Mohamed Kamal El-Din Aly Fahmy Shaker is the Director of HCC unit in Ain Shams University Hospitals.He is the Vice President of the Egyptian Society of Liver Cancer and President of the committee of treatment of viral hepatitis Cairo branch Health Insurance Organization. He was the Coordinator of the supreme committee of the liver in the Health Insurance Organization (till 2012). He is the Member of the national committee for the control of viral hepatitis and Member of the honorary editorial board of journal of hepatocellular carcinoma.
Her research interest lie in Infectious diseases, Molecular biology and Hepatitis E.
David H, Van Thiel is a professor of medicine, a former president of the American Association for the study of liver disease and is widely recognized as one of the founding fathers if not, the father of medical liver transplantation worldwide. He attended Pomona College in Clairemont, California, and then entered Medical School at the University of California at Los Angeles graduating with honors in 1967. He has served as the chief of gastroenterology/hepatology at the University of Pittsburgh, Dir. of hepatology at Loyola University Chicago, and Rush University, Chicago. He is currently in private practice of gastroenterology and hepatology with an emphasis on hepatology, which accounts for 80-85% of his practice.
Dr. Hüseyin Sancar Bozkurt has completed his Ph.D. at the age of 24 years from Trakya University and ?nternal Medicine at the age of 30 from Çukurova University. He has completed gastroenterology education at the age of 33 years from Adana Ba?kent University. He had first documented cases about clinical applications and He added hypothesis about microbiota in medical literature. He has published multiple national and international papers.
Emeritus Professor Lynnette Ferguson obtained her DPhil. (Oxon.) from Oxford University in the United Kingdom, working on DNA damage and DNA repair. After her return to New Zealand, she began working as part of the Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre (ACSRC), using mutagenicity testing as a predictor of carcinogenesis. In the year 2000, she became a full Professor and was invited to establish a new department of Nutrition at The University of Auckland. Since that time, she has split her appointment 50/50 between the ACSRC and The University of Auckland. She has investigated the interplay between genes and diet in the development of chronic disease, with particular foci on inflammatory bowel disease and cancer.
Wasif Saif, MD, is an internationally recognized expert in gastrointestinal (GI) cancers, experimental therapeutics, and pharmacogenetics. He serves as Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology/Oncology at Tufts University School of Medicine as well as Director of the GI Oncology Program and Program Leader for Experimental Therapeutics at Tufts Medical Center. Previous appointments include Director of the GI Cancer Disease Program at Yale Cancer Center, Director of the GI Cancers Section and Professor of Clinical Medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and Medical Director of the Pancreas Center at New York-Presbyterian Hospital.
Dr. Maisam Akroush is a Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist. She received her medical degree in School of Medicine at University of Jordan in 1995. She is a Board Certified by Jordan Board of Internal Medicine. She is now 13 years practicing as Gastroenterologist. She is a Consultant Internist/Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist at Prince Hamzeh Hospital in Jordan.
Dr. Zerem is Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Tuzla School of Medicine and Director for research and education at the University Clinical Center Tuzla. He received his medical degree from the University of Belgrade, Serbia (1977) and became Specialist of Internal Medicine (1983) and Gastroenterology (1988). He received his Master of Science degree in 1991 and his PhD degree in 1994, both from the University of Tuzla, Bosnia. His research interests focus on the diagnosis and treatment of acute pancreatitis, the application of interventional ultrasound in gastroenterology and hepatology, acid-related disorders, and viral hepatitis. Dr. Zerem has authored more than 100 manuscripts, reviews and book chapters. He is reviewer for Dr. Zerem is Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Tuzla School of Medicine and Director for research and education at the University Clinical Center Tuzla. He received his medical degree from the University of Belgrade, Serbia (1977) and became Specialist of Internal Medicine (1983) and Gastroenterology (1988). He received his Master of Science degree in 1991 and his PhD degree in 1994, both from the University of Tuzla, Bosnia.
Fatma Amer is the past head of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, Zagazig Faculty of Medicne, Egypt and the past president of the Arab Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antimicrobials. Currently she is emeritus professor in the same university, the president of Hepatitis Working Group/International Society of Chemotherapy and Infection and is a board member of the International Society for Infectious Diseases. She supervised and evaluated many MSc and PhD theses, and is a reviewer of manuscripts submitted for journals, conferences and international awards. She published numerous articles in reputed national and international journals. She was the first to introduce automated Microbiology Service in her university. She participated in the establishment of the Molecular Biology Unit and introduced an MSc degree in Infection Control at her faculty. She developed two volumes of Infection Control books; the first of their kind in Egypt. She participated in conferences all over the world as organizer, chairperson and speaker.
Susan graduated with a B.Sc from NUI Maynooth in Biology and Mathematics and a research PhD in host-miocrobe interactions. She was awarded a Marie Curie Fellowship to examine cis and trans acting factors affecting mRNA synthesis and microbial gene expression at the Ecole Normal Superieure, Paris which included a stint at the Max Planck Institute, Berlin. Before returning to UCC, Susan was a postdoctoral scientist at Trinity College Dublin and the Univerity of Bath, UK.Susan’s main interest is in microbial genetic and biochemical systems that alter eukaryotic host signaling. Susan is currently a Lecturer in the School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology and a PI in the APC Research Theme 4 Host- Microbe Dialogue.