Prof. Dr. Anwar R Tappuni, BDS, LDSRCS, Ph.D, MRACDS(OM) is Reader/Honorary Consultant/Academic Lead for Oral Medicine at the Queen Mary University of London, and the Director of Doctorate in Clinical Dentistry in Oral Medicine. She was the Honorary Professor in School of Dentistry, Saveetha University, India (2017). She has several high profile international and national roles including President of the Oral Medicine and Pathology Group from International Association for Dental Research, and President of the Oral Medicine and Pathology Group from British Society for Oral and Dental Research. She is also Chair of the BMA/BDA Refugee Doctors and Dentists Liaison Group. She is on the Medical Council and a Trustee for the British Sjögren’s Syndrome Association. She leads a successful multidisciplinary clinic with rheumatology consultants, providing specialized clinical service for Sjögren’s syndrome patients. She led on writing the National Treatment Guidelines for Treatment of Sjögren’s in Adults, which was ratified by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence, the British Society for Rheumatology, and The British Health Professionals in Rheumatology. She is the invited Editor for a Text Book on Sjögren’s Syndrome commissioned by Oxford University Press. She co-chaired the International Steering Committee and the meeting of the 7th World Workshop for Oral Health and Disease in AIDS (2014) in Hyderabad, India. She also co-authored the Hyderabad declaration which called for equal opportunities for HIV patients to access resources. She was Member of the Editorial Board of Journal of Dental Research, and Guest Editor for a Supplement of the Journal of Oral Diseases. She has developed and published a clinical tool for assessing the severity of oral ulcerative disease, which has been adopted for use in several clinical units and employed in clinical trials. She has been involved in developing severity scores for oral mucosal diseases and formulated an Ulcer Severity Score (USS) which has been validated and adopted by several Oral Medicine departments and proved to be valuable as an outcome measure in clinical trials. On her current research, she is investigating Sjögren's Syndrome from the safety and efficacy of the treatment, molecular imaging methods, risk factors, and other tests. She has been awarded the BDA Roll of Distinction for outstanding service to UK dentistry.
Dr. Christopher Hughes Fox, MSc, MDSC is an Chief Executive Officer of the International Association for Dental Research and the American Association for Dental Research. He has been the PI of The 6th and 7th International Workshops on Oral Health and Diseases in AIDS held in China (2009) and India (2014), organised by the National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIH/NIDCR). He is also the PI of an FDA conference grant on oral health effects of tobacco products, and currently PI of an NIH/NIDCR Bloc Travel Grant. He has extensive experience in organising both domestic and international scientific conferences. His early career focused on the epidemiology of the periodontal disease. However, having worked for a private multinational oral health consumer company, his research was broadened from clinical disease to translating research findings into practice behaviours. He is passionate about public policy being adequately informed by the latest available evidence and to identify research gaps where they exist, and to advocate for research funding to address those gaps – an area which certainly applies to oral health and disease in HIV/AIDS. Working with the IADR Board of Directors and other key stakeholders, he has brought attention to the need for research to inform the global oral health policy agenda and to address global oral health inequalities. He received many awards, including the Harvard School of Dental Medicine Distinguished Alumnus Award (2007). In the past three years, He was awarded a Fellow of American Association for Dental Research (2016) and American Academy for the Advancement of Science (2017). This year He received the Alan J. Davis/SCADA Achievement Award.
Prof. David Michael Williams, BDS, MSc, Ph.D, MRCPath, FRCPath is Professor of Global Oral Health in Bart's and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary, University of London. He was one of the founders of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) Global Oral Health Inequalities Research Network and its President from 2014-17. He leads an international collaboration under the auspices of the World Dental Federation FDI and the International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement to develop clinical measures of oral health with patient-reported physiological and psychosocial measures. He was also the initiator of the IADR Global Oral Health Inequalities Research Agenda (GOHIRA) which aimed to reduce inequalities in oral health within a generation. Since 2014, He is Co-Chair of FDO Vision 2020 Think Tank, and He is Vice Chair of FDI Science Committee since 2015. He served as Dean of Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences and Professor of Pathology in the University of Southampton (2004-11). He received a number of honours, such as Distinguished Scientist Award, International Association for Dental Research (1996), and Honorary Fellow in Dental Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons of England (2008). He has been involved as Co-Organizer, and Member of the International Steering Committee in Workshops on Oral Aspects of HIV Infection since 1995, and He was the convening member of the international workshop that established the classification of oral mucosal lesions associated with HIV infection, which has been adopted universally in epidemiological studies of the disease.
Prof. Deborah Greenspan, BDS, DSc. is one of the world’s leading investigators and clinicians in oral infectious diseases, especially in relation to HIV/AIDS. She has worked with colleagues throughout the world to improve oral and general health of this group of patients. Her international work includes training a generation of clinicians, many from resource poor countries, both in clinical care and in the development of research programs. She has made crucial discoveries concerning oral health, including delineating new lesions in association with HIV infection, for example her co-discovery of oral hairy leukoplakia, and new ways of treating the mouth problems in HIV positive people. She has charted the changes in the AIDS epidemic since its beginning in San Francisco. Her co-discovery of hairy leukoplakia opened up new aspects, not only of AIDS research worldwide but also in the field of Epstein-Barr virus research. Her group pioneered effective oral care for the millions of people worldwide with HIV infection, and set an example for delivery of dental care for that group. She led the UCSF School of Dentistry’s effort to establish new protocols to protect patients and health care providers against transmission of blood-borne infections. This example set the standard. She has made major contributions to improving oral health for people with oral cancer who have been treated with radiation therapy. She is an international leader in oral science and has spoken extensively on oral cancer, oral candidiasis, AIDS, the oral manifestations of HIV infection and infection control and has given many radio, television and print media interviews. She is Professor-Emerita of Oral Medicine and the past Chair of the Department of Orofacial Sciences at the University of California San Francisco, Past President of the International Association for Dental Research, former Chair of the San Francisco Division of the University of California Academic Senate 2005 to 2007. She is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a member of the National Academy of Medicine. In 2000, she received the Silver Medal of the Ville de Paris, in 2004, Norton Ross Award from the American Dental Association, while in 2009 she received the Frederick Birnberg Award for Excellence in Dental Research from Columbia University College of Dental Medicine and in 2011 she received the Distinguished Scientist Award in Oral Medicine and Pathology from the International Association for Dental Research. The ScD (hc) was conferred on her by Georgetown University, the FDSRCS (Hon) by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, in 2007 the DSc (hc) by Kings College, University of London, UK and in 2008, the DDS (hc) by the University of Sheffield UK. She received the Positive Health Practice Award of the 360 HIV/AIDS Clinic at UCSF in 2008 and in 2009 the Frederick Birnberg Award from Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, New York. She has been an Ambassador in Research America’s Paul G Roger’s Society for Global Health Research. She is a Fellow of the International College of Dentists and of the American College of Dentists.
Prof. John Greenspan, BSc, BDS, Ph.D, FRCPath, ScD, FDRCS (ENG), FKC is a Professor and Associate Dean for Global Oral Health, and a Distinguished Professor of Pathology in the School of Dentistry and Medicine, University of California San Francisco (UCSF). His research interest centres on the epidemiology, etiopathogenesis and management of oral soft tissue diseases, notably those associated with HIV infection and other causes of immunosuppression, as well as aphthous ulcers, Sjögren's syndrome, and oral cancer/pre-cancer. He has worked on the epidemiologic and genetic studies on Sjögren's Syndrome, as well as continuing the expansion of translational research on HIV in across basic, clinical, and behavioural sciences. He has co-authored a study on the natural history and pathogenesis of HIV-infection in a large cohort of women at risk for AIDS in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is a Founding Director of the UCSF Oral AIDS Center (OAC), the Founding Chair of Global Oral Health Interest Group from the Consortium of Universities for Global Health, and the Founding President of Global Oral Health Inequalities Network of the International Association for Dental Research. He was co-PI of the UCSF site of the international oral AIDS program that was part of the NIAID-funded AIDS Clinical Trails Network (ACTG). He co-founded the on-going series of World Workshops on Oral AIDS in 1987 and led the first three Workshops and served on the leadership group of the subsequent four Workshops. He provides advice and support to many undergraduate and DDS/PhD students, as well as mentoring a number of junior and senior faculty members of the UCSF/Gladstone Institute of Immunology and Virology Center for AIDS Research Mentoring program. He has received numerous grants and honors, including John Greene Society Faculty Research Award, American Association of Dental Research (AADR) Distinguished Scientist Award, King’s College London Dental Institute Alumnus of the Year Award, American Dental Association Gold Medal for Excellence in Dental Research, and UCSF Academic Senate Faculty Research Lecture Award –Translational Science. He is listed in Who's Who in America since 1997.
Prof. Stephen J. Challacombe, BDS, Ph.D, FDSRCSEd, FRCPAth, FmedSci, FDSRCS. is a renowned researcher and clinical specialist in oral medicine. He is the Martin Rushton Professor of Oral Medicine in University of London & King’s College London. He is past President of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) and current president of the Hunterian Society. He has had a long professional interest in the oral manifestations of HIV and on mucosal immunity in HIV which has led to over 25 research papers. He was part of the consensus meeting on the classification of the oral lesions in HIV in 1991 and 1993. Since 1996, He was the Co-chairman of International workshops on the oral manifestations of HIV infection in the UK, South Africa, Thailand, China, and India. From 2000-2017 he was Chairman of the International steering committee on Oral Health & Disease in HIV infection. He has been an author or co-author of over 240 peer-reviewed research papers and 160 other publications on Mucosal immunity; Immunological, dermatological and microbiological aspects of oral diseases; Oral medicine; Candida infections; Immunological aspects of Dental Caries, Oral manifestations of HIV infection, Oral Tolerance. Editor or co-editor of 9 books on Food Allergy, Food Allergy & Intolerance, Practical and Theoretical aspects of ELISA, Oral Aids Research, and Immunology of oral diseases. Early in his academic career he was an Assistant Professor & Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Immunology, Mayo Clinic, USA (1978-1979), and his career includes serving as Dean for International Affairs, KCL health Schools (2007-2012). He served as President of British Society for Oral Medicine (1995-1997), President of European Association of Oral Medicine (2008-2010), and from 2007- 2013, he was Chairman of the Expert Specialist Advisory Group for OHARA (oral section of Aids clinical trials group). In addition to all his tremendous activities related to oral health and diseases in HIV/AIDS, he also has extensive experience in administration which includes running the University departments, organising conferences, managing grants, budgets and research, teaching and clinical activities. He has received a number of awards for his research. Recently, he received a Samuel Charles Miller award from the American Academy of Oral Medicine.
David Croser BDS LDSRCS MFGDP(UK) is a London-based general dental practitioner. He combines a knowledge of dentistry and communication skills together with 17 years of dentolegal and risk management experience.
He was co-founder and clinical lead for Chelsea and Westminster Dental Clinic for patients with HIV (1986-2006). In 2000 David was appointed as a dentolegal adviser for Dental Protection, the UK’s leading indemnity organisation, providing support on five continents to dentists facing regulatory and legal challenges. He later became Dental Communications Manager for the organisation (2007-2018).
David is a published author and has worked as both a journalist and editor-at-large in the UK since 1993 to the present day; Dental Practice; Editorial Board (1988-2010) Postgraduate Dentist Middle East; Editor (1989-97) hivdent.com; Advisory Panel (1997-present). He is a member of the British Dental Editors Forum.
Janine Doughty, BDS, MDPH, DDPH, RCSEng, PG Cert ClinRes is an National Institute for Healthcare Research Doctoral Research Fellow and previous Academic Speciality Registrar in Special Care Dentistry; Janine is currently out-of-programme undertaking a PhD to implement HIV testing in dental settings in London, England. Janine has a keen interest in public health and research, she has a Masters in Dental Public Health and a Post Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research, both awarded with distinction. Janine has worked collaboratively with Public Health England on the publication of the People Living with HIV Stigma Index 2015: Experiences of Stigma in the Dental Setting and is currently collaborating on the Positive Voices study to present attendance patterns, medical co-morbidities and stigma experienced by people living with HIV who have attended the dental setting. Janine has several leadership roles including: Associate Editor Dental Public Health in Action section of Community Dental Health Journal, Crisis at Christmas Homeless Dental Service Deputy Organiser, Pathway Homeless and Inclusion Oral Health Fellow, and she is also an Honorary Dental Advisor to the Chief Dental Officer, England. Janine has led the recent launch of the first national survey to map homeless and inclusive oral health services across England in order to identify examples of good practice and was the co-chair of the Homeless and Inclusion Oral Health symposium at the International Association of Dental Research conference, 2018. Janine has published and presented internationally on topics of medicine in dentistry including: HIV, pulmonary diseases, rare metabolic disorders, gastric pacemakers, thalassemia and fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva. In recent years she has been awarded the British Association for Oral Surgery Senior House Officer open paper prize, Society for the Advancement of Anaesthesia in Dentistry essay prize, British Association for the Study of Community Dentistry Oral Health Promotion prize, she was a nominated finalist for the Bart’s Health Hero award and in 2018 was awarded the British Dental Association award for services to the association.
Dr. Irna Sufiawati, drg., Sp.PM (K)., Ph.D
She is currently Associate Professor and Head of Oral Medicine Department at Faculty Dentistry University of Padjadjaran. She has been interested in the field of HIV/AIDS since she worked in Public Health Centre Wamena, Papua, East Indonesia, and decided to continues her education and research in infectious diseases. She had completed a sandwich Ph.D program in 2011 at the University California of San Francisco (UCSF), San Francisco, United States of America, majoring in Virology. Ever since, she dedicated herself in the area of HIV infections, which is a serious impediment for oral health in Indonesia. She is member of AIDS prevention and control commission in West Java-Indonesia and served as an oral and dental health coordinator and consultant in HIV/AIDS Clinic in the central reference Dr. Hasan Sadikin Hospital Bandung West Java that has become one of the provinces with the highest number of people living with AIDS in Indonesia. She has had invited as the main speaker in local and regional events, especially in the topics related to HIV and sexually transmitted diseases. She is a chairman of Indonesian Oral Medicine Association Region II and a curriculum coordinator of Indonesian Collegium of Oral Medicine. She has been awarded a number of honours since 12 years ago, such as the Best Research Award in the FDI World Dental Federation–Indonesian Dental Association Joint Meeting 2016, in Forsila III 2017, and in the International Conference on Biophysical Technology in Dentistry in conjunction with International Scientific Meeting in Dentistry 2018. Her research interests include the epidemiology, etiopathogenesis and management of oral diseases associated with HIV/AIDS, oral precancer and oral mucositis associated with cancer therapy, oral manifestation of autoimmune diseases especially lupus erythematosus, and salivary diagnostic. Alongside her teaching and research background, she has ample experience of effectively organising scientific conferences and workshops in the level of local and national in Indonesia.
IGN Putra Dermawan, drg., Sp.PM
Dermawan is a passionate lecturer, researcher, and oral medicine specialist. Among his academic activity, his leadership experiences are indisputable. In 2010, He was President Director of University of Mahasaraswati Dental Hospital in Bali-Indonesia, and he was re-elected in 2004 and has since become the leader of the institution. From 2000-2008 He was Vice Dean of Faculty of Dentistry Universitas Mahasaraswati over two consecutive periods. He received a Doctor of Dental Surgery in 1992 and has been a lecturer since 1994. He was formerly Head of the Department of Oral Medicine (2008-2010). Dermawan has brought an improvement to the society, particularly related to oral health awareness.
Dr. I Dewa Made Sukrama, dr., M.Si., Sp. MK (K)
He is Head of the Dentistry Program in the University of Udayana, Bali-Indonesia. He is also chairman of Association of Indonesian Microbiologist-Balinese branch, member of the research ethics committee of Faculty of Medicine-Sanglah Hospital. In 1985, He took his medical degree from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Udayana, and then continued his master degree in Immunology from University of Airlangga. Lastly, in 2009 He took his doctorate in University of Udayana. He has been a productive researcher with more than 16 topics mainly focusing on gut microbiota, probiotics, and the effects of herbal substances, such as The Kombucha, Mengkudu extract, Achatina fulica (mucus snail), and Euphorbia Milii Flower Extract in human immunity response.