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Join Us at the Broad in 2 Weeks for What’s Hot in Boston Healthtech

Xconomy Boston — 

How can we bring down skyrocketing healthcare costs? What will doctor visits look like in the future? And how are advances in technology—from software to devices to engineered microorganisms—impacting human health?

Join Xconomy in two weeks to explore the answers to these questions and more at What’s Hot in Boston Healthtech, a special afternoon conference being held Nov. 17 at the Broad Institute in Kendall Square (Cambridge, MA).

We’re bringing together leaders from hospitals, startups, large companies, and investment firms. Check out the full agenda here.

There will be demonstrations of American Well’s technology that enables virtual doctor visits; a simple blood-draw device developed by Seventh Sense Biosystems (yep, a Seventh Sense executive has volunteered to have his blood drawn on stage); and brain monitoring/stimulation technology from Neuroelectrics.

We’ll also hear from Jason Kelly of Ginkgo Bioworks about how his synthetic biology company is using robots and software to create custom microbes that can serve as “living factories” for a host of products, such as fragrances, beverage sweeteners, and pharmaceutical ingredients.

Other highlights of the event include an interactive discussion about what’s next in digital health, featuring Athenahealth’s Kyle Armbrester, Twine Health’s John Moore, Circulation’s Robin Heffernan, and Nick Dougherty of Pulse@MassChallenge. They’ll talk about the impact of the shift to electronic health records, the Affordable Care Act, collaboration between startups and hospitals, and much more.

Tickets are going fast, so be sure to register here. See you in two weeks.