NDIA, Johns Hopkins partner for first National Health Symposium


ARLINGTON, VA -- The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Md., will host “Bridging the Health Divide: From Research to Operations,” an inaugural National Health Symposium, in partnership with the National Defense Industrial Association, March 5–6 at the Kossiakoff Center on APL’s main campus.

The symposium will focus on translating advances in research and development to delivering care. Leaders in research and operations will explore the latest breakthroughs and identify practical approaches to overcoming barriers to engineer an envisioned future for health.

The symposium features several distinguished speakers, including:

  • Navy Vice Adm. Raquel Bono, director of the Defense Health Agency
  • Adm. Brett Giroir, assistant secretary for health for the Department of Health and Human Services
  • Dr. Antony Rosen, vice dean for research and professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

“Ensuring we have a process by which new breakthroughs and better engineered health solutions are adopted is critical,” said Sezin Palmer, National Health Mission Area executive of Johns Hopkins APL. “We’re excited to share this opportunity with NDIA to discuss how we can tackle these challenges by working collaboratively across government, industry and academia.”

Panel sessions, lightning talks and exhibits will focus on three impact areas:

  • Realizing the Promise of Health Sciences: Highlighting the potential of recent scientific breakthroughs and identifying obstacles to achieving them, plus defining a research agenda that will ensure their impact despite obstacles.
  • Engineering the Future of Medicine: Unfolding an engineered vision for the future of health, naming the obstacles to well-engineered solutions, and creating a technology development and implementation agenda for 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 disaster, and highlighting innovations that could transform delivering high-quality care everywhere.

To register for the symposium, click here. The deadline to register is March 6.

Media contact for Johns Hopkins is Khadija Elkharbibi, (240) 228-9118, Khadija.Elkharbibi@jhuapl.edu

Media contact for NDIA is Evamarie Socha, (703) 247-2579, esocha@ndia.org



Topics: Health Affairs

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