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The Next Generation in Medicine: Data, Discovery, Innovation

When: Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Where: Doubletree Hotel, Tarrytown, NY

Wednesday, September 28
7:30 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.

8:15 a.m.


8:30 a.m.

Morning Keynote Address:
Tom A. Coburn, MD

Advisor to the Manhattan Institute’s Project FDA; former U.S. Senator from Oklahoma

Race Against Time: Why We Need a National Health Innovation Strategy

Dr. Coburn shares his ideas for ushering in what could be a new “Golden Age of Medicine.” This physician and three-time cancer survivor says more lives could be saved by embracing four key national initiatives: streamlining development of new drugs and medical devices; improving interoperability of health information technology; expanding the use of patient-reported outcomes, and sharing data among the research community. Audience Q&A follows.

9:30 a.m.

Special Presentation: Precision Health and Big Data: Hope or Hype? A Road Map to Realizing the Dream

Speaker: Iya Khalil, Chief Commercial Officer and Co-Founder, GNS Healthcare

Dr. Khalil, a technology entrepreneur and physicist, shares her vision of transforming medicine with Big Data analytics into a discipline that is quantitative, predictive, and patient-centric. Recognized by President Obama as a leading entrepreneur in genomic medicine, Dr. Khalil’s expertise spans applications in drug discovery and drug development, all the way to treatment algorithms that can be applied at the point of care. Hear her vision for bringing people together from across the entire healthcare ecosystem to harness the power of predictive modeling to change the lives of patients.

10:00 a.m.

Breakthroughs In Action: From Labs to Care

Scientific advances and discoveries are having a dramatic impact on health care. Hear from America’s innovative biotech, hospital, and research institutions on their latest discoveries, and what’s in store for 2017

Moderator: Edward Halperin, MD, Chancellor and Chief Executive Officer, New York Medical College


Sam Frons, Founder, Addicaid

Glen Prusky, PhD, Director, Center for Visual Restoration, Burke Medical Research Institute

Gary Schwartz, MD, Chief of Hematology and Oncology, NewYork-Presbyterian/ Columbia University Medical Center

Corey Scurlock, MD, Medical Director, WMCHealth eHealth Center

11:10 a.m.


11:30 a.m.

Presentation of the Purchase College Science Entrepreneurship Awards

11:45 a.m.

Luncheon served

12:15 p.m.

Luncheon Keynote Address:
Michael J. Dowling

President and Chief Executive Officer, Northwell Health


Mr. Dowling heads Northwell Health, one of the largest integrated healthcare systems in the U.S. and in New York State, the largest private employer. Under his leadership since 2002, the institution has made waves by launching its own commercial health plan, starting a venture capital investment arm, working with the Cleveland Clinic, and signing nearly 100 joint ventures—including projects with non-healthcare players. He isn’t “scared to disrupt the market,” according to Becker’s Hospital Review. Hear about his vision for the future of medicine, and find out what’s next for the industry, and for Northwell Health, formerly North Shore-LIJ Health System.

12:45 p.m.

Panel Discussion – Hospitals Without Walls: Healthcare Undergoes a Paradigm Shift

As chronic diseases worsen and disparities in healthcare widen, solutions cannot be addressed by a one-size-fits-all program. This roundtable discussion with hospital CEOs and senior executives from national and regional healthcare institutions discuss breakthroughs in tackling the challenge of keeping people healthy.

Moderator: Kevin Dahill, Executive Vice President of the Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS)

Michael J. Dowling, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer, Northwell Health

Michael Fosina, MPH, FACHE, President, NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital

Judy Murphy, RN, Chief Nursing Officer, IBM Healthcare

Eliza Ng, MD, MPH, Senior Medical Director CMO, Montefiore Care Management

Wendy Perchick, SVP of Strategy and Innovation, Memorial Sloan Kettering

2:00 p.m.

Healthcare Innovation Panel and Pitch Contest: Bring on the Entrepreneurs!

Health tech entrepreneurs receive expert advice from the region’s top health accelerators and incubators, then have the chance to pitch their Big Ideas to the panel and some of the region’s leading decision makers.

Moderator: Anthony Mason, Co-Organizer, Health 2.0 NYC, Chief Digital Officer, MD Alert

Steve Barsh, Chief Innovation Officer, Dreamit Health

Nicole McKnight, PhD, Director, BioLabs New York

David Tsay M.D., Ph.D., Director, Innovation Center, Cardiac Electrophysiologist, New York-Presbyterian Hospital

Brad Weinberg, MD, Founder, Blueprint Health

Additional Judges:
Thomas Thornton, Senior Vice President and Executive Director, Northwell Ventures

Anthony Viceroy, President, CFO, Westmed

4:00 p.m.

Networking Reception and Innovation Showcase

Who will be there? Healthcare thought leaders and executives, researchers and academics, technology entrepreneurs, biotech start-ups, venture capitalists, bankers, real estate developers, and businesses—anyone with a stake in Westchester’s and the region’s future.

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.