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Future of Medicine Conference

Thursday, May 3

Friday, May 4

Denver, CO

About

The Future of Medicine Conference is a national healthcare conference celebrating the convergence of technology, bioethics, population health, and preventive medicine. For two days, clinicians, tech entrepreneurs, bioethicists, academics, and trans-disciplinary healthcare innovators and leaders will gather to discuss the newest thinking and best practices in the future of medicine, including the emerging, advanced technologies in delivering value-based patient care.

The 2017 Future of Medicine Conference established Centura Health as an unequivocal thought leader at the convergence healthcare technology, healthcare delivery, bioethics, and population health. We are committed to continuing conversations focused on these topics through various mediums such as videos, podcasts and written articles. Please see below, and visit this page frequently, for updated content and information.

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The Future of Medicine Conference is a national healthcare conference celebrating the convergence of technology, bioethics, population health, and preventive medicine. For two days, clinicians, tech entrepreneurs, bioethicists, academics, and trans-disciplinary healthcare innovators and leaders will gather to discuss the newest thinking and best practices in the future of medicine, including the emerging, advanced technologies in delivering value-based patient care.

The 2017 Future of Medicine Conference established Centura Health as an unequivocal thought leader at the convergence healthcare technology, healthcare delivery, bioethics, and population health. We are committed to continuing conversations focused on these topics through various mediums such as videos, podcasts and written articles. Please see below, and visit this page frequently, for updated content and information.

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Agenda

Thursday, May 3

Time Topic Speakers
7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Registration and Networking  
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Welcome and Opening Remarks Peter Banko, MHA, FACHE, President and CEO, Centura Health
James Corbett, JD, MDiv, Senior Vice President, Community Health and Values Integration, Centura Health
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
Plenary Keynote
Technology, Health and Human Advancement
Discover the next frontier of human evolution. Explore using genetic technology to reprogram human life, as well as building ethical frameworks that balance the promise of these technologies with their risks.
Juan Enriquez, MBA, Managing Director, Excel Venture Management
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM
Plenary Panel
Gene Editing: How Far is Too Far?
This panel will address the continuum of gene editing, focusing on disease versus adaptability to expand beyond new horizons. How will the average person benefit? What are the societal costs and benefits?
Juan Enriquez, MBA, Managing Director, Excel Venture Management
Brian O’Connor, PhD, Associate Professor & Scientific Director, Genomics, National Jewish Health
Kyle Brown, PhD, Policy Director, Health and Human Services, Office of the Governor
Rachel Haurwitz, PhD, President and CEO, Caribou Biosciences
Moderator: Michael Specter, Contributing Writer, The New Yorker
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Networking Break  
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Plenary Keynote
Personalized Medicine: Who Will Benefit and When?
Deep dive into the potential of personalized medicine to transform health care in the near future, including editing DNA to prevent chronic conditions and knowing which drugs optimize treatment and eliminate side effects.
David B. Agus, MD, Contributor, CBS News; Professor of Medicine and Engineering, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine and Viterbi School of Engineering
11:45 AM - 12:30 PM
Plenary Panel
How Will Personalized Medicine Be Delivered To Patients?
Panel discussion on how pharma, providers, and innovators will deliver personalized medicine products and services.
David B. Agus, MD, Contributor, CBS News; Professor of Medicine and Engineering, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine and Viterbi School of Engineering
Damon Hostin, MS, CEO, Precision Medicine Alliance of Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health
Robert Winn, MD, Professor of Medicine, Associate Vice President for Health Affairs, Director, Lung Cancer Program, University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System
Calum MacRae MD, PhD, Chief of Cardiovascular Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Networking Lunch  
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Keynote
3D Printing and Frugal Innovation
Focus on the impact that 3D printing is making in North America and beyond as it provides effective, customized, low cost solutions throughout the world.
Julielynn Wong, MD, MPH, Founder, CEO, Medical Makers; 3D4MD
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Breakout Session 1
Not Me! Doctors, Decisions and Disparities in Health Care
This session will focus on the challenges of negotiating and overcoming unconscious bias.
Joseph Betancourt, MD, MPH, Director of Multicultural Education, Center for Diversity and Inclusion; Massachusetts General Hospital Director, The Disparities Solutions Center; Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Breakout Session 2
The Hospital of the Future
A quickly changing health system requires bold changes to physical structures to host innovative delivery of care. Panelists will identify trends hospitals and health systems are driving to create hospitals and health retail centers that are striking in their design and capabilities.
Scott Ellner, DO, MPH, FACS, MHCN, CEO, Centura Health Physician Group
Additional panelists to be announced
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Breakout Session 3
Nursing, Research and Improved Health Care
This session will focus on how cutting edge nursing research is improving the health of individuals, families, communities and populations. This session will not only cover research initiatives but also how that research is effectively disseminated to positively impact the delivery of care.
Patricia Grady, PhD, RN, FAAN, National Director, National Institute of Nursing Research
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
Breakout Session 1
Technology and the Innovation Continuum
This panel will focus on 3D printing in providing solutions to health care professionals and patients that require a range of resources in various venues and situations.
Julielynn Wong, MD, MPH, Founder, CEO, Medical Makers; 3D4MD
Nick Tovar, PhD, Adjunct Professor and Assistant Research Scientist, New York University
Additional panelists TBA
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
Breakout Session 2
Ethics and Emerging Technologies
This panel will focus on how social norms and empathy can guide people to make moral judgements in the clinical, public policy, and organizational spheres. As technology advances and as populations become more diverse, the interactional skill of empathy will become more important.
Claudia Emerson, PhD, Director & Associate Professor, Institute on Ethics & Policy for Innovation, McMaster University
Jodi Halpern, MD, PhD, Professor of Bioethics, Joint Medical Program at University of California, Berkeley
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
Breakout Session 3
Digital Transformation
Digital solutions are having an incredible impact on health care delivery, population health management, and more. However, rapid innovation brings profound challenges. This panel will explore trends in digital health adoption to try to optimize consumer value and the challenges of advancing innovation in, and the structural, regulatory and strategic barriers to adopting digital health technologies.
Ken Lee, Senior Vice President, Information Services, Centura Health
Additional panelists to be announced
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
Breakout Session 4
Artificial Intelligence, Health and Society
This panel will explore the current state and potential of artificial intelligence in health care. It will also examine the potential challenges and opportunities society will face as the field of artificial intelligence grows.
Andy Schuetz, PhD, Chief Technology Officer, ARK.ONE Health
Gill Addo, MBA, CEO & Co-Founder, RubiconMD
3:15 PM - 3:45 PM
Networking and Demos Break
   
3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
Breakout Session 1
The Future of Nursing
This panel will discuss the current state of nursing and the challenges and opportunities rapid change and health care will bring to the profession.
Patricia Grady, PhD, RN, FAAN, Director, National Institute of Nursing Research
Cynthia Latney, PhD(c), MSN, RN, NE-BC, Sr. Vice President and Chief Transformation Officer, Centura Health
Additional Panelists TBA
3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
Breakout Session 2
Where Can Technology Take Us?
Harnessing the Torrent of Healthcare Information to Improve Patient Care and Population Health
Calum MacRae MD, PhD, Chief of Cardiovascular Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School
Additional Panelists TBA
3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
Breakout Session 3
Addressing Health Care Disparities in a Quickly Changing Health Care Environment.
This panel will address the potential tools and challenges emerging technology and new reimbursement methodologies will bring to addressing health care disparities among vulnerable populations.
Joseph Betancourt, MD, MPH, Director of Multicultural Education, Center for Diversity and Inclusion; Massachusetts General Hospital Director, The Disparities Solutions Center; Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Dayna Matthew, JD, William L. Matheson and Robert M. Morgenthau Distinguished Professor of Law, University of Virginia
Alric V. Simmonds Jr., MD, FACS, Chief of Surgery Florida Hospital Orlando
Additional panelists TBA
3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
Breakout Session 4
How Can We Leverage Finance to Advance Technology and Improve Health Outcomes?
This panel will provide the perspectives of foundation, private equity, and crowdsource funding models to drive financial innovation in health care, exploring questions around the complexities of driving innovation while balancing how to best align benefits and incentives under emerging value-based payment models.
Pete Hudson, MD, Managing Director at Alta Partners, physician, and entrepreneur
TBC: Luis Duarte, MBA, Chief Philanthropy Officer, ZOMA Lab/ President, ZOMA Foundation
Ben Bynum, MD, MBA, MPH, Portfolio Director of Private Sector Engagement, The Colorado Health Foundation
Additional panelists TBA
4:45 PM - 5:30 PM
Plenary Panel
Athletes and Healthy Communities
How do we harness the influence of professional athletes to advance our nation’s health? Professional athletes from a variety of sports who share a passion for improving communities will discuss how they contribute to promoting healthy habits.
Steve Hess, MPED, Chief Performance Operator, Panorama Orthopedics & Spine Center
TBC:Luis Benitez, Director, Colorado Outdoor Recreation Industry Office and Climber (six-time summiter of Mt. Everest)
Moderator: Michael Specter, Contributing Writer, The New Yorker
5:30 PM - 5:35 PM Closing  
5:35 PM - 7:00 PM Reception  

Friday, May 4

Time Topic Speakers
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Registration and Networking  
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM Welcome and Opening Remarks James Corbett, JD, MDiv, Senior Vice President, Community Health Improvement and Values Integration, Centura Health
9:15 AM - 9:45 AM
Plenary Keynote
Food as Medicine
This session will provide insight into the motivation and passion of a social entrepreneur to pursue goals of social responsibility that are connected to health.
Kimbal Musk, Restauranteur, venture capitalist, and environmentalist
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Breakout Session 1
Food as Medicine
This panel will bring unique perspectives together to discuss our society’s complex relationship with food and the balance between individual responsibility and system changes.
Kimbal Musk, Restauranteur, venture capitalist, and environmentalist
Alex Seidl, Owner of Fruition/Mercantile
Kalena Bruce, CPA, Young Farmers & Ranchers Chair, Farm Bureau
Neal Gutterson, PhD Vice President, Research and Development, DuPont Pioneer
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Breakout Session 2
International Collaboration and Global Innovation
This session will focus on how partnerships across national borders can lead to positive impacts for all involved. This session will feature speakers who oversee and monitor global health programs and how those programs benefit not only the recipient of these programs, but the sponsors as well.
David Watson, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Corporate Global Initiatives, Centura Health
Gail Reed, MS, Cuba Resident, Executive Editor, MEDICC Review
Kathy Tossas-Miligan, MS, Director, Office of Global Cancer Health Equity, University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Breakout Session 3
Arts and Health
This panel will explore the potential impact of the arts, theater, and film on health. It will also provide information on how the medical community currently engages art and theater as a tool of healing and how the film and television industry seek to advance health and science.
Adam Sexton, MSc, Colorado Ballet and Arts and Health
Barbara Lepke-Sims, MBA, MM, Affiliate Faculty, Regis University
Ann Merchant, Deputy Executive Director, Office of Communications at The National Academies
Additional Panelists TBA
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Breakout Session 4
Virtual Reality and Emerging Applications
This session will explore the potential of virtual reality and other technology-driven applications. Panelists will provide insight regarding the potential of these applications to improve the delivery and quality of health care and address access to behavioral health.
Walter Greenleaf, PhD, Expert on the Medical Applications of Virtual Reality Technology - Stanford Virtual Human Interaction Lab, Stanford University
Ryan Boxill, PhD, Bayland Global, LLC
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM Networking Break  
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Breakout 1
Policy and Health
This panel will feature policy experts across the political spectrum. They will examine what must be done to navigate current technological advances that have outpaced policymakers and what must be done to responsibly introduce future advancements to society.
Jason Altmire, MHA, Former U.S. Congressman
Donna Lynne, MPA, DPH, Lieutenant Governor of Colorado
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Breakout Session 2
Pitch Event
A group of eight startup companies will be selected to showcase their work in front of the audience and a panel of judges consisting of Centura executives, other industry leaders, and patient advocates. Special consideration will be given to organizations focused patient-centric innovation and are able to frame their value proposition in a way that demonstrates direct patient impact and engagement. This presentation will be presented by Centura Health, Prime Health, Valid Eval, and Plug and Play.
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11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Breakout 3
Reserved for recipients of Call for Speakers Awardees Panel  
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM Networking Lunch  
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
Plenary Keynote
Gene Editing: Expanding the Possibilities
This session will focus on advances in editing DNA of any organism that has greatly expanded the possibility for human and non-human applications of gene-editing. This includes assisting researchers in the fight against HIV, sickle cell disease and muscular dystrophy.
Jennifer Doudna, PhD
Professor of Chemistry and of Molecular and Cell Biology, UC Berkeley and Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Plenary Panel
The Power of Women in Science
This power-packed panel will feature the prominent women in the field of science. They will share their inspiring experiences and their path to the top of their fields.
Jennifer Doudna, PhD, Professor of Chemistry and of Molecular and Cell Biology, UC Berkeley and Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Rachel Haurwitz, PhD, President and CEO, Caribou Biosciences
2:45 PM - 3:00 PM Closing James Corbett, JD, MDiv, Senior Vice President, Centura Health

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Venue

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Denver Performing Arts Complex

The Denver Performing Arts Complex is conveniently located downtown at Speer Boulevard and Arapahoe Street in the heart of the Denver Theatre District. The complex is the largest performing arts center under one roof, and the second-largest center of its kind in terms of number of venues and seating capacity in the United States.

The Future of Medicine focuses on finding innovative solutions to complex problems in the service of whole person care. Hosting the Future of Medicine at the Denver Performing Arts Complex honors the connection between the arts, music, and performance to inspiration, collaboration, and healing. Join us in this creative venue as we find imaginative solutions to healthcare’s most challenging problems.

Denver Performing Arts Complex
1400 Curtis Street
Denver, CO 80204

Phone: 720-865-4220

artscomplex.com

Accommodations

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Le Méridien Denver

The new Le Méridien Denver Downtown showcases boutique European-style accommodations, thoughtful amenities, and Denver’s highest open-air rooftop bar. Located in Downtown Denver at 15th and California, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of the Denver Performing Arts Complex and Larimer Square.

Click here to reserve a room in the Future of Medicine room block.

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