2022 Schedule

Thursday, June 23rd
Thursday, June 23rd
10:00am–10:50am MT
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
11:10am–12:00pm MT
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
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
4:00pm–04:50pm MT
2022 Health
Rochelle Walensky, CDC Director: Protecting the Public’s Health

When Rochelle Walensky was appointed director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in December 2020, the pandemic had commandeered much of the agency’s attention. But its many other responsibilities never went on holiday. Even as the world’s premier public health agency developed guidance for COVID-19 testing, masking, quarantines, and vaccination, it remained engaged in toba...

Greenwald Pavilion — Plenary Session
6:00pm–07:00pm MT
2022 Health
Johnson & Johnson Presents: The Point of Care: Stories from the Heart of Health

With the power of a text message, the advice of a health worker fits in the palm of your hand. With innovative entrepreneurship, care becomes accessible where it previously was not. With the skill of a midwife, the pregnant woman in need of a champion thrives. Health systems may be complex, but what powers them is simple—the human beings at their backbone who are critical to transforming how we ca...

Hotel Jerome Ballroom — Evening Session
In town event
Friday, June 24th
11:10am–12:00pm MT
2022 Health
Robert Califf, FDA Commissioner: Protecting the Public’s Health, From Baby Formula to Vaccines

More than $2.7 trillion worth of food, medical products, and tobacco, representing 20 percent of every dollar spent by US consumers, is regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Always in the public eye, and often summoned to explain its actions to Congress, the FDA is as likely to be lauded as lambasted for its swift authorization of COVID-19 vaccines, its decision to ban menthol from...

Greenwald Pavilion — Plenary Session
2:50pm–03:40pm MT
2022 Health
Pfizer Presents: Inclusive Research, More Equitable Medicine

The COVID-19 pandemic forced the world to grapple with a long-standing truth: that poor diversity in early and late stage medical research remains a major threat to health equity. Overcoming barriers and challenges to fair representation in research and development will not happen overnight, nor can it be achieved by a single institution. In order to pioneer lasting and sustainable changes in the...

East Lawn Tent — Plenary Session
2022 Health
Decolonizing Global Health

From the skewed impact of climate change on the nations that have contributed least to the problem to financing mechanisms that allow primary care services to languish in the poorest countries, inequitable patterns in global health and development are all too evident. To radically reimagine healthcare systems, we need to acknowledge lingering colonialism and commit to extinguishing it. That will r...

Doerr-Hosier Center, McNulty Room — Plenary Session
2022 Health
Deborah Birx: Surviving in the Hot Seat

Best known to the public as the Trump Administration’s White House Coronavirus Task Force coordinator, physician Deborah Birx is a clinical immunologist who has also served as US Global AIDS coordinator and a colonel in the US Army. Challenged to speak the truth about COVID-19, she balanced candor and political pragmatism to get out accurate information. Her new book, Silent Invasion: The Untold S...

Greenwald Pavilion — Plenary Session
7:00pm–08:00pm MT
2022 Health
Children in Pain: Confronting the Youth Mental Health Crisis

Our children are in crisis. Globally, one in seven children, ages 10-19, has some kind of mental illness, notably depression, anxiety, or behavioral disorders. Horrifically, almost 19% of US high school students have given serious thought to suicide and an astonishing 9% have actually tried to kill themselves. To turn back that kind of despair, we need to listen to young people, understand their s...

Doerr-Hosier Center, McNulty Room — Evening Session
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