Future of Health Summit 2018

Future of Health Summit 2018

Program


Monday, October 22, 2018

Mon 10/22
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Registration

Mon 10/22
12:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Feeding Change: Food Leaders Roundtable (Invite only)

This private gathering of a select group of leaders will focus on the growing notion of "food as medicine"--the impact of food on health outcomes, promising developments in technological innovation, and policy ideas that may prevent disease through nutrition.

With healthcare costs continuing to rise, it is imperative to focus on food and nutrition as tools to not only promote greater sustainability and better well-being, but to eliminate poor health while preventing costly health problems such obesity, diabetes, cancer, and cardiovascular disease across the United States. This is the time to focus on actionable solutions. The Food Leaders Roundtable is a part of the Milken Institute's ongoing "Feeding Change" program to achieve a healthier food system.

Mon 10/22
2:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Center for the Future of Aging Business Council: Healthy Longevity (Invite only)

The world population aged 60 and over will rise from 900 million to 2.1 billion by midcentury. While questions about medical costs and retirement savings stir concern, increasing longevity and health have spurred unprecedented economic growth. Older individuals seek to remain engaged and relevant as long as possible. Businesses are now recognizing that this segment of society represents a dynamic global resource--with their consumer strength, their product and service needs, and the wisdom and experience that they bring to the workforce. The Business Council aims to change policies, practices, hearts, and minds to ensure that companies and societies benefit from the global demographic shift.

Speakers

William Dow

Interim Dean, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley

Victor Dzau

President, U.S. National Academy of Medicine, U.S. National Academy of Sciences

Elizabeth Fowler

Vice President, Global Health Policy, Johnson & Johnson

Howard Gleckman

Senior Fellow, The Urban Institute

David Hopewell

Chief Data and Innovation Officer, Transamerica

David Ryan

General Manager, Health and Life Sciences Sector, Internet of Things Group, Intel Corporation

Katie Smith Sloan

President and CEO, LeadingAge; Executive Director, The Global Ageing Network

Mon 10/22
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Patients Count Leadership Council Meeting (Invite only)

Our fall Patients Count Leadership Council meeting will bring together members of the FasterCures Patients Count Leadership Council for our bi-annual, in-person gathering to discuss pressing issues in patient engagement.

Mon 10/22
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Tue 10/23
6:30 am - 7:00 pm

Registration

Tue 10/23
8:30 am - 9:45 am

Opening Plenary | Part 1: A Conversation with Robert Redfield, Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention | Part 2: Partnerships in Global Health

This session will open with a conversation with Robert Redfield, Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, followed by a panel discussion.

Partnerships can be the key to advancing global health innovation by providing increased expertise through multi-stakeholder collaboration, greater opportunities for scale through expanded reach, and further mechanisms to bridge looming financial gaps. In context of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, which target "healthy lives and well-being for all at all ages", this session will illuminate how mobilizing alternative sources of capital, employing innovative financial models, and engaging in new cross-sector partnerships can most effectively catalyze progress throughout the global health ecosystem.

Part 1

  • Welcome Remarks Rich Ditizio, President and Chief Operating Officer, Milken Institute
  • Guest Robert Redfield, Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Moderator Rick Berke, Executive Editor, STAT

Part 2

  • Moderator Thomas Bollyky, Director of the Global Health Program; Senior Fellow for Global Health, Economics, and Development, Council on Foreign Relations
  • Speaker Deborah Birx, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and U.S. Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy, U.S. Department of State
  • Kathy Calvin, President and CEO, UN Foundation
  • Bruce Gellin, President, Global Immunization, Sabin Vaccine Institute
  • Speaker Susan Sweeney, Head of U.S. Commercial, Bristol-Myers Squibb

Welcome Remarks

Richard Ditizio

President and Chief Operating Officer, Milken Institute

Guest

Robert Redfield

Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Moderators

Rick Berke

Executive Editor, STAT

Thomas Bollyky

Director of the Global Health Program and Senior Fellow for Global Health, Economics, and Development, Council on Foreign Relations

Speakers

Deborah Birx

U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and U.S. Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy, U.S. Department of State

Kathy Calvin

President and CEO, UN Foundation

Bruce Gellin

President, Global Immunization, Sabin Vaccine Institute

Susan Sweeney

President and Head of U.S. Commercial, Bristol-Myers Squibb

Tue 10/23
9:45 am - 10:00 am

Tue 10/23
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Opioid Crisis: Examining National, State, and Local Responses and Impact

The U.S. Surgeon General has said that better partnerships lead to better national health. As a result, a number of agencies, organizations, and companies are re-examining how they approach combatting the opioid crisis in their local communities. Collaborative approaches that both stress the importance of prevention and engage all aspects of a community to address addiction as a disease instead of a moral failing are beginning to become more prevalent. This panel will discuss the opioid epidemic as a national public health emergency, while also highlighting how local-level collaborative action – with New Jersey as a case study– is the key to helping our communities emerge from this crisis.

Moderator

Dan Diamond

Author, POLITICO Pulse

Speakers

Shereef Elnahal

Commissioner, New Jersey Department of Health

Thomas Graf

Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey

Elinore McCance-Katz

Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Nora Volkow

Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health

Tue 10/23
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Finding a Cure for the Cost of Durable Therapies

"Curative" is not a word that we can use very often in medicine, especially when talking about diseases such as cancer and rare genetic disorders. However, the first curative therapies are already here, and the wave is coming. The Food and Drug Administration approved three gene- and cell-based therapies last year. In contrast to traditional therapeutics that alleviate symptoms alone, gene- and cell-based therapies hold the promise of treating the underlying cause of a disorder for long periods of time, perhaps even curing or preventing disease. Excitement around recent approvals of the first gene therapies comes with a desire to speed development of similar therapeutics in the pipeline, as well as concern over upfront costs that could run hundreds of thousands of dollars for each patient. How do we ensure that patients get access for durable therapies while companies are rewarded for their investment? Some are turning to financial innovation, hoping to reallocate payment timing, risk, and incentives among stakeholders in the supply chain to promote access to durable therapies for those who need it. This panel will explore several approaches to financial innovation in the quest to find a cure for the cost of durable therapies.

Moderator

Dan Mendelson

Founder, Avalere Health

Speakers

Yvonne Greenstreet

Chief Operating Officer, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals

Joe Grogan

Associate Director, Health Programs, Office of Management and Budget, The White House

Michael Sherman

Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President, Health Services, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

Mark Skinner

President and CEO, Institute for Policy Advancement Ltd

Tue 10/23
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Food is Medicine

We are in the midst of a food revolution fueled by shifting consumer preferences, emerging nutrition science, geopolitical shifts and health crises. A healthier food system would result in better well-being, lower healthcare costs, greater sustainability, and reduced disparities in the United States. With health-care-related costs continuing to rise, it is imperative to focus on food and nutrition as tools to eliminate poor health and to prevent obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and other costly health problems. How do we raise awareness of food as an ingredient in our healthcare system and make best use of new developments in food technology and innovation? What are actionable solutions and policy ideas to prevent disease through nutrition and make our country healthier overall?

Moderator

Allison Aubrey

Food and Health Correspondent, NPR News

Speakers

Tom Crohan

Assistant Vice President and Counsel, Corporate Responsibility and Government Relations, John Hancock

Wendy Johnson

Vice President, Nutrition, Health and Wellness, Nestle

Jason Karp

Investor; Chairman and Co-founder, Hu Kitchen and Hu Products

Dariush Mozaffarian

Dean, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University

Tue 10/23
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Mapping Challenges Across the Biomedical Innovation Ecosystem (Invite only)

This interactive workshop that will bring together a cross-sector group of stakeholders across various stages of the biomedical ecosystem. Help us define and map out metrics for successful innovation throughout stages of the ecosystem. Get ready to roll up your sleeves and think creatively about redefining and measuring successful biomedical innovation.

Tue 10/23
11:00 am - 11:15 am

Tue 10/23
11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Part 1: A Conversation with Ben Carson, Secretary, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development | Part 2: Addressing Social Determinants to Improve Health Outcomes

This session will open with a conversation with Ben Carson, Secretary, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, followed by a panel discussion.

Health is not only determined by biology, genetics, and individual behaviors, but is also largely impacted by social and physical environments, including resource availability and the communities in which individuals reside. This panel will discuss holistic contributors to health status and explore solutions to improving health outcomes, ranging from market-based initiative and aligned incentives to community health workers and ensuring access to affordable quality health-care.

Part 1

  • Guest Ben Carson, Secretary, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Moderator Ed Greissing, Executive Director, Lynda and Stewart Resnick Center for Public Health, Milken Institute

Part 2

  • Moderator Anand Parekh, Chief Medical Advisor, Bipartisan Policy Center
  • Speaker Karen DeSalvo, Professor, University of Texas; Former Acting Assistant Secretary of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Speaker Esther Dyson, Executive Founder, Wellville
  • Speaker Sergio Matos, Executive Director, Community Health Worker Network of NYC

Guest

Ben Carson

Secretary, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Moderators

Ed Greissing

Executive Director, Lynda and Stewart Resnick Center for Public Health, Milken Institute

Anand Parekh

Chief Medical Advisor, Bipartisan Policy Center

Speakers

Karen DeSalvo

Professor of Medicine and Population Health, University of Texas; Former Acting Assistant Secretary of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Esther Dyson

Executive Founder, Wellville

Sergio Matos

Executive Director, Community Health Worker Network of NYC

Alan Moses

Independent Healthcare Consultant; Retired Global Chief Medical Officer, Novo Nordisk

Tue 10/23
11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Health-care Disruptors: New Models Changing the Landscape

Traditional models of medical product research and development and health-care delivery are being disrupted, as incentives for research and care shift and technology opens up new opportunities. Hospitals and universities are shaking up conventional approaches to their roles. New investment models are emerging for financing early-stage R&D all the way to product approval and access. What is behind these transformations, and what will the health-care and research landscape look like for patients and investors over the next few years?

Moderator

Casey Ross

National Technology Correspondent, STAT

Speakers

Ray Dorsey

David M. Levy Professor of Neurology, University of Rochester

Joel Dudley

Associate Professor of Genetics and Genomic Sciences and Founding Director of the Institute for Next Generation Healthcare, Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai

Andrea Feinberg

Chief Health Officer, Geisinger Innovation

Dan Liljenquist

Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, Intermountain Healthcare

Tue 10/23
11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Reimagining Medicare for Longer Lives

People who reach age 65 today in the U.S. can be expected to live, on average, another 20 years. Yet the Medicare program was designed to treat acute conditions, not to help older adults manage their chronic conditions and prevent illness in the future. How might laws like the recently enacted CHRONIC Care Act transform Medicare to better address the primary health of older adults today? How are healthcare systems and health plans changing incentives to promote prevention and wellness as people live longer lives?

Moderator

Joanne Kenen

Executive Editor, Health Care, POLITICO

Speakers

Efrem Castillo

Chief Medical Officer, United Healthcare Medicare and Retirement

Nancy-Ann DeParle

Partner and Co-Founder, Consonance Capital Partners; Former Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy to President Barack Obama, The White House

Terry Fulmer

President, The John A. Hartford Foundation

Darilyn Moyer

Executive Vice President and CEO, American College of Physicians

Tue 10/23
11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Venture Philanthropy 2.0 (Invite only)

This interactive roundtable will bring together forward-thinking foundation leaders in a discussion around the next generation of venture philanthropy. Attendees will look at novel financial models in which philanthropies are engaging to move promising ideas to the point of private investment, the challenges and opportunities they present, and the capabilities necessary for foundations to engage in such partnerships.

Tue 10/23
12:15 pm - 12:30 pm

Tue 10/23
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Lunch Program | Part 1: Remarks by Alex Azar, Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services | Part 2: Data Disrupting Health

This session will open with remarks by Alex Azar, Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, followed by a panel discussion.

Increasingly, organizations who are able to turn data into insights and subsequent action hold the keys to discovering cures, supporting healthy aging, and solving society’s largest public health challenges. This session will explore the growing importance of data as an engine of disruption in health-care.  From aging in place to the detection of public health threats and the future of cures, data is the currency that is fueling new possibilities.

Part 1

  • Opening Remarks Ed Greissing, Executive Director, Lynda and Stewart Resnick Center for Public Health, Milken Institute
  • Guest Alex Azar, Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Part 2

  • Moderator Meg Tirrell, Biotech and Pharma Reporter, CNBC
  • Speaker Susannah Fox, Former Chief Technology Officer, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Speaker Deborah Kilpatrick, CEO, Evidation Health
  • Speaker Don Rucker, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Opening Remarks

Ed Greissing

Executive Director, Lynda and Stewart Resnick Center for Public Health, Milken Institute

Guest

Alex Azar

Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Moderator

Meg Tirrell

Biotech and Pharma Reporter, CNBC

Presenter

Cynthia Grossman

Director, FasterCures, Milken Institute

Speakers

Susannah Fox

Principle, Internet Geologist LLC; Former Chief Technology Officer, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Iya Khalil

Co-Founder, Chief Commercial Officer and Executive Vice President, GNS Healthcare

Deborah Kilpatrick

CEO, Evidation Health

Don Rucker

National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Tue 10/23
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Tue 10/23
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Realizing the Promise of Telehealth (Invite only)

Co-Hosted by FasterCures and the Prostate Cancer Foundation

Innovators are realizing tremendous value from using telehealth in patient care and clinical trials. Leading health care organizations are increasing access to care while demonstrating improved outcomes and decreased cost. At the same time, medical research organizations are sensing the emerging promise to increase patient centricity and accelerate development while reducing R&D cost and enhancing diversity in clinical trial populations. Can lessons-learned in patient care translate to clinical trials? If the value is high, why has the uptake been slow? Are there best practices from government organizations that can help speed up implementation in the private sector? 

Tue 10/23
2:30 pm - 2:45 pm

Tue 10/23
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

Digital Health Technology and Solutions

We have seen an incredible amount of technological innovation over the past decade. How are these advances being used to help us tackle our biggest health challenges globally? How has technology provided unexpected alternatives, greater insight and improved health outcomes for patients? How does technology help provide more options and pave the way for access to high quality health interventions no matter where an individual lives? What are the biggest opportunities that lie ahead concerning digital health and do any barriers stand in the way that need to be addressed?

Moderator

Steven Krein

CEO and Co-Founder, StartUp Health

Speakers

Katie Agarwal

Vice President of Operations, Maven Clinic

Matthew Stoudt

Co-Founder and CEO, appliedVR

Sara Wajnberg

Senior Vice President, Product, Oscar Health

Tue 10/23
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

Brain Health for Longevity: What Works? What Doesn't?

The human brain is one of the most powerful - yet least understood - machines on the planet. Despite the social, ethical, and economic imperatives to cure and prevent diseases of the aging brain - from mild cognitive impairment to Alzheimer's - we know much less than what is needed to truly address these illnesses. This session will examine what the leading scientists, scholars and policy experts know about how lifestyle issues such as nutrition, stress, and physical activity may impact long-term brain health, as well as promising breakthroughs in the development of new drug therapies to prevent and treat Alzheimer's disease.

Moderator

Nora Super

Director of Policy and Programs, Center for the Future of Aging, Milken Institute

Speakers

Alvaro Fernandez

CEO and Editor-in-Chief, SharpBrains; Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum

Sarah Lock

Executive Director, Global Council on Brain Health; Senior Vice President, Policy & Brain Health, AARP

David Perlmutter

Executive Vice Chancellor for Medical Affairs and Dean, School of Medicine, Washington University in St. Louis

Alfred Sandrock

Chief Medical Officer, Biogen

Brian Van Buren

Living with Alzheimer's

Tue 10/23
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

Mind and Body: Workplace Wellness

Only one in five adults meet recommended physical activity guidelines, with the average adult clocking in at nearly 12 hours a day sitting at their desks, on their couches, or in their cars. Studies show that people who are physically active tend to live longer and have lower risk for heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, depression, and some cancers.

The average adult also spends close to 11 hours looking at a screen per day and checks their phone every 10 minutes. Our modern-day reliance on these digital devices and their habit-forming qualities has led to decreased face-to-face social connection and negative impacts on mental health and wellness.

This session will offer Summit participants the opportunity to learn simple exercises that everyone can incorporate into their daily office routine, and to make time for mindfulness through a guided meditation to reduce anxiety and stress in the workplace and our everyday lives.

Presenters

Stephen Sokoler

CEO, Journey Meditation

Kelley Vargo

Practicum Coordinator and Academic Advisor, Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University

Tue 10/23
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

How Opportunity Zones Can Widen Access to Healthy Foods (Invite only)

Opportunity Zones, created in December as part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, aim to use tax incentives to encourage investment in low- to moderate-income communities. The potential to leverage private sector dollars to address public health issues offers a unique opportunity to address key societal issues through commercially viable means. In particular, unhealthy eating habits have contributed to the obesity epidemic in the United States: about one-third of U.S. adults (33.8%) are obese and approximately 17% (or 12.5 million) of children and adolescents aged 2--19 years are obese.1 Even for people at a "healthy weight", a poor diet is associated with major health risks that can cause illness and even death (e.g. Chronic Heart Disease, Diabetes, Cancer). By making smart food choices, you can help protect yourself from these health problems. However, for some communities, eating unhealthy foods is not a choice but rather the only option. Studies have shown that Low-income neighborhoods offered greater access to food sources that promote unhealthy eating. The distribution of fast-food outlets and convenience stores differed by the racial/ethnic characteristics of the neighborhood. This Private Session will explore how local/state governments can work with investors to promote capital for businesses that provide improved access to healthy foods.

Tue 10/23
3:45 pm - 4:00 pm

Tue 10/23
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Creating a Culture of Biomedical Innovation

Over the past decade, business courses, magazines, and media outlets have overflowed with advice and research on how companies can "create a culture of innovation." Recommendations such as embrace failure, eliminate hierarchy, be transparent, and promote diversity in thought, have provided a guidebook for innovation in business, but do we know the components necessary to create a global culture of biomedical innovation? Who are the players best suited to push the boundaries of innovation around the world? How do we know we are achieving a culture of innovation? What metrics can help us measure success?

 

 

Moderator

Mike Rea

CEO, IDEA Pharma

Speakers

Christopher Austin

Director, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Institutes of Health

Amitabh Chandra

Malcolm Wiener Professor of Social Policy and Director of Health Policy Research, Harvard Kennedy School of Government

Margaret Hamburg

Foreign Secretary, National Academy of Medicine

Jennifer Miller

Founder, Bioethics International; Assistant Professor, Yale School of Medicine

Jason Spangler

Executive Director, Value, Quality and Medical Policy, Amgen

Tue 10/23
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

A Conversation with Dan Gilbert

Join Dan Gilbert, founder and chairman of Quicken Loans and Rock Ventures, and majority owner of the NBA Cleveland Cavaliers, as he discusses his philanthropic journey, from curing rare disease to revitalizing his hometown of Detroit.

Moderator

Michael Milken

Chairman, Milken Institute

Speaker

Dan Gilbert

Founder and Chairman, Quicken Loans and Rock Ventures; Majority Owner, NBA Cleveland Cavaliers

Tue 10/23
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Smart Cities for Healthy Aging

As the average age in cities across the world trends older, cities are adopting multiple strategies to address population aging as well as other health, environmental, transportation and growth issues. By utilizing new technologies and strategies, cities can more effectively navigate an urban tapestry that is becoming more diverse, economically stratified, and technologically advanced as ever before. This session will highlight breakthrough technologies as well as innovative business and service models that smart cities can adopt to help aging populations live healthier, more productive, and purposeful lives.

Moderator

Paul Irving

Chairman, Center for the Future of Aging, Milken Institute; Distinguished Scholar in Residence, Davis School of Gerontology, USC

Speakers

Liddy Manson

Director, AgingWell Hub, Georgetown University McDonough School of Business

David Ryan

General Manager, Health and Life Sciences Sector, Internet of Things Group, Intel Corporation

Emily Shea

Commissioner, Commission of Affairs of the Elderly, City of Boston

Lauren Steingold

Head of Strategy, Uber Health, Uber

Tue 10/23
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Center for Public Health Future Health Leaders Pilot Program (Invite only)

The Future Health Leaders program organizes students pursuing careers in public health to build a global grassroots advocacy army that promotes prevention and wellness in order to improve individual and community health. In the 2018 pilot year, the program consists of twelve students from four participating schools of public health - (1) Brown University School of Public Health, (2) West Virginia School of Public Health, (3) George Washington University School of Public Health, and (4) University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health. In this private session the Future Health Leaders joined by their school Deans and Administrators will present their recommendations for the two Community Impact Project assignments focused on applied prevention strategies. This year's projects are in collaboration with the Drug Enforcement Administration and Born This Way Foundation and will discuss solutions and interventions at the national and local levels.

Moderator

Sabrina Spitaletta

Director, Lynda and Stewart Resnick Center for Public Health, Milken Institute

Tue 10/23
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Tue 10/23
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Dinner Program | Healthy People, Healthy Planet: Creating a Sustainable Ecosystem

What we eat not only impacts our health, but also has a great effect on the health of our planet as our current food system serves a leading driver of global climate and environmental change. Could a rapid shift to a plant-based diet worldwide both feed and save the planet? In this panel, cross-sector leaders will share research and solutions to improve human and environmental health.

Moderator

Ryan Shadrick Wilson

Senior Advisor, Lynda and Stewart Resnick Center for Public Health, Milken Institute

Speakers

Dan Barber

Chef and Co-Owner, Blue Hill and Blue Hill at Stone Barns; Author, The Third Plate

Bill Cassidy

United States Senator, Louisiana

Michael Milken

Chairman, Milken Institute

Walter Robb

Principal, Stonewall Robb Advisors; Former Co-CEO, Whole Foods

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Wed 10/24
6:30 am - 1:00 pm

Registration

Wed 10/24
7:00 am - 8:30 am

How Philanthropy is Tackling Neurodegeneration (Invite only)

The socioeconomic toll of neurodegenerative disease grows more alarming every year: the 2017 costs of dementia care were greater than 250 billion dollars. Over the next 30 years, that number is expected to increase four-fold to reach 1.1 trillion dollars annually. As we continue to understand the magnitude of the crisis, there are places where federal, commercial, and philanthropic funders can make a real difference.

The Milken Institute Center for Strategic Philanthropy has partnered with several leading foundations and individual philanthropists to map out how philanthropic capital can advance our understanding of how the brain functions in order to build a treatment pipeline for an array of neurodegenerative diseases. This session will bring together experts who are leading the way to fund basic research, break down silos, and advance science through increased collaboration, data sharing, and ultimately changing the culture of scientific research.

Opening Remarks

LaTese Briggs

Senior Director, Center for Strategic Philanthropy, Milken Institute

Moderator

Ekemini Riley

Associate Director, Center for Strategic Philanthropy, Milken Institute

Wed 10/24
7:30 am - 8:30 am

Networking Breakfast | Pathways to More Diverse Health-care Leadership

There is growing demand for creating a health-care workforce that looks like the population it serves. Current health-care employee statistics appear to defy the plethora of research that evidences how diversity in research and development, upper management, and corporate boards positively impacts financial performance, systemic innovation, dynamic decision-making, enhanced accountability, and, as a result, overall health outcomes.

The Milken Institute and Horizon Pharma welcome all attendees of the Future of Health Summit to join us for a networking breakfast to discuss ways in which we can all work to move the needle on diversity in health-care leadership. We invite you to join discussion tables led by industry hosts on topics including mentorship, data transparency, educating next generation leaders, and investing in health-care diversity, among others.

Wed 10/24
8:30 am - 9:45 am

Morning Plenary | Part 1: A Conversation with Francis Collins, Director, National Institutes of Health | Part 2: Building Mental Health Resilience at Each Stage of Life

This session will open with a conversation with Francis Collins, Director, National Institutes of Health, moderated by CNBC's Meg Tirrell, followed by a panel discussion.

Like physical health, mental health requires awareness, care, management and vigilance. As the world comes to grips with the enormity and urgency of our global mental health crisis, we need to take stock of all tools at our disposal. To do this, there is value to segmenting all of life's stages - childhood, adolescence, emerging adulthood, middle age and retirement - to determine the distinct mental health and brain development needs of each. This panel will explore how specific factors - such as childhood traumas, bullying, suicidality, addiction and social isolation - affect mental health over a lifetime in order to uncover the best ways to build, maintain and reinforce mental health resilience from cradle to grave.

Part 1

  • Opening Remarks Richard Ditizio, President and Chief Operating Officer, Milken Institute
  • Welcoming Remarks Synim Rivers, Director, Communications, Government and Public Affairs, Horizon Pharma
  • Guest Francis Collins, Director, National Institutes of Health
  • Moderator Meg Tirrell, Biotech and Pharma Reporter, CNBC

 Part 2

  • Moderator Melissa Stevens, Executive Director, Center for Strategic Philanthropy, Milken Institute
  • Speaker Cynthia Germanotta, President and Co-Founder, Born This Way Foundation
  • Speaker Joshua Gordon, Director, National Institute of Mental Health
  • Speaker Howard Spivak, Principal Deputy Director, National Institute of Justice
  • Speaker Nora Super, Director of Policy and Programs, Center for the Future of Aging, Milken Institute
  • Speaker Jennifer Velez, Executive Vice President, Community and Behavioral Health, RWJBarnabas Health

Opening Remarks

Richard Ditizio

President and Chief Operating Officer, Milken Institute

Welcoming Remarks

Synim Rivers

Director, Communications, Government and Public Affairs, Horizon Pharma

Guest

Francis Collins

Director, National Institutes of Health

Moderators

Melissa Stevens

Executive Director, Center for Strategic Philanthropy, Milken Institute

Meg Tirrell

Biotech and Pharma Reporter, CNBC

Speakers

Cynthia Germanotta

President and Co-Founder, Born This Way Foundation

Joshua Gordon

Director, National Institute of Mental Health

Howard Spivak

Principal Deputy Director, National Institute of Justice

Nora Super

Director of Policy and Programs, Center for the Future of Aging, Milken Institute

Jennifer Velez

Executive Vice President, Community and Behavioral Health, RWJBarnabas Health

Wed 10/24
9:00 am - 11:30 am

Nonprofit Drug Development: How Far Should We Go? (Invite only)

Moderators

Cara Altimus

Associate Director, Center for Strategic Philanthropy, Milken Institute

Kirstie Keller

Senior Associate, Center for Strategic Philanthropy, Milken Institute

Wed 10/24
9:45 am - 10:00 am

Wed 10/24
10:00 am - 11:00 am

System Thinking to Drive Patient Engagement: Walking the Talk

The first chief patient officer role was created in 2014, and since then, biopharmaceutical companies have created similar positions, restructured teams, and convened internal meetings to advance patient engagement and patient-centered practices throughout their organizations. Similarly, disease foundations that fund research to improve the lives of their patient community discovered that they, too, could benefit from being more internally focused as organizations on connecting directly with their patient community. In the world of value-based care, hospitals are also realigning the processes to ensure that patients are part of the input around what value the care is providing. The panel will highlight ways organizations are restructuring and realigning themselves to ensure they are providing the best possible patient care.

Moderator

Susan Schaeffer

President and CEO, The Patients' Academy for Research Advocacy; Former Editor of BioCentury

Speakers

Julie Gerberding

Executive Vice President and Chief Patient Officer, Merck

Ivor Horn

Chief Medical Officer, Accolade

Kathy Hudson

CEO, People-Centered Research Foundation

Bray Patrick-Lake

Director, Stakeholder Engagement, Duke Clinical Research Institute; Senior Fellow, FasterCures

Janet Woodcock

Director, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Wed 10/24
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Loneliness as a Risk Factor: Making Connections to Improve Health

Loneliness and social isolation are on the rise, leading many to call these phenomena a public health epidemic in the United States. Loneliness is an emerging risk factor that has huge implications for personal, economic and societal well-being. This session will explore the health risks of social isolation as well as solutions including new care models and technology to strengthen social connections and, in turn, improve health outcomes.

 

 

Moderator

Lisa Marsh Ryerson

President, AARP Foundation

Speakers

Lynn Goldman

Michael and Lori Milken Dean, Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University

Sachin Jain

President and CEO, CareMore

Jeremy Nobel

Founder, UnLonely Project; Faculty, Harvard Medical School

Anand Parekh

Chief Medical Advisor, Bipartisan Policy Center

Wed 10/24
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Women's Health: Addressing Disparities from Health Leadership to Patient Care

Women are disproportionately affected by issues surrounding health, as health decision-makers, caregivers, and patients. Women make 80 percent of health-care decisions for their families, and they are much more likely to serve as the primary caregiver for a family member who falls ill. Women also utilize more health-care services than men, accounting for 57 percent of all doctors' office expenses. On top of that, women make up close to 80 percent of the health workforce. Yet only one Fortune 500 health-care company has a female CEO, and only 23 percent of executives at Fortune 500 health-care companies are women. Despite decades of mandates from Congress, women still make up less than half of clinical trial participants, and gender differences in outcomes are still inadequately studied. What initiatives are currently in place to ensure medical research and healthcare are reflecting the perspectives and priorities of women moving forward? What can all leaders do to further promote the inclusion of women at the leadership level of major health-care companies? How can industry shifts towards gender equity positively affect global health?

Moderator

Joanne Kenen

Executive Editor, Health Care, POLITICO

Speakers

Janine Austin Clayton

Director, Office of Research on Women's Health, National Institutes of Health

Isabella Danel

Deputy Director, Pan American Health Organization

Freda Lewis-Hall

Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Pfizer

Saralyn Mark

Founder and President, iGIANT; first Senior Medical Advisor to the Office on Women’s Health, Department of Health and Human Services and NASA

Paula Schneider

President and CEO, Susan G. Komen

Wed 10/24
11:00 am - 11:15 am

Wed 10/24
11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Regulating Medical Innovation in the Digital Age

Over the last decade, the Food and Drug Administration has worked hard to take a more nimble approach to regulation, increase the number of approvals, prioritize truly innovative products, and integrate patient perspective into its evaluations. Now the agency is facing challenges relating to regulating medical products in the digital age - digital health technologies, machine learning algorithms, integration of data and evidence from non-traditional sources, digiceuticals, and adaptive trials based on complex biostatistical methods, and more. Is the agency prepared to regulate this brave new world unfolding at warp speed? What are the promises and potential pitfalls of these new technologies for patients?

Moderator

Lisa Suennen

Managing Partner, Venture Valkyrie, LLC

Speakers

William Carson

President and CEO, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development and Commercialization

Aneesh Chopra

President, CareJourney

Sohini Chowdhury

Deputy CEO, The Michael J. Fox Foundation

Lucia Savage

Chief Privacy and Regulatory Officer, Omada Health

Jeffrey Shuren

Director, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Wed 10/24
11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Confronting the Obesity and Diabetes Epidemics

An estimated 30.3 million people in the U.S. have diabetes, or 9.4% of the population. In 2017, the costs of diagnosed diabetes totaled $327 billion, including $237 billion in health care costs and $90 billion in reduced productivity. Unfortunately, both the incidence of diabetes and obesity as a key risk factor continue to grow. Industry, government, advocacy groups, and patients are working together to reduce this health crisis in addition to its economic burden. This session will discuss what can be done differently in order to address this costly epidemic and will ask what is stopping us from achieving better outcomes.

Opening Remarks

Hugh Waters

Director, Health Economics Research, Milken Institute

Moderator

William Dietz

Sumner M. Redstone Chair of the Global Center for Prevention and Wellness, Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University

Speakers

Kelly Close

Founder and Chair, The diaTribe Foundation; President, Close Concerns

Sean Duffy

Co-Founder and CEO, Omada Health

Mark Hyman

Medical Director, Center for Functional Medicine, Cleveland Clinic

Joshua Riff

CEO, Onduo

Wed 10/24
11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Race, Gender, and Work: The Economics of Healthy Aging

Living healthy and economically-secure lives through old age is a goal shared by all, but aging can pose unique hurdles for women and members of racial and ethnic minority groups. Because of disadvantageous wage gaps, care-giving responsibilities, and life-expectancy trends, women often reach age 65 with fewer financial resources to support them in retirement. Overall, women receive almost $4,000 less per year in Social Security payments than do men. Women of color face an even greater disparity. How do these factors affect their health? This session will explore the inter-sectional issues facing women as they age and opportunities to address them.

Moderator

Patricia (Pat) Milligan

Senior Partner and Global Leader, Multinational Client Group, Mercer; Global Leader, When Women Thrive

Speakers

William Dow

Interim Dean, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley

Sarita Gupta

Executive Director, Jobs With Justice; Co-Director, Caring Across Generations

Cara James

Director of the Office of Minority Health, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Lisa Margeson

Managing Director, Head of Retirement Client Experience and Communications, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Debra Whitman

Chief Public Policy Officer, AARP

Wed 10/24
12:15 pm - 12:30 pm

Wed 10/24
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Lunch Program | Part 1: Celebrating Public Health and Medical Research Progress - and Charting a Course for the Future | Part 2: A Conversation with Scott Gottlieb, Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

This closing session will begin with Michael Milken, Chairman of the Milken Institute, sharing the remarkable medical progress that has stemmed from the doubling of the National Institutes of Health's budget two decades ago. He will explore what those research advances have meant in terms of lives saved and extended, as well as what impact they have had for today's science and tomorrow's patients.

Following this presentation, Mr. Milken will join a panel alongside the heads of the National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration, moderated by FasterCures' Tanisha Carino.

Part 1

  • Opening Remarks Conrad Kiechel, Managing Director, Event Programming, Milken Institute
  • Presenter Michael Milken, Chairman, Milken Institute

Part 2

  • Guest Scott Gottlieb, Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
  • Moderator Tanisha Carino, Executive Director, FasterCures, Milken Institute

Opening Remarks

Conrad Kiechel

Managing Director, Event Programming, Milken Institute

Guest

Scott Gottlieb

Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Moderator

Tanisha Carino

Executive Director, FasterCures, Milken Institute

Presenter

Michael Milken

Chairman, Milken Institute

Wed 10/24
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Wed 10/24
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Disaster Preparedness and Public Health (Invite only)

From the recent resurgence of Ebola in Congo and raging wildfires in California, to disastrous earthquakes in Indonesia and the re-emerging focus on the significant impact of Hurricane Maria on Puerto Rico - the need for strategic preparedness and organized, collaborative response to global health threats brought on by disease and natural disasters is of the utmost importance. Past evidence tends to suggest that both government and private sector responders leap into action at moments of emergency, talk about plans, and - as the immediacy of the emergency begins to subside - enthusiasm and interest inevitably wanes. This session will place priority on committed action rather than false hope, and will explore strategies that ensure follow-through on pledges and promises to rebuild resilient communities and better prepare for future disasters, all while avoiding the pitfalls of distraction brought on by the next urgent crisis.