2023 Healthy Longevity Global Innovator Summit

 

2023 Healthy Longevity Global Innovator Summit

Summit Date and Time:
Sep 26, 2023 | 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
Sep 27, 2023 | 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
Where: Via webcast

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) held the third annual virtual Healthy Longevity Global Innovator Summit on September 26 and 27, 2023 with support from Johnson and Johnson Innovation.

The global summit aims to convene, connect, and inspire innovation in the field of healthy longevity. Participants heard from stakeholders—including academics, policy experts, industry leaders, entrepreneurs, and others—and learned about the bold and innovative projects from current and past Healthy Longevity Catalyst and Accelerator Awardees. This year, sessions focused on topics such as health equity, artificial intelligence, and securing additional funding.

Networking and engagement were integral parts of the interactive two-day program for all international Catalyst Awardees, with opportunities to establish connections with potential collaborators, mentors, and funders from across disciplines and sectors in invitation-only sessions.

The streaming portion of the event was free for all members of the public, including academia, philanthropy, and private industry.

Agenda – Day 1
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7:00 AM – 8:20 AM | Innovators Connect (Closed Session)

  • Closed session via Zoom for awardees and select invitees only.

8:30 AM | 2023 Innovator Summit Day 1 (Public Session Begins)

  • Streaming session with option for audience participation via event webpage, for awardees and members of the public.

8:30 AM – 8:40 AM | Welcome Remarks

  • Victor Dzau, President, US National Academy of Medicine

8:45 AM – 9:35 AM | PANEL: Securing Project Funding

Speakers from across sectors (government, industry, venture capital, etc.) will share their experience and guidance for Catalyst Awardees on securing project funding.
MODERATOR: Ian Johnston, The Engine

  • Mehmood Khan, Hevolution Foundation
  • Heng Li Lang, Temasek Foundation
  • James Hueston, Primetime Partners
  • Magda Krakowiak, EIT Health
  • Jie Wang, Jiangsu Province Hospital & SyMap Medical

9:40 AM – 9:55 AM | Spotlight Session #1: Catalyst Awardee

In this brief session, one Catalyst Awardee who has been successful in securing additional substantial funding will speak to their innovation journey and fundraising experience, followed by audience Q&A.
MODERATOR: Michele Toplitz, National Academy of Medicine

10:00 AM – 10:45 AM | KEYNOTE: Artificial Intelligence & Healthy Aging

Keynote Speaker: Peter Lee, Microsoft Research & Incubations
MODERATOR: Victor Dzau, National Academy of Medicine

10:50 AM – 11:40 AM | PANEL: Applications of Artificial Intelligence: Catalyst Projects of Note

Select international Catalyst Awardees will speak to applications of AI in their projects and engage in a broader discussion on the promise and challenges of AI, followed by audience Q&A.

MODERATOR: Peter Lee, Microsoft Research & Incubations

  • Matt Flynn | Sponsor: UKRI
  • Ram Gouripeddi | Sponsor: NAM
  • Bianca Migliori | Sponsor: NAM
  • Marco FM Vismara | Sponsor: EIT Health

11:45 AM – 12:00 PM | Spotlight Session #2: Catalyst Awardee

In this brief session, one Catalyst Awardee who has been successful in securing additional substantial funding will speak to their innovation journey and fundraising experience, followed by audience Q&A.
MODERATOR: Michele Toplitz, National Academy of Medicine

12:00 – 12:05 PM | Spotlight Session #3: Catalyst Awardee

In this brief session, one Catalyst Awardee who has been successful in securing additional substantial funding will speak to their innovation journey and fundraising experience, followed by audience Q&A.
MODERATOR: Michele Toplitz, National Academy of Medicine

Agenda – Day 2

7:00 AM – 7:55 AM | Mentors & Role Models in Securing Funding (Closed Session)

  • Closed session via Zoom for awardees and select invitees only.

8:00 AM | 2023 Innovator Summit Day 2 (Public Session Begins)

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM | PANEL: Striving for Healthy Longevity Equity: Catalyst Projects of Note

Select international Catalyst Awardees will speak to their respective projects that specifically aim to reduce health disparities while improving health for people as they age, followed by audience Q&A.
MODERATOR: Jessica Ramella-Roman, Associate Professor, Florida International University

  • Corey Nichols-Hadeed | Sponsor: NAM
  • Zhi Dong Zhou | Sponsor: Singapore MOH
  • Antonio Nunzio D’Angelo | Sponsor: EIT Health
  • Paulin Straughan | Sponsor: Sponsor: Singapore MOH
  • LIM Wensi | Sponsor: Singapore MOH

9:10 AM – 10:00 AM | Innovating to Achieve Healthy Longevity: Perspectives from the NAM Global Roadmap and UN Decade of Healthy Ageing

Speakers will present briefly on the NAM’s Global Roadmap for Healthy Longevity and the United Nation’s Decade of Healthy Ageing, followed by a discussion of how innovation is critical in these complementary efforts aimed at achieving healthy longevity equity.
MODERATOR: John Beard, Columbia University

  • John Eu-Li Wong, National University of Singapore
  • Alana Officer, World Health Organization
  • Kazuki Yamada, World Health Organization

10:10 AM – 10:50 AM | Insider Perspectives from the NAM Catalyst Award Selection Process: A conversation between the NAM President and NAM Selection Committee Co-Chairs

NAM President Dr. Victor Dzau will provide a brief overview of the Catalyst Award review process, after which he will engage the co-chairs of the NAM’s Selection Committee in a conversation about the unique multi-step review process; their experience finalizing award decisions; and reflections on the intended spirit of the Global Competition and how that connects to each phase of the award program.
MODERATOR: Victor Dzau, NAM

  • Roderic Pettigrew, Texas A&M University
  • Timothy Evans, McGill University

10:55 AM – 11:10 AM | Spotlight Session #4: Catalyst Awardee 

In this brief session, one Catalyst Awardee who has been successful in securing additional substantial funding will speak to their innovation journey and fundraising experience, followed by audience Q&A.
MODERATOR: Michele Toplitz, National Academy of Medicine

11:15 AM – 11:30 AM | Spotlight Session #5: Catalyst Awardee

In this brief session, one Catalyst Awardee who has been successful in securing additional substantial funding will speak to their innovation journey and fundraising experience, followed by audience Q&A.
MODERATOR: Michele Toplitz, National Academy of Medicine

11:35 AM – 12:00 AM | Wrap-Up, Future Directions & Celebration of 2023 Catalyst Awardees

NAM President Victor Dzau will reflect on the achievements and future directions for the Healthy Longevity Global Competition, wrapping up with an announcement of the 2023 international Catalyst Awardees.

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