Neveen A.T.C. Hamdy
(Activity on Education & training)
Neveen A.T. Hamdy is Associate Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Endocrinology and Medical & Scientific Advisor for the Centre for Bone Quality of the Leiden University Medical Centre in The Netherlands. She has been working in the field of Bone and Mineral Metabolism for over three decades.
Throughout her career, she has been actively involved in clinical, teaching and research activities and continues to be engaged in mentoring and coaching PhD students and fellows-in-training in the field of Bone & Mineral disorders. She is member of the Committee of Scientific Advisors of the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF), and member of the IOF’s Skeletal Rare Diseases (SRD), and Cardiovascular Diseases and Bone fragility (CVD) Working Groups. She is founder member of the International Consortium for Fibrous Dysplasia/ McCune-Albright syndrome (FD/MAS).
Over the years, she has been on the Faculty of a number of post-graduate courses, currently including the IOF Skeletal Rare Diseases courses. She is past leader of the Bone & Mineral Disease group of the Leiden University Medical Center, member founder and past director of the Leiden Centre for Bone Quality, and past president of the Dutch Society for Bone & Mineral metabolism. Her areas of research interest include secondary osteoporosis, parathyroid disorders, transplantation bone disease and rare bone diseases (especially fibrous dysplasia, sclerosing bone disorders and the chronic sterile osteomyelitis syndromes). She has authored and co-authored more than 250 original articles, reviews and book chapters on disorders of Bone & Mineral Metabolism. She is member of a number of national and international scientific associations including IOF, ASBMR, ECTS, ESE and ERA-EDTA and regularly serves as peer reviewer for International Journals on topics related to Bone & Mineral Disorders.
Maria Luisa Brandi
(Activity on Guidelines)
Doctor Maria Luisa Brandi took the MD Degree in 1977, the Board in Endocrinology in 1980 and the PhD Degree in Cell Biology in 1987. She was Full Professor of Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases at the University of Florence, Florence, Italy until November, 2020. She is Professor of Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases at the University Vita-Salute, San Raffaele, Milano, Italy and at McMaster University, Toronto, Canada. She is President of the Italian Observatory on Fragility Fractures and Director of the Donatello Bone Clinic of Florence. She is Scientific Director of the Stabilimento Chimico Farmaceutico Militare of Italy and President of the Italian FRAME Project for the secondary prevention of fragility fractures. She is Member of the Group on Fragility Fractures of the Tuscany Region.
She is active both in clinical and in basic research in the area of bone and mineral metabolic disorders. Her basic background is in molecular endocrinology applied to clinical medicine. She developed several novel cell biological models used in basic research worldwide. Her reputation in the area of bone and mineral metabolism is well recognized nationally and internationally. She owns 7 patents and she published over 800 papers in peerly reviewed journals and 250 chapters in books. She has been and is the main investigator for several major applications granted from national and international Agencies and Institutions. She serves as a member of the Board and of the Scientific Committee of the International Osteoporosis Foundation; she is chairing the Skeletal Rare Diseases’ Academy of the International Osteoporosis Foundation; she is General Secretary of the European Society for Clinical and Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis and President of the Fondazione Italiana per la Ricerca sulle Malattie dell’Osso. She is the Editor-in-Chief of The International Journal of Fragility Fractures
(Activity on Education & training)
André Travessa graduated in Medicine at Lisbon School of Medicine, specialized in Medical Genetics at North Lisbon University Hospital Centre, and obtained a postgraduate diploma in Healthcare Management at ISCTE-IUL. He is currently Consultant Clinical Geneticist at North Lisbon University Hospital Centre, where he is coordinator of the skeletal dysplasia team, and teaching assistant of histology and developmental biology at Lisbon School of Medicine. He is member of the Portuguese Society of Human Genetics, the European Society of Human Genetics, the GruPEDGE working group, and the International Skeletal Dysplasia Society. He published 12 papers in international peer-reviewed journals and presented several communications in national and international conferences and meetings in the field of skeletal dysplasias. He is involved in research projects in the field of osteogenesis imperfecta and other skeletal dysplasias, coordinating some of them and collaborating with international research groups.