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ISC and its partners organised the 9th edition of the Science Summit around the 78th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA78) on 12-29 September 2023.
The role and contribution of science to attaining the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be the central theme of the Summit. The objective is to develop and launch science collaborations to demonstrate global science mechanisms and activities to support the attainment of the UN SDGs, Agenda 2030 and Local2030. The meeting will also prepare input for the United Nations Summit of the Future, which will take place during UNGA79 beginning on 12 September 2024.
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Tuesday, September 26 • 9:00am - 1:45pm
[VIRTUAL] The ECHAlliance Global Health Connector Event - DATA & DIGITAL (260905)

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Connecting the Dots for a Sustainable, Healthy & Wellbeing Future: Global Perspective and Practical Solutions


Introduced by Bleddyn Rees - Chair at The Digital Health Society, ECHAlliance

9:00 – 9:05 Welcome to the ECHAlliance Global Health Connector Science Summit at the UNGA 
Brian O’Connor - Chairman, ECHAlliance

DATA & DIGITAL

9:05 - 9:20 What is the benefit of digital health? A perspective on digital health value pools
Tobias SilberzahnPartner, McKinsey & Company

9:20 – 9:45 The Evolution of Public Health and the Role of the Nurse
Rear Admiral Aisha K Mix  - Assistant Surgeon General, Chief Nurse US Public Health Service 

9:45 – 10:05 New Horizons for Cardio Vascular Health - the Role of Digitalisation and Health Data
Dr Marius Geantă - Chair of Policy and Innovation Advisory Committee at FH Europe Foundation

10:05 - 10:20 RNA Screening for CVD & Universal Genomic Screening 
Dr Santiago Miriuka  - Co-Founder & CEO MultiplAI

10:20 – 10:35 Coffee & Networking

10:35 – 11:00 The Importance of Evidence in Digital Health
Professor Joseph Kvedar - Professor of Dermatology at Harvard Medical School, Senior Advisor at Massachusetts General Hospital Centre for Innovation in Digital Healthcare, Editor-in-Chief at npj Digital Medici

11:00 – 11.30 Digital Health Innovation in Africa
Dr. Amit Thakker – Executive Chairman at Africa Health Business (Virtual)
Dr. Nicaise Ndembi – Senior Advisor to the Africa Centre for Disease Control (CDC), Director General and Research Professor at Kanazawa University School (Virtual)
Jean Philbert Nsengimana – Chief Digital Advisor to Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (Virtual)

11:30 – 11:50 Harnessing Digital Innovations : Accelerating the HPV Elimination Journey
Ya-Ting Chen - Executive Director of Vaccines at MSD’s Center for Observational and Real-World Evidence
Bleddyn Rees - Chair at The Digital Health Society, ECHAlliance

11:50 – 12:05 Review of Data & Digital Services Recommendations & Actions for the Summit of the Future
Ya-Ting Chen - Executive Director of Vaccines at MSD’s Center for Observational and Real-World Evidence
Dr Marius Geantă – Chair of Policy and Innovation Advisory Committee at FH Europe Foundation
Dr Santiago Miriuka – Co-Founder & CEO MultiplAI
Professor Joseph Kvedar – Professor of Dermatology at Harvard Medical School, Senior Advisor at Massachusetts General Hospital Centre for Innovation in Digital Healthcare, Editor-in-Chief at npj Digital Medicine
Bleddyn Rees – Chair at The Digital Health Society, ECHAlliance

12:05 - 12:20 How will digital health help to rebuild Ukraine’s health service?
Oleksii Iaremenko – Health Recovery Office, Ministry of Health for Ukraine (Virtual)

12:20 - 12:25 The Cure's Xchange Challenge, Focusing On Health AI For Good
Seema Kumar – Chief Executive Officer, The Cure

12:30 – 13:50 Lunch & Networking


Speakers
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Tobias Silberzahn

Partner, McKinsey & Company
Based in Berlin, Tobias is a partner in the firm’s Life Sciences Practice. He is also a trained biochemist and immunologist, with a focus on healthcare innovation, health tech business-building and digital transformation.Tobias leads the Health Tech Network, a global community of... Read More →
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Seema Kumar

CEO, The Cure
Seema Kumar joined Cure Experience in 2022 as the Chief Executive Officer.Prior to Cure, Ms. Kumar spent nearly 20 years at Johnson & Johnson in senior leadership roles, including most recently as the Global Head, Office of Innovation, Global Health and Scientific Engagement, and served on J&J’s Innovation Strategy... Read More →
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Dr. Amit Thakker

Executive Chairman, Africa Health Business
A visionary entreprenuer and an industry captain, Dr. Amit N.Thakker, has been a groundbreaking pioneer in the integration of private sector within the healthcare system inAfrica. Dr Thakker actively supports governments, corporates, health organisations and development partners to... Read More →
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Oleksii Iaremenko

Head of Health Recovery Office, Ministry of Health for Ukraine
An expert in healthcare system reform and management, with 17 years of experience. Currently, the Head of the Health Recovery Office under the Ministry of Health of Ukraine. Ex-Deputy Minister of Health for European Integration from 2021 to 2022. Leadership positions in health reform... Read More →
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Jon Warner

US Ambassador, ECHAlliance, The Global Health Connector
Jon Warner is a respected business and expert in health and healthcare innovation having led several organizations and founded and led 3 startups (with 2 successful exits). Jon’s career started in the corporate world with Air Products and Chemicals, working in the US and across... Read More →
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Brian O'Connor

Chair, ECHAlliance
Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Brian developed his career as a consultant, manager and investor. He has worked in the UK, the US and Hong Kong and has significant experience as a company director in various industries.He has acted as a Corporate Recovery Advisor to companies with... Read More →
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Bleddyn Rees

ECHAlliance
Bleddyn is an experienced commercial and international healthcare lawyer with over 30 years’ experience advising on outsourcings, privatisations, complex contracting and projects. In healthcare he has advised on healthcare regulations, commissioning, procurement and contracting... Read More →
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Dr Santiago Miriuka

Co-Founder & CEO MultiplAI, CEO MultiplAI
MD, MSc, PhD, with over 20 years of clinical cardiology, heart failure and heart transplantation experience and translational research in Argentina and Canada. Co-Founder and CEO of MultiplAI Health, a startup with the goal to change how cardiovascular diseases are diagnosed by creating... Read More →
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Joe Kvedar

Professor, Harvard Medical School, Senior Advisor at Massachusetts General Hospital Centre for Innovation in Digital Healthcare, Ed
Author, editor, advisor and telehealth evangelist. With a focus on advancing the adoption of telehealth and virtual care technologies at the national level, I’m applying 26 years of experience, insights, and influence to several important projects. In addition to my role at MassGeneral... Read More →
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Dr Marius Geantă

Chair of Policy and Innovation Advisory Committee, FH Europe Foundation
Marius Geantă is President and Co-Founder of the Center for Innovation in Medicine. He has more than 15 years of experience and expertise in the field of health and science communication as editor-in-chief and publisher of many medical journals and health communication platforms.A... Read More →
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Rear Admiral Aisha Mix

Assistant Surgeon General, Chief Nurse, US Public Health Service
Rear Admiral Aisha Mix was selected as Chief Nurse Officer in October 2019. As Chief Nurse Officer, RDML Mix advises the Office of the Surgeon General and the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services on the recruitment, assignment, deployment, retention, and career development... Read More →
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Ya-Ting Chen

Executive Director of Vaccines, MSD’s Center for Observational and Real-World Evidence

Convenors
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Heather Smith

Operations Director, ECHAlliance
Heather manages the day to day operations of European Connected Health Alliance (ECHAlliance). Previously an Office Manager for a multi-national company Heather has over 25 years experience in administration. Based in Belfast Heather is involved on the ground with the Northern Ireland... Read More →


Tuesday September 26, 2023 9:00am - 1:45pm EDT
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