The future of healthcare innovation will be on display in Detroit on Oct. 7 as about 40 business, professional and academic health leaders will gather at the 2019 HealthQuake Summit conference.
Founded by health futurist David Ellis, HealthQuake 2017 featured French surgeon Jean-Michel Dubernard who talked about his pioneering work in pancreas, hand/arm, and face transplantation. Regenerative medicine pioneer Tony Atala described his work in regenerating organs and tissues. And former U.S.. Surgeon General Dr. Antonia Novello provided a health policy perspective on the impact on innovation, as reported by Crain's Detroit Business, Modern Healthcare's sister publication.
The invitation-only conference is still taking applications for attendance. Contact Ellis at sponsor Detroit International Research and Education Foundation. The meeting agenda can be found here.
For HealthQuake 2019, experts will discuss advances in the care of diabetic and renal patients. Several presentations will include the following:
Artificial intelligence-driven approaches to precision medicine, population health and in-home perioperative care will be presented by Dr. Atul Butte, the Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg distinguished professor at the University of California at San Francisco.
A presentation of an implantable artificial kidney will be delivered by co-developer Shuvo Roy, a bioengineer at the University of California at Berkley. University of Michigan professor and nephrologist Dr. Mona Doshi, also will provide a practitioner and researcher perspective on the potential impacts of these breakthroughs.
The HealthQuake Summit will be somewhat of a preview for Crain's 2019 Health Care Leadership Summit on Oct. 28. Ellis will moderate a panel discussion on healthcare innovation with panelists Greg Auner, founder of Seraph Biosciences and professor at Wayne State University, and Dr. Elizabeth Heath, associate director for translational sciences at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Center Institute.