Dr Lisa McNamee
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Dr. Lisa McNamee

Dr. Lisa McNamee is a medical doctor with a special interest in aviation and space medicine. 

Dr. McNamee completed her undergraduate degree in Trinity College Dublin, medical school at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and obtained her Masters degree from University College Dublin. She has completed the European Space Agency’s Space Physician Training Course and the University of Texas’ Principles of Aerospace Medicine Training Course. She currently holds the rank of Commandant in the Irish Defence Forces. She is a cofounder of Space Medicine Ireland. She is Medical Logistics Lead at  the Irish Paramedicine Education and Research Network (IPERN), a board member of Women in Medicine in Ireland and Primary Care Sustainability Lead for Irish doctors for the Environment. She is one of the 2024 Women’s Space Awards winners in medicine and health. She was awarded the Anita Mantri PhD Award in Aerospace Medicine for leadership and outreach in the sector. She has developed a multi-lingual medical emergencies app and is an author of many academic and general audience articles.

Shane Kimbrough
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Shane Kimbrough

Shane Kimbrough is a retired United States Army officer and NASA astronaut. He was part of the first group of candidates selected for NASA astronaut training following the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster. Kimbrough is a veteran of three spaceflights, the first being a Space Shuttle flight, and the second being a six-month mission to the ISS on board a Russian Soyuz craft. He was the commander of the International Space Station for Expedition 50, and returned to Earth in April 2017.

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Monica Rhoo
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Dr Monica Rho

Monica Rho, MD, is Chief of Musculoskeletal Medicine at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab. She is also Director of Residency Training and Director of Women’s Sports Medicine for the organization. Additionally, she is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

Currently, she serves as the Team Physician for the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team and travelled with them to the 2019 World Cup in France where the team won its fourth title, a new record. She is also a member of the U.S. Soccer Medical Advisory Board. Previously, she served as the Team Physician for the U.S. Men’s Paralympic Soccer Team and represented the United States as part of the medical team at the 2016 Paralympics Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Her research interests include neuromuscular control of the hip in the setting of femoroacetabular impingement; use of musculoskeletal ultrasound in improving medical education, and injury epidemiology and prevention in Paralympic athletes.

Her approach to care is guided by patients’ personal goals in returning to their best functional ability. As an extension of her physical examination of the patient, she can also use ultrasound in the assessment of the dynamic musculoskeletal system. Although Dr. Rho seeks to offer patients the least invasive methods of treatment, she is also trained in lumbar spine injections, peripheral joint injections and soft tissue injections of the musculoskeletal system.

In addition, Dr. Rho frequently sees patients from Shirley Ryan AbilityLab’s Performing Arts Medicine program, previously serving as company physician for the Joffrey Ballet and Blue Man Group.

Dr. Rho earned her BA in Psychology from Northwestern University and her MD from Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. She completed her internship at Northwestern University’s McGaw Medical Center in Evanston, Ill., her residency in PM&R at Northwestern University’s McGaw Medical Center at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (now Shirley Ryan AbilityLab), and went on to do a fellowship in Sports Medicine and Interventional Spine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Mo. She is board certified in both Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine.

A natural teacher and mentor, Dr. Rho has been honored repeatedly for both: Outstanding Teacher of the Year, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (2012, 2014); Mentor of the Year, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (2013, 2015, 2016); Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Best Teachers at Feinberg Award (2015); and Feinberg Academy of Medical Educators Outstanding Teacher Award (2016). In 2019, she was named to Crain’s Chicago Business’ 40 Under 40.

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John Power

A serial entrepreneur in a technology and innovation focused career spanning over 30 years, John has held executive-level positions in R&D, Operations, Sales, and General Management in both the SME and MNC environment. During this period he has been a founder or co-founder of several ‘Blue Ocean’ technology start-ups, the last three of these in the life-science sector.

John has led the company from a start-up in 1997 through a US merger, NASDAQ IPO, trade sale and return to a privately held company by MBO in 2008. Today, Aerogen is recognised as a pioneer and the global leader in ICU ventilator/hospital-based aerosol drug delivery. Its award-winning products are employed in over 75 countries throughout the world, helping to provide life critical interventions from the emergency department through to the NICU. Aerogen’s proprietary technology permits proteins, peptides, suspensions and solutions to be nebulized, paving the way for targeted drug delivery to the lung.

Under John’s Leadership Aerogen has achieved circa 30% CAGR since 2008 and in recognition of its export success, Aerogen was awarded the prestigious European Business Award Ruban d’Honneur in 2011 and again in 2016, when John was also named the European Entrepreneur of the Year. As a leader within the Irish life-science sector, Aerogen was named both The Irish Med-Tech Company of the Year and The Irish Exporter of the Year. The Company has received the highest award granted by the US respiratory community, the American Association of Respiratory Care, the Zenith Award, for ‘providing products and services that enable respiratory care physicians and therapists to achieve clinical excellence’.

A Chartered Engineer, John is recognized as a technology innovator and is credited with over a dozen commercialized international patents in products ranging from robotics to life-support ventilation. He holds an MBA from Oxford Brookes University and as an Adjunct Professor at the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG), he guest lectures on his core business interests of Innovation Strategies and Technology Entrepreneurship.

He is a founder faculty member of the NUIG Bio-Innovate program (run in conjunction with Stanford University Bio-Design), an incubator unit that promotes entrepreneurial start-ups in medical technologies where he has actively mentored several early-stage companies. In 2016, in recognition of his contribution to the development of the Irish Medical Device sector, John was conferred with an Honorary Doctorate by the National University of Ireland, Galway.

John is a Board member of Kedalion Therapeutics Inc. a pioneering ophthalmic drug delivery company based in San Francisco. He is a former member of the Board of the Irish Med-Tech Association and The Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering, and Technology and has represented Ireland as an industry expert in the European Competitive Council in Brussels.

John is a very active social entrepreneur in his local community where he long-term member of his Community Development Association and a founder member of The Connemara Greenway Alliance. An ardent supporter of International charities such as World Vision and Their Life’s Matter’ he continues to lead significant fundraising initiatives for irrigation / agricultural, healthcare, and local enterprise creation in the developing world.

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Matt Cooper

Matt Cooper is a Radio and TV Broadcaster, Newspaper Columnist and a Best-Selling Author. Matt presents and edits the daily news, current affairs and sports programme, ‘The Last Word’ on Today FM from Monday to Friday, 4.30pm to 7pm. He previously presented ‘The Tonight Show’ on Virgin Media One. He writes a weekly newspaper column for The Irish Daily Mail that is published each Wednesday and The Last Post column on the back page of the Business Post each Sunday.

Matt has a long-standing interest in business, going back to his time as Business Editor of the Irish Independent. He has written two major business biographies, both of which were short-listed for Irish Non-Fiction Book of the Year: ‘The Maximalist, the story of Tony O’Reilly’ (2015) and ‘Michael O’Leary, turbulent times for the man who made Ryanair’ (2018). The latter was Financial Times book of the month in September 2018. He was also author of the number one bestseller ‘Who Really Runs Ireland’ (2009) and ‘How Ireland Really Went Bust’ (2011), both of which were also short-listed for Irish Non-Fiction Book of the Year.

Matt is a former editor of The Sunday Tribune, having been appointed at the age of 30 in 1996. He left for a career in radio in 2003. He was twice national journalist of the year and twice business journalist of the year. He co-produced and presented acclaimed Olympics documentary ‘No Earthly King’ in 2012, and ‘Ireland’s Brexit Dilemma’ and ‘Trump versus Ireland’ for TV3 in 2016 and 2017.

Matt was lead presenter of the TV coverage of the 2007 and 2015 Rugby World Cups with TV3. He spent six years as anchor of TV3’s GAA coverage when the station hosted live championship matches. He regularly hosts live sports theatre events, having performed on stage interview nights with the likes of Roy Keane, Martin O’Neill and Joe Schmidt and has hosted major testimonial nights for the likes of Mick O’Dwyer and Colm Cooper. He was also chosen by former rugby international Jamie Heaslip to write his post-career memoir, which was published in 2019 and was short-listed for Irish Sports Book of the Year.He was the narrator on the British made documentary ‘Dennis Rodman’s Big Bang in Pyongyang’ after he accompanied the controversial American basketball superstar to North Korea in early 2014. Matt Cooper is a regular host, chairman and speaker at business conferences and events.

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Andrew Dunne

Andrew’s vision for Personal Health is to become synonymous with the concept of exercise prescription in medical populations.

He founded Personal Health – Medical Exercise ClinicTM in February 2016. 7 years later the clinic has provided personalised exercise prescription for over 6,000 people online or in person, across corporate and medical populations.

Andrew’s background as a professional rugby player for 11 years heightened his awareness around the need for detailed, clinical rehabilitation processes.

This developed into a deep passion for ‘exercise as medicine’ and the physiological benefits of exercise in clinical populations.

He truly believes that exercise prescription should be a key part of all medical treatment plans.