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Speakers

Our diverse lineup of expert speakers features researchers, practitioners, patients and advocates from around the globe, all united in their commitment to ending rheumatic heart disease.

Meet the Experts

Oyoo Charles Akiya
Oyoo Charles Akiya

Ministry of Health

Uganda

Sulafa Ali
Sulafa Ali

University of Khartoum

Sudan

Abdullah	Al Shafi Majumder
Abdullah Al Shafi Majumder

Bangladesh Specialized Hospital

Bangladesh

Arun Bandyopadhyay
Arun Bandyopadhyay

Council of Scientific & Industrial Research

India

Flavia Baturine Kamalembo
Flavia Baturine Kamalembo

Uganda Heart Institute

Uganda

Andrea Beaton
Andrea Beaton

Cincinnati Children's Hospital

United States

Jonathan Carapetis
Jonathan Carapetis

Telethon Kids Institute

Australia

Dawn Casey
Dawn Casey

National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation

Australia

Thomas Cherian
Thomas Cherian

MMGH Consulting

Switzerland

Madeleine Cunningham
Madeleine Cunningham

University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

United States

Mark Davies
Mark Davies

University of Melbourne

Australia

Maria Do Carmo Pereira Nunes
Maria Do Carmo Pereira Nunes

Federal University of Minas Gerais

Brazil

Hicham El-Berri
Hicham El-Berri

WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean

Egypt

Mark Engel
Mark Engel

South African Medical Research Council

South Africa

Habib Gamra
Habib Gamra

Fattouma Bourguiba University Hospital

Tunisia

Anu	Gomanju
Anu Gomanju

NCDI Poverty Network

Nepal

Luiza Guilherme
Luiza Guilherme

Univeristy of São Paulo

Brazil

Geu-Ru Hong
Geu-Ru Hong

Yonsei University

Republic of Korea

Joseph Kado
Joseph Kado

Telethon Kids Institute

Australia

Ganesan Karthikeyan
Ganesan Karthikeyan

All India Institute of Medical Sciences

India

Natkunam Ketheesan
Natkunam Ketheesan

University of New England

Australia

Sajidah Khan
Sajidah Khan

University of Kwazulu-Natal

South Africa

Jerome Kim
Jerome Kim

International Vaccines Institute

South Korea

Bhagawan Koirala
Bhagawan Koirala

Manmohan Cardiothoracic Vascular and Transplant Center

Nepal

R. Krishna Kumar
R. Krishna Kumar

Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre

India

Laurens Manning
Laurens Manning

University of Western Australia

Australia

Mary Masterson
Mary Masterson

National Institutes of Health

United States

Ana Mocumbi
Ana Mocumbi

Universidade Eduardo Mondlane

Mozambique

Nikki Moreland
Nikki Moreland

University of Auckland

New Zealand

Jagat Narula
Jagat Narula

World Heart Federation

Switzerland

Bruno Nascimento
Bruno Nascimento

Federal University of Minas Gerais

Brazil

Anna Norrby-Teglund
Anna Norrby-Teglund

Karolinska Institutet

Sweden

Emmy Okello
Emmy Okello

Uganda Heart Institute

Uganda

Tom	Parks
Tom Parks

Imperial College London

United Kingdom

Daniel Piñeiro
Daniel Piñeiro

World Heart Federation

Switzerland

Anna Ralph
Anna Ralph

Menzies School of Health Research

Australia

Bo Remenyi
Bo Remenyi

Menzies School of Health Research

Australia

Joselyn Rwebembera
Joselyn Rwebembera

Uganda Heart Institute

Uganda

Craig Sable
Craig Sable

Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C.

United States

Anita Saxena
Anita Saxena

Pt. BD Sharma University of Health Sciences

India

Maylene Shung King
Maylene Shung King

University of Cape Town

South Africa

Pierre Smeesters
Pierre Smeesters

Hôpital Universitaire des Enfants Reine Fabiola

Belgium

Shiranee Sriskandan
Shiranee Sriskandan

Imperial College London

United Kingdom

Andrew Steer
Andrew Steer

Murdoch Children's Research Institute

Australia

Nina van Sorge
Nina van Sorge

Amsterdam UMC

Netherlands

Vicki Wade
Vicki Wade

Menzies School of Health Research

Australia

Rachel Webb
Rachel Webb

University of Auckland

New Zealand

Gillian Whalley
Gillian Whalley

University of Otago

New Zealand

Nigel Wilson
Nigel Wilson

Starship Children's Hospital

New Zealand

Rosemary Wyber
Rosemary Wyber

Telethon Kids Institute

Australia

Liesl	Zühlke
Liesl Zühlke

University of Cape Town

South Africa