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Jamie Hartmann-Boyce University of Oxford Departmental Lecturer and Deputy Director of Evidence-Based Healthcare DPhil programme I work in the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, where I am involved in research and teaching, and serve as the deputy director of the part-time Evidence-Based Healthcare DPhil programme. My particular interests lie in evidence synthesis (both quantitative and qualitative) and the communication of complex information and data to inform policy and public action. I am

Sheena Cruickshank University of Manchester Professor in Biomedical Sciences Immunology is the science of the immune system, the body’s defence against infection. From birth to death, we are bombarded with potential infectious threats that are immune system must recognise and respond to by killing or containing the threat. Yet, the immune system can be harmful too to us too when it isn’t properly controlled as is seen in allergies

Daniel M Davis University of Manchester Professor of Immunology Daniel M Davis is a Professor of Immunology at the University of Manchester, UK. He helped pioneer the use of microscopy to show how immune cells communicate with each other and detect disease in other cells. He co-discovered the Natural Killer cell immune synapse and membrane nanotubes. He is also the author of ‘The Compatibility Gene’ and ‘The Beautiful Cure’,

Zhen Yan University of Virginia Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine Non-communicable diseases, such as cardiovascular, metabolic and neurodegenerative diseases and cancer, cause > 60% of the death in the USA and account for > 75% of health care costs. Regular exercise has profound health benefits and is the most powerful intervention in disease prevention and treatment. We employ the state-of-the-art molecular genetics and imaging technologies in a variety of animal

Wladislaw Rivkin Aston University Senior Lecturer in Work and Organisational Psychology Dr Wladislaw Rivkin is a Senior Lecturer in the Work and Organisational Psychology Department at Aston Business School. His research focuses on the interplay of stressors, leadership and other resources in predicting employees’ health well-being and performance in organisations, which has been published in high impact academic journals. Wladislaw works as a practitioner with businesses and organisations in

Marilyn J. Roossinck Pennsylvania State University Professor of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology Our focus in the Roossinck lab is on virus-plant and virus-fungus-plant interactions in virus evolution and ecology. We use Cucumber mosaic virus (CMV) as a model virus for experimental evolution studies, including generation and maintenance of quasispecies, rates of recombination, and polymerase fidelity. We are interested in how plants use viruses in adaptation to extreme environments. Fungal viruses

Jimmy Johansen jimmy.johansen@mercer.com Mercer Partner Jimmy Johansen is a Partner in Mercer’s Career and Global Benefit Management (GBM) business. He combines the role of Norway Lead for Career and GBM Account Director being the strategic benefit advisor for some of Mercer’s largest European clients. He has worked with Mercer since 2003 including 2 years in the Singapore office. During the last 10 years Jimmy has worked with Mercer Marsh Benefits’ GBM

Reto Heini reto.heini@zurich.com Zurich Employee Benefits Network Senior Corporate Relationship Manager – Member of Executive Staff Reto is a Senior Corporate Relationship Manager and a member of the Executive Staff of Zurich Global Employee Benefits Services, Zurich Insurance’s multinational pooling network. He looks after multinational companies in Continental Europe with regards to their employee benefit plans around the world (pooling, captive and alternative solutions). He joined Zurich from Swiss Life

Dr.rer.pol. Paul Wöhrmann paul.woehrmann@zurich.com Zurich Insurance Head of Captive Services EMEA, Asia Pacific and Latin America Dr.rer.pol. Paul Wöhrmann has spent his entire career at Zurich Insurance Company where he currently is the Head of Captive Services for a geographical area spanning Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA), Asia – Pacific and Latin America. As such, he leads Zurich’s involvement in the captive market as well as the integration of life

Samir Chatterjee Claremont Graduate University Professor of Technology Design & Management Samir Chatterjee is the Fletcher Jones Chair of Technology Design & Management at CGU’s Center for Information Systems & Technology (CISAT). He is also considered a leading technology designer and strategist for 21st-century health care. His entry into health care field has been via Telemedicine. Today he leads the emerging field of Persuasive Technology, a stimulating interdisciplinary research field

Michael L. Millenson Northwestern University Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine After a career in journalism that included three Pulitzer Prize nominations, I turned to research and consulting. Following the publication of a landmark book in 1997, “Demanding Medical Excellence: Doctors and Accountability in the Information Age” (University of Chicago Press), I have written extensively in the lay and peer-reviewed literature about quality of care, patient safety

Andrew Boyd University of Illinois at Chicago Assistant Professor, Biomedical and Health Information Sciences Dr. Andrew D. Boyd is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical and Health Information Sciences. For his contribution to the field of Health Informatics, he was awarded 2015 UIC Researcher of the Year in Clinical Sciences, Rising Star. He has over 30 publications (with over 1500 citations). He has been a PI, Co-PI, Co-I

Nick Haslam University of Melbourne Professor of Psychology Nick is a social psychologist whose interests include prejudice, psychiatric classification and refugee mental health. His books include Psychology in the Bathroom, Introduction to Personality and Intelligence, Yearning to Breathe Free: Seeking Asylum in Australia, and Introduction to the Taxometric Method.

Theresa Simpkin Anglia Ruskin University Visiting Fellow Terri is currently a Visiting Fellow at the Lord Ashcroft International Business School. Terri is also the Higher and Further Education Principal at CNet Training and works with partners in the Data Centre sector on a suite of research initiatives investigating workforce issues. These include skill and labour shortages and gender issues. Work currently underway will add a different perspective to the

Amina Aitsi-Selmi University College London, UCL Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, Epidemiology and Public Health Department Dr Amina Aitsi-Selmi studied Medicine and Social Anthropology at the University of Cambridge, during which time she spent some time exploring the Cuban public health system and reported this in the journal Public Health. She is a public health doctor and academic specialising in health inequalities, and has also worked in Sudan (on a humanitarian

Nicholas Fitzkee Mississippi State University Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry Dr. Nicholas Fitzkee is an associate professor in the Department of Chemistry at Mississippi State University. He earned his Ph.D. in Biophysics from Johns Hopkins University with Dr. George Rose, and he completed a postdoc at the National Institutes of Health with Dr. Ad Bax. Dr. Fitzkee is broadly interested in using NMR spectroscopy to study the

Inge Vanderreken inge.vanderreken@allenovery.com Allen & Overy belgium Partner Inge specialises in the full range of law involving employment, employee benefits and incentives. Being an active member of Allen & Overy’s Global Employment & Benefits Group, she regularly advises on multi-jurisdictional employment matters. A strong focus of her work is the advice on matters in relation with restructurings, outsourcings and HR-compliance with whistleblowing currently being a key topic. She has

Markulf Behrendt markulf.behrendt@allenovery.com Allen & Overy Hamburg, Germany Partner, Global Head of Employment & Benefits Markulf’s combination of extensive experience in employment law, regular advice to leading B2C companies on complex proceedings, and his lecturing and speaking engagements on human resources issues, keep him at the cutting edge of his field. He holds several key management roles such as Global Head of Employment & Benefits and Co-head of the

Camille Wattrelos camille.wattrelos@allenovery.com Allen & Overy France Employment & Benefits Associate Camille Wattrelos is an associate in the Paris employment law department. She advises French and foreign companies on labour, employment and social security law issues, including employee representative bodies, working time, international mobility and savings schemes. She also provides assistance to clients in relation to restructurings as well as on litigation matters. Having studied law in Paris and

Claire Toumieux claire.toumieux@allenovery.com Allen & Overy France Employment & Benefits Partner Claire Toumieux heads the Paris employment law department. She advises businesses seeking to define, implement and/or improve their human resource management strategies. She has built up a strong reputation in assisting corporate groups, both listed and unlisted, and investment funds through strategic operations such as mergers and acquisitions, collective bargaining agreements and reorganisations. She also represents them both

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Ricardo Almeida MAXIS GBN Head of Distribution As Head of Distribution, Ricardo Almeida is responsible for the development, enhancement and execution of MAXIS GBN strategy globally. His team works with our strategic partners to develop employee benefit solutions for multinational clients across the globe. Ricardo has worked in the employee benefits industry since 1999. He has been with MAXIS GBN since 2016 as its Americas distribution leader, where he

Melanie Liedtke melanie.liedtke1@allianz.com Allianz Global Benefits Senior Marketing & Communication Manager Melanie Liedtke joined the Allianz International Employee Benefits Network in November 2007. She is Senior Marketing & Communication Manager within the Market Management department of Allianz Global Benefits. Her areas of responsibility include external and internal communication, international conference organization, marketing material development and advertising. Before joining the company, she worked as a press spokesperson at Allianz Lebensversicherungs-AG,

Matt Frost matt_frost@ajg.com Arthur J. Gallagher & Co Business Development Director of Communications for the Employee Engagement and Communications team Matt Frost is the Business Development Director of Communications for the Employee Engagement and Communications team at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Matt’s primary role is helping clients identify their employee communication needs and develop tailored strategies that will engage employees and support business results. Based in the UK, Matt

Theo Lutgendorff theo.lutgendorff@sprenkelsenverschuren.nl Sprenkels & Verschuren Partner Theo Lutgendorff, MBA, is a partner at Sprenkels & Verschuren, a privately held and independent actuarial, pensions, and investment consulting firm headquartered in Amsterdam. The firm is a member in the Abelica network of actuaries and consultants. Theo has over 25 years of experience in Dutch pensions and in global benefits. His previous roles include managing consultant at Aon Consulting Netherlands, principal

Paula Caligiuri pcaligiuri@gmail.com  Northeastern University Professor of International Business As a Distinguished Professor of International Business at Northeastern University, Paula Caligiuri directs the CALL Program, a corporate-sponsored international volunteerism program in partnership with the National Peace Corps Association. Paula has authored or co-authored several award- winning articles and books in the area of expatriate management, global leadership development, and cultural agility, including Cultural Agility: Building a Pipeline of Successful

Guy Abbiss guy.abbiss@abbisscadres.com  Abbiss Cadres LLP – Founding Partners of the CELIA Alliance Managing Partner Guy is the Managing Partner of Abbiss Cadres LLP and one of the founding Partners of the CELIA Alliance. After a decade of experience leading UK and international employment and employee incentives practices in UK and international law firms based in the City of London, Guy founded Abbiss Cadres in 2008. His expertise is