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· Stage
Welcome and Keynote
Opening remarks by Todd Terrazas, Executive Director of AI LA, followed by a keynote with Claire Bonaci, Microsoft Sr. Director, US Health & Life Sciences
Claire Bonaci Todd Terrazas
· Sessions
Hackers without Borders
Learn how socially-conscious technology organizations are galvanizing solutions for multi-faceted challenges facing humanity in a pandemic that has no borders.
Benjamin Treuhaft Freddy Nguyen Artur Kiulian Wen Dombrowski MD MBA
· Networking
The Global Pivot
Discuss how the pandemic has impacted your industry and/or business.
Todd Terrazas
· Sessions
Challenges and Opportunities in Digital Delivery of Behavioral Health
Jessica Lake Gavin Doherty Erick Herring
· Networking
· Stage
Keynote by Amanda Daflos , Chief Innovation Officer of City of Los Angeles
Amanda Daflos
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LA's COVID-19 Response
Hear how AI & data was used to improve virus surveillance and testing, disseminate accurate and up-to-date information, and improve population health analysis.
Yan Liu Tami Abdollah Eleazar Eskin Joe Wilson
· Sessions
Equity in Telehealth
The coronavirus has made telehealth the new face of health care. This presents challenges in improving access to quality care for all patient populations.
Stanley Frencher Ilan Shapiro MD FAAP FACHE Jasmine Berry Alan Young
· Stage
Health Systems Stressed
Learn about the digital strategies implemented by health systems during the pandemic to alleviate burden on healthcare providers and improve patient care.
tod davis Ilana Golbin Andrew Morris Tracy Donegan
· Networking
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Welcome & Keynote: AI - Academia and Industry: Augmented Intelligence
Keynote by George Tolomiczenko, Director of Medical Innovations at UC Irvine
Todd Terrazas George Tolomiczenko
· Sessions
Temporal Scene Understanding in Robot-assisted Surgery Using Deep Learning
State-of-the-art deep learning algorithms for state (surgeon actions and environmental changes) recognition during robot-assisted surgeries
Ida Qin
· Sessions
Deep learning-enabled cellular image analysis at scale
By Erick Moen
Erick Moen
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Physics-Guided Deep Learning for COVID-19 Forecasting
By Professor Rose Yu at UCSD
Rose Yu
· Sessions
Using Reinforcement Learning to Imitate Drug Discovery Experts and Accelerate Discovery
By Aiden Aceves
Aiden Aceves
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Better Storytelling Through Data: Lessons from the Frontlines and Backends of a Pandemic
Dave Whelan will explore the intersection of data, population, and healthcare with Sean Young, Exec Director of the UC Institute for Prediction Technology.
Sean  Young Dave Whelan
· Sessions
Investor Roundtable
How to leverage LA’s digital ecosystem and talent to foster a biotechnology startup revolution.
Dylan Morris Jun Axup Helen McBride Kevin Zhang Llewellyn Cox
· Sessions
Startup 101: Legal Considerations in Setting Up Your Company
A brief overview of legal considerations relating to setting up your company, from forming your company to protecting your IP. Brought to you by WSGR.
Ken Funahashi
· Networking
· Stage
Todd Terrazas
· Sessions
AI Applications in Ophthalmology
Doheny Eye Institute
Michael Ip Srinivas Sadda
· Stage
The Entrepreneurial Scientist
Academic research labs are the original incubators. Learn about how partnerships with industry are bridging innovation and entrepreneurial development.
Achuta Kadambi Jennifer McCaney
· Sessions
Vocal Biomarkers of Neuropsychological Disorders
Prof. Ariana Anderson is a statistician working in Psychiatry at UCLA. She directs the Laboratory of Computational Psychiatry.
Ariana Anderson
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Deep Learning in Medical Imaging: Discovering and Analyzing Novel Biomarkers
This talk will highlight how deep learning AI can be used to extract meaningful patterns from the millions of pixels in a medical imaging exam.
Peter Chang
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Developing tools for collaborating around 3D+ biomedical imaging data
At Microscape, we build tools for collaborating around medical imaging data in real-time - like a combination of Zoom, YouTube, and Dropbox for 3D+ imaging data
Kyle McClary
· Stage
AI in Healthcare
Learn how AI will help tailor diagnostics and therapeutics to individual profiles with large-scale analytics.
Ron Li Laura Li Nadine Afari Anant Madabhushi
· Networking
· Stage
Keynote by Stephanie Hsieh, Executive Director at Biocom LA
Stephanie Hsieh
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Reimagining Cancer Treatment
How will our growing knowledge of cancer’s genomic profiles and tumor-specific mechanisms change cancer research?
John Desjarlais Zohreh Shams Adam Yala Barbara Lavery
· Sessions
Reimagining R&D in Labs
Lowering the cost of R&D will mean leaner, more efficient and more equitable labs. Hear about how incubators are powering a future of limitless innovation.
Adhi Sikand Timothy Gardner Charles Fracchia Jessica Grondin
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Quantified Self & AI
Gary Wolf and Matthew Markert
Todd Terrazas Gary Wolf Matthew Markert
· Sessions
Biohacking with Waves
Using frequencies to hack physical, mental and emotional wellness.
Steven Schwartz Dmitri Leonov Elias Arjan
· Networking
· Stage
Welcome and Keynote
Keynote by Vivienne Ming, Founder & Executive Chair, Socos Labs
Vivienne Ming
· Stage
The Future of Synthetic Biology
Hear our experts discuss some of the breakthroughs and solutions that will be possible through synthetic biology.
Jim Cooper Leonardo Rios Solis Tijana Radivojevic Alec Nielsen
· Sessions
Living Robots
Are we ready to take the next step in robotics by engineering and deploying intelligent machines in fields from medicine to assembly work?
Nadine Dabby Gary Wolf Ross Mead Itai Cohen
· Stage
Sustainable Living Systems
Learn how biotechnology is innovating sustainable solutions for conservation of biodiversity and protecting responsibly sourced agriculture.
Matt Mulrennan Brian Dolan Hector Garcia Martin Michalyn  Andrews Leonardo Alvarez
· Networking


Steven Schwartz

Dr VIBE, Bioharmonic Technologies

Ken Funahashi

Partner, WSGR

Peter Chang

Director, Center for AI in Diagnostic Medicine, UCI

Jessica Lake

Director of Research, Limbix

Elias Arjan

Senior Vice President, Biostrap

Dmitri Leonov

Co-Founder, Taopatch USA

Vivienne Ming

Founder & Executive Chair, Socos Labs

Jim Cooper

CTO, Braid Theory

Nadine Dabby


Ron Li

Assistant Professor and Medical Informatics Director at AI Clinical Integration, Stanford

Jun Axup

CSO & Partner, IndieBio

Dylan Morris

General Partner, CRV

Sean Young

Executive Director, Institute for Prediction Technology

Ilana Golbin

Director of Emerging Tech & AI, PwC

Ilan Shapiro MD FAAP FACHE

Medical Director of Health Education and Wellness, AltaMed

Benjamin Treuhaft

Co-CEO, Helpful Engineering

Jennifer McCaney

Co-Executive Director, UCLA Biodesign

Achuta Kadambi

Assistant Professor, UCLA Engineering

tod davis

Director of Advanced Analytics, Cedars-Sinai

Freddy Nguyen

Co-Director, MIT COVID-19 Challenge

Michael Ip

Chief of the Vitreoretinal Surgery Service, Doheny Eye Centers

Stephanie Culler

Co-Founder and CEO, Persephone Biosciences

Yan Liu

Associate Professor, University of Southern California

Laura Li

Chief Executive Officer, Breakthrough Genomics

Gary Wolf

Founder, Quantified Self

Rose Yu

Assistant Professor, UCSD

Brian Dolan

CEO, Verdant AI

Ariana Anderson

Assistant Professor, UCLA

Aiden Aceves

Graduate Researcher, Caltech

Claire Bonaci

Sr. Director US Health & Life Sciences, Microsoft

Ida Qin

AI Software Engineer, Intuitive Surgical

John Desjarlais

Chief Scientific Officer, Xencor

Tracy Donegan

Chief Information and Innovation Officer, MLK Community Hospital

Artur Kiulian

Founder and Scientific Advisor, CoronaWhy

Leonardo Rios Solis

Assistant Professor Synthetic Biology, The University of Edinburgh Centre for Synthetic and Systems Biology

Hector Garcia Martin

Staff Scientist, Berkeley Lab

Tijana Radivojevic

Berkeley Lab, Data Scientist

Gavin Doherty

Founder and Scientific Advisor, SilverCloud Health

Tami Abdollah

Senior Reporter, Dot LA

Michalyn Andrews

CEO, Provenance Biofabrics

Alec Nielsen

Co-founder & CEO, Asimov

Barbara Lavery

Chief Program Officer, Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy

Amanda Daflos

Chief Innovation Officer, City of Los Angeles

Erick Herring


Srinivas Sadda

President & CSO, Doheny Eye Institute and Professor of Ophthalmology, UCLA

Charles Fracchia

Chief Executive Officer, BioBright

Itai Cohen

Professor of Physics, Cornell University

Leonardo Alvarez

CEO & Co-founder, Protera

Adam Yala

PhD Candidate, MIT CSAIL

Stephanie Hsieh

Executive Director, Biocom LA

Dave Whelan

Chief Executive Officer, BioscienceLA

Zohreh Shams

Senior Research Associate , Cambridge University

Ross Mead

Vice President, AILA

Timothy Gardner

CEO, Riffyn, Inc.

Wen Dombrowski MD MBA

Chief Convergence Officer, CATALAIZE

Adhi Sikand

PhD Candidate , USC and President, BCLA

Jessica Grondin

Laboratory Manager, BioLabs at The Lundquist

Stanley Frencher

Assistant Professor-in-Residence , UCLA DGSOM and UCLA Urology

Matt Mulrennan

CEO, EnVest

Andrew Morris

Chief Enterprise Architect, CHLA

Alan Young

CMO, Safe Health Systems

Itai Cohen

Professor of Physics, Cornell University

Matthew Markert

Neurologist, Sutter Health - Palo Alto Medical Foundation

Erick Moen

Postdoctoral Fellow, Caltech

Anant Madabhushi

Professor, Case Western Reserve University

Srinivas Sadda

President & CSO, Doheny Eye Institute

Llewellyn Cox

General Partner at Mars Lab and Adjunct Professor, The Keck School of Medicine at USC

Kyle McClary

CEO and Lead Developer, Microscape

Andrew Morris

Chief Enterprise Architect, Children's Hospital LA

Kevin Zhang

Partner, Upfront

Nadine Afari

Manager, Research Programs at CHOC Children's Hospital and The University of California, Irvine

Helen McBride

Entrepreneur In Residence, Caltech

Alan Young

Chief Medical Officer, Safe Health Systems

George Tolomiczenko

Director of Medical Innovations, UC Irvine

Stephanie Hsieh

Executive Director, Biocom LA

Joe Wilson

Managing Director, Undeterred Capital

Jasmine Berry

CTO & AI Research Scientist, Harexi

Eleazar Eskin

Department Chair of Computational Medicine, UCLA

Todd Terrazas

Executive Director, AI LA

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