Meet Our Speakers

Gheona Altarescu

Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel

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

The Children’s Hospital & Institute of Child Health Lahore, Pakistan

Qualifications: MBBS (Pb) 1984 with high honors & Dr Rahim Khan Gold Medal from University of Punjab Lahore MRCP UK Pediatrics Feb… 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
Aimee Donald

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, UK

Laura Lopez de Fruto
Azafaros, Spain
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… READ MORE
Derralynn Hughes

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, UK

Prof.  Derralynn Hughes is Professor of Experimental Haematology at the University College London, Director of Clinical Pathway Groups and Clinical… 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
Simon Jones

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, UK

  Dr Simon Jones is a consultant in paediatric inherited metabolic diseases at the Willink Unit at Saint Mary’s Hospital.… 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
Karda Rajvinder
University College London, UK
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
Uma Ramaswami
Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, UK
Uma is a Consultant in Inherited Metabolic Disorders and Clinical Lead for the Lysosomal Disorders Unit at the Royal Free… READ MORE
Shoshana Revel-Vilk

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

Shoshana (Shoshi) Revel-Vilk is a Pediatric Hematology/Oncology specialist and the Director of the Gaucher Unit at Shaare Zedek Medical Centre… READ MORE
Arndt Rolfs
University Rostock, Germany
Rina Rosin-Arbesfeld
Tel-Aviv University, Israel
I am a scientist at the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences at Tel Aviv University. My laboratory focuses on… READ MORE
Madeline Stoodley
University of Bath, UK
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
Suresh Vijay
Birmingham Children's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, UK