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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William Winkenwerder, Jr., MD

CEO, Highmark, Inc.

William Winkenwerder, Jr., MD | CEO, Highmark, Inc. ,

Dr. Bill Winkenwerder is Chief Executive Officer and President of Highmark, a national diversified health and wellness company based in Pittsburgh, serving 34 million Americans.

Dr. Winkenwerder is one of the most influential and recognized leaders in American health care, and he is a prominent expert on the issues of national health policy and the economics of healthcare.

From 2001 to 2007, he was the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs with responsibility for a $40 billion annual budget, 132,000 personnel and 9.2 million beneficiaries worldwide. Before that he served in senior leadership positions at Blue Cross of Massachusetts, Prudential Healthcare and Emory University. He also practiced primary care internal medicine.

Before joining Highmark, Dr. Winkenwerder served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Winkenwerder Company, a nationally respected healthcare consulting firm based in Alexandria, Virgina.

As a thought leader, Dr. Winkenwerder has been an advocate for preventive healthcare, evidenced-based medicine and electronic health records and has worked closely with many of America’s major employers on their health cost issues. He also brought many innovations and improved business practices to government during his tenure at the Department of Defense. Dr. Winkenwerder strongly advocates for engaging individuals and consumers in their healthcare and for improving public health. He has been an adviser to two presidential candidates and he has been a regular contributor to various news and media outlets.

A graduate of Davidson College and the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Dr. Winkenwerder is board certified in internal medicine and received his MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Deeply committed to improving and reforming healthcare, he is a true visionary leader of one of the nation’s largest diversified health and wellness companies whose views are widely regarded.

Sheila Dharmarajan

Host, Yahoo! The Future is Now

Sheila Dharmarajan | Host, Yahoo! The Future is Now ,

Sheila Dharmarajan joined Yahoo! as the host of Yahoo! The Future is Now in 2013after 4 years as a markets reporter for Bloomberg Television.

Prior to joining Bloomberg Television in 2009, Dharmarajan spent seven years on Wall Street. Her experience includes working in investment banking at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette as well as private equity at Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe and Permira. Today, Dharmarajan regularly reports on breaking news and investments in many sectors, including consumer/retail, industrial products and services, technology, and healthcare.

She received her BA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA from Stanford University.

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).

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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