Leslee J. Shaw, PhD, Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC), Master of American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (MASNC), Fellow of the American Heart Association (FAHA), Fellow of the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (FSCCT) and Professor of Medicine at Cornell University, Dr. Shaw is a leading cardiovascular outcomes researcher, whose major focus is clinical diagnosis and management of stable ischemic heart disease. She is among the top 1% of clinical researchers who have the most highly cited publications in clinical medicine over the past decade (awarded by Thomson Reuters). Based on her scientific contributions, Dr. Shaw’s work has been recognized with numerous awards, including for publications cited =1,000 times.
Dr. Adel Allam is a professor of Cardiology at Al-Azhar University, in Cairo, and medical consultant of the National Bank of Egypt (NBE). As the medical consultant of the NBE, he created the acute coronary syndrome registry, which provides clinical, management, and outcome information for acute coronary syndrome in Egypt. His other projects include enhancing hospital operation and health care delivery in public sector hospitals. His research areas include atherosclerotic disease and his latest findings have involved the presence of the disease in mummies, which demonstrates the presence of atherosclerosis in the ancient Egyptian.
Since 2011, Ali Abd El Fattah is the head of the Department of Critical Care at the Cairo University, in Egypt. She is a consultant for Critical Care for the Ministry of Health of Egypt and was vice-president of the New Kasr-El-Aini Hospital, a public hospital of Cairo University. She works actively with the Egyptian Society of Cardiology.
Cardiologist, Professor of Medicine at Columbia University, New York, USA. Graduated from Princeton University and Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Einstein is the author or coauthor of numereous papers, abstracts, and book chapters. He serves as a reviewer for various medical journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, Lancet, Circulation, and the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
Since 2013, Diana Paez is the Head of the Medicine and Diagnostic Imaging Section (MDI) within the Division of Human Health, Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) of the United Nations. Paez focuses her work on strengthening the competences of diagnostic imaging professionals of Member States of IAEA, particularly by using information and communication technologies for educational purposes. She is graduated in Colombia and post-graduated at the St. Luke’s–Roosevelt Hospital and at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, in New York. She acquired a Master’s Degree in Communication and Education from the Autonoma University, in Barcelona.
Erick Alexanderson Rosas is president of the Medical Society at the National Institute of Cardiology Ignacio Chavez and the Mexican Society of Cardiology.Graduate from Faculty of Medicine of the National Autonomous Universityof Mexico (UNAM). Rosas is the director of over 12 international courses inCardiology, winner of more than 15 awards for his work and researches, heis the author of over 130 articles and abstracts, three books and 38 chapters, also is a member of the editorial board of several publications, including JACC Cardiovascular Imaging. He is also serves as a visiting scientist at the UCLA Medical Center, the Central Hospital of the University of Turku Finland and the University of Erlangen, Germany.
Felix Keng is an associate professor of Yong Loo Lin Duke - NUS Medical School, a Senior Adviser at the Department of Cardiology at the Singapore National Heart Center and a member of the Singapore Academy of Medicine.
Fernando Mut studied Medicine in Uruguay and is post-graduated in Clinical Research at UCLA (University of California). His research involve cardiac physiology and risk stratification and published several articles in these fields, notably in the United States and Europe. Recently, Mut’s interest has been the athophysiological interaction between the brain and the heart, and how emotions impact cardiac functioning. A collaborator of Doctors Without Borders, the Uruguayan serves as a consultant to the International Atomic Energy Agency since 2000.
Ganesan Karthikeyan, a clinical and interventional cardiologist and professor of Cardiology at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, focuses his research mainly on cardiovascular diseases affecting low and middle-income countries, particularly rheumatic heart disease (RHD). He is the editor-in-chief of the international scientific journal BMJ Heart Asia. He trained in research methods at McMaster University, Canada, as a recipient of the CIHR-Canada HOPE Scholarship, under the supervision of Professor Salim Yusuf. Karthikeyan serves as an honorary consultant to the Human Health Division of the International Atomic Energy Agency, is a member of the RHD Expert panel of the Global Burden of Disease Study Group, and Chair of the Advisory Board of Rheumatic Heart Disease, Evidence, Advocacy, Communication, Hope (RhEACH).
Dr. Yoshinaga received his Medical Degree from Kagoshima University in 1992, and training at Hokkaido University. Currently, he is director at the National Institute of Radiological Sciences. Dr. Yoshinaga has been awarded the Imura Clinical Research Award in 2012.
Natallia N. Maroz-Vadalazhskaya, MD, Ph.D., is an associate professor of Belarusian State Medical University and a leading cardiovascular faculty and clinical researcher, whose major focus is clinical diagnosis and management of acute and stable cardiovascular diseases, sports cardiology, and stable coronary artery diseases.
Professor of Cardiology in Melbourne, Australia. Completed his training at Harvard Medical School in Boston, USA. He works currently as a cardiologist at the Royal Melbourne Hospital.
Prem Soman completed his education with fellowships in Cardiology and Advanced Cardiac Imaging at Tufts Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. In the University of Pittsburgh, Soman is associate professor of Medicine (Division of Cardiology) and Clinical and Translational Science. He is founder and director of the amyloidosis clinic. Soman’s research focuses on the use of radionuclide-based imaging techniques in cardiac diseases. He has co-authored several original research papers, invited editorials, book chapters, national guidelines and appropriate use criteria (American College of Cardiology), president ASNC 2017-2018.
Raffaele Giubbini M.D. is a full Professor of Medicine and a scientist at the University of Brescia and the Director of the Medical Imaging Department at the Spedali Civili University hospital. His predominant fields of interest and research are myocardial blood flow, coronary artery flow reserve and the clinical application of PET imaging in cardiology.
Cardiologist Renato Lopes is a professor of Medicine at the Faculty of Cardiology at Duke University, where he received the Robert M. Califf Best Mentorship Award. He researches mainly in the area of fibrillation, heart failure, and anticoagulants. He is the founder and executive director of the Instituto Brasileiro de Pesquisa Clinica [Brazilian Institute of Clinical Research] and the Centro Brasileiro de Saude Global da Escola Paulista de Medicina / Unifesp [Brazilian Health Center of the Paulista School of Medicine / Unifesp] in collaboration with Duke University and the Brazilian Navy.
Professor Richard Underwood graduated at Oxford University. Since 1985, he has worked at Royal Brompton Hospital, London, been part of its academic wing, the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College School of Medicine.
Division Head of Cardiology at the University of Ottawa, Dr. Beanlands has served on several committees/advisory boards for government, industry and professional organizations, impacting healthcare policies and practice guidelines. He serves as Associate Editor for the Canadian Journal of Cardiology. From 2012-14, he served as vice-Chair, and as of 2014, he has served as the Chair of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada (HSFC) Scientific Review Committee VIII. Dr. Beanlands’ research applies imaging to understand cardiovascular disease and treatment. His interests include metabolism, cellular function, viability and blood flow of the heart, and more recently development and investigation of novel probes for evaluation of proteins, transporters and receptors and other parameters to help advance understanding of cardiovascular disease, diagnostic capabilities and optimize management to improve patient care and outcomes.
Professor of Medicine at Algiers University and head of the Nuclear Medicine at the Bab El Oued University Hospital. Bouyoucef is a researcher, has published several scientific paper in the field of nuclear cardiology. He is a consultant to the International Atomic Energy Agency, organization linked to the UN, and a frequent speaker in international events worldwide. Bouyoucef is a member of several international scientific societies, associations, and federations.
Salvador Borges Neto is a Brazilian cardiologist who emigrated to the United States 30 years ago and nowadays is Professor of the University of Duke. He is a respected physician, very active in American scientific societies, and has developed one of the largest databases of nuclear cardiology in the United States, at Duke University.
Stephen Stowers is a Cardiologist and Consultant Cardiologist at MidCentral Health in Palmerston North, New Zealand. He is active in promoting research to use coronary calcium as an important tool in the prevention of premature cardiovascular mortality.
Worldwide known cardiovascular surgeon. Awarded cardiac surgeon and Professor of Surgery at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine and the Melanie Munk Chair of Cardiovascular Surgery at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, also in Toronto. Graduated from Universidade Federal do Paraná (Federal University of Parana), in Curitiba, Brazil, 50 years ago, when he was still starting his profession, he emigrated to Canada, where he works until today. He is known for “the David procedure” to preserve the aortic valve and other procedures for treatment of valve disease and aortic aneurysm. His research continues to focus on heart valve disease, aortic root aneurysms, and mechanical complications of myocardial infarction. David is Past President of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery and an honorary member of several other academies and associations.