2017 Annual Forum

The Innovations in Healthcare 6th Annual Forum will take place March 20 - 21, 2017 in Washington, DC.

The Annual Forum is an exclusive, invitation-only forum that brings organizations together across the healthcare innovation ecosystem—from entrepreneurs to multi-national healthcare corporations and funders—to spark connections, collaboration and learning and improve healthcare worldwide.

The 2017 Annual Forum will be held March 20-21 at the Hotel Monaco in Washington, D.C.  This year's Forum will showcase Innovations in Healthcare’s network and give attendees the opportunity to:

  • Engage with over 30 of the world’s best and brightest healthcare innovators
  • Energize your thinking and contribute to insights about the challenges and opportunities in scaling global healthcare innovation
  • Advance and strengthen the path to better health and healthcare for everyone

Featured Speakers and Attendees:

  • Victor Dzau, President of the National Academy of Medicine
  • Mark McClellan, Director, Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy, and Robert J. Margolis, MD, Professor of Business, Medicine and Health Policy 
  • Wendy Taylor, Former Director, Center for Accelerating Innovation and Impact, USAID

2017 Innovations in Healthcare Annual Forum Agenda:

Monday, March 20

  • 8 am – Breakfast and Registration
  • 9 am – Sessions begin
    • Welcome: Krishna Udayakumar, Innovations in Healthcare
    • Innovator Spotlight:  LifeNet International, Maggie Ehrenfried
    • New Innovators:  Shifting from Treatment to Prevention
      • Tyler Nelson, Health Builders
      • Santiago Ocejo, Salud Cercana
      • Rosaline Chow Koo, CXA Group
      • Chinmoy Mishra, AllizHealth
      • Moderator: Alden Zecha, We Scale Impact
  • Seeing the Whole Picture:The Role of Policy & Advocacy in Healthcare Innovation
    • Zubaida Bai, ayzh
    • Mai Pham, Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy
    • Richard Rossow, The Center for Strategic and International Studies
    • Abby Pratt, Advanced Medical Technology Association
    • ModeratorZeena Johar, Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy
  • Keynote Address: Victor Dzau, National Academy of Medicine
  • Lunch
  • Innovator Spotlight:   Bodhi Health Education,  Abhinav Girdhar
  • It Takes A Village: The Future of Funding & Partnerships in Healthcare
    • Jenny Sia, Pfizer Foundation
    • Nancy Swanson, Linked Foundation
    • Daniel Grossman, Medtronic
    • Anne Healy, USAID
    • Moderator: Logan Couce, Innovations in Healthcare
  • Keynote Address: Wendy Taylor, formerly with USAID
  • Providing Value to Key Stakeholders
    • Nicolaus Henke, McKinsey & Company
    • Krishna Udayakumar, Innovations in Healthcare
  • Funding & Entrepreneurial opportunities in Healthcare Innovation Ecosystem in South East Asia
    • Nikunj Jinsi, International Finance Corporation
    • Shashi Buluswar, Institute for Transformative Technologies
    • Rosaline Chow Koo, CXA Group
    • Rakesh Apte, Global Innovation Fund
    • Moderator: Ying Sun, McKinsey & Company
    • 5:45 pm – Sessions end
    • 6 – 8 pm – Reception with remarks by Mark McClellan, Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy

 Tuesday, March 21

  • 7 am – Breakfast and Registration
  • 8 am – Sessions begin
    • Welcome: Krishna Udayakumar, Innovations in Healthcare
    • Innovator Spotlight: salauno, Abelardo Vidaurreta
    • New Innovators: Putting the Community in the Driver’s Seat
      • Julia Berman, Muso
      • Sujay Santra, iKure Techsoft
      • Howard Weinstein, Solar Ear
      • Moderator:  Nicholas Pearson, Jacaranda Health
  • Innovator Spotlight: ZanaAfrica Foundation,Angela Lagat
  • East Africa Healthcare Innovation Ecosystem Deep Dive
    • Samson Gwer, Afya Research Africa
    • Moka Lantum, MicroClinic Technologies
    • Angela Lagat, Zana Africa
    • Joy Noel Baumgartner, DGHI Evidence Lab
    • John Simon, Medical Credit Fund
    • Moderator: Kaakpema “KP” Yelpaala, access.mobile
  • Lunch
  • Four Things We’ve Learned About Reverse Innovation
    • Matthew Harris, Imperial College London
    • Duncan Maru, Possible
    • Susan Mende, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
    • Alexander Plum, Henry Ford Health System
    • Moderator: Andrea Taylor, Innovations in Healthcare
  • Closing Remarks: Krishna Udayakumar, Innovations in Healthcare
  • 2 pm – Forum ends


 For more information about attending the Annual Forum, contact Jessica Harris at j.harris@duke.edu. 


 See a summary of our 5th Annual Forum on Storify.

Check out our 2016 AGENDA and PARTICIPANT LIST.