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OCM Member
Independence Foundation Endowed Professor
The New York University , USA
Biography :

Dr. Anastasi is one of the country's leading clinical scientists in the area of symptom management. She is the Independence Foundation Endowed Professor at New York University and is the Founding Director for the Division of Special Studies in Symptom Management. Dr. Anastasi was formerly the Helen F. Pettit Endowed Professor at Columbia University and Director of the Center for AIDS Research and Integrative Therapies in Primary Care Program. Further, she is an outstanding teacher and has received recognition and acclaim through her receipt of the Columbia University Presidential Teaching Award. Dr. Anastasi served on the Advisory Board for the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) report on The Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine by the American Public. She is also the principal investigator of several clinical trials funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Paramount to her clinical research is that it translates into clinical practice, it is patient-centered, and it has a scientifically rigorous evidence base. Dr. Anastasi authored and developed the Herbs, Nutraceuticals and Dietary Supplements© graduate program funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). She has published extensively in the area of symptom management using non-invasive interventions and has received numerous awards for her contributions and expertise in acupuncture and symptom management research.

Research Interest :

Non-invasive therapeutics, integrative health, nutraceuticals and dietary supplements. Emphasis on symptom management in Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Pain Syndromes

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Professor, San PIO X Hospital, Italy
University of Milan , Italy
Biography :

Dr. Franco Vicariotto, Medicine Doctor (Ph.D. Medicine), is a specialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology and is now a senior consultant of San PIO X Hospital of Milan. He graduated in Medicine and Surgery at University of Milan, where he also achieved the specialization in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Prof. Vicariotto is currently specialist consultant at Humanitas-S.PIO X Hospital of Milan and also at Lower Genital Tract Disease Unit at the V. Buzzi Hospital - University of Milan. He is currently in the Board of several scientific societies. In the Board of SIM, the Italian Society of Menopause Founder and in the Board of SIFIOG (Italian society of supplements in Obstetrician and Gynecology). Founder and honorary president of ISDSP (international society of dietary supplements and phytoterapy) In the field of menopause prof. Vicariotto is a co-author of the guidelines for hormone and non-hormonal therapy With his long experience as a specialist in Gynecology, Prof. Vicariotto is a clinical advisor on women’s health for several Italian and International companies. He is also a clinical advisor for IQVIA Health. Author of many publications and moderator-spokesman in scientific meeting and conferences in Italy and international He speaks English and German

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Professor of Food Science and Engineering ,Research Director
Middle East Technical University (METU) , Turkey
Biography :

Fatih Yildiz is Founding member of the Department of Food Engineering of the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey. He has obtained his education at Maryland University in College Park, USA. His previous work experience includes teaching positions at the University of Minnesota and Maryland University, USA. Prof. Yildiz’s current research activities are focused on functional foods, health claims, as well as DNA technologies in food and agriculture and minimally processed foods. Prof.Yildiz is the author and editor of one of the first book published on phytoestrogens entitled” Phytoestrogens in Functional Foods” published by CRC and published several other books. Prof. Yildiz is currently Founder and Director of Mogan International Research Center Ankara Turkey, organizing conferences, writing books and consultant for companies among others.

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Professor, Food Science and Nutrition
National Research Center in Egypt , Egypt
Biography :

Prof. Saneya Abd Alazim Wahba: Professor of Nutrition, Child health Dept. National Research Cente. She is interested in planning and conducting quantitative and qualitative nutrition surveys, as well as their data analysis. Nutrition education is one of her best areas for different categories of the community especially for the promotion of healthy eating and physical activity. Served as Head of child health Department (2002-2005). UNU Fellow to Dunn Nutrition Lab, Cambridge University. IUNS membership (1991-1995) Committee of Nutritional Anthropology. Bronze Medal from the National Research Center, Egypt for Scientific Achievements had many consultations with Many foreign agencies as USAID, SAVE the CHILDREN, NAMRU, UNICEF, WHO (mainly to work in poor areas in Upper Egypt). Recently with her colleges implementing nutrition education program for mothers of children under five.

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Head , Food Technology Department
BINA NUSANTARA University , Indonesia
Biography :

IR. INGRID S. SURONO is the Head of Food Technology Department at Binus Nusantara University, Jakarta, Indonesia. She is the President of Indonesian Scientific Society for Probiotics and Prebiotics. Her area of expertise includes Food Microbiology and Nutrition.

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