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Leszek Maciaszek
Wroclaw University of Economics, Poland and Macquarie University, Sydney

Brief Bio
Prof. Leszek A. Maciaszek is the Director of Institute of Business Informatics and Head of Department of Information Systems at Wroclaw University of Economics. He holds Honorary Fellow position at Macquarie University ~ Sydney, Australia. He has worked as a Visiting Professor/Scientist in more than 20 universities/research centres in countries on four continents; has authored about 180 publications (including Prentice-Hall and Addison-Wesley books, some translated from English to Chinese, Russian and Italian); has been Editor or Co-Editor of about 40 volumes published by Springer and IEEE; has served as an exp ert, reviewer and advisor to international corporations, government bodies and ministries; has been a reviewer and evaluator to European Commission of FP7 and H2020 projects. ... More >>

William Molloy
Centre for Gerontology and Rehabilitation, School of Medicine, UCC

Brief Bio

The Centre for Gerontology and Rehabilitation (CGR), School of Medicine, U.C.C. is led by Prof David William Molloy, Geriatrician and Chair in Clinical Gerontology, and is based in St Finbarr’s Hospital. The Centre was established in September 2010 is funded by Atlantic Philanthropies with a specific remit to establish interdisciplinary teaching and learning in Gerontology, Rehabilitation and End of Life Care in UCC and to raise the standard of care of the elderly in the South of Ireland. Prof Molloy received his medical degree from University College Cork in 1977 and became a member of the Royal College of Ph ysicians Ireland (RCPI) in 1980. He then moved to Canada where he was appointed Professor of Medicine at McMaster University (1988) and  St. Peter’s McMaster Chair in Aging (2002) where he remained until 2010 when he returned to Ireland to take up his position as Chair of Clinical Gerontology. Vastly experienced in the area of cognitive impairment, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, Prof Molloy has a proven track record in successful grant applications, co-ordinating multi-centre studies and recruiting large numbers of patients for research. Since his arrival in U.C.C., the CGR has secured funding from a number of sources including the Health Research Board (HRB) and the Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF).  Prof Molloy is a co-investigator in NILVAD and PERSSILAA (EU-FP7 funded trials). A recognised expert on capacity he has published over 140 peer-reviewed articles and several books.  To promote the autonomy of the elderly, he wrote the advance health care directive, “Let Me Decide”.  It has had 25 editions and is published in several languages and has recently been published in Ireland for the first time.  

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