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Prof. Marco
Cappa
Head of the Endocrinology Unit and Research Area for Innovative Therapies in Endocrinopathies at Bambino Gesù Children's Hospital and a professor in Paediatrics, ,

Prof. Marco Cappa is Head of the Endocrinology Unit and Research Area for Innovative Therapies in Endocrinopathies at Bambino Gesù Children's Hospital and a professor in Paediatrics and Paediatric Science since 2015. Prof. Capps’s specialities include Paediatric endocrinology and sports medicine. His scientific areas of interest include growth disorders, neuroendocrinology, and genetics.

He was an editor of 11 international books and author of more than 100 book chapters.  He also conducted more than 25 trials in the field of paediatric endocrinology. Prof. Cappa is a member of several associations, including the Italian Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes Society, the European Society of Neuroendocrinology, The Endocrine Society, European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology.

From 2011 to 2013 he was the President of the Italian Society of Paediatric endocrinology and diabetology society (ISPED). He serves on the editorial board of The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, and he is a reviewer of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, the Journal of Endocrinology Investigation, and the Italian Journal of Paediatrics for Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, Clinical Endocrinology and The Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry.

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Dr Maria Elisa Mancuso (MD, PhD)

Center for Thrombosis and Hemorrhagic Diseases, IRCCS Humanitas Research Hospital, Milan, Italy


Dr Maria Elisa Mancuso (MD, PhD) is a Haematologist and works as a Senior Haematology Consultant at the Center for Thrombosis and Hemorrhagic Diseases of the IRCCS Humanitas Research Hospital in Rozzano, Milan, Italy. She has obtained a post-graduate degree in Clinical and Experimental Hematology and a PhD in Clinical Methodology. Dr Mancuso is involved in clinical research and has published several original articles in peerreviewed journals, including The Lancet, Blood, Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis, Haematologica, Thrombosis and Haemostasis, British Journal of Haematology and Haemophilia. She is a reviewer for several peer-reviewed journals and member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis. In addition, Dr Mancuso is a member of several scientific societies (ISTH, WFH, ASH, EAHAD, AICE), medical member of the Inhibitor Working Group of the European Hemophilia Consortium, and co-chair of the ADVANCE Study Group. She has acted as co-chair of the Scientific and Standardization Subcommittee of ISTH on FVIII, FIX and rare bleeding disorders. Furthermore, she has been involved as principal and co-investigator in several clinical trials, and she takes clinical care of both children and adults with haemophilia. Dr Mancuso has a specific scientific interest in novel therapies, prophylaxis, inhibitors, and chronic hepatitis C.


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Jerzy Windyga (Prof. Dr. Med.)

Department of Disorders of Hemostasis and Internal Diseases, Institute of Hematology and Transfusion Medicine, Warsaw, Poland


Professor Jerzy Windyga (Prof. Dr. Med.) is the Head of the Department of Disorders of Hemostasis and Internal Medicine in the Institute of Hematology and Transfusion Medicine, Warsaw, Poland. Professor Windyga obtained his medical degree from Warsaw Medical University. He later received his doctoral degree at the Institute of Hematology and Transfusion Medicine in Warsaw, where he also completed his medical specialisations in internal medicine, haematology, and laboratory haematology. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH, 2014–2018) and the Executive Board of the Polish Society of Haematology and Transfusion Medicine (2011–2019). In addition, Professor Windyga was the 2012–2016 Chair of the Hemophilia Twinning Committee of the WFH. He has also been a member of the EUHANET Steering Committee. In 2013, Professor Windyga was the President of the 6th Congress of EAHAD. Furthermore, Professor Windyga has served as a member of the Medical Board of the Polish Haemophilia Society (2003–2020). In 2019, he was appointed as the Chair of the Advisory Board of the National Program of Hemophilia and Allied Disorders in Poland 2019–2023. Professor Windyga has authored and co-authored over 400 papers, published both in Polish and international medical journals. His current research is focused on management of haemophilia and other inherited bleeding disorders, immune thrombocytopenia, thrombotic microangiopathies and porphyria, as well as management of venous thromboembolism with a focus on thrombophilia and rare venous thromboses.


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Mr. Mark W. Skinner, (JD)

Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence and Impact, Institute for Policy Advancement Ltd and McMaster University, Washington, DC, USA


Mark W. Skinner (JD), is President/CEO of the Institute for Policy Advancement Ltd, specialising in patient-centered outcomes research. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence and Impact at McMaster. He has previously led both national and international patient organisations, including the World Federation of Hemophilia and National Hemophilia Foundation where he currently serves on their Medical and Scientific Advisory Council. He is the principal investigator for the Patient Reported Outcomes Burdens and Experiences (PROBE) study, a global research project to enhance the direct patient voice in healthcare decision-making. He holds numerous roles as an advisor on critical blood safety and supply matters, including having served on the US Health and Human Services Advisory Committee on Blood and Tissue Safety and Availability. He serves on the board of the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER), the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) and formerly the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Advisory Panel on Rare Disease, where he was an inaugural member. Previously, he was Vice President State Programs at the American Insurance Association and Administrative Assistant/Chief of Staff to the Speaker of the Kansas House of Representatives. He holds degrees in Public and Business Administration from Kansas State University and Juris Doctor from Washburn University School of Law.


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