2017 Agenda

Session times are subject to change. 

Mon, 11/13

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Tue, 11/14

7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
7:30 AM – 3:30 PM
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Breakfast Roundtable Discusssions Kick off Partnering for Cures with an opportunity to network with peers who share your goals and interests. These roundtables bring together meeting participants across disciplines and sectors to discuss specific topics in biomedical R&D.· Best practices for the nonprofit business model in the 21st century· Beyond HITech: Novel policies...
9:00 AM – 9:15 AM
9:15 AM – 9:30 AM
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Plenary - 'Recommended for You:' Can Direct-to-Consumer Expertise Inform Precision Medicine? Most of us appreciate the way the predictive analytics employed by companies like Amazon and Netflix seem to anticipate our needs and match us to the right solutions. Where are we in the quest to use that power in the service of developing personalized models for treating and curing disease?...
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Breakout Session - Medicine Needs Data Scientists Massive volumes of data are generated as part of biomedical research and everyday clinical care. While data have always driven biomedical innovation, the development of the internet and big data tools provide new opportunities to collaborate, analyze and accelerate progress.
Breakout Session - Putting Patients at the Center of the Value Conversation Value in health care can mean different things to different stakeholders. Payer priorities may not match up with those of manufacturers, and both may assess value entirely differently than public health entities. However, no matter which of these stakeholders is measuring value, it’s important that value assessments always robustly consider...
12:15 PM – 12:45 PM
12:45 PM – 1:45 PM
Plenary - Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Medical R&D: Hope or Hype? Applications of artificial intelligence and machine learning to health care and research have been exploding over the last year – and sometimes blowing up as we climb the learning curve. There is great hope, however, that these technologies will reduce drug discovery times and be the ultimate enabler of precision medicine.
1:45 PM – 2:15 PM
2:15 PM – 3:15 PM
Breakout Session - #HealthCitizenship: Creating a New Social Compact for Health Our health is both an individual and a collective responsibility as we all bear the costs of disease and reap the benefits of healthier communities. Technology has provided new tools to enable people to easily access their health data and understand their health status, and the federal government has declared...
Breakout Session - Tech Culture Meets Medical Research Culture Many of the behaviors slowing faster progress in the discovery and development of new medical products are things that organizations everywhere have been confronting for decades, if not centuries – lack of effective communication and collaboration, silo-ization of information and expertise, incentives not aligned with the collective behaviors we want...
3:30 PM – 4:00 PM
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Plenary - A New Generation of Tech Philanthropy Joins the Battle Against Disease Following in Bill Gates's footsteps is a new generation with tech-industry wealth that is pledging significant portions of its philanthropy to solving humankind's most pressing health challenges. With their funding they are bringing new models of philanthropy and expectations that the medical research ecosystem is having to adapt to.