Dr. David Cavan

Director of Policy and Programmes · International Diabetes Federation

Until 2014 Dr David Cavan was a Consultant Physician at the Bournemouth Diabetes and Endocrine Centre Bournemouth, UK

Re-enablement Diabetes Diabetes Education

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. 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

Rupert Bourne

Professor of Ophthalmology · Anglia Ruskin University

Rupert Bourne is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Cambridge University Hospitals and Director of Cambridge Eye Research Centre.

Glaucoma Treatments Glaucoma Ophthalmology Vision Health Eyes

Dr. Heather E. Whitson, MD, MHS

Professor · Duke University School of Medicine

She has particular interest and expertise related to the interface between age-related changes in sensory and cognitive health.

Population Health Alzheimers Ageing Age-Related Changes in the Eye Cognitive Health

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

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

Dr. David Chaney

Assistant Director for Local Impact · Diabetes UK

Expert in Diabetic Care, Chronic Illness, and Patient Education. Appointed as the Assistant Director for Local Impact at Diabetes UK.

Patient Education Diabetes Care Chronic Illness

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

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