Vice President, Kumamoto University Hospital, Japan
Research Interests: Collagen diseases and Skin cancers
Biography: Dr. Hironobu Ihn is the Vice President, Kumamoto University Hospital and also the Professor & Chairman, Department of Dermatology & Plastic Surgery, Faculty of Life Sciences, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan. He served as the lecturer, Department of Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine between 2001 and 2005 and became the associate Professor, Department of Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tokyo. He was elected as the professor and Chairman, Department of Dermatology and Plastic Surgery, Faculty Life Sciences, Kumamoto University in 2005 and became the Vice President, Kumamoto University Hospital in 2013. He is the eminent member of Japanese Society of Dermatology, Japanese Society of Investigative Dermatology, Japanese Society of Clinical Immunology, Japanese Society of connective tissue Research, American Academy of Immunologists, American Society for Matrix Biology, Japanese Society of Allergy, Japanese Society of Rheumatology, Japanese Society of Cosmetic Dermatology, Japanese Society of Psoriasis, Japanese Society of Skin Cancer.
Gail K. Naughton
Histogen Inc, USA
Research Interests: Regenerative medicine, Growth factors, Extracellular matrix, Wound healing
Biography: Gail K. Naughton, Ph.D., has spent nearly 30 years extensively researching the tissue engineering process, holds over 105 U.S. and foreign patents, and has founded two regenerative medicine companies. Her current venture, Histogen, is focused on the development of novel solutions based on the products of cells grown under simulated embryonic conditions. She currently serves as the Company’s CSO and CBDO, and is the inventor of its core technology.
Pier Francesco Ferrucci
Director of the Tumor Biotherapy Unit, European Institute of Oncology, Italy
Research Interests: Oncology, Clinical trials, Cancer biology, Clinical oncology, Cancer biomarkers, Cancer diagnostics, Metastasis, Tumors
Biography: Pier Francesco Ferrucci is Director of the Tumor Biotherapy Unit, EIO, Milan, Italy. Dr. Ferrucci carries out clinical and translational research activity focused on melanoma and skin cancers, on Immunotherapy and Targeted therapy with the aim to personalize cures. He is the Founder and Scientific Director of the “Fondazione Grazia Focacci Onlus" for oncology research and support of patients and their families. He is the President Elect of the Italian Network for Bio-Immunotherapy of Tumors (NIBIT) and member of many other Research Groups, such as the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC), the Italian Society of Medical Oncology (AIOM), the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and the European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO). He can speak Italian and English.
Professor, Hong Kong Baptist University, China
Research Interests: Herbal pharmacology, Melanoma, Cancer, Inflammation, Hepatoprotection, Melanogenesis
Biography: Dr. Zhiling Yu holds a BSc degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine and a PhD degree in Biochemistry. Dr. Yu is known for his research in herbal pharmacology, focusing on anticancer, anti-inflammation, hepatoprotective and melanogenesis modulating herbs. He is now a Professor at the School of Chinese Medicine, Hong Kong Baptist University.
Jeffrey B Travers
Professor of Dermatology and Staff Physician at the Dayton Veterans Administration Medical Center (VAMC)
Research Interests: Dermatology clinical trials, Photobiology, Lipid mediators, Non-melanoma skin cancer.
Biography: Jeffrey B. Travers hase the good fortune to be both a scientist as well as a dermatologist physician. He has served as Chair of the Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology at the Boonshoft School of Medicine at Wright State University in Dayton Ohio since February 2015. In addition, he is a Professor of Dermatology and Staff Physician at the Dayton Veterans Administration Medical Center (VAMC). In his previous career, he served as Chair of the Dermatology Department at the Indiana University School of Medicine for almost a decade. His life goal is to use basic science tenets to improve clinical medicine. To that end, he direct both a basic science laboratory as well as a clinical trials unit (Pharmacology Translational Unit) where he pursues translational studies funded by the NIH and the VA, as well as pharma-sponsored clinical trials. His research is currently funded by two NIH R01 grants and two VA Merit awards, and he has published over 140 peer-reviewed manuscripts. There are two major areas of research in his group. First is the role of the lipid mediator Platelet-activating Factor (PAF) in how keratinocytes translate environmental stressors such as UV radiation into systemic signals. Second is the role of fibroblast senescence in photocarcinogenesis.
Edmond B. Cabbabe
Adjunct Professor of Surgery, St. Louis University School of Medicine, USA
Research Interests: Wound healing, Benign and Malignant lesions, Fillers and Botox, Keloids, Lasers
Biography: Dr. Edmond B. Cabbabe is an Adjunct Professor of Surgery at Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, School of Medicine, Saint Louis University, United States. Dr. Cabbabe is double board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, American Board of Surgery and has an additional Certificate of Added Qualification in Hand Surgery. He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Furthermore, he is involved with the American Medical Association.
Dr. Cabbabe is an experienced surgeon with an astonishing track record of consistently excellent and natural enhancements. He continues to give back to the medical community by teaching residents, serving as an editor for major Plastic Surgery Journals and with over 20 publications and multiple speaking appearances.
Dr. Cabbabe believes that all patients should be treated with respect and dignity. His desire is to meet and exceed patient expectations consistently with natural, beautiful results. His skills have been recognized regionally as patients travel from all across Missouri to have consultations and proceed on to surgery.
Edmond B. Cabbabe has been presented with the St. Louis Metropolitan Medical Society’s highest award, the Robert E. Schlueter Leadership Award. Dr. Cabbabe is only the 20th recipient in the long history of the award which honors long-standing contributions to medicine in the areas of leadership, scientific orientation, advocacy and community service.
He served as president of the St. Louis Metropolitan Medical Society in 1995, and as president of the Missouri State Medical Association in the 2004-2005 year. He has been a Missouri delegate to the American Medical Association since 2009 and has chaired the delegation since 2011. He also has served for nine years as a board member of the American Medical Association Foundation, the charitable entity of the AMA, including one year as president.
Private lecturer at the University of Basel for plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery, Switzerland.
Research Interests: Aesthetic surgery (Caucasian and Asian), Microsurgery, Tissue engineering and Peripheral nerve surgery.
Biography: After studying medicine in Zurich, He completed various positions in general surgery in Chur and Zurich, followed by several years of research activity at the University Hospital in Zurich and Basel. In 2011 He was able to start his further training in plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery at the University Hospital Basel.
During his further training as a specialist, he visited well-known centers in Asia (9th People's Hospital in Shanghai), Europe, Egypt and America (Massachusetts General Hospital, Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute) and is able to further develop in the field of facial surgery. From 2016 - 2019 he was a senior physician at the University Hospital Basel and co-coordinator of the skin tumor center.
Since March 2020 he is also been working as a private lecturer (PD) at the University of Basel for plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery.
His personal interest is in reconstructive and aesthetic breast and facial surgery. The facelift technique, in particular is an impressive operation with spectacular results. He is able to learn the techniques in the USA from well-known plastic surgeons such as Rod J. Rohrich MD (USA, Dallas) and Timothy J. Marten, MD (USA, San Francisco).
He is a member of the Swiss Medical Association (FMH), Member of the Swiss Society of Aesthetic Surgery (SGAC), Member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and many other associations.
Associate Professor of Dermatology, Department of Dermatology, Istanbul University Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, Turkey.
Research Interests: Psoriasis, Pediatric dermatology, Autoimmune bullous diseases, Dermatoscopy, Urticaria, Allergic diseases, Behçet’s disease, Vasculitis, Lasers, Cosmetic dermatology, Facial rejuvenation, Hair diseases, Mesotherapy, Botulinum toxin and Fillers
Biography: Zekayi Kutlubay was born in Malatya, Turkey. He graduated from Istanbul University Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty between 1987 and 1994. From 1995 to 1999, he was an assistant of Dermatology, Department of Dermatology, Istanbul University Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty. From 1999 to 2010, he was a Specialist of Dermatology in a few private hospitals and laser clinics in Istanbul. From 2010 to 2014, he was a Specialist of Dermatology, Department of Dermatology, Istanbul University Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty. From 2014 to date, he was an Associate Professor of Dermatology, Department of Dermatology, Istanbul University Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty.
Post-Doctoral Research Associate, University of Leeds, UK.
Research Interests: IL-23/IL-17 inflammatory axis, Novel cytokines in health and disease, Inflammatory skin diseases and inflammatory arthritis.
Biography: Dr. Charlie Bridgewood is currently working as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate at University of Leeds since November 2017, before that he is a PhD candidate in University of Bradford from September 2014 to October 2017 and a Clinical Research Technician from August 2012 to August 2014.
He is an Invited speaker to 4th International Italian meeting on Ankylosing Spondylitis 2019. He is a reviewer for European Journal of Immunology and Journal of Investigative Dermatology, Rheumatology. He is a Member of British Society for Immunology, British Society for Investigative Dermatology, European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR), European Society for Dermatological Research.
Oumeish Youssef Oumeish
Senator – The Senate House, The Jordanian Parliament, The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Research Interests: Skin disorders, Cutaneous medicine, Cutaneous oncology, Photobiology, Pediatric dermatology
Biography: Doctor Oumeish Youssef Oumeish was born in Salt City – Jordan and attended high school in Amman, Jordan. He took his medical education at the Alexandria – University – Medical School (Egypt), following which he joined the Royal Medical Services – Jordan Armed Forces, where he did training in medicine and dermatology for 6 years. Subsequently, he earned the Diploma in Dermatology from London University and the Diploma in Sexually Transmitted Diseases from Liverpool University. Doctor Oumeish also served a fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital – Harvard Medical School in Boston.
During his medical career, Dr. Oumeish has been Administrative – Director for King Hussein Medical Center and Chief of both the Department of Medicine and the Department of Dermatology. He completed his army career as a major general and has practiced in the private sector in Amman as Director of the Jordan Laser Center and the Amman Clinic. Additional accolades include being Visiting Professor of Dermatology at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans and President of the Jordan Private Medical Association.
Director, Regenerative Medicine Research & Business Development Section, Shiseido Global Innovation Center, Japan
Research Interests: Hair biology, Keratinocyte biology, Dermatology, Developmental biology, Stem cell biology, Regenerative Medicine
Biography: Dr. Jiro Kishimoto graduated from Kyoto University and obtained his PhD in 1994. After joining Shiseido in 1984 as a researcher, he was trained his academic career in University of Cambridge and MRC in U.K. and as a Research fellow in MGH/Harvard Cutaneous Biology Research Center (CBRC) during 1996-1999. After his appointment as a head of Hair Research Lab. and Skin Biology Research Lab. at Shiseido Research Center, he is currently section director of Regenerative Medicine Research & Business Development Section since 2015. He is a member of HRS, JSID, JSRM.
Harrison H. Lee
Associate Adjunct Surgeon, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai, USA
Research Interests: Cosmetic surgery, Facial plastic surgery, Reconstructive surgery, Maxillofacial surgery.
Biography: Harrison H. Lee was born in 1958 in Seoul, Korea. He is currently living in USA and currently an Associate Adjunct Surgeon in New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai, USA and also a Private Practitioner of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive surgery, Cosmetic surgery and Maxillofacial Surgery. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He has been awarded with 10 Best Plastic Surgeons - Patient Satisfaction Award in 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 from American Institute of Plastic Surgeons and also Talk of the Town California Plastic Surgeons 2019 (Ninth consecutive year).
Mara Madalina Mihai
Specialist in Dermatology and Venereology and University Assistant in the Oncologic Dermatology Department, `Elias` Emergency University Hospital, `Carol Davila` University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania.
Research Interests: Dermatology, Infectious diseases, Chronic skin infections, Microbial biofilms, Wound care, Skin healing, Biomaterials, Nanotechnology, Nanoengineering, Skin cancer
Biography: Dr. Mara Mihai started her carrier in the research field in 2012, during her PhD studies degree, when she also worked as a University Assistant in the Microbiology Department, at the `Carol Davila` University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania. Dr. Mara Mihai performed the first phenotypic and genotypic characterization of bacterial strains isolated from chronic wounds in Romania and established interesting correlations between the bacterial virulence and resistance profiles and patients` healing outcomes. She made significant contributions to the complex field of inter-reign communication between the human host and bacterial pathogens during infection, which is a poorly investigated area in Romania and Eastern Europe.
After her PhD studies, Dr. Mara Mihai started to work as a University Assistant in the Oncologic Dermatology Department, `Elias` Emergency University Hospital, `Carol Davila` University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania and continued the research of host-microbiome interactions, especially in the context of chronic skin infections. She expanded her research interests on the study of novel materials with biomedical applications (Eg. with targeted antimicrobial or antineoplastic action). She published articles in high impact journals and book chapters on the mentioned subjects, as well as an international book on bacterial biofilms in chronic venous ulcers.
Dr. Mara Mihai actively attended numerous national and international scientific events and, as a scientific recognition of the quality of the research, she received multiple International Scholarships and Travel Grants.
Handan Kiymet Kelekci
Associate Professor, Izmir Katip Celebi University, Turkey
Research Interests: Dermatopathology, Acne and Women’s dermatology
Biography: Handan Kiymet Kelekci was born in April 1970 in Turkey. She is currently working as Associate Professor in İzmir Katip Çelebi University, School of Medicine and has published more than 50 articles. She has grants for more than 2 special projects about Dermatology. She is interested in Dermatopathology, Acne and Women’s dermatology. She has occupied in postgraduation education of İzmir Katip Çelebi University University, School of Medicine.
Bhertha Miyuki Tamura
Head of Dermatology, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Research Interests: Botulinum toxin, Aesthetics, Laser, Fillers and Dermatologic surgery
Biography: Bhertha Miyuki Tamura did her Bachelor’s at Medicine from State University of Londrina (1987), Master's at Dermatology from University of São Paulo (2001) and doctorate at Dermatology from University of São Paulo (2005). Has experience in Medicine, focusing on Surgery and Dermatology, acting on the following subjects: Botulinum toxin, aesthetics, Laser, fillers and dermatologic surgery. Editor of Springer's Daily Routine in Dermatology in Cosmetic Dermatology, Member of the American Academy of Dermatology, Brazilian Dermatology Society, counsellor and member of the Brazilian Dermatologic Surgery Society.
San Gallicano Dermatological Institute, Italy
Research Interests: Melanoma, Dermoscopy, Nevus, Actinic keratosis, Skin, Cytogenetics, Pigmented nevus, Photochemotherapy
Biography: Dr. Laura Eibenschutz is currently working as Head of Precancerous Lesions and Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer Unit, San Gallicano Dermatological Institute, Italy. She focus on use of Non Surgical therapy in treating Non-Melanoma Skin Cancers as Actinic keratoses and Cutaneous carcinoma, in particular with Photodynamic therapy. She follow up more than 3000 patients with Carcinoma and Precancerous Lesions treated with Photodynamic therapy or with Non-Surgical therapy and follow up of more than 2000 patients with Melanoma. She is author and co-author of various publications in high indexed scientific journals and Invited speaker at National and International Congresses.
She is also the advisor for the Multidisciplinary Italian Group of Melanoma (GIpMe) for the preparation and the conduction of multicenter studies concerning new diagnostic techniques and new therapeutic protocols.
She previously worked as Director of Dermatologic Oncology Unit - San Gallicano Dermatological Institute Via Elio Chianesi, 53 – Rome – Italy from December 2014 to April 2015.
She did her Degree in Medicine and Surgery at University of Roma La Sapienza in 1984, Post graduation in Dermatology and Venerology at University of Roma La Sapienza in 1987 and Post graduation in Oncology at University of Roma La Sapienza in 1984.
She can speak Italian, English and German.
Iqbal Abdulaziz Ali Bukhari
Professor, Consultant Dermatologist, University of Dammam, College of Medicine, Dammam, Saudi Arabia.
Research Interests: Skin, Dermatology, Clinical dermatology, Psoriasis, Melanoma, Basal cell carcinoma, Squamous cell carcinoma, Cosmetic surgery, Macrophage, Hepatitis B
Biography: Iqbal Abdulaziz Ali Bukhari is a Professor and consultant dermatologist with more than 31 years of good experience in many dermatological diseases. Special interest in Laser therapy, Phototherapy, Dematopathology, Cosmetic dermatology and Study of Genetic diseases. Has many publications in various international medical journals. He is an active member of Saudi Society of Dermatology and Dermatology Surgery, American Academy of Dermatology, European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology.
Saman Ahmad Nasrollahi
Associate Professor of Center for Research & Training in Skin Diseases & Leprosy, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Research Interests: Cosmetic formulary, Safety and Efficacy of Cosmetic products, Nanoparticles in Transdermal drug delivery systems
Biography: Saman Ahmad Nasrollahi was born in Tehran (1982). He got his Pharm.D from Tabriz University of Medical Sciences (2006) and Ph.D. of pharmaceutics from Tehran University of Medical Sciences (2011). His research interests are Transdermal Drug Delivery Systems (TDDS), Formulation of Cosmetic and Hygienic products, Safety and Efficacy Evaluation of Cosmetic and Hygienic products and Design of Novel Transdermal Drug Delivery Systems such as Cell Penetrating Peptides (CPPs), Nanoemulsions, Solid Lipid Nanoparticles (SLNs) and Nano Lipid Carriers (NLCs). He has published research papers and abstracts on mentioned topics. He is currently associate professor of Center for Research & Training in Skin Diseases & Leprosy and also manager of Pharmaceutical, Cosmeceutical, & Hygienic Products Clinical Evaluation Lab (DermaLab).
Ahmad M. Al Aboud
Chairman of Dermatology and Cutaneous Laser Surgery Department, King Abdullah Medical City, KSA
Research Interests: Clinical dermatology, Pediatric dermatology, Dermatosurgery, Cosmetology, Dermatology genetics, Skin, Cosmetic surgery, Aesthetic surgery, Laser therapy, Skin diseases
Biography: Ahmad M. Al Aboud is a Board Certified Dermatologist and Cutaneous Laser Surgeon and he is currently the chairman of Dermatology and Cutaneous Laser Surgery Department at King Abdullah Medical City. Author and Reviewer for dermatology journals including, journal of the american academy of dermatology, journal of pediatric dermatology, cutis, skin and aging, journal of the europeian academy of dermatology and venereology journal of cutaneous pathology and journal of cosmetics, dermatological sciences and applications. Clinical instructor for the dermatology board trainees. Speaker at local and national dermatology courses, symposia and conferences. Organizing member to local, and regional conferences and meetings for the saudi society of dermatology and dermatologic surgery. Also, he is the Editor for EbscoHealth Dermatology chapters and Editor in Chief for Statpearls publishing.
Meliha Merve Hiz
Associate Professor of Medical Biology, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Turkey
Research Interests: Epigenetic and Genetic studies on Skin diseases
Biography: Meliha Merve Hiz was born in 1985 in Turkey. She is currently working as Associate Professor of Medical Biology in Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, School of Medicine, Dept of Medical Biology, Çanakkale, Turkey. She is a member of European Society for Investigative Dermatology. She has received many awards including Best Poster Presentation Award in National Congress of Nanotechnology Nanokon 2015, Yıldız Technical University, Istanbul, in 2015, Oral Presentation Award in 4th Dermatoimmunology Autumn Association of Tumor Necrosis factor-alpha G308A ve G238A gene polymorphisms with susceptibility to hypertension among patient with psoriasis in 2012.