Virta Convenes Industry Leaders and Patients to Discuss the Future of Chronic Disease Care, Health Equity, Drug Pricing, and More

Published on 
September 21, 2022
April 26, 2024

Featuring speakers from CVS Health, Elevance Health, and AT&T, Virta’s free, fully virtual conference kicks off October 12

Virta Health’s fully-virtual, free Moonshots for Health event returns on Wednesday, October 12. Bringing together a mix of industry leaders and Virta patients, speakers will explore bold solutions to America’s most vexing healthcare issues, including the chronic disease epidemic, health inequity, out-of-control drug prices, and care for a rapidly aging population.

The two-day lineup features keynotes and live panel discussions from 20+ top voices in clinical care, health insurance, employee benefits, and health equity, such as: 

  • Sree Chaguturu: Chief Medical Officer, CVS Health
  • Susan Fleischman: Chief Medical Officer, Blue Shield of California
  • Darrell Gray: Chief Health Equity Officer, Elevance Health
  • Nora Dennis: Lead Medical Director, Behavioral Health & Health Equity, Blue Cross NC
  • Sachin Jain: CEO, SCAN Health Plan
  • Chantell Sell: National Pharmacy Lead, Willis Towers Watson
  • Benjamin Jackson: VP Human Resources, AT&T
  • Several current Virta patients 

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, advances such as sweeping federal legislation to lower drug prices for older adults and massively broadened telehealth access have shown promise for an improved future of healthcare. Yet, during the same period, diabetes-related deaths surged. Overall life expectancy fell—with particularly worrying drops for Native American populations—and drug prices soared

At Moonshots for Health, speakers will explore timely, achievable ways to address these issues and more, with topics including: 

  • Reversing Chronic Disease through New Care Models
  • In Search of Health Equity: From Ideas to Reality
  • How to Combat the Rx Cost Crisis
  • Innovative Care Solutions for Older Adults

“Solving healthcare’s biggest problems requires ‘moonshot’ thinking and out-of-the-box ideas—not just a better mousetrap,” said Sami Inkinen, CEO and co-founder of Virta Health. “Diabetes reversal is the first step to solving the chronic disease epidemic, so what will our next big ideas be? Let’s bring them to life at this event.” 

Moonshots for Health 2022 is Virta’s third virtual conference, with past events garnering more than 10k attendees across the globe. This year’s full speaker lineup, agenda, and free registration are available at

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