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Executives from Google, Amazon, Illumina, Cityblock Health, and more, join Summit to discuss the future of technology’s role in health and science

Summit is the latest in STAT’s expansion of health tech coverage

BOSTON, MA – STAT, the nation’s must-read health, science, and medicine publication, will host the 2021 STAT Health Tech Summit virtually on May 11 and May 12. The Summit features some of the nation’s top technology and health care leaders — from Silicon Valley giants to some of newest upstarts – to explore the major challenges and advancements in the field of health tech, including delivery, access, and equity of care.

The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed how we receive care, and now, more than ever, biology and technology are converging to change medicine. The Summit will include experts working directly at that intersection of tech and health care, including:

  • T.J. Parker, vice president of pharmacy, Amazon
  • Francis deSouza, president and chief executive officer, Illumina
  • Iyah Romm, co-founder and chief cxecutive officer, Cityblock Health
  • Toyin Ajayi, co-Founder and chief health officer, Cityblock Health
  • Kevin Sayer, CEO Dexcom
  • A.G. Breitenstein, founder and CEO, Folx Health
  • Vin Gupta, M.D., M.P.A., chief medical officer, COVID-19 response;, Inc
  • Chrissy Farr, principal investor, health-tech lead, OMERS Ventures
  • Alan Karthikesalingam, M.D., Ph.D., research lead, Google Health UK, Google

Programming starts at 1:00 p.m. ET each day, and will feature exclusive interviews, diverse panel discussions, and never-before-seen demonstrations of the latest technologies in health. Sessions will explore topics ranging from the use of DNA sequencing to detect cancer and the application of artificial intelligence in clinical settings, to the future of online pharmacy and the emerging role of the cloud in health care.

“The intersection of technology and health care is the future of how we care for people and where the industry is headed. At STAT, we are redoubling our efforts to bring the best reporting and the brightest minds to our readers and audiences with our expanded coverage team and now our cutting-edge Summit,” said Rick Berke, STAT’s Co-Founder and Executive Editor. “There’s no better moment to bring our journalists and thought leaders to the virtual stage to discuss and debate tech’s increasingly central role in delivering health care.”

“There’s no turning back,” said Jim Weiss, Founder and CEO of Real Chemistry, the 2021 STAT Health Tech Summit Presenting Sponsor. “The digital transformation, driven by data and technology and accelerated by COVID-19, will ultimately improve patients’ lives by changing how personal and targeted therapies are discovered, studied, marketed, distributed and paid for. And the need for clear, credible and consistent communications has never been more critical. This summit will bring together groups from across the healthcare spectrum to collaborate and work together in new, alchemic ways.”


Founded in 2015, STAT is a national digital media brand that focuses on delivering fast, deep, and tough-minded journalism about the life sciences industries to over 6 million monthly site visitors and an additional 20 million readers on the Apple News app. STAT takes you inside academic labs, biotech boardrooms, and political backrooms, casting a critical eye on scientific discoveries, scrutinizing corporate strategies, and chronicling the roiling battles for talent, money, and market share. With an award-winning newsroom, STAT provides indispensable insights and exclusive stories on the technologies, personalities, power brokers, and political forces driving massive changes in the life sciences industry — and a revolution in human health.

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