Ann Gillenwater, MD is a Professor of Head & Neck Surgery at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, USA. She is the Director of the Oral Cancer Prevention Clinic, which sees a large number of patients with oral premalignant lesions and oral cancers, facilitating clinical and translational research in this population. An NIH funded investigator, her research focuses on developing new optical imaging-based technologies for detection and diagnosis of oral precancer and cancer.
Dr. Jatin P. Shah is a professor of surgery at Cornell University Medical college and holds the Elliott W. Strong chair in head and neck surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York. Dr. Shah is an international leader in the field of head and neck surgery. He has delivered over 1,200 scientific presentations worldwide, over 80 eponymous lectures, and published more than 550 peer reviewed articles and 10 medical textbooks. He has served as president of The New York Cancer Society, The New York Head and Neck Society, The Society of Head and Neck Surgeons, The North American Skull Base Society and the International Academy of Oral Oncology. He founded The International Federation of Head and Neck Oncologic Societies (IFHNOS), and serves as its CEO. He was awarded Honorary Fellowships from The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, London and Australia, Honorary Ph.D. degrees from Belgium and Greece, Honorary D.Sc, from India, the Blokhin Gold Medal from Russia and the Ellis Island Medal of Honor from the USA.
Dr. Luiz P. Kowalski is Director of the Head and Neck Surgery Department of AC Camargao Cancer Center, Brazil Professor of the Post-graduation Course in Oncology. He has 515 publications and edited 10 books and author or co-author of 135 book chapters. He is member of 15 Editorial Boards (including Head and Neck and Oral Oncology). Dr Kowalski served as President of the Brazilian Head and Neck Cancer Society (2005-2007) and is the current President of the International Academy of Oral Oncology (IAOO).
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw is an Indian entrepreneur. She is the chairman and managing director of Biocon Limited, a biotechnology company based in Bangalore (Bengaluru), India. In 2014, she was awarded the Othmer Gold Medal, for outstanding contributions to the progress of science and chemistry. As of 2015, she was listed as the 85th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes.
Dr. Wollenberg is a Professor at Universitätsklinikum Schleswig- Holstein, Lübeck Germany. She previously worked as a Professor of otorhinolaryngology, Head and neck surgery, Lübeck Campus, University Medical Centre Schleswig-Holstein, Germany and as the Vice dean, Faculty of Medicine, University of Lübeck. She received many awards and distinctions such as Monika Kutzner Prize for cancer research from the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BBAW), 2001 and Anton von Troeltsch Prize, German Society of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery for "Immunological therapies for patients with cancers of the head and neck", 1999. Her main specialization is in the fields of biochemistry, immunology. Apart from this she is also an eminent specialist in otorhinolaryngology, head and neck surgery, allergology, and palliative medicine. Currently Dr. Wollenberg is also an editor of several otorhinolarygologic journals and member of several academic societies.
Dr. Pankaj Chaturvedi is Head and Neck cancer Surgeon at Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai. He has received numerous fellowships and pursued training at several premier centers across the world. He is part of several clinical and translational research including randomized controlled trials. He is recipient of outstanding young Indian award (2008), Robert Maxwell Byers award (2010), WHO Director General Award (2011), Global Cancer Ambassador (2012), Judy Wilkenfiled Award (2013), Sushruta Award (2014), British Medical Journal Award - also called Oscar of Medicine (2015) and Social Innovation & Iconic Leadership Award (2016). He is the Editor of Textbook of Head and Neck surgery and Associate Editor of the International Journal of Head and Neck surgery. He has published more than 100 papers. He is the global coordinator for World Head and Neck Cancer Day program of International Federation of Head Neck Oncologic societies.
Devi Prasad Shetty is an Indian cardiac surgeon. He is chairman and Founder of Narayana Health.He has performed over 15,000 heart operations.He was awarded the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award, in 2004, followed by the Padma Bhushan, the third highest civilian award, in 2012, by the Government of India for his contribution to the field of affordable healthcare.
Saman Warnakulasuriya has served King's College London for about 25 years and served as chair in Oral Medicine and Experimental Pathology since 2005. He is a leading researcher on oral cancer, having conducted several oral cancer screening programs including detailed studies on biomarkers and adjunctive aids for the early detection. Professor Warnakulasuriya has published over 240 papers. He is also the Director of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Oral Cancer (2005-2017). Recent honours received by Prof Warnakulasuriya include being the 2014 recipient of the Distinguished Scientist Award for Oral Medicine and Pathology Research (IADR) and an OBE from the Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom for services to Medicine & Health care.
Dr. Rohner is a Specialist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at CFC Hirslanden, Interdisciplinary Center of Excellence for Facial Reconstructive Surgery and Neurosurgery, Hirslanden Clinic in Switzerland. Dr. Rohner has been trained in Hand Surgery, General and Orthopedic Surgery and Maxillofacial Surgery. He completed his training in Maxillofacial and Reconstructive Surgery at the University Hospital in Basel in 1999 and in 2003,co-founded the Cranio Faciale Centrum in the Hirslanden Clinic in Aarau. He is a Faculty Member of AO International. He has widely lectured and published internationally.His specialisation includes reconstructive surgery, tumor surgery, dysgnathia surgery and implantology.