Boston Children's Convening Top Thought Leaders Sept. 26th, 27th

Boston Children’s Hospital Convening Top Thought Leaders Sept. 26th &  27th

Hospital Hosts National Pediatric Innovation Summit "Taking on Tomorrow"

Boston, Mass. - August 28, 2013—This two-day summit will bring together national thought-leaders in pediatric health innovation, including clinicians, scientists, engineers and leaders in industry, private equity and health care policy to discuss the successes and challenges in pediatric care.  

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.

Featured Speakers Include:

  • Atul Gawande, MD – surgeon, writer, and public health researcher
  • Robert S. Langer, PhD – David H. Koch Institute Professor, MIT
  • Jeffrey Leiden, MD, PhD – President and CEO, Vertex Pharmaceuticals
  • Mike Rhodin – Senior Vice President, IBM Software Solutions Group
  • Robert Urban, PhD – Head,Johnson & Johnson Innovation Center, Boston
  • Christopher G. Dawes – President and Chief Executive Officer of Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford

Panels Topics Include:

  • Innovation acceleration:  closing the funding gap from discovery to treatment.
  • Piecing together the autism puzzle: the latest discoveries and opportunities for developing diagnostics and targeted treatments.
  • Genomics: life after the $1,000 sequence: best practices for interpreting genomic data, retrieving actionable information, and sharing it responsibly.
  • The top 3 challenges in pediatric care: CEOs of top children's hospitals discuss the most pressing issues.
  • Patient empowerment: perspectives of patient engagement from parents, technology developers, informatics experts and clinicians.


Thursday, September 26, 2013   
8:00 a.m. – 7:15 p.m.

Friday, September 27, 2013
7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.


The Seaport World Trade Center
200 Seaport Blvd
Boston, MA 02210

Full Conference Agenda and Information:

To attend the event or arrange interviews with the panelists, please contact:
Rob Graham, Boston Children's Hospital
617-919-3111 or

Jon Tashjian, Weber Shandwick
617-520-7118 or