Laura Tamblyn Watts, LLB

President and CEO · CanAge

Nationally and internationally recognized expert on law and aging issues, with a specialty in law reform, policy, partnerships, and more.

Financial Literacy for Vulnerable Populations Plain Language Tool Development Legal Research Elder Law Mediation

Lee Hooper

Reader · University of East Anglia

She plays a role in the World Health Organisation’s guidance group on nutrition – which provides global advice on healthy diet.

Dietetics Polyunsaturated Fats Intake Nutrition Hydration Dehydration in the Elderly

Michael Campbell, JD

Professor of Law and Director of Interdisciplinary Mental and Physical Health Law Clinic · Charles Widger School of Law | Villanova University

Michael Campbell, JD, is an expert in health care and poverty law.

Poverty Law Health Care Law Elderly and the Law Health Care

Dr. Marty Makary

Physician, Researcher, Author, Medical Commentator · Johns Hopkins School of Medicine & Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health

This won't hurt a bit! In fact, your audience will say "Ahh" when a Johns Hopkins School of Medicine physician and author is at the podium

Minimally-Invasive Surgery Health Services Research Cancer Therapy Health Policy Access to Healthcare

Cliff Missen, M.A.

Clinical Associate Professor and Director of WiderNet@UNC · UNC-Chapel Hill

Missen is the Director of the WiderNet Project

Digital Libraries Off-line information access Information technologies for underserved populations Libraries in the developing world Information services for incarcerated populations

Manisha Sinha, Ph.D.

Draper Chair in American History · University of Connecticut

Dr. Sinha is an expert in Civil War and Reconstruction

Feminism Abolition Slavery

Morag Farquhar

Professor of Palliative Care Research · University of East Anglia

She works in the research field of supportive and palliative care for patients and informal carers living with life-limiting conditions.

Breathlessness Person-Centred Care Support Needs Health Research Informal Carers

Dr. Vivek Nangia

Director, Pulmonology, Medical Critical Care and Sleep Disorders · Fortis Flt Lt Rajan Dhall Hospital

Dr Nangia is an Interventional Pulmonologist and Infectious Disease Specialist with training in Sleep and Critical Care Medicine.

Coronavirus Adult Vaccination Pulmonology Sleep Medicine Interventional Bronchoscopies

Prof. Martin Knapp

Professor of Social Policy · Department of Social Policy, London School of Economics

Professor Knapp's research focuses on dementia, mental health, autism, long-term social care, and often incorporates economic perspectives

Long Term Care Dementia Community Care Policy Health Economics Health Policy

Tiffany Field, PhD

Doctoral Faculty - Clinical Psychology · Fielding Graduate University

Over thirty years of research on the positive effects of touch

Infant Mental Health Alternative Therapies High-Risk Infants Depression Research Methods

Ryan Black

Professor · Michigan State University

US Supreme Court, judicial politics, legal institutions

Legal Institutions US Supreme Court Judicial Politics

Colleen McDonough

Interim Section Chief of the Dept. of Pediatrics: Hematology/Oncology · Augusta University

A leading expert in pediatric oncology and hematology at the Georgia Cancer Center and the Children's Hospital of Georgia.

Dr. Lucie Vidovićová

Lecturer · Masaryk University

Long-term research interests include the sociology of ageing, age discrimination, active ageing, and social exclusion

Ageing Population Ageing Survey Methodology and Data Analysis Social & Sociological Analysis Demography and Population Studies

George Kuchel, M.D., F.R.C.P.

Professor of Medicine, Travelers Chair in Geriatrics and Gerontology · University of Connecticut

Improving health and independence in older adults through multidisciplinary team science

Mobility and Frailty Voiding Issues and Urinary Incontinence Geroscience Geriatric Medicine Aging

Dr Ian Maidment

Reader, Pharmacy · Aston University

Dr Ian Maidment is an experienced researcher, manager and clinician with a broad research background.

Community Pharmacy Dementia Pharmacology Mental Health Medication Management for Older People

Melissa O'Connor, PhD

Associate Professor | M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing · Villanova University

Melissa O'Connor, PhD, MBA, RN, is an expert in home health care, geriatric nursing and transitions in care.

Geriatrics and Gerontology Applied Health Informatics Geriatric Nursing Geriatric Home Health Transitions in Care

Donna Thomson

Author, Caregiving Activist · McMaster University

Author and Leader in family caregiving - disability and aging Instructor, McMaster University Vice-Chair, Kids Brain Health Network

Health Care Navigation Family Caregiving Resilience Strategic Advocacy Teaching, Coaching

Dr. Holly Ramsey-Klawsnik

Researcher & Clinician · National Adult Protective Services Association

Dr. Holly Ramsey-Klawsnik is a sociologist researcher, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, and Licensed Certified Social Worker.

Public Policy Active Ageing Elder Abuse Human Rights Frailty

Dr. Goldie Nejat

Associate Professor · Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Toronto

Goldie Nejat, PhD, P.Eng. is the Founder and Director of the Autonomous Systems and Biomechatronics (ASBLab) Laboratory

Biomedical Engineering Advanced Manufacturing and Materials Engineering Applied Mechanics and Design Robotics, Mechatronics and Instrumentation Human Factors/Ergonomics

Walter Arlen

Professor Emeritus of Music · Loyola Marymount University

Musical Criticism Classical Music Composing