National Health Symposium
3/5/2019 - 3/6/2019
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
11100 Johns Hopkins Road
Laurel,  MD  20723
Theme : Bridging the health divide: from research to operations
Event Type : Symposium
Event Code : 9310
The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory will be hosting the inaugural National Health Symposium on March 5-6, 2019 at the Kossiakoff Center in Laurel, MD. The symposium will focus on the translation of advances in research and development to the delivery of care in all settings. Bringing together leaders in research and operations, this program will explore the latest breakthroughs and identify practical approaches to overcoming barriers to engineer an envisioned future for health.
The symposium will feature keynote speakers, panel sessions, lightning talks, and exhibits focused on three impact areas:
- Realizing the Promise of Health Sciences: highlighting the potential of recent scientific breakthroughs; identifying the obstacles to realizing these breakthroughs; and defining a research agenda that will achieve the impact despite the obstacles.
- Engineering the Future of Medicine: unfolding an engineered vision for the future of health; naming the obstacles to implementing well-engineered solutions; and creating a technology development and implementation agenda to realize the future.
- Delivering Health Everywhere: imagining a future where health can be protected in all environments; recognizing the unique challenges of delivering care to the home, in combat, and in the midst of a natural or man-made disaster; and highlighting innovations that have trans-formative potential in delivering high quality care everywhere.
This inaugural symposium will feature several distinguished speakers including Vice Admiral Raquel C. Bono, Director of the Defense Health Agency. Our goal is to bring together leaders across government, industry and academia to explore more effective ways to move research discoveries into operational practice.