Tuesday, April 30, 2019 | Boston, MA

Pulse: The Atlantic Summit on Health Care

Fixes: New ideas for America’s health-care system

The United States spends more per person on health care than any other country in the world, but that doesn’t mean that Americans, on the whole, receive better care than people living in other developed countries. Inequities abound — determined by where you were born, where you grew up and where you live now.

In its third annual summit on health care, The Atlantic gathered the brightest minds and problem solvers working on the front lines of health care to discuss what it will take to advance the health of all Americans.

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  • Erika Cheung

    Co-Founder, Ethics in Entrepreneurship; Founder, Spiral Bio

  • Esther Choo

    Founding Member and Strategic Lead, TIME’S UP Healthcare

  • Louis Culot

    General Manager, Genomics and Oncology Informatics, Philips

    Underwriter Session

  • Christina Economos

    Professor, Childhood Nutrition, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University

  • Ezekiel Emanuel

    Chair, Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, University of Pennsylvania

  • Joe Frassica

    Head of Philips Research, the Americas, Chief Medical Officer, Philips

    Underwriter Session

  • Maureen Foster

    Vice President, Alex Foster Foundation

  • Mike Foster

    President, Alex Foster Foundation

  • Sandro Galea

    Dean and Professor, Boston University School of Public Health; Author, “Well: What We Need To Talk About When We Talk About Health*

  • Gideon Gil

    Managing Editor, STAT

  • Garth Graham

    President, Aetna Foundation and Vice President of Community Health for Aetna, Inc.

  • Brian Gross

    Business Leader for Genomics for Infectious Disease and Fellow Scientist, Philips

    Underwriter Session

  • Robert Grossman

    Dean and CEO, NYU Langone Health

  • James Hamblin

    Staff Writer, The Atlantic

    Twitter
  • Dr. Patrice Harris

    President-Elect, American Medical Association

  • Robin Heffernan

    Chief Operating Officer, LogistiCare; Co-Founder and CEO, Circulation

  • Linda Henry

    Managing Director, STAT and The Boston Globe

  • Matt Herper

    Senior Writer, Medicine, STAT

  • David Jackman

    Senior Physician and Medical Director for Clinical Pathways, Dana Farber Cancer Institute

    Underwriter Session

  • Sachin Jain

    President and CEO, CareMore Health

    Underwriter Session

  • Olga Khazan

    Staff writer, The Atlantic

    Twitter
  • Kathleen Koch

    Author and Journalist

  • Corby Kummer

    Senior Editor, The Atlantic; Executive Director, Food and Society Program, The Aspen Institute

  • Joanna Lydgate

    Chief Deputy Attorney General, Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office

  • Trevor Martin

    Co-Founder and CEO, Mammoth Biosciences

  • Erin Mershon

    Senior Washington Correspondent, STAT

    Twitter
  • Vann R. Newkirk II

    Senior editor, The Atlantic

  • Carla Perissinotto

    Associate Chief Clinical Programs, Division of Geriatrics, UCSF

    Underwriter Session

  • Robert Putnam

    Malkin Research Professor of Public Policy, Harvard University

    Underwriter Session

  • Michael Richardson

    Medical Director, Boston, One Medical

  • Laura Riley

    Obstetrician and Gynecologist-in-Chief, New York-Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Medicine

  • Saurabh Saha

    Senior Vice President and Global Head of Translational Medicine, Bristol-Myers Squibb

    Twitter

    Underwriter Session

  • Neel Shah

    Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School; Director, Delivery Decisions Initiative, Ariadne Labs

  • Megan Thielking

    Reporter, STAT News

  • Matt Thompson

    Contributing Editor, The Atlantic; Editor-in-Chief, Center for Investigative Reporting

  • Damon Tweedy

    Author, Black Man in a White Coat; Associate Professor, Duke University School of Medicine

  • Sharon Vitti

    Senior Vice President and Executive Director, CVS MinuteClinic, CVS Health

  • Kate Walsh

    President and CEO, Boston Medical Center Health System

  • Leana Wen

    Commissioner of Health, City of Baltimore

  • Ed Yong

    Staff writer, The Atlantic

    Twitter

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08:00 AM EDT

Guest Arrival & Networking

Behind the Scenes with STAT Reporters

Speakers

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    Rick Berke

    Executive Editor, STAT News

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    Helen Branswell

    Senior Writer, Infectious Disease, STAT News

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    Erin Mershon

    Senior Washington Correspondent, STAT

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    Megan Thielking

    Reporter, STAT News

09:00 AM EDT

Welcome

Margaret Low, President, AtlanticLIVE

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The Road to Comprehensive Health Reform

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    Ezekiel Emanuel

    Chair, Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, University of Pennsylvania

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    Vann R. Newkirk II

    Senior editor, The Atlantic

Delivering Better Outcomes for Mothers

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    Olga Khazan

    Staff writer, The Atlantic

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    Laura Riley

    Obstetrician and Gynecologist-in-Chief, New York-Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Medicine

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    Neel Shah

    Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School; Director, Delivery Decisions Initiative, Ariadne Labs

A Hospital’s Turnaround Story

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    Robert Grossman

    Dean and CEO, NYU Langone Health

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    James Hamblin

    Staff Writer, The Atlantic

Curing Cancer Faster Through Collaboration and Innovation**

Produced by our underwriter and not The Atlantic’s editorial team.
Kim Blackwell, Vice President of Early Phase Development and Immuno-oncology, Lilly

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TIME’S UP Takes on Medicine

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    Esther Choo

    Founding Member and Strategic Lead, TIME’S UP Healthcare

Changing the Face of Medicine

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    Esther Choo

    Founding Member and Strategic Lead, TIME’S UP Healthcare

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    Dr. Patrice Harris

    President-Elect, American Medical Association

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    Damon Tweedy

    Author, Black Man in a White Coat; Associate Professor, Duke University School of Medicine

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    Ed Yong

    Staff writer, The Atlantic

How Productive is R&D?**

Produced by our underwriter and not The Atlantic’s editorial team.
Jon Saltzman, Reporter, Boston Globe

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Speakers

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    Saurabh Saha*

    Senior Vice President and Global Head of Translational Medicine, Bristol-Myers Squibb

  • *Underwriter session not produced by The Atlantic's editorial team

An Introduction to STAT

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    Linda Henry

    Managing Director, STAT and The Boston Globe

One Family’s Story About Addiction

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    Maureen Foster

    Vice President, Alex Foster Foundation

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    Mike Foster

    President, Alex Foster Foundation

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    Kathleen Koch

    Author and Journalist

Preventing the Next OxyContin Epidemic

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Speakers

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    David Armstrong

    Senior Reporter, ProPublica

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    Rick Berke

    Executive Editor, STAT News

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    Gideon Gil

    Managing Editor, STAT

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    Joanna Lydgate

    Chief Deputy Attorney General, Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office

11:45 AM EDT

Breakout Sessions

Aging Alone: An American Epidemic**

Produced by our underwriter and not The Atlantic’s editorial team.
Vivek Garg, Chief Medical Officer, CareMore Health

Speakers

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    Sachin Jain*

    President and CEO, CareMore Health

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    Carla Perissinotto*

    Associate Chief Clinical Programs, Division of Geriatrics, UCSF

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    Robert Putnam*

    Malkin Research Professor of Public Policy, Harvard University

  • *Underwriter session not produced by The Atlantic's editorial team

Precision Medicine: The Future of Cancer Treatment and Care**

Produced by our underwriter and not The Atlantic’s editorial team.

Speakers

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    Louis Culot*

    General Manager, Genomics and Oncology Informatics, Philips

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    Joe Frassica*

    Head of Philips Research, the Americas, Chief Medical Officer, Philips

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    David Jackman*

    Senior Physician and Medical Director for Clinical Pathways, Dana Farber Cancer Institute

  • *Underwriter session not produced by The Atlantic's editorial team

Lessons from #CRISPRbabies

Jeantine Lunshof, Research Scientist and Ethicist, MIT Media Lab

Speakers

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    Sharon Begley

    Senior Writer, Science and Discovery, STAT

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    Matt Herper

    Senior Writer, Medicine, STAT

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    Trevor Martin

    Co-Founder and CEO, Mammoth Biosciences

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    Ed Yong

    Staff writer, The Atlantic

12:35 PM EDT

Lunch

01:15 PM EDT

Redefining a Mission

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Speakers

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    Matt Thompson

    Contributing Editor, The Atlantic; Editor-in-Chief, Center for Investigative Reporting

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    Leana Wen

    Commissioner of Health, City of Baltimore

Improving the Patient Experience

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    Gaurdia Banister

    Executive Director, Institute for Patient Care, Massachusetts General Hospital

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    James Hamblin

    Staff Writer, The Atlantic

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    Michael Richardson

    Medical Director, Boston, One Medical

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    Sharon Vitti

    Senior Vice President and Executive Director, CVS MinuteClinic, CVS Health

New Tools in the Battle Against Hospital-Acquired Infections**

Produced by our underwriter and not The Atlantic’s editorial team.

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Speakers

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    Joe Frassica*

    Head of Philips Research, the Americas, Chief Medical Officer, Philips

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    Brian Gross*

    Business Leader for Genomics for Infectious Disease and Fellow Scientist, Philips

  • *Underwriter session not produced by The Atlantic's editorial team

What It Really Means to Be Well

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Speakers

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    Sandro Galea

    Dean and Professor, Boston University School of Public Health; Author, “Well: What We Need To Talk About When We Talk About Health*

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    Olga Khazan

    Staff writer, The Atlantic

Beyond the Doctor’s Office

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Speakers

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    Laurel Blatchford

    President, Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.

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    Christina Economos

    Professor, Childhood Nutrition, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University

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    Garth Graham

    President, Aetna Foundation and Vice President of Community Health for Aetna, Inc.

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    Robin Heffernan

    Chief Operating Officer, LogistiCare; Co-Founder and CEO, Circulation

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    Corby Kummer

    Senior Editor, The Atlantic; Executive Director, Food and Society Program, The Aspen Institute

From Stigma to Solutions

Watch Session

Speakers

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    Kathleen Koch

    Author and Journalist

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    Kate Walsh

    President and CEO, Boston Medical Center Health System

Blowing the Whistle on Theranos

Watch Session

Speakers

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    Erika Cheung

    Co-Founder, Ethics in Entrepreneurship; Founder, Spiral Bio

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    Vann R. Newkirk II

    Senior editor, The Atlantic

Closing Thoughts

Margaret Low, The Atlantic

03:30 PM EDT

Health Care Happy Hour

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Boston, MA

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

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