Cardiovascular • May 1-3, 2017
Boston, MA • United States

The Event

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.

WMIF | Boston

2017 World Medical Innovation Forum | May 1–3, 2017 | Boston
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The 2017 World Medical Innovation Forum will feature the newest technologies to diagnose, treat and manage cardiovascular and cardiometabolic disease.  World Forum keynoters will include the CEOs of Eli Lilly, Boston Scientific, Medtronic, Edwards Life Sciences, Bard, Abiomed, Boehringer Ingelheim, American Heart Association, GE Healthcare, Siemens Healthcare and others, including, dozens of top investors and entrepreneurs and a large number of our Harvard faculty. Moderators have included top journalists from Bloomberg, CBS, CNBC, CNN, Fox and STAT among others. They will be joined by senior health care leaders from the biotech, pharma, and investment communities, and clinicians and investigators from across our hospitals. In addition to examining the cutting-edge issues in the field, the Forum will feature presentations from emerging investigators called First Look, the Discovery Cafés, and the “Disruptive Dozen”—12 emerging technologies with the potential to revolutionize the selected field over the next decade.

World Medical Innovation Forums

NEUROSCIENCES  |  Boston
April 27–29, 2015


CANCER  |  Boston
April 25–27, 2016


NEUROSCIENCES  |  London
March 27, 2017


CARDIOVASCULAR  |  Boston
May 1–3, 2017

Steering Committee

Calum MacRae, MD, PhD
Chief of Cardiovascular Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
(World Forum Co-Chair)

Anthony Rosenzweig, MD
Chief, Cardiology Division, Massachusetts General Hospital, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
(World Forum Co-Chair)

Morris Birnbaum, MD, PhD
SVP and CSO, Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disease Research Unit, Pfizer

Elazer Edelman, MD, PhD
Senior Attending Physician, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Thomas D. and Virginia W. Cabot Professor of Health Sciences and Technology, MIT

Jean-François Formela, MD
Partner, Atlas Venture

Michael Jaff, DO
President, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Partners Healthcare; Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Farouc Jaffer, MD, PhD
Director, Coronary Intervention, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory; Cardiology Division, Massachusetts General Hospital; Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Sekar Kathiresan, MD
Director, Center for Human Genetic Research, Massachusetts General Hospital, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Anne Klibanski, MD
Chief Academic Officer, Partners HealthCare; Laurie Carrol Guthart Professor of Medicine, Academic Dean for Partners, Harvard Medical School

Paul LaViolette
Managing Partner & Chief Operating Officer, SV Life Sciences

Laura Mauri, MD
Director, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine Center for Clinical Biometrics and Harvard Clinical Research Institute, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Robert Plenge, MD, PhD
Vice President, Merck

Marc Sabatine, MD
Chairman, TIMI Study Group, Lewis Dexter, MD Distinguished Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Christine Seidman, MD
Director, Cardiovascular Genetics Center, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Jagmeet Singh, MD, DPhil
Associate Chief, Cardiology Division, Massachusetts General Hospital, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Thor Sundt, MD
Chief, Division of Cardiac Surgery, Director, Corrigan Minehan Heart Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Churchill Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Craig Thompson, MD
CMO, Interventional Cardiology, Boston Scientific

Malissa Wood, MD
Co-Director, Corrigan Women's Heart Health Program, Massachusetts General Hospital, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School