2024 Schedule

Friday, June 21st
Friday, June 21st
10:20am–11:10am MDT
2024 Health
Sound Healing (limited to 20 people)

Immerse yourself in ancient instrumental sounds to find deep relaxation and mindfulness. The symphony of sound vibrations will assist in releasing tension, restoring balance, and reconnecting with your inner tranquility.

Buckminster Fuller Dome
11:40am–12:30pm MDT
2024 Health
CRISPR 2.0, the Next Generation

History was made this year when the first FDA-approved CRISPR-based gene editing therapy became available to patients, designed to cure sickle cell anemia. That represents ground-breaking progress, but the treatment involves a months-long ordeal with often-brutal side effects and it is hugely expensive. With dozens of CRISPR therapeutics in the second phase of human trials, hopes run high that...

Greenwald Pavilion
2024 Health
Making an Impact: Investing in Youth Mental Health Innovations

Today's young people (Gen Z) are the most diverse generation yet, have grown up as digital natives, and report poorer mental health outcomes than previous generations. Venture capitalists and philanthropies have the opportunity to help fuel innovation and growth and usher in a new era of effective, inclusive, and affordable behavioral health care.

Koch Building, Lauder Room
2024 Health
Exposomics: Environmental Exposures Shape Your Health for a Lifetime

Environmental stressors are a more potent influence on human health than genetic predisposition, a finding that has galvanized the emerging, interdisciplinary field of exposomics. Satellite technology, machine learning, and AI models are allowing experts at Mount Sinai’s Institute for Climate Change, Environmental Health, and Exposomics to reshape our understanding of what happens to the human bod...

East Lawn Tent
2024 Health
How To Dismantle Structural Racism in Health?

Structural racism, reflected in uneven access to care, inequitable community conditions, and the wealth gap, drives persisting racial disparities in health. Unconscionable differences in life expectancy and the incidence of numerous diseases are the result. The systems and structures at the root of these inequities were created intentionally and need to be dismantled just as intentionally. That me...

Doerr-Hosier Center, McNulty Room
2024 Health
It Takes a Village: Promoting Health at the Grassroots

In an ailing world, so many people are eager to contribute to their communities and connect with their neighbors. Hear stories of grassroots efforts to improve community health that draw on local talent to meet local needs—grandmothers delivering mental health counseling, volunteers teaching children about healthy food, and artists using murals to strengthen neighborhoods. All build on the recogni...

Koch Building, Booz Allen Hamilton Room
12:30pm–01:40pm MDT
2024 Health
Lunch

Lunch is provided in the Paepcke Tent, Doerr-Hosier Center, Marble Garden Tent, and various food trucks across campus.

1:10pm–01:25pm MDT
2024 Health
Guided Meditation

This 10 minute guided meditation will focus on the practice of concentration and the interaction between your mind, body, and behavior. Join us to move inward and find connection to yourself through meditation.

Buckminster Fuller Dome
1:40pm–02:30pm MDT
2024 Health
Venture Capital Places Its Bets

The healthcare investments venture capitalists make often signal where the entire medical enterprise is headed. Their resources are not unlimited, so decisions about where they place their bets are painstakingly considered. Often, they fund cutting-edge technology, such as gene editing and AI, that will transform the practice of medicine. Sometimes, they favor entrepreneurs who are thinking in new...

Doerr-Hosier Center, McNulty Room
2024 Health
Reimagining Motherhood: Giving Moms What They Need

The conversation about motherhood and the “power of moms” is becoming more robust and nuanced, and a spotlight is finally being shined on the needs of mothers and their families. Curbing preventable deaths in pregnancy and childbirth and creating the emotional landscape so vital to health and wellbeing requires passionate activism and advocacy, intentional shifts in cultural norms and national pol...

Greenwald Pavilion
2024 Health
Straight Talk with CDC Director Mandy Cohen

The science-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the linchpin of the nation’s public health system. With its state-of-the art laboratories, world-class data analytics, and diverse workforce, the agency monitors emerging infectious diseases, ensures emergency preparedness, galvanizes community-focused responses to vaccines, environmental threats, workplace safety, opioid use, a...

East Lawn Tent
3:00pm–03:50pm MDT
2024 Health
The Second Fifty: Mid-Life and Beyond

Opportunities and risks evolve as we reach the age of 50 and consider how best to celebrate our second half of life. With people living so much longer than in the recent past, cultivating health-building habits and putting supportive public policies in place has never been more important. Developing social connections, fostering a sense of purpose, and soliciting advice from those who are thriving...

East Lawn Tent
2024 Health
Is Healthcare Consolidation the Cure-All for Better Health?

Health systems are joining hands, swallowing up competitors, acquiring new practices, and growing bigger. Like it or fear it, a tidal wave of consolidation is rocking healthcare, with uncertain impact on access, quality, and pricing. Perhaps mergers and acquisitions will allow providers to operate more efficiently so they can maintain clinical services in rural and other underserved locations. Or...

Doerr-Hosier Center, McNulty Room
2024 Health
In Conversation with Governor Laura Kelly

Laura Kelly sits down to discuss health policy and practice in the state of Kansas. Kelly, a Democrat, heads the traditionally red state of Kansas, where government is divided. She'll discuss challenges—from fiscal pressures, Medicaid cost-sharing, and the need to bolster public health, to the threat of future pandemics and delicate decisions about reproductive health and gender-affirming care. In...

Koch Building, Lauder Room
2024 Health
Advancing Medicine Through Cutting-Edge Investments

At the edge of innovation, government initiatives like the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H) are pursuing moonshots, venture capitalists are looking for impact and profits in the health space, and dedicated researchers are confronting diseases such as cancer in novel ways. All are eager to accelerate high-value, scalable breakthroughs that fill treatment gaps and could finally...

Koch Building, Booz Allen Hamilton Room
2024 Health
Inside the Mind of a Sociopath

Mental health professionals consider sociopathy to be a personality disorder characterized by generalized apathy and difficulty internalizing and/or connecting to the learned social emotions. In her new book Sociopath: A Memoir, Patric Gagne freely admits the diagnosis applies to her, and attempts to help readers understand what it's like living with the complex personality type. Sociopathy is “an...

Greenwald Pavilion
4:00pm–04:15pm MDT
2024 Health
Guided Meditation

This 10 minute guided meditation will focus on the practice of concentration and the interaction between your mind, body, and behavior. Join us to move inward and find connection to yourself through meditation.

Buckminster Fuller Dome
4:20pm–05:10pm MDT
2024 Health
New Prescription for Trust

Although most Americans (83%) still trust their doctors to tell them the truth about health issues, fewer than half have faith in healthcare CEOs, government leaders, or journalists. As trust declines, people are turning to less reliable sources of medical information. The result: 40% of those surveyed say they regret a health decision they made based on misinformation. Sharing evidence in ways th...

East Lawn Tent
2024 Health
How to Dance in Ohio: Celebrating Neurodiversity

The Broadway musical “How to Dance in Ohio” is the true story of a group of young people with autism preparing for a formal dance. Based on a documentary of the same name, the autistic characters are played by autistic actors in a musical celebration of neurodiversity and the universal need for connection. “If you’ve met one autistic person, you’ve met one autistic person,” says one actor, suggest...

Greenwald Pavilion
2024 Health
Climate Doctors: Frontline Medical Care for Climate Change

Extreme heat waves, storms, and wildfires; disease outbreaks, water shortages, and crop loss; tick-borne illnesses and asthma—these are just some visible signs of a changing climate. Few physicians have been trained to recognize the potent health consequences—allergies that are no longer just seasonal, athletes suddenly finding it hard to breathe, patients who can’t get needed care when travel bec...

Koch Building, Lauder Room
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