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 Monday, November 9, 2015

 8:30 – 8:45 a.m.  

Welcome: Bruce Zetter, PhD, Senior Scientist, Vascular Biology Program, Boston Children’s Hospital

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.  

CEO Address: Sandra L. Fenwick, President + CEO, Boston Children’s Hospital

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.  

Opening Keynote: Siddhartha Mukherjee, MD, PhD, Pulitzer Prize winning author of “The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer”

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

 Cancer Genomics + Care Panel

Gene therapy, gene sequencing and immune-oncology all promise to transform pediatric care. This panel will delve into technology platforms, the evolution of treatment, and pain points associated with cancer genomics. See the panelists >>

 11:00 – 11:30 a.m.  

Break: Networking and book signing with Dr. Mukherjee

11:30 – 12:15 p.m.   

Thought Leadership Interview: Watson Healthcare

Scott Kirsner, “Innovation Economy” columnist at The Boston Globe sits down with Mike Rhodin, SVP of IBM Watson for an in-depth look at the role IBM Watson Health is playing in Precision Medicine.

12:15 p.m.   


12:45 – 1:45 p.m. 

Keynote Address: Aneesh Chopra, first-ever U.S. Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President of Hunch Analytics

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.  

Patient Engagement in a Big Data World Panel

Outcomes. Ethical issues. Emerging technologies. Changing roles for physicians and patients. The issues surrounding big data are numerous and complex.This panel tackles questions and challenges prompted by big data. See the panelists >>

3:00 – 3:45 p.m.  

Thought Leader Interview: Martine Rothblatt, Founder and Co-CEO of United Therapeutics and founder and former CEO of SIRIUS XM. Hosted by Jane Clayson, host of WBUR’s On Point with Tom Ashbrook.

3:45 – 4:15 p.m.  

Networking break

4:15 – 5:30 p.m.  

Second Annual Innovation Tank – Submissions open now!

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 provide valuable insight on accelerating innovations and bringing them to market. Read about the Innovation Tank >>

5:30 – 5:45 p.m.  


5:45 p.m.  

Cocktail Party


Tuesday, November 10, 2015

 8:30 – 8:45 a.m.  

Welcome: Bruce Zetter, PhD, Senior Scientist, Vascular Biology Program, Boston Children’s Hospital

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.  

Announcements: Kevin Churchwell, MD, Executive VP of Health Affairs + Chief Operating Officer, Boston Children’s Hospital

9:00 – 9:45 a.m.  

Keynote Address (to be announced)

9:45 – 10:45 a.m.  

The Future of Pediatric Precision Medicine Panel

Up-and-coming applications of precision medicine include rare diseases, cardiac care, autoimmune disorders and neurology. Researchers and clinicians are tapping into tools like stem cells, gene markers, and 3D imaging. This panel will peer into the future of precision medicine. See the panelists >>

10:45 – 11:15 a.m.  

Networking break

11:15 – 12:15 p.m.   

Discovery Roundup: Four big ideas in patient care

Esteemed researchers from world-renowned children’s hospitals present their pioneering research, discoveries and big ideas that could lead to new therapies and care for patients who need them the most. Hosted by Irene Abrams, Senior Director, Technology & Innovation Development Office, Boston Children’s Hospital.

12:15 p.m.   


12:45 – 1:30 p.m.   

Pediatric Innovator Awards – Nominations open now!

The Lifetime Impact Award recognizes a clinician or researcher who has devoted their career to accelerating innovation + the Rising Star Award highlights an emerging innovator whose work has caused or is leading to a breakthrough in pediatric medicine. Read more >>

1:45 – 2:30 p.m.  

Focus on Cystic Fibrosis: A Discussion About Drug Therapy vs. Gene Therapy

Join David Meeker, MD, President and CEO, Genzyme; Bob
Coughlin, President and CEO, Massachusetts Biotechnology
Council; and David Altshuler, MD, PhD, CSO, Vertex for an
in-depth look at emerging therapies in Cystic Fibrosis. This
discussion will look specifically at the possibilities of drug therapy
vs. gene therapy, including the patient’s point of view.

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Ignite Talks Competition – Submissions open now!

Join Chris Duffy, Host of WBUR’s You’re the Expert for the debut of the Ignite Talks. This competition features five investigators who will share his/her idea with a focus on pediatric innovation, using 20 slides that auto-advance every 15 seconds for a total of just 5 minutes. Read about the competition >>

3:30 – 3:45 p.m.  

Closing remarks


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