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Speakers

Shiao-Yu Lee
MD

Dr.Lee is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Harvard Medical School, Attending Gynecologist of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr.Lee finished his medical training from Taipei Medical University, did his internship in Philadelphia General Hospital and Halifax Infirmary/Dalhousie University in 1960s, finished his Ob/GYN residency in University of Ottawa and Beth Israel Hospital of Harvard. He has been a staff physician in Harvard since 1973. Dr.Lee is well known in his clinical excellence and he performed over 10,000cases of laparoscopic female tubal sterilizations under local anesthesia, one of the largest experiences in the country and he conducted over 10 research trials, he was elected as fellow of American College of OB/GYN and invited to speak nationally and internationally. Dr.Lee is also a great teacher and community leader. He was the first “Physician of the Month” elected by “North American Journal of Medicine and Health and he is also a contributor of North American Journal of Medicine & Science. He is executive committee member and speaker/educator of ACMES.

Tamer Yacoub
MD

Tamer Yacoub, MD: Dr. Tamer G. Yacoub is an endocrinologist at Prima Care Endocrinology in Fall river, MA. Dr. Yacoub attended Ain-Shams University School of Medicine, Cairo, Egypt, completed a residency program at the medical center of central Massachusetts, Worcester, MA and received postgraduate

 

Tamer Yacoub, MD: Dr. Tamer G. Yacoub is an endocrinologist at Prima Care Endocrinology in Fall river, MA. Dr. Yacoub attended Ain-Shams University School of Medicine, Cairo, Egypt, completed a residency program at the medical center of central Massachusetts, Worcester, MA and received postgraduate

 

Michelle Hartley-McAndrew

Michelle Hartley-McAndrew, MD. Dr. McAndrew is the medical director of the Children’s Guild Autism Spectrum Disorder Center at the Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo. She also is a Clinical Assistant professor of Child Neurology at the University at Buffalo. She trained in Pediatrics and Child Neurology at the University at Buffalo and also completed a fellowship in Neurophysiology in 2008. She is board certified in both Pediatrics and Child Neurology and her interests include epilepsy and autism.

Maria Mody

Maria Mody, PhD.Dr. Maria Mody is a developmental neuroscientist at the MGH Athinoula A Martinos Center of Biomedical Imaging and an Assistant Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School. She uses a combination of functional MRI and magnetoencephalography (MEG) to investigate a variety of cognitiveprocesses, including language, attention and executive function in children with dyslexia and autism as well as in typical development. She is a reviewer for several journals and her work has been presented both nationally and internationally. She will be speaking about her research on visuospatially-mediated language processing and the underconnectivity hypothesis in high-functioning autism.

John Zhang

John Zhang, PhD, has been practicing, teaching and researching Chinese medicine for 20 years including 10 years at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School. He is a professor of Beijing University of Chinese Medicine and president of Massachusetts Society of Chinese Medicine. He has published over 40 papers about Chinese medicine and is an editor of Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine and associate Editor-in-chief of Chinese Journal of Complicated & Difficulty Cases. He is the founder of AcuHealing-Boston Acupuncture & Herb Center

Weidong Lu

Weidong Lu, MB, MPH, PhD; Dr.Lu is Instructor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and the lead acupuncturist at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. He also is Professor in Chinese Medicine at the New England School of Acupuncture, Newton, MA. He is the first recipient of The Bernard Osher Foundation/ The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) CAM Practitioner Research Career Development Award (K01) from NIH. As an investigator, co-principal investigator and principal investigator, he has designed and conducted several NIH-funded acupuncture clinical trials in cancer care. His research interest focuses on evidenced-based acupuncture practice for cancer patients; Chinese herbal medicine and its interactions with western pharmaceuticals.

Dr. ZhenZhen Zhang

Dr. ZhenZhen Zhang is a professor of New England School of Acupuncture, licensed Acupuncturist and Herbist and practice in Waltham, MA and also working in North Shore Medical Center, Woman’s center in Danvers, MA. Dr.Zhang graduated from Hebei Medical School and majored in TCM and graduated from China Academy of TCM majored in Acupuncture, she worked in the department of Psychology and Tokyo University as a visiting scholar, and a Herbal consultant for Isikura herbal company of Japan.

Devin Houston

Devin Houston, PhD: Dr. Houston received his doctorate in biochemistry from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. The focus of his graduate work was enzyme characterization and purification. His post-doctoral work at Virginia and St. Louis University focused on signal transduction mechanisms in neurobiological systems and resulted in several peer-reviewed publications. He was director of R&D at a major enzyme manufacturer prior to starting his own company, Houston Enzymes, in 2001.

Presentation highlight: Fungal enzymes have been used for decades as aids in food processing. More recently, enzymes are being presented as dietary food modifiers. Modification of food proteins such as gluten and casein may allow those suffering from food intolerances to add such foods back into their diets. This presentation will highlight the characteristics of fungal-derived enzymes versus pancreatic enzymes and illustrate their mechanisms of actions.

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