Prof Carel Le Roux
Professor Carel le Roux graduated from medical school in Pretoria South Africa, completed his specialist training in metabolic medicine at St Bartholomew’s Hospitals and the Hammersmith Hospitals. He obtained his PhD from Imperial College London where he was later promoted to Reader. He moved to University College Dublin for the Chair in Pathology and he is now the Director of the Metabolic Medicine Group. He previously received a President of Ireland Young Researcher Award, Clinician Scientist Award from the National Institute Health Research in the UK, and a Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Fellowship for his work on how bariatric surgery facilitates the gut talking to the brain.
Prof Marcio Mancini
Marcio Mancini resides in Brazil and is a specialist in Endocrinology. He graduated from the University of São Paulo, obtaining a doctoral degree in Sciences. He currently chairs the Obesity Unit at the Hospital das Clínicas da FMUSP, the largest center of teaching, research and obesity care in Brazil, and is Professor of Post-Graduate Education and Mentor in the Master’s and Doctoral Programmes. He is former President of Brazilian Association for the Study of Obesity (ABESO), twice served as President of the Obesity Department of the Brazilian Society of Endocrinology (SBEM) and is currently Member of the Board of Directors of SBEM. He co-organized one World Congress and two Brazilian Congresses on Obesity. He is a widely published author, in both articles and books alike, the latest being an expanded, revised edition of the Textbook of Obesity (Tratado de Obesidade). Dr. Mancini is editor in chief of the last Brazilian Guidelines on Obesity and Vice-President of the Specialist Title Committee on Endocrinology & Metabolism.
Prof Silvia Pereira
Silvia Pereira is currently doing her post-PHD in Human Nutrition at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). She previously attained her Phd and MSc in Program of Medical Clinic at UFRJ. Researcher at the Micronutrients Research Center.
She is the President of the Nucleus of Food Health of the Brazilian Society of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery and a Specialist in Clinical Nutrition. She is also a Coordinator of the Postgraduate Course in Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery.
Prof Maria Edna de Melo
Maria Edna de Melo holds a medical degree from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte and has medical residency in Internal Medicine at the Base Hospital of the Federal District and in Endocrinology and Metabology at the State Institute of Diabetes and Endocrinology of Rio de Janeiro. She obtained his doctorate in Sciences, in the area of Endocrinology by the University of São Paulo (USP) with a thesis on pituitary embryogenesis. Since 2005, she has been an assistant physician of the Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome Group of the Hospital of Clinics of Medical School of University Sao Paulo (HC-FMUSP), where she develops her research on obesity with a focus on improving the patient’s approach. He is head of the Academic League of Childhood Obesity of HC-FMUSP. She also actively plays the role of director of the Brazilian Association for the Study of Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome (ABESO), institution of which she is president in the biennium 2017-2018. She is also director of the Department of Obesity of the Brazilian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism (SBEM), contributing significantly to the dissemination of information on prevention and treatment of obesity throughout Brazil.
Dr. Marcos de Sá Rego Fortes
Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Master’s Degree in Biomedical Bases of Physical Education from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, PhD in Clinical Medicine from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and a Post-Doctorate from the Federal University of Juiz de Fora. Full Professor and Researcher of Brazilian Army Research Institute of Physical Fitness. Has experience in Physical Education, working mainly on the following theme: Physical Activity in the Treatment of Obesity and Associated Diseases.