General Sessions

Better & Faster: Bringing Health Care Ahead of the Trends

Friday, March 24, 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.


Jeremy Gutsche, Chief Executive Officer, TrendHunter

Health care continues to evolve at breakneck speed, often leaving leaders in what feels like a place of chaos, as they consider the necessary changes they must create to keep ahead of trends and provide high-quality, value-based care for patients. During this upheaval, what is being missed? If leaders knew the answer, they could be better innovators, motivators, and investors in the industry.

To kick off the Annual Conference, innovation expert Jeremy Gutsche will teach us how to overcome the neurological traps in our brain that block our organizations from realizing their full potential. Using the research that Jeremy and his team have developed, he will outline a series of battle-tested frameworks that will identify patterns of opportunity that will ensure success. With these insights, you'll be able to begin looking for the opportunities and finding the breakthrough ideas faster.


The Future of Medicine: A Look at Innovation to Create the Care of Tomorrow

Saturday, March 25, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.


Eric J. Topol, M.D., Director, Scripps Translational Science Institute; Chief Academic Officer, Scripps Health, The Gary & Mary West Chair of Innovative Medicine; Professor of Genomics, The Scripps Research Institute; and Senior Consultant, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Scripps Clinic

In this presentation, Dr. Topol will show why patient care and interaction must change from the inefficient processes of the past and instead embrace technology as a means to allow patients faster access to lab results, monitoring vital signs and using data and algorithms to receive diagnoses without having to see a doctor―all at a small fraction of the cost imposed by our modern healthcare system. Thanks to the proliferation of smartphones, medicine has become digitized, and our constant connection to the internet is opening the door to placing vital information in the hands of patients, allowing them to become true partners in their care and treatments. Changing the face of medicine in this way will lead to new challenges, as well as opportunities as the momentum to bring health care into the future will result in better, more cost-effective, and more humanized health care.


The 5-Second Rule: Strategies to Achieve Your Goals

Saturday, March 25, 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Mel Robbins, ‎Entrepreneur, CNN Commentator, Contributing Editor, SUCCESS Magazine, and Best-Selling Author of Stop Saying You're Fine, and Professionalism: Reaching the Heights of Success in Your Career

In her viral, globally praised TED talk, Mel Robbins demystifies neuroscience research on the brain and the latest social science research to explain why and how you sabotage your success every day. In this presentation, she will describe how to identify the mistakes you’re making and learn how to create lasting behavior change within yourself. You’ll also discover one radical idea that will forever alter how you approach life. Using riveting videos, case studies, and hilarious personal stories, she will share lessons and tools you can apply immediately to tackle your professional and personal dreams.