10 Reasons Not to Miss the 2018 Medical Innovation Summit

A preview of must-sees from our 16th year

Cleveland Clinic’s Medical Innovation Summit brings together thought leaders and their passion about healthcare. And it is our goal to not only connect these individuals but to celebrate the innovation that is happening here and around the world. Discussions are curated with the goal of igniting the disruption our patients need now. The MIS2018 agenda is filled with lively panel discussions, enlightening keynotes, and world-class networking.

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Here are 10 reasons not to miss the 2018 Medical Innovation Summit, Oct. 22-24 in Cleveland, Ohio:

1. Keynote by John Boehner (R-OH), Former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives

In this worldwide period of political chaos, people are wondering what exactly the government’s role in healthcare is. In this keynote address, the former Speaker of the House will discuss “Predictions for Healthcare Politics and Policy.” Moderated by our CEO and President, Tom Mihaljevic, MD.

2. Elisabeth Rosenthal, MD, Author, American Sickness

In this fireside-chat, Dr. Rosenthal and Joe Cunningham, MD, Managing Director, Sante Ventures, will discuss why disruption is needed now, more than ever and set the stage for the rest of the Summit.

3. Moderated Keynote with Judy Faulkner

In this “fireside chat,” moderated by Dr. Mihaljevic, one of healthcare’s greatest innovators will speak to the culture, management and innovation of one of the largest and most successful healthcare software companies, Epic.

4. Rapid Pitch Competition powered by Cleveland Clinic, HIMSS, HealthXL, Jumpstart, Plug and Play

Hear from 40+ of the most exciting companies in five-minute rapid pitches in a Monday morning pre-Summit session. This session will also feature a special presentation on Northeast Ohio and the biomedical ecosystem hosted by Solomon Wilcot.

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5. Women in Health Tech

An exciting morning with our Women in Health Tech track will discuss why women in leadership just makes business sense. We’ll also focus on diversity and inclusion, why diverse perspectives matter, including a keynote from a prominent female business leader.

6. Innovations without Borders, Disruption without Borders

Healthcare is universal in nature and the desire to perfect the system can be stopped by no national boarder. Meet the innovators from around the world as they discuss healthcare on their own fronts and inspire you with their thoughts and suggestions for the disruption of healthcare on a global scale.

Steve Atkins, CEO and Managing Director, Healthe Care Australia & SVP, Luye Medical Group

Brian Donley, MD, CEO, Cleveland Clinic London

William Peacock, Chief of Operations, Cleveland Clinic

Päivi Sillanaukee, MD, PhD, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, Finland

7. Investment Forum

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Delve deeper into the world of healthcare investment with our multifaceted brass track. Digital transformation is driving innovative solutions that seek to improve outcomes, lower costs and optimize the care experience for both patients and caregivers. Learn how entrepreneurs, investors and health system leaders are working together to address some of healthcare’s greatest opportunities for disruption.

8. A Face Restored – A Life Transformed

On Wednesday morning, our face transplant patient, Katie, and her family will speak in the session, “A Face Restored. A Life Transformed.” Francis Papay, MD, Chairman of the Dermatology & Plastic Surgery Institute, will moderate the session and include key members of the caregiver team as well as members who participated in the research, ethics and other critical aspects of the procedure.

9. Networking at House of Blues

On Tuesday evening, we have a rocking evening planned at the House of Blues with the Side Deal, featuring Grammy winning artists from Train, Sugar Ray and PawnShop Kings, with a guest performance by Jerry Harrison of the Talking Heads.

10. Top 10 Medical Innovations for 2019

Join us as we reveal the 10 most promising innovations set to have a clinical impact with a high probability of commercial success in the next year. View the Top 10 list for 2018 here.