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2013 Summit Agenda

National Pediatric Innovation Summit + Awards 2013 Schedule of Events.

The two-day inaugural summit convened top health care thought leaders, including clinicians, scientists, engineers and representatives from industry, private equity and health care policy to take on the toughest challenges in pediatrics.

In panels and “town hall” discussions, speakers and participants discussed five topics:

  • -Piecing Together the Autism Puzzle
  • -Innovation Acceleration: How Do We Close the Gap from Discovery to Treatment?
  • -Genomics: The $1,000 Sequence—Now What?
  • -CEOs Addressing the Top 3 Challenges in Pediatric Care and Care Delivery
  • -Patient Empowerment: It’s Your Health—Why Aren’t You in Charge?

Thursday, September 26, 2013

  • 07:30AM-08:40AM Registration/Continental Breakfast
  • 08:40AM-09:00AM Welcome to the live portion of our event.
  • 09:00AM-09:45AM Opening Keynote Speaker Jeffrey Leiden, MD, PhD, President and CEO, Vertex Pharmaceuticals. Dr. Leiden has more than 20 years of scientific, commercial and financial experience in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries and clinical experience in academia as a practicing cardiologist and molecular biologist.
  • 09:45AM-11:00AM Panel: Piecing Together the Autism Puzzle
  • 11:15AM-11:45AM Presentation: Mike Rhodin, Sr. VP, IBM Software Solutions Group, and Jeffrey Burns, MD, MPH, Chief, Critical Care Medicine, Boston Children’s Hospital.
  • 11:45AM-01:15PM Panel: Innovation Acceleration: How Do We Close the Gap from Discovery to Treatment?
  • 01:15PM-02:00PM Lunch
  • 02:00PM-03:15PM Panel: Genomics: The $1,000 Sequence—Now What?
  • 03:15PM-05:30PM Breakout Sessions: collaborate on solutions to the challenges raised in the above 3 panels.
  • 06:00PM-07:15PM Cocktail Reception

Friday, September 27, 2013

  • 07:30AM-08:15AM Breakfast
  • 08:15AM-08:30AM Welcome to the live portion of our event.
  • 08:30AM-09:00AM Keynote Address: Robert Langer, David H. Koch Institute Professor, MIT. Dr. Langer has more than 815 issued and pending patents worldwide. Dr. Langer’s patents have been licensed or sublicensed to over 250 pharmaceutical, chemical, biotechnology and medical device companies.
  • 09:00AM-10:15AM Panel: Hospital CEOs Addressing the Top 3 Challenges in Pediatric Care and Care Delivery
  • 10:30AM-11:45AM Panel: It’s Your Health—Why Aren’t You in Charge?
  • 11:45AM-12:45PM Town Hall: A moderated discussion by Richard Besser, MD, ABC News with audience participation. Groups will report out on solutions generated in breakout sessions."
  • 01:00AM-01:30PM Lunch and Awards Ceremony. Three $50,000 prizes will be awarded.
  • 01:30PM-02:00PM Closing Keynote Speaker Atul Gawande, MD. Dr. Gawande is a surgeon, writer and public health researcher. His research endeavors focus on fostering discoveries that make care better at the most critical moments in people’s lives everywhere, from birth, to surgery, to the end of life

The 2013 National Innovation Summit + Awards was held at The Seaport World Trade Center, Boston.


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