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Partner’s HealthCare Announces Keynotes for 2015 World Medical Innovation Forum


Partners Healthcare announced this week that it has chosen keynote speakers for the 2015 World Medical Innovation Forum in Neurosciences. Speakers will include many industry leaders, such as:


  • Rudy Tanzi, PhD, professor of Neurology at Harvard University, Vice-Chair of Neurology at MGH, and Director of the Genetics and Aging Research Unit at MGH
  • Atul Gawande, MD, Surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School
  • Jeff Immelt, CEO of General Electric
  • Mark Bertolini, CEO of Aetna
  • Robert Bradway, CEO of Amgen
  • George Scangos, PhD, President and CEO of Biogen Idec
  • Mike Mahoney, President and CEO of Boston Scientific
  • Deborah Dunsire, MD, President and CEO of Forum Pharmaceuticals
  • David Meeker, MD, CEO of Genzyme
  • Jeffrey Leiden, MD, PhD, CEO of Vertex Pharmaceuticals
  • … and others


These speakers will focus on sharing innovation insights across academia, business and industry to advance neuroscience technology, care and research. Topics will include multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, depression, schizophrenia, autism, stroke and sleep disorders. Game changing technologies (gene therapy, neuro-stimulation, neuro-imaging and more) will also be considered.

“The World Medical Innovation Forum combines international CEOs, clinicians, scientists, entrepreneurs, journalists and deal-makers in an unrivaled program to explore neuroscience breakthroughs and the future of medical innovation. It provides compelling opportunities for partnering and actionable takeaways,” Chris Coburn, Vice President of Innovation at Partners HealthCare, said in a press release last week. “Our hope is that meaningful engagement throughout the Forum will spark the new partnerships needed to address longstanding unmet needs. The Forum will lay the groundwork for important contributions to health care for years to come.”

Interested? Us too. We’ll have reporters on the scene from April 27-29 and will be offering a discount code for 10% off registration – just use the code MTB when you buy your tickets.

Jenni Whalen

Jenni Whalen

    Jenni Whalen is the Executive Assistant of Editorial at Upworthy. She was previously MedTech Boston's Managing Editor and has an MS in Journalism from Boston University, as well as a BA in Psychology from Bucknell University. Whalen has written for Greatist, Boston magazine, AZ Central Healthy Living and the New England Journal of Medicine, among other places. She has also worked as a conference planner, ghost writer, researcher and content developer.

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