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U.S. Healthcare: What's Broken & How to Fix It

A series of quarterly symposia sponsored by the Emory-Ga Tech Healthcare Innovation Program (HIP) an the Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Alliance (Georgia CTSA).  The free symposia are open to all faculty, staff and students. Click the links on the left for details on each symposium.


The 22nd symposium wil be held on Tusday, March 6, 2018, 12:00-2:00 pm in the Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, Claudia Nanace Rollins (CNR) Building, Room CNR 1000.  The symposium will feature students presenting from various health-related disciplines.  The presentations will focus on "Leveraging Technology in Healthcare Innovation".  This student-led event underscores the importance of an interdisciplinary and technology-driven approach to identifying the key problems and solutions in U.S. Healthcare.

We are looking for students from various disciplines and schools to provide their perspectives and insights on how they see technology impacting healthcare. This is a great opportunity for student speakers to get paired with a faculty to receive hands-on coaching to make a presentation to an audience of fellow students and faculty/staff.


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The symposia schedule for 2017-2018 includes the following topics and presenters:

  • Health Services Research - featuring keynote speaker Lisa Simpson, President and CEO of Academy Health, the largest HSP professional society in the world.
  • Population Health - featuring keynote speaker David Nash, Dean of the College of of Population Health at Thomas Jefferson University.
  • Health Policy - featuring keynote speaker Mark McClellan, former administrator of the Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), former commissioner of the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Director of the Margolis Health Policy Institute at Duke University.
  • The 4th Annual Student Symposium -  featuring student presententers discussing their perspectives on Healthcare Innovation.

2017-18 Symposia Series

2017-18 symposia calendar

Symposia Schedule

I U.S. Healthcare: What's Broken & How to Fix It
Keynote Speaker Steven Lipstein - BJC Healthcare & PCORI
February 1, 2012
II Health Policy & The Future Physician

Keynote Speaker James Madara - American Medical Association
April 11, 2012

III New Models of Delivery & Payment
Keynote Speaker Glenn Steele - Geisinger Health System
September 5, 2012
IV Social Determinants of Health & Disease
Keynote Speaker Michael Klag - Johns Hopkins University
December 4, 2012
V New Paradigms of Health Services Research
Keynote Speaker Robert Dittus - Vanderbilt University Medical Center
February 19, 2013
VI Best Practices Supporting Interdisciplinary Innovation at Academic Health Centers
Keynote Speaker Catherine Gilliss - Duke University
September 17, 2013
VII Student Perspectives: Problems & Solutions in U.S. Healthcare
Keynote Speakers - Students from Emory & Georgia Tech Universities
October 9, 2013
VIII Quality & Integrated Systems of Care
Keynote Speaker Mark Keroack - Baystate Health
October 29, 2013
IX Teaching Hospitals & Health Services Research
Keynote Speaker Steven Lipstein - BJC Healthcare & PCORI
February 6, 2014
X The Evolving Patient-Physician Interface
Keynote Speaker James Madara - American Medical Association
March 25, 2014
XI Transformation vs. Reform: Reinventing Healthcare is Possible
Keynote Speaker Stephen Klasko - Jefferson Health System & Thomas Jefferson University
October 20, 2014
XII Adapting to Recent Changes in the Healthcare Landscape
Keynote Speakers - Students from Emory & Georgia Tech Universities
November 19, 2014
XIII Service Delivery: Implications for U.S. Healthcare
Keynote Speaker Leonard Schlesinger - Harvard University Business School
February 24, 2015
XIV Information Application: Creating Value in Healthcare
Keynote Speaker Glenn Steele - Geisinger Health System
April 2, 2015
XV Health Care Delivery: The Third Medical Science

Keynote Speaker - Catherine Lucey - University of California San Francisco
December 3, 2015

XVI Academic Health Centers & The Health of Their Communities

Keynote Speaker - Eugene Washington - Duke University Health System
March 11, 2016

XVII Redesigning Inter-Professional Education for Health Professions

Keynote Speakers - Students from local institutions
October 20, 2016

XVIII Bringing Precision Medicine to Populations
Keynote Speaker - Jeffery Balser - Vanderbilt University Medical Center
November 3, 2016
XIX Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
Keynote Speaker - Joe V. Selby - Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
April 13, 2017
XX Health Services Research
Keynote Speaker - Lisa Simpson - AcademyHealth
October 26, 2017
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