Professor Liz Grant

Professor Liz Grant MA, PhD, FRSE, FRCPE, MFPH

Keynote Speaker Liz Grant is an Assistant Principal of the University of Edinburgh, and a Professor of Global Health and Development. She is Director of the University’s Global Health Academy, responsible for developing and supporting global health partnerships and advocacy, and for translating global health research into action. Liz is a Co-Director of the Global […]

Nobhojit Roy

Nobhojit Roy PhD, MPH

Keynote Speaker Nobhojit Roy trained as a General and Trauma surgeon in Mumbai, India and the U.K. He also holds an MPH from John Hopkins University and a PhD from the Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm. His research interests are surgical outcomes and health systems delivering surgical healthcare in resource-poor settings. In his clinical career, Roy served […]

Nichola Rumsey

Professor Nichola Rumsey OBE, PhD

Keynote Speaker Nichola is Emeritus Professor of Appearance Psychology at the University of the West of England, Bristol, UK.  She founded the Centre for Appearance Research at UWE in 1992 and was its Co-Director until 2018.  Nichola has an international reputation for her research into the psychology of visible difference (disfigurement) and has published widely […]

Yvonne Wren

Associate Professor Yvonne Wren MEd, PhD, CertMRCSLT

Keynote Speaker Yvonne Wren is Associate Professor of Speech and Communication at the University of Bristol and Director of Bristol Speech and Language Therapy Research Unit in the UK. She is also Chief Investigator of the Cleft Collective Cohort Studies. This large national database containing genotype, phenotype, environmental, clinical, parent report and outcome data from […]

Justin Collins

Dr Justin Collins MBChB, MD, FRCS

Justin is a consultant robotic surgeon at UCLH and associate medical director at Cambridge Medical Robotics.  2014-2019 he worked as a Urologist and research coordinator at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden and in the last year of this he was also the medical director at ORSI academy. The largest robotic training centre in Europe. […]

Dr. Maria Asuncion Silvestre

Dr Maria Asuncion Silvestre completed advanced studies in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan and Wayne State University. Upon return, she joined the University of the Philippines College of Medicine Faculty and the Philippine General Hospital. She committed herself to pushing breastfeeding into the core of pediatric education and authored a chapter on […]

Prof Milliard Derbew

Professor Milliard Derbew

Professor Miliard Derbew, MD, FRCS, FCS-ECSA, FACS is a passionate medical educator, surgeon, and global health leader, dedicated to improving the capacity of medical and academic systems. He has nearly 30 years of experience in the health and education systems, having served as a medical doctor, hospital administrator and clinic owner, professor, dean, university vice […]