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DANIEL KRAFT - KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Daniel Kraft: Physician-scientist, Inventor and Entrepreneur.

Dr. Kraft has over 25 years of experience in clinical practice, biomedical research and healthcare innovation. Daniel Kraft is the Faculty Chair for Medicine & Neuroscience for Singularity University and is the Founder and Chair of Exponential Medicine, a program which explores convergent, exponentially developing technologies and their potential in biomedicine and healthcare. His various TED Talks have over 1 million views. Daniel was named a member of the inaugural class of the Aspen Institute’s Healthcare Innovator Fellows.

Aaron Lopez

For over 20 years, Aaron Lopez has worked with leading clients in multiple industries to provide insight and a voice in legislative and political processes at the international, federal, and state levels. He has built strong working relationships with the FDA, DOT, USDA, EPA, DOD, The White House, The House of Representatives, and the U.S. Senate. He has worked closely with the European Union Commissioners and regulators in Europe.



Christine Roussel

Dr. Christine Roussel is a board certified oncology pharmacist and the Assistant Director of Pharmacy at Doylestown Hospital in Pennsylvania where she is responsible for clinical program development and compounding activities. Dr. Roussel also serves as adjunct professor at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. Expert in hazardous compounding, Dr. Roussel received her Bachelor of Science in Toxicology and her Doctorate in Pharmacy from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy at the University of the Sciences.



Franziska Scharpf

Mrs. Scharpf has 13 years of experience in compounding preparations. Since graduating with a Master’s degree in Pharmacy in 2010 from Kingston University in London she has intensified her knowledge in this area. She is a member of the Bavarian Chamber of Pharmacists, where she pursues several roles in medication management and geriatric pharmacy. Additionally, Mrs. Scharpf is the owner of the compounding pharmacy Apotheke Scharpf in Sonthofen Germany, offering services in a variety of different areas such as pain management, hormone replacement therapy, geriatric and pediatric care as well as optimisation of medication.



Jeffery A. Johnson

Dr. Jeffery A. Johnson is a 30-year veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces, having gained extensive experience in a wide array of pharmaceutical care provision, both from military treatment facilities as well as from his early work within community-based and hospital-based ambulatory care. His most recent adventures in compounding have been focused upon reviving the appropriate and proper application of well-documented, specialty compounding practices within the area of operations. Dr. Johnson received his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from Purdue University’s School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and his Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Kansas, School of Pharmacy.



Quinton Didyk

Mr. Didyk graduated from the University of Manitoba Faculty of Pharmacy in 2002 and immediately went to work as a Pharmacy Services Specialist for the Western Canada division of a national pharmacy provider. Mr. Didyk gained early experience in community pharmacy practice, and in 2005 his career evolved into the ownership and management of community health services. He developed health centres in the Winnipeg area that provided primary and ancillary healthcare services all under one roof.



Vanessa Pinheiro

Mrs. Pinheiro is a compounding pharmacist with over 19 years of experience, which she applies as a consultant for MEDISCA Network’s Technical Support Services Department and for LP3 Network. Mrs. Pinheiro has specialty training in non-sterile compounding, pharmaceutical technology, cosmetology, and veterinary compounding. She was a Surveyor and Standards Committee member of Brazil’s National Association of Pharmaceutical Masters, a non-profit organization that oversees customized pharmaceutical preparations. Mrs. Pinheiro received her Master’s degree in Science from the University of São Paulo and taught at the College of Pharmacy at the University Suprema in Brazil.



Vassilios Papadopoulos

Vassilios Papadopoulos is currently serving as dean of the USC School of Pharmacy. Prior to this appointment, he served as executive director and chief scientific officer of the Research Institute of McGill University Health Centre in Montreal. A noted scientist and innovative leader, Dr. Papadopoulos has published over 300 papers, holds numerous patents and serves on many national and international advisory committees. For nearly a decade, Dr. Papadopoulos led initiatives at McGill University Health Centre’s research arm, including Translational Research and Intervention across the Lifespan, which resulted in over $300 million in federal and provincial grants to build a state-of-the-art facility for clinical and biomedical research.



Zahra Kashi

Dr. Zahra Mehdizadeh Kashi is a board-certified molecular immunohematologist with nearly 25 years of experience in clinical laboratories, biologics, and pharmaceuticals. Dr. Kashi is a highly-sought clinical laboratory consultant, with dozens of peer-reviewed publications and abstracts, as well as numerous invited presentations. She is currently an inspector for the College of American Pathologists and an expert witness on genetic identity. Dr. Kashi holds a doctorate degree in molecular immunohematology from Portland State University. She completed her doctoral thesis under the mentorship of Dr. Michael Heinrich at Oregon Health Sciences University. She also completed the Michigan Ross Executive Program at the University of Michigan.



Ken Speidel

Dr. Ken Speidel is known for his experience in pharmacy practice and education, including his national recognition as a pharmacotherapeutic specialist in endocrinology and pain management, as well as his expertise in sterile and non-sterile compounding processes. He has been instrumental in the development of national standards for pharmacy compounding practices and provides consulting services to many organizations such as boards of pharmacy, hospitals, and health systems, both in the United States and abroad.



Tara Scott

Dr. Tara Scott graduated from Northeast Ohio University College of Medicine and completed her residency with Summa Health Systems at Akron City Hospital in Ohio. She recently "retired" from OB/GYN after almost 20 years to focus on functional and integrative medicine. She is a Clinical Associate Professor at Northeast Ohio Medical University, where she teaches residents and is involved in clinical research.



Lauren Eichstadt-Forsythe

Dr. Forsythe is a veterinary pharmacist at the University of California – Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. Dr. Forsythe grew up in western Pennsylvania as the daughter of two veterinarians and completed her doctor of pharmacy degree at the University of Findlay, College of Pharmacy in May 2015. Dr. Forsythe then went on to complete a residency in veterinary pharmacy at the Purdue Veterinary Teaching Hospital.



Noha S.Shalaby

Noha carries more than 7 years of experience of Compounding in the Middle East Region. Noha is the 1st licensed Compounding Pharmacist in the UAE. She is certified on all Compounding areas such as Aseptic, Non- Sterile Compounding & handling of Hazardous Drugs. She attended trainings in USA & Canada along the way.



Anne Marie Pinard

Dr Anne Marie Pinard is an anesthesiologist at the Chu de Québec-Université Laval Pain Clinic in Quebec City, in Canada. She is an Associate Professor at the Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Department at Laval University, a researcher at the CIRRIS (Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation and Social Integration) and holds a Master in Educational Technology.



Allana Polo

Dr. Allana Polo is a certified Naturopathic Physician and wellness advocate whose work has transformed the lives of thousands of patients. Owner of Polo Health + Longevity Centre, an integrated health clinic in New Westminster, British Columbia, Dr. Allana is a sought-after expert in healthy weight loss, nutrition, hormone imbalance and the effects of stress on the body, in particular the connection between stress and weight gain.



David Mastropietro

Dr. Mastropietro is an assistant professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Nova Southeastern University, as well as a pharmacist with over 15 years of experience practicing in a number of diverse settings. His academic role involves teaching the art of pharmacy compounding and the science of formulation development using classroom and laboratory instructional methodologies that enhance the learning environment.



Ike Dzhragatspanyan

Dr. Ike received a Bachelor in Biochemistry from the University of California, Los Angeles and a Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of Southern California, School of Pharmacy. Since 2003, he has been practicing pharmacy and staying on top of his field by frequently attending educational seminars, reading literature, books, and learning from his patients and peers.



Kristy Prouse

Dr. Kristy Prouse B.A., B.Sc., MD, FRCS(C) is an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto-Faculty of Medicine and has practiced OB/GYN for the last 16 years. With a B.A. in Psychology, a B.Sc. in Genetics and Cell Biology, her conventional medical training, as well as additional training in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine, Dr. Prouse’s experience and training has set the stage for her to establish the Institute for Hormonal Health in 2011.



Owen BonDurant

Owen is the President and an owner of Independent Rx Consulting, a leading consulting firm in the pharmacy industry that specializes in assisting pharmacy entrepreneurs with starting, buying, and operating pharmacies. In addition to his consulting family, he is a partner in 5 pharmacies, including a compounding pharmacy.



Selena Boyd

Selena is an experienced community pharmacist and pharmacy academic who has been teaching pharmacy at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia since 2008. Her research area is in veterinary compounding, with a particular interest in horse wounds and scarring, which was the topic of her doctorate thesis.



Sheila Stephens

Sheila Stephens is a compounding pharmacist and integrative health coach with a passion for creating even more strength and vitality for her clients. Dr. Sheila is an entrepreneur with her most recent venture as the CEO of Stephens Compounding Pharmacy in Hilton Head Island, SC and as a business and leadership coach for Pharmacy Development Services.



Hanneke Later-Nijland

Hanneke is both a lawyer and a pharmacist. She specializes in Europe and national legal and regulatory issues relating to medicinal products. Hanneke holds a PhD in clinical pharmacokinetics and she is also a former Inspector for Clinical Trials and Pharmacovigilance at the Netherlands Inspectorate for Healthcare (IGZ). This unique combination of a dual background as well as relevant experience at the competent authority gives her a unique perspective and understanding of the Life Sciences sector.