2022 Schedule

Thursday, June 23rd
Thursday, June 23rd
7:30am–10:00am MT
2022 Health
Maroon Bells Exploration: Guided Walk through Aspen’s Wilderness Gateway

(Buses Load at the Limelight Hotel and Aspen Meadows, Walter Issacson Center at 7:30 AM) Follow local naturalists on a gentle walk along the pristine lake beneath the famous peaks of the Maroon Bells. Learn about the plants and animals that call this area home and the secrets to their success in the wilderness. First come, first served. Limited to 50 participants. Dress warmly!

Maroon Bells Amphitheatre — Sunrise Session
In town event
7:30am–08:30am MT
2022 Health
Rocky Mountain Bird Watching

Join a local naturalist and bird expert for a one-hour bird watching walk along the banks of the Roaring Fork River. Learn about the important roles birds play in nature and in our lives, from architectural design to pollination, to how birds are indicators of ecosystem health. Meet at the Aspen Meadows, Walter Isaacson Center. First come, first served. Limited to 25 participants.

Aspen Meadows, Walter Isaacson Center — Sunrise Session
8:00am–08:45am MT
2022 Health
Morning Yoga

Center yourself with an outdoor yoga practice in Anderson Park. Certified yoga instructors will lead you through a series of stretches and breathing exercises to mindfully connect you to the moment. Yoga mats will be provided.

Anderson Park — Sunrise Session
8:00am–10:00am MT
Light breakfast is provided in the Blue Cross Blue Shield Tent (Paepcke Lawn) and in the Doerr-Hosier Center.

9:00am–09:50am MT
2022 Health
Retail Medicine Takes Hold

The lane for healthcare is widening. Well-capitalized retail and technology companies are pushing services out of the clinic and into big-box stores, corner shops, and private homes. While they are out purchasing computers and clothing, shoppers can also schedule their check-ups, dental care, mental health counseling, and X-rays. Meanwhile, tech companies are reaching clients where they live, offe...

Doerr-Hosier Center, McNulty Room — Plenary Session
9:00am–10:00am MT
2022 Health
Tour of the Resnick Center for Herbert Bayer Studies

Join us for a tour of Herbert Bayer: An Introduction—a landmark exhibition of over 150 of Bayer’s modernist masterpieces. On view through late 2022 at the new Resnick Center for Herbert Bayer Studies, the show is the first major US career-wide survey of Bayer in nearly fifty years. Operating as an exhibition space and platform for research, the Bayer Center promotes widespread appreciation for the...

Resnick Center for Herbert Bayer Studies — Special Event
9:00am–09:45am MT
2022 Health
Explainer: Katie Keith on Climate Justice: West Virginia v. EPA

Koch Building, Lauder Room — Other
2022 Health
Explainer: David Putrino on Long-COVID

Who is vulnerable, how bad does it get, how long does it last?

East Lawn Tent — Other
10:00am–10:50am MT
2022 Health
PhRMA Presents: Realizing the Promise of Health for All

America’s robust biomedical ecosystem and the therapeutic advances it has introduced are making remarkable progress against cancer, heart disease, stroke, and other serious illnesses. But much more needs to be done to ensure that all communities can access the treatments and care they need. Prohibitive costs, ingrained biases, healthcare deserts, and distrust in the medical system born of past abu...

East Lawn Tent — Plenary Session
2022 Health
HHS Secretaries: Looking Ahead, Looking Back

With an annual budget hovering at $1.8 trillion, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the second largest US federal agency, surpassed only by the Department of Defense. Two former HHS Secretaries talk about their proudest achievements, the hardest decisions they had to make, and the advice they have for their successors. Learn what it’s like to be in the hot seat every day, grap...

Greenwald Pavilion — Plenary Session
2022 Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Presents: All Mothers Deserve to Live: Combating Maternal Health Inequity

The blood clots that nearly killed tennis star Serena Williams shortly after she gave birth were a grim reminder that neither resources nor fame offer full protection from the risk of giving birth while Black. “No one was really listening,” wrote Williams, describing her frantic effort to get medical attention. Maternal and infant mortality rates are far higher in the US than in any other wealthy...

North Star Tent — Plenary Session
2022 Health
Can Robots Combat Loneliness?

Robots cannot substitute for those we have lost, but they are increasingly finding their way into care settings and the homes of elderly people struggling with isolation and loneliness. Meet Pepper, described as “the world’s first social humanoid robot, able to recognize faces and basic human emotions… optimized for human interaction.” Robots that respond conversationally, tell jokes, sing and dan...

Doerr-Hosier Center, McNulty Room — Plenary Session
11:10am–12:00pm MT
2022 Health
Why Work in Healthcare?

Schools of nursing, medicine, and public health are attracting applicants in record numbers and admiration for these professionals has never been higher. At the same time, many workers—burned out, burdened by debt, and facing mental health challenges—are fleeing the field. Given the appeal, the stress, and the vital nature of healthcare jobs, we need to understand how best to recruit, motivate, an...

North Star Tent — Plenary Session
2022 Health
Rosalind Brewer, Walgreens CEO: Driving Innovation at the Pharmacy

When Roz Brewer signed on to Walgreens as CEO, the company knew it was getting a rock star to guide its aggressive expansion into healthcare. Brewer had already served as CEO of Sam’s Club, where she doubled the number of organic products on store shelves, and as chief operating officer of Starbucks. A breaker of glass ceilings and an outspoken advocate of racial and gender equity, Brewer brings d...

Greenwald Pavilion — Plenary Session
2022 Health
Mount Sinai Health System Presents: The Quest for Breakthrough Therapies

New insights into human biology and the ability to manipulate molecules both large and small are rapidly accelerating medical innovations. By employing genetic engineering to empower immune cells, scientist-physicians are bringing new treatment options to people with cancer. Mapping the neural circuitry involved in mood disorders points the way towards deep brain stimulation as a successful therap...

East Lawn Tent — Plenary Session
2022 Health
Ensuring COVID Vaccinations for All

Eighteen months after a COVID-19 vaccine became available, high-income countries had administered more than 200 doses per 100 people; in low-income countries, the figure was almost 90 percent less. Access to diagnostics and therapies has been likewise constricted, underscoring the imperative of new approaches to global health equity. Investing in local manufacturing and scientific capacity, bolste...

Doerr-Hosier Center, McNulty Room — Plenary Session
12:30pm–01:20pm MT
2022 Health
American Hospital Association Presents: The Hospital of the Future: Transforming Care Delivery

The United States is experiencing a critical shortage of healthcare workers—with labor market data showing a 3.2 million worker deficit by 2026. The growing crisis is causing disruptions across the healthcare landscape, but novel care models and new technology show promise in revolutionizing care delivery. How are hospitals leveraging existing technology and teams to reimagine the care model and r...

East Lawn Tent — Plenary Session
2022 Health
Synthetic Biology and Future Humans

The future is upon us. Synthetic biology harnesses the power of nature to redesign organisms, allowing us to heal without prescription medicine, manipulate viruses to correct genetic defects, grow new body parts, produce meat without animals, and confront the looming climate catastrophe. But a field that brings together the principles of engineering and computer coding, the capacity to synthesize...

Doerr-Hosier Center, McNulty Room — Plenary Session
2022 Health
Book Talk: The Invisible Kingdom: Reimagining Chronic Illness

Bouncing from doctor to specialist to alternative health practitioner and back again, millions of ailing people are offered a battery of tests and a medicine cabinet of therapies—and still find no respite from their symptoms. To have a chronic illness that the medical system can not diagnose and does not understand is to take a journey with experts who are at once bewildered and skeptical of patie...

North Star Tent — Plenary Session
1:40pm–02:30pm MT
2022 Health
Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, CMS Administrator: Covering Healthcare for 150 Million Americans

Through Medicare, Medicaid, the Children’s Insurance Program, and the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) provides or oversees health coverage for more than 150 million people across the country. With $1.5 trillion in annual healthcare spending, CMS plays a key role in shaping the direction of the US healthcare system, while...

Greenwald Pavilion — Plenary Session
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