OUR KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

José M. Miró, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. José M. Miró is currently Senior Consultant of Infectious Diseases at the Hospital Clinic IDIBAPS of Barcelona
Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Barcelona
Director of the MASTER on AIDS of the University of Barcelona.
His research fields are focused on HIV/AIDS and infective endocarditis.

G. Ralph Corey, MD

Gary Hock Distinguished Professor of Global Health
Vice Chair of Education and Global Health
Director, Hubert-Yeargan Center for Global Health
Professor of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center

Dr. Jonathan Sandoe

Jonathan Sandoe was appointed as a Consultant Microbiologist and Senior Lecturer in Medical Microbiology at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust in 2006 and moved to an Associate Clinical Professorship in Microbiology at the University of Leeds in 2013

Vivian H. Chu, MD, MHS

Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases
Duke University Medical Center, Durham North Carolina U.S.A

David T Durack, MD, D Phil, FRCP, FRACP, FACP

Dr. David Durack is Consulting Professor of Medicine at Duke University, and was Senior Vice President, Corporate Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer at Becton Dickinson & Co. (retired 10/2012).

Prof. Bruno Hoen

Bruno Hoen is a professor of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine and the Head of the Department of Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine, and Dermatology, at the University of French West Indies at Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe.

Professor Martin H. Thornhill
MBBS, BDS, FDS RCS (Edin), FDS RCS (Irel), FDS RCS (Eng), MSc, PhD

Professor of Translational Research in Dentistry,
The School of Clinical Dentistry,
University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK.

Vance Fowler, MD, MHS

Professor, Departments of Medicine and Molecular Genetics & Microbiology, Duke University Medical Center.

Michael J. Rybak

Michael J. Rybak, Pharm.D., MPH, Ph.D., FCCP, FIDSA, is a Professor of Pharmacy at the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (EACPHS).

Steven M. Gordon

Steven M. Gordon is the Chairman of the Department of Infectious Diseases at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. He is Professor of Medicine at the Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western University.

Zeina Kanafani, MD, MS, CIC

Dr. Zeina Kanafani is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases and the Hospital Epidemiologist at the American University of Beirut Medical Center (AUBMC).

Arnold S. Bayer, M.D, FACP. FCCP, FIDSA

Distinguished Professor of Medicine (Above Scale), David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Senior Investigator – LA Biomedical Research Institute.

Romney Humphries

Romney M Humphries, Ph.D., D(ABMM), M (ASCP)CM, is the Section Chief of Clinical Microbiology at the UCLA Health System and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

Peter Lockhart

Peter B. Lockhart DDS, a native of Massachusetts, graduated from University of North Carolina School of Dentistry.

H. R. Vikram, MD, FACP, FIDSA

Dr. H.R. Vikram, MD, FACP, FIDSA, is currently Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Vice-Chair for Academic Affairs, Division of Infectious Diseases at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona.

Larry Baddour

Larry M. Baddour, MD, FIDSA, FAHA, is the HH Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan Professor of Infectious Diseases Honoring Walter R. Wilson, MD, and Chair, Division of Infectious Diseases at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota.

Ignacio Martin-Loeches

Ignacio Martin-Loeches, PhD, FJFICMI is a full time Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine and Senior Clinical Lecturer & Research Director of the Multidisciplinary Intensive Care Research Organization (MICRO) at Trinity College, Dublin.

Dr Mark Dayer

Dr Mark Dayer is a consultant cardiologist at Musgrove Park Hospital, and has a long-standing interest in Infective Endocarditis.

Efthymia Giannitsioti

Dr. Giannitsioti was born in Athens. After her graduation from the Medical School of the University of Athens in 1991, she was specialized in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases since 2004.

Cristiane da Cruz Lamas

Cristiane Lamas is an infectious diseases physician. She qualified as a medical doctor in Rio de Janeiro State University, Brazil, in 1990.

Juan Ambrosioni MD, PhD

Infectious Diseases Specialist, Hospital Clinic, Barcelona, Spain.

Juan Ambrosioni is Specialist in Infectious Diseases of the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Francesco Scaglione MD, PhD

Actually he is Professor of Pharmacology at School of Medicine University of Milan; Director of the Postgraduate school of Clinical Pharmacology at University of Milan

Carlos-A. Mestres MD PhD FETCS

Dr. Carlos – A. Mestres was born in Barcelona on the 27th of September 1956. He is a Staff Physician, Consultant at the Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Heart and Vascular Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi (UAE) and has over three decades of experience in Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery.

Jim Yearick

Jim has been with Medtronic for the past year as a result of the acquisition of HeartWare where he was in the same position as VP of Marketing and Education for the previous three years with HeartWare.

Larry Kauvar

Dr. Kauvar is the founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Trellis, a company focused on discovery and development of native human monoclonal antibodies for infectious diseases and cancer.

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