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April 23–25, 2018
Boston, MA • United States

Reinventing Cardiovascular and Cardiometabolic Care Focus of Global Gathering

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Partners HealthCare, the nation’s largest academic research enterprise, today announced the third annual World Medical Innovation Forum, which will bring together nearly 1,000 international cardiovascular innovation decision-makers from industry, investment, clinical and research communities from May 1 to May 3, 2017 in Boston.

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World Medical Innovation Forum 2017: The Future of Cardiovascular Care

Anthony Rosenzweig, MD, chief of cardiology and co-director of the Corrigan Minehan Heart Center at MGH, describes a paradox at the center of heart disease. On the one hand, the last half-century has seen a dramatic drop in death rates among patients hospitalized for a heart attack. On the other hand, survivors often go on…

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Calum MacRae, MD, PhD: One Brave Heart

Musing over the proposal that netted him a $75 million “One Brave Idea” prize from the American Heart Association, Calum MacRae, MD, PhD, recognizing the many applicants for the grant, credits good luck and strong collaborations over ingenuity. “I think the funders were brave to give us the money.” Nevertheless, MacRae, chief of cardiovascular medicine…

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2016 World Forum – Day Three Highlights

Highlights of the Day Day Three of the World Medical Innovation Forum was short, but was filled with some of the most exciting aspects of the meeting. The first session touched on the needs of cancer patients who require alternative strategies to achieve optimal therapeutic benefit, and the advantages and challenges associated with combination therapy.…

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2016 World Forum – Day Two Highlights

Highlights of the Day Day Two of the World Medical Innovation Forum was brimming with fireside chats and panel discussions. The first session of the day highlighted the growing global cancer burden in which panelists from leading international companies and key government entities discussed the challenges to providing innovative technologies in diverse markets, as well…

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2016 World Forum – Day One Highlights

    Day One of the World Medical Innovation Forum began with a wave of young investigators highlighting promising developments in cancer research in a series of rapid-fire presentations. Recurring themes of the First Look session included the use of RNA in-situ hybridization (RNA-ISH) as a diagnostic tool, liquid biopsies for exosome analysis, and precision…

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2016 World Medical Innovation Forum to Feature Innovations Enhancing Patient Care from Prevention to the Needs of Long-Term Cancer Survivors

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Partners HealthCare today announced that the upcoming World Medical Innovation Forum™ will include a focus on patient care, ranging from discussions of the importance of cancer prevention and early detection and the innovations that are making it possible to the unique care requirements and new technology approaches to help survivors. The 2016 Forum, an…

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Partners Event Gathers International Cancer Leaders

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Partners HealthCare today announced the second annual World Medical Innovation Forum™, which will bring together more than 1,100 international cancer technology decision-makers from industry, investment, clinical and research communities, April 25-27, 2016 in Boston. Forum keynoters include the CEOs of Novartis, BMS, Amgen and Abbvie who will join more than 100 total speakers —…

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Can We Truly “Cure” Cancer?

Monica Bertagnolli, WMIF co-chair, chief of the Division of Surgical Oncology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and chair of the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology, a nationwide effort to test new therapies, speaks on Barack Obama’s aspirational plan in his final State of the Union to “cure cancer.”    

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Dr. Charles Czeisler Talks NASA & Sleep Science

BOSTON — Dr. Charles Czeisler, MD, PhD, is up to some incredible things. He and his colleagues at Brigham and Women’s Hospital recently received NASA’s Johnson Space Center Director’s Innovation Award in Houston for their work on light systems, which will help astronauts adjust their Circadian clocks. He’s also presenting at this year’s Partners HealthCare…

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Howard Weiner: A Doctor on a Mission to Cure MS

BOSTON — It was during his early days as a doctor that Howard Weiner, MD, director and co-founder of the Partners Multiple Sclerosis Center at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, treated a young father who had recently experienced a very bad multiple sclerosis (MS) attack. Weiner immediately identified with his patient: he was about the same age,…

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World Forum Will Draw Executives

Sylvia Mathews Burwell, the US secretary of Health and Human Services, has a big job. Right now, for example, that involves being named in a lawsuit over the future of health care reform before the US Supreme Court. But Burwell can escape the anti-Obamacare vibes for a bit on her upcoming visit to health reform-friendly…

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Partners HealthCare Announces Keynote Speakers for the 2015 World Medical Innovation Forum

BOSTON — Partners HealthCare today announced the keynote speakers, including several of the health industry’s most well-known and respected chief executives, for the first annual World Medical Innovation Forum™, which will bring together more than 1,000 international decision-makers from the life sciences, health care, academic and investment communities on April 27-29, 2015, in Boston to…

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Ann Romney campaigning hard for medical research

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BELMONT — Ann Romney knows a lot about political campaigns. Win or lose, there’s one thing you gain for sure: a network of people with an awful lot of money. They couldn’t put her husband, Mitt, in the White House, but she’s now hoping everyone will get behind her to launch the Ann Romney Center…

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Breakthrough Replicates Human Brain Cells for Use in Alzheimer’s Research

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For the first time, and to the astonishment of many of their colleagues, researchers created what they call Alzheimer’s in a Dish — a petri dish with human brain cells that develop the telltale structures of Alzheimer’s disease. In doing so, they resolved a longstanding problem of how to study Alzheimer’s and search for drugs…

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