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

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

J. Donald Cohon, PhD

Distinguished Visiting Scholar - Infant & Early Childhood Development - School of Psychology · Fielding Graduate University

Designs community-based programs for disenfranchised groups

Community and organizational psychology Cross-cultural psychology Kinship Adaptation of refugee communities Intergenerational program design and 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

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

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

Julia Lee

Associate Professor of English · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Dr. Marla Shapiro

Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine | Preventive Medicine · University of Toronto

Dr. Shapiro was named a member of the Order of Canada, for contributions as a family physician and trusted source of health information.

Vaccination COVID-19 Community Health Family Medicine Epidemiology

Rebecca Tippett, Ph.D.

Director, Carolina Demography at the Carolina Population Center · UNC-Chapel Hill

Areas of expertise include population estimates & forecasts, postsecondary education, Census reapportionment & NC demographic trends.

Reapportionment Higher Education Population Estimates and Forecasts School Enrollment Projections Indicators of Economic Well-Being

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

José F. Parodi

Director of the Centre for Ageing Research · University of San Martín de Porres

Dr. Parodi served in various national & global committees for Health & Ageing and participated as an expert for international institutions

Mental Health Rural Ageing Healthy Ageing Infectious Diseases Epidemiology

Sheri Atwater

Professor · Loyola Marymount University

Department of Specialized Programs in Professional Psychology

Cognition Individual and Group Counseling Sessions Pedagogy Clinical Counseling Emotion

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

Robert O'Toole

President · National Eldercare Professionals Network

Eldercare in an Age of Scarcity: Who Will Care and Who Will Pay?

Navigating the Complex Health and Long-Term Care System Building an Elder Services Business Without Dependence On Billable Hours Uncovering Elder Financial Abuse and Taking Action Against the Perpetrators Developing Elder Care Support Programs Adding Services to Elders and Caregivers to Community Bank Marketing Programs

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

Cynthia M. Bulik, Ph.D.

Founding Director, UNC Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders · UNC at Chapel Hill

World-renowned expert on eating disorders and disordered eating. Led the largest genetic initiative in eating disorders ever undertaken

Eating Disorders Eating Disorders/Disordered Eating Abnormal Psychology

Jim Ketterson

Senior Director of Senior Living · Church Mutual Insurance Company, S.I.

Jim Ketterson can speak to risk management at senior living facilities, including approaches to safety and preventing falls for seniors.

Risk Management of Healthcare Facilities Risk Management Senior Living Centers Insurance Counseling Preventing Falls for Seniors

Carrie Liu Currier

Chair and Associate Professor, Political Science; Asian Studies · Texas Christian University

Carrie Liu Currier writes on Asian politics and relations, with emphasis on China and Taiwan.

North Korea-China Relations Feminist Theory International relations of East Asia Politics of China Global Political Economy

John Gormley

Talk Radio Host · Rawlco Radio

Talk Radio Host & Best-Selling Author

Saskatchewan Attitude Political Leadership and Democracy Media and Politics Media Strategy Democracy and Leadership