Jessica M. Black, PhD, is an Educational Neuroscientist and an Associate Professor at the Boston College School of Social Work (BCSSW). She obtained her doctorate in Educational Psychology from Stanford University School of Education and then completed a postdoctoral research fellowship in the Center for Interdisciplinary Brain Sciences Research within the Stanford University School of Medicine
James Tao, MD, PhD, a neurologist, specializes in the diagnosis and management of seizures and epilepsy. Dr. Tao is the director of adult epilepsy center and the clinical neurophysiology Laboratory at the University of Chicago. Dr. Tao is skilled in the use of surgery and neurostimulation devices for treating patients with medically resistant epilepsy, with a particular interest in the minimally invasive surgery such as laser ablation. His clinical research focuses on the use of electrophysiology and different types of neuroimaging to localize the seizure focus and guide epilepsy surgery. Dr. Tao is also interested in the mechanism and prevention of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP), which is the leading cause of mortality in patients with chronic uncontrolled epilepsy.Dr. Tao is also involved in the education of medical students, residents and fellows. He directs clinical neurophysiology fellowship program. Dr. Tao has given many lectures during didactic teaching and grand rounds, as well as an invited lecturer nationally and internationally.
Dr. Kai Zhang completed his Ph.D. in pharmacology from the University of Kentucky, College of Medicine. His research is focusing on 'Investigating the molecular mechanisms underlying EtOH induced damage to the developing brain and designing therapeutics for fetal alcohol syndrome'. Dr. Kai Zhang has published multiple original research papers in neuroscience and pharmacology and has served on the editorial board or as a reviewer for 27 prestigious peer reviewed research journals.
I am teaching graduate courses on “Denotational Mathematics for Computational Intelligence,” and “Cognitive Informatics and Cognitive Robotics.” I was a visiting professor on sabbatical at Stanford, MIT, UC Berkeley, and Oxford University, respectively. I am serving as the founding president of International Institute of Cognitive Informatics and Cognitive Computing (ICIC) based at the University of Calgary.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Diego Lujan Villarreal received his Master of Science in Microelectronics and Microsystems from the Hamburg University of Technology, Hamburg, Germany in 2010 and his Ph.D in Engineering specialized in Medical Electronics from the Hamburg University of Technology, Hamburg, Germany in 2017. He has been professor in Biomedical Engineering and Mechatronics at the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education since 2018. He has authored 10 research publications in peer-reviewed National and International journals and conferences. Has contributed with 2 international patents of medical devices. He has worked with the Cellular Therapy Department in the School of Medicine at ITESM, Monterrey, Mexico
Filomena Ermida Figueiredo Branco da Ponte. Completed the PhD in Evolutionary and Educational Psychology in 2006 at the University of Santiago de Compostela, Master in Educational Sciences in 2000 by the University of Minho-Instituto de Educação, Degree in Primary Teaching in 1975 by the University of Minho-Instituto de Educação, Licenciatura in Educational Sciences in 1993 by) Universidade do Minho-Institute of Education and Bachelor of Visual Arts in 1976 by the Soares dos Reis do Porto School of Visual Arts. She is Coordinator of the II-Cycle postgraduate courses in Education Sciences: Special Education at the Catholic University of Portugal - Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences, Assistant Professor at Universidade Católica Portuguesa - Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences, Assistant Professor at Universidade Pedagógica de Moçambique and Member of the Scientific Council at Sobredotação Magazine. He published 16 articles in specialized magazines. Organized 17 events. He supervised 45 master's dissertations. Works in the areas of Social Sciences with an emphasis on Educational Sciences - Special Education, Educational Sciences, Psychology with an emphasis on General Psychology and Humanities with an emphasis on the Arts. He published 16 articles in specialized magazines. Organized 17 events. He supervised 45 master's dissertations. Works in the areas of Social Sciences with an emphasis on Educational Sciences - Special Education, Educational Sciences, Psychology with an emphasis on General Psychology and Humanities with an emphasis on the Arts. He published 16 articles in specialized magazines. Organized 17 events. He supervised 45 master's dissertations. Works in the areas of Social Sciences with an emphasis on Educational Sciences - Special Education, Educational Sciences, Psychology with an emphasis on General Psychology and Humanities with an emphasis on the Arts
Toine Pieters is professor of the History of Pharmacy and Allied Sciences in both the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and the Freudenthal Institute (he is also acting Head of this Institute) and senior fellow of the Descartes Institute of the History and Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities. Toine Pieters has published extensively on the history of pharmacy and allied sciences and neuropharmacology (more than 70 peer reviewed publications). His broader interests include drug and addiction research and mental health research. In all his research projects he specifically addresses complexity issues. Pieters acts as reviewer for various high impact international journals, including Nature, Lancet, British Medical Journal, Social history of medicine, Studies in History and Philosophy of the Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Professor Mario Valentino obtained his PhD in Neurophysiology in 2001 through a scholarship awarded by the Max Planck Institute for Neurological Research, Cologne, Germany.His research involved the multimodal investigation of the perturbation of the haemodynamic and ionic homeostasis in experimental stroke. Thereafter, he was awarded a post-doctoral fellowship in the Department of Neurology, Washington University, St.Louis, MO to study ischaemic white matter injury.Since 2013, he is an associate professor at the University of Malta teaching neuroscience and the principal investigator for the Laboratory for the Study of Neurological Disorders His main area of research specialization is to uncover mechanisms of injury and recovery after stroke with special emphasis towards the study of ischaemic white matter injury. This research is investigatedin vivo through the use of high resolutionfluorescence and optical imaging in combination with electrophysiology. Another major theme in his lab is neurovascular imaging, in particular to understand the relationship between cerebral blood flow changesand the perturbations in the underlying glial and neuronal activity. As coordinator of the BioMedical Neuroimaging Core Facility Network of Excellence, he regularly host researchers from other universities for collaborative studies, particular training, exchange of knowledge and protocol experimental design and testing. Professor Valentino has published extensively in high impact journals and book chapters and is a recognized international leader in stroke research. He serves as a review editor to various boards including Frontiers in Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience, Abstract reviewer to the International Stroke Conference since 2015 and Scientific advisor to the Foundation to Fight H-ABC, a rare neurological disorder that effects children and adults.
Professor Dr. Gitumoni Konwar, presently working as Dean, Royal School of Nursing,and Royal School of Medical &Allied Sciences, The Assam Royal Global University,Guwahati, Assam, India. M. Sc. Nursing (Medical Surgical Nursing), From CoN, Christian Medical College & Hospital Ph. D. (Nursing), From SrimantaSankarsdeva University of Health Sciences, Hospital & Health Management, Indira Gandhi National Open University Professor Dr. GitumoniKonwar is former Head of the department of Medical Surgical Nursing, Regional College of Nursing, Guwahati. She has 23 years of leadership, management, communication, research, Teachings and Clinical professional experience spanning the public and private sectors. Her compassion towards nursing profession and public health promotion has won her awards from different organizations in the field. She was conferred the “Education Leadership Award”, 2019, “Women Researcher Award”, “Distinguished Professor Award”, etc. Prof. Konwar’s research areas of interest are: Adult Health & Wellbeing, Critical Care, Neurology, Psychology and Respiratory health. She has more than 34 National & International research publications in her credit. She is also working as Editor and Reviewer in numerous scientific journals of repute in Healthcare and Nursing Field. She has also contributed in the Textbook of Nursing Education of CBS Publisher, reviewed several books of nursing education. Prof. Konwar is taking dynamic and visionary leadership responsibility to improve Nursing Profession such as Zonal Secretary of Nursing Research Society of India, President of Assam state branch, The Nursing Teachers Association of India. She has also aptly performed the additional professional roles & responsibilities entrusted to her which include: GFATM trainer for HIV/ART, Tuberculosis, Trainer on Psycho-Social Care in Disaster Management, JAPHIGO trainer for strengthening pre-service nursing education.