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Healthcare Symposium Agenda

Welcome and Opening Remarks: 9 AM
President James A. Gash and Dean Deryck J. van Rensburg


Keynote Session: The Evolution of Personalized Medicine
Speaker: Dr. Marc Siegel, Doctor Radio Medical Director, SiriusXM at NYU Langone Health
Moderator: John Figueroa, Chairman and CEO of Carepathrx

Explore how disruptive technologies and innovation drive better medical outcomes by pushing the traditional limits of healthcare systems. Topics to be covered:

  • Healthcare Portability
  • Personalized Healthcare
  • AI
  • Covid-19 impact on BioTech
  • Future of Pharmaceuticals
  • Personalized Healthcare
  • Genetics
  • The Covid-19 Vaccines


Lifetime Achievement in Healthcare Award to Lloyd Dean, CEO, CommonSpirit Health


Keynote Session: Creating Value with Global Pharmaceutical Technologies
Speaker: Dimitris Agrafiotis, Vice President, Digital, Worldwide Research, Development and Medical, Pfizer
Moderator: Darren W. Lee, President and Chief Executive Officer, St. John's Regional Medical Center and St. John's Pleasant Valley Hospital

Evaluate the incorporation of new technologies within the pharmaceutical industry. Discuss the benefit of utilizing information technology services within the healthcare industry and how to leverage artificial intelligence and predictive analytics to provide enriched patient experiences. As the Chief Information Officer at Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research, Dr. Agrafiotis builds the conversation based on his experience at top healthcare companies such as Novartis, Johnson & Johnson, and Pfizer. Topics to be covered:

  • Demystifying the Covid-19 vaccine
  • Future applications for mRNA technology
  • Role of collaboration between government and private sector healthcare solutions


Closing Remarks

*Agenda is subject to change at anytime without notice.