Dr. Shah is a Mayo Clinic Fellowship trained, board certified geriatrician and director of Palliative Care at Broadlawns Medical Center (BMC) in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. He is active member of the patient centered health advisory council which was charged by Iowa House to review public’s awareness of palliative care and provide recommendations to increase awareness and reduce barriers to access palliative care services. He is triple-board-certified in Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Hospice and Palliative Care. Dr. Shah holds a Masters in Public Health (MPH) from Des Moines University. He was awarded Fulbright scholarship to develop a palliative care curriculum in Rwanda, Afric
Dr Suchkov is a Co-Supervisor over the Russian-American Agreement on scientific and clinical collaboration in the field of ocular immunology between Russian Academy of Sciences and National Institutes of Health (NIH); in 1991-1995 – a member of The Reciprocal Exchange Fellowship Program between Russian Immunological Society and British Society for Immunology. Dr Suchkov is a member of the Editorial Boards of many international journals including EPMA Journal (Springer, Brussels) and “Personalized Medicine Universe” (Elsevier, Japan). He is a Director, Center for Personalized Medicine and Professor, Department of Pathology, Sechenov University, Chair, Department for Translational Medicine, Moscow Engineering Physical Institute (MEPhI), Professor, Dept for Immunology, A.I.Evdokimov Moscow State University of Medicine & Dentistry, Moscow, Russia Member, New York Academy of Sciences, NY, USA Secretary General, UCC (United Cultural Convention), Cambridge, UK
Medicine & Immunology
Javier Fiz Perez Ph.D., Some years ago, Academic Visitor at Oxford University (UK), and Full Professor of Psychology at APRA (Italy). Currently, Psychotherapist and Professor of Psychology at the European University of Rome, where he cooperates as Delegate for International Research Development. He is Co-Director of the Laboratory of Applied Business and Health (Organizational Psychology) being also Member of the Board of Coaching Teachers (RENACOP); graduated in Philosophy, Psychology and Social Bioethics, obtaining specialization in Executive Business Administration (EMBA) after his PhD in Social Bioethics. He is a Member of the Advisory Board of the Academic Senate of the Accademia Tiberina. Professor Fiz Perez is Coordinator of the Scientific Committee of The International School of Economics and Ethics (Italy) and collaborates with the International Academy for Economic and Social Development (AISES), for which he has been Vice President for Spain and Latin America. He is a Scientific Research Director for the European Institute of Positive Psychology in Madrid (IEPP) and also a Member of the Scientific Committee of the International Institute Jacques Maritain. He is a Member of several Committees of Scientific Journals and Director of the International Network for Social and Integrated Development (INSID). Professor Fiz Perez has more than 200 national and international pubblications. He is Chief Editor of “Sviluppo Integrale” (Persiani Editori, Bologna), “Human Sciences: From Training to Practice” (NeP Edizioni, Roma), being also Editorial Board Member of several International Scientific Journals as: “Research Journal of Nervous System”, “Bipolar Disordes” (Business and Management Section), “International Journal of Psychiatry Research”, “CPQ Neurology and Psychology journal”. He collaborates also with “Health and Safety Observatory” as Director of the International Scientific Committee. Actually he is also International Director for Development in Italy, Spain and Latin America for SoEI - UK (Society of Emotional Intelligence - UK). being Member of the International Society of Business Leadership (ISOBL – USA); He collaborates with some organizations as Internatinal Scientific Director (“Assoinnovazione”, “Osservatorio Salute e Sicurezza” etc)
Life Span, Integral Formation and Developmental Psychology
Dr Michaela Bercovich is the director of the Oncological Hospice in Sheba hospital, Tel HaShomer, Israel and a lecturer at Tel Aviv University Sackler School of Medicine. Dr. Bercovitch was born in Romania, Bucharest, where she graduated from medical school as MD in Pediatrics. In 1987 she emigrated to Israel and after two years training in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics she continued her medical practice in the Oncological Hospice. In 1998 she initiated a 2 year comprehensive postgraduate course of Palliative Medicine for doctors. She is involved in the education of medical students, nurses and doctors across Israel. Her research fields include pain control, impact of high dose opioids on patients’ survival, development of clinical auditing tools and a hospice oriented clinical database. She is the author of the chapter discussing treatment of pain with TENS (Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine), and other chapters addressing euthanasia, non-pharmacological treatments for chronic pain, the role of the physician near death, and the effect of patient-setting on the work of the team. Dr Bercovitch was a member of the Directory of European Association for Palliative Care (2007-2016); Served as the Chairperson of Israeli Palliative Medicine Society (2002-2016) focusing on the recognition of Palliative Medicine as a sub-specialty and its inclusion as a government funded treatment. Along the years she has actively participated in the conception and promulgation of the first Israeli law regarding the dying patient.
Hospice and Palliative Care
Dr Zipporah Ali is the Executive Director or of Kenya Hospices and Palliative Care Association (KEHPCA). She serves on the board of several organizations including; International Children’s Palliative Care Network (ICPCN), Worldwide Palliative Care Alliance (WHPCA) and ehospice, Kenya Network of Cancer Organizations (KENCO), Cancer Alliance Kenya and Youth Against Cancer in Kenya. She has previously served on the International Hospice and Palliative Care Association (IAHPC), African Palliative Care Association (APCA), Kenya Cancer Association, Hope for Cancer Kids, St. George’s Secondary School and Kenya Cancer Association Boards. Dr. Ali is involved in advocacy and creating awareness on pain relief and palliative care in Kenya for children and adults. In her leadership role as the Executive Director for KEHPCA, she has been instrumental in fostering strong relationships with the Ministry of Health to integrate palliative care into government hospitals. She has also been instrumental in advocating for palliative care to be integrated in undergraduate medical and nursing schools in Kenya. She is a strong advocate for cancer prevention, control and treatment and was instrumental in developing the first National Cancer Control Strategy and the National Guidelines for Cancer Management-Kenya