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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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Conference Questions

How can AR/VR transform therapies administered for those suffering from anxiety or PTSD?

How can technology aid or emulate the emotional and physical support of a high touch caregiver?

How can we use AI, robots, smart clothing, or animation to promote long lasting engagement instead of solely focusing on adherence?


experiMental: Tools to Help People in Mental and 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

Health is a skill whose excellence is acquired over time with appropriate help, guidance, and oversight. Technology allows us to monitor health conditions and promote and sustain health in the home, clinic, and workplace to 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 for more information.



May 14th

08:00 - 08:45 | Hall 1


08:45 - 09:00 | Hall 1

Welcome and Overview

09:00 - 10:00 | Main Room Berg Hall A&B

Keynote: How the Age Wave will Transform Health and Longevity
Ken Dychtwald, PhD /

10:00 - 10:55 | Main Room Berg Hall A&B

Moving Beyond Illness and Disease to a Culture of Health
Dennis Robbins, PhD, MPH / Ardy Arianpour / John Mattison, MD / Amy McDonough /

10:55 - 11:10


11:10 - 12:00 | Main Room Berg Hall A&B

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

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
Lorraine Chapman / 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, PhD /

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

Science, Technology, Medicine, and Fashion: Expanding the Realm of Wearables
Casey Kerrigan, MD /

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

New Frontiers in Connected Health
Scott Mauvais / Bruce Bell / Sean Caffey, MD /

15:00 - 15:15


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

Digital Health for Complex Populations
Daniel Chavez /

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

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

16:10 - 17:10 | Main Room Berg Hall A&B

Cross-Industry Approaches to Innovations
Arundhati Parmar / Brett Conrad / Don Navarro / Tammy Rimes, MPA / Marc Siry /

17:10 - 19:15

Networking Reception




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