November 6, 2019

Seattle is home to some of the biggest game-changing companies in the world. It is also home to innovative healthcare organizations that are using emerging technologies to accelerate research and advance new treatments for patients. Whether using research-based approaches to improve children’s mental health, using data science and other tools to boost patient outcomes, or incorporating new business models to bring research discoveries to patients, the Seattle healthcare community is blazing important new trails in collaboration with other industries in the region such as the technology and biotech sectors.

3:00 – 4:00pm

Registration, Networking & Tours

· Explore a virtual reality experience that brings to life CAR T-cell immunotherapy at Seattle Children’s
· Sign up for a lab tour. Tours leave at 3:10, 3:25, and 3:40.

4:00 – 4:05pm

Welcome & Opening Remarks

James B. Hendricks, PhD – President, Seattle Children’s Research Institute

4:05 – 4:35pm

Using Data Science to Improve Patient Outcomes


John Aitchison, PhD – Co-director, Center for Global Infectious Disease Research at Seattle Children’s Research Institute
John Kahan – Chief Data Analytics Officer, Microsoft
Nino Ramirez – Director, Center for Integrative Brain Research at Seattle Children’s Research Institute
Anne Weiler – CEO, Wellpepper
Tim Porter – Managing Director, Madrona Venture Group (moderator)

4:35 – 5:05pm

How Seattle Children’s Is Going Big in a Cellular Immunotherapy Focus on Childhood Cancers

Michael Jensen, MD – Director, Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research at Seattle Children’s Research Institute

5:05 – 5:35pm

Innovating to Improve Children’s Mental Health


Dror Ben-Zeev – Director of mHealth/Professor of Psychiatry, University of Washington
Laura Richardson, MD, MPH – Chief of the Division of Adolescent Medicine at Seattle Children’s Hospital
Tumaini Rucker Coker, MD, MBA – Director of Research, Seattle Children’s Center for Diversity & Health Equity

Sarah de Crescenzo – Editor, Xconomy (moderator)

5:35 – 6:00pm

Investing in Healthcare and Research


T.A. McCann – Managing Director, Pioneer Square Ventures
Dusty Lieb – Partner – Strategic Investment, Echo Health Ventures
Adam Simpson – CEO, Icosavax
Sarah de Crescenzo – Editor, Xconomy (moderator)

6:00 – 7:00pm

Networking Reception

Please note that this schedule is subject to change.