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Surgical Automations, Inc. is committed to eliminate medical errors and enhance patient safety by utilizing disruptive technologies in healthcare.

Surgical Automations

This presentation will validate clinicians, especially those who hold intersectional and unique identities, experience harassment, discrimination, and retaliation in the U.S. workplace. The frequency of the abuse of power leveraged against talented high achieving clinicians is presently unknown because reporting abuse is fraught with reliving the primary trauma and is compounded by the harms incurred from institutional retaliation for reporting, often leading to job and/or career loss.

You're Not Crazy - If You Feel Your Workplace Is Toxic and Out To Get You

Traditionally, anesthesiologists are assigned to cases the night before surgery by a senior anesthesiologist who is given a list of cases and a pencil/pen. This process usually takes about an hour and is often riddled with inefficiencies, double-bookings or undesired pairings. AnesthesiaGo was designed to disrupt the current process of making assignments. This software utilizes artificial intelligence (AI) to automate this process and lessen the time it takes to produce a functional schedule.

AnesthesiaGo: Smarter Daily Scheduling

No one likes to go to the hospital. Origin Healthcare brings the hospital to you. Our expert medical team helps patients avoid the isolation, complications, and high costs of a traditional hospitalization. We are providing care to patients who struggle accessing care and we decrease the financial burden on patients and the health system. We address health disparities that may be present and improve the health and lives of patients, both in the short term and longitudinally.

Origin Healthcare: Hospital care. Redesigned for home.

Vivodoc is a Unique healthcare technology platform where we strive to bring in price transparency and ease of scheduling appointments for patients. We equip our providers and patients with tools created using AI & ML to discover the right type of care at right time and drive the optimal outcomes for their medical conditions by managing complete patient journey along with providing Physicians all in one Platform to run successful medical practice.

Find the best doctors near you with VivoDoc

Talent entering healthcare today has the medical education required - not job readiness. Schools aren't teaching this critical knowledge and new graduates don't know what or who to ask. In this pilot study, we follow six licensed nurses on their coaching journey, imparting their experience in the development of a unique learning curriculum designed for new graduates and delivered via a proprietary platform. Additionally, data will be shared on the challenges facing healthcare workers today.

A novel Job Readiness Learning Experience to Meet Today's Healthcare Needs

Alertive makes real-time remote monitoring software to reduce treatment inertia and increase adherence. In this talk we'll show how we drive better outcomes by connecting patients and providers.

Centralizing Rx Care with Remote Monitoring

Trainify offers a sensing and mobility telehealth platform in a digital ecosystem with advanced Artificial Intelligence (AI) and analytics using proprietary algorithms. The Trainify mobile platform allows physical therapists to deliver high-quality & convenient care using the smart centralized Trainify © Artificial Intelligence enabled engine. The platform provides continuous care and personalized patient specific physiotherapy for long lasting relief and independence.

Trainify: An AI-based BYOD (Bring your own Device) Tele-Rehabilitation Platform

The worldwide burden of diabetes is approaching half a billion people, making it the single greatest threat to humanity in this era. The root cause of metabolic disease in the majority of people can be attributed to our diet. We now have the tools to give people personalized, real-time insights into how different foods and lifestyle factors are interacting with their metabolism using continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) analytics.

Putting a Dent in Diabetes

OpticSurg’s mixed reality tools enable live telehealth consults between healthcare workers and providers (i.e. Hospital, ICU, ER, Office, Urgent Care). Current telehealth platforms are not optimized for frontline providers. Our platform enables frontline healthcare professionals and providers to deliver real-time clinical decisions and collaboration with experts on demand, maximizing efficiency and multiplying resources.

Transforming remote Telecollaboration at bedside

mySvasth is a SaaS based marketplace aggregator platform for elective surgeries where two concepts and capabilities (Aggregator like Trivago & Request For Quote like Upwork freelance) are merged into one platform to create a shopping & comparison experience for elective surgeries for patients across (B2C) and for (B2B) employers a cost containment solution which is an alternative to health/dental/vision insurance, through collective bargaining.

Transparency In Healthcare Is Here

BabyLiveAdvice (BLA) is a social enterprise with a mission to close the care gaps in maternal-Infant care and reduce morbidity & mortality. Partnering with providers, hospitals and Insurers BLA provides exceptional care anywhere to birthing people, babies and parents from preconception- to early childhood.  Using telehealth and Telemonitoring, BabyLiveAdvice expert nursing and NP staff can keep an eye on mothers and their babies thus reducing risk, cost, physicians fatigue while improving outcom

Innovation in maternal -Infant health

Consumer spend upwards of $10B per year on wearables for helping them train smarter, but nothing today delivers the critical need: accurately determining training zones! Life is unfair, the best training zones are barely perceptible experientially, and the worst ones are incredibly satisfying psychologically. VALR is deploying innovations in non-invasive blood lactate sensing into an integrated training suite, to help consumers actually get the benefit from their hard work, and love doing it.

How non-invasive blood lactate sensing will revolutionize exercise

Many medical students, when asked, stated that they would like to participate in medical education. However, only around 20% of the physician population is in academic medicine. The reasons are many but the solution is here. Now, any licensed physician can utilize our crowdsourced marketplace to easily post their site, earn CME, and generate revenue while contributing to the next generation of medical learners.

How You Can Shape the Next Generation of Medical Learners

Oral mucosal immunotherapy (OMIT) for food allergies is Intrommune’s novel drug delivery platform. It is based on delivering therapeutic agents by embedding them in a fully functional toothpaste. Thus, allergic patients can conveniently administer their daily treatment at the same time they brush their teeth. OMIT is based on the principle of allergy immunotherapy or “desensitization,” a technique that allergists have used to treat the underlying cause of respiratory allergies for over 100 years.

Food Allergy Toothpaste Mediated Oral Mucosal Immunotherapy - Landscape and Potential.

Lief Therapeutics shares a novel wearable medical device that tracks and improves a key biomarker of mental health. In a world where providing behavioral healthcare at scale is often challenging due to provider shortages, lack of adequate reimbursement and no quantitative biomarkers to assess disease progression, Lief has innovated a new class of mental health-focused remote patient monitoring device to market.

Scaling behavioral healthcare with remote patient monitoring devices

Critically ill, mechanically ventilated (MV) patients, when not provided an effective means to communicate, suffer from anxiety, unrecognized and untreated pain and other symptoms, being unaware of what is happening as well as having a lack of knowledge of their own progress. Providers who substitute communication for sedation propagate a healthcare crisis with skyrocketing delirium rates which weigh more heavily on the most vulnerable patient populations (e.g., older adults, critically ill.

Effecting Communication, Reducing Sedation and Delirium for Intubated Patients with VidaTalk.

Mocingbird offers a cloud-based solution that manages all of your licenses, certifications, and CME in one place. Mocingbird is founded by two physicians who needed to regain control of managing CME and create a clinician-friendly solution.

When you upload your completed CME certifications, Mocingbird will automatically categorize, calculate and apply the credits to where it’s due. Mocingbird also provides CME recommendations on their Learning Center, so instead of trying to “figure out” which CME can be used to fulfill which requirements, Mocingbird does it all for you.

Managing CME in Two Steps


Friday, August 6th, 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM PT

Day 1 

The American Healthcare system is the most expensive in the world and achieves quality outcomes that lag the other industrialized nations of the world. Much of the problem results from systemic issues including how healthcare is structured, reimbursed, technologically enabled and led. But a second part of the problem is the culture of medicine -- an invisible force that doctors learn in medical school and residency and carry with them their whole professional careers. Both must be addressed.

Uncaring: How the Culture of Medicine Kills Doctors & Patients

The existential threat of COVID-19 drove healthcare providers to transform care delivery more rapidly than anyone thought possible. ASCs were transformed into ICUs and outpatient visits were converted to telemedicine practically overnight. We can apply the lessons we've learned about rapid transformation to addressing the pandemic of clinician burnout. All we need is the will and the method. Are you ready to be inspired and take action?

The CEO's Guide to Ending Clinician Burnout NOW!

The COVID-19 pandemic created challenges for Medical Staffs around the world. Anxieties about the unknown, physical exhaustion, and disengagement were a few specific areas in which the staff needed support. I will discuss how frequent communication and recognitions were the foundation of a successful strategy that kept our physicians and APPs engaged.

VP/Chief Medical Officer, Dignity Health/Mercy General Hospital

Managing Medical Staff Anxieties and Engagement during a Pandemic

The best thing we, as physicians, can do for our patients, ourselves and our communities is invest in ourselves – in the personal development that will allow us to move past a positional stage of influence and into relationship, outcome-based, and team building stages of influence. Only when physicians are equal parts master technician, transformative change agent, master influencer and inspirational leader, can we fulfill the potential that exists in all of us to improve health and create a beautiful vision of healthcare in America.

Physician Development: Unlocking the Power to Transform Healthcare in America

It’s time for a course correction. Let’s go back to where we started, understanding the value of alignment for setting a truer direction. When your car is misaligned, you understand — and you feel — how the imbalance of even one wheel adversely affects the whole vehicle and makes your journey tricker. Can we apply alignment that way for health care — as was originally intended — where individual benefit is driven by the balance of the whole? In a world of both of in-person and digital care, evidence is showing that we can.As a physician, executive and consultant, I’ve been working with employers for 25 years on their health care needs. I know that employers want to improve the value they receive for the considerable spend they invest in their people.

The Value of Alignment in a New Health Care Experience

Healthcare is understandably highly averse to risk because lives are at stake. Healthcare workers, medical equipment, and policies and practices must all undergo standardized rigorous evaluation and testing before being allowed to touch patients. However, we also live in an age when technology is progressing at an exponential rate, offering potentially tremendous benefits. This session will explore some concepts and approaches to risk management of emerging technologies.

Assessing Risk of New Technologies

Cancer Drug Discovery is in Crisis. Today, the average cost of developing one drug is >2.8B$, takes more than a decade, fails often, and certain types of cancers are not even addressed. There has been an evolution in AI/ML technologies attempting to address this health as well as economic issue. However, there is also a significant 'hype' around these novel technologies - how do we make sense of what's real or not and how do we appropriately incorporate AI with HI (human intelligence) to enable best oncologic discoveries?

Co-founder and CEO Asclepiad, Inc

AI/ML in drug discovery - hype or reality?

A digital care solution with associated Cancer Adverse event Rapid Evaluation service, ApricityOncology is the virtual gateway to expert cancer care for patients in underserved communities. ApricityOncology empowers the clinical teams with cognitive and capacity augmentation so they can extend 24/7 proactive care with consistent quality and uniform patient experience. It is a tech-enabled scalable health equity solution to improve patient access to specialty cancer care and clinical trials.

ApricityOncology, a virtual gateway to expert cancer care

For all the entrepreneurship cheerleading of the last 15 years, the Great Recession accelerated an already alarming decline in new business formation in this country. In the United States, our rates of entrepreneurship have been declining for decades, and those new firms that have been created are employing fewer and fewer people.  While COVID has fueled the rise of digital health, what will happen to sickcare entrepreneurship when the pandemic ends? Where are the opportunities?

Will healthcare entrepreneurship die too?

Plenary Session II (CME)


Thursday, August 5th, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM PT


Thursday, August 5th, 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM PT

Healthcare disruption is a hot topic. It seems as though everyone has a fix and record breaking funding continues to flow into healthcare technology and innovation. From startups to some of the largest retailers and tech companies, everyone wants a piece of the action. But will these approaches and would be disruptions actually bring about meaningful, lasting change? Is healthcare as we know it too big to fail?

Chief Innovation Officer, Healent

Fixing Healthcare: Beyond the Buzz

Background story of my journey, learnings of how physicians can help entrepreneurs and investors, and helping people beyond the clinical jobs that many of us do.

Author of the upcoming book Physician Underdog: Creating and building your own pathway.

Utilizing your medical degree through entrepreneurship to impact people's lives.

Symptoms of distress, burnout, adverse events and attrition were rising at unacceptable rates even before this pandemic in the pressured environment of healthcare delivery. A complex web of system-wide issues drive burnout in the healthcare workplace, but this session will focus on a synthesis of leading evidence-based intervention strategies to allow health workers and teams to retrain the brain to protect and strengthen psychological flexibility and resilience, and why it matters.

Harnessing Resilience and Flexibility for Individual, Team and Organizational Well-Being

Diabetes and obesity are pandemics that are escalating at a rapid stride. Weight gain is a significant risk factor for type 2 diabetes. Over 1/3 of U.S. adults have obesity (defined as BMI >30 kg/m2). Additionally, over 11% of people aged ≥20 years have diabetes. The prevalence may increase to up to 21% by 2050. Our understanding of precise mechanisms linking

Combining therapy with technology: Powerful tool that can hit two birds with one stone.

Despite remarkable advances in technology and drug therapy, outcomes of diabetes care remain suboptimal and may be getting worse. Conventional diabetes care currently consists of 1-4 doctor visits with lab testing per year, leaving most patients poorly equipped to manage their complex and unrelenting disease. There is a opportunity to leverage continuous glucose monitoring, software, and telemedicine to provide care that is more data-driven, person-centric, and continuous.

Leveraging Technology to Deliver a More Connected & Personalized Diabetes Care Experience

Over 6.5 Billion passwords are compromised and our computer accesses should be changed. Our Nimbus-Key ID system gives users a new global ID. It is a dynamically encrypted MFA with verification from a KYC registration. You may now login to computer systems with a dynamically encrypted QRcode and PIN every time you login to your phone app. No passwords and there is no way that a fraudster may reuse your login credentials.

Secure Identity and Authentication: The Future

Interventional and Surgical Spine and Orthopedics are evolving at an accelerated pace to offer the most efficient, minimally invasive solutions that help repair the injury and restore the function like never seen before. This topic will discuss the latest technologies including stem cell therapy, minimally invasive surgeries, precision medicine, AI  the point of care.

Spine and Orthopedics 2025: Innovations and Solutions


Thursday, August 5th, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM PT

Day 2

Aug 2, Mon
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM PT

Talking Tech - What You Need to Know Before you invest in Technology Partner

Whether you are seeking a start-up co-founder, a temporary resource to draft some code, or are ready to invest in a full services development firm, finding technical partners can be overwhelming to the first-time clinical entrepreneur. This master class will walk you through the steps of engaging a technical resource, from working out the help you need, to working successfully with an engineering or design team, to avoiding contract red flags that can lead to major cost-overruns.

Aug 2, Mon
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM PT

Digital Health Entrepreneurship - Global & US Patents

Digital health technologies are pervasive in every aspect of life and will likely be the future of improving patient outcomes beyond the clinic. Using patents to provide a competitive advantage for companies in this space has never been more paramount, but also never more difficult. We’ll discuss the generalities of the US and international patent systems and the specifics around patenting digital health technologies, including artificial intelligence and machine learning innovations.

Aug 2, Mon
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM PT

Remote-Patient Monitoring: The Evidence and Best Practices

RPM-based care models can fill the gaps of transactional telemedicine in order to deliver longitudinal care appropriate for patients with chronic conditions. Despite the apparent recent acceleration of interest in and adoption of RPM-based virtual care models, substantial research exists on RPM covering patient-reported outcomes, clinical effectiveness, and economic factors.

Aug 2, Mon
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM PT

How To Pitch Your Business And Secure Investors

I have seen thousands of pitches and in those pitches, I have seen CEOs kill great companies because they didn't know how to present their business to investors. This happens most often with medical companies. In this class, I will teach you how to effectively communicate any type of medical device, pharmaceutical, digital health, or any business to an investor in a way they will hear the opportunity.

Aug 2, Mon
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM PT

Energize to Mobilize: Lead your team through hell or high water without losing your mind during long cycle of healthcare innovation

Unlike innovation in other fields like Technology, innovation in medicine is a long term process. In IT, 18 months could be the whole lifecycle of a startup. But with rules, regulations, permissions, and paperwork, 18 months could just be the first phase of a startup in healthcare. As you know, innovation is a game of energy- mastering it and sustaining it. The innovator in chief has to learn to master this energy at two levels- self and others. Join and learn a simple process to do both!

Aug 3, Tue
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM PT

How Doctors Must Market Themselves In The New Attention Economy

Marketing, just like virtually every aspect of business, has evolved. Yet most doctors continue approaching it in the same way that previous generations have.
In the New Attention Economy, only those who intentionally create a personal brand, build an audience, and show up for them constantly and consistently are the ones who reap the benefits.
After attending this session you will never go back to the old way of marketing your medical services.

Associate Professor, Computer Science & Engineering UC San Diego

Aug 3, Tue
9:30 AM - 11 AM PT

Drpreneurs Participatory Design Workshop: “Identifying the Opportunities in the Medical Device Regulatory Pathway”

Have an idea but are frustrated with the medical device regulatory process? The Medtech-Horizons Research Project is interested in learning how we might redesign the regulatory processes with stakeholders across innovation and regulatory bodies. We invite you to join us in a participatory design workshop to learn from our research insights and participation in two short design activities to help validate and refine our designs.

Aug 3, Tue
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM PT

Innovative Leadership: How to Navigate Through Adverse Times

Innovative leadership is the skill that separates companies that do well from those that fail; however most leaders don’t know where to start. The first step is to define what innovation means to you. Next is to work on developing the strategies to take you and your team to the next level. In this session you will discover: Why innovation is important as a leadership trait. How to recognize the need for change. The 5 traits to adopt to implement innovation and lead you through adverse times.

Aug 3, Tue
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM PT

How to Rank #1 for Treatments in Google Search Results

80% of patients turn to search engines to research and educate themselves on local providers and treatments before booking an appointment. Are you winning the local search result ranking game? With over 90% of all clicks going to the top 3 search results on Google, your practice MUST be landing in the top 3 for your treatments, surgeries, and specialty searches if you want to grow. We are going to talk about specific strategies that will get your website ranking at the top of search results.

Aug 3, Tue
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Deep Real World Evidence: the landing of AI on research

Artificial Intelligence & machine learning are reveal correlations beyond human capabilities. It is disrupting industries, institutions and healthcare. In healthcare AI robust evidence and emerging regulatory approval are emerging.
Interesting data sets for AI include sensors, genome and imaging.
The jewel-in-the-health-data-crown in the EHR. By applying Natural Language Processing it reveals deep RWE - includes case studies.
AI Ethics and data privacy are key.

University of Nebraska Medical Center

Aug 4, Wed
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM PT

Developing an online Course for Remote Learners in Medicine

This program (workshop/masterclass) will cover the concepts and steps needed to develop a comprehensive program for adult remote learners. The program will review the application of Evidence-based principles of learning such as Self-guided, mastery, and reflection. The program will review concepts of Synthesis and Unschooling for teaching in Medicine. The program will walk through steps of objectives, defining parameters such as audience and duration, methods of teaching, outcome etc.

Aug 4, Wed
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM PT

Looking Forward: 30 years of Medical Entrepreneurship

I have spent 30 years practicing emergency medicine and starting medical and non-medical businesses with multiple exits and failures. I have made every mistake in the book, learned much along the way and just published a book with Forbes titled, Entrepreneur RX: The Physician's Guide to Starting a Business.
This talk will be about what I wish I'd known when I started and what I learned along the way. My take home message is, "If I can do it, so can you."

Plenary Session III (CME)


Friday, August 6th, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM PT

The future trends of AI in healthcare involves further sophistication of current methodologies of machine and deep learning, such as protein structure prediction with AI for drug discovery and design. In addition, convergence with other emerging technologies will increase the value proposition of AI in medicine and healthcare. These areas include: (A) Apps that are consumer-focused; (B) Biomarkers that are digital (wearable, implantable, sensor, etc); (C) Collective learning (federated and swarm types); (D) Digital twin and thread; and (E) Extended reality. Lastly, with all the exponential developments of AI and emerging technologies, it is more essential than ever to have a future-oriented AI strategy for any organization.

Future Trends of AI in Healthcare and the Need for an AI Strategy for Your Organization

The Advent of AI in Healthcare, once thought as a futuristic threat to humankind, artificial intelligence is now a part of everyday life. In healthcare, AI is changing the game with its applications in decision support, image analysis, and patient triage.

A.I. & Healthcare: Future & Threats

At same time, AI is like any invention is a two side sword. Like FIRE was a great invention to be able to provide help to see in the dark, keep you warm, cooking and then it found its way to be used in weapons, in destruction.

Validation and Deployment of Clinical AI - A Platform Approach

While artificial intelligence and machine learning offer potential benefits to the efficient delivery of high quality surgical patient care, there are several limitations and factors to consider. Areas of increased focus around risk prediction, robotic surgery and virtual patient care require attention in the areas of IT integration, executive and clinical stakeholder engagement and sustainable change management. We will discuss practical approaches to delivering effective solutions to surgeons.

The Power and Limitations of Artificial Intelligence to Improve Surgical Patient Care

HealthPals is a medical AI company that transforms real world data into unique value for life sciences, payers, & patients. HealthPals associates nuanced medical concepts to EHR, claims, wearable, and genomic data using its proprietary AI engine, CLINT. Powered by >1.4B patient-life-years of EHR/claims data, CLINT identifies guideline-based care gaps and predicts outcomes for any disease. Trusted by the FDA and leading medical societies, Healthpals is poised to impact healthcare at every level.

Transforming Real World Data Analytics for Life Sciences and Beyond

Plenary Session IV (CME)


Friday, August 6th, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM PT

The American Board of Medical Specialties has inordinate control over the credentialing of doctors, which has resulted in the genesis of an expensive, time, consuming, and burdensome program called Maintenance of Certification or MOC.  Mandatory MOC compliance reduces patient access to healthcare, increases healthcare costs, contributes to the epidemic of physician burnout, and is discriminatory based on age, sex, and race, as older physicians are exempt from participation.

Maintenance of Certification: Reform or Reboot

A panel with people who advocate for price transparency: Marty Makary, Cynthia Fischer (, Marion Mass, Diana Girnita

Why not?

Doctors can change the system

U.S. Physicians have long recognized that our Medical landscape is broken for our patients and our profession. What are the stumbling blocks for physicians to take back the reins from consolidated corporations?

Innovating Physician Advocacy and Organization

Advocacy doesn’t begin and end in the exam or operating room; it extends to every level of decision making, including public office.

As physicians and dentists, we face a multitude of challenges unique to our specialties. During this session, we will discuss what it takes to run and how it will impact your practice. And if running is right for you, we will dive into the fundamentals of being an effective physician advocate-- while many elected representatives appreciate the work we do, only a physician or dentist can truly understand and give the real world perspective of the challenges we face.

“Practice Makes Politics”

Two factors are impacting future care -- health organizations being expected to do more with less and patients receiving a taste of digitally enabled care. Having the right tools in place can assist care teams and raise patient retention.

With information spread across sources, staying ahead of the latest digital health innovations can be challenging. How can medical teams discover which digital health tools work best, review products and connect with the right people to quickly adopt them?

Objectively Identifying Digital Health Solutions that Deliver Value.

In the early phase of my career, I got my education from conventional sources: my parents, teachers, coaches, and mentors. But my real education came later – during my 3 decades as a transplant doctor. I learned about societal problems and human behavior. All this from what some might look at as an operation—bad organs come out, good ones go in.
But it was much more than that: it was a curriculum, about losing one's way and how to discover a new way through reinvention.

The Curriculum: The Education of a Transplant Physician

Telehealth can improve access to healthcare access, but it never gained traction primarily because of a lack of reimbursement before the pandemic. During the pandemic, telehealth services soared due to reimbursement while also worsening health disparity at the same time.
In this presentation, I will be going through the pattern of telehealth adoption during the pandemic, showing the digital divide impact, sharing insights with innovators on ways to reduce the digital divide

Chief Innovations Officer, Luminate Informatics, LLC

Sinister Realities of the Pandemic’s Telehealth Astronomical rise: Concrete Solutions for Innovators on how to Overcome the Digital Divide

Healthcare is very fragmented and Guidelines have become gospel. we have work on real-world evidence with a focus on cost apart thinking using a purpose-driven innovative approach taking all available resources for removing barriers to healing. Having a goal is great but enjoying the journey and every turn is key. As innovator MD's let's work on Moving medicine from M3 to N=1 medicine.
using the whole person approach to healing is what we have to promote.

M3 medicine to N=1 medicine a doctor's journey to build his dream project !

Unlock the secrets of VC decision making. What matters and what doesn’t? Learn how to position your startup for fundraising success and avoid committing unforced errors

How do VCs decide where to invest?

Gas nanobubbles are gas filled cavities in a liquid with a diameter of less than 100 nm. Although their existence and stability are theoretically still controversial, all experimental results are conclusive: gas nanobubbles are real! Furthermore, gas nanobubbles possess peculiar properties such as a negative surface charge at the gas/liquid interface, long time stability and persistence.

Nanobubbles for Medical Applications

Since the Framingham longitudinal heart study, HRV has emerged as a sensitive biomarker of a wide range health disorders, including mood disorders. Digital Age advances made remote longitudinal healthcare possible. The HRV response to deep breathing is the standard parasympathetic test and is the basis for HRV biofeedback when used as the training wheels for meditation. Skill acquisition with remote coaching will emerge as a basic healthcare biomarker for reducing healthcare utilization.

Translational HRV biomarkers and the future of remote health coaching

Due to COVID-19, in-person visits shifted to video visits, as a result, telehealth became mainstream. However, the bigger promise of digital health is exponentially enhancing the delivery of care and research from one-one visits to one-many digital touchpoints. Dr. Atreja will share real-world examples of this shift to precision, population and person-centered care, and the critical role of clinicians in supporting the science of evidence-based digital health.

The Critical Role of Clinicians in Evidence Based Digital Health and Exponential Care

The future of health and medicine- where can technology take us?

This presentation will provide an overview of AI in the field of pediatrics, focusing on the current unmet medical need in the diagnosis of ASD and discuss real world implications needed for clinical integration of an AI diagnostic tool for autism.  Key learning objectives include understanding how artificial intelligence uses pattern recognition and how that is applied in the diagnostic journey as well as the potential of AI to address current social biases and socio-economic disparities.

CMO, Cognoa

Introduction to Autism & Artificial Intelligence

Since the passage of the 21st Century Cures Act in 2016, regulatory agencies has begun incorporating the use of everyday, real-world data to support regulatory decision making. Typically, data used to approve investigational drugs are collected via traditional clinical trials. However, with the plethora of a variety of health IT sources, real world evidence generated from real world data can be used to support regulatory decision-making at the FDA.

Director, Medical Informatics & Health Information Systems, BeiGene

Real World Data in Pharmaceuticals

Walk through some of the new and innovative ways care is being delivered at the intersection of clinical and digital. Dr. Kwo will explore how an energized focus on new bidirectional data will have lasting impacts on how patients receive care both in hospital and at home, and focus on the virtual care delivery model that will be the care continuum of the future.

Deputy Chief Clinical Officer, Anthem

Clinical Digital Innovation Transforming Care

IDEA ROOM (CME) MD Innovators

Friday, August 6th, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM PT

Plenary Session V (CME)


Saturday, August 7th, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM PT

Plenary Session VI (CME)


Saturday, August 7th, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM PT

IDEA ROOM (CME) MD Innovators

Saturday, August 7th, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM PT

Dr. Dickerson describes the broken healthcare system and the malaligned incentives of the parties involved and offers up solutions that not only cut the cost in half but also provide better care and align the incentives of employers, employees, and physicians.

Easy and affordable employer sponsored health care

25 m patients are now directly contracting with not only primary care providers but labs, imaging, specialists and pharmacies.Employers are funding this on a monthly subscription model. Because it’s a digital first model less docs are needed yet panel sizes are smaller. This model surpasses the triple aim achieving a quintuple aim. Happy patient, Happy doc, Happy employers, Better pop health, Lower costs.

A Primary Care Movement Changes Everything

The true value creation of healthcare systems is manufactured by its intangible assets or employees and not the high-cost or state of the art technology. Knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA) of the healthcare workforce are assets that generate true value for an organization.  An organization's unique competitive position in any industry is achieved by having an effective people analytics strategy.

Senior Advisor, Enterprise Engagement Alliance

Healthcare Human Capital Metrics and Analytics

In todays world Wall Street has decided they know how to take care of patient care and manage MD's is our reality. I strongly feel MDs should be in control of their own destiny. We can never re-wind to the private practice model but we should be able to leverage technology to do telehealth cooperatives with MD's in control and making decisions based on what's good for MD's/patients and their profit margins.  Another example:  MIEC:

Getting MD's Back In Control of Their Jobs with Telehealth Technology


Saturday, August 7th, 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM PT

Plenary Session VII (CME)


Sunday, August 8th, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM PT

Innovative AI tools are being presented by researchers and startup companies that can help make better and faster diagnosis, predict prognosis and treatment protocols or for use in clinical trials. The dilemma for clincians is to how these AI tools can be integrated into their daily workflows without causing disruption. How will they test these models before using them? We need an ecosystem that provides data and the tools to test models and seamlessly integrate them into their daily practice.

Brilliant AI tool! How can I use it?

Beyond the challenges of any new business to define a valuable product or service that addresses a critical unmet need for a large target market, medical startups operate in a highly regulated environment with unique challenges (e.g., FDA approval) and opportunities (e.g., NIH and private grants). This talk seeks to outline and critique best approaches learned from thousands of pitches to a variety of funding audiences.

Fundraising for Medical Startups

COVID-19 changed everything.
While the virtual world is not brand new, now is the time to leverage technology to: a) ensure optimal patient care, b) push forward innovation, and c) democratize access to all patients. Procedural telemedicine allows us to reach beyond the clinic and into the operating room.
Many stakeholders exist (surgeons, industry, etc), but it is the connection that offers the benefit. We will explore Procedural Telemedicine and discuss its role for our future together.

Procedural Telemedicine : Revolutionize and Democratize

How to design your product and your startup career: lessons from YCombinator, endurance sports, and some of my favorite books & podcasts.

Category and Career Design

I would like to talk about the importance IRB approved research studies driven by rigor and well designed protocols to back the innovation showing the Outcomes and the cost effectiveness .
When research is not done prior to rolling things out then both the innovator and the Organization can fail and as a result a lot of time , money and effort is lost .
This should not be a show stopper but can be done where that both parties benefit . I was able to do that for many successful organizations

Bringing Evidence and Validation through Research to Innovation in Healthcare automation .

Goals for Course:
-Discuss Angel Investing - who can invest, pros and cons of angel investing, and pro tips
-Highlight physician opportunities with angel investing - physician angel investing groups, current offerings (AngelMD, GHIF, etc) from funds
-Discuss physician opportunities advising healthcare startups - add value, avoid burnout

Adding Value to Innovation: A Physician's Guide to Angel Investing and Advising Startups

Adverse childhood experiences, or ACEs, are traumatic events that occur in childhood. Examples include experiencing violence and abuse and growing up in a household with substance abuse or mental health problems. Children who experience ACEs sustain prolonged activation of the stress response systems in the body and brain leading to effects on learning, behavior and health across their lifespan. During this talk I will talk more about ACEs and highlight 3 startups working to combat toxic stress.

Adverse Childhood Experiences and Toxic Stress: Problems to be Solved by Start-ups?

Much work has been put into the studying of burnout. As wellness officers continue to rise one question remains: Are these efforts enough to curb down burnout? The answer is hardly so.

After burning out as a physician and later as an entrepreneur, Dr. Shaker embarked on a journey to unveil what drives our professional and personal fulfillment. In this talk, he will share the latest evidence-based methods and tools that we have at our disposal to measure fulfillment and battle the shadows of burnout.

His latest project, In Search of Gumption (, is about healing himself and those around him through the power of storytelling

Science Vs Burnout

Pagers and fax machines are prevalent in healthcare and used as default communication methods between healthcare providers of all settings. This often provides difficult challenges with providers as existing tools struggle to adapt to modern medicine where it is delivered by multidisciplinary healthcare workers. We will walk through what clinical communication and coordination aims to accomplish and present Hypercare, built for the modern workflow for medicine.

Hypercare: The Unified Solution to Enable Collaborative Healthcare

Restoring privacy & trust to the practice of medicine

Need of time is to bring societal transformation of healthcare, from episodic care to continuous care, all based on signals, data, and AI, while protecting privacy and ethics. For long our approach have been reactive in nature especially in cardiovascular medicine, as first event could be a stroke, a myocardial infarction, or an out of hospital cardiac arrest. It's time to correct the basic fundamental approach through effective implementation of continuous care.

KardioGenics: Leading The Transition From Episodic Care to Continuous Care

The opioid crisis is a symptom of the mental health crisis that we have not addressed well.   Have you locked up your opioids today. 1 of 4 opioid overdose involves children & teens.  The problem today is uncontrolled access to controlled substances. In hospitals and pharmacies, opioids are locked in a secure location. Patients take these same opioids home and store them in an unsecured medicine cabinet where anyone can have access to them. 73% of teens get started on opioids by raiding the med

Why is the opioid crisis going on 22 years

Prescription fulfillment services to meet the patient needs of convenience and cost when and where they want it, using software with automation where needed.

Innovating the Prescription Experience

The Natural Nipple was designed for seamless and stress-free breast and bottle feeding, with the only nipple that is researched and designed to mimic a mother’s shape, feel, and flow. By providing bottle to breast continuity, reducing latching problems, and promoting breastfeeding- we solve the pain points both families and hospital supply are challenged with, so both caregivers can introduce a bottle without consequential latching problems or fatal complications from un-natural flow.

The Bio-Tech Breastfeeding Experience for Effortless Health and Bonding

The Torque3 platform is a robotic assisted simulator where the patient works their entire body, all of their senses and cognitive abilities during treatment. This experience-dependent multimodal integration engages distributed functional brain regions including the sensory, association and motor cortexes. The use of intense, deep immersion creates importance and urgency to task-oriented therapy. Combined with multimodal engagement the goal is to significantly improve patient neuroplasticity.

Torque3 - Immersive Simulation + Advanced Robotics

VEP Healthcare is a medical staffing and management group, 100% owned by its providers and staff and is among the 10 largest emergency medicine groups in the nation. Providing ED, hospitalist, intensive care, laborist, telehealth, and surgicalist services

VEP Healthcare

Virtual reality and AR in teaching and surgeries

Akelos Inc. is a biopharmaceutical clinical company focused on the translation of innovative science into treatment. The company currently is developing novel non-narcotic drugs for the treatment of neuropathic pain. The goal of Akelos is to address some of today’s most pressing areas of unmet needs.

A non opioid drug discovery for neuropathic pain

Day 3

Day 4

Plenary Session VIII (CME)


Sunday, August 8th, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM PT

We are in the early stages of the next big platform shift in healthcare computing. Fueled by Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Cloud, this shift is already transforming the way health and medical services are provided.
As the industry transitions from static digital repositories to intelligent systems, there will be winners and losers in the race to innovate and automate the provision of services. Critical to success will be the role clinical leaders play in shaping the use of AI to be less "artificial" and more "intelligent" in support of improving processes to deliver care and keep people healthy and productive across all care settings.
This session defines key trends happening now and actions for physicians and health leaders to consider in harnessing the power of AI to support clinical and professional success.

National Director for Artificial Intelligence, Health and Life Sciences, Microsoft

The Future is not What it Used to Be

The pandemic has exemplified the use of technologies to enhance the patient experience and to improve outcomes. There has been a rise of innovators with a comcomitant seismic shift moving from an analaogue health system to become more digitally enabled. The cost of health needs to be reduced by the use of smart technologies and allowing more remote and virtual care. This talk will take a glimpse into the future to inspire the changemakers of today and tomorrow

The Radical Changemakers - Linear to Exponential

A patient-centric approach to designing medical devices is critical to the future of our industry. It is tempting to incorporate a grab-bag of cool technologies into your medical device platform, but the effort is irrelevant if it does not measurably improve patient outcomes.

It is trendy in neuro catheters (for e.g. stroke catheters) to tweak the dimensions by a few thousandth of an inch, or change the core technology from braiding to coiling or vice versa. It is also trendy to call out one or two unique features that “no one else has”, such as a beveled tip to your catheter or insisting that there is an Artificial Intelligence (AI) engine under the hood of your software. Yes, unique features and AI are cool and trendy, but at the end of the day, none of this matters if it does not move the needle on critical patient measures such as mortality, early neurological improvement (e.g. NIH stroke score), functional outcomes (e.g. modified rankin scale at 90 days), or eTICI 3 First Pass Effect etc.
Technology has to serve the needs of the end user (e.g the neuro-interventionalist), who in-turn cares about measurable improvements in patient outcomes. Not the other way around.
So how does one go about designing a next-generation technology while keeping these metrics front row and center of their design thinking?

Patient-Centric Innovation is the Future of Medicine

Recent advancements in the precision medicine field have presented a great promise to provide innovative solutions to pharmaceutical and healthcare industry to help transform medicine. By finding integrated solutions to analyze digital health as well as omics data presents a quick and more accurate method of diagnosing and treating diseases. This talk will focus on highlighting recent advancements in the field of precision medicine.

Precision Medicine: The Way Forward!

An AI strategy is crucial to the digital transformation of healthcare. An important contributor to improving performance is automating manual tasks. Robotic process automation (RPA) can automate manual tasks to reduce administrative costs. Learn how to reduce cost and improve efficiency in your healthcare system.

Robotic Process Automation: Healthcare Automation to reduce costs, increase productivity, & improved quality of care

As our healthcare ecosystem broadens its offering of digital services to include new ways to address cultural and social determinants of health, there exists a need to establish product-market fit for each population being served. We must avoid replicating a "one size fits all" approach to delivering high quality care and innovate around the patient experience using the principles of health equity and patient-centered care.

The Role of Health Equity in Patient-Driven Care

Health care access and delivery is changing. The pandemic has limited traditional health care access due to contagion fears while innovations in health care delivery like telemedicine has become widely used. Patients also seek out healthcare information on their own. My talk focuses on how healthcare providers can empower patients by providing access to validated information and tools to improve their engagement and health outcomes. I will demonstrate the unique program from ConnectWell.

Engaging Patients Remotely in a Post-Pandemic World with Accurate Health Information and Digital Health Tools

Most Americans turn to the internet when they have health-related questions and concerns. How have user health queries been shaped by the pandemic? Given a rapidly increasing corpus of online health content, how have key stakeholders worked to connect users with authoritative, reliable public health information and guidance?

Clinician Scientist, Google

Helping users find authoritative online health information

An update on birth control from IUDs to Emergency Contraception. What I've learned from writing 2000 birth control prescriptions in 2 years: BMI, ethnicity and birth control and making #PeriodsOptional:the science and safety of #FewerPeriods #NoPeriods.

Birth control update: BMI, ethnicity, and #PeriodsOptional

In a series of focus groups conducted by Reach, a diverse group of international medical specialists concluded that “healthcare access and quality are among the leading determinants of health for which institutions have the most control over” (2020). In this session we'll explore how tech is an enabler and outline how providers can expand the reach and relevance of clinical care coverage, as well as address their own struggles with technology adoption through digital health equity.

Fostering Digital Health Equity: The Role of and Value to Care Providers

Plenary Session I (CME)


Thursday, August 5th, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM PT

Pre - Conference Workshops

Monday, August 2nd - Wednesday, August 4th, 8:00 AM - 6:30 PM PT


Elizabeth Cho-Fertikh, PhD is Cofounder & Managing Director of MEDA Angels, a healthcare-focused angel investor group. She has 25+ years cross-functional expertise spanning the life cycle of therapeutics, particularly in oncology & infectious diseases, including drug development, regulatory affairs, commercial marketing and fundraising. She gained experienced thru big pharma (Janssen, Boehringer Ingelheim), biotech (Macrogenics, RegenXBio), startups (VLP Therapeutics, Enterin Inc) and academia.

Co-founder & Managing Director, MEDA Angels

Martina is a forward-thinking strategist who is passionate about healthcare innovations. She offers strategic advisory and experience with bridging gaps between business needs, product development and data science. She has a quantitative STEM background. She has been supporting innovative entrepreneurship as a winner, co-organizer and mentor of events and engagements through MIT, Mayo Clinic, Nurse Hack 4 Health, Women in AI and Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center.

Healthcare Innovator • Startup and Space Enthusiast • Advisor • Connector • MIT Challenges: Winner, Mentor and Co-Organizer

Ferdinand Hui is a Neurointerventionalist specializing in the endovascular treatment of stroke. He is developed a helicopter mediated physician transfer model to accelerate care for stroke patients (HeliStroke) as well as a co-founder of Radiology Artificial Intelligence Lab (RAIL) at Johns Hopkins. He has teaching appointments in the Schools of Medicine, Business and Engineering, with a keen interest in systems of care delivery and development and co-started the System-Wide Stroke Council

Associate Professor/Founding Partner

General & Vascular surgeon in private practice for 20 years outside Boston, from a family of surgeons., decided to disrupt healthcare with a platform that allows direct access to specialists for a transparent price. She founded UBERDOC in 2016 and now has a network of thousands of doctors, in every state and specialty, offering priority appointments, both in person or via telemedicine, for an affordable price. A passionate advocate for the doctor patient relationship.

A Physician turned Investor passionate about cutting edge technologies in healthcare and deep tech.
Dr. Jain obtained her MBBS from Kasturba Medical College, Manipal; MS in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford and an MBA from University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School. She is a venture capitalist, investor and board member at several startups and organizations.


A 20+ yr healthcare veteran, with diverse roles as a physician, an entrepreneur, an investor, and in venture development for large corporates, bringing a global perspective through his life and work experiences in Asia, Middle East, UK and the US. He is currently a CancerFund and MedStartr Ventures, two early stage investment funds. Prior to that he was with UnitedHealth Group’s R&D Ventures team and was involved with investments and venture development.

Venture Partner, Cancer Fund / MedStartr Ventures


5th - 7th August, 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM PT

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