VUS VIKTOR, Director-at-Large, World Federation for Mental Health, Full cv

“Effectiveness of Mental Health interventions in pandemic period. Comparison of Western Europe and China “

  • Director-at-Large (2021-2023), World Federation for Mental Health
  • National expert within Programme Committee “Europe in changing world – inclusive, innovative and conscious society” for EU Research and Innovation Programme “Horizon 2020”
  • Advisor for the year 2020-2021 with a mission and vision to promote Mental Health Awareness and Psychological Wellbeing(PeacFulMind Foundation; UN Global Compact)
  • Moderator, Honorable Guest, and Speaker of the World Congress on Psychology and Behavioral Science (Amsterdam, July 31-August 01 2019)
  • Facilitator of the Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Meetup 2019: “Guiding Decisions and Coordinating Actions on MHPSS Programming, Advocacy and Partnerships” hosted by UN mission in Kramatorsk (Ukraine), 10 September 2019
  • Diploma of Chernihiv region centre of state education (2-nd place) as author of ethics educational program “Axiology of culture”, 2010

Organizer of INTERNATIONAL EVENTS and ACTIVITIES (International Public-Scientific Initiative “Community: Health, Human Potential, Socio-Economic Innovations” May 2019; National Round Table Meeting on rehabilitation of ex-combatants and their families January 2019; Mental Health Literacy Event (October 2020), National Events on WMHD 2021…)(The information about these Events and Activities is available on official website:


JUDITH CORNELIUS, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Full cv

“The Impact of technology on the sexual health and reproductive
 needs of adolescents during COVID”

Dr Judith Cornelius is a PhD holder from Rush Medical Center/ Rush University, Chicago, Illinois – Adult Health Nursing/ HIV Prevention Research. Her professional recongnition includes among others:

  • 2021– Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society- Experienced Academic Leadership Academy-Selectee
  • 2021 National League for Nursing LEAD Program– Participant
  • 2021-Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society- Region 13 Coordinator
  • 2021Fellow American Academy of Nursing

Dr VAIOS PERITOGIANNIS, Mobile Mental Health Unit of the prefectures of Ioannina and Thesprotia, Society for the Promotion of Mental Health in Epirus, Ioannina, Greece

Community psychiatry in rural Greece: The role of the Mobile Mental Health Units

Dr Vaios Peritogiannis is a psychiatrist, affiliated with the Society for the Promotion of Mental Health in Epirus, Ioannina, Greece. He is the head of the Mobile Mental Health Unit of the prefectures of Ioannina and Thesprotia, and the head of the Day Center “Skitali”. He is also an online teaching professor at the Hellenic Open University. He has authored and co-authored more than 60 articles published in international and national scientific journals, and 2 books. His main research interests and expertise are social and community psychiatry, and the treatment of psychotic disorders. Other research interests are treatment decision-making capacity in mental patients, the application of coercive measures in psychiatry, delirium, and psychopharmacology.

Dr. JAMES MONTEGRICO, Lecturer, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

“Experiences of internationally educated nurses while preparing for international nursing licensure examination: implications to nursing workforce” 

Dr. James Montegrico earned his PhD in Nursing Science from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines, as an academic scholar and a Magna Cum Laude graduate. He had his Master of Science in Nursing at Saint Paul University Philippines. His 27-year career in nursing education in the Philippines and USA became the impetus for his research interests in nursing education and nursing workforce, with special focus on internationally educated nurses. He has extensively worked as a reviewer for internationally educated nurses preparing for various international licensure examinations. He has authored and co-authored several articles in nursing education research and currently serves as a peer reviewer and editorial board member of several national and international nursing journals. He has presented his research in various state, regional, national, and international conferences. Currently, he is a lecturer, lead faculty, and the Academic Success Coordinator of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte School of Nursing. 

PROFESSOR CHARLENE DOWNING, Associate Professor, Department of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa

“Caring literacy in Nursing”

Charlene lectures Research Methodology from 2015 at the University of Johannesburg. Charlene completed a Post-Doctoral Fellow with Dr Jean Watson in 2017. She received a Fellow of the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery at the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland in 2021. Charlene is currently supervising 20 Master’s and 20 PhD candidates and completed 11 PhD and 28 master’s. The majority of my Master’s and PhD students managed are part of my niche area of caring. Charlene published 36 peer-reviewed articles as a co-author in the last six years. My motto is: I am because we are – Ubuntu.

FELIPE MACHUCA-CONTRERAS. Adjunct Researcher of the Vice-Rectory of Research and Graduate Studies of the Universidad Autónoma de Chile.

“Clinical Simulation in Latin America: Technique or technology?”

Felipe earned his Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Universidad de La Serena, Chile. He completed a Bachelor Degree in Total Quality Management at Universidad Católica del Norte, Chile. He had his Master in Quality Management in Health Services at the Universidad de Murcia, Spain. He is a doctorate candidate in Nursing and Health at the University of Barcelona, Spain.
The lines of research he has developed are in nursing education with emphasis on intersectionality/minorities and how to develop student-centered teaching and learning strategies with main interest in clinical simulation. He is currently the coordinator of the research commission of the Latin American Federation of Simulation and Patient Safety (FLASIC).

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