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Dr. John K. Graham, USA

Dr. John K. Graham is both a physician and a priest, he received his M.D. Degree from Tulane Medical School in New Orleans and is board-certified in two medical specialties – otolaryngology and plastic & reconstructive surgery. He is the President of The Institute for Spirituality and Health at the Texas Medical Center. Dr. Graham is the author of two books, Mold Me and Shape Me. He is also an active member of the American Medical Association (ME# 02101630351), American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Inc. (Life Member, # 2759) & American Association for Pastoral Counselors. He has been among the Board of Directors of El Buen Samaritano, a ministry to the medically under-served Hispanic community in Austin, where he served as Spiritual Director for Cursillo in the Diocese of Texas.

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Dr. Naweed I. Syed, Canada

Naweed Imam Syed completed his Ph.D. in neurophysiology from the Department of medical physiology, University of Leeds, England-UK. He is the scientific director of Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute (ACHRI) and also a Professor at the department of cell biology & anatomy, Cumming School of Medicine - University of Calgary. Dr. Syed was awarded Tamgha-i-Imtiaz (Medal of Excellence – the highest civilian award for research and innovation) from the Pakistan government back in 2016. He was also regarded for scholarly achievements by the Indo-Canadian Psychiatric Association. He has taught and supervised students for more than 20 years. In research, his prime interest is in the cellular and molecular basis of rhythm generation and specific synapse formation. He and his team successfully established several neuronal chips to monitor brain cell activities from cultured and intact brain slices.

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Dr. Arif Herekar, Pakistan 

Arif Herekar completed M.C.P.S from the College of Physicians & Surgeons Pakistan. He is M.D. in Neurology from the University of Karachi & also a Diplomat in Neurology from the University of Vienna, Austria. In addition, he has also done Masters in child neurology from the University of Rome, Italy. He is a Professor & Chairman at the Department of Neurosciences, Baqai Medical University. His research interest involves neurological disorders & headache burden. He was given a prestigious award from the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM). Dr. Herekar is also an associate member of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and also the Medical Advisor of  International Essential Tremor Federation (IETF).

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Prof. Dr. Syed Ather Enam, Pakistan 

Professor Dr. Syed Ather Enam if the chair of the Department of Surgery at the Aga Khan University. He was conferred the Sitara-i-Imtiaz, for his achievements in the field of medicine by President Mamnoon Hussain. Dr. Enam has provided services for more than 24-years at various hospitals in the United States and Pakistan. After completing his Ph.D. from Northwestern University in 1991, Dr. Enam honed his surgical expertise in the US for 12 years before returning to Pakistan in 2003 to join Aga Khan University.  Dr. Enam has previously been awarded the Excellence Award in Neurosurgery by the Pakistan Society of Neurosurgery in 2004, the Physician of the Year Medallion Award by St Joseph’s Mercy of Macomb Hospital, USA, in 2002 and the Outstanding Resident Award by Henry Ford Hospital, USA, in 1998. He is a life member of Sigma Xi, a scientific research honor society, as well as founding president of the Pakistan Society of Basic and Applied Neuroscience.

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Dr. Zia Mohyuddin, Pakistan

Zia Mohyuddin is a Ph.D. scholar with his principal interest in Biomedical Electronic Engineering, his exploration and research work during the course included analog and digital circuit design & filters, Microcontroller, serial peripheral interface (SPI) & Universal Asynchronous Receiver/Transmitter (UART). He designed and implemented low power battery operated biomedical devices like ECG, EOG, neural spike detector, Moderate level skill in biotelemetry system design. He is the former Incharge of Biomedical Engineering Department, Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET) and currently serving at the Air University, Islamabad as the HOD Biomedical Engineering.  He has been involved in research work for the development of new biomedical devices like Middle Ear Implant, Capsule Endoscope, Wireless ECG, Temperature Patch, Neural Amplifier, and Electrical Neural Stimulation. His knowledge and skills in designing brain devices make him an expert in the field.

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Dr. Arif Siddiqui, Pakistan 

Arif Siddiqui has completed his Ph.D. research on Reproductive Neuroendocrinology from The University of Glasgow, Scotland. Dr. Siddqui was associated with Riphah International University before taking charge as the Vice-Chancellor of Barrett Hodgson University, Pakistan. He has been actively involved in research regarding neurology, neurophysiology and several aspects relating to neuroendocrine and reproductive physiology. He is the Founder and Secretary-General of the South Asian Association of Physiologists. Member Executive Council of Federation of Asia & Oceanian Physiological Societies (FAOPS) and International Union of Physiological Sciences (IUPS).

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Dr. Neelofer Sultana, Pakistan 

Nelofar sultana completed her Ph. D. on factors causing dementia in the Geriatric Pakistani population from University of Karachi, Pakistan. She has served as Associate Professor at Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) till the year 2015. Currently appointed as Professor and Head of Department at Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Medical College (SMBBMC), Karachi. Dr. Nelofar is also the founder of the Geriatric Society ‘Mera Ghar’. She has been involved in Alzheimer’s Research lately. Moreover, she is an active member of Pakistan Physiological Society, International Union of Physiological Sciences (IUPS), International Society of Neurosciences IBRO and Alzheimer’s Society.

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Dr. Farhat Batool, Pakistan 

Farhat Batool has completed her Ph. D. from Department of Biochemistry, University of Karachi followed by Post-Doctoral Research from School of Biomedical Sciences, Queen’s Medical Centre, University of Nottingham, UK, in the field of Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience. Her post-doc research was specifically on the transgenic mouse model, deficient in a metabolic enzyme (cytochrome P450 4x1). She is a Professor at Department of Biochemistry, University of Karachi. She is a Basic and translational neuroscience researcher with most of her research work including Animal models of Anxiety, Depression, Schizophrenia, Cognitive, Movement, Pain, Stress, Obesity, Type II Diabetes Mellitus and Metabolic Syndrome. Dr. Farhat is also an active member of the International Society for Neurochemistry (ISN), American Society of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET), European Behavioural Pharmacology Society (EBPS) & British Pharmacology Society (BPS).

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Dr. Shazia Shakoor, Pakistan 

Dr. Shazia Shakoor is an MBBS doctor from the Dow University of Health Sciences following a Ph.D. degree from University of Karachi. Her research work focuses on Statin-induced adverse effects on the electrical and mechanical properties of rat skeletal muscle: their prevention and treatment using carnitine.  She is also a post-doc fellow at the Panjwai Center of Molecular Diseases. By profession, Dr. Shakoor is a Senior Professor at Physiology Department, Bahria University Medical & Dental College. Apart from her teaching experience, Shazia has several publications focusing on glandular functioning, hormonal levels, & blood parameters.   

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Dr. Samina Malik, Pakistan 

Samina Malik is an MBBS Doctor from Nishtar Medical College, Bahauddin Zakariya University (BZU), Multan followed by MPhil in Molecular Physiology from University of Health Sciences (UHS), Pakistan. A Ph. D. scholar working on massively parallel sequencing of 25 candidate genes in inherited breast cancer, in collaboration with Women's College Research Institute (WCRI), University of Toronto. She is serving as a Professor at the University of Lahore, Pakistan. 

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Dr. Salma Aslam Kundi, Pakistan 

Salma Aslam Kundi has completed her MBBS from Khyber Medical College, Peshawar. She has served as the HOD Physiology at Ayub Medical College. Dr. Salma has vast administrative experience and previously held the office of Vice-Principal and Dean of Ayub Medical College & Women Medical College, Abbottabad. Ex-Patron In-Chief of Imran Khan Welfare Organization-IMKWO AMC. She is currently serving as Principal & Professor at the Department of Physiology, Women Medical & Dental College, Abbottabad. Also, the Chief Executive Officer of Hira General Hospital, Abbottabad for the last 15 years.        

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Dr. Farah Iqbal, Pakistan 

Farah Iqbal has a professional degree in Psychology from University of Karachi. She is currently appointed as Professor at Department of Psychology, University of Karachi. Her research interest focuses on human psychology, personality traits, emotional intelligence, social development & interest in counseling & guidance assignment. Dr. Farah is among the Board of Directors of the Azad Foundation and the General Secretary of Konpal Child Abuse Prevention Society. In addition to Annals of Psychophysiology, she is the Editor of several reputed journals like the Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities.  She has been working for women & children and took part in several projects like Situational Analysis of Living and Working Street Girl Child by Azad Foundation and EU group development.

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Dr. Nasir Raza Awan, Pakistan 

Nasir Raza Awan received his medical degree from King Edward Medical College, Lahore, Pakistan followed by F.C.P.S. in Neurosurgery from the College of Physicians & Surgeons, Karachi, Pakistan. He has completed one of his fellowships in Functional Neurosurgery and Gamma Knife Radiosurgery from University of Toronto, Canada and another one from University of Pittsburgh, USA, involving Radiosurgery and Functional Neurosurgery. He is currently appointed as Head of Department of Neurosciences at Sharif Medical & Dental College, Lahore and is the Director of Sharif Medical Research Center. Also serving as a Consultant Neurosurgeon at Sharif Medical City Hospital & Bahria International Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan.  Prof. Nasir Raza Awan is an active member of the Pakistan Society of Neurosurgeons, Pakistan Society of Basic and Applied Neuroscience & World Society of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery.

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Dr. Riaz Ahmed Raja Memon, Pakistan 

Dr. Riaz completed FCPS in Neurosurgery from the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Pakistan. He is serving as a Professor at the Department of Neurosurgery LUMHS, Jamshoro. His research mainly elaborates spinal injuries, back pain, decompression & management. Dr. Riaz is also an active member of the Pakistan Society of Neurosurgeons Pakistan, Asian Congress of Neurological Surgeons (ACNS): No. 734, and World Federation Of Neurological Societies. 

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