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Houman Ashrafian, Managing Partner, SV Health Investors

Houman Ashrafian

Managing Partner
SV Health Investors
Gil Bar-Nahum, Managing Director, Jefferies

Gil Bar-Nahum

Managing Director
Jefferies
Vijay Barathan, Senior Principal, Optum Ventures

Vijay Barathan

Senior Principal
Optum Ventures
Maina Bhaman, Partner, Sofinnova

Maina Bhaman

Partner
Sofinnova
Hubert Birner, Managing Partner, TVM Capital Life Sciences

Hubert Birner

Managing Partner
TVM Capital Life Sciences
Olivier d’Arros, Managing Partner, Mavie Technologies

Olivier d’Arros

Managing Partner
Mavie Technologies
Graham Defries, Partner, Goodwin

Graham Defries

Partner
Goodwin
Janke Dittmer, General Partner, Gilde Healthcare

Janke Dittmer

General Partner
Gilde Healthcare
John Doucet, Senior Director Neurology Regulatory Affairs, MCRA

John Doucet

Senior Director Neurology Regulatory Affairs
MCRA
Tonya Dowd, VP Reimbursement, Health Economics & Market Access, MCRA

Tonya Dowd

VP Reimbursement, Health Economics & Market Access
MCRA
Caroline Gaynor, Principal, Lightstone Ventures

Caroline Gaynor

Principal
Lightstone Ventures
Amanda Gett Chaperot, Partner, Seventure

Amanda Gett Chaperot

Partner
Seventure
Michal Geva, Managing Partner and Co-Founder, TriVentures

Michal Geva

Managing Partner and Co-Founder
TriVentures
William Hicks, Co-chair Securities & Capital Markets Group, Mintz

William Hicks

Co-chair Securities & Capital Markets Group
Mintz
Regina Hodits, Managing Partner, Wellington Partners Life Sciences

Regina Hodits

Managing Partner
Wellington Partners Life Sciences
Galit Horovitz, Co-founder, WELLtech1

Galit Horovitz

Co-founder
WELLtech1
Jackie Hunter, Board Director, BenevolentAI

Jackie Hunter

Board Director
BenevolentAI
David Mardle, Partner, Goodwin

David Mardle

Partner
Goodwin
John D. McDermott, Senior Director Reimbursement Strategy, MCRA 300x

John D. McDermott

Senior Director Reimbursement Strategy
MCRA
Rachel Mears, Partner, Jeito

Rachel Mears

Partner
Jeito
Pirkka Palomäki, Partner, Maki.vc

Pirkka Palomäki

Partner
Maki.vc
Chris Picariello, President, Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JJDC, Inc.

Chris Picariello

President
Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JJDC, Inc.
Miri Polachek, CEO, Joy Ventures

Miri Polachek

CEO
Joy Ventures
Jorge Santos da Silva, Partner, McKinsey & Company

Jorge Santos da Silva

Partner
McKinsey & Company
Jeff Schwartz, Managing Director Life Sciences, Bain Capital

Jeff Schwartz

Managing Director Life Sciences
Bain Capital
Melanie Senior, Writer and Analyst

Melanie Senior

Writer and Analyst
Rocky Shen, Executive Director, Zhejiang United Investment Group

Rocky Shen

Executive Director
Zhejiang United Investment Group
Sander Slootweg, Managing Partner, Forbion

Sander Slootweg

Managing Partner
Forbion
Nikolaj Sorensen, CEO, Orexo

Nikolaj Sorensen

CEO
Orexo
Caroline Stout, Principal, EcoR1 Capital 300x

Caroline Stout

Principal
EcoR1 Capital
Tina Tan, Executive Editor, FirstWord Medtech

Tina Tan

Executive Editor
FirstWord Medtech
Amy Tang, Venture Partner, Qiming Ventures

Amy Tang

Venture Partner
Qiming Ventures
Dan Vahdat, CEO, Huma

Dan Vahdat

CEO
Huma
Prabhu Velusami, Senior Director, New Ventures and Transactions, Johnson & Johnson

Prabhu Velusami

Senior Director, New Ventures and Transactions
Johnson & Johnson
Marietta Wu, Managing Director, Quan Capital

Marietta Wu

Managing Director
Quan Capital
Andreas Wuepper, Director Investments, Europe, Fresenius Medical Care Ventures

Andreas Wuepper

Director Investments, Europe
Fresenius Medical Care Ventures
Naveen Yalamanchi, Partner, RTW Investments

Naveen Yalamanchi

Partner
RTW Investments

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