Beyond Healthcare to Successful Aging: America’s Next Revolution

Forging new alliances, disruptive models and practical policy solutions

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 | Boston, Massachusetts 

Discover the Latest Innovations in Successful Aging

The 2018 Expo will showcase products and technologies designed for aging adults, their caregivers and care providers. Experience how these hand-selected startups are transforming the way we connect with, care for, and enhance the lives of aging adults through immersive interactive demonstration.

Welcome to the 2018 Summit

Beyond Healthcare to Successful Aging: America’s Next Revolution

Shelley Lyford
President & CEO
West Health

Ray Dorsey
Co-Chair Summit

Welcome to Boston

The Birthplace of the American Revolution

Alice Bonner PhD
Secretary of Elder Affairs

Alice Bonner PhD, RN, FAAN

Secretary, Executive Office of Elder Affairs, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Secretary Alice Bonner has been a geriatric nurse practitioner caring for older adults for over 28 years. From 2009-2011, she directed the Bureau of Health Care Safety and Quality at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. From 2011-2013, she directed the Division of Nursing Homes for CMS in Baltimore. She has also been an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing, Bouve College of Health Sciences at Northeastern University. Since June 2015, she has served as Secretary of Elder Affairs for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Aging in America: the New Normal

Dr. Cassel will discuss the challenges of caring for frailty, the power of the aging demographic, and how technology can enhance care and engagement in society for older Americans.

Christine K. Cassel MD
Presidential Chair & Visiting Professor

Christine K. Cassel MD

Presidential Chair & Visiting Professor, UCSF

Dr. Cassel completed her term as Planning Dean of the new Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine in March 2018, and will be turning to a selected set of projects, some in collaboration with the University of California, related to her expertise and interests in aging and longevity, technology and quality in health and health care, and biomedical ethics. From 2013-2016, she was the President and CEO of theNational Quality Forum and prior to that served as president and CEO of the American Board of Internal Medicine and the ABIM Foundation.

Pursuit of Successful Aging at City, State, and Federal Levels

Boston is ranked #9 on the Milken Institute’s Best Cities for Successful Aging 2017 Report. What is needed to bring models that enable successful aging in cities like Boston to scale regionally and nationally? What makes it such a good place for successful aging? What can other cities learn from it? Given the healthcare-policy gridlock in Washington, what opportunities exist for localities to innovate in this area?

David Klein
Special Advisor to CEO, URMC

Melanie Bella
Chief of New Business and Policy, Cityblock Health

Krista Drobac
Executive Director, Alliance for Connected Care

Sandy Markwood
CEO, National Association of Area Agencies on Aging

Kedar Mate
Chief Innovation Officer, Institute for Healthcare Improvement

Sponsored by

At Biogen, our mission is clear: we are pioneers in neuroscience. Biogen discovers, develops, and delivers worldwide innovative therapies for people living with serious neurological and neurodegenerative diseases. One of the world’s first global biotechnology companies, Biogen was founded in 1978 by Charles Weissmann, Heinz Schaller, Kenneth Murray and Nobel Prize winners Walter Gilbert and Phillip Sharp, and today has the leading portfolio of medicines to treat multiple sclerosis; has introduced the first and only approved treatment for spinal muscular atrophy; and is focused on advancing neuroscience research programs in Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, multiple sclerosis and neuroimmunology, movement disorders, neuromuscular disorders, pain, ophthalmology, neuropsychiatry, and acute neurology. Biogen also manufactures and commercializes biosimilars of advanced biologics.

West Health Pre-summit Session Briefing

Revolutionizing Healthcare: A New Ballgame for Investing in Aging

West Health will bring together experts in aging and healthcare to explore the business case and value proposition for investing in and advancing innovative care models, programs and initiatives to enable successful aging.

Chris Burke
Collaboration, Inc.

Efrem Castillo
Chief Medical Officer, UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement

Timothy Lash
Chief Strategy Officer & EVP, Successful Aging, West Health;
President, West Health Policy Center

N4A Staff, Nora Super

Nora Super
Director, Policy & Programs, Center for the Future of Aging, Milken Institute

Charlotte Yeh
Chief Medical Officer, AARP Services, Inc.

Sponsored by

Founded in 1912, Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) Health Group is New Jersey’s largest and the nation’s second largest not-for-profit visiting nurse association. Each year we help more than 120,000 individuals and families –with a special focus on vulnerable populations –achieve their best level of health and well-being by providing home health, hospice, palliative and community-based care and private-pay personal care. A full range of primary-care and dental services are available through VNACJ CommunityHealth Centers, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), and “house call” visiting physician services for individuals with limited mobility. Our joint-venture partnerships with health systems leverage clinical and technical resources to operate Robert Wood Johnson Visiting Nurses, VNA of Englewood and VNA Health Group of New Jersey (Barnabas Health Home Care and Hospice, VNA of Central Jersey Home Care and Hospice). Through our Advanced Care Institute, VNA Health Group promotes palliative care and home-based primary care to facilitate the highest quality of life for individuals facing late stages of chronic illness. Our Connected Health Institute drives innovation in the development of digital and mobile technology to link patients, caregivers and clinicians.

Leveraging Real-world Data to Optimize Value-based Care & Improve Health Outcomes

Dan Gebremedhin
Principal, Flare Capital Partners

Jody Holtzman
Sr. Managing Partner, Longevity Venture Advisors

Carolyn Magill
CEO, Aetion

Revolutionizing the Marketplace of Ideas to Transform Care Delivery

A number of recent partnerships and initiatives have focused on using technology to improve the physical delivery of health solutions, such as Lyft’s alliances with CVS and AllScripts, and Amazon’s expansion of Prime Services to Medicaid beneficiaries. Is this likely to continue, and are there other areas ripe for such technological disruption? What is the importance of reaching across disciplines to forge new alliances, devise practical policy solutions and disrupt current care models?

Laura Landro
Contributor, Wall Street Journal

Joseph Coughlin
Founder and Director, MIT AgeLab

Mary Modahl
Senior VP and Chief Marketing Officer, American Well

Timothy Peck
CEO, Call9

Matt Patterson
President, Welbe Health

Sponsored by

The Simon Business School is currently ranked among the leading graduate business schools in the world in rankings published by the popular press, including Bloomberg Business week, U.S. News & World Report, and the Financial Times. The Financial Times recently rated the School No. 2 in the world for finance. More information about Simon Business School is available at

Retail Management of Population Health: Targets & Tools for the Health Hub

Troyen Brennan MD
Executive Vice President &
Chief Medical Officer

Troyen A. Brennan MD, MPH

Executive Vice President & Chief Medical Officer, CVS Health

Prior to joining CVS Health, Dr. Brennan was Chief Medical Officer of Aetna Inc. In a previous academic career, he was Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and Professor of Law and Public Health at Harvard School of Public Health.

What’s Ahead on the Road to Successful Aging

Creating a More Perfect Union to Enable Successful Aging

Timothy Lash, MBA
Chief Strategy Officer & EVP, Successful Aging, West Health;
President, West Health Policy Center

Avi Seidmann
Co-Chair Summit

Sponsored by

At Pfizer, we apply science and our global resources to bring therapies to people that extend and significantly improve their lives. We strive to set the standard for quality, safety and value in the discovery, development and manufacture of health care products. Our global portfolio includes medicines and vaccines as well as many of the world’s best‐known consumer health care products. Every day, Pfizer colleagues work across developed and emerging markets to advance wellness, prevention, treatments and cures that challenge the most feared diseases of our time. Consistent with our responsibility as one of the world’s premier innovative biopharmaceutical companies, we collaborate with health care providers, governments and local communities to support and expand access to reliable, affordable health care around the world. For more than 150 years, we have worked to make a difference for all who rely on us.