Meet our Speakers

Jacob Ablin

Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Israel

Dr. Jacob Ablin is specialist of general Internal Medicine and Rheumatology. He is head of Internal Medicine at the Tel… READ MORE
Mohammad Adawi

Ziv Hospital Center, Safed, Israel

Valerie Aloush

Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Israel

specialist of Internal Medicine and Rheumatology senior physician  at the department of Internal Medicine F at the Tel Aviv Sourasky… READ MORE
David A. Andersson

King's College London, UK

Dr. Andersson’s research is focused on how sensory neurons control pain and nociception. His team is particularly interested in two… READ MORE
Fabiola Atzeni

University of Messina, Italy

Fabiola Atzeni, MD, PhD is currently Full Professor of the Rheumatology, in the University of Messina, Messina, Italy. Her clinical… READ MORE
Laura Bazzichi

Rheumatology - San Rossore Private Clinic - Pisa, Italy

Roberto Casale

Opusmedica, PC&R Patient, Care & Research Network, Italy

Roberto Casale MD, PhD · Graduated in Medicine and Surgery from Pavia University, Italy.1975 · Full board certified in Physical… READ MORE
Vanessa Castelli

University of L'Aquila, Italy

Born in L’Aquila on August 20th, 1989. (ITALY) After her master’s degree cum laude in Molecular and Cellular Biotechnology at… READ MORE
Caren Cattelan


Caren Rosane Cattelan in Antunes da Cunha Graduated in Odontology at the Univerdidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul- UFRGS/1995.… READ MORE
Ernest Choy

Section of Rheumatology, School of Medicine, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK

Daniel Clauw

University of Michigan, USA

Daniel Clauw, M.D is a Professor of Anesthesiology, Medicine and Psychiatry at the University of Michigan. He attended undergrad and… READ MORE
Maurizio Cutolo

University Medical School of Genova, Italy

Prof. Maurizio Cutolo is full Professor of Rheumatology, Director of the Research Laboratories and Clinical Academic Unit of Rheumatology at… READ MORE
Marco Di Carlo

Polytechnic University of Marche, Italy

Born in 1984, specialist in Rheumatology since 2015. Lecturer in Rheumatology since July 2016. Research and assistance activities are carried… READ MORE
Manuela Di Franco

Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

Manuela Di Franco is an associate professor of Rheumatology, Department of Clinical Internal Medicine, Anesthesiology and Cardiovascular Sciences, Sapienza University… READ MORE
Giuseppina Fabio


Giuseppina Fabio works for a provider agency as a consultant. She is also Vice-president of the patients’ association named AISF… READ MORE
Mary-Ann Fitzcharles

McGill University, Canada

Mary-Ann Fitzcharles has worked as a clinician, teacher and clinical researcher at McGill University, Montreal Canada since 1982. She completed… READ MORE
Diego Fornasari

University of Milan, Italy

Diego Fornasari is an MD, PhD in Pharmacology & Toxicology. He has been post-doctoral fellow at Yale University, New Haven… READ MORE
Valeria Giorgi

L. Sacco University Hospital, Italy

Dr. Valeria Giorgi is a clinical researcher and data manager at Rheumatology Unit, ASST-FBF L. Sacco University Hospital, Milan, Italy.… READ MORE
Gunilla Goran

ENFA President, Sweden

Sharon Gur

ASAF, Israel

Chairperson of ASAF, non-profit organization of Fibromyalgia (FM) and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) for the last 16 years. Board member… READ MORE
Cristina Iannuccelli

Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

Ely Lotan

Lotan Law Office and Legal Advisor to ASAF, Israel

Mijal Luria

Hadassah Mt. Scopus Medical Center, Israel

Dr. Mijal Luria is the President of the Israeli Society for Sexual Medicine (ILSSM), the Director of the Center for… READ MORE
Uri Nitzan

Shalvata Mental Health Center, Hod Hasharon, Israel

After my visit at Johns Hopkins University my perspective on affective disorders has changed, and the dimensional approach seemed to… READ MORE
Egidio Riva

ENFA Board Member and Treasurer, Italy

Egidio is a caregiver and volunteer. Vice President of AISF – The Italian Association on Fibromyalgia – since 2012 Board Member… READ MORE
Piercarlo Sarzi-Puttini

L. Sacco University Hospital, Italy

Piercarlo Sarzi-Puttini is currently Director Rheumatology Unit, L. Sacco University Hospital, Milan, Italy. Professional Societes: Societa Italiana de Reumatologia, Collegio… READ MORE
Yehuda Shoenfeld

Ariel University & Sheba Medical Center, Israel

Professor Yehuda Shoenfeld, MD, FRCP, MaACR Zabludowicz Center for Autoimmune Diseases Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Tel Aviv University, Israel… READ MORE
Adva Trabelsi

Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Israel

Dr. Adva Trabelsi Graduate of Sackler School of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University. Internal medicine resident at Sourasky Medical Center, Tel-Aviv. READ MORE
Andrea Truini

Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

Current Appointment: Professor of Neurology, neuromuscular disease unit and neuropathic pain outpatient service at the Department of Human Neuroscience, Sapienza University,… READ MORE
Giustino Varrassi

Paolo Procacci Foundation and the European League Against Pain, Italy

Professional career Giustino Varrassi graduated in Medicine in Roma (Italy), in 1973, and started the academic career in the same… READ MORE
Joana Vicente

European Network of Fibromyalgia Associations (ENFA), Portugal

Joana Vicente was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia at the age of 17. Whilst initially struggling to accept the diagnosis, she then… READ MORE
Oral Abstract Presenter - Sthitadhi Chakraborty

Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, USA

Sthitadhi Chakraborty is a third-year medical student at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. He is originally from Naperville,… READ MORE
Oral Abstract Presenter - Sonia Farah

Ospedale “Carlo Urbani”, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Jesi (Ancona), Italy

Biomedical Engineer for Rheumatology Clinic, Ospedale “Carlo Urbani”, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Jesi (Ancona), Italy. Responsible for the management, analysis and… READ MORE
Oral Abstract Presenter - Ronald Friend

Stony Brook University, USA

After 34 years as a member of the Department of Psychology at the Stony Brook University, State University of New… READ MORE
Oral Abstract Presenter - Daniela Marotto

ATS Sardegna, Paolo Dettori Hospital, Tempio Pausania, Italy

Oral Abstract Presenter - Yooha Park

Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, USA

Yooha Park is a third-year medical student at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. She is from Atlanta, GA… READ MORE
Oral Abstract Presenter - Silvia Sirotti

L. Sacco University Hospital, Italy

Dr. Silvia Sirotti is a rheumatology fellow at the University of Milan, and works at the Rheumatology Unit of Luigi… READ MORE
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