Health Supernova 2022 Health Supernova 2022

Digital Health

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

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Opening Remarks
Joseph Pancrazio
Joseph Pancrazio
The University of Texas at Dallas, Vice President for Research and Innovation
Marc Nivet
Marc Nivet
UT Southwestern Medical Center, Executive Vice President, Institutional Advancement

Partnership and community are central to Capital Factory’s mission, so it’s only fitting that two essential partners help us open the inaugural Health Supernova. As longtime leaders at title sponsors UT Dallas and UT Southwestern Medical Center, Drs. Pancrazio and Nivet will bring their seasoned perspectives to discuss the revolutionary growth driving biotech innovation across the state…and far beyond.

Hear their first-hand experiences in accelerating critical health research and technology development and the focal areas that are changing the face of healthcare and biotech. Walk away with insight on national healthcare and biotech priorities and the driving forces for investment and innovation across the health ecosystem.

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Programming the Future through Biotech+
Amy Kruse
Amy Kruse
Prime Movers Lab, General Partner
Claire Aldridge
Claire Aldridge
Taysha Gene Therapies, Senior Vice President
Lauren Tyra
Lauren Tyra
Green Park & Golf Ventures, Chief Scientific Officer
Brad Phelan
Brad Phelan
UT Southwestern Medical Center, Director of Technology Commercialization and Blackstone LaunchPad

The warp speed of technology advancement across healthcare is driving a convergence of innovation and impact on how patients are treated. Hear from three esteemed thought leaders and innovators in biotech+ today who are developing and investing in the technologies to define the future.

Amy Kruse brings insightful perspective on human 2.0 technology and robotics in medical devices that are revolutionizing surgery, prosthetics, imaging, and other critical areas. Claire Aldridge clarifies the post-pandemic opportunities to enable biotech-based therapies that prevent and treat disease. Lauren Tyra covers the waterfront of technologies that enable greater accessibility and equity in healthcare systems. Expect to learn about what matters in healthcare today… and what’s next.

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Lightning Talk | 3D Printed Surgical Models
Smriti Zaneveld
Smriti Zaneveld
Lazarus 3D, President & Founder

As the saying goes, practice makes perfect. From poultry and fruit to life-sized human mannequins, surgeons spend years practicing techniques before they enter the operating room. Yet every patient is unique, and it’s been virtually impossible to practice the particulars of an intricate surgery in advance — until now.

The team at Lazarus 3D is transforming preoperative care by allowing surgeons to rehearse surgeries in advance on realistic, 3D-printed models of an individual patient. Made with soft silicones and hydrogels that mimic human tissue, these models are ideal for practicing incisions and sutures — maximizing safety and driving better outcomes for patients and physicians alike. Learn more about this technology and its implications in this quick Lightning Talk with Lazarus 3D President and Founder Smirti Agrawal Zanevald.

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Lightning Talk | Objective Mental Health Diagnosis
David Zakariaie
David Zakariaie
Senseye, Inc., CEO/Founder

Depression and anxiety rates climbed by more than 25% worldwide in 2020. Yet these numbers were already alarmingly high, with millions suffering from a range of anxiety and depressive disorders along with related struggles in addiction that often accompany these conditions. Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) alone affects 7.7 million adults in the United States, approximately 3.5% of the population. Yet the standard of care for mental health diagnosis today is keyed to subjective questionnaires and conventional tests, which take hours to complete and depend solely on patient responses to form a diagnosis. For this and other reasons, millions of those struggling with depression, anxiety, and addiction go undiagnosed and untreated.

To help close this gap in care, Senseye is building a breakthrough diagnostic platform for mental health, starting with PTSD. Using computer vision technology, this tool allows clinicians to gather insights by tracking disruptions in the sympathetic nervous system through the eyes. CEO David Zakariaie will share his vision for the platform, which can be used remotely though widely available smartphone technology to inform a truly objective diagnosis in as little as 10 minutes.

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Lightning Talk | Transforming Home Care Through Machine Learning presented by AWS Web Services, Inc.
Amanda L. Goltz
Amanda L. Goltz
Amazon Web Services, US Healthcare Lead for Worldwide Public Sector Healthcare Venture Capital and Startups

Machine learning and behavioral analytics are transforming patient care in hospitals and clinics. Now, these same technologies are set to transform home care, as well. Through wearable devices and other sensors, ML-driven solutions can analyze data to spot when an individual’s behavior deviates from the norm, flagging providers who can intervene early and take appropriate action. And that’s just the beginning.

Amazon Web Services has been on the forefront of using voice applications to move healthcare out of primary health institutions and into homes. Amanda Goltz will cover how technology is adopted in healthcare, what other industries can learn from those innovations, and why healthcare needs pioneers in AI/ML and robotics. She will also discuss how to focus on prevention — even  when there doesn’t seem to be a strong buyer in today’s healthcare system — and why that strong buyer doesn’t exist. 

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Lightning Talk | The 3 Tenets of Transformation presented by McKesson
Christy O'Gaughan
Christy O'Gaughan
McKesson, VP of Data and Digital Innovation

Healthcare in the wake of COVID-19 requires new ways of thinking about virtually every aspect of the U.S. healthcare system. An aging population. Chronic disease patterns. Accessibility. Equity. And of course, cost. So what does transformation really require?

Christy O’Gaughan led a global digital transformation during COVID, embracing three core tenets of transformation — the importance of unlearning, the ability to think several steps ahead, and the power of using your network to achieve greater outcomes. Lean in with Christy for her detailed perspective on what it takes and how to make it happen. 

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The Digital Revolution in Healthcare
Smriti Zaneveld
Smriti Zaneveld
Lazarus 3D, President & Founder
Lauren Tyra
Lauren Tyra
Green Park & Golf Ventures, Chief Scientific Officer
Amanda L. Goltz
Amanda L. Goltz
Amazon Web Services, US Healthcare Lead for Worldwide Public Sector Healthcare Venture Capital and Startups
Christy O'Gaughan
Christy O'Gaughan
McKesson, VP of Data and Digital Innovation

You don’t want to miss this Digital Health Track panel. Hear from four visionaries who are thinking — and acting — outside the box to create revolutionary solutions to improve health options and outcomes.

Technology has been the driving force behind unprecedented innovation in patient care. The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated this trend and renewed focus on utilizing technology to expand access to care, particularly among underserved and high-risk populations. Hear these visionaries discuss what they and others are doing with AI/machine learning, wearable devices and other sensors, 3D printing, computer vision, and more to help transform patient care in hospitals, clinics, and at home. 

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Incubating Biotech Innovation
Fiona Mack
Fiona Mack
Johnson and Johnson, Regional Director JLABS

The momentum in digital health is escalating, as the world adjusts to new, lasting realities. JLABS is driving the innovation required. Ever since it debuted in 2012, this incubator division of Johnson & Johnson has championed dozens of budding biotech companies that are innovating across digital health and other areas. Today, JLABS is a global network of open innovation ecosystems.

In this keynote, Fiona Mack shares insights on how JLABS provides tools, infrastructure, and mentoring to help startups take their ideas forward. She’ll showcase exciting activities underway, such as their virtual JLABS model, and talk about crucial efforts to empower innovators to incorporate health equity into early research. 

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Beyond Telemedicine with Holoportation
Fernando De La Peña Llaca
Fernando De La Peña Llaca
Aexa Aerospace, President & CEO
Josef Schmid
Josef Schmid
NASA, Flight Surgeon

Welcome to the new era of telemedicine,  which looks and sounds a lot like a Hollywood movie. Using very real technology being developed and tested by NASA, holoportation combines the words “teleportation” and “hologram” — and it’s a game-changer. NASA tested it for the first time last fall to virtually “send” doctors into space with an ISS crew.

Now meet the team who made it happen. Drs. Schmid and de la Peña will reveal how holoportation leverages haptics for intriguing applications. They’ll talk about what it was like to holoport 16 people to the Space Station, prepare astronauts and engineers in NASA’s extreme undersea training lab, and reduce the side effects of long-term isolation. It’s an intriguing topic you don’t want to miss.

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Biotech+ Investment Showcase
Bryan Chambers
Bryan Chambers
Capital Factory, President

Together with BioLabs, McKesson, and BCBSTX C1 Innovation Lab, we are excited to announce a healthcare investment showcase at Health Supernova 2022! 

Five of the hottest healthcare startups in Texas will showcase to an audience of healthcare professionals, investors, and entrepreneurs live at Pegasus Park and online from around the world to be considered for up to $100,000 in investment and a fast track to join Capital Factory.

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Happy Hour Co-hosted by Capital Factory, The University of Texas at Dallas, University of Texas Southwestern, and Duplo Cloud

Grab a drink at happy hour and mingle with leading entrepreneurs, investors, corporations, and decision-makers in healthcare! The drinks will be flowing so the party won't stop... well, until 6:00 pm.