It is my distinct pleasure to be invited to partake in two panels at this year’s Fortune Brainstorm Health Conference in San Diego, CA. They focus on the biggest and brightest ideas in the digital healthcare revolution. I am privileged to sit with titans of health care, tech, telecom, and investment arenas to debate recent breakthroughs like our 3-Parent IVF technology and what impacts they may have moving forward.
It’s virtually impossible to avoid politics and President Trump these days, so a conference dedicated to the betterment of humanity is a breath of fresh air. A mix of politics happens, as Former V.P. Biden is a speaker as well. But in general, we all put aside the political climate to focus on bigger than us matters. What matters? The four pillars being covered are personal wellness, intervention, research and the value chain as they apply to the rapidly changing healthcare market.
And so we focus our discussions around speed of change in this world, how to legislate and safely regulate emerging techniques like our Mitochondrial Replacement Therapy (MRT), and for me, the specifics behind our fertility breakthrough.
Confirmed 2017 speakers include Joseph R. Biden, Jr., 47th Vice President, United States, CEOs Chip Bergh of Levi Strauss & Co. Mark Bertolini of Aetna, Tom Hayes of Tyson Foods, Arianna Huffington of Thrive Global, John Mackey of Whole Foods, Mike McNamara of Flex, Denise Morrison of Campbell Soup, and Timothy Wentworth of Express Scripts, as well as Duke University Surgical Oncologist (and Time 100 honoree) Dr. Shelley Hwang, Tempus Co-founder and Chair Eric Lefkofsky, Stanford University School of Medicine Dean Dr. Lloyd Minor, Venrock Partner Dr. Bryan Roberts, and Human Longevity Co-founder and Executive Chair Dr. J. Craig Venter. They will be joined by our co-chairs—Fortune Editor-in-Chief Clifton Leaf, Time Executive Editor Siobhan O’Connor and Dr. John Zhang, one of the world’s most influential physicians.