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

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
· Anne Weiler – CEO, Wellpepper

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

5:35 – 6:00pm

Investing in Healthcare and Research


· Rob Coppedge – CEO, Echo Health Ventures
· T.A. McCann- Managing Director, Pioneer Square Ventures

6:00 – 7:00pm

Networking Reception

Please note that this schedule is subject to change.