vangeline B. Handog, MD, FPDS
Asian Hospital and Medical Center, Philippines
Dr. Evangeline Handog obtained her medical degree from the University of Santo Tomas, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. After her residency in the field of Dermatology at the Dermatology Research and Training Center under the Department of Health, she went to the Institute of Dermatology in Bangkok, Thailand as a Colombo scholar under Prof. Renoo Kontrajaras. She was also a Monbusho scholar to Japan as a Dermatology Researcher at Nagasaki University School of Medicine under the tutelage of Prof. Hikotaro Yoshida. Women's Dermatologic Society in USA granted her a fellowship in Lasers and Cosmetic Dermatology under Dr. James Walter ( Australia).
Dr. Handog has actively served numerous local and international societies in various capacities; as International Board Observer of the American Academy of Dermatology, International Representative to the board of the Women’s Dermatologic Society, as Scientific committee member and ISD Manager of the XI International Congress of Dermatology, as Secretary-General of the 5th Asian-Australasian Regional Conference of Dermatology, Vice-President of the Philippine Dermatological Society, Chair of the Pigmentary Disorders of the Philippines, President of the Philippine Society of the Cutaneous Medicine, Member of the Philippine Medical Association and the Philippine Academy of Dermatologic Surgery Foundation - among others. She has been in the editorial board of the International Journal of Dermatology Recently. She has been elected in Delhi as the first woman President of the International Society of Dermatology (2013-2017).
Dr. Handog has delivered more than seventy five international lectures, including plenaries, and about a hundred local lectures. She has authored 12 book chapters in various international books, and has published several journal articles. Her topics of interest include: cosmetic dermatology, pigmentary disorders, and acne.
She currently chairs the Department of Dermatology of Asian Hospital and Medical Center and is also a well-loved volunteer consultant at the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine. Her outstanding contribution to the dermatology world is being able to help young dermatologists fulfill their dreams of having mentorship with world renowned mentors and scientists across the globe.
George Cotsarelis, M.D
University of Pennsylvania-Perelman school of medicine
Milton Bixler Hartzell Professor of Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (2010-present)
Hospital and/or Administrative Appointments:
Director, University of Pennsylvania Hair and Scalp Clinic, University of Pennsylvania Health System(1992-present)
Assistant Director, Edwin and Fannie Gray Hall Center for Human Appearance at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center(2008-present)
Chairman, Department of Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania Health System(2010-Present)
Faculty, Cell and Molecular Biology
Director, Program on Epithelial Regeneration and Stem Cells, Penn Institute for Regenerative Medicine
Memberships in Professional and Scientific Societies and Other Professional Activities:
Swiss National Science Foundation (Grant Reviewer 2002-Present)
International Society for Stem Cell Reserach (Member 2007-Present)
Major Academic and Clinical Teaching Responsibilities:
Hair and Scalp Clinic, One Morning per Week, with Medical Students, Residents, and Fellows(1992-Present)
Lecture to Residents, 1-2 Times per Year(1992-Present)
Annually Lecture to Penn Medical Students during their 2nd Year Dermatology Bridge Curriculum(1996-Present)
Daily Attending Rounds at HUP 1 Month per Year with Weekly Teaching Rounds(1996-Present)
Organize Biweekly Departmental Duhring Lectures (Grand Rounds) (1996-Present)
Clinical Connections Preceptor for Combined Degree Candidates, 1-3 days per year(1996-Present)
Henry W. Lim
Department of Dermatology, Henry Ford Hospital
HENRY W. LIM is Chairman and C.S. Livingood Chair of the Department of Dermatology, Henry Ford Hospital, and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, Michigan, USA. He received his M.D. from SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA, and completed his dermatology residency at New York University School of Medicine. Prior to coming to Henry Ford Hospital, he was a Professor of Dermatology at NYU School of Medicine, as well as the Chief of Staff of the New York VA Medical Center. He has published more than 350 articles, and is a recognized authority on photodermatology. He has been listed on America’s Top Doctors for many years.
Dr. Lim has served as president of Michigan Dermatological Society, vice president of the American Academy of Dermatology, president of the American Board of Dermatology, and is the president elect of the American Dermatological Association. He was an Associate Editor of the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, and was Editor-in-Chief of Photodermatology, Photoimmunology & Photomedicine. He is currently a Senior Editor of Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, a member of the editorial board of JAMA Dermatology, Photodermatology, Photoimmunology, and Photomedicine and Journal of Dermatological Sciences. He is an elected honorary member of dermatology organizations in Austria, the Philippines, and China. Dr. Lim is the editor/co-editor of five textbooks: Clinical Photomedicine, Photoaging, Photodermatology, Clinical Guide to Sunscreens and Photoprotection and Cancer of the Skin. He is a co-editor of Dermatology for Skin of Color (2nd edition, in preparation), and Vitiligo: Medical and Surgical Management (in preparation).
Hong Lei, MD, PhD
University of Arizona College of Medicine
Hong Lei, MD, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at the University of Arizona, College of Medicine, and Director of the acupuncture service. Dr Lei received MD in medicine in 1987 and PhD in ophthalmology in 1991 from China Medical University. She completed a neurology residency in 2010 and a movement disorder fellowship training in 2011 at the University of Arizona, College of Medicine. She also received Acupuncture/Traditional Chinese Medicine training at the Liaoning University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in China and at the Helms Medical Institute in the US.
She is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and the American Board of Medical Acupuncture. She had more than a decade of experience and expertise in ophthalmology in China and the U.S. before becoming a neurologist/movement disorder specialist.
Her current scientific interests include basic, translational and clinical research in movement disorders and in acupuncture. She is participating in several multicenter clinical trials. She has received research support in China including the Postdoctoral Start Fund of Liaoning Province(PI), Youth Foundation of the Ministry of Public Health of China(PI) and China Natural Science Foundation(Co-PI). She also received Atwell Award for Research Excellence from the Low Vision Research Group, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology in the US. She has published more than 20 articles in pear reviewed journals.
Dr. John Z.S. Chen, M.D.
University of Arizona
HealthySkin Dermatology, LLP, Tucson, AZ(2004.7-Present)
Fellow, American College of Mohs Micrographi Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology
Fellow, American Academy of Dermatology
Fellow, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
Dermatology Foundation Research Fellowship Award, 1994
Prof. Keyvan Nouri, M.D.
University of Miami Hospital and Clinics
Dr. Nouri completed his undergraduate and medical education at Boston University and went on to pursue a dermatology residency at the University of Miami. Subsequently, he completed a fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery, Dermatologic, Laser, and Cosmetic Surgery at New York University. Currently, he is Tenure Professor of Dermatology, Ophthalmology, and Otolaryngology; Louis C. Skinner, Jr. M.D. Endowed Chair of Dermatology; Richard Helfman Professor of Dermatologic Surgery. At the University of Miami, he is also Chief of Clinical Services at the UMHC/Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Vice-Chairman of the University of Miami Medical Group; Director of Mohs Micrographic Surgery, Dermatologic & Laser Surgery; Director of Surgical Training; and Director of the Graduate Education Specialty Training Program for the Department of Dermatology. He is the editor-in-chief of the Lasers in Medical Science journal as well as editor of the following textbooks: Techniques in Dermatologic Surgery (Elsevier, 2003), Skin Cancer (McGraw Hill, 2008), Complications in Dermatologic Surgery (Elsevier, 2008), Lasers in Dermatology and Medicine (Springer, 2011), Mohs Micrographic Surgery (Springer, 2012) and Dermatologic Surgery: Step by Step (Blackwell Willey, 2012). He is the author of numerous book chapters, scientific articles, and other publications. Some of his honors include: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, American Dermatological Association, Phi Betta Kappa Honor Society, Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors, Best Doctors in America, among others.
Prof. Mao-Qiang Man, M.D.
Northern California Institute for Research and Education, Dermatology Service, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and Department of Dermatology, University of California San Francisco, CA, USA
Mao-Qiang Man graduated from Binzhou Medical College in 1982 and completed postdoctoral training at University of California San Francisco. Now he is a research scientist at Northern California Institute for Research and Education. His research interest is the link of epidermal permeability barrier to skin aging and the pathogenesis of skin disorders. He has published over 130 papers in reputed journals and serving as an editorial board member and invited reviewer for a number of scientific journals. His current H index is 46.
Prof. Marco Palombo, MD,
Burn Unit and Plastic Surgery Department,S. Eugenio Hospital, Rome, Italy
Degree in Medicine and Surgery , summa cum laude, at the University "La Sapienza" of Rome, Italy
Qualification in Medicine and Surgery at the University "Tor Vergata" , Rome, Italy
Specialization in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery , summa cum laude, at the Catholic University of Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
Professor at the Post-graduate School in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of “Tor Vergata” Rome, Italy
He is currently Medical Director of the Burn Center and Plastic Surgery Department - Hospital S. Eugenio and CTO Hospital – Rome, Italy
During his career, he participated in several training courses abroad , national and international meetings and congresses, being author of many scientific papers.
Ordinary Member S.I.C.P.R.E. (Italian Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery)
Masaru Tanaka, MD, PhD
Tokyo Women’s Medical University Medical Center East, Japan
In the field of the Cosmetic Dermatology, there are plenty of opportunities to treat pigmented lesions on the face. Therefore, the correct diagnosis and choice of treatment are most important. When your patient say “Please take this mole” or “I want to clean this mole since increased”, is that mole really melanocytic nevus? No guarantee. Even if the lesion has been present for more than ten years, it might be BCC or melanoma. The smaller the lesion is, it cannot be diagnosed clinically on naked eyes and we must know that dermoscopy also has its limit. If you get lost in the diagnosis even a little, making a careful selection such as excision or asking a second opinion is essential.
In order to make a correct diagnosis on the mole, it is needed to know the variations of melanocytic nevus and to have knowledge on the simulating lesions. There are less possibilities of cancer before the age of 20, however it may be BCC after 20 or seborrheic keratosis after 40. The lesions that you thought it was a stain might be melanoma.
It would be most important to get familiar with dermoscopy findings in order to diagnose a small BCC or an early melanoma. If you are accustomed to dermoscopy features on daily practice, it would be possible to feel uncomfortable when you saw the malignancy.
MORGANTI Pierfrancesco, PHD, Pharmaceutical Company executive
Professor of Skin Pharmacology, Dermatology Institute, 2nd University of Naples, Italy
1960, degree 110/110 in Pharmacy, University of Rome,1961-63, assistant, Institute of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Univ. of Rome ; 1964-67, Institute of Pharmacology, Univ. of Milan ; 1971, interested in dermatology and participating in numerous congresses, comes into contact with international groups; 1972-73, cosmetic consultant for an important international group to create a line of dermocosmetics, organizing in-depth studies for controlling its biological activity ; for many years Professor of Cosmetics and Applied Cosmetology at Catholic University of Rome ; since 1980 managing director of MAVI SUD S.r.l. (production of dermocosmetics) ; since 1983 founder and editor-in-chief of the Journal of Applied Cosmetology (official organ of ISCD, International Society of Cosmetic Dermatology) ; 1993-96, professor of Applied Cosmetology, Univ. of L’Aquila ; 1994-97 as Professor of Skin Pharmacology, University of Naples, also holds seminars on Cutaneous Pharmacology, School of Specialization in Pharmacology, Univ. of Milan; 1999 - 2002 Professor of Cosmetic Chemistry, Department of Internal Medicine, Aesthetic Medicine Training School, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Italy; since 2003 Professor of Applied Cosmetic Dermatology, II Univ. of Naples and Univ. of Pavia; since 2005 Visiting Professor of China Medical University Shenyang, China.
Active in Cosmetic research since 1963; 1996 - winner of “Elegance Cosmetic Engineeringn Innovation Award; and 2006 winner of the International Best Innovator as R&D Director of MAVI Sud, the more innovative Italian SME; participated 2005 -2006 to the EU-Project “CHITOMED” as Explotation Manager, and (2005) to the REACH discussion at level of EU Parliament in Bruxelles sent from Federchimica; invited speaker to many national and international meetings
co-author 1st and 2nd volume of the series Cosmetic Dermatology ; Everyday problems in dermatology (Morganti P. and Ebling JF.) ; A new look at old skin : a challenge to cosmetology (Morganti P. and Montagna W); also co-author Dermatologia cosmetologica (Morganti P. and Muscardin L.) and author of over 450 publications in specialized journals, chapters and newspapers.
Seminars and participation as speaker and/Chaiman to National and International Meetings
He takes in the years many scientific seminars worldwide, on topics regarding Skin Pharmacology and Applied Cosmetic Chemistry, in different University ,such as Amman, Barcelona, Bari, Beijing ,Boston, Catania, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, London, Milan, Moscow, Nanking, Naples, Oslo, Paris, Palermo, Pavia, Philadelphia, Riga, Seoul, Shanghai, Shenyang, Turin, Warsaw.
Secretary General of the International Society of Cosmetic Dermatology, Ohio(USA)
American Academy of Dermatology (AAD)
European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV)
Italian Society of Chemistry and Cosmetologic Sciences (SICC)
Italian Society of Pharmacology
Prof. Nellie Konnikov, M.D.,
Secretary-General, International Society of Dermatology
Graduated and received her M.D. degree from Moscow Medical School, Dr. Konnikov received her initial Dermatology training in Moscow and after moving to United States completed her Dermatology residency at the Boston University-Tufts University in Boston, in addition to a DermFoundation Fellowship in Immunology.
Former Director of Dermatology Residency Program at Tufts, currently, she is a Chief of Dermatology and Director of TeleDermatology at Boston VA Healthcare System in Boston. Dr. Konnikov has developed the largest referral center for medical and surgical Dermatology, Photodynamic therapy and Facial Volume restoration in special patient population. She is a newly appointed Lead for Dermatology Services within the VA New England Healthcare System.
Dr. Konnikov’s unique and engaging teaching skills make her a highly sought lecturer, presenter, and instructor at master classes in USA and worldwide. Experienced Sculptra and Radiesse injector, she is responsible for teaching Boston Dermatology residents from all medical schools on evaluation of patients, various injection techniques, follow up, and care of patients on volume restoration program. She had conducted injection master classes at the American Academy of Dermatology and on behalf of American Society of Dermatologic Surgeons.
Prof. Konnikov is an active member of many national and international societies and professional organizations:
Fellow of American Society of Dermatology (AAD),
European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV),
Euro-Asian Association of Dermatology (EAAD),
Society of Dermatologic Surgeons (ASDS),
Association of Professors in Dermatology (APD),
Board member of Massachusetts Academy of Dermatology (MAD),
Ex-President of New England Dermatological Society (NEDS),
Secretary-General of International Society of Dermatology,
Chair of Committee on International Affairs at American Academy of Dermatology (AAD)
Ronald Moy, M.D.
Department of Dermatology,Keck School of Medicine ,USC
Ronald Moy is the Past President of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, Pacific Dermatologic Society, Los Angeles Metropolitan Dermatologic Society, Los Angeles County Medical Association(Bay District), and the Division of Medical Quality/Medical Board of California. He has been Co-Chief of the UCLA Division of Dermatology and is currently Clinical Professor of the Keck School of Medicine at USC in the Department of Dermatology.
He has been Editor In-Chief of Dermatologic Surgery. He has been the recipient of Ro-1 National Institute of Health, VA-Merit and Dermatology Foundation research grants. He has published hundreds of scientific papers and has presented hundreds of lectures. He currently is in private practice in Beverly Hills and is the scientific director of a skin care company utilizing DNA repair enzyme creams and EGF/FGF creams to rejuvenate the skin and to prevent skin cancers.
Sewon Kang, MD.
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
A recipient of the Dermatology Foundation Clinical Career Development Award, he has received other research awards and grants from the American Dermatological Association, the National Psoriasis Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. He currently serves as a permanent Study Section member (grant review committee) of the National Institutes of Health. His research focus has been in the areas of skin aging, photomedicine and skin pharmacology. He is the President of the Photomedicine Society and the President-Elect of the American Acne and Rosacea Society. An author on over 190 publications and book chapters, Dr. Kang is also an inventor on multiple patents, including ones on anti-skin aging.
A graduate with honors from Williams College and the University of Michigan, he completed dermatology residency and fellowship at the Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital. Prior to joining Johns Hopkins, Dr. Kang was the Arthur C. Curtis Professor of Dermatology at the University of Michigan.
Prof. Thomas Krieg, M.D.
University of Cologne
Director and Chairman, Dept. of Dermatology, University of Cologne,
Cologne, Germany（1991 – currently）
Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Cologne（2011-currently）
Awards: Dr. Heinz Karger Preis (Molecular Biology of Metabolic Diseases);Gottron Just Preis (Dermatology and Genetics);Otto Hahn-Medaille of the Max Planck Society Bill Reed Award, ESDRMax Planck Research Prize of the A.v.Humboldt Society;Member, Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina;Dr. honoris causa, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary Honorary;membership in the Polish and Hungarian Dermatological Societies ;Fellow Royal College of Physicians, London;Dr. honoris causa, University of Lund, Sweden
Fellowships:Ausbildungsstipendium der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft;Forschungs-Stipendium der Max Planck Gesellschaft;Stipendium der European Molecular Biology Organization Otto Hahn Stipendium der Max Planck Gesellschaft;Heisenberg Stipendium
Prof. Torello Lotti , MD
Professor & Chair of Dermatology,
University of Rome
Prof. Lotti is Full Professor of the Dermatology and Venereology at University of Studies Guglielmo Marconi, Rome, Italy. He is President of the World Health Academy, Dermatology since 2013.
He is Honorary Professor of Dermatology - China Medical University Shenyang (2011), Lecturer at the New York Academy of Sciences "Howard Fox Memorial Lecture" (14 March 2012 - New York, NY – USA), and Chair, Executive Scientific Committee Vitiligo Research Foundation, New York , NY USA. He has been Full Professor of the Dermatology and Venereology Division at University of Florence School of Medicine, Florence, Italy, from 2006 to 2010. He is Visiting Professor in six International Universities worldwide, and Key Note Lecturer in several international dermatology Societies.
His activities in serving Dermatology have been numerous: President of the Italian Society of Dermatology and Venereology (SIDeMaST , 2009-2010) and President of the International Society of Dermatology ( ISD, 2009-2010), President of the European Society for Cosmetic and Aesthetic Dermatology (2003-2004), Editor in Chief of the Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (1992-2002) , Editor "Therapeutic Hotline"- Dermatologic Therapy (2007-)and served as Editor in Chief of the Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia in the period of presidency of the Societa' Italiana di Dermatologia (2009-2010).
He has been President of numerous international congresses and is currently Editor in Chief of the Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia ( 2010-2020 ).
He is Ordinary Member of the main Scientific Societies worldwide (EADV, SIDEV , ESDR , ISD, AAD, SID) and Honorary Member of several Scientific Societies of the Dermatology field.
Moreover, he is a Scientific reviewer of ten sectorial journals, among which are the British Journal of Dermatology, Journal of Investigative Dermatology, Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology , Dermatologic Therapy. He has authored 1054 scientific publications (393 peer reviewed articles, 288 books chapters e 365 abstracts).
Prof. Umberto Cornelli
Loyola University School of Medicine - Chicago
Prof. Umberto Cornelli was born in Italy in 1945 and graduated in Medicine at the University of Milan in 1969. He was trained in Pharmacology and gained further experience developing general and CNS pharmacology, and pharmacokinetics. For two years he taught pharmacokinetics and pharmacology at the University of Padua, entrusted at the post graduate school for Pharmacists.
After this period he was involved in Clinical Pharmacology and participated to the clinical development of NSAIDs, antiulcer and antithrombotic drugs.
He started thes collaboration with the Loyola University Medical School of Chicago in 1982 and currently is Adjunct professor of Pharmacology at the Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics where he was coordinating studies related to the hypothesis of glycosaminoglycans and oxidative stress on Alzheimer’s disease.
In Italy he has been among the first investigators studying oxidative stress from the clinical point of view and developed two lines of products: the ARD (anti-radical-damage) anf MF (physiological modulators). Both line of products are formulated to treat the specific oxidative stress damage in different diseases (CVD, CNS, skin, GI, Metabolic Syndrome, hypercholesterolemia, oral cavity, menopause, levothyroxine and statins side effects, anemia). Most of these products are currently used in Europe and North America.
From 1999 he was a teacher at the AIOT School (Associazione Italiana di Omeopatia e Tossicologia) entrusted for the course of cellular oxidation and related pathologies.
In 2000 he entered the scientific committee of the IUA (International Union of Angiology).
In 2001 he received an honorary degree in Science from the Loyola University of Chicago for his contribution to the study of Alzheimer’s disease and oxidative stress.
From 2002 to 2008 was the president of SENB (European Society of Biological Nutrition).
In 2006 he was one of the Founders of the Accademia delle Scienze degli Alimenti (Academy of Food Science) in Italy.
From 1968 to 2014 he was the author of about 200 publications, 4 books and 16 patents related to drugs, food supplements and analytical methods.
Xiao-Jing Wang, MD/PhD
Professor, Department of Pathology
John S. Gates Chair of Cancer Stem Cell Biology Director, Head and Neck Cancer Research Program, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Xiao-Jing Wang received her M.D. (1984) and Ph.D. (1989) from Beijing Medical University, the most prestigious medical school in China. She came to the United States for her postdoctoral training with Dr. John DiGiovanni at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in 1990. In 1992, she joined Dr. Dennis Roop’s laboratory as a Research Associate at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX. At Baylor, she quickly rose through the ranks to Assistant Professor in 1995, and tenured Associate Professor in 2000 in the Departments of Molecular and Cellular Biology and Dermatology. In 2003, she was recruited to Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) as a tenured Full Professor in departments of Otolaryngology, Dermatology and Cell & Developmental Biology, Director of Molecular Biology-Head and Neck Cancer Research Division. In 2008, she was recruited to University of Colorado as a Director of Head&Neck Cancer Research Program. She has published over 120 research articles in major peer-reviewed journals. She has served on several study sections of the National Institutes of Health, Scientific Program Committee for the Society of Investigative Dermatology (SID), Medical and Scientific Committee of the Dermatology Foundation. She currently serves as an advisory council member for National Institute of Arthritis, Muscle and Skin (NIAMS), which is a primary government funding agency for skin research. She won the prestigious “The William Montagna Award” of the SID in 2014, which has been presented annually since 1975 and is intended to recognize investigators who have made outstanding contributions to research in skin biology.
Dr. Wang has a long research career in studying molecular mechanisms of skin cancer, development and diseases. She pioneered inducible and epidermal-specific transgenic and knockout mouse models - a unique resource that has benefited many investigators of SID for studying gene functions in stem cell properties, development and cancer of the skin. Her laboratory has a critical finding that TGFb1, a protein is considered a growth inhibitor, promotes skin tumor metastasis (Wang, et al., PNAS, 1999; Weeks, et al., Cancer Res, 2001; Lu, et al., Genes & Dev, 2006). Her laboratory has also found that the molecular mechanisms of TGFb1-induced epithelial-mesenchymal-transition and metastasis can be uncoupled (Han, et al., JCI, 2005). Her laboratory is the first to discover that increased TGFb1 causes psoriasis, a common inflammatory skin disease (Li, et al., EMBO J, 2004). Studies from her laboratory also revealed that Smad7 overexpression inhibits signaling from TGFb, Wnt and NFkB (He, et al., EMBO J, 2003; Han, et al., Dev Cell, 2006, Hong et al., Nat Immune., 2007), which exerts therapeutic effects on inflammation and chronic wounds (Han et al., AJP, 2011; Han, et al., Nat Med, 2013). All of the above studies provide important insights into novel therapeutic strategies for skin cancer and diseases, and the animal models developed from her laboratory provide resources to screen for these therapeutic approaches.
Mr. Yan Valle, MSc, MBA
Vitiligo Research Foundation
Vitiligo Research Foundation (New York, USA) Chief Executive Officer（2009 – Present）
Honors and Awards:
Honorary Medal State Institute for Continued Medical Education (Kazakhstan) （2013）
Honorary Membership Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society (USA) （2012-2014）
Guest Editor, Journal Of Pigmentary Disorders, OMICS Group（2014）
Associated Editor, World Health Academy Publication House（2012-2013）
Prof. Hong-Duo Chen, MD
Prof. Chen is Professor of Dermatology, Honorary President,No.1 Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang, China
Dr. Hong-Duo Chen, an Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering, is Professor of Dermatology, Honorary President of No.1 Hospital of China Medical University, Director of Key Laboratory of Immunodermatology of the Ministry of Health, Member of Board of Directors of International Society of Dermatology, President of International Society of Cosmetic Dermatology, Vice-president of International Biomedical Science Association, International Honorary Member of American Dermatological Association, Hornery Member of American Academy of Dermatology, Honorary Member of Society for Investigative Dermatology, Honorary Member of Japanese Dermatological Association, Honorary Council Member of Asian Dermatological Association, Associate Editor of J Appl Cosmetol, Associate Editor of Int J Biomed Sci and Editor in Chief of Chinese Jouranl of Dermatology. He has attained the title of “National Advanced Worker”, National May 1 Labor Medals, Wu Jieping Medicine Prize, Meritorious Award for Science and Technology of Liaoning Province, Award for Outstanding Service (International Society of Dermatology) and the ILDS Certificate of Appreciation (International League of Dermatological Societies). He has been awarded the Prize of Science and Technology Progress of Ministry of Health for three times, and so far is the only winner of National Prize for Natural Sciences in dermatology field. He has published 536 papers, including 192 in English journals. And he is the chief editor, author or referee of 34 books.
Prof. Xing-Hua Gao
No.1 Hospital of China Medical UniversityProf. Xing-Hua Gao, a Changjiang Scholarship Professor, is Ph.D. supervisor. He was studied in Oxford University, UK. And he currently serves as vice president of No.1 Hospital of China Medical University, director of department of dermatology, vice director of Key Lab of Immunodermatology, Ministry of Health, director of Institute of Dermatology and Cosmetic Dermatology of China Medical University, leader of the Innovation Team of Ministry of Education on “Experimental and clinical studies of immune related skin diseases” (2008-2010), member of Scientific Committee of Ministry of Education, grantee of program for New Century Excellent Talents Support Program, expert who enjoying the State Council Subsidy, vice president of Chinese Society of Dermatology, committee member of Chinese Society of Medical Aesthetics and Cosmetology, executive committee of Chinese Medical Association Dermatology Branch. He is the vice Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Applied Cosmetology (Europe), Journal of Dermatology and Venereology and Journal of Clinical Dermatology. He also is member of editorial board of International Journal of Dermatology (US), Chinese Journal of Medical Aesthetics and Cosmetology, Journal of Practical Dermatology, China Journal of Dermatology, China Journal of Leprosy and Skin Diseases, and Chinese Journal of Dermatology. He had published over 170 academic papers, including 90 papers in SCI indexed journals. And he is the chief editor, author or referee of more than 20 books (four books in English). He had won5 patents, 1 First Class Award for Chinese Medical Science and Technology Prize, 5 items of Science and Technology Progress Award on Provincial and ministerial-level, and 1 Muto Journal paper Award.
Prof. Jian-Zhong Zhang, MD
Professor and chairman, department of dermatology, Peking University People’s Hospital
Director, College of Dermatology and Venereology Peking University
President of Chinese Society of Dermatology
1996~now Department of Dermatology, Peking University People`s Hospital since (2000 Became professor and chairman)
Currently Director, College of Dermatology and Venereology Peking University .Professor and chairman, department of dermatology, Peking University People`s Hospital.
2006~2009 Secretary General of Chinese Society of Dermatology
Currently President of Chinese Society of Dermatology.
Clinical and Research Interest:
Dr. Zhang is interested in atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, cutaneous lupus erythematosus, alopecia, mycobacterial infections and epidemiology of skin diseases. He is involved in board of editors of more than 10 journals. He has published over 300 peer-reviewed articles and is the editor or contributor of over 30 books.