Keynotes

 

 

Mia Birdsong

Confronting the Dual Pandemics: Vitality and Resilience of Communities

Mia Birdsong, activist and author, How We Show Up: Reclaiming Family, Friendship, and Community

Mia Birdsong is a pathfinder, community curator, and storyteller who steadily engages the leadership and wisdom of people experiencing injustice to chart new visions of American life. Her public conversations draw targeted attention to the stories of people who are finding their way into leadership roles despite myriad barriers, while also highlighting the vibrant terrain of all marginalized people who are leading on the ground and solving for tomorrow. Following these inspirational remarks, we’ll explore the issue of structural racism in health care, the role of diverse leadership and governance in advancing health equity, and the responsibility of health care leaders to build new and more just structures for equitable care.

 


 

Keller Rinaudo

Innovating to Meet the Greatest Global Challenge in Generations

Keller Rinaudo, founder and CEO of Zipline, robotics and health care innovator

As the world mobilizes to combat the spread of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic, drone delivery is emerging as an innovative tool in the fight. Here in the U.S., Novant Health and Zipline have launched drone distribution of personal protective gear and medical equipment. Through the partnership, Zipline’s drones make the 32-mile flight between Novant Health’s emergency drone fulfillment center to the company’s medical center — where frontline health care workers are treating coronavirus patients. In this captivating keynote, Zipline founder and CEO, Keller Rinaudo offers a fascinating look at the technological revolution and likely future breakthroughs, as well as possibilities for how innovation will alter health care as we know it.

 


 

David Wasserman

Navigating the 2020 Election amid COVID-19

David Wasserman, Political Analyst, The Cook Political Report

As the turbulence of the presidential primaries has given way to self-quarantines and social distancing, we are beginning a critical phase of the 2020 election. What will be the impact of the global pandemic? Drawing on his extensive research on demographic and cultural trends, Wasserman highlights the six states that will decide President Trump's fate and the four structural obstacles Joe Biden needs to overcome to win. He also previews where 2020's top House and Senate races are headed.

 


 

Ian Morrison

The Impact of COVID-19 and the Outlook for the Future

Ian Morrison, PhD, health care futurist and author

Leading futurist Ian Morrison, PhD, reviews key trends affecting politics, policy, economics and the strategic response of healthcare stakeholders nationally to the Covid19 crisis. A series of seven scenarios of how the health system may evolve will be shared with the implications for hospitals and other health care stakeholders identified.

 


 

Scott Rissmiller and Jhaymee Tynan

The Future of Virtual Health – The “At Home” Hospital

Scott C. Rissmiller, MD, Executive Vice President and Chief Physician Executive, Atrium Health
Jhaymee Tynan, Assistant Vice President, Integration, Atrium Health

Understand how Atrium Health implemented virtual health technologies to create an “At Home” hospital to free up beds for the sickest of coronavirus patients while providing 24-hour comprehensive care. Explore the implications for these and related technologies for the future of care delivery.