2019 Schedule

Friday, June 21st
Friday, June 21st
8:00am–08:50am MDT
2019 Health
Reproductive Rights: Still a Battleground

Women have made health strides in recent years as attitudes toward domestic violence and sexual harassment evolve, but access to reproductive services remains an ideological lightning rod. Partisans still argue over a fundamental question: Who gets to control women’s bodies? Research shows that girls are more likely to stay in school when family planning programs are available, and that women who...

Doerr-Hosier Center, McNulty Room — Breakfast Talk
9:10am–10:00am MDT
2019 Health
Aspen Lecture: Understanding the Immune System

Few drugs are as powerful as the human immune system. By generating an acute inflammatory response, it allows the body to defend against microbial invaders, cancer-causing cells, and environmental toxins, and helps heal injuries and infections. But there are also cracks in the system that can turn the body against itself, triggering autoimmune diseases. How do we tamp down on “bad” inflammation wh...

Doerr-Hosier Center, McNulty Room — Plenary Session
12:00pm–12:50pm MDT
2019 Health
Health from the Ground Up

Recognizing that health and well-being require far more than just medicine, health systems leaders, local activists and other partners are coming together to consider how to strengthen historically underserved communities. They are talking frankly about the role of race in health care, the health needs of special populations including formerly incarcerated individuals, and the importance of access...

Doerr-Hosier Center, McNulty Room — Lunch Session On Campus
1:20pm–02:40pm MDT
2019 Health
Deep Dive: Rebuilding the Patient Experience

Patient-centered care is defined by the National Academy of Medicine as “providing care that respects and responds to individual patient preferences, needs and values, and ensures that patient values guide all clinical decisions.” Designed to place patients at the heart of the system, the approach is built around well-coordinated, quality care, including physical comfort and emotional support, and...

Doerr-Hosier Center, McNulty Room — Deep Dive
4:10pm–05:00pm MDT
2019 Health
The Secret to Life: Genomics, CRISPR, and the Future

Six decades after the discovery of the DNA double helix, basic gene sequencing is becoming increasingly accessible to consumers, and start-up companies are hurtling into the real-world applications of this remarkable science. Is genomics becoming more democratized? What are the barriers to applying and accessing the new technologies? Hear from leaders who share insights on genomics discoveries, th...

Doerr-Hosier Center, McNulty Room — Plenary Session
Saturday, June 22nd
8:00am–08:50am MDT
2019 Health
Taking the Lead on Global Health

Although new technologies and public and private financial commitments have powered tremendous advances in global health in recent years, insufficient human capital and the lack of strong institutional systems limit progress. Countries that have done the most to improve the health of their people have benefited from determined political leaders who set aspirational goals, mobilize resources, and i...

Doerr-Hosier Center, McNulty Room — Breakfast Talk
9:10am–10:00am MDT
2019 Health
Aspen Lecture: An Atlas of Human Cells

When it is complete, the Human Cell Atlas will be a comprehensive searchable map of our cells — a “Google map for the human body.” By combining elegant science and painstaking work in the trenches, the Atlas will portray the basic unit of life in all its staggering diversity, including every cellular subtype, how one type of cell can become another type, which genes are switched on by which cells,...

Doerr-Hosier Center, McNulty Room — Plenary Session
12:00pm–12:50pm MDT
2019 Health
In Conversation with Robert Redfield, Director of the CDC

On any given day, dedicated scientists at the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are promoting childhood vaccines, advancing disease prevention, tamping down on food-borne illnesses, tracking microbial outbreaks around the globe, collecting data on drug overdoses and tobacco use, and conducting research in 200 laboratories. In March 2018, after 20 years in the US Army Medical...

Doerr-Hosier Center, McNulty Room — Lunch Session On Campus
1:20pm–02:40pm MDT
2019 Health
Harnessing the Momentum of #MeToo

After the #MeToo movement exploded into popular view, groups of determined women recognized that it was not enough to call out bad behavior. As revelations of harassment became common knowledge, they turned their energies toward changing it — promoting the training and mindset shifts necessary to stop abuse, make it harder to hide, and hold perpetrators accountable. Helping young people understand...

Doerr-Hosier Center, McNulty Room — Deep Dive
3:00pm–03:50pm MDT
2019 Health
Can Corporations Take the Lead in Growing Healthy Communities?

Join Lynda Resnick, vice chair and co-owner of The Wonderful Company, in conversation with New York Times columnist David Brooks to discuss The Wonderful Company’s efforts to change the paradigm of health and wellness in California's Central Valley. As one of the largest agricultural producers in California and a major employer, The Wonderful Company is rethinking traditional employee benefits to...

Doerr-Hosier Center, McNulty Room — Breakout
4:10pm–05:00pm MDT
2019 Health
Bad Drugs Are Looking Good

Ketamine has sometimes been called the “date rape drug” because its sedative properties have enabled sexual assaults — but a groundbreaking study suggests it can also reduce symptoms of depression. Psychedelic drugs, such as psilocybin and LSD, can trigger a schizophrenic episode, but their potential to treat addiction, control post-traumatic stress disorder, and prepare terminally ill patients fo...

Doerr-Hosier Center, McNulty Room — Plenary Session
Sunday, June 23rd
8:00am–08:50am MDT
2019 Health
The Surgeon General Meets the Central Banker

Jerome Adams, the US surgeon general and the nation's doctor, joins Patrick Harker, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, in conversation. The Federal Reserve researches and works to help strengthen local economies in communities across the country. Through its Economic Growth and Mobility Project, the Philadelphia Fed focuses on turning research into action in three broad areas n...

Doerr-Hosier Center, McNulty Room — Breakfast Talk
9:10am–10:00am MDT
2019 Health
Deep Medicine: How Artificial Intelligence Can Make Health Care Human Again

In his new book, Deep Medicine, Eric Topol – cardiologist, geneticist, digital medicine researcher – claims that artificial intelligence can put the humanity back into medicine. By freeing physicians from rote tasks, such as taking notes and performing medical scans, AI creates space for the real healing that occurs between a doctor who listens and a patient who needs to be heard. The counterintui...

Doerr-Hosier Center, McNulty Room — Plenary Session
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