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Healthy Longevity Global Competition Innovator Summit – Day 1

Workshop Date and Time:  September 13, 2021 | 9:00 am to 12:00 pm ET

Where: Via webinar

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) will hold its inaugural Healthy Longevity Global Innovator Summit in September 2021, with support from Johnson and Johnson Innovation and The John A. Hartford Foundation. The event will be virtual and held over three days, September 13, 14, and 22, and feature an immersive, interactive digital venue with unique opportunities to engage and connect.

The Innovator Summit will honor the 154 international Healthy Longevity Catalyst Awardees from 2020 and bring together industry leaders, academics, researchers, scientists, and entrepreneurs whose work contributes to the field of healthy longevity. Attendees will learn about the early-stage, award-winning innovations, hear from leaders in the field of healthy longevity, and take advantage of various opportunities to interact directly with other attendees, with a view to fostering interdisciplinary and cross-sector collaboration. 

The event will feature remarks from the President of the National Academy of Medicine, Dr. Victor Dzau, and Catalyst Award Sponsors, Dr. William Hait, Global Head of Johnson & Johnson External Innovation, and Dr. Terry Fulmer, President of the John A. Hartford Foundation. Visionary keynote speakers will share insights into launching biotechnology start-ups and opportunities for groundbreaking science in the field of longevity. Participants will also be able to enjoy a robust selection of breakout sessions and the chance to network with Catalyst Award winners, researchers, venture capitalists, and more in one-on-one and small group settings.

To learn more, please visit NAM’s Healthy Longevity Global Competition page. For further event details and programming information, please refer to the agenda.

Agenda

Day 1

9:00 am ET | Welcome Remarks

  • Victor Dzau, National Academy of Medicine
  • William Hait, Johnson & Johnson External Innovation (Summit Sponsor)
  • Terry Fulmer, The John A. Hartford Foundation (Summit Sponsor)

 9:20 am ET | Healthy Longevity Global Competition: Vision and Opportunities

  • Part I: Vision of the Healthy Longevity Global Competition and opportunities for Catalyst Awardees
  • Part II: Conversation with principals from sponsors of international Catalyst Award competitions

10:40 am ET | Visionary Keynote

To inspire awardees, Dr. Langer to discuss background and experience as a scientist, inventor, and entrepreneur, including having founded various biotechnology companies.

  • Robert Langer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

11:25 am ET | Explore the Poster Hall

The Poster Hall will include a poster from each Catalyst Award-winning team from 2020.

12:00 pm ET | Day 1 Wrap Up

Day 2

8:00 am ET | Visionary Keynote

To inspire awardees, Dr. Verdin to discuss the future of healthy longevity, opportunities for innovation and groundbreaking work, and emerging scientific advances.

  • Eric Verdin, The Buck Institute

 8:25 am ET | Spotlight and Discussion with Select International Catalyst Award Winners

A panel of eight 2020 Catalyst Awardees to present an overview of their idea/project and progress.

  • Moderated discussion

9:45 am ET | Breakout Session 1: By Topic Area

Six simultaneous breakout sessions led by expert discussants, who present on their work and background, followed by Q&A and open discussion.

Topics: 

  • Basic & Biomedical Science, Clinical Medicine
  • Social Science, Public Health, Policy
  • Data & Computer Science, Healthy Technology, Engineering

10:35 am ET | Breakout Session 2: By Topic Area

Six simultaneous breakout sessions led by expert discussants, who present on their work and background, followed by Q&A and open discussion.

Topics: 

  • Basic & Biomedical Science, Clinical Medicine
  • Social Science, Public Health, Policy
  • Data & Computer Science, Healthy Technology, Engineering

11:25 am ET | Explore Poster Hall

The Poster Hall will include a poster from each Catalyst Award-winning team from 2020.

12:00 pm ET | Day 2 Wrap Up

Day 3

8:00 am ET | Visionary Keynote

To inspire awardees, Dr. Khan to speak from the perspective as a role model who has worked across industry/corporate, start-up, and philanthropic settings.

  • Mehmood Khan, Hevolution Foundation

8:25 am ET | Breakout Session 3: By Topic Area

Six simultaneous breakout sessions led by expert discussants, who present on their work and background, followed by Q&A and open discussion.

Topics: 

  • Basic & Biomedical Science, Clinical Medicine
  • Social Science, Public Health, Policy
  • Data & Computer Science, Healthy Technology, Engineering

9:15 am ET | Breakout Session 4: Role Model Discussants

Six+ simultaneous breakout sessions by role models from academia, industry, venture capital, government, etc, who present their background and experience, followed by Q&A and open discussion.

Topics: 

  • Basic & Biomedical Science, Clinical Medicine
  • Social Science, Public Health, Policy
  • Data & Computer Science, Healthy Technology, Engineering

10:05 am ET | Healthy Longevity Accelerator Awards

  • Overview of Accelerator Phase of the Healthy Longevity Global Competition
  • Announcement of JNJ’s 2021 NAM Healthy Longevity QuickFire Challenge Awardees
  • QFC awardee brief pitches
  • Q&A with Accelerator Sponsors (JNJ and kENUP Foundation/European Investment
    Bank)
  • Speakers:
    • Michele Toplitz, National Academy of Medicine
    • Murry McKinnon, The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson
    • Holm Keller, kENUP Foundation (on behalf of the European Investment Bank)

10:45 am ET | Announcement of 2021 Catalyst Award Winners & Summit Wrap Up

NAM and sponsors to announce 2021 international Catalyst Award winners.

Questions? Email healthylongevity@nas.edu

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