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CYNTHIA M. BOYD MD, MPH

Assistant Professor

Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology

Johns Hopkins Department of Medicine

Dr. Boyd is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, and is a core faculty member at the Johns Hopkins Center on Ageing and Health and the Roger C. Lipitz Center for Integrated Health Care. She holds a joint appointment in the Department of Health Policy and Management. Dr. Boyd studied Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry as an undergraduate at Yale University. She received an M.D. from Duke University School of Medicine and an M.P.H. in Epidemiology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Public Health. Dr. Boyd completed her internal medicine residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital, and a geriatrics fellowship at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

Dr. Boyd conducts research into how to improve care of patients with multiple chronic diseases. Dr. Boyd's main interests include the clinical care of comorbid chronically ill and frail older adults both chronically and during acute illness such as hospitalisation. Dr. Boyd and colleagues have published work on clinical practice guidelines and quality of care for older patients with multiple comorbid diseases and innovative programs to improve health and health care for older adults with multimorbidity. Dr. Boyd conducts research on evidence-based and patient-centered care for older adults with multimorbidity and improving clinical practice guidelines for this population.

IAN KERRIDGE

Director and Associate Professor in Bioethics at the Centre for Values, Ethics and the Law in Medicine at the University of Sydney

Staff Haematologist/Bone Marrow Transplant Physician at Westmead Hospital, Sydney

Ian Kerridge is a Director and Associate Professor in Bioethics at the Centre for Values, Ethics and the Law in Medicine at the University of Sydney and Staff Haematologist/Bone Marrow Transplant physician at Westmead Hospital, Sydney. He has published widely in ethics and medicine/haematology and is the author of over one hundred papers in peer-reviewed journals and five textbooks of ethics, most recently Ethics and Law for the Health Professions. (Federation Press, 2009). He is Chair of the Australian Bone Marrow Donor Registry Ethics Committee and a member of the NSW Health Department's Clinical Ethics Advisory Panel. In 2005 Ian was a member of the Legislation Review Committee (Lockhart Committee) which reviewed the Prohibition of Human Cloning Act 2002 and the Research Involving Human Embryos Act 2002. His current research interests in ethics include the philosophy of medicine, stem cells, end-of-life care, the experience of illness and survival following cancer and bone marrow transplantation, synthetic genomics, identity formation in illness, public health ethics, donor issues in transplantation, complementary medicine, publication ethics and the pharmaceutical industry.

KATHERINE BERG

Chair & Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy Graduate, Department of Rehabilitation Science, Faculty of Medicine at University of Toronto, Canada

Dr. Berg is the Chair and Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and the Graduate Department of Rehabilitation Science, Faculty of Medicine at University of Toronto and a fellow with interRAI, an international team of academics, clinicians, and other professionals committed to developing and using standardised assessments to improve the quality of care.

Dr. Berg's clinical care of expertise is in geriatrics. Her thesis work involved the development and validation of a Balance Scale. Her research interests include disability and fall prevention as well as health services research examining quality of care and outcomes.

She is a PI within InfoRehab, a Canadian Institutes of Health research-funded program that seeks to improve rehabilitation outcomes through better use of health information.

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