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Agenda

The 2015 agenda will be released early in the new year.

Begins: July 14

3:00 PM

Liberty Foyer

Registration Opens

6:00 PM

Horizons Ballroom

CONVERGE Kickoff Reception

Sponsored by Greater Philadelphia Life Sciences Congress,
University of the Sciences
and MD Aligne.

Day 1: July 15

7:00 AM

Liberty Foyer

Registration & Continental Breakfast

Sponsored by Liberate Health

8:30 AM

Liberty A

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Speakers:
Chris Seper, CEO and Founder, MedCity Media (@chrisseper)

8:40 AM

Liberty A

Keynote: ACOs, the ACA and ADIDAS: Reinventing Healthcare is Not Impossible

Speakers:
Stephen K. Klasko M.D., President & CEO, Thomas Jefferson University & TJUH System

broadcastHave you ever watched an industry transform and said “I wish I had thought of that (think Facebook, Groupon, etc.)?" Healthcare gives you that chance. In the past we've allowed others to make (and profit) from revolutionary changes while we as doctors and healthcare leaders reacted to those shifts. We have everything it takes to lead that future rather than waiting for “the next big thing.” Learn what new technologies, quality initiatives, physician and nurse changes, and hospital culture changes need to occur to change the DNA of healthcare - starting today.

9:25 AM

Liberty A

How Hacking Is Changing Healthcare

Speakers:
Andrea Ippolito, Co-Lead of MIT Hacking Medicine and PhD Student, MIT

Learn how the "hacking" approach to healthcare entrepreneurship has worked, what is needed to continue to short-circuit the flaws in healthcare innovation, and what's necessary to develop innovative business models across the medical industry.

9:45 AM

Liberty A

How Healthcare Will Support Startups: In Dollars & Beyond

Speakers:
Joseph Mayer, M.D., CEO, Cureatr
Daphne Zohar, Founder, Pure Tech Ventures (@daphnezohar)
Tom Vanderheyden, Vice President, Business Development & Commercialization, UnitedHealthcare
Gary Fingerhut, Executive Director, Cleveland Clinic Innovations (@CCInnovations)
Deanna Pogorelc, Reporter, MedCity News (@deannajour231)

The way healthcare business innovation is funded is changing. But that can mean more opportunities, rather than fewer, for startup companies bringing new solutions to market. Hear from a diverse array of speakers—from government leaders to venture capitalists to the startups themselves—who will talk about the new funding and support opportunities for early-stage companies.

10:35 AM

Liberty Foyer

Networking Break

Sponsored by UnitedHealthcare

10:35 AM

Exhibitor Area

LIVE: What Has the Sunshine Act Taught Us?

Speakers:
Marc Eigner, Partner, Polaris
John Murphy, Assistant General Counsel, PhRMA
Thomas Sullivan, President & Founder, Rockpointe, Inc. (@policymed)

broadcastJoin a special session broadcast live on MedCityNews.com and held in the exhibitor area of CONVERGE discussing what the medical community has learned with the implementation of The Sunshine Act - and what could it mean for future regulations or conduct in the business of healthcare? How has it changes medical device and pharma interactions, and what should other sectors take away from these regulations?

11:05 AM

Liberty A

The Best Uses for Wearable Technology

Speakers:
Satish Movva, CEO, CarePredict, Inc. (@CarePredict)
Matthew Anderson, VP & General Manager, Patient Monitoring, Covidien
Benjamin Mallory, Director, Digital Strategy, AstraZeneca
Homero Rivas, M.D., Assistant Professor of Surgery, and Director of Innovative Surgery, Stanford School of Medicine (@mhealthsurgeon)
Veronica Combs, Editor in Chief, MedCity Media (@vmcombs)

Sponsored by MOVABLE
Healthcare is learning more about wearables (and wearables are learning more about the market). Big companies like Nike adjust their wearables strategy, while pharma, payers and other sectors continue to double down. Learn how the healthcare industry will use sensors and wearables for patient care, and who is conquering the biggest obstacles like mixing sensor data with clinical data.

12:00 PM

Liberty B

Lunch & Networking

1:00 PM

Liberty A

Special Speaker Series: Health Insurance Innovation

Speakers:
John Montgomery, M.D., Vice President/Medical Officer, Humana
Jaja Okigwe, Senior Vice President, Strategic Development, Premera
Anthony V. Coletta, CEO, Tandigm Health

1:00pm - Anthony V. Coletta
1:20pm - Jaja Okigwe
1:40pm - John Montgomery

Hear a series of keynote-level conversations from leading health insurance executives from some of the country's most important payers. They will address some of the biggest challenges and opportunities in healthcare: from population health and fostering innovation to managing the realities of healthcare reform and their embrace of digital technologies.

2:00 PM

Liberty A

Special Speaker Series: How Will Payers Continue to Transform Healthcare?

Speakers:
Ming Fang, Principal, Healthcare, Safeguard Scientifics (NYSE:SFE)
John Montgomery, M.D., Vice President/Medical Officer, Humana
Jaja Okigwe, Senior Vice President, Strategic Development, Premera
Anthony V. Coletta, CEO, Tandigm Health

Hear a moderated, engaging panel discussion of the issues brought up by the three keynote speakers.

2:50 PM

Liberty Foyer

Networking Break

Sponsored by UnitedHealthcare

2:50 PM

Exhibitor Area

LIVE: Innovations in Population Health

Speakers:
Veronica Combs, Editor in Chief, MedCity Media (@vmcombs)
David Nash, M.D., Dean, Jefferson School of Population Health (@JeffersonJSPH)

broadcastJoin a special session broadcast live on MedCityNews.com and held in the exhibitor area of CONVERGE discussing the next innovations of population health. Explore the tension and synergies between population health and personalized medicine, and learn what today[s innovators are getting right and need to get better to help advance population health.

3:20 PM

Liberty A

The True Scope of Digital Media in Healthcare

Speakers:
Kat Akbari, Head of Industry for Health, Google

Technology continues to change the way consumers get health information and seek treatment, and has had a major impact on the patient-doctor relationship. Examine how reliant physicians and patients have become on video and social media, how the smartphone is becoming the patients’ medical hub (and resulted in a growth on patient tracking), and how EHRs are continuing to disrupt physician work and screen flow.

4:10 PM

Liberty A

Closing Keynote: What I’ve Learned After Traveling to the Future

Speakers:
Paul Thompson, Director of IT Innovation, Medtronic

broadcastMedtronic embarked on a project to create a hospital of the future. They built it - and, while they were at it, an innovation infrastructure to support it. Get a look at Version 1.0 of that hospital of the future, and how the innovation strategies they tried worked in healthcare.

4:55 PM

Liberty A

Closing Remarks

Speakers:
Chris Seper, CEO and Founder, MedCity Media (@chrisseper)

5:00 PM

Liberty Foyer

Networking Reception

Sponsored by Canadian Technology Accelerator for Health IT

Day 2: July 16

7:00 AM

Liberty Foyer

Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:30 AM

Liberty A

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Speakers:
Chris Seper, CEO and Founder, MedCity Media (@chrisseper)

8:35 AM

Liberty A

Keynote: The Transformation from Volume to Value

Speakers:
Vivian Lee, M.D., CEO, University of Utah Health Care (@vivianleemd)

broadcastThose who will be successful in the health care system of the future will be among the first to become value-driven organizations. But how do we achieve this seismic shift from volume-based to value-based care while still remaining operational? University of Utah Health Sciences has harnessed the transformational power of transparency in both cost and patient satisfaction. Hear how they have successfully engaged their providers to know the true costs of care and have given them the ability to interrogate their practices by quality and outcomes against costs—leading the way to the value equation.

9:20 AM

Liberty A

The Latest Implementations of Personalized Medicine

Speakers:
Manuel Glynias, President/CEO, GenomOncology
Gerald McDougall, Principal, PwC Health
Carol Isaacson Barash, Principal, Helix Health Advisors (@cisaacsonbarash )
Andrew Jay, M.D., Investment Partner, Siemens Venture Capital (@SiemensHealth)
Hakon Hakonarson, M.D., Ph.D., Director, Center for Applied Genomics, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (@ChildrensPhila)

Personalized medicine holds so much promise. But issues such as integrating the data and information remain a major challenge. Hear the implementers and investors discuss the barriers that are about to fall and the best approaches to further realizing the promise of personalized medicine.

10:10 AM

Liberty Foyer

Networking Break

Sponsored by Liberate Health

10:10 AM

Exhibitor Area

LIVE: Behind The Scenes With Speakers & Attendees

broadcastHear insights from the CONVERGE attendees in a special session broadcast live on MedCityNews.com and held in the exhibitor area of CONVERGE. Select attendees and speakers will share additional insights on some of the big challenges in healthcare.

10:40 AM

Liberty A

A New Era for Healthcare CIOs

Speakers:
Jay Ferro, Chief Information Officer, American Cancer Society (@jayferro)
Chris Seper, CEO and Founder, MedCity Media (@chrisseper)

The role of the healthcare CIO is going through rapid change. Knowledge of either technology or the business is no longer enough. Today’s CIO must be adept in navigating a variety of powerful new capabilities: mobile, social, digital, big data & cloud… all within a complex, regulatory environment. In its 100th year, the American Cancer Society is a nationwide community-based voluntary health organization, dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. Mr. Ferro’s presentation will cover the state of IT prior to recent transformation and the challenges the organization faced from a technology perspective. This overview of improving, stabilizing, and transforming IT includes lessons learned and how fast-track methodology has made incremental, repeatable, and sustainable changes for this organization.

11:05 AM

Liberty A

What’s Been Learned From Telemedicine’s Most Interesting Projects?

Speakers:
Gary Capistrant, Senior Director of Public Policy, American Telemedicine Association
Susan Fetterman, Vice President, Medicine and Neuroscience Institute, Geisinger Medical Center
Kenyon Crowley, Deputy Director, CHIDS, University of Maryland (@HealthIT)
Julie Hall Barrow, Senior Director, Healthcare Innovation Telemedicine, Dallas Children's Medical Center (@ChildrensMed)
Stephanie Baum, Reporter, MedCity News (@Stephlbaum)

As if telemedicine couldn't become more exciting, the Facebook acquisition of Oculus Rift has gotten telemedicine futurists talking. Hear about the latest big-thinking about telehealth, but also get feedback on some of the latest telemedicine projects looking to bring more distance to medicine: why were they started, how have they been doing, and what is coming out next.

11:55 AM

Liberty A

Keynote: Unlocking Innovation Through Efficiency in Healthcare

Speakers:
Jeffrey Terry, Managing Principal, GE Healthcare Partners

Today, hospitals and health systems need to do more with less while driving better outcomes. They need productivity that will deliver a return on their investment and ultimately resulting in reduced costs and better patient care. That path to modernizing healthcare is driven by relevant software, data, and analytics, which will empower caregivers to have the insight and tools to take action, spend less time navigating the system and spend more time caring for patients.

12:40 PM

Liberty A

Closing Remarks and Adjourn

Speakers:
Chris Seper, CEO and Founder, MedCity Media (@chrisseper)

12:45 PM

Exhibitor Area

LIVE: Hear From The Startups

Speakers:
Veronica Combs, Editor in Chief, MedCity Media (@vmcombs)

broadcastThe CONVERGE Main Stage has adjourned, but the discussions continue. Members of the CONVERGE Startup Showcase join a special session broadcast live on MedCityNews.com and held in the exhibitor area of CONVERGE to give their takeaways from the conference and share their thoughts about what's next in medical innovation.
Time
7:30-8:45

Registration & Continental Breakfast

Sponsored by UnitedHealth Group

8:45-8:50

Welcome & Opening Remarks - Grand Ballroom

Chris Seper, CEO and Senior Writer, MedCityNews.com

8:50–9:35

Keynote

Keynote: “Innovation’s Long Summer: The Coming Opportunities and Challenges for Healthcare Innovation” - Grand Ballroom There has never been a better time to be a health care innovator than right now. Information is transforming healthcare at all levels – from the care in provider settings and in the home, population health management, and public and community health initiatives. Wil Yu will discuss how incentives in the health care system are shifting to reward improvements in quality, health, and value, and how key information to power these improvements is being liberated at multiple levels. As the magnitude of data liquidity increases, it becomes essential to create a robust infrastructure to adequately secure, analyze, and communicate. Learn more about the growing “ecosystem” of innovators who are embracing this historic opportunity to help reinvent American health care and improve health. This presentation will spotlight the ways that the U.S. Health and Human Services Department is supporting, enabling and engaged in innovation.

Moderator: Chris Seper, CEO and Senior Writer, MedCityNews.com
Speaker: Wil Yu, Director, Innovations, Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, HHS
9:35-9:45

Product Demonstration - Grand Ballroom

Making Healthcare Sales as High-tech as Modern Healthcare (StoneArch Creative) Speakers: Jessica Boden, President, StoneArch Nik Katopodis, Director, Client Services, StoneArch
9:45-10:30

Panel Discussion - Grand Ballroom

MedTech 2020: Opportunities Post-reform, Globalized and High-tech. The Supreme Court has spoken on healthcare reform, so what will this mean for the medical device industry? What changes are coming for the sector, and what are the biggest opportunities to leverage technology and data to build better medical devices? Will every medical device come with its own app?

Moderator: Kevin Schimelfenig, Managing Partner, SalesForce4Hire, a McGeever Company
Speakers:
Dr. Ken Riff, Vice President of Strategy & Patient Data Management CRDM, Medtronic Kem Hawkins, President, Cook Group Inc.
Richard Russo, CEO, Endomedix
10:30-10:50

Coffee Break

Sponsored by Razorfish Health

10:50-11:35

Breakout Sessions

Telemedicine: Best Practices & New Frontiers - Grand Ballroom. Telemedicine began in radiology but is rapidly expanding to accommodate home health, wellness and other frontiers in medicine. Hear about some new ideas and approaches, lessons learned and what really works.

Moderator: David E. Williams, MedPharma Partners & The Health Business Blog
Speakers:
Naomi Fried, Ph.D., Chief Innovation Officer, Boston Children’s Hospital
Brian Dear, CEO and Co-founder, iCouch
Eric P. Neff, Esq., Associate Vice President, Network and Program Development, Penn Medicine Whiteboarding Tech Transfer: A New Roadmap - Red Room. Join some innovative thinkers who have thought deeply on the best path for innovation out of the nation’s universities, hospitals and other research institutions and work with them to develop a mandate and path for the best way to address tech transfer.

Moderator: Steven M. Auvil, Partner & Chair, Intellectual Property Group, Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff LLP
Speakers:
Don Rose, Ph.D., Director of Carolina Kickstart, University of North Carolina
Stephen S. Tang, Ph.D., President and CEO, University City Science Center
Dr. Ellen Purpus, Director, Office of Technology Transfer, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Deborah Crawford, Senior Vice Provost for Research, Drexel University

ACOs: Innovation as the Critical Ingredient in Successfully Implementing an Accountable Care Model - Clover Room
Sponsored by Independence Blue Cross
The ACO model radically redefines the roles, re-aligns the incentives, and disrupts the relationships among payers, providers, patients, and technology vendors in health care. Join representatives of Independence Blue Cross, Oliver Wyman Associates, Essence Healthcare, and Deloitte in a discussion of the critical role of innovation as these parties come together to implement creative new models of outcomes-based care delivery.

Moderator: Dr. Harry Greenspun, Senior Advisor, Deloitte Center for Healthcare Solutions
Speakers:
Douglas L. Chaet, Senior Vice President, Contracting and Provider Networks, Independence Blue Cross
Niyum Gandhi, Associate Partner Health and Life Sciences, Oliver Wyman Associates
Frank Ingari, CEO, Essence Healthcare, Inc., and Chairman, Operating Committee, NaviNet, Inc.
11:40-12:25

Panel Discussion - Grand Ballroom

Investor panel: Convergence Worth Investing In. An investor panel discussing the most promising sectors in convergence. What’s hot in convergence from an investor perspective?

Moderator: Dr. Gary Kurtzman, Managing Director, SafeGuard Scientifics
Speakers:
Ted Driscoll, Ph.D., Technology Partner, Claremont Creek Ventures
Steven Krein, Co-founder, StartUp Health
Karen Griffith Gryga, Managing Director, DreamIt Ventures, and Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Venture Funds
12:30–1:30

Lunch & Networking - Ballroom Balcony

1:30-2:35

Fireside Series (20 minute talks each) - Grand Ballroom

Fireside chat: Engaging the Innovation Ecosystem Throughout Healthcare. Innovation is everywhere, from the managed care markets to patient engagement to Accountable Care Organizations. Learn where innovation resides, and get unique insight on the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Affordable Care Act.

Moderator: Karl Stark, Assistant Managing Editor, Business, Health & Science, Philadelphia Inquirer
Speaker: Dr. David B. Nash, Dean, Jefferson School of Population Health, Thomas Jefferson University

Fireside chat: The Data Driving Retail Healthcare. Listen to a provocative discussion about the retailization of healthcare, discussing the ongoing “consumerization” of healthcare with a close look at how targeted studies — generating real-time data on actual consumer behavior — are opening up a new realm of care possibilities and applications. How impactful are these innovations in improving overall health and influencing lifestyle choices? What are the opportunities for growth and investment?

Moderator: Chris Seper, CEO and Senior Writer, MedCityNews.com
Speaker: Brandon Rowberry, Vice President, Innovation Development, UnitedHealth Group

Fireside chat: Pharma as the Data Company. Learn about the market factors that are driving convergent priorities for pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, and payers, and how this, in turn, is upping the value of data. Learn best practices for generating, accessing and leveraging real-world data to achieve business goals. Who is driving the data collection and how is it being used? What opportunities does this new way of doing business open for entrepreneurs, investors and start-ups?

Moderator: Alan Ying, Venture Partner, Chrysalis Ventures
Speaker: Craig Lipset, Head of Clinical Innovation, Worldwide Research and Development, Pfizer
2:35-2:45

Product Demonstration - Grand Ballroom

The PillJogger Solution for Medication Adherence (PillJogger) Speaker: Robert Pakter, CEO, PillJogger
2:45-3:00

Coffee Break

Sponsored by Razorfish Health

3:00-3:45

Breakout Sessions

Online Collaboration: Where the Puck is Going - Grand Ballroom. Crowdsourcing, social networks and beyond. Healthcare is going virtual to find commercial success. Who has been doing it right? How do you leverage data? How do you keep it secure?

Moderator: Jane Sarasohn-Kahn, Founder, THINK-Health
Speakers:
Dr. David Delaney, Chief Medical Officer, SAP America
Dr. Harry Greenspun, Senior Advisor, Deloitte Center for Healthcare Solutions
Joel Selzer, CEO and Co-founder, Ozmosis

Personalized Medicine: Charting the Future - Red Room. Key stakeholders in personalized medicine – including physician researchers, key foundations and a successful personalized medicine startup – discuss the opportunities, new regulations and pathways to success in personalized medicine.

Moderator: Matt Herper, Writer, Forbes
Speakers:
James Burns, President and CEO, AssureRx Health
Mike Scott, Chairman, National Organization for Rare Disorders
Dr. Jennifer Lowry, Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri, Center for Personalized Medicine and Therapeutic Innovations

Electronic Medical Records: Healthcare’s Operating System - Clover Room. Electronic medical records have long surpassed the basic role of being a repository for patient data. Now, the EMR is evolving into a true platform. Hear from the innovators who are creating new applications for the EMR platform and what health systems and others will need next to further integrate the EMR into healthcare.

Moderator: Dr. Joseph Kim, President of MCM Education, Founder of MedicineAndTechnology.com
Speakers:
Brian Wells, Associate CIO of Health Technology and Academic Computing, Corporate Information Services, Penn Medicine
Dr. Arlene Forastiere, Johns Hopkins Oncology and Senior Vice President, Medical Affairs, Eviti
Dr. Anil Jain, Cleveland Clinic and CMIO, Explorys
3:50-4:35

Panel Discussion - Grand Ballroom

Evolving Standards for Mobile Health. While the explosion of m-health innovations attempt to challenge the traditional delivery of healthcare, what are the roadblocks to widespread adoption? “Mskeptics” are concerned about global standards, security, physician/patient relationships and more. Where is the evidence that this is worthy of investment? Hear from the start-ups building the apps to the researchers and physicians driving real standards around these issues.

Moderator: Dr. Brad Weinberg, Founding Partner, Blueprint Health
Speakers:
Albert Shar, PhD, Vice President and Program Officer for the Pioneer Portfolio at Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Joanne Lang, Founder and CEO, AboutOne
Chris Wasden, Global Healthcare Innovation Leader at PWC
Kim Park, Partner, Janssen Healthcare Innovation
4:35-4:45

Product Demonstration - Grand Ballroom

Janssen Healthcare Innovation Introduces the Care4Today™ Mobile Adherence app and Website
Speaker: Anne Fischer, Senior Manager Commercial Trial Development, Janssen Healthcare Innovation
4:45-5:30

Keynote: “Innovating Innovation” - Grand Ballroom

Anyone can be an innovator but for an organization to succeed in building an innovation program, they need to understand the process and place smart bets. In Naomi Fried’s keynote she will explore how to successfully innovate within healthcare organizations. She will provide inspiring examples of innovation programs and highlight the Innovation Acceleration Program at Boston Children’s Hospital.

Moderator: Chris Seper, CEO and Senior Writer, MedCityNews.com
Speaker: Naomi Fried, Ph.D., Chief Innovation Officer, Boston Children’s Hospital
5:30-7:30

Networking Reception - The Conservatory, 12th Floor