Erlinda M. Gordon, MD, completed her medical degree at the University of Santo Tomas, Philippines, and post-doctoral studies at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA. Dr. Gordon was a tenured Associate Professor at USC Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, USA for 24 years, a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics/Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, inventor of over 200 patents, author of over 100 peer-reviewed publications, and founder of 3 biotechnology companies developing targeted gene delivery systems for cancer. Currently, Dr. Gordon serves as Director of Biologic and Immunological Therapies, at the Cancer Center of Southern California/Sarcoma Oncology Center, Santa Monica CA, USA.
I have an experience of: I am a registered medical practitioner, completed my studies in
2010 at the University of Pretoria. I also completed my Diploma in Emergency Medicine
in 2017 as well as my certificate in Travel Medicine in 2016. I completed my dispensing
license as well and am up to date with my ATLS, ACLS and PALS in South Africa.
I Work in one of the busiest, private hospital Emergency departments in South Africa
seeing a multitude of trauma and medical emergencies. Unfortunately a lot of deaths as
well. I also spend time in the Family and Travel Medicine practice affiliated with the ED
with a special interest in Aesthetic Medicine.
I am Currently serving on the executive board for the Society of Travel Medicine in
South Africa working closely with the NICD with all infectious disease monitoring in SA
and submitting interesting case studies to Federation of Infectious Diseases in SA
(FIDSSA) on behalf of SASTM.
Dr Rochelle Lee(Research Area)
Family and Travel Medicine; Emergency Medicine; Aesthetic Medicine
Phoebe Kingston is a mental health professional working in several roles in Western Australia (WA) including; peer support, professional speaking, several representative/advisory/advocacy roles, Board member for Recovery Rocks Community Incâ€™, member of an Open Dialogue Model for WA Working Party, Deputy Chair of the Community Advisory Council and Project Lead for Position Statements for the Community Advisory Council (CAC). Phoebe has been involved in several ground-breaking and innovative projects and initiatives in WA including the Increasing Membership Participation Advocacy & Co-design/production Training Project with the Western Australian Association Mental Health. In 2016 Phoebe completed the first and only tertiary Lived Experience Educator Unit in Australia at Curtin University, WA. In early 2018 she was appointed to the WA Recovery College Model Expert Panel where sheâ€™s overseeing development of the draft model of service for WAâ€™s first recovery college network, reporting to the Minister via the Mental Health Commission WA.
Ning Zhong (http://maebashi-it.org/~zhong) received the Ph.D. degree from the University of Tokyo. He is currently head of Knowledge Information Systems Laboratory, and a professor in Department of Life Science and Informatics at Maebashi Institute of Technology, Japan. He is also director and an adjunct professor in the International WIC Institute (WICI), a principle investigator of Brain Informatics Based Wisdom Service group at Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Future Internet Technology, Beijing University of Technology.
Dr. Zhong is the founding editor-in-chief of Web Intelligence journal (IOS Press), the editor-in-chief of Brain Informatics journal (Springer Nature), the editor-in-chief of Brain Informatics & Health (BIH) book series (Springer Nature), and serves as associate editor/editorial board for several international journals and book series. Dr. Zhong is the co-founder and co-chair of Web Intelligence Consortium (WIC), chair of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society Task Force on Brain Informatics, co-founder and steering committee co-chair of IEEE/WIC/ACM international conference on Web Intelligence (WI), and co-founder and steering committee co-chair of international conference on Brain Informatics (BI).
I am a consultant psychologist, and have practiced in the United States, Europe, and the Middle East. I completed my studies in the United States over the period of 11 years and this includes my undergraduate, Masters, and Doctoral degrees. My Ph.D. in General Psychology was received from Californiaâ€™s NorthCentral University (2008) after earning my masterâ€™s Degree in Holistic Psychology at Virginiaâ€™s Atlantic University (2004). I use a broad spectrum of approaches in diagnosing and treating patients who may have a variety of psychological issues. Since establishing my Dubai consultancy eight years ago, my experiences confirm that the best way to diagnose and treat patients is by combining modern science and traditional holistic methods. In my psychotherapy services, I use Mindfulness Cognitive Behavioural Therapy consultation together with Heart Rate Variability (HRV) Biofeedback, a method that is a recipe of scientific and holistic medicine
Dr. Martin Kramar(Research Area)
Diagnose and treat patients by combining modern science and traditional holistic methods
Ivanka Å½ivÄiÄ‡-BeÄ‡ireviÄ‡ is a full professor of clinical psychology at Department of Psychology, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Rijeka, Croatia, and teaching several courses in clinical psychology at graduate and postgraduate level. She is the head of a postgraduate specialist program in psychological counselling and head of the University Counseling Center at University of Rijeka. She is also the president of Croatian Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies and a trainer and a supervisor in CBT. She has published 64 scientific and professional papers and 7 book chapters
Dr. Brian Van Brunt has worked in the counseling field for more than 20 years, and specializes in educational counseling, behavioral intervention and support, and issues related to mental health and alcohol/substance abuse by students. He served as Director of Counseling at New England College and Western Kentucky University. He joined The NCHERM Group in January of 2013 and serves as the Executive Director of the National Behavioral Intervention Team Association. Dr. Van Brunt is also a prolific writer, having authored numerous books, book chapters, and articles. He has additionally produced various assessment instruments, video training materials, and is a blogger and photographer during his spare time
Toshihiro Ansai graduated from Kyushu Dental University, Japan, in 1988, and completed a post-graduate course to earn a PhD (Public Health and Oral Health) in 1992 from the same university. From 1995-1996, he worked as a visiting professor in the Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, College of Medicine, University of South Alabama, USA. Thereafter, he became a professor in the Div. of Community Oral Health Development, Kyushu Dental University, in 2011. Dr. Ansai has published more than 130 international papers to date, including epidemiological and clinical studies. Since 2017, he has been serving as chief editor of the Journal of Dental Heath (in Japanese).
Dr. Toshihiro Ansai(Research Area)
His research interests is on epidemiology, public health and oral health. His research is focused on health psychology, clinical epidemiology regarding association between oral and systemic health.
Mikhail Reshetnikov has completed his professional education from Military Medical Academy in Leningrad in 1973. He has got MD in 1982 (Neurology) in Military Medical Academy and PhD (Psychology) in 1991 in Russian Academy of Science. He is the Rector of the East European Psychoanalytic Institute in St. Petersburg (Russia), Past-president of the European Confederation of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapies (Vienna, Austria), Honorary Professor of the Sigmund Freud University (Vienna). He has published more than 200 papers in reputed journals and has been serving as an editorial board member of 8 journals in Russia and on the West.
Dr. Mikhail Reshetnikov(Research Area)
His Research Interests are Psychology and culture, Clinical psychology, Applied psychology and Psychotherapy
Dr. Fein is a Ph.D. Clinical Psychologist / Neuroscientist who has focused his research efforts over the past 35 years on the clinical and cognitive neuroscience of addiction and other psychiatric and neurologic disorders, and on developing technology to support such work. He was Professor of Medical Psychology and Radiology at UCSF until 1999, at which time he formed Neurobehavioral Research, Inc. (NRI). Since moving NRI to Hawaii in 2005, he became Professor of Medicine and Psychology at the University of Hawaii. He is committed to understanding the brain networks and mechanisms underlying and affected by addiction and mental illness, and how they can be impacted and ameliorated via varying treatment modalities. He has been PI on major clinical studies of substance abusing and psychiatrically disturbed samples, including studies examining brain structure and function in early to very long-term abstinence from alcohol and drugs in adolescent, young adult, middle aged, and elderly samples. His presentation at this conference builds on cross-sectional and longitudinal studies of brain functional changes during abstinence â€“ those studies suggest potential treatments to support attaining and maintaining abstinence, and also suggest that treatment should be tailored to the clinical history and clinical presentation of the patient.
Dr. George Fein(Research Area)
His research (and NRI) is focused on studying the effects of aging, disease, and drugs on brain structure and function, and in developing technology to advance such investigations.
Dr. Timothy Van Deusen has treated children, adolescents, and young adults with psychiatric illness for over 20 years in private practice and in community mental health clinics in Los Angeles and San Francisco, California, and West Haven, Connecticut. He is currently the Medical Director of the West Haven Mental Health Clinic, Attending Psychiatrist of the Young Adult Service, Residency Site Training Director at the Connecticut Mental Health Center, and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Van Deusen received his MD from the American University of the Caribbean and completed his psychiatry residency training at the Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, followed by a child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at UCLA. He has focused his academic pursuits in TAY by teaching Yale residents and medical students, written chapters and papers on TAY, and has given presentations on TAY to psychiatric societies throughout the USA.
Dr. Timothy Van Deusen(Research Area)
His research is focused on Psychiatry, Young adult service, Residency Site Training.
Dr. Amita Srivastava has obtained her Doctoral Degree at the age of 42, from H.N.B.Garhwal University, Uttarakhand, India and Postdoctoral studies from Agra University, Institute of Home Science, U.P., India and H.N.B.Garhwal University, School of Science, Uttarakhand, India. Presently she is holding the post of Principal, Methodist Girls Post Graduate. College, Roorkee, U.K., India. She has published 8 Research papers in reputed journals and presented several papers in National seminars & conferences. Dr. Amita Srivastava is a Supervisor of twenty Dissertation theses. She is also serving as a reviewer for Allied journals-18-141 and a counselor associated with SRM Medicity Hospital, Roorkee
Desiree Gonzalo has completed her PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience at the age of 27 years from University College London and her doctorate Clinical Psychology at the age
of 35 from Kings College London. Her postdoctoral studies were at Hamburg University Hospital. She leads the Counselling services at NYU Prague since 2013. She has
previously worked in private practice as a psychotherapist and at the University of New York in Prague as a lecturer and counselor.
Dr. Desiree Gonzalo(Research Area)
Adolescent and Adult Mental Health and Multiculturalism
Professionally, since 1979 Dr. Celinski has been working as a rehabilitation psychologist and a provider of neuropsychological services in the Province of Ontario (Registration Number 1276) both in private practice focusing on rehabilitation and assessment of head injuries and as a Consultant to the Head Injury Programme, and the Psychotraumatic and Pain Programme at the Downsview Rehabilitation Centre (WCB) and in the years preceding its closure (in 1998) he was a senior psychologist. He remained a part-time head-injury/rehabilitation consultant with the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board until the end of October 2009. Currently, he continues with his private practice. He is affiliated with the Ontario, Canadian and American Psychological Associations, with the Canadian Register of Health Services Providers in Psychology and with the Canadian Academy of Psychologists in Disability Assessment. He is also a member of the National Academy of Neuropsychology and International Neuropsychological Society.
Dr. Jerzy Marek Celinski(Research Area)
Marek J. Celinski' s, Phd. C. Psych. research interests focus on the human nature and philosophy of life as the basis for coping with traumas and life adversities, specifically with respect to utilization of his Challenge -Resilience -Resourcefulness Model (which is an extension of Antonovsky's a sense of coherence), as the way to engage with life issues. He has presented at national and international conferences, and published more than 50 papers and book chapters on the subjects of clinical psychology, rehabilitation, neuropsychology and hypnosis. Currently, five clinical and rehabilitation tests which he co-authored or developed alone have already been published: Rehabilitation Survey of Problems and Coping (Multi-Health System of Toronto); Resourcefulness for Recovery Inventory - Research Edition; Resilience to Trauma Scale â€“ Research Edition; Psychoassistant / Concentration and Remote Memory Test - Research Edition; and Social Intelligence Test â€“ R (all published by Cognisyst of Durham, N.C.). Furthermore, he is the co-editor of a four book series on Resilience and Resourcefulness published by Nova Science Publishers of New York and also edited two books focusing on the relationships between civilizations and the social environment as promoting sustainable social evolution and renewal after crisis.
Dr. Denis Larrivee received his PhD doctoral degree in neuroscience from the Purdue University multidisciplinary consortium and has held a dual fellowship at Yale University's Medical School Department of Opthalmology and Yale's Department of Biology He has been an Assistant Professor at Weill Cornell University Medical School in New York City, where he was a team member of Professor Bernice Grafstein, President of the Society for Neuroscience, research unit on nerve regeneration. He is now a Visiting Scholar at the Neiswanger Bioethics Institute of Loyola University Chicago. Dr Larrivee is an International Neuroethics Society Expert, and has received top awards at their annual meetings in 2014, 2016, and 2017. His presentations have included venues in Europe, America, and the Middle East. He is the editor of a text on Brain Computer Interfacing and Brain Dynamics, an editorial board member of EC Neurology (UK) and Annals of Neurology and Neurological Sciences (USA), and the author of more than 50 papers and book chapters in such journals as Journal of Religion and Health, the Journal of Neurochemistry, and the Journal of Cell Biology . He is a member of a number of professional societies including the Society for Neuroscience, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Brain division, and the International Association of Catholic Bioethicists
Dr. Denis Larrivee(Research Area)
Dr. Denis Larrivee's research and professional interest include vision and opthalmology, nerve regeneration, nerve and brain plasticity, neuroethics, bioethics, and philosophy of science.
Environment and Sustainable Development Consultant , over 30 years of experience in industrial and environmental engineering, planning, safety and occupational health and environmental sustainability. Holds Ph.D. in Healthcare Environmental Engineering, Professional Certified Trainer, expert in coaching, advising and consulting. Egypt Chair of the International Medical Interpreter Association (IMIA), World Association for Psychosocial Rehabilitation (WAPR) Family Representative. OHSAS18001 Lead Auditor, Leadership Diploma, ISO14001 Lead Auditor, ISO9001 Internal Auditor, and CHESP Certified Healthcare Environmental Services Professional (AHE).
Active volunteer with United Nations Volunteer UNV, Translators Without Borders TWB, The UAE National Emergency Response Volunteer Program SANID, The UAE National Community Volunteer Program TAKATOF, Operations Smile OS, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City SKMC and Goodwill Ambassador.
Founder and CEO of Art2Care Program, the first Art As Therapy Program designated for pediatric cancer patients and families, as well as for pediatric live threatening diseases in the Egypt, and the Middle East.
She was born in Ankara in 1973. She completed her primary school education in Ankara. After completion of her middle and high school education in Mersin. Then, she obtained her BSc, MSc and PhD in Scholl of Nursing, department of Psychiatric Nursing from AtatÃ¼rk University (Turkey) in 1995, 2000 and 2005 respectively. She has been working Department of Mental Health Nursing in School of Health from Mersin University. She published about 23 scientific publications (8 of them in Thomson Reuters Web of Knowledge list journals), about 34 presentations at scientific conferences.
Dr. Serpil Turkles(Research Area)
Her research interests include community mental health, assertiveness training, migration, young, child and woman mental health. Her foreign language is English and German.
I was born in Greece where I served my national duty in the Greek Army.
I received my BA degree in Psychology from the American University in London, my Master's degree in Special Educational Needs/Behavior Disorders from Emporia State University in 1994, my MPhil in Child Psychology from Glasgow University in 1998 and my PhD in Psychology from the University of South Wales.
I worked for 10 years in Paediatric Rehabilitation and for 15 years in Clinical Child Psychology. I have also served as a Visiting Fellow for the University of South Wales and as Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology for King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University in Saudi Arabia. I have published clinical research in the area of Williams Syndrome.
Currently i am serving as a Consultant Clinical Child Psychologist at the Infant Child and Adolescent mental Health Service at Timaru Hospital, New Zealand.
Phillip T. Slee : Professor in Human Development in the College of Education, Psychology & Social Work at Flinders University South Australia. I am a trained teacher and registered psychologist. I have published over 100 papers and 15 books in the fields of child development, bullying, school violence and mental health. Statistical analysis skills including multi-level modelling and qualitative data analysis. I have a particular interest in the practical and policy implications of my research. I have presented my work nationally and internationally in workshops and lectures. My research teams have undertaken national and international consultancies and evaluated the KidsMatter Primary Mental Health Initiative http://caef.flinders.edu.au/kidsmatter/> and the KidsMatter Early Childhood Mental Health initiative. I am the Director of the Flinders Centre for â€˜Student Wellbeing & Prevention of Violenceâ€™ (SWAPv). http://www.flinders.edu.au/ehl/educationalfutures/groupsand-centres/swapv/. International research projects have involved the countries of Japan, Korea, China, Canada, Malta, Greece, India and the USA.
Dr. Phillip Thomas Slee(Research Area)
Tertiary education with special reference to developmental psychology,school violence/bullying; teacher education, counselling
Intervention programs & interventions
Project and program evaluation
Jacques van der Meer (PhD) is Associate Dean (Academic & Research) at the University of Otago College of Education (New Zealand). He has also worked in Student Learning Development (part of the Higher Education Development Centre). Prior to working at Otago, he worked in a variety of educational settings, including as a teacher and guidance counsellor in a secondary school, and as a director of community education
Dr. Jacques van der Meer(Research Area)
Jacques' research areas are related to student transition and induction into higher education, student engagement, peer-learning and student leadership. He also has an interest in student retention and achievement, especially of under-represented minorities. He was recently awarded awarded the â€œ2016 Outstanding Supplemental Instruction Researchâ€ award by the International Center for Supplemental Instruction and the University of Missouri-Kansas City (US). His current research agenda is focused on supporting the development of studentsâ€™ wellbeing and resilience
Born 3.5.1982 in Jindrichuv Hradec, Czech republic, graduated in 2008 in General Medicine, 3.Medical faculty, Charles University in Prague.After graduation worked 6 years (2009-2014)as a psychiatric resident on different psychiatric departments of Psychiatric hospital in Kosmonosy(Czech republic)as acute psychiatric department, psychotherapeutic department, gerontopsychiatry and addictology.In 2009 started psychotherapy training in katathym imaginative psychotherapy in Prague, at the same time initiated her PhD studies of trauma and dissociation and their consequences on the 1.Medical faculty, Charles University in Prague.From 2014 is an assistant doctor on Psychiatric department of Military University hospital in Prague.In the same year finished specialisation in psychiatry with a board exam. During clinical practice participated in number of psychotherapeutic seminars and workshops,especially oriented on psychodynamic approach. Occasionally lectured at the psychiatric conferences in Czech republic â€“ Symposium Hlavolam, Neuropsychiatric forum or on international conferences of Young psychiatrists network â€“ Minsk, Belarus( 2012), Porto Heli, Greece (2015), Prague, Czech republic (2017), Psychoanalytical conference, Tehran, Iran (2016), Conference of psychodynamic psychiatry, Florence, Italy (2017). For several years active in voluntary projects for Africa, especially medical support and educational projects in Guinea, West Africa.Participation in projects of psychotherapeutic help for refugees, foreigners and people in social need in Czech republic. Member of psychotherapy and transcultural section of WPA, Young psychiatrists network and Neuropsychiatric forum, Czech republic.
Dr. Katerina Duchonova(Research Area)
Her interest is to participate in projects of psychotherapeutic help for refugees, foreigners and people in social need in Czech republic.
Dr. Maishaâ€™s research interests include sociocultural norms (social taboos); trauma: sexual violence and culture-driven interpersonal violence; self-image and image of other; and contextualization of psychotherapy in Sub-Saharan Africa. As a result of his ongoing research program, Dr. Maisha has proposed a contextualized therapeutic model for individuals and communities who suffered individual or â€œcommunity rapeâ€. The context-based model focuses on belief systems, particularly sexual taboos, relational attachment and social interactions for survivors and their families/communities.
Born on 7 may 1927 in Jerusalem, Palestine. Married to Judith Buber Agassi with two children (daughter deceased; son). Jewish theological school; Parachute instructor, Israeli Army; M.Sc. in Physics, 1951, Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Ph.D. in Science: Logic and Scientific Method, 1956, University of London, London School of Economics. Professor of Philosophy, Boston University, 1965-1983; Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, 1971-1996; York University, Toronto, 1982-1997. Professor emeritus, Tel-Aviv University and York University, Toronto.
Dr. Joseph Agassi(Research Area)
For over fifty years, studied the rationality of science, of metaphysics, of democratic politics and of education. Well over 600 contributions to the learned press; authored or co-authored over 20 books and edited or co-edited over 10 books. Published in diverse fields: anthropology, cognitive science, computer science, diagnostics, economics, education, genetics historiography of science, history of science, Jewish studies, linguistics, philosophy, physics, politics, psychiatry, psychology, religion, sociology, sociology of science.