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. Shyamal Biswas

Designation: Ex. Joint Director & Head University: Plague Surveillance Unit Country: India More Details
Dr. Shyamal Biswas, a Medical Entomologist, former Joint Director and Head, Plague Surveillance Unit, National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Ministry of Health, Govt. of India, Bangalore, India is an ambitious and hard working professional with comprehensive experience of 35+ years in surveillance, prevention and control of vector and rodent-borne communicable diseases particularly plague and other rodent-borne zoonotic diseases, integrated management/control of insect vectors and rodents with strong domain knowledge of teaching (National and International) and publication works, Helped in Implementation of IHR-2005 (WHO) in the context of Plague and other rodent-borne diseases in all the international sea ports of India. Detected active enzootic plague foci in peninsular India and forecasted human plague outbreak after long years of quiescence in India in 1992. Worked as Consultant (Plague Surveillance) under APW-WHO and Consultant (Govt. of India) on Inter sectoral Co-ordination for the prevention and control of Rodent borne diseases. Worked as International Expert - WHO Nepal for the Prevention and Control of Scrub Typhus transmission (Rodent-borne Disease) in 2016. Published Book/Document as Co-author or Resource Person on Plague Control in India (Book/Document published by DGHS, Min. of Health & FW, Govt. of India) and Operational Guidelines on Plague Surveillance, Diagnosis, Prevention and Control (Published by WHO). Published book on Bamboo Flowering and Rodent Borne Diseases in NEH Region, India - Published by Lambert Academic Publication, Deutshland, Germany. Worked as member of the National Expert Committee on Rodent Control (Govt. of India). He is one of the national experts on Surveillance, Prevention and control of plague in India.

Ansh Chaudhary

Designation: Researcher University: Bharati Vidyapeeth University Country: India More Details
Feathered with scholarly distinction in Secondary Examinations with Grade A1 and distinctions in all subjects, Ansh Chaudhary an inspiring research fellow of Bharati Vidhyapeeth University Medical College, Pune, India is decorated with Gold Medal in University Examination. He carries reputation of a gifted orator, author and a poet all rolled into one. He has participated in a good number of clinical researches both as principal investigator and co-investigator in community and clinical based research projects in various specialities of medical sciences, their database results empowered the medical infrastructure of the country. He has also contributed as an author or co-author in various peer reviewed international and national indexed Journals of high impact factor and also delivered guest educational lectures or scientific paper presentation in international and national fora, conferences and academic events. Ansh Chaudhary also earned certificate of excellence, honour and appreciation both in curricular and extra-curricular activities.

Dr. Vipin Kumar

Designation: Obstetrician and Gynecologist University: Maharashtra University of Health Sciences Country: India More Details

Vipin Kumar pursuing MBBS from Government Medical College, he pursued his post graduation in Prestigious Armed Forces Medical College, Pune and received Maj Gen Ahuja Gold Medal for standing first in post-graduation. He Joined Defence services same year which brought about more better outlook and approach apart from getting disciplined. He was awarded with K Bhaskar Rao gold medal for DNB in same speciality from national board of examinations. Currently in 5th year of his service in Indian navy he is serving in Indian Naval Hospital in Andaman Islands as a single gynaecologist. Pursued fellowship/certification in assisted reproductive techniques which aids to the daily practice in management of infertility patients. He keenly interested in research related to pregnancy outcomes in medical comorbidities including infective Etiologies.

Dr. Kasturi R Nath MBBS, MD

Designation: Researcher University: Sree Mookambika Institute of Medical Sciences Country: India More Details

Kasturi R Nath pursued MBBS from Kannur medical college Kerala India and followed by Postgraduation in community medicine (social and preventive medicine) from Sree Mookambika Institute of medical science, Tamilnadu, India. She is Keen in providing comprehensive primary health care to public by preventive, curative, and rehabilitative ways. She had a great interest in taking classes and awareness programmes for the undergraduates and public as community physician. She Published three orginal article in a span of one year, maintains a healthy interest in research activity, participated and presented papers in national and international conferences. As a faculty in reputed medical college conducted health programmes which included orientation of medical officers for management of different health problems that is faced by the community. She is currently working as assistant professor in department of community medicine, Andaman and Nicobar island institute of medical sciences.

Otieno David Odongo, PhD

Designation: Health and Disaster Risk Reduction Consultant University: Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology Country: Kenya More Details
David otieno is the Holder of Doctorate Degree in Disaster Management and Sustainable Development- Health and Disaster Risk Reduction. He actively involved in Public/Community Health Diseases of Burden Research since 2006. He is Consultant Trainer at In-depth Research Services- Institute of Health and Social Care. He is a Member of Working Session/2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction Working Session (UNISDR)- Health and Disaster Risk Reduction. He is a Editorial Board/Reviewer at Global Journal of Health Sciences, and Honorable Editor at Public Health Open Access. He is a Member of Consortium of Public Health Informatics Researchers and International Society for Development and Sustainability. He is a Part-Time Lecturer and Post-Graduate research students Supervisor at Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology School of Health Sciences, Department of Public/Community Health.
Research Interest: Infectious Diseases (Public/Community health).

Dr. Mervat Ahmed Abd Rabou

Designation: Associate Professor University: Jouf University Country: Saudi Arabia More Details

Mervat Ahmed Abd Rabou is a Associate professor in Biology department, college of science, Jouf university, Saudi Arabia. She completed her BS.c of Science from Zoology Department, Faculty of Science from Al Azhar University, Egypt in 2006 and Educational diploma, Faculty of Education from Al Azhar University, Egypt in 2009 and M.Sc. in Embryology, Zoology Department, Faculty of Science, Al Azhar University, Egypt in 2010 and in 2013 she completed her Ph. D. in Embryology, Zoology Department, Faculty of Science, Al Azhar University, Egypt. She is an Assistant professor, Biology Department , Faculty of Science from  Jouf University, KSA . From 2014-2019 she worked as a Lecturer in Zoology Department, Faculty of Science, Al Azhar University, Egypt and worked as a Environmental Researcher, Ministry of Environmental Affairs, Egypt, She Participated in scientific conferences, Scientific conference in surface science and its applications (CSSA), The 2nd   Conference on enhancing the role of Saudi women in the development of society in light of the vision of the Kingdom 2030, Saudi Arabia. She was Awarded  for Excellence in Publishing Quality, Jouf University in 2017 and 2018.

Dr. Marina Roksandic Milenkovic

Designation: Assistant Professor University: University Hospital for Pulmonology Country: Serbia More Details
Marina Roksandić Milenković (MD, PhD in pulmonology, Internal medicine specialist), working as Assistant Professor in Pulmonology, University Hospital for Pulmonology, Clinical Center of Serbia. From October 2014 - onwards: University Hospital for Pulmonology Representative at the Serbian Medical Society, a subsidiary of Clinical Center of Serbia; September 2015 – onwards: Secretary of Pulmonology Section, Serbian Medical Society; October 2015 – October 2018: Secretary of Desk for postgraduate studies in pulmonology, School of Medicine, University of Belgrade. Author of numerous scientific papers in the field of internal medicine and pulmonology. Coordinator and investigator in numerous clinical studies in the field of respiratory medicine. Editorial Board Member of Era’s Journal of Medical research (EJMR). Peer reviewer of Medical students Conferences.

Dr. Panagiota Xaplanteri

Designation: Senior Assistant University: University General Hospital of Patras Country: Greece More Details

Panagiota Xaplanteri has graduated from Medical School, Patras University in 1999 and acquired the medical specialty of Biopathology (Laboratory Medicine) in 2007. She has completed her PhD in 2008 from Medical School, Patras University, Greece and her MSc in Health Care Management, Hellenic Open University in 2018. She has worked in the following positions: Senior Assistant, Department of Microbiology, University General Hospital of Patras, Greece, 2015-today,  Part time Assistant Professor, School of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Patras, Greece, 2019-today , Part time Lecturer/Assistant Professor, School of Sciences of Health and Care, Technological Educational Institute of Western Greece, Patras,  2007-2019. She has published more than 20 papers.

Dr. Oke Elizabeth Olufunke MBBS, FWACP

Designation: Lecturer / Consultant Chemical Pathologist University: BOWEN University Iwo Country: Nigeria More Details

Dr. Oke Elizabeth Olufunke is a Consultant Chemical Pathologist, an entrepreneur and Fellow West African College of Physician(FWACP-Lab. Med.) since April 2017. She had Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery(MBBS) in 2003 at Ladoke Akintola University of Technology(LAUTECH) Ogbomoso and a year Intership at Lautech Teaching Hospital(LTH) Osogbo. Her interest in Diagnostic Medicine triggered her Residency training in Laboratory Medicine done at both LTH, Ogbomoso and Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complexes Ile-Ife Nigeria with involvement in various laboratory based clinical research some now published in reputable journals. She is Presently a Lecturer at Faculty of Basic Clinical Sciences/College of Health Sciences, Bowen University Iwo and a Chemical pathologist at Bowen University Teaching Hospital Ogbomoso running Metabolic and Special Investigations Clinics and ensuring laboratory Quality Control. Elizabeth Oke is presently working on the Serum level of Leptin in Infertile women and its correlation with reproductive hormones, the result of which will be published soonest.

Dr. Magda Abdel F

Designation: Professor University: King Abdulaziz Especial Hospital Country: Saudi Arabia More Details

Magda Abdelfattah Elsettawy is the Professor of medical Parasitology and immunology in faculty of medicine –Zagazig university-Egypt. Now she is working as a laboratory consultant in king abdullaziz especial hospital in Algouf- Saudi Arabia. She is an experienced physician with twenty years of experience on diagnosis of organisms ,cultures, different immunologicals techniques and molecular biology of different organisms (qualitative, quantitave). She has fifteen published researches nationals and internationals, most of the researches about molecular diagnosis of different organisms. She is an expert in teaching of undergraduate, postgraduate(master ,MD), participating in the process of examinations, writing books of medical Parasitology ,immunology. She has participated in the program of labarotory quality control (CBAHI) in king Abdullaziz especial hospital. She is a member in P.U.J. journal and serves on many committees of post graduate, medical researches, examination and evaluation research, Ethics Committee and Infection control Committee.

Sunita Tiwari

Designation: Professor and Chair University: King Georges Medical University Country: India More Details

Sunita Tiwari is the Chair/Head of department of Physiology, King George’s Medical University, Lucknow (UP) India. She is a keen researcher and basic scientist working in the field of Obesity, Metabolic Syndrome, alternative and complementary medicine, Neurophysiology and Sleep. She has to her credit several national awards and appreciation like Maj. Gen. SL Bhatia Oration Award, Dr KP Puthuraya award for Best Teacher in Physiology, Fellow Indian Society of Hypertension, Membership of National Academy of Medical Sciences, Award of Excellence for professional contributions and several others. She has publications in indexed journal (national and international) approximately One Hundred Fifty Plus, RG Score – 31.66, Citations – 548. She is also a member in panel of experts in various selection and promotion committees.

Susanta Kumar Ghosh

Designation: Scientist University: ICMR-National Institute of Malaria Research Country: India More Details

Susanta Kumar Ghosh had completed his MSc in Zoology with special paper Entomology from the University of Burdwan, West Bengal, India. He did PhD on Parasitology from the University of Delhi, India. He has 40 years of experience in malaria and other vector borne diseases. He is a distinguished Scientist on malaria elimination. He headed the ICMR-National Institute of Malaria Research, Bangalore Field Station. Currently he is a Visiting Scientist at Tata Institute for Genetics and Society. His major contributions are developed a point-of-care micro-PCR device, TAB-based digital surveillance, Community engagement through folk theatre,   Repurposed larvivorous fish in malaria control. He has published 112 papers in reputed journals. He received `Sri Vivek Singhal Memorial Award on Bioenvironmental control of vectors in 2019. He is also a member of many academic bodies and reviewers of many reputed journals. His main passion is malaria elimination.

Valery A Voinov

Designation: Professor University: Pavlov First Saint Petersburg Medical University Country: Russia More Details

Valery A Voinov is the Professor and Head of the Department of Apheresis Therapy of the I.P. Pavlov First Saint Petersburg Medical University. He is the author of more than 450 scientific publications (among which more than 20 monographs), 25 patents and authorship certificates. The scope of his scientific interest includes treatment of patients with multiple organ failure, allergic and autoimmune diseases in various spheres of medicine such as pulmonology, rheumatology, nephrology, neurology, surgery and critical care, obstetrics, neonatology and many others.

Pradeep Kumar Srivastava

Designation: Visiting Faculty University: Central University Tamil Nadu (CUTN) Country: India More Details

Pradeep Kumar Srivastava was head of vector control and amp, Entomology division of National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP), Government of India from 2014-2017. He has been Country’s nodal officer for elimination of Lymphatic Filariasis during 2004-2016 in addition to heading planning and coordination division of NVBDCP, Delhi during 2005-2014. Initially in 1981, he started as researcher in Malaria Research Centre now known as NIMR and later served as Regional Entomologist during 1988-1997. He worked as Temporary Adviser to WHO in many meetings and Workshops. He has chaired and co-chaired scientific session on Filariasis in USA and France. He has been a part of Indian delegation on conference of parties (COPs) 2017 for DDT plan in vector control. Recently in 2019, he worked with WHO to frame state specific malaria elimination Plan. He has more than 50 scientific publications at his credit and has authored many guidelines, chapters in books. His most popular contribution is ‘Operational manual for integrated vector management in India’. He has been recipient of Vestergaard Frandsen Award 2019 by National Academy of Vector Borne Diseases, India in 2019. Besides he has been expert member in scientific advisory committee of various research Institutes. Currently he is Co-chair of vector control working group under Asia Pacific Malaria Elimination Network (APMEN).

Ignat Ignatov

Designation: Professor University: Scientific Research Center of Medical Biophysics (SRCMB) Country: Bulgaria More Details
Ignat Ignatov is a Professor in Scientific Research Center for Medical Biophysics, Bulgaria. He was a consultant of the National Center of Public Health at the Ministry of Health until 2003. He is the Bulgarian scientist, involved in research projects for the study of biophysical and medical effects for the influencing of human health. He is the member of Interdisciplinary thematic group, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS) for studying the properties of activated waters with head Assistant Professor Georgi Gluhchev. From 2007 Ignat Ignatov is honorable doctor in European Academy of Natural Sciences(Germany). From 2013 he is Doctor of Science and Professor in The Russian Academy for Natural History. He is the editor in chief in Bulgarian Journal of Public Health , Ministry of Health. He is Chief Editor of two US journals. They are Journal of Medicine, Physiology and Biophysics and Health, Medicine and Nursing . He has more than 400 scientific publications. His Scientific directions are structure of water, origination of life and living matter, mountain water and longevity, high frequency color coronal discharge,

Nagham Sheblaq

Designation: Research Consultant University: Dominant Choice for Pharmaceuticalization Country: Saudi Arabia More Details

Nagham R. Shebla  is a pharmacist by education, she has over 15 years’ experience in the clinical research studies, including investigator initiated and industry sponsored studies. She Certified as Clinical Research Professional (CCRP) in 2009 from SOCRA-USA, and as Certified Clinical Research Pharmacist in 2019 from CACRS- Canada, She was the Supervisor of the Oncology Research Unit at National Guard Health Affairs Hospital- Riyadh for 11 years and was one of the GCP instructors at King Abdullah International Medical Research Center for 6 years. She has a couple of published manuscripts and abstracts in intentional and regional meetings. She has an extensive experience of all aspects of clinical research, including both project and people management and ICH/GCP training.

Toshio Hattori MD, PhD

Designation: Professor University: KIBI International University Country: Japan More Details

Toshio Hattori reported that  HTLV-1 infected adult T cell leukemia cells as CD4 cells at Kyoto University. He Successively identified HIV infection in Japan by western blot technique at Kumamoto University and clarified conformational change of HIV envelope during their infection at Institute for Virus research at Kyoto University.  At Tohoku University, He has collaboration with Dr. Telan at SLH at Manila, clarified that galectin 9 is a severity marker of dengue virus infection.  He also found that procyanidins from cinnamon cortex inhibited SARS virus infection. Two country collaborative research with Walter Sisulu University at South Africa on AIDS/TB was also done. After Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami on March 11, 2011, he developed the research field of disaster-related infectious disease at Tohoku University with Dr, Chagan-Yasutan and Kibi International University at Takahashi city. He recently started a collaborative study on bio markers of AIDS/TB with Dr. Ashwini at NARI, Pune, India.

Janaína Cândida Rodrigues

Designation: Otorhinolayngologist University: University of Sao Paulo (USP) Country: Brazil More Details

Janaína C. Rodrigues completed her PhD in Sciences from the School of Medicine of São Paulo / University of São Paulo (FMUSP). She did her Master in Natural and Bioactive Synthetic Products by the Pharmaceutical Technology Laboratory of the Federal University of Paraíba (UFPB) and  Medical Residency in Otorhinolaryngology by the Federal District Hospital Foundation (HBDF). She has Experience in the area of Medicine, with emphasis on Otorhinolaryngology.

Nagapraveen Veerapu

Designation: Assistant Professor University: Mamata Medical College Country: India More Details

Dr. Nagapraveen Veerapu is an assistant professor from department of Community Medicine. He had his bachelor degree MBBS in 2009 from Kurnool Medical College and Master’s in 2015 from PES Institute of Medical Sciences and Research. He is known for his passion towards teaching and research and had 7 years of experience. He had published several papers as principal investigator. He got best poster presentation medal at National Geriatric conference. He is guide for best poster presentation at OSMECON conference. He got research funding for tuberculosis research project from Government of India under Operational research projects. He made an animated video on Swachh Bharath Abiyan. He worked in infectious disease ward as an intern and provided care to HIV/AIDS, tetanus, tuberculosis, gastroenteritis, rabies, hepatitis patients without fear of being infected.   

Dr. Jaahnavee Trivedi

Designation: Researcher University: NHL Medical College Country: India More Details

Dr. Jaahnavee Trivedi completed her MBBS from NHL Medical College, India.  She has a keen interest in research and already has two papers published in international journals and two poster presentations, including one at Stanford, California. She is inclined towards Neurology and is pursuing residency in the US. She has research experience in neurology during her rotation at Stanford, California and Weill Cornell, NY and she is currently working on a research project in India as well. She has gained US clinical experience in various specialities like neurology, internal medicine and cardiology. Along with extensive research and clinical experience, she also takes part in extracurricular activities, has won quizzes, organised multiple events in cultural festival and organised breast cancer awareness programs as well, being an active member of the Medical Student Association of India.

Bashayr Al-Ghamdi

Designation: Medical Intern University: King Khalid University Country: Saudi Arabia More Details

Bashayr Al-Ghamdi completed Bachelor Degree ( MBBS ) from College of Medicine , King Khaled University , Abha , SaudiArabia. She trained well to be good leader during the college period for 7 years . She is Interested of communication skills in general and communication skills in work environment in particular. Her goal is to have healthy and comfortable work environment from a physician to physician and physician to patient, Neurology Resident to be near future.

Dr. Amna Mohsin MBBS,MRCP (UK)

Designation: Stroke Specialty Doctor University: Lister hospital East and North Hertfordshire NHS trust Country: UK More Details

Amna Mohsin is highly motivated ,dedicated and clinically competent physician. She graduated from Rawalpindi Medical College ( University of Health Sciences,Pakistan). She worked as a medical registrar in Internal medicine department of a very well reputed tertiary hospital,Al Qassimi Hospital, U.A.E. She attained her Membership Of Royal College Of Physicians diploma (UK) and is currently working as Stroke Specialty Doctor in Lister hospital, UK. She is dynamic and interested in research studies. She conducted multiple Quality improvement projects and audits during her career 

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.

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.

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.