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Professor Alex MOLASIOTIS

Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Professor Molassiotis is currently the Chair Professor of Nursing, Endowed Professor in Health & Longevity and Head of School of Nursing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He is also the Director of WHO Collaborating centre at the Polytechnic University, the only centre with such focus in south east Asia. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal of Oncology Nursing. He has been a Bloomberg International Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Toronto and a Visiting Professor at the Australian Catholic University (Sydney), and the National University of Singapore. He is currently Visiting or Adjunct Professor at: Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden; University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australia; Wits University, Johannesburg, South Africa; Fujian University of TCM, Zunyi Medical University, Zhuhai and Jiagnan University, Wuxi, China. He has over 240 international publications and several millions of dollars in research funding over the past years. His research focus is on complex symptoms and the development of interventions to manage chemotherapy-related symptoms, currently focusing on cancer-related fatigue, chemotherapy-related nausea and vomiting, peripheral neuropathies and cough/breathlessness in lung cancer.

Professor Noriko YAMAMOTO-MITANI

University of Tokyo, Japan

Noriko Yamamoto-Mitani, PhD, RN is professor at the Department of Gerontological Homecare and Long-term Care Nursing, School of Health Sciences and Nursing at the University of Tokyo. She has completed her PhD at the University of California San Francisco, where she learned Grounded Theory approach from multiple qualitative researchers such as late Anselm Strauss or Juliet Corbin. Since then she has worked on multiple research projects using this method. Recently she and a group of nursing researchers and clinical nurses have been jointly exploring for a new case study research method that focuses on developing knowledge characteristic of nursing or other caring professions. Another major research topic of hers is quality assurance and improvement in long-term care, including homecare and institutional care settings.