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Session Videos from September 23, 2021 Conference

2021 Conference

SESSION 1 – The Path Forward: A Conversation with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH – Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Judy Monroe, MD – President & CEO, CDC Foundation
  • David Rubinger – Market President and Publisher, Atlanta Business Chronicle

SESSION 2 – Preparing Hospitals for the Next Pandemic

  • Regina Herzlinger – Nancy R. McPherson Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
  • Barak Richman, JD – Bartlett Professor of Law and Business Administration, Duke University
  • Jimmy Childre, Jr., FACHE – Former Chair & CEO, Washington County Regional Medical Center and President, Childre Ford, Inc.

SESSION 3 – From Angel to Exit – Seeding The Future of Health

  • Lance Black, MD, MBID – Senior Medical Director, 3iveLabs
  • Richard Munassi, MD, MBA – Co-Founder, Blackfin Technology Partners & Blackfin Venture Partners and Director, Tampa Bay Wave Accelerator
  • Chris Lee – Chairman, CEO & Co-founder, Huxley Medical
  • Tim Howe – Cox Enterprises
  • Philip Lewis – Partner, Fulcrum Equity Partners

SESSION 4 – Virtual Health: Blending Care Delivery to Improve Health Outcomes

  • Lea Sims – Vertical Marketing Lead, Verizon Healthcare, Insurance & Life Sciences
  • Ann Mond Johnson – CEO, American Telemedicine Association
  • Nate Lacktman – Partner & Chair of National Telemedicine and Digital Health Foley & Lardner, LLP
  • Sherrie Williams – COO, Global Partnership for Telehealth

SESSION 5 – Neurological Diseases: Bench to Bedside – Collaborations & Progress

  • Douglas Martin – Director Scott-Ritchey Research Center, Auburn University
  • Miguel Sena-Esteves – Associate Professor Neurology, UMASS
  • Heather Grey-Edwards – Associate Professor Neurology, UMASS
  • Gavin Corcoran – Chief R&D Officer, Sio Gene Therapies

SESSION 6 – Epidemic of the Underserved: The South’s Maternal Mortality Crisis

  • Pam Shipley – COO, Sharecare
  • Wade Rakes – President & CEO, Peach State Health Plan, Centene Corporation
  • Samantha Manderson, MD, FACOG – OB/GYN, CareConnect Health
  • Barry Igoubadia, MD – OB/GYN, CareConnect Health

SESSION 7 – The Changing Future of Healthcare Investments

  • Ben Scruggs, PhD – Associate, Hatteras Venture Partners
  • Sir Mani – Director, The Chartis Group
  • L.A. Galyon – Managing Director and Partner, Brentwood Capital Advisors


Hospital Leadership: Reflections on the Past, Present and Future of Healthcare

  • Candice L. Saunders, FACHE – President & CEO, Wellstar Heath System
  • Carol Burrell – President & CEO, Northeast Georgia Health System
  • Jonathan S. Lewin, MD – CEO & Chairman of the Board, Emory Healthcare
  • Andy Miller – CEO & Editor, Georgia Health News

SESSION 9 – How Precision Medicine is Transforming Treatments for Oncology and Neonatal Patients

  • Devin Absher, PhD – Faculty Investigator, Director of Genomic Health, HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology
  • David Bick, MD, FACMG – Lab Director/Clinical Geneticist, HudsonAlpha Clinical Services Laboratory and Medical Director, Smith Family Clinic for Genomic Medicine
  • Jessica Merritt – Director of Business Development, HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology

SESSION 10 – A Data-Driven Approach to Designing and Implementing Systemic Gender Parity Solutions

  • Susan O’Connor – CEO, Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association
  • Adam Dubow – Chief Compliance and Ethics Officer, Bristol Myers Squibb
  • Devray Kirkland – Chief Diversity Officer VP, Diversity and Inclusion, Cardinal Health
  • Nicola Greenway – SVP Human Resources, Global Manufacturing, Supply & Quality, Takeda

SESSION 11 – Executive Insights – Leading Community Based Healthcare

  • J. Scott Steiner, FACHE – President and CEO, Phoebe Putney Health System
  • Delvecchio Finley – President & CEO, Atrium Health Navicent
  • Angela Ammons – CEO, Clinch Memorial Hospital
  • Matt Reed – CEO, Georgia CEO

SESSION 12 – 5G’s Impact on Health Equity

  • Lucienne (Lucie) Ide, MD, PhD – Founder & CEO, Rimidi
  • Jeffrey Rosowski, PAC – Senior Manager Healthcare, T-Mobile
  • Greg Jungles – Healthcare Technology Catalyst, ATDC
  • Bill Bellando – Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, Wellstar

SESSION 13 – Fallacies and Dangers of Practicing Race-Based Medicine

  • Bonzo Reddick, MD, MPH, FAAFP – Professor & Chair Community Medicine, Mercer University and Family Physician at J.C. Lewis Primary Health Care Center
  • Angela Ward – Talk Show Host, Philanthropist, Motivational Speaker, The Game Changers

SESSION 14 – Pediatric Mental Health – National Crisis, Local Solutions

  • Don Mueller – CEO, St Christopher’s Hospital for Children
  • Lisa Carter – CEO, Niswonger Children’s Hospital and VP Pediatric Services, Ballad Health
  • Barry Gilmore, MD, MBA – Chief Medical Officer, LeBonheur Children’s Hospital
  • Gabe Roberts – CEO & Founder, Roberts Consulting Group and Former CEO, TennCare
2021 Innovation Panel Discussion

Unleashing the Value of Disruptive Innovation

  • Lance Black,MD,MBID – Acting Senior Medical Director, 3ive Labs
  • Greg Hewitt – Executive Director of Innovation, Cone Health
  • Hank Capps, Jr., MD – Executive Chief Information and Digital Officer, Wellstar Health System
  • Jay Brennn, MBA, JD – Co-Founder of Prinnovo,LLC and Managing Director of Cone Health Ventures
2020 Conference

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
2019 Conference

Welcome to 2019 Annual Gathering

Russ Lipari, Founder & CEO Health Connect South

Welcome Remarks

Dr. Michael Erikson – Dean and Regents Professor, Georgia State University

Drones Driving Innovation in Healthcare Logistics

Panel Discussion

Leading Successful Strategic Partnerships

Panel Discussion

Stroke Care: Creating an Epicenter of Excellence

Panel Discussion

Healthcare Investment Trends: Accelerating Health Horizons

Panel Discussion

CDC Fireside Chat: Priorities, Progress & Partnerships

Panel Discussion

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

Gary Reedy – CEO, American Cancer Society

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

Panel Discussion

Keys to Collaboration and Partnership Success

Panel Discussion

Philanthropy, Partnerships & Progress: Leading Community Change

Panel Discussion

Rural Health: Leading Innovations and Better Outcomes

Panel Discussion

Innovation in Medical Education

Panel Discussion

2018 Conference

Critical Issues in the Future Of Health

Susan Dentzer, President & CEO Network for Excellence in Health Innovation

Telehealth Improving Healthcare Across the South and Globe

Panel Discussion

Healthcare 3.0 – How Technology Is Driving The Transition to Prosumers, Platforms and Outsurance

Rubin Pillay, PhD, MD Asst Dean & Chief Innovation Officer, Univ of Alabama Birmingham

Health Investments: Cultivating Innovation

Panel Discussion

Game Changers: New Medicine

Panel Discussion

Critical Data for All

Panel Discussion

Making The Rounds: Doctors Leading from the Frontlines

Dr. Patrice Harris, President-Elect of The American Medical Association

Opiod Epidemic Panel Discussion: Striking Back

Panel Discussion

Collaboration as a Business Model

Panel Discussion

Accelerating I.T. into Healthcare

Panel Discussion

The Windshield and the Rear View Mirror of Health Innovation

Jacques J. Sokolov, MD Chairman & CEO, SSB Solutions, Inc.


Together, health advances.




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