Sunday, September 17, 2017

A Trifecta of Forums on Innovation: Jackson Hole, MDIC, and Health Affairs

There is a trifecta of Innovation Forums between mid-September and late October:

  • September 13, 2017: Health Affairs, "Value of Innovations in Medicine"
    • This half-day innovation conference was held in Washington and focuses on new horizons in pharmacoeconomics of innovation.
      • The Health Affairs conference home page is here.  Several links include full audio, bios, and full speaker slides as a consolidated PDF.  Speakers included innovation economists Lou Garrison PhD and Peter Neumann PhD, and Sam Nussbaum MD, previously a senior medical director in the BCBS system.
      • Garrison discusses the ongoing ISPOR Value Framework Initiative,  here.

  • October 3, 2017: Medical Device Innovation Consortium "Annual Public Forum," also in Washington.
    • Speakers include FDA's Scott Gottlieb MD.  For links see here.

  • On October 25-26, 2017, Jackson Laboratory in Connecticut hosts the "Forum on Healthcare Innovation," focusing on genomic medicine.
    • Speakers include Francis Collins MD.   For conference homepage see here.
      • It's limited to 200 attendees.  The second day winds up at 1 pm.
    • For summaries of the past several Forums, see here.


Not specifically on "innovation," but perhaps on how payers and the health system cope with innovation, a conference on Laboratory Benefit Management and related topics in Nashville September 25-26, 2017, here.

An invitation-only event on healthcare system leadership during "disruption, complexity and uncertainty" will be hosted by Modern Healthcare in Phoenix on October 19-20, 2017, here.