2020 Virtual Sessions

Thank you to all the speakers and attendees for making Health Connect South 2020 one of the largest virtual events in the Southeast!

SESSION 1 – Innovation Task Force – Igniting the Sparks of Health Innovation and Partnerships

  • Geoff Duncan – Lieutenant Governor, State of Georgia
  • Eddie Hahn – Director, Jabian Consulting

SESSION 2 – How Covid-19 Has Impacted Healthcare, Innovation and The Patient Experience

  • John Bardis – President & CEO, ShareMD
  • Tom Hawk, JD – Partner, King & Spalding

SESSION 3 – Expanding Innovation Frontiers: Injecting 5G into Healthcare Delivery

  • Glenn Eggert – Executive Lead Enterprise Mobility / Healthcare & Life Sciences, Verizon Business Group
  • Lea M. Sims, CHDS, AHDI-F – Global Practice Lead/Healthcare/Insurance & Life Sciences, Verizon Business Group
  • James Lewis – Co-Founder & CEO, 11Ten
  • Scott Boden, MD – Vice President of Innovation, Emory Healthcare & Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedics, Emory University School of Medicine

SESSION 4 – Understanding the Future of COVID-19

  • Carlos Del Rio, MD – Chair of Global Health at Rollins School of Public Health and Professor of Infectious Diseases, Emory University School of Medicine
  • Dennis Liotta, PhD – Executive Director Emory Institute for Drug Development, Emory University

SESSION 5 – Multiple Sclerosis – An Infusion Of Collaboration For Patient Advancement

  • Chet Bhasin, FACHE, MBA, MS – Chief Strategy Officer, Shepherd Center
  • Ben Thrower, MD – Medical Director of the Andrew C. Carlos MS Institute, Shepherd Center
  • Kristine Werner – National MS Society
  • Brian Thompson – Associate Director of Programs and Legal Compliance, Can Do Multiple Sclerosis

SESSION 6 – The Future Landscape of Vaccines and Immunizations

  • Nancy Messonnier, MD – Director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, CDC
  • David Rubinger – Market President and Publisher, Atlanta Business Chronicle

SESSION 8 – Investing in Healthcare – The Changing Horizon

  • Sri Mani – Vice President, Goldman Sachs
  • Ben Scruggs, PhD – Associate, Hatteras Venture Partners
  • Kenneth Saffold – Director, BlackRock
  • Tim Howe – Senior Director Corporate Strategy & Investments, Cox Enterprises

SESSION 9 – School-Based Health Centers and the Role of Community Partnerships

  • Lynne P. Meadows, MS, BSN, RN – Coordinator Student Health Services, Fulton County Schools
  • Veda Johnson, MD FAAP – Director of PARTNERS for Equity in Child and Adolescent Health, Emory University
  • Sandy Matheson – Development Officer, Primary Healthcare Centers of Georgia
  • Clifton Bush – Chief Operating Officer, Albany Area Primary Health Care, Inc.

SESSION 10 – Creating A New Paradigm in Healthcare Delivery

  • Marcus Osborne – Senior Vice President, Walmart Health
  • Nikkela S. Tucker, MPH – Director Health & Wellness, Walmart, Inc.

SESSION 11 – Building an International Stakeholder-Network to Overcome Manufacturing and Access Challenges in Cell-based Therapies

  • Krishnendu Roy, PhD – Director, Marcus Center for Cell-Therapy Characterization and Manufacturing
  • Amy Kappen – Founder and Executive Director, Best Day Ever Foundation
  • Dr. Aaron Levine – Associate Professor School of Public Policy at Ivan Allen College, Georgia Tech
  • Dr. Greg Russotti – CTO, Century Therapeutics (formerly Bristol Myers Squibb/Celgene)
  • Dr. Sheng Lin-Gibson – Chief of the Biosystems and Biomaterials Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology

SESSION 12 – United: Health Systems Collaborating In Response to a Pandemic

  • Candice L. Saunders, FACHE – President & CEO, WellStar Heath System
  • John M. Haupert – CEO, Grady Health System
  • Carol Burrell – President & CEO, Northeast Georgia Health System
  • Andy Miller – CEO & Editor, Georgia Health News

SESSION 13 – Bridging the Gaps in Rural Healthcare through Innovative Strategies

  • Tiffany Nelson, MBA, BSN, RN – Executive Director, Georgia Rural Health Innovation Center at Mercer University School of Medicine
  • Joan H. Anderson, MPH, MBA, JD – Senior Field Representative, Georgia Rural Health Innovation Center at Mercer University School of Medicine
  • Nattlie Rogers, MHA, PharmD – Senior Field Representative, Georgia Rural Health Innovation Center at Mercer University School of Medicine

SESSION 14 – Auburn University’s Health Disparities Research/Outreach Collaborations

  • Jennifer L. Kerpelman, PhD – Professor & Associate Dean for Research, Graduate Studies & Outreach, Auburn University College of Human Sciences
  • Timothy M. Moore, MD, PhD – W.W Walker Professor/Associate Dean, Auburn University School of Pharmacy

SESSION 15 – Health Equity Implications of the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Daniel E. Dawes, JD – Director of Satcher Health Leadership Institute, Morehouse School of Medicine
  • Judy Monroe, MD – President & CEO, CDC Foundation

SESSION 16 – How Genetic Testing is Impacting Healthcare and Employee Wellness (and adapting in times of COVID)

  • Devin Absher, PhD – Director of Genomic Health, Hudson Alpha Institute for Biotechnology
  • Nancy McDonald, CRNP, NP-C – Director of Employee Benefits and Wellness, East Alabama Medical Center
  • Jessica Merritt – Director of Business Development, HudsonAlpha

SESSION 17 – How Telehealth Kept Revenue Going

  • Jeff Robbins – Director of Neurodiagnostics and Telehealth, Tift Regional Health System
  • Sherrie Williams – COO, Global Partnership for Telehealth
  • Claudia Douglass – Principal, PwC
  • Amy Burney-Preddy, MHA, MS, CPC – Director of Revenue Integrity, WakeMed

Together, health advances.




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