Judith Shamian, RN, PhD, LLD (hon), D.Sci (hon), FAAN, she is the President of the International Council of Nurses (ICN), also is president emeritus and immediate past president and CEO of the Victorian Order of Nurses (VON). Dr. Shamian is the immediate past president of the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA). She is also a professor at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing at the University of Toronto, a co-investigator with the Nursing Health Services Research Unit, and was previously the executive director of the Office of Nursing Policy at Health Canada and vice-president of nursing at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto for 10 years and has held various academic positions since 1989.
Shamian obtained her PhD from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, her master’s in public health from New York University, and her baccalaureate in community nursing from Concordia University in Montreal.

Jorge Megías Carrión, Industrial Engineering, is an entrepreneur in the field of renewable energies, which operates nationally and internationally. Jorge Megías is the father of Irene Megías, a young woman who died in 2005 at age 17 years of meningococcal sepsis. This fact became the leif motiv to create in 2006 the Irene Megías Meningitis Foundation (www.contralameningitis.org) that is headed by Jorge Megías. In Spain is the only independent organization that fights the meningitis at all its variants; this disease has not been eradicated in our country.
Jorge Megías has his degree in Industrial Engineering from the Higher Technical School of Industrial Engineers of Madrid. He also has a diploma on an Executive Development Program (PDD) by the Institute of Advanced Business Studies (IESE) and speaks fluent English.

Carolina Rubio, is the Program Manager of the Effi-healthy Society Dynamics of Innobasque, the Basque Innovation Agency. She works with the goal of making health as a source of competitiveness and welfare for Euskadi. She also has been responsible for the design, implementation and launch of Kronikoen Sarea, the Basque network of patients; she manage the CROWDSASUNA, a crowfunding convocation for innovative projects in health and the GOSASUN, a movement to promote healthy lifestyles.
Carolina Rubio has a degree in Economics and Business from the University of Deusto. Before joining the Innobasque, she has worked in the ICT sector in different countries. For 10 years she is living with a Diabetes Type 1 and defending the Patient empowerment (empoderamiento del Paciente) and ehealth as transformation engines for health.

Óscar Millet, is Doctorated in Chemistry (Barcelona, 1999), at the group of peptides at the University of Barcelona, under the supervision of Professor Miquel Pons. He made a postdoctoral stay with the Professor. Lewis Kay (Toronto, 2000-2004) and returned to Spain as Ramón y Cajal Researcher at the Barcelona Science Park (2004-2006). He currently is a Research Group Leader in the Structural Biology Unit of CIC bioGUNE. His research focuses on the application of NMR to the study of proteins with biological relevance, with particular emphasis on the study of the delicate balance that exists between protein dynamics and thermodynamic stability. He has contributed with more than forty scientific publications at those fields. He received the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry award (2004, junior researcher category) and the Spanish group award of NMR group of which he is president since 2012.

Brenda Roe, PhD, MSc, BSc (Hons), RN, RHV, FRSPH
Professor of Health Research, Edge Hill University; UK
Brenda is a Fellow of the Queen’s Nursing Institute and Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health. She is an Editor of the Journal of Advanced Nursing and was one of the founding editors of the Cochrane Incontinence Review Group (1996-2000) with particular responsibility for reviews on behavioural interventions for the management of urinary incontinence. She has served as an invited member on a number of international consultations, government and research council committees, recently on the MRC College of Experts for the Health Services and Public Health Research Board (2006-2009) and Co-Chaired the NHS R&D Programme Services for Older People in Primary Care co-ordinated by Halton and St Helens PCT (2005-2008). Brenda has been a Non-Executive Director for a number of Health Authorities and NHS Trusts. She was awarded a Harvard Education Center Fellowship, Department of Health Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, World Health Organisation Fellow and received the RCN/Molnlycke award for excellence in continence care. She has been an invited visiting international scholar at the Universities of Washington, USA; Alberta and Manitoba, Canada; Deakin and Edith Cowan, Australia.
She is also an honorary fellow at the Personal Social Services Research Unit, University of Manchester; Non-Executive Director of Mersey Care NHS Mental Health Trust; Visiting Professor, Edith Cowan University and recently Helen Glass Researcher in Residence 2014, College of Nursing, University of Manitoba.

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