Organizing Committee
OCM Member
Locum Tenens , USA
Biography :

Oroma Nwanodi graduated from Meharry Medical College of Nashville, Tennessee in the United States of America as a Medical Doctor in 2001. She specialized in Obstetrics and Gynecology at The University of Massachussets and Maimonides Medical Center. In 2013 and 2014 she obtained specialization in integrative holistic medicine. In 2016 she completed the Doctor of Health Science program at A. T. Still University, Mesa, Arizona. She has practiced in California, Missouri, Minnesota, and Wyoming. She has published 25 papers in reputed journals and serves as an editorial board member for several journals.

OCM Member
Director of Research Center for Drug Discovery , Drug Discovery
Sun Yat-Sen University , China
Biography :

Jun Xu received his PhD from University of Science & Technology of China, and postdoctoral studies from Australian National University and McGill University. He is the Professor of School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, and the founding director of Research Center for Drug Discovery at Sun Yat-Sen University (SYSU). Prior to joining SYSU, he worked in US pharmaceutical industry, practicing chemoinformatics and computer-aided drug design (CADD) for over 20 years, was a principal scientist at Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Research Director for BIO-RAD Sadtler Labs, Biofocus/DPI and other firms. He has published more than 90 papers in reputed journals

OCM Member
The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong , Hong Kong
Biography :

ZHANG Zhang-Jin is a Tenured Professor and Associate Director of School of Chinese Medicine, Honorary Professor of Psychiatry, Family Medicine and Primary Care and Anatomy in the University of Hong Kong (HKU). He serves Vice-President of the Hong Kong Association for Integration of Chinese-Western Medicine, Deputy Director of Specialty Committee of Mental Diseases of World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies (WFCMS), and Deputy Director of Sleep Medicine Specialty Committee of WFCMS. He received his Chinese medicine, acupuncture and Western medicine training and earned his Ph.D. in neuroscience in China. During 1994-2006, he moved to USA to continue his research work in psychopharmacology and psychiatry at Vanderbilt University and then Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS). His long-term research interest has focused on seeking novel psychotropic agents and developing effective treatment strategies from acupuncture and herbal medicine for neurological and psychiatric disorders, including pain, anxiety, mood disorders, dementia and schizophrenia. He is also interested in investigating neural mechanisms of acupuncture. Professor Zhang has directed numerous clinical studies. He has authored over 110 original papers, reviews and book chapters.

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Agricultural Biotechnology Research Centre , Taiwan
Biography :

Ning-Sung Yang is a Distinguished Professor and Distinguished Research Fellow of Academia Sinica and the associated universities in Taipei, Taiwan. His major research interests include gene-based cancer vaccines, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer phytochemicals, and functional genomics studies of dendritic cells. He has helped the development of gene gun technology and pioneered its application to mammalian transgene experimental systems and gene therapy approaches. After thirty years of a research career in USA, Dr. Yang went back to his home town in Taiwan and established the Agricultural Biotechnology Research Center in Academia Sinica, Taipei, which is now recognized for medicinal herb and crop plant research. He was elected in 2006 as a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS, USA). He has published more than 160 research papers, and obtained 14 USA patents.

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Kyung Hee University , Korea South
Biography :

Insop Shim is presently working as professor in the Department of Medical Science, College of Korean Medicine at Kyung Hee University, South Korea. He obtained his Ph.D from the University of Illinois. He has authored several articles and book chapters. He is a member of many professional societies.

OCM Member
Korea Pain Diagnosis Society,Madi Joint & Spine Pain Center, Korea , Korea South
Biography :

Seonghyung Cho,MD,OMD graduated from the College of Medicine, Chosun university for MD in 1999 and then graduated from the College of Oriental Medicine, Daejun university for OMD. He has published 5 books about musculoskeletal pain and delivered numerous seminars introducing the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal pain. He has devised Dr.Cho’concepts; Functional Orthopedic Stimulation Therapy(FOST) including Joint Energy Technique(JET), Shoulder capsular approach, Biomechanical neural mobilization, Biomechanical acupuncture etc

Research Interest :

Integrative Holistic Medicine

OCM Member
Alberta Health Services , Canada
Biography :

His introduction to transpersonal psychology began with a NDE at age 16 when his Karmann Ghia convertible hit an oil slick and flipped 1.5 times onto its roof. Then Thomas Merton, 5 weeks before his death, sent him a note to “READ JUNG AND LEARN TO MEDITATE." Krishnamurti’s The Only Revolution gave him a taste of non-duality. LSD psychotherapy by Stan Grof provided a Western frame for such experiences. Ayurveda, Meditation, Yoga, Jyotish, psychopharmacology, Dreamwork, transpersonal psychology, and Holotropic Breathwork have been Dr. James Eyerman´s lifetime's focus

OCM Member
Institute of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology,Egypt , Egypt
Biography :

Ashraf A Khalil, holds a position of professor at City of Scientific Research (SRTA-City), Egypt. He got postdoctoral trainings at Dept of Biotechnology, Dept of Developmental Biology, Dept of Protein Chemistry and Dept of Neurosurgery. All were at Lund University, Sweden. In 2007, he came back Egypt and built his own team and supervising many biotechnological-oriented studies, including disease biomarkers, natural products, bioactive proteins and proteomics. Along his career he published more than 35 articles in peer-reviewed journals. He is a member of the editorial board of many peer-reviewed journals and is a fellow of European Organization for Molecular Biology (EMBO) and American Association for Cancer Research (AACR). Prof Khalil is the founder of Euro-Mediterranean Association of Life Sciences (EMALS). EMALS initiated a series of conferences called Euro-Mediterranean Conferences of Natural Products (BioNat) which were held four times successfully, in which Prof Khalil was the key leader.

OCM Member
President of British Association of Accredited Ayurvedic Practitioners , United Kingdom
Biography :

Deepika Gunawant received her Graduate degree from Kolkata University (India ) in 1985 and thereafter MD in Ayurveda in 1990 from the same University.She worked as an Associate lecturer with the Thames Valley University in London for the Ayurvedic Degree course.She was responsible for initiating two clinical trials in Brescia ,Italy-on Hepatitis B and High Cholesterol using Ayurvedic drugs.She is the Founder President of British Association of Accredited Ayurvedic Practitioners (BAAAP) in the UK and Founder Member of Central Italian Institute of Oriental Medicine (CISMO ).She was awarded with “ PRANACHARYA” in 2008 by the Ayurveda Maha Sammellan for her Valuable contributions in promotion of Ayurveda globally.

OCM Member
University of Camerino , Italy
Biography :

Currently he is the Head of the Lab of Pharmacology and Sport Nutrition at the Experimental Medicine and Public Health Dept of the University of Camerino. He teaches: 1) Pharmacology and Pharmacoterapy, 2) Nutrition and Food Supplements, and 3) Pharmacotoxicology of Drugs of Abuse. Works as Nutritionist in clinics of the Marche County regarding to Sport Nutrition, Aesthetics Nutrition and AntiAging Nutrition.He is author of over 50 international publications on peer-reviewed journals, of 1 International Patent, of several chapters of scientific books and hundreds of conferences and meetings.

OCM Member
University of Bari , Italy
Biography :

Joseph Cannillo is a Chiropractor, Functional Medicine Practitioner and Herbologist with over 25 yrs of clinical experience in Italy and for the past 20 yrs is conducting research and heading a private research laboratory with two Universities in Italy (University of Bari and Catania) on the action of herbal extracts on epigenetic pathways in Cancer and Metabolic Syndrome. His expertise is also in increasing the bioavailability of herbal active principles through nanotechnology. A graduate of LIU with a BS in Medical Biology (Cytology) and a MS/PhD in Molecular Genetics. He also received a DC degree from NYCC in 1988. He has been teaching Herbal and Functional Medicine to physicians in Post Grad. courses in Italy and Spain for the last 20 years. He is a laboratory mentor and professor for graduate students from the Biology dept. of the University of Bari for there Graduate thesis on the action of herbals on Epigenetic Metabolic Pathways.

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