American Heart Association NYC Health Sciences Innovation Investment Forum

Thursday, March 6 2014

Location: 583 Park Avenue, New York, NY

Cardiovascular disease and stroke are America's #1 and #4 killers yet there is a belief that the major advancements in the field have already been made. How can three major segments of the healthcare ecosystem - academia, industry, and investment - work cohesively to advance lifesaving innovation beyond traditional borders? Discover the answers at the American Heart Association's inaugural Hi2 Forum, bringing together the most influential leaders at the forefront of innovation in the life and health sciences industry along with the most respected names in business and finance.



Fireside Chat with Ken Langone, Invemed Associates & Poppy Harlow, CNN

Big Idea Session with Cyrus Massoumi, CEO, ZocDoc

Keynote Address with Adam Schechter, EVP & President- Global Human Health, Merck

Fireside Chat with Jay Walker,TEDMED

& Maria Bartiromo, Fox Business

Open Innovation Challenge

The top three Showcase Finalists will present their project on stage to a panel of judges, competing to receive funding totaling $25,000.


Academia and its role in Health and Life Sciences Innovation with Jonathan Rockoff, The Wall Street Journal

Participants: Robert Grossman, NYU, Lee Goldman, Columbia, Marc Tessier-Lavigne, The Rockefeller University & Laurie Glimcher, Weill Cornell

Financing Innovation in A New and Challenging Economic Environment with Steven Krein, StartUp Health

Participants: Greg Simon, Poliwogg, Pablo Legorreta, Royalty Pharma, Andrew Lo, MIT & Milena Adamian, Milestone Venture Partners


Click here for more information and to register.




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