Virtual Summit Essentials: Speaker Information

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Dan Gottlieb

*Sponsored by CSL Behring

In 1979, Dan was in a near fatal automobile accident which left him paralyzed from the chest down. As expected, there were years of despair and depression. he has learned valuable lessons about what it means to be human and how adversity can teach us how to live better and love better. Click here to learn more about Dr. Dan Gottlieb

Afternoon Speakers: Christopher Cross & Barry Shore

Christopher Cross
Singer-song writer, GBS Patient
Barry Shore

Barry Shore

 GBS survivor, motivational speaker, and author of The Joy of Living

Global Medical Advisory Board

Peter D. Donofrio, MD

Foundation GMAB Chairman, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Nashville, Tennessee

Bart C. Jacobs, MD

Foundation GMAB Vice Chairman, Erasmus University Medical Center

Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Richard A. Lewis, MD

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Los Angeles, California

Dr. Sami Khella

Penn Presbyterian Medical Center

– Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Gareth Parry, MD

University of Minnesota

– Minneapolis, Minnesota

Eduardo Nobile-Orazio,


Humanitas Clinical and Research Center

– Milan, Italy

David S. Saperstein, MD

Center for Complex Neurology

– Phoenix, Arizona

Professor Hugh J. Willison, MBBS, PhD, FRCP

University of Glasgow

– Glasgow, United Kingdom

Jeffrey Allen, MD

University of Minnesota

– Minneapolis, Minnesota

Eroboghene E. Ubogu, MD

UAB Medical Center

– Birmingham, Alabama

Betty Soliven, MD

UChicago Medicine

– Chicago, Illinois

Maureen Su, MD

UCLA Health

– Los Angeles, California

Mamatha Pasnoor, MD

University of Kansas Medical Center

– Kansas City, Kansas

Dr. Diana Castro

Diana Castro, MD

UT Southwestern

– Dallas, Texas

Filip Eftimov, MD

University of Amsterdam

– Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Thomas Harbo, MD

Aarhaus University Hospital,

– Århus, Denmark

Luis Querol, MD

Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau

– Barcelona, Spain

Dr. Natalia Belova

The Research Centre

– Moscow, Russia

Professor Atchayaram Nalini

National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences

– Bengaluru, India

Dr. Jeffrey Wertheimer 


– Los Angeles, California

Sterling Painton

Sterling Yoga

– Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Eugeniya Melnik, MD

The Research Center of Neurology

-Moscow, Russia

Daria Grishina, MD, PhD

The Research Center of Neurology

-Moscow, Russia

Natalia Suponeva, MD, PhD, Professor

The Research Center of Neurology

-Moscow, Russia