Global Conference 2016

Physicist/philosopher Thomas Kuhn famously observed that scientific progress is not always incremental --periodic revolutions lead to exponential progress. The term he coined, "paradigm shift," can be applied to what is occurring in medicine today. In brief multimedia talks, leading scientists will present the details of exciting technology revolutions that promise earlier diagnoses, better treatments, longer lives and new cures for age-old diseases. They will show that researchers have adopted entirely new ways of thinking as they move forward with innovative approaches to medicine. After the presentations, Institute Chairman Mike Milken will bring the speakers back to the stage for a panel dialogue.

Introduction By

Margaret Anderson

Executive Director, FasterCures, a Center of the Milken Institute


Michael Milken

Chairman, Milken Institute


Vadim Backman

Walter Dill Scott Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University

Elizabeth Blackburn

Nobel Laureate; President, Salk Institute

Juan Enriquez

Managing Director, Excel Venture Management

Jack Gilbert

Professor of Surgery and Director, Microbiome Center, University of Chicago

Nina Tandon

CEO and Co-Founder, EpiBone; Co-Author, "Super Cells: Building With Biology"

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