Rita Verma Prasad is an attending neonatologist and Professor of Pediatrics at Nassau University Medical Center, NY, USA. She graduated from medical school in India at the top of her class of 210 students with honors. She worked at the State University of New York School of Medicine, Stony Brook; and at the University of Maryland School of Medicine as Associate Professor before joining Nassau University Medical Center. She has published over 90 peer reviewed manuscripts and abstracts and has presented her research at national and international meetings. She serves on the editorial board and is a manuscript reviewer for several journals. She is a member of the Neonatal- Perinatal, Critical Care and Epidemiology subcommittees of the American Academy of Pediatrics and is acknowledged for her contribution in making pediatrics and neonatology protocols for the academy. She has mentored many medical students, pediatric residents and neonatology fellows over the years.
Calixto Machado has completed MD and PhD from the Unviersity of Havana, Cuba. He is a Senior Professor and Researcher at the Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery. He is a Corresponding Felow of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), and President of the Cuban Society of Clinical Neurophysiology. In 2005 he received the AAN â€œLawrence McHenry Awardâ€. He has published more than 400 peer reviewed articles. His Book â€œBrain Death: A Reappraisalâ€ was received with great enthusiasm among scholars. He is considered one of the most productive investigators in the area of brain death and disorders of consciousness.
Jahi McMath was declared braindead, but ancillary tests performed 9 months after initial brain insult, showed conservation of intracranial structures, EEG activity, and autonomic reactivity to â€œMother Talksâ€ stimulus. I concluded that she was not braindead, but in a state of disorder of consciousness not previously described. She was clinically unarousable, without evidence of awareness of self or environment, but full absence of brainstem reflexes, and partial responsiveness, rejected the possibility of being in coma. Jahi was not an unresponsive wakefulness syndrome (UWS), because she showed partial responsiveness, and UWS cases fully or partially preserve brainstem reflexes. Locked-in (LIS) patients are wakeful and aware, and although these cases are quadriplegic, they preserve brainstem reflexes, vertical eye movements, and/or blinking, and respire by their own, rejecting the possibility of classifying her as a LIS. She was not a minimally conscious state (MCS) because she did not preserve arousal, and partially preserved awareness. The CRS-R in Jahi McMath would had resulted in a very low score, not corresponding with MCS patients. MCS patients fully or partially preserve brainstem reflexes, and usually breathe by their own. MCS has been described as a transitional state between coma, UWS. MCS has never been reported in a patient fullfiling all clinical brain death (BD) findings. This case doesnâ€™t contradict the concept of BD, but brings again to discussion the needs of using ancillary tests in BD. Jahi McMath represented a new state of disorder of consciousness, non-previously described, that I have termed: â€œresponsive unawake syndromeâ€ (RUS).
Mohammed Hojouj is Master of medicine, a member of The National Comprehensive Cancer Network NCCN, a member of the European Association of Physicians in Germany( NGO), member of the international conference, Speaker of the international conference in the United Arab Emirates 2015, a member of the Association of Arab doctors in Ukraine. Actual Member of the American Association of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). Has experience of more than 9 international clinical researches as Sub investigator. He gives great attention to the educational process, organization and conduction of clinical trials in oncology practice. Responsible for the educational process at the department (Foreign students).
Dr. Farid Menaa is an inter- and multi-disciplinary professional with worldwide reputation. He has three international post-doctoral terms in Oncology, Dermatology, and Hematology; MBA Entrepreneurship and MD candidate. During his ongoing career, he has mainly contributed to the identification and functions of new human disease-causing genes and variants, formulated natural products for anti-aging and developed innovative theranostic strategies against cancers, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, obesity and infectious diseases. He has more than 10 yearsÃ¯Â¿Â½ experiences either in the academic, hospitals or industrial sectors. As Chief Scientific Officer and Vice-President R&D at Fluorotronics, Inc. He actively participated in the development of the disruptive Ã¯Â¿Â½Carbon-Fluorine SpectroscopyÃ¯Â¿Â½. Dr. Menaa collaborates with various organizations worldwide. He is a member of several prestigious medical and scientific organizations and editorial boards in the field of medicine, science, technology and business, including in the nano-segment. He has authored more than 100 articles including research and review articles, books, book chapters, textbooks, proceedings, and has participated to over 200 scientific international events including as co-organizer, keynote speaker, chairman. Dr.MenaaÃ¯Â¿Â½s worldwide collaborations, holistic point of view and strong expertise in various fields led him to prevent, implement early diagnosis, and develop efficient and safer therapy.
Dr.Meric Arda Esmekaya currently working as a medical professor in department of biophysics, Gazi University,Turkey. He has published many articles in international journals Indexed in SCI. Some of them include Effects of Electroporation on Tamoxifen Delivery in Estrogen Receptor Positive (ER+) Human Breast Carcinoma Cells, ESR investigation of free radical formation in human lymphocyte, leukaemia,breast fibroblast and breast adenocarcinoma cell cultures after RF exposure, Effects of Cisplatin Electrochemotherapy on Human Neuroblastoma Cells in 2016 etc..He also attended many international conferences among various countries.
Dr.Warda Youssef is Dean of the Faculty of Nursing at Cairo University. She is a member of the International Human Rights Board (IRB Organization) and also a member in the Egyptian Association of Elderly Health & Nursing. She conducted several projects and her present project was on manager of a competitive project for excellency of higher education institution entitled as " Development of novice nursing studentsï¿½ skills in time and stress management, communication and studying skills " sponsored by Cairo University. She also handled the project entitled as ï¿½Empowerment of Critical Care and Emergency Nursing: A multidisciplinary Approachï¿½. She also received multiple awards.