Mariell Jessup, M.D.
Dr. Jessup is medical director of the Penn Heart and Vascular Center, professor of medicine and associate chief-clinical affairs of the cardiovascular division at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia. She is a nationally recognized expert in heart failure and co-editor of Heart Failure: Providing Optimal Care and A Clinician’s Guide to Heart Failure Management in the Ambulatory Setting.
Jane Newburger, M.D., MPH
|Lewis A. Connor Memorial Lecture: Beyond Mortality - Outcomes in Congenital Heart Disease|
Sunday, Nov. 17, Opening Session from 1 -3 p.m.
Jane Newburger, M.D, is the Commonwealth Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and the associate cardiologist-in-chief, Children’s Hospital Boston. Dr. Newburger's goals are to improve the diagnosis, treatment, and outcome of children with Kawasaki disease and to minimize neurologic problems that may occur after surgery for congenital heart disease. She has focused on performing randomized trials of new therapies for these conditions.
Gaetano Thiene, M.D.
Paul Dudley White International Lecture: Sudden Cardiac Death and Cardiovascular Pathology - from the Anatomic Theater to the Double Helix
His research interests have been across the broad fields of cardiovascular medicine and pathology, particularly directed to clinicopathologic studies and clinical translation of basic research.
James A. Spudich, Ph.D.
Lasker Awardee Lecture
He is a member of several scientific societies and served as the president of the American Society for Cell Biology in 1989. He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1991 and to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1997.
Scott Grundy, M.D., Ph.D
Distinguished Scientist Lecture: Hypercholesterolemia and Metabolic Syndrome: Mischievous Partners
Kenneth Cooper, M.D., MPH
The author of 18 books, Dr. Cooper has advocated revolutionizing the field of medicine away from disease treatment to disease prevention through aerobic exercise. His message is direct: "It is easier to maintain good health through proper exercise, diet and emotional balance than it is to regain it once it is lost".
"An Aspen Timeout: Sports for All, Play for Life...the Role of Sports in a Physically Active Lifestyle"Part of the Global Congress on Physical Activity: Sunday, Nov 17th from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Director, Aspen Institute Sports & Society Program and ESPN correspondent
|William Dietz, M.D., Ph.D. |
Former Director of the Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity in the Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion at the CDC
|Gary Hall Jr.|
Olympic Swimmer and Health Advocate
|Dean Kriellaars, Ph.D. |
Professor, Physical Activity and Physical Literacy in Obesity and Prevention of Disease and Injury, University of Manitoba