The Economist Events Presents: “Healthcare Forum 2018: Financing Healthcare Innovation”

Explore the future of financing healthcare innovation as more than 100 thought leaders come together from Gilead, Flatiron Health, Humana, Third Rock Ventures, Harvard University, National Academy of Medicine and more.

BOSTONMarch 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The Economist Events will hold the Healthcare Forum 2018, centered around the future of financing healthcare innovation, on March 27, 2018 at Le Meridien Cambridge – MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

From medical technology to healthcare delivery models, innovation continues to play a significant role in shaping the healthcare landscape across the United States. Although innovation has improved health outcomes for many, advancements pose new challenges amid the ever-changing climate, such as tight regulations, cost limitations, and the emergence of non-traditional healthcare players. Biotech and medtech firms are no longer the only players competing for investment dollars as parallel industries like wearables and data analytics are emerging at a pace like never before. Moreover, translating advancements into successful outcomes for patients and populations is easier said than done.

The Economist editors and a wide spectrum of experts will convene to discuss the challenges and possibilities with financing healthcare innovation. This full day event will commence with opening remarks from The Economist Intelligence Unit chief health advisor, Vivek Muthu, who will also moderate the panels of experts. Other confirmed speakers include:

  • Christina Akerman, President, International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM)
  • Gregg Alton, Executive Vice-President, Corporate and Medical Affairs, Gilead
  • Daniel Barchi, Senior Vice-President and Chief Information Officer, New York Presbyterian
  • Alexis Borisy, Partner, Third Rock Ventures
  • David Cutler, Otto Eckstein Professor of Applied Economics, Harvard University
  • Margaret Hamburg, Foreign Secretary, National Academy of Medicine
  • Bob Kocher, Partner, Venrock
  • Adam Koppel, Managing Director, Bain Capital
  • Carla Leibowitz, Corporate Development, Arterys
  • Farzad Mostashari, Co-Founder and Chief Executive, Aledade
  • Samuel Nussbaum, Fellow, Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics, USC
  • Eleanor Perfetto, Senior Vice-President, Strategic Initiatives, National Health Council
  • Rekha Ramesh, Senior Director, Public Policy, Gilead Sciences
  • Andrew Renda, Director, Bold Goal, Humana
  • Rajeev Shah, Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, RA Capital Management
  • Lesley Solomon, Senior Vice-President and Chief Innovation Officer, Dana Farber Cancer Institute
  • Alan Wright, Chief Medical Officer, Roche Diagnostics Corporation

Key topics at the Healthcare Forum 2018 will include:

  • Understanding the present state of the innovation ecosystem
  • Deciphering private vs. public priorities in financing innovations
  • Pushing forward patient-centered innovations
  • Tackling inefficiency through innovation
  • Effectively evaluating innovation impact
  • Collaborating with biotech, medtech and emerging players

Gilead is the founding sponsor of this year’s event. Omnicom Public Relations Group is the supporting PR agency.

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This event is open to the press. For details on this press release, please contact Pauline Tran at or 212-601-8254.

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