SPEAKERS

The speakers of 2017 summit

Jeff Cohn

Medical Director at Common Practice, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Jeff Cohn, MD, MHCM, is the Medical Director at Common Practice in Philadelphia, PA, USA. This company focuses on the conversations about serious illness and death that are too often avoided, or conducted ...

Don Dizon

Clinical Co-Director of Gynecologic Oncology at the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center

Don Dizon is a medical oncologist specializing in the care of women's cancers. He trained in medical oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) where he was also on the faculty in the ...

Marie-Madeleine Dolmans

Head of the Gynaecology Research Unit at Université Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

Marie-Madeleine Dolmans, MD, PhD, earned her medical degree from the Université Catholique de Louvain in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, in 2000, and her PhD degree on “Cryopreservation and transplantation ...

Woet L. Gianotten

International Society for Sexuality and Cancer and Centre for Physical Rehabilitation “De Trappenberg”, Huizen, Netherlands

Woet L. Gianotten, MD, started his professional career in tropical medicine, working in West and East Africa for more than 5 years. While training to become a gynaecologist, he became fascinated by ...

Joaquim Julià i Torras

Head of the Comprehensive Support Service and Palliative Care Department at Catalan Institute of Oncology, Barcelona, Spain

Joaquim Julià i Torras, MD, studied medicine at the Autonomous University of Barcelona from 1990 to 1996, and specialised in internal medicine in 2003. He was awarded a Master’s degree in palliative ...

Peter Kirkbride

Medical Director at Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust, Wirral, UK

Peter Kirkbride, MB, BS, trained in medicine at University College London, UK, receiving his MB, BS degree in 1980. Following this, he trained in general medicine and then clinical oncology in the UK. ...

Pauline Leonard

Consultant Medical Oncologist at the Whittington Hospital NHS Trust, London, UK

Pauline Leonard, MD, FRCP, is Consultant Medical Oncologist at the Whittington Hospital NHS Trust in London, UK. Dr Leonard graduated from St George’s Hospital Medical School, London, in 1992 and ...

Bertalan Meskó

The Medical Futurist, Budapest, Hungary

Bertalan Meskó, MD, PhD, is The Medical Futurist, who analyses how science-fiction technologies can become reality in medicine and healthcare.

 

Dr Meskó has more than 500 presentations ...

Brian Miller

Corporate keynote speaker, youth motivational speaker, and magician at Brian Miller Magic, Vernon, CT, USA

Brian Miller is a corporate keynote speaker, youth motivational speaker, and magician. His TEDx talk “How to Magically Connect With Anyone” has inspired  more than 2 million people worldwide to ...

Vivienne Parry

British writer and broadcaster

Vivienne Parry, OBE, is a British writer, broadcaster, and facilitator. A scientist by training, she is currently best known for her many programmes for BBC Radio 4 but also has a part-time role as ...

Barb Picciano

Manager of Healing Services at Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA

Barb Picciano, RN, BSN, HN-BC, is Manager of Healing Services in the Center for Ethics, Humanities, and Spiritual Care at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, OH, USA. Barb is a board-certified holistic ...

Steve Sarossy

Lead Trainer at BodyTalk, Farnham Common, UK

Steve Sarossy, BA (Hons), Dip W.D.A.D.A., is a Lead Trainer in Communication Skills at BodyTalk, a UK-based company that specialises in personal, practical training in communication skills. Steve has ...