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

Referral Center for Lysosomal Diseases Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, France

Bruno Bembi
Transactiva Srl, 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
Maria Luisa Brandi
University of Florence, Italy
Brandi, Maria Luisa Full Professor of Endocrinology, University of Florence, Medical School, Florence, Italy. Education/Training Positions: MD, first class honors,… READ MORE
Michal Becker Cohen
Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Israel
Education: 2018 – Studies towards a Ph.D. in MPH, Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Thesis topic: “Prodromal Parkinsonian features in carriers… READ MORE
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

Sara Lucas Del Pozo is a Neurology specialist subspecialised in Movement Disorders and is currently a Senior Clinical Research Fellow… READ MORE
Tama Dinur
Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Israel
Pilar Geraldo
Miguel Servet University Hospital, Spain
Specialist in Hematology received my PhD degree (summa cum laude) in 1990 for Zaragoza University. Since 1996 is involving in… READ MORE
Avner Hershlag
Stony Brook University, NY, USA
Dr. Hershlag is a Reproductive Endocrinologist and Professor of Obsterics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine at Stony Brook University Rennaisance School… READ MORE
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
Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital (CMJAH), South Africa
He has qualified with MBChB from the University of Pretoria. He has subsequently obtained specialist degrees in both Clinical Haematology… READ MORE
Aharon Kessel
Bnei-Zion Medical Center, Haifa, Israel
Aharon Kessel is a pediatrician and Clinical Associate Professor of Allergy and Clinical Immunology at the Division of Allergy and… READ MORE
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
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
Omer Or
Hadassah Medical Centers, Israel
Dr. Or is an Orthopedic Oncology surgeon and a Bone Biology specialist. He completed his residency program at the Hebrew… READ MORE
Gregory Pastores

University College Dublin, Ireland

Gregory M. Pastores MD is a Clinical Professor (Emeritus) in Genetic Medicine, University College Dublin, Ireland. Prior, he had been… READ MORE
Lalita Ramakrishnan

University of Cambridge and MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, UK

Dr Lalita Ramakrishnan is Professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases at the University of Cambridge, UK and also a Group… READ MORE
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