Announcing Xconomy's Healthcare Summit: Request An Invitation to Our Exclusive Oct. 15 Gathering

8/28/13Follow @bbuderi

There’s hardly an issue that is more of a hot button than healthcare—and there’s hardly an issue that is surrounded by as much poorly understood, misguided, or outright misleading information. Yet neither are there many sectors as fundamentally important to our economy and future growth.

To get to some real answers (or at least valuable insights) about this critical topic, and separate what’s real from all the hot air, Xconomy is convening a special invitation-only event that will feature some of the country’s leading entrepreneurs, innovators, practitioners, and investors in healthcare and health technology.

The inaugural Xconomy Healthcare Summit: From Precision Medicine to Precision Management will take place on Tuesday, October 15. We are taking over the entire deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, MA, for this exclusive conclave, and we only have room for about 100 attendees.

Now is your chance to request an invitation, which you can do here. We are keen to hear from entrepreneurs, technologists, high-level managers, and investors working in or interested in the healthcare space. If you are a service provider, and are interested in sponsoring the summit, please write to sales@xconomy.com.

The summit promises to be a healthcare event like few (if any) others—spanning healthcare writ large, from drug development to consumer issues, from scientist to hospital administrator, doctor, and patient.

We are reaching across our network to convene a stellar group of speakers to explore this vital topic. Things will kick off with a reception the evening of Monday, October 14. The event day itself will feature keynote talks, intimate chats, and interactive panels, along with special presentations from new and interesting startups.

Among our speakers: Nobel Laureate Phil Sharp of MIT; Mitchell Higashi, chief economist of GE Healthcare; Mark Levin, co-founder of Third Rock Ventures; Bill Sahlman from Harvard Business School; Jason Jacobs, CEO and founder of FitnessKeeper; Jill Seidman from healthcare accelerator Healthbox;
 Martin Watson, founder and CEO of SeeChange Health; and David Callender, president of the University of Texas Medical Branch.

Among the issues up for discussion and debate: What will be the most likely evolution of Obamacare, and with its inception, will the U.S. evolve into a two-tier healthcare system? Which emerging technologies are poised to have the biggest effect on healthcare? How can we use the output from advances in genomics and personalized medicine to improve everything from drug development to care management programs?

Again, we only have room for a small number of attendees at this invitation-only event and are restricting this event to entrepreneurs, technologists, high-level managers, investors, and our sponsors. General registration is $795 (you can apply for a discount if you’re from a government organization, non-profit, or startup), and includes the reception the night before, the event itself (which has its own reception and lots of other networking time), a private tour of the deCordova if you’d like, and breakfast and lunch on the event day.

To request an invitation—and for more event information, including the full list of speakers—please visit our Healthcare Summit event listing here.

Bob is Xconomy's founder and editor in chief. You can e-mail him at bbuderi@xconomy.com, call him at 617.500.5926. Follow @bbuderi

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