Transforming Healthcare Through Evidence-Driven Digital Medicine (DIGIMED17)

Henrik Christensen (left) and Joseph Wang, both from UC San Diego


Date: 2017-10-05to
Time: All day
Location: Scripps Translational Science Institute, 3344 North Torrey Pines Court, Suite 300, La Jolla, CA 92037

Guest Speaker: Henrik Christensen and Joseph Wang, UC San Diego (pictured) , et al.

*Registration is Required.
Host: Scripps Translational Science Institute


A thoughtful exploration of the clinical evidence necessary to drive the widespread uptake of digital health solutions will be the focus of Scripps Translational Science Institute’s 2017 Digital Medicine conference. Currently, there is a shortage of clinical trial data investigating the role of digital medicine, although this evidence is critically necessary if it is to achieve its potential to transform care. There is a clear need for a forum to present, discuss and debate existing evidence and how to best obtain it in order to accelerate change. This one-of-its-kind, interactive conference will be led by a faculty composed of leaders in this burgeoning field, with a mix of developers, investigators and providers. The principal goal of the conference is to jumpstart efforts to drive the widespread incorporation of evidence-based digital medicine solutions for more-personalized, individual-centric care to improve outcomes, advance satisfaction and decrease costs.

After attending this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Assess the quality of clinical trials of digital medicine in terms of providing the evidence necessary to support implementation;
  • Discuss the implementation of digital medicine technologies into clinical practice based on clinical trial evidence;
  • Identify innovative trial methodologies for use in digital medicine;
  • Identify pathways toward partnership between entrepreneurial technology developers and innovative healthcare systems or alternative providers to drive healthcare transformation; and
  • Identify global needs for mobile health and potential technologies to address those needs

NOTE – CME/CEU credits are not offered.

For the complete conference program, click here.


Speakers at the DIGIMED17 conference include:

Henrik I. Christensen, PhD, Director, Contextual Robotics Institute and Professor, Department of Computer Science & Engineering, UC San Diego
Nick Desai, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Heal
Jesse Dylan, Founder, Creative Director & Chief Executive Officer, Wondros
Eric Elenko, PhD, Chief of Research & Strategy, PureTech Health
Stephen Friend, MD, PhD, Health Team, Apple Inc. and Co-Founder, Sage
Uri Gneezy, PhD, Epstein/Atkinson Endowed Chair in Behavioral Economics, Professor of Economics & Strategic Management, Rady School of Management
Scott Gottlieb, MD, Commissioner, Food & Drug Administration
Jason Hwang, Founder, Lemonaid Health
Tom R. Insel, MD, President & Co-Founder, Mindstrong Health
Vinod Khosla, Founder, Khosla Ventures
Noga Leviner, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, PicnicHealth
Vicki Seyfert-Margolis, PhD, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, My Own Med, Inc.
Melissa Menke, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Access Afya
Gina Neff, PhD, Co-Author, Self-Tracking, and Associate Professor, Sociology, Oxford University, Fellow, Oxford Internet Institute
Adam Pellegrini, Digital Health Vice President, Fitbit
Ming Jack Po, MD, PhD, Product Manager, Google Brain & Google Cloud
Nathan Price, PhD, Professor & Associate Director, Institute for Systems Biology
Jeffrey Rogers, PhD, Global Research Leader, Cognitive IoT for Healthcare, IBM
John Rogers, PhD, Louis Simpson & Kimberly Querrey Professor of Materials Science & Engineering, Biomedical Engineering & Neurological Surgery
McCormick School of Engineering, Northwestern University
Aenor J. Sawyer, MD, MS, Director, UCSF Skeletal Health Service, Health Innovation & Technology in Ortho (HITO), Dept Orthopaedic Surgery, UCSF
Natasha Singer, Technology Reporter, The New York Times
Michael P. Snyder, PhD, Chair, Department of Genetics, Stanford Center for Genomics & Personalized Medicine
Joseph Wang, PhD, SAIC Endowed Chair, Distinguished Professor & Chair of Nanoengineering, UC San Diego
Robyn Whittaker, MBChB, MPH, PhD, Associate Professor, National Institute for Health Innovation, University of Auckland School of Population Health, Clinical Director, Innovation, Waitemata District Health Board
Claudia Williams, MS, Chief Executive Officer, Manifest MedEx


For information contact: Corrine M. Yarbrough, Project Coordinator,

DIGIMED organizers welcome and encourage student participation in the conference. A limited number of free spots are awarded to students through an application process: APPLY


*Registration is Required