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2017 Pre-Conference Exclusives
Monday, June 19

Exclusive Offsite Visit to Two Undisputed Leaders in Digital Health and BioTech

To kick off the 2017 Digital Health Summer Summit at BIO International Convention, we are inviting 50 attendees to join us for an exceptional opportunity to tour two of the world’s most innovative, successful and valued companies. 

Transportation, refreshments and lunch are included. This is only available as an upgrade to your Summer Summit and BIO Registration.  

Space is extremely limited.

9:00am
San Diego, CA

Depart San Diego Convention Center

9:30am
San Diego, CA

Behind-the-Scenes at Illumina

Discover why Fast Company named Illumina one of the world's most innovative companies and why they hold the title of undisputed leader in DNA Sequencing.

 

11am
San Diego, CA

Behind-the-Scenes at ResMed

Join us to gain unprecedented access to ResMed, the global leader in connected healthcare solutions for remote patient monitoring.

 

 

2017 Agenda Day 1
Monday, June 19

How Technology is Tackling our Greatest Healthcare Challenges

Obesity, heart disease, strokes, diabetes and Alzheimer’s are just five of the top killers that new technologies seek to eradicate. And now a modern killer, drug overdoses has joined the ranks. 

Have doctors reached the limits of what they can do to fight these killers?  Find out how tech innovations can reverse this disturbing trend. 

1:00pm - 1:10pm
San Diego, CA

Welcome to the 6th Annual Digital Health Summer Summit

Welcome to the Sixth Annual Digital Health Summer Summit co-located with BIO International Convention. We are thrilled to be here in San Diego! Join us for a stellar lineup of topics and speakers mixed with valuable time for networking and mingling. Discover new ideas, cutting-edge products and innovative strategies to improve your digital health business—including the opportunity to create new relationships and expose yourself to the latest in digital health.

Welcome:
Producer
Digital Health Summit
1:10pm - 1:35pm
San Diego, CA

Keynote: The New Era of Precision Medicine

With our ability to gather information at the intersection of genetics, behavior, environment, data science, and computation, precision medicine was born! This new blend of knowledge will spur more effective ways to prolong health and treat disease. Through precision medicine, machine learning will identify which approaches will be effective for which patients based on genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors.

With a $120 million grant from the NIH, our opening keynote speaker is leading the charge alongside digital health pioneer, Dr. Eric Topol at Scripps Translational Science Institute, to extend precision medicine’s success to diseases such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer’s and specific mental health illnesses. The “All of Us” Research Program is recruiting one million or more US volunteers by 2020 for the first research study of its kind.

Join Dr. Steven Steinhubl for an honest look at precision medicine’s potential impact on our health and wellness as he embarks on this unprecedented study.

Keynote:
KEYNOTE
Director, Digital Medicine
Scripps Translational Science Institute
1:40pm - 2:20pm
San Diego, CA

Tackling Two Conditions That Will Bankrupt America: Mental Health + Alzheimer’s disease

We are on the leading edge of a crisis in two common and costly conditions: Alzheimer’s Disease and Mental Health, that if unaddressed stand the chance of bankrupting America. Headlines like “Alzheimer’s Staggering $259B Cost Could Break Medicare”(Forbes, 3.7.17) point to the growing public health concern that has been under-recognized to date, but will undoubtedly become more prominent as the prevalence of Alzheimer’s Disease increases with an aging population. Annual healthcare spending on Alzheimer’s-related care is predicted to increase over 300% and exceed $1.1 trillion by the year 2050. Meanwhile, in the area of mental health the US spent an estimated $201 billion treating disorders like anxiety and depression in 2013 alone, making them the costliest medical conditions in the country.

Tackling these two public health crises will require innovative approaches from payers, pharma, and providers of healthcare solutions. An emphasis on technology, novel clinical research, and distinctive partnerships are flooding the market to address this issue. This important discussion is intended to describe the core elements of pioneering proof-of-concept solutions that are focused on better management for both of these costly conditions. The aim is to look at a cross-section of the burgeoning industry by highlighting companies taking different approaches to the same problem.

Moderator:
Contributing Writer
The New York Times
Speakers:
Senior Medical Director, Clinical Consulting, Strategy and Analysis National Accounts
Aetna
Chief Medical Officer
AbleTo Inc.
Clinical Transformation Officer
Seniorlink
2:25pm - 2:55pm
San Diego, CA

The New Killer: Tech Launches Attack on the Opioid Epidemic

Opioid-involved overdose deaths continue to rise at unprecedented rates. The CDC reports that more than 91 people die each day from opioid abuse--that’s more than quadrupled since 1999.

So how can technology innovators reduce the fallout from this common, and much stigmatized, public healthcare nightmare? Join three of today’s leading digital health innovators confronting this crisis head-on utilizing cutting-edge virtual reality, wearables and digital therapeutics.

Moderator:
Director, UCSF Skeletal Health Service, Health Innovation & Technology in Ortho (HITO), Dept Orthopaedic Surgery
UCSF
Speakers:
President & Chief Executive Officer
Quell by NeuroMetrix
Chief Content Officer
Pear Therapeutics
CEO
Firsthand Technology
3:00pm - 3:15pm
San Diego, CA

What Gets Measured Gets Managed: Leveraging Valuable Sleep Data

Over 60% of Americans complain about their sleep. Although we spend one-third of our lives sleeping, relatively little is known about the night-to-night sleep patterns in daily life. With recent technologies, it is now possible to objectively monitor a person’s sleep over multiple nights -- spanning weeks, months, and even years -- in a natural sleep environment without affecting their sleep routines. This opens up countless possibilities, ranging from advancing the knowledge of sleep health, to stimulating sleep innovations, to optimizing sleep interventions at the personal level.

Presenters:
Vice President Sleep Science and Scientific Affairs
SleepScore Labs
3:15pm - 3:30 pm
San Diego, CA

BREAK

Time to stretch your legs, caffeinate and meet some more people!

3:30pm - 4:10pm
San Diego, CA

How the Largest Western U.S. Hospital is Leveraging Unique Partnerships to Solve Greatest Challenges

Building technologies that do great things is no longer the most difficult part of the equation. Validating their effectiveness and bringing them to scale is by far the greatest hurdle companies face for survival.

Cedars Sinai, the largest non-profit academic medical center in the western US, is at the forefront of digital health innovation—building valuable partnerships with some of today’s most innovative companies, developing their own internal solutions and scaling new technologies to:

  • Improve operational efficiencies
  • Improve diagnostic capabilities
  • Improve patient treatment and care

From implementing VR pain therapies to hard-wiring EHR protections to reduce unnecessary patient harm, join key leaders from Cedars Sinai and their significant partnerships including Samsung Electronics, appliedVR, Holman Methodist Church and AliveCor for an important discussion on validating and scaling solutions within a highly-complex setting.

Moderator:
Director of Health Services Research
Cedars-Sinai Health System
Speakers:
Chief Medical Officer and Founder
Alive-cor
Senior Manager, Samsung Healthcare
Samsung
Health Services Researcher
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Senior Pastor
Holman Methodist Church
CEO
appliedVR
4:15pm - 4:30pm
San Diego, CA

The Next Revolution – 3D Printing in Healthcare

Some of the most extraordinary use-cases for 3D printing are within the medical field. And we are just on the cusp of seeing significant developments integrating 3D printing within multiple areas of healthcare.

Hear from one of healthcare’s brightest minds on how this futuristic technology is being used in the fields of:

  • Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
  • Organ Replacement
  • Medical Device Design
  • Prosthetic Manufacturing
Speakers:
Director, UCSF Skeletal Health Service, Health Innovation & Technology in Ortho (HITO), Dept Orthopaedic Surgery
UCSF
4:30pm - 5:00pm
San Diego, CA

Pharma Plunges into Digital Solutions

Most healthcare stakeholders have been open and aggressive in adopting digital health. There has been, however, one significant holdout that has been extremely reluctant to dive in--the pharmaceutical industry.

But today is a new day and Pharma is waking up to digital health! They are beginning to engage with these strategic tools to improve everything from clinical trials, drug discovery, drug design, new business opportunities, better patient relations and much more.

Join us as we convene three veteran pharma experts for this important discussion on the here, the now, and the future of digital health’s role in the legacy-prone pharma industry.

Moderator:
Global Head, Neuroscience
Quintiles

2017 Agenda Day 2
Tuesday, June 20

Validate or Die: Developing Vigorous Proof of Concept

Proof of concept is more than just the pressure test to shore-up new technologies before they go out into the world. It’s the fundamental process that forces companies to examine product efficacy, sound business modeling and user engagement and experience.

Leaders from Big Pharma, hospital systems, and nimble digital health enterprises will share how they are designing robust processes to test innovations and validate whether they are going to live or die on the execution vine.

9:00am - 9:10am
San Diego, CA

Welcome to Day Two of the 6th Annual Digital Health Summer Summit

Welcome to the second day of the Sixth Annual Digital Health Summer Summit co-located with BIO International Convention.  After an incredible day of Tackling our Greatest Healthcare Challenges, we can’t wait to explore the markets & opportunities, the systems, radical innovations and partnerships!  Join us for another packed day of all-star speakers, fun networking opportunities, and groundbreaking strategies designed to help your digital health business ascend to new heights.

Welcome:
Producer
Digital Health Summit
9:10am - 9:40am
San Diego, CA

How An Artificial Intelligence Solution Is Digitizing Pharma At It’s Core

The healthcare use-case opportunities are growing at warp-speed for artificial intelligence. And pharma is eager to integrate new solutions to enrich their R&D processes and results.

How can an ‘out of the box’ AI solution solve some of pharma’s greatest challenges including:

  • Drug Repurposing
  • Drug Discovery
  • Scientific and Therapeutic Activity
  • Molecular Competitive Intelligence

We kick-off day two with profound insights into a transformative solution to assist pharma, physicians and other healthcare professionals in working with massive amounts of structured and unstructured data including images, genomics and metabolomic information.

Presenters:
CMO and Managing Director
ExB Health GmbH
9:40am - 10:00am
San Diego, CA

So What If Your Product Is Better? How One Blood Collection Company is Maneuvering Within Legacy Systems

So your innovation has real potential to be a major disruptor in the healthcare industry. It can save money, cause less friction and even improve care, as well as a myriad of other new technological benefits. So, why is it so hard for reimbursed healthcare products to gain market share? What will it take for these new innovations to break into market and succeed?

During this session, we will look at one specific case study that is emblematic of the challenges technology innovators are coming up against and how they are breaking down the legacy walls.

Join 7Sbio’s Chief Business officer as he shares how they are confronting growth in adoption of their painless blood collection product in an industry that is completely built around old technology.

Presenters:
Chief Business Officer
7SBio
10:00am-10:20am
San Diego, CA

Solving the $300 Billion+ Medication Adherence Problem

The pharmaceutical industry has recognized that non-adherence results in significant costs to the healthcare system.  According to recent studies and reports, one in particular conducted by Capgemeni and HealthPrize, determined a loss of $637 billion in potential annual sales including $250 billion (40%) in the U.S. alone.  This same study was first conducted by Capgemeni and HealthPrize in 2012 when it was found that $564 billion was lost in global annual revenue including $188 billion in the U.S., reflecting an increase of 13% and 33%, respectively.  Oftentimes non-adherence focuses on increased medical costs to the healthcare system and health outcomes for patients, which is estimated at $300 billion annually.  Needless to say pharma companies have initiated various partnerships, and programs that incorporate strategies to improve adherence.
 
This session will present Adherium's validated digital health platform, which focuses on improved outcomes in disease management of asthma and COPD.  Join us in learning about the patient experience, the provider viewpoint, and the foundation supporting the complete Smartinhaler™ solution.
Presenters:
SVP Business Development
Adherium North America, Inc.
10:20am - 10:30am
San Diego, CA

Executing Aggressive Digital Health Innovation and Testing

In AOL Co-founder Steve Case’s book, The Third Wave, Case argues that partnerships are paramount in the Third Wave: “If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together,” he writes.

While competition can drive innovation, health systems and startups have shared goals that they could work toward together. Sharing best practices seems like an obvious way for health systems to improve how they leverage and incorporate digital innovation into their clinical practice, but by and large it isn’t happening.

In this dynamic discussion, we ask if partnerships between digital health innovators and healthcare incumbents are required for a successful future in healthcare? Or can innovators replace incumbents without their endorsement?

Speakers:
Partner
HealthX Ventures
10:30am - 10:45am
San Diego, CA

BREAK

This is a great opportunity to schmooze with your fellow attendees!

10:45am - 11:15am
San Diego, CA

Demo Showcase: Champions of Digital Health

There is no question that the biggest disruptors in healthcare have come out of the startup world. Join us for a 30 minute journey with three of healthcare’s champion startups reshaping the way healthcare is practiced and business gets done.

Medable, often in the news, provides the fastest path to secure, HIPAA-compliant applications for pharma, payers, researchers and other healthcare-focused companies. Their ‘no coding required’ product to create your own application to collect patient data and analytics will be showcased as well as will their cloud-based machine learning solution.

NarrativeDx's cloud-based, HIPAA-compliant, healthcare-specific AI platform uses natural language processing and machine learning to collect, analyze, and visualize unstructured patient feedback and provides actionable insights to healthcare providers.

Redox simplifies healthcare integration and facilitates sophisticated data exchange between organizations. Their interoperable network allows Digital Health Applications, Healthcare Organizations, and Payers to seamlessly and securely share data--a challenge that has plagued healthcare for decades.  

Moderator:
Partner
HealthX Ventures
Presenters:
Founder and Chief Experience Officer
NarrativeDx
CEO
Medable, Inc
Chief Marketing Officer
Redox
11:20am - 11:40am
San Diego, CA

Digital Health Unfiltered: One-on-One With Today’s Brightest Innovators

Corporate wellness programs have made significant advancements in recent years. Not surprisingly, technology is playing a much greater role in helping employees make their most critical healthcare choices. And employers are looking for ways to help their employees while continuing to curb company spending.

Join us for an in-depth, sit-down conversation with a global leader in employer wellness. Learn how this world-class company is pushing new boundaries in digital health to deliver enhanced patient outcomes and engagement to companies worldwide.

Moderator:
Chief Medical Officer, Brain Power; Physician & Faculty
Harvard Medical School
Special Guests:
Senior VP, Corporate Development
Grand Rounds
11:40am - 12:00pm
San Diego, CA

Digital Health Unfiltered: Discover How Validic is Powering Some of the World’s Most Renowned Healthcare Companies

Meet Validic: Reaching more than 223 million lives in 47 countries, Validic is providing many of today’s leading pharmaceutical companies, payers, healthcare providers, healthcare IT vendors and more with health data generated from hundreds of in-home clinical devices, wearables and other healthcare applications.

Join us for a candid conversation with Validic’s CEO, Drew Schiller, where he’ll share how they are delivering invaluable standardized and actionable data insights with such leading companies as Salesforce, Philips, Cerner, Kaiser, Merck, Sutter Health, Amgen, WebMD, UCSF and more. And you’ll learn why Frost & Sullivan named Validic “Top 10 Healthcare Innovating Disruptor.”

Moderator:
Chief Medical Officer, Brain Power; Physician & Faculty
Harvard Medical School
Special Guests:
Director of Corporate Initiatives
Validic
12:00pm - 12:20pm
San Diego, CA

State of the Art Digital Health is Everywhere. Utilization Isn’t. How One Company Has Personalized Their Approach for Maximum Engagement

As innovators keep pushing out some of the most advanced technologies to date, the conversation keeps returning to our greatest challenge: engagement. It’s been an issue that continues to plague digital health companies worldwide. And yet, we are beginning to see some effective developments of long-term utilization strategies.

Example: hearing aids went digital years ago. And even with the patient’s ability to adjust their hearing aid from a mobile phone app, they still found themselves visiting the audiologist an average of seven times to “get it right.” And this is when the user preferred to stop using them completely rather than deal with extreme frustration.

Join one of the world’s leading digital health companies as they share their challenges and solutions for serving their users to gain maximum engagement with cutting-edge hearing aid technology. Their results give every digital health company strategic insights into how to increase utilization and maximize outcomes.

Speakers:
Senior Global Audiologist
GN Hearing
Radical Innovations Rocking the Healthcare World

Need help with a problem? In millions of households, you can just ask the nearest Amazon Echo or Google Home device for a hand. Artificial intelligence is also becoming an indispensable team member throughout the healthcare environment.

How are technologies like AI, Virtual Reality and Digital Therapeutics infiltrating themselves to become requisite partners in healthcare. The future is breathtaking – and it begins now.

12:20pm - 1:30pm
San Diego, CA

Real Lunch in a Virtual World

From developing new life-saving techniques and training the doctors that could save your life in the future to promoting positive health, behavior change, and overcoming anxiety, Virtual Reality is helping revolutionize the way healthcare operates and is transforming patient care.

Without leaving your seats, our guests will transport you to an operating room, a mythical crystal cave and to countries around the world.  But more importantly, they will show you how these virtual applications are being used to aid in patient care, surgical training, pain management as well as in treating other cognitive conditions.

Join us for the coolest luncheon session you’ve seen yet! We are bringing together three of today’s most cutting-edge and effective technologies to show the potential of AR/VR in medical settings.

Speakers:
Lead - Interventional Cardiology
Osso VR
CEO
Firsthand Technology
CEO
appliedVR
1:30pm - 1:50pm
San Diego, CA

Accuracy Matters: Building Clinical Grade Consumer Wearables

One of the biggest holdbacks in integrating consumer wearables into official healthcare findings has been the lack of accuracy. Why is this important? The need to gather accurate physiological data can aid in many areas of healthcare including conducting more effective clinical trials and preventing hospitalization before a crisis.

Join one of the world’s leading biometrics experts, Dr. Steven LeBoeuf for an in-depth and timely discussion on:

  • Merging the rather chaotic exploration and rapid innovation of fitness wearables with the methodical discipline of clinical validation.
  • How companies can apply medical-style validation to innovative wearable sensor technologies.
  • The evolution of the wearables market and why the wrist is about the worst place on the body to get an accurate heart rate measurement.
  • How companies that understand both consumer and medical markets are best-poised to find success in the marketplace.
Presenters:
President & Co-founder
Valencell
1:55pm - 2:20pm
San Diego, CA

How Artificial Intelligence is Transforming All Dimensions of Healthcare

Artificial intelligence is serving up a double dose to disease.  First, it’s revolutionizing the way diseases are diagnosed and, second, it is helping determine the best path forward to improve treatment and avoid preventable death.

Its ability to compare a patient’s own data with massive amounts of other patients' records makes AI a game changer.  Combine that with the ability to stay current with all of the latest medical findings worldwide and healthcare is truly transformed.

Join two of digital health’s leading experts for a dynamic discussion on how artificial intelligence and deep machine learning are being integrated into precision medicine as well as in drug design and discovery. And while we are just beginning to see these possibilities take shape, we’ll hear from them on what the future really holds.

Moderator:
Chief Medical Officer, Brain Power; Physician & Faculty
Harvard Medical School
Speakers:
CEO
NuMedii, Inc.
Chief Innovation Officer
Pathway Genomics
2:25pm - 3:00pm
San Diego, CA

Who’s Dominating in Digital Therapeutics?

Digital therapeutics have generated a great deal of attention throughout the healthcare industry, with some sources declaring them the “next big thing” in healthcare.  With the potential to induce lifestyle changes, enhance medical treatments, and reduce healthcare costs, digital therapeutics have a lot to offer to consumers, providers and payers.

Hear from three companies dominating this exciting frontier:

  • Neurotrack - Neurotrack has successfully built and is deploying the first validated predictive diagnostic test for cognitive decline that can identify an individual’s risk for disease as early as six years before symptoms appear, and they are launching a therapeutic program to treat cognitive decline.
  • Dthera - Dthera applies innovative digital therapeutics to meaningfully improve the quality of life and reduce anxiety in those with Alzheimer’s and Dementia.
  • Click Therapeutics - Click Therapeutic's adaptive data science platform continuously personalizes user experience to drive cognitive and behavioral outcomes.

 

Presenters:
CEO
Dthera Sciences
Co-founder & CEO
Neurotrack
Co-Founder & CEO
Click Therapeutics, Inc.
3:00pm - 3:15pm
San Diego, CA

BREAK

Networking break. Take time to meet other attendees!

Pharma and Tech: Turning Great Ideas Into Powerful Medicine

Big Pharma is harnessing big technology to discover unusual solutions to its most pressing problems. They are targeting hard-to-reach prescribers and skeptical patients with animation, virtual reality, and personalized communications. They are using digital strategies to make research more agile and efficient. They are pairing its smartest human minds with its fastest artificial intelligence to hit diseases with a one-two punch. See that light bulb glowing over Big Pharma these days? It’s a new idea … and you’ll hear about it here.

3:15pm - 4:15pm
San Diego, CA

Interactive Workshop: Designing a Breakthrough Medical Device that Sticks

How can a connected medical device designer help patients adhere to a strict prescriptions regiment? From ideation to proposed concept to pitches, get hands-on during this interactive workshop led by a global leader in the design, development and manufacturing of FDA-regulated medical products.

Presenters:
SVP Innovation
Ximedica