Carl P. Herbort Jr
MD, PD, fMER, FEBOphth 1973-79: Medical school : Lausanne University Medical School, Switzerland, graduation in1979.
1982-86: Residency, Department of Ophthalmology, Lausanne University Hospital, completed residency in ophthalmology in 1986.
1986 – 89 : Fellowships in Tokyo in 1987, San Francisco (UCSF) in 1988 and National Eye Institute (NEI), Bethesda, USA in 1989.
1992: Founding Member of the International Ocular Inflammation Society (IOIS), Jerusalem, Israel
1994 – 2002: Master of Education and Research (MER) and
1994 – to present: Privat-docent (PD) in the Dpt. of Ophthalmology, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
1995 to present: founder and co-direction of the Centre for Ophthalmic Specialized Care (COS), Lausanne, Switzerland
2000: American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Achievement Award.
2005: Fellow of European Board of Ophthalmology (FEBOphth).and examiner of European board of Ophthalmology (EBO) since 2006
2011-2012: Vice-President of EVER (European Vision and Eye Research Association)
2005 to present : President Society for Ophthalmo-Immunoinfectiology in Europe (SOIE)
2005 to present: Honorary Member of the Uveitis Society of India (USI)
2006 -2016: Chief-editor of the journal “International Ophthalmology”
2012 -2015: Invited Clinical Professor, Tokyo Medical University
2015: Keynote Lecturer “4th BenEzra Lecture”, 13th Worldwide IOIS Congress, San Francisco, USA
2017 to present: Invited Clinical Professor, Pavlov University, Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation
2017: Organiser 14th IOIS Worldwide Congress, Lausanne, Switzerland
2019: MEACO-Award, Middle-East-African Congress of Ophthalmology, Dead Sea, Jordan.
Published more than 250 articles of which 219 in PubMed-cited peer-reviewed journals
More than 35 book chapters.
Published one textbook: Uveitis: Text and Imaging (2009)
Dr. Ilknur Tugal-Tutkun is a Professor of Ophthalmology at Istanbul University, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine and Director of the Uveitis Service at the Department of Ophthalmology. Dr. Tugal-Tutkun received an MD from Istanbul University, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine in 1984 and completed a residency in ophthalmology at the same institution in 1991. She completed fellowship training at the Ocular Immunology and Uveitis Service, Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary in 1994-1995.
She is a member of the International Ocular Inflammation Society, International Uveitis Study Group, American Uveitis Society, the Society for Ophthalmo-Immunoinfectiology in Europe, and the International Society for Behcet’s Disease.
She has published more than 130 articles in peer-reviewed international journals.
BMedSc, MD (Hons), PhD, FEBOphth graduated from the University of Ancona Medical School in 2000. He obtained a specialist diploma in ophthalmology at the University of Ancona in 2004 and his PhD in neuroscience in 2007.
Dr Neri was Honorary Research Fellow in Uveitis at the Eye Department, University of Aberdeen, scientist visitor at the University of Tübingen and Visiting Professor at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London. In 2010 he was named Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Polytechnic University of Marche-Ancona.
Dr Neri was honorary clinical ocular immunology consultant and medical retina consultant at the Ospedali Riuniti “Umberto I-GM Lancisi-G Salesi” of Ancona. He acted as director of the Ocular Immunology Service at the Ospedali Riuniti “Umberto I-GM Lancisi-G Salesi” of Ancona since 2007. In 2018, Dr Neri has joined Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi as Clinical Associate for Medical Retina and Director of the Uveitis Service. Dr Neri is also Faculty member of Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western University-Cleveland Ohio-USA as Clinical Associate Professor of Ophthalmology.
Dr Neri is member of the Italian Ophthalmology Society (SOI), the International Ocular Inflammation Society (IOIS), the European Society of Retina Specialists (EURETINA), International Uveitis Study Group (IUSG) and the European Association for Vision and Eye Research (EVER). He is also the Secretary General of the Society for Ophthalmo-Immunoinfectiology in Europe (SOIE) since 2008. Dr Neri has served EVER as Section Program Secretary for Immunology/Microbiology Section since 2010 and became Section President in 2016.
Dr Neri is also listed in the panel of the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicine Agency (EMA) and of Italian Pharmaceutical Agency (AIFA).
Dr Neri is author and co-author of more than 120 national and international publications, including original articles, editorials, reviews, book chapters, monographs and abstracts. Dr Neri acts as Editor-in-Chief of International Ophthalmology, as Associate Editor of BMC Ophthalmology and as Reviewing Editor of Ocular Immunology and Inflammation. He is also reviewer of: International Ophthalmology, Ocular Immunology and Inflammation, Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers and Imaging, British Journal of Ophthalmology, Acta Ophthalmologica Scandinavica, Indian Journal of Ophthalmology, Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Clinical Ophthalmology, Middle East and Asian Journal of Ophthalmology, Graefes Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology and Retina, among the others.
Dr Neri’s areas of specialization include ocular inflammation, auto-immunity, immunosuppression, ocular infections, retinal vascular diseases, diabetic retinopathy, age related macular degeneration and pathophysiology of choroidal neovascular process.
Carlos Eduardo Pavésio
Moorfields Eye Hospital, NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
Dr Carlos Pavesio is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon for the Medical Retinal Service at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, UK. He was the Medical Retina Service Director between 2008 and 2016. He is also an honorary Clinical Lecturer and Uveitis theme leader for the Biomedical Research Centre, Institute of Ophthalmology, London and Honorary Consultant Ophthalmologist at St Thomas’s Hospital in London. He has just been appointed Director of the Fellowship Programme at Moorfields Eye Hospital.
Dr Pavesio is a member of many international ophthalmological societies, including IOIS (International Ocular Inflammation Society), IUSG (International Uveitis Study Group) and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He was a board member for the SOE and EUPO (European Union of Professors of Ophthalmology).
For more than 10 years he has been the organiser of the Uveitis Programme for EURETINA and SOE, apart from having organised more than 10 International Uveitis Courses, both in the UK and abroad.
He has given more than 300 lectures both in the UK and Internationally. He was visiting Professor of Ophthalmology in New Zealand in 2009 and HMDP Visiting Expert in Ophthalmology – Uveitis, Intraocular Inflammation, Medical Retina in Singapore in 2014. He has also been a faculty member for the Cole Eye Institute Uveitis Course held annually in Cleveland, USA.
Dr Pavesio is the Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Ophthalmic Inflammation and Infection and a member of the editorial board of the British Journal of Ophthalmology, Ocular Immunology and Inflammation, International Ophthalmology, and Journal of Ocular Infections and Inflammation and Ophthalmology. He has authored more than 10 book chapters and over 160 peer-reviewed publications in the field.
M.D. in 1975 (University of Ghent, Belgium)
Training under Professor Jules François
Official registration as ophthalmologist by the Belgian Government in 1979
Master of Public Health in 1988 (Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore)
PhD thesis in 1991: “Ocular manifestations of HIV infection in adults and children”
Working experience: head of the eye department Centre Hospitalier de Kigali (Rwanda) from 1979 to 1990
Full-time staff member of the department of ophthalmology at the University of Ghent from 1991
Full professor and head of the department from 2006 to 2013
Honorary professor of the Ghent University
Lecturer at the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
Lecturer at the Institute of Ophthalmology, University of London, 1993 to 2004
Lecturer at the National University of Rwanda (Africa)
Director of the Ophthalmology course for medical students at the University of Ghent from 2003 till 2013
More than 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals (IOVS, AJO, Lancet, BJO,…)
First author of 5 book chapters
Invited speaker at many international meetings
Investigator and co-investigator in several multi-center studies
Promoter of three PhD thesis and several master degrees
Memberships and professional responsibilities
Past-President of the BOG (Belgian Ophthalmic Society)
Past-President of the Academia Ophthalmologica Belgica
Member of the International Uveitis Study Group
Honorary Editor-in-chief of International Ophthalmology
Examiner for the European Board of Ophthalmology
Section chair of the Cornea Section of the European Association for Vision and Eye Research (EVER)
EVER president 2013
Reviewer for numerous international journals (BJO, AJO, Graefes, Acta…)
Major fields of interest: cornea, glaucoma, uveitis, infectious diseases, tropical diseases and epidemiology.
Pia Allegri, Lavagna, Italy
Dr. Pia Allegri is the Director of the Uveitis and Eye Inflammatory Diseases Referral Centre in North Western of Italy and Ophthalmological Department at Rapallo Hospital (Genova, Italy) . Dr. Pia Allegri graduated and completed residency in Ophthalmology and in Ocular Surgery at Genova Medical Faculty. She, during her residency had a fellowship at the Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital (NY, prof Lawrence Yannuzzi) and in Rome (Ocular Immunology Dep. of La Sapienza University). She is a member of the International Ocular Inflammation Society, the Society for Ophthalmo-Immunoinfectiology in Europe, and the Italian Society of Ophthalmology. She published many articles in peer-reviewed international journals and participated to more than 100 International meetings as a speaker.
Marina Papadia, Milan, Italy
Dr Marina Papadia graduated from Medical School of Genova University, Italy in 2001.
In 2005 she graduated from the Residency Program in Ophthalmology at the Eye Clinic of the University of Genova, Italy.
In 2009 she obtained the PhD degree in Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering at the University of Genova, Italy.
From 2009 to 2012, Research Fellowship Program in keratoprosthesis implants at the University of Genova, Italy.
In parallel, from 2010 to 2011, Clinical and Research Fellowship in Uveitis at Inflammatory and Retinal Eye Diseases, Centre for Ophthalmic Specialised Care (COS), Lausanne, Switzerland.
From 2011 to 2013 Clinical and Research Fellowship in Uveitis at the University of Genova (Italy).
From 2013 to 2017, Full-time Consultant, in charge of uveitis, at the Hospital Antero Micone (Genova-Italy).
From 2017 (ongoing) she is working as Full-time Consultant at the Hospital Auxologico Italiano, Milan, Italy where she is in charge of the Uveits Unit. She published more than 35 articles in peer-reviewed international journals and gave numerous presentations at international congresses.
V. Tao Tran, Lausanne, Switzerland
Kazuichi Maruyama, Osaka, Japan
Dr. Kazuichi Maruyama is an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at Osaka University, Chief of the Uveitis Service at the Department of Ophthalmology. Dr. Maruyama received his MD from Kanazawa Medical University in 1998 and completed his residency in ophthalmology at Kyoto 2nd Red Cross Hospital in 2000. He completed a post doctoral fellowship training at the Kyoto Prefecture University of Medicine and at Harvard Medical School, Schepens Eye Research Institute in 2003-2006. He has been elected councilor of the Japanese Ocular Immunology Society (JOIS) since 2019. He is also Adjunct Scientist at the Shepens Eye Research Institute since 2006. Moreover, Kazuichi Maruyama has received the title of Visiting Professor at Cologne University in Germany since 2018.
He has published more than 100 articles in peer-reviewed international journals.
Masaru Takeuchi, MD, PhD
Published more than 150 articles of which 120 in PubMed-cited peer-reviewed journals (Ophthalmology, IOVS, AJO, BJO, etc)
More than 50 book chapters
Professional Societies and Editorial Activities:
1993- Member, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
1997- Member, Japanese Ocular Inflammation Society
2005- Founder, Chief director, Tokyo Ocular Immunology Meeting
2007- Board Member, Japanese Ocular Inflammation Society
2010- Director, Saitama Ophtahlmologists Association
2010- Chief Director, Saikyo Ophthalmology meeting
2010- Director, Saitama Ophthalmology Free Talk (Soft) meeting
2011- Board Member, Japanese Ophthalmological Society
2013- Member, American Academy of Ophthalmology
2016- Section Editor, International Ophthalmology
2017- Section Chief, Japanese Journal of Ophthalmology
2018- Section Editor, Journal of Ophthalmology
Awards and Honors:
1996 Cora Verhagen Award, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)
1998 Academic prize for encouragement, Tokyo Medical University
1999 Sasa Memorial Award, Tokyo Medical University
2003 Inagaki Education Award, Tokyo Medical University
2005 Academic prize for encouragement, Japanese Ocular Inflammation Society
2013 Ophthalmic Surgery Film Award, Japanese Society of Ophthalmic Surgery
2014 Best Poster Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology
Oleksandra Zborovska, Odessa, Ukraine
Oleksandra Dorokhova, Odessa, Ukraine