Sir Michael G. Marmot
Professor, University College London
Sir Michael Marmot has been Professor of Epidemiology at University College London since 1985. He is the author of The Health Gap: the challenge of an unequal world (Bloomsbury: 2015), and Status Syndrome: how your place on the social gradient directly affects your health (Bloomsbury: 2004). Professor Marmot is the Advisor to the WHO Director-General, on social determinants of health, in the new WHO Division of Healthier Populations; Distinguished Visiting Professor at Chinese University of Hong Kong (2019-), and co-Director of the of the CUHK Institute of Health Equity. He is the recipient of the WHO Global Hero Award; the Harvard Lown Professorship (2014-2017); the Prince Mahidol Award for Public Health (2015), and 19 honorary doctorates. Marmot has led research groups on health inequalities for nearly 50 years. He chaired the Commission on Equity and Health Inequalities in the Americas, set up in 2015 by the World Health Organization’s Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO/ WHO) and chaired the Commission on Social Determinants of Health (CSDH), which was set up by the World Health Organization in 2005, and produced the report entitled: ‘Closing the Gap in a Generation’ in August 2008. At the request of the British Government, he conducted the Strategic Review of Health Inequalities in England post 2010, which published its report 'Fair Society, Healthy Lives' in February 2010. This was followed by the European Review of Social Determinants of Health and the Health Divide, for WHO EURO in 2014; Health Equity in England: Marmot Review 10 Years On, in 2020; Build Back Fairer: the COVID-19 Marmot Review in 2021; and the Report of the Commission on Social Determinants of Health in the Eastern Mediterranean Region, for WHO EMRO, also in 2021.
Professor Marmot also chaired the Expert Panel for the WCRF/AICR 2007 Second Expert Report on Food, Nutrition, Physical Activity and the Prevention of Cancer: a Global Perspective; the Breast Screening Review for the NHS National Cancer Action Team, and was a member of The Lancet-University of Oslo Commission on Global Governance for Health. Early in his career, he set up and led a number of longitudinal cohort studies on the social gradient in health in the UCL Department of Epidemiology & Public Health (where he was head of department for 25 years): the Whitehall II Studies of British Civil Servants, investigating explanations for the striking inverse social gradient in morbidity and mortality; the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA), and several international research efforts on the social determinants of health. He served as President of the British Medical Association (BMA) in 2010-2011, and as President of the World Medical Association in 2015. He is President of the British Lung Foundation. He is an Honorary Fellow of the American College of Epidemiology; a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences; an Honorary Fellow of the British Academy, and an Honorary Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health of the Royal College of Physicians. He was a member of the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution for six years and in 2000 he was knighted by Her Majesty The Queen, for services to epidemiology and the understanding of health inequalities. Professor Marmot is a Member of the National Academy of Medicine.
Director, Department of Geriatric Medicine, Taipei Medical University
Dr. Hou’s is a physician with the specialists of Geriatric Medicine and Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, as well as the Director of Department of Center for Evidence-based Medicine, of Taipei Medical University Hospital. She is also a full professor in Master Program in Long-Term Care and Graduate Institute of Clinical Medicine of Taipei Medical University. She graduated from the Medical School of Taipei Medical University and pursued her master and doctoral degrees in the field of Public Health and Occupational Medicine. She holds a committee member of Joint Commission of Taiwan and served as a board supervisor of Taiwan Evidence-Based Association with the main role of advocating medicine core competency and quality improvement in health literacy and shared decision making. She is also a researcher of Cochrane Taiwan and published two Cochrane reviews related to the phototherapy and vocational rehabilitation. Her research focuses on the development and validation of assessment tools in functional assessment and patient-reported outcome. She also involved in several kinds of geriatric research related to clinical epidemiology by using Taiwan National Health Insurance Data and conducted several systematic review and meta-analyses for the effectiveness of rehabilitation strategies. Recently, she devoted in advocating both providers’/patients’ shared decision-making and empowering people’s health literacy for health communication across the life course for health care, disease prevention and health promotion.
My major research interest is enterovirus 71 including clinical features, sero-epidemiology, household transmission, host genetics, long term neurological and psychiatry outcome, anti-enteroviral drug development, rapid diagnosis for enterovirus, vaccine or clinical trials as well as Kawasaki disease.
Chang LY, Lin TY, Huang YC. Fulminant neurogenic pulmonary oedema with hand, foot and mouth disease. Lancet 1998;352:367-68.
Chang LY, Lin TY, Hsu KH, et al. Clinical features and risk factors of pulmonary oedema after enterovirus 71-related hand, foot, and mouth disease. Lancet 1999;354:1682-6.
Chang LY, Tsao KC, Hsia SH, et al. Transmission and clinical features of enterovirus 71 infections in household contacts in Taiwan. JAMA 2004;291:222-7.
Chang LY (correspondence), Huang LM, Gau SF, et al. Neurodevelopment and Cognition in Children after Enterovirus 71 Infection. N Engl J Med 2007;356:1226-34.
Chang LY, Chang IS, Chen WJ, et al. HLA-A33 is associated with susceptibility to enterovirus 71 infection. Pediatrics 2008;122:1271-1276.
Gau SF, Chang LY, Huang LM, Fan TY, Wu YY, Lin TY. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity-related symptoms among children with enterovirus 71 infection of the central nervous system. Pediatrics 2008;122:e452-e458.
160. Lee YC, Kuo HC, Chang JS, Chang LY (co-first author), Huang LM, Chen MR, Liang CD, Chi H, Huang FY, Lee ML, Huang YC, Hwang B, Chiu NC, Hwang KP, Lee PC, Chang LC, Liu YM, Chen YJ, Chen CH, Chen YT, Tsai FJ, Wu JY. Two new susceptibility loci for Kawasaki disease identified through genome-wide association analysis. Nat Genet. 2012 May;44(5):522-5.
Shih WL, Tung YC, Chang LY, Fang CT, Tsai WY. Increased Incidence of Pediatric Type 1 Diabetes With Novel Association With Coxsackievirus A Species in Young Children but Declined Incidence in Adolescents in Taiwan. Diabetes Care. 2021 July;44:1-7.
Name: Ayano Inui. M.D, PhD
Graduate Institution: Nagoya City University School of Medicine
Dissertation: Histological features of chronic hepatitis C in childhood
2004-2005: Associated Professor
Department of Pediatrics, Atami hospital, International University Health and Welfare
2006: Vice Director
Department of Pediatrics, Yokohama Sakae Kyosai Hospital
2007: Vice Director
Division of Hepatology & Gastroenterology, Children’s Center for Health & Development, Saiseikai Yokohamashi Tobu Hospital
Division of Hepatology & Gastroenterology, Children’s Center for Health & Development, Saiseikai Yokohamashi Tobu Hospital l
Department of Hepatology & Gastroenterology, Saiseikai Yokohamashi Tobu Hospital l
2019: Professor (Alignment)
Department of Hepatology and Gastroenterology for Growth and Health, Toho University Graduate School of Medicine
The certifying physician for Pediatrics: 1990/11/1
The certifying physician for Hepatology: 2000/4/1
Infection Control Doctor: 2000/7/1
Grace Wong is the Professor of The Chinese University of Hong Kong. She graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2001 with honours and 7 distinctions, including distinction in Medicine. In 2010, she received the Doctoral Degree of Medicine of the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Grace Wong’s main research interest includes big data research in hepatology, chronic viral hepatitis, and risk prediction and risk reduction of hepatocellular carcinoma, and non-invasive assessment of liver fibrosis. She has published over 370 articles in peer-reviewed journals including Gastroenterology, Journal of Hepatology. Gut and Lancet Gastroenterology and Hepatology. She is currently the editor-in-chief of Hepatology (Hong Kong edition), the associate editor of Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics and Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. She has been awarded for the Young Investigator Award of the Asian Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver in 2009, the Distinguished Research Paper Award for Young Investigators of the Hong Kong College of Physicians in 2010, 2013, 2014 and 2015, the Ten Outstanding Young Persons (TOYP) of Hong Kong in 2014, Sir David Todd Lectureship of the Hong Kong College of Physicians in 2016, the Distinguished Young Fellow of Hong Kong Academy of Medicine in 2017, the Emerging Leader Lectureship of the Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Foundation (JGHF), and Richard Yu Lectureship of the Hong Kong College of Physicians in 2021.
Associate Professor of Graduate Institute of Clinical Dentistry, National Taiwan University
Dr. Chen completed her PhD degree at the Division of Periodontology, Tokyo Medical and Dental University at 2008. She is currently the Associate Professor of Graduate Institute of Clinical Dentistry, National Taiwan University, and the Attending Physician, Department of Dentistry, National Taiwan University Hospital. Dr. Chen has conducted numerous clinical and translational research projects. She has been working on the microbiological and immunological aspects of the associations between periodontitis and systemic diseases. Dr. Chen has been awarded the first prize in research competition at the 2017 ITI World Symposium, and she has been nominated as ITI fellow, director of ITI NTUH study club and co-chair of ITI NTUH ITI scholar center.
Maki Tanaka Tanaka
Education and Qualifications
2017 - Present Ohu Philosophy of Dentistry
1997 - 2003 The Nippon Dental University, Faculty of dentistry,Doctor of Dental Surgery
2021 - Present Ichinomiya Onsen Hospital, Director Yamanashi, Japan
2015 - Present Seikeikai Hospital Internal & Dental Medicine, Director, Yokohama, Japan
2008 – 2015 Seikeikai Hospital Internal & Dental Medicine, Yokohama, Japan
2006 – 2008 Yohsino Dental Office Perio-Implant Center, Yokohama, Japan
2003 - 2006 Department of Periodontology, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Associate, Tokyo, Japan
Membership and Affiliations
2003 - Present The Japanese Society of Periodontology, Member
2008 - Present The Japanese Society of Periodontology, Specialist
2016 - Present The Japanese Society of Periodontology, Attending doctor
Dr. Anu Polster is a lecturer at the Melbourne Dental School from The University of Melbourne. She is the Doctor of Dental Surgery first year coordinator and the Convernor of Preclinical Restorative Dentistry. Her main area of interest is in simulation – traditional, virtual reality and haptic simulation. Dr. Polster has presented at several conferences and has been invited internationally to speak on simulation, particularly the integration of haptic virtual simulation into an existing dental curriculum.