18th World Seminar on COVID-19 & Vaccination
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COVID-19 Seminar Part I & Part II

Peter A. McCullough (Conference Chairperson)

Designation: Professor University: Texas A & M University College of Medicine Country: USA More Details

Internist, cardiologist, and Professor of Medicine at Texas A & M College of Medicine, Dallas, TX USA. Since the outset of the pandemic, Dr. McCullough has been a leader in the medical response to the COVID-19 disaster and has published “Pathophysiological Basis and Rationale for Early Outpatient Treatment of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Infection” the first synthesis of sequenced multidrug treatment of ambulatory patients infected with SARS-CoV-2 in the American Journal of Medicine and subsequently updated in Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine. He has 35 peer-reviewed publications on the infection and has commented extensively on the medical response to the COVID-19 crisis in TheHill. On November 19, 2020, Dr. McCullough testified in the US Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs and on March 10, 2021 in the Texas Senate Committee on Health and Human Services concerning early ambulatory treatment of high-risk patients with COVID-19.

Philipp Bagus

Designation: Professor University: Universidad Rey Juan Carlos Country: Spain More Details
Philipp Bagus is professor at Universidad Rey Juan Carlos. He is a Fellow of the Mises Institute, an IREF scholar, and the author of numerous books including In Defense of Deflation and The Tragedy of the Euro, and is coauthor of Blind Robbery!, Small States. Big Possibilities.: Small States Are Simply Better!, and Deep Freeze: Iceland's Economic Collapse. He was awarded the 2011 and 2017 O.P. Alford III Prize in Libertarian Scholarship, the Ron Paul Liberty in Media Award (2003), the Templeton Fellowship Award of the Independent Institute in 2008, and the Ludwig-Erhard-Forderpreis (2016). The Tragedy of the Euro has so far been translated and published in Greek, German, French, Slovak, Polish, Italian, Romanian, Finnish, Spanish, Portuguese, British English, Dutch, Brazilian Portuguese, Bulgarian, and Chinese.

Sylvia Lindinger-Sternart, Ph.D.

Designation: Assistant Professor University: University of Providence Country: Montana More Details
Sylvia Lindinger-Sternart, Ph.D. is Associate Professor for the M.S. clinical mental health counseling program and has served as the program director (2016-2019) at the University of Providence. She received her doctorate from the University of Toledo and served at Pennsylvania State University. She obtains a psychotherapy certificate from her native country Austria, is a licensed clinical mental health counselor in Montana and works with diverse populations across the globe on trauma and how to develop resiliency. She is certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and has presented and published on mindfulness, resilience, trauma, addiction, suicide prevention, and online counseling services nationally and internationally.”

Ashok Kumar Patel, M. Phil

Designation: Clinical Psychologist University: Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gorakhpur University Country: India More Details
Ashok Kumar Patel, M. Phil is a registered Clinical Psychologist in India. He received his Master of Philosophy in clinical psychology from Post Graduate Institute of Behavioral and Medical Sciences Raipur, India. Currently he is pursuing his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur, India. His professional interests include OCD, anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, memory problems, psychosexual problems and child & adolescent mental health.

Varinder Kaur, Ph.D., LPC

Designation: Affiliate Professor University: The Family Institute at Northwestern University Country: Illinois More Details

Varinder Kaur, Ph.D., LPC is currently an Affiliate Professor of clinical mental health counseling at Northwestern University, IL. She holds a license of Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Michigan and is experienced in offering clinical counseling services to a variety of populations in different settings. She is also currently serving as a President of the Michigan Association of Counselor Education and Supervision (MACES). "Her research interests include wellness, mindfulness-based approaches, addiction related issues, and professional identity of counselors.

Antonio Sanchez-Bayon

Designation: Associate Professor University: Universidad Rey Juan Carlos Country: Spain More Details
Antonio Sánchez-Bayón (URJC: https://gestion2.urjc.es/pdi/ver/antonio.sbayon) Cross-scientific education: SJD& JD (PhD & B.Laws) at UCM (award-degree), PhD in Theology at Univ. Murcia & Univ. Antonianum-Roma (award-degree, international mention), PhD in Humanities-IIRR at UVA & UPV (idem), PhD in Philosophy at UCM (ibídem), PdDc. in Economics at UVA, Univ. Burgos & USAL (wellbeing economics), PhDc. in Economics at UCM (folknomics: economic utopias), MEcon. c. (Austrian Economics) at URJC & Master in Finance at IEB-UCM, MEd/CAP in Philosophy at ICE-UCM, B. Political Sc. at UCM, Certificate in Security & Defense at UCM, Certificate in Human Rights at IIHR, etc. Teaching & research act.: more than 20 years working in fundamental & dual subjects (e.g. JEL A12/A14/K0/N01/P5/Z1 Comparative Law, Religion & Economics), linked to the paradigmatic switch (e.g. social spheres relations, integration processes & Geo-Economics; transition from welfare state economy to digital economy; changes & challenges in business culture in wellbeing economics). Research expertise in Law & Economics, Religion & Economics and Applied Economics (e.g. Principles of Political Economy, International Economic Integration), according to Institutional Economics, Global Economics & Cross-Cultural Management & other heterodox approaches (mixed research in field 7 & 9 CNEAI). Scholar in Spain (at universities: UCM or ICADE-UPCO; B-Schools & Professional Schools: EAE Business School, ISEMCO, et al.; public corporations: COLPOLSOC, Madrid Chamber of Commerce, etc.); Portugal (UCP or IPB); USA (Harvard, Baylor, DePaul, et al) & Latin America (IIHR & URC in Costa Rica, URL in Guatemala, UBO & PUC in Chile, etc.). Former Assoc. Dean in Research at UCJC, CEDEU, ISEMCO, etc. Professional act.: former lawyer, consultant, collaborator in media, member of professional organizations & think-tanks, etc. 

Yekti Widyaningsih, Ph.D.

Designation: Associate Professor University: Universitas Indonesia Country: Indonesia More Details

Yekti Widyaningsih, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of mathematics and natural sciences at Universitas Indonesia and is a lecturer in statistics. She received her doctorate from Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia. She received a grant for research at Pennsylvania State University in 2010 with Prof. G. P. Patil as her advisor and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the same university in 2014. Her professional interest is statistics application including modeling, geoinformatics, and psychometrics.

Jose Antonio Pena-Ramos

Designation: Associate Professor University: University of Granada Country: Spain More Details
Research Initiation Fellow at the University of Granada (2004-2005), Researcher at the Department of Political Science and Administration (Fellow at the National University Teacher Training Program, 2006-2010) and Contracted Researcher at said University (2010); Assistant Professor (2010-2012) and Contracted Professor (2012-2018) in the Area of ​​Political Science and Administration at the Pablo de Olavide University; and Assistant Professor Doctor (2018), Contracted Professor Doctor (2018-2019) and Associate Professor (2019-) in the Department of Political Science and Administration of the University of Granada. He has carried out research stays at the University of Algiers, LSE, University of Oxford, the National Academy of Political and Strategic Studies (ANEPE) of Chile and the University of Chile, the University of Lisbon, and the University of Macerata. He is a Doctor in Political Science from the University of Granada with the thesis entitled “Islamic religious interest groups in Spain (1978-2008): Muslim communities as actors of the 2 sociocultural dimension of public policies in Granada”, which deserved the qualification of “Outstanding cum laude unanimously” and Extraordinary Doctorate Award from said University. His research topics are: electoral freedom, political behavior, elections, geopolitics of resources, energy security, Islamic political parties and religious interest groups. He has been a researcher and Principal Researcher for Spain and Portugal of the research project “Study on the best practice in cooperation between authorities and civil society with a view to the prevention and response to violent radicalization”, funded by the European Commission. He has been a researcher in the R+D+I Research Project CSO2010-17849 “The organizational structure of international terrorism: analysis of its evolution and its implications for European security”, directed by Javier Jordán and belonging to the National Plan R+D+i 2008-2011; as well as the R+D+i Project of the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities, “Cyber ​​attacks and Global Governance” (DER2017-85612-R), directed by Lucía Millán (2018-2021).

Dr. Sharon Saline, Psy.D.

Designation: Researcher University: Smith College School for Social Work Country: USA More Details
Sharon Saline, Psy.D. has focused her work on ADHD, anxiety, learning differences and mental health challenges and their impact on school and family dynamics for over 30 years. Her unique perspective, a sibling of a child who wrestled with untreated ADHD, combined with decades of academic excellence and clinical experience, assists her in guiding families as they navigate from the confusing maze of diagnoses and conflict to successful interventions and connections. Dr. Saline funnels this expertise into her book, What Your ADHD Child Wishes You Knew: Working Together to Empower Kids for Success in School and Life. Heralded as an invaluable resource, her book is the recipient of two awards: Best Book Awards winner by American Book Fest and the Gold Medal from Moms Choice Awards. She recently published The ADHD Solution Deck. As an international lecturer and workshop facilitator, Dr. Saline combines psychology with her love of theatre to animatedly present on a variety of topics from understanding ADHD, executive functioning and anxiety in children and teens to working with different kinds of learners and raising digital citizens.  Dr. Saline is a regular contributor to ADDitudemag.com and PsychologyToday.com, a featured expert on MASS Appeal on WWLP-TV and a part-time lecturer at the Smith School for Social Work.

Dr. Vimala Balakrishnan

Designation: Associate Professor University: University of Malaya Country: Kuala Lumpur More Details
Dr. Vimala Balakrishnan is an Associate Professor affiliated with the Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, University of Malaya since 2010. She obtained her PhD. in the field of Ergonomics from Multimedia University, whereas her Master and Bachelor degrees were from University of Science Malaysia. She is also the current Program Coordinator for the Master of Data Science program offered at the Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology. Dr. Balakrishnan's main research interests are in machine learning (data analytics) and sentiment analysis, particularly related to social media. Her research domains include healthcare, education and social issues such as cyberbullying. She has published approximately 70 articles in top indexed journals, 50 conference proceedings and six book chapters, has four patents and eight copyrights.

Dr. Sarbani Chattopadhyay PhD, LL.M.,

Designation: Consultant University: PatentSight GmbH Country: Germany More Details
Dr. Sarbani Chattopadhyay PhD, LL.M., is a computational biologist with a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Calcutta in Calcutta, India, and a LL.M. in European IP and IT Law from the University of Göttingen in Göttingen, Germany. As a Consultant at LexisNexis PatentSight, in Bonn, Germany, she works with clients all across the globe in different technology fields in searching and analyzing patents, patent landscape and technologies from patent perspective, where she utilizes her knowledge and expertise in combination with the PatentSight Business Intelligence Analytics Software to gain insights about patent portfolios and technologies.

Reza C. Daniels

Designation: Associate Professor University: University of Cape Town (UCT) Country: South Africa More Details

Reza C. Daniels is Associate Professor in the School of Economics, University of Cape Town (UCT) in South Africa. He is also one of the Principal Investigators of the National Income Dynamics Study – Coronavirus Rapid Mobile Survey (NIDS-CRAM), which is a nationally representative, computer assisted telephonic interview survey (CATI). NIDS-CRAM is implemented by the Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit (SALDRU), also based in the School of Economics at UCT.

 

Dr. Helena Cerutti

Designation: Biotechnology Researcher University: Diesse Diagnostica Senese SpA Country: Italy More Details

Helena Cerutti received the Master's Degree in Health Biology in 2007 at the University of Siena with full marks and subsequently in 2011 the PhD in Cell Biology and Pathophysiology (Applied Biochemistry Section). The PhD project was carried out in collaboration between University of Siena and Diesse Diagnostica Senese for the study of therapeutic and diagnostic applications of monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies. After the PhD she continued to work as researcher in “R&D” team of Diesse Diagnostica Senese. She is mainly involved in the production of monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies and in the development of new diagnostic tests applied to the “Chorus” instrument manufactured by Diesse Diagnostica Senese.

Patricio R. Pacheco

Designation: Professor University: Metropolitan Technological University (UTEM) Country: Chile More Details

Patricio R. Pacheco Hernandez is a professor in the Physics Department of Natural, Mathematics and Environmental Sciences Faculty of the Metropolitan Technological University (UTEM) located in Las Palmeras 3360, Ñuñoa, Santiago, Chile. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso (PUCV) in 1982, Valparaíso, Chile. He also is a Physics Teacher for the area of education in secondary schools, from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso (PUCV) in 1984, Valparaíso, Chile. Also he earned his Master of Science in Physics in 1990 from Universidad de Santiago de Chile (USACH), Santiago, Chile He is a Postgraduate in Environment, OAS (Organization of The American States)-USACH in 1995. His Master’s Degree in Education from Universidad Bolivariana (UB) was obtained in 2011, Santiago, Chile. Finally, he earned a PhD in Education from Universidad Bolivariana (UB) in 2013, Santiago, Chile. Areas of interest: Learning, air pollution, complex systems, nonlinear dynamics and chaotic systems. He is currently working on research projects on thermal islands, air pollution, atmospheric resilience, time-series analysis, non-linear systems and chaos theory.

Wasihun Hailemichael

Designation: Lecturer University: Debre Tabor University Country: Ethiopia More Details
Wasihun Hailemichael is from Ethiopia. He is currently working in Debre Tabor University as a lecturer and researcher. Wasihun Hailemichael have Bsc in Medical laboratory science from Jimma University Ethiopia and Msc in Immunology from University of Gondar. In his institution he is responsible for teaching undergraduate students in the class room and in the lab. He is also engaged in several research projects with the outcome that can contribute to science and improve the livelihood of people. After the emergence of COVID-19 pandemic he was one of the frontliner to participate in prevention and advocacy. Moreover, he worked in COVID-19 isolation center and also established a COVID-19 diagnosis center being a diagnostic team leader. Wasihun Hailemichael have also published three papers related to COVID-19 with my team member’s one of the published articles, he was the first author. He is now currently having proposals in his hands and is looking for funding to undertake research concerning COVID-19.

Giovanni A. Salini

Designation: Associate Professor University: Universidad Catolica de la Ssma Country: Chile More Details
Giovanni A. Salini is an Associate Professor from Applied Mathematical and Physics Department, Universidad Católica de la Ssma. Concepción, Concepción, Chile from 1995- present. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Universidad de Chile in 1985, Santiago, Chile. Also he earned his Master of Science in Physics in 1995 from Universidad de Santiago de Chile in 1995, Santiago, Chile. His PhD in Physics was obtained from Universidad de Santiago de Chile in 2009, Santiago, Chile. His professional interests are in nonlinear dynamics, nonlinear time-series, air pollution, chaos, entropy, artificial neural networks and related topics, including spread of diseases. Actually, he is currently involved in a research project related to environmental pollution with nonlinear time-series, chaos and entropy applied to mega cities and mid-sized cities strongly polluted.

Chanda Siddoo-Atwal

Designation: President and Primary Biochemist University: Moondust Cosmetics Ltd Country: Canada More Details

Chanda Siddoo-Atwal,  completed her B.Sc. in Biochemistry from the University of London. Her Ph.D. was taken in Applied Sciences from Simon Fraser University in Burnaby (her research conducted at the BC Cancer Research Centre) and she did a Post-doctoral fellowship in the Biochemistry Department at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Cancer is her subject of specialization and started with research on Ataxia-telangiectasia (AT) patients, who are genetically prone to lymphomas. Since then, she has focussed mainly on mechanisms of carcinogenesis in various models including the AT disease state and ionizing radiation-induced cancer, mycotoxin-induced and chemically-induced cancers, microwave-induced cancers, and ultraviolet radiation-induced skin cancer. She is the President and Primary Biochemist of Moondust Cosmetics Ltd. (moondustcosmetics.com) and her current research activity includes the formulation of a novel sunscreen to combat apoptotic sunburn that has been associated with skin cancer and other suncare products for the repair of skin damage related to sun exposure (Moondust skin protector plus has been named Best Sun Protection Product 2020 by Luxlife magazine). She has been invited to present her research papers at conferences around the world and is the author of a recent book called, “A New Approach to Cancer Risk Assessment: An Overview” published by Lambert Academic Publishing. In addition, she has been asked to contribute chapters to textbooks by various international publishers including Springer and INTECH. Recently, she received a Drishti Award in recognition of her scientific contribution and commitment to education in the sunscreen industry. She also has a Facebook page where she presents her research in a popular way to the public (www.facebook.com/DrMoondust/).

Constance J. Crawford

Designation: Professor University: Anisfield School of Business Country: USA More Details
Constance Crawford graduated from Fordham University with a Bachelor of Science majoring in Accounting and from Iona College with a Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Taxation. Constance is a Certified Public Accounting (CPA) licensed in New York and Maryland. Professor Crawford teaches on both the undergraduate and graduate level at Ramapo College of New Jersey and started the Master of Science in Accounting Program (MSAC) at Ramapo College of New Jersey. Constance’s teaching focus includes Financial Statement Analysis, Corporate Tax Strategy and Auditing. Professor Crawford publishes her research in academic journals and makes presentations of her research at academic conferences.

Dr. Wanida Jinsart

Designation: Professor University: Chulalongkorn University Country: Thailand More Details

She had BSc. in chemistry from Kasetsart university, M.Sc. in organic chemistry from Chulalongkorn university. Her Ph.D. in chemistry and biochemistry from La Trobe   University, Melbourne, Australia was granted in May 1993. Her dissertation was on Calmodulin antagonist and Protein kinases inhibitors. After finished study she had worked at Latrobe University as a research fellow in Malaria research unit, La Trobe university for one year before she returned to Chulalongkorn university.  In 1997, she had worked at Teikyo University, Japan as a research fellow where she had gained the experiences in health effect of air pollution and environmental epidemiology. In 1998, she had training on the air pollution sampling and analysis at Center of atmospheric science, Monash University, Gippsland campus, Australia. Her current, position is a Professor in Environmental Science, Faculty of Science, Chulalongkorn university, a president of Thai society for higher education on environment (TSHE) and the editor in chief of Environment Asia, a scopus Journal.

Phawichsak Prapassornpitaya

Designation: Researcher University: Chulalongkorn University Country: Thailand More Details

He had B.Sc. in statistics from Thammasat University, M.Sc. in Environment science from Chulalongkorn University. After he finished study, he had worked at University as a Lecturer in 2018. His Candidate Ph.D. in Industrial Toxicology and Risk Assessment at now

Abhishek Dutta

Designation: Researcher University: Chulalongkorn University Country: Thailand More Details
Abhishek Dutta is a technocrat with a Master's degree in Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering from the prestigious Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand. Presently he is a full-time Ph.D. scholar at the Faculty of Science, Department of Environmental Science, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand as well as a part-time research assistant.  Before joining the Ph.D. programmer, he was working as Assistant Professor, Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology, Sikkim, India. He has already published several research papers in reputed international journals and presented papers in international conferences

Prayad Kenyota

Designation: Researcher University: Chulalongkorn University Country: Thailand More Details

He had B.Sc.Public health (Occupational Health and safety)  from Ubon Ratchathani University. After he finished, he worked in Lat Krabang Industrial Estate Bangkok in the position of safety officer and currently he works in the position of Public Health Technical Officer, Professional Level in Division of Occupational and Environmental Diseases, Department of Disease Control, Ministry of Public Health; Thailand. His study M.Sc. Industrial Toxicology and Risk Assessment in Chulalongkorn University.

Dr. Maduike Ezeibe

Designation: Researcher University: Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Country: Nigeria More Details

Maduike Ezeibe holds PhD, from University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He is also a Fellow, College of Veterinary Surgeons, Nigeria, specializing in laboratory Animal Medicine (Using animals for medical-researches). From studying size and electrical charges on platelets of molecules of Aluminum-magnesium silicate (AMS: a WHO approved medicine/stabilizing agent), he invented the theory of Opposite charges electrostatic attraction as a treatment-mechanism for diseases caused by electrically charged agents (Viruses; Cancers/Other tumors and infected cells). Since natural AMS-deposits are not found in Nigeria, he invented a reaction for Aluminum silicate and Magnesium silicate (WHO-approved medicines, abundant in the country) to get Medicinal Synthetic Aluminum-Magnesium Silicate (MSAMS). He also invented an equation {Al 4 (SiO 4 ) 3 + 3Mg 2 SiO 4 →2Al 2 Mg 3 (SiO 4 ) 3 } for the synthesis. The MSAMS has proved effective against all viruses and abnormal cells so far tested (in vitro and/or in vivo) including HIV, Covid- 19 virus, Cancers and other Tumors.

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