Meet our Speakers

Ozlem Goker Alpan

Lysosomal and Rare Disorders Research and Treatment Center – LDRTC, USA

Gheona Altarescu

Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Israel

Gheona Altarescu obtained her magna cum laude diploma in Medicine at the Jassy University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Romania. She… READ MORE
Adriana Bello

Centro Médico Docente la Trinidad, Venezuela

Nadia Belmatoug

CHU Paris Nord-Val de Seine - Hôpital Beaujon, France

Bruno Bembi
University Hospital of Udine, Italy
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES 1979-1980: Medical Assistant at the Analysis Laboratory of the IRCCS Burlo Garofolo 1981-1984: Assistant Paediatrician at the Institute… READ MORE
Michal Becker Cohen
Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Israel
Tanya Collin-Histed

International Gaucher Alliance (IGA), UK

Tanya Collin-Histed became involved in the Gaucher world in 1996 when her daughter Maddie was diagnosed with Type 3 Gaucher… READ MORE
Sara Lucas del Pozo

UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology, UK

Tama Dinur
Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Israel
Pilar Geraldo
Miguel Servet University Hospital, Spain
Ruben Giorgino
Azafaros, Switzerland
Avner Hershlag
Stony Brook Medicine, NY, USA
Mia Horowitz

Tel Aviv University, Israel

Mia Horowitz graduated from the department of Genetics, The Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot Israel, in 1980. Following a two and… READ MORE
Majdolen Istaiti
Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Israel
Joleen completed her Bachelor of Science in Biology at Tel-Aviv University, Israel June 2017. In February 2018 she joined the Gaucher Unit… READ MORE
Barry Jacobson

University of The Witwatersrand, South Africa

Madhulika Kabra

All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), India

Elena Lukina

Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Russia

Atul Mehta
University College London, UK
Atul trained in Medicine at Cambridge University and Kings College London; did postgraduate training at Imperial London (Hammersmith Hospital) and… READ MORE
Dror Mevorach
Hadassa Medical Center, Israel
Nicole Maria Muschol

University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany

PD Dr Nicole Maria Muschol is a paediatrician and metabolic specialist. She is head of the lysosomal working group and… READ MORE
Gregory Pastores
University College Dublin, Ireland
Lalita Ramakrishnan

University of Cambridge and MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, UK

Arndt Rolfs

Arcensus Diagnostics, Germany

Arndt Rolfs, MD, Professor for Neurology and Psychiatry, is CEO and founder of Arcensus GmbH, and a multi-entrepreneur in the… READ MORE
Ida Schwartz

Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Prof. Ida Vanessa Doederlein Schwartz, MD, PhD Dep. Genetics, UFRGS and Med Genet Serv, HCPA, Porto Alegre, Brazil Graduated in… READ MORE
Volha Skrahina
Arcensus Diagnostics, Germany
Volha has started her career during her Bachelor’s thesis at the Republican Theoretical and Practical Center – ‘Mother and Child’… READ MORE
Jeff Szer

The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Australia

Jeff Szer was the foundation Professor/Director of the Department of Clinical Haematology at Royal Melbourne Hospital. He was the inaugural… READ MORE
Tinatin Tkemaladze

Tbilisi State Medical University, Georgia

Prof. Tinatin (Tika) Tkemaladze is the head of the Department of Molecular and Medical Genetics at Tbilisi State Medical University… READ MORE
Olga Uspenskaya
Prevail Therapeutics, France
Ari Zimran, Conference Chair

The Gaucher Unit, Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel

Professor Ari Zimran was the founder and director of the Gaucher Unit at Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem from… READ MORE