Investment Community Visibility (ICV) connects family offices and fund investors to evaluate opportunities that create a social impact beyond a financial return. There are few audiences by virtue and wealth that can advance corporate responsibility, capitalize businesses at significant levels, improve the wellbeing of humankind through philanthropy, and influence systemic change in the world.
Innovative research is leading to breakthroughs in medicines, therapies, devices, and technologies which will define the future of healthcare. There will be new treatments capable of curing a myriad of illnesses, thus helping people to live longer, with less pain. Through careful investing, countless lives can be profoundly improved.
This highly-exclusive and carefully curated event will be hosted at Thomas Jefferson University, a 193-year-old institution thinking like a start-up. Upon completion of the proposed merger with Philadelphia University — creating a comprehensive university with a forward-thinking education model — Jefferson will have combined annual revenues exceeding $4.8 billion, more than 28,000 employees, 7,800 students, 6,000 physicians/practitioners and 4,000 faculty.
After 34 years of public service, including 24 years as an elected official, Governor Rendell continues to pursue many of the same issues he was passionate about while serving. His commitment to making America a cleaner, more efficient place and to fostering investment in our nation’s crumbling infrastructure is as strong as it has ever been. Rendell has become a champion for progress in the area of alternative energy, and now serves as a consultant or board member for several green and alternative energy firms, including Own Energy, The Efficiency Network and VNG.co. He has also remained heavily involved in the campaign for government efficiency and strategic cost cutting through his work with entities such as Government Sourcing Solutions and Public Financial Management. Perhaps no other issue has been and continues to be as important to Governor Rendell as America’s dire need to rebuild and reinvest in its infrastructure. As Governor, Rendell worked with Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to create an organization called Building America’s Future. The organization focuses on the need for a more significant investment in American infrastructure projects to ensure that America maintains its place as a global economic power. Governor Rendell currently serves as Co-Chair of the organization, along with Michael Bloomberg and former U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, and travels throughout the country speaking about this issue.
In 2012, Governor Rendell penned his first book, A Nation of Wusses: How America’s Leaders Lost the Guts to Make Us Great. In A Nation of Wusses, Rendell chronicles his storied political career with his trademark candor while making a strong statement about the state of American leadership. Rendell served two terms as Governor of Pennsylvania (2003-2011) and oversaw a budget of $28.3 billion as the chief executive of the nation’s 6th-most-populous state. As Governor, Rendell was committed to making government more responsible and responsive to the public’s needs, and he successfully cut wasteful spending and improved efficiency leading to savings of over $1 billion. His legislative agenda focused on commonsense political reform and putting progress ahead of partisanship. Through his unprecedented strategic investments, he energized Pennsylvania’s economy, revitalized communities, improved education, protected the environment, expanded access to health care to all children, and made affordable prescription drugs available to older Pennsylvanians. During his two terms as Mayor of Philadelphia (1992-2000), Rendell eliminated a crippling deficit, balanced the City’s budget, and generated five consecutive budget surpluses. Philadelphia’s renaissance, which The New York Times called “the most stunning turnaround in recent urban history,” is largely attributed to his determination, inspiration, and energy. Before serving as Mayor, Rendell was elected District Attorney of Philadelphia for two terms from 1978 through 1985. Rendell also served as Chairman of the Democratic National Committee during the 2000 Presidential election. He currently sits on several boards, supports multiple non-profit organizations and teaches government and politics courses at the University of Pennsylvania. An Army veteran, he holds a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and a J.D. from Villanova Law School.
Sidney Kimmel is one of the most generous philanthropists in the history of Philadelphia. A born and bred Philadelphian, he maintains an unmatched dedication to the future of his hometown. The impact of Kimmel’s gifts is evident throughout the city. Sidney Kimmel has changed cancer research. He has done so by making huge gifts directly to it – more than $500 million – which have been followed by so many others; by changing the focus of government funding; and by creating the next generation of leading researchers. In 2014, Thomas Jefferson University received the 5th largest gift ever to a U.S. accredited medical college, a $110 million gift—the single largest in its history—from the Sidney Kimmel Foundation to fund scholarships, attract top faculty and expand cutting edge programs, all distinguishing Thomas Jefferson University as being in the vanguard of innovative medical education and care.
In the last hour, an estimated 192 people were diagnosed with cancer in the United States and every minute, someone dies from cancer in our country.
“At present, 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women in the United States will receive a cancer diagnosis, and over 15 million Americans are living with the disease. As one of only a small number of elite cancer centers in the nation, Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center leads the charge to reduce the cancer burden in Philadelphia and beyond. Our mission is all the more important, as we treat a diverse community, and serve as a safety net for the most vulnerable populations in our region. I walk into the building every day with full confidence that our breakthroughs and passion for providing the most advanced cancer care are making a difference. Our success and the exceptional outcomes for our patients are built on foundational principles of providing a nidus for discovery that fast tracks cures, expediting delivery of cutting edge cancer care to our patients, and training the next generation of cancer researchers and clinicians who will write the final chapters of the story that puts cancer into the history books.” – Karen E. Knudsen, PhD
Key Opinion Leaders and leading Industry-focused Investors who leverage their talent, influence and capital to identify and grow businesses will share their depth of knowledge, insights and outlook.
What if someone came down from another planet and looked at the healthcare system in the place called USA on the planet earth. What they would find is a system that speaks of wellness but is financed by disease treatment, one that talks about moving from volume to value but has yet to figure out how to define or reward value, and one where every other aspect of its economy and lifestyle has been transformed by technology and consumerism except for healthcare. The author of the books, We CAN Fix Healthcare and The Phantom Stethoscope, President Klasko uses science fiction to challenge audiences to imagine an ideal future, and identify what it takes to design that future today. He reviews twelve “disruptors” for the demise of the old healthcare system, and shows how each is an opportunity to take the trends and incremental steps we see today and create the transformations and disruptions tomorrow. His optimism is an antidote to fear surrounding current change. Most importantly, President Klasko challenges us to erase traditional boundaries and silos, to see creativity as a strategy, and to reconsider a hospital system as a “consumer organization.” He is passionate about designing a system without health disparities, a system that makes wellness the goal and a system where augmented intelligence use machine cognition to replace doctors’ memorization skills so that doctors can be chosen based on self-awareness and empathy to create meaningful relationships with patients. The talk will demonstrate actionable strategies through an innovative “history of the future” thought experiment, a strategic planning process which has led to Dr Klasko’s organization rapidly becoming one of the fastest growing academic medical centers in the nation, one that is more optimistic about its future than its almost two-hundred year old past.
At current rate, the annual number of HPV+ oropharyngeal cancer is expected to surpass the annual number of cervical cancers by 2020. Hear from KOLs at Jefferson, one of the top ranked Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) programs in the United States, about new technologies and advancements in medicine that can combat this deadly disease.
“Today, for the first time in history, stem cell research offers real hope to those whose suffering has previously been considered incurable. The road is long and challenging, but scientists and physician-scientists, empowered by the people of California, have accomplished much. The path to success is within our grasp, if we can sustain the advances of the scientists dedicated to stem cell therapies.” – Americans for Cures
A leader in innovation, Thomas Jefferson University is dedicated to embracing the ever-evolving nature of healthcare and researching new cutting-edge methods for the treatment of diseases. In 2016, Jefferson became the first health sciences university in the United States to provide a comprehensive academic resource for the medicinal application and business of cannabis and hemp. Jefferson’s Dr. Charles Pollack, who leads Jefferson’s Center for Medical Cannabis Education & Research (CMCER), will discuss his views on new approaches to illness management and pain relief with business leaders who have invested heavily in the research and development of a wonder plant proven to advance the health of humankind.
Vaccines prevent disease by priming the immune system to recognize and attack invading germs. “In theory, a similar approach could be used to fight another threat: cancer. But as appealing as the concept sounds, therapeutic cancer vaccines have essentially defied developers, even as some other immunotherapy technologies have taken off. Thomas Jefferson University researcher Scott A. Waldman believes that an intestinal protein called GCC, or guanylyl cyclase C, will be a cancer vaccine breakthrough.” Source: Philly.com
“Have we the nerve and the will? Can we carry through in an age where we will witness not only new breakthroughs in weapons of destruction, but also a race for mastery of the sky and the rain, the ocean and the tides, the far side of space, and the inside of men’s minds? That is the question of the New Frontier.” – President John F. Kennedy
The Kennedy Family has been involved with healthcare innovation since the 1940s. They endowed the Chair of Neuroscience at Harvard Medical School, founded the National Center for Children and Families at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and created the Special Olympics, among other things. Ted Kennedy was responsible for overseeing funding for U.S. healthcare research for 40 years, and the family has an unparalleled network of contacts in academic medical centers nationwide. In addition, the family founded two of the largest and most influential nonprofits in neuroscience and healthcare policy innovation (The Kennedy Forum and One Mind for Research) and two very successful healthcare businesses: MEDCO, the nation’s first Plan Benefit Manager, and The Marwood Group, a premier healthcare regulatory and reimbursement risk consulting firm. New Frontier Bio, a holding company co-founded by Stephen Kennedy Smith and Corey McCann, leverages the long-term involvement of the Kennedy family in health care and academia to identify and commercialize transformative medical innovations that have the potential to achieve early stage validation, transform millions of lives, and become highly valuable businesses.
A discussion on women’s health and economic and political empowerment, including access to decent work, and control over economic, and productive resources and active participation in governance and decision-making.
Maternal mortality is one of the most pronounced health inequities between high income and resource constrained countries. For example, a woman in sub-Saharan Africa is 45 times more likely to die during pregnancy or childbirth than her counterpart in the developed world. Hear how the Sustainable Development Goals aim to reduce maternal mortality by more than 50% and new technologies and practices that will help to reach this target.
Young people play important roles in our interconnected global society. Leaders who apply innovative approaches to reform systems, educate and create change to decrease suffering in the world discuss how they help children to become productive, independent citizens who will enrich their communities and their future.
The Chaeli Campaign was founded in August 2004 by 5 girls between the ages of 6 and 12 to raise R20 000 for Chaeli Mycroft’s motorised wheelchair. They accomplished their mission in just 7 weeks by selling cards with their artwork on them. What started as a campaign to mobilise their sister and friend so that she could socialise more effectively and claim her life and independence in a more real way has culminated in a fully-fledged social justice foundation that provides a holistic range of services to support differently-abled catalysts of change. At the same time The Chaeli Campaign advocates for policy change and system reform to grow more ability-focused and inclusive communities.
This foundation is based in Cape Town, South Africa, but has a global footprint with founder, Chaeli Mycroft (recipient of the 2011 International Children’s Peace Prize, 2012 Nobel Peace Laureates’ Medal for Social Activism and 2013 World of Children Youth Award), recognised as a powerful human rights defender and ability activist. Each year the lives of 7000+ direct beneficiaries are positively impacted through the 7 programmes run by The Chaeli Campaign, with Inclusive Education, Adaptive Sport and advocacy through Training and the Arts forming cornerstone projects.
When it comes to population health, social determinants of health (e.g., poverty and education) are the key to wellness in our society.
Proper nutrition is more important to the achievement and preservation of health than prescription medications and supplements. Food intake has been traditionally associated with calories, and less understood in its other biological interactions. We know now that food is actually information like software disks in computers. Insert the wrong disk or a virus and you know what happens. The truth is that food influences gene expression. Eating changes cells and bodily functions through foods’ communication with hormones and genes. Healthy cellular communication resulting from proper food choices leads to a healthy body with good genetic expression and overall well-being. Inappropriate food choices cause unhealthy communication leading to dysfunction and disease. Genomic testing provides helpful information to create an optimal diet customized to each person. Targeted dietary changes empower individuals to operate beyond the, “What can you do anyway, it’s nobody’s fault… It’s all in your genes” approach most people have been led to believe. At FWSI, we evaluate you as an individual and provide clear, science-based instructions on eating to improve your health, strengthen your biochemistry, protect yourself against diseases, and work toward reversing imbalances within your body.
Mindfulness is about paying attention. It’s about living your life in the richness of right now, not being lost in memories of the past or overwhelmed by the worries or projections of the future. It’s a simple practice that strengthens the mind’s ability to stay focused on what is happening right now and to be open to experience — meeting the present moment with kindness and nonreactivity.
Challenges that threaten humanity’s health require innovative responses and insights. The power of collaboration can ensure a prosperous future. Experts discuss the nature of the challenges we face today, and how to respond to and contain these threats.
The Chaeli Campaign was founded in August 2004 by 5 girls between the ages of 6 and 12 to raise R20 000 for Chaeli Mycroft’s motorised wheelchair. They accomplished their mission in just 7 weeks by selling cards with their artwork on them. What started as a campaign to mobilise their sister and friend so that she could socialise more effectively and claim her life and independence in a more real way has culminated in a fully-fledged social justice foundation that provides a holistic range of services to support differently-abled catalysts of change. At the same time The Chaeli Campaign advocates for policy change and system reform to grow more ability-focused and inclusive communities. This foundation is based in Cape Town, South Africa, but has a global footprint with founder, Chaeli Mycroft (recipient of the 2011 International Children’s Peace Prize, 2012 Nobel Peace Laureates’ Medal for Social Activism and 2013 World of Children Youth Award), recognised as a powerful human rights defender and ability activist. Each year the lives of 7000+ direct beneficiaries are positively impacted through the 7 programmes run by The Chaeli Campaign, with Inclusive Education, Adaptive Sport and advocacy through Training and the Arts forming cornerstone projects.
Complex Head & Neck Care & Education (CHANCE). Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere and one of the only countries in the world left without access to radiation and oncologic care. You can help Jefferson change that. Give today to fund the Complex Head and Neck Care and Education (CHANCE) mission and bring cancer care to Haiti.
Jefferson has one of the top ranked Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) programs in the United States. However, we don’t think that top-ranked care should be limited to those who can travel to Philadelphia. For the past four years, the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery team—accompanied by residents, medical students, nurses and anesthetists—has been traveling to Haiti to perform complex head and neck care and education (CHANCE) on a nation with few medical resources.
Seven trips later the team has come to realize that performing surgery alone is not enough. The country is entirely without cancer care. Many of the patients being seen have treatable diseases that we know are curable with the combined effort of surgery, radiation and chemotherapeutics. Project CHANCE is committed to expanding upon its surgical foundation to bring comprehensive cancer care to Haiti. We hope that you are as inspired by the people of Haiti as we are and ask that you consider partnering with us to bring them the care that they deserve.
Childhood Cancer Kids is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, seeks to increase childhood cancer awareness and to provide resources to and elevate the spirits of children with cancer.
Healthy Role Models for Kids
Become a Sponsor of The Great Red Clay Wellness Challenge, and show your support of wellness and education-related initiatives for Red Clay schools!
The Red Clay Consolidated School District recognizes that student wellness and proper nutrition are related to students’ physical well-being, growth, development and readiness to learn. In a healthy school environment, students learn about and participate in positive dietary and lifestyle practices that can improve student achievement. It is the policy of the District to encourage healthy lifestyle habits for all members of the school community: children, parents, and staff.
Every day 18,000 students pass through the doors of the Red Clay Consolidated School District. By supporting The Great Red Clay Wellness Challenge, you will inspire thousands of kids to shape up, have fun and make wellness a top priority.
Over the course of 10 weeks, Red Clay schools and offices will compete as teams to get in shape. The team that loses the greatest percentage of weight wins a $500 grand prize to support wellness or education-related initiatives in their building.
“Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.”
For sponsorship details of The Great Red Clay Wellness Challenge, please contact Taylor Green, Office of the Deputy Superintendent.
In the fight against cancer, science matters. From molecular breakthroughs to innovative therapies, our research uncovers the cures of tomorrow, and saves lives today. It takes place inside pristine, high-tech rooms, using futuristic instruments and complex mathematical calculations. But at its core, cancer research is all about people. The researchers at the lab bench, the physicians and nurses by the bedside, the patients fighting for their lives, and the donors who are powering new discoveries. You have the power to tip the scales in the fight against cancer. You are the difference. Explore our work, get to know your team. Then join our quest, until every cancer is cured.
The Permanent Secretariat of Nobel Peace Laureates Summits derives from a new and more broadly based collaboration between the International Gorbachev Foundation and the City of Rome for realizing the World Summits of Nobel Peace Laureates. The Permanent Secretariat, based in Rome, is a non-profit association without political aims.
As well as organizing the tasks of the Summit, the Secretariat monitors the activities of Nobel Peace Laureates, while promoting the adoption of the “Charter for a world without violence” and supporting the work of the Nobel, who participate in the annual Summits at Rome, as mediators in various conflicts around the world (Article 3 of the Statute).
Our Summit is the most inspirational and largest annual event in the field of peacemaking. It aggregates panel discussions among Nobel Peace Laureates and representatives of the leading international organizations, media, business and government in open forums. It gives the opportunity for group and individual meetings with high-profile leaders from around the globe. It has dedicated Student’s workshops organized in collaboration with international organizations and Nobel Peace Laureates. We share our networking of international and national students groups and young social activists, international delegations, elected officials and businessmen from around the world, promoting a unique discussion environment.
Shot@Life, campaign of the United Nations Foundation, aims to ensure that children around the world have access to life-saving vaccines. Through education, advocacy, and fundraising we strive to decrease vaccine-preventable childhood deaths and give every child a shot at a healthy life no matter where they live.
Thomas Jefferson University – Dorrance H. Hamilton Building
Address: 1001 Locust Street, Philadelphia 19107
Phone: (215) 955-8874
Address: Independence Visitor Center, 599 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone: (215) 965-2300
In his speech at Independence Hall on July 4, 1962, President John F. Kennedy praises the American democratic system which encourages differences and allows for dissent, discusses the enduring relevance of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, and addresses the role of the United States in relation to the emerging European Community.
On the opening evening of ICV Philadelphia on April 24 at Independence Hall, Stephen Kennedy Smith will give a fresh take on the relevance of his uncle’s words today, JFK’s life and presidency, and his compelling vision for America.
In commemoration of the centennial of President John F. Kennedy’s birth, his nephew, Stephen Kennedy Smith, edited “JFK: A Vision for America” (release on May 2, 2017), the definitive compendium of JFK’s most important and brilliant speeches, accompanied by commentary and reflections by leading American and international figures – including Senator Elizabeth Warren, David McCullough, Kofi Annan, and the Dalai Lama — and edited by JFK’s nephew Stephen Kennedy Smith and renowned historian Douglas Brinkley. Combined with over seven hundred documentary photos, it tells the story, in words and pictures, of JFK’s life and presidency, and depicts his compelling vision for America. The august list of contributors includes Secretary John Kerry, Ambassador Samantha Power, Congressman John Lewis, Senator John McCain, Senator Elizabeth Warren, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Robert Redford, Conan O’Brien, Dave Eggers, Gloria Steinem, Don DeLillo, David McCullough, George Packer, Colum McCann, Michael Beschloss, Robert Dallek, David Kennedy, Ted Widmer, Henry Louis Gates Jr., Drew Faust, Tariq Ramadan, Pastor Rick Warren, Jonathan Alter, E. J. Dionne, Ron Suskind, Paul Krugman, Kofi Annan, Governor Jerry Brown, Paul Theroux, Jorge Domínguez, and many others.
|9:00||12:00 PM||Tour of Longwood Gardens|
|2:00||5:00||Historic Walking Tour|
|9:00||12:00 PM||Spa or The Franklin Institute|
|2:00||5:00||The Barnes Foundation - Private Museum Tour|
|10:00 AM||Thomas Jefferson University - Dorrance H. Hamilton Building - 1001 Locust Street, Philadelphia 19107|
|Aridis Pharmaceuticals||Vu Truong, PhD, CEO||A privately held biotechnology company focused on developing new breakthrough therapies for infectious diseases and addressing the growing problem of antibiotic resistance.|
|Cibus||Peter Beetham, President and CEO||Inspired by nature, Cibus is a leader in developing a sustainable, global, non-transgenic food supply.|
|Inovio Pharmaceuticals||Joseph Kim, PhD, President and CEO||Inovio (NASDAQ: INO) develops DNA based immunotherapies targeting cancers and infectious diseases.|
|Monash University||Pete Lambert, Director, Program Management||A team at Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, led by Dr. Michelle McIntosh, is working on a project to develop a novel aerosol delivery system for oxytocin that can be inhaled by patients from a simple, disposable device immediately after childbirth.|
|Spectrum Dynamics||Michael Joos, CEO||A global leader in Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT), an imaging method with faster scanning and higher-resolution than Computed Tomography (CT) imaging.|
|New Frontier Bio||Stephen Kennedy Smith, Co-Founder||New Frontier Bio is a holding company that leverages the long-term involvement of the Kennedy family in health care.|
|6:00 PM||The Liberty View at Independence Visitor Center - 599 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106|
|6:30||6:35||ICV Philadelphia Welcome Remarks: Robert Smith, Founder of Investment Community Visibility|
|6:35||6:40||Stephen Klasko, MD, MBA, President and CEO of Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health|
|6:40||6:50||Former Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell|
|6:50||7:10||Stephen Kennedy Smith - "JFK: A Vision for America"|
|7:10||7:15||Pete Lambert of Monash University: Maternal Health in the Era of the SDGs|
|7:15||7:30||Dr. Alaa Murabit - Championing Women’s Health, Equality and Empowerment|
|7:30||9:00||Networking Dinner Reception|
|08:00 AM||Thomas Jefferson University - Dorrance H. Hamilton Building - 1001 Locust Street, Philadelphia 19107|
|8:30||8:35||An Unparalleled Commitment to the Treatment of Cancer|
|8:35||9:05||The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Healthcare Galaxy|
|9:05||9:25||Where is Healthcare in 2030?|
|9:25||9:45||Can We Cure Cancer In Our Lifetime?|
|9:45||10:25||The Next Giant Leap: Making the Cancer Moonshot a Reality|
|10:25||10:55||Advancing Innovative Therapeutic Approaches - Oncology|
|11:05||11:35||Advancing Innovative Therapeutic Approaches - Immunology|
|11:35||11:55||Activating the Body's Natural Defense: Strategies & Therapies|
|11:55||12:10||HPV: The Health Crisis We’re Not Talking About|
|12:10||12:15 PM||Complex Head & Neck Care & Education (CHANCE)|
|1:00||1:05||Remarks on Behalf of the City of Philadelphia|
|1:05||1:15||Bridging the Gap between Academia, Corporations and Capital|
|1:15||1:50||New Frontier Bio|
|1:50||2:20||Realism in Meeting the World's Greatest Health Challenges|
|2:20||2:45||Investing in Innovation|
|3:00||3:30||Game Changers in Medicine with Stem Cell Science Advancement as the Example|
|3:30||3:50||Nutrition and Integrative Medicine|
|4:00||4:35||Is Medicinal Cannabis the Wonder Plant of the Century?|
|4:35||4:50||Innovations in Population Health|
|4:50||5:10||Maternal Health in the Era of the Sustainable Development Goals|
|5:10||5:30||The Power of Mindfulness & Meditation: Reshape Your Brain|
|5:30||5:45||A Focus on Youth|
|5:45||6:00||A Journey of Inclusion|
|6:00||7:00||XPRIZE Foundation Networking Reception|