Dr. Fiona Aspinal

Research Fellow · York University

Fiona Aspinal is a research fellow at York University, United Kingdom

Social Policy Re-enablement Palliative Care Provision and Quality

Katherine Kortes-Miller

Assistant Professor, School of Social Work and Palliative Care Division Lead, Centre for Education and Research on Aging and Health (CERAH) · Lakehead University

An unconventional death educator and researcher with a passion for palliative care and improving end of life care for all

Gerontology Palliative Care End-Of-Life Care Interprofessional Education and Care LGBTQ

Carrie Heeter

Professor of Media and Information · Michigan State University

Carrie Heeter is an expert in meditation, cybermeditation, user experience design, and serious games.

Self-Regulation Meditation Research Online Learning User Experience Design Serious Games

David Maginley

Spiritual Care Practitioner · Nova Scotia Health Authority

Spiritual counsellor, four-time cancer survivor, near death experiencer, public speaker and author

Near-Death Experiences Cancer Care Psychosocial Oncology Spiritual Care Palliative Care

Tim Carey M.D., M.P.H.

Sarah Graham Kenan Professor of Medicine, Departments of Medicine and Social Medicine & Adjunct Professor, Department of Epidemiology · UNC at Chapel Hill

Professor Carey's research interests include clinical epidemiology access to care and health services

Preventative Medicine Internal Medicine Back Pain Epidemiology Social Medicine

Shirlee Sharkey

CEO · Saint Elizabeth

Health executive and social innovator

Home Care Home and Community Care Home Care Public Policy Healthcare and Seniors Healthcare Transformation

Sara Urowitz, MSW PhD

Director, Research & Innovation · Canadian Partnership Against Cancer

Cancer research and health policy expert, working to redefine cancer care in Canada

Cancer Research Research Funding Health Policy Hospital & Health Care Informatics

Lynn Kelly Devlin

Nurse Practitioner, Author, Speaker · Cancer Widow

Hospice / Palliative Care nurse practitioner and author speaks about coping with a loved ones end-of-life preparations

Hospice and Palliative Care End-Of-Life Preparations Alzheimers Disease Caring for the Caregiver How to Build Your Palliative Care Team

Professor Frances Bunn

Professor in Health and Complex Conditions · University of Hertfordshire

Her research relates to the health and wellbeing of older people with complex health and social care needs - such as dementia and frailty.

Wellbeing End-Of-Life Care Social Care Elderly Living Dementia

Morag Farquhar

Professor of Palliative Care Research · University of East Anglia

She works in the research field of supportive and palliative care for patients and informal carers living with life-limiting conditions.

Breathlessness Person-Centred Care Support Needs Health Research Informal Carers

Suzanne Smeltzer, EdD, RN

Professor; Director of the Office of Nursing Research | M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing · Villanova University

Dr. Smeltzer, EdD, RN, ANEF, FAAN is committed to improving care for individuals with disabilities.

Healthcare for the Disabled Disability Advocacy Nursing Research Healthcare for Vulnerable Populations Nursing Education

David Dadiomov, PharmD, BCPP

Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice | Clinical Coordinator | Whole Person Care Clinical Pharmacy Program · USC School of Pharmacy

David Dadiomov's clinical expertise, teaching, and research interests are in psychiatric and substance use disorders.

Psychoactive Substances Substance Use Disorders Psychiatric Disorders Pharmacy Practice Psychopharmacology

Terry Sullivan, PhD

Expert Advisor, Quality Initiatives · Canadian Partnership Against Cancer

Public policy expert, working to ensure quality cancer care and health services across Canada

Health Data Quality Health Indicators Public Health Healthcare Management

Deborah Stienstra

Professor · University of Manitoba

author, researcher, advocate, speaker on inclusion, accessibility, gender-based analysis, disability policy, and global development

Disability Rights Disability Access and Advocate Gender analysis Women International Development

Karra Bikson

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

Medical social worker with research focus on organizational change and diffusion of innovation.

Advocacy and Social Justice Organizational Change Hospice and Palliative Care Death and Dying Health Policy

Gary Elkins, Ph.D.

Professor, Psychology and Neuroscience · Baylor University

Dr. Gary Elkins' areas of specialization are clinical psychology, health psychology, and hypnotherapy.

Clinical Psychology Health Psychology Hypnotherapy Hypnotherapy for Hot Flashes Breast Cancer Survivors

Carolyn Thomas

Speaker, Blogger · Heart Sisters

Carolyn Thomas is an expert on women, heart disease, and the patient experience.

Women's Health Public Speaking Media Relations Patient Advocacy Patient Safety

James Stephens

Associate Professor, Health Policy and Community Health · Georgia Southern University

James Stephens analyzes healthcare laws and works to find new healthcare delivery models.

Community Relations Healthcare Finance Medical Staff Relations Leadership Development Strategic Planning & Business Policy

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

Kate Johnson

Chaplain · Queen's University

Kate Johnson is a believer in the value of interfaith dialogue and community-building to bring people together.

Interfaith Dialogue Community Building Community Outreach Nonprofits Higher Education