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

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

Laura Madokoro

Assistant Professor, History and Classical Studies · McGill University

Laura's research focuses on the history of race, refugees and religious and secular humanitarianism.

Refugee and Human Rights Issues Immigration Canadian History Archives Heritage

Dr. Alexandre Kalache

President · International Longevity Centre-Brazil

Launched the WHO Active Ageing Policy Framework and the worldwide movement on Age-Friendly Cities among many other enduring initiatives

Public Health and Ageing Epidemiology of Ageing Ageing and Development Issues Ageing Advocacy Health Promotion

Norbert Schmitz

Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Associate Member, Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health · Diabetes Canada

Dr Schmitz's research focuses on the role of lifestyle and psychological problems as risk factors for the development of type 2 diabetes.

Diabetes Epidemiology Biostatistics Measurement Methodology Outcome Assessment

Stacy Drury, MD

Remigio Gonzalez MD Endowed Professorship of Child Psychiatry, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Vice Chair of Research, Department of Pediatrics · Tulane University

Drury explores how early life adversity interacts with genetic and epigenetic factors to shape child health and neurodevelopmental outcomes.

Telomeres Health Disparities Pediatric Medicine Child Psychiatry Genetics

Mr. Lawrence Normie

Principal Consultant · Lawrence Normie Consulting

Technology transfer and innovation management specialist

Ergonomics and Inclusive Design Affective Neuroscience Smart Orthotics Brain Computer Interfaces Internet of Things

Martine Culty, PhD

Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences · USC School of Pharmacy

Martine Culty focuses on neonatal gonocytes, precursors of male germline stem cells; environmental chemical effects on testis development.

Gonocytes Endocrinology Stem Cells Differentiation Spermatogenesis

Jill Bronfman

Program Director of the Privacy and Technology Project at the Institute for Innovation Law and Adjunct Professor of Law in Data Privacy · UC Hastings College of the Law

Contacts: bronfmanj@uchastings.edu / 415-565-4758 / Office 112-200

Technology Law Innovation Law Data Privacy Data Security Intellectual Property Law

Mary Margaret Gleason, MD

Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Pediatrics, Director of Tulane Early Childhood Collaborative · Tulane University

Dr. Gleason is a pediatrician and child psychiatrist who specializes in early childhood mental health.

Early Childhood Mental Health Child Psychiatry Early Childhood Psychopharmacology Integrated Mental Health in Pediatrics

Paticia Fletcher

Chief Strategy Officer · ElderCare Buddy

Credentialed Gerontologist and Professional Certified Marketer

The Next Four Decades: the Older Population in the United States: 2010 to 2050 Communicating With Older Adults

Mark Holmes, PhD

Professor of Health Policy and Management and Director of Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research · UNC-Chapel Hill

A Professor in the UNC-CH Gillings School of Public Health, with interests in rural health, health policy and hospital finance.

Policy Implementation and Development Patient-Centered Outcome Research Workforce Hospital Finance Rural Health

Dr. Xenia Scheil-Adlung

UN Rep for Geneva · International Federation on Ageing

Dr. Xenia Scheil-Adlung is a UN Representative for Geneva / International Federation on Ageing

Decent Work for All International Health Partnerships Workforce shortages and other issues in the health and social sectors Economic impacts of social protection Social protection financing and coverage

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

Michael Yassa

Professor and Chancellor’s Fellow · UC Irvine

Michael Yassa is interested in how learning and memory mechanisms are altered in aging and neuropsychiatric disease.

Neurobiology and Behavior Aging and Alzheimer's Disease Memory and Disease Memory Neuropsychiatric Disorders

Rebecca Rebbe

Assistant Professor of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

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Child Protective Services child welfare practice linked administrative data Child Abuse and Neglect

Dr. Amy D'Aprix

Founder - Life Transitions by Dr. Amy · Life Transitions by Dr. Amy

Our vision is to change the way people think, talk and act when navigating life transitions, particularly in their last third of life.

Retirement Planning Seniors Elder Care Practical Strategies to Improve Your Caregiving Role Staying Healthy and Positive

Yvonne Troya

Clinical Professor of Law · UC Hastings College of the Law

Contacts: troyay@uchastings.edu / 415-581-8918 / Office 300-100

Aging and Elderly Healthcare Decision-Making Children and Families Medical-Legal Partnerships Vulnerable Populations

Jonathan Oberlander, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair of Social Medicine & Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management · UNC at Chapel Hill

Jonathan Oberlander is professor and chair of Social Medicine and professor of Health Policy & Management.

Political Science Social Medicine Health Care Policy Health Care Politics Healthcare Reform

Peter Lin

Director, Primary Care Initiatives · Diabetes Canada

Dr. Peter Lin lectures and speaks throughout the world and maintains two busy family practices in Toronto.

Diabetes Clinical Research Clinical Practice Diabetes and Dementia Cardiology