Meet the Speakers

Ari Zimran, Congress Chair

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

Professor Ari Zimran is Former Director of the Gaucher Unit at Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem, Israel. This is… READ MORE
Arndt Rolfs

Centogene, Germany

Arndt Rolfs, MD, Professor for Neurology and Psychiatry, is appointed CEO and founder of Centogene AG, and Director of the… READ MORE
Christina Lampe

University of Giessen, Center for Rare Diseases, Germany

Christina Lampe is Director of the Centre for Rare Diseases of the Department of Child Neurology, Epileptology and Social medicine,… READ MORE
Eriene Wasef

Prevail Therapeutics, USA

Eriene is a pharmacist with over 16 years of diverse clinicalresearch experience, predominantly within neurological and psychiatric disorders, including pediatric rare diseases. She joined Prevail Therapeutics in 2019 as… READ MORE
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
Huma Cheema

Children Hospital & Institute of Child Health, Pakistan

James A. Shayman

University of Michigan, USA

James Shayman is professor of internal medicine and pharmacology at the University of Michigan where he holds the Agnes C.… 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 leads the non-malignant… READ MORE
Jesus Villarrubia Espinosa

Hospital Universitario Ramón y Cajal, Spain

Maurizio Scarpa

University Hospital Udine, Italy

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
Mireia del Toro

Hospital Universitari Vall d’Hebron, Spain

Dr del Toro received her MD from the Faculty of Medicine at the Autonomous University of Barcelona and completed her… READ MORE
Nadia Belmatoug

APHP Beaujon Hospital, France

Ronen Durst

Hadassah Medical Center, Israel

Simon Waddington

University College London, UK

Professor Waddington leads a team which is focused upon preclinical models of gene therapy, particularly for perinatal gene delivery for… READ MORE
Stefan Karlsson

Lund University, Sweden

Prof. Karlsson completed his MD degree at The University of Iceland and a PhD degree at University College London. After… READ MORE
Yair Anikster

Edmond and Lily Safra Childrens Hospital, Israel

Prof. Yair Anikster, M.D. Ph.D., serves as the director of the Metabolic Disease Unit, Edmond and Lily Safra Children’s Hospital,… READ MORE
Yasmeen Abu Fraiha

Genesis for Community Health, Israel

Dr. Yasmeen Abu-Fraiha is a resident in internal medicine, and the CEO of RODAINA, an NGO she founded that aims… READ MORE