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Biographies Confirmed Keynote Speakers

Simon Hoerstrup

ICTEHV proudly introduces one of the keynote speakers who will attend the International Conference of Tissue Engineered Heart Valves: Prof. dr. Simon Hoerstrup.

Simon P. Hoerstrup, MD, PhD, is a physician and leader in the field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. He is also Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the Technical University Eindhoven in the Netherlands, Associate Member of the Department of Health Science Technology at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and associate faculty of the Harvard Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering in Boston, USA. Simon leads several major scientific international consortia projects.

Simon Hoerstrup obtained his medical and scientific education in Germany, USA, and Switzerland. He was postdoctoral research fellow at Boston Children’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Harvard Medical School. His main research expertise lies in the fields of tissue engineering, cell based therapies and disease modeling.


Biographies Confirmed Keynote Speakers

Katja

ICTEHV proudly introduces one of the keynote speakers who will attend the International Conference of Tissue Engineered Heart Valves: Prof. Dr. Katja Schenke-Layland.

Prof. Dr. Katja Schenke-Layland currently holds a dual appointment as Professor of Biomedical Technologies and_ _Regenerative Medicine at the University Women’s Hospital at the Eberhard Karls University Tübingen (UKT), and the Director of the Natural and Medical Sciences Institute (NMI) Reutlingen, Germany.

Katja is also an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Cardiology at UCLA, Los Angeles, USA, is the Co-Editor-in-Chief of Tissue Engineering, Part B, Reviews, and an Executive Editor for Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews, which is, one of the top journals in the field of advanced drug delivery.

Katja is the Study Dean for Medical Technology at the UKT and sits on the board of multiple journals and biomedical associations. Katja is a biologist with a main interest in stem cell, developmental and extracellular matrix biology. Her work focuses on the translation of developmental processes into clinically relevant biomaterials and regenerative therapy strategies, and the development of diagnostic tools to discover and validate therapeutic candidates and diagnose diseases.

Katja

ICTEHV proudly introduces one of the keynote speakers who will attend the International Conference of Tissue Engineered Heart Valves: Professor Johanna JM Takkenberg.

Professor Johanna JM Takkenberg is a scientific leader in the field of heart valve disease decision making. The focus of her research is on prognostic modeling, patient specific outcome prediction, shared decision making, and health technology assessment of heart valve interventions.

She has served on several international committees, including the 2012 ESC/EACTS valvular heart disease management guidelines. She currently is president-elect of the Heart Valve Society (HVS). She co-chairs the HVS AVIATOR working group, a worldwide registry of aortic root surgery.

ICTEHV proudly introduces one of the keynote speakers who will attend the International Conference of Tissue Engineered Heart Valves: Prof. Dr. Jolanda Kluin.

Jolanda Kluin started her medical training at the Erasmus University Rotterdam, she obtained her medical degree cum laude. Thereafter she worked as a PhD student on the project: “Photodynamic therapy for Barrett’s oesophagus with use of 5-aminolevulinic acid”. In December 1999 she received her PhD degree cum laude.

During her last year as a PhD student she was offered a post-doctoral position at the Laser Centre of the University College London. However, her ambition led her to the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery of the Erasmus MC Rotterdam. In 2006 she finished her residency cardiothoracic surgery.

From 2006 till 2014 Jolanda Kluin worked as a consultant adult cardiothoracic surgeon at the University Medical Center Utrecht. After her training in congenital cardiac surgery she now is a consultant congenital cardiothoracic surgeon at the Academic Medical Center Amsterdam and Leiden University Medical Center. Next to her clinical tasks she started a new line of research in translational cardiothoracic surgery, including tissue-engineering of heart valves, valve pathophysiology and the development of a hybrid total artificial heart. Since 2015 she is associate professor.

Biographies Confirmed Keynote Speakers

Simon Hoerstrup

ICTEHV proudly introduces one of the keynote speakers who will attend the International Conference of Tissue Engineered Heart Valves: Sir Magdi Yacoub

Sir Magdi Yacoub is professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London and Founder and Director of Research at the Harefield Heart Science Centre (the Magdi Yacoub Institute) overseeing over 60 scientists and students in the areas of tissue engineering, myocardial regeneration, stem cell biology, end stage heart failure and transplant immunology.

He has also supervised over 18 higher degree (PhD/MD) students and published over 1,000 articles. He is also the founder and director of the Magdi Yacoub Research Network and the Qatar Cardiovascular Research Center in collaboration with the Qatar Foundation and the Hamad Medical Corporation.

Sir Magdi has an active interest in global healthcare delivery with a particular focus on developing programmes in Egypt, The Gulf Region, Mozambique, Ethiopia and Jamaica. He is the founder and president of the Chain of Hope charity, which treats children with reversible cardiac conditions from war-torn and developing countries and establishes training and research programmes in local cardiac units.


ICTEHV proudly introduces one of the keynote speakers who will attend the International Conference of Tissue Engineered Heart Valves: Prof. Paul Iske

Paul Iske is professor at the School of Business and Economics, University Maastricht, Netherlands, focusing on Open Innovation and Business Venturing. Paul founded the ‘Institute of Brilliant Failures’ (www.brilliantfailures.com), with the mission to highlight the importance of experimentation to achieve paradigm shifts and breakthrough innovation.

Paul acts as an independent consultant on Knowledge-conscious Management and supports organizations in the development and implementation of programs focusing on leveraging knowledge as a strategic production factor. Furthermore, he acts as a board-room consultant on issues related to innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship.

Special interest areas: Impact Investing, Sustainable Finance, Fintech, Healthcare system innovations, Knowledge Management

Contact:paul.iske@knocom.com +31 654 626160; twitter: pauliske; LinkedIn: pauliske