James Ellison, M.D., MPH

The Swank Foundation Endowed Chair · ChristianaCare

Dr. James Ellison is a geriatric psychiatrist and one of the nation's foremost experts in dementia.

Psychopharmacology Geriatric Mood and Anxiety Disorders Geriatric Psychiatry Psychiatry Cognitive impairment and dementia

Steven Wisensale, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Human Development and Family Studies · University of Connecticut

Steven Wisensale, Ph.D., is an expert in sports and society as well as labor, gender,and race issues in professional sports.

Maternity Leave Family Leave Policy Social Welfare Policy Baseball

Jose Cibelli

Professor of Animal Science and of Physiology · Michigan State University

Pioneer on Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer - cloning in mammals and zebrafish

Cellular Reprogramming Stem Cells

Todd Fenton

Associate Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Forensic Anthropology Laboratory · Michigan State University

An expert in forensic anthropology.

skeletal trauma unidentified human remains Forensic Anthropology human identification

Sheku Kamara

Dean of Applied Research · Milwaukee School of Engineering

Sheku Kamara's is an expert in additive manufacturing (3D printing) systems, materials and processes; and design for additive manufacturing.

Technical Advisory Product Design Manufacturing Rapid Prototyping Product Development

Dawn Bowdish

Associate Professor, Pathology and Molecular Medicine · McMaster University

Understanding why changes in immunity that occur with age and how this predisposes us to infection and chronic inflammatory diseases.

Immunology Microbiome Immunosenescence Aging Immune System Pneumonia

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

Lawrence Levy

Vice President, Economic Development and Professional Studies; Executive Dean, National Center for Suburban Studies · Hofstra University

Dean Levy works close with Hofstra’s academic community to shape an innovative agenda for suburban study

Suburban Spaces and Development Suburbs Education Taxation Politics of the Suburbs

Gregory DeFreitas

Professor of Economics · Hofstra University

Prof. DeFreitas is an expert on labor studies.

Labor Economics Research Methods Urban Economics Microeconomics African Economic Development

Michal Sela-Amit

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

Dr. Sela-Amit specializes in child, youth and family social work.

Domestic Violence Children, Youth and Family

Michelle Lobchuk

Associate Professor · Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, College of Nursing, University of Manitoba

Empathic understanding of our partners in care - Family Carers in Canada

Empathy Perceptual understanding Video-feedback Caregiving Family Caregiving

Elaine Power

Associate Professor · School of Kinesiology & Health Studies, Queen's University

Teaches social determinants of health. Researches food insecurity. Advocates for basic income. Dreams of the day when food banks can close.

food insecurity food banks feeding the family family food practices Social Determinants of Health

Prof. Marie Beaulieu

Professor, School of Social Work · University of Sherbrooke

Marie Beulaieu is a professor at the department of social services of the faculty of letters and humanities of the Université de Sherbrooke.

Public Policy Active Ageing Elder Abuse Human Rights Frailty

Dr. Ilse Treurnicht

CEO · MaRS

This extraordinary CEO and Rhodes Scholar leads an organization dedicated to developing the next generation of Canadian growth companies

Venture Capital Management Advanced Technologies Emerging Technologies Entrepreneurship & Innovation Innovation & Economic Development

Rebecca L. Heise, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Undergraduate Program Director, Department of Biomedical Engineering | B.S. Chemical Engineering, B.S. Biomedical and Health Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University | Ph.D. Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh · VCU College of Engineering

Professor Heise studies pulmonary mechanotransduction, including lung injury and pulmonary regenerative medicine

Lung injury Pulmonary regenerative medicine Mechanobiology Tissue Engineering Smooth muscle cell signaling

M. Brent Donnellan

Chair, Department of Psychology · Michigan State University

An expert in personality traits, personality assessment, personality development, and research practices in the psychological sciences.

Relationships Personality Disorders Personalities Temperament

Greg Shaw

Director of International and Corporate Relations · International Federation on Ageing

Mr. Shaw represents the IFA at the United Nations, works closely with governments, and maintains the IFA’s elder abuse initiatives

Population Ageing Care Continuum Elder Abuse Prevention Healthy Ageing Program Implementation

Aaron Young

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering · Georgia Tech - COE

Aaron Young is an expert in powered orthotic and prosthetic control systems for persons with stroke, neurological injury or amputation.

Robotic Mobility Enhancement Myoelectric Control Biological Signal Processing Machine Learning Assistive Devices

Dr. Walter Wittich

Associate Professor · School of Optometry, University of Montreal

Dr. Walter Wittich's expertise focuses on the rehabilitation of older adults with combined vision and hearing loss.

Assistive Technologies Vision Rehabilitation Visual Neuroscience Optometry Audiology

Brian LaPointe, Ph.D.

Research Professor at FAU’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute · Florida Atlantic University

Brian Lapointe’s research interests include algal physiology and biochemistry, marine bioinvasions and marine conservation.

Marine Bioinvasions Coral Reef Ecology Algal Physiology Biochemistry Seagrass Ecology