Agenda

Monday, November 9, 2015

7:30 – 8:20 a.m.

8:30 – 8:45 a.m.

 

 

Registration and continental breakfast

Welcome | Bruce Zetter, PhD, Charles Nowiszewski Professor of Cancer Biology, Vascular Biology Program, Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School

8:45 – 9:00 a.m. CEO Address | Sandra L. Fenwick, President + CEO, Boston Children’s Hospital
9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Keynote | The Past as Prologue: Writing the Future of Cancer | Siddhartha Mukherjee, MD, PhD, renowned oncologist, cancer researcher and 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. Focus Feature | IBM Watson Health + Medtronic
Scott Kirsner, “Innovation Economy” columnist at The Boston Globe sits down with Deborah DiSanzo, General Manager for IBM Watson Health, and Jeff Ruiz, GM, San Antonio Operations at Medtronic, for an in-depth look at the role IBM Watson Health is playing in Precision Medicine. The goal of the partnership is “do well by doing good”, and this session explores the precision medicine platforms to help children with diabetes.
12:30 p.m. Lunch
12:45 – 1:45 p.m. Keynote | Connecting the Dots: How Open Data, Connected Apps, and Payment Reform Will Accelerate Care Delivery Innovation | Aneesh Chopra, Co-Founder and Executive Vice President of Hunch Analytics and first-ever U.S. Chief Technology Officer
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Panel | Patient Engagement in a Big Data World 
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. Focus Feature | One-on-One Interview with Martine Rothblatt, JD, MBA, PhD | Jane Clayson, national broadcast journalist, author, and guest host of WBUR’s On Point sits down with Dr. Martine Rothblatt,  Founder, Chairman and Co-CEO of United Therapeutics Corporation and former Chairman + CEO of SIRIUS XM. 
3:45 – 4:15 p.m.   Break | Networking
4:15 – 5:30 p.m. Innovation Tank | Sponsor: Philips
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. Read about the Innovation Tank >>
5:30 – 5:45 p.m. Closing Remarks
5:45 p.m. Cocktail Party

 

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

7:30 – 8:20 a.m.

8:30 – 8:45 a.m.

Registration and continental breakfast

Welcome | Bruce Zetter, PhD, Charles Nowiszewski Professor of Cancer Biology, Vascular Biology Program, Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School

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 |  Systems Medicine + Proactive P4 Medicine: Transforming Healthcare Through Wellness – A Personal View | Leroy Hood, MD, PhD, President and Co-Founder at the Institute for Systems Biology
9:45 – 10:45 a.m. Panel | The Future of Pediatric Precision Medicine
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. Break | Networking
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.

  • Transforming Pain Relief + Recovery After Surgery | Charles Berde, MD, PhD, Division Chief, Pain Medicine, Boston Children’s Hospital
  • ACL Surgery – Is There a Better Way? | Martha Murray, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon, Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Timothy J. Triche, MD, PhD, Department of Pathology + Laboratory Medicine, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
  • How Immune Cells Sculpt the Developing Brain | Beth Stevens, PhD, Assistant Professor, F.M. Kirby Neurobiology Center, Boston Children’s Hospital
12:15 – 12:30 p.m.

CLARITY Challenge | Results Announcement

Catherine Brownstein, PhD, Director, Molecular Genomics CORE Facility, Boston Children’s Hospital and Alan Beggs, PhD, Director of The Manton Center for Orphan Disease Research, Boston Children’s Hospital present the results of CLARITY Undiagnosed – Boston Children’s second CLARITY (Children’s Leadership Award for the Reliable Interpretation and Appropriate Transmission of Your Genomic Information) Challenge, an international competition to advance standards for genomic analysis in medicine and recognize the winning team(s).

12:45 – 1:45 p.m. Awards Luncheon | Pediatric Innovator Awards
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 >>
2:00 – 2:45 p.m. Focus Feature on Cystic Fibrosis | A Discussion About Drug Therapy, Gene Therapy + Patient Perspectives
Join David Meeker, MD, President and CEO, Genzyme; Bob Coughlin, President and CEO, Massachusetts Biotechnology Council; and David Altshuler, MD, PhD, Executive Vice President, Global Resources, CSO, at 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. Luke Timmerman, Founder and Editor of The Timmerman Report, hosts.
2:45 – 3:45 p.m. Ignite Talks Competition 
Join Chris Duffy, Creator + Host of WBUR’s You’re the Expert, for the debut of the Ignite Talks. This competition features five investigators who will share their ideas 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 and participants >>
3:45 – 4:00 p.m. Closing remarks | Kevin Churchwell, MD, Executive VP of Health Affairs + Chief Operating Officer, Boston Children’s Hospital