Scientific Conference Presenters

We are excited to have such wonderful presenters to talk about the latest research on PFIC. The researchers attending the conference and presenting are listed below.

Dr. Akihiro Asai, MD, PhD

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Contact Information: https://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/bio/a/akihiro-asai

Dr. Rodrigo Florentino, PhD

University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Liver Research Center

Contact Information: https://livercenter.pitt.edu/people/rodrigo-m-florentino-phd/

Dr. Jagadeesh Menon V R , M.D

Consultant Pediatric gastroenterologist, hepatologist, and liver transplant physician at Dr. Rela Institute and medical centre, Chennai, India

Contact Information: relainstitute.com/doctor-profile/dr-jagadeesh-menon-vr  

Dr. Kathleen Loomes, MD

Site principal investigator at CHOP for the NIH-funded Childhood Liver Disease Research Network (ChiLDReN) and the Pediatric Acute Liver Failure Immune Response Network (PALF-IRN).

Contact Information: https://www.research.chop.edu/people/kathleen-loomes

Dr. Ben Schneider, MD

George Peterkin Endowed Chair and Head of the Section of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at the Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital

Contact Information: https://www.bcm.edu/people-search/benjamin-shneider-30689

Dr. Henkjan Verkade, MD, PhD

Pediatric Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Dept. Pediatrics Beatrix Children’s Hospital University Medical Center Groningen

Contact Information: https://www.rug.nl/staff/h.j.verkade/?lang=en

Dr. Chunyue Yin, PhD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Contact Information: https://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/bio/y/chunyue-yin

Dr. Gitta Lubke, PhD

Professor Emerita
Notre Dame University
PFIC Network Research Strategist

Contact Information: https://psychology.nd.edu/faculty/gitta-lubke/

Dr. Paula Hertel, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine

Contact Information: https://www.bcm.edu/people-search/paula-hertel-23070

Dr. Piotr Czubkowski

The Children’s Memorial Health Institute, Department Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Immunology

Contact Information: https://nauka.czd.pl/en/piotr-czubkowski-2/

Community Presenters

Emily Ventura

PFIC Network Executive Director
Mother of PFIC 2 child, Cedar

Emily is presenting on behalf of a family in our community. The story Emily tells will be the story of an anonymous mother who is brave for taking the first step in sharing a rare disease story.

Contact Information: emily@pfic.org

Zunera Dilshad

Zunera Dilishad, Pakistan
Mother of PFIC 2 child, Hayyan

Francesca Lombardozzi

Francesca Lombardozzi, PFIC Italia Network
Mother of PFIC 1 child, Eva Luna

Bernadetta Skora

Bernadetta Skora, Poland
Mother of PFIC 2 child, Anna

Walter Perez

Walter Perez, Canada
Father of PFIC 2 child, Armando

Contact Information: walter@pfic.org