Organizing Committee

Judith Miller

Judith Miller

Soaring Hope Recovery, USA

Judith Miller, PhD, CAC III, Registered Psychotherapist, LENS Adv. Certified, QMAP, EMDR CEO, Founder of Soaring Hope Recovery Center in Monument, Colorado. She received her Doctorate in Human Developmental and Family Relations and has decades of experience in Family Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, with a focus on addictions. Her last ten years’ experience is in the area of neuroscience. She provides science-based addiction recovery opportunities to those afflicted with the brain disease of addiction. This state-of-the-science recovery regime includes “Using the brain for a change”, i.e., neurotransmitter rebalancing, brain imaging, and neurofeedback to treat addiction, depression, anxiety, sleep disorders, trauma, PTSD, PMS and other afflictions controlled by the brain.

Ms. Suchi

Ms. Suchi

Aspirers Society UK, Singapore

Ms. Suchi is an experienced International Pre School Principal/Manager who picked up Laughter exercises from many coaches around the world. She then designed ‘Laughter Therapy' which is being used in many places such as hospitals and Senior Activity Centres. She provides individual and group therapy in educational and home settings.
A former Manager / Trainer is now engaging in building social awareness about Holistic approach for recovery. Be it Depression, Anxiety caused by physical or emotional pain, Death in the family and the harm the unhappiness brings to people, families and communities. Her aim is to encourage people to seek help early and get on the path to recovery. Her works has been featured in local press, TV and Radio and has been an invited speaker at various community clubs and educational Institutions.  She has also been awarded by MINDS and various community club in recognition of her social work.

Ivanka Zivcic Becirevic

Ivanka Zivcic Becirevic

University of Rijeka, Croatia

Ivanka Zivcic Becirevic is a full Professor of clinical Psychology at Department of Psychology, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Rijeka, Croatia. She is the head of a postgraduate specialist program in psychological counseling, head of the University Counseling Center at University of Rijeka and President of Croatian Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. She has published 44 scientific and professional papers and 6 book chapters.

James Bush

James Bush

Bush Counselling Services, USA

James Bush, a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Tennesssee. He completed his M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Argosy University. He is the Program Director of Youth Overcoming Drug Abuse. For years, his efforts have concentrated on the growing adolescent population within the Middle Tennessee area and surrounding counties, which has led to service through community events, and partnerships with various organizations. He has also provided training for many audiences, on the topics of sexual violence prevention, alcohol and drug abuse trends, anxiety relief, deep-breathing techniques, and Adverse Childhood Experiences.

Alain L. Fymat

Alain L. Fymat

International Institute of Medicine & Science, USA

Alain L. Fymat is a medical-physical scientist and an educator. He was educated at the University of Paris-Sorbonne and the University of California at Los Angeles. He is the current President/CEO and Institute Professor at the International Institute of Medicine & Science with a previous appointment as Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Professor at the Weil Institute of Critical Care Medicine. He was formerly Professor of Radiology, Radiological Sciences, Radiation Medicine (Oncology), Critical Care Medicine, and Physics at several U.S. and European Universities. Previously, he was Deputy Director (Western Region) of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration (Office of Research Oversight), and Director of the Magnetic Resonance Imaging Center and for a time Acting Chair of Radiology at its Loma Linda, California Medical Center. He has extensively published.
Dr. Fymat’s current research interests lie at the interface between science and medicine, particularly nanomedicine, nanobiotechnology, cancer/oncology, molecular/personal/precision medicine, human genetics/epigenetics/ecogenetics, neurodegenerative diseases, pharmacology and pharmacogenomics. His most recent publications  deal with nanotechnology and cancer, nanochemotherapy, nanoneurology, natural and synthetic immunotherapy, drug delivery across the brain protective barriers, and neurodegenerative disorders (including dementias, epilepsy, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease)

Mirela Olympia Palmer

Mirela Olympia Palmer

University of Southern California, USA

Mirela Olympia Fagarasan Palmer works in academia as an internationally recognized neuropharmacology and neuroimmunology researcher. She published more than 500 scientific reports in the field of neuropsychopharmacology and signal transduction. She is leading a laboratory interested in understanding the fundamental neurobiological mechanisms of neuropsychiatric disorders to contribute at development of new pharmacological treatments. Uses genetic, neuroendocrine and neurochemical methods. She recognized the role of the immune system in modulating neuropsychiatric diseases and we are developing in vitro cellular models and in vivo animal models to study the neuro-immune interactions under normal and disease states. She has successfully combined research, teaching, administration and clinical care and continue to work on advancing and understanding the cause of serious mental illness.
Research Interests include Neuropsychopharmacology, Aging,Alzheimer's Disease, Neurodegeration, Regeneration, Signal Transduction

 

M. Rajajeyakumar

M. Rajajeyakumar

SRM Medical College Hospital and Research Center, India

Dr. M.Rajajeyakumar, MBBS, MD (Physiology), MSc Yoga, CCEBDM (PHFI), (PhD), has completed his MD Physiology,(2006-2009) at (JIPMER- An Institution of National Importance under the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India).  I worked as research assistant (2009-2012) in the Advanced Centre for Yoga Therapy, Education & Research Lab, and JIPMER. I published more than 88 research papers and serving as an editorial board member and expert reviewer of  many national and international journals. I have been honored and received 10 awards, including national and international level. I have been appointed as scientific referee for extramural proposal evaluation and recommendation for funding of project in the field of medicine and biomedical engineering by the Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), Established through an Act of Parliament: SERB Act 2008, Department of Science & Technology, Government of India. 
Research interest includes cognitive, cardio-respiratory, neurophysiology and medical education. I had trained with basic Physiological procedures including human and animal experimental physiology; pulmonary function test (PFT), autonomic function test (AFT), HRV (heart rate variability), EMG (electromyography), & NCS (nerve conduction study)

Ian James Martins

Ian James Martins

Edith Cowan University , Australia

Dr. Ian James Martins is a Reveiwer for international journals. Chief Editor for International Journal of Diabetes Research Research and Reviews: Neuroscience Journal of Diabetes and Clinical Studies. BIT with H-index of 43, (ResearchGate STATs Mendeley STATS Scientist for Science Advisory Board (USA)/Academic with Academia.edu. Citations > 3000. ResearchGate’s analysis available on google, Tweet, Facebook, LinkedIn under Ian James Martins’ name of the international SCIENTISTS. Lifetime Membership by International Agency for Standards and Ratings as Fellow for Diabetes, Medical Science (Nutrition). Conferred with the RICHARD KUHN RESEARCH AWARD-2015 ENDOCRINOLOGY AND METABOLISM. 
Ian James Martins research interest includes Anti-Aging, Global Health and Chronic Disease and also has been involved in Diabetes Neurodegenerative diseases, Nutritional therapy, Anti-aging therapies, Anti-Aging Genes, Global Health, and Chronic Disease.

Kalliopi Megari

Kalliopi Megari

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki , Greece

Dr. Kalliopi Megari is a Clinical Neuropsychologist and Counselor Psychologist, and holds a doctorate from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki on neuropsychological outcome and quality of life of patients undergoing surgery.
She has completed additional studies in the field of health and has attended a disability and adolescent disability specialization program at the University of Macedonia. It is also specialized in patients with chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular and neurological diseases, as well as in patients with cancer and their quality of life. She has been a Research Fellow from 2009-2015 at the Cardiothoracic Surgery Clinic of AHEPA University Hospital in Thessaloniki and has trained at PAPAGEORGIOU Thessaloniki General Hospital at the Neuroscience Clinic of Thessaloniki.
For the past 7 years, she has been working as a Psychologist in the Passengers' Prison at the Second Chance School and for the last 4 years she has been responsible for the Center for Creative Employment of People with Disabilities (MDC-MEA) in Kalamaria. It also deals with parenting issues as well as group counseling in both the typical population and people with disabilities and their families. He has received awards at international conferences, has presented papers in Greek and international conferences and is a member of the editorial committee of foreign journals.

Ken Winters

Ken Winters

University of Minnesota, USA

Ken C. Winters, Ph.D. is a Senior Scientist at the Oregon Research Institute (MN location) and Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Psychology, University of Minnesota.  Dr. Winters retired as a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota, where he founded and directed the Center for Adolescent Substance Abuse Research for 25 years. 
Dr. Winters received his B.A. from the University of Minnesota and a Ph.D. in Psychology (Clinical) from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.  His primary research interests are the assessment and treatment of addictions, including adolescent drug abuse and problem gambling. Along with Kevin Sabet, he has co-edited Contemporary Health Issues on Marijuana, published in 2018 by Oxford University Press.  He is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse, and the Psychology of Addictive Behaviors.  Dr. Winters received numerous research grants from the National Institute of Health and various foundations and has published over 135 peer-reviewed articles during a 30+ year period. He is a frequent speaker and trainer, and recently co-founded Smart Approaches to Marijuana Minnesota.

Maged El-Setouhy

Maged El-Setouhy

Jazan University , Saudi Arabia

Maged El-Setouhy is a Professor at the Department of Family and Community Medicine in Faculty of Medicine at Jazan University, Saudi Arabia and a WHO consultant.
He also studied for and completed a Diploma in Administration and Management from Helwan Faculty of Commerce. He was a key participant in drafting the document on Fair Benefits for Research in Developing Countries at the 2001 Conference on Ethical Aspects of Research in Developing Countries. Dr El-Setouhy has mentored several Masters and Ph.D. candidates at his institution and collaborated extensively with several research groups in other countries. He plays a key role in several ongoing projects both nationally and internationally. Research field includes Injury epidemiology, injury prevention substance abuses and dependence vector-borne diseases

Annis Fung Lai Chu

Annis Fung Lai Chu

City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Annis FUNG Lai Chu received her PhD from the Department of Social Work and Social Administration of the University of Hong Kong. To date, she has received eight awards and honors in recognition of her outstanding research and teaching performance. Annis enjoys teaching on counselling-related courses, and won the Teaching Excellence Award in 2008-09. She has served as a programme leader of the MSS in Counselling since 2015. She is passionate about researching different approaches for reducing aggressive behavior and peer victimization among school children and adolescents. Her enthusiasm for this kind of research stems from her strong Christian faith.
Research Interests Are Psychopathy in Children and Adolescents, School Bullying, Reactive and Proactive Aggression, Online and Cyberbullying, Aggressive and Pure Victimization, Evidence-based Intervention, Counselling Strategies in Family and School.

Sam Vaknin

Sam Vaknin

Southern Federal University, Russia

Sam Vaknin is Visiting Professor of Psychology, Southern Federal University, Rostov-on-Don, Russia and Professor of Finance and Psychology in CIAPS (Centre for International Advanced and Professional Studies).  Sam Vaknin is the author of Malignant Self-love: Narcissism Revisited and other books about personality disorders. 
His work is cited in hundreds of books and dozens of academic papers.  He spent the past 6 years developing Cold Therapy: a treatment modality for Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD). Over the years, with dozens of volunteers, he found that it was effective with clients suffering from a major depressive episode as well. 
Research Interests:  Personality disorders