Organizing Committee

Dr. Antonio De Tommasi

Chair of Neurosurgery
University of Bari

Dr. Antonio De Tommasi worked in bari general hospital and university of bari , piazza giulio cesare, bari, Italy Healthcare – neurosurgery, and chairman and head of the neurosurgical and neurotraumatological department clinical, surgical, didactic and administrative activities and responsibilities Bari general hospital and university of bari, piazza giulio cesare, bari, Italy Healthcare – neurosurgery Deputy head in the neurosurgical department Clinical, surgical, didactic and administrative activities and responsibilities

Research Interest: Neurosurgery and Neurotraumatology

Dr. Giovanni Antioco Putzu

Head of Neurology and Neurophysiology
Casa di CuraPolispecialistica Sant Elena
Cagliari, Italy

Dr. Giovanni Antioco Putzu completed his Degree in Medicine and Surgery in 1992. "Research fellow" at "Neuromuscular Unit" and "Department of Pediatrics and Neonatal Medicine" Hammersmith Hospital, London. He received his PhD in Neuroscience in 1997 and received his specialization in pediatric Neurology from University of Cagliari, Italy.

Research Interest:

Neurology and Neurophysiology, Neurophysiology and Neuromuscular Disorders.

Dr. Angelo Lavano

Department of Neurosurgery
University Magna Graecia of Catanzaro

Dr. Angelo Lavano is working in Department of Neurosurgery, School of Medicine and Surgery, University “Magna Graecia” of Catanzar, Italy.  His international experience includes various programs, contributions and participation in different countries for diverse fields of study.  His research interests reflect in His wide range of publications in various national and international journals. He Focuses on the  Neurosurgery Dermatology , Medicine and Surgery, and received wide spread praise from scholars .He speaks at various event and conferences .He have worked with various association and member of various reputed organisation .He enjoys family-life, reading, writing, music, basketball and golf.

Research Interest

Medicine and Surgery, Neurosurgery, Dermatology

Dr. Michael Ugrumov

Institute of Developmental Biology RAS

Dr. Michael Ugrumov is a academician of Russian Academy of Sciences and completed his MD at Institute of Evolutionary Physiology & Biochemistry (Leningrad), PhD at Institute of Developmental Biology, Professorship at University Medical School (Moscow). He is the Head of Laboratory of Neural and Neuroendocrine Regulations at Institute of Developmental Biology RAS, Vice-President of Russian Physiological Society. He is a member of European Academy of Science and Arts, Serbian Academy of Science and Arts, French National Academy of Pharmacy. He has published more than 200 papers in peer reviewed journals and served as an editorial board member of 8 International and Russian journals.

Dr. Kiminobu Sugaya

Director of Multidisciplinary Neuroscience Alliance
University of Central Florida

Dr. Kiminobu Sugaya is a Professor of Medicine in University of Central Florida since 2004. He is a Director of Multidisciplinary Neuroscience Alliance and a Chair of Central Florida Chapter of Society for Neuroscience. He has been conducting adult stem cell researcher to treat neurodegenerative diseases and published more than 200 papers with more than 3000 citations. He is also a founder and chair of Progenicyte, which is a biotech company holding his 67 patent licenses, including a revolutionary process of creating pluripotent stem cells from patient's own cells and a novel compound to increase endogenous stem cells.

Dr. Serhiy Forostyak

Institute of Experimental Medicine ASCR and Charles University in Prague
Department of Neuroscience
Czech Republic

Dr. Serhiy Forostyak received his Ph.D. degree from Charles University in Prague in 2012, was trained as a General Surgeon in 2005-2008, and received his M.D. in 2005 from Ternopil State Medical University. From 2009 to 2010 he was involved as a fellow into the Marie Curie Actions under the FP 6, CORTEX. During the course of his medical and postgraduate studies, Dr. Forostyak became very interested in neurodegenerative diseases and spinal cord injury. Currently, Dr. Forostyak is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Neuroscience of the Institute of Experimental Medicine, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic and Charles University in Prague.

Dr. Tang Wai Kwong

Chinese University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Dr. Wai Kwong Tang was a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2011. His main research areas are Addictions and Neuropsychiatry in Stroke. He has published over 100 papers in renowned journals, and has also contributed to the peer review of 40 journals. He has secured over 20 major competitive research grants. He has served the Editorial Boards of five scientific journals. He was also a recipient of the Young Researcher Award in 2007, awarded by the Chinese University of Hong Kong

Research Interest

Stroke, Substance abuse, Postnatal depression

Dr. Howard J Federoff

CEO of UC Irvine Health System
University of California

Dr. Howard J Federoff  is a Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs and CEO of UC Irvine Health. Dr Federoff oversees the clinical, medical educational, and research missions. He investigates gene therapy and neurodegenerative diseases. Dr. Federoff has published greater than 250 articles and serves on the editorial boards of five journals. He Chaired the NIH Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee and the Gene Therapy Resource Program for NHLBI. He was President of the American Society for Experimental Neurotherapeutics.

Dr. Eva Eef Hogervorst

Department of Biological Psychology
Loughborough University

Eef Hogervorst did her PhD in at the University of Maastricht on the modelling of age-related cognitive decline. She subsequently worked at the Universities of Oxford (1998-2005), Arkansas Medical Sciences USA and Cambridge as a neuropsychologist and epidemiologist to investigate risk factors for Alzheimer's disease and age-related cognitive decline. Eef did her degree in Health Sciences and a PhD in the Department of Psychiatry and Neuropsychology at Maastricht University, specialising in cognitive aging. She subsequently worked at the University of Oxford as a Research Scientist. Early diagnoses and modifiable risk and protective factors (e.g. hormones, exercise and nutrition) for dementia and age-related cognitive decline; development and validation of cognitive tests and computerized diagnostic systems.

Dr. Alireza Heidari

President of American International Standards Institute (AISI) Irvine

Prof. Dr. Alireza Heidari, Ph.D., D.Sc. is a Full Professor and Academic Tenure of Chemistry at California South University (CSU), Irvine, California, USA. He has got his Ph.D. and D.Sc. degrees from California South University (CSU), Irvine, California, USA. Furthermore, he has double postdocs in Project Management, Oncology, Human Cancer Tissues and Synchrotron Radiation from Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia and also in Nanochemistry and Modern Molecular Electronic–Structure Computations Theory from California South University (CSU), Irvine, California, USA. His research interests include Biophysical Chemistry, Biomolecular Spectroscopy, Quantum Chemistry, Nanochemistry, Modern Electronic Structure Computations, Theoretical Chemistry, Mathematical Chemistry, Computational Chemistry, Vibrational Spectroscopy, Molecular Modelling, Ab initio & Density Functional Methods, Molecular Structure, Biochemistry, Molecular Simulation, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Oncology, Synchrotron Radiation, LASER, Anti–Cancer Nano Drugs, Nano Drugs Delivery, ATR–FTIR Spectroscopy, Raman Spectroscopy, Intelligent Molecules, Molecular Dynamics, Biosensors, Biomarkers, Molecular Diagnostics, Numerical Chemistry, Nucleic Acids, DNA/RNA Monitoring, DNA/RNA Hypermethylation, Human Cancer Tissues, Human Cancer Cells, Tumors, Cancer Tissues, Cancer Cells, etc. He has participated at more than two hundreds reputed international conferences, seminars, congresses, symposiums and forums around the world as yet. 

Dr. Javier Fiz Perez

Professor of Psychology
European University of Rome

Javier Fiz Perez Ph.D., Professor of Psychology at the European University of Rome, where he cooperates also as Delegate for the International Research Development. He is Co-Director of the Laboratory of Applied Psychology in the field of Organizational Psychology (Business and Health Lab). Graduated in Philosophy, Psychology and Social Bioethics, getting also an specialization in Executive Business Administration (EMBA) after the PhD He’s a Member of the Advisory Board of the Academic Senate of  the Accademia Tiberina. Professor Fiz Perez is the 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) of which he has been Vice President for Spain and Latin America.

Dr. Michaela Celeste Pascoe

Professor, Victoria University, Australia

Dr. Pascoe undertook her PhD (supported by an Australian Post-Graduate Scholarship) at the Florey Institute (through Swinburne University). Upon submission, Dr Pascoe received a Postdoctoral Fellowship from Gothenburg University and undertook a Post-Doctorate at Sahlgrenska Academy in Sweden, before returning to Australia to undertake Postdoctoral Research with the Australian Catholic University followed by the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. She is now based at Victoria Univerisity working in the area of exercise and mental health.

Dr. Antonio siniscalchi

Professor, Department of Neurology, Annunziata Hospital, Cosenza, Italy

Dr. Antonio siniscalchi is a medical doctor, Clinical specialist (neurologist), Neurology Division and Stroke Unit, “Annunziata” Hospital – Cosenza, Italy. He is adjunct professor in Department of Pharmacology, Department of Experimental Medicine at University of Catanzaro "Magna Graecia". He is member of Scientific National Comitee of “Progress in Neuroscience”, official bulletin of the Italian Society of Hospital Neurologists, Neurosurgeons and Neuroradiologists (S.N.O.) and Member of National Comitee of Italian National Society of Neurovascular Disease (SINV).