2019 Agenda

8:00am – 5:30pm

Georgia Aquarium Oceans Ballroom

8:00 – 8:15am

Check-in and Light Breakfast

Ocean Ballroom

8:15 – 8:30am

Welcome — Russ Lipari


8:20 – 8:55am

Drones Driving Innovation in Healthcare Logistics


Daniel Gagnon – Vice President of Global Healthcare Strategy

Rick Shrum, MBA, MHA – Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer

Andreas Raptopoulos – Founder & CEO

9:00 – 9:30am

Leading Successful Strategic Partnerships


Dr. Ninfa M. Saunders, FACHE – CEO
Navicent Health System

Candice L. Saunders, FACHE – CEO & President
Wellstar Health System

Cathy Cox, JD – Dean
Mercer University School of Law

9:30 – 9:45am

Networking Break

9:45 – 10:25am

Stroke Care: Creating an Epicenter of Excellence


Michael Frankel, MD – Director, Marcus Stroke & Neuroscience Center
Grady Memorial Hospital

Dianne Foster, RN, BSN, CCRN – Vice President, Quality & Systems Improvement
Greater Southeast Affiliate American Heart Association

Carol Fleming, BSN, RN, CCRN – Clinical Outreach Director
Marcus Stroke Network

Debra Camp, RN, MHA – Stroke Program Manager
Piedmont Newnan Hospital

Fred Sanfilippo, MD, PhD – Medical Director
The Marcus Foundation

9:45 – 10:20am

The Brain: Researching the Next Frontier


Vince Calhoun, PhD – Founding Director of the Center for Translational Research in Neuroimaging and Data Science
Georgia State University, GRA Eminent Scholar

Jessica Turner – Professor of Psychology
TReNDS Center & Georgia State University

Sergey Plis, PhD – Director of Machine Learning Core at TReNDS
Georgia State University

Ritu Aneja, PhD – ICART Founder, Distinguished Professor of Cancer Biology
Georgia State University

10:30 – 11:10am

Healthcare Investment Trends: Accelerating Health Horizons


Kenneth Saffold – Director

Eller Mallchok – Managing Director
Jumpstart Foundry

Ben Scruggs, PhD – Associate
Hatteras Venture Partners

David Stevenson – Managing Director
Merck Global Health Innovation Fund

Bob Crutchfield – Managing Director
American Cancer Society BrightEdge Impact Fund

10:30 – 11:05am

AI: The Possibilities and Ethical Questions in Healthcare


Junior Harewood, Executive Director
United Healthcare

Jon Duke MD, MS – Director
Center for Health Analytics and Informatics Georgia Tech Research Institute

John D. Banja, PhD – Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine Medical Ethicist, Center for Ethics
Emory University

Shantanu Nigam – CEO

Paul Wolpe, PhD – Raymond F. Schinazi Distinguished Research Chair in Jewish Bioethics, Director, Center for Ethics
Emory University

11:15 – 11:45am

CDC Fireside Chat: Priorities, Progress & Partnerships


Robert R. Redfield, MD – Director
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Judy Monroe, MD – President and CEO
CDC Foundation

David Rubinger – Market President and Publisher
Atlanta Business Chronicle

11:45am – 1:00pm

Lunch and Keynote Speaker

Oceans Ballroom

Dan Heath, New York Times best-selling author and Senior Fellow
Duke University

1:05 – 1:40pm

Managing Innovation: Near Term Goals and the Pipeline for Long Term Success


Lee Burnes – Senior Vice President, Global R&D and Clinical Affairs
Avanos Medical

Bob Zambon, PhD – Senior Director, R&D Data Science Strategy & Innovation
Janssen Research & Development

Shri Parikh – President

Elaine Tseng, JD – Partner Life Sciences
King & Spalding

1:05 – 1:20pm

Pediatric Cancer: The American Cancer Society’s Perspectives and Progress


Gary Reedy – CEO
American Cancer Society

1:20 – 1:50pm

Pediatric Cancer: How Partnering Together Changed the Prognosis of Pediatric Cancer


Elizabeth Mynatt, PhD – Executive Director and Regents’ Professor Institute for People and Technology
Georgia Tech

Kathleen Ruddy – CEO
St. Baldricks

Sharon Byers – Chief Development, Marketing and Communications Officer
American Cancer Society

Don Mueller – CEO
Children’s Hospital at Erlanger

1:50 – 3:15pm

Disruptive Innovations in Healthcare Delivery ACHE Credit Panel


Sonja McLendon – Chief of Operational Excellence
Northeast Georgia Health System

Ben Isgur – Leader
Health Research Institute at PwC

Glenn Eggert – Director, Enterprise Mobility – Healthcare & Life Sciences
Verizon Business Group

Sepi Browning, MHA, PMP, FHIMSS, CPHIMS – President
Brighthour, Inc. Health IT Consulting

Sweta Sneha, PhD – Founder and Executive Director, Healthcare Management and Informatics
Kennesaw State University

Gaurav Lal – Executive Director, Innovative Solutions
Merck & Co, Inc.

1:55 – 2:25pm

Keys to Collaboration and Partnership Success


Mike Davis – Head of the U.S. Neurology Patient Value Unit
UCB, Inc.

David Widmann – President & CEO
Konica Minolta

Matt Reed – President & CEO
Georgia CEO

2:25 – 2:40pm

Networking Break

Oceans Ballroom

2:40 – 3:15pm

Philanthropy, Partnerships & Progress, Leading Community Change


Gary Nelson – President
Healthcare GA Foundation

Bobbi Cleveland – Executive Director
Tull Charitable Foundation

Milton Little – President & CEO
United Way of Greater Atlanta

Alicia Philipp – President
Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta

3:20 – 3:50pm

Rural Health: Leading Innovations and Better Outcomes


Jean Rawlings Sumner, MD – Dean
Mercer University School of Medicine

Keisha Callins, MD, MPH – Ob/Gyn, Community Health Care Systems
Jones and Twiggs County

Lauren R. Gilbert, PhD, MPH – Assistant Professor Department of Community Medicine
Mercer University School of Medicine

Debra L. Stokes – Executive Director, Georgia Rural Health Innovation Center
Mercer University School of Medicine

Laura Calhoun, MHA – Executive Director
Southwest Georgia Area Health Education Center (SOWEGA-AHEC)

3:20 – 3:50pm

Genomics: How Partnerships are Transforming the Future of Healthcare


Devin Absher, PhD – Faculty Investigator, Director of Genomic Health
Hudson Alpha Institute for Biotechnology

Laura Grill – CEO
East Alabama Medical Center

Jim Weyhenmyer, PhD – Vice President for Research and Economic Development
Auburn University

Mary Shirley-Howell – Director, Research Engagement
Auburn University

Susan Johnston – VP of Human Resources
East Alabama Medical Center

3:55 – 4:25pm

Innovation in Medical Education


Douglas Patten, MD – Associate Dean, SW Regional Campus
Medical College of Georgia

Jean Rawlings Sumner, MD – Dean
Mercer University School of Medicineal Center

Michael J. Sampson, DO, FAOASM – Chief Academic Officer
PCOM South Georgia

Martha L. Elks, MD, PhD, FAPC, FACE – Professor, Senior Associate Dean of Educational Affairs
Morehouse School of Medicine

Evan Beasley, MD – Program Director
Family Medicine Residency Program

Cynthia George – CEO
Horizons Community Solutions

3:55 – 4:25pm

Mental Health: How We Solve the Mental Health Crisis in the US and Around the World


Eve Byrd – Director
Carter Center Mental Health Program

Anita Sharpe – Bureau Chief & Editor at Large
Bloomberg News

4:20 – 4:30pm

Closing Remarks


4:30 – 5:30pm