NEW YORK, Sept. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- HITLAB®, a healthcare innovation and teaching lab, is pleased to announce its HITLAB Innovators Summit 2015 (SM) to be held December 3-4 at Columbia University's Alfred Lerner Hall. Thought leaders in healthcare and technology will address the world's most significant healthcare needs through talks, panels, and an innovation challenge.
"The HITLAB Innovators Summit is a fantastic space for the exchange of insights and experiences between innovators for health," said Abdul El-Sayed, MD, DPhil, executive director of public health, City of Detroit, and event co-chair. "It's a great place to catch up to the cutting edge of thinking and innovation in health improvement."
A keynote speech will be delivered by Glen De Vries, president of Medidata Solutions, Inc.
Experts from a variety of fields including public health, medicine, technology, and design will speak about the transformational impact of healthcare innovation, including Lexie Komisar from the Clinton Foundation, Sumu Sethi from Roche, and Sharon Suchotliff from Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness, among many others.
Generous sponsors include Medidata Solutions, BTG, and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. Distinguished partners include Columbia Business School Alumni Club of New York, Columbia Business School/Tamer Center for Social Enterprise, Columbia Engineering/Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, Columbia Technology Ventures, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health/Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion, Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness, and Startup Health.
"Digital innovations have enormous potential to improve global health," said Christine R. Coyne, MBA, vice-president of specialty pharmaceuticals at BTG, and event co-chair. "The HITLAB Innovators Summit provides experts with the chance to see and advance technologies that can revolutionize care management and save lives by improving access to, and delivery of, quality healthcare."
The HITLAB Innovators Summit will also feature finalists from this year's HITLAB World Cup (SM) competition, which awards significant funding and networking opportunities for entrepreneurs and innovators who develop original solutions to improve healthcare access and delivery. Applications for the HITLAB World Cup will be accepted until October 13, 2015.
Additional information on the HITLAB Innovators Summit and HITLAB World Cup including registration details can be found at www.hitlabsummit.com. Sponsorship opportunities are available for interested healthcare leaders.
About the HITLAB Innovators Summit (SM) and HITLAB World Cup (SM)
The HITLAB Innovators Summit (SM) brings together leaders in public health, medicine, technology, and design to discuss health issues and solutions in a two-day live event. The Summit offers a series of carefully curated talks, panels, and collaboration opportunities to engage the most creative minds in health and technology.
The HITLAB Innovators Summit culminates in the HITLAB World Cup (SM), an international challenge of unparalleled diversity where innovators present original solutions to pressing global healthcare challenges. www.hitlabsummit.com
HITLAB® is an innovation and teaching lab dedicated to improving the quality and accessibility of healthcare worldwide. We help leading organizations ideate, create, and evaluate technology-based solutions to pressing healthcare challenges.
Our team of public health professionals, anthropologists, statisticians, clinicians, engineers, economists, strategists, and designers is determined to address healthcare needs across the globe. We work with a wide variety of stakeholders in both the public and private sectors to design and disseminate studies, programs, and products that improve healthcare access and delivery. www.hitlab.org