Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Keynote speakers

Maria Barbosa-Ducharne

Maria Barbosa-Ducharne

Professor at the Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences, University of Porto, Portugal, where she has been responsible for the fields of Child Protection, Welfare and Adoption

Vittorio Cigoli

Vittorio Cigoli

Vittorio Cigoli is a Professor Emeritus of Clinical Psychology at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Milan (Italy). He was the Director of the Postgraduate School of Psychology “Agostino Gemelli” (ASAG)

Amy Conley Wright

Amy Conley Wright

Associate Professor of Social Work at the University of Sydney and Director of the Institute of Open Adoption Studies

David Cross

David Cross

Executive Director, Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development at Texas Christian University, and a Professor in the TCU Department of Psychology

Mia Dambach

Mia Dambach

ISS/IRC Director based in Geneva, she likewise coordinates Advocacy and Policy Development for the ISS network

Judith K. Eckerle

Judith K. Eckerle

Judith K. Eckerle MD is the Medical Director of the Adoption Medicine Clinic (AMC) at the University of Minnesota

Elena L. Grigorenko

Elena L. Grigorenko

Currently affiliated with five universities: Baylor College of Medicine, University of Houston and Yale University in the USA, and Moscow State University for Psychology and Education and St. Petersburg State University in Russia

Megan R. Gunnar

Megan R. Gunnar

Regents Professor and Distinguished McKnight University Professor, is the former Director of the Institute of Child Development and the current Associate Director of the Center for Neurobehavioral Development at the University of Minnesota

Cécile Jeannin

Cécile Jeannin

She coordinates the Information and Publication Unit at ISS/IRC, through which she puts at the services of child protection and adoption professionals its multidisciplinary knowledge and experiences on international child protection

Richard M. Lee

Richard M. Lee

Distinguished McKnight University Professor and the Associate Chair for Research in the Department of Psychology

Laurie C. Miller

Laurie C. Miller

Professor of Pediatrics, Adjunct Professor of Nutrition and of Child Development, Tufts University (Boston, USA) and Senior Consultant to the National Center for Adoption and Permanency

Elsbeth Neil

Elsbeth Neil

Social worker, Professor of Social Work and Director of Research at the School of Social Work, University of East Anglia, Norwich, England

Eugenia Scabini

Eugenia Scabini

Eugenia Scabini is a Professor Emeritus of Social Psychology at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Milan (Italy). She is currently the President of the scientific committee of the Family Studies and Research University Centre

Rifkat Muhamedrahimov

Rifkat Muhamedrahimov

Chair of Child and Parent Mental Health and Early Intervention and Professor of Psychology at St. Petersburg State University Department of Psychology

Program and Keynote speakers