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Summit Program

Thursday, October 30

7:30 – 8:20 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 9:00 Welcome Master of Ceremonies – Bruce Zetter, PhD, Senior Scientist – Vascular Biology Program, Boston Children’s Hospital
Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO, Boston Children’s Hospital
9:00 – 10:00 Keynote Address – William (Bill) C. Taylor, Co-founder and Founding Editor of Fast Company
10:00 – 10:45 Break – Networking and Exhibits
10:50 – 11:55 Panel – Mobile & Digital Health: Health care everywhere
Moderator – Scott Kirsner, “Innovation Economy” Columnist,
The Boston Globe

  • Daniel Nigrin, MD, Chief Information Officer, Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Nicholas Negroponte, Co-founder and Chairman Emeritus, MIT Media Lab
  • Joseph C. Kvedar, MD, Founder and Director, Center for Connected Health, Partners HealthCare
  • Ido Schoenberg, MD, Chairman and CEO, American Well
  • Mandira Singh, MBA, Senior Business Development Manager, athenahealth
12:00 – 12:25 pm IBM Watson at Work Helping Transform Healthcare
12:30 – 2:00 Lunch & Keynote Address – Carlos Dominguez, SVP, Office of the Chairman and CEO, Cisco Systems
2:10 – 3:15 pm Panel – Rare Diseases: Lessons from the path less chosen Moderator 

  • David Meeker, MD, President and CEO, Genzyme
  • Alan H. Beggs, PhD, Director, The Manton Center, Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Marlene Haffner, MD, President and CEO, Haffner Associates
  • Peter L. Saltonstall, President and CEO, National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD)
  • William Gahl, MD, Director,MD, Undiagnosed Diseases Program, NIH
  • Robert (Skip) Nelson, MD, PhD, Deputy Director and Senior Pediatric Ethicist, Office of Pediatric Therapeutics, FDA
  • Albert Seymour, PhD, SVP, Head of Global Research and Non-Clinical Development, Shire Pharmaceuticals
3:20 – 3:45 Boston Children’s Hospital Presentation(details TBA)
3:50 – 4:25 Break – Networking and Exhibits
4:30 – 4:45 Presentation – Naomi Fried, PhD, Chief Innovation Officer, Boston Children’s Hospital
4:45 – 5:45 Panel – Innovation Acceleration: Connecting the dots Moderator – Naomi Fried, PhD, Chief Innovation Officer, Boston Children’s Hospital

  • Pamela L. Simpkins, MBA, Strategic Leader, Operations and Decision Support, Janssen Bio Tech
  • Henry Wei, MD, Senior Medical Director, Clinical Innovation, Aetna
  • Bill Geary, General Partner, Foundation Medical Partners
  • Dheeraj Batra, MBA, Co-Founder & VP of Business Development, Arogya Finance
6:00 – 8:00 Cocktail Reception

Friday, October 31

7:30 – 8:00 am Continental Breakfast
8:00 – 8:15 Welcome Master of Ceremonies – Laura J. Wood, DNP, MS, RN, Chief Nursing Officer, Boston
Children’s Hospital
8:15 – 9:15 Keynote Address – Ezekiel (Zeke) Emanuel, MD, PhD, Vice Provost for Global Initiatives, Chair, Department of Medical Ethics, University of Pennsylvania
9:20 – 10:20 Panel – CEOs Top Opportunities and Challenges: Making health care work for children
Moderator – Mark Wietecha, President & CEO, Children’s Hospital Association

  • Sandra L. Fenwick, President & CEO, Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Jinfen Liu, MD, Immediate Past President, Shanghai Children’s Medical Center
  • Jim Shmerling, President and CEO, Children’s Hospital Colorado
  • Muna AbdulRazzaq Tahlak, MD, CEO, Latifa Hospital – Dubai
  • Michael Fisher, President and CEO, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
10:20 – 10:45 Break – Networking and Exhibits - Zeke Emanuel Book Signing
10:50 – 11:55 pm Innovation Tank
Business-savvy venture capitalists and clinicians will consider pitches from innovators seeking investment for their pediatric care solution. Judges will decide how to “invest” sponsored funds and will provide valuable insight on accelerating innovations and bringing them to market.
Moderator – Daymond John, ABC’s Shark Tank

  • Leonard Zon, MD, Founder and Director – Stem Cell Program, Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Bob Davis, MBA, General Partner, Highland Capital Partners
  • Santo Politi, MBA, Founder and General Partner, Spark Capital
  • Ivan Salgo, MD, Senior Director, Cardiology, Philips Healthcare
  • Halle Tecco, MBA, Founder and Managing Partner, Rock Health
12:10 – 1:30 Luncheon and Awards Presentation
Lifetime Impact Award and Rising Star Award
Special Guest Speaker – Jack Andraka is a Maryland high school student who at age 15 invented an inexpensive and sensitive dipstick-like sensor for the rapid and early detection of pancreatic, ovarian and lung cancers. He received the 2012 Gordon E. Moore Award, the grand prize of the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.
1:40 – 2:40 Panel – Predictive Analytics & Big Data: Putting records to work
Moderator – Tom Ashbrook, Host “On Point”, WBUR

  • John Brownstein, PhD, Director, Computational Epidemiology Group, Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Sachin Jain, MD, MBA, Chief Medical Information and Innovation Officer, Merck
  • Taha Kass-Hout, MD, Chief Health Informatics Officer, FDA
  • Joy Keeler Tobin, MBA, Chief of Health Informatics, MITRE
  • Mansoor Khan, ScD, CEO, Alere Analytics
2:45 – 3:00 Closing Remarks – Sandra L. Fenwick, President & CEO, Boston Children’s Hospital

National Pediatric Innovation Summit + Awards 2014 Panel Topics

Mobile & Digital Health: Health care everywhere

The future is mobile. The mHealth market is projected to boom to $49.1 billion in 2020. Wearables such as Google Glass and FitBit are proliferating exponentially. The potential to improve patient engagement and care and reduce costs is tremendous. This panel will provide a high-level examination of our mobile future. A group of digital experts, health technology leaders and providers, led by Scott Kirsner from The Boston Globe, will consider the impacts on practice; highlight gaps and opportunities and offer a sneak peek at the role of mobile in hospitals and clinics in the year 2020.

Rare Diseases: Lessons from the path less chosen

Rare diseases pose challenges on many levels. By definition, they affect fewer than 200,000 patients; yet, collectively, 1 in 10 Americans has a rare disease. Many are children. Rare diseases can be exceedingly difficult to diagnose. Experts and treatments can be hard to come by. But we have entered a new era of focus on rare diseases. The FDA has launched a rare pediatric disease priority review voucher (PRV) program to address barriers in the approval process.

Innovation Acceleration: Connecting the dots

Great ideas are everywhere—from hack-a-thons to waiting rooms to research labs. Transitioning an innovation from concept to market; however, represents a tall order. Successful innovations begin with inspiration, develop with structure and require close collaboration among innovators and investors. This panel, representing key stakeholders from all stages of the innovation cycle and led by Naomi Fried, PhD, chief innovation officer at Boston Children’s Hospital, reviews the steps in the development process and details demonstrated strategies for success.

CEOs: Top Opportunities and Challenges—Making health care work for children

Pediatric hospitals are uniquely constrained. They serve a relatively small patient population, face stringent regulatory barriers and the outcomes and benefits of prevention and treatment may not be measured for decades. But challenges bring opportunities. Leaders from top children’s hospitals across the globe will deliver valuable insights into their institutions, needs and ideas for the future in this panel moderated by Mark Wietecha, president and CEO of Children’s Hospital Association.

Predictive Analytics and Big Data: putting records to work

We live in an era of data. From claims databases to electronic health records to apps, data are being generated at an unprecedented level. Yet accessing and harnessing data to work for providers and patients and inform decisions about individual patients and patient populations represents a work-in-progress. This panel, moderated by National Public Radio’s Tom Ashbrook, reviews the current state of predictive analytics and big data, the potential and promise and opportunities for innovation from the lens of clinicians, industry, investors and regulatory leaders.

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