Organizing Committee Members

Javier Fiz Perez

European University of Rome,, Italy

Javier Fiz Perez currently working as a Psychotherapist and Professor of Psychology at the European University of Rome, where he cooperates as Delegate for International Research Development. He is Co-Director of the Laboratory of Applied Business and Health (Organizational Psychology) being also Member of the Board of Coaching Teachers (RENACOP); graduated in Philosophy, Psychology and Social Bioethics, obtaining specialization in Executive Business Administration (EMBA) after his PhD. He is a Member of the Advisory Board of the Academic Senate of the Accademia Tiberina. Professor Fiz Perez is Coordinator of the Scientific Committee of The International School of Economics and Ethics (Italy) and collaborates with the International Academy for Economic and Social Development (AISES), for which he has been Vice President for Spain and Latin America. He is a Scientific Research Director for the European Institute of Positive Psychology in Madrid (IEPP) and also a Member of the Scientific Committee of the International Institute Jacques Maritain. He is a Member of several Committees of Scientific Journals and Director of the International Network for Social and Integrated Development (INSID). Professor Fiz Perez has more than 200 national and international pubblications. He is Chief Editor of “Sviluppo Integrale” (Persiani Editori, Bologna), “Human Sciences: From Training to Practice” (NeP Edizioni, Roma), being also Editorial Board Member of several International Journals. He collaborates also with “Health and Safety Observatory” as Director of the International Scientific Committee. Actually he is also International Director for Development in Italy, Spain and Latin America for SoEI - UK (Society of Emotional Intelligence - UK).

Rajendra D Badgaiyan

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai,, USA

Dr. Rajendra D. Badgaiyan, MD, is a psychiatrist and cognitive neuroscientist. He is Professor of Psychiatry at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York. Dr Badgaiyan was awarded the prestigious BK Anand National Research Prize in India and Solomon Award of Harvard Medical School. His research is focused on the study of neural and neurochemical mechanisms that control human brain functions. He developed a neurotransmitter imaging technique called, the single scan dynamic molecular imaging technique (SDMIT) to detect, map, and measure neurotransmitters released acutely in the human brain during task performance. Using this technique, he studies dopaminergic control of human cognition and behavior. His research is funded by the National Institutes of Health, Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Dana Foundation and other agencies. He has published over 200 papers and book chapters.

Mirela Olympia Fagarasan Palmer

University of Southern California,, USA

Mirela Olympia Fagarasan Palmer currently working as an academia in an internationally recognized neuropharmacology and neuroimmunology researcher. She published more than 500 scientific reports in the field of neuropsychopharmacology and signal transduction. She is leading a laboratory interested in understanding the fundamental neurobiological mechanisms of neuropsychiatric disorders to contribute at development of new pharmacological treatments. They use genetic, neuroendocrine and neurochemical methods, they recognize the role of the immune system in modulating neuropsychiatric diseases and we are developing in vitro cellular models and in vivo animal models to study the neuro-immune interactions under normal and disease states. She has successfully combined research, teaching, administration and clinical care and continued to work on advancing and understanding the cause of serious mental illness & drug development. She has published scientific reports on peptides, their receptors, signal transduction and the role of these neuropeptides in the immune systems. She held patents for using modified peptides in the treatment of septic shock. She has skills and expertise in receptor pharmacology, immunohistochemistry, in vivo and in vitro cell culture, biochemistry, animal models, cell and molecular biology. She has lectured worldwide on these subjects and the others.

Amgad Hanna

University of Wisconsin, USA

Amgad Hanna, MD, is working as an Associate Professor in the University of Wisconsin, Department of Neurological Surgery, USA. He is a Nerve program director in Department of Neurosurgery & Medical director 20S Park Clinic. He is certified by the American Board of Neurosurgeons (ABNS); participating in MOC. He specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the spine and peripheral nerves. He is experienced in complex spine surgery, treatment of intradural tumors and minimally invasive spine surgery as well as kyphoplasty. He has extensive training in peripheral nerve surgery including fascicular nerve biopsies, nerve entrapments, tumors and selective denervation to treat dystonia. He also has expertise in the treatment of brachial plexus injuries and neurofibromatosis.

Heyam Saad Ali

Dubai Pharmacy College, UAE

Prof. Dr. Heyam Saad Ali, Ph-D., pharmaceutics department in Dubai Pharmacy College, UAE. She has contributed more than 70 articles to reputed international scientific journals and conferences, in different conventional, controlled and targeted drug delivery systems in pharmaceutical product development. She has been invited as speaker to numerous International conferences .Reviewer and member of editorial board of many international journals.

Sam Vaknin

Southern Federal University, Russia

Sam Vaknin is Visiting Professor of Psychology, Southern Federal University, Rostov-on-Don, Russia and Professor of Finance and Psychology in CIAPS (Centre for International Advanced and Professional Studies). Sam Vaknin is the author of Malignant Self-love: Narcissism Revisited and other books about personality disorders. His work is cited in hundreds of books and dozens of academic papers. He spent the past 6 years developing Cold Therapy: A treatment modality for Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD). Over the years, with dozens of volunteers, he found that it was effective with clients suffering from a major depressive episode as well.

Ian James Martins

Edith Cowan University, Australia

Dr Ian James Martins completed his school studies at Cyril Jackson Senior High School, Perth, Western Australia. He completed his Bachelor of Science in 1983 (Pathology, Biochemistry/Anatomy and Human Biology) at the University of Western Australia (UWA). In 1985 he completed his Master of Science in Clinical Biochemistry and completed his PhD in Physiology (1989) studying the role of high density lipoprotein (HDL) in diabetes. He has been the recipient of seeding grants (1985-2000) from the Raine Medical Research Foundation, Athelstan and Amy Saw Research Grant and Hackett Research Foundation. In the past 30 years as a Research Fellow at Edith Cowan University/UWA collaborations with the NHMRC, Commercial Industry, National Institute of Health (USA), Mc Cusker Foundation approx. 3.5 million dollars has been received for medical and scientific research. He has been conferred with the RICHARD KUHN RESEARCH AWARD-2015 ENDOCRINOLOGY AND METABOLISM. He is a reviewer for journals (40) and Chief Editor, International Journal of Diabetes Research (2016-2014). ResearchGate’s analysis under Ian James Martins’ name places RG score higher than 96% of the international researchers, H-index of 22, 87 full text publications.

Monica Mendes

Valiant Clinic, UAE

Dr. Mendes is a Specialist in Clinical Psychology who has more than 10 years’ experience in psychotherapy and counselling patients with a variety of emotional and situational problems. She customizes therapy to suit each of her clients by drawing from a variety of techniques. Using these techniques, she enables her clients to find the best path to healing and growth in their lives. She coordinated the Psychology and Mental Health Department of the Lisbon University Medical Health Center during 12 years and she was Assistant Professor of Developmental Psychology and Educational Psychology during 14 years in the Higher Institute of Sciences and Education (ISEC). She earned her Masters in Psychology with specialization in Clinical Psychology Dynamic Guidance, Faculty of Psychology, from Lisbon University, Portugal. She received her Post-Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy from Harvard Medical School – Department of Psychiatry and by the Cambridge Health Alliance, USA. She earned her post-graduate professional title (PsyClinD) from Lisbon University and the Portuguese Board of Psychologists (OPP -Ordem dos Psicologos Portugueses).

Salkov Mykola Mykolaiovych

University in Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine

Salkov Mykola Mykolaiovych graduated in Dnipropetrovsk Medical Institute in 1994. After internship training graduation, in 1997, he started work at the post of doctor-neurosurgeon of Territorial Centre of Emergency Medicine. From 1999 up to 2007, he was working at the post cerebral neurosurgery doctor-neurosurgeon. Since 2007, he has been working as neurosurgeon in the department of surgery vertebral column and spinal cord. He is the editor of 14 scientific journals abroad. He has 57 published works out of which 3 are the declaration patents of Ukraine. He had reports at the 13th World Congress of Neurosurgeons in Morocco (2005), at the Neurosurgery Seminar in Austria (2006), 13th Congress of European Association of Neurosurgeons in Scotland (2007), 14th World Congress of Neurosurgeons in the USA (Boston – 2009), Global Summit on Stroke 2015 (Birmingham, England), EANS 2015 (Spain, Madrid), Eurospine 2016 (Berlin, Germany). He has a grant from CSRS 2017 (European Section: Awards and Grants, 33rd Annual Meeting of the Cervical Spine Research Society (Salzburg, Austria).He is the corresponding member of Eurospine and member of North American Spine Society.

Andrew Law

Perdana University, Malaysia

Prof. Andrew Law is the Professor of Psychiatry and Head of Department of Psychiatry at Perdana University – Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland School of Medicine. He practices psychogeriatrics at Hospital Kuala Lumpur at the Senior Consultant level. He is an honorary teaching staff at the Department of Family Medicine and Primary at The University of Hong Kong. Prof. Law is keen on the eventual development of neurovascular biomarkers relevant to the pathogeneses of Alzheimer’s disease and vascular brain disorders. As an avid educator, he has been having leadership roles in training medical and postgraduate research students for over a decade.