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Dra. María Eugenia Jiménez Corona

Deputy General Director of Epidemiology

Dra. María Eugenia Jiménez Corona serves as Deputy General Director of Epidemiology, Secretary of Health.

Vaccination
COVID-19
Organization Analysis
Fund Raising
Immunology
Vaccination Strategies
Epidemiology
Campaigns
Organization & Management
Coronavirus
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Dr. Stefania Maggi

Immediate Past President

Dr. Maggi is a Geriatrician and Epidemiologist with expertise in both areas of Clinical Geriatrics and Epidemiology of Aging.

Coronavirus
Research
Disease Prevention
Clinical Geriatrics
Epidemiology of Aging
Education
COVID-19
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Dr. Isabella Aboderin

Senior Research Scientist

Dr. Aboderin is also Head of the Program on Aging and Development (APHRC) & Associate Prof of Gerontology at the University of Southampton.

Older Adult Rights
Ageing Policy and Development
Social Determinants of Health in Old Age
Health Systems
Access to Health Care
Intergenerational Support
Family Relationships
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Michael Adams

Chief Executive Officer

CEO of SAGE, the world’s largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of LGBT older people

Program Strategy
Non-Profit Finance
Strategic Planning
Shaping Public Debate
Persuasive Writing
Board Relationships
Media Spokesperson
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Dr. César Misael Gómez Altamirano

Deputy Director of Coordination and Operation of CONAVA

Dr. César Misael Gómez Altamirano is Deputy Director of Coordination and Operation of CONAVA

Vaccination
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Prof. Keith Ambachtsheer

Director Emeritus

Prof. Ambachtsheer has consulted on the design, governance, and investment policies of retirement income systems since 1985.

Public Policy Analysis
Work
Pensions
Human Rights
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Prof. Ross Andrews

Chair

Prof. Andrews specializes in vaccine-preventable diseases and skin infections.

Vaccination
Skin Infections
Vaccine-preventable Diseases
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Prof. Kaarin Anstey

Professor, School of Psychology

Psychology and neuroscience expert exploring the epidemiology of cognition and dementia

Fostering Healthy Ageing
Older Drivers
Public Health and Health Services
Neurosciences
Psychology
Cognitive Sciences
Aged Health Care
Geriatrics and Gerontology
Developmental Psychology and Ageing
Mental Health
Health Promotion
Epidemiology
Cognitive Reserve
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Dr. Toni C. Antonucci

Associate Vice President for Research

Dr. Toni Antonucci is the associate vice president for research, social sciences and humanities at the University of Michigan.

Public Policy
Active Ageing
Elder Abuse
Human Rights
Frailty
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Dra. Celia Alpuche Aranda

Directora Ejecutiva del Centro de Investigación sobre Enfermedades Infecciosas (Executive Director)

Director of Research Center for Infectious Diseases at the National Institute of Public Health

Immunization
Infectious Diseases
Bacterial Pathogenesis
Epidemiological and Molecular Mechanisms
Vaccination
Transmittable Diseases
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Dr. Pat Armstrong

Professor

Dr. Armstrong's work focuses on the fields of social policy, of women, work and the health and social services.

Decent Work for All
Feminist Political Economy
Women and Work
Health Policy
Health Care
Long-Term Care
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Dr. Fiona Aspinal

Research Fellow

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

Social Policy
Re-enablement
Palliative Care Provision and Quality
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Liat Ayalon, Ph.D.

Professor

I am a clinical psychologist and a Professor at Bar Ilan University.

Combating Ageism
Formal and Informal Care for Older Adults
Mental Health
Health Policy Research
Mental Health Service Use and Clinical Outcomes in Older Adults
Ageism Discrimination
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Dr. Isabella Ballalai

President

Dr. Isabella Ballalai is President of the Brazilian Immunization Society

Special Patients Vaccination
Adult Vaccination
Pediatrics
Pediatric Vaccination
Vaccination
Adolescent Vaccination
Elderly Vaccination
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Prof. Maria Barcikowska

President

Professor Barcikowska's research addresses cognitive impairment among elderly populations, with a specific focus on Alzheimer's disease

Social Issues
Molecular Biology
Neurodenegerative Disease
Dementia
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Dr. Jane Barratt

Secretary General

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
Inequality
Human Rights
Care Continuum
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Prof. Antony Bayer

Professor of Geriatric Medicine

Professor of Geriatric Medicine in the Division of Population Medicine in the School of Medicine at Cardiff University

Frailty
Re-enablement
Cognitive impairment and dementia
Research Methods and Older People
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Dr. John Beard

Director of Ageing and Life Course

Dr John Beard, M.B.B.S., Ph.D., is Director of Ageing and Life Course with the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva

Fostering Healthy Ageing
Population Ageing
Epidemiology
Public Health and Ageing
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Prof. Marie Beaulieu

Professor, School of Social Work

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
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Dr. Lauren Beaupre

Professor in Physical Therapy

Professor in Physical Therapy with an adjunct appointment in the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Alberta

Population Health
Frailty
Cognitive Impairment
Re-enablement
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Dr. Sadie Bell, BSc, PhD

Research Fellow

Currently working on projects to explore vaccination programme delivery in the UK.

Older People's Health
Health Services Research
Health Care Policy
Health Inequalities
Disease Control
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Prof. Roberto Bernabei

Professor of Internal Medicine

Main research interests are in geriatric assessment, models of health services for elderly care, and geriatric pharmacoepidemiology

Geriatric Assessment
Models of Health Service for Older Adults
Pharmacoepidemiology
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Mr. Don M. Blandin

President and CEO

Don M. Blandin was appointed President and CEO of the Investor Protection Trust in June 2004

Pensions
Retirement
Public Policy
Coalitions
Elder Fraud and Financial Exploitation
Investor Education
Investor Protection
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Prof. Paolo Bonanni

Director of the Specialization School for MDs in Hygiene and Preventative Medicine

Professor Bonanni's scientific activity has covered the epidemiology and prevention of infectious diseases

Vaccination
Vaccination Strategies
Epidemiology
Infectious Diseases
Preventative Medicine
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Mr. Rodd Bond

Director

Mr. Rodd Bond is the Director of the Netwell Centre, and an architect by background.

Age Friendly Environments
Public Policy
Built Environment
Active Ageing
Education and Training
Urban Planning
Age-friendly Environments
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Mr. Mark Brandon, OAM.

Chief Policy and Regulatory Officer

Mark is an internationally recognised thought leader and expert on strategy,

Leadership Development
Management
Business Strategy
Policy
Quality and Education in Aged Care
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Ms. Donna Butts

Executive Director

Ms. Butts frequently speaks on intergenerational connections, grandparents raising grandchildren and policies effective across the lifespan.

Health and Ageing
Intergenerational Connections
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Prof. Andrew Byrnes

Professor of International Law and Human Rights

Andrew Byrnes joined the UNSW Law Faculty as Professor of International Law in May 2005

Combating Ageism
Law
Public Policy
Human Rights
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Dr. Carlos Alberto Cano Gutiérrez

Director del Instituto de Envejecimiento (Director of the Institute of Ageing)

Research Associate and Expert in Geriatric Care

Alzheimer's Disease
Geriatric Medicine
Geriatric and Long-Term Care
University Administation
Dementia Care
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Dr. Manuel Carrageta

President

Dr. Carrageta is President of the Portuguese Society of Geriatrics and Gerontology

Internal Medicine
Cardiology
Clinical Pharmacology
Geriatrics
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Dra. Verónica Carrión Falcón

Director of the Health Care Program for Children and Adolescents

Verónica Carrión Falcón is the Director of the Health Care Program for Children and Adolescents at CeNSIA.

Vaccination
Vaccination Strategies
Vaccinations
Epidemiology
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Mr. Howard Catton

Director, Nursing and Health Policy

Mr. Howard Catton is an experienced national policy adviser for workforce research and health policy.

National Policy Advising
Workforce Research
Social Policy
Industrial Relations
Health Policy
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Dr. David Cavan

Director of Policy and Programmes

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

Re-enablement
Diabetes
Diabetes Education
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Mr. Mathew Cherian

Director

Mathew has worked in the area of rural development with cooperatives, in association with the National Dairy Development Board

Elder Abuse
Human Rights
Ageing in Place
Home Care Public Policy
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Prof. Linda Clare

Professor of Clinical Psychology of Ageing and Dementia

Linda is known for pioneering the application of cognitive rehabilitation approaches for people with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease

Dementia
Prevention
Age-Related Disabilities
Improving Rehabilitation and Care
Re-enablement
Cognitive Rehabilitation
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Dr. Michele Conversano

President

Dr. Conversano is Director of the Department of Prevention and Director of the Public Health and Health Service of the ASL of TARANTO.

Vaccination
COVID-19
Hygiene and Hospice Technique
Vaccinations
Preventive Medicine
Public Health
Hygiene
Hygiene and Safety in Workplaces
Epidemiology
Coronavirus
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Dr. Robinson Cuadros

Geriatrician

Dr. Cuadros is a geriatrician in CAFAM Health Branch and President of the Colombian Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics.

Vaccination
Community Health
Public Policies
Human Rights
Gerictarics
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Dr. José-Luis Díaz-Ortega

Investigador - Departamento de Evaluación de Vacunas del Centro de Investigación Sobre Enfermedades Infecciosas (CISEI)

Medical Doctor Specializing in Epidemiology and Immunology

Vaccination
COVID-19
Measles
Immunology
Epidemiology
Infant Mortality
Coronavirus
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Dr. Patrick Dixon

Chairman

Patrick Dixon is an author and business consultant, often described as a futurist.

Connected Technologies
Retirement
Public Policy
Work
Active Ageing
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Mr. Grant A Donald

Creative Director

Design for an ageing population

Design guidelines and policy development
Landscape Design
Urban Design
Master Planning
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Mr. David Doyle

Head, Philips Home Monitoring

Head of Philips Lifeline Canada, Philips Lifeline

Smart Housing
Monitoring
Social Technologies in Ageing
Connected Technologies
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Prof. Trisha Dunning

Vice President

Professor Dunning's work focuses on diabetes and older people, palliative and end of life care, the needs of family carers and medicines

Diabetes
Palliative Care
End of Life Care
Caregivers
Health Education
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Dr. Mine Durusu-Tanriover

Professor of Internal Medicine

Author of more than 40 peer-reviewed articles, Dr. Durusu-Tanriover's research area mainly consists of acute care and adult vaccination

Vaccination
Quality Improvement
Acute Care
Adult Vaccination
Chronic Diseases
Internal Medicine
Vaccines 4 Life Program
Patient Safety
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Doug Earle, CFRE

President & CEO

With more than 30 years of professional fundraising experience, Doug Earle has worked with some of Canada’s leading health charities.

Diabetic Retinopathy
Ageing
Blindness
Vision Health
Vision Research
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Dr. Johannes Egerer

Patient Affairs

Dr. Egerer researches diabetes and diabetic retinopathy

Genetics
German Social System
Knowledge Management
Eye Diseases
Diabetes
Diabetic Retinopathy
Cell Biology
Accessibility of Medical Products
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Prof. Denise Eldemire-Shearer

Professor of Public Health and Ageing

Denise Eldemire-Shearer is Professor of Public Health and Ageing at the University of the West Indies.

Education and Training
Active Ageing
Lifelong Learning
Ageing in Place
Frailty
Public Policy
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Dr. Ruth Finkelstein

Associate Director

Dr. Ruth Finkelstein translates interdisciplinary scientific knowledge on aging and its societal implications into policy-focused practice.

Vaccination
Public Policy
Ageing in Place
Lifelong Learning
Active Ageing
Education and Training
Infectious Diseases
Age Friendly Environments
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Gary Finnegan

Editor

Experienced health journalist, editor and author with special interest in vaccination/vaccines

Newspapers
Media Relations
Journalism
Social Media
Strategic Communications
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Dr. Rory Fisher

Professor Emeritus, Department of Medicine

Dr Rory Fisher is a Professor Emeritus, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto

Frailty
Public Policy
Quality of Care
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Dr. E. David G. McIntosh

Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer

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

Vaccination
COVID-19
Pharmacology
Vaccines
Adult Vaccination
Coronavirus
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Dr. Javier Garau

Senior Consultant, Hospital Universitari Mutua de Terrassa, Barcelona Clinic Rotger, Palma de Mallorca

Dr. Javier Garau is a Senior Consultant at Hospital Universitari Mutua de Terrassa, Barcelona Clinic Rotger, Palma de Mallorca in Barcelona.

Vaccination
COVID-19
Primary Respiratory Pathogens
Epidemiology
Management of Community-Acquired Infection
Epidemiology and Antibiotic Resistance
Coronavirus
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Dr. Maria De Lourdes Garcia-Garcia

Deputy Director

Dr. Garcia-Garcia has been interested in research in infectious diseases particularly tuberculosis and vaccine preventable diseases

Vaccination
Adult Vaccination
Infectious Diseases
Influenza
Tuberculosis
Vaccines 4 Life Program
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Prof. Suzanne Garon

Professor

Ph. D. in Sociology (Frankfurt, Germany, 1992) is a full professor at the School of Social Work of the University of Sherbrooke

Age-friendly Environments
Social Work
Lifelong Learning
Gerontology Research
Community Development
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Gaëtan Gavazzi, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor

Prof. Gavazzi specializes in Geriatrics, Internal Medicine and Healthy Ageing.

Medical School Teaching
Infections in the Elderly
Prevention of Infection in Nursing Homes
Prevention of Cross Transmission of Infection
Ageing Vaccine Research
Frailty and Healthy Ageing
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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
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Dr. Jesús Felipe González Roldán

Director General of the National Center for Preventive Programs and Disease Control

Dr. Jesús Felipe Gónzalez Roldán serves as General Director at the National Center for Preventive Programs and Disease Control in Mexico.

Vaccination
Education for Health
Public Policies
Health Promotion
Zoonoses
Noncommunicable Diseases
Communicable Diseases
Addictions
Public Health
Administration in Health
Epidemiological Situations
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Prof. Sue Gordon

Professor, School of Health Sciences, Rehabilitation and Aged Care

Professor Gordon's clinical research and supervision is foccussed on the development of diagnostic and clinical pathways,

Clinical Sciences
Public Health and Health Services
Human Movement and Sports Science
Health and Support Services
Clinical Health
Public Health
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Emily A. Greenfield, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Social Work

Dr. Greenfield's research addresses how early life experiences matter for aging. She also studies age-friendly community change processes.

Ageing
Life Course Human Development
Social Services
Theory Development
Loneliness
Longevity
Social Inequality
Social Isolation
Family Studies
Evaluation
Social Relationships and Health
Aging
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Dr. Luis M. Gutierrez Robledo

Director General

Dr. Gutiérrez is a Mexican scholar trained in France in geriatric medicine and the biology of aging

Vaccination
Public Health
Health Policy
Geriatric Medicine
Adult Vaccination
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Prof. Dr Hans-Peter Hammes

Head of Endocrinlogy

Hans-Peter Hammes is internationally recognized as a preeminent figure in the treatment of diabetes and its complications

DR Barometer Program
Diabetic Retinopathy
Biochemistry
Diabetic Microangiopathy
Medical Retina
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Prof. Sarah Harper

Director and Professor of Gerontology

Sarah trained as an ethnographer and her early research focused on migration and the social implications of demographic change

Addressing Inequalities
Global Migration
Public Policy
Longevity
Global Population Ageing
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Prof. Nigel Harris

Director

Joining expertise and knowledge to enhance people’s lives

Rehabilitation Research
Technology for people living with Dementia
Physiological Measurement
Ambulatory Monitoring
Technology Transfer
Innovation Tools
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Dr. Steen Hasselbalch

Clinical Professor

Dr. Hasselbalch is a consultant neurologist at the Danish Dementia Research Centre, Rigshospitalet, at the University of Copenhagen.

Complex Intervention Strategies
Neurodegenerative Disease
Biomarkers
Psychiatric Diseases
Dementia Disorders
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Dr. Mauricio Hernández-Avila

General Director

A recognized leader in national and international research in environmental health, cancer epidemiology and public health policies.

Cancer Epidemiology
Public Health
Environmenal Health
Health Policy
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Dr. Sandra Hirst

Director

A career spent building capacity in the field of gerontological nursing and improving benchmarks in support of professional nursing practice

Gerontology
Seniors and Healthcare
Gerontological Nursing
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Prof. Jaco Hoffman

Senior Research Fellow

Jaco joined the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing in October 2006

Intergenerational Issues
Population Ageing
Public Policy
Hiv/Aids
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Ms. Rute Horta

Coordinator of Pharmacy Services Department

Rute Horta is a Pharmacy Services Manager at the American Pharmacists Association.

Vaccination
Immunization
Pharmaceuticals
Pharmacy Services
Diabetes
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Prof. Alan J. Sinclair

Director

Professor Alan Sinclair is an international expert in diabetes and clinical gerontology

DR Barometer Program
Re-enablement in Diabetes
Ageing frailty and sarcopaenia
Cognitive dysfunction and dementia in diabetes
Diabetes Mellitus
Clinical Gerontology
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Dr. José Ricardo Jáuregui

President

Dr. Jauregui's current goals are to develop research for geriatrics and gerontology in areas including ​​Sarcopenia and nutrition.

Vaccination
Preventative Medicine
Ageing Research
Geriatrics and Gerontology
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Dr. Stephen E. Judd

Chief Executive

Dr. Stephen E. Judd's studies contribute to dementia care, aged care design and the role of charities in contemporary Australian society.

Long-Term Care
Quality of Care
Public Policy
Social Technologies in Ageing
Frailty
Dementia
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Dr. Alexandre Kalache

President

Launched the WHO Active Ageing Policy Framework and the worldwide movement on Age-Friendly Cities among many other enduring initiatives

Public Health and Ageing
Epidemiology of Ageing
Ageing and Development Issues
Ageing Advocacy
Health Promotion
Active Ageing
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Dr. Andrzej Klimczuk

Member and Expert

Andrzej Klimczuk is an author of many scientific papers in the field of gerontology, labor economics, public management, and social policy.

Poland
Ethics
Social Innovation
Cultural Policy
Public Policy
Chronic Diseases
Geriatrics and Gerontology
Healthy Ageing
Labor Economics
Social Policy
Regional Policy
Technological Innovation
Central and Eastern Europe
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Prof. Martin Knapp

Professor of Social Policy

Professor Knapp's research focuses on dementia, mental health, autism, long-term social care, and often incorporates economic perspectives

Long Term Care
Dementia
Community Care Policy
Health Economics
Health Policy
Mental Health Economics
Social Services
Social Care
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Parvaiz A. Koul

Professor & Head, Internal & Pulmonary Medicine

Parvaiz does research in Infectious Diseases and Pulmonology

Coronavirus
Tuberculosis
Pulmonology
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Immunology of Infectious Diseases
Renal Tubular Acidosis
Emerging Infectious Diseases
COVID-19
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Dr. Mark S. Lachs

Director

Dr. Lachs is a Professor of Medicine and Co-Chief of the Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology at Weill Medical College.

Elder Abuse
Neglect
Adult Protective Services
Functional Ability
Ethics
Health Care Finance
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Prof. Nicola Lautenschlager

Academic, Psychiatry, The University of Melbourne

Expert on old age, conducting preventative clinical research on cognitive decline

Cognitive Reserve
Alzheimer's Disease
Dementia
Mental Health in Older Adults
Mild Cognitive Impairment
Prevention of Cognitive Decline
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Dr. Edward Leung

President

Chief of Service of Department of Medicine and Geriatrics of United Christian Hospital

Long Term Care
Stroke Care
Health Promotion
Geriatric Medicine
Gerontology
Healthy Ageing
Epidemiology
Osteoporosis
Incontinence
Public Policy in Old Age
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Frank R. Lin, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor

Dr. Lin’s epidemiologic research established the impact of hearing loss on the risk of cognitive decline, dementia & brain aging in elderly

Hearing Aids
Cognitive Decline
Epidemiology
Aging
Hearing Loss
Hearing
Hearing Impairment
Older Adults
Dementia
Brain Ageing
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Prof. Peter Lloyd-Sherlock

Professor of Social Policy and International Development

Peter Lloyd-Sherlock worked as the the External Research Coordinator for the UNRISD Project on Ageing, Development and Social Protection.

Public Policy
Alzheimer's
Cardiovascular Diseases
Human Rights
Active Ageing
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Prof. Ariela Lowenstein

Head, Social Gerontology Center for Research

Professor Lowenstein's research specializes in intergenerational family relations and caregiving

Carers and Caregiving
Intergenerational Family Relations
Elder's Quality of Life
Gerontological Education
Policy Development
Elder Abuse
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Dr. Andres Lozano

Professor

A graduate of the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Medicine in 1983, Dr. Lozano underwent Neurosurgical Training at McGill University

Neurosurgical Treatment of Movement Disorders
Micro-Electrode Recordings of the Human Brain
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Dr. Endre Ludwig

Medical Doctor

Medical Doctor at the Semmelweis Medical University and specializes in Internal Medicine, Clinical Pharmacology and Infectology

Vaccination
Pneumococcal Vaccines
Antimicrobials
Clinical Pharmacology
Adult Vaccination
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Prof. Raina MacIntyre

Head, School of Public Health and Community Medicine & Professor of Infectious Diseases Epidemiology

Prof. MacIntyre is an international expert in infectious diseases, vaccinology (especially for the elderly) and biosecurity.

Vaccination
COVID-19
Biosecurity
Epidemic Response and Emerging Infectious Diseases
Vaccinology
Personal Protective Equipment
Coronavirus
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Prof. Leocadio Rodriguez Mañas

Head of the Service of Geriatrics

Expertise in frailty(epidemiology, clinical, biological features), organizations of health care systems, diabetes, and vascular diseases

Physical exercise in older people
Frailty
Diabetes
Health Systems
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Prof., Dr. Mike Martin

Managing Director and Professor for Gerontopsychology and Gerontology

Dr. Mike Martin is professor for the Psychology of Aging and for Gerontology at University of Zurich.

Middle Adulthood
Social Development In Old Age
Cognitive Ageing
Resources and Skills in Everyday Life
Lifespan Development
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Prof. Suzanne Martin

Professor of Occupational Therapy

Professor Martin's research focus is on new and emerging technologies within Health and Social Care.

New and Emerging Technologies in Health and Social Care
Disabilities
Human Computer Interaction
Occupational Healthcare
Community Care Policy and Practice
Electronic Assistive Technologies
Ageing in Place
Supported Housing Options
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Dr. Anne Martin-Matthews

Professor, Ageing and Lifecourse

Anne Martin-Matthews' current research focuses on two areas of inquiry in the sociology of aging.

Public Policy
Work
Carers and Caregiving
Active Ageing
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Dr. Katherine McGilton

Senior Scientist

Dr. McGilton's research focus is in care of persons with cognitive impairment

Care of Persons with Cognitive Impairement
Intervantions and Models of Care Delivery
Re-enablement
Dementia Care
Long Term Care
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Dr. Tiziano Melchiorre

Secretary General

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
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Dr. Jorge Óscar García Méndez

Department of Postgraduate Studies and Continuing Medical Education

Dr. Jorge Óscar García Méndez works in the National Institute of Cancerology (INCan)

Vaccination
Internal Medicine
Infectology
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Dr. Graydon Meneilly

Professor and Head of Department of Medicine

His research and clinical interest for the last 30 years has been in the area of Diabetes and carbohydrate metabolism in the elderly

Diabetes
Carbohydrate Metabolism in Older Adults
Internal Medicine
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A/Prof. Reshma A. Merchant

Head of Division Geriatric Medicine, University Medicine Cluster

Head of Division, National University of Singapore

Long-Term Care
Cognitive Frailty
Long Term Care
Internal Medicine
Gerantology
Academic Administration
Sarcopenia
Successful Ageing in the Community
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Dr. Jean-Pierre Michel

Professor of Geriatric Medicine

Dr. Jean-Pierre Michel is a full Professor of Medicine at Geneva University Medical School and head of the geriatric ward

Vaccination
Adult Vaccination
Geriatric Medicine
Public Palliative Medicine
Vaccines 4 Life Program
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Dr. Alex Mihailidis

Associate Professor

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
Technology and Ageing
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Mr. Glenn Miller

Senior Associate

Glenn Miller is a Senior Associate at the Canadian Urban Institute.

Urban Planning
Education and Training
Active Ageing
Built Environment
Public Policy
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Mr. Craig Mokhiber

Chief, Development & Economic & Social Issues Branch (DESIB)

Craig Mokhiber is a human rights defender, activist, international lawyer, and specialist in human rights law, policy and methodology.

Addressing Inequalities
International Development
Humanitarian Affairs
United Nations
Social Issues
Economic Development
Leadership
Democracy Building
International Aid
International Law
Human Rights
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Dra. Ida Berenice Molina Aguilera

Head of Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI)

Dr. Ida Berenice Molina Aguilera is the Head of Honduras’ Extended Program for Immunization (EPI) program.

Vaccination Strategies
Vaccination
Infectious Disases
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Dr. Fernando Morales Martínez

Managing Director Academic Director Dept. Clinical Geriatrics and Gerontology UCR-HNGG

Dr Fernando Morales-Martinez has spent over 30 years initiating, fostering, and guiding the education of geriatric medicine in Costa Rica.

Geriatric Medicine
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Rintaro Mori

Regional Adviser for Population Ageing and Sustainable Development

Involved in research/aid-works in Madagascar, Bangladesh and Mongolia, as well as research in health systems & women’s & children’s health

Global Health
Health Policy
Population Ageing
Women's and Children's Health
Sustainability
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Dr. Laura Mosqueda

Chair, Department of Family Medicine

Laura Mosqueda, M.D., is a professor of Family Medicine and Geriatrics at the Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California.

Public Policy
Active Ageing
Elder Abuse
Human Rights
Frailty
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Prof. Elias Mossialos

Professor of Health Policy

Professor Mossialos's research interests are health systems and policy, with a specific focus on the impact of EU law on health care systems

Long Term Care
European Health Policy
Comparative Health Policy
Funding Health Care
Health Services Research
Pharmaceutical Policies
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Dr. Fernando Muñoz Porras

Head of Immunization Department

Dr. Fernando Munoz Porras currently serves as Chief of the Immunization Department of the Ministry of Health.

Coronavirus
Global Health
History of Health in Chile
Health Systems
Epidemiology of Ageing
Health Policies
Equity in Access to Health Services
Maternal and child health
COVID-19
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Dr. Medha Munshi

Associate Professor of Medicine

Director of the Joslin Geriatric Diabetes Program and an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Harvard Medical School

Geriatric Diabetes
Re-enablement
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Dr. Madeline Naegle

Director

Dr. Naegle is internationally known for program development, publications and implementation of policy in addiction and psychiatric nursing

Program Development
Implementation of Policy
Addiction
Psychiatric Nursing
Mental Health
Substance use
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Dr. Vivek Nangia

Director, Pulmonology, Medical Critical Care and Sleep Disorders

Dr Nangia is an Interventional Pulmonologist and Infectious Disease Specialist with training in Sleep and Critical Care Medicine.

Coronavirus
Adult Vaccination
Pulmonology
Sleep Medicine
Interventional Bronchoscopies
Infectious Diseases
Healthcare Management
Respiratory Medicine
Medical Thoracoscopy
Critical Care Medicine
COVID-19
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Dr. Margaret Neal

Director, Institute on Aging

Dr. Neal is Director of the Institute on Aging and Professor of Community Health at Portland State University.

Education and Training
Active Ageing
Lifelong Learning
Ageing in Place
Frailty
Public Policy
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Mr. Anthony Neal Graves

Vice President

Tony Neal-Graves is responsible for driving and developing solutions to support automation and control of industrial machinery and processes

Social Technologies in Ageing
Connected Technologies
Monitoring
Internet of Things
Research and Development
Natural Resources
Computer Engineering
Product Development
Product Marketing
Business Process
Strategy
Forecasting
Partnerships
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Dr. Goldie Nejat

Associate Professor

Goldie Nejat, PhD, P.Eng. is the Founder and Director of the Autonomous Systems and Biomechatronics (ASBLab) Laboratory

Biomedical Engineering
Advanced Manufacturing and Materials Engineering
Applied Mechanics and Design
Robotics, Mechatronics and Instrumentation
Human Factors/Ergonomics
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Mr. Lawrence Normie

Principal Consultant

Technology transfer and innovation management specialist

Ergonomics and Inclusive Design
Affective Neuroscience
Smart Orthotics
Brain Computer Interfaces
Internet of Things
Machine Learning
Robotics and Mechatronics
Wireless Sensor Networks
Connected Technologies
Social Technologies in Ageing
Monitoring
Smart Housing
Standardization
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Prof. Chris Nugent

Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Chris received a Bachelor of Engineering in Electronic Systems and DPhil in Biomedical Engineering both from the University of Ulster

Development and Evaluation Technologies
Assisted Living
Re-enablement
Technology Adoption Modelling
Health Innovation
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Prof. Åke Örtqvist

Research Team Lead | Infection Control and Prevention of Communicable Disease

Prof. Åke Örtqvist research is focused on infection control and prevention of communicable disease.

Coronavirus
Communicable Disease
Vaccination
Infection Prevention and Control
COVID-19
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Dr. Lale Ozisik

Associate Professor

Dr. Lale Ozisik is an expert in the area of general internal medicine.

Vaccination
Medicine
Internal Medicine
Medical Education
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José F. Parodi

Director of the Centre for Ageing Research

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
Public Health
Healthcare Management
Ageing
Health Policy
Frailty
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Dr. Lyn Phillipson

Associate Professor & Principle Research Fellow

Lyn is an award-winning public health academic involved in research and action to promote aged and dementia friendly communities

Public Health
Qualitative Methods
Ageing
Dementia
Vulnerability
Participatory Methods
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Dr. Ian Philp

Deputy Medical Director

Dr. Philp joined Heart of England NHS Foundation on 7 July as Deputy Medical Director for Older People

Vaccination
Person Centred Assessment
Health Policy
Quality of Life
Healthcare
Adult Vaccination
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Dra. Miriam Rozenek Pisterman

Engarda de Vacunas

Dra. Miriam Rozenek Pisterman is an infectious diseases and gerontology and geriatrics specialist.

Vaccination
Medicine
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
Ageing
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M. Cristina Polidori

Professor of Ageing Medicine and Geriatrics

Dr. Polidori is the head of the Ageing Clinical Research Unit of the Dpt II of Internal Medicine at the University Hospital of Cologne

Nutritional Cognitive Neuroscience
Healthy Ageing
Geriatrics and Gerontology
Ageing Medicine
Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment
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Dr. Eva Polverino

Secretary

Dr. Eva Polverino specializes in the area of pulmonary diseases.

Vaccination
Pulmonary Diseases
Medicine
Research
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Prof. Chris Poulos

Head of Research & Aged Care Clinical Services

Associate Professor Chris Poulos is the Foundation Hammond Chair of Positive Ageing and Care with the University of New South Wales

Rehabilitation Medicine
Health Policy
Aged Care Service Delivery
Arts and health
Restorative care and reablement
Dementia and carers of people with dementia
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Prof. Roman Prymula

Director

Dr. Prymula is involved in various research activities in preventive medicine, including clinical development of new vaccines

Vaccination
COVID-19
Infectious Diseases
Vaccines
Medical Microbiology
Public Health
Preventative Medicine
Hygiene and Epidemiology
Adult Vaccination
Coronavirus
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Anne Berit Rafoss

Project Coordinator - National Network of Age-friendly Communities

Anne Berit has been responsible for creating awareness of the age-friendly agenda in Norway.

Ageing
Age-Friendly Networks
Health Politics
Healthcare Sector
Elderly Care Stategies
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Dr. Hugo López Gatell Ramírez

Director of Innovation in Infectious Disease Surveillance and Control

Physician, specialist in Internal Medicine, and Master in Medical Sciences.

COVID-19
Internal Medicine
Epidemiology
Public Health
Coronavirus
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Dr. Holly Ramsey-Klawsnik

Researcher & Clinician

Dr. Holly Ramsey-Klawsnik is a sociologist researcher, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, and Licensed Certified Social Worker.

Public Policy
Active Ageing
Elder Abuse
Human Rights
Frailty
Research regarding social services assessment & intervention
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Dr. William Reichman

President and CEO

Dr. Reichman is a noted global authority on the delivery of mental health and dementia services in geriatric care and residential settings

Geriatrics
Maintaining Autonomy: the Brain Fitness Movement
Strategies for Remembering
Nutrition and the Aging Brain
Mental Health and Aging
The Interactive Impact of Fitness and Brain Health
Innovations in Long-Term Care
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Prof. Ian Robertson

Professor

Psychology and neuroscience expert theorizing the future of cognitive rehabilitation

Cognitive Reserve
Neuropsychology of Attention of Awareness
Cognitive Genomics of Attention
Neurorehabilitation
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Linda Robinson

Chief Executive

Linda has exceptional knowledge and understanding of the challenges and opportunities faced by our ageing population.

Psychology
Policy
Health
Social Care
Ageing
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Mr. Diego Rodriquez-Pinzon

Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

Diego Rodríguez-Pinzón is Co-Director of the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at American University Washington College of Law

Human Rights
Public Policy
Law
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Dr. Regina Roller-Wirnsberger

President

Professor of Geriatrics and Competency Based Curriculum Development at the Medical University of Graz in the Department of Internal Medicine

Vaccination
Internal Medicine
Geriatric Education
Ageing
Adult Vaccination
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Prof. Tine Rostgaard

Professor in Older People and Citizenship

Professor Rostgaard's research contributions have mainly been to the field of social care policies for children and older people

Social Care Policy
Care Practice
Quality of Care
Social Science
Welfare Policies
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Dr. Robert E. Roush

Professor and Director

Dr. Roush trains healthcare professionals about the role of age-related changes in making executive decisions about finances.

Education and Training
Active Ageing
Lifelong Learning
Ageing in Place
Frailty
Public Policy
Gerontology
Public Health and Ageing
Geriatrics
Medical Education
Elder Financial Abuse
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Olivier Rozaire

President

As President of URPS, Dr. Rozaire was asked by the Ministry of Health to implement a vaccination experiment by pharmacists.

Vaccines
Pharmacy
Regional Health
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Dr. Ignacio Federico Villaseñor Ruíz

Director General

Dr. Ignacio Federico Villaseñor Ruíz is the Director General of the National Center for Child and Adolescent Health (CeNSIA)

Public Health
Vaccination
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Scientia Prof. Perminder Sachdev

Co-Director of the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA)

Neuropsychiatry expert revolutionizing our understanding of the ageing brain, apropos of lifestyle choices

Cognitive Reserve
Psychiatry (incl. Psychotherapy)
Geriatrics and Gerontology
Neurosciences
Neurogenetics
Health Related to Ageing
Neurodegenerative Disorders Related to Ageing
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Dr. Joel Sadavoy

Head of Geriatric Psychiatry

Dr. Joel Sadavoy is a Professor of Psychiatry and inaugural holder of theSam and Judy Pencer Chair in Applied General Psychiatry.

Frailty
Geriatric Psychiatry
Carers and Caregiving
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Prof. David Salisbury

President, Governing Council

Trained as a paediatrician in Oxford and London, and is a visiting professor at Imperial College, London

Vaccination
Global Health Security
Poliomyelitis
Vaccines
Adult Vaccination
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Dr Nikolaos Scarmeas

Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology

Neurology expert theorizing the ageing brain and the variability of clinical response to AD pathology

Cognitive Reserve
Nutrition
Diet and Cognition
Lifestyle Social Intellectual Activities and Cognition - Dementia
Diet and Cognition - Dementia
Physical Activities Exercise and Cognition - Dementia
Mechanims Relating to Nutrition
Cognitive Reserve Factors with Cognition - Dementia
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Dr. Xenia Scheil-Adlung

UN Rep for Geneva

Dr. Xenia Scheil-Adlung is a UN Representative for Geneva / International Federation on Ageing

Decent Work for All
International Health Partnerships
Workforce shortages and other issues in the health and social sectors
Economic impacts of social protection
Social protection financing and coverage
Health and long-term care for older persons
Inequality
Medical impoverishment and poverty alleviation policies
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Dr. Holly Seale

Senior Lecturer

Dr. Seale has an interest in improving awareness and acceptance of immunisation amongst special at-risk groups

COVID-19
Applied Sociology, Program Evaluation and Social Impact Assessment
Public Health and Health Services
Epidemiology
Preventive Medicine
Infectious Diseases
Coronavirus
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Dr. Marla Shapiro

Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine | Preventive Medicine

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
Vaccine Hesitancy
Immunization
Menopause
Women's Health
Coronavirus
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Greg Shaw

Director of International and Corporate Relations

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
Policy Development
Quality of Care
Age-friendly Environments
Vision Health
Dementia Care
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Dr. Juan Carlos Silva

Regional Advisor on Visual and Hearing Care

Dr. Silva has been working as the eye care regional Adviser for Latin America and the Caribbean at the Pan American Health Organization

DR Barometer Program
Public Health
Eye Care
Macular Degeneration
Cataract Surgery
Eye Diseases
Glaucoma
Retinal Pigment Epithelium
Ear and Hearing Care
Eye Care Systems
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David Sinclair

Director

Particular interests in older consumers, adult vaccination, active ageing, financial services, & the role of technology in an ageing society

Ageing
Local Government
Stakeholder Engagement
Public Policy
Policy Analysis
Politics
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Dr. Samir K. Sinha

Director of Geriatrics

Dr. Samir Sinha is a passionate and respected advocate for the needs of older adults

Frailty
Public Policy
Quality of Care
Ageing in Place
Carers and Caregiving
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Vinny Smith

Chief Executive

Since joining in 2015 I’ve helped develop and launch a new brand identity, new website and a new strategy.

Corporate Social Responsibility
Cancer Research
Global Health
Meningitis
Vaccine Policy
Marketing Management
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Dr. Daniel Stamboulian

President

Dr. Stamboulian is the founder of the Pan-American Association of Infectious Diseases (API) and other non-profit organizations.

Infectious Diseases
Prevention and Management of Infectious Diseases
Vaccination
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Prof. Yaakov Stern

Professor of Neuropsychology

Neurology and psychology expert exploring the neural basis for cognitive aging and cognitive reserve

Alzheimer's Disease
Cognitive Reserve
Psychology
Neurology
Cognitive Neuroscience
Cognitive Ageing
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Professor Bruce A. Stevens

Wicking Chair of Ageing and Practical Theology, School of Theology

Founder of Canberra Clinical and Forensic Psychology in Canberra City

Forensic Psychology
Practical Theology
Clinical Psychology
Ageing
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Yat-Hung Tam

Honorary Clinical Assistant Professor

Dr. Tam's research includes vaccination strategies, infectious disease surveillance, epidemiology and training of public health specialists.

Vaccination
Epidemiological Investigation of Disease Outbreak
Infectious Diseases
Public Health
Communicable Disease Surveillance
Disease Control and Prevention Measures
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Jody Tate

Director of Research and Policy

Jody’s role at HPP includes policy initiatives over vaccination, atrial fibrillation, osteoporosis and BRCA-related breast cancer.

International Health
Global Health
Health Policy
Interntional Development
Healthcare
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Dr. Pamela B. Teaster

Dean of Research

Dr. Pamela Teaster professor in the Department of Human Development in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

Public Policy
Active Ageing
Elder Abuse
Human Rights
Frailty
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Dr. Louis Thériault

Vice-President, Public Policy

Dr. Thériault specializes in product development, economic analysis, health economics, international trade and investment.

Public Policy
Work
Pensions
Human Rights
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Prof. Allan Randrup Thomsen

Professor, Department of Immunology and Microbiology, University of Copenhagen

Prof. Allan Thomsen research is focused on immunology and microbiology.

Microbiology
Virology
Medicine
Immunology
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Dr. Anthea Tinker

Professor of Social Gerontology

Anthea Tinker's main areas of research interest are social policy and research ethics, specialising since 1974 in Gerontology.

Public Policy
Frailty
Home Care
Elder Abuse
Social Policy
Research Ethics
Gerontology
Geriatrics
Community Care Policy and Practice
Elder Care
Long Term Care
Dementia Care
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Prof. Antonio Torres

Full Professor of Medicine, Head of Respiratory Intensive Care Unit

Torres is Full Professor in Medicine at the University of Barcelona (UB) and Head of the Respiratory Intesive Care Unit at Hospital Clínic

Coronavirus
Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS-ALI)
Immunocompromised Patients
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Lung Infections
Respiratory Infections
Artificial Ventilation
Pneumonia
Bronchiectasis
Noninvasive Ventilation (NIV)
COVID-19
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Dr. Mary Ann Tsao

Chairman

Chairwoman & founding director of the Tsao Foundation, a regionally oriented non-profit foundation dedicated to aged care and ageing issues.

Home Care
Health and Ageing
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Prof. Hanne Tuntland

Professor / Associate Professor

Professor Tuntland is currently involved in two research projects investigating effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of reablement

Healthy Ageing
Rehabilitation
Re-enablement
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Dr. Prakash Tyagi

Executive Director of GRAVIS and Founder-Director of GRAVIS Hospital

In his academics, he has studied Internal Medicine, Geriatrics and International Public Health.

Reproductive Health
Disaster Risk Reduction
Geriatric Medicine
Medicine
Public Health
Medical Services
Older People's Health
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Dr. Serhat Unal

Chair of Department of Infectious Disease

Dr. Unal is the previous Dean of the School of Medicine and Chair of Department of Internal Medicine.

Vaccination
Infectious Diseases
HIV Infection
Hospital Infection Control
Adult Vaccination
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Dr. Palle Valentiner-Branth

Head of Vaccine-Preventable Disease Group

Dr. Palle Valentiner-Branth has extensive experience in the aras of vaccinology and infectious disease epidemiology.

Vaccination
Immunization Registries
Epidemiology
Infectious Disease
Vaccinology
Research Projects
Vaccine Uptake
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Prof. Michael Valenzuela

Associate Professor

Psychology, clinical medicine, and neuroscience expert, exploring how complex mental activity impacts dementia

Cognitive Reserve
Computerized Cognitive Training
Cognitive Decline
Human Skin-Derived Neural Precursors
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Dr. Ad van Berlo

R&D Manager

Ad van Berlo is both mechanical engineer (1980) and psychogerontologist (1997)

Applied Technologies
Smart Home Technology
Smart Living
Care Technology
E-Health
Telemedicine
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Dr. Ted van Essen

Chair of the Dutch Influenza Foundation

Dr. van Essen has co-authored over 60 articles in peer-reviewed journals, mainly on the subject of prevention.

Vaccination
Medical Research
Influenza
Disease Prevention and Control
Science Communication
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Dr. Enrique Vega García

Unit Chief for the Healthy Life Course

Dr. Vega is a specialist in geriatric medicine who has served as the Regional Advisor in Aging and Health at PAHO/WHO since January 2006.

Geriatrics and Gerontology
Vaccination
Adult Vaccination
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Dr. Lucie Vidovićová

Lecturer

Long-term research interests include the sociology of ageing, age discrimination, active ageing, and social exclusion

Ageing
Population Ageing
Survey Methodology and Data Analysis
Social & Sociological Analysis
Demography and Population Studies
Population-Based Studies
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Dr. Gunhild Waldemar

Professor of Clinical Neurology

Dr. Waldemar is a professor and chairman of the Danish Dementia Research Centre at the University of Copenhagen.

Alzheimer's Disease
Dementia
Neurology
Medicine
Medical Education
Neuroimaging
Clinical Research
Neuroscience
Public Health
Healthcare
Life Sciences
Clinical Trials
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Dr. Rosalie Wang

Assistant Professor of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy

Rosalie Wang is Assistant Professor of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy at the University of Toronto

Long Term Care
Rehabilitation robotics
Assistive Robotics for Dementia
Stroke Rehab
Occupational Therapy
Rehabilitation
Sub-acute/rehab and Community Care Settings
Continuum of Care for Older Adults
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Laura Tamblyn Watts

CEO

Nationally and internationally recognized expert on law and aging issues, with a specialty in law reform, policy, partnerships, and more.

Financial Literacy for Vulnerable Populations
Plain Language Tool Development
Legal Research
Elder Law
Mediation
Advocacy and Government Relations
Law and Aging
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Catherine Weil-Olivier

Professor

Professor Weil-Olivier is a member of several French paediatric groups, working in Vaccinology and Influenza.

Vaccines
Paediatrics
Influenza
Vaccine Preventable Diseases
Vaccinology
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Prof. Rudi Westendorp

Professor

Professor Westendorp conducts research, provides education and pursues societal innovations to advance the quality of life of older people

Gerontology Research
Geriatrics
Epidemiology of Ageing
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Dr. Debra Whitman

Chief Public Policy Officer

Dr. Debra Whitman is an authority on aging issues with extensive experience in policymaking, research and the political process.

Public Policy
Active Ageing
Elder Abuse
Retirement
Human Rights
Frailty
Aging
Elder financial exploitation
Financial security
Financial Services
Age-friendly banking
Employment Policy
Family Caregiving
Global aging
Health care financing
Health Policy
Long-term care policy
Long-term services and supports
Medicaid
Medicare
Prescription drug pricing
Prevention
Policy Analysis
Retirement Security
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Dr. Heather E. Whitson, MD, MHS

Professor

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
Sensory Health
Age-Related Changes in the Brain
Vision Health
Dementia
Physical Resilience in Late Life
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Dr. Bradley Willcox

Professor and Director of Research

Dr. Willcox is also an author of a NY Times best-selling book on healthy aging

Long Term Care
Geriatric Medicine
Internal Medicine
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Dr. Durhane Wong-Rieger

President & CEO

Durhane Wong-Rieger is a social psychologist, specializing in cross-cultural, community and applied social psychology.

Communications
Strategic Planning
Social Psychology
Community Development
Advocacy
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Prof. Jean Woo

Emeritus Professor of Medicine and Director, CUHK Jockey Club Institute of Ageing

Professor Woo's research interests include chronic diseases affecting elderly people, health services research, nutrition epidemiology

Geriatric Medicine
Public Health
Nutrition Epidemiology
Chronic diseases affecting elderly people
Health Services Research
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Ms. Christine Young

Director of Community Development

Christine is the Director Community Development at the City of Melville.

Age-friendly Environments
Urban Planning
Education and Training
Active Ageing
Built Environment
Public Policy
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Prof. Dr Focke Ziemssen

Ophthalmology Consultant

Dr. Zeimessen is an expert in pharmacovigilance and diabetic retinopathy

Medical Retina
Pharmacovigilance
Diabetic Retinopathy
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Dr. Sytse Zuidema

Professor of Elderly Care Medicine and Dementia

Prof Sytse Zuidema is Professor of Elderly Care Medicine and Dementia at University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG)

Geriatric Medicine
Dementia
Long-term Care and Community
Frailty
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