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"Health Care 2040" Conference


"Health Care 2040" Conference

San Francisco, CA January 31, 2020 - February 1, 2020
Friday Jan 31
Sat Feb 1
Friday Jan 31 2020
Sat Feb 1
PAST EVENT Friday Jan 31 2020
Sat Feb 1 2020

Health Care 2040

The Adam Smith Society’s “Health Care 2040” conference in San Francisco explored the future of health-care innovation with business leaders, experts and policymakers—including Dr. Scott Gottlieb, former commissioner of the FDA.

The event focused on a variety of health-care topics, such as alternative models to hospital care, disruptive healthcare innovation, the latest in pharma, policy challenges, and more. Additional speakers were George Savage, co-founder of Proteus Digital Health; Daniel Liljenquist, chief strategy officer of Intermountain Healthcare; Sally Pipes, president of Pacific Research Institute; Yoona Kim, PhD, CEO of Arine; Sebastian Seiguer, CEO of emocha Mobile Health; and many more.

This event was for professional members across the country and student members in the Bay area. It was not a “mega-meeting,” but rather an intimate conference where members met innovative health-care business leaders, participated in small breakout sessions with funders and executives, and got to know Smith Soc members from around the country.

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Scott Gottlieb

Dr. Scott Gottlieb

Senior Partner, New Enterprise Associates and Former Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration

Jason Hwang

Jason Hwang

Co-Author, The Innovator's Prescription

Yoona Kim, PhD

CEO, Arine

Daniel Liljenquist

Daniel R. Liljenquist

Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, Intermountain Healthcare

Andrea Coravos

Andrea Coravos

CEO and Co-Founder, Elektra Labs

Sebastian Seiguer

Sebastian Seiguer

CEO and Co-Founder, emocha

Sally Pipes

Sally Pipes

President & CEO, Thomas W. Smith Fellow in Health Care Policy, Pacific Research Institute

Paul Howard

Paul Howard

Director of Public Policy, Amicus Therapeutics

Chris Pope

Chris Pope

Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute

Barbara Alcaraz Silva

Barbara Alcaraz Silva, PhD

Senior Vice President, Early Stage Life Science, Silicon Valley Bank

George Savage

George Savage

Co-Founder & Chief Medical Officer, Proteus Digital Health

Matthew Cook, PhD

Executive Director, Strategic Projects, Office of the CEO, Gilead Sciences

Conference Agenda*

Parc 55 Hotel

55 Cyril Magnin Street, San Francisco, CA

Friday, January 31

6:00pm – 6:50pm

Opening reception

7:00pm – 7:05pm

Welcome remarks

Greg Menken, Executive Director, Adam Smith Society

7:05pm 7:45pm

Keynote Interview

Dr. Scott Gottlieb, former commissioner of the FDA

7:45pm – 8:35pm

Entrepreneurship in Health care

Andrea Coravos, Co-Founder & CEO, Elektra Labs

Yoona Kim, PhD, Co-Founder & CEO, Arine

Sebastian Seiguer, Co-Founder & CEO, emocha Mobile Health

8:35pm – 9:30pm

EVENING reception


Saturday, February 1

8:00am - 9:30am


9:30am – 10:15am


Jason Hwang, Co-Author, The Innovator’s Prescription

Dr. Andrew Le, Co-Founder & CEO, Buoy Health

Daniel Liljenquist, SVP & CSO, Intermountain Healthcare

10:15am – 11:00am

Policy Panel: Market-based Polices for Innovation and Choice

Sally Pipes, President, Pacific Research Institute

Chris Pope, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute

11:15am – 12:15pm

Breakout sessions

12:30pm – 2:00pm


1:15pm – 2:00pm


Matthew Cook, PhD, Executive Director, Strategic Initiatives, Office of the CEO, Gilead Sciences

2:15pm – 3:05pm

Innovation & Disruption in Healthcare

Dr. George Savage, Co-Founder & Chief Medical Officer, Proteus Digital Health

Philip Sawyer, Co-Founder, Helix Ventures

Barbara Alcaraz Silva, PhD, Senior Vice President, Early Stage Life Science, Silicon Valley Bank

3:15pm – 4:30pm

Closing reception

*Subject to change



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