CONNECTED HEALTH CONFERENCE • Boston, MA • October 25-27, 2017
By Rich Scarfo
Our theme for this year’s Conference, The Connected Life Journey: Shaping Health and Wellness for Every Generation, reimagines health and wellbeing throughout the life cycle. With advances in technology, and connected health tools to better manage health, inspire wellness and combat issues like depression and isolation, we can help people remain engaged, vital and productive members of society. Around the world, we are experiencing rising life expectancy and a growing aging population, one that will require more care with fewer available healthcare providers and caregivers.
So what does a connected life journey look like? Connected health can have an important impact throughout the health continuum, from our youngest to our most senior citizens. Our pre-conference events, program, featured speakers and exhibition floor all contribute to creating a dynamic environment that presents the key drivers of change: innovation, clinical care, consumer wellness, business models, public policy and research.
During this three-day event, there are panel presentations, keynotes, product demos and poster presentations that will help us to create better solutions, inspire innovation and enable new partnerships that will improve health and wellness at every age and stage of life.
CHC17 culminates on Friday afternoon with must-see plenary panel on the main stage with some of the greatest minds and most forward-thinking visionaries, coming together to explore the Connected Life Journey.
Dr. Charlotte Yeh, Medical Director at AARP Services, has a unique perspective and highly personal approach to understanding how our society must rethink aging. Dr. Rudolph Tanzi, Director of the Genetics and Aging Research Unit and Vice-Chair of Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital, co-discovered the first Alzheimer’s disease genes and directs the Alzheimer’s Genome Project. Dr. Joe Kvedar, Vice President of Connected Health at Partners HealthCare, and our Program Chair for CHC17, will share his latest insights and roadmap for creating the right technologies designed for an aging population, which he writes about in his new book, The New Mobile Age: How Technology will Extend the Healthspan and Enhance the Lifespan.
Dr. Madan Dharmar, Associate Professor in Residence at the Betty Irene School of Nursing at UC Davis and the Department of Pediatrics at the UC Davis School of Medicine, is a clinical epidemiologist and researcher focused on the development of quality measures to evaluate health care and apply innovative technologies to improve health-care delivery. Rounding out this inspiring panel of thought leaders is Patty Mechael, Executive Vice President of PCHAlliance, bringing her more than 20 years of experience in global health leadership in personal connected and digital health. Under Patty's direction, PCHAlliance is launching a critical initiative around Healthy Longevity. Nancy Green, Global Practice Lead, Healthcare, Insurance and Life Sciences at Verizon Enterprise Solutions – our Platinum Innovation Sponsor -- will facilitate this important discussion.
Next month, the Connected Health Conference will focus on one of the hottest topics facing healthcare and society: Healthy aging and how connected approaches can support health across the decades. We are gathering the thought leaders, market leaders and innovators who are reinventing aging. It's a discussion -- and the event -- you don't want to miss. Join the dialogue at CHC17 and help to define how connected health will redefine aging and revolutionize care.