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Feb 28th, 2018 < back to events
The Future of Health Care - Today's innovations, tomorrow's outcomes

The Future of Health Care - Today's innovations, tomorrow's outcomes

Date: Wednesday Feb 28, 2018

Time: 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM

Location: Spokane Convention Center 334 W Spokane Falls Blvd Spokane, WA 99201 Get Directions

Event Description:

Registration is now closed. Please register at the door.
Doors Open 7:00 a.m. | Program 7:30-9:30 a.m.

Greater Spokane Incorporated, in partnership with the Journal of Business, invites you to attend the 2018 Future of Health Care Event. Health care is one of the largest and fastest growing industries in the Spokane region and is fueling a growth of service organizations and research opportunities, which spur new innovations and technology. Learn about the progress and how innovations are reducing health care costs, improving access to care and patient outcomes, and impacting your business.

Meet the Speakers

Brady Ryan, Spokane CoMotion Labs Manager, University of Washington Spokane 

Brady works for University of Washington CoMotion Labs here in Spokane.  CoMotion Labs works to provide resources and connections to local startups and entrepreneurs across the state of Washington.  Brady previously worked with life science and healthcare startups as Commercialization Manager at Life Science Washington in Seattle from 2012-2016.  In the role, Brady ran the commercialization consulting program, facilitated VC visits to Seattle, spun up a digital health startup support service, and ran WINGS, the Washington Medical Technology Angel Network.  He graduated from Willamette University with a biology degree in 2012 and is currently a candidate in the MBA program at Gonzaga University.

Dan Roark,  CEO, Gestalt Diagnostics

Dan has nearly 30 years’ experience in technology and life science businesses. His passion for continual process improvement led him to establish two successful technology startups for instrumentation, robotics, and automation serving the biotechnology and life science industries that he subsequently sold to Perkin Elmer Life Sciences (NYSE: PKI) and Brooks Automation (Nasdaq: BRSK). He held senior leadership roles at both companies in General Management and Business Development. He established key relationships with top-tier hospitals, institutes, pharmaceutical and biotech companies, Department of US Army, and industry market leaders including Danaher, Beckman Coulter, ThermoFisher, Ortho Diagnostics, and others. He has extensively traveled in the USA and internationally in Europe, the Pacific Rim, and Asia. He has B.S. degrees in Chemical Engineering from Washington State University and Chemistry from Whitworth University.

Dan is an executive board member of GenPrime and MotoTrax. He is an investor and mentor to startup companies and is affliated with the Spokane Angel Alliance and KickStart III investment fund. He is an active outdoor enthusiast and likes to travel with family and friends.

Jason Moore, CEO, Sleep Orbit

Jason, a lifelong resident of Spokane, is an impassioned sleep improvement and corporate sleep health expert.  He loves positively affecting others by raising awareness of the health and economic consequences of poor sleep health and sleep disorders and by creating efficient and effective sleep management programs for business.  Jason, a US Army veteran and a retired police patrol sergeant, worked the night shift for nearly 20 years. He knows firsthand how poor sleep caused by shiftwork and stress can severely impact health and quality of life. Later he studied sleep and assisted with sleep research for DARPA and the US Military while attending graduate school at Washington State University.    Jason founded Sleep Orbit to provide the streamlined and efficient delivery of sleep improvement evaluation, coaching and support to the countless organizations who would benefit from reduced injuries and accidents, lower health care costs and better quality of life for their employees.  

Dr. Marian Wilson, Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, WSU Health Sciences Spokane

Marian Wilson is an assistant professor at the Washington State University College of Nursing. She holds a Ph.D. from WSU and a Master of Public Health degree from UMass Amherst. Before beginning her career as a nurse researcher, she worked in direct patient care for 20 years.  

Dr. Wilson teaches research courses, is executive faculty at the Program of Excellence in Addictions Research at the College of Nursing, and is also on the faculty of WSU’s Sleep and Performance Research Center, all at the WSU Spokane campus. She’s board certified in pain management nursing.

Much of Dr. Wilson’s research revolves around testing novel electronic health technologies to help patients with chronic pain, opioid addiction, depression, and obesity.

Her work has been published in the Western Journal of Nursing Research, Addictive Behaviors, Pain Management Nursing, and the Journal of Healthcare Information Systems and Informatics.

This morning she’ll offer her insights on the benefits and limitations of technology, as well as what she believes is needed in the future to maximize usefulness of technology in managing chronic conditions. 

*Our final guarantee is due to the venue 3 business days prior to the event. Refunds will only be given for cancelations received 3 or more business days prior to the event. Thank you!

Registration is now closed. Please register at the door.

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