Ball State University, USA
Michael E Graham
Graham International Implant Institute and GraMedica, USA
Research Interests: Foot and Ankle Surgery and Biomechanics
Biography: Dr. Michael E. Graham, was in private practice for 15 years when he developed the HyProCure sinus tarsi implant. He founded GraMedica, an international orthopedic medical device company to bring his implant available to patients globally. During that time, he also founded the Graham International Implant Institute as an educational and research company to provide surgeons with more knowledge to help more patients. Since developing HyProCure, he has published more than a dozen peer-reviewed articles, chapters in textbooks, guest editor to Foot and Ankle Quarterly. He continues to lecture both domestically and internationally on the role of extra-osseous talotarsal stabilization. He lives in Michigan.
San Giovanni Bianco Hospital, Bergamo, Italy
Research Interests: Traumatology of the lower and upper limbs, Traumatology of the pelvis
Biography: His surgical activity includes prosthetic surgery (shoulder, knee, hip,) the trauma including pelvic surgery and acetabulum. He also designed innovative surgical techniques, published and presented at national and international congresses on minimally invasive surgery in trauma: fracture of humeral diaphysis (side street), fracture of calcaneus bone, fracture of the rear wall of the acetabulum and new technique screw placement in anterior pelvic ring fractures.
Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
Research Interests: Bone tumor, Degenerative disease of bone and joint
Biography: MD.PhD Feifei Pu has studied bone tumor molecular biology and therapeutics for 6 years, during which time he has authored more than 30 peer-reviewed reports. He has served on the editorial boards for the Gavin of Orthopedic Research and Therapy, Journal of Medical and Clinical Oncology, Global Journal of Health Science and Nursing, International Journal of Carcinogenesis and Mutagenesis, Annals of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, Oncology Research and Review, Orthopaedic online - bone tumors editorial board, Journal of Clinical and Medical Images, Cancer and Tumor Review, Journal of Lung Cancer Epidemiology, United Journal of Orthopedics and Rheumatology, Nuclear Medicine and Biomedical Imaging, Journal of Carcinogenesis and Mutagenesis, Family Medicine and Care, Pediatric Research and Neonatal Care, MOJ Lymphology & Phlebology, Mathews Journal of Orthopedics, Pediatrics and Neonatal Biology, Annals of Orthopaedics, Trauma and Rehabilitation , and Journal of Pediatrics and Neonatology. He has peer-reviewed reports for Oncotarget, Int Orthop, Tumor Biol, Biomed Res Int, Onco Targets Ther, Curr Cpmput-Aid Drug, Orthopedics-Remedy, and JSM Bone Marrow Research. Dr. Feifei Pu is a member of China Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chinese Research Hospital Association and The International Society for Chinese bone Research International Chinese Musculoskeletal Research Society.
University of Toronto and SickKids Research Institute, Canada
Research Interests: Juvenile idiopathic osteoporosis, Skeletal dysplasias, Osteoarthritis, Cartilage injury, Neurofibromatosis type 1
Biography: Dr. Peter Kannu is a Clinical Geneticist at The Hospital for Sick Children and an investigator at the SickKids Research Institute. His special area of expertise is in the inherited disorders of the skeleton that cause short stature, arthritis and osteoporosis. He also provides genetic counseling for children affected by inherited skin disorders and Neurofibromatosis type 1. He is graduated from The University of Otago in 1994, and went on to complete his specialty training in paediatrics, and then in clinical genetics. His post-graduate qualifications include: Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, Clinical Geneticist of the Human Genetics Society of Australasia (HGSA), Postgraduate Diploma in Child Health and a PhD from the University of Melbourne. At the SickKids Research Institute, Kannu continues his research into rare human conditions causing disorders of the skeleton. He is currently working on identifying causes of cartilage cell damage which lead to osteoarthritis.
Tongji University, China
Research Interests: Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, Nanomaterial Chemistry, Rehabilitation, Rheumatology, Drug Development, Stroke, Physical Medicine, Brain diseases, Pathophysiology in bone and cartilage degeneration, Tissue engineering of bone and articular joints, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis and Tumor bone metastasis.
Biography: Dr. Pengcheng Liu graduated from the School of Clinical Medicine, Nanjing Medical University. He got his PhD degree in the School of Medicine, Tongji University. He is a research scholar in the Department of Orthopaedics, Alpert Medical School of Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital. Now he is a orthopedist of Shanghai Ninth People's Hospital.
University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Research Interests: Bone biology, Materials and Medical devices biocompatibility and Immunology, Anti-infective strategies, Tribology, Biomaterials and smart materials, 3D bioprinting, Wearable Orthopaedic devices and Technologies.
Biography: Fabrizio Billi earned his Ph.D. in Biomaterials and Biomechanics in 2000 from the Università La Sapienza, Roma, Italy. He has been a researcher at the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission from 1995 to 2001 and post-doctoral fellow at University of California Los Angeles from 2002 to 2006. He is currently Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, School of Medicine, at the University of California Los Angeles. His work has been recognized with The John Charnley Award from The Hip Society in 2011 and the Stein Oppenheimer Award in 2012. Dr. Billi currently is on the Editorial Board of several journals in the orthopaedic field.
NUH Tissue Bank, Singapore
Research Interests: Diabetic Foot and Bone Allograft Transplantation
Biography: Assoc Prof Aziz Nather has been a member of NUH Multi-Disciplinary Diabetic Foot Team since May 2003. He was also the Founding President of the Asia Pacific Association on Diabetic Limb Problems set up in Singapore in November 2004, and currently serves as the Honorary Secretary General of the Association. Assoc Prof Nather was also Chairman of the ASEAN Plus Expert Group Forum on the Management of Diabetic Foot Wounds from 2012 to 2014, where experts from member countries - Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Sri Lanka, produced the ASEAN Plus Guidelines on Management of Diabetic Foot Wounds. As Chairman of the URGO Asia Pacific Wound Expert Board from 2015 to 2017, he oversaw the production of education materials for diabetic foot wounds for healthcare professionals and patients. Assoc Prof Nather currently serves as a corresponding Member and Country Representative for Singapore for the International Working Group on the Diabetic Foot of the International Diabetic Federation.
Fidia Farmaceutici S.p.A, Italy
Research Interests: Hyaluronan, Osteoarthritis, cross-linked, Metalloproteases, Hyaluronidases, Polymer, Viscoelastic, Filler.
Biography: His main activities are Design and development as project leader, of new drugs for osteoarthritis management by intra-articular administration. Development of new medical devices based on modify hyaluronic acid for the aesthetic and ophthalmic surgery. Multi step synthesis, characterization and formulation of chemically modified polymers (mainly: hyaluronic acid). Development and scale up process for the manufactured of pharmaceuticals or medical devices (from the lab scale to the pre-industrial scale).
Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, PR China
Research Interests: Osteonecrosis, Osteoporosis, Femoral Neck Fracture, Musculoskeletal Metabolism
Kirikkale University, Turkey
Research Interests: Fracture, Bone, Arthroscopy, Osteotomy, Orthopedic Procedures, Ilizarov Technique
Biography: Meric Cirpar currently works at the Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Kirikkale University.
Zhengzhou University, China
Research Interests: Bone metastases, Bone and soft tissue tumors, Spinal degenerative diseases, Epidemiological statistics, Bioinformatics
Biography: Zong-Qiang Huang is a professor at department of Orthopaedics in the First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou, China. He has been engaged in clinical and scientific research of bone science for more than 30 years. He has performed nearly 1,000 orthopedic surgeries a year for the last decade. He has published more than 50 papers, presided over 8 scientific research projects and participated in the compilation of 3 monographs. His major research interests are the researches using of epidemiological statistics and bioinformatics methodologies to explore the internal mechanism of bone and soft tissue tumors, bone metastases, and spinal degenerative diseases. The current project is aimed to identify module-based biomarkers by integrated bioinformatics and molecular biology experiments on multi-omics levels in liposarcoma, leiomyosarcoma, rhabdomyosarcoma, malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor (MPNST) and chordoma.
Karadeniz Technical University, Turkey
Research Interests: Orthopedic anesthesia, General and local anesthetics in Orthopedic surgery, Regional anesthesia and hypotensive epidural anesthesia in knee and hip surgeries, Acute pain control and postoperative patient-controlled analgesia in shoulder surgery.
Biography: Ahmet Eroglu was born in Trabzon, Turkey. He graduated from Istanbul University Cerrahpasa School of Medicine in 1986. And then he completed his residency in Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at Karadeniz Technical University. Now, Dr. Ahmet Eroglu is a Professor of Anesthesiology and Reanimation at the Medical Faculty of Karadeniz Technical University in Trabzon, Turkey. He is also a specialist in Critical Care Medicine. He is Consultant of Critical Care Medicine and Orthopedic Anesthesia. Dr. Eroglu has numerous publications in the peer-reviewed journals. His research interests have focused on general and local anesthetics, regional anesthesia, hypotensive epidural anesthesia, orthopedic anesthesia, acute pain control, postoperative patient-controlled analgesia, hazards of anesthetic gases, clinical toxicology, nutrition and critical care medicine. He has been a member of the editorial board in some medical journals.
Zhejiang SCI-TECH University, China
Research Interests: Focus on regenerative medicine, Tissue injury and regeneration
Mohamed Abdel-Rehim Laklouk
Minia University Hospital, Egypt
Research Interests: Orthopedic surgery, Deformity correction, Limb reconstruction surgery, Ilizarove surgery, Pediatric orthopedic surgery
Biography: Mohamed Abdel-Rehim Laklouk has completed his MD at the age of 35 years from faculty of medicine, Minia university. Mohamed became a professor of Orthopedic Surgery at April 2017. He is the head of limb reconstruction, deformity correction and Ilizarov Surgery unit at Minia University hospital. He is a member of Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery unit at Minia University hospital. He is also, a professor of deformity correction in Limb Reconstruction Surgery Diploma that belong to Arab Orthopedic surgeons union. He had published more than 18 research papers in reputed journals and had shared in many international Orthopedic Surgery conferences as an honorable speaker and chairman for many sessions. He was a trainer in many deformity correction workshops fellowship program.
Gulzar Saeed Ahmed
Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences, Pakistan
Research Interests: Orthopedic Surgery & Traumatology, Orthopedic trauma, Fracture fixation, Congenital anomalies, Post-polio deformities, Cerebral palsy, Bone and Joint infections, Tumour surgery, Osteomyelitis, Spinal tuberculosis
Biography: Gulzar Saeed Ahmed is a Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, DOST, LUMHS Jamshoro Sindh Pakistan. Liaquat University of Medical & Health Sciences (LUMHS) is recognized by Pakistan Medical and Dental Council and Higher education commission. The Department of Orthopedic Surgery besides teaching MBBS students provides training to MS and FCPS II candidates in Orthopedic Surgery. He teaches orthopedic surgery to MBBS students, Postgraduate FCPS and MS Orthopedic surgery candidates, examine the patients in outdoor patient department and admit patient for surgery. Surgical procedures which he performs, consist of fracture fixation, correction of congenital anomalies, correction of post-polio deformities, procedures for cerebral palsy, bone & joint infections, tumour surgery. He has been recognized as Guide for training FCPS II and MS candidate in orthopedic surgery.