Abdalla Abo Taleb is one of the most profound experts in healthcare policy and regulations in the MENA region His expertise extend from HTA & Reimbursement policies to regulatory and supply chain strategies in the public sector. He has been involved in the fields of health economics, outcomes research, Health policy reforming and reimbursement polices within the healthcare industry for 15 years, with experience across the pharmaceutical, biologicals and vaccines. And now works for WHO as a project manager at health care reforming area. He, in addition to being a committee member and project manager in a number of national projects in many countries including Germany. United Kingdom, Egypt, Algeria, Sudan, Russia, UAE, Morocco, Jordan, Iraq, Turkey, KSA, GULF, USA and Poland, He is a very active researcher with tens of publication across different well recognized organizing including ISPOR, ESMO, ASCO, ECCO, iHEA. HTAI and EuHEA. He has been a true contributor to several public and industrial projects in Egypt and MENA region his homeland. He committedly changed the landscape of the healthcare policy there .A few examples to mention are his contributions to the establishment of the NORCB (national organization for control and research of biologics), Egyptian Biosimilars guidelines the cancer and MS registry & guidelines. Establishing stroke units & guidelines , hospital based HTA and Health economic unit at ministry of health in Egypt’s different sectors. Multiple engagement efforts are well recognized in his research through introducing concepts of stakeholder engagement. He also does that by being an active member of many research organizations internationally and locally like the ISPOR and its local chapter. Abdalla Abo taleb remains a very rich source of developmental initiatives having been hands on expert across different sectors of the healthcare systems and a visionary for healthcare reform.
Giulio Tarro graduated from Medicine School, Naples University (1962), Italy. Research Associate, Division of Virology and Cancer Research, Children’s Hospital (1965-1968), Assistant Professor of Research Pediatrics, College Medicine (1968-1969), Cincinnati University, Ohio. Oncological Virology Professor, Naples University (1972-1985). Chief Division Virology (1973-2003), Head Department Diagnostic Laboratories, (2003-2006). D. Cotugno Hospital for Infectious Diseases, Naples; Emeritus (2006). Since 2007 Chairman Committee of Biotechnologies and VirusSphere, World Academy Biomedical Technologies, UNESCO, Adjunct Professor Department Biology, Temple University, College of Science and Technology, Philadelphia, recipient of the Sbarro Health Research Organization lifetime achievement award (2010). President, Foundation de Beaumont Bonelli for Cancer Research. His basic researches have been concerned with antigens induced early during the replication cycle of human herpesviruses. Another study has involved the identification, isolation and characterization of specific virus-induced tumour antigens, which were the "finger-prints" left behind in human cancer. Achievements include patents in field; discovery of Respiratory Syncytial Virus in infant deaths in Naples and of tumor liberated protein as a tumor associated antigen, 55 kilodalton protein overexpressed in lung tumors and other epithelial adenocarcinomas.
Virology, Oncology, Immunology and Microbiology
Jens received his PhD in biochemistry from the Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg i.Br. (Germany). During several postdoc positions [Department of Molecular Pathology at the University of Bonn (Germany), Charite Berlin (Germany), Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics at the University of Wuerzburg (Germany)] he received a broad training and knowledge in molecular pathology and cancer research. At the moment he is working in the Department of Molecular Pathology at the ICR (London, UK). He has published more than 70 papers in reputed journals and has been serving as an editorial board member of repute.
Dr. Patricia K. Amado, received her undergraduate nursing degree from DeSales University (BSN), her master’s degree in nursing education MS(Ed), from Florida Atlantic University and her Ph.D. from Barry University. She is currently enrolled in an FNP program to enhance her clinical expertise. Areas of teaching include undergraduate and graduate courses across the curriculum as well as undergraduate student advisement and mentorship. Her research is focused on areas of breast cancer and creating healthy transition post-treatment. Dr. Amado is also recognized as a speaker in the nursing profession. She has spoken at international conferences and schools of nursing regarding her creation of liminal pathways in transitioning through chronic illness. Her research formed the basis of a concept analysis framework which she is developing to advance nursing practice. Past and present positions include Sigma Theta Tau, Delta Epsilon Iota International Honor Society and are an active member of the NLN and the ISNCC. Her most recent project is publishing her dissertation; The Lived Experience of Women with Breast Cancer During the Surveillance Phase of Recovery: A Hermeneutic Phenomenological Inquiry.
Mustafa ‘Mike’ Z Younis is an internationally recognized scholar and served as a member of the Executive Committee of the International Society for Research of Healthcare Financial Management. Dr. Younis has authored and published over 200 articles, abstracts and presentations in refereed journals and meetings, and has presented at national and international conferences. Dr. Younis has administrative experience as Senior Advisor to the President at Zirve University & Chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management at Florida International University (FL, USA), where he led the accreditation efforts for the Healthcare Management Program. Dr. Younis has a history of playing visible roles on the editorial boards of journals as Chief Editor, Guest Editor and Editorial board member of leading journals, such as IJMR, JHCF, Inquiry, JHHSA, JPBAFM Dr. Younis is a frequent speaker for both academic and professional audiences. His talks often feature his latest research and work in progress, as well as cross-industry trends and strategy implications. He has provided workshops and presentations for worldwide organizations. His research and findings apply to for-profit, non-profit, and government settings. Dr. Younis has consulted with several organizations on healthcare finance and economics. Dr. Younis is often invited to speak about the challenges in the healthcare industry and other related topics to health economics, finance, and research. He has presented topics, such as healthcare reform, ownership structure, profitability, unit cost, payment system and efficiency in management, at a variety of forums and conferences in USA, Europe, Asia, and Middle East.
He is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Nexus Exchange Limited – an innovative century 21 youth social enterprise company, headquartered in Preston Lancashire United Kingdom, that is committed to nurturing young people and building a sustainable eco-system for young entrepreneurs and young employees all around the world. Nexus Exchange seeks to co-found more young social enterprises around the framework of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, that will provide innovative home grown solutions to regional and local problems. He is leading the global youth work space in the area of innovative volunteerism, a creative concept that allows young people to contribute effectively to the global work space whilst learning and honing in their skills at these companies and organisations. The Nexus Exchange youth operations currently span 5 continents and working with just under 60,000 young people from all around the world. Mr Kennedy is also the Founder & CEO of Nexus Analytica & Digital Estates Limited – an innovate digital economy consulting firm which combines ethical data mining, data brokerage and data analysis with strategic communication to provide unprecedented consumer and market data for businesses of all types and in different economic sectors.
Doctor Dominique Belpomme is presently an emeritus board-certified full professor in medical oncology at the Paris University; and the executive director of the European Cancer and Environment Research Institute (ECERI), in Brussels (Belgium). After his internship in the Paris University Hospitals, Pr Belpomme joined the Pr. G. Mathé’s research team at Institute of Cancerology and ImmunoGenetics (ICIG) in Villejuif (France); then the Pr. GE Moore’s research group at Roswell Park Memorial Institute (RMPI) in Buffalo NY (USA); before he obtained his master’s degree in science and his MD degree at Paris University. Having been a full board-certified professor of medical oncology at the European Hospital Georges Pompidou (HEGP) in Paris, Pr. Belpomme has contributed greatly to therapeutic research in cancer, and to the biology of environmental carcinogenesis, through several hundred of internationally recognized peer-reviewed scientific papers, and is presently one of the European scientific leaders who contributed to organize and promote cancer research.
Dr. Kaye Herth, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N. is Dean Emerita, Minnesota State University, Mankato. Dr. Herth has extensive clinical, teaching, and administrative experience at several universities and in hospitals, hospices, and community health settings. She is a highly respected international scholar on hope and has garnered more than 2 million dollars in grant funding. Her pioneering research has focused on hope in those individuals with a chronic or terminal illness and the impact on their family/significant others, as well as on homeless families and children. Recently her work has focused on leadership from a Hope Paradigm. Her instruments to measure hope are used throughout the world and have been translated into 28 foreign languages and included in eight major instrument textbooks. She has over 68 publications in refereed professional journals and over 250 presentations at regional, national, and international professional conferences.
Monika Kauppila is a nurse specialized in children, youths- and adult psychiatry. She has worked with patients from ages 0-90 under her career (28 years) in Helsinki and Uusimaa medical and healthcare.
Registered Nursing, Psychiatric Nursing