2017 Program

2017 Program

Day One: Monday, November 6th

Session 1 - Setting the Stage

1:00 PM



Conference Opening

Will Weisman Executive Director, Conferences, Singularity University

Catalyzing the Future of Healthcare

Daniel Kraft, MD Faculty Chair for Medicine, Singularity University and Founder & Chair, Exponential Medicine

Session 2 - Intro to Exponentials Part 1

1:45 PM



Artificial Intelligence

Neil Jacobstein Chair of Artificial Intelligence & Robotics, Singularity University


Catherine Mohr, MD Vice President of Strategy, Intuitive Surgical

Healthcare IT and Blockchain

John Mattison, MD Chief Medical Information Officer, Kaiser Permanente

3D Printing

A. Dara Dotz Principle Designer and Co-Founder, Field Ready

Recharge + Explore the Innovation Lab
3:25 PM - 4:00 PM

Session 3 - Intro to Exponentials Part 2

4:00 PM



Digital Biology

Raymond McCauley Chair, Digital Biology & Founding Faculty, Singularity University

Longevity & Human Performance

Vonda Wright, MD Orthopaedic Surgeon, UPMC/University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences

Big Data

John S. Brownstein, Ph.D. Chief Innovation Officer, Boston Children’s Hospital & Professor, Harvard Medical School


John Werner Vice President, Meta, Augmented Reality Technology

Exponential Entrepreneurship

Naveen Jain Founder & CEO, Viome

Session 4 - Empowered Patients, Collaborations, Disparities

5:30 PM



Music & Medicine

Charity Sunshine Tillemann-Dick Soprano, Double-Lung Transplant Recipient

Convergence: Patient, Surgeon and Roboticist

Catherine Mohr, MD Vice President of Strategy, Intuitive Surgical, Larry Smarr, PhD Director, Calit2 at UC San Diego and Sonia Ramamoorthy MD, FACS, FASCRS Professor of Surgery Chief, Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery Vice- Chair of Surgical Quality Rebecca and John Moores Cancer Center, University of California, San Diego Health System

Disparities & Determinants

Lee M. Sanders, MD, MPH Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Stanford and Josh Lee Principal, Deloitte Monitor

Gloria Wilder, MD, MPH CEO, Core Health & VP, Innovation and Preventive Health, Centene Corporation

Keynote: How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci

6:50 PM

Michael J. Gelb Pioneer in Creative Thinking and Innovation Leadership

Dinner Under the Stars
7:30 PM

Collaboration + Innovation Games

(Carousel Room)

9:00 PM

S’mores + Gadget Bar

(Sun Deck)

9:00 PM

Day Two: Tuesday, November 7th

Morning Activities: Yoga / Meditation / Beach Run
Breakfast in the Healthcare Innovation Lab
7:00 AM

Session 5 - 'Omics to Action

8:30 AM


Moira Gunn, PhD Host, NPR’s Biotech Nation

Larry Smarr, PhD Professor, UCSD and Director, Calit2

Rob Knight, PhD Professor, Pediatrics and Computer Science & Engineering at University of California, San Diego

Iya Khalil, PhD Chief Commercial Officer and Co-Founder, GNS Healthcare

Helen Messier Chief Medical Officer, Viome Inc

Session 6 - Digital, Mobile, Connected Health

9:40 AM


Daniel Kraft, MD Faculty Chair for Medicine, Singularity University and Founder & Chair, Exponential Medicine

Jeroen Tas Executive Vice President, Philips

Amir Lerman, MD Faculty, Mayo Clinic

Jeffrey Brewer CEO, Bigfoot Biomedical

Recharge + Explore the Innovation Lab
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Session 7 - From AI to Intelligence Augmentation

11:00 AM


Mark Michalski
Executive Director, MGH & BWH Center for Clinical Data Science

Eyal Gura, MBA
Co-Founder and Chairmanm, Zebra Medical Vision Ltd

Session 8 - Software as a Medical Device: FDA Innovation

11:40 AM

Bakul Patel, MBA
Associate Director of Digital Health, Food and Drug Administration/Center for Devices and Radiological Health

Asif Dhar
Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Session 9 - How the Age Wave Will Transform Health, Longevity and Medicine

11:55 AM


Ken Dychtwald, PhD
Founder and CEO, AgeWave

Lunch on the Lawn with Faculty Discussion Tables
12:45 PM

Session 10 - Catalyzing the Future

3:00 PM

A peak at the future, Technology Demos


Carin Watson
EVP Learning & Innovation, Interim VP of Marketing, Singularity University

Session 11 - Regenerative Medicine & Human 2.0

3:25 PM


Robert Hariri, MD, PhD
CEO & Founder, Celularity

Roman Reed
President, Roman Reed Foundation Patient Advocate

Hans Keirstead, PhD
Stem Cell Biologist, Candidate for US Congress

Kevin R. Stone, MD
Orthopaedic Surgeon, The Stone Clinic

David Ewing Duncan
Co-founder & CEO, Arc

Jamie Metzl
Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council & Author, Genesis Code

Recharge + Explore the Innovation Lab
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Session 12 - Reimagining Cancer

5:30 PM


Daniel Kraft, MD Faculty Chair for Medicine, Singularity University and Founder & Chair, Exponential Medicine

Stephen Hunt, MD, PhD
Interventional Radiologist, University of Pennsylvania

Mark Bonyhadi
Head of Research, Academic Affairs, Juno Therapeutics, Inc.

Shoshana Ungerleider, MD Founder, End Well Project

Richard Wender, MD
Chief Cancer Control Officer, American Cancer Society

Steven Eisenberg, MD
Chief Medical Officer and Co-Founder, Workup


Shawna Butler, RN, MBA
Partnerships, Singularity University

Keynote: Creating Abundance

7:15 PM

Peter Diamandis, MD
Founder, XPRIZE, Singularity University

Dinner Under the Stars
7:30 PM

xMed UnConference
9:00 PM

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Moonshots and Shots
9:00 PM

Carousel Room

Day Three: Wednesday, November 8th

Morning Activities: Yoga / Meditation / Beach Run
Breakfast in the Healthcare Innovation Lab
7:00 AM

Session 13 - Future of the Brain and Neuroscience

8:30 AM


Divya Chander, MD PhD
Anesthesiologist/Neuroscientist, Stanford University

Jordan Amadio, MD MBA
Co-Founder/Partner, NeuroLaunch & Resident Physician in Neurosurgery, Emory University

Yan Fossat
Principal Investigator, Labs for Klick Health & Alec Melkonian Entrepreneur in Residence, Klick Health

Kate Rosenbluth, PhD
CEO, Cala Health

Session 14 - Advocacy, Media and Medicine

9:35 AM


Jennifer Brea CEO/Founder, Shella Films

Andy Kogelnik, MD, PhD Director, Open Medicine Institute

Jeffrey D. Rediger, MD, MDiv Faculty, Harvard Medical School Medical Director, McLean Southeast Hospital Adult Psychiatric Program

Recharge + Explore the Innovation Lab
10:25 - 10:50 AM

Session 15 - AR/VR & Envisioneering the Future of Healthcare

10:50 AM


Brennan Spiegel, MD VR in Healthcare Pioneer Director, Health Services Research in Academic Affairs and Clinical Transformation at Cedars-Sinai

Shafi Ahmed, PhD, FRCS Co-founder, Virtual Medics & Medical Realities

Rafael Grossmann, MD FACS General, Trauma, Advanced Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgeon

Nadine Hachach-Haram NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Fellow & Founder, Proxime

Session 16 - Innovation & Collaboration at the Global Scale

12:00 PM


Lucien Engelen Founding Director of REshape Center, Radboud University Medical Center / SUNL

xMed Scrubs Photo Shoot on the Beach
12:35 PM

Lunch on the Lawn with Faculty Led Discussion Tables
12:50 PM

Session 17 - Transforming Mental Health & Wellness

3:05 PM


Shanon Jaccard, MBA CEO & Co-Founder, Ballast Health

Brad Burge Director of Strategic Communications, MAPS

Nichol Bradford Co-Founder & Executive Director, Transformative Tech Lab

Jamie Wheal Executive Director, Flow Genome Project

Will Henshall Founder & CEO, [email protected] (Neuroscience Music Productivity Tools)

Session 18 - Future of Clinical Practice

4:05 PM


Jordan Shlain, MD Founder, Private Medical & Founder/Chairman, HealthLoop

Leslie Saxon, MD Founder & Executive Director, USC Center for Body Computing

Steven Steinhubl, MD Director, Digital Medicine, Scripps Translational Science Institute

Session 19 - Reinventing Pharma

5:10 PM


Milind Kamkolkar Global Head, Next Gen Analytics

Alex Zhavoronkov, PhD Co-founder & CEO, Insilico Medicine

Recharge + Explore the Innovation Lab
6:00 - 6:35 PM

Session 20 - Next Gen Innovators

6:35 PM


Michael Seres Patient Voice/Ambassador for the NHS Founder, 11Health

Jack Kreindler, MD Founder & Director, The Centre for Health and Human Performance

MEDy Award Winner Presentation
7:00 PM

Beach Celebration / Bonfire / Drum Circle
7:30 PM

Silent Disco
10:00 PM

Day Four: Thursday, November 9th

Morning Activities: Yoga / Meditation / Beach Run
Breakfast on the Garden Patio
7:00 AM

Session 21 - Forecasting the Future: Q&A FireSide with Ray Kurzweil

8:30 AM


Ray Kurzweil Co-founder & Chancellor, Singularity University

Session 22 - The Future is Closer Than You Think

9:15 AM

Session 23 - Hacking Healthcare

9:30 AM


Darshak Sanghavi, MD Chief Medical Officer, OptumLabs

Anna Young Co-Founder & Health Maker at Pop Up Labs

David Metcalf, PhD Researcher for the Institute for Simulation and Training, University of Central Florida & President, Moving Knowledge

Chad Ruffin, MD Ear surgeon/Research Fellow at Indiana University, Cochlear implant recipient, CEO of RuffLab Technologies

Stretch & Connect
10:35 AM - 10:55 AM

Session 24 - Globalizing and Democratizing Healthcare

10:55 AM


Ralph Simon, FRSA Chairman & CEO, Mobilium Global Limited

Marc Koska Inventor of the the K1 syringe

Nico Preston Data Scientist & Disease Ecologist, Boston, MA

Session 25 - Lessons on Translation / Moving the Needle

11:40 AM


Brian Forde Former Technology Advisor to the White House & Congressional Candidate

Alan Greene, MD, FAAP Founder, Lead, Private Medical

Margaret Laws CEO, HopeLab

John Nosta Digital Health Maven, NostaLab

Session 26 - Future Forward: Innovation/Impact at Scale

12:35 PM


Rasu Shrestha, MD, MBA Chief Innovation Officer, UPMC Executive Vice President, UPMC Enterprises

Onwards: Taking Exponential Steps

12:55 PM


Daniel Kraft, MD Faculty Chair for Medicine, Singularity University and Founder & Chair, Exponential Medicine

Happy Hour San Diego Style @ Ballast Point Brewing
6:30 PM

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