August 20-21, 2021 | Vancouver, Canada
Prof. Guido Grassi is Full Professor of Internal Medicine at the Clinica Medica of the University of Milano-Bicocca, and Director of the Clinica Medica Institute at Saint Gerardo Hospital-Monza/Milano (Italy). Director of the Post-graduate School of Internal Medicine and of the PHD course in Public Health, University of Milan-Bicocca. He has been Vice-Chairman (2002-2004) and then Chairman (2004-2006) of the Working Group “Hypertension and the Heart” of the European Society of Cardiology. He has been Treasurer and then Secretary of the Italian Society of Hypertension (2004-2007). In 2006-2007 he has been member of the Task Force of the European Society of Hypertension/European Society of Cardiology for the 2007 Guidelines on Hypertension. In 2007 he has been appointed “Wright Lecturer” at the Annual Meeting of the High Blood Pressure Council of Australia. Member of the Scientific Council of the International Society of Hypertension for the periods 2008-2012 and 2012-2016. Member of the Scientific Council of the European Society of Hypertension 2013-2016 and 2019-2023. In 2009 he has received the Bjorn Folkow Award and Lecture from the European Society of Hypertension. His research areas include the pathophysiology, clinical pharmacology and treatment of hypertension, obesity and metabolic syndrome, cardiac arrhythmias and heart failure. He has published more than 600 original papers and reviews in major scientific international journals (H index 92). He is Executive Editor of the Journal of Hypertension, Co-Editor Current Hypertension Reviews, past section Editor Journal of the American Society of Hypertension and member of the Editorial Board of major international scientific journals. In 2014 he has been included in the Top Ten Hypertension Expert Ranking made by Expertscape Ranks World’s Top Scientists. In 2017 he received the Talaj Zein Award from the European Society of Hypertension and in 2018 the Paul Korner Award from the International Society of Hypertension. In 2018 he has been appointed by ESC/ESH expert Reviewer of the 2018 ESC/ESH Guidelines document on Hypertension. President Italian Society of Hypertension 2019-2021.
Robert Skalik is a Consultant in Cardiology at two hospitals (Regional General Hospital, Krotoszyn and Leszno Medical Centre “Ventriculus”, Leszno, Poland) and outpatient Cardiology Clinics in Wrocław. He is an academic Teacher in Department of Physiology, Medical University of Wrocław, Poland, former Consultant in Cardiology and Echocardiography, Department of Cardiac Surgery and Cardiology, Medical University of Wrocław. He completed his PhD in Echocardiography at Medical University of Wrocław, Poland. He completed his internship in Department of Cardiology, Free University of Amsterdam, Netherlands. He was a Lecturer at Post-graduate School of Cardiology, University of Perugia, Italy. He is a member of editorial and review boards for medical journals: Clinical and Medical Investigations, Journal of Cardiovascular Disorders, SRL Cardiology, Annals of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Diseases, Reviewer of International Journal of Cardiology, Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy, Reviewer of research projects on Cardiovascular Medicine and Physiology co-funded by European Commission, Author of 107 published reports.