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Summit Overview

Taking a worldwide perspective, the 2014 Global Pediatric Innovation Summit + Awards is designed to address unmet needs, solve problems and seize opportunities in pediatric health care. Join a vibrant mix of thought leaders including clinicians, health care leaders, venture capitalists, policy makers, payers and other stakeholders for a productive exchange about the most pressing pain points in pediatric medicine.

Boston Children’s Hospital has convened the top minds in innovation to spur dialogue and build collaboration. The robust program features an Innovation Tank, during which several innovators will present their concepts to a panel of clinicians and venture capitalists; a slate of keynote speakers representing all stages of the innovation cycle and five panels focused on top clinical, technology and business opportunities in pediatric innovation.

Confirmed keynotes panelists and moderators include Fast Company’s Bill Taylor; Daymond John, from ABC’s Shark Tank; Nicholas Negroponte, from the MIT Media Lab and NPR’s Tom Ashbrook.

2014 Panel Topics

  • Mobile & Digital Health: Health care everywhere
  • Rare Diseases: Lessons from the path less chosen
  • Innovation Acceleration: Connecting the dots
  • CEOs: Top Opportunities and Challenges—Making health care work for children
  • Predictive Analytics & Big Data: putting records to work

2014 Confirmed Keynote Speakers

  • Ezekiel (Zeke) Emanuel, MD, PhD, former health advisor to President Barack Obama; Vice Provost for Global Initiatives and Chair, Department of Medical Ethics & Health Policy, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.


  • William (Bill) C. Taylor is an agenda-setting writer, speaker and entrepreneur who has shaped the global conversation about the best ways to compete, innovate and succeed. He is the co-founder and founding editor of Fast Company, named the “Magazine of the Year”.

Hotel Accommodations: The Seaport Boston Hotel

Boston Children’s Hospital has reserved a limited number of guest rooms with the Seaport Boston Hotel at the Taking on Tomorrow rate of $299 per night. The Seaport Boston Hotel is a luxury property located adjacent to The Seaport World Trade Center – home to Taking on Tomorrow events. Traveling attendees should reserve hotel accommodations at the Seaport Boston Hotel at the earliest possible date to guarantee availability and pricing. Please reserve your room by calling 1-877-SEAPORT and asking for the Boston Children’s Hospital Pediatric Summit room rate.

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About Boston Children's Hospital

Boston Children’s Hospital is home to the world’s largest research enterprise based at a pediatric medical
center, where its discoveries have benefited both children and adults since 1869. More than 1,100 scientists,
including seven members of the National Academy of Sciences, 13 members of the Institute of Medicine and
14 members of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute comprise Boston Children’s research community.
Founded as a 20-bed hospital for children, Boston Children’s today is a 395-bed comprehensive center for
pediatric and adolescent health care and a pediatric teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. For more
information about research and clinical innovation at Boston Children’s, visit

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Media Relations
Boston Children’s Hospital

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The 2014 Global Pediatric Innovation Summit + Awards will be held at The Seaport World Trade Center, Boston.

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