World Forum

AI in Healthcare: Setting a Common Perspective

February 14, 2018

The 2018 World Medical Innovation Forum focuses on the advancements and opportunities of AI in healthcare. This document aims to provide participants with a common framing of AI in healthcare. To download a PDF of the white paper, click here. Defining Artificial Intelligence If intelligence is understood to mean traits that enable humans to independently…

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The Springboard Challenge: Making a Difference in NDD and NID

October 12, 2017

Partners HealthCare announced the Springboard Challenge planning grant awards at the World Neuroscience Innovation Forum in London earlier this year. In announcing the awards, we challenged the Forum’s participants to come up with a solution that would impact the care, treatment, or diagnosis of neurodegenerative diseases and convert the Forum’s week-long discussion on the critical…

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Artificial Intelligence: Transforming Patient Care!

October 3, 2017

Whether you like it or not, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is no longer an enigma lurking in the shadows. It’s here, for real, and manifest in our everyday lives. You don’t believe me? It’s true. When you launch your favorite mobile app, or call your bank and “talk” to a computer-generated teller, or even give instructions…

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Center for Clinical Data Science Lays Groundwork for Success in Healthcare AI

September 20, 2017

Artificial Intelligence (AI), machine learning, and deep learning are the hottest categories in healthcare right now, but the truth is these concepts have been around for a while, says Trung Do, Vice President of Business Development for Partners Innovation. “The fundamental goal is in extracting meaningful insights from massive amounts of data and making them…

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Innovators Dinner to Thank Partners HealthCare Inventor Community

July 11, 2017

On May 3, 2017, 350 Partners innovators were honored at the first-ever celebration and thank you. The reception and dinner were an opportunity for Partners HealthCare to express its gratitude to its innovative faculty for their insights, creativity, commitment and long hours to finding new modes of helping patients. Inventors received a framed certificate acknowledging…

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Exporting Insights— London Neuroscience Forum

January 10, 2017

Combating neurodegenerative and neuroinflammatory diseases like Alzheimer’s disease and multiple sclerosis are proving to be some of the greatest challenges in modern medicine. While some key strides have been made in our understanding of these diseases in recent years, the path to new, disease-modifying treatments has been stubbornly elusive. Many questions remain unanswered while the…

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World Medical Innovation Forum 2017: The Future of Cardiovascular Care

January 10, 2017

Anthony Rosenzweig, MD, chief of cardiology and co-director of the Corrigan Minehan Heart Center at MGH, describes a paradox at the center of heart disease. On the one hand, the last half-century has seen a dramatic drop in death rates among patients hospitalized for a heart attack. On the other hand, survivors often go on…

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‘First Look’ Series Showcases the Future of Cancer Care

October 13, 2016

Two dozen emerging leaders spoke at the 2016 World Medical Innovation Forum in April. The series, “First Look,” gave attendees a glimpse of innovative cancer research activities underway at BWH, MGH and DFCI. Each 10-minute power session highlighted compelling cancer research that is currently poised for commercialization. Taken together, the talks provided a vision of…

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World Forum Countdown

January 12, 2016

Top entrepreneurs, CEOs, investors, clinicians and scientists will gather in Boston this spring to share perspectives on the newest cancer therapies, cutting-edge diagnostics and unmet needs. Featured speakers will include CEOs of global companies including Novartis, BMS, Amgen, AbbVie, and dozens more, Harvard Medical School-appointed clinicians and investigators from Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts General…

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World Medical Innovation Forum

June 1, 2015

April’s World Medical Innovation Forum brought nearly 1000 top leaders together and will reconvene every spring focusing on one key clinical area. “We need a clear, cohesive vision of how to link the fruits of innovation with the patients who should no longer have to suffer through painful lives or fear a premature death. We…

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