Meet the Speakers

Mustafa Arici, MD., is Professor of Medicine (Nephrology) at Hacettepe University in Ankara-TURKEY.  He is as an Ordinary Member to the ERA-EDTA (European Renal Association-European Dialysis and Transplantation Association) Council since May 2015. He is a member of the Science Academy,TURKEY since 2014.
Josep Comin-Colet, consultant of Cardiology at Cardiology Department of the Hospital del Mar in Barcelona.  Head of Heart Director of the Heart Failure Program at the Hospital del Mar (Univerity Hosptal i Barcelona, Spain). Director of the Heart Diseases Biomedical Research Group at the Research Institute of the Hospital del Mar (IMIM) in Barcelona, 2012-2016. Past Vice President of the Catalan Society of Cardiology. Member of the Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology and Advisor to the Ministry of Health of the Government of Catalonia for organization of care of patients with chronic conditions.
Christina Alessandra Eichstaedt, after a Bachelor in Molecular Biotechnology at the Technical University of Dresden (Germany) I specialised in human genetics during a Master of Philosophy in Applied Biological Anthropology at the University of Cambridge (UK). For my PhD dissertation  I investigated the genetic adaptation to high altitude of Andean populations and received my PhD degree in Biological Anthropology from the University of Cambridge (UK) in 2014. Subsequently I started a Post-Doc at the Centre for Pulmonary Hypertension at the Thoraxclinic and the Institute for Human Genetics at the University Hospital Heidelberg to research genetics and epigenetics of  pulmonary arterial hypertension.
Alberto M. Marra studied Medicine at „Federico II University” of Naples until 2008 with working experience in the Czech Republic and France. In 2009, he started his training in Internal Medicine at “Federico II” University Hospital in Naples. Besides his clinical activities, he was involved in several research projects focused on Chronic Heart Failure.  In 2010, he becomes a member of the Italian Society of Internal Medicine (SIMI) become a board member of the Italian Young Internists Group (GIS), representing Campania region and in 2013 he joined the Young Internists Subcommittee.
Alexis Müller-Marbach, studies in medicine in Greifswald, Graz, Grenoble and Paris. Residency and deputy in the Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectious Diseases, university hospital of Düsseldorf till 2016. Head of the universitary Ultrasound department from 2012-2016. Specialized in diagnostic and Interventional Endoscopy and Ultrasound. Teacher for abdominal Ultrasound on national and international level. Since 2017 head of the Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Palliative Care in Velbert.
Manu Shankar-Hari joined Guy’s and St Thomas’ critical care team as a consultant physician and clinician researcher in 2009.He is the chairman of the Sepsis Quality Improvement Project in the hospital.Manu’s research focuses on lymphocyte biology and epidemiology of sepsis.His immunology research explores the acute changes in immunoglobulin molecules,free light chains and lymphocyte abnormalities in sepsis related critical illness.His epidemiology research explores the reasons for international variations in sepsis epidemiology,ways to improve septic shock definitions and the determinants of long-term mortality in acute illness survivors.Manu has been a faculty teaching performing observational research course at the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and King’s College London since 2011
Ali Taher, MD, PhD, FRCP, is a Professor of Medicine at the Division of Hematology & Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine, at the American University of Beirut Medical Center (AUBMC) located in, Beirut, Lebanon. Dr. Taher is an adjunct Professor of Hematology & Medical Oncology at Emory School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA and a Member of the “Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society”.