Sheryl Zimmerman

Mary Lily Kenan Flagler Bingham Distinguished Professor Associate Dean for Doctoral Education, School of Social Work · UNC at Chapel Hill

Expert in aging issues, elder care, assisted living

Aging Aging and Elderly Aging and Social Policy Social Gerontology Evaluation of Practice

Prof. Perminder Sachdev

Co-Director of the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) · UNSW Sydney

Neuropsychiatry expert revolutionizing our understanding of the ageing brain, apropos of lifestyle choices

Cognitive Reserve Psychiatry (incl. Psychotherapy) Geriatrics and Gerontology Neurosciences Neurogenetics

Tricia Jenkins

Associate Professor · Texas Christian University

Tricia Jenkins is an expert in digital media, international film festivals and how Hollywood and the CIA shape film and television.

Big Data and Media Television and Film Genres Hollywood and the CIA Russian Trolls International Film Festivals

Dr. Ruth Finkelstein

Associate Director · Columbia International Longevity Centre

Dr. Ruth Finkelstein translates interdisciplinary scientific knowledge on aging and its societal implications into policy-focused practice.

Vaccination Public Policy Ageing in Place Lifelong Learning Active Ageing

Dave Hubbard

Founder · America's Fitness Coach®

Entertaining and unforgettable presentations that inspire audiences to improve the quality of their life!

How to Better Manage Your Body

Diane Bunn

Lecturer in Health Sciences · University of East Anglia

Her expertise is in hydration among older people – and especially those in care homes.

Hydration in the Older People Population Hydration Health Sciences

Dr. Kevin McCormick

President · Huntington University

A champion for education, a humanitarian of distinction, an active volunteer and community builder, and a true global citizen.

Finland Canada Community Development Education Event Planning

Karra Bikson

Clinical Associate Professor of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Medical social worker with research focus on organizational change and diffusion of innovation.

Advocacy and Social Justice Organizational Change Hospice and Palliative Care Death and Dying Health Policy

Dr. Sandra Hirst

Director · Brenda Strafford Centre for Excellence in Gerontological Nursing

A career spent building capacity in the field of gerontological nursing and improving benchmarks in support of professional nursing practice

Gerontology Seniors and Healthcare Gerontological Nursing

Frank R. Lin, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor · Johns Hopkins University

Dr. Lin’s epidemiologic research established the impact of hearing loss on the risk of cognitive decline, dementia & brain aging in elderly

Hearing Aids Cognitive Decline Epidemiology Aging Hearing Loss

Prof. Alan J. Sinclair

Director · Foundation for Diabetes Research in Older People, Diabetes Frail Ltd

Professor Alan Sinclair is an international expert in diabetes and clinical gerontology

DR Barometer Program Re-enablement in Diabetes Ageing frailty and sarcopaenia Cognitive dysfunction and dementia in diabetes Diabetes Mellitus

Dr. Rory Fisher

Professor Emeritus, Department of Medicine · University of Toronto

Dr Rory Fisher is a Professor Emeritus, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto

Frailty Public Policy Quality of Care

Dr. Katherine McGilton

Senior Scientist · Toronto Rehabilitation Institute

Dr. McGilton's research focus is in care of persons with cognitive impairment

Care of Persons with Cognitive Impairement Intervantions and Models of Care Delivery Re-enablement Dementia Care Long Term Care

Dr. Robert E. Roush

Professor and Director · Texas Consortium for Geriatrics Education and Care

Dr. Roush trains healthcare professionals about the role of age-related changes in making executive decisions about finances.

Education and Training Active Ageing Lifelong Learning Ageing in Place Frailty

Dr. John Beard

Director of Ageing and Life Course · World Health Organization

Dr John Beard, M.B.B.S., Ph.D., is Director of Ageing and Life Course with the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva

Fostering Healthy Ageing Population Ageing Epidemiology Public Health and Ageing

Dr. Debra Whitman

Chief Public Policy Officer · AARP

Dr. Debra Whitman is an authority on aging issues with extensive experience in policymaking, research and the political process.

Public Policy Active Ageing Elder Abuse Retirement Human Rights

Dr. Jane Barratt

Secretary General · International Federation on Ageing

As Secretary General of the IFA Dr Barratt is an internationaly respected speaker on age related issues across the globe.

Fostering Healthy Ageing Healthy Ageing Public Policy and Advocacy Population Ageing Women's Rights

Dr. Luis M. Gutierrez Robledo

Director General · National Institute of Geriatrics, National Institute of Health

Dr. Gutiérrez is a Mexican scholar trained in France in geriatric medicine and the biology of aging

Vaccination Public Health Health Policy Geriatric Medicine Adult Vaccination

Dr. Anne Martin-Matthews

Professor, Ageing and Lifecourse · University British Columbia

Anne Martin-Matthews' current research focuses on two areas of inquiry in the sociology of aging.

Public Policy Work Carers and Caregiving Active Ageing

Joseph F. Coughlin

Director, MIT AgeLab · Massachusetts Institute of Technology

You're not getting older, you're getting better! MIT's AgeLab Director explains how changing demographics will impact business & government

Aging Social Innovation Gerontology New Technology Understanding the Impact of Place On Well-Being