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Where health tech meets biotech

Breakthroughs in health and medicine are not just biological — they’re technological. Join us for our next STAT Summit as we assemble top executives, policymakers, and researchers working at the intersection of health and technology. Learn how pharmaceutical companies are weaving the power of Moore’s law into their efforts to develop new medical advances. Hear from experts on how technology companies — from giants like Apple and Google to upstarts just emerging from stealth — are working to improve the lives of patients. And join discussions about how Covid-19 has and will continue to impact health tech breakthroughs.

Speakers

Hear from these industry-shaping speakers

Check back in as we continue to add more speakers and finalize the agenda. Please note that our speaker request process has closed.

All speakers are subject to change.

Lance Baldo, M.D.
Sponsor Speaker

Lance Baldo, M.D.

Chief Medical Officer, Adaptive Biotechnologies

Hal Barron, M.D.

Hal Barron, M.D.

Chief Scientific Officer and President, R&D, GSK

Rick Berke
STAT Moderator

Rick Berke

Co-founder & Executive Editor, STAT

Helen Branswell
STAT Moderator

Helen Branswell

Senior Writer, Infectious Disease, STAT

Erin Brodwin
STAT Moderator

Erin Brodwin

Health Tech Correspondent, San Francisco, STAT

Megan Callahan

Megan Callahan

VP, Healthcare, Lyft

Shraddha Chakradhar
STAT Moderator

Shraddha Chakradhar

Reporter, Morning Rounds Writer, STAT

Sue Desmond-Hellmann, M.D., MPH

Sue Desmond-Hellmann, M.D., MPH

Senior Advisor, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Matthew Herper
STAT Moderator

Matthew Herper

Senior Writer, Medicine; Editorial Director of Events, STAT

Colin Hill

Colin Hill

Chairman & CEO, GNS Healthcare

Levi Garraway, M.D., Ph.D.
Sponsor Speaker

Levi Garraway, M.D., Ph.D.

Executive Vice President, Head of Global Product Development and Chief Medical Officer, Genentech and Roche

Adam Gazzaley, M.D., Ph.D.

Adam Gazzaley, M.D., Ph.D.

David Dolby Distinguished Professor of Neurology, Physiology and Psychiatry; Founder & Executive Director of Neuroscape, UCSF

Jason Gorevic

Jason Gorevic

Chief Executive Officer, Teladoc Health

Ashish Jha, M.D., M.P.H.

Ashish Jha, M.D., M.P.H.

Dean, Brown University School of Public Health

Mark Lee
Sponsor Speaker

Mark Lee

Global Head of Personalized Healthcare, Product Development, Genentech and Roche

Sendhil Mullainathan

Sendhil Mullainathan

Roman Family University Professor of Computation and Behavioral Science, University of Chicago Booth School of Business

James Park

James Park

CEO, President & Co-Founder, Fitbit

Rebecca Robbins
STAT Moderator

Rebecca Robbins

Health Tech Correspondent, STAT

Casey Ross
STAT Moderator

Casey Ross

National Technology Correspondent, STAT

Jennifer Schneider, M.D., M.S.

Jennifer Schneider, M.D., M.S.

President, Livongo

Kate Sheridan
STAT Moderator

Kate Sheridan

General Assignment Reporter, STAT

Kiersten Stead, M.B.A, Ph.D.,

Kiersten Stead, M.B.A, Ph.D.,

Managing Partner, DCVC Bio

Lisa Suennen

Lisa Suennen

Lead, Digital & Technology Group; Lead, Manatt Ventures, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Eric Topol, M.D.

Eric Topol, M.D.

Executive Vice-President, Scripps Research; Founder and Director, Scripps Research Translational Institute

Daniel Tse, M.D.

Daniel Tse, M.D.

Product manager, Google Health

Mintu Turakhia, M.D., M.A.S.

Mintu Turakhia, M.D., M.A.S.

Associate Professor and Executive Director, Center for Digital Health, Stanford University School of Medicine; Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology, VA Palo Alto Health Care System

Anne Wojcicki

Anne Wojcicki

CEO and Co-Founder, 23andMe

Agenda

Biology/Technology: The next frontier

The 2020 Health Tech Summit has gone digital! This event will now be hosted online on Sept. 9-10, 2020. Each day will start at 1 p.m. ET, and programming will dive into the technology shaping the future of health and medicine — in ways that can be hard to predict. Panel discussions and featured talks will cover the intersection of biology and technology, worries about bias in artificial intelligence, disruptions in the delivery of medicine, and the impact of the increasing accessibility of genomics. We will also explore the impact of Covid-19 on the breakthroughs being made across health tech.

September 9, 2020

1 p.m. ET

Welcome from STAT

5 minutes

1:05 p.m. ET
Sponsor Speaker

Opening remarks

5 minutes
Mark Lee, global head of personalized healthcare, product development, Genentech and Roche

1:10 p.m. ET

Despair, data, deliverance? Facing Covid-19

40 minutes
Susan Desmond-Hellmann, M.D., M.P.H., senior adviser, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Eric Topol, M.D., executive vice president, Scripps Research; founder and director, Scripps Research Translational Institute Ashish Jha, M.D., M.P.H., dean of the School of Public Health, professor of health services, policy and practice, Brown University School of Public Health Helen Branswell, senior writer, infectious disease, STAT (moderator)

The pandemic has been as bad as any of us expected. What have we learned, and what can we do now? Could technology be part of the solution?

1:50 p.m. ET

The doctor will track you now

20 minutes
Mintu Turakhia, M.D., M.A.S., associate professor and executive director, Center for Digital Health, Stanford University School of Medicine; director of cardiac electrophysiology, VA Palo Alto Health Care System Rebecca Robbins, health tech correspondent, STAT (moderator)

New devices and technologies make it possible to collect information on how patients are doing in real time. How will this change medicine?

2:10 p.m. ET

Where FitBit fits in health care

20 minutes
James Park,CEO, president & co-founder, Fitbit Erin Brodwin, health tech correspondent, San Francisco, STAT

Wearable devices help people stay in shape. But remote monitoring could have an even bigger place in the health ecosystem. An exploration.

2:30 p.m. ET
Sponsor Speaker

Controlling Covid-19: T-cells in the spotlight

10 minutes
Lance Baldo, M.D., chief medical officer, Adaptive Biotechnologies Rick Berke, co-founder and executive editor, STAT (moderator)

As researchers scramble to create diagnostics, treatments and vaccines against SARS-CoV-2, antibodies are center stage. But another part of the immune system also holds promise. Here is why you should pay attention to the T-cell.

2:40 p.m. ET

An investor's guide to hype and hope in health tech

25 minutes
Kiersten Stead, M.B.A., Ph.D., managing partner, DCVC Bio Lisa Suennen, lead, digital & technology group; lead, Manatt Ventures, Manatt Phelps & Phillips, LLP Kate Sheridan, general assignment reporter, STAT (moderator)

It can be difficult to separate reality from hype in emerging areas of tech. Here is how the pros do it.

3:05 p.m. ET

Break

15 minutes

Break and transition to breakout sessions.

3:15 p.m. ET

Breakout Sessions

35 minutes

Small group breakout conversations featuring a Summit speaker and STAT reporter. Limited to Attendee Pass; not available with Viewer Pass.

3:50 p.m. ET

Data odyssey: from gene to drug

35 minutes
Hal Barron, M.D., chief scientific officer and president, R&D, GSK Anne Wojcicki, CEO and co-founder, 23andMe Matthew Herper, senior writer, medicine; editorial director of events, STAT (moderator)

Two years ago, GlaxoSmithKline partnered with 23andMe to use genetic data to develop drugs. One medicine has entered human tests, and 30 more are being studied.

4:25 p.m. ET

Closing from STAT

5 minutes

September 10, 2020

1:00 p.m. ET

Welcome from STAT

5 minutes

1:05 p.m. ET

AI in medicine part 1: promise and peril

25 minutes
Sendhil Mullainathan, Roman Family University Professor of Computation and Behavioral Science, University of Chicago Booth School of Business Shraddha Chakradhar, reporter, Morning Rounds writer, STAT (moderator)

There could be major pitfalls to using AI in medicine. But amazing things could happen, too. A map of the journey ahead.

1:30 p.m. ET

AI in medicine part 2: how Google is detecting breast cancer

20 minutes
Daniel Tse, M.D., product manager, Google Health Casey Ross, national technology correspondent, STAT (moderator)

Artificial intelligence is likely to make a big difference in repetitive and difficult tasks — like reading scans. A look inside Google Health’s efforts.

1:50 p.m. ET

AI in medicine part 3: getting cancer patients the right drugs

20 minutes
Colin Hill, chairman & CEO, GNS Healthcare Casey Ross, national technology correspondent, STAT (moderator)

Unveiling the in silico twin -- a way of simulating the efficacy arms of trials to predict in whom cancer drugs will work. Can AI help against cancer?

2:10 p.m. ET

Lyft: What ride-sharing has to do with health

30 minutes
Megan Callahan, VP, health care, Lyft Erin Brodwin, health tech correspondent, San Francisco, STAT (moderator)

Working with insurers and hospital systems has become a significant business for Lyft. Here, a unique view of how social determinants impact people’s health.

2:40 p.m. ET

Can a video game treat ADHD?

20 minutes
Adam Gazzaley, M.D., Ph.D., David Dolby Distinguished Professor of Neurology, Physiology and Psychiatry; founder & executive director of Neuroscape, UCSF Rebecca Robbins, health tech correspondent, STAT (moderator)

Most parents worry about video games. But can the right game retrain the brain? Inside the work of a maverick researcher that has already resulted in one FDA approval.

3 p.m. ET

Break

15 minutes

Break and transition to breakout sessions.

3:15 p.m. ET

Breakout Sessions

35 minutes

Small group breakout conversations featuring a Summit speaker and STAT Reporter. Additional details to be announced.

3:50 p.m. ET

The digital health platform the industry has been waiting for?

30 minutes
Jason Gorevic, chief executive officer, Teladoc Health Jennifer Schneider, M.D., M.S., president, Livongo Rebecca Robbins, health tech correspondent, STAT (moderator)

Teladoc Health’s $18.5 billion combination with Livongo is one of the biggest deals of the year. Here’s what it means for the future of health tech.

4:20 p.m. ET
Sponsor Speaker

Closing Remarks

5 minutes
Levi Garraway, M.D., Ph.D., executive vice president, head of global product development and chief medical officer, Genentech and Roche

4:20 p.m. ET

Closing from STAT

5 minutes

Location

Online

This event is now being held virtually. Attendees will receive communications from STAT as the event approaches with additional information on how to access programming and networking.

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There are two ways to attend the summit

$300 Attendee Pass (By Invitation Only)

  • Full access to the two-day program
  • Access to all “main stage” programming, including live interviews, keynotes, and panel discussions with the ability to ask questions live, via typed or call-in Q&A
  • Access to small, curated breakout sessions hosted by one of the event keynotes and moderated by a STAT reporter. You'll have the option to turn on your audio and video for real-time conversations and networking with other attendees.
  • Access to exclusive pre-recorded content from STAT
  • Participation in one-on-one networking via the virtual event platform, Brella
  • Opportunity to browse virtual sponsor booths and network with representatives
  • Access to all post-event recordings

Space is limited to 150 attendees

$150 Viewer Pass

  • Limited access to the two-day program
  • Watch all “main stage” programming via a livestream with no participation in the breakout sessions or live Q&A
  • Participation in one-on-one networking via the virtual event platform, Brella
  • Opportunity to browse virtual sponsor booths and network with representatives
  • Access to all post-event recordings

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