What’s the Next Big Breakthrough in Healthcare? Virta Convenes 20+ Industry Leaders to Explore Bold Solutions to Our Most Daunting Challenges

Published on 
September 1, 2021
April 26, 2024

Virta’s free, fully virtual Moonshots for Health conference kicks off September 8

SAN FRANCISCO (Sept. 1, 2021)—Virta Health’s two-day Moonshots for Health conference—launching Wednesday, September 8—brings together dozens of industry leaders to discuss big ideas for reversing America’s chronic disease epidemic and improving healthcare across the globe. 

The fully-virtual, free event features keynotes and live panel discussions from 20+ top voices in healthcare, technology, and public policy, including:  

  • Troy Brennan: Chief Medical Officer, CVS/Aetna
  • Richard Migliori: Chief Medical Officer, UnitedHealth Group
  • Kristin Russell: Associate Vice President of Clinical Transformation, Humana
  • Ken Yamaguchi: Chief Medical Officer, Centene
  • Elizabeth Parks: Vice President, The Obesity Society 
  • Anthony Nguyen: Chief Clinical Officer, Anthem
  • Robert Groves: Chief Medical Officer, Banner | Aetna
  • Aashima Gupta: Director, Global Healthcare Strategy and Solutions, Google Cloud

COVID-19 is shining a new light on the metabolic disease crisis. According to recent research from the American Diabetes Association, 40% of Americans who have died from COVID-19 had diabetes. Per CDC data, 78% of patients hospitalized with the virus were overweight or obese. Finding effective solutions has never been more urgent. 

“The pandemic showed that with the right motivation, healthcare innovation can happen fast,” said Sami Inkinen, CEO & co-founder of Virta Health. “It’s time to apply this same urgency and big thinking to our chronic disease epidemic and fix this crisis once and for all.”

From the anatomy of history’s most impactful healthcare breakthroughs to innovations in disease reversal and care delivery, speakers will discuss achievable, timely solutions for our stickiest healthcare challenges. Topics include:

  • The Making of a Moonshot
  • Turning the Tide on Obesity
  • Winning the War on Type 2 Diabetes
  • From Hospital to Home-Based Care

To learn more about Moonshots for Health, view the full agenda, and register for this free event, visit https://moonshots.virtahealth.com/

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