Wharton Sirius Radio Session: Regional Hotbeds of Medical Innovation

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Tuesday, December 8, 2015
12:00pm— 1:00pm
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Join in the healthcare conversation on SIRIUSXM Channel 111 - the Wharton business channel! A panel of experts will discuss Regional hotbeds of medical innovation and the infrastructure required to achieve success.

697.jpgOur next radio session, Regional hotbeds of medical innovation and the infrastructure required to achieve success, will be Tuesday, December 8th from 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST.

There are regions around the world where medical product and service innovation have accelerated in a very meaningful way. Hear from 3 experts who are responsible for configuring and managing the infrastructure that allows this to happen. Hear as well about the types of innovations that are being introduced into the marketplace allowing healthcare to improve upon the triple aim of medicine – lowering costs, improving quality and access to care.  

Click here to register. Open only to current dues-paying members of WHCMAA.  Available to 50 participants.

The user name and password for access to this session will be emailed to all participants on Monday, December 7th. 

John Parrish, MD is the Chief Executive Officer of the Consortia for Improving Medicine with Innovation and Technology (CIMIT). Dr. Parrish champions multidisciplinary research that accelerates technological innovation in clinical care. Trained in internal medicine, dermatology, and clinical research, he developed innovative and now widely adopted therapies to treat skin diseases using ultraviolet light. He worked with physicists and engineers to provide the fundamental platform launching many uses of lasers in surgery and dermatology. Dr. Parrish founded both the MGH-Wellman Center for Photomedicine, the first and now the largest multidisciplinary research group investigating therapeutic uses of light and the Harvard-MGH-Cutaneous Biology Research Center. He also founded CIMIT, a Boston-based consortium of medical and engineering institutions working together to identify, motivate and facilitate innovators in care primarily in the domain of devices, procedures and systems engineering. Over $500 million have been invested in the launch of these three centers. Dr. Parrish has authored over 300 publications and 7 books, including descriptions of his military service in Vietnam and subsequent 40-year struggle with post traumatic stress disorder. In 2009 he became the founding director of the Red Sox Foundation-Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program, committed to identify, motivate and treat veterans with invisible wounds of war. Dr. Parrish headed the Department of Dermatology at Harvard Medical School and at Massachusetts General Hospital and is now the Edward Wigglesworth Professor Emeritus at Harvard Medical School. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine-National Academies of Science and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. 

1522.jpgJohn S. Swartley, MBA, PhD is the Associate Vice Provost for Research and Executive Director of the Penn Center for Innovation (PCI) at the University of Pennsylvania (Penn), where he leads a team that is focused on facilitating new product development, venture creation and corporate partnerships based on expertise and technologies created at Penn. Prior to joining Penn in 2007, Dr. Swartley served as Senior Vice President and General Partner of BCM Technologies (BCMT), the venture capital investment subsidiary of Baylor College of Medicine. 

Moderated by: Jeff Voigt, WG'85, Principal Medical Device Consultants of Ridgewood, LLC 

These sessions are free of charge to WHCMAA dues paying members and will permit a listener to listen in through their computer for these nationally broadcast one hour time slots.  It will also provide listeners to call in during these sessions to provide their perspectives.   These sessions will also be replayed 3 more times during the week on SIRIUS Channel 111.    It is a great way to join in the conversation! 

Replay schedule:
Friday, December 11th at 9:00 am EST
Saturday, December 12th at 4:00 pm EST
Sunday, December 13th at 9:00 pm EST 

Note: If we become oversubscribed to this offer, our goal will be to extend the one hour radio segment to 2 hours (to ensure your voice is heard).  Lastly, if you have an idea for a panel discussion or would like to be a panelist for a session, please email Jeff Voigt at [email protected].   Again, this is open only to dues paying members. 

Additional Sessions:

Please visit our Events page for a listing of additional sessions: http://www.whartonhealthcare.org/events.html.