Jan Hux

Chief Science Officer · Diabetes Canada

Providing scientific and strategic direction to Diabetes Canada.

Diabetes Public Health Epidemiology Internal Medicine Healthcare Communications

Dr. Tiziano Melchiorre

Secretary General · International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) Italy

Dr. Melchiorre is Secretary General of the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness Italian Branch – IAPB Italy.

Prevention of Blindness Low Vision Rehabilitation Institutional Lobbying Political Lobbying

Chris Foss

Professor of English · University of Mary Washington

Dr. Foss specializes in 19th-century British literature, with a secondary expertise in disability studies.

British Victorian Novel Oscar Wilde British Literature Since 1800 British Romantic Literature British Romantic Women Poets

Helen Louise Gillis

National President – Volunteer · Canadian Council of the Blind

She has served on the CCB at all levels including committees advocating for accessibility for blind/vision impaired Canadians.

Vision Healthcare Vision Health Blindness Nursing

Andrea Kwasnicki

Regional Director, Manitoba/Nunavut · Diabetes Canada

Andrea Kwasinski is Regional Director for Manitoba and Nunavut at the Diabetes Canada.

Volunteer Development Community Development Community Mobilization Event Planning Advocacy

Dr. Alex Mihailidis

Associate Professor · Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, University of Toronto

Dr Mihailidis has been conducting research in the field of pervasive computing and intelligent systems in health for the past 15 years,

Applied Technologies Intellegent Systems Pervasive Computing Re-enablement Rehabilitation Engineering

Ugo Mattei

Distinguished Professor of Law and Alfred and Hanna Fromm Chair in International and Comparative Law · UC Hastings College of the Law

Contacts: matteiu@uchastings.edu / 415-565-4646 / Office 623-200

Comparative Law Economics and the Law European Community Law African Law Anthropological and Ecological Approaches to Law

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

Donald Budenz, M.D., M.P.H.

Chairman of Ophthalmology · UNC at Chapel Hill

Donald L. Budenz, M.D., M.P.H., is a fellowship-trained glaucoma specialist and Chairman of Ophthalmology at UNC-CH

Medical practice management Epidemiology and international health in eye disease Eye Surgery Glaucoma Gene Therapy for Glaucoma

John McCulloch

Founder & Managing Director · Burloch Group Inc.

Engaging and knowledgeable speaker with deep expertise in biotechnology investment.

Biotechnology Pharmaceuticals Innovation Investment

Mitch Shapiro

Founder, President and CEO · Foundation for Sight & Sound

It's not only through determination that I have overcome challenges, but a vision of who I can become and how I can help others achieve!

Disability Means Ability Volunteerism Non-Profits and Community Development Entrepreneurship

Dr. E. David G. McIntosh

Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer · Imperial College

Dr E. David G. McIntosh is an Australian paediatrician, Vaccinologist and Infectious Disease Specialist.

Vaccination COVID-19 Pharmacology Vaccines Adult Vaccination