Aih Speaker Blog 2024


2024 Aspen Ideas: Health Speaker Preview

Take a sneak peek at some of the big thinkers and innovative doers who will take the stage at Aspen Ideas: Health from June 20-23, 2024!

  • March 26th 2024

Aspen Ideas: Health is where health's biggest challenges meet today's biggest thinkers. The 2024 program will be designed around seven thought-provoking themes and feature conversations with more than 150 innovators who are reimagining the future of health, medicine and science in the United States and around the world. Get to know some of the inspiring leaders confirmed to join us this summer:

U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy will provide insights about how we can live more socially connected lives in order to improve our individual and collective well-being.  

Mandy Cohen, the new Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), will talk about her vision for the agency’s future and rebuilding trust in public health.

Peter Lee, President of Microsoft Research and author of The AI Revolution in Medicine: GPT-4 and Beyond, will explore the benefits, limitations, and risks of integrating today’s AI advancements into health care.

“Climate Doctor” Malama Tafuna'i, Senior Professional Practice Fellow at Va'a o Tautai – Centre for Pacific Health, University of Otago, will share how important it is for medical schools – from Samoa to the United States – to train the next generation of health care providers to diagnose and treat the health effects of climate change.

Laura Deming, Founder of The Longevity Fund, will explain why venture capitalists are setting their sights on new therapeutics, tools, and technologies aimed at extending the healthy human lifespan.

Evolutionary biologist Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, author of Zoobiquity, will dive into the commonalities between animal and human health and how that understanding can be used to diagnose, treat, and heal patients of all species.

Cellist and composer Joshua Roman will take us on an intimate musical journey through his life-altering experience with long COVID, as featured in his latest program entitled Immunity.

Anne Wojcicki, CEO of 23andMe, will discuss bringing genetic testing to the masses and harnessing the power of big data to advance biomedical breakthroughs. 

Cityblock CEO Toyin Ajayi will help us reimagine the way healthcare is delivered in America's underserved communities in order to improve health outcomes for all.

Monica Bertagnolli will discuss her key priorities as the new Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), including diversifying clinical trials and leveraging commonalities across all diseases to advance research.

JAMA Editor in Chief Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo will talk about the role of medical journals in advancing open science and trust in science. 

Explorer Dan Buettner, Founder of Blue Zones, will share the secrets of the six regions of the world where people live the longest, healthiest lives.

Psychiatrist Dixon Chibanda, Founder and Director of Friendship Bench, will give an inside look at the movement to train Zimbabwe's grandmothers to provide basic talk therapy to community members in need of connection.

Ai-jen Poo, President of the National Domestic Workers Alliance and Executive Director of Caring Across Generations, will provide insights on the impending elder boom and what it means for the global care economy.

Neuroscientist Lisa Mosconi, Director of the Weill Cornell Women's Brain Initiative and author of The Menopause Brain, will dive into the profound connection between hormones and women's brain health.

Samarth Kulkarni, CEO of CRISPR Therapeutics, will explain how a groundbreaking treatment for sickle cell disease is ushering in a new era of genetic medicine.

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Don’t miss your chance to engage with these outstanding speakers and many more. Register now for your Aspen Ideas: Health pass and stay tuned for additional announcements in the coming weeks! 

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