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. If we invest wisely many will enjoy a better quality of life.
Investment Community Visibility (ICV) is building a community of extraordinary individuals, who, by virtue of their wealth, knowledge and caring, can advance corporate responsibility, capitalize businesses at significant levels, and influence systemic change in the world.
ICV Philadelphia will present opportunities for positive change.
The three of the most dreaded words in any language are “You have cancer”. Sadly, these words are repeated to stunned patients and their families every day. Through innovative research and collaborative inter-disciplinary teams, significant breakthroughs have been made in reducing mortality rates and increasing life expectancy. Unthinkable only a short time ago, the prospect that cancer may be curable has increasingly become part of the conversation.
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.
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 nation to provide groundbreaking resources and support for the study of medical marijuana. Jefferson’s Dr. 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 two business leaders who have invested heavily in the research and development of a wonder plant proven to advance the health of humankind.
“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 Health Care innovation since the 1940’s. The family endowed the Chair of Neuroscience at Harvard Medical School, founded the National Center for Children and Families at the National Institute of Health (NIH), and created the Special Olympics, among other things. Ted Kennedy was responsible for overseeing funding for US 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 health care policy innovation – The Kennedy Forum and One Mind for Research – and founded two successful health care businesses – MEDCO, the nation’s first Plan Benefit Manager, and The Marwood Group, a premier health care 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.
Jefferson University Hospitals and Thomas Jefferson University are partners in providing excellent clinical and compassionate care for our patients in the Philadelphia region, educating the health professionals of tomorrow in a variety of disciplines and discovering new knowledge that will define the future of clinical care. Jefferson has topped the list of hospitals in Pennsylvania (3rd) and the Philadelphia metro area (2nd) in U.S.News & World Report’s annual listing of the best hospitals and specialties.
“… the remarkable story of a neurosurgeon’s quest to unravel the mystery of the link between our brains and our hearts. From the moment in his childhood when a simple act of kindness changed the course of his own life to his founding a center to study compassion at Stanford University. Jim Doty’s life illustrates how each of us can make a difference. We can make the world a more compassionate place. I’m sure many readers will be moved by this inspiring story to open their hearts and see what they too can do for others.” – His Holiness the Dalai Lama
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.
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.
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.
Jefferson is a powerful institution with a singular goal: to improve human health. What happens each day in Jefferson’s classrooms, clinics and laboratories inspires the support of generous donors looking for the highest possible return on their philanthropic investments. The purpose of the Jefferson Office of Institutional Advancement is to seek, acquire and manage charitable contributions from individuals, organizations, corporations and foundations to advance Jefferson’s mission of clinical care, education and discovery by:
Thomas Jefferson University – Dorrance H. Hamilton Building
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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.
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 JFK’s birth, Stephen authored “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 Please Touch Museum|
|2:00||5:00||The Barnes Foundation - Private Museum Tour|
|6:00||6:30||ICV Philadelphia - Welcome Remarks by Stephen Kennedy Smith - "JFK: A Vision for America"|
|06:30 PM||Private Company Dinner||Public Company Dinner|
|6:30||6:45||Welcome Remarks by Dr. Stephen Klasko, President and CEO of Thomas Jefferson University|
|6:45||7:00||Company Presentation||Company Presentation|
|7:00||7:15||Q & A||Q & A|
|7:15||7:30||Company Presentation||Company Presentation|
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|7:45||8:00||Company Presentation||Company Presentation|
|8:00||8:15||Q & A||Q & A|
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