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Prof. Dr. Erick Willmarth, USA

Dr. Erick Willmarth is a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from The Fielding Graduate University, California. He has been Chair of the Department of Applied Psychophysiology at Saybrook University since 2007 and serving as Director of Behavioral Medicine, Michigan Pain Consultants, Grand Rapids, Michigan, since 1998. He was a President at the American Society for Clinical Hypnosis, Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, and Society for Psychological Hypnosis, APA Division 30. He is on the Board of Editorial Consultants of the International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis and was the editor of Psychological Hypnosis APA Division 30 and FOCUS, Newsletter of the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis from 20013-14. He is a member of the Michigan Psychological Association and a senior fellow of the Association of Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback. He is a Diplomate in Rehabilitation Psychology from the American Board of Psychological Specialties. Dr. Eric is a certified consultant from the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis. He has many publications in his area of expertise. He has got an award for his Distinguished Contributions to Professional Hypnosis by American Psychological Association in 2017. In the same year, he has also received Erika Fromm Award for Excellence in Teaching from Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis.

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Prof. Dr. Cynthia R. Kerson, USA

Dr. Cynthia R. Kerson is a professional Psychophysiologist with a Ph.D. in Applied Psychophysiology from the University of Natural Medicine in 2008. She has acquired her second doctorate from Saybrook University in Mind-Body Medicine in the year 2018. She is the Founder, CEO and director of Applied Psychophysiology Education (APEd). She is a faculty and IRB board member at Saybrook University. She is also on the board members of Behavioral Medicine Research and Training Foundation. She is a Neurofeedback, Biofeedback and Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback Mentor certified from Biofeedback Certification International Alliance. She is a member of the Western Association for Biofeedback and Neuroscience (formerly Biofeedback Society of California) and Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback. She is a diplomate in QEEG from QEEG Certification Board (IQCB). She has run many researches and clinical trials under her supervision and played a key part in it. She was a Clinical Director of Marin Biofeedback at San Rafael, CA. She has served as Executive Director at International Society for Neurofeedback and Research, ISNR Research Foundation (now FNNR) and Biofeedback Society of California in her professional career. She is the Founder and was the President of East-West Button and Supply at San Francisco, CA, & Hong Kong.

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Prof. 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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Prof. 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. Rukhsana Nawaz, UAE

Rukhsana Nawaz has completed her Ph.D. in Molecular Medicine (Neurogenetics) from the International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), University of Karachi, Karachi-Pakistan, in 2013. Her Ph.D. thesis focuses on the Genetic profile of schizophrenic patients in Pakistan. She was affiliated with the Department of Molecular Pathology at Dow University of Health Sciences as an Assistant Professor. In 2015, Rukhsana moved to UAE to pursue her Postdoc in the Behavioral Neuroscience lab. Currently, she is working as a Research Specialist in Behavioral Neuroscience Laboratory at the United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain-UAE. Her main focus is to bridge knowledge from basic and clinical neuroscience to improve how we understand, predict, and treat age- and disease-related cognitive impairment.

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Prof. 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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Prof. 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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Prof. 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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Prof. Dr. Farhat Batool, Pakistan 

Farhat Batool has completed her Ph. D. from the 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 the 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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Prof. Dr. Shazia Shakoor, Pakistan 

Dr. Shazia Shakoor is an MBBS doctor from the Dow University of Health Sciences following a Ph.D. degree from the 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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Prof. 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 the 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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Prof. 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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Prof. Dr. Farah Iqbal, Pakistan 

Farah Iqbal has a professional degree in Psychology from the University of Karachi. She is currently appointed as Professor at the 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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Prof. 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 the 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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