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BeginsMar 9

06:00 PM

Offsite event

Special Event: Midwest University Showcase 2015

MidAmerica Healthcare Venture Forum attendees get special access to the Midwest University Showcase, where you can meet researchers and entrepreneurs from universities across the Midwest, while trying out some creations from local underground dining chefs at Goose & Fox. Leave your ties in your hotel. This is a chance to connect with each other in an informal setting! University attendees hail from University of Wisconsin, University of Notre Dame, University of Chicago, University of Illinois, Northwestern, Indiana University, Purdue and the University of Iowa. This is an offsite event hosted by MATTER at the Merchandise Mart, 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago. Click here to register for this special event.
Day 1Mar 10

7:00 AM

Ballroom Foyer

Registration and Continental Breakfast

Breakfast sponsored by The Domann Organization

8:30 AM

International Ballroom

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Speakers:

Kathleen Tune, Partner, Thomas, McNerney & Partners
Chris Seper, Vice President of Healthcare, Breaking Media (@chrisseper)

 

8:40 AM

International Ballroom

Keynote: Digital Health and Innovation

Speakers:

Naomi Fried, Ph.D., VP Medical Information and Innovation, Biogen Idec (@NaomiFried)

Get a better understanding of digital health, its future and how it can impact healthcare. Also, learn what's slowing the arrival of digital health and learn more about what the medical industry is looking for in digital health innovators. broadcast

9:25 AM

International Ballroom

Panel Discussion: What Are Payers Buying?

Speakers:

Michael Sturmer, Senior Director, Consumer Health Engagement, Cigna
Tom Olenzak, Managing Director Strategic Innovation Portfolio; Director Corporate Development and Innovation, Independence Blue Cross
Kathleen Tune, Partner, Thomas, McNerney & Partners
Anna Haghgooie, Managing Director, Sandbox Industries

Hear from top payers sharing empowering insights to better understand reimbursement trends and learn what insurance companies have been investing in - and what may come next.

10:10 AM

Ballroom Foyer

Networking Break

10:10 AM

Ballroom Foyer

MIDAMERICA LIVE: New Business Models for Healthcare Accelerators

Speakers:

Maria Siambekos, Vice President, Healthbox (@MariaSiambekos)
Lisa Suennen, Managing Partner, Venture Valkyrie Consulting, LLC (@VentureValkyrie)

broadcast Join a special session broadcast live on MedCityNews.com and held in the networking area of the MidAmerica Healthcare Venture Forum. Hear about what's next in the role and business model of healthcare accelerators from one of the leading accelerators in the country.

10:40 AM

International Ballroom

Investor Case Study: New Approaches to Drug and Device Development

Speakers:

Ed Silverman, Special Writer, Pharmalot blog, The Wall Street Journal (@pharmalot)
Laura Strong, Ph.D., President and COO, Quintessence Biosciences (@scientre)
Geeta Vemuri, Ph.D., M.B.A, Vice President, Head of Baxter Ventures

Hear from life science executives about efforts to develop and bring new technologies to market and better leverage existing assets to build the next generation of devices and drugs. What will commercialization look like in the future – and how does that change the discussion around technology transfer, regulation and intellectual property?

11:10 AM

International Ballroom

Investor Case Study: Angel and Venture Partnerships Done Right

Speakers:

Don Ross, Managing Director and Founder, HealthTech Capital (@HealthTechCap)
Jan Garfinkle, Founder and Managing Director, Arboretum Ventures (@ArboretumVC)
Chris Seper, Vice President of Healthcare, Breaking Media (@chrisseper)

Deals are better when angels and venture can work together. Hear investors talk about the best ways to work together and develop best practices to move deals forward.

11:40 AM

International Ballroom

Investor Case Study: Litmus Test on Healthcare Accelerators

Speakers:

Dave Chase, Senior Vice President, WebMD (@chasedave)
Jeff Makowka, Director, Thought Leadership, AARP (@jmakowka)
Lisa Suennen, Managing Partner, Venture Valkyrie Consulting, LLC (@VentureValkyrie)

Accelerators are maturing and learning. Hear from a company executive who launched his company in an accelerator, as well as from a sponsor of an accelerator about what they've seen and learned about healthcare accelerators. What's working and what are the best ways for investors and entrepreneurs to extract value?

12:10 PM

Gold Room

Lunch and Networking

Lunch sponsored by GE Capital, Healthcare Financial Services

12:10 PM

Ballroom Foyer

MIDAMERICA LIVE: The Emergence of the Strategic Investor (And What’s To Come)

Speakers:

Stephanie Baum, Digital Health Editor , MedCity News (@StephLBaum)
Robert Coppedge, Senior Vice President, Strategic Investments and Corporate Development, Cambia Health Solutions (@coppedge)

Join a special session broadcast live on MedCityNews.com and held in the networking area of the MidAmerica Healthcare Venture Forum. broadcastListen to a discussion about the new role strategic investors play in healthcare - and how this role will continue to evolve.

1:10 PM

International Ballroom

Making the Business Model Compute: Challenges for Early Stage Companies

Speakers:

Jean Anne Booth, CEO, UnaliWear (@UnaliWear)
Don McDaniel, President and CEO, Sage Growth Partners
Robert Coppedge, Senior Vice President, Strategic Investments and Corporate Development, Cambia Health Solutions (@coppedge)
Carter McNabb, Managing Director, River Cities Capital Funds (@river_cities_vc)
John Carpenter, Reporter, Chicago Tribune (Blue Sky Innovation) (@ScoopCarp)

Healthcare's business model continues to shift. Hear entrepreneurs, investors and health system leaders discuss the modern business model in healthcare, what's working and what kind of companies and approaches have been attractive to health systems and other buyers.

1:55 PM

International Ballroom

Keynote: Fulfilling the Promise of Health through Strategic Investments

Speakers:

Nancy Brown, CEO, American Heart Association (@NancyatHeart)

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In a marketplace filled with bold and innovative scientific research, many life-saving ideas aren’t able to reach their full potential because they lack of proper funding. American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown discusses the unique role of nonprofit health organizations in helping advance breakthrough theories and move promising treatments from the bench to the bedside.  

2:40 PM

International Ballroom

Closing Remarks and Adjourn to Pitches

Speakers:

Chris Seper, Vice President of Healthcare, Breaking Media (@chrisseper)

3:00 PM

State Room

3:00 PM

International Ballroom

Company Pitches: Digital Health and Health IT

1. eClinic Healthcare Inc.
2. Hindsait Inc.
3. Janus Choice
4. Kuveda Inc.
5. MediVu
6. ONKÖL

3:50 PM

Ballroom Foyer

Networking Break

4:10 PM

State Room

Company Pitches: Biotech and Diagnostics

1. NeuroVigor
2. PeptiMed
3. Sword Diagnostics
4. Transplant Genomics Inc.
5. Vivacelle Bio Inc.

4:10 PM

Gold Room

4:10 PM

International Ballroom

Company Pitches: Digital Health and Health IT

1. Orpyx Medical Technologies
2. Real Dietitian
3. RespondWell
4. SafeStart Medical
5. UnaliWear

5:00 PM

Adjourn

5:00 PM

Ballroom Foyer

Networking Reception

Day 2Mar 11

7:00 AM

Registration and Continental Breakfast

Breakfast sponsored by The Domann Organization

8:30 AM

International Ballroom

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Speakers:

Chris Seper, Vice President of Healthcare, Breaking Media (@chrisseper)

8:40 AM

Main Ballroom

Keynote: Health Reform 2.0: What’s Ahead?

Speakers:

Paul Keckley, Ph.D., Managing Director, Navigant Healthcare (@paulkeckley)

Participants will be briefed on the current status of health reform and anticipated changes. To date, 47 changes have been made, and there are more to follow. The discussion will highlight what’s ahead, and what it means to investors. broadcast

9:25 AM

International Ballroom

Investor Case Study: The Qualcomm-Novartis Deal: What Does It Mean For Investing?

Speakers:

Stephanie Baum, Digital Health Editor , MedCity News (@StephLBaum)
Jack Young, Senior Director, Qualcomm Life Fund, Qualcomm Ventures (@youngjhmb)

The Beyond-the-Pill movement took an interesting turn when Qualcomm and Novartis united to open an investment fund. Find out what the creation of dRx Capital tells us about the future of investing, how new tech and traditional medicine can work together and how these two entities plan to make such a partnership succeed.  

9:55 AM

Ballroom Foyer

Networking Break

09:55 AM

MIDAMERICA LIVE: How Funding A Healthcare Startup Has Changed

Speakers:

Joe Hammer, Senior Vice President, Life Science Finance, GE Capital
Chris Seper, Vice President of Healthcare, Breaking Media (@chrisseper)

broadcast Join a special session broadcast live on MedCityNews.com and held in the networking area of the MidAmerica Healthcare Venture Forum. Learn about the new landscape for financing a healthcare startup. Angel and venture capital remain as sources, but what are the options and changes in financing: from debt to mezzanine-level financing alternatives?

10:25 AM

International Ballroom

The Next Milestones for Personalized Medicine

Speakers:

Ron Rerko, Director, Translational Development, Genomic Medicine Institute, Cleveland Clinic
Jean-Pierre Kocher, Ph.D., Director, Bioinformatics Program, Mayo Clinic
Florence Comite, M.D., CEO and Founder, Center for Precision Medicine (@ComiteMD)
David Shaywitz, M.D., Ph.D., Chief Medical Officer, DNAnexus (@dshaywitz)
Meghana Keshavan, Life Sciences Reporter, MedCity News (@megkesh )

Personalized medicine and genomics has arrived - thanks both to more effective mapping of the human genome and a call for a new federal Precision Medicine Initiative. Join a panel that will discuss the next milestones for genomics and personalized medicine, and consider which opportunities are the most lucrative and need the most support.

11:00 AM

International Ballroom

Keynote: Investing in the Future – Why Health Data Is Your Best Bet

Speakers:

Chris Boone, Ph.D., FACHE, Executive Director, Health Data Consortium (@cpboone)

Health data has moved from a topic for technophiles to an integral part of our everyday lives. The sources, variety and applications of health data are growing and fueling healthcare discovery and transformation. The liberation of health data has opened the door to the entrepreneurs who are revolutionizing health-care from diagnosis to delivery and beyond. This session will address the challenges and many opportunities facing health data innovators, and the role of the investor in enabling this transformation. broadcast

11:45 AM

Adjourn