Speaker Four Columns

  •  Ann Aerts Head, Novartis Foundation, Switzerland
  •  Mahmut Ak Rector, Istanbul University, Turkey
  •  George Alberti Visiting Professor Kings College, United Kingdom
  •  Jutta Allmendinger President, WZB Berlin, Germany
  •  Ala Alwan former Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean, WHO, Switzerland
  •  Yukiya Amano Director General, International Atomic Energy Agency, Austria
  •  Marie Archambault Full Professor in the Department of Veterinary Pathology and Microbiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Montreal, Canada
  •  Rifat Atun Director, Global Health Systems Cluster, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, United States
  •  José Otávio Auler Jr. Dean, University of São Paulo Faculty of Medicine, Brazil
  •  Clare Bambra Professor of Public Health, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
  •  Christian Baron Vice-Dean of Research and Development, Faculty of Medicine, Université de Montréal, Canada
  •  Gaétan Barrette Minister of Health and Social Services - Quebec, Canada
  •  Werner Baumann CEO, Bayer, Germany
  •  Nancy Beauregard Associate professor, School of Industrial Relations, Université de Montréal, Canada
  •  Marcel A. Behr Director of the McGill International TB Centre and Microbiologist-in-Chief of the McGill University Health Centre, Canada
  •  Robin Bell Deputy Director of the Women’s Health Research Program, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  •  Arnaud Bernaert Head of Global Health and Healthcare, World Economic Forum, Switzerland
  •  Victoria Berquist Chair of the Australian Medical Students’ Association Junior doctor, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
  •  Alain Berset Federal Councillor and Head of the Federal Department of Home Affairs FDHA, Switzerland
  •  Elizabeth Blackburn Nobel Prize laureate (2009) / President, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, USA
  •  Carlos Blanco Director of the Division of Epidemiology, Services, and Prevention Research, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), United States
  •  Danielle Blouin Secretary, Committee on the Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS), Committee on the Accreditation of Continuing Medical Education (CACME), Canada
  •  Lord Paul Boateng Member of the House of Lords, UK
  •  Hélène Boisjoly Dean, Faculty of Medicine, University of Montreal, Canada
  •  Hélène Boisjoly Dean of Faculty of Medicine, Université de Montréal, Canada
  •  Erwin Böttinger CEO, Berlin Institute of Health, Germany
  •  Jo Ivey Boufford President, New York Academy of Medicine
  •  Henri Bounameaux Dean, Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva, Switzerland
  •  Kym Boycott Medical Geneticist, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), Professor of Pediatrics, University of Ottawa, Canada
  •  Christian Bréchot President, Institut Pasteur, France
  •  Alex Brown Leader, Aboriginal Research Unit, Australia
  •  Julie Bruneau Professor, Department of Family and Emergency Medicine, Université de Montréal, Canada
  •  Fabrice Brunet CEO of the Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM) and of the Centre hospitalier universitaire Sainte-Justine (CHU Sainte-Justine), Canada
  •  Agnès Buzyn Professor of Hematology at the University Pierre-and-Marie-Curie, Paris, France
  •  Carolyn Canfield Dept of Family Practice, University of British Columbia, Canada
  •  Ben Canny Head, School of Medicine, University of Tasmania, Australia
  •  Xuetao Cao President, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College, China
  •  Timothy Caulfield Trudeau Fellow and Professor, Faculty of Law and School of Public Health Research Director, Health Law Institute, University of Alberta, Canada
  •  Basile Chaix Research Director, Inserm, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France
  •  Chang-Chuan Chan Associate Dean, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
  •  Emmanuelle Charpentier Director, Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, Germany
  •  Omar Cherkaoui President of the International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA), Morocco
  •  Oleg Chestnov WHO Assistant Director-General, Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health, Switzerland
  •  Connie Clement Scientific Director, National Collaborating Center of Determinants of Health, Canada
  •  Éric A. Cohen Director of the Laboratory of Human Retrovirology, Montreal Clinical Research Institute, Canada
  •  Bahaüddin Çolakoglu Dean, Istanbul University, Faculty of Medicine, Turkey
  •  Awa Marie Coll-Seck Minister of Health, Senegal
  •  Francesca Colombo Head of Health Division, OECD, France
  •  Wilson M. Compton, M.D., M.P.E Deputy Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, United States
  •  Ashlee Cunsolo Canada Research Chair, Determinants of Healthy Communities Associate Professor, Community Health, Canada
  •  Yves Daccord Director-General, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Switzerland
  •  Katie Dain Executive Director, NCD Alliance, UK
  •  Frédéric Dardel President, Paris Descartes (Paris 5), Sorbonne Paris Cité, France
  •  Ivan Dedov President, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Russian Federation
  •  Manuel Delgado State Secretary for Health, Portugal
  •  Manfred Dietel Director, Institute of Pathology, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany
  •  Peter Dieter Président, Association of Medical Schools in WHO Europe (AMSE), Berlin, Allemagne
  •  Gregory Dore Head, Viral Hepatitis Clinical Research Program, Kirby Institute, UNSW Australia Infectious Diseases Physician, St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney, Australia
  •  Ruth Dreifuss Co-Chair, The United Nations Secretary-General's High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines, Switzerland
  •  Vincent Dumez Centre of Excellence on Partnership with the Patients and Public (CEPPP), Faculty of Medicine, Université de Montréal, Canada
  •  Victor Dzau President, Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences, USA
  •  Aled Edwards CEO of the Structural Genomics Consortium (SGC), Canada
  •  Pascale Ehrenfreund Chair of the Executive Board, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany
  •  Karl-Max Einhäupl CEO, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany
  •  Carissa F. Etienne Director, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), USA
  •  Mark Feinberg CEO, IAVI, USA
  •  Antoine Flahault Director, Institute of Global Health, Switzerland
  •  Pierre Fournier Dean, School of Public Health, Université de Montréal, Canada
  •  Christoph Franz Chairman, Roche, Germany
  •  Sarah Fraser Clinical psychologist and professor at the school of Psychoeducation at Université de Montréal, Canada
  •  Gérard Friedlander Dean, Faculty of Medicine, University of Paris Descartes, France
  •  Shunichi Fukuhara Dean, School of Public Health, Kyoto University, Japan
  •  Luiz Augusto Galvão Center for International Relations / Fiocruz, Brazil
  •  Detlev Ganten President, World Health Summit, Germany
  •  Laurie Garrett Senior Fellow for Global Health, Council on Foreign Relations, USA
  •  Lise Gauvin Full Professor Vice-Dean Research, School of Public Health, Université de Montréal, Researcher Associate Scientific Director for Population Health Research, Centre de recherche, Canada
  •  François Gemenne Executive Director of the interdisciplinary research program Politics of the Earth, France
  •  Roland Göhde Chairman of the Board, German Healthcare Partnership (GHP), Germany
  •  Marie-Eve Goyer Medical referent at national institute for public health of Quebec (INSPQ), ministry of health and social services of Québec and Quebec College of physicians (CMQ), Canada
  •  Stephen C. Groft Senior Advisor to the Director, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, NIH, United States
  •  Hermann Gröhe Federal Minister of Health, Germany
  •  Paul Gross Physician, Spectrum Health Vancouver Native Health Clinic Medical Director and Co-Founder, The Dudes Club: "A Brotherhood for Men's Health" Clinical Assistant Professor, Dept of Family Practice, UBC
  •  Jörg Hacker President, German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, Germany
  •  Sir Andrew Haines London School of Hygiene, Tropical Medicine, UK
  •  Steve Harvey Dean, Suliman S. Olayan School of Business, American University of Beirut Professor, Management, Lebanon
  •  Berhard Haufiku Minister of Health, Namibia
  •  Norbert Hauser Chair of the Board, The Global Fund, Switzerland
  •  Noel Hayman Clinical Director, Inala Indigenous Health Service, Australia
  •  Marie-Josée Hébert Vice-Rector of Research, Discovery, Creation and Innovation, Université de Montréal, Canada
  •  Karen Hill M.D., CCFP. Karennanoron (Ga-la-na-no-low), Canada
  •  Brian Hodges Executive Vice-President Education, University Health Network, Canada
  •  Peter J. Hotez President, Sabin Vaccine Institute, USA
  •  François Houllier Acting President, Université Sorbonne Paris Cité, France
  •  Chikwe Ihekweazu CEO, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Nigeria
  •  Wolfgang Ischinger Chairman, Munich Security Conference, Germany
  •  Ali Jafarian Chancellor, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran
  •  Dean Jamison Senior Fellow in Global Health Sciences, University of California, USA
  •  Stephen Jane Head of Central Clinical School, Monash University, Australia
  •  Ashish Jha Director, Harvard Global Health Institute, USA
  •  Didier Jutras-Aswad Addiction psychiatrist and researcher at the CHUM Research Centre , Canada
  •  Stefan Kaufmann Director, Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, Germany
  •  Geoffrey Kelley Minister responsible for Native Affairs - Quebec, Canada
  •  Yan Kestens Associate Professor at the Ecole de Sante Publique de l’Université de Montréal Researcher at the Research Center of the Montreal University Hospital, Canada
  •  Ilona Kickbusch Director, Global Health Program, Graduate Institute, Switzerland
  •  Alexandra King Internal Medicine Specialist, Lu’ma Medical Centre, Canada
  •  Malcolm King Health researcher, Simon Fraser University, Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, Canada
  •  Michael J. Klag Dean, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA
  •  Gary Kobinger Director of the Research Centre on Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine at Université Laval, Canada
  •  Eduardo Krieger Former President, Brazilian Academy of Sciences, Brazil
  •  Hon. Suresh Kumar Head, Government Relations US ad interim, Sanofi, USA
  •  Ambassador William Lacy Swing Director General, International Organization for Migration (IOM), Switzerland
  •  Chi-Wan Lai Taiwan Medical Accreditation Council, Taiwan
  •  Marie-France Langlet Patient partnership with the CHUSJ, Canada
  •  Heidi J. Larson Director, The Vaccine Confidence Project, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK
  •  Stefan Larsson Senior Partner and Managing Director, The Boston Consulting Group, Sweden
  •  Thomas P. Laur Global President, Connected Health Division, SAP, Germany
  •  Bertrand Levrat CEO, Geneva University Hospitals, Switzerland
  •  Paul Lewis Dean Faculty of Environmental Design and professor of urban planning, Université de Montréal, Canada
  •  Depei Liu Chinese Academy of Engineering; Co-Chair, InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) for Health, China
  •  Joanne Liu International President, Doctors without Borders, Switzerland
  •  Lai-Meng Looi Co-Chair, InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) for Health
  •  Luiz Loures Deputy Executive Director, UNAIDS, Switzerland
  •  Michael T. Lynskey Professor of Addictions at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London, United Kingdom
  •  Alex Mackenzie Pediatrician at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), Ottawa, Canada
  •  Ahmed Maherzi Head of Pediatrics and Neonatology at the Mongi Slim University Hospital, La Marsa, Tunisia
  •  Cleopa Mailu Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Health, Kenya
  •  Alain Marchand Director of the Research Team on Work and Mental Health (ERTSM), Université de Montréal, Canada
  •  David Margolis Professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Director, UNC HIV Cure Center Director, Program in Translational Clinical Research, IGHID, United States
  •  Claudine Mathieu-Thiébaud Director, National and International Affairs, the Geneva University Hospitals (HUG), Switzerland
  •  Peter Maurer President, International Committee of the Red Cross, Switzerland
  •  Ali Mehdi Fellow, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER), India
  •  Jean-Yves Mérindol President, University Sorbonne Paris Cité, France
  •  Toby Messier Medical student at the Université de Montréal, Canada
  •  Bente Mikkelsen Head, Global Coordination Mechanism on the Prevention and Control of NCDs, World Health Organization, Switzerland
  •  Ren Minghui WHO Assistant Director-General, HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases, Switzerland
  •  Lloyd B Minor Dean, School of Medicine, Stanford University, USA
  •  Christina Mitchell Dean, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
  •  Matshidiso Rebecca Moeti WHO Regional Director for Africa, Botswana
  •  Geneviève Moineau President and CEO of the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC), Canada
  •  Tarik Möröy President and Scientific Director, Montreal Clinical Research Institute, Canada
  •  Marie Munoz-Bertrand Physician consultant, Direction régionale de santé publique de Montréal Faculty of Medicine, Université de Montréal Volunteer physician and member of the Medical Review Panel for Doctors of the World, Canada
  •  David Nathan Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School Director of the Clinical Research Center and of the Diabetes Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, United States
  •  John Norcini President and CEO of the Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER®), United States
  •  José Martins Nunes President, Executive Board, Coimbra Academic Clinical Center CHUC-UC – Coimbra Health, Portugal
  •  Francis Omaswa Executive Director, African Centre for Global Health and Social Transformation, Uganda
  •  Babatunde Osotimehin Executive Director, United Nations Populatino Fund, USA
  •  Lord Jim O’Neill of Gatley Commercial Secretary to the Treasury, UK
  •  Claudel Pétrin-Desrosiers Medical student, Université de Montréal, Canada
  •  Jane Philpott Minister of Health, Canada
  •  Joy Phumaphi Executive Secretary, African Leaders Malaria Alliance, Botswana
  •  Ghislain Picard Chief of the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador, Canada
  •  Peter Piot Director, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK
  •  Vincent Poitout Professor of Medicine at Université de Montréal Director of Research at the Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM), Canada
  •  Julien Poitras Vice-dean to social accountability at the School of medicine of Université Laval, Canada
  •  Marie-Pascale Pomey Associate professor in the Department of Management, Evaluation and Policy in Healthcare at University of Montréal School of Public Health, Physician at INESSS, Canada
  •  Louise Potvin Professor at the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health, Université de Montreal, Canada
  •  Gordon Price Former Director of the City Program at Simon Fraser University (2005-16), Canada
  •  Axel Radlach Pries Dean, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany
  •  Serge Quérin Professor at the Department of Medicine at University of Montreal, Canada
  •  Elio Riboli Director of the School of Public Health, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
  •  Lucie Richard Director of the Institut de recherche en santé publique de l’Université de Montréal (IRSPUM), Canada
  •  Lisa Richardson Specialist in General Internal Medicine, Canada
  •  Peter Robinson Specialist in General Internal MedicineHead of the Computational Biology Group at the Institute for Medical Genetics, Universitätsklinikum Charité, Germany
  •  Ola Rosling CEO, Gapminder Foundation, Sweden
  •  Janet Rossant President and Scientific Director, Gairdner Foundation; Senior Scientist and Chief of Research Emeritus, Hospital for Sick Children, Canada
  •  Cécile Rousseau Professor of psychiatry at McGill University and scientific Director of the Research Institute on health and cultural diversity SHERPA, Canada
  •  John-Arne Røttingen interim CEO, Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), Norway
  •  Jim Sallis Distinguished Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health at University of California, San Diego, United States
  •  Luciano Saso Vice-Rector for European University Networks, Sapienza University, Italy
  •  Rajitha Senaratne Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine, Sri Lanka
  •  Nelson K. Sewankambo Principal, Makerere University, Uganda
  •  Jaqueline Shea CEO, Aeras, USA
  •  Michel Sidibé Executive Director, UNAIDS, Switzerland
  •  Evgeny Sidorenko Vice-President, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Russian Federation
  •  João Gabriel Silva Rector, University of Coimbra, Portugal
  •  Steve Singh President, Business Networks and Applications, SAP SE, USA
  •  Janet Smylie Research scientist in Indigenous health, St. Michael’s hospital, Centre for Urban Health Solutions (CUHS), Canada
  •  Anthony D. So Director, Center for a Livable Future, United States
  •  Paul Spiegel Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health, United States
  •  Elhadj As Sy Secretary General, The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Switzerland
  •  Amirhossein Takian Chair and Professor, Global Health and Public Policy, Ministry of Health and Medical Education, Iran
  •  Ahmad Tarakji President, Syrian American Medical Society, Syria
  •  Peter Taylor International Development Research Centre (IDRC) Associate Director, Think Tank Initiatives, Canada
  •  Leslee Thompson Chief Executive Officer, Health Standards Organization (HSO) and Accreditation, Canada
  •  Helle Thorning-Schmidt CEO, Save the Children, United Kingdom
  •  Leonel Valdivia President, World Federation of Academic Institutions for Global Health (WFAIGH)
  •  Frans van Houten CEO, Royal Philips, Netherlands
  •  Christian Voirol HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland, Haute Ecole Arc Santé, Neuchâtel (Switzerland) Associate professor, Department of Psychology and Department of Family Medici
  •  Steven A. Wartman President & CEO, Association of Academic Health Centers (AAHC), USA
  •  Florian Westphal Managing Director, Médecins Sans Frontières Germany
  •  Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul Vice-President, Friends of the Global Fund Europe, France
  •  Lothar H. Wieler President, Robert Koch Institute, Germany
  •  John Eu Li Wong Chief Executive, National University Health System Senior Vice President (Health Affairs), National University of Singapore, Singapore
  •  Gerard D. Wright Director, Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research (IIDR), professor at the Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
  •  Dazhu Yang Deputy Director General, International Atomic Energy Agency, Austria
  •  Khay Guan Yeoh Dean, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  •  Christine Zachary-Deom Chief, Canada
  •  Christina Zarowsky Director of the Department of Social & Preventive Medicine, Université de Montréal, Canada
  •  Philippe Zawieja Associate research fellow, MINES ParisTech, Centre for research on Risks and Crises, France
  •  Rolf M. Zinkernagel Nobel Prize laureate (1996), Switzerland
  •  Wenzhen Zuo Medical student, Université de Montréal, Canada