ConVerge2Xcelerate Conference 2018 Announces Healthcare Blockchain Honored Speakers and Agenda – NYC Oct-24 2018(#ConV2X)

Columbia University to host – Over 90 honored speakers and 45 sessions on healthcare and blockchain technology applications and use-cases for today


NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / October 19, 2018 / ConVerge2Xelerate healthcare blockchain Conference (#ConV2X) is proud to announce it’s 2ndannual conference agenda being held at Columbia University on October 24th, 2018. The One-Day event will bring together over 90 C-level and academic honored market leaders across 45 sessions discussing blockchain and health technologies – cover use-case and application technologies such as AI, IoT, machine learning, and telehealth.



Founder and Publisher, Tory Cenaj, of Partners in Digital Health, commented “we are honored to have such a distinguished roster of speakers who champion health innovations to drive better outcomes for institutions and patients not only in the US but around the globe.”


Conference Agenda & Details


Registration, Coffee and Refreshments


Welcome and Introductions
Host: Tory Cenaj


Transformational Technologies in Healthcare – All Aboard!
Speaker: John D. Halamka, MD, MS


Tele-supervision of Angioplasty Procedures to improve patient safety – Disruptive Technology
Speaker: Samer Ellahham, MD


Blockchain Policy Debate Resolve: Blockchain is Essential to Next Generation Healthcare Practice and Systems
Speakers: Brian Behlendorf, John D. Halamka, MD, MS, Tim Ken Mackey, Amanda Stanhaus
Moderator: William Baker


Leveraging Remote Patient Monitoring to Manage Chronic Disease
Speakers: Rajiv Leventhal, Michael Adcock, FACHE


Telehealth Policy Debate: There is greater Financial Value in Telehealth for Consumers than for Providers
Speakers: David Gruber ,MD, Michael K. Gusmano, PhD, Richard Heinzl, MD MPH MSc LLD, Richard Migliori, M.D.
Moderator: William Baker


The Participant will See You Now…Clinical Trials and Its New Frontiers…
Speaker: Walter De Brouwer


Cutting Pleasantries: Blasting a Clear Path Forward for a New Era in Healthcare
Speakers: Matt Cunningham, Erik Pupo, Jay Sales
Moderator: Ted Tanner


Using Blockchain for Managing Medical Records in Difficult Environments
Speaker: Paul Snow


Inflection Point: Blockchain and Pharmacy
Speakers: Phil Baker, Mike Jacobs, Frank Ricotta
Moderator: Kevin A. Clauson, PharmD


Tokens & The Internet of Value: Blending Game Theory, Computer Science, Psychology, and Economics
Speakers: Katherine Kuzmeskas, Chrissa McFarlane, Aditya, Vikram Singh, Mihaela Ulieru, PhD
Moderator: Tom Savel, MD


Keynote Address: Operationalizing Intuition and Genius
Speaker: Jose Arrieta


Blockchain for Patient and HCP Data Rights Management: Lessons from an Enterprise Install
Speaker: Dominique Hurley


Innovations and Challenges with Decentralized Payments and Smart Contracts
Speakers: Combiz Richard Abdolrahami, Esq, Avinash Burra, Jim Kyung Soo Liew, PHD
Moderator: Heather Flannery


Conquering Innovation in Telehealth
Speakers: Gary German, Joseph (Joe) Smith, Erik Virre, MD
Moderator: Rajiv Leventhal


Creating a Patient-Centric, Global, Decentralized Health System
Speaker: Kenneth Colon


Improving Provider Data Accuracy: A Collaborative Approach Using a Permissioned Blockchain
Speakers: Kyler Culver, Mike Jacobs
Moderator: Todd Eury


Annual Innovation Ignition Competition 2018
Judges: Gil Alterovitz, PhD, Bryan Arkwright, Karim Babay, G. Anton Decker, Gary German, John D. Halamka, MD, MS, Fennie Wang

Honorees: American Telephysicians (ATP), BitMed, CoHealth, Debut mHealth’s Debut Protocol, Digipharm’s Reimburse, Happify Health, Health Innovation’s WillChain, and Knomadics




Lori Ruderman, Kenneth Thomson


Acquisitions Facilitation via Blockchain Technology
Speakers: Oki Mek, Aleksandar Zelenovic


Basics for Blockchain Healthcare Use and Technology: 101 Course
Speaker: Cees Hesp


Real Assets that Result from Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain Technology
Speakers: Mark Bodnar, Scott Guilfoyle, Chris Phillips RN, BSN, CCM, CPHQ


Blockchain 102: Anatomy of Coding
Speaker: Priya Ramaswamy


Early Experiences with Blockchain and EHRs
Speakers: Robert Chu , Dr. Keith Hanna, Katherine Kuzmeskas
Moderator: John D Halamka, MD


Grappling with Stigma and Celebrating Ingenuity with Failures and Negative Data
Speakers: Jose Arrieta, Debbie Bucci, Tom Savel, MD
Moderator: Heather Flannery


Making the US a Telehealth Ready Nation
Speakers: David Gruber, Iris Berman, Andrew B. Wilson


Data Sharing? The Case for Blockchain at the Global Convergence of Healthcare, Life sciences and Consumer Markets
Speakers: Abdullah Albeyatti, Uli Broedl, Kevin A. Clauson, PharmD, Chrissa McFarlane
Moderator: Ron Ribitzky, MD


How Blockchain Can Improve Patient Outcomes & Reduce Healthcare Costs
Speaker: Ahmed Abdulla


MUSC National Beacon of Telehealth Excellence: Case Use for Future Deployment
Speakers: Dee Ford, Kathryn King Cristaldi M.D., James McElligott


Pioneerism the Delaware Way: Blockchain First in Business, Collaboration, Innovation and Substantial Results
Speakers: Vince Albanese, Mark Jacobs, Mark B. Thompson, MHSA


Invitation Only Roundtable
Speakers: Mark Bodnar, Scott Guilfoyle, Chris Phillips RN, BSN, CCM, CPHQ, Kevin Sullivan, Tianna M. Umann
Moderator: Fred Bazzoli


The Write Stuff: Best Practices in Scientific Writing for Peer Review
Speakers: Ellen McCarthy, PhD, Julia Saiz Shimosato, PhD
Moderator: Tory Cenaj


The Proliferation of Concierge Medicine Business Models in Value Based Medicine
Speakers: Jay Parkinson, MD, MPH, Sandeep Pulim, MD
Moderator: Rajiv Leventhal


What’s next for Blockchain?
Speakers: Brian Behlendorf, John D. Halamka, MD, MS, Alpesh Shah, Tom Trowbridge
Moderator: Fred Bazzoli


Surfacing Dark Knowledge: How Blockchain Technology Enhances Academic Publishing
Speakers: Sean Manion, PhD, Courtney Morris
Moderator: Tory Cenaj


Improving Healthcare Outcomes With Next Generation Internet (NGI): Global Case Study
Speakers: Shawnna Hoffman, Florence D. Hudson, Carlo Piraino


Block-Education: Applying a “Fit-for-Purpose” Framework to Advance Health Blockchain Education
Speaker: Tim Ken Mackey, MAS, PhD


Coffee and Refreshments


IEEE-SA and BHTY Workgroup: Roadmap for Digitalizing Clinical Trials
Speakers: Walter De Brouwer, Amar Das, MD, PhD, Basker Gummadi, John D. Halamka, MD, MS
Moderator: Todd Eury


Making Teleheath a Strategic Asset to Achieve Efficiency
Speakers: James Edwards, John Mattison, Richard Migliori, M.D.
Moderator: Bryan Arkwright


Blockchain Technology in Clinical Trials
Speaker: Uli Broedl


The Decentralization Zeitgeist: Can the Revolution be Real?
Speakers: Shira Frank, Fennie Wang


Netflixing Clinical Trials: How TeleHealth is Changing the Clinical Trial Forever
Speaker: Stan Kachnowski


Cut to the Chase: No Nonsense Guideline for Blockchain Startups
Speakers: Gil Alterovitz, PhD, Cees Hesp, Florence D. Hudson
Moderator: John D. Halamka, MD, MS


What are Autonomous Agents and Game Theory?
Speaker: Ted Tanner


Telemedicine and Digital Health to Improve the Value of Health Care
Speaker: Oren J. Mechanic, MD MPH


A Blockchain-Powered Intelligent Computing Paradigm
Speakers: Jin Wei-Kocsis, Ph.D.


Embedded Belief Systems: The Most Overlooked, Least Understood Opportunity in the Healthcare Blockchain Space
Speaker: John Bass


Closing Remarks
Host: Tory Cenaj


Event Sponsors: ConsenSys HealthBurstIQBoehringer IngelheimCadent Medical CommunicationsHealthcare InformaticsHealth Data ManagementHealthVerityIzzyNonnatech, Pharmacy PodcastSimplyVital, & 1800pr


About ConVerge2Xcelerate Conference (#ConV2X)

The ConVerge2Xcelerate Conference focuses on practical and next generation discussions on healthcare and blockchain use-case and applications by academic, established and emerging growth industry leaders – taking a close look at what is driving innovation and changes in our healthcare delivery systems today.


Hosted by Columbia University, the 2nd annual event will be held in NYC on October 24, 2018. The event will bring together over 90 C-level and academic honored market leaders across 50 sessions discussing blockchain and health technologies. The one-day event will cover technologies such as AI, IoT, machine learning, and telehealth. 


Meet and network with pioneers, innovators, government, industry specialists, and university leaders. Join us and become part of the dialogue!


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