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Congressional Health Care Innovation Summit

A congressional health care summit was hosted at the Baker Institute that brought together experts, government officials and professionals in the medical field to discuss accelerating health care innovation.





10:00 am


Welcome and Introduction

The Honorable Edward P. Djerejian
Director, Baker Institute

David Leebron
President, Rice University

10:05 am



Keynote Address — Accelerating Health Care Innovation

The Honorable Dan Crenshaw
U.S. Representative, 2nd Congressional District of Texas

10:20 am    

Susan Crenshaw Congressional Healthcare Award

Presentation of the Award
The Honorable James A. Baker, III
Honorary Chair, Baker Institute

Acceptance and Remarks — In Memoriam Robert C. McNair
Charles Neblett, M.D.
Medical Director, McNair Medical Institute

10:30 am    

Remarks — The Texas Medical Center

Bill McKeon
President, Texas Medical Center

10:35 am    

Panel — Houston Innovation Success

Frank Billingsley
Meteorologist, KPRC-TV

David Jorden
CEO, NanoSpectra

Oara Neumann, Ph.D.
Halas Research Group

10:50 am    

Panel — Health Care Innovation

Howard Berman, Ph.D.
Co-Founder, MicroDrop

Stefan Kreuzer, M.D.
INOV8 Orthopedics

Vicki Singer, Ph.D.
CEO, Base Pair Biotechnologies

Richard Fischer, M.D.
CEO, Altoida

Phil Wagner, M.D.
CEO, Sparta Science

Moderated by: Charles Neblett, M.D., McNair Medical Institute

11:10 am


Presentation — Sustaining Innovation into Life Saving Medicines

Neil Warma
Founder and CEO, BioHealth Care

11:30 am    

Closing Remarks

The Honorable Dan Crenshaw
U.S. Representative, 2nd Congressional District of Texas

11:35 am    




Thu, Feb. 21, 2019
10 a.m. - noon
(GMT-0500) US/Central


James A. Baker III Hall
Rice University's Baker Institute – 6100 Main St
Houston, TX 77005