Boston Children's Hospital Launches National Pediatric Innovation Summit

Summit Will Feature Three $50,000 Awards Focused on Clinical Innovation, Community/Patient Empowerment and Scientific Breakthroughs in Autism

BOSTON, July 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the health care marketplace continues to rapidly evolve toward translating research and clinical innovations into new products to benefit patients, novel and creative partnerships and collaborations with academic medical centers are playing a central role. To accelerate this process, Boston Children's Hospital will host its first annual Taking on Tomorrow: A National Pediatric Innovation Summit and Awards 2013 on September 26th and 27th at The Seaport Hotel in Boston. 

The Summit will convene top thought leaders in health care, industry, private equity, and science to network, explore collaborations and tackle unsolved challenges in pediatrics. Key areas of focus include autism, genomics, patient/family empowerment and innovation acceleration.

The two-day summit features the following panel topics:

  • Piecing Together the Autism Puzzle
  • Innovation Acceleration: How Do We Close the Gap from Discovery to Treatment?
  • Genomics: The $1,000 Sequence—Now What?
  • CEOs Addressing The Top 3 Challenges in Pediatric Care and Care Delivery
  • Patient Empowerment: It's Your Health—Why Aren't You in Charge?

Three $50,000 cash prizes will be awarded to recognize the most pioneering advances in Clinical Innovation, Community/Patient Empowerment and Research and Scientific Breakthroughs in Autism.

For more information: www.BostonChildrensInnovationSummit.org; Follow @BCH_Innovation on Twitter and join the conversation using #PedInno13.

About Boston Children's Hospital  

Boston Children's Hospital is home to the world's largest research enterprise based at a pediatric medical center, where its discoveries have benefited both children and adults since 1869. More than 1,100 scientists, including seven members of the National Academy of Sciences, 13 members of the Institute of Medicine and 14 members of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute comprise Boston Children's research community. Founded as a 20-bed hospital for children, Boston Children's today is a 395 bed comprehensive center for pediatric and adolescent health care grounded in the values of excellence in patient care and sensitivity to the complex needs and diversity of children and families. Boston Children's is also the primary pediatric teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School. For more information about research and clinical innovation at Boston Children's, visit: http://vectorblog.org.

Contact:

Rob Graham 
617-919-3110 
rob.graham@childrens.harvard.edu

SOURCE Boston Children's Hospital



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