August 28, 2018

Mayo Clinic Leaders to Speak on the Future of Innovation in Healthcare


Three Mayo Clinic physicians to share Mayo’s insights into the next generation of healthcare delivery models, innovation and the role of the empowered consumer

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 28, 2018 – Leaders from the MANOVA Global Summit on the Future of Health, today announced that three physicians from Mayo Clinic will host a discussion about the future of innovation, health care delivery and how technology can empower consumers. The Mayo Clinic panel discussion will take place during the MANOVA Global Health Summit on Monday evening, Oct. 8.

The groundbreaking panel discussion, entitled “Mayo Clinic, Innovation, and the Future of Healthcare” will feature three Mayo Clinic physicians including: Andrea Cheville, M.D., a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Specialist at Mayo Clinic, Stephanie S. Faubion, M.D., the director of the Women’s Health clinic and Office of Women’s Health at Mayo Clinic and Paul Friedman, M.D., Chair of the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine.

This discussion is set to be moderated by Jim A. Rogers, Chair of Mayo Clinic’s Department of Business Development.

“This Mayo Clinic panel is an exciting and unique addition to the robust MANOVA Global Summit lineup,” said Mark Addicks, CEO of 2023 Partners, the team behind the MANOVA Summit. “Each expert can provide insight into health and wellness and development of medical technology as well as the big picture vision of how the health care delivery models will change to accommodate patient needs.”

For more than 150 years, Mayo Clinic has provided exemplary patient care, education and groundbreaking research, with a primary focus on meeting the needs of the patient. Today, Mayo Clinic serves nearly 1.3 million people from all 50 states and nearly 140 countries and plays a crucial role in the nation’s healthcare system, patient care, research and health education.

The panel will take place during MANOVA’s Grand Opening Dinner on Oct. 8 at 7:30 p.m. and will bring together serial innovator, Dr. Friedman, health care delivery model visionary, Dr. Cheville, and health and wellness expert, Dr. Faubion, to discuss the way in which consumers, empowered by technology, big data, and artificial intelligence (AI), will be ushering in a new era in healthcare, and how the Mayor Clinic is positioning itself as a global leader, embracing these changes and shaping the next quarter century of the global healthcare landscape. The panel discussion will occur over a seated dinner and will take place in lieu of a previously announced address by Mayo Clinic’s incoming CEO, Gianrico Farrugia, who has a scheduling conflict.

The Mayo Clinic Panel will kick off the various themes to be highlighted at the inaugural Summit including: Global Best Practices in Healthcare, The New Consumer Landscape for Health and Wellness, Disruptive Ideas and Emerging Trends in Medicine and Health, Environmental Challenges in the Health Industry, and Opportunities for Venture Capital and New Investments in the Health and Medical sectors.

MANOVA Summit on the Future of Global Health will feature over 70 speakers and four days of events from Oct. 8-11, including three days of talks, presentations, breakthrough announcements, roundtables, experiential exhibitions, engaging entertainment and panels, including the Mayo Clinic Doctors Panel. An optional fourth day of discussions, called MedCity Invest, focusing on digital health, will unite active investors with corporate business development executives to facilitate investment opportunities with the most innovative companies from the digital health sector.

Tickets are on sale now. Student discounts available. To register, go to For group, nonprofit and startup ticket information, please email .


Oct. 8–11, 2018

Downtown Minneapolis

Titled MANOVA – an elision of ‘Medical Alley’ and ‘inNOVAtion’ – the four-day summit is a collaboration between the Medical Alley Association and 2023 Partners. Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, is the event’s lead sponsor and a testament to the conference’s focus on exploring the increasing consumerization of health and medical delivery through technology.

About 2023 Partners

2023 Partners is the producing partner founded by Mark Addicks, the former Chief Marketing Officer of General Mills, Kathy Tunheim, Chief Executive Officer of Minneapolis-based communications firm, Tunheim, and Arick Wierson, a former senior media advisor to New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and now a widely read columnist for CNBC and CNN. Mr. Addicks serves as the company’s Chief Executive Officer.

About the Medical Alley Association

Founded in 1984, the Medical Alley Association supports and advances the global leadership of Medical Alley’s healthcare industry, and its connectivity around the world. MAA delivers the collective influence, intelligence and interactions that support Medical Alley.

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