National Health Symposium

Health Affairs
  • 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 host 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. 


VADM Raquel
Bono, USN
ADM Brett
Giroir, MD
RADM (Ret) Scott


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.


Topics: Health Affairs