2018 Monthly Webinar Series on Androgen Excess
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MEET THE SPEAKERS
Prof. Johannes Bitzer, Switzerland
Johannes Bitzer is Former Chairman and Professor em of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University Hospitals of the University of Basel.
He is former Head of the Division of Psychosomatic and Psychosocial Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Basel.
He is past president of the European Society of Contraception and past president of the International Society of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynecology and member of several international executive and advisory boards in family planning, sexology and menopause.
He is member of the Executive Committee of the European Board and College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Director of the knowledge based assessment in the education committee of EBCOG.
He is member of the Multidisciplinary Joint Committee of Sexual Medicine
Director of the Diploma of Advanced Studies in Sexual Medicine at the Advanced Study Center of the University of Basel
He is Editor in Chief of The European Journal of Contraception and Reproductive Health Care and Associate Editor of the Journal of Sexual Medicine.
During his specialisation in Ob/Gyn he was trained in behavioural sciences and psychotherapy.
His research and practical interest is in contraceptive counselling as well as contraceptive technology, epidemiology, sexual and reproductive health and the interface between obstetrics/gynecology and psychology/psychiatry, which includes infertility counselling and psychooncology.
He has more than 200 peer reviewed publications, has edited three books and given more than 200 invited lectures and workshops
Dr. Peter Chedraui, Chile
Dr. Chedraui is the Director of the Institute of Biomedicine of the Facultad de Ciencias Médicas, Universidad Católica de Santiago de Guayaquil, Ecuador. He is Past President of the Ecuadorian Climacteric and Menopause Society and currently board member of the European Menopause Society (EMAS) and the International Society of Gynecological Endocrinology (ISGE). He is also Associate Editor for Climacteric, Official Journal of the International Menopause Society (IMS) and Gynecological Endocrinology, the official journal of the ISGE. He is very interested in research related to women’s health during the reproductive and non-reproductive stages, with focus on preeclampsia, obesity, the metabolic syndrome, menopausal symptoms and cardiovascular risk.
Dr. Dimitrios Goulis, Greece
Prof. Dimitrios G. Goulis completed his basic medical training (MD) and received his PhD from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. Having a scholarship from the European Union, he worked for four years (1996 - 2000) as clinical research fellow at St. Mary’s Hospital, Imperial College, London, UK, acquiring the specialty of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism. Prof. Goulis has published more than 200 full papers in peer-review international journals. He is currently head of the Unit of Reproductive Endocrinology, First Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki; scientific director of the training center in Andrology (Thessaloniki centre) of the European Academy of Andrology; secretary general of the European Academy of Andrology; secretary general of the European Menopause and Andropause Society; and member of the executive committees for the postgraduate training programs (MSc) in “Medical Research Methodology” and “Human Reproduction” (Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki). Prof. Goulis’ main research interests include Andrology, endocrine complications of pregnancy, polycystic ovary syndrome and menopausal transition.
Dr. Ali Kubba, United Kingdom
• Ali Kubba MB ChB FRCOG FFSRH
• Lead Consultant in the colposcopy Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London
• Leader in Sexual and Reproductive health
• Honorary Senior Lecturer at Kings College, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, London, UK.
• Consultant in medical gynaecology and colposcopy, London Bridge Hospital, London
• Honorary Professor at Basra School of Medicine, Iraq
• has worked in the field of reproductive health for the past 30 years
Areas of special interest
Contraception, menopause, PMS, colposcopy, training
Dr. Lina Paschou, Greece
Dr. Lina Paschou is a Specialist in Endocrinology and Diabetes. She graduated with Honors from the Medical School of the University of Ioannina, Greece in 2005. She obtained her PhD in Endocrinology with Honors from the same University in 2010. Then, she worked at a post-doctoral level at the Department of Diabetes, St Bartholomew's Hospital, University of London in London, UK, funded by grants from the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD). Dr. Paschou continued with clinical training in Endocrinology and Diabetes at the Hellenic Red Cross Hospital in Athens, Greece. In 2015, she was awarded the International Endocrine Scholarship by the European Society of Endocrinology (ESE) and moved to Boston, MA, USA. She completed her training in Endocrinology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School. While at Harvard, Dr. Paschou also pursued research at a post-doctoral level in Diabetes, funded by grants from EASD.
Currently, Dr. Paschou works at the Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes, “Aghia Sophia” Hospital, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in Athens, Greece. She participates in the development of an innovative endocrine transition clinic for adolescents, from pediatric endocrinologist to adult endocrinologist. Dr. Paschou also teaches Endocrinology and Diabetes at the School of Medicine, European University Cyprus in Nicosia, Cyprus, while she serves as a Faculty Member at the EASD Postgraduate Educational Courses, which take place all around the world.
She has published a large number of chapters and papers in scientific books and journals in the field of Endocrinology and Diabetes (46 publications in PubMed, 431 citations, h-index 11) and has presented at many international congresses. She has received prestigious awards and scholarships. Dr. Paschou is a member of the editorial boards or reviewer in high impact scientific journals (15 journals) and an active member of important scientific societies.
Prof. Margaret Rees, United Kingdom
Margaret Rees is Reader Emeritus in Reproductive Medicine at the University of Oxford, Visiting Professor of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Glasgow and Adjunct Associate Professor at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers University. She has a longstanding, unique portfolio of experience of research combined with an international reputation of leadership in women’s health. She directed the Oxford Menopause Clinic and research groups investigating reproductive and postreproductive health with special reference to menopause and menstrual problems. Currently she is Editor in Chief of Maturitas and Executive Director of the European Menopause and Andropause Society.
Prof. Thomas Römer, Germany
Prof. Thomas Römer, born in 1962
- 1989 M.D., Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-University Greifswald/Germany
- 1990 - 1995 Resident: Obstetrics and Gynecology
Dept. Obstetrics and Gynecology / Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-University
- 1994 Research Fellow, Dept. of Comparative Medicine,
Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem / N.C. / USA
(Grant of the German Society of OB/GYN)
- 1995 - 1999 Assistant Professor
Unit of Operative Gynaecology and Reproductive Medicine/Endocrinology
Dept. Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-University Greifswald, Germany
- since 1994 Board member of the German Society of Gynaecological
Endoscopy (2008-2009 President)
- 1998 - 2004/ Board member of the German Society of Menopause
2002 - 2010Board member of the Regional Society of OB/GYN – NRW
since 2005Founding member of European League of Endometriosis
- since 1999 Full Professor – University Cologne, Germany
-since 2001Head of OB/GYN, Academic Hospital Weyertal, University Cologne, Germany
- since 2009 Head of Endometriose Excellence Centre Level 3 and Endoscopic Training Centre
- since 2016 Guest Professor, Beijing Medical University, China
Prof. Levent Senturk, Turkey
Born in 1963, in Adapazari, TURKEY, he attained his medical degree in 1987, Istanbul University Istanbul School of Medicine and accomplished his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1992, Istanbul University Cerrahpasa School of Medicine.
He has served as a postdoctoral research fellow in 1996 for nearly two years at Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and especially in endometriosis, in vitro fertilization and endoscopy.
Upon returning to Turkey, he has gained his degree of associate professorship in Ob&Gyn in Istanbul University Cerrahpasa School of Medicine, in 1998 and has been full Professor in 2004. In 2002, he has been to Yale University as a Visiting Professor and continued his research there. Currently, he is a Professor in Istanbul University Cerrahpasa School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology, In vitro Fertilization and Menopause Units.
He has more than 150 articles, published in various International and National peer-reviewed journals. He has more than 70 international and 120 national presentations in various meetings. He has written more than 22 chapters in text-books, one of them being an internationally very well-known text-book.
He is a member of more than 15 various International and National Societies. He is currently a member of the EMAS Governing Board serving his second term and also currently the president of “Turkish Society of Menopause and Osteoporosis”.
His areas of clinical interest and laboratory expertise include workup and treatment of reproductive endocrinology problems, assisted reproductive technologies, operative laparoscopy and hysteroscopy, menopause, endometriosis, cell culture techniques (Granulosa, endometrial, ovarian), molecular biology techniques (Northern analysis, ELISA, Immunohistochemistry), computer assisted sperm analysis (CASA), Sperm washing methods and animal research. He is married and has a daughter, who was born in New Haven, CT, on Apr, 10, 2006.
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