Wednesday, July 15, 2020 | Virtual Event

Pulse: The Atlantic Summit on Health Care

COVID-19 has exposed the longstanding inequities and deficiencies in our health care system.

Lack of critical supplies, disparities in treatment and care, and the government’s inadequate response will require more than stopgap solutions.

It’s time to rethink everything.

Can we create a health care system that is both cost-effective and resilient? How do we better prepare for the next global health crisis? How will we protect medical workers? How do we make sure everyone, across all demographic groups, has access to care?

In its annual summit on health care, online for 2020, The Atlantic gathered the brightest minds to discuss the future of health care — the gaps, the new priorities, and the way forward.

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  • S. Elizabeth Ford

    District Health Director, DeKalb County, Georgia

  • Mike Gladstone

    Global President, Internal Medicine, Pfizer Biopharmaceuticals Group

    Underwriter Session

  • David Hayes-Bautista

    Director, Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA

  • Olga Khazan

    Staff writer, The Atlantic

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  • Alexis Madrigal

    Contributing writer, The Atlantic

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  • LaQuandra Nesbitt

    Director, District of Columbia Department of Health

  • Vann R. Newkirk II

    Senior editor, The Atlantic

  • Philip Ozuah

    President and CEO, Montefiore Medicine

  • Robert Plenge

    Senior Vice President, Immunology, Cardiovascular, Fibrosis and Global Health Thematic Research Center, Bristol Myers Squibb

    Underwriter Session

  • Hayley Romer

    Chief Revenue Officer and Publisher, The Atlantic

  • Luke Timmerman

    Founder and Editor, The Timmerman Report

    Underwriter Session

  • K. "Vish" Viswanath

    Professor of Health Communication, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health

  • Claire Wardle

    Co-Founder and Director, First Draft

  • Shamika Williams

    Global PBRG Lead, BOLD - Black Organization for Leadership & Development, Bristol Myers Squibb

    Underwriter Session

  • Timothy Wong

    Founder, iHealth Clinic

  • Ed Yong

    Staff writer, The Atlantic

Wednesday, July 15

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11:30 AM

Breakout Session #1: The New Doctor’s Office

Opening Remarks produced by Pfizer:

Mike Gladstone, Global President, Internal Medicine, Pfizer Biopharmaceuticals Group

Panel Discussion:

Andrew Diamond, Chief Medical Officer, OneMedical

Timothy Wong, Founder, iHealth

WITH Olga Khazan, Staff Writer, The Atlantic

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Speakers

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    Andrew Diamond

    Chief Medical Officer, One Medical

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    Mike Gladstone

    Global President, Internal Medicine, Pfizer Biopharmaceuticals Group

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    Olga Khazan

    Staff writer, The Atlantic

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    Timothy Wong

    Founder, iHealth Clinic

12:30 PM

Breakout Session #2: Achieving Health Equity For All

Opening Remarks produced by Bristol Myers Squibb:

Shamika Williams, Global PBRG Lead, BOLD - Black Organization for Leadership & Development, Bristol Myers Squibb

Panel Discussion:

S. Elizabeth Ford, District Health Director, DeKalb County, Georgia

LaQuandra Nesbitt, Director, District of Columbia Department of Health

WITH Vann Newkirk, Senior Editor, The Atlantic

Watch Breakout

Speakers

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    S. Elizabeth Ford

    District Health Director, DeKalb County, Georgia

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    LaQuandra Nesbitt

    Director, District of Columbia Department of Health

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    Vann R. Newkirk II

    Senior editor, The Atlantic

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    Shamika Williams

    Global PBRG Lead, BOLD - Black Organization for Leadership & Development, Bristol Myers Squibb

01:30 PM

The Battle Against COVID-19

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Speakers

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    Anthony Fauci

    Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

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    Ed Yong

    Staff writer, The Atlantic

The Health of the Health Care System Part I

Speakers

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    Susan Bailey

    President, American Medical Association

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    John Donvan

    Contributor, AtlanticLIVE

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    Philip Ozuah

    President and CEO, Montefiore Medicine

The Health of the Health Care System Part II

Speakers

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    John Donvan

    Contributor, AtlanticLIVE

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    David Hayes-Bautista

    Director, Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA

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    Philip Ozuah

    President and CEO, Montefiore Medicine

Bristol Myers Squibb Presents: Approved Treatments, New Research: Finding Expanded Purpose During COVID-19

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

Speakers

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    Robert Plenge

    Senior Vice President, Immunology, Cardiovascular, Fibrosis and Global Health Thematic Research Center, Bristol Myers Squibb

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    Luke Timmerman

    Founder and Editor, The Timmerman Report

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Speakers

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    Alexis Madrigal

    Contributing writer, The Atlantic

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    K. "Vish" Viswanath

    Professor of Health Communication, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health

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    Claire Wardle

    Co-Founder and Director, First Draft

Pfizer Presents: If You Can Lead, Lead!

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

Speakers

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    Mike Gladstone

    Global President, Internal Medicine, Pfizer Biopharmaceuticals Group

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    Hayley Romer

    Chief Revenue Officer and Publisher, The Atlantic

The Science of Stopping a Pandemic Part I

Speakers

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    Sheila Davis

    CEO, Partners in Health

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    Ed Yong

    Staff writer, The Atlantic

The Science of Stopping a Pandemic Part II

03:15 PM

Closing Thoughts

Event Details

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

11:30 AM EST

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