Wednesday, April 29



8:00 – 5:00 pm

One-to-One Meetings

7:45 – 8:30 am
Villard Ballroom

Curated Coffee with Innovators

9:00 – 12:00 pm

Presenting Companies

8:30 – 9:30 am
Villard Ballroom

Plenary Session
Technology meets Neuroscience: A Vision of the Future of Brain Optimization
A fundamental challenge of our global healthcare system is the development and deployment of effective treatments to enhance cognition in those suffering from diverse psychiatric and neurological conditions. Dr. Gazzaley will describe an approach to use closed-loop video games coupled with innovations in virtual reality, motion capture, physiological recordings, non-invasive brain stimulation and artificial intelligence to achieve cognitive enhancement in clinical patients, as well healthy children and older adults.

Keynote: Adam Gazzaley, Founder & Executive Director, Neuroscape

9:45 – 10:30 am

(Workshop 8)
Futurescaping of Oncology

Jeff Bockman, EVP, Head of Oncology Practice, Cello Health

10:30 – 11:15 am

(Workshop 9)
Bioethics & Controversial Trends

Hacking medical devices, privacy, bio-hacking, patients self-diagnosing, self-augmentation with technology, access to longevity, bioterrorism, tech developments vs. evidence-based medicine.

Jeremy Abbate, VP & Publisher, Scientific American

11:15 – 12:00 pm

(Workshop 10)
Drugging the Undruggable

12:00 – 1:45 pm
Villard Ballroom

Lunch Plenary Session

The Dinosaurs Didn’t See the Asteroid: Does Biopharma?
While a seemingly ubiquitous cliché, “disruption” is still the driving seismic force that reshapes industries and profoundly changes how consumers engage with products and services. How and when will the technological, digital and social trends driving tomorrow’s health innovation upend the current categories of biopharma, medical devices and diagnostics? And can these legacy industries adapt in time to stave it off?

Chihiro Hosoya, Head of Venture Management & Business Development, Astellas Rx+Business Accelerator

2:00 – 4:00 pm

Presenting Companies

2:00 – 2:45 pm

(Workshop 11)
New Approaches to Pain

2:45 – 3:30 pm

(Workshop 12)

3:30 – 4:15 pm

Fireside Chat

4:15 – 5:00 pm
Villard Ballroom

Closing Plenary Session
New Kids on the Block: Funders of the Future

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