2014 | Medical Innovation Summit

Now, it's Personal

Cancer Treatment and Personalized Medicine October 27-29, 2014 Cleveland, Ohio

 
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    Join more than 1,500 senior executives, investors, entrepreneurs and clinicians who will gather in Cleveland to discuss investable innovations that can lead to the detection and treatment of cancer. The 2014 Summit will include:
     

    • Detailed insights into the latest breakthroughs of personalized medicine
    • Discussions with world leaders responsible for the change in healthcare technology.
    • Top 10 Medical Innovations for 2015
       

2013 Speakers

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Senator Tom Daschle

Former US Senator, Majority Leader

Senator Tom Daschle | Former US Senator, Majority Leader ,

Tom Daschle graduated from South Dakota State University in 1969. Following completion of his military service, Senator Daschle served on the staff of Senator James Abourezk. In 1978, he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives where he served for eight years. In 1986, he was elected to the U.S. Senate and eight years later became its Democratic Leader. Senator Daschle is one of the longest serving Senate Democratic Leaders in history and the only one to serve twice as both Majority and Minority Leader. During his tenure, Senator Daschle navigated the Senate through some of its most historic economic and national security challenges.

Since leaving the Senate, he has distinguished his expertise in healthcare through the publication of Critical: What We Can Do About the Health-Care Crisis and has emerged as a leading thinker on climate change and renewable energy policy. His most recent book, Getting it Done: How Obama and Congress Finally Broke the Stalemate to Make Way for Healthcare Reform, was published in October 2010.

In January 2012, Daschle was named along with former Senator Dr. Bill Frist to the advisory board of ZocDoc, an online booking startup for healthcare professionals dedicated to enhancing patient convenience and empowerment to improve overall health. He is also a member of the Health Policy and Management Executive Council at the Harvard School of Public Health, in addition to the Global Policy Advisory Council for the Health Worker Migration Initiative. He is a member of the Lyndon Baines Johnson Foundation Board of Trustees, the GE healthymagination Advisory Board, the National Integrated Foodsystem Advisory Board, and the Committee on Collaborative Initiatives at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Today, Senator Daschle is a senior policy advisor to the law firm of DLA Piper where he provides clients with strategic advice on public policy issues such as climate change, energy, healthcare, trade, financial services and telecommunications.

Monty Sharma

President and CEO, Curves International

Monty Sharma | President and CEO, Curves International ,

Monty Sharma is the Chief Executive Officer and President for Curves International, Inc. and is a nationally-recognized business figure in the health, wellness and nutrition sector. Sharma brings more than 20 years of marketing, sales, international and executive experience to Curves. He has set aggressive goals for the organization, working to increase revenues through the development and launch of innovative products and services, improved franchisee development and relations, strategic brand marketing as well as new consumer acquisition programs.

Prior to Curves, Mr. Sharma was President and Chief Executive Officer at Atkins Nutritionals, Inc. Under his leadership, Mr. Sharma successfully repositioned the brand as a diet program, re-launched all products, entered new lines of business tripling sales revenues and led the successful sale of the company in 2010.

Prior to Atkins, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Naked Juice, where under his leadership the company doubled sales in 18 months and became the leading super premium juice brand. The company was sold to PepsiCo in January 2007. Sharma’s successes in the health and nutrition category began as Chief Executive Officer of EAS (Energy Athletics Strength), recognized internationally as the industry leader in creating active lifestyle nutrition products for consumers across the fitness spectrum.

Lars Sørensen

CEO, Novo Nordisk

Lars Sørensen | CEO, Novo Nordisk ,

Gregory Sorensen, MD, is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Siemens Healthcare in North America, charged with leading the U.S. organization and providing additional oversight for Canada and Latin America.

As a trendsetter in medical imaging, therapy systems, laboratory diagnostics, and healthcare information technology, Siemens Healthcare offers optimized clinical solutions across the entire care continuum – from prevention and early detection to diagnosis, treatment and follow-up. By offering novel tools for improved diagnosis, as well as optimizing clinical workflows for the most common conditions, Siemens helps make healthcare faster, better and more cost-effective. As head of the business in the largest global market, Sorensen brings to his leadership position a deep understanding of technology, the biological basis of disease, the importance of measurable outcomes, and the environment of clinical practice. Sorensen was appointed to his current role in June 2011.

Previously, Sorensen served as Professor of Radiology and Health Sciences & Technology at Harvard Medical School; faculty member of the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology; and Co-Director of the A.A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital, as well as a visiting professor of neuroradiology at Oxford University.

Leading up to his appointment with Siemens, Sorensen was a practicing neuroradiologist and active researcher with significant experience in clinical care, clinical trials, and translational research. His research and techniques are utilized by scores of centers throughout the world in phase II and III trials in cancer, stroke, and other illnesses.

Sorensen holds a BS in biology from California Institute of Technology, a MS in computer science from Brigham Young University, and a MD from Harvard Medical School. He is married with three children.

Why Attend?

The Medical Innovation Summit provides an unrivaled perspective on the newest medical innovations and the financial drivers behind those innovations. The conference is recognized for providing singular insights, networking opportunities and actionable take away for all participants. The content is designed for:

  • Senior executives in the healthcare industry
  • Clinical, medical affairs, regulatory and business development executives
  • Venture capitalists and angel investor groups
  • Investment bankers
  • Buy-side and sell-side researchers
  • Consulting, legal and other service providers

Agenda Highlights

Monday | October 27th
  • New Ventures Healthcare Challenge
  • The State of Healthcare Innovation
  • Dinner and Keynote Address
Tuesday | October 28th
  • Live Surgery
  • The Business of Cancer Diagnostics
  • Imaging and Cancer Detection
  • Networking Recepton
Wednesday | October 29th
  • Therapeutics and Pharmaceuticals
  • Radiation
  • Revealing of the Top 10 Medical Innovations for 2015

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