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Michelle Sconce Massaquoi University of Oregon Doctoral candidate, microbiology, Michelle Sconce Massaquoi is a doctoral student in the Institute of Molecular Biology under the mentorship of biology professor Karen Guillemin. Massaquoi’s research focuses on understanding the interactions between gut bacteria and the host, specifically how gut bacteria influence the development of the pancreas. For this work, she uses zebrafish to study how a bacteria-secreted protein found in select gut

Sally Napper International SOS, Control Risks Security Director Australasia Sally Napper is Security Director, Australasia at International SOS. She holds a Bachelor of International Studies (Hons) from Flinders University and is completing an Executive MBA through the Australian Graduate School of Management at the University of New South Wales.

Linsey Marr Virginia Tech Professor Linsey Marr is the Charles P. Lunsford Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering in Virginia Tech’s College of Engineering. Marr, who was recently awarded a Fulbright fellowship, is an expert in air quality and health whose research interests include characterizing the emissions, fate, and transport of air pollutants in order to provide the scientific basis for improving air quality and health. She also conducts

Kelvin Wu International SOS Senior Manager of Risk Management and Insurance Kelvin Wu is Risk and Insurance Manager at International SOS and Treasurer & Member of the Executive Committee of PARIMA, the Pan Asia Risk and Insurance Management Association. He holds a BSc in Economics and Finance from Singapore Management University and an Advanced Diploma in Insurance from the Chartered Insurance Institute. He also is an Associate in Risk

Peter Harbison CAPA – Centre for Aviation Executive Chairman Peter Harbison is the owner of aviation consultancy CAPA and holds a Master of Laws from McGill University in Canada.

Miranda Yaver miranda.yaver@yale.edu Yale University Lecturer in Political Science Dr. Yaver completed her PhD in Political Science at Columbia University with emphases in American Politics and Quantitative Methodology after a BA Political Science (Honors) at the University of California, Berkeley and graduate studies at the University of Virginia. She conducts research on American policy implementation, and the ways that Congress, courts, and agencies interact to shape law and policy

Priscila Conduta Elias priscila@harmonia.com.br Harmonia Corretora de Seguros S.A. President/ CEO Priscila Conduta Elias is President and CEO of Harmonia Brazil. With over 15 years of experience in the insurance industry across all lines of insurance, Priscila is responsible for the Reinsurance and Benefit operations in Brazil (PlurisRe). As main officer of Howden Harmonia, she is responsible for business and client relations, as well as for the quality of the

Seema Lakdawala University of Pittsburgh Assistant Professor Seema Lakdawala is an Assistant Professor in the Microbiology and Molecular Genetics Department at the University of Pittsburgh. The Lakdawala lab studies the molecular properties contributing to the epidemiological success of influenza A viruses to better predict future pandemics. There are two main areas of research in her lab 1) exploring the dynamics of influenza viral RNA assembly and 2) defining properties necessary for

Ana Carolina Lima Conduta Izzo Losco ana.losco@harmonia.com.br Harmonia Corretora de Seguros Domestic and International Benefit Director Ana Losco started her professional life as a dentist, running her own practice for nine years before joining Harmonia Corretora de Seguros in 2005. Now, as Domestic and International Benefit Director, Ana has been responsible for national and international corporate accounts and SME segment. Her decade of experience in the insurance industry and

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Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert @Drmom26 Rockland County, New York State, USA Commissioner of Health and Hospitals Dr. Ruppert is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center and a Distinguished Lecturer in Epidemiology and Community Medicine at New York Medical College. She began her career in a faculty medicine practice for St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, in Paterson, New Jersey, then in a private internal medicine practice

Jennifer Kraschnewski Pennsylvania State University Associate Professor, Medicine, Pediatrics and Public Health Sciences Dr. Jennifer Kraschnewski is an Associate Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics and Public Health Sciences who joined the faculty at the Penn State College of Medicine in July 2009. She completed her medical degree at the University of Wisconsin and her Internal Medicine Residency at Duke University Medical Center. Following completion of her medical training, she was

Mike Lean mike.lean@glasgow.ac.uk University of Glasgow Chair of Human Nutrition My research covers many aspects of Human Nutrition, encouraging molecular, clinical and public health. The main major focuses are on obesity/diabetes/cardiovascular risk, and on plant-food antioxidants; particularly new phenolics. Several important international bodies have reviewed parts of my research between 2000-2005. Importantly, in 2001 the Adult Training Programme III of NIH Cholesterol Education Program published its authoritative diagnostic definition

David Spencer das@lubs.leeds.ac.uk – http://labouringman.blogspot.fr/ University of Leeds Professor of Economics and Political Economy David Spencer, Professor of Economics and Political Economy at the University of Leeds, holds a PhD in Economics and a MA in Economics, both from the University of Leeds, as well as a BA (Hons) in Economics, CNAA. His general interests lie in the economics and political economy of work, employment relations/work studies, the history

David Prologo Emory University Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences Dr. Prologo is an academic interventional radiologist with a dual board certification in obesity medicine, working to help humans with pain or obesity (or both). Innovator of The Catching Point. Currently, he is assistant professor in the Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences, at the Emory University School of Medicine. Previously, he was an Assistant professor in the

David Bishai dbishai@jhsph.edu Johns Hopkins University Professor of Health Economics David Bishai has over 200 peer-reviewed papers in health economics. He begins his term as president of International Health Economics Association on January 1, 2018.

Sophie Medlin sophie@sophiedietitian.com King’s College London Lecturer in Nutrition and Dietetics Sophie Medlin is a Lecturer in Nutrition and Dietetics at King’s College London and a Freelance Dietitian. Sophie is an experienced clinical dietitian, having worked in the NHS for many years specialising in surgical gastroenterology and intestinal failure. Sophie moved from clinical dietetics to academia in 2014 and pursues research interests in colorectal and gastrointestinal disorders. Sophie maintains

Emmanuel Stamatakis University of Sydney Professor of Physical Activity, Lifestyle, and Population Health Emmanuel completed a PhD on physical activity and childhood obesity at the University of Bristol (UK). Between 2003 and 2014 he was based at University College London where he initially led the development and implementation of physical activity measures in large-scale nationwide epidemiological surveillance studies. He was subsequently awarded a Postgraduate Fellowship Award (2007) and a Career Development Fellowship (2011) by

Amanda Klekowski Von Koppenfels, Ph.D. a.k.von-koppenfels@kent.ac.uk University of Kent Senior Lecturer in Migration and Politics Director, MA in International Migration Director, Graduate Studies (Taught) Amanda Klekowski von Koppenfels received her PhD in Government and MA in Germany and European Studies from Georgetown University, Washington, DC and an AB from Harvard University. She has been Visiting Scholar at Harvard University’s Center for European Studies 2012-13 and Visiting Professor at the

Mark Cook mark.cook@towerswatson.com Willis Towers Watson – Global Services and Solutions Group Director, Global Services and Solutions Mark Cook is a Director in Willis Towers Watson’s Global Services and Solutions group based in London and advises on a range of international employee benefits issues. He is an international benefits expert and has worked at Willis Towers Watson for over 20 years. Mark leads Willis Towers Watson’s benefit financing group

Philippe Viénot BNP Paribas Risk Manager Philippe was trained as an aerospace engineer with a MBA. He worked 6 years with Astrium (EADS) as satellite architect and system’s engineer. In 1996, he joined Marsh France, managing the space practice for 6 years, before becoming deputy head of FINPRO. He was hired by AIG France in 2006 to manage the Financial Institutions and the Professional Liability lines, then he managed

James W. Reid MetLife Global Employee Benefits Executive Vice President James W. Reid is the Executive Vice President for MetLife’s Global Employee Benefits (GEB) business and is responsible for expanding MetLife’s employee benefits business in more than 40 countries, broadening relationships and fueling growth across the globe via partnerships with multinational corporations as well as through distribution relationships with financial institutions. Prior to this role, James led the U.S.

Onil Bhattacharyya onil.bhattacharyya@wchospital.ca University of Toronto Frigon-Blau Chair in Family Medicine Research, Women’s College Hospital Dr. Onil Bhattacharyya is a family physician and the Frigon-Blau Chair in Family Medicine Research at Women’s College Hospital. He is also an associate professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine and an assistant professor at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto. He received his medical degree

Sven Roelandt roelandt@geb.com GEB – Generali Employee Benefits Regional Manager WEMEA Sven Roelandt joined the Generali Employee Benefits Network as Area Manager for the Nordics and Benelux back in 2012. He is currently holding the position of Regional Manager with responsibility for the Brussels Regional Office team, which overlooks the WEMEA region. Sven holds a degree in mathematics and physics, but has been active in the field of Employee

Marc Reinhardt reinhardt@geb.com  GEB – Generali Employee Benefits Director – Sales & Distribution Marc has worked with Generali since 1991 in Germany, Italy, and the USA. While in Germany, Marc specialized in Tax and Labor Law as well as actuarial aspects of employee benefit plans for international companies based in Germany. His assignment in Trieste, Italy, focused on the technical aspects of multinational pooling & captive business in the

Vittorio Zaniboni zaniboni@geb.com GEB – Generali Employee Benefits Chief Technical Officer Vittorio Zaniboni has been working for Generali for almost 20 years. He started his career as a Junior Actuary in the Head Office of Generali in Trieste in 1996. He then joined GEB headquarters in Brussels in 1998 where he pursued a successful career as Actuary, Head of Reinsurance, Chief Actuary, and finally Chief Technical Officer as of

Kristin M. Sampson kristin_sampson@ajg.com Arthur J. Gallagher Area Vice President, Global HR Services Kristin Sampson has more than 20 years of experience managing global mobility programs to help clients through the process of relocation while staying in compliance and realizing maximum cost efficiencies. Prior to joining Gallagher in 2008, Kristin was responsible for developing and managing Bausch & Lomb’s international relocation and global mobility program and providing hands-on service