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April 8–10, 2019
Boston, MA • United States

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Join us for the annual World Medical Innovation Forum

April 8–10, 2019
Boston, Massachusetts  |  Westin Copley Place
For inquiries: [email protected]

The World Medical Innovation Forum is a global gathering of more than 1,000 senior health care leaders in the heart of Boston. It was established to respond to the intensifying transformation of health care and its impact on innovation. The Forum is rooted in the belief that no matter the magnitude of that change, the center of health care needs to be a shared, fundamental commitment to collaborative innovation – industry and academia working together to improve patient lives.

World Medical Innovation Forum | Where AI Meets Clinical Care

April 8-10, 2019 Boston, Massachusetts

Artificial intelligence, machine learning, and advanced technologies are pushing the boundaries in healthcare. These solutions hold immense potential to advance the quality of patient care, reduce costs, and improve outcomes. Nevertheless, the complex healthcare landscape makes it challenging to translate these breakthroughs into the clinic. Navigating the medical, operational, economic and ethical impacts of these solutions is required to ensure that patients, providers and healthcare organizations rapidly benefit.

The 2019 World Medical Innovation Forum will bring together global leaders in the emerging discipline of artificial intelligence and machine learning for in-depth conversations on the fast developing novel technologies that characterize this early era of adoption. Impact on patients, clinicians and systems will be examined in depth. The Forum panels, consisting of industry and investment executives, teamed with Harvard clinical and research leaders, will focus on patient interactions across care settings, and the role technology and data can play in advancing knowledge discovery and care delivery.

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Attendees Include


The Forum brings together PhD researchers, engineers and practitioners interested in the theory and applications of health care-related AI and machine learning.

App Developers

Are a you a health care developer looking to rapidly prototype, validate and share your AI and deep learning apps with hospitals and clinics around the world? Do you have ideas that will empower clinicians to more effectively deliver care to patients? The Forum is designed with you in mind.

Clinicians and Investigators

Looking for the preeminent AI and deep learning conference ​for physician and clinician leaders? The Forum offers engaging plenary panels, fireside chats, and networking events where attendees can hear first-hand how digital innovations and big data are being used to enhance the care continuum, improve the patient experience, and increase positive outcomes.

Data Scientists

Data scientists are working to solve ever more complex problems across every facet of health care. The Forum brings together like-minded researchers who are passionate about using Big Data to improve the lives of patients.

Health Care IT

If you are a senior technology leader, CIO, or CTO looking to employ, explore and understand how the latest in AI and machine learning technologies and advancements will impact the future of health care, then you don’t want to miss the Forum.

Industry Leaders

The Forum is the “must attend” event for executives, decision-makers, and business leaders in health care, pharma, and biotech organizations. Don’t miss this opportunity to engage your peers from across the AI and machine learning ecosystem.

Investment Community

The Forum is the best place to identify new clinical and technological opportunities that promise competitive business advantages in health care. No place else will you gain the knowledge and insights needed to chart your investment strategy and cut through the noise around AI and machine learning.

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The Westin Copley Place Boston
10 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02116

Forum attendees are encouraged to stay at the Westin Copley Place. Rooms and rates are subject to availability. Click here to book: World Medical Innovation Forum 2019

2019 Steering Committee

Anne Klibanski, MD
Chief Academic Officer, PHS; Laurie Carrol Guthart Professor of Medicine, Academic Dean for Partners, HMS (World Forum Co-Chair)

Gregg Meyer, MD
Chief Clinical Officer, PHS; Professor of Medicine, HMS (World Forum Co-Chair)

Katherine Andriole, PhD
Director of Research Strategy and Operations, MGH & BWH CCDS; Associate Professor, Radiology, HMS

Samuel Aronson
Executive Director, IT, Personalized Medicine, PHS

Giles Boland, MD
Chair, Department of Radiology, BWH; Philip H. Cook Professor of Radiology, HMS

James Brink, MD
Chief, Department of Radiology, MGH; Juan M. Taveras Professor of Radiology, HMS

Richard Brudnick
Chief Business Officer, Codiak Biosciences

Bob Carter, MD, PhD
Chief, Neurosurgery, MGH

Michael Devoy, MBBS
Chief Medical Officer and EVP, Medical Affairs & Pharmacovigilance for the Pharmaceuticals Division, Bayer AG

Keith Dreyer, DO, PhD
Chief Data Science Officer, PHS; Vice Chairman, Radiology, MGH; Associate Professor, Radiology, HMS

Alistair Erskine, MD
Chief Digital Health Officer, PHS

Maurizio Fava, MD
Director, Division of Clinical Research, MGH; Associate Dean for Clinical & Translational Research & Professor of Psychiatry, HMS

Jean-François Formela, MD
Partner, Atlas Venture

Jeffrey Golden, MD
Chair, Department of Pathology, BWH; Ramzi S. Cotran Professor of Pathology, HMS

Adam Koppel, MD, PhD
Managing Director, Bain Capital Life Sciences Fund

Adam Landman, MD
VP and CIO, Brigham Health

Steve Lindseth
Executive in Residence, Partners HealthCare Innovation

David Louis, MD
Pathologist-in-Chief, MGH; Benjamin Castleman Professor of Pathology, HMS

Calum MacRae, MD, PhD
Vice Chair for Scientific Innovation, Department of Medicine, BWH; Associate Professor of Medicine, HMS

Mark Michalski, MD
Executive Director, MGH & BWH CCDS

John Miller, MD
Director, Retinal Imaging, MEE; Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology, HMS

Shawn Murphy, MD, PhD
Chief Research Information Officer, PHS; Professor of Neurology, HMS

Amir Nashat, PhD
Partner, Polaris Partners

James Noga

Daniel Polley, PhD
Associate Scientist, Amelia Peabody Neural Plasticity Unit, MEE; Associate Professor, Otolaryngology, HMS

Rudolph Tanzi, PhD
Vice-Chair of Neurology, Director of Genetics and Aging Research Unit, MGH; Joseph P. and Rose F. Kennedy Professor of Neurology, HMS

Krishna Yeshwant, MD
Partner, Google Ventures; Instructor in Medicine, BWH