- FAIMER On-line Services Unavailable October 10 (OCT 7, 2015)
- 2015 FAIMER Institute Fellows (OCT 7, 2015)
- 2016 Calendar Created by Page Morahan in Support of FAIMER (OCT 7, 2015)
- 2015 Annual International Conference of The Network: Towards Unity for Health (OCT 7, 2015)
- There Is Still Time to Register for IME Day 2015: Water and Health: Reducing Inequalities and Defining the Future (SEP 25, 2015)
- 2015 GSMC-FAIMER Regional Institute Fellows (SEP 16, 2015)
- GEMx Program Expands to Other Health Professions (SEP 11, 2015)
- Inaugural FAIMER-Keele Master’s Class Completes Residential Session at Keele University (SEP 8, 2015)
- Memoona Hasnain Joins FAIMER Leadership Team (SEP 3, 2015)
- 2015 Manipal University-FAIMER International Institute for Leadership in Interprofessional Education (MUFIILIPE) Fellows (SEP 3, 2015)
- 2015 PSG-FAIMER Regional Institute Fellows (AUG 28, 2015)
- 2015 Brazil-FAIMER Regional Institute Fellows (AUG 28, 2015)
FAIMER On-line Services Unavailable October 10
Due to scheduled maintenance, certain FAIMER on-line services will be unavailable from approximately 7:00 a.m. through approximately 5:00 p.m. on October 10, 2015. All times are calculated using Eastern Time in the United States.
During this maintenance period, you will not be able to access the following:
- International Medical Education Directory (IMED)
- International Opportunities in Medical Education (IOME)
The World Directory of Medical Schools also will be unavailable during this maintenance period. The World Directory of Medical Schools was developed through a partnership between FAIMER and the World Federation for Medical Education in collaboration with the World Health Organization and the University of Copenhagen.
Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we work to maintain high-quality on-line services.
2015 FAIMER Institute Fellows
On October 4, FAIMER welcomed an incoming class of 16 Fellows to the 2015 FAIMER Institute, which is currently underway in Philadelphia. The 2015 FAIMER Institute Fellows are:
Adel Abdelaziz, M.B.B.S., M.H.P.E., Ph.D., Suez Canal University, Egypt
Fantu Abebe, M.P.H., Alkan University College, Ethiopia
Melaku Tamene Asfaw, M.Sc., Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
Titi Savitri Damardjati, M.D., M.A., M.Med.Ed., Ph.D., Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia
Marwa El-Beialy, M.Sc., M.B.B.S., M.D., Ain Shams University, Egypt
Pablo Lezama-del Valle, M.D., National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico
Lynn Lu, M.Med., Ph.D., Southern Medical University, China
Shobha Misra, M.B.B.S., M.D., Medical College Baroda, India
Shah Golam Nabi, M.B.B.S., M.P.H., Centre for Medical Education, Bangladesh
Prince Christopher Rajkumar Honest, M.B.B.S., D.N.B., Christian Medical College, Vellore, India
Nirmala Rege, M.D., Ph.D., Seth G.S. Medical College, India
Mohamed Hany Shehata, M.D., M.H.P.E., M.Sc., Ph.D., Suez Canal University, Egypt
Mihereteab Teshome Tebeje, M.Sc., Debre Tabor University, Ethiopia
Aileen Darton Traves, M.B.B.S., M.P.H.T.M., James Cook University, Australia
Mahesh Verma, M.D.S., M.B.A., Ph.D., Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences, India
Shanchao Zhao, Ph.D., Southern Medical University, China
2016 Calendar Created by Page Morahan in Support of FAIMER
Page Morahan, Founding Co-Director of the FAIMER Institute, created a 2016 calendar featuring photographs of flowers that she has taken during trips to five continents. Each photo is paired with an inspirational quote. The calendar is available for purchase in two formats: wall and desktop/CD case. “This calendar honors those health professions educators who are so dedicated to developing the skills and knowledge of students and caring for their patients,” says Morahan, who will be donating the proceeds from the calendar to FAIMER.
2015 Annual International Conference of The Network: Towards Unity for Health
The 2015 annual international conference of The Network: Towards Unity for Health (TUFH) took place September 12-16, 2015, in Gauteng Province, South Africa. Held jointly with the annual conference of the South African Association for Health Educationalists (SAAHE), the conference theme was “Education for Change.” The program included keynote addresses, didactic sessions, workshops, and poster sessions related to this theme, as well as site visits to local community health care facilities.
A highlight of the 2015 Network: TUFH conference was the session presenting winners of the third annual Projects That Work competition, sponsored and organized by FAIMER, which showcased five projects that have been successfully addressing missions related to the conference theme for three years or longer. An annual feature of The Network: TUFH conference, Projects That Work recognizes excellent projects that have succeeded beyond initial implementation and have had a significant impact on health, the community, or the school, in order to encourage the development, implementation, and dissemination of more such projects. An open worldwide call resulted in 30 submissions, from which five were selected by an international panel of 13 reviewers.
The winning 2015 Projects That Work projects were represented at the conference by (pictured above, left to right) Rukhsana Ayub Aslam (Pakistan), Aminkeng Zawuo Leke (Cameroon), Carolina Araújo Damasio Santos (Brazil), Vidyadhar Balkrishna Bangal (India), and Suvetha Kannappan (India). The session was moderated by Ralf Graves, FAIMER Director of Regional Institutes. The projects were presented in a combined panel discussion/workshop format to maximize potential for collaboration and sharing amongst attendees.
This year’s conference also featured the introduction of a new program highlight. Sponsored by FAIMER and GEMx®, the Student Projects for Health competition recognized the work of students who have made outstanding contributions to projects that successfully promote community health and well-being. The competition was open to all undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in any course of study who have been participating in such projects. An open worldwide call resulted in 73 submissions from which 17 students were selected by an international panel of 20 reviewers. The students produced posters describing their work, which they presented during an interactive session of the conference.
Projects That Work and Student Projects for Health will also be features of the next Network: TUFH conference to be held in Shenyang, China, July 26-30, 2016. Applications for both competitions will open in early January. Look here for an announcement.
There Is Still Time to Register for IME Day 2015: Water and Health: Reducing Inequalities and Defining the Future
There is still time to register to participate virtually in FAIMER’s 2015 International Medical Education (IME) Day! Those who register by October 4 are guaranteed to receive advance materials; however, registration is expected to remain open through October 19.
Water and Health: Reducing Inequalities and Defining the Future is the title of this year’s IME Day, which will take place on October 21, 2015 in Philadelphia from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm (UTC – 4). The keynote speaker will be Dr. Shannon Márquez of the Drexel University School of Public Health. Registration is now open for virtual participation.
In this highly interactive face-to-face and virtual workshop, Dr. Márquez will highlight and provoke discussion on interdisciplinary and interprofessional issues related to water and health. Here are some of the facts:
- 2.5 billion people lack access to improved sanitation.
- 1 billion people practice open defecation, nine out of ten in rural areas.
- 748 million people lack access to improved drinking-water and it is estimated that 1.8 billion people use a source of drinking-water that is fecally contaminated.
Dr. Márquez is the Associate Vice Provost for Global Health and International Development at Drexel University. She serves as the Director of Drexel’s Global Health Program and Principal Investigator of the National Institutes of Health funded Opening Doors for Health Disparities Research Training Program at the Drexel University School of Public Health.
Dr. Márquez’s research and scholarly work focuses on water, sanitation, and hygiene promotion (WASH); the environmental burden of disease in developing countries; and capacity-building and health systems strengthening. As Associate Vice Provost, she also oversees the Dornsife Global Development Scholars Program, which leverages an exciting capacity-building partnership between Drexel and World Vision to provide international field training in WASH, global health, and international development and funding. The program offers faculty/student research, six-month student co-op experiences, and summer experiences in 19 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Dr. Márquez holds a Ph.D. in environmental sciences and engineering from The UNC-Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health, a Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University, and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Prairie View A&M University. At Drexel, she teaches courses in WASH, global health ethics, health aspects of WASH, and public health in developing countries to online students located around the world. She also oversees a number of global health research and training activities in Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Africa on behalf of Drexel.
We invite you to join us as a virtual participant in IME Day 2015! Virtual participants—either individuals or small groups—will have access to the live streamed session, and moderators will incorporate virtual participants’ input into plenary discussions. Group participation is encouraged! Having at least one other person participate with you will enhance the experience considerably, and small groups of four to six face-to-face participants are ideal. Click here to register.
2015 GSMC-FAIMER Regional Institute Fellows
The first residential session of the 2015 GSMC-FAIMER Regional Institute took place April 20-26, 2015, in Mumbai, India, under the direction of Avinash Supe. The 2015 GSMC-FAIMER Fellows are:
Smrati Bajpai, M.B.B.S., M.D., Seth G.S. Medical College, Mumbai, India
Renuka Bradoo, M.B.B.S., M.S., D.O.R.L., Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, Mumbai, India
Sushama Dhonde, M.Sc., Ph.D., Bharati Vidyapeeth Medical College and Hospital, Sangli, India
Arunita Jagzape, M.B.B.S., M.D., M.H.P.E., Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Wardha, India
Ashutosh Meshram, M.B.B.S., M.D., Grant Government Medical College, Mumbai, India
Bhavana Mhatre, M.Sc. (PT), Seth G.S. Medical College, Mumbai, India
Kavitha Nagandla, M.B.B.S., International Medical University Faculty of Medicine and Health, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Haritha Kumari Nimmagadda, M.Sc., Ph.D., Mahatma Gandhi Mission's Medical College, Navi Mumbai, India
Pragnesh Parmar, M.B.B.S., M.D., SBKS Medical Institute and Research Centre, Vadodara, India
Shakuntala Prabhu, M.D., D.C.H., Seth G.S. Medical College, Mumbai, India
Surekha Rathod, M.D.S., V.S.P.M. Dental College and Research Centre, Nagpur, India
Sadhana Sharma, M.Sc., Ph.D., All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
Kamal Shigli, M.D.S., Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University Dental College and Hospital, Pune, India
Bharati Taksande, M.B.B.S., M.D., Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Wardha, India
Anjali Telang, M.B.B.S., M.D., Seth G.S. Medical College, Mumbai, India
Shweta Telang-Chaudhari, M.D., Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Nashik, India
GEMx Program Expands to Other Health Professions
The Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG®) has announced that it will expand its GEMxSM program beyond medicine to serve other health professions. Currently serving the international medical education community, GEMx is a global partnership that connects schools and other institutions around the world to offer students increased access to international educational exchange opportunities. Such opportunities can empower students with an international perspective to better meet the health care needs of an increasingly globalized world. Through expansion to other health professions—such as nursing, pharmacy, dentistry, and others—GEMx will promote greater interdisciplinary education and strengthen relationships across the health professions.
To learn more about the GEMx expansion, please visit http://www.gemxelectives.org/news/2015/09/gemx-expands-to-other-health-professions/.
Inaugural FAIMER-Keele Master’s Class Completes Residential Session at Keele University
The inaugural class of the FAIMER-Keele Master’s in Health Professions Education Distance Learning program completed their residential session at Keele University from August 30 to September 4, 2015. The session was led by Course Directors Professor Janet Grant of The Centre for Medical Education in Context (CenMEDIC) and Dr. John Norcini of FAIMER, as well as unit authors Dr. Danette McKinley and Dr. Jack Boulet, both of FAIMER. Members of the Master’s class submitted and defended their dissertation proposals during the weeklong session. With their proposals approved, they will conduct the activities needed to complete their dissertations by March 2016.
The intensive residential session provided an opportunity for students to have face-to-face meetings with the faculty, administrators, and classmates they have been corresponding with since the program’s implementation in April 2013. Students met with the Keele University librarian, Stephen Parton, to refine their literature searches. Dr. Paul Roach, Lecturer in Biomedical/Cell Engineering, provided an overview on the use of plagiarism detection at Keele, and gave them tips for writing their summaries of related research, including proper referencing. Students were provided with guidelines for academic writing by Mrs. Robin Bell, Foundation Year Coordinator for the Language Learning Unit. They had the unique opportunity to discuss the accreditation of clinical trainers with Dr. Charlotte Hart, Course Co-Director, Keele Master’s in Medical Education and Dr. Alwyn Ralphs, Keele Deputy Director of Postgraduate Programmes. Professor Kay Mohanna, Previous Course Director, and Mrs. Debbie Paddison, Keele Postgraduate Manager, were available to provide students with dissertation submission guidelines and an overview of university regulations, as well as respond to any other inquiries. Unit author Dr. Rodney Gale of CenMEDIC was on hand to discuss leadership, management, and accreditation issues. Mrs. Heather Owen, Program Evaluator at CenMEDIC, visited to observe the residential session. The course dinner, held on the evening of September 3 in a stately home, was attended by Professor Andrew Hassell, Dean of the Keele University School of Medicine.
We are pleased to announce the inaugural FAIMER-Keele Master’s class:
Rachel Adkins, Australia
Basim Al-Khafaji, United States
Peter Aznar, Philippines
Omran Bakoush, United Arab Emirates
Kadambari Dharanipragada, India
Edward Dick, United States
Luis Dominguez, Colombia
Muna A. M. Elnemr, Yemen
Anupama Gupta, India
Yvonne Hurst, United Kingdom
Mahinda Kommalage, Sri Lanka
Ciraj Ali Mohammed, India
Surapaneni Krishna Mohan, India
Himanshu Pandya, India
Sevgi Timbil, Turkey
Participants in the FAIMER-Keele Distance Learning program are able to earn a Certificate, Diploma, or Master’s Degree in Health Professions Education: Accreditation and Assessment. The program aims to empower health professions educators with the knowledge and skills to take educational standards and practice to a higher level—to develop their own practice, to improve health professions education at their institutions and in their communities, and ultimately to help bring about real and lasting advances in local health care.
There is still time to apply for 2015 enrollment in the FAIMER-Keele program! The deadline for application has been extended to September 11, 2015, and course work will begin on September 21, 2015. (The 2016 application will open on January 1, 2016.)
Detailed information on the registration process, eligibility requirements, and tuition and fees can be found on the program’s Registration page.
To learn more about the program, please visit http://www.faimer.org/distance-learning/index.html.
Memoona Hasnain Joins FAIMER Leadership Team
We are pleased to announce that Memoona Hasnain, M.D., M.H.P.E., Ph.D., has joined FAIMER as Assistant Vice President for Education and Co-Director of the FAIMER Institute. Dr. Hasnain is responsible for overseeing the planning and implementing of educational methods and the educational research component of FAIMER education activities, including the FAIMER Institute, FAIMER Regional Institutes, and distance learning.
Prior to joining FAIMER, Dr. Hasnain served as Associate Department Head for Faculty Development & Research and Associate Professor of Public Health and Medical Education in Family Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Medicine. The primary focus of Dr. Hasnain’s work is at the intersection of medicine and public health, with a special emphasis on interprofessional education, service, and research. Her work in health disparities and health professions education converges on developing leaders and scholars and finding effective ways to identify and address patient, provider, and system level barriers to the provision of high quality, patient-centered care for vulnerable populations. She is the principal architect of several educational innovations, including the UIC College of Medicine’s longitudinal “Patient-centered Medicine Scholars Program” and “Interprofessional Approaches to Health Disparities.” For the past 13 years, Dr. Hasnain developed and taught a course titled “International Women’s Health: Current and Emerging Issues” for Ph.D. and Masters students at the UIC School of Public Health. She is also past Chair of the Group on Faculty Development for the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine.
Dr. Hasnain’s work has been consistently externally funded and published in peer reviewed journals. She is a reviewer for federal grants and several scientific journals. Dr. Hasnain has received numerous accolades for her research and teaching, including the Teaching Recognition Award by the UIC Council for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, the Health Policy and Administration Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award from the UIC School of Public Health, and the Susan La Flesche Picotte, M.D. Health Equity Pioneer Award from the UIC College of Medicine. She is also a recipient of the prestigious Macy Faculty Scholars Award by the Josiah Macy Jr Foundation. This award is given to select educators nationally to accelerate needed reforms in health professions education to accommodate the dramatic changes occurring in medical practice and health care delivery.
Dr. Hasnain received her medical degree from Dow Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan and trained as an Obstetrician-Gynecologist. She served as a Medical Educationist in the Department of Medical Education at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Pakistan, a World Health Organization Center for Health Professions Education. She earned a Masters in Health Professions Education and Doctorate in Public Health Sciences from UIC. She is a trained mediator and Healer’s Art faculty.
Please join us in welcoming Dr. Hasnain to FAIMER.
2015 Manipal University-FAIMER International Institute for Leadership in Interprofessional Education (MUFIILIPE) Fellows
The inaugural session of the Manipal University-FAIMER International Institute for Leadership in Interprofessional Education (MUFIILIPE) took place May 4-10, 2015, in Manipal, India, under the direction of Ciraj Ali Mohammed. The 2015 MUFIILIPE Fellows are:
Johnson Alex, M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Manipal University, Manipal, India
Mohammed Al-Naami, M.B.B.S., M.Ed., King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Teddy Andrews, M.S.W., Manipal University, Manipal, India
Abhishek Chaturvedi, M.Sc., Melaka-Manipal Medical College, Manipal, India
Sreejith Govindan, M.Sc., Ph.D., P.G.D.E., Manipal University, Manipal, India
Kanishk Gupta, M.D.S., Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal, India
Anitha Guru, M.Sc., Melaka-Manipal Medical College, Manipal, India
Suneeta Kalasuramath, M.Sc., Ph.D., S.S. Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Davangere, India
P. Girija Ratna Kumari, M.B.B.S., M.D., Melaka-Manipal Medical College, Manipal, India
Kamath Madhusudhana, M.D., D.Pharm., M.B.A. H.C.S., P.G.D.T.Q.M., Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India
T. Nagamma, M.Sc., Melaka-Manipal Medical College, Manipal, India
Arvind Kumar Pandey, M.Sc., Ph.D., Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India
Ramprasad Vasthare Prabhakar, M.D.S., Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal, India
Mukhyaprana Prabhu, M.B.B.S., M.D., Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India
Peralam Yegneswaran Prakash, M.Sc., Ph.D., Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India
Subhashree A. Ramakrishnan, M.B.B.S., M.D., Sree Balaji Medical College and Hospital, Chennai, India
Aarthy Ramasamy, M.B.B.S., M.P.H., Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India
Jamuna Rani, Ph.D., Sree Balaji Medical College and Hospital, Chennai, India
P. Arathi Rao, M.B.B.S., M.P.H., Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India
Abdulrahman Mustafa Kamel Mohammed Rasheed, M.B.B.S., M.H.P.E., M.Sc., Almaarefa College, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Vineetha Ravindranath, M.D.S., Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal, India
Anne D. Souza, M.B.B.S., M.D., Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India
Rajaneesh Tolahunase, M.B.B.S., M.D., SSR Medical College, Belle Rive, Mauritius
2015 PSG-FAIMER Regional Institute Fellows
The first residential session of the 2015 PSG-FAIMER Regional Institute took place June 13-19, 2015, in Coimbatore, India, under the direction of Thomas Chacko. The 2015 PSG-FAIMER Fellows are:
Lakshmi Trikkur Anantharaman, M.B.B.S., M.D., St. John’s Medical College, Bangalore, India
Geeta M. Govindaraj, M.B.B.S., M.D., Government Medical College, Kozhikode, Calicut, India
Jayalakshmi J., M.B.B.S., M.D., M.B.A., PSG Institute of Medical Sciences & Research, Coimbatore, India
Manjusha Jindal, M.B.B.S., M.D., Goa Medical College, Goa, India
Anila A. Mathews, M.B.B.S., M.D., Government Medical College, Palakkad, Palakkad, India
K. R. Nagesh, M.B.B.S., M.D., Father Muller Medical College, Mangalore, India
Janardhana Aithala P., D.N.B., D.Artho., Kasturba Medical College Hospital, Mangalore, India
Rukmini M. S., M.B.B.S., M.D., Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, India
VinodKumar C. S., Ph.D., S.S. Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Davangere, India
Girija Sivakumar, M.Sc., Karpaga Vinayaga Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Center, Maduranthagam, India
Shanthakumari Sivanandam, M.B.B.S., M.D., PSG Institute of Medical Sciences & Research, Coimbatore, India
Jyotsna Srinagesh, D.D.S., M.D., D. A. Pandu Memorial R. V. Dental College & Hospital, Bangalore, India
Sandheep Sugathan, M.B.B.S., M.D., D.P.H., Universiti Kuala Lumpur Royal College of Medicine Perak, Perak, Malaysia
Maria Therese, M.Sc., Ph.D., Mother Theresa Post Graduate and Research Institute of Health Sciences, Puducherry, India
Murugan Venkatesan, M.B.B.S., M.D., Sri Manakula Vinaygar Medical College and Hospital, Pondicherry, India
Z. Zayapragassarazan, Ph.D., Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Puducherry, India
2015 Brazil-FAIMER Regional Institute Fellows
The first residential session of the 2015 Brazil-FAIMER Regional Institute took place February 7-19, 2015, in Beberibe, Ceará, Brazil, under the direction of Eliana Amaral and Henry Campos. The 2015 Brazil FAIMER Fellows are:
Julio César André, Faculdade de Medicina de São José do Rio Preto (FAMERP), São José do Rio Preto, Brazil
Christiane Motta Araujo, M.S., Sc.D., Universidade Federal dos Vales do Jequitinhonha e Mucuri, Diamantina, Brazil
Ivani Bursztyn, M.D., M.Sc., Sc.D., Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Marianne de Vasconcelos Carvalho, D.D.S., M.Sc., Ph.D., Universidade de Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil
Tania Afonso Chaves, M.Sc., Ph.D., Universidade Federal Fluminense, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Luiz Gutenberg Toledo de Miranda Coelho, M.Sc., Ph.D., Universidade de Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil
Valéria Lamb Corbellini, M.Sc., Ph.D., R.N., Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil
Marcelo Viana da Costa, Ph.D., Universidade do Estado do Rio Grande do Norte, Pau dos Ferros, Brazil
Vinicius Ximenes Muricy da Rocha, M.D., M.P.H., Universidade Federal de Campina Grande/Ministério da Educação, Cajazeiras, Brazil
Fabiana Aparecida da Silva, M.Sc., Universidade do Estado de Mato Grosso, Cáceres, Brazil
Marcos Alex Mendes da Silva, M.Sc., Ph.D., Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora, Juiz de Fora, Brazil
Lúcia Maria Soares de Azevedo, M.D., M.Sc., Ph.D., Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Raquel Aparecida de Oliveira, M.Sc., Ph.D., R.N.D., Fundação São Paulo, Sorocaba, Brazil
Cristina dos Santos Cardoso de Sá, M.Sc., Ph.D., Universidade Federal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Juliano Mendes de Souza, M.D., M.Sc., Ph.D., Faculdades Pequeno Príncipe, Curitiba, Brazil
Gerson Barbosa do Nascimento, Escola Multicampi de Ciências Médicas, Caicó, Brazil
Braulio Erison Franca dos Santos, M.Sc., Universidade Federal do Amapá, Macapá, Brazil
Leonardo Carnut dos Santos, D.D.S., Ed.D., M.A., M.Sc., Ph.D., Universidade de Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil
Debora Carvalho Ferreira, Ed.D., M.A., Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Viçosa, Brazil
Silvana Araujo Tavares Ferreira, M.D., M.Sc., Ph.D., Universidade Estadual do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Ida Helena Carvalho Francescantoni, M.Ed., Ph.D., Universidade Federal de Goiás Faculdade de Nutrição, Goiânia, Brazil
Reginaldo Antonio de Oliveira Freitas, Jr., M.D., M.Med., Ph.D., Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Natal, Brazil
Irani Ferreira da Silva Gerab, M.Sc., Ph.D., Universidade Federal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Juliana Balbinot Reis Girondi, M.A.D., Ph.D., Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, Brazil
Maria Inês Rebelo Gonçalves, M.Sc., Ph.D., Universidade Federal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Rafael Kemp, M.D., Ph.D., Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto da Universidade de São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, Brazil
Ricardo de Lima Lacerda, M.D., M.Sc., Universidade Federal do Vale do São Francisco, Petrolina, Brazil
Leila do Socorro da Silva Morais, Universidade Federal do Estado do Amapá, Macapá, Brazil
Jose Ivo dos Santos Pedrosa, M.Sc., Ph.D., Universidade Federal do Piauí, Parnaíba, Brazil
Judith Rafaelle Oliveira Pinho, M.S., Universidade Federal do Maranhão, Maranhão, Brazil
Eleonora Ramos de Oliveira Ribeiro, M.S., Ph.D., Universidade Federal de Sergipe, Aracaju, Brazil
Luciana Maria de Andrade Ribeiro, M.D., Ph.D., Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUCSP), São Paulo, Brazil
Maria de Fatima Correa Pimenta Servi, M.D., Ph.D., Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), São Paulo, Brazil
Sumaia Inaty Smaira, Ph.D., Universidade Estadual Paulista “Júlio de Mesquita Filho” (UNESP) Faculdade de Medicina, Botucatu, Brazil
Walquíria Lemos Ribeiro da Silva Soares, M.Sc., Universidade Federal do Maranhão, Maranhão, Brazil
Márcia Helena Fávero de Souza Tostes, M.Sc., Sc.D., Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora, Juiz de Fora, Brazil
Luiza Carneiro Mareti Valente, M.Sc., Ph.D., Universidade Federal Fluminense, Niterói, Brazil
Sergio Geraldo Veloso, M.D., M.Sc., Universidade Federal de São João del Rei, São João del Rei, Brazil
Edlaine Faria de Moura Villela, Ed.D., M.Sc., Ph.D., Universidade Federal de Goiás (UFG) - Regional Jataí, Jataí, Brazil
Luis Fernando Boff Zarpelon, M.D., Universidade Federal da Integração Latino Americana, Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil