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Christoph
Königs
University Hospital Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Christoph Königs is based at the Pediatric Hemophilia Center, University Hospital Frankfurt, Germany since 2002. He has received his degree in science from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia in 1998 and his medical degree from Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany in 2002. For both, his MD and PhD thesis Christoph isolated ligands to clinically relevant structures of protein receptors and RNA. 

 

The main clinical and scientific interest of his research team is the understanding and modification of the immune response to coagulations factors. The main clinical focus has been developing and improving therapies for children and adolescents with coagulation disorders with a focus on patient education and shared decision making. 

 

Christoph has specialized in Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine and also in Hemostasis. He is a member of several national and international scientific societies and committees. He co-chairs the “Standing Committee Hemophilia” of the Society for Thrombosis and Hemostasis (GTH), the national registry on PUPs with newly diagnosed hemophilias in Germany “GEPHARD” and the scientific advisory council of PedNet. Christoph is closely working together with the German patient organizations i.e. as a deputy chair of the medical advisory board. 

Gili Kenet

Tel Aviv University , Tel Aviv, Israel


Gili Kenet is a Pediatric Hematologist, Professor and former Chair of the Hematology Department at the Sackler Medical School, Tel Aviv University.

 

Professor Kenet received her Medical Degree from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.  Her research projects have been focused on neonatal hemostasis, childhood stroke and pediatric thrombophilia, as well as the research of new therapy modes applied for people with hemophilia and severe bleeding disorders.  She was awarded national grants for pediatric hematology and cancer research, study of rFVIIa mode of action, epidemiology of inhibitor evolution in hemophilia and for personalized tailoring of bypass agent therapy, and applying global hemostasis assays. Prof. Kenet pioneered in gene therapy clinical trials in Israel and novel non replacement drugs in Hemophilia.

 

Professor Kenet is the author of over 200 peer reviewed scientific publications, review articles and book chapters.  An active member of the World Federation of Hemophilia, Israeli Society of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, and the American Society of Hematology, an active reviewer for high impact thrombosis journals and an editorial board member of the Haemophilia journal.  Former Chairperson of the Israeli Society of Thrombosis and Hemostasis and Chairperson of the Pediatric and Peri-natal Hemostasis Scientific Subcommittee of ISTH.  Currently co-chairs the FVIII/FIX and rare bleeding disorders of the SSC of ISTH.


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