Washington, D.C. (May 17, 2016)— The closing session of Spotlight Health at the 2016 Aspen Ideas Festival will feature human rights advocate and retired Olympic athlete Caitlyn Jenner in conversation with Vanity Fair’s Buzz Bissinger; U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Mathews Burwell in conversation with The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg; and actress and playwright Anna Deavere Smith. This event will close out the third annual Spotlight Health, the three-day opening segment of the Aspen Ideas Festival focused on the cutting-edge health issues of our time. The Festival is a partnership of the Aspen Institute and The Atlantic.
WHO: Speakers at the Spotlight Health closing session will be:
- Caitlyn Jenner, Star of “I Am Cait” on E!; former Olympic athlete; Human Rights Advocate
- Buzz Bissinger, Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair
- Anna Deavere Smith, Actress; Playwright; Professor, New York University; Trustee, The Aspen Institute
- Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary, US Department of Health and Human Services
- Jeffrey Goldberg, National Correspondent, The Atlantic
WHEN: Spotlight Health runs from June 23-26, 2016, with this special closing session on the morning of Sunday, June 26.
WHERE: The Aspen Institute’s Aspen Meadows Campus in Aspen, CO.
Spotlight Health is an experience for the curious: bringing together fascinating people to address the most urgent of topics in global and domestic health, from artificial intelligence and technology breakthroughs, to the Flint water crisis, to food safety, to ethical conversations around organ donation, drug pricing and access, and genome editing. The event’s four tracks will focus on Breakthroughs, The Child, Future of Food: The Hype, Our Health, and Ethical Choices.
Presenting underwriters for the 2016 Aspen Ideas Festival Spotlight Health are Booz Allen Hamilton, Mount Sinai Health System, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, SCAN Foundation, and Welltower. Supporting underwriters are Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Children's National Health System, and Consumer Reports. American Osteopathic Association, Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower, Bristol-Myers Squibb, CDC Foundation, Pfizer, The Rockefeller Foundation, and the Truth Initiative are contributing underwriters.
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