Congress Speakers

  • Jacob Ablin, Israel I Congress Chair

    Jacob Ablin, Israel I Congress Chair

    Dr. Jacob Ablin is specialist of general Internal Medicine and Rheumatology. He is head of Internal Medicine at the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center and a senior lecturer at the Sackler School of Medicine at Tel Aviv University. From 2002-2016, he served as the Director of the Fibromyalgia Clinic at the Institute of Rheumatology at the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center. 
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  • Piercarlo Sarzi-Puttini, Italy I Congress Chair

    Piercarlo Sarzi-Puttini, Italy I Congress Chair

    Piercarlo Sarzi-Puttini is currently Director Rheumatology Unit, L. Sacco University Hospital, Milan, Italy. Professional Societes: Societa Italiana de Reumatologia, Collegio Medici Ospedalieri Italiana, American College of Rheumatology and Myopain Society. Every year he participates in different national and international congresses as speaker and/or participant. 
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  • Valerie Aloush, Israel

    Valerie Aloush, Israel

    Director of the Fibromyalgia Clinic at the Institute of Rheumatology at the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center.
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  • Howard Amital, Israel

    Howard Amital, Israel

    Howard Amital is a professor of Medicine at the Sackler Faculty of Medicine of the Tel-Aviv University. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the Sheba Medical Center, Tel-Hashomer, and his fellowship at the Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem. He is the of the Department of Medicine 'B' at the Sheba Medical Center at the Sheba Medical Center, in Tel-Hashomer.
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  • Lars Arendt-Nielsen, Denmark

    Lars Arendt-Nielsen, Denmark

    Professor Lars Arendt-Nielsen, dr. med.sci., Ph.D., is founder and director of Center for Sensory-Motor Interaction (SMI), Aalborg University, Denmark and founder and director of R&D at the clinical trial unit C4Pain.
    This interdisciplinary, internationally recognized translational pain research unit at SMI has been developed over the last 25 years with scientists coming from all over the world with 50% international researchers. 
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  • Silviu Brill, Israel

    Silviu Brill, Israel

    Dr. Silviu Brill is Specialist in Anesthesiology and Pain Management, Director of the Institute for Pain Medicine, Tel Aviv Medical Center, Israel.
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  • Roberto Casale, Italy

    Roberto Casale, Italy

    • Graduated in Medicine and Surgery from Pavia University, Italy.1975
    • Full board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Pavia University, Italy, 1976
    • Specialized in Neurology with a postgraduate course in Clinical Neurophysiology; Pavia University, Italy, 1979
    • Specialised in Anaesthesiology & Pain Relief, Pavia University, Italy, 1989
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  • Ernest Choy, UK

    Ernest Choy, UK

    Professor Ernest Choy is Head of Rheumatology and Translational Research at the Institute of Infection and Immunity and Director of the Cardiff Regional Experimental Arthritis Treatment and Evaluation (CREATE) Centre at Cardiff University School of Medicine, Cardiff, Wales, UK. He is also Honorary Consultant Rheumatologist at University Hospital of Wales and Clinical Lead of the Welsh Arthritis Research Network (WARN).
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  • Daniel Clauw, USA

    Daniel Clauw, USA

    Daniel Clauw, M.D is a Professor of Anesthesiology, Medicine and Psychiatry at the University of Michigan. He attended undergrad and medical school at Michigan, and then did his internal medicine residency and rheumatology fellowships at Georgetown University, where he eventually held roles including Chief of Rheumatology and Vice Chair of Medicine. 
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  • Giuliana Guggino, Italy

    Giuliana Guggino, Italy

    Giuliana Guggino is Assistant Professor in Rheumatology at University of Palermo, and she also currently serves as Medical Doctor in the Rheumatologic section of Policlinico Paolo Giaccone University Hospital, Palermo, Italy, where she has been since 2009. During 2007 and 2013 she was a Visiting Researcher at the Immunoregulation and Transplantation Department, Guy’s Hospital, London, UK. 
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  • Marco Di Carlo, Italy

    Marco Di Carlo, Italy

    Born in 1984, specialist in Rheumatology since 2015. Lecturer in Rheumatology since July 2016. Research and assistance activities are carried out at the Rheumatological Clinic, Department of Clinical and Molecular Sciences of the Polytechnic University of Marche, "Carlo Urbani" Hospital, Jesi (Ancona), Italy. 

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  • Sharon Gur, Israel

    Sharon Gur, Israel

    Chairperson of ASAF, non-profit organization of Fibromyalgia (FM) and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) for the last 16 years.
    Board member in INBAR, the Israelis  non-profit organization of  Arthritis  and autoimmune diseases.
    Fully dedicated to patients' rights, and getting appropriate recognition from the medical , state authorities and the society.
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  • Winfried Häuser, Germany

    Winfried Häuser, Germany

    Prof. Dr. med. Winfried Häuser is specialist of general internal medicine, psychosomatic medicine and pain medicine. He is senior consultant for gastroenterology, hepatology and pain/palliative care medicine, Department of Internal Medicine I, Klinikum Saarbrücken Germany. He is adjunct professor of the Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy of the Technical University Munich, Germany. 
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  • Yehuda Shoenfeld, Israel

    Yehuda Shoenfeld, Israel

    Yehuda Shoenfeld is the founder and head of the Zabludowicz Center for Autoimmune Diseases, at the Sheba Medical Center, which is affiliated to the Sackler Faculty of Medicine in Tel-Aviv University, in Israel. Professor Shoenfeld is also the Incumbent of the Laura Schwarz-Kipp Chair for Research of Autoimmune Diseases at the Tel-Aviv University.
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  • Kati Thieme, Germany

    Kati Thieme, Germany

    Professor of Medical Psychology, Head of Outpatient Clinic for Psychological Pain Therapy, University of Marburg    
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  • Frances Williams, UK

    Frances Williams, UK

    Frances Williams is a professor of genomic epidemiology who has been involved in research into chronic pain at King’s for the past 15 years. She is clinically active as a consultant rheumatologist in London. Her work with the bioresearch TwinsUK is funded through a variety of sources including Wellcome Trust, MRC, EU and Arthritis Research UK.
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