Exponential Medicine Breakouts

2015 Exponential Breakouts

Last Update: Tuesday, November 10th, 2015 at 11:00AM

All Breakout Workshops begin promptly at 1:45PM

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Wednesday, November 11th (2015)

MEDy Award PitchesCoronet

Listen to innovative startups pitch for a MEDy award (Medical Entrepreneurship & Disruption) as they compete for the Convergence, One to Watch, Outstanding Pitch, and Most Disruptive awards.

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See profiles of all Innovation Lab companies

ambiotex
Beyond Verbal
Cloud Dx
First Derm
Medical Realities
Miroculus
Open Health Network
Qurasense
Sense.ly
Zest Health

Democratizing Drugs & DevicesSpreckles C/D

Key Problems: Medical innovation is fast. Regulatory processes are slow. The cost of bringing medical grade products to market is increasing while access to affordable health care decreases and chronic disease increases. People are too often unengaged with their own health and healthcare.

The Solution: Leverage the tools of connected health and willingness of people to share personal information for the improvement of healthcare to modernize how medical products are assessed. Following an initial risk calculation, devices and drugs will be approved for marketing under terms that promote the continuous evaluation of risk and efficacy under real world circumstances. The key innovation is that patients and the crowd of qualified researchers will participate in the evaluation process. The key insight is that in the envisioned medical product environment, patient engagement will be a designed component of medical products rather than an afterthought.

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Future of Medical
Education/SimulationWilder G/H

(Session description not yet available. Please check back Wednesday.)

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Innovating within InstitutionsEdison I

In this time of unprecedented change in the U.S. healthcare system, and as numerous emerging markets continue to expand and adapt their own healthcare infrastructures, the industry is in a time of significant flux as systems cope with changes (cost, new technology and quality of care) on one hand and access on the other. During this innovation workshop, you will engage with innovation leaders representing medtech, providers and entrepreneurs as they discuss the ways their organizations approach the challenge of continuing growth in an era of change and disruption.

BD (Becton Dickinson) is a leading medical device company whose products reach billions of people around the world. As a developer of disposable devices and diagnostic tests, it has long worked with traditional providers to ensure the delivery of quality care. As healthcare trends towards the more personal and preventative and care settings shift from the hospital to the home, BD is keen to explore the new frontiers of healthcare and is working with startups and incubators around the world in order to explore new spaces, co-create solutions and acquire new capabilities to solve healthcare challenges.

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Scaling InnovationBallroom

Come mix it up with an interactive wide ranging conversation and disucssion with healthcare leaders from Cleveland Clinic, SRI and Microsoft. How can you and your organization scale innovation, from the technology, culture, and incentives angles. What are lessons and opportunities to develop and integrate novel approaches.

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Making Health -- Democratizing
Health Design and FabricationCrown

Learn how Pop Up Labs is accelerating the democratizing of digital fabrication, smart materials, physical computing, and a global network of tech tribes -- Makers -- who are reinventing our products and experiences with the objects they create. join us to uncover the maker in you and discuss the disruptive potential of making

Take advantage of the maker studio at the Deloitte iLab booth throughout the conference and join the dialogue during the workshop to discuss implications for healthcare today

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Big Data & Machine
Learning Meet MedicineEmpress

Join Jeremy Howard for a discussion of how deep learning will change the future of medicine. We can discuss specific medical opportunities such as oncology or cardiology, general issues about how deep learning works and what it can and can't do, or anything else you want to learn more about about this extraordinary technology.

To ensure your question is answered, tweet it to @jeremyphoward, and add the hash tag #xmedquestion. If you see a question there you like, favorite it - I'll cover favorited questions first.

This will be an interactive discussion, not a lecture, so please come ready to get involved!

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Where are the Potential
for CollaborationSpreckles A/B

The workshop intends to address areas of innovation(s) where health care facilities could collaborate. Conferences like Exponential Medicine do have a high level of inspiration to the audience. After the conference and having had the time to digest all the information, most of the attendees fall back in the daily routines and usually don’t have the time, energy, resources, etc. to work on realization of an idea that could benefit their organization. During this workshop we will explore the potential for collaborations with respect to concretize innovation plans, ideas.

We ask the attendees to do very short pitches about their ideas and potential in their organization. We then will cluster similar ideas and compose groups who will then elaborate 1 or 2 ideas, using canvas posters which will be in the room. Besides that we will ask the attendees to complete an innovation assessment survey (max 5 minutes).
This may be supportive during the discussions about the topics on the canvas. We will end the workshop with short presentations about the results. The idea is to set up a collaboration once back home and working towards concrete plans, models, etc. that may be presented in May 2016 at the next XMED conference in combination with Philips’ 125 anniversary.

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Future of the Brain
& NeuroMed workshopGarden Room

Join our Exponential Medicine Neuro faculty and discuss the future of the brain, from mental health, to brain computer interfaces, from optigenomics, to the empowered patient.

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Pioneering Genomics for
A Precision Medicine FutureWilder E/F

At Human Longevity Inc. (HLI) we are using our expertise in genomics, machine learning, and large scale computing to solve a variety of complex medical issues. Our goal: to extend the healthy, human lifespan. The HLI Knowledgebase™ … our comprehensive database of high quality genomic, phenotypic and clinical information is enabling pharmaceutical companies, insurers and healthcare providers to impact and improve health.

A key part of our business is the HLI Health Nucleus™ a clinical research project that integrates comprehensive health screening and health history with genomic and other “omic” advances to deliver personalized health insights to clients and their primary care physicians. This comprehensive health journey enables individuals to see the most complete biological and medical picture of them available today. Join Dr Helen Messier, Medical Director, Genomics to learn more about our transformative research and technology and meet their representatives in the Innovation Lab.

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Understanding &
working with the NHSYork

Join the National Clinical Director for Innovation at NHS and several young clinical fellows from the UK and explore lessons and opportunities with the British NHS in an interactive discussion.

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Human Biome WorkshopPointe

The Microbiome is arguably the biggest opportunity for new product development in Healthcare and Medicine. With each advance in our understanding, there is the realistic potential to create a vast range of new products in multiple markets addressing a myriad of unmet needs. Some legacy companies, active in closely align spaces, are already bringing some incremental products to the market, while some of our bolder entrepreneurs and founder-inventors are starting to create new companies and raise investment to take advantage of numerous more disruptive opportunities. So, just how far can we go with this? What are the limits of new microbiome product creation?

In 2016, GuideWell will partner with the Institute of Human and Machine Cognition to create a unique series of immersive events focused entirely on identifying the next generation of microbiome products, and taking the best of these to the market. This interactive workshop will demonstrate one of the tools we will utilize – the Reverse-Engineered Business. This is a counter-intuitive process that has been used by the Presenter to create a successful biotech business and generate IP. Using this experience as a framework, Participants will walk through an accelerated version of the method sparking competition and having fun in the process.”

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Audience Architecture
in the Digital AgeEdison J/K

It’s impossible to work in the industry today without recognizing the importance of online conversations about health, healthcare and healthcare companies. Most people and organizations have acquired a social media following more or less haphazardly, but there’s no reason it has to be that way.

Participants in this highly interactive workshop will learn how they can PURPOSEFULLY build the right audience for them and their organizations, and will leave the conference with a personalized digital footprint map showing how they’re connected to the broader health ecosystem. All Exponential Medicine Faculty and Participants can create a sample by mapping their followers in the MDigitalLife Online Health Ecosystem Demo tool

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Healthloop: A case study in how to a single
question built a digital health companyViceroy

(Session description not yet available. Please check back Wednesday.)

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iPS Stem cellsKent

A discussion of the implication and possibilities of Induced pluripotent stem (IPS) cells which are becoming a key foundation upon which the future of personalized and regenerative medicine will be built. Adult cells in the body can be reverted into stem cells that can then be differentiated to brain, heart, liver, and all other types of cells. This technology is creating revolutionary opportunities for personalized diagnostics and treatments of genetic disease that would have been unthinkable only a few short years ago. And like banking cord blood has become something of an insurance policy for newborns, banking iPS cells for future use allows everyone to prepare today for new and better treatments.

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IMPROVed Networking!Windsor Lawn

Improve your networking skills with improv games designed for you to get the most out of your conference experience. Dress comfortable and bring your sense of humor.

Improvisation for improved relationships, communication, team building, trust, and public speaking: Plan all you want, but in the end, work is about building relationships and adjusting to change as fast as it happens. With Improv, you learn how to become a better communicator, build a stronger team, create a more positive work environment, and stimulate creativity. In a fun and safe atmosphere, participants will learn practical skills and tips that can be directly applied to their work and personal life. These skills are also useful for facilitating groups, meeting new people, job interviews, and presenting in front of an audience with confidence.

Led by Robert Strong an an award winning entertainer and a regular at Singularity University and Exponential Medicine.

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Connecting Providers With
Technology -- How Do We Bring
Innovation to the Front Line ProvidersWindsor Lawn

(Session description not yet available. Please check back Wednesday.)

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Crowd Sourcing the
Exponential Medicine SongOutside Babcock & Story bar

(Session description not yet available. Please check back Wednesday.)

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Tuesday, November 10th (2015)

MEDy Award pitchesCORONET

Listen to 10 innovative startups pitch for a MEDy award (Medical Entrepreneurship & Disruption) as they compete for the Convergence, One to Watch, Outstanding Pitch, and Most Disruptive awards.

COMPETING COMPANIES

See profiles of all Innovation Lab companies

Bloomer
Care Angel
Epharmix, Inc.
Eyecarrot Innovations Corp
Metamason
LifeQ
ORIG3N
Universal DX
Wellopp
X2AI

Precision Medicine: Paving the
Route from Theoretical Value
to Practical Benefit for All, TogetherBallroom

Precision Medicine is based on the premise that no two patients are alike. This individualized approach goes back thousands of years. In Western medicine, it began when Hippocrates imported the theory of humors into Greek medicine as a means to diagnosing and restoring the unique imbalance in blood, phlegm, black bile and yellow bile afflicting each patient. Precision Medicine now goes much deeper, as it relies on breakthroughs from research on genomics, proteomics, metabolomics and microbiomics, and the use of big data and expert intelligent systems to identify and correct the unique abnormalities affecting each individual patient.

The promise of Precision Medicine, however, will only be fulfilled if the powerful research efforts that are fueling it are matched by equally bold attempts to transform clinical practice, and to offer the best available knowledge and tools to each person, regardless of location or who they are.

As new research reveals in richer detail the uniqueness of each patient, figuring out how to provide individualized services to large populations becomes an increasingly daunting goal that could only be meet by addressing challenges that currently appear insurmountable.

During this session, participants will:
Learn about eight of the most important challenges that are hindering the widespread dissemination of Precision Medicine.
Gain new insights, based on real-life cases, about how such challenges could be addressed.
Discover opportunities to harness the power of exponential technologies and bold new business models to give every person in the world the opportunity to live a healthy life.

Emphasis will be placed on the development of a global online platform capable of interconnecting and analyzing, in real-enough-time, the vast streams of data that are generated continuously by myriad sources using machine-learning algorithms; on the creation of small world networks; and on the need for bold new business models powered by alliances among major data players from outside the traditional boundaries of the healthcare system.

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Lessons in Digital
Health EntrepreneurshipWilder G/H

Join xMed faculty in a dive on digital health innovation. What is coming to the clinic and how can it be integrated into clinician workflow, reimbursement, and the engaged consumer.

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Biotech and BiohackingSpreckles C/D

Singularity University biotech track chair, and co-founder of Biocurious will explore the future of digital biology, the citizen scientist, and biohacking.

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Big Data & Machine Learning Meet MedicineWilder E/F

Join Jeremy Howard for a discussion of how deep learning will change the future of medicine. We can discuss specific medical opportunities such as oncology or cardiology, general issues about how deep learning works and what it can and can't do, or anything else you want to learn more about about this extraordinary technology.
To ensure your question is answered, tweet it to @jeremyphoward, and add the hash tag #xmedquestion. If you see a question there you like, favorite it - I'll cover favorited questions first.
This will be an interactive discussion, not a lecture, so please come ready to get involved!

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Designing Healthcare Solutions
with BlockChainSpreckels A/B

This interactive workshop will introduce participants to the value of blockchain and how it might apply to our healthcare system. Participants will engage in a design thinking exercise to ideate and concept innovative solutions. The session will be facilitated by Frog, a global design and strategy firm, and the MIT Media Lab.

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