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DUKE UNIVERSITY Box 102359 Durham, USA
Prof Greg Gray is an infectious disease epidemiologist and Professor at Duke University with three affiliations: The Division of Infectious Diseases in Duke University’s School of Medicine, the Duke Global Health Institute, and the Duke Nicholas School of the Environment. He also serves as a Professor in the Program in Emerging Infectious Diseases and the Global Health Institute at Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore and as a Professor of Global Health at Duke Kunshan University in China.

Much of Dr. Gray’s work has involved identifying risk factors for occupational diseases, particularly for respiratory virus infections. He has studied numerous occupational groups including farmers, animal breeders, veterinarians, military personnel, turkey workers, poultry workers, horse workers, hunters, and pig workers. A strong supporter for the One Health approach, he has won multiple One Health research and training grants, helped to established centers of One Health (USA, Romania, China) and developed 4 graduate programs in One Health (PhD, MHS, and certificate

Senior Communication Advisor/Consultant, World Health Organization (WHO) Communication Consultant to UNICEF, UNFPA, UNDP, UNWOMEN President, The COMBI Institute; Distinguished Scholar, CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy USA

He is an international communication specialist with 40 years of experience in strategic marketing communication, advocacy and public relations, and IEC (information-education-communication) related to social development issues, particularly in public health, sexual and reproductive health (including maternal/child health, family planning and HIV/AIDS prevention), population and development, health promotion, nutrition, early childhood education, juvenile justice, children’s welfare and girls education, university education, and agricultural and rural development.

He created the Communication for Behavioural Impact, COMBI, at New York University in 1994. It was adopted by WHO in 2000, and more recently combined with UNICEF’s Communication for Development (C4D). Dr. Hosein’s global professional experience extends from Africa and Asia to the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe, and North America. He has been a consultant to several United Nations agencies (UNICEF, UNFPA, WHO/PAHO,FAO, UNDP, UNESCO, UNDCP, UNAIDS), the World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, Asia Development Bank, USAID, the German Government, national and international non-governmental organizations, and governments in developing countries. He holds a Ph.D. in Communication and Business Administration from the University of Michigan, and a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Psychology from the University of Kansas

• Fellow of the Indian Academy of Clinical Medicine.

• Members of the Association of Physicians of India, Indian Medical Association, the College of Chest Physicians.

• Diplomate of the Centre of Applied Medicine, Nepal. Published scientific and research articles in Indian and International journals.

Inducted into the Global Advisory Board of Cecil Textbook of Medicine (23rd edition) and Kumar and Clark’s Clinical Medicine ( 6th-9th editions), having contributed eight online chapters in it.

He has also contributed in BIckley’s Bates guide to history taking and physical examination and Conn’s Current therapy 2019. He is a key opinion leader (KOL) for Elsevier and Lippincott publications for Internal Medicine in India

Dept.Of General Medicine,Mahatma Gandhi Medical College And Research Institute

Currently Prof.of General Medicine,Dept.of General Medicine,and HOD of Critical Care Medicine,Mahatma Gandhi Medical College And Research Institute. INDIA

Undergraduate and Post Graduate teacher. Guide in Post Graduate Thesis. Guide and Coguide of Ph.D.scholars,Research in lifestyle diseases and Infectious diseases particularly Scrub typhus.

Examiner and Question paper setter for Undergraduate and Post Graduate examinations of Balaji Vidyapeeth University. External examiner for various universities in India. Involved in Accreditation processes of NAAC,UGC and NABH

6 Marina Blvd #36-16 SINGAPORE
6 Marina Blvd #36-16 SINGAPORE

Dr. Coleman is a Research Fellow in the Emerging Infectious Diseases Program at Duke-NUS Medical School in Singapore where she manages Professor Gregory Gray’s Laboratory of One Health Research and provides expertise in conducting bioaerosol research throughout Southeast Asia.

Dr. Coleman’s research interests include topics in environmental and clinical infectious disease epidemiology. Her research primarily involves optimizing and applying bioaerosol sampling and molecular techniques to detect respiratory viruses in multiple human and animal environments, and to understand the impact of these viruses on public health. Additionally, she has participated in a nationwide surveillance study of clinical adenovirus infections in Singapore, as well as a viral etiology study among military and civilian patients hospitalized with pneumonia in Northern Vietnam.

The Duke-NUS One Health team has recently won international media and science news recognition for their work on respiratory virus surveillance in Singapore. Dr. Coleman has also won academic awards for her PhD work in the USA, as well as professional awards in Singapore, including the Singapore International Infectious Disease Conference (SIIDC) Fellowship in 2017, and the 2019 Post-Doctoral Research Exchange Program Award from the Duke and Duke-NUS Medical School Collaborative Research Initiative. Dr. Coleman is currently a finalist for a faculty position in Natural Sciences and Global Health at Duke Kunshan University in China.

Vector Control Center China CDC, Beijing CHINA

Head, Emerging Infections Group Oxford University Clinical Research Unit Ho Chi Minh CIty Vietnam

Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease Pathogen Discovery The translational potential of mass spectrometry and next-generation sequencing in patients with central nervous system infections

National Institute of Veterinaty Research, Hanoi VIETNAM

Current Research Avian influenza virus, Swine influenza virus, Classical swine fever, African swine fever, Japanese enchephalitis and ect.

Associate professor in Nutrition,

Registered Dietitian (RD), PhD, MSc

Vice Dean, School of Public Health,

Hainan Medical University Haikou, Hainan, CHINA

Publication Several articles and text books Contributed to the four editions of two textbooks of Preventive Medicine for Chinese medical students, one national report of the nutrition and health status of Chinese children and adolescence, three nutrition reading books for school teachers and children, and one diet software for school teachers and chefs.

In August 2017, co-authored a book “Economic Evaluation Methods of Public Health Programs”, published by People’s Medical Publishing House Co. LTD

Rm. 82-1116, 11F., No. 1, University Rd., East Dist., Tainan City 70101, TAIWAN (R.O.C.)
Rm. 82-1116, 11F., No. 1, University Rd., East Dist., Tainan City 70101, TAIWAN (R.O.C.)

Present Professor, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan 701, Taiwan

Honors and Awards:

• Section Editor of BMC Infectious Diseases

• Editorial Board of Journal of Virology and Emerging Diseases

• Editorial Board of Journal of Bioterrorism and Biosafety

• Editorial Board of European Journal of Preventive Medicine

• Editorial board of Journal of Vaccine and Immunotechnology

• Editorial board of Journal of Bone Marrow Research

• Editorial board of Dataset Papers in Medicine

• Editorial board of International Scholarly Research Network in Virology.

The theme of his research focus is to understand the pathogenic causes of disease development during viral infections. The main focus is on the role of stem and progenitor cells in development of mosquito-borne viral diseases as well as the fate of these cells after encountering the virus. Dissecting the dynamic interactions between viruses and susceptible stem and progenitor cells or host factors is the methodological approach to achieve the goal.

Center of Excellence for Flow Cytometry, Department of Research and Development, 5th Floor SiMR Building, Faculty of Medicine, Siriraj Hospital, Bangkok 10700, THAILAND

Major Research Interests:

• Quality control and quality assurance for CD4 testing in HIV

• Flow cytometry and its applications • Immunopathology in HIV/SIV

• Immunopathogenesis of Dengue infection

• Pathophysiology in thalassemia

• Pathophysiology in malaria

He has won many awards and has published more than 200 articles.

138, Sheng-Li Road, North District Tainan City , TAIWAN
138, Sheng-Li Road, North District Tainan City , TAIWAN

Professor of Pediatrics, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan

Contributed to WHO: A Guide to clinical management and public health response for hand, foot and mouth disease (2011), as lead writer and adviser.

Has published more than 250 referred papers since 1985

Professor of Chinese Medicine College, Hainan Medical College CHINA
Professor of Chinese Medicine College, Hainan Medical College CHINA

Professor Sun is professor of Chinese Medicine College, Hainan Medical College. She got her doctorate from Guangzhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She is director of Clinical Teaching and Research Department of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, the 7th Chinese Program of Long Wood Conversion Medicine in the United States, a member of the Ear Acupoint Diagnosis and Treatment Committee of the Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion Society, a member of the Reproductive Branch of the Chinese Society of Integrated Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine, and director of the Chinese Academy of Ethnic Medicine. She presided over two local cooperation projects of the National Natural Science Foundation, and several projects of Hainan Natural Science Foundation and those of Hainan Provincial Department of Education. She is author of more than ten papers and 5 books, a vice-editor-in-chief of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, the 13th Five-Year Textbook of China.

Professor of Chinese Medicine Hainan CHINA
Professor of Chinese Medicine Hainan CHINA
She was born in March 1976, traditional Chinese medicine Ph.D., professor, chief physician, diabetes branch committee member of China association of Chinese medicine, diabetes professional committee director of the World Federation of Chinese medicine, evaluation expert of the National Natural Science Foundation, member of traditional Chinese medicine professional standing committee of Hainan province. She presided over two projects of national natural science foundation, three projects of provincial level. She is author of six books such as “the infectious diseases of integrated traditional Chinese and western medicine” (textbook of national health development planning commission “twelfth five-year” plan), the “science of seasonal febrile diseases”, “The TCM liver epidemiology”, “the study of Chinese and western medicine liver disease”, as well as more than 30 academic theses. She is good at diagnosis and treatment of diabetes, combining Chinese and western medicine, cancer, liver spleen and stomach disease, rheumatism, and gynecological diseases in TCM.

• Vice Researcher, Department of Earth System Sciences, Tsinghua university

• Guest Researcher, Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis (CEES), University of Oslo, Norway

• Vice Researcher, National institute for communicable disease control and prevention, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Preventio

• Professor (part-time), Shaanxi Institute of Zoology, Northwest Institute of Endangered Zoological Species.

• Researcher, Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis (CEES), University of Oslo, Norway


Enfu Chen, M.D., Professor and Director of the Department for Communicable Diseases Control and Prevention, Zhejiang Provincial Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, China. Dr. Chen was appointed as Chief Epidemiologist of communicable diseases control and prevention in Zhejiang Province in 2012. Academic Affiliation: Committee Member, Chinese Preventive Medical Association (Vaccination and Immunization Branch, Communicable Diseases Prevention and Control Committee, Influenza Prevention and Control Committee) ; Chairman, Special Committee on Vector Biology and Control, and Deputy Director of the Epidemiology Committee, Zhejiang Preventive Medical Association. Major Achievement: Specialized in the prevention and control of acute communicable diseases and immunization strategy, Dr. Chen has published over 100 journal articles as the first or corresponding author and edited six books, including the Manual for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Prevention and Control, Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection, etc. He is the winner of the Second and Third Award for Scientific and Technological Achievements by Zhejiang Provincial Government.


Deputy Director General of Health, MALAYSIA
Deputy Director General of Health, MALAYSIA

Dr Christopher Lee graduated from the University Malaya with his MBBS and subsequently obtained his MRCP (UK) in 1989. He trained in Infectious Diseases at the Regional Infectious Diseases Unit, City Hospital in Edinburgh, Scotland from 1993-1994 and since his return from the UK, he has served as a Infectious Diseases physician at Hospital Kuala Lumpur till 2006. He now heads the Infectious Diseases Unit and the Department of Medicine at Hospital Sungai Buloh.

Dr Lee is the National Advisor for Infectious Diseases in the Ministry of Health (MOH), Malaysia and helms the MOH Fellowship Training Program for Infectious Diseases. He also chairs the National Infection Control Working committee and the National HIV/ AIDS Treatment Registry; both of which are under the auspices of the Ministry of Health Malaysia. He sits on numerous committees in the MOH including the National Infection and Antibiotic Control Committee and is the Editor of the National Antibiotic Guidelines. He has served as a council member of the International Society of Infectious Diseases and is the immediate Past President of the Malaysian Society of HIV Medicine. He has also been a council member of the Global Hygiene Council since 2005. He is also one of the founding members of the TREAT ASIA HIV Network supported by AmFAR.

He served for many years in the executive committee of the Malaysian AIDS Council and was elected as its Vice President from 2002-2006. He is also the founding president of the Kuala Lumpur AIDS Support Society (KLASS). His passion and commitment for HIV/ AIDS treatment have landed him numerous awards, such as the “Dr Siti Hasmah Red Ribbon Award” in 1998.

Kota Kinabalu, Sabah MALAYSIA
Kota Kinabalu, Sabah MALAYSIA

RECEPIENT MERDEKA AWARD 2017  For outstanding contribution to the effective treatment of a new cause of human malaria, Plasmodium knowlesi. The discovery has changed the way this infection is managed in the country and globally.

Infections of Plasmodium knowlesi parasite have been occurring in Malaysia for many years. Prof Balbir Singh, an eminent scientist discovered that it has been occurring in large numbers in human populations. When the proliferation of cases and deaths came to an alarming state, a research team was formed in Sabah comprising of clinicians and scientists from the Malaysian Ministry of Health, including the National Clinical Research Centre led by Dr. Goh Pik Pin, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Clinical Research Centre, Kudat, Kota Marudu and Pitas hospitals and experts from the Menzies School of Health Research, Darwin, Australia. Upon their appointment, Dr Timothy William and his team endeavoured to carefully document the clinical features of P.knowlesi malaria, the risk factors for severe knowlesi malaria, other complications of the disease and most importantly the best way to treat this dreaded disease.

Through the research done in Sabah, Dr William and the team were able to show that while Chloroquine was effective in treating P.knowlesi malaria, patients that were on Artemesinin Combination Therapy (ACT) showed a better and much faster response. ACT also had the advantage of being the most effective antimalarial to treat all malarial species, which was important considering that it is often difficult to determine which malaria species the patient is infected with as there are three predominant species found in Malaysia.

Dr William’s research was also the largest prospective study ever done on this type of infection, and successfully showed that a delay in diagnosing and treating P.knowlesi malaria was related to an increase in the number of deaths. This discovery pushed for a further optimisation in the State-wide management of malaria, whereby patients were immediately treated with more the most effective medicine and transferred to a tertiary hospital for expert management, leading to a drastic decrease in the number of deaths due to P.knowlesi malaria. These results of the clinical studies were also incorporated in the World Health Organization and Malaysian Ministry Of Health Management guidelines for Plasmodium knowlesi malaria.

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Head of Infectious Disease MOH, Infectious Disease Consultant Klinik Pakar Perubatan Hospital Raja Perempuan Zainab II Kota Bharu Kelantan MALAYSIA

Current Position: i. Physician & Infectious Disease Consultant, Medical Department, Hospital Raja Perempuan Zainab II, Kelantan.

ii. National Head, Infectious Disease Discipline, MOH

iii. Honorary Lecturer: HUSM for Postgraduate Programme iv. Honorary Lecturer Lincoln University


Department of Paediatrics Sarawak General Hospital Jalan Tun Ahmad Zaidi Adruce 93586 Kuching, Sarawak, MALAYSIA

Current Appointment(s)

• Senior Consultant Paediatrician: since July 2012 Sarawak General Hospital, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

• Research Fellow: since October 2012 Institute of Health and Community Medicine, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), Malaysia

• Adjunct Lecturer: since 2012 Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, UNIMAS

• Brain Infection Group, Institute of Global Health, University of Liverpool, UK

• Adjunct Research Fellow: since 2004


The Wellcome Trust Research Training Fellowship in Tropical Medicine

Host institutions: Department of Microbiology and Genitourinary Medicine, University of Liverpool and Institute of Health and Community Medicine, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak Duration: 3½ years (1 September 2005 – 28 February 2009)

Consultant Physician and Neurologist Neurology Department, Kuala Lumpur Hospital MALAYSIA
Consultant Physician and Neurologist Neurology Department, Kuala Lumpur Hospital MALAYSIA

Reseacrh interest Inflammatory Neuropathy: Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS), Chornic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP), Anti-Myelin Associated Glycoprotein (Mag) Neuropathy Inherited Neuropathy: Charcot Marie Tooth Disease (CMT)

Current project Quality of life (QoL) of patients with Charcot Marie Tooth Disease (CMT) and Anti-Myelin Associated Glycoprotein (Mag) Neuropathy

Head of Department and Infectious Diseases Consultant, Department of Medicine, Hospital Sungai Buloh. Visiting Infectious Diseases Consultant National Heart Institute (IJN) MALAYSIA

Past-President – Malaysian Society Of HIV Medicine Has published a number of articles in indexed journals.

Institute of Health and Community Medicine Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) Kota Samarahan Sarawak MALAYSIA

Research scientist and a senior lecturer at UNIMAS. Supervise postgraduate students and facilitate in some first and second year medical students. Also invited to give lecture for DPH students.

Served as World Health Organization consultant twice:

1) At post-tsunami disaster in Banda Aceh in 2006,

2) At WHO Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland during the 2009 H1N1 pandemic

Current research

• Antibiotics susceptibility of Burkholderia pseudomallei,

• Antibiosis activities of Burkholderia species,

• Molecular epidemiology of Burkholderia pseudomallei

Department of Psychological Medicine Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur MALAYSIA

Dr Koh Keng Tat  Pusat Jantung Sarawak Kota Samarahan Sarawak MALAYSIA

TIDREC University Malaya Kuala Lumpur MALAYSIA

TIDREC University Malaya Kuala Lumpur MALAYSIA