Dr. Brian LaMoreaux, MD, MS, Medical Director, Medical Affairs at Horizon Therapeutics plc discusses data presented at the 2021 European Alliance Of Associations For Rheumatology (EULAR) from the MIRROR open-label trial which looked at KRYSTEXXA® in combination with immunomodulator methotrexate in uncontrolled gout. EULAR abstract [AB0630].
The safe adoption of AI can benefit mammography departments as they strive to deliver on the goals of the national breast screening program. Dr. Christopher Austin, Chief Medical Officer at Kheiron Medical Technologies, discusses the challenges that face Australia’s breast screening programs and how AI can help address those challenges, learnings from the UK’s National Health System’s adoption of AI in breast screening, and how those learnings can benefit Australian radiologists and women.
Branko Kolvek, SVP of Operations at Pager, discusses the company’s virtual care collaboration platform while exploring the differences between telehealth and virtual care. He’ll also provide insight into how digital platforms can control healthcare costs, limit telehealth overutilization, and improve the patient experience. Offered through health plans, Pager’s platform provides access to a care coordination team and combines omni-channel communications, artificial intelligence, and machine learning to deliver high-touch concierge services that guide patients along the entire care path, from chat and triage, to scheduling, customer service, e-prescribing, and follow-up care.
Nancy Di Dia, Executive Director, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer & Head, US DICE at Boehringer Ingelheim USA discusses her 15 years as a D&I officer, her personal history, and how she nurtured the development of the D&I programs at a pharmaceutical industry giant. She shares her learnings on how to build sustainable change over time.
Co-founder Lawrence Kosick discusses GetSetUp, a company founded in 2019 to provide an online learning platform for older adults with classes taught by older adults. In recent months, GetSetUp has announced partnerships with various state government agencies to address issues associated with the pandemic, including a partnership with The New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA). Older adults in New York now have access to GetSetUp’s 50,000 classes, featuring more than 300 different course options developed by and for older adults. The GetSetUp curriculum and community are designed to combat social isolation and promote independence through live, interactive classes and online connectivity with a community of more than 650,000 older adult learners from more than 160 countries around the globe.
Over the past year, many people have missed or postponed medical appointments due to the pandemic. For people with chronic conditions like multiple sclerosis (MS), a missed treatment or delayed care could lead to disease progression and debilitating relapses. Dr. Mitzi Joi Williams, MD, MS expert and board-certified neurologist discusses implications surrounding missed doctor’s appointments, including disease progression and the importance of early treatment and diagnosis. She urges people living with MS to continue seeking care or catch up on missed or postponed doctor visits due to the pandemic.
Dr. Sammy Elmariah, Director, Interventional Cardiology Research at Massachusetts General Hospital discusses his recent research “Transfemoral Tricuspid Valve Replacement In Patients With Tricuspid Regurgitation: 30-day Results Of The Triscend Study” which was recently presented at the 2021 American College of Cardiology’s annual scientific meeting.
Dr. Ellie Stang, a board-certified pediatrician and founder and CEO of ProgenyHealth, a healthcare company that applies evidence-based care management solutions to improve outcomes for premature and medically complex newborns, discusses how American women die in childbirth at a higher rate than in any other developed country, social determinants of health (SDOH), and how payers can effectively manage high-cost scenarios that require specialized expertise.
Today, up to 60% of elderly persons develop delirium during hospitalization for an injury or unintentional fall. Dr. Franco Garcia, geriatric medicine specialist at Massachusetts General Hospital discusses data presented during the 2021 American Geriatrics Society’s Annual Meeting, that shows nutrition may be a modifiable risk factor for hospitalized, elderly orthopedic trauma patients. He shares key findings from his study, “Nutritional status is associated with new-onset delirium in elderly, acute care, orthopedic trauma patients: A single-center observational study”.
Dr. Michael McCullar, CEO, and Dr. Hong Tang, Chief Medical Officer at OnQuality Pharmaceuticals, a clinical stage pharma company pioneering the discovery and development of targeted cancer supportive care therapies that address cancer treatment-related toxicities at the molecular level, discuss the company’s lead pipeline candidate, OQL011, the first targeted treatment for the severe cancer med side effect Hand Foot Skin Reaction (HFSR). OQL011 is currently in Phase 2 study at onco-dermatology clinics across the country. It is a topical ointment that can be applied to the hands and feet, acting locally to restore VEGFR signaling while avoiding any interference with the main cancer med mechanism of action.