Building sustainable systems for all
November 22nd – 25th 2021 | Online and in-person
What does a post-pandemic healthcare system look like? Concerted action against covid-19 has brought together decades of cumulative scientific progress, with profound effects on the pandemic and the future of medicine. This November, join our second Future of Healthcare Week Asia where 3,000+ healthcare leaders will explore how to navigate the opportunities and challenges around innovation, accessibility, efficiency, sustainability and the inevitable acceleration of digital healthcare that the pandemic has catalysed.Over the course of four days, policymakers, healthcare providers, academics and scientists will come together with representatives from industry, patient associations, charities and the finance sector to examine the covid-19 aftermath and how to solve the vulnerabilities it has highlighted.Future of Healthcare Week Asia: the covid-19 aftermathDiscussions will address pressing issues including:
- Accessibility and value-based care
- Digital innovation and the hospital of the future
- Big Tech’s chomping at the byte: digitise or be left behind
- The personalisation and consumerisation of healthcare
- Vaccine rollout and population immunity enablers and barriers
- Comorbidities and a more holistic approach to multiple illnesses
- The post-covid cancer surge
- Mental health: the gaps, the way forward in the workplace and beyond
- Innovating drug discovery and clinical trials
- Cell and gene therapies
If the best way to predict the future is to create it, how can we work together to foster innovation? Can we use the crisis to drive patient-centric, sustainable and accessible digital health solutions that empower patients to take ownership of their health? Will covid-19 adaptations in our healthcare systems, such as the removal of some regulatory hurdles, persist into the future? Can the public, private and civil sectors across health and technology come together to create a unified system? How can we move from illness-focused “sickcare” to a more holistic prevention mindset? Can Asia lead the way in defining the digital strategy for the future across the healthcare ecosystem?
Who should attend?
- Business leaders and executives (managers, directors, c-suite) from all industries
- High-level government representatives including ministers, policymakers, chief health officers, advisors, senior advisors, senior directors
- Chief executives, chief administrative officers, chief health officers from hospitals/clinics
- Impact investors / responsible investors
- Patient groups, advocacy groups
- Professors of oncology and senior directors from health-care research institutes
- Senior representatives from health-care regulatory bodies
- Senior representatives from healthcare and cancer societies
Find out more about the 2020 event audience here.
About the Event
The COVID-19 pandemic has sparked a growing realization of the potential for harnessing innovation to improve the capacity and efficiency of health systems, particularly in low- and middle-income countries. This is particularly important as illnesses such as cancer and heart disease are becoming much more common in the African continent.
This October, the Novartis Foundation, in collaboration with Norrsken East Africa, launched the HealthTech Hub Challenge, a competition to find the top East Africa-based innovators working on breast cancer, cardiovascular health, or virtual health and care challenges. The challenge will award up to 30 startups a full-year subsidy to the HealthTech Hub Africa and participation in its 2022 HealthTech Innovation Program.
Devex is hosting this event in partnership with the Novartis Foundation to bring together the 10 finalists from a shortlist of 30 startups to participate in a public virtual pitch to a panel of judges. The winning five start-ups will be awarded a prize of $30k, $20k, $20k, $10k and $5k respectively.
The challenge is part of the HealthTech Hub Africa, a new HealthTech accelerator based in Kigali, Rwanda. The hub, powered by the Novartis Foundation, will host and support startups through capability-building opportunities, partner matchmaking with the public and private sectors, as well as mentorship and opportunities to test and validate their solutions in the public health system.
Time: 9 a.m. ET | 3 p.m. CET