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Xconomy's Healthcare Summit

Xconomy's Healthcare Summit

In the opening session, Dartmouth College engineering professor and serial entrepreneur Tillman Gerngross talks with Polaris Partners founding partner Terry McGuire about the importance of relationships.

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Xconomy's Healthcare Summit

Xconomy's Healthcare Summit

Gerngross and McGuire shared a few laughs with the audience, including over a potentially ill-advised trip to Ukraine with their daughters last year.

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Xconomy's Healthcare Summit

Xconomy's Healthcare Summit

McGuire has been investing with Polaris since 1996.

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Xconomy's Healthcare Summit

Xconomy's Healthcare Summit

Lynda Chin explains the vision for the Oncology Expert Advisor system, a cognitive computing project led by the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and IBM Watson.

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Xconomy's Healthcare Summit

Xconomy's Healthcare Summit

Ivana Magovcevic-Liebisch moderates a panel on new models of collaboration in healthcare. She is Teva Pharmaceuticals' head of global business development.

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Xconomy's Healthcare Summit

Xconomy's Healthcare Summit

Sheila Dodge describes the Broad Institute's mind-blowing genomic sequencing capabilities.

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Xconomy's Healthcare Summit

Xconomy's Healthcare Summit

Audience members listen intently to one of the talks.

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Xconomy's Healthcare Summit

Xconomy's Healthcare Summit

Speakers gave audience members plenty of ideas to chew on---from new science to new business models.

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Xconomy's Healthcare Summit

Xconomy's Healthcare Summit

An audience member asks a question of one of the speakers.

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Xconomy's Healthcare Summit

Xconomy's Healthcare Summit

Doug Williams speaks publicly for the first time about his new startup, Codiak BioSciences. The company came out of stealth mode with an $80 million funding announcement the day of the summit.

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Xconomy's Healthcare Summit

Xconomy's Healthcare Summit

Summit attendees mingle during a mid-afternoon break in the Broad Institute lobby.

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Xconomy's Healthcare Summit

Xconomy's Healthcare Summit

More networking before the second half of the summit program.

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Xconomy's Healthcare Summit

Xconomy's Healthcare Summit

Lynda Chin talks with attendees after her presentation.

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Xconomy's Healthcare Summit

Xconomy's Healthcare Summit

Elysium Health chief scientist Leonard Guarente thinks there's an opening in the market for more advanced health supplements that are grounded in proven science.

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Xconomy's Healthcare Summit

Xconomy's Healthcare Summit

HealthMyne chairman Rock Mackie (left) traveled to Boston from Madison, WI, to speak on a panel with T2 Biosystems CEO John McDonough.

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Xconomy's Healthcare Summit

Xconomy's Healthcare Summit

A panel on health IT for consumers featured (from left to right) American Well's Mike Putnam, CoPatient's Rebecca Palm, Wellframe's Jacob Sattelmair, and PillPack's Elliot Cohen.

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Xconomy's Healthcare Summit

Xconomy's Healthcare Summit

IBM Watson Health vice president Kathy McGroddy-Goetz (center left) exchanges business cards with audience members after her talk.

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Xconomy's Healthcare Summit

Xconomy's Healthcare Summit

Night has fallen as attendees enjoy post-event refreshments.

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Xconomy's Healthcare Summit

Xconomy's Healthcare Summit

The various presentations spark some deep thoughts among the attendees.

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Xconomy's Healthcare Summit

Xconomy's Healthcare Summit

Halloran Consulting Group CEO Laurie Halloran (left) chats with an attendee.

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Xconomy's Healthcare Summit

Xconomy's Healthcare Summit

The event was held at the Broad Institute, an organization aligned with MIT, Harvard, and local hospitals.

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Xconomy's Healthcare Summit

Xconomy's Healthcare Summit

This event marked Xconomy's third annual Healthcare Summit in Boston.

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Xconomy's Healthcare Summit

Xconomy's Healthcare Summit

Xconomy Boston — 

The problems in healthcare are vast, and the potential solutions are wide-ranging.

But as we saw at Xconomy’s annual Healthcare Summit this week, tackling today’s challenges in healthcare requires a combination of good ideas, laser focus, and plenty of help from your friends. In hearing from the entrepreneurs and investors on the front lines of diagnostics, therapeutics, and healthcare IT, a few common themes emerged—from the continued importance of collaborations to the impact that data is having in all facets of healthcare.

Check out a recap of the event here, and click through a slideshow above of event photos taken by Keith Spiro.

Thanks to our speakers; our event host the Broad Institute; and platinum sponsor Teva Pharmaceuticals; gold sponsors Halloran Consulting and Johnson & Johnson Innovation; silver sponsors ALT, Aragen Bioscience, and HBX | Harvard Business School. Thanks also to our event partners: the Association for Women in Science, MassBIO, and Massachusetts Life Sciences Center; our national partner Alexandria Real Estate Equities; and our charter underwriter Biogen.