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Boston, MA - June 25 to 27, 2025

Boston, MA - June 25 to 27, 2025

24Oct

Linda Clemons

Linda Clemons

Body Language Expert and CEO of Sisterpreneur®

Linda Clemons is an award-winning Sales and Body Language Expert, or nonverbal communication  expert, with over four decades of experience in coaching entrepreneurs, professionals, celebrities, and  politicians.  

Her international coaching and speaking career has seen her uplift thousands of people, while sharing a  stage with the likes of President Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Steve Wozniak, and Dr. Condoleezza Rice. Ms.  Clemons has been decorated with awards and recognitions that include National Entrepreneur of the  Year by Office Depot, the Top Mentor award by Women of Wealth, a listing in the United States  Congressional Records for Community Work, and by President Obama for Community Work.  

She is currently the CEO of Sisterpreneur® Inc, which educates and empowers female entrepreneurs.

Linda Clemons

Linda ClemonsBody Language Expert and CEO of Sisterpreneur®Linda Clemons is…

24Oct

Robert Satcher, Jr., M.D., Ph.D.

Robert Satcher, Jr., M.D., Ph.D.

Astronaut and Surgical Oncologist 

Dr. Robert Satcher is recognized for his varied career interests and notable successes, from his training  as a chemical engineer, to his practice as an orthopaedic surgeon in oncology, and service as a mission  specialist astronaut and first orthopaedic surgeon astronaut for NASA. 

Dr. Satcher flew on the Space Shuttle Atlantis, STS-129, in November 2009, during which he performed  two spacewalks totaling over 12 hours of extravehicular activity. Dr. Satcher’s research has focused on  understanding how cancer spreads to the skeleton, with a focus on discovering new curative treatment  options using cellular, molecular, and personalized medicine strategies.  

He has over 100 peer reviewed publications, and has received research grants from DOD and NIH, and  serves on grant review panels for NCI.

Linda Clemons

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24Oct

Drew Weismann, M.D., Ph.D.

Drew Weismann, M.D., Ph.D.

2023 Nobel Prize Physiology or Medicine for their discoveries concerning nucleoside base  modifications that enabled the development of effective mRNA vaccines against COVID-19. 

2022 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences

Drew Weissman, M.D., Ph.D., is a physician-scientist whose ground-breaking work with RNA Biology led  to a Nobel Prize in Medicine. His research laid the foundation for the mRNA vaccines for COVID-19  developed by BioNTech/Pfizer and Moderna. Dr. Weissman is a Professor of Medicine at the Perelman  School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.  

His laboratory’s work focuses on the study of RNA and innate immune system biology. One of Dr.  Weissman’s first projects began using an mRNA encoding antigen as a delivery system to load dendritic  cells, which promote broad immune responses as part of a vaccine. This project has expanded to  include basic studies of RNA immunogenicity and translation and the development of applications for  gene therapy.  

Another of Dr. Weissman’s projects develops new HIV envelope immunogens that can induce broad  responses and cross-reactive neutralizing antibodies. A third project continues his previous studies that  identified a protein found on dendritic cells, macrophages, and epithelial cells that bind HIV envelopes  with high affinity. The main focus of this project is testing whether this and related molecules function in  vivo to promote HIV genital tract infection with optimism to create a vaccine for HIV. 

Linda Clemons

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24Oct

Jennifer Doudna, Ph.D.

Jennifer Doudna, Ph.D.

2020 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for the development of a method for high-precision genome editing using the immune system of a bacterium, which disables virus by cutting their DNA with a type of genetic scissors.

Jennifer Doudna, Ph.D., is a Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, and is the Li Ka Shing Chancellor’s Chair and  a Professor in the Departments of Chemistry and of Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of  California, Berkeley.  

Dr. Doudna’s research focuses on RNA biology, leading to the development of CRISPR-Cas9 as  genome-engineering technology. This innovative technology earned Dr. Doudna and her collaborator,  Emmanuelle Charpentier, the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. She co-founded and serves on the advisory  panel of several companies that use CRISPR technology in novel ways, leading the discussion of the  ethical implications of CRISPR’s revolutionary technology across biology and medicine.  

Additionally, Doudna is an investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, senior investigator at  Gladstone Institutes, and the founder of the Innovative Genomics Institute; Dr. Doudna is a member of  several other distinguished scientific and medical societies and has received numerous other honors.  

Current research in the Doudna lab focuses on discovering and determining the mechanisms of novel  CRISPR-Cas and associated proteins; developing genome editing tools for use in vitro, in plants, and in  mammals; and developing anti-CRISPR agents.

Linda Clemons

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21Jul

Zack Shinar, M.D.

Zack Shinar, M.D.

Board-Certified Emergency Physician, Sharp Memorial Hospital

Dr. Shinar is chair of emergency medicine at Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego, California. He has helped pioneer extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation for patients in cardiac arrests. Dr. Shinar has published extensively in the field of resuscitation and is co-editor of the recently released ELSO ECPR textbook. His recent paper in the Journal of Emergency Medicine has given credence to emergency physician initiated ECMO. Dr. Shinar hosts the EDECMO podcast, co-chairs the Emergency ECMO program, directs the ECMO/REBOA conference “Reanimate”, and speaks around the world on the subject.

Zack Shinar, M.D.

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21Jul

Thomas H. Marshburn, M.D.

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Thomas H. Marshburn, M.D.

Emergency Room Physician, NASA Astronaut, and Aquanaut

Dr. Marshburn was selected by NASA in 2004. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Physics from Davidson College, North Carolina; a Masters in Engineering Physics from the University of Virginia; a Doctorate of Medicine from Wake Forest University; and a Masters in Medical Science from the University of Texas Medical Branch. The North Carolina native is a veteran of two spaceflights, STS-127 and Expedition 34/35.

Before becoming an astronaut, Dr. Marshburn served as a NASA Representative to the Harvard/MIT Smart Medical Systems Team of the National Space Biomedical Research Institute in Boston, Massachusetts, he worked as the Lead Flight Surgeon for Expedition 7 in 2003, supporting from Russia, Kazakhstan, and Houston. He has also served as Medical Operations Lead for the space station, where his responsibilities included the development of the biomedical training program for flight surgeons and astronaut crew medical officers, and managing the station’s Health Maintenance System.

In addition to space travel, in May 2010, Marshburn served as an aquanaut during the NEEMO 14 mission aboard the Aquarius underwater laboratory, living and working underwater for fourteen days.

Zack Shinar, M.D.

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21Jul

Sameer Nagda, M.D., M.B.A.

Sameer Nagda, M.D., M.B.A.

2021 and 2016, United States Olympic Women’s Soccer Team – Team Physician
2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup Champion, Team USA – Team Physician
Fellowship Trained Sports Medicine Surgeon – Knee, Shoulder, Elbow

Dr. Sameer Nagda is a Sports Medicine and shoulder specialist at the Anderson Clinic, and an Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He evaluates and surgically treats problems of the knee, shoulder, and elbow. He has particular interest and expertise in arthroscopic rotator cuff surgery, shoulder instability surgery, Tommy John surgery, and shoulder replacements. He performs both regular shoulder replacements and reverse shoulder replacements, used mainly for patients with arthritis and irreparable rotator cuff tears. In addition to his clinical practice, he is the team physician for the United States Women’s National Soccer Team and was part of the FIFA Women’s World Cup Champion Team in 2019. He traveled with the team to the 2021 and 2016 Summer Olympics. He has also been a physician in the Washington Nationals organization for 7 years.

Zack Shinar, M.D.

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21Jul

Richard Sacra, M.D.

Richard Sacra, M.D.

Missionary Physician and Ebola Survivor

2018 African Mission Healthcare Gerson L’Chaim Prize for Outstanding Christian Medical Mission Service

Rick Sacra, M.D., contracted Ebola while serving in Liberia, West Africa, was cured of the disease, and returned to Liberia to continue serving as a medical missionary. Dr. Sacra has served as a medical missionary in Liberia since 1995. His many contributions include caring for patients; training nurses, medical students and interns; and helping to increase the hospital’s response to HIV and AIDS. He also helped start a Christian Family Practice Residency training program for Liberian doctors. Dr. Sacra is currently splitting his time between Massachusetts and Monrovia, Liberia.

Zack Shinar, M.D.

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21Jul

Pardis Sabeti, M.D., Ph.D.

Pardis Sabeti, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Harvard School of Public Health Institute
Member of the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT

Dr. Sabeti is a computational geneticist who has created some of the most widely used algorithms to mine genomes for instances of human adaptation and created powerful molecular tools to clarify their biology. In 2014, she was named a TIME magazine “Person of the Year” as an Ebola fighter and in 2015 was one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People. Dr. Sabeti completed her undergraduate degree at MIT, her graduate work at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, and her medical degree at Harvard Medical School.

Zack Shinar, M.D.

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21Jul

Michael S. Brown, M.D.

Michael S. Brown, M.D.

Winner, 1985 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
Recipient, 1988 National Medal of Science

Dr. Brown co-discovered the low-density lipoprotein (LDL) receptor, which controls cholesterol in the blood and in cells. He showed that mutations in this receptor cause familial hypercholesterolemia, a disorder that leads to premature heart attacks. His work laid the groundwork for drugs called statins, which block cholesterol synthesis, increase LDL receptors, lower blood cholesterol, and prevent heart attacks. Statins are taken daily by more than 20 million people worldwide.

Zack Shinar, M.D.

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