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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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


    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


Guest Arrival & Networking

8:00 am EST
Virtual / In-Person

Behind the Scenes with STAT Reporters

Virtual / In-Person


9:00 am EST
Virtual / In-Person

The Road to Comprehensive Health Reform

Virtual / In-Person

Delivering Better Outcomes for Mothers

Virtual / In-Person

A Hospital’s Turnaround Story

Virtual / In-Person

Curing Cancer Faster Through Collaboration and Innovation**

Virtual / In-Person

TIME’S UP Takes on Medicine

Virtual / In-Person

Changing the Face of Medicine

Virtual / In-Person

How Productive is R&D?**

Virtual / In-Person

An Introduction to STAT

Virtual / In-Person

One Family’s Story About Addiction

Virtual / In-Person

Preventing the Next OxyContin Epidemic

Virtual / In-Person

Breakout Sessions

11:45 am EST
Virtual / In-Person

Aging Alone: An American Epidemic**

Virtual / In-Person

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

Virtual / In-Person

Lessons from #CRISPRbabies

Virtual / In-Person


12:35 pm EST
Virtual / In-Person

Redefining a Mission

1:15 pm EST
Virtual / In-Person

Improving the Patient Experience

Virtual / In-Person

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

Virtual / In-Person

What It Really Means to Be Well

Virtual / In-Person

Beyond the Doctor’s Office

Virtual / In-Person

From Stigma to Solutions

Virtual / In-Person

Blowing the Whistle on Theranos

Virtual / In-Person

Closing Thoughts

Virtual / In-Person

Health Care Happy Hour

3:30 pm EST
Virtual / In-Person




Event Details

Boston, MA

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

8:00 am EST

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