UPDATE, June 25, 2015

UPDATE, June 25, 2015

Breaking News!  

Due to today's 6-3 decision by the US Supreme Court upholding the federal subsides of Obamacare, we are working to incorporate discussion of this decision into tomorrow's programming. Keep updating the Aspen Ideas Festival app and stay tuned for additional details as they become available.

But don't forget!

Former US Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman and Margaret A. Hamburg, commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration, discussing how the government, industry, and foreign food suppliers can keep our fish, meat, and produce safe while also advocating for a healthy diet. Today's preview session begins at 3:30pm in the McNulty Room in the Doerr-Hosier Center, and it will be moderated by five-time James Beard Journalism Award winner Corby Kummer.

Take Note!

After tonight's opening and reception, the fun continues with several evening sessions. Tickets are required for each of these events.

Also at 7:30, Dan Bonk, CEO of Aspen Valley Hospital, will lead a Med School 201 Session, "Know Before You Go: Traveling for Medical Care" at the Monarch Room at the Limelight Hotel.

At 8:00pm, Gary Mendell, founder and CEO of Shatterproof, Jamison Monroe, founder and CEO of Newport Academy, Eric Nestler, professor and chair of neuroscience at Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and Nora D. Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse at the NIH, will explore "Escaping Capture: What Science Tells Us about Beating Addiction" in the McNulty Room in the Doer-Hosier Center. Alan Weil, the editor in chief of Health Affairs, will moderate.

And also at 8:00pm in the Paepcke Auditorium, Emilio Amigo, clinical psychologist and director of Amigo Family Counseling in Columbus, Ohio; and Liz Feld, president of Autisum Speaks, will show the film "How to Dance in Ohio," a documentary about Amigo and his staff helping teenagers with autism spectrum disorders prepare for a spring formal dance. Bill Thoet, executive vice president of Booz Allen Hamilton, will moderate a discussion after.


Two "Late Breaker" sessions have been added. Both are Tutorials and will be held in the Marble Garden Tent.

At 10:20am, Ruth Katz, Executive Director of the Institute's Health, Medicine, and Society Program; will lead a discussion, "Does Women's Viagra Turn You On?" with Dr. Paula Johnson, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and executive director of Connos Center for Women's Health and Gender Biology, and Dr. Saketh Guntupalli, a gynecologic oncologist from Aurora, Colorado.

At 3:00pm, Sister Carol Keehan, CEO of the Catholic Health Association of the United States, and Rachel Kyte, World Bank vice President and special envoy for climate change, will discuss "Is the Vatican a Climate Changer?" with Elliot Gerson, Institute Executive Vice President of Policy and Public Programs and International Partners.

Check the latest updates on your app for more details.