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Future of Medicine

Friday, May 11 – Saturday, May 12, 2017
Denver, CO


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.

In its second year, Centura Health is pleased to present 13 regional and national speakers, including:

  • Aneesh Chopra, first Chief Technological Officer of the United States
  • Daniel Kraft, Founder and Chief Medical Officer of Singularity University
  • Dean Ornish, Founder and President of the Preventive Medicine Research Institute
  • Eric Topol, Chief Academic Officer, Scripps Health
  • George Church, Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School

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. Also, remember to mark May 3 and May 4, 2018 on your calendar for the next Future of Medicine conference.


*At the Future of Medicine, Doctors and Nurses will have the opportunity to earn a maximum of 9.75 Continuing Medical Education credits or a maximum of 9.75 Nursing Continuing Education credits.

*This offering is in conjunction with Catholic Health Initiatives Institute for Research and Innovation. This education activity is intended for physicians, nurses, healthcare executives, healthcare community leaders, healthcare business leaders, and Denver technology executives. The Future of Medicine aims to enable the learner to define current and evolving healthcare delivery models, recognize the current and future state of evolving technologies and therapies used in healthcare, and identify ethical considerations in the emergence of innovation in healthcare.As medicine and medical care evolve, healthcare professionals need to be able to integrate, discern, and critique information received about innovative technologies and treatments.

Accreditation Statement for Physicians

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Catholic Health Initiatives Institute for Research and Innovation (CIRI) and Centura Health. CIRI is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Catholic Health Initiatives Institute for Research and Innovation designates this Live activity for a maximum of 9.75 AMA PRA Category I Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Accreditation Statement for Nurses

This education activity for 9.75 contact hours is being provided by Catholic Health Initiatives Institute for Research and Innovation.

Catholic Health Initiatives Institute for Research and Innovation is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.




Swami Ananda

Registration Opens


James Corbett, JD, MDiv - Centura Health

Ponti Hall

Opening Remarks: Centura President and Chief Operating Officer

Peter Banko, MHA, FACHE - Centura Health

Ponti Hall

Keynote - High Definition, Individualized Medicine

Eric Topol, MD - Scripps Health

Ponti Hall


The Ethics of Emerging Biomedical Technologies: Should Concerns Beyond Safety Matter in Science Policy

Mildred Solomon, EdD - The Hastings Center

Ponti Hall

Ethics and Research: Keeping Pace with Emerging Science & Technology

Judith Carrithers, JD, MPA - Schulman IRB

Congdon Boardroom

Leveraging Data and Technology to Impact Broad Populations: 3D Printing and Beyond

Julielynn Wong, MD, MPH - Wong-Medical Makers;3D4MD

Brian Contos - Advisory Board

Sharp Auditorium


Nursing Circa 2020: Pioneering as Practitioners, Providers, Researchers and Transformers

Janet Houser, PhD, RN - Regis University

Cynthia Latney, PhD, MSN, RN, NE-BC - Centura Health

Meredeth Rowe, PhD, RN, FGSA, FAAN - NIH National Advisory Council for Nursing Research

Sharp Auditorium

Unlocking the Potential of Healthcare Provider - Employer Partnerships

Kent Bradley, MD, MPH - University of Denver, BTN Advisors

Amy King, MPS - Centura Health

William Lindsay, CLU, CEBS, RPA - Lindsay3

Ponti Hall

From Detached Concern to Empathy: Humanizing Medical Practice

Jodi Halpern, MD, PhD - University of California, Berkley

Congdon Boardroom

Keynote - Connecting the Dots: How Open Data, Apps and Payment Reform Will Improve Care Delivery

Aneesh Chopra, MPP - Hunch Analytics

Ponti Hall



Secrets for Startups to Leverage Large Enterprise to Facilitate Innovation

Pete Hudson, MD - Alta Partners

Aneesh Chopra, MPP - Hunch Analytics

Mark Prather, MD, MBA - Dispatch Health

Brian Regan - Walsh, Carson, Anderson, Stowe

Dwayne Sansone, MBA - Aetna

Ponti Hall

Medical-Legal Partnerships: The Future of Integrated Population Healthcare

Dayne Matthew, JD - University of Colorado Law School

Emma Kagel, JD - Centura Health

Ellen Lawton, JD - The National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership

Sharp Auditorium

Reverse Innovation: Translating Global Lessons

Robert Winn, MD - University of Illinois Cancer Center

David Watson, MD - Centura Health

Congdon Boardroom


Keynote - Eyes on the Prize: Courageous Leadership and the Future of Medicine

Nancy Koehn, PhD - Harvard Business School

Ponti Hall

Reception - sponsorred by The Kitchen Community

All Conference Attendees Welcome

The ART, a hotel


Swami Ananda

Registration Opens

Keynote - The Future of Medicine: Where Can Technology Take Us?

Daniel Kraft, MD - Singularity University 

Ponti Hall

Global Advancement in Physician Engagement and Clinical Transformation

Brian Erling, MD, MBA - Centura Health

Scott Ellner, DO, MPH, FACS - Centura Health Physician Group

David Stuckler, PhD, MPH - University of Oxford

Ponti Hall

The Patient Voice: Informing the Future of Medicine through Patient Experience

Joe Selby, MD, MPH - Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)

Congdon Boardroom

National Trends in Population Health

Thea James, MD - Boston Medical Center / B.U. School of Medicine

James Torres, MBA - Mansa Capital

Justin Wolff, JD - Yoobi

Sharp Auditorium


Keynote - Culinary Creativity: From the Soil to the Savory

Barbara Lynch - Barbara Lynch Gruppo

Ponti Hall

Innovation and Nutrition in Colorado and Beyond

Barbara Lynch - Barbara Lynch Gruppo

Maye Musk, MS RDN - The Kitchen Community

Alex Seidel - Mercantile Dining & Provision, Fruition

Ponti Hall

Real or Imagined? The Full Potential and Promise of Precision Medicine

Steve Curd, MBA - Precision Medicine

Damon Hostin, MS - Catholic Health Initiatives

Sharp Auditorium

Where Can Technology Take Us: Harnessing the Torrent of Healthcare Information to Improve Patient Care and Population Health

James Tcheng, MD - Duke University School of Medicine

Congdon Boardroom


Keynote - Love, Intimacy, and a Plant-Based Diet: Changing Our Practice 

Dean Ornish, MD - Preventive Medicine Research Institute

Ponti Hall

Keynote - Future Applications of Gene Editing and the Potential Effects on Health Equity

Ting Wu, PhD - Personal Genetics Education Project and Harvard Medical School

George Church, PhD - Harvard Medical School and eGenesis

Ponti Hall


Reserve a discounted room at the participating hotels.

The Art, a Hotel

1201 Broadway
Denver, CO 80203
Make a Reservation

Hyatt Place Denver Downtown

440 14th Street
Denver, CO 80202
Make a Reservation


Cultural Center Complex Garage

The most convenient place to park is the Cultural Center Complex Garage at 12th Avenue and Broadway.

Parking Lots & Meters

Several unattended parking lots and hundreds of metered parking spaces are located within walking distance of the museum. Find a map of several nearby parking options on Parkopedia.