Aksam A. Yassin

YASSIN Aksam, MD, PhD, EdD, Fellow of the European Board of Urology, is running his Institute of Urology and Andrology in Norderstedt-Hamburg, Germany. He is serving as member of the German Exam Board for Urology, Andrology and Medical Oncology, and has got the competence and authority for conducting further education in these fields at his institute. His special interests are in the majors: Genital and Prostate diseases, Men ?s Health and sexual medicine for males and females.
Primary medical qualification with MD degree at Damascus University, Syria in 1980. 1986: certified by German Board for Urology. Thereafter PhD degree in medical sciences at Hamburg University where he is still affiliated with, especially in terms of T1/ T2 prostate cancer research.
In 1993 Professor Yassin moved to the University of Sarasota (today: Argosy University), Florida/USA where he worked for his doctoral degree in education which he achieved in 1996. Subsequently he was serving there as adjunct professor for Human Sexuality in the clinical psychology program as a visiting professor at the College of Behavioural Sciences for 4 years.
1990-1996: Visiting Professor for urology and sexual medicine at the Dubai Medical College for Girls in Dubai, UAE
Since 2000 Prof. Yassin is faculty member and full Professor of Urology at the Gulf Medical University School of Medicine, Ajman / UAE, and beside this task he ?s simultaneously serving as Vice President for Institutional Advancement.
Prof. Yassin organized more than 34 local and 31 international congresses. He actively takes part in several national and international conferences every year with numerous lectures of his main focus: andrology, prostate diseases and sexual medicine.
Since 2008, mentor and faculty instructor for Men ?s Health Curriculum in Master Degree Program for Preventive Medicine at Dresden International University, Germany. Since 2015 scientific dean of this faculty.
He wrote 4 books, published 66 original articles, contributed as co-author in another 66, and composed 7 chapters in 4 books.
Prof. Yassin is serving as reviewer for 10 journals relating to urology, andrology and endocrinology as well as Men ?s Health, and he is member of the editorial board of 5 journals.

Dr Adrian Heald

Dr Adrian Heald is a Consultant Physician in the NHS in the UK. He is a Research Fellow and Lecturer at Manchester University and Visiting Tutor at St. Peters College, Oxford.  

Adrian obtained his Medicine degree from St Peter’s College, Oxford and trained at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford. He then moved to Manchester, where he qualified in Psychiatry, before returning to work in general medicine, specializing in diabetes / endocrinology. Adrian is a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and the Royal College of Physicians, and was awarded a DM Thesis by Oxford University in 2005. 

With an area of research that is predominantly focused on the impact of insulin resistance and the insulin-like growth factor system on diabetes and coronary disease risk, Adrian has published numerous peer reviewed papers on topics relating to this area. This now also includes work on the impact of epigenetics on CVD risk in insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. Particular current focus areas of his work are looking at population genetics in relation to risks of developing complications in type 2 diabetes and in the impact of hypogonadism on men’s health and life expectancy. 

Michael Zitzmann

Professor Michael Zitzmann, born in 1964, is a high school teacher specialised the fields of endocrinology, diabetology, sexual medicine and andrology at the University Clinics of Muenster, Germany.
He is specialised in patient care regarding diabetes mellitus, thyroid disorders and problems of the pituitary gland. In addition, he is focusses on endocrinological andrology: boys with pubertal disorders up to older men with a variety of sexual and metabolic problems seek his advice.
Couples with fertility problems form a major part of the patient clientele, as well as men with chronic inherited hormone disorders requiring life-time attention, especially Klinefelter Syndrome.
Prof. Zitzmann has developed treatment programs for the induction of fertility in hypogonadal men. He is largely involved in the research of the interplay of genetics, hormones, psychological characteristics and metabolism/obesity.
He has received several international awards and grants in recognition of his work and is a member of international committees, journal editorial boards and is on the Educational Board of the European Association of Andrology and the German Adiposity Foundation.
He was recently elected Honorary Member of the Royal Society of Medicine of the United Kingdom.

Alexander Kalinkin

Head of the Center for Sleep Medicine, Medical Research and Education Center, Moscow State University. M.V. Lomonosov 

The first Russian Expert of the European Society of Sleep Research (ESRS). Active member of the European Society for Sleep Research (ESRS). 

Founder of the international forum “SON” – an annual medical event of somnologists, uniting doctors, scientists and students from Russia and foreign countries. 

Member of the Board of the Association “National Somnological Society”. 

Member of the Board of the Regional Public Organization “Society of Specialists in Neuromuscular Diseases” 

Main specialization 

Somnology, cardiology, functional diagnostics 

Academic degree 

Candidate of Medical Sciences 

Education 

Sechenov First Moscow Medical Institute. 

Work experience 

30 years 

Member of the editorial board of the scientific and practical peer-reviewed journal “Neuromuscular Diseases”. 

Sleep Medicine Reviewer 

Head of the cycle of thematic improvement of doctors “Sleep Medicine”, Moscow State University. M.V. Lomonosov. 

Residency and full-time postgraduate studies in the specialty “Cardiology” at the Department of Cardiology and Therapy of the Central Scientific Research Laboratory of the MC of the 4th State University under the USSR Ministry of Health. 

Areas of scientific and clinical activity: 

  • Breathing disorders during sleep (obstructive sleep apnea syndrome; central sleep apnea syndrome, Cheyne-Stokes breathing)
  • Insomnia;
  • Hypersomnia (narcolepsy, Klein-Levin syndrome)
  • Movement disorders during sleep (restless legs syndrome, periodic leg movements syndrome);
  • Circadian sleep disorders;
  • Metabolism of iron in patients with breathing disorders during time, with movement disorders during sleep, with insomnia;
  • Parasomnias;
  • Arterial hypertension associated with OSAS, insomnia, movement disorders during sleep;
  • Development of a method for self-monitoring of blood pressure (SCAD)
  • Heart rhythm disturbances in patients with breathing disorders during sleep
  • Heart rate variability during sleep
  • Epileptic activity during sleep;
  • Modern diagnostic methods of sleep medicine (polysomnography, cardiopulmonary screening, multiple sleep latency test, wakefulness test);
  • Non-invasive ventilation during sleep (“sipap” therapy, two-level ventilation, adaptive servo ventilation);
  • Non-invasive ventilation during sleep in patients with neuromuscular pathology;
  • Development of new screening methods for the diagnosis of breathing disorders during sleep

Scientific and journalistic activities: 

More than 100 publications. 

Monographs: 

  • Factorsofunfitness(Fitlessfactors) “CurrentResearchinSportsSciences” (anInternationalPerspective), NJ, 1996. Physical fitness and factors affecting the change in its indicators: Coll. monograph / Research in sports sciences. – New York, 1996, 12 pp. 

Leonid Vorslov

He was born on December 23, 1966 in Moscow into the family of a military man and a doctor. After finishing school he entered Kalinin State University, Chemical-Biological Department. After the 1styear he was drafted into forces and after dismission, left the university and entered I.M. Sechenov Moscow Medical Institute, the 1st department of general medicine in 1987. 1993 after graduating from institute, by that time the name had been changed for Moscow Medical Academy, he started residency in cardiology at academic center of the medical center at the Department of Presidential Affairs. From 1995 to 2003 he worked as a cardio-resuscitator at the division of emergency cardiology of the 51st city clinical hospital. 
From 2003 to 2011 he worked at surgery department of Endocrinology Scientific Center as a senior associate. Since 2011 he has been Head of the Medical Department at Professor Kalinchenko Clinic. Since 2012 he has been a professor of Endocrinology Faculty at FPPOV MW PFUR. He has passed various courses in different spheres, such as neuro-endocrinology, diabetology, certificate course on social health and health care organizing, has defended a thesis on the topic: “Interconnection between Testosterone Level Lowering and Disorder of Lipid Metabolism in Men with Ischemic Heart Disease”. Spheres of scientific interests: pathophysiological mechanisms of development, age associated diseases, development of complex approaches to prophylactics and correction. 

Nina Bolotova

specialty – pediatrics, pediatric endocrinology, diabetology, restorative medicine; 

education – higher medical, graduated from the Saratov Medical Institute in 1971; 

labor activity: pediatrician, neonatologist in the Chita region – 1971-1974; clinical residency (CPDB) – 1974-1976; pediatrician of the Central Regional Hospital, Petrovsk-Zabaikalsky, Chita Region – 1976-1979; teacher at the Saratov Medical School – 1979-1981; KPDB doctor – 1981; Assistant of the KPDB SGMI – 1982-1994; Associate Professor KPDB SGMI – 1994-1996; Head of the Department of KPDB SSMU – since 1996 

Scientific interests: 

pediatric endocrinology: thyroidology, obesity in children, diabetology, pathology of the reproductive sphere, disorders of sexual development; 

pediatric dietetics, medical nutrition, infant feeding, the use of restorative medicine methods in programs for the prevention and rehabilitation of diseases in children and adolescents.

Marina Zhilenko

Graduated from Tver medical Institute. Obstetrician-gynecologist. Doctor of the highest attestation category. Doctor of medicine. Author of 68 scientific articles on various areas of obstetrics and gynecology, guidelines, patents for inventions, monograph “Reproductive health of women and offspring in regions with radioactive contamination”. 

Valery Tychinin

Chief Physician of the Head Center of the State Sanitary and Epidemiological Supervision of Medical, Biological and Extreme Problems. 

Born in 1947 

Candidate of Medical Sciences, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences (1999). 

Advisor to the Academy of Problems of Water Management Sciences. 

1986-1987 – participant in the liquidation of the consequences of the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. 

Laureate of the Prize of the Council of Ministers of the USSR.