ConVerge2Xcelerate Conference 2018 Announces Healthcare Blockchain Honored Speakers and Agenda - NYC Oct-24 2018(#ConV2X)
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ConVerge2Xcelerate Conference 2018 Announces Healthcare Blockchain Honored Speakers and Agenda - NYC Oct-24 2018(#ConV2X)

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Columbia University to host - Over 90 honored speakers and 45 sessions on healthcare and blockchain technology applications and use-cases for today

NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / October 19, 2018 / ConVerge2Xelerate healthcare blockchain Conference (#ConV2X) is proud to announce it’s 2ndannual conference agenda being held at Columbia University on October 24th, 2018. The One-Day event will bring together over 90 C-level and academic honored market leaders across 45 sessions discussing blockchain and health technologies - cover use-case and application technologies such as AI, IoT, machine learning, and telehealth.

Founder and Publisher, Tory Cenaj, of Partners in Digital Health, commented "we are honored to have such a distinguished roster of speakers who champion health innovations to drive better outcomes for institutions and patients not only in the US but around the globe."

Conference Agenda & Details

Registration, Coffee and Refreshments

Welcome and Introductions
Host: Tory Cenaj

Transformational Technologies in Healthcare – All Aboard!
Speaker: John D. Halamka, MD, MS

Tele-supervision of Angioplasty Procedures to improve patient safety – Disruptive Technology
Speaker: Samer Ellahham, MD

Blockchain Policy Debate Resolve: Blockchain is Essential to Next Generation Healthcare Practice and Systems
Speakers: Brian Behlendorf, John D. Halamka, MD, MS, Tim Ken Mackey, Amanda Stanhaus
Moderator: William Baker

Leveraging Remote Patient Monitoring to Manage Chronic Disease
Speakers: Rajiv Leventhal, Michael Adcock, FACHE

Telehealth Policy Debate: There is greater Financial Value in Telehealth for Consumers than for Providers
Speakers: David Gruber ,MD, Michael K. Gusmano, PhD, Richard Heinzl, MD MPH MSc LLD, Richard Migliori, M.D.
Moderator: William Baker

The Participant will See You Now...Clinical Trials and Its New Frontiers...
Speaker: Walter De Brouwer

Cutting Pleasantries: Blasting a Clear Path Forward for a New Era in Healthcare
Speakers: Matt Cunningham, Erik Pupo, Jay Sales
Moderator: Ted Tanner

Using Blockchain for Managing Medical Records in Difficult Environments
Speaker: Paul Snow

Inflection Point: Blockchain and Pharmacy
Speakers: Phil Baker, Mike Jacobs, Frank Ricotta
Moderator: Kevin A. Clauson, PharmD

Tokens & The Internet of Value: Blending Game Theory, Computer Science, Psychology, and Economics
Speakers: Katherine Kuzmeskas, Chrissa McFarlane, Aditya, Vikram Singh, Mihaela Ulieru, PhD
Moderator: Tom Savel, MD

Keynote Address: Operationalizing Intuition and Genius
Speaker: Jose Arrieta

Blockchain for Patient and HCP Data Rights Management: Lessons from an Enterprise Install
Speaker: Dominique Hurley

Innovations and Challenges with Decentralized Payments and Smart Contracts
Speakers: Combiz Richard Abdolrahami, Esq, Avinash Burra, Jim Kyung Soo Liew, PHD
Moderator: Heather Flannery

Conquering Innovation in Telehealth
Speakers: Gary German, Joseph (Joe) Smith, Erik Virre, MD
Moderator: Rajiv Leventhal

Creating a Patient-Centric, Global, Decentralized Health System
Speaker: Kenneth Colon

Improving Provider Data Accuracy: A Collaborative Approach Using a Permissioned Blockchain
Speakers: Kyler Culver, Mike Jacobs
Moderator: Todd Eury

Annual Innovation Ignition Competition 2018
Judges: Gil Alterovitz, PhD, Bryan Arkwright, Karim Babay, G. Anton Decker, Gary German, John D. Halamka, MD, MS, Fennie Wang
Honorees: American Telephysicians (ATP), BitMed, CoHealth, Debut mHealth's Debut Protocol, Digipharm's Reimburse, Happify Health, Health Innovation's WillChain, and Knomadics


Lori Ruderman, Kenneth Thomson

Acquisitions Facilitation via Blockchain Technology
Speakers: Oki Mek, Aleksandar Zelenovic

Basics for Blockchain Healthcare Use and Technology: 101 Course
Speaker: Cees Hesp

Real Assets that Result from Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain Technology
Speakers: Mark Bodnar, Scott Guilfoyle, Chris Phillips RN, BSN, CCM, CPHQ

Blockchain 102: Anatomy of Coding
Speaker: Priya Ramaswamy

Early Experiences with Blockchain and EHRs
Speakers: Robert Chu , Dr. Keith Hanna, Katherine Kuzmeskas
Moderator: John D Halamka, MD

Grappling with Stigma and Celebrating Ingenuity with Failures and Negative Data
Speakers: Jose Arrieta, Debbie Bucci, Tom Savel, MD
Moderator: Heather Flannery

Making the US a Telehealth Ready Nation
Speakers: David Gruber, Iris Berman, Andrew B. Wilson

Data Sharing? The Case for Blockchain at the Global Convergence of Healthcare, Life sciences and Consumer Markets
Speakers: Abdullah Albeyatti, Uli Broedl, Kevin A. Clauson, PharmD, Chrissa McFarlane
Moderator: Ron Ribitzky, MD

How Blockchain Can Improve Patient Outcomes & Reduce Healthcare Costs
Speaker: Ahmed Abdulla

MUSC National Beacon of Telehealth Excellence: Case Use for Future Deployment
Speakers: Dee Ford, Kathryn King Cristaldi M.D., James McElligott

Pioneerism the Delaware Way: Blockchain First in Business, Collaboration, Innovation and Substantial Results
Speakers: Vince Albanese, Mark Jacobs, Mark B. Thompson, MHSA

Invitation Only Roundtable
Speakers: Mark Bodnar, Scott Guilfoyle, Chris Phillips RN, BSN, CCM, CPHQ, Kevin Sullivan, Tianna M. Umann
Moderator: Fred Bazzoli

The Write Stuff: Best Practices in Scientific Writing for Peer Review
Speakers: Ellen McCarthy, PhD, Julia Saiz Shimosato, PhD
Moderator: Tory Cenaj

The Proliferation of Concierge Medicine Business Models in Value Based Medicine
Speakers: Jay Parkinson, MD, MPH, Sandeep Pulim, MD
Moderator: Rajiv Leventhal

What’s next for Blockchain?
Speakers: Brian Behlendorf, John D. Halamka, MD, MS, Alpesh Shah, Tom Trowbridge
Moderator: Fred Bazzoli

Surfacing Dark Knowledge: How Blockchain Technology Enhances Academic Publishing
Speakers: Sean Manion, PhD, Courtney Morris
Moderator: Tory Cenaj

Improving Healthcare Outcomes With Next Generation Internet (NGI): Global Case Study
Speakers: Shawnna Hoffman, Florence D. Hudson, Carlo Piraino

Block-Education: Applying a “Fit-for-Purpose” Framework to Advance Health Blockchain Education
Speaker: Tim Ken Mackey, MAS, PhD

Coffee and Refreshments

IEEE-SA and BHTY Workgroup: Roadmap for Digitalizing Clinical Trials
Speakers: Walter De Brouwer, Amar Das, MD, PhD, Basker Gummadi, John D. Halamka, MD, MS
Moderator: Todd Eury

Making Teleheath a Strategic Asset to Achieve Efficiency
Speakers: James Edwards, John Mattison, Richard Migliori, M.D.
Moderator: Bryan Arkwright

Blockchain Technology in Clinical Trials
Speaker: Uli Broedl

The Decentralization Zeitgeist: Can the Revolution be Real?
Speakers: Shira Frank, Fennie Wang

Netflixing Clinical Trials: How TeleHealth is Changing the Clinical Trial Forever
Speaker: Stan Kachnowski

Cut to the Chase: No Nonsense Guideline for Blockchain Startups
Speakers: Gil Alterovitz, PhD, Cees Hesp, Florence D. Hudson
Moderator: John D. Halamka, MD, MS

What are Autonomous Agents and Game Theory?
Speaker: Ted Tanner

Telemedicine and Digital Health to Improve the Value of Health Care
Speaker: Oren J. Mechanic, MD MPH

A Blockchain-Powered Intelligent Computing Paradigm
Speakers: Jin Wei-Kocsis, Ph.D.

Embedded Belief Systems: The Most Overlooked, Least Understood Opportunity in the Healthcare Blockchain Space
Speaker: John Bass

Closing Remarks
Host: Tory Cenaj

Event Sponsors: ConsenSys Health, BurstIQ, Boehringer Ingelheim, Cadent Medical Communications, Healthcare Informatics, Health Data Management, HealthVerity, Izzy, Nonnatech, Pharmacy Podcast, SimplyVital, & 1800pr.

About ConVerge2Xcelerate Conference (#ConV2X)

The ConVerge2Xcelerate Conference focuses on practical and next generation discussions on healthcare and blockchain use-case and applications by academic, established and emerging growth industry leaders - taking a close look at what is driving innovation and changes in our healthcare delivery systems today.

Hosted by Columbia University, the 2nd annual event will be held in NYC on October 24, 2018. The event will bring together over 90 C-level and academic honored market leaders across 50 sessions discussing blockchain and health technologies. The one-day event will cover technologies such as AI, IoT, machine learning, and telehealth.

Meet and network with pioneers, innovators, government, industry specialists, and university leaders. Join us and become part of the dialogue!

To learn more: ConVerge2Xelerate

*Media and Communication support provided by 1-800-PublicRelations (1800pr)


Sponsorship Contact:
Randy Knotts
P: 312-933-4700
E: [email protected]

Event Director Contact:
Tiffani DeLorenzo
P: 201.787.7461
E: [email protected]

PR & Media Contacts:
Matthew Bird
CEO @1800pr
O: 646.401.4499
E: [email protected]

Stella Rankin
EVP @1800pr
O: 917.608.1480
E: [email protected]

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