Tuesday Plenary Session

#265 Disruptive Forces in Health Care Innovation: Where Are They Leading Us?
Tuesday, June 16 | 1:30-3:00pm
Room 143ABC

A “big bang” of disruption is occurring where hardware, wearable gadgets and new medical technologies have raised the level of health care innovation including opportunities to advance research and connecting patients to their care. These discoveries have challenged regulatory science where existing organizations have become agile as trends and competition increases and where regulations are in need of review and constant update. This expert panel will discuss the impact of such technologies and where it has taken us today and into the future.

Submit your questions to this distinguished panel by emailing annualmeetingprogram@diaglobal.org; subject: Disruptive Forces Panel.


Jeffrey Kasher

Jeffrey Kasher, PhD
Patients Can’t Wait, LLC




J Andraka
Jack Andraka

Visionary Teenage Scientist, Inventor of Early Diagnostic Test for Pancreatic Cancer

Jack Andraka is a Maryland high school student who at age 15 invented an inexpensive and sensitive dipstick-like sensor for the rapid and early detection of pancreatic, ovarian and lung cancers. After a close family friend died of pancreatic cancer, Andraka, then a ninth grader, became interested in finding a better early-detection diagnostic test. He learned that the lack of a rapid, low-cost early screening method contributed to the poor survival rate among individuals with pancreatic cancer. Andraka came up with a plan and a budget to put his ideas in motion.

Angela DunnAngela Dunn
Trends Analyst / The Future of Health




Pat FurlongPatricia Furlong, BSN
Founding President and CEO
Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy




Duane SchulthessDuane Schulthess, MBA
Managing Director
VitalTransformation, Belgium