Health Care

PULSE: On the Front Lines of Health Care

June 13, 2017

America's health care system affects more than our individual well being; health care is a major part of our economy and our society. Innovation and medical breakthroughs have been a hallmark of a system that develops new cures and treatments every day. Doctors, researchers and technology leaders continue to make America's health sector the most vibrant in the world as the federal role in care evolves.

Drawing from leading thinkers across the country, in combination with Boston's revered medical community, The Atlantic uncovered the stories of patients and families, experts and professionals to explore the state and future of health care. From policy and economics to global public health and the future biotechnology, The Atlantic brought together the brightest minds shaping health care today.

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  • Tuesday, June 13
  • 9:00 a.m.WelcomeMargaret Low, President, AtlanticLIVE
  • 9:05 a.m.The State of Health Care in AmericaJon Kingsdale, Senior Strategy Advisor, Wakely Consulting Group; Associate Professor of Practice, Boston University School of Public Health  
    Alan Warren, Chief Technology Officer, Oscar
    Audrey Shelto, President, Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation of Massachusetts Foundation
    Avik Roy, President, Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity; Forbes Opinion Editor, The Apothecary
    With Steve Clemons, Washington Editor at Large, The Atlantic
  • 9:35 a.m.One Senator’s TakeSenator Bill Cassidy (R-LA)
    With Steve Clemons, Washington Editor at Large, The Atlantic
  • 9:50 a.m.Deploying DataKyu Rhee, Chief Health Officer, IBM and IBM Watson Health
    Paul Bleicher, CEO, OptumLabs
    With Olga Khazan, Staff Writer, The Atlantic
  • 10:15 a.m.Training Tomorrow’s DoctorsFidencio Saldaña, Dean for Students, Harvard Medical School
    Alison Whelan, Chief Medical Education Officer, Association of American Medical Colleges
    With James Hamblin, Senior Editor, The Atlantic
  • 10:35 a.m.Stretch BreakMargaret Low, AtlanticLIVE
  • 10:45 a.m.The End of Antibiotics?Erika Kurt, President & Executive Director, Small World Initiative
    Kevin Outterson, Executive Director, CARB-X
    With Maryn McKenna, Journalist and Author
  • 11:10 a.m.Preventing a PandemicVanessa Kerry, CEO, Seed Global Health
    Anthony Fauci, Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, National Institutes of Health
    With Jeffrey Goldberg, Editor in Chief, The Atlantic
  • 11:45 a.m.Breakout: If Our Bodies Could TalkJames Hamblin, The Atlantic
  • 11:45 a.m.Breakout: Disrupting Mental Health CareTom Insel, Co-Founder and President, Mindstrong Health
    With David Dobbs, Journalist
  • 11:45 a.m.Breakout: The Personal Genetics RevolutionJoyce Tung, Vice President of Research, 23andMe
    Robert Green, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Director, Genomes2People Research Program
    Ting Wu, Professor of Genetics, Harvard Medical School, Co-Founder, Personal Genetics Education Project
    With Sharon Begley, Senior Writer of Science and Discovery, STAT
  • 11:45 a.m.Breakout: The View from Kendall SquareAnkit Mahadevia, CEO, Spero Therapeutics
    Mayukh Sukhatme, Chief Business Officer, Roivant Sciences, Inc.
    Nancy Simonian, CEO, Syros Pharmaceuticals
    Leslie Williams, Founder and CEO, ImmusanT
    With Damian Garde, National Biotech Reporter, STAT
  • 12:30 p.m.Lunch-
  • 1:35 p.m.Welcome BackMargaret Low, AtlanticLIVE
  • 1:35 p.m.The Massachusetts StoryMonica Bharel, Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Public Health
    With Alison Stewart, Contributor, AtlanticLIVE
  • 1:50 p.m.Digital Connections for Better HealthJay Desai, Founder and CEO, PatientPing
    Thomas Goetz, Co-Founder, Iodine
    Jay Komarneni, Founder and Chair, Human Diagnosis Project
    With Ross Andersen, Senior Editor, The Atlantic
  • 2:25 p.m.Mental Health: From Prison to Primary CareNneka Jones Tapia, Executive Director, Cook County, IL Department of Corrections
    Christine Runyan, Professor of Family Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School; President, Collaborative Family Healthcare Association
    With Olga Khazan, The Atlantic
  • 2:45 p.m.Rewriting the Prescription for OpioidsRichard Barth Jr., Chief of General Surgery, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical School
    Jennifer Waljee, Assistant Professor, University of Michigan School of Medicine; Co-Lead, Michigan Opioid Prescribing Engagement Network
    With Alison Stewart, AtlanticLIVE
  • 3:10 p.m.Stretch BreakMargaret Low, AtlanticLIVE
  • 3:15 p.m.Terminally Optimistic: A Patient PerspectiveTom Marsilje, Senior Research Investigator - Medicinal Chemistry, Novartis/GNF
    With Ross Andersen, The Atlantic
  • 3:25 p.m.An Update on the War on CancerStefanie Joho, Cancer Patient and Advocate
    Barrett Rollins, Chief Scientific Officer, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Linde Family Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
    Sameek Roychowdhury, Medical Director, CLIA Cancer Genomics Laboratory, The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center
    With Ross Andersen, The Atlantic
  • 4:00 p.m.The Power of Gene EditingFeng Zhang, Co-Founder, CRISPR; Core Member, Broad Institute; James and Patricia Poitras Professor in Neuroscience, MIT
    With Sharon Begley, Senior Writer, Science and Discovery, STAT
  • 4:20 p.m.Closing ThoughtsMargaret Low, AtlanticLIVE



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