2016 Lasting Legacy & Inspiration Awards Event

2016 Lasting Legacy & Inspiration Awards Event in San Diego


Peter Farrell, San Diego, CA

Dr. Peter Farrell is founder, former long-term CEO and current Chairman of ResMed. Farrell has been Chairman and a director of ResMed since 1989, when the company began as a management buyout of sleep technology from Baxter Healthcare. Peter was previously Foundation Director of the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Graduate School for Biomedical Engineering (1978-89) while simultaneously serving as Vice President of R & D for Baxter Healthcare in Tokyo (1984-89). Dr. Farrell is a director of NuVasive, Inc. (NUVA) a company focused on the surgical treatment of spine disorders. He is also on the board of trustees of The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla and is Chairman of the Boston-based POC NMR diagnostic company, WaveGuide.

Dr. Farrell is a fellow or honorary fellow of several professional bodies, including the US National Academy of Engineering. He was inducted as 1998 San Diego Entrepreneur of the Year for Health Sciences, 2001 Australian Entrepreneur of the Year and 2005 US National Entrepreneur of the Year for Health Sciences. In 1998, Peter joined the Sleep Medicine Executive Council at Harvard Medical School, served as vice chairman from 2000 to 2010 and then as chairman from 2010 until 2013. He is on various academic advisory boards including UCSD’s Jacobs School of Engineering, where he was named the 2012 Gordon Fellow, UCSD’s Rady Business School and the MIT Dean of Engineering’s Advisory Council.

Peter holds a B.E. with honors in chemical engineering from the University of Sydney, an SM in chemical engineering from MIT, a PhD in bioengineering from the University of Washington, Seattle, and a DSc from UNSW for research which resulted in improved treatment for both hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis patients.

“The Tony & Alicia Gwynn
Lasting Legacy Award™” goes to…

Dr.’s Ken & Margie Blanchard

Co-presented by Dr. Alicia Gwynn

Alicia GwynnDr. Alicia Gwynn, wife of the late baseball Hall of Famer, Tony Gwynn. organized TAG (Tony and Alicia Gwynn) Foundation in San Diego in 1995. The TAG Foundation is dedicated to creating and supporting programs that enhance opportunities for youth to become healthy, educated, and productive citizens. The Lasting Legacy Award™ was created in 2014 to honor Tony and Alicia Gwynn and others in the future who’s legacy leaves a lasting impact on our community and world.


September 21 at Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine
2880 Torrey Pines Scenic Drive
La Jolla, CA 92037

4:30 – VIP Experience

5:15 pm – General Registration and Reception

6:30 – Inspiration Awards™ Program & Presentations

Entertainment, hors d’oeuvres, beer & wine bar, coffee and dessert bar

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Our Lasting Legacy & Inspiration Awards™ provides an objective, educational forum for exchanging ideas and experiences from “best of class” leaders on the subjects of leadership and legacy and to inspire us to make a difference in our communities and our world.

The experience of the Inspiration Awards™ is memorable!

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“The Tony & Alicia Gwynn

Lasting Legacy Award™” goes to…


Dr.’s Ken & Margie Blanchard

Co-presented by Dr. Alicia Gwynn


Inspirational Awards Finalists

Willie Briscoe Claudia and James Merino
Jim Codde Scott Page
Christine Fabiani Pastor Roger Ziegler
Karianne Johansen Chief Shelley J. Zimmerman

Join us as we find out who is the Inspiration Award winner!

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