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Agenda

DRIVING INNOVATION IN THE REGION

When: Thursday, October 12, 2017, 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Where: Doubletree Hotel, Tarrytown, NY

THURSDAY OCTOBER 12 | 8 AM–2 PM
7:45 a.m.

REGISTRATION AND BREAKFAST

Ongoing innovation showcase: check out the innovative products from local and regional companies, colleges and universities, medical centers and more.

8:30 a.m.

WELCOMING REMARKS

8:45 a.m.

MORNING KEYNOTE ADDRESS

M. Beatrice Grause, R.N., J.D.

President, Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS)

TAKING NEW YORK FORWARD ON HEALTHCARE: THE CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

In 2010, the Affordable Care Act became law, but recent federal actions have created the potential for a very different healthcare future. In her remarks, Bea Grause will explain New York’s landscape in light of market trends and recent significant federal and state changes. She will also outline how New York can best succeed toward improving care while reducing health spending over time—with a particular focus on the role of employers, communities, and policymakers.

9:30 a.m.

PRESENTATION & PANEL DISCUSSION

THE OPIOID CRISIS: HOW WE GOT HERE AND HOW TO FIX IT

The opioid crisis has become America’s #1 public health emergency. Given the complexity and severity of the crisis and the costs involved in treatment and care, there are multiple touch points needed to address solutions in a coordinated, collaborative approach. You’ll hear from executives from the insurance and pharmaceutical industries, New York State government, an addiction specialist, and a mother who was personally touched by the crisis.

Moderator: Kathleen O’Connor, Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs, Shatterproof

Panelists:

Dr. Jonathan Avery, Addiction Specialist, NewYork-Presbytarian
Dr. Daniel Knecht, CMO, Head of Clinical Strategy, Aetna
Stephanie Marquesano, Founder, the harris project
Mark O’Neill, Marketing Director, Opioid Portfolio Team, Pfizer

10:30 a.m.

BREAK

10:45 a.m.

PRESENTATION & PANEL DISCUSSION

NEXT GENERATION TELEHEALTH: THE FUTURE IS NOW

No longer optional for healthcare organizations, technology is now key to monitoring patient health remotely; providing the data and analytics critical to maintaining and measuring population health; robotic surgery; and ongoing innovation in telehealth. The goal is to achieve better outcomes. For all that to happen, we need the right digital infrastructure—broadband with great capacity and speed. Our panelists will address the role that technology plays in achieving these goals.

Moderator: Joe Kochan,COO, US Ignite

Panelists:
Dr. Christian Otto, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Dr. Zsolt Kulcsar, White Plains Hospital
Dr. Samant Virk, MediSprout

11:45 a.m.

BREAK

12:00 p.m.

LUNCHEON SERVED

12:15 p.m.

PRESENTATION OF THE PURCHASE COLLEGE SCIENCE ENTREPRENEURSHIP AWARD

12:30 p.m.

LUNCHEON KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Craig B. Thompson, MD

CEO, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

THE ROLE OF SPECIALTY HOSPITALS IN MAINTAINING HEALTH AND HEALING DISEASE

Cancer is increasingly a preventable and/or treatable disease. But it is also a lot more complex than previously believed. Today, there are over 200 distinct forms of cancer, some common and others exceedingly rare. There are also new forms of therapy, often requiring expertise that did not exist when most community practitioners were trained. When community hospitals and specialty hospitals coexist, the primary beneficiaries are the residents of that community.

Who will attend?

Healthcare thought leaders and executives, researchers and academics, technology entrepreneurs, biotech start-ups, venture capitalists, bankers, real estate developers, and businesses—all those with a stake in Westchester’s and the New York metropolitan region’s future.