FORTUNE Brainstorm Health 2022
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BRAINSTORM HEALTH: CONNECTING THE WORLD
The seventh annual Brainstorm Health conference will gather in person May 10-11, 2022.
Brainstorm Health brings together forward-thinking and insightful leaders in health care, technology, and business to leverage the rapid growth across these sectors and explore ways to drive meaningful change worldwide. As the fields of science and medicine continue to innovate, it’s clear health and health care are global in nature — and interconnected. The program will look at how new technologies, worldwide collaboration, evolving therapeutics, and big data drive better health outcomes and business value.
We’ll hear from experts about investing in health care; look at the urgency of a global business strategy to remain resilient; and talk about what lies ahead in the battle with COVID-19. As we talk to business leaders about best practices for navigating the ever-changing pandemic landscape, we’ll continue the conversations on crucial issues such as upstream preventive interventions, the global mental health crisis, and the need to eradicate racial inequities so health care is accessible for all. As always, we have a few surprises in store, and plenty of opportunities to engage with other leaders. Please join us for these vital discussions.
Confirmed participants include CEOs Dr. Albert Bourla of Pfizer, Dean Bitan of Imagene AI, Patrick Collison of Stripe, David Cordani of Cigna, Eric Lefkofsky of Tempus Labs and Dr. Alex Oshmyansky of Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drug Company, as well as Apple Vice President of Health Dr. Sumbul Ahmad Desai, Lux Capital Partner Deena Shakir, and Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health Dean Michelle Williams.
FORTUNE is following guidance issued by local authorities and the CDC and is taking several additional steps to prioritize participants’ health and safety. For Brainstorm Health, all attendees must be “Up to Date” with COVID-19 vaccinations. The CDC defines “Up to Date” as having received all recommended doses in the primary series COVID-19 vaccine, and a booster dose when eligible.* In addition, participants must have a negative result from a PCR test taken up to 48 hours prior to arrival at event registration. All participants will show proof of “Up to Date” vaccination status and the negative PCR test before receiving event credentials. Mask protocols will be shared prior to the event and will be based on local guidelines.
*Those who have not received their booster dose will be tested on-site daily.
Brainstorm Health Co-chairs
Dr. David B. Agus
Co-chair, Fortune Brainstorm Health; Chief Executive Officer
Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine
Co-chair, Fortune Brainstorm Health; Senior Writer
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Up to half of U.S. nurses and physicians were feeling burned out before the pandemic. Then, amid the most grueling working conditions of their careers, their hospitals cut salaries, reduced benefits, and canceled raises, forcing staffers to work more shifts with longer hours and diminished paid time off. With estimates that the health care sector has lost nearly half a million workers since February 2020, what measures can be taken to retain the health care workforce of the present—and train the workforce of the future?
Hosted by Bristol Myers Squibb
Broad hurdles exist for underserved populations around the world, exacerbating issues of access and equity. We’ll delve into how clinical trial diversity, better representation across STEM and product innovation can lead to breakthrough solutions that can positively impact health outcomes across many disparate demographics.
Research and studies show that the benefits of practicing mindfulness in the workplace are abundant. From an increase in emotional intelligence, to improved communication, to its contributions to better physical health and reduced interpersonal conflicts, the payoffs of improving mindfulness are clear. But how can corporations effectively integrate the practice into their workforces? We hear from experts who have done just that, and whose organizations are experiencing the rewards.
From deadly pathogens to war-induced humanitarian crises and the effects of climate disasters, the toll of health challenges can seem insurmountable. But global threats can only be met with a global response. A conversation on the need, benefits, and challenges of forming a global governing body dedicated to establishing uniform policies on health.
In a hyperconnected world rife with virulent pathogens, preparedness is our best defense. After ebola roared through West Africa and the novel coronavirus brought the world to its knees, the most pressing question for the safety of the global population is this: What have we learned—and how can we better prepare for the next hypercontagious disease?
New forward-looking business models are breaking economic, social, and racial boundaries, offering more equitable access to therapeutics and benefiting people who are often overlooked and underserved in healthcare. Hear what leading organizations are doing to close the health-equity gap—and learn about the biggest obstacles that still need to be removed.
How do we get people back to the office, even part-time? The world of work continues to undergo a massive overhaul. After two years of working remotely, employees sense that the office is beckoning—but their demands for WFH are just as insistent. How can business leaders leverage this moment to develop smarter, safer, and healthier workspaces for their employees? And what can we learn from design thinking to make these spaces ripe for innovation?
Imagine healthcare software systems — which are notoriously clunky and non-interoperable — capable of seamlessly sharing information, verifying patient consent, even providing records of things like vaccine status, all in a privacy-protecting and tamper-proof manner. That is one of the big promises of blockchain for healthcare, a growing area of investment and inquiry that has the potential to provide more security for patients and tamp down global healthcare costs to the tune of tens of billions of dollars per year. Hear from leaders at the leading edge about the possibilities — and the challenges — of this crypto-powered movement.
Burnout-related issues account for nearly $190 billion in annual U.S. health care costs, with stress alone accounting for 8% of national health care spend. But the deeper cost to business is low productivity, high turnover, and the loss of treasured talent—as well as the cost to replace these workers. Learn from leaders about how companies are facing this issue head-on.
It takes true grit to operate an airline in today’s environment - soaring fuel prices, inflation, concerns for passenger and employee safety and calls for sustainability initiatives on the heels of historic losses due to the global pandemic are all significant realities to contend with. Yet despite it all, travel demand is roaring back, recently allowing Delta to experience record breaking bookings. What the future holds for the world’s largest airline.
A world-leading contributor to the field of brain development, brain plasticity, and neural regeneration and repair, gives insights on future innovations and the ability of our nervous systems to rewire and learn new behaviors, skills and cognitive functioning.
Breast cancer is the second most common cancer diagnosis among women in the U.S., and early detection is key. Enter iBreastExam—an FDA-cleared, hand-held breast examination device that patients and doctors can use for routine clinical exams between scheduled mammograms. It’s a battery-powered, radiation-free early detection device that has been used in checkups for over 500,000 women in 10 countries, and a new distribution deal could mainstream it in the U.S. Will iBreastExam change the game?
The pandemic exposed gaps in America’s health care system, led to a surge in demand, and revealed opportunities for businesses to innovate and scale. A global health services company leader shares how society can build a more sustainable, accessible health care system that provides affordable, predictable, and simplified care while building business value.
It’s a new baby boom (of sorts): The business of fertility treatments is soaring globally, with analysts expecting the market to reach $22 billion by 2025. In 2021, nearly $200 million worth of venture capital poured into fertility startups. As treatments become more common, a growing number of companies are offering extensive fertility benefits to attract and retain high performers. With the costs of fertility treatment still untenably high for many people, what’s at stake for companies that do—or don’t—offer these benefits at scale?
Artificial intelligence is delivering rapid innovation in science and medicine, transforming traditional health care business models. The use of A.I.-based molecular testing in cancer diagnostics is revolutionizing patient care by offering a new level of personalized, affordable therapeutics that are as efficient as it is scalable. Here, a conversation on innovation in A.I., and how leaders are breaking barriers to treatment.
Thanks to technological advances in artificial intelligence and digital sensors, devices that deliver biometric data are becoming big business in health. Market analysts estimate more than 300 million wearables will ship globally in 2022 alone. Innovations have led to sensors that can measure everything from blood glucose and alcohol levels to resting heart rate, ketones, and more. Digital devices put health tracking in the hands of millions and can motivate positive health habits. But some doctors and privacy advocates are skeptical. What’s next for the category?
Hosted by Bristol Myers Squibb
Development of therapeutics can be a lengthy, complex, and costly process, entrenched with a high degree of uncertainty for successful outcomes. But next gen therapies for diseases affecting global populations are accelerating. A look at the factors behind the increasing rate of scientific innovation at all stages of drug development.
Hosted by IBM Watson Health
Healthcare has an abundance of data, but the value remains largely untapped. Traditionally, healthcare organizations have held their data close to the vest – to maintain security, privacy and competitive advantage. But in a connected world that is ready to re-imagine a new path forward for healthcare, this approach will fall short. People are not just patients in a single health system – they could have multiple care providers, be members of a health insurance plan, be citizens who need social program services, or could be participants in a clinical trial. Data collaboration will enable organizations to get a holistic view of each person they serve, through Intelligent Health Records, and help them derive more value in healthcare’s next chapter.
Hosted by Salesforce
The post-pandemic era will usher in a new landscape for the delivery of health care from the consumer perspective. Expectations and preferences have evolved in terms of telehealth and virtual health services from anywhere via an end-to-end seamless experience. How will data-driven preparedness facilitate the imperatives of high-value, equitable, virtual health care to meet consumer demands and what challenges will need to be addressed?
Recent studies indicate that the current generation of children is falling behind on their social, emotional, and communication skills, a fact partially attributed to excess screen time and social media. Moxie, an A.I.-based emotional support robot, is built to foster social, cognitive, and emotional development in children, and is especially effective for those with developmental issues, including autism. Moxie is made for these kids. Let’s meet Moxie!
The potential of big data in healthcare relies on detecting patterns and turning high volumes of information into actionable knowledge for precision medicine and improvement of patient outcomes. Learn how data can be better accessed and synthesized, how patient data gaps can be closed, and how companies are overcoming the challenge of data analytics innovation.
The last two years have taken a disproportionate toll on women’s mental health, their economic outcomes, and their access to essential health care. The pandemic resulted in more than 2 million women leaving the workforce, and many have not returned. Hear from leaders on how research and public policy can inform decisions to support and empower women now—and for future generations.
The World Health Organization defines an infodemic as the spread of “false or misleading information in digital and physical environments during a disease outbreak.” Effective and equitable responses to these new challenges require research investment to provide policy-relevant evidence—and novel approaches to reaching vulnerable communities. Here, we hear from leaders about the task of separating fact from fiction.
CVS Health is one of the largest health solutions providers in the United States and has been on the frontlines of the pandemic, administering COVID-19 tests and vaccines and addressing the increased need for mental health services. The company operates nearly 10,000 retail locations across the U.S. and is seeing an increase in virtual visits through its digital channels. A conversation with CVS Health’s CEO on keeping consumers in focus and how the health solutions business is evolving.
Artificial intelligence and machine learning are playing a key role in patient diagnostics and therapeutics. But the true value of innovative data sequencing and predictive algorithms is the real-life impact they have on people. A conversation with a leader in the space on how technology is providing truly personalized pathways in health.
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• Fortune Brainstorm Health Conference, held on May 10-11, 2022. The sessions, will feature keynote speakers, expert panels, and interactive sessions offering timely information on the most pressing topics of the day, as well as additional small-group breakout sessions.
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