You’re Invited! HealthTech Connect Hybrid Program and Networking Event

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Date(s) - 21 Apr 2022
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM


Thursday, April 21, 2022 
850 PBC 
850 N. 5th St., Phoenix, AZ

 Join us for our upcoming HealthTech Connect event featuring exciting applications being developed in wearables and artificial intelligence at the University of Arizona Health Sciences and University of Arizona.

Then, enjoy an evening of networking and the Venture Café – a global platform to connect innovators from all over the world.

Don’t miss this informative and engaging event!

HealthTech Connect is a consortium founded by the University of Arizona Health Sciences to build opportunities for the start-up, corporate, higher education, health care, funding and economic development communities to advance Arizona’s cutting-edge innovations in health technology.

The event will take place in person at 850 PBC on the Phoenix Bioscience Core and via GoToMeeting webinar format.

3-5 p.m. – Presentations

Opening Remarks

Michael D. Dake, MD, Senior Vice President, University of Arizona Health Sciences

Using AI to Advance Medical Research

Olga Rafikova, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson
Rusian Rafikov, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson

Organization Spotlight

Doug Hockstad, Assistant Vice President, Tech Launch Arizona
Terrence Stull, MD, President and Founder, BacVax, Inc.

Transforming Health Care Technology Through Wearables

Phillip Gutruf, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, University of Arizona
Gustavo de Oliveira Almeida, PhD, Coordinator, University of Arizona Health Sciences Sensor Lab
Roderick Tung, MD, Chief, Division of Cardiology, and Director, Cardiovascular Clinical Research, UArizona College of Medicine – Phoenix and Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix; Director, Cardiovascular Center, Banner – UMC Phoenix

Important Tips and Resources for Growing Your Business

Diana Vowels, Chief Executive Officer, StartupAZ
Eric Smith, Executive Director, UArizona Center for Innovations, Tech Parks Arizona

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5-7 p.m. – Venture Café & Networking Reception

A Successful Partnership to Tackle a Statewide Health Issue: Introducing the Valley Fever Collaborative

John Galgiani, MD, Director, UArizona Valley Fever Center for Excellence; Professor of Medicine, UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson

Paul Keim, PhD, E. Raymond and Ruth Reed Cowden Professor and Regents Professor, Microbiology; Executive Director, Pathogen and Microbiome Institute, Northern Arizona University

Neal Woodbury, PhD, Vice President for Research and Chief Science and Technology Officer, Knowledge Enterprise; School Director and Professor, School of Molecular Sciences Arizona State University

Networking Reception

Outdoor networking reception for entrepreneurs, clinicians, corporate and community members and university leadership.

Register here for Venture Café & Networking Reception