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Diabetes Innovation 2012

Find links to the Diabetes Innovation 2013 presentations, photos and videos here.


September 23-25, 2012
Hyatt Regency Crystal City
Arlington, Virginia

Mission | Agenda | Advisors | Speakers | Supporters | Audience | News | Exhibits

Find links to the Diabetes Innovation 2012 presentations here.


The diabetes epidemic demands a powerful response from leaders in the diabetes community, nationally and globally. By bringing together the best minds across payers, providers, industry, government, research, prevention and treatment, Diabetes Innovation 2012 will act as a powerful marketplace of ideas, partnerships and collaboration to provoke thought, innovation and action that address the cost, productivity and quality of life impact of diabetes on our society.

Diabetes Innovation 2012 will provide a powerful foundation for sustained focus and excitement for advancement in all facets of diabetes prevention, treatment and payment reforms –from social media and gaming to translational research breakthroughs to mobile patient technologies and everything in between.

The Diabetes Innovation 2012 and Joslin Diabetes center issues a challenge to key leaders to be the catalyst for new partnerships, practical and affordable solutions, and hope in our common goal of a future without diabetes, its complications and co morbidities—and with billions of dollars in savings.

Supporting organizations:

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NOW, It Gets Interesting…

Diabetes Innovation 2012 is NOT A CONFERENCE, IT’S A CALL TO ACTION. The need for innovation demands a new and exciting format. Join us in an immersive, interactive format over 2 1/2 days that puts you in direct discussion with leaders from all stakeholder groups. Each session will include statements, cases and ideas followed by an expertly moderated open exchange to spark new collaborations, and launch innovation. Delegates will have the opportunity to request subjects and topics prior to attending to ensure their goals are met.

Day 1: Sunday, September 23 | Day 2: Monday, September 24 | Day 3: Tuesday, September 25

Speakers, times, and topics are subject to change.

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Senior Advisor

Donald Berwick, MD
(Former) Administrator
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Advisory Board

Ann Albright, PhD, RD
Director of the Division of Diabetes Translation
Ronald Alfred Arky, MD
Chief of the Diabetes Section
Charles S. Davidson Distinguished Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
John L. Brooks III
President and Chief Executive Officer
Joslin Diabetes Center
U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (CO-1)
Chief Deputy Whip
Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
Co-Chair of the Congressional Diabetes Caucus
Susan Dentzer
Editor-in-Chief, Health Affairs
Robert Farra
President & Chief Operating Officer
Judith Fradkin, M.D.
Director, Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), NIH
James R. Gavin III, MD, PhD
Board of Directors Partnership for a Healthier America
Clinical Professor of Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine
Clinical Professor of Medicine
Indiana University School of Medicine
Chief Executive Officer and Chief Medical Officer
Healing Our Village, Inc.
Dorothy Gohdes, MD
Former Director of the HIS Diabetes program
Montana Cardiovascular Health Program
Ret. Captain USPHS
James (Larry) Holly MD, CEO
Southeast Texas Medical Associates (SETMA), LLP
Adjunct Professor
Department of Family and Community Health
School of Medicine
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Sachin Jain, MD
Physician, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Former Senior Advisor to Administrator, CMS
Mohit Kaushal, MD
Chief Strategy Officer
West Wireless Health Institute
Joseph Kvedar, MD
Center for Connected Health, a division of Partners Healthcare
Michael L. Mawby
Chief Government Affairs Officer
Novo Nordisk, Inc.
Timothy J Moore, MD, FACPE
Chief Medical Officer, Health Services
Robert E. Ratner, MD
Chief Scientific & Medical Officer
American Diabetes Association
Uwe E. Reinhardt, PhD
James Madison Professor of Political Economy
Professor of Economics and Public Affairs
Woodrow Wilson School of Economic and Public Affairs
Princeton University
Kevin Ronneberg, MD
Medical Director, Client Services
Deneen Vojta, MD
Senior Vice President of the UnitedHealth Center for Health Reform and Modernization
UnitedHealth Group
Wil Yu
Director of the Strategic Health IT
Advanced Research Projects (SHARP) program
HHS Senior Advisor
CMS Innovation Center (CMMI)

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Nicholas A. Christakis, MD, PhD, MPH
Professor of Medical Sociology
Department of Health Care Policy
Harvard Medical School
Todd Y. Park
Chief Technology Officer of the United States

  • Ann Albright
    Division of Diabetes Translation
  • Peter Alperin, MD
    Vice President of Medicine
    Archimedes, Inc.
  • Henry Anhalt, DO
    Medical Director
    Animas Corporation
  • Dan Baden, MD
    OSTLTS Senior Liaison to NCCDPHP
    CDC- Office of State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support
  • John Brooks
    Chief Executive Officer
    Joslin Diabetes Center
  • Joseph Cafazzo, MD
    Researcher and Director of the Centre for Global eHealth Innovation
    University Health Network
  • Carson Chow
    Investigator @Neuroscience
  • Nicholas A. Christakis, MD, PhD, MPH
    Professor of Medical Sociology
    Department of Health Care Policy
    Harvard Medical School
  • Carolyn Clancy, MD
  • David Cummings, MD
    Department of Medicine, Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition
    University of Washington
  • David deBronkart
    Patient Advocate
    e-Patient Dave
  • Susan Dentzer
    Health Affairs
    Project Hope
  • Jessica DiLorenzo
    Implementation Leader
    Health Care Incentives Improvement Institutes
  • John Dixon, MD
    Bariatric/Metabolic Course
    Monash University Medical School
    Melbourne, Australia
  • Sean Duffy
    CEO, Omada Health
  • Ted Eytan
    The Permanente Federation
  • Robert Farra, MD
    President and Chief Operating Officer
  • Judith Fradkin, MD
    Director, Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), NIH
  • Kevin Fu, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Computer Science
    University of Massachusetts–Amherst
  • Nancy Gagliano, MD
    Chief Medical Officer
    Minute Clinic
    CVS Caremark
  • VirginIa Giddings
    Director, Partner,
    Development & Opportuntiy Acquistion
    Abbott Nutrition
  • Dorothy Gohdes, MD
    Consultant Montana Chronic Disease Program
    State of Montana
  • Terry Golash, MD
    Medical Director
    New York and New Jersey
  • Cindy Goody
    Senior Director, Nutrition Menu Innovation Team
    McDonalds USA, LLC
  • Osama Hamdy, MD, PhD
    Medical Director
    Joslin Obesity Clinical Program
  • Steve Helgerson, MD, MPH
    State Medical Officer- Montana
    State of Montana
  • Manny Hernandez
    DHF (Diabetes Hands Foundation)
    TU Diabetes
  • Jim Hester
    Population Health Models Group
    Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI)
  • Sam Ho
    Chief Medical Officer, Executive Vice President
    United Health Care
  • James L. Holly, MD
    CEO,Adjunct Professor, Department of Family and Community Health School of Medicine, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
    Southeast Texas Medical Associates (SETMA), LLP
  • Susan Hunt
    Program Director
    Hawaii Beacon Program
  • Sam Ho
    Chief Medical Officer, Executive Vice President
    United Health Care
  • James L. Holly, MD
    CEO,Adjunct Professor, Department of Family and Community Health School of Medicine, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
    Southeast Texas Medical Associates (SETMA), LLP
  • Susan Hunt
    Program Director
    Hawaii Beacon Program
  • Louis Jacques MD
    Coverage and Analysis Group
  • Sachin Jain, MD, MBA
    Physician, Brigham and Women's Hospital Former Senior Advisor to Administrator, CMS
    Brigham & Womens
  • Mohit Kaushal, MD
    Executive Vice President of Bussiness Development and Chief Strategy officer
    West Wireless Health
  • Firas Khatib, PhD
    Center for Game Science
    University of Washington
  • David Kirchhoff
    President & Chief Executive Officer
    Weight Watchers- Why Wait program
  • M. Sue Kirkman, MD
    Senior Vice President
    Medical Affairs and Community Information
    American Diabetes Association
  • Joseph Kvedar, MD
    Director, Center for Connected Health
    Partners Health Care
  • Laura Long, MD, MPH
    Vice President, Clinical Innovation
    Blue Cross Blue Shield, South Carolina
  • Melinda D. Maryniuk, MEd, RD, CDE
    Clinical Education Programs
    Joslin Diabetes Center
  • Timothy J. Moore, MD, FACPE
    Chief Medical Officer
  • Angela Moskow
    Vice President
    Chronic Disease Prevention & Wellness
    Sanofi US
  • Sam Nussbaum, MD
    Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
  • Jeremy J. Nobel, MD, MPH
    Medical Director
    Northeast Business Group on Health
  • Brent Pawlecki, MD
    Chief Health Officer
  • Todd Park
    US Chief Technology Officer
    White House
  • Dan Porreca
    Executive Director
  • Brian C. Quinn, PhD
    Pioneer Team Director and Senior Program Officer
    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Kathleen Reidy, DrPH, RD
    Head, Nutrition Science
    Nestlé Infant Nutrition
  • Kevin Ronneberg, MD
    Medical Director, Client Services
  • Brandon Savage, MD
    Chief Medical Officer
    GE Health Care IT
  • Phil Schauer
    Director, Bariatric and Metabolic Institute
    Cleveland Clinic
  • Joseph Selby, M.D., M.P.H.
    Executive Director
    Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute
  • Keith Shealy, MD
    Mackey Family Practice
  • Larry Soler
    President & CEO
  • Paul Speranza
    Vice Chairman & General Counsel
  • Amy Tenderich
    CEO and Founder
  • Deneen Vojta, MD
    Exec VP & Chief Clinical Officer, Diabetes Prevention & Control Alliance
  • Thomas Jue-Fuu Wang, MD
    Associate Director
    Heart Failure and Transplantation Program Cardiovascular Research Center (CVRC) and Division of Cardiology
    Massachusetts General Hospita
  • Andrew Webber
    President & CEO
    National Business Coalition on Health
  • Howard Wolpert, MD
    Insulin Pump Program
    Joslin Diabetes Center
  • Wil Yu
    Director of the Strategic Health IT Advanced Research Projects (SHARP) Program/ Senior Advisor at the CMS Innovation Center (CMMI)
    Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC)/US Department of Health and Human Services

*Speakers subject to change

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Diabetes Innovation 2012 is

sponsored by

with support from

and additional funding provided by


Supporting organizations:

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Limited to a maximum of 500 delegates, the audience for Diabetes Innovation 2012 will consist of senior executive, managers and innovators and leading edge clinicians and medical officers from the following organization types:

Organizations Titles
  • Group Practices, IPAs
  • Integrated Delivery System
  • Accountable Care Organizations
  • Hospitals, PHOs
  • MSOs, PPMCs
  • Managed Care Organizations
  • Public and Private Payers
  • Purchasers
    (large employer groups, businesses)
  • Government
  • Information Technology specialists
    and entrepreneurs
  • Pharmaceutical & Device Companies
  • State Health Agencies
  • Healthcare Law
  • Venture Capitalists / Investors
  • Healthcare Economists
  • MSOs, PPMCs
  • Managed Care Organizations
  • CEOs, Presidents, Board Chairs
  • CAOs, COOs, Administrators, Executive Directors
  • Medical Directors, CMOs
  • CFOs, Vice Presidents
  • Board Member
  • Department Directors
  • Information Systems Managers
  • Technology Officers
  • Pharmacy Department Managers
  • Quality and Research Directors and Officers
  • Senior Managers of Clinical Effectiveness
  • Human Resources Directors and Officers
  • Marketing Directors and Officers

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July 25, 2012:
Apollo head says that India and America should work together more on Health care

Bayer to possibly sell their blood meters business

Boehringer Ingelheim and Eli Lilly and Company allowed to make new diabetes drug

July 24, 2012:
Walmart Launches Effort to Save Diabetes Patients Up to $60 Million Annually

The Best Diabetes or Insulin Stock Plays?

National Health Index, n4a win Sanofi diabetes innovation challenge

July 19, 2012:
How much insulin do we really need to be making?

July 18, 2012:
Leading digital diabetes care giver to partner with UBM Medical

July 9, 2012:
Device that combines insulin pump and glucose monitor doing well to control diabetes

July 8, 2012:
Bristol’s Amylin Deal Heralds Acquisition Hunger

Todd Park
March 9, 2012: http://radar.oreilly.com/2012/03/hhs-cto-todd-park-to-serve-as.html

Video from May 22, 2012: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-p8lx7o8Yw

Carolyn Clancy
May 1, 2012: http://www.ahrq.gov/consumer/cc/cc050112.htm

Dan Baden
June 13, 2012: http://www.ahrq.gov/consumer/cc/cc050112.htm

May 19, 2011: http://blog.rwjf.org/publichealth/2011/05/19/games-for-health-conference-a-qa-with-dan-baden-centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention/

Deneen Vojta
January 2012: http://content.healthaffairs.org/content/31/1/20

February 10, 2012: http://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/print-edition/2012/02/10/diabeteswork-supplements-employee.html?page=all

Tom Beauregard
March 31, 2012: http://clinical.diabetesjournals.org/content/30/2/76.full

Ted Eytan

July 2, 2012: http://centerfortotalhealth.org/blog/

Joseph Kvedar
May 18, 2012: http://embedded-computing.com/articles/harnessing-founder-director-center-connected-health/

June 25, 2012: http://medicalsupplies.about.com/od/Owner-Perspective/a/Connected-Health-Current-Challenges-Future-Opportunities.htm

June 28, 2012: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/mhealthzone/2012/06/28/texting-to-extend-the-reach-of-care

Timothy J. Moore
June 28, 2012: http://www.tsdmemphis.com/index.php/opinion/8048-increased-diabetic-numbers-and-the-link-to-profit-margins

July 5, 2012: http://www.tsdmemphis.com/index.php/opinion/8087-health-insurance-no-sub-for-eating-the-right-food


Helene Clayton-Jeter
March, 2012: http://www.fda.gov/ForHealthProfessionals/ArticlesofInterest/ucm295562.htm

Sam Ho
June 26, 2012: http://www.hrmreport.com/article/Diabetes---A-Major-Financial-Challenge-to-Employers/

Sam Nussbaum
January 16, 2012: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/17/health/learning-to-be-lean.html?pagewanted=all

June 12, 2012: http://www.usnews.com/opinion/articles/2012/06/12/what-the-mad-men-could-learn-about-mens-health

Carson C. Chow
May 14, 2012: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/15/science/a-mathematical-challenge-to-obesity.html

Paul Speranza
January 30, 2012: http://www.urmc.rochester.edu/news/story/index.cfm?id=3400

Louis Jacques
Novemeber 30, 2011: http://abcnews.go.com/Health/w_DietAndFitnessNews/medicare-pay-obesity-counseling/story?id=15055422

Nicholas A. Christakis
May 2010: http://www.ted.com/talks/nicholas_christakis_the_hidden_influence_of_social_networks.html

October 20, 2011: http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/80beats/2011/10/25/moving-to-a-better-neighborhood-can-be-as-effective-as-drugs-in-preventing-obesity-and-diabetes-study-suggests/

2012 Life and Death in a Social Context Class: http://christakis.med.harvard.edu/pages/teaching/subnav/podcasts_current.html

Wil Yu
April 6, 2012: http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/app-challenges-offer-much-more-money-says-oncs-wil-yu

May 8, 2012: http://thehealthcareblog.com/blog/2012/05/08/breaking-down-the-process-of-innovation-the-value-of-community/

Angela Moskow
April 12, 2012: http://www.discussdiabetes.com/2012/04/prevention-and-wellness-sanofi-us-focuses-on-diabetes-and-minority-populations/

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Exhibits and Exhibitors

Diabetes Innovation 2012 Booth assignments:
(as of 8/23/12)

Booth # 11:  Nova Diabetes Care
Booth # 12:  Novo Nordisk
Booth # 13:  Healthrageous Digital Diabetes
Booth # 14:  Telcare, Inc.
Booth # 15:  Sanofi Diabetes
Booth # 16:  Joslin Diabetes Center
Booth # 17:  Ubiqi Health
Booth # 18:  BMS/AZ
Booth # 19:  Media Resource Center
Booth # 20:  The American Journal of Managed Care
Booth # 21:  Archimedes, Inc.

Exhibit Hall

Limited to 50 8x10 booths and 12 tabletop exhibits.

Booths are available first come first served!

If you are interested in becoming a supporter or an exhibitor please contact Brian Clerkin at brian.clerkin@joslin.harvard.edu

For an Exhibitor Application, click here

To download an Exhibit Floor Plan, click here

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Page last updated: April 20, 2014