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Boston, MA - June 25 to 27, 2025

Boston, MA - June 25 to 27, 2025

20Jul

Lauren Carson

Lauren Carson

Executive Director at Black Girls Smile Inc.
2017, 30 under 30 Nonprofit Leaders, Young Nonprofit Professional Network

Lauren Carson is the Founder of Black Girls Smile, Inc., an organization dedicated to encouraging positive mental health education, support, and resources geared toward young African American women.  Ms. Carson has worked on various mental health advocacy and educational initiatives including working with the Clinton Global Initiative University, SXSW, and the United Way. She has over 10 years of work experience, including seven years of non-profit management, leadership, partnership development, and strategic planning.

Zack Shinar, M.D.

Zack Shinar, M.D.Board-Certified Emergency Physician, Sharp Memorial HospitalDr. Shinar is…

20Jul

David Roberts, M.D

David Roberts, M.D.

Dean of External Education, Harvard Medical School

Harvard Medical School alumnus, Dr. Roberts completed his internal medicine training at Massachusetts General Hospital and a pulmonary and critical care fellowship in the Harvard Combined Program. Building his career as a pulmonologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, much of Dr. Roberts’ work has focused on the intersection of medicine and medical education, earning him a national reputation as a highly collaborative and innovative medical educator.

At Harvard Medical School, Dr. Roberts’s role includes defining and implementing a strategic vision to advance HMS’s educational goals throughout the world, guiding initiatives to produce a range of educational programs that incorporate the latest technologies. His responsibilities include developing and enhancing existing non-degree offerings to create a unified and inspiring vision for the future of external education, bringing the extraordinary Harvard Medical School education to new and expanded categories of learners, both locally and around the globe.

Zack Shinar, M.D.

Zack Shinar, M.D.Board-Certified Emergency Physician, Sharp Memorial HospitalDr. Shinar is…

20Jul

Panagis Galiatsatos, M.D., M.H.S.

Panagis Galiatsatos, M.D., M.H.S.

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University
Community Engagement Co-Director, Baltimore Breathe Center

Dr. Galiatsatos is the co-director/co-founder of Medicine for the Greater Good, a novel medical initiative impacting the lives of more than 10,000 residents of Baltimore, Maryland, and the director of the Tobacco Treatment Clinic at Johns Hopkins University. He has published more than 30 research articles, with a focus on health equity and community engagement to impact health outcomes. He co-authored a book series, Building Healthy Communities, that the Journal of the American Medical Association noted, “literally has the potential to save lives.” He completed his undergraduate studies at Temple University, his medical schooling at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, his internal medicine and pulmonary training at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and his critical care medicine training at the National Institutes of Health.

Zack Shinar, M.D.

Zack Shinar, M.D.Board-Certified Emergency Physician, Sharp Memorial HospitalDr. Shinar is…

20Jul

Sidney Altman, Ph.D.

Sidney Altman, Ph.D.

1989 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Dr. Altman is a molecular biologist who received the 1989 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his discovery that certain RNAs, now known as ribozymes, showed enzymatic activity. The old belief was that enzymatic activity – the triggering and acceleration of vital chemical reactions within living cells – was the exclusive domain of protein molecules. Dr. Altman’s revolutionary discovery was that RNA, traditionally thought to be simply a passive carrier of genetic codes, could also take on active enzymatic functions. This knowledge opened up new fields of scientific research and biotechnology and caused scientists to rethink old theories of how cells function.

Zack Shinar, M.D.

Zack Shinar, M.D.Board-Certified Emergency Physician, Sharp Memorial HospitalDr. Shinar is…

20Jul

Wiley “Chip” Souba, M.D.

Wiley “Chip” Souba, M.D.

Surgical Oncologist
Dean of Ohio State University School of Medicine (2006-2010)
Dean of Dartmouth University’s Geisel School of Medicine (2010-2014)

Dr. Souba was the dean of Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine and is one of the nation’s top cancer surgeons. He has been regularly ranked as one of The Best Doctors in America by his peers and has been recognized for his clinical expertise by Boston Magazine. Dr. Souba was funded by the National Institutes of Health for 20 years to study amino acid metabolism in catabolic diseases. He has published more than 500 peer-reviewed articles, abstracts, and book chapters and has served as Editorial Chair of American College of Surgeons and Co-editor of the Journal of Surgical Research. Dr. Souba is recognized for his innovative approaches to developing leaders and leadership. He lectures regularly, conducts workshops, and has published extensively on diverse topics such as health care leadership challenges, personal and organizational transformation, leading oneself, barriers to effective leadership, and the language of leadership.

Zack Shinar, M.D.

Zack Shinar, M.D.Board-Certified Emergency Physician, Sharp Memorial HospitalDr. Shinar is…

20Jul

Ara Suppiah, M.D

Ara Suppiah, M.D.

Functional Sports Medicine Expert
Medical Analyst, NBC Sports Golf Channel

Dr. Suppiah uses a functional approach to sports medicine that enhances maximum efficiency for athletes to perform at a consistently high level without breaking down. In March 2014, Dr. Suppiah was appointed as the first Medical Analyst on NBC Sports’ Golf Channel. Dr. Suppiah
has been a physician on the European Tour, the PGA Tour, and multiple Ryder Cup Teams. Currently, he remains a highly sought-after sports physician on the PGA Tour, the LPGA Tour, and the USTA Tour. Dr. Suppiah practices as an ER physician in Florida, is the Chief Wellness Officer of Florida Emergency Physicians, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Central Florida Medical College, and is the personal physician to some of the world’s top professional golfers.

Zack Shinar, M.D.

Zack Shinar, M.D.Board-Certified Emergency Physician, Sharp Memorial HospitalDr. Shinar is…

20Jul

Rakesh Jain, Ph.D.

Rakesh Jain, Ph.D.

Andrew Werk Cook Professor of Tumor Biology, Harvard Medical School
Director of the Edwin L. Steele Laboratory for Tumor Biology, Massachusetts General Hospital Recipient, 2013 National Medal of Science

Dr. Jain is widely known for uncovering physical and physiological barriers to the delivery and efficacy of molecular, nano, and immuno-therapeutics; developing innovative strategies; and then translating these strategies from bench to bedside. He has mentored more than 200 doctoral and postdoctoral students; authored more than 700 publications that have been cited more than 100,000 times – making him among the top one percent of cited researchers in clinical medicine. Today, he is the Cook Professor of Tumor Biology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Jain is the recipient of more than 90 awards, including the 2013 National Medal of Science from President Barack Obama for developing new ways to manipulate tumors. He holds the rare distinction of being a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, AND the National Academy of Medicine.

Zack Shinar, M.D.

Zack Shinar, M.D.Board-Certified Emergency Physician, Sharp Memorial HospitalDr. Shinar is…

20Jul

Leland Hartwell, Ph.D.

Leland Hartwell, Ph.D.

2001 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

Dr. Hartwell led a research team at the Department of Genetics, University of Washington, using cell biology and genetics to investigate how yeast cells divide. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discoveries of protein molecules that control the division of cells. Other honors include the Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research, the Gairdner Foundation International Award, the Alfred P. Sloan Award, and the Genetics Society Medal of Honor.

Zack Shinar, M.D.

Zack Shinar, M.D.Board-Certified Emergency Physician, Sharp Memorial HospitalDr. Shinar is…

20Jul

George M. Whitesides, Ph.D.

George M. Whitesides, Ph.D.

Recipient, 1998 National Medal of Science
Harvard University Professor of Chemistry

A giant in the field of chemistry and a prolific author of more than 950 scientific articles, Dr. Whitesides is best known for his work in the areas of NMR spectroscopy, organometallic chemistry, molecular self-assembly, soft lithography, microfabrication, microfluidics, and nanotechnology. He has received dozens of awards, including the Dreyfus Prize in the Chemical Sciences for his creation of new materials and the Priestley Medal, which is the highest honor bestowed by the American Chemical Society.

Zack Shinar, M.D.

Zack Shinar, M.D.Board-Certified Emergency Physician, Sharp Memorial HospitalDr. Shinar is…

20Jul

Jaime Hope, M.D.

Jaime Hope, M.D.

Emergency Medicine Physician, Beaumont Hospital
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

In the Emergency Department of one of the nation’s busiest Level 1 trauma tertiary care centers, Dr. Hope, often sees patients on the worst days of their lives. Always passionate about preventive medicine, she inspires others to improve their habits and avoid needing to come to the emergency department. Dr. Hope is an Assistant Professor at the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine and teaches Behavior Change and Motivational Interviewing courses to future physicians. She speaks regularly on a broad variety of medical and health-related topics, the most popular of which have been Healthy Habits, Confidence and Overcoming Imposter Syndrome, and Resilience.

Zack Shinar, M.D.

Zack Shinar, M.D.Board-Certified Emergency Physician, Sharp Memorial HospitalDr. Shinar is…