7:00 a.m.

Registration, Breakfast and Networking

8:00 a.m.


8:15 a.m.

Keynote Remarks

Charles Worthington, CTO, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

9:00 a.m.

Precision Medicine

The panel will bring to life the progress precision medicine is making today and will highlight the real-world discoveries in BioHealth happening in the National Capital Region. Hear how precision medicine is enabling the medical community to deliver focused healthcare in a cost-effective and accessible manner, leaving the era of shotgun medicine behind.

Dr. Crystal Icenhour
, CEO and Co-Founder, Aperiomics
Kristi Jones, Chief Operating Officer, NexImmune
Michael Thomas
, Director, Venture Capital, Inova Personalized Health Accelerator

Dr. Jeffrey N. Hausfeld
, Chairman of the Board and CMO, BioFactura Inc.; Chairman and Founder, The Society of Physician Entrepreneurs

9:50 a.m.

Networking Break

10:25 a.m.

Patient Experience

Digital connectedness is quickly becoming a critical part of the patient experience. Patients utilize multiple devices to monitor their health that function in a myriad of ways – from finding and researching clinicians, scheduling appointments, asking providers questions, obtaining lab results, comparing drug prices, and more. To be responsive in this rapidly-evolving marketplace, health providers, payers and federal and state governments are making increased digital investments. Hear from panelists from the health industry as they share their priorities for enhancing the patient experience.

Jon Booth
, Director, Web and New Media Group, Office of Communication, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
Shirley McElhatton, Director of Patient Service Excellence, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
Kim Radefeld, Director, Consulting, CGI
Raymond Sczudlo, General Counsel, b.well

Fritz Haimberger, Vice President, Global Industry Lead – Healthcare Provider, Appian

11:15 a.m.

Keynote Remarks

Jerry Berger, Senior Manager, Healthcare, Samsung Electronics America, Inc.

12:00 p.m.

Networking Lunch

12:45 p.m.

Health Tech Innovation Spotlight

Innovative companies from the region’s health technology sector will present five-minute flash briefings highlighting groundbreaking or unique innovations that could ultimately be game changers in health. Hear about the latest innovations that have the potential to impact the future of health.

Presenting Companies:
Binary Fountain
Executive Healthcare Services
George Mason University
Neuroparticle Corporation
Pariveda Solutions

1:45 p.m.

Networking Break

2:00 p.m.

Innovation and Disruptive Health Technologies

Innovation experts will discuss how the Greater Washington ecosystem can catalyze and invest in innovations like those presented in the flash briefings. The dialogue will also include a discussion of the challenges and opportunities of advancing innovation, transforming innovation into implementation, and promoting growth in the regional health tech ecosystem.

Jose L. Arrieta
, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition, Assistant Secretary for Financial Resources (ASFR), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Dr. Mike Buschmann
, Chair of Bioengineering, Volgenau School of Engineering, George Mason University
Dr. Jim Kyung-Soo Liew, Founder,, and Assistant Professor, Finance, Johns Hopkins University
Mudar Yaghi, Chairman and CEO, AppTek

Jon Hoehne, Vice President, Quality Assurance, Dovel Technologies

2:50 p.m.

Blockchain and Healthcare

Explore the wide range of use cases for blockchain in healthcare. Hear how the healthcare industry can effectively use blockchain solutions to share data – in record keeping, health monitoring and diagnosis, in research, and for payment.

Mary Butler-Everson, Senior Vice President, Healthcare Product Innovations, PNC
Dr. Henry “Skip” Francis
, Director of Data Mining and Informatics Evaluation and Research Group, Office of Translational Sciences, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER), Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Jon White, Deputy National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, U. S. Department of Health and Human Services

Jeremy Walsh, Chief Technologist, Booz Allen Hamilton

3:45 p.m.

Keynote Remarks

Pete Jobse, Managing Director, Inova Personalized Health Accelerator
Todd Stottlemyer, CEO, Inova Center for Personalized Health

4:30 p.m.

Closing Remarks