Keynote Speakers

Dan Diamond, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor, Elson S. Floyd School of Medicine, Washington State University, Bremerton, WA, USA

 

Well known for creating an exciting learning experience, Dr. Diamond engages the mind of the learner leaving participants with practical concepts they will never forget. Dr. Diamond founded and serves as the Director of the Nation’s first state-affiliated medical disaster response team. He led one of the first medical teams into Haiti following their devastating earthquake, and most recently, deployed to the Philippines following Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan). Following Hurricane Katrina, he played a strategic role as Director of the Mass Casualty Triage Unit at the New Orleans Convention Center. He has been interviewed on CNN, Larry King Live and Anderson Cooper.

 

He is a member of the National Speakers Association and served as President of NSA Northwest from 2011-2012. As an experienced family physician and an award-winning educator, Dr. Diamond delivers practical information with creativity and skill. Participants experience learning through a variety of effective strategies that foster rapid mastery of new information.  After earning his medical degree from University of Washington, Dr. Diamond completed his residency in Family Medicine in Milwaukee, WI. The American Academy of Family Physicians awarded Dr. Diamond the degree of Fellow and he is Board Certified with the American Board of Family Physicians. He previously served as a

 

member of the Editorial Board for the Primary Care Companion to the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. Dr. Diamond is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine at Washington State University. He was previously an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Washington School of Medicine for 33 years. In 2010, the American Red Cross gave him the “Real Hero” award and he also received the Washington State Governor’s Award of Excellence for his work in Haiti. In 2014, Dr. Diamond received the Presidents Volunteer Service Award from President Obama and he also received the Quality of Care Lifetime Achievement Award, Healthcare Heroes. The Diamond family is big on traditions, humor and love.

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Naana Afua Jumah, MD, DPhil, Obstetrician Gynecologist, Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, Assistant Professor, Northern Ontario School of Medicine, Thunder Bay, Ontario

 

Dr. Jumah’s research and clinical practice focuses on Indigenous women’s health and addiction in pregnancy in Northwestern Ontario. Through a series of integrated research studies, Dr. Jumah seeks to determine how to organize a model of care that addresses the needs of substance-involved pregnant women in the region and improve maternal and neonatal outcomes.

 

Dr. Jumah holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Toronto and a DPhil in Medical Engineering from the University of Oxford, which she completed as a Rhodes Scholar. Following her doctorate, she graduated from Harvard Medical School and then completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology with a specialization in Addiction Medicine at the University of Toronto.

 

Alexandra T. Greenhill, MD, Founder, CEO, Chief Medical Officer, Careteam Technologies, Vancouver, BC

 

Dr. Alexandra T. Greenhill is one of Canada’s leading physicians in digital health innovation. She founded Careteam Technologies, a digital health platform with the mission to solve the fragmentation of health care and enable optimal health. Having implemented health innovation at scale and practiced medicine in Quebec, Ontario and BC, she now leads and advises Canada’s most innovative technology companies. Her work has received many recognitions, including Startup Canada’s Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award, the CMA Joule Award, YWCA Woman of Distinction - Entrepreneurship, WXN’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada, BIV Top 40 under 40 and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal

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Jeremie Saunders, Producer/Co-host, Sickboy Podcast, TV & Documentary Host

 

Jeremie is an award-winning actor, producer and host of popular original Canadian media, including film, television and podcasts. He lives with Cystic Fibrosis.

 

Jeremie was born and raised on the East Coast of Canada. After discovering his passion for performance through competitive improv, he was accepted into the acting program at Ryerson Theatre School. Soon after, Jeremie began his career as a professional actor. He hosted the Gemini and Canadian Screen Award winning CBC children’s television series “ARTZOOKA!” and the National Film Board of Canada’s educational documentary series “Space School”.

 

In the culmination of Jeremie’s affinity for laughter and education, Sickboy Podcast was founded. Listed as one of iTunes Best Of 2015, Sickboy Podcast is produced and hosted by Jeremie and his two best friends Taylor MacGillivary and Brian Stever. Together they explore conversations with a wide range of guests, talking and laughing about the experiences of living with terminal or chronic illness. Sickboy Podcast aims to tear down the walls of stigma and find levity in an otherwise dark situation. Jeremie is a brilliant speaker, his keynotes having been described as “simply the most thought-provoking, powerful talk I’ve ever witnessed”. CBC released an acclaimed documentary on Sickboy in October 2017, just weeks before Jeremie received a rousing standing ovation for his talk at TEDxToronto. Top

updated December 4,  2019