Featured Keynote Speakers
Pediatric Epilepsy Surgeon, Cornell
Dr. Hoffman is a board-certified neurosurgeon who specializes in pediatric neurosurgery as well as in adult and pediatric epilepsy surgery. She has completed fellowship training in pediatric neurosurgery with a focus on surgical epilepsy, and has performed extensive research on the molecular mechanisms of progression of brain tumors, specifically medulloblastoma. Her clinical research includes venous anomalies in craniosynostosis, early surgical treatment for Rasmussen’s encephalitis, minimally invasive methods of treating hydrocephalus and intracranial cysts, and the characteristics and safety of invasive monitoring for pediatric neurovascular disorders such as AVM.
Dr. Nussbaum is a board-certified internist and medical geneticist who holds a B.S. in Applied Mathematics from Harvard College and an M.D. from Harvard Medical School in the Harvard-MIT joint program in Health Sciences and Technology.
Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
Safely Applying Germicidal Ultraviolet Radiation for Airborne Disinfection
David H. Sliney holds a Ph.D. in biophysics and medical physics from the Institute of Ophthalmology of the University College (London, UK), an M.S. in physics and radiological health from Emory University (Atlanta, GA, USA) and a B.S. in physics in from Virginia Polytechnic Institute (Blacksburg, VA, USA). He worked for the US Army Medical Department for 42 years, serving as Program Manager, Laser/Optical Radiation Program
University of Edinburgh, Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences
Exploring novel neuronal pathways from the retina to the SCN using transgenic rat models and viral transfection systems
Our work aims to build a strong understanding of the fundamental mechanisms of neuropeptide release and the underlying effects of peptides on neuronal networks and behaviours using in vivo and in vitro approaches.
Karolinska Institute, Stockholm
My work is based on the belief that organisation and management can bring out the best and worst in people, and that the right organisation design is critical for effective healthcare. A theme underlying my work is how practical research can contribute both to better care for patients and to “healthy work organization”.
Building Stronger Team and Enhancing Patient Safety in Obstetrics Through In Situ Simulation
Dr. Morais is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and is a Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialist at McMaster University Medical Centre where her clinical activities include Maternal-Fetal Medicine clinics, Labour and Delivery, Prenatal Diagnosis, and Obstetric Ultrasound. Dr. Morais is the current Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program Director and she is an active participant in undergraduate and postgraduate education.