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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José E. Almeida

CEO, Covidien

José E. Almeida | CEO, Covidien ,

José E. Almeida has been the President, Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Covidien since July 2011. Mr. Almeida became Chairman of the Board of Directors in March 2012. Prior to being elected President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Almeida was President of the Medical Devices segment of Covidien. In this position, Mr. Almeida oversaw the Surgical Devices, Energy-based Devices, Respiratory & Monitoring Solutions and Vascular Therapies Global Business Units, as well as the Japan, Asia, Canada and Latin America regions. These businesses account for approximately two-thirds of the Company’s total annual revenues and about three-quarters of its operating profit.

Mr. Almeida joined Covidien in 1995 as Director of Manufacturing and Corporate Engineering, and then held several positions of increasing responsibility, including Vice President of European Manufacturing and Vice President of Global Manufacturing. Mr. Almeida left in 2003 for Greatbatch Technologies, Inc., a leading manufacturer of power sources and components for implantable medical devices, before returning to Covidien in 2004 as President of the International Business Unit.

Before joining Covidien, Mr. Almeida was a Director of Manufacturing in American Home Products’ Acufex Microsurgical division, an Engineering Manager of Johnson & Johnson’s Professional Products division and a Management Consultant at Andersen Consulting (Accenture). Mr. Almeida received a Bachelor’s degree from Escola de Engenharia Maua in São Paulo, Brazil. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed).

Mark Bertolini

Chairman, CEO and President, Aetna

Mark Bertolini | Chairman, CEO and President, Aetna ,

Mark T. Bertolini is Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Aetna, a Fortune 100 diversified healthcare benefits company. Aetna serves approximately 37.3 million people with information and resources to help them make better informed decisions about their healthcare and has a workforce of approximately 34,000 with operations in North America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

Mr. Bertolini joined Aetna in 2003 as head of Aetna’s Specialty Products. Prior to Aetna, Mr. Bertolini held executive positions at Cigna, NYLCare Health Plans, and SelectCare, Inc., where he served as President and Chief Executive Officer.

Recognized as an accessible, forward-thinking and solutions-oriented leader, Mr. Bertolini is actively engaged in the national dialogue on healthcare reform. Mr. Bertolini meets regularly with state and federal policymakers to advocate for measures that increase access, lower costs and improve quality of healthcare. He is a strong advocate of market-based solutions, the expansion and use of health information technology, and the sustainability of the employer-based system.

Mr. Bertolini holds a BA in business administration/finance from Wayne State University and an MBA in finance from Cornell University.

Joseph Swedish

CEO, WellPoint

Joseph Swedish | CEO, WellPoint ,

Joseph Swedish is the Chief Executive Officer of WellPoint, Inc., one the nation's largest health benefits companies, with approximately 36 million—or one in nine—Americans covered through its affiliated health plans. WellPoint serves members in 14 states as an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, and Medicaid beneficiaries across 19 states, including those through our Amerigroup subsidiary.
With more than 40 years’ experience in healthcare, Mr. Swedish was named Chief Executive Officer in March 2013. For the past 24 years he has served as Chief Executive Officer for a diverse range of major health systems, and established a record of successfully improving their financial and operational performance. Mr. Swedish most recently served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Trinity Health Corporation, a multi-state integrated healthcare delivery system.


Mr. Swedish received his BA from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and his MS in health administration from Duke University.

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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