Francesco Blasi

Francesco Blasi, MD, FERS is Professor of Respiratory Medicine in the Department of Pathophysiology and Transplantation at the University of Milan, Italy, as well as Head of Internal Medicine Department and Respiratory Unit of the Fondazione IRCCS Ca’ Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan, Italy. He is also director of the Adult Cystic Fibrosis Center of the Lombardia Regional Referral CF Center and currently a member of the Board of Directors of the University of Milan. From 2012–2013, he was president of European Respiratory Society (ERS) and from 2016–2017 president of the Italian Respiratory Society (SIP/IRS). From 2017–2018, he was president of the Italian Respiratory Society Research Center (SIP/IRS Centro Ricerche). Professor Blasi has published more than 350 papers in international journals (WEB of Science (01.12.2018) h-index : 50 Citations: 8620; SCOPUS (01.12.2018) : h-index:53 Citations:10680 ; Google Scholar (1.4.2019): h-index: 70, Citations: 17,668). His research interests include pneumonia, COPD, bronchiectasis, tuberculosis and NTM infections, cystic fibrosis and lung transplantation.

Xavier Pivot

Professor of Oncology, General-Director of the Centre Paul Strauss and Director of the Institut Régional du Cancer in Strasbourg, Member of the Scientific Committee of the Biennale Monégasque de Cancérologie; where he became the President for the Edition 2016. Professeur Xavier Pivot is also responsible for organizing breast cancer research at the Institut National du Cancer, L’INCa.

Stuart A. Montgomery MD

Stuart Montgomery is Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry at Imperial College London.  He is a past President of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP) and of the British Association of Psychopharmacology (BAP).  Professor Montgomery is a highly cited researcher in depression, anxiety disorders and treatment resistance and genetics. His rating scale in depression, the MADRS, is regarded as the most sensitive instrument and is widely used.