Thought Leaders in Healthcare and Medicine Assemble to Discuss Emerging Innovations, Technologies, Investments and the Opioid Crisis
Friday, September 7th, 2018
Health Connect South, a non-profit that connects the top thought leaders and decision makers in healthcare, will host its 5th annual gathering on Sept. 27th at the Georgia Aquarium. This year’s theme—“A Connected Future”—will highlight future health partnerships and current successful collaborations in a variety of health disciplines.
Health Connect South’s gathering is expected to draw 400+ of the leading minds in medicine and healthcare from public and private sectors to collaborate on innovations and solutions.
The conference includes a wide range of panel discussions from cutting edge research and technologies that will change the way healthcare is practiced and delivered to how the opioid crisis will be overcome through unique and innovative collaborations.
KEYNOTE ADDRESS: SUSAN DENTZER –CRITICAL ISSUES IN THE FUTURE OF HEALTH
Susan Dentzer: – President and CEO, Network for Excellence in Health Innovation, (NEHI)—and health policy expert, health policy analyst, former Editor-in-Chief of the journal Health Affairs and former PBS NewsHour commentator—as keynote speaker will discuss critical issues in future of health.
OPIOID EPIDEMIC PANEL DISCUSSION: STRIKING BACK
A key panel certain to draw much attention is one emphasizing the recent federal focus on the opioid epidemic. Last year, President Trump declared the opioid crisis a national Public Health Emergency under federal law. Moderated by the Market President & Publisher of The Atlanta Business Chronicle, David Rubinger, those speaking at the Opioid Epidemic session will be:
Dr. Patrice Harris, President-Elect of The American Medical Association (AMA) and Chair of the AMA Opioid Task Force
Dr. Deb Houry, Director of the National Center for Injury Prevention & Control at The Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC).
Dr. Jon Zibbell, Senior Public Health Analyst, Behavioral & Urban Health Program, Research Triangle International (RTI)
Elizabeth Thompson, President of the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF)
REMAINING AGENDA OF OTHER DISTINGUISHED SPEAKERS AND TOPICS:
HEALTH 3.0 – HOW TECHNOLOGY IS DRIVING THE TRANSITION TO PROSUMERS, PLATFORMS AND OUTSURANCE
Rubin Pillay, MD - Assistant Dean and Chief Innovation Officer, University of Alabama, Birmingham
HEALTH INVESTMENTS: CULTIVATING INNOVATION
Bob Crutchfield - Managing Director, BrightEdge Venture Fund
LA Galyon - Managing Director, Brentwood Capital
Sri Mani - Vice President Investment Banking, Goldman Sachs
Christy Shaffer - Partner, Hatteras Venture Partners
Shyam Parekh - Director of Strategy and Development, Avanos Medical
TELEHEALTH IMPROVING HEALTHCARE ACROSS THE SOUTH & GLOBE
Don Mueller - CEO, Children’s Hospital at Erlanger
Tanya Mack - President, Women’s Telehealth
Michele Madison - Partner, Morris, Manning & Martin, LLC
Glenn Eggert - Managing Director, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Verizon Wireless
CRITICAL DATA FOR ALL: INTEGRATED HEALTH INFORMATION
Donald Palmisano, Jr. - Executive Director, Medial Association of Georgia
Laura McCrary, EdD - Senior Vice President, KAMMCO Health Solutions, Inc.
Thomas Bat, MD - CEO and Medical Director, North Atlanta Primary Care
AI VS. MD: THE EVOLUTION OF TECH IN HEALTHCARE
Ben Greenberg - Vice President Product Development, WebMD Medscape
Martin Entwistle, MD - President and CEO Ares Health System, Ares Health System
Carolyn Meltzer, MD - William P. Timmie Professor and Chair, Department of Radiology, Associate Dean School of Medicine, Emory
GAME CHANGERS: NEW MEDICINE
Valerie Montgomery Rice, MD - President and Dean, Morehouse School of Medicine
Tony Wang, JD - COO, Color Genomics
Vence L. Bonham, Jr. JD - Senior Advisor to the NHGRI Director on Genomics and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health (NIH)
ACCELERATING I.T. INTO HEALTHCARE
Scott Boden, MD - Vice President Business Innovation, Emory Healthcare
Roy Duvall - Senior Vice President of Engineering, Sharecare
Rich Mendola, PhD - Chief Information Officer, Emory University
Will Ellaissi, MBA - Director, Emory Healthcare Innovation Hub
AND MUCH MORE
“It is a privilege for our organization to serve as the connective tissue between health disciplines,” said Russ Lipari, CEO of Health Connect South. “There are so many wonderful health innovations happening across the South that it is important to see the broader view of the progress being made throughout the health industry. ”
The 2018 line-up of distinguished industry leaders is expected to attract more than 400 industry innovators, top-tier decision makers and next generation health leaders from throughout the Southeast with the goal to foster and promote regional health collaborations. For more information and to register, please go to: www.healthconnectsouth.com