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    Professor Suleiman (PhD, DSc) is a Professor of Cardiac Physiology at the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Bristol in the UK. His current academic activities include teaching clinical and biomedical sciences to undergraduate and postgraduate students in both Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry and Faculty of Medical & Veterinary Sciences. Prof Suleiman’s current research is focused on investigating the cellular mechanisms underlying the damaging effects of cardiac insults and to formulate cardio-protective strategies during adult and paediatric cardiac surgery. Has been elected as Fellow of both the International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences and the Royal Society of Biology and was on the executive committee of the British Society for Cardiovascular Research. Has more than 240 scientific publications including papers, reviews, letters, book chapters and peer reviewed abstracts.
    • Cardiovascular Disease
    • Director of Institute for Pathophysiology at University of Essen Medical School
    Professor Heusch is director of the Institute for Pathophysiology at the University of Essen Medical School. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, the Cardiovascular Section of the American Physiological Society, the European Society of Cardiology and the Royal College of Physicians (London). He is editor of Basic Research in Cardiology, senior consulting editor of Circulation Research, section editor of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology and serves on the editorial board of several other cardiovascular journals. Dr. Heusch has authored more than 500 peer-reviewed articles (h-Factor=78). He has delivered the William Harvey Lecture of the European Society of Cardiology in 2012. His scientific focus is on coronary blood flow, myocardial ischemia and reperfusion, including the conditioning phenomena.
    • Cardiovascular Disease
    • Interventional Cardiology
    • Consultant Interventional Cardiologist and Interventional Research Lead at Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
    Dr Hoole qualified in medicine with distinction from Christ Church, University of Oxford, and subsequently trained in cardiology in Nottingham, London and Cambridge. He completed a doctorate in the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Cambridge, where he investigated cardioprotective strategies to improve PCI outcomes. He was shortlisted for the Thomas J. Linnemeier Spirit of Interventional Cardiology International Young Investigator Award for this work. He was awarded an NIHR Clinical Lectureship in cardiology by the University of Cambridge and completed his training with an interventional fellowship in Vancouver, Canada. Dr Hoole was appointed as a consultant interventional cardiologist in January 2012 and leads interventional cardiology research in Cambridge. He was accepted into the 2013-2015 Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions Emerging Leader Mentorship (SCAI-ELM) program as one of 12 national and international SCAI-ELM fellows.
    • Vascular Surgery
    Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Cambridge UK
    Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Cambridge UK
    • International Society for Vascular Surgery at UK Representative on the Executive Committee
    Michael Gaunt is a vascular surgeon in Cambridge, UK. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, the Royal Society of Medicine and is a UK representative on the executive committee of the International Society for Vascular Surgery. Mr Gaunt qualified in Medicine with Distinction from the University of Leicester and was awarded his MD with distinction in 1994 and MA from the University of Cambridge in 2012. Mr Gaunt has been awarded a number of surgical research prizes including the Moynihan medal, the Sol Cohen prize, European vascular research prize and was elected Hunterian Professor of Surgery in 1996. Mr Gaunt has authored over 120 peer reviewed papers and co-authored, edited three textbooks of surgery and is a reviewer for a number of academic journals. Mr Gaunt and co-workers completed one of the first clinical randomised controlled trials of remote ischaemic preconditioning in patients undergoing aortic surgery.
    • Cardiovascular Disease
    • Consultant Cardiologist at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust
    Professor Kharbanda graduated from Edinburgh Medical School, Scotland. He completed Cardiology Training London, Cambridge and Toronto and practices as an Interventional Cardiologist. He and has an established ongoing clinical research interest in coronary physiology, ischemia-reperfusion injury and cardio-protection. His PhD studies described translational concepts of remote preconditioning and he has continued to study both basic science and clinical aspects. He has published widely, including original research publications, reviews and invited editorials (h-index 27). He has chaired a number of monitoring committees for large trials of remote conditioning and is currently co-PI on an outcome study of remote conditioning in acute myocardial infarction (ERIC-PPCI).
    • Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
    Richard Ha, MD, is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Stanford School of Medicine.
    • Interventional Cardiology
    • Interventional Cardiologist at IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo
    Dr. Gabriele Crimi is an Interventional Cardiologist at IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia, Italy. He is actively performing elective and urgent coronary interventions since 2008. He is author of several publications on international journals. He was recipient of national and international awards for clinical and scientifical production. Among these in 2010 he received the Best Challenging Case Award at TCT Conference Washington, DC (USA) for the technical solution of complex percutaneous structural intervention: “Trans-apical aortic valve implantation complicated by left main occlusion, recovery with trans-femoral PCI and stenting". In 2014 he received the Young Author Achievement Award for JACC Cardiovascular Intervention, Washington, DC (USA) for the manuscript: "Remote ischemic post-conditioning of the lower limb during primary PCI safely reduces enzymatic infarct size in anterior myocardial infarction: a randomized controlled trial". His scientific interests focus on ischemia/reperfusion injury, myocardial infarction, acute kidney injury and radial access interventions."
    • Interventional Cardiology
    • Responsible Laboratory Hemodynamics at AOU CARDIOLOGY - CITY 'OF HEALTH AND SCIENCE OF TURIN
    Specialist in Cardiology. PhD in Physiology Cardiovascular Interventional Cardiologist. Experience in coronary revascularization procedures and percutaneous implantation of prosthetic valves. intravascular ultrasound (IVUS), functional assessments.
    • Critical Care Medicine
    • Anesthesiology
    Dr Kunst MD PhD FRCA FFICM, is a Consultant Anaesthetist and the Clinical Lead in Cardiac Anaesthesia at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK. She is a Reader in Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia at King’s College London and leads the Anaesthetic Research Team at King’s College Hospital and the South East London Anaesthetic Clinical Research Network Team. She is a fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, a fellow of the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine and she examines at the Royal College of Anaesthetists. Dr Kunst specializes in cardiovascular anaesthesia and in day surgery and her academic interests include perioperative organ protection and postoperative outcome. She is a board member of the European Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion (EBCP) and chairs the Cardiopulmonary Bypass Committee of the European Association of Cardiothoracic Anaesthetists (EACTA). She is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia and a Member of the international advisory board of the British Medical Journal Heart.
    • Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
    Cardiac Surgeon at Stanford University
    Cardiac Surgeon at Stanford University
    Dr. Lee joined the faculty at Stanford in 2015. He moved there from Washington University in St. Louis, where he completed his advanced training, specializing in complex cardiac arrhythmia surgery, transplants/VADs, and TAVR. Dr. Lee is a native of Southern California. He attended the University of California, San Diego as an undergraduate in Bioengineering and Washington University for medical school, where he also conducted all of his residency training. Dr. Lee also completed a basic science postdoctoral research fellowship studying mechanisms of and therapies for cardiac arrhythmias in the world-renowned Washington University arrhythmia laboratory in which the original Cox Maze operation was developed. Dr. Lee leads the Surgical Arrhythmia Program at Stanford, working closely with the Stanford Electrophysiology Section. His research interests include developing techniques and technology to understand the pathophysiology of atrial and ventricular arrhytmias and techniques for their treatment.
    • Cardiovascular Disease
    • Professor, Co-chair, Department of Cardiology at Aarhus University Hospital
    Hans Erik Bøtker, MD, PhD, FESC, FACC is a Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and Interventional Cardiology at the Aarhus University Hospital Skejby.