Jose Pardo
University of Minnesota, USA

Title: Cognitive Aging, the Anterior Cingulate Cortex, and Memory

Biography :

José V. Pardo received in 1975 his Bachelor of Science degree majoring in physics and mathematics at the University of Miami, Miami, FL. ....... He became a Medical Scientist Trainee (MSTP) at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (Baltimore, MD). His graduate training was in the Biochemistry, Cellular, and Molecular Biology Program (BCMB) under the mentorship of Susan W. Craig, Ph.D. His M.D./Ph.D. was awarded in 1983 after discovering a novel organelle in the muscle cell, the costamere. He completed a Medical Internship at Duke University Hospital, Durham, NC, in 1984. Subsequently, he enrolled in a Psychiatry Residency at the Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, MO. During the residency and fellowship he worked in the Department of Radiation Sciences where PET was invented in the 1970s-80s by Michele Ter-Pogossian, Ph.D. Dr. Pardo’s immediate research mentors were Marcus A. Raichle, M.D., and Michael I. Posner, Ph.D. He trained to use neuroimaging to study cognitive neuroscience between 1986-1990. His major contribution during the fellowship was finding the anterior cingulate cortex was the principal locus of the Stroop Color/Word Test, a classical probe of attentional processing. He joined the faculty at Washington University, St. Louis, MO, as Assistant Professor. In 1991 he moved to the Minneapolis VA Medical Center to lead the psychiatric neuroimaging effort and was promoted to Professor of Psychiatry in in 2004 at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN. Dr. Pardo has mentored numerous students, fellows, and junior faculty, and has been continuously funded by federal and private foundations. He has reviewed grant applications as a Standing Member of the APDA Study Section and is a Fellow of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology. His current research interest focuses on elucidating the role of the anterior cingulate cortex in normal aging. Read more

Celia M. Ross
Founder, Delaware Gerontology Institute, USA

Title: Eldercare Communities Adjusting to the Threat of COVID19: A Focus on the Activities Profession

Biography :

Dr. Celia Ross’ interests include: gerontology, wellness, nutrition, molecular health, and sharing what she has learned over the years. ....... She is the Founder of the Delaware Gerontology Institute, LLC ( ). After listening to elders who greatly missed reading due to very low vision, she began a line of extra-large print books, such as classic poetry books, to empower elders to enjoy reading again. Read more

Roland N. Dickerson
University of Tennessee Health Science Center, United States

Title: Protein Requirements for the Critically Ill, Older Patient

Biography :

Dr. Roland Dickerson is a Professor of Clinical Pharmacy and Translational Science at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. ....... He also serves as Clinical Coordinator and Clinical Pharmacy Specialist with the Nutrition Support Service at Regional One Health in Memphis. Dr. Dickerson is a board-certified nutrition support pharmacist and has been engaged in clinical practice, education, and research since completing his Nutrition Support Fellowship in 1983. He currently has over 170 publications in peer-reviewed journals of which many have led to improvements in the clinical care of critically ill patients who require parenteral or enteral nutrition therapy. These works have been incorporated into numerous organizational guidelines and position papers and have led to international recognition via awards from various nutrition and pharmacy societies. Read more

Robert Wessells
Wayne State University School of Medicine, USA

Title: Drosophila Exercise Training Reveals Mechanisms for Healthspan Maintenance

Biography :

Robert (R.J.) Wessells did his PhD at the Ohio State University, where he studied EGF Receptor activity in the developing Drosphila wing. ....... He did a postdoc at University of Michigan, then moved to the Sanford Burnham Institute in La Jolla, California, where he helped to develop the use of adult Drosophila to study functional aging of the heart. Since starting his own lab at University of Michigan, he has developed the first invertebrate exercise training system, and used it to study genetic factors that modulate the effects of chronic exercise on healthspan. His lab moved to Wayne State in Detroit in 2015, where he is currently an Associate Professor. His lab continues to work on identification of novel factors that can mimic the effects of exercise in sedentary animals, and to test the efficacy of these mimetics in treatment of progressive diseases, including Barth Syndrome and various ataxias. Read more

Laura M. Hsu
Merrimack College, United States

Title: The Influence of Environmental Primes on Aging

Biography :

Dr. Laura Hsu is an Associate Professor and Program Director of the Human Development & Human Services Program at Merrimack College in North Andover, MA, USA........ She earned her B.A. in Psychology from the University of California-Berkeley and her Ed.D. in Human Development and Psychology from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Her research on aging focuses on how the environment influences self- and other-perceptions, in both conscious and unconscious ways, that can lead to psychophysiological changes over time. Read more

Shaista Rashid
University of New England, United States

Title: Oral Health and Aging Population: How to Retain Dental Prosthesis Longer

Biography :

Dr. Shaista Rashid earned her Bachelor of Dental Surgery Degree (B.D.S.) from de’Montmorecy College of Dentistry in Pakistan. ....... She then earned her M.S. degree in Oral Science and a Certificate in Operative Dentistry from the University Iowa College of Dentistry in 2007.,Dr. Rashid has a diverse clinical teaching background. She served as a faculty member at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry, University of Tennessee College of Dentistry, and University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry before joining the University of New England College of Dental Medicine as an Assistant Clinical Professor.,Dr. Rashid is a current member of the Academy of Operative Dentistry, the American Association for Women Dentists, the American Association for Dental Research, the American Dental Association, the Maine Dental Association, and the American Dental Education Association.,She also serves as an advisor for the American Association of Women Dentists and the Student National Dental Association. Her research interests include minimally invasive restorative dentistry and Aesthetic dentistry. Read more

Philip A. Barber
University of Calgary, Canada

Title: Longitudinal Advanced Imaging Analysis and Cognitive Profiles in Transient Ischemic Attack and Healthy Controls: The PREVENT Study

Biography :

Dr. Philip Barber is Associate Professor of Neurology and Adjunct Professor of Departments of Radiology and Community Health Sciences at the University of Calgary. ....... Dr. Barber is the Director of the Calgary Stroke Prevention Clinic and is a member of the Calgary Stroke Program and Hotchkiss Brain Institute .,Dr. Barber is the Principal Investigator of the Predementia Neuroimaging of Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) (PREVENT Study) and REPERFUSE NA1 studies. PREVENT is a prospective, longitudinal, case controlled study designed to determine preclinical detection of dementia in subjects at high risk of the condition many years before it develops. In his research he uses MR imaging, cerebral spinal fluid outcome measures of Alzheimer’s disease to investigate the effects of vascular risk factors and stroke on structural changes of the brain that lead to whole brain and regional brain atrophy in healthy populations and in patients with transient ischemic attack. REPERFUSE Na1 is an MRI substudy of RCT ESCAPE Na1. ,Dr. Barber is a member of the Vascular Cognitive Impairment Team of Canada’s National Research Strategy for Dementia - The Canadian Consortium for Neurodegeneration in Aging. ,Research Expertise – Stroke Injury Maturation, imaging of cerebral blood flow, biomarkers and MRI surrogates of cerebrovascular disease and neurodegeneration, MRI methods, longitudinal case control studies, cognition and behaviour. , Read more

Enrico Affonso Barletta
Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas, Brazil

Title: Alzheimer Disease Genetic Heterogeneity: Its Importance in Every Aspect of the Disease

Biography :

Mr. Enrico Affonso Barletta is from Brazil, studies at Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas, is an Editor of EC Neurology and Archives in Neurology & Neuroscience, ....... was a neuroanatomy tutor and Director of Neurologic and Neurosurgery League at Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas and has various articles published on the neurological and neurosurgical field. Read more

Fábio Tanil Montrezol
Federal University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

Title: Exercise Role in Aging Process

Biography :

Graduated in Sports and Science in 2002, Master Degree in Health Science in 2013 at the Federal University of Sao Paulo, PhD Student (last Year) ....... in Human Movement Science and Rehabilitation at the Federal University of Sao Paulo. Experience in prescribing exercise for elderly and cardiac rehabilitation since 2006. Read more

Piero Schiro
Palermo University School of Medicine, Italy

Title: The Impact of Non-Influenza Respiratory Viral Infections on Elderly Health: A Public Health Perspective

Biography :

Dr. Piero Schirò graduated M.D. in 2012 and completed his specialist training programme in geriatric medicine (5 years) in 2018 at the Palermo University Medical School in Italy........ In 2019 awarded a 2nd level Master Degree (PgDip) in Angiology at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart of Rome. He is an elderly-health specialist, expert in many areas of aging medicine such as diabetes care, geriatric endocrinology, bone mineral metabolism and nutritional disorders in aging. Currently his main research interests focus on model of care for frailty and promoting of healthy aging in Primary Care settings. He is an active member of the Italian Society of General Medicine & Primary Care (SIMG) and of the Italian Federation of General Practitioners (FIMMG). Read more

Melis Gönülal
İzmir Tepecik Training And Research Hospital, Turkey

Title: Research on the Hormonal Etiology of Marked and Extreme Seborrheic Dermatitis in Postmenopausal Women: A Case-Control Study

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Dr. Melis Gönülal is a Dermatologist and Faculty of Medicine of Ege University. ....... Training of dermatology: Faculty of Medicine of Pamukkale University, department of dermatology. Read more

Feng Cao
Chinese PLA General Hospital, China

Title: Ten Years Geriatric Diseases Report from Multicenter Elderly Data in China

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Trinanjan Basu
HCG Cancer Centre, India

Title: Geriatric Radiation Oncology-Challenges and Prospects

Biography :

Dr Trinanjan Basu has completed both his MBBS and MD (Radiation Oncology),from Calcutta University in 2010. ....... He then did senior residency from Tata Memorial,Hospital, Mumbai for 2.5 years. He has been working as radiation oncologist for last,10 years and has the training and expertise in all available technologies. Head and,neck cancer, colo-rectal cancers, sarcoma, lymphoma, prostate are his areas of,expertise and interest. He has more than 25 publications in indexed peer reviewed,journals, few book chapters, reviewer for International journals and Editorial,committee member of leading publishing house. He has received ESTRO, ESMO,And AROI overseas fellowships and was an observer at Institute Gustave Roussy,,Paris and National Cancer Centre, Singapore. Read more

Mary Beth Arensberg
Director, Health Policy and Programs Abbott Nutrition, United States

Title: Nutrition as a Foundation for the Decade of Healthy Aging

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Mary Beth Arensberg, PhD, RDN, LDN, FAND is director of health policy and programs, Abbott Nutrition, a division of Abbott. Her educational background includes a BS in dietetics from ....... The Ohio State University and an MS in nutrition from the Boston University Sargent College of Allied Health Professions. She completed a clinical dietetic internship at Boston’s New England Deaconess Hospital and earned her PhD in nutrition at OSU. She has given over 100 presentations at local, state, and national and international health professional meetings, has authored more than 50 publications and programs on pediatric and adult nutrition topics, and co-authored a book chapter on international nutrition assessment and research for a graduate book on nutrition assessment. Her research interests include malnutrition, frailty, and sarcopenia screening and nutrition intervention for these conditions among older adults, nutrition-focused quality improvement, and clinical nutrition leadership. ,, Read more

David Cory Adamson
Neuro-Oncology Laboratory, Emory University, USA

Title: Treatments and Outcomes for the Elderly with Glioblastoma Malignant Brain Tumors

Biography :

Cory Adamson, MD, PhD, MPH, MHSc, FAANS, FACS is an Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at Emory University in Atlanta, GA ....... where his primary clinical focus is on the surgical management of all CNS tumors including malignant glioma. He also manages research efforts on malignant gliomas, with a primary research focus on understanding the molecular biology and potential therapeutic options toward migrating glioma cells. Read more

Sumanth S. Hiremath
Rani Channamma University, Belagavi, Karnataka, India

Title: Elderly During COVID-19: A Sociological Perspective

Biography :

Dr. Sumanth S. Hiremath is faculty in the Dept. of Sociology, Rani Channamma University, Belagavi (RCUB), Karnataka, INDIA. He has 14 years of Teaching & Research Experience ....... (As on 31-05-2020). His research areas are ‘Elderly & Gender Studies’, ‘Elite Studies’, ICT’, ‘Higher Education’, ‘Contemporary Indian Society’, and ‘Environment & Urban Issues’. He has currently taken up a ‘Minor Research Project’ funded by RCUB. He has presented 90 Research Papers at National/ International Conferences/ Seminars and has delivered about 18 Special Lectures across India and 01 abroad at International Institute of Peace and Development Studies (IIPDS), Bangkok till date. He has organised 02 National Seminars and 01 International Webinar.,Dr. Sumanth has written 02 Books & Co-edited 02 Books. He has published 46 Research Papers in National/ International Reputed Journals/ Edited Books. He is associated as ‘Associate Editor’, ‘Journal Reviewer’, & ‘Editorial Board Member’ to various National/ International Journals of repute. He had academic abroad visit to Toronto, Canada; Bangkok, Thailand and New York. He is ‘Member’ for academic bodies: ‘Doctoral Committee’, ‘BoS’ &‘BoE’ to RCUB and other Universities. He is ‘Vice-Secretary’ for Karnataka Sociology Association. He is associated as ‘Life Member’ of professional bodies: ‘International Sociological Association’, ‘Indian Sociological Society’, ‘Karnataka Sociology Association’, ‘Association of Gerontology’ and ‘Indian Red Cross Society’. He is ‘Academic Member’ of ‘Athens Institute for Education & Research, Athens. Greece. Being known for his social service & student mentoring activities, he has additionally served as ‘Nodal Officer’ and currently serving as ‘Coordinator’ for ‘Youth Red Cross’, RCUB and ‘Executive Member’ for Indian Red Cross Society, District Branch, Belagavi., Read more

Weiyun Chen
University of Michigan, United States

Title: Two-Level Multicomponent Physical Activity Intervention Promoting Cognition, Fitness, and Psychological Well-Being in Older Adults

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Dr. Weiyun Chen is Associate Professor and Director of Physical Activity and Health Laboratory in School of Kinesiology at University of Michigan. ....... Dr. Chen received her Bachelor degree in Pedagogy and Master degree in Pedagogy at Beijing Sports University in 1984 and 1987, respectively. She obtained Ph.D degree in Pedagogy at the University of Alabama in 1997. ,Her expertise is in designing and testing physical activity interventions for youth and adults. Her research focuses on developing innovative physical activity intervention strategies for promoting physically active habits to enhance physical and cognitive health and psychological well-being in youth and adults. Dr. Chen has delivered over 120 presentations at international and national conferences. She published more than 60 peer-reviewed research articles. She was president for AERA SIG and AAHPERD NASPE C & I Academy. She also chaired AERA SIG Senior Scholar Lecture Committee, AAHPERD Research Writing Award Committee, and AAHPERD Pedagogy Panel Review Committee. She was the associate editor for Journal of Teaching in Physical Education. Currently, she is associate editor for Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport and academic editor for Medicine. , Read more

Noel Samuel Macwan
College of Physiotherapy, Sumandeep Vidyapeeth, India

Title: Effect of Home Based Physiotherapy on Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain in the Elderly in the Community- A Narrative Review

Biography :

Noel Samuel Macwan is an Assistant Professor at College of Physiotherapy (COP), Sumandeep Vidyapeeth (SV) deemed to be University, Vadodara, Gujarat, India. ....... He holds Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Master of Physiotherapy in Musculoskeletal Disorders and Sports, currently pursuing Doctrate of Philosophy (Ph.D.) from SV. Noel Samuel Registered as life time member of Indian Association of Physiotherapist, registered member of Gujarat State Council for Physiotherapy. His Received Sumandeep Vidyapeeth Research Award in the year 2016, for the College of Physiotherapy. He Published “Proprioceptive Impairments in OA Knee Patients in International Journal of Multidisciplinary research and development. Vol. 2, Issue 5, 2015”. He has More than 10 years of working experience on the Clinical side alongwith that on the academic side. He has participated as delegate in various National and State level conferences, symposium and CME’s. He holds various responsible positions at COP, SV. Read more