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March 17, 2016
Boston, Massachusetts
United States

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39 Dalton Street
Boston, Massachusetts, 02199
United States
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Adrianne Haslet

Adrianne has recently partnered with Limbs for Life to help provide prosthetic care to individuals who cannot afford it and the Amputee Coalition to help empower amputees to achieve their fullest potential through education and support. On April 18, 2016 – Adrianne plans to run the Boston Marathon, her first, with her team #AdrianneStrong.

Al Millar

Audiences the world over have been left breathless by Al's incredibly freaky body contortions, cheeky comedy and ridiculous, sky-high feats of danger. A mix of traditional vaudeville, circus sideshow and twisted comedy,THE HUMAN KNOT is a one-man, self-contained circus stunt-show. Al is now based out of Boston, MA and performs there regularly.

Camille Brown

CAMILLE A. BROWN is a prolific choreographer who has achieved multiple accolades and awards for her daring works. Informed by her music background as a clarinetist, she utilizes musical composition as storytelling and makes a personal claim on history through the lens of a modern Black female perspective. She leads her dancers through excavations of ancestral stories, both timeless and traditional, that illustrate stories which connect history with contemporary culture.

Dana Marie Rosser

Dana M. Rosser is a homemaker, mother and wife, married to Dr. James Rosser Jr., a world-renowned laparoscopic surgeon. Dana is dedicated to educating people on how to support a loved ones challenge with obesity. Her focus is to lead the mass of supporters out of seclusion, address their emotions, and help them navigate through the delicate issues of caring for a loved who is “nutritional challenged.” Through her efforts, she hopes to aid in strengthening communication of the family unit as they learn to conquer this obstacle as a unified front. Dana’s new book “Thru Thick and Thin, Facing Obesity Thru the Eyes of a Loved One” was released Oct. 2015. Dana has also written articles, is co-author of “Unbreakable Spirit Rising above the Impossible” and has lectured for the National Medical Association (Regional & National), Harvard Patients Safety and Obesity surgery conference, and the American Academy of Family Practitioners conference with regard to this very delicate subject.

Daniel Kraft

Daniel Kraft is a Stanford & Harvard trained physician-scientist and innovator. Daniel has served as faculty chair Medicine at Singularity University since its inception, and is founder and curator of Exponential Medicine, a program exploring the impact and potential of rapidly developing technologies to reshape health and biomedicine. After undergrad at Brown, and medical school at Stanford, Daniel completed the combined Harvard Internal Medicine and Pediatrics residency training at the MGH and Boston Children’s Hospital, and fellowships in hematology/oncology and bone marrow transplantation at Stanford. His academic research focused on stem cell and regenerative medicine and branched into medical devices and digital health. Daniel is founder of RegenMed Systems (see his TED Talk on his invention the ‘MarrowMiner’) and more recently, IntelliMedicine, and advises many healthcare companies.

Danielle Ofri

Danielle Ofri is an attending physician at Bellevue Hospital in New York City, and associate professor of medicine at NYU. She writes regularly for the New York Times about the doctor-patient connection. Her newest book is “What Patients Say, What Doctors Hear."

Dr. Deforia Lane

Internationally acclaimed music therapist, Dr. Deforia Lane is the founder and Director of Art & Music Therapy at the University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland, OH. She oversees a 9-member team of art and music therapists who serve the 1000-bed hospital. She is a researcher, clinician, clinical training director, teaches at the Case Western Reserve School of Medicine and the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing and has experienced a pioneering career spanning 4 decades.

Eric Johnson

Eric is a former professional skydiver and currently a colon and rectal surgeon in Tacoma, WA. He recently retired from the US Army after serving more than 20 years as both an enlisted medic and as a surgeon. He is a veteran of multiple combat deployments and currently lives with his wife and 3 daughters in Gig Harbor, WA.

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Peter Pronovost

Peter Pronovost is a world-renowned patient safety champion and a practicing critical care physician. His scientific work leveraging checklists to reduce catheter-related bloodstream infections has saved thousands of lives and earned him high-profile accolades, including being named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time Magazine and receiving a coveted MacArthur Foundation “genius grant” in 2008. Elected to the Institute of Medicine in 2011, Dr. Pronovost is an advisor to the World Health Organizations’ World Alliance for Patient Safety and regularly addresses the U.S. Congress on patient safety issues. He is Senior Vice President of Patient Safety and Quality, and the Director of the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality at Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Shad Deering

Colonel Shad Deering is a high risk pregnancy doctor and Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Uniformed Services University. He has delivered babies in 10 different states and a combat zone, been awarded the Bronze Star Medal, and created an obstetric emergency simulation program now in place throughout the world that focuses on saving mothers and babies.

Trine Engebretsen

Trine Engebretsen, M.D., M.S., is a general surgery resident in the department of surgery at the Medical Center of Central Georgia and Mercer University School of Medicine. She is a liver transplant recipient (1984) and Board of Directors Member for the United Network for Organ Sharing. Dr. Engebretsen has been an organ perfusionist and a quality assurance coordinator for Life Alliance Organ Recovery Agency at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. She also was general manager of Transplant Australia Inc. and served as assistant director for the 2004 Australian Transplant Games. She served as transplant ambassador for the National Kidney Foundation at the U.S. Transplant Games and as co-chair of "Life 101," a high-school donor education program. She was honored in 2012 with the Florida Board of Medicine's chairman's award.

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Brookline, MA, United States