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Deepak Chopra

Deepak Chopra

Internist/Endocrinologist, New York Times Bestselling Author, Founder, The Chopra Foundation

Deepak Chopra is the Founder of the Chopra Foundation, and Cofounder and Chairman of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing in Carlsbad, California. He is a columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle and Washington Post On Faith and contributes regularly to Oprah.com, Intent.com, and Huffington Read more

Chris Anderson

Chris Anderson

CEO of 3D Robotics, past Editor of Wired

Chris Anderson is the CEO of 3D Robotics and founder of DIY Drones. From 2001 through 2012 he was the Editor in Chief of Wired Magazine. Before Wired he was with The Economist for seven years in London, Hong Kong Read more

Eric Horvitz

Eric Horvitz

Distinguished Scientist and Managing Co-Director, Microsoft Research

Eric Horvitz, MD PhD is a distinguished scientist and managing co-director at Microsoft Research. He pursues principles and applications of machine learning and intelligence—with forays into decision science, human-computer interaction, and cognitive psychology. His research includes efforts to harness large-scale Read more

Roni Zeiger

Roni Zeiger

former Chief Health Strategist at Google, CEO of Smart Patients

Roni Zeiger, M.D., is the former Chief Health Strategist at Google, where he led efforts ranging from Google Flu Trends to Symptom Search. In 2012, he and Gilles Frydman founded Smart Patients, a company which aims to amplify the knowledge created Read more

Clifton Leaf

Clifton Leaf

Prize-winning journalist and author

Clifton Leaf, a winner of the Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism and a two-time finalist for the National Magazine Award, is a contributing editor at Fortune magazine. He was until recently a guest editor for The Read more

Mick Ebeling

Mick Ebeling

Founder of Not Impossible Labs

Mick Ebeling is the founder of Not Impossible Labs, an online platform that connects people from various professions to create low-cost, open-source, DIY devices to help people in need. Mick firmly believes that ideas that once seemed impossible are always Read more

Laurie Garrett

Laurie Garrett

Senior Fellow for Global Health, Council on Foreign Relations

Laurie Garrett is currently the Senior Fellow for Global Health at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. Garrett is the only writer ever to have been awarded all three of the Big "Ps" of journalism: The Peabody, The Read more

Siddhartha Mukherjee

Siddhartha Mukherjee

Pulitzer prize-winning author and Assistant Professor of Medicine, Columbia University

Siddhartha Mukherjee, a cancer physician and researcher. He is an assistant professor of medicine at Columbia University and a staff cancer physician at Columbia University Medical Center. As a researcher, his laboratory is on the forefront of discovering new cancer Read more

Dr. Peter P. Yu

Dr. Peter P. Yu

President-Elect of American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), Director of Cancer Research at Palo Alto Medical Foundation

Peter P. Yu, MD, is President-Elect of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the world’s leading professional organization representing physicians who care for people with cancer. ASCO’s commitment to innovation in healthcare recently resulted in the completion of the Read more

Dr. Ralph J. Greenspan

Dr. Ralph J. Greenspan

Director of the Center for Brain Activity Mapping at UC San Diego

Dr. Ralph J. Greenspan has worked on the genetic basis of behavior and brain function in fruit flies (Drosophila melanogaster) almost since the inception of the field, studying with one of its founders, Jeffery Hall, at Brandeis University in Massachusetts, where he received Read more

Jacopo Annese, Ph.D

Jacopo Annese, Ph.D

Director of The Brain Observatory at UC San Diego

Jacopo Annese, Ph.D. is the director of The Brain Observatory, at the University of California San Diego. Dr. Annese received Master's degrees in Biology and Zoology from the University of Rome, Italy, (La Sapienza) and a Master's degree in Neurological Science from the University Read more

Peggy Johnson

Peggy Johnson

Executive Vice President, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and President, Global Market Development

Peggy Johnson is executive vice president of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., and president of global market development where she is responsible for commercializing new business opportunities and developing strategic relationships for the company. Notably, she oversees Qualcomm Labs, a wholly owned Read more

Dr. Steve Miller

Dr. Steve Miller

Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at Express Scripts

Dr. Steve Miller is Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at Express Scripts. His focus is on supporting government relations, leading the Pharmacy and Therapeutics committee, managing the Medical Affairs team, and interfacing with client groups. Miller has served Read more

Dr. David Sadava

Dr. David Sadava

Adjunct Professor of Cancer Cell Biology at the City of Hope Medical Center in Duarte, CA

Dr. David Sadava is Adjunct Professor of Cancer Cell Biology at the City of Hope Medical Center and the Pritzker Family Foundation Professor of Biology, Emeritus, at The Claremont Colleges. Following postdoctoral research at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, he Read more

Scott M. Lippman, MD

Scott M. Lippman, MD

Director of the UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center

Scott M. Lippman, MD, joined Moores Cancer Center in May 2012. He is a professor of medicine at UC San Diego and holds the Chugai Pharmaceutical Chair in Cancer. Previously, he was chair of Thoracic/Head and Neck Medical Oncology at Read more

Kris Famm

Kris Famm

Head of the Bioelectronics R&D unit at GlaxoSmithKline Plc

Kris Famm is Head of the Bioelectronics R&D unit at GlaxoSmithKline Plc, which is tasked with bringing about a whole new class of bioelectronic medicines for the company. He is working to uncover the potential of medicines that use neural Read more

Gregory Sorensen, MD

Gregory Sorensen, MD

Chief Executive Officer, Siemens Healthcare North America

Gregory Sorensen, MD, is Chief Executive Officer of Siemens Healthcare in North America, charged with leading the USA organization and providing additional oversight for Canada and Latin America.Dr. Sorensen brings a deep understanding of the value medical technology provides to Read more

Todd Coleman

Todd Coleman

Director of Neural Interaction Laboratory, UC San Diego

Todd P. Coleman received B.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering as well as Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan. He received a PhD from MIT in electrical engineering and did postdoctoral studies at MIT in neuroscience. He is currently an Read more

Nicholas C. Spitzer

Nicholas C. Spitzer

Distinguished Professor, Section of Neurobiology, UCSD

Nick Spitzer received his Ph.D. from Harvard University and was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard and University College, London. He joined the faculty in 1972 and has been the recipient of a Sloan Fellowship, a Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award and Read more

Eric Topol, MD

Eric Topol, MD

Director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute

Dr. Topol is a leader of genomic and wireless digital innovative technologies to reshape the future of medicine. He is a practicing cardiologist at Scripps in La Jolla, California and widely credited for leading the Cleveland Clinic to become the Read more

Ian Shakil

Ian Shakil

CEO, Augmedix

Ian Shakil is Co-Founder of Augmedix, a company building an application for medical doctors on the new Google’s Glass eyewear computing device. After completing his undergraduate studies, Shakil worked for Edwards Lifesciences, which makes heart valves that can be implanted Read more

Halle Tecco

Halle Tecco

Founder & CEO of Rock Health

Halle Tecco is the Founder & CEO of Rock Health, the first startup accelerator devoted exclusively to digital health companies. Tecco recognized the need and potential for startups in the space while working at Apple's App Store covering the health and medical vertical. Tecco Read more

Jordan Shlain

Jordan Shlain

Founder and Chairman of Heath Loop

Dr. Jordan Shlain is a practicing primary care doctor, a digital health entrepreneur, a provocateur, a writer and respected thought leader in national health policy. He is known in the health community as an advocate for physicians and patients. Dr. Read more

Kunal Sarkar

Kunal Sarkar

Co-founder and CEO of Lumosity

Kunal is co-founder and CEO of Lumosity, the leading online brain training company. Since launching in 2007, Lumosity has become one of the fastest growing consumer services with 40 million members worldwide. Prior to founding Lumosity, Kunal worked in private equity as a general Read more

Naser Partovi

Naser Partovi

Founder and CEO of Sanitas Inc.

Naser is Founder and CEO of Sanitas Inc., a startup company focused on developing outpatient management software for patients with chronic conditions. Naser is also President of Salzburg Investments Inc. focusing on investment opportunities. Naser was President and CEO of SKY MobileMedia, a leading provider of Read more

Russ Altman

Russ Altman

Professor of Bioengineering, Genetics, and Medicine, Stanford University

Russ Altman is a scientist at Stanford Medical School, and Chair of the department of Bioengineering as well as Director of the program in Biomedical Informatics in addition to practicing as attending physician and principal investigator for the PharmGKB knowledgebase. Read more

Ramesh R. Rao

Ramesh R. Rao

Director of the Qualcomm Institute, UC San Diego division of Calit2

Dr. Ramesh R. Rao has been a faculty member at UC San Diego since 1984, and Director of the Qualcomm Institute, UCSD division of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2), since 2001. He also holds the Qualcomm Endowed Chair in Telecommunications Read more

Clark Gibson

Clark Gibson

Professor and former Department Chair of Political Science and Director of the International Studies Program at UC San Diego

Professor Gibson is Professor and former Department Chair of Political Science and Director of the International Studies Program at UC San Diego. He studies the politics of democracy and development, especially topics concerning elections, foreign aid, political accountability, and the Read more

Jamie Alexandre

Jamie Alexandre

Jamie Alexandre, co-founder of KA Lite

Jamie Alexandre is a PhD Candidate in Cognitive Science at UC San Diego, and co-founder of several educational technology platforms, including thisCourse, ESL Genie, and KA Lite. Jamie’s curiosity about the world and passion for learning were kindled through his Read more

Kristiina Vuori

Kristiina Vuori

Professor, Pauline & Stanley Foster Presidential Chair, president and interim CEO of Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute

Kristiina Vuori, M.D., Ph.D. is professor, Pauline & Stanley Foster Presidential Chair, president and interim CEO of Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute. For the past 10 years, she has also served as director of Sanford-Burnham’s National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Cancer Center, a post that she Read more

Christopher Slapak

Christopher Slapak

Senior Vice President, Imclone Systems, Eli Lilly & Company

Christopher Slapak is Vice President of Early Phase Research and a Lilly Distinguished Scholar. He oversees the global clinical development of all early stage oncology compounds for Eli Lilly and Company and its subsidiary, Imclone. The joint portfolio includes more Read more

Pat Christen

Pat Christen

President and CEO, HopeLab

Pat Christen is HopeLab President and Chief Executive Officer. She is responsible for oversight of HopeLab operations and the development of an organizational culture that delivers on HopeLab’s mission. At HopeLab, Christen instigated the creation of systems and relationships necessary Read more

Larry Smarr

Larry Smarr

Founding Director of the California Institute for Telecommunications

Larry Smarr is the founding Director of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2), a UC San Diego / UC Irvine partnership and the Harry E. Gruber professor in UCSD’s Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE). Before Read more

James Fallows

James Fallows

National Correspondent for The Atlantic

James Fallows is a national correspondent for The Atlantic and has written for the magazine since the late 1970s. He has reported extensively from outside the United States, and once worked as President Carter's chief speechwriter. His latest book, China Read more

Ron Brownstein

Ron Brownstein

Editorial Director for Strategic Partnerships at Atlantic Media

Ronald Brownstein, a two-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of presidential campaigns, is Atlantic Media’s Editorial Director for Strategic Partnerships, in charge of long-term editorial strategy. Prior to joining Atlantic Media, Brownstein was the National Affairs Columnist Read more

Corby Kummer

Corby Kummer

Senior editor at The Atlantic

Corby Kummer is a senior editor at The Atlantic, where he edits articles on politics and public affairs and writes a regular food column. Kummer joined The Atlantic in 1981. In 1995 and 1996, he was a restaurant critic for Read more

Steve Clemons

Steve Clemons

Washington editor at large at The Atlantic

Steve Clemons is Washington editor at large for The Atlantic and editor in chief of AtlanticLIVE. At AtlanticLIVE, The Atlantic’s premium events division, Clemons develops concepts and editorial content and leads programs as an interviewer, moderator, and host. Clemons is Read more

Megan Garber

Megan Garber

Staff writer at The Atlantic

Megan Garber is a staff writer at The Atlantic, covering technology, culture, and the intersection between the two. She was previously on staff at Harvard University's Nieman Journalism Lab, where she wrote about the Internet's effect on news consumption, and Read more



  • 02 oct
    Wednesday, October 2
    Scripps Seaside Forum
    5:30 PM:
    Registration and Cocktail Reception
    6:30 PM:
    Dinner
    7:30 PM:
    Welcome and Headline Interview
    • Roni Zeiger
    8:15 PM:
    Big Data, Big Disease, Mining for Medical Breakthroughs
    • Russ Altman
    • Eric Horvitz
    • Steve Miller
    9:00 PM:
    Closing Remarks
  • 03 oct
    Thursday, October 3
    Scripps Seaside Forum
    8:00 AM:
    Breakfast
    8:55 AM:
    Welcome and Headline Interview
    • Deepak Chopra
    9:30 AM:
    What’s next in Medical IT: Wireless Health and Wearable Trends
    • Todd Coleman
    • Mick Ebeling
    • Ian Shakil
    • Halle Tecco
    10:20 AM:
    Virtual Headline Interview
    • Siddhartha Mukherjee
    11:00 AM:
    Scanning the Horizon: Accelerating Innovation in Cancer Care
    • Scott Lippman
    • David Sadava
    • Christopher Slapak
    • Greg Sorensen
    • Kristiina Vuori
    12:00 PM:
    Buffet Lunch
    1:15 PM:
    Chronic diseases: How Technology Is Changing the Patient Experience
    • Pat Christen
    • Naser Partovi
    • Jordan Shlain
    • Peter Yu
    2:00 PM:
    Closing Remarks
    2:30 – 4:30 PM:
    Lab Tours (attendees tour one of five institutes)
    5:30 PM:
    Cocktail Reception
    6:30 PM:
    Dinner
    7:30 PM:
    Welcome and Headline Interview: How Far Away is a Cure for Cancer?
    • Clifton Leaf
    8:15 PM:
    Headline Interview: Transformative Trends in Medicine
    • Eric Topol
    9:00 PM:
    Closing Remarks
  • 04 oct
    Friday, October 4
    Calit2's Qualcomm Institute
    8:00 AM:
    Breakfast
    8:55 AM:
    Welcome and Headline Interview: Future Trends in Technology
    • Chris Anderson
    9:40 AM:
    Technology for Social Change
    • Clark Gibson
    • Jamie Alexandre
    • Peggy Johnson
    10:20 AM:
    Headline Interview: Global Health and Global Threats
    • Laurie Garrett
    11:10 AM:
    Living Longer, Living Smarter: Innovations in Longevity Research
    • Kunal Sarkar
    • Larry Smarr
    • Deborah Szekely
    12:00 PM:
    Buffet Lunch and Lab Tours on Visualization Technology
    1:15 PM:
    Brain Mapping: Pushing the Frontiers of Neurology
    • Nicholas Spitzer
    • Kris Famm
    • Ralph Greenspan
    2:00 PM:
    Closing Remarks
  • *Please Note: All speakers confirmed, dates and times subject to change.
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La Jolla, California

Scripps Seaside Forum
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