Obesity and Stress Management


Rui Ribeiro

Director of Multidisciplinary Center of Metabolic Disease,Clínica da Santo António - Lisboa


Specialized In
Obesity (endoscopic and surgical treatment), Type 2 diabetes treatment (endoscopic and surgical treatment), biliary acids and metabolism, bowel absorption and microbiota, gastroesophageal reflux disease, inguinal and other abdominal wall hernias.

Dr. Rui Ribeiro is Director of the: “Centro Multidisciplinar da Doença Metabólica” (CMDM) at the “Clínica de Santo António - Lisboa”.Clinical Director of the Lasercenter Lda, a private Health care company in Portugal.Dr. Rui Ribeiro was former Coordinator / Director of the: “Unidade de Tratamento Cirúrgico de Obesidade e Doenças Endócrinas (UTCODE) at the “Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Central”. Fomer President of the Portuguese Society of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery since March 2010 up to October 2016, he is now President of the General Assembly. Dr. Rui Ribeiro has performed about 6000 surgeries, 4500 by laparoscopy.Faculty at “Centro de Cirurgia Minima Invasion Jesus Usón” courses, CCMIJU – Caceres, Spain. Developing and proceeding with “Clinical immersion courses” for European surgeons in the hospital.He has worked as lecturer and proctor in the “Masterclass Courses in Metabolic Surgery” in the European Training Center (ETC – Elancourt, Paris). Dr. Rui Ribeiro completed his course In Medicine in Lisbon, Portugal, 1986.

Regularly since 2003 Dr. Rui Ribeiro participates in different National & International conferences, live operation demonstrations and events on laparoscopic & Bariatric treatment and published several articles in National and International journals.Author of twelve surgical scientific papers in medical literature (Portuguese and International). "Lecturer" in different Portuguese and International events ;Presentation, as author, of about fifty papers in the general surgery area, several of them in International events, including European and World Congresses about Bariatric Surgery.He has participated in Several presentations on TV, radio and newspapers in Portugal about Obesity and diabetes surgery and SILS.

Dr. Ahmed Bakillah

Assistant Professor/ECRIP Research Director
Department of Medicine
Brooklyn, NY 11226-USA


Specialized In
Cardiovascular Translational Research: Cell Biology and Biochemistry, cardiovascular metabolic diseases (diabetes, obesity & atherosclerosis) and role of lipids and lipoprotein abnormalities.

Dr. Ahmed Bakillah received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Rene Descartes Paris University in 1994 after which he became a post-doctoral fellow at the Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia-USA. From 2000 to 2008 he worked as Principal Investigator at two large Pharmaceutical Companies (Novo Nordisk & GSK). His primary research interests focus on cardiovascular metabolic diseases and lipid and lipoprotein metabolism. Actually, Dr. Bakillah holds a position of Research Director/Assistant Professor at the Department of Medicine, State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY-USA. He also served as the Managing Editor of Nutrition and Metabolism Journal, BioMed Central Ltd, London-United Kingdom for almost 10 years and guest editor and AdHoc-reviewer for various peer-review journals. He has published numerous highly cited journal publications, conference articles and book chapters in the cardiovascular diseases and lipids field, and has received several awards and grants from various funding agencies.

Ismail Kucukkurt

University of Afyon Kocatepe, Turkey


Specialized In
Obesity, Hormones especially leptin, Minerals especially boron, Saponins, Oxidative stress, Lipid Peroxidation, Antioxidant capacity, Biochemistry

Ismail Kucukkurt is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Afyon Kocatepe. Dr Kucukkurt completed his Ph.D. at Afyon Kocatepe University. His research interests lie in the area of saponins and some plants extract its antioxidant effects on tissue and organism. Also, he investigated obesity, effects of elements, especially boron, on tissue morphology, molecular and biochemical mechanism. He has collaborated actively with researchers in several other disciplines of biological science. He has taught biochemistry on undergraduate topics in veterinary medicine.

Brian P. Mangum

Academic Director and Professor of Medicine, University of Hawai'i John A. Burns School of Medicine AHEC DDFT, Pohnpei Federated States of Micronesia


Specialized In
Emergency medicine, Epidemiology and Preventative medicine, Behavioral medicine, Socio-cultural epidemiology of non-communicable diseases as well as emerging and neglected tropical diseases, cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.

Dr Brian P. Mangum holds a medical degree, doctorate in public health epidemiology, and a masters degree in medical anthropology. He has a keen interest in all aspects of both family medicine and emergency medicine as related to clinical practice and medical education, especially in resource-limited environments.

He has a particular interest in behavioral science and medical psychology; the prevention, control and treatment of non-communicable disease, such as cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes; and infectious diseases, including tropical diseases such as leptospirosis, dengue, and malaria. Dr Mangum has worked in global health both in practice and academia for over fifteen years, primarily in rural and remote developing settings, including formerly serving as the Associate Dean of Medicine at Xavier University School of Medicine, and currently holds the following appointments: Professor of Medicine, University of Hawai'i John A. Burns School of Medicine AHEC DDFT. Professor of Medical Epidemiology and Public Health, College of Micronesia FSM. Associate Professor of Medical Epidemiology and Emergency Health Management, Fiji National University. Chair and Professor of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, St Lucia. Consultant Medical Epidemiologist to a wide-range of organizations, including WHO, US CDC, PIHOA, the University of Arizona Zuckerman College of Public Health, and others.

Prof. Kasturi Sen Ray

Professor, Department of Nutrition, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai - India


Specialized In
Carbohydrate metabolism, Sports Nutrition and Community Nutrition.

Prof. Kasturi Sen Ray had done postdoctoral research in School of Medicine, South Carolina and Turft University, Boston, USA. Dr Kasturi Sen was Former Director of Shivinc Food Sciences. Recipient of National Merit Scholarship. Her research has been recently recognized by Nestlé and presented Nestlé Research Award 2016. Invited by Swedish International Developing Agency (SIDA) for Global Nutrition IT Fair Bangladesh, Dhaka, 2005. Dr Kasturi Sen was Guest lecturer for Nelson Mandela School of Medicine, Durban, South Africa, 2005. Indian representative in ‘Global Nutrition’ Sweden, 2001. Her research expertise lie in the area of Carbohydrate metabolism, sports Nutrition and Community Nutrition. More than 40 Peer reviewed publications and Author of 5 books. Lead article writer : ‘The Nutritionist: Digest Series of Clinical Nutrition, BioQuest; Presented invited lectures in several international and national levels. Organized several National, International level seminar/conferences under her leadership.


Ex-Professor of Medicine ,M.G.M. Medical College, lndore (M.P.) - India


Specialized In
Diabetes,Endocrinology and Metabolic Disorders & Control

Dr. P. G. Raman graduated in 1962 and got MD (Medicine) in 1965, both from M.G.M. Medical College, Indore, MP. He has been practicing Diabetes from the time of 1970s. Between 1972-75, for three years he worked as fellow at Joslin Clinic Boston USA and had intensive training in Diabetes and Endocrinology.
He joined in 1967 as Lecturer in Medicine, Medical College, Rewa. He worked at Indore and held different positions. In 2002 he retired from the post of Head of the Deptt. and Professor of Medicine from M. G. M. Medical College, Indore. M.P. He was a teacher both for undergraduate and post-graduate for over 30 years. He has more than 100 publications in National and International journals. He is a fellow of the All India Institute of Diabetes as well as of Indian College of Physicians. He is exclusively devoted to Diabetes clinical practice and diabetic patient education. He has written several medical books for undergraduate and post-graduate students.
He was awarded B.C. Roy oration in 2007 and he was elected as Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh in 2005. He is also the recipient of Master-Teacher Award by Indian College of Physicians, a wing of Association of Physicians in India, in the year 2014.

Dr. Hamdy Ahmad Sliem

Professor-Internal Medicine, Suez Canal University – Egypt


Specialized In
Endocrinal disorders, Metabolic syndrome, Obesity, Prediabetes and impact of diabetes on cardiovascular and immune systems.

Dr. Hamdy Ahmad Sliem, currently serving as full professor of internal medicine and endocrinology in the school of medicine, Suez Canal University. Received MD degree from the college of medicine in 1994. Have over three decades experience in the management of diabetes, endocrinal disorders and evaluation of health status of those patients with chronic complications. In the last decade, have over 48 scientific publications in peer reviewed national and international journals, given multiple poster and oral presentations at various national and international conferences. Most of the publications were in the areas endocrinal disorders, metabolic syndrome, obesity, prediabetes, and impact of diabetes on cardiovascular and immune systems. Editorial board member in Thirty three peer review open access international journals. Referee and per reviewer in more than 30 medical journals, more than 140 articles were reviewed in the last 6 years. Supervised and judged several medical theses and shared in many national projects related to different health problems.

Eugenia Yiannakopoulou

Department of Medical Laboratories, Athens - Greece


Specialized In
Oxidative stress, Atherosclerosis, Clinical pharmacology, Lifestyle modification, Physical exercise, Modulation of stress response.

Eugenia Yiannakopoulou works as an Academic Teacher in the Department of Medical Laboratories of the Faculty of Health and Caring Professions, Technological Educational Institute of Athens (Athens University of Applied Sciences), Greece. In addition, since 2015 she works as a Faculty Staff of the Master in Science Biomedical Methods and Technology in Diagnosis organized by the Department of Medical Laboratories Highest Technological Educational Institute of Athens [lectures on hereditary and familial endocrine cancer]. Since 2004, she is Director of her own private medical practice where she works as a consultant surgeon with special interest in Endocrine Surgery and Breast Surgery. Since 2007 she works as a PI.
Eugenia Yiannakopoulou graduated from the Medical School of National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Postgraduate studies: MSc Minimally Invasive Surgery; MSc Medical Biology; MSc Biostatistics; PhD Pharmacology; University Diploma in Breast Diseases Medical School University of Strasbourg, France; University Diploma of Laparoscopic Surgery Medical School University of Strasbourg, France. University Diploma of Endocrine Surgery Medical School University Pierre et Marrie Currie Paris, University Diploma in Targeted Biotherapeis of Inflammatory and Autoimmune Diseases, Medical School University of Montpellier, University Diploma in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Medical School University Pierre et Marie Currie Paris. She has completed postdoctoral research in Pharmacology. Hellenic National Board certified in Surgery. Eugenia Yiannakopoulou is member of the Research Committee of the European Association of Endoscopic Surgery.
She has authored 60 research papers published in international journals and 6 book chapters and has presented 60 papers at national and international conferences. She is a Reviewer of peer-reviewed journals including Surgical Endoscopy, British Journal of Surgery, European Journal of Pharmacology, Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, Pharmacotherapy, Annals of Pharmacotherapy, European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, Molecular Nutrition and Food Research.. She has served as a Grant Reviewer, Intrnational Congress Abstract Reviewer. She is executive Editor of International Journal of Immunotherapy and Cancer Research and of Archives of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology. In addition, she is a member of the Editorial Board of a number of journals including Pharmacovigilance, Advances in Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety.
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