Eliaz P. Babaev, Ph.D., Co-Founded Arobella Medical, LLC in 2006 and serves as its Chief Executive Officer and President. Dr. Babaev Co-founded Celleration Inc. and served as its Chief Technical Officer until July 2009 and Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Babaev worked as an ultrasound system design engineer and research scientist for DiaSorin, Inc., SpectRx, and AeroPag-USA, Inc. He served as the Head of Biomedical Engineering Laboratory and a Professor for State Technical University, Baku, USSR for 25 years. Dr. Babaev then immigrated to the U.S. in 1994 and worked as a senior technical consultant for several medical device companies. He served as Assistant Professor in the Biomedical Engineering Department of Bauman Moscow State Technical University. He has also been a Research Fellow in Biomechanics and Bioengineering at the Warsaw University of Technology and Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Dr. Babaev graduated from Moscow-Bauman Technical University with a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering and Biomechanical Engineering in 1975. Dr. Babaev holds D.Sc. (Doctor of Science), Biomedical Engineering (Medical Ultrasound) in 1993 and D.Sc., Biomedical Instrumentations and Biomechanics from Latvian Academy of Science, Center For Biomechanics & Biomedical Engineering Riga, Latvia in 1991. He received B.S. and M.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering (Industrial Ultrasound - NDT for Oil Reservoirs) in Azerbaijan Technical University Baku, Azerbaijan in 1969. Dr. Babaev has more than 40+ years expertise in Non-Imaging Medical Ultrasound and particularly in Ultrasound Wound Management, live tissue repair and in all the areas of advances in skin, wound care, nursing, tissue science, drug delivery systems, wound treatment technologies, tissue engineering, and body architectonics research and cancer research including apoptosis. 50+ US and 100+ Worldwide Patents are issued, numerous are pending, 50+ scientific articles, abstracts are published.
Wei Li, after receiving his college education in Biology Major from Xinjiang University, People’s Republic of China, he came to the US in 1985. He received MS degree in 1988 and PhD degree in 1991 from the Department of Developmental Biology and Cancer at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York City. Following a two-year post-doctoral/instructor fellowship with Dr. Joseph Schlessinger (Professor and Chairman, currently at Yale University Medical Center), he joined the faculty of the Ben May Institute for Cancer Research at the University of Chicago in the fall of 1993 as an Assistant Professor. He was recruited to University of Southern California (USC) Keck School of Medicine in 1999 and rose to full professor in 2006. He is currently a Professor and Director of the GMCB Graduate Program at USC Keck School of Medicine. His research interest focuses wound healing and cancer cell invasion. His laboratory is the first to identify the important role for the SECRETED form of heat shock protein-90 (Hsp90) in skin wound healing. He is the principle author of more than 80 peer-reviews publications in first-rate biomedical journals.
Ryan Moseley graduated from Swansea University with a BSc (Honours) Degree in Biochemistry in 1991. Later, he obtained his PhD from the School of Dentistry, University of Wales College of Medicine in 1996, examining the role of oxidative stress in periodontal disease. In 2008, Dr Moseley was appointed Lecturer in Tissue Repair Director of the CITER MSc Programme in Tissue Engineering at Cardiff University, being promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2012 and to Reader in 2017. Dr Moseley’s research focus on the mechanisms underlying cellular wound healing responses in dermal (normal skin, chronic wound, keloid and hypertrophic scar) and oral (oral mucosa, bone, dental pulp) tissues during health and disease. By understanding these mechanisms, his Research Group aims to develop stem cell-, biomaterial- and pharmaceutical-based strategies to address impaired healing in these tissues. Funding bodies worldwide have supported Dr Moseley’s research (>£2M awarded to date), including the MRC, NHMRC and Wellcome Trust, culminating in numerous published papers, filed patents with industrial partners in the dermal wound-healing sector (Convatec, Systagenix Wound Management, Peplin/LEO Pharma, QBiotics); and many conference prizes and awards.
Alexander Seifalian, Professor of Nanotechnology and Regenerative Medicine worked at the Royal Free Hospital and University College London for over 26 years, during this time he spent a period of time at Harvard Medical School looking at caused of cardiovascular diseases and a year at Johns Hopkins Medical School looking at treatment of liver. He published more than 647 peer-reviewed research papers, and registered 14 UK and International patents. He is currently CEO of NanoRegMed Ltd, working on the commercialisation of his research. During his career Prof Seifalian has led and managed many large projects with successful outcomes in terms of commercialisation and translation to patients. In 2007 he was awarded the top prize in the field for the development of nanomaterials and technologies for cardiovascular implants by Medical Future Innovation, and in 2009 he received a Business Innovation Award from UK Trade & Investment (UKTI). He was the European Life Science Awards’ Winner of Most Innovative New Product 2012 for the “synthetic trachea”. Prof Seifalian won the Nanosmat Prize in 2013 and in 2016 he received the Distinguish Research Award in recognition of his outstanding work in regenerative medicine from Heals Healthy Life Extension Society. His achievements include development of the world first synthetic trachea, lacrimal drainage conduit, and vascular bypass graft using nanocomposite materials, bioactive molecules and stem cell technology. He has over 15,000 media report from his achievement, include BBC, ITV, WSJ, CNN, and many more. Currently he is working on development and commercialisation of human organs using graphene based nanocomposite materials and stem cells technology.
Nanotechnology and Regenerative Medicine
Christine is Professor of Clinical Nursing Research at the University of Nottingham, School of Health Sciences, UK, and holds other visiting chairs at the following: University of Glasgow; Cardiff University Medical School Wound Healing Institute; Kanasawa University, Japan, Western Ontario University, Canada and LOROS Hospice UK . She is also nurse consultant at the Royal Derby Foundation NHS Trust Lymphoedema service in which she leads a research team as well as undertaking a clinical consultancy role in a service with over 4000 patients. She has been involved in wound healing research and practice for 30 years and Lymphoedema for 15 years. She has undertaken extensive research in this field using mixed research methods including running national and international clinical trials. She currently heads the International Lymphoedema Framework, an international charity, whose mission is to develop effective Lymphoedema care throughout the world. Her areas of research include compression therapy; service development and evaluation; psychosocial impact of disease; chronic wounds and Lymphoedema. She has presented and published internationally. She edited the EWMA position document series and the International Lymphoedema Framework Best Practice Document (2006) and is a member of international editorial boards, NICE boards on leg ulcer management and advisory panels. She was awarded a CBE in the 2006 New Year’s Honours List and made a life fellow of the Royal College of Nursing that same year. She has received 6 life time achievement awards between 2006 and 2015 in recognition of her work. In December 2008 she received a Nursing Times Diamond 20 Award as one of the 20 most influential nurses in the last 60 years. She received the Vice Chancellor’s medal in 2015 from Nottingham University and the Nottingham University Global Knowledge and Impact Exchange Award in 2016.
Sandeep Shrivastava is Professor of Orthopaedics. He is also the Director at Centre for Autologus Platelet Rich Plasma Biotechnological Interventions; C.E.O.(Hospitals ) and Ex Dean of the Medical School at Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences , a Health University, at India situated in rural backdrop of city Wardha. He is Chairman of Limb Deformity Correction and Reconstruction Clinic at Dept. of Orthopaedics. He did his graduation and post-graduation from G R Medical College, Gwalior, India. He have published more than 60 International papers; presented 75 International papers at different global forums, 2 books and hold 5 copyrights /patents on ranging interests from Medical Education to Bio- Informatics. As Clinical biotechnologist & Reseracher, he has developed the therapy “Sandeep’s Technique for Assisted Regeneration of Skin (STARS)” for wound healing, which is an attempt to find an ideal solution for millions who continue to suffer from complex wounds. He has travelled extensively to over 25 countries, delivering various talks & have also been conducting life skill Workshop - “Escape to Lifescape”.
Mr. Wilcox is board certified by the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing Society as a Certified Wound Care Nurse and Certified Foot Care Nurse. He is also certified by the American Academy of Wound Management as a Certified Wound Specialist, and is Wound Care and Diabetic Wound Care Certified by the National Alliance of Wound Care. Additionally, Jim is certified by the National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine as an Advance Certified Hyperbaric Nurse and is also a past President of the Baromedical Nurses Association. Jim retired from the US Navy, where he served as a saturation diver and held the rank of Master Chief Petty Officer. He is a recognized expert on advanced wound healing and hyperbaric medicine with both mono and multiplaced chambers. He is versed in all aspects of inpatient, outpatient, and home health wound care. Jim co-edited the first nursing text book on Hyperbaric Nursing, and has 25 peer reviewed papers including a research study published in Journal of the American Medical Association. His most recent publication is a chapter in “Oxidative Stress and Antioxidant Protection: The Science of Free Radical Biology & Disease”, published this in 2017.
Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing, Wound Management, Hyperbaric Medicine, Diabetic Wound Care
Shaik O. Rahaman, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland, USA. His laboratory is interested in elucidating the signaling events underlying the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis and fibrosis. Dr. Rahaman earned his PhD in Molecular Biology at Jadavpur University, and a BS in Human Physiology (Honors), and an MS in Biophysics and Molecular Biology from University of Calcutta. From 2000-2014, Dr. Rahaman worked at Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, USA, as a Postdoctoral Fellow, eventually as a Project Scientist and Assistant Professor. He was the recipient of the American Heart Association Scientist Development Grant, NIH-R01 grant, and NSF grant. Dr. Rahaman is the author or co-author of 23 research papers in high impact international peer-reviewed journals of repute. Dr. Rahaman has given numerous invited talks nationally and internationally, and is a reviewer/editorial board member in numerous scientific journals. Dr. Rahaman also served as a reviewer for National Institute of Health (USA).
Inflammatory diseases, Nutrition
Sadanori Akita is currently a professor-in-chief of department of plastic surgery, wound repair and regeneration of Fukuoka University, Faculty of Medicine and he did his residency in plastic surgery at Nagasaki University Hospital. He received his PhD from the Graduate School of Nagasaki University specializing in plastic and reconstructive surgery. He later did a research fellowship at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) under supervision of Shlomo Melmed MD on a cytokine expression and its regulation in vivo by using a transgenic animal model. He serves as a general secretary of World Union of Wound Healing Societies, which will be held in Yokohama, September 2-6, 2012, http://wuwhs2012.com/ and will be president of the world union of wound healing societies, for the years of 2012 to 2016. He is the president of the World Union of Wound Healing Societies (WUWHS) from September 2012 to September 2016 and currently the president of the Asian Wound Care Association (AWCA). His research interests include: cytokines and stem cells in wound healing, difficult wound healing (radiation injury), regenerative tissue enhancement to HIV-drug related-wasting patients, reconstructive surgery, burn and craniofacial surgery. His list of publications includes 90 peer-reviewed English original articles, 20 English overviews and 20 English-book chapters with 5 editorships of the books and lead the two study sectors funded by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare on vascular anomaly and on cybernic medicine.
Radiation wounds, Scarring, Lymphedema, Vascular malformation and wound, Regeneration of intractable wounds.
Laurent Chabal was the Vice-President of the Swiss Association for Woundcare (SAfW). Currently, elected for the next WCET™ Vice-President. He is also acting Chairperson in WCET™ Publications & Communications since 2014. He completed his University Degree in Cell Biology and Physiology from Paris in 1989, Nurse Diploma from Geneva in 1995. He received specialized certificate in Oncology and Palliative care from Geneva in1997, University Diploma of Wound care from Paris in 2003 and Clinic Certificate of Stomatherapy (ETNEP) from Bordeaux in2005. He was presently serving as Nurse in Morges’ Hospital since 1995 and has experience in internal Medicine, Oncology and Pain control care, as Stoma therapist Nurse since 2003 in the EHC, Morges and scientific collaborator in HEdS, Geneva from 2009-2012. Since 2010, he was holding various positions like UAS Lecturer and also Swiss UCM Coordinator (for the EWMA, CPC and WUWHS conferences). He is a member of the WCET™ Education Committee since 2010 and of the Continuous training Committee of the Swiss Association of Stomatherapists, since 2012, representative of the Canton’ Stomatherapists in the ILCo Vaud (local ostomates association) Board since 2013.
Prof. Alina Sionkowska is a polymer and biopolymer scientist who obtained her Ph.D. from Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun, Poland. From 2008 she has been working as Professor at the Faculty of Chemistry, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun, Poland. She spent several periods in laboratories abroad: Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden; Faculty of Chemistry University of Camdridge, UK; Collagen Research Group University of Bristol, UK; Department of Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry University of Genova, Italy; Faculty of Biology and Biological Sciences University of of Stirling, Scotland, UK; School of Optometry and Vision Science University of Wales, Cardiff, UK; Laval University, Laboratory of Bioengineering and Biomaterials, Quebec City, Canada; Laboratoire de Physicochimie Moleculaire University of Bordeaux, France; Department of Biophysics Tbilisi State University, Georgia. Her professional and scientific activity comprises of 4 handbooks/textbooks; published 180 papers in scientific journals; 30 in Hindex; 192 papers in the proceedings of international or national conferences; participating in 22 different international or national research projects; member of the scientific committee of 20 different meetings; and member of the organizing committee for 2 different international conferences.
Lydia Corum is a broad-based wound care nursing leader who helps businesses manage wound care staff, department, projects and logistics, business improvement and alignment initiatives, meeting with top and bottom line performance targets and by contributing to an organization's leadership team. Lydia is presently working as a wound clinic manager and also as RN in contract with National Institute of Health, Bethesda, MD; St Joseph Hospital, Burbank, CA; St John’s Hospital, Oxnard, CA; Rideout Memorial Hospital, Yuba City, CA; Kern County Hospital, Bakersfield, CA and Eisenhower Medical Center, Rancho Mirage, CA from February 2013 to present. She has past experience as Wound Care Coordinator in West Hills Hospital, West Hills, CA from April 2015-June 2017 and Kindred Health Care-West Covina, CA from January 2014-April 2014. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Minor in Business & Computers, Bethel College in 1996; Certified Wound Care Nurse (CWCN), Emory Hospital, MD in 2005; Master of Science in Nursing Administration, Keiser University in 2013. She is Licensed Registered Nurse in States of California and Texas, USA. She hold various affiliations in Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing Certification Board (WOCNCB); American Nursing Association (ANA); Advanced Association of Wound Care (AAWC) and Toastmasters-President of Local Chapter 6.