Time (CET) Speaker  
8 am

Philippe Goldin, Associate Professor, PhD. Director of the Clinically Applied Affective Neuroscience Laboratory, University of California Davis

Philippe Goldin is a psychologist and cognitive neuroscientist with more than 93 peer-reviewed articles and chapters. At Google, he helped create a mindfulness-based emotional intelligence leadership training program called Search Inside Yourself. At Stanford University, he helped create the Compassion Cultivation Training program and led multiple NIH-funded research studies. He has provided training on the science and practice of mindfulness, compassion and emotion regulation in multiple countries spanning Africa, India, Europe, and North America.  https://pgoldin.faculty.ucdavis.edu/


 9 am Linda Kantor, psychologist, director of the Cape Town MBSR-programme, South Africa

Linda Kantor is a psychologist and director of Be-Awake and the co-founder and co-director of the Cape Town Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction programme (mbsr.co.za). Linda is a part-time lecturer at the University Of Cape Town Graduate School Of Business, where she teaches Mindful Leadership. She is also a trainer on the University of Stellenbosch Certification in Mindfulness-Based Interventions.

10 am Juditta Ben-David, Founder and Director of Mindfulness in Arabic, Israel/Palestine

Psychotherapist and international lecturer in the field of Mindfulness-based treatment of trauma and resiliency building; MBSE, CRM, DARe, SE, EMDR. Meditator and  advanced instructor of mindfulness and compassion practices. MBSR, MSC, and more.
Volunteered with Syrian and Kurdish refugees and their counselors since 2014.

11 am Graham Meadows, Professor of psychiatry, Monash University, Australia

Professor Meadows is a prominent figure in research and innovation in mental health care in Australia in areas such as shared care, resource distribution, applications of mindfulness in clinical mental health practice, and recovery-oriented practice.


12 am Mitsuhiro Sado, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Keio University, Japan


Dr. Mitsuhiro Sado is a psychiatrist and researcher in the field of mindfulness and well-being. He is an junior Associate Professor in the Department of Neuropsychiatry and Center for Stress Research at Keio University School of Medicine. In recent years, Mitsu's research interest has been in the area of mindfulness-based interventions, especially from the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness perspective. He has led or collaborated several randomized controlled trials of Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy for anxiety disorders, cancer patients, the general public, and health care professionals.


1 pm Nava Levit-Binnun, Director of the Sagol Center for Brain and Mind, Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, Israel

Nava Levit-Binnun is a neuroscientist, director of a research lab and founder of the Muda Institute for Mindfulness, Science and Society. The Institute develops interventions and professional development programs aimed at creating agents of social change that will help develop and nurture positive mental traits in formal and non-formal educational, health, business, legal and public systems.
2 pm Maarit Lassander, psychologist, researcher, University of Helsinki, Finland, and London School of Economics
3 pm Eric Loucks, Associate Professor and Director of the Mindfulness Center, Brown University

Dr. Eric Loucks is an Associate Professor in the School of Public Health and the Medical School at Brown University. He is Director of the Mindfulness Center at Brown. Dr. Loucks has held teaching positions at Harvard, McGill and Brown Universities. He has over 85 peer-reviewed publications.

Dr. Loucks and his colleagues were among the first to show associations of dispositional mindfulness with cardiovascular health. They developed the first consensus theoretical framework of how mindfulness meditation could potentially reduce risk for cardiovascular disease. Dr. Loucks' work showed in a recent clinical trial of Mindfulness-Based Blood Pressure Reduction (MB-BP) to have sizeable lowering of blood pressure in hypertensive participants. 

Read more here: https://vivo.brown.edu/display/eloucks

4 pm Paula Ramirez Diazgranados

Co-founder and Co-director of Respira/Breathe, an organization that offers mindfulness-programmes to various groups. Paula works with survivors of sexual assault, internally displaced people and aid workers, about how to practice self-care and how not to disconnect from your feelings even in the hardest of circumstances.

5 pm Shiva Geranmayepour, psychologist, PhD, owner of Mana clinic.

Shiva has a PhD in psychology and is an MBSR-teacher who teaches mindfulness to different populations in Iran. She runs a private clinic in Tehran. 
6 pm Makeda Mckenzie, Founder of the Caribbean Mindfulness Institute. Trinidad & Tobago

Makeda McKenzie is the Founder of the Caribbean Mindfulness Institute and a dedicated mindfulness advocate. Since 2018, the Caribbean Mindfulness Institute has provided organisational training, public workshops, retreats, and keynotes to over 1,000 West Indians to teach people how they can beat stress and feel their best using mindfulness and meditation. Serving the entire Caribbean region, the Caribbean Mindfulness Institute is dedicated to promoting mindfulness and meditation as an effective, safe, science-backed means of reducing the impact of chronic stress in our workplaces, schools, and communities.

7 pm Sará King, PhD, post-doc. Oregon Health & Science University, USA 

Dr. Sará King is a UCLA-trained political and learning scientist specializing in the relationship between mindfulness, community healing, and social justice.

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