presented in a special session at yearly Turkish National Gastroenterology Weeks.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Absorbtive Disease of Digestive System
Department:Medicine and Health Sciences
University:Eskisehir Osmangazi University
Stanisław Głuszek was born on February 17th, 1954, graduated from Medical Academy in Łódź, Faculty of Medicine in 1978. He obtained MD in Medical Sciences in 1981, Medical Academy in Lodz and the degree of a habilitated doctor in Medical Sciences in 1997 at the Medical Academy in Bialystok. He was awarded the title of Professor in Medical Sciences on November 17, 2003.
In years 1988-2000 Prof. Stanisław Głuszek, Ph.D. habil., M.D was the head of the Department of General Surgery, Regional Hospital (MSWiA) in Kielce and between years 2001-2005 the head of the Clinical Department of General, Oncological and Traumatic Surgery, Regional Hospital in Kielce (Szpital Miejski in Kielce). In 1991 he became a Regional Consultant in General Surgery. Moreover, from 2001 he started to work as an Associate Professor (dr hab.) at Świętokrzyska Academy in Kielce and from 2004 as a Full Professor (dr hab.) at Świętokrzyska Academy in Kielce. In the years 2006-2007 he became the Director of the Institute of Nursing and Midwifery at the Faculty of Health Sciences at Świetokrzyska Academy in Kielce and from 2007 the Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at that moment). From September 2016 Prof. Stanisław Głuszek, Ph.D. habil., M.D was chosen for a Pro-rector for Medical Affairs at Jan Kochanowski University.
health of sciences
Dr.Viacheslav Kravtsov. MD, PhD, Professor
Head of Department
University/Institute:Sergei Kirov Military Medical Academy
Viacheslav Kravtsov is ahead the Department of Biology at the Military Medical Academy, Saint-Petersburg. Dr.Kravtsov received his MD from Siberian Medical State University in Tomsk, Russia in 1989 and obtained his Ph.D. in genetics from Institute of Animal Genetics of Russian Academy of Science in Saint-Petersburg in 1992. He has started his scientific career with studying stem cells in malignant cell population and described the phenomenon of metastatic potential loss after cloning for genome instability. Since 1996 till 2014 he had been headed laboratory of Cytology at the Nikiforov Russian Center of Emergency and Radiation Medicine EMERCOM of Russia. Dr. Kravtsov discovered and described new cell markers that are induced by ionizing radiation after Chernobyl accident. His current research interests focus on the role of bacillary-coccoid transformation of Helicobacter pylori on the failure it eradication and seasonal biorhythm of bacillary-coccoid transformation activities.
General Manager, Japan
Department:Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Hospital:Saiseikai Niigata Daini Hospital
Toru Ishikawa, Ph.D., M.D., has been serving as a General Manager of Gastroenterology, Saiseikai Niigata Daini Hospital from 2008 to now.
From 1992 to 1993, he was a Resident in the Niigata University Hospital, Niigata, Japan. From 1993 to 1994, he was a Resident in the Sinrakuen Hospital, Niigata, Japan. From 1994 to 1995, he was a medical Staff in the Saiseikai Niigata Daini Hospital, Niigata, Japan. From 1995 to 2002, he was a Resident in the Third Department of Internal Medicine in the Niigata University Hospital, Niigata, Japan. From 2002 to 2007, he was a Head Doctor of Gastroenterology, Saiseikai Niigata Daini Hospital. He has extended his valuable service towards the scientific community with his extensive research work. He has published numerous research articles and articles in reputed journals and has various other achievements in the related studies.
Dr. Simone Mocellin
Assoc. Professor, Italy
Dr. Simone Mocellin
Department:Surgery Oncology and Gastroenterology
University:University of Padova
Dr. Simone Mocellin is Associate Professor of Surgery of the Department Surgery Oncology and Gastroenterology (DiSCOG) and Surgeon at the Surgical Oncology Unit of the Istituto Oncologico Veneto - Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico (IOV-IRCCS) in the University of Padova. He is an author of 150+ peer-reviewed research publications, book chapters, and abstract presentations as well as invited national and international presentations; He is member of the editorial board of several international peer-review medical journals and is editor of the Cochrane Colorectal Cancer Group within the frame of the Cochrane Collaboration (the worldwide most important organization for medical meta-analysis). Dr. Simone Mocellin was a tenured, Surgeon at the Surgery Branch of the University Hospital of Padova, as well as Surgical Fellow, Surgery Branch, National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, Maryland, USA. He is a recognized global expert in Surgery, in particular, Gastroenterology.
Surgery Oncology, Gastroenterology
Dr. Hussien Elsiesy received his Mb.B.Ch degree from Cairo University (1996) and had postgraduate training new York in Internal Medicine (1998-2001) at Interfaith Medical V Center, he served as a chief resident at the same institution from 2001-2002, he has his Gastroenterology fellowship at The Brooklyn Hospital Center (2002-2005). He has the Transplant Hepatology fellowship at The Mount Sinai Medical Center as an AASLD fellowship award (2005-2006), he served as an assistant professor at The Mount Sinai School of Medicine (2006-2007) and continues as an adjunct assistant professor at the same institution, He worked as a chairman of Medicine then chairman of Liver transplantation at King Fahd specialist Hospital-Dammam (2008-2012) He is currently working as a consultant transplant hepatologist at King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center and coordination the clinical research in the department.
His research interest is in liver transplantation and epidemiology of viral hepatitis.