Future of Care: Technology in Medicine Conference

Future of Care

2016 Conference

The inaugural Future of Care Conference took place on September 10th, 2016 at the New York Academy of Medicine. The 2016 Conference featured 10 speakers, 3 workshops, and over 200 attendees.

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2016 Speakers

Henry Wei

Henry Wei, MD

Medical Director, Google, Inc

Dr. Henry Wei is an Internist and faculty at Weill-Cornell Medical College, where he also completed his Primary Care Internal Medicine residency and earned his medical doctorate. Dr. Wei was previously the Senior Medical for Clinical Innovation at Aetna, one of the first Presidential Innovation Fellows, and he worked at McKinsey. Henry works at Google now in the Benefits area of People Operations, keeping Googlers and their families healthy, and helping with some other fun pursuits.

Nathan Nussbaum

Nathan Nussbaum, MD

Associate CMO, Flatiron Health

Dr. Nussbaum is the Associate Oncology Medical Director at Flatiron Health, which is hoping to accelerate the discovery of cancer treatments using big data. He completed his Internal Medicine residency at the University of Pennsylvania, and holds an MD from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Dan Dan Xu

Dan Dan Xu, PhD

CSO, SolveBio

Dandan is a statistical geneticist and bioinformatician at SolveBio. She graduated from Weill Cornell in 2014 with a PhD in Biomedical Research and a MS in Clinical Research. Her doctorate studies at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center revolved around determining the functional role of common genetic variants associated with complex cancers.

David Putrino

David Putrino, PhD

Professor, Weill Cornell Burke Rehab Center

Dr. Putrino is an Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College and the Director of Telemedicine and Virtual Rehabilitation at Burke Medical Research Institute. He works to develop low-cost patient monitoring and treatment systems, which are designed to decrease healthcare costs while improving the standard of patient care.

Kacey Ronaldson

Kacey Ronaldson, PhD

Co-Founder, Tara Biosystems

Dr. Dr. Ronaldson is co-founder of TARA Biosystems, which is developing a physiologically relevent heart-on-a-chip platform for evalating new therapies and drug compounds. She is currently a psotdoctoral research scientist at Columbia University, focusing on stem cells and tissue engineering. She graduated from University of Florida (B.S., Biochemistry) and Columbia University (Ph.D., M.S., Biomedical Engineering).

Eric Connor

Eric Connor

Co-founder & COO, Healthify

Mr. Conner is focused on providing value to Medicaid managed care organizations, hospital systems, and safety net providers by addressing social determinants of health. Social determinants like food insecurity, substance abuse, and housing instability cost increase Medicaid costs by $85 billion due to avoidable hospitalizations. Eric works with healthcare companies to help them use Healthify in an effective manner that allows staff to track Medicaid beneficiaries' social and behavioral health needs and connect them with the appropriate community services for care.

Craig Kenesky

Craig Kenesky, PhD

IP Associate at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, PC

Dr. Craig Kenesky is an associate in the New York office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. Craig applies his background in chemistry to the prosecution of domestic and foreign patent applications, as well as due diligence, freedom to operate, portfolio development strategy, opinions, and IP counseling. Craig represents clients in numerous technology-focused industries. He performs pre-transaction due diligence on behalf of both technology companies and venture capital groups, and he develops non-infringement and invalidity strategies for generic pharmaceutical companies.

Joshua Sanders

Joshua Sanders, PhD

Founder, Sanworks LLC

Dr. Sanders develops embedded systems for behavior measurement, stimulation and stimulus control in neuroscience research. His systems are open source, and designed to be assembled in-lab with bench-top manufacturing technologies (3D printing, laser cutting, and hand soldering). In his graduate research at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, he used a precisely quantifiable behavior to reveal a computation underlying the mammalian sense of confidence.

Rebecca Brodsky

Rebecca Brodsky, MPH

Project Manager, Center for Biomedical Research

Rebecca is a Project Manager at the Population Council, an international research organization focused on critical health and development issues. Rebecca manages the Council's partnerships with the pharmaceutical industry to promote research into innovative drug delivery systems for reproductive health, HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. She received her Master's in Public Health from Columbia University and a BA in Biology from Oberlin College. A former Peace Corps volunteer in The Gambia, Rebecca has also worked in Tanzania and Uganda.

Ron Vianu

Ron Vianu

CEO, Spreemo

Ron is the Co-Founder & CEO of Spreemo, a healthcare analytics platform that facilitates better patient care through innovative clinical research, data science and network management. Spreemo's objective quality metrics and insights enable the most appropriate treatment for patients, both improving outcomes and lowering the overall cost of care. Spreemo's Quality Research Institute, a collaborative clinical research organization, is dedicated to understanding care quality and its ensuing impact on patient outcomes.

2016 Workshops



Learn how to use the HL7 FHIR standard for accessing and modifying electronic health information. Bring your laptops and come prepared to code! This year's session brought to you by Cerner.

Global Health

Global Health

Learn to design a simple device to stabilize patients in critical conditions following motor vehicle accidents. This workshop translates engineering considerations to resource-poor settings.

3D Printing

3D Printing

Learn how to use Google Sketchup and MakerBot to create a device that solves a healthcare problem. Select teams will actually get to print their design.

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