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Expert panel

Internationally acknowledged experts from various countries and therapeutic areas are contributing to this online academy. They are committed to share their experience and provide high-level scientific content for the scientific community worldwide, to improve the diagnosis and treatment of chronic and life-threatening diseases. Find out more about the scientific background of the experts.

  • Prof. Claudio Borghi

    Chief of the Department of Medicine Policlinico S. Orsola-Malpighi-Bologna

  • Prof. Dr. Antonio Ceriello

    Head of the Research Department on Diabetes and CVD Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS) Spain

    Ceriello Antonio

    Prof. Dr. Antonio Ceriello

    Head of the Research Department on Diabetes and CVD Institut d’Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS) Spain


    • Prof. Ceriello was consultant of the National Institutes of Health, U.S.A. for the program of the research 2003-2005, related to cardiovascular disease and type 1 diabetes.
    • Prof. Ceriello has published widely in the area of diabetes with over 400 original papers and several book chapters.
    • Prof. Ceriello is the winner in the 1984 of the “Italian Annual Award for Young Researcher”, in the 1990 of the “National Award for Research on the Pathophysiology of Diabetic Complications”, in the 1998 of the “National Award Italian Society of Diabetology” and in the 2004 of the “Camillo Golgi Prize” of the EASD.
  • Prof. Antonio Coca

    Honorary Professor of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Barcelona, Spain

    Coca Antonio

    Prof. Antonio Coca

    Honorary Professor of Internal Medicine
    School of Medicine, University of Barcelona
    Spain


    • Former Chief of the Hypertension and Vascular Risk Unit of the Department of Internal Medicine at the Hospital Clinic, Barcelona (1984-2018).
    • Editor or co-Editor of 58 books on various topics within the field of hypertension.
    • Prof. Coca has published more than 600 papers in international journals and has presented more than 500 invited lectures at international and national meetings and universities.
  • Prof. Dr. med. Ralf Dechend

    Senior physician, Helios Klinikum Berlin-Buch and Charité Berlin, Germany

    Ralf Dechend

    Prof. Dr. med. Ralf Dechend

    Senior physician
    Helios Klinikum Berlin-Buch and Charité Berlin
    University Medical Center Berlin, Medical Clinic m. S.
    Molecular and Clinical Cardiology, Campus Berlin-Buch
    Germany


    • Prof. Dechand habilitated in 2003 on the topic: “The importance of the transcription factor NF-kB and inflammatory reactions in the pathogenesis of arteriosclerotic and hypertensive vascular damage”.
    • In 2007 he was Hypertensiologist of ESH and DHL.
    • In 2009 he gotspecialist in cardiology
    • In 2015 he was awarded the professorship in translational research by Southern Denmark University in Odense.
    • Prof. Dechend received the science award from the German Hypertension League in 2018.
    • Prof. Dr. Dechend is a board member of the German Hypertension League.
  • Prof. Christian Gratzke

    Professorship of urology, Medical Faculty of the University of Freiburg, Germany

    Christian Gratzke

    Prof. Christian Gratzke

    Professorship of urology
    Medical Faculty of the University of Freiburg
    Germany

    Medical Director
    Department of Urology
    Germany


    • He completed his specialist training at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich, where he also habilitated and most recently served as Senior Consultant of Urology.
    • The clinical focus of Prof. Christian Gratzke includes the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer and benign prostate enlargement.
    • Prof. Gratzke completed DFG-funded research stays at Wake Forest University (NC, USA) and at Lund University (Sweden).
  • Prof. Dr. Jan T. Kielstein

    Head of Nephrology, Klinikum Braunschweig, Germany

    Jan T. Kielstein

    Prof. Dr. Jan T. Kielstein

    Head of Nephrology
    Klinikum Braunschweig
    Germany


    • He is section editor at Nephrology Dialysis and Transplantation and International Urology and Nephrology as well as Editorial Board member of “Der Nephrologe” and member of the Board of Trustees of the International Society for Apheresis (ISFA).
    • 09/11 – 07/15|Associate Professor of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension at the Medical School Hannover, Germany (Director: Prof. Dr. med. Hermann Haller)
    • 07/15 – Present|Director Medical Clinic V, Hypertension and Nephrology, Tertiary Care and Teaching Hospital Braunschweig, Germany
  • Reinhold Kreutz

    Full Professor of Hypertension and Clinical Pharmacology

    Reinhold Kreutz

    Reinhold Kreutz

    Full Professor of Hypertension and Clinical Pharmacology
    Head: Department of Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology
    Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
    Germany


    • In 2002 he was European Hypertension Specialist of ESH-
    • In 2005he was Hypertension Specialist (DHL) of the German Society of Hypertension
    • In 2015, he got elected as a Council member of the Scientific Council of the European Society of Hypertension (ESH) and elected as an associated member of the Drug Commission of the German Medical Association
  • Prof. Giuseppe Mancia

    Professor Emeritus , University Milano-Bicocca , Italy

    Giuseppe Mancia

    Prof. Giuseppe Mancia

    Professor Emeritus
    University Milano-Bicocca
    Italy

    Head of the Hypertension Center
    Istituto Clinico Universitario, Verano Brianza
    Italy

    President
    Italian Foundation on “Ricerca e Innovazione su Ipertensione e Protezione Cardiovascolare”
    Italy

    President
    Foundation of the European Society of Hypertension (ESH) in Switzerland


    • Since 2008 he serves as Chairman of the Joint Board of the Italian Scientific
    • Societies operating in the area of cardiovascular prevention.
    • Currently he is Chairman of the Educational Board of ESH.
    • He was appointed Lecturer of the Year by the Belgian Universities and Hypertension Leagues (1992) and was conferred the Talal Zein Foundation Award, the International Recordati Prize (2000), the 2001 Invernizzi Award for Medicine, the Gold Medal of the Lorenzini Foundation (2008), and the Hariri Memorial Award (2009).
    • In 2015 he has been awarded as one of the 100 Italian excellences in various areas of human activities.
  • Prof. Athanasios John Manolis

    Director Cardiology Department, Asklepeion Hospital, Athens, Greece

    Athanasios John Manolis

    Prof. Athanasios John Manolis

    Director Cardiology Department
    Asklepeion Hospital, Athens
    Greece

    Adj. Clinical Professor of Medicine
    Emory University, Atlanta, GA
    USA

    Adj. Assistant Professor of Hypertension
    Boston University
    USA


    • Member of the Council of the European Society of Hypertension
    • Member of the Editorial Board and reviewer of Journals in the field of Hypertension and Cardiology.
    • He has published more than 120 papers in peer reviewed international journals, more than 300 lectures in international meetings and more than 20 chapters in international books.
  • Prof. Dr. Fernando Pérez-Ruiz

    Senior Specialist of the Rheumatology Division, Hospital Universitario Cruces, Spain

    Fernando Pérez-Ruiz

    Prof. Dr. Fernando Pérez-Ruiz

    Senior Specialist of the Rheumatology Division
    Hospital Universitario Cruces
    Spain

    Head of the Investigation Group for Arthritis at Biocruces Health Research Institute
    Spain

    Associated Professor
    Department of Medicine in School of Medicine and Nursery
    Basque Country University in Vizcaya
    Spain


    • Dr. Pérez-Ruiz is a member of the Spanish Society for Rheumatology and the American College of Rheumatology.
    • He has collaborated with the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) Task Force for Gout and for Calcium Pyrophosphate Disease recommendations, the ACR Guidelines for gout, the OMERACT special interest group for gout, and the T2T initiative for gout.
    • He founded and coordinated the Crystal-induced Arthritis Study Group (GEAC-SER) and the SER-Guidelines for the management of gout.
    • For the last years he has served as associated editor and editorial boards of several indexed journals and as an invited reviewer for more than 30 international journals.
    • Dr. Pérez-Ruiz has delivered over 100 lectures, published more than 100 indexed articles and over 20 book chapters, presenting over 250 scientific abstracts in rheumatology meetings.
  • Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Eberhard Standl

    Professor of Medicine, endocrinologist and angiologist Munich Diabetes Research Group e.V., Helmholtz Center Munich – Neuherberg, Germany

    Eberhard Standl

    Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Eberhard Standl

    Professor of Medicine, endocrinologist and angiologist Munich Diabetes Research Group e.V.
    Helmholtz Center Munich – Neuherberg
    Germany

    Prof. Standl is retired director of the Department of Endocrinology, Diabetology and Metabolism at the Academic Hospital Munich-Schwabing and of the Forschergruppe Diabetes eV.


    • He has published some 625 original papers, review articles, textbook chapters and monographs.
    • He received a wide range of scientific awards, including the Hellmut Mehnert Award for his lifetime achievement at the World Diabetes Congess of the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) (December 2013).
    • Prof. Standl is an honorary member of multiple National Diabetes as well as Cardiology Societies and Associations.
  • Prof. Andrey Zinovyevich Vinarov

    Professor of Urology, First Moscow state medical university, Russia

    Andrey Zinovyevich Vinarov

    Prof. Andrey Zinovyevich Vinarov

    Professor of Urology
    First Moscow state medical university
    Russia


    • Author and co-author of the Textbook on Urology and 11 books and of more than 270 scientific articles, papers and reports.
    • Member of Board: of Russian Urological Society, of Russian OncoUrological Society, of Russian Professional Association of Andrology.
    • Active member of European Association of Urology.