Striking at the heart of health technology and innovation, this year’s event will unite scientists, engineers, business leaders, culinary experts, physicians, writers, and policymakers to discuss topics ranging from wireless health technologies and leaps in longevity research to the history of cancer and new approaches to food policy.
Gathering in San Diego, one of the world’s nerve centers for breakthroughs in nanotechnology, cancer research, and medical device engineering, the program will showcase progress being made on the frontier of health research and IT, and critically examine the best policies and practices for bringing these innovations to life.
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