A Conversation on the Future of Medicine and Health Care Innovation

President Obama will join a conversation with Atul Gawande and innovators in medicine and health care to discuss future health breakthroughs, such as those being driven by the Administration’s BRAIN and Precision Medicine Initiatives.

The conference’s plenary session will also include a talk by Tim O’Reilly about how the online world will continue to evolve; a live podcast with Roman Mars, the host of 99% Invisible, and Raj Chetty, whose work on economic mobility is changing how we think about inequality in America; remarks from Charles Orgbon III who will bring a student’s voice to the imperative of addressing our climate challenges; and a discussion on increasing access to space with panelists including NASA Deputy Administrator Dava Newman, Erika Wagner from BlueOrigin, and Anousheh Ansari, the first female private space explorer.

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Track Schedule

Main Plenary

1:45pm - 4:00pm
Carnegie Mellon University

University Welcome Remarks

Subra Suresh, President, Carnegie Mellon University

National Frontier Lightning Talk

Tim O’Reilly, Founder and CEO, O’Reilly Media

Local Frontiers Live Podcast: Creating a Smart Inclusive City of the Future

Roman Mars, Host and Creator, 99% Invisible

Raj Chetty, Professor, Stanford University

Global Frontier Lightning Talk

Charles Orgbon III, Student, University of Georgia

WIRED Panel on Interplanetary Frontiers

Moderator: Robert Capps, Head of Editorial, WIRED

Anousheh Ansari, CEO and Co-Founder, Prodea Systems, Inc.

Dava Newman, Deputy Administrator, NASA

Erika Wagner, Business Development Manager, Blue Origin

University Welcome Remarks

Patrick Gallagher, Chancellor, University of Pittsburgh

Presidential Introduction

Dr. Alexis Chidi, Student, Medical Scientist Training Program of the University of Pittsburgh & Carnegie Mellon University

Presidential Panel on Brain Science and Medical Information

President Barack Obama

Moderator: Atul Gawande

Kafui Dzirasa, Neuroscientist, Duke University, Laboratory for Psychiatric Neuroengineering

Riccardo Sabatini, Research Scientist, Data Scientist, Human Longevity Inc.

Zoë Keating, Cellist, Composer, Patient Advocate