Global Congress on Infectious Diseases & HIV/AIDS
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Petro van der Merwe

Designation: Professor University: University of South Africa Country: South Africa More Details

Petro van der Merwe is currently a Professor in the Department of Psychology at UNISA. She obtained a BA degree (cum laude) in Health Sciences & Social Services (with specialisation in the Professional Context). She subsequently obtained an Honours degree in Psychology (with distinction), followed by a Master’s degree in Psychology in 2009. Her thesis provides guidelines for school management teams and teachers on a social emotional programme against crime and violence in schools. She completed her Doctor’s degree in Psychology on the relationship between psychosocial risks in adolescents and new electronic media technology in November 2012. Her main academic and research interests concern the important role that Emotional Intelligence (EI) can play in an educational context. She is also involved extensively in research projects on prevention strategies such as health education and skills‐building.  There is a need for studies that focus on factors that put adolescents at risk of teenage pregnancy, the aim of her research is to investigate the prevalence adolescent pregnancy and associated factors in the South African context. She has published in local and international accredited journals and presented a variety of papers in South Africa and abroad with the emphasis on this research theme.

Dr. Gilbert Glady

Designation: Director University: European Bio Immune(G)ene Medecine Association Country: France More Details
Born in Strasbourg, France, Dr. Gilbert Glady graduated from Med School in 1977 and was then a resident in onco-hematology in the university clinic for several years. After a specialization in natural medicines in Paris, he returned to the Alsace region to work as a private practitioner. Through his work and encounters, he developed interest and expertise in immunology and immunogenetics, that leaded him to nanomedicine and nanobiotechnology. He thus became in 2010 the creator of the BI(G)MED method (Bio Immune (G)ene Medicine) and director of EBMA, the European association responsible for the communication and trainings in the field of BI(G)MED. He has participated in numerous international congresses in immuno-allergology, infectiology and oncology with posters and oral presentations, and is the author of several publications on nanobiotherapy in different journals.

Dr. Krutarth Pandya

Designation: Researcher University: GCS Medical College Country: India More Details
Dr. Pandya is a young enthusiastic Doctor, who likes to teach. Completing his MBBS from GCSMC, Hospital and Research Center, with active participation in many National/International conferences/workshops and quizzes, he has represented college at different levels, during his curriculum. In addition to his research article presented in international conference (also Published), his leadership & management skills reflected appealing during his Medical College, when in addition to organizing committee for Annual college Festival, he served as State Executive Committee member of Indian Medical Association - Students' Wing, participating as Organizing Treasurer for a National Conference and many other activities by association. After getting more than 3 months of US Clinical Experience in specialties like Infectious disease, Cardiology, Neurology, and Successfullly clearing 3 USMLE Exams, He is now ECFMG Certified Doctor by USA, going through Interview process to pursue residency in Internal Medicine with aggressive research, in USA.

Dr. Maurice Steve Utap

Designation: Head of Clinic & Family Medicine University: Tudan Health Clinic Country: Malaysia More Details
Dr. Maurice Steve Utap is currently the Head of Clinic & Family Medicine Specialist in Tudan Health Clinic, Miri Sarawak, Malaysia since 2012. He obtained his Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery (MBBS) from University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur in 2001. Subsequently, he obtained his Master in Family Medicine (MMED Family Medicine) from University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur in 2011. He also obtained the Postgraduate Certificate in Primary Care Dermatology (Academy of Family Physician Malaysia) in 2017. He has experienced working in various hospital such as Sibu General Hospital, Sarikei General Hospital, University Malaya Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur and various health clinics such as Kelana Jaya Health Clinic, Oya Road Health Clinic, Sibu and Tudan Health Clinic, Miri. He is currently the Clinical Mentor for Advance Training in Family Medicine (ATFM), Academy of Family Physician Malaysia. He is also actively involved in active case detection, managing leprosy cases and provide training on leprosy surveillance in Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia since 2013 till now.

Dr. K Dinesh

Designation: Associate Professor University: Sree Balaji Medical College and Hospital Country: India More Details

I Dr. K.Dinesh graduated my Undergraduation (MBBS) from RAJA MUTHIAH MEDICAL COLLEGE, in Tamil Nadu, India and my postgraduation Doctorate in Microbiology from Sree Balaji Medical College and Hospital, Chennai, India. I started my career as a Tutor in the field of Microbiology and now hold the post of ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR IN MICROBIOLOGY in Sree Balaji Medical College and Hospital. I am qualified internal auditor for NABL Accreditation and I have my special interest in Hospital Infection control. Currently I have been posted as HOSPITAL INFECTION CONTROL OFFICER in my hospital. So far I have guided Ph.D Students and Post Graduate students to complete their thesis. I have published more than 10 papers in international and national journals, I have been awarded 3 funded projects which include one from Indian Council for Medical Research and another from Tuberculosis association of India.

Michael Kaltenbach

Designation: Lecturer University: University of Pennsylvania Country: USA More Details
Michael Kaltenbach is a Part-time Lecturer at Rutgers University School of Social Work in Newark, NJ and an Adjunct Lecturer at Smith College in Northampton, MA. He has previously taught BSW and MSW level courses in crisis intervention and brief therapy, clinical assessment & diagnosis (psychopathology), social work practice with individuals and families, intro. to social welfare / human services, communication in social work practice, human behavior and the social environment, and emotional disorders in childhood and adolescents at Temple University and the University of Southern California. Kaltenbach has been working in the field of psychology and social work for the past twenty-five years, and nineteen of those years have been since he received his master’s degree in Social Work. His doctoral dissertation research interest focused on how sexual behaviors have changed due to the usage of PrEP, as a HIV preventive method. His research data as interpreted through the theoretical / conceptual perspectives of cognitive- behavioral theory and relational-cultural therapy. Kaltenbach is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California, New York, and Pennsylvania, and has many years of experience providing psychotherapy, case management, and other social services in a variety of settings: hospitals, HIV outpatient clinics, schools, foster care agencies, senior residential facilities, group homes, outpatient community counseling centers, etc. He has experience providing Clinical Supervision as well as Field Instruction to MSW level Social Workers and Interns from USC and UCLA. He formerly served as a Co-Facilitator for the LA County HIV Mental Health Task Force, and has provided lectures on various mental health topics. Previously, he was a Teacher’s Assistant (T.A.) for a professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice’s MSW level course on Post-colonial Social Work Practice: International Social Welfare in Kolkata, India. He enjoys traveling and learning about various cultures. After he obtained his bachelor’s degree, he served as an US Peace Corps Volunteer in Senegal, West Africa. When Kaltenbach is not teaching, he currently provides psychotherapy in his private practice office located in Philadelphia, PA. He also provides psychotherapy on a fee-for-service basis at outpatient community counseling centers in West and South Philadelphia, and at a Senior Assisted Living Facility in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, NY and in Manhattan, NYC.

Dr. Peter Timms

Designation: Professor University: University of Sunshine Coast Country: Australia More Details

Professor Timms is Professor of Microbiology at the University of Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia.  He is a nationally and internationally renowned microbiologist with specific expertise in the area of Chlamydia and koala retrovirus. His laboratory is acknowledged as the leading Australian laboratory and one of the leading groups internationally working on all aspects of chlamydial infections. His research group is developing vaccines and new diagnostics for chlamydial diseases in humans and animals as well as an improved understanding of chlamydial genomics, cell biology and pathogenicity. He has published over 280 papers, reviews and book chapters in peer-reviewed international scientific journals.

Song Yang

Designation: Director of Research Institute University: Chongqing Public Health Medical Center Country: China More Details
  1. 1 July, 1993, Bachelor of Clinical Medicine of Chongqing Medical University; 1 July,2000,Master of Epidemiology of Third Military Medical University; 1 July 2004, Ph.D of Pathogenic biology of Third Military Medical University.
  2. Committee Member,Respiratory Endoscopy Intervention Committee of Tuberculosis Branch of Chinese Medical Association.
  3. vice-chairmen of Branch Association of Anti-tuberculosis Drug Induced Liver Injure, Tuberculosis Branch of China Association for International Exchange and Promotion of Medical Care.
  4. More than 100 papers have been Published.
  5. Winning Six Medical Achievement Awards and Scientific and Technological Progress Awards.
  6. Participation for the formulation of guide or consensus for 4 times.

Amnah Barnawi

Designation: Packaging Lab Supervisor University: Pharmaceutical Solutions Industry Ltd Country: Saudi Arabia More Details
Dr. Amnah Barnawi Completed graduation (Biochemistry) from King Abdulaziz University- Jeddah, College of Science, She have received her Master’s degree in Biochemistry in 2009, and PhD. degree in Biochemistry in 2018 from King Abdulaziz University- Jeddah. She have experienced working in pharmaceutical industries (Jamjoom pharmaceutical Company and Pharmaceutical Solutions Industry), in Quality Control Department, and she have dealt with an advanced chromatographic techniques and various advanced instruments. She also had an academic experience as a lecturer in college of science, Biochemistry department at King Abdulaziz University, working as an active coached researcher to deliver accurate and reliable results. And She have participated in scientific conferences for high education in Saudi Arabia in (2011, 2012,2014 &2015). My research is focus on Hemoglobinopathy: Sickle cell anemia and its clinical biomarkers.

Behrooz Sadeghi-Kalani

Designation: Researcher University: Iran University of Medical Sciences, Country: Iran More Details

SAGNO Jean-Baptiste

Designation: Medical coordinator University: DREAM program Country: Malawi More Details
I born in Guinea Conakry-West Africa, studied in Guinea from primary up to College of Medicine, graduated in Plastic surgery as topic: labio-Palate cleft in children in 2004, first work in DRC as medical coordinator with African Humanitarian Action from 2005-2006 for the repatriation of refugee in Congo, work as medical coordinator at Hopital Saint Gabriel In Guinea, working currently in Malawi as Medical coordinator for the DREAM program in Malawi, also work with the Malawi Ministry of health-HIV and AIDS department as consultant and policy maker for HIV, TB and hepatitis program, National trainer for TB/HIV service in Malawi, supervisor of the National program of TB and HIV, i have participated to many international and national conference like ICASA 2014 in Addis Abeba, Malawi college of medicine dissemination conference from 2011 up to date(oral and poster presentations), participation and presentations at INTEREST conference in Malawi, i am also an HIV third line committee member in Malawi,. I have done more than 16 publications and have been co-investigator to many researches

Dr. Evariste BAKO

Designation: Researcher University: Unite de Plasticite du Genome Bacterien Country: Paris More Details
I have received my Master’s degree in cellular and Microbial Biotechnology in 2014 and Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Microbiology in 2019 from University Joseph KI ZERBO, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. My research is focused on: (1) Monotoring of e nteropathogen in environment, (2) studying of mechanism and genes involved in the antimicrobial resistance in Burkina Faso, (3) Bacterial Whole G enome S equencing WHGS)

Dr. Tripurari Kumar

Designation: Resident Medical Superintendent University: Tuglakabad Health Center & EIS Officer Country: India More Details
Dr. Tripurari is Chief Medical Officer, working as Medical Superintendent at Tuglakabad Health Center, under South Delhi Municipal Corporation, New Delhi, India. He is trained Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer and also completed his MBA in Health care administration from Delhi university, India.
He has conducted various outbreak investigations on water borne diseases (Cholera, Hepatitis A & E), Respiratory diseases (H1N1), acute encephalitic syndrome (AES) and vector borne diseases (Dengue). He has presented many scientific papers in national and international conferences.
Currently he is developing a workable model of primary health care to integrate various vertical health programs (RNTCP, Vector borne program, School Health Program, Rabies control program, NCD, National Leprosy Eradication Program & IDSP) under one roof to achieve universal health coverage.

Asmamaw Malede

Designation: Lecturer University: Wollo University Country: Ethiopia More Details
I, Mr. Asmamaw Malede, am currently a PhD Fellow in Water and Public Health program at Ethiopian Institute of Water Resources, Addis Ababa University since October 2014. I have been a staff member of College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Wollo University since September 2008. I obtained my BSc degree in Environmental Health Science from University of Gondar, Gondar in 2008. Then after, I obtained my MSc degree in Tropical and Infectious diseases from Aklilu Lemma Institute of Patho-biology, Addis Ababa University in 2011. College of Medicine and Health Sciences under Environmental Health Department has offered MSc in Environmental Health, and Water supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) since September 2016. I have delivered several courses in the two postgraduate programs. I have been actively engaged in research projects, community services, research work consultancy, curriculum revision, and advising postgraduate students. After one month, I will present my doctoral research work.

Ekong Mercy

Designation: Lecturer University: Cross River University of Technology(CRUTECH), Calabar Country: Nigeria More Details

She is Assistant Coordinator of Seminar and Project in the Department of Microbiology, CRUTECH, Calabar. A research fellow of Medical bacteriology and Respiratory infection, MSc in Microbiology and Immunology from University of Nottingham (UK) and PhD Research in Pathogenic Microbiology/Immunodiagnostic.