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Dr. Prem Pillay

MBBS (SINGAPORE), FRCS (EDINBURGH), FAMS (NEUROSURGERY), FRCS CANADA (NEUROSURGERY), FACS (USA)

Medical Director, Singapore Brain-Spine-Nerves Center Formerly Director of the Brain Center and Head of Neurosurgery at SGH (Singapore General Hospital) Formerly Chief Resident in Neurosurgery, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, USA.

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Dr. Vivek Sehgal

Staff Neuroradiologist, Advocate Health System, Chicago, IL Previously Associate Professor, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI Assistant Professor, University of Chicago Medical Centre, Chicago, IL Fellowship in Neuroradiology, University of Chicago, USA Residency in Neurology, Tufts Medical Centre, Boston, USA Special interest in AI in Neuroradiology and correlation of Cognitive / Behaviour with Neuroimaging

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Dr. John P. Conomy, MD JD

John Paul Conomy is a native of Cleveland, Ohio and educated in that city (Cleveland Public and Parochial Schools, St. Joseph High School) and graduated with honors from John Carroll University.  He studied Medicine at St. Louis University where he received his MD degree in 1964.  After serving as Medical House Officer at the University, Veteran’s Administration and City Hospitals in St. Louis, he returned to Cleveland and was trained in Neurology (Professor Joseph M. Foley) and Neuropathology (Professor Betty Q. Banker) at University Hospitals of Cleveland, Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital (MetroHealth Medical Center) and Case Western Reserve University.  After decorated service in the United States Air Force during the Viet Nam era, Dr. Conomy served as a Career Research and Teaching Fellow at the Institute of Neurosciences at the University of Pennsylvania (Professor James Sprague, Philadelphia) prior to returning to Cleveland as an Assistant then Associate Professor of Medicine (Neurology) at Case Western Reserve University.  In 1975 Dr. Conomy was appointed Chairman, Department of Neurology, at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Chairman of Clinical Research and Director of its Neurology Residency Program, positions he held until 1992. Dr. Conomy is a specialist in Neurology and Legal Medicine and serves as an examiner for several medical and surgical specialty boards. Dr. Conomy attended the Schools of Law at Case Western Reserve University and Cambridge University (England) and received his JD in 1992.  Dr. Conomy has served as Professor of Clinical Neurology and Adjunct Professor of Law at Case Western Reserve University Schools of Medicine and Law and has held faculty positions at the Universities of Texas (Southwestern, San Antonio) and Pennsylvania State University.  He has held consultancies in the Tower Hamlets District of London (England) and has served as a lecturer and Visiting Professor in Law and Medicine in ninety countries throughout the world.  He is the Founder of the Mellen Center for Multiple Sclerosis Treatment and Research at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and Founder of the International Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers. Dr. Conomy holds deep interests in the history of medicine, medical ethics, health law and human rights and is the past Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Legal Medicine. Dr. Conomy has held numerous research and clinical investigative grants and awards in the fields of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, epilepsy, brain injury and multiple sclerosis.  He is a Fellow of the American Neurological Association, the American Academy of Neurology, the American College of Legal Medicine and The Royal Society of Medicine (England) as well as an active principal in many organizations related to adult and childhood disorders of the nervous system and to medical law and ethics.  He is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, the World Association of Medical Law, Who’s Who in America and an Honorary Fellow of Medical Societies in Canada, Mexico and England. He is the author of more than 150 peer-reviewed publications and more than a dozen books. He is cited among America’s Top Physicians and lectures widely on matters of health and law. He is engaged in the planning and operational design of comprehensive treatment, educational and research facilities dealing with diseases of the nervous system and systems of health delivery in the USA and internationally.  Dr. Conomy directed the Brain Injury Program at University Hospitals of Cleveland’s Extended Care Campus from 2003 to 2008. Dr. Conomy practices Neurology in Cleveland.  He is the President of Health Systems Design and CompEval Corporations.  He is the father of three adult professionals and of Francesca Maria, now age 17 years. Dr. Conomy is married to Dr. Jill Mushkat Conomy, a Psychologist and a specialist in the field of chronic pain management. Dr, Conomy has served upon the Governing Board of the Cleveland Medical Library Association in the 1980’s, and again since 2014. He is an avid bibliophile (having haunted the Allen Memorial Library since the age of 16 years), traveler, cyclist, skier, music lover and photographer, and has a notably low threshold for breaking into Irish Songs, occasionally in Irish.

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Dr. Jill H. Muskat

Director of Pain Management Psychology, Cleveland Clinic Health System, Eastern Region

Dr. Jill H. Mushkat has been with the Cleveland Clinic Health System more than 17 years where she serves as Director of Pain Management Psychology for the Regional Hospitals.

A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Dr. Mushkat graduated from Washington University (St. Louis) where she majored in Languages, and she received her doctoral degree in Psychology at the Ohio State University. She has held positions of responsibility in teaching, patient care and administration in Michigan, Ohio and Kentucky prior to joining the staff of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation nearly two decades ago. 

She is involved in teaching Fellows at the Cleveland Clinic Pain Center and provides a full range of psychological services, including patient evaluation for neurostimulators and intrathecal pumps. She has lectured upon the topic of instrumental pain relief, in which she is a recognized expert, nationally and internationally. She has served on the Board of Directors and as Ethics Chair of the Cleveland Psychological Association since 2004 and served as President in 2011. 

Dr. Mushkat is devoted to travel, music, literature, theatre, visual arts, gourmet cooking, Judaic history and to her husband, Dr. John Conomy.

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Azran Osman-Rani

Azran Osman-Rani builds disruptive new businesses that challenge the status quo. He is part of the founding team at iflix, an internet television service that was launched in May 2015 and now operates across 10 countries in Asia and scaling to emerging markets in other regions.

Previously, Azran pioneered the long-haul, low-cost airline model as the founding CEO of AirAsia X. He led the growth from start-up to US$1 billion in revenue and a public-listing in six years, breaking many low-cost airline industry conventions and introducing innovations. 

Azran held previous positions as Senior Director of Business Development at Astro All Asia Networks, SVP of Business Transformation at the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange, and Associate Partner at McKinsey & Company. 

He holds a Masters degree in Management Science & Engineering and a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering, both from Stanford University. He is also a Fellow of CPA Australia. 

He currently Chairs the Advisory Board of the Asia Business Centre at Curtin University, Chairs the Malaysia Chapter of YPO, mentors high-growth companies for Endeavor and invests in technology start-ups.

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Dr. Parandaman Thechanamurthi

Parandaman is a Specialist Chartered Forensic Psychologist with the British Psychological Society. He is in the register of BPS Clinical Supervisors and is also a Singapore registered Psychologist. He consults children and adolescents with various clinical functional, organic psychopathology and forensic issues. In particular he provides clinical and forensic psycho diagnostic testing, risk assessments, rehabilitation and psychotherapy within a Forensic and Clinical practice. He particularly has a specific interest in consulting children with ADHD, Complex Trauma, attachment, harmful sexual behaviours and child custodial evaluation. He has undergone specialist training in the diagnosis of ASD, ADHD, Development Disorders and Psychopathy. 

He has been trained by Professor Susan to provide ADHD specific therapy for children and adolescents and has also been trained in delivering a CBT package under Professor Jane under NHS Mersey care UK in addressing aggression. Parandaman had the opportunity to be trained at the Beck’s Institute in delivering specialist CBT for children and adolescents. He also been trained in delivering developmentally appropriate EMDR specialist intervention for children and adolescents suffering from complex trauma. 

Parandaman has worked with Professor Susan Young in ensuring there is clinical validity in the interpretation of the ADHD Child Evaluation to ( South Asian Language – Hindi & Tamil)which is a clinical interview is using DSM 5 guidelines to help in the diagnosis of ADHD. Parandaman is a 3 time recipient of the NCSS overseas training award.

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Prof. Steven Myint (MD PhD)

Prof. Steven Myint (MD PhD) is a physician with global experience in health and biomedical management. He is currently a Senior fellow to A*STAR, and consultant to its commercialization arm, ETPL. He is also Adjunct Professor at Duke-NUS in the Center for Technology, Enterprise and Development.. He has also been Chief Executive of the European Federation of Neurological Associations, consultant to several organisations in the medical and financial worlds and member of several national and international advisory boards. He has authored over 120 peer reviewed publications and 6 books. 

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Hetal Doshi

(M.A Organizational Psychology , Certified Psychometric Assessor, Certified HRDF Corporate Trainer)

Having completed her Bachelor of Psychology in National University of Singapore, she moved on to pursue her Masters in Organizational Psychology in Macquarie University, Sydney. In the recent years, she has had the opportunity to work across various industries and with the Fortune 500 companies in several Global Cities.

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Dr. Michael Keane

Dr. Michael Keane is a Neuroscientist and Director of the Actualise Neurofeedback Training Clinic at Dublin City University. He is a former lecturer in Psychology at DCU. He obtained his PhD from the National University of Ireland, Galway, investigating the effects of caffeine on brain function, where he set up the university’s first two EEG labs.

Michael’s post-doctoral position, which investigated EEG biomarkers of early onset Alzheimer’s Disease, was carried out between NUIG and the Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience, Dublin. He is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and the Republic of Ireland’s only Board Certified Neurofeedback Training provider.

 

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JS Chong

Mr. Chong, aged 59, brings over 30 years experience in business development, manufacturing operations and leadership in the medical device industry.

Mr. Chong served as the Managing Director and Executive Vice President at Forefront Medical, a medical device contract manufacturer with overall responsibilities for global business development and manufacturing operations in China. Prior to joining Forefront Medical, he was the Head of Medical Division, Asia Pacific of a Swiss-based global precision engineering firm. Mr. Chong's career spans across multicultural business environments covering business development, strategic planning and mergers and acquisitions in global medical companies, venture capital, and manufacturing for the high-tech and medical industry.

Mr. Chong graduated with a B.Sc. (Microbiology) from Guelph University, Canada, and holds an International MBA (Magna-cum-Laude) degree from Stratford University, Virginia, USA.

 

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Yaesshna Pillay

(B.A Philosophy) (M.A Medical Law & Medical Ethics)

 
 
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Dr. Dino Patti Djalal

Dr. Dino Patti Djalal is the Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to the United States, a speech writer, youth activist, academic and national bestselling author.


He was named as the Indonesian Ambassador in May 2010 and presented his credentials to the President of the United States on September 16, 2010. He was previously a Special Staff for International Affairs and Presidential Spokesperson for President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (2004-2010). Dr. Djalal first joined the Department of Foreign Affairs of Indonesia in 1987. He was posted to Dili, London and Washington DC, before being appointed as Director for North American Affairs (2002-2004). 

 

Dr. Djalal is a member of the Governing Board of the Institute for Peace and Democracy, which was established by the Bali Democracy Forum, and a member of the Executive Board of the Indonesian Council on World Affairs.

 

In 2010, Dr. Djalal received the Bintang Jasa Utama medal from President Yudhoyono, one of Indonesia’s highest awards for distinguished service. In 2012, he received the Indonesia Marketing Champion 2012 award for the government and public services sector and the Marketer of the Year 2012 award from the Indonesian Marketing Association, MarkPlus Inc., and Marketer.

 

He is considered by social media networks to be among one of 5 most influential Indonesian politicians whose means of communicating by Twitter is regarded as prolific (3rd most influential Indonesian politician tweeter).

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Khoo Boon Hui

Mr. Boon Hui Khoo served as the Senior Deputy Secretary at Ministry of Home Affairs of Singapore till January 2015. Mr. Khoo began his career at Singapore Police Force (SPF) and served as its Commissioner from July 1997 to January 2010, where he spent 32 years. He oversaw the strategic development of regional and international collaboration, including capacity development initiatives across Singapore's law enforcement agencies. 

 

He has been a Non-Executive & Independent Director of Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd. since September 1, 2010. Mr. Khoo serves as President of the INTERPOL Executive Committee from 2008 to 2012 and sits on the boards of Temasek Foundation CLG Limited. He has been a Director of Moh Holdings Pte Ltd. since July 4, 2016. He has been a Board Member of Singapore Health Services Pte Ltd., Ministry of Health Holdings, the Casino Regulatory Authority, Certis CISCO and Temasek Foundation International CLG Limited. He serves as a Director of the Singapore Eye Centre Board. 

 

He is a Senior Fellow of the Home Team Academy and the Civil Service College. Prior to this, he was Senior Fellow of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and Senior Advisor, MHA until 30 November 2016 and 20 January 2016 respectively. He is a member of the Palo Alto Networks Public Sector Advisory Council and the Board Financial Crime Risk Committee of Standard Chartered Bank. He was also appointed the Commissioner of the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (Netherlands).

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Dr. Nagaendran Kandiah

Dr. Nagaendran Kandiah is a senior consultant neurologist with the National Neuroscience Institute (NNI), Singapore. He is also the director of the NNI Dementia Programme. He holds a Clinician Scientist position with the National Medical Research Council of Singapore. His research interest includes Mild Cognitive Impairment, Role of Cerebrovascular disease in Alzheimer’s dementia, Parkinson’s disease dementia and Frontotemporal Dementia. He holds several national grants investigating the role of cerebrovascular disease in dementia and has over 50 peer reviewed publications in this field. He is also actively involved in the training aspects of dementia and is currently the chairman of the Neurocognitive Research and Training Consortium of Southeast Asia (NRTC-SEA). He is also the chairman of the Singapore, Ministry of Health, Clinical Practice Guidelines on Dementia.