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Health Connect South 2018

September 27, 2018

A Connected Future, Join us September 27, 2018 at the Georgia Aquarium

We are very excited to announce our speakers for “A Connected Future”

Registration begins at 8:00 AM

Breakfast & Networking to follow 

Program will begin promptly at 8:55 AM 



Healthcare 3.0 How Technology is Driving the Transition to Prosumers, Platforms and Outsurance
Rubin Pillay, MD – Assistant Dean and Chief Innovation Officer, University of Alabama, Birmingham


AI vs. MD: The Evolution of Tech in Healthcare
Ben Greenberg – Vice President Product & User Experience, WebMD Medscape
Martin Entwistle, MD – President and CEO Ares Health System, Ares Health System
Carolyn Meltzer, MD – William P. Timmie Professor and Chair, Department of Radiology, Associate Dean School of Medicine, Emory


Critical Issues in the Future of Health
Susan Dentzer: – President and CEO, Network for Excellence in Health Innovation, (NEHI)


Telehealth Improving Healthcare Across the South and the Globe
Don Mueller – CEO, Children’s Hospital at Erlanger
Tanya Mack – President, Women’s Telehealth
Michelle Madison – Partner, Morris, Manning & Martin, LLC
Glenn Eggert – Managing Director Healthcare & Life Sciences, Verizon Cellular


Game Changers: New Medicine
Valerie Montgomery Rice, MD – President and Dean, Morehouse School of Medicine
Tony Wang, JD – COO, Color Genomics
Vence L. Bonham,Jr. JD – Senior Advisor to the NHGRI Director on Genomics and Health Disparities, NIH


Critical Data for All: Integrated Health Information
Donald Palmisano, Jr. – Executive Director, Medical Association of Georgia
Laura McCrary, EdD – Senior Vice President, KaMMCO Health Solutions, Inc.
Thomas Bat, MD – CEO and Medical Director, North Atlanta Primary Care


Making the rounds: Doctors Leading from the Frontlines
Patrice Harris, MD, MA – President-Elect of American Medical Association


The Opioid Epidemic: Signs of Success
David Rubinger – Market President and Publisher, Atlanta Business Chronicle
Deb Houry, MD – Director, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  (CDC)
Jon Zibbell, PhD – Senior Public Health Analyst, Behavioral & Urban Health Program, RTI
Elizabeth Thompson, CEO, National Osteoporosis Foundation


Health Investments: Cultivating Innovation
Bob Crutchfield – Managing Director, BrightEdge Venture Fund
LA Galyon – Managing Director, Brentwood Capital
Sri Mani – Vice President Investment Banking, Goldman Sachs
Christy Shaffer – Partner, Hatteras Venture Partners
Shyam Parekh – Director of Strategy and Development, Avanos Medical


Accelerating IT into Healthcare
Scott Boden, MD –  Vice President Business Innovation, Emory Healthcare
Roy Duvall – Senior Vice President of Engineering, Sharecare
Marc Overcash – Deputy Chief Information Officer, Emory University
Will Ellaissi, MBA – Director, Emory Healthcare Innovation Hub


Industry and Innovation – Collaborating for the Future
Kirk Barnes – Start-Up Catalyst, Advanced Technology Development Center,  (ATDC)
David Weeks – Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, National Account Service Company (NASCO) of Blue Cross Blue Shield


Advancing Research Frontiers
Kevin Murnane, PhD – Assistant Professor College of Pharmacy, Mercer University
Yi Jiang, PhD – Associate Professor, Georgia State University
Edward Perkins, PhD – Associate Professor School of Medicine, Mercer University


Closing The Healthcare Disparities Gap
Jacob Warren, PhD, MBA – Director, Center for Rural Health and Health Disparities, Mercer Univeristy
Leigh Alderman, JD, MPH – Senior Advisory, Georgia Health Policy Center
Deana Farmer – Assistant Project Director, Georgia Health Policy Center


Value Based Healthcare
Jacques J. Sokolov, MD – Chairman and CEO, SSB Solutions, Inc



Health Connect South’s annual event is our largest face-to-face meeting with over 400 health leaders. The topics covered are broad to create interdisciplinary partnerships but also specific in order to tackle current challenges in health. This is the platform for health leaders come to talk and hear about “the future” in health, the current challenges, and collaborative solutions.

Health Connect South 2018 will be held on September 27th at The Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, GA. Join us for an amazing program highlighting health collaborations and innovations throughout the Southeast.


Refund Policy Clarification:

Due to pre-registration costs and guarantees, refunds or credits are not extended for this event. However, paid registrations are transferable. On the day of the event, the substitute attendee must present a copy of the paid registration receipt or email verification to be admitted to the event.


September 27, 2018


Georgia Aquarium
225 Baker St NW
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