Ignacio López-Goñi University of Navarra, Spain Professor of Microbiology Prof. Dr. Ignacio López-Goñi is Professor of Microbiology at the University of Navarra in Spain. He holds a PhD in Biology from the University of Navarra (1989). For several years he was a researcher at the National Institute of Agricultural Research (INIA) in the departments of Molecular and Cellular Biology of the University of California – Berkeley and Molecular Microbiology at Columbia University.

Duncan Sinclair Queen’s University, Ontario Professor of Health Services and Policy Research  

John E Hayes Pennsylvania State University Associate Professor of Food Science Psychophysics of taste and flavor perception; role of genetic variation on food preferences.

Timothy Callaghan timothy.h.callaghan@gmail.com Texas A&M University Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University Health Science Center Dr. Callaghan studies health policy and management, with expertise in health policy and politics, Medicaid, Medicaid expansion, health insurance and the Affordable Care Act.

Ellen W. Evans Cardiff Metropolitan University Junior Research Fellow Dr Ellen W Evans is a Junior Research Fellow at the ZERO2FIVE Food Industry Centre at Cardiff Metropolitan University. Ellen’s research interests relate to the impact of human cognition and behaviour upon food safety throughout the food supply chain from production through to consumer handling and the development of targeted interventions to reduce the risk of foodborne illness from food

John Nathaniel Aucott Johns Hopkins University Director of the Johns Hopkins Lyme Disease Research Center, Associate Professor of Medicine Dr. John Aucott is an associate professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. An internist and Lyme disease expert in the Division of Rheumatology, he is the director of the Johns Hopkins Lyme Disease Clinical Research Center. With more than 15 years of research experience on

Thomas Kochan MIT Sloan School of Management Professor of Management Professor, Work and Organization Studies Co-Director, MIT Sloan Institute for Work and Employment Research Thomas Kochan is the George Maverick Bunker Professor of Management, a Professor of Work and Employment Research and Engineering Systems, and the CoDirector of the MIT Sloan Institute for Work and Employment Research at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Kochan focuses on the need

Ruth Wilson Queen’s University, Ontario Professor of Family Medicine Roles: President, North American Region, of WONCA, Past Chair of the Canadian Medical Forum, Faculty Development Co-Site Lead Kingston/1000 Islands, Chair of the Institute for Safe Medication Practice of Canada. Education: MD Honours, University of Toronto, CCFP, FCFP Expertise: Family Medicine Obstetrics, Faculty Development Research Interests: Women’s health, Aboriginal health, Primary care reform Awards and Accomplishments: 2015 named as Member

Don Drummond University of York Stauffer-Dunning Fellow in Global Public Policy and Adjunct Professor at the School of Policy Studies Don Drummond is the Stauffer-Dunning Fellow in Global Public Policy and Adjunct Professor at the School of Policy Studies at Queen’s University. In 2011-12, he served as Chair for the Commission on the Reform of Ontario’s Public Services. Its final report, released in February 2012, contained nearly four hundred recommendations

Katrin Koll Prakoonwit kkoll@globiana.com Manager, contents development Globiana Katrin Koll Prakoonwit is a Product Development Lead at Globiana Inc. Spotting a good story is what Katrin enjoys most when creating web content on intercultural business communication. She started her career at one of the leading newspapers in Germany, where she experienced the buzz of the first launch of the paper’s web portal. Later she developed an award-winning HR portal

Simon Haeder simon.haeder@mail.wvu.edu West Virginia University Assistant Professor of Political Science Simon F. Haeder is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science in the John D. Rockefeller IV School of Policy & Politics at West Virginia University. His teaching and research interests include the public policymaking process, regulatory politics, lobbying and interest group politics, and healthcare policy. His most recent work has focused on such issues as

Jacqueline Carter Jacqueline.Carter@potentialproject.com Potential project International Partner & Director North America As an International Partner and the North American Director for Potential Project, Jacqueline helps leaders and organizations enhance performance, resilience and creativity through understanding and training the mind. She works with corporations including Cisco, Accenture, Marriott and Bank of America, to engage in a new way of working with greater focus, clarity and results. Jacqueline is co-author of

David M.C. Walker Queen’s University, Ontario Stauffer-Dunning Chair and Executive Director, Queen’s School of Policy Studies Dr. Walker is a Professor in the Departments of Emergency Medicine and Family Medicine in the School of Medicine, cross- appointed in the School of Policy Studies, at Queen’s University in Kingston. He was Director of the School of Medicine and Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at Queen’s and Chief Executive

Rasmus Hougaard Rasmus.Hougaard@potentialproject.com Potential project Founder & Managing Director Rasmus Hougaard is the Founder and Managing Director of Potential Project, a global leadership training, organizational development and research firm. They help leaders and organizations enhance performance, innovation and resilience through mindfulness and other practices grounded in neuroscience and research. They partner with forward thinking companies like Cisco, LEGO, Accenture, Microsoft and 500+ other global clients helping create people centric

Andrea Valacchi valacchi@geb.com Generali Employee Benefits Director of the EMEA Region Andrea Valacchi started working for Generali Trieste in 1988, and moved first to Generali France and then, in 1991, to Brussels, where he was promoted Assistant Manager of Generali European Services (GES). In 2003, he joined Generali Employee Benefits global headquarters as Area Manager, and then Regional Manager, supervising Western Europe, and the GEB Network expansion in Middle East

Antoine Parisi Twitter ParisiAntoine Europ Assistance Group Chief Executive Officer Antoine Parisi joined Europ Assistance on 9 September 2014 as Chief Executive Officer of the Europ Assistance Group. Antoine Parisi began his professional career in 1992 within the AXA Group, where he held various positions in the actuary field through to 1997. From 1997 to 2000, he held the post of Executive Deputy to the Head of Business Support US,

Morten Unneberg Insurope CEO Morten Unneberg is CEO of Insurope SCRL/CVBA and Head of the Insurope Network, which is one of the leading multinational pooling networks in the world with services in more than 85 countries. Morten has more than 25 years of experience with Employee Benefits, and has been involved in international operations for the last 15 years. Prior to joining Insurope in 2012, he was a Senior

Nathalie Devillier nathalie.devillier@grenoble-em.com Grenoble Graduate School of Business (Grenoble École de Management) Professor of Law Nathalie Devillier LL.D. is Associate Professor of Law at Grenoble Graduate School of Business (Grenoble Ecole de Management) since 2009. Doctor of Laws, she likes speaking into a microphone on France Culture with Christine Ockrent and in the radio programme Du grain à moudre or on LCI a TV channel to alert the public on

Chris Simpson Queen’s University, Ontario Professor of Medicine and Vice-Dean (Clinical), School of Medicine Chris Simpson was born in Moncton in 1967 and raised in Nackawic, a small pulp mill town of 1,000 people in western New Brunswick. Torn between pursuing a career in music or medicine, he obtained a BSc at the University of New Brunswick while playing saxophone with The Thomists, a 20-piece big swing band based in

Eugene Wu University of Richmond Professor of Biology and Biochemistry I study life at its borders. At the edge of our definition of life lies viruses, obligate parasites that invade cellular organisms to replicate. When a virus encounters a cell, it must recognize that cell through biomolecular interactions and then commandeer the cell to create copies of the virus’s proteins. Research in my laboratory focuses on those biomolecular interactions between

Wendy Liu wendy.liu@zurich.com Zurich Insurance Group Head of Global Employee Benefits Solutions Wendy Liu is the Head of Zurich Global Employee Benefits Solutions team, which works with multinational companies to implement appropriate financing solutions for the global employee benefit plans. Previous to this role, Wendy has held various positions with Zurich; most recently as the Global Partnership Director for Zurich Corporate Life and Pensions. In this role she was

Melissa J. Armstrong melissa.armstrong@neurology.ufl.edu University of Florida Assistant Professor, Neurology Dr. Armstrong is a neurologist who specializes in movement disorders and cognitive impairment, particularly Lewy body dementia. She also serves as an evidence-based medicine consultant on healthcare guidelines and investigates strategies relating to patient and carepartner engagement in clinical care, research, and guidelines.

Stephen Duckett Grattan Institute Director, Health Program Professor Stephen Duckett is Director of the Health Program at Grattan Institute and Emeritus Professor of Health Policy at La Trobe University. He has held top operational and policy leadership positions in health care in Australia and Canada, including as Secretary of what is now the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing. He has a reputation for creativity, evidence-based innovation and reform in

Ernestine Gheyoh Ndzi University of Hertfordshire Senior Lecturer and Cohort Tutor, Hertfordshire Law School Ernestine research area is company law and employment law. She has written a number of peer-reviewed journals on the challenges of regulating director’s remuneration and the impact of excessive director’s remuneration on the company and its workers. Ernestine also has interest in precarious work which she has written articles that look at excessive pay and

Marcel Petschek marcel.Petschek@albatros.de Albatros Insurance Broker / Lufthansa Group Head of Employee Benefits International Marcel Petschek is Head of Employee Benefits International at Albatros, the inhouse broker of the Lufthansa Group. Since 2017 he is together with his team responsible for international pooling, U.S. risk management, health insurance for expatriates, business travel insurance and insurance solutions for layover. Furthermore he is responsible for the Japanese desk at Albatros. Previously

Michael Hansen Michael.Hansen@swisslife.com Swiss Life Network CEO Michael has been with Swiss Life Network in Zurich and Copenhagen from 2002-2012, where he headed the Nordics followed by a Head of Sales EMEA responsibility. From 2013-2016 he was Head of International at Danica Pension, located in Copenhagen and Stockholm. Given Danica Pension’s position in different networks, Michael was for three years a member of the Board of Directors of Insurope.

Pieter Vancamp Muséum national d’histoire naturelle (MNHN) Post-doctorant Pieter Vancamp graduated as a biologist at the University of Leuven, and obtained his doctoral degree as a researcher at the research group of Comparative Endocrinology at the same university. Here, he was also involved in guiding practical sessions on stress and adaptive physiology, as well as animal structure and function. He currently works as a post-doctoral researcher at the Natural History