2018 HTF Innovation Conference

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You haven't attended a health conference like this! Join us for 2 days of captivating keynotes, two tracks of thought provoking panels, an exhibition hall, an invite only innovation showcase, and intimate networking receptions tackling complex questions at the 7th Annual HTF Innovation Conference.

Clinicians, Technologists, Researchers, Entrepreneurs, Venture Capitalists, Public Health Officials, Not-For-Profit Organizations, Governmental Agencies and others will convene with a shared goal to accelerate bringing solutions to market for acute pain points.

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Talent, Tools, and Techniques to Improve Behavioral Health

Individuals with mental and behavioral health disorders are a severely underserved, and often overlooked, community in healthcare. By utilizing technology to increase the awareness of mental health issues and stimulate innovation, more individuals can gain access to life-changing resources to better manage their mental health. Innovative technologies will also help providers more effectively engage and serve their mental health patients.

Next Generation Engagement

Empowering each of us through information, technologies, devices, support systems, and mobile solutions are a great way to initiate the process of behavioral change. True engagement and behavior change require continuously available, real-time, personalized and targeted nudging that is distinctive and meaningful to that person. The right tools and technologies for the right person at the right time can help create a culture of health and optimize care.

Healthy Aging and Resilience

Healthy aging is about how we live and savor life rather than focusing on illness and disease. With the help of a platform of ecosystems and advanced technologies, we can promote, optimize, and sustain our lives. Moreover, the right technology for the right person at the right time can create a behavioral symphony of health and wellness that further add years to our lives and life to our years.


The invitation only INNOVATION SHOWCASE returns for HTFIC2018 and is aimed at connecting startup companies with members of the investment community to develop strategic partnerships and fundraising opportunities. It also provides companies high visibility and marketing presence at the conference via demo opportunities in the expo.

Last year included 14 health technology startups and many investment firms in attendance, including Mayfield Fund, Illumina Ventures, Johnson & Johnson Innovations, Summation Health Ventures, and Khosla Ventures.

If you are a startup or investor interested in participating in the Innovation Showcase, please email partnerships@healthtechnologyforum.com for more information.



May 14th

08:00 - 08:45 | Hall 1


08:45 - 09:00 | Hall 1

Welcome and Overview

09:00 - 10:00

Keynote: The New Aging Landscape
Ken Dychtwald, Ph.D. /

10:00 - 10:55

Moving Beyond Illness and Disease to a Culture of Health
Mark McConnell / John Mattison / Amy McDonough / Dennis Robbins, Ph.D., M.P.H. /

10:55 - 11:10


11:10 - 12:00

Positioning For Commercial Success – From “So-What” to Breakthrough
Mark Goettling / Stacie Depner / David Cerino /

12:00 - 13:15


13:15 - 14:05 | Track 1 | Main Room Berg Hall A&B

Creating Actionable Information for Healthcare Professionals and Patients To Enhance Outcomes
Amanda Goltz / Bridget Hurley / Martha Najib /

13:15 - 14:05 | Track 2 | Berg Hall C

Evidenced Based Algorithms Across the Spectrum of Care
Rhonda Montgomery, Ph.D. /

14:10 - 15:00 | Track 1 | Main Room - Berg Hall A&B

Science, Technology, Medicine, and Fashion: Expanding the Realm of Wearables
Casey Kerrigan, M.D. /

14:10 - 15:00 | Track 2 | Berg Hall C

Medical Home to Medical Neighborhoods to Smart City
Reenita Das /

15:00 - 15:15


15:15 - 16:05 | Track 1 | Main Room Berg Hall A&B

Tools, Talent, and Technique to Improve Behavioral Health
Michael Byer / Kristian Ranta / Andrew Chacko, MD / Luba Botcheva /

15:15 - 16:05 | Track 2 | Berg Hall C

Digital Health for Complex Populations
Daniel Chavez /

16:10 - 17:10

Cross-Industry Approaches to Digital Health
Mary Buchzeiger / Marc Siry / Don Navarro / Tammy Rimes, M.P.A. /

17:10 - 19:15

Networking Reception

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