Aspen Children’s Forum- Harnessing the Power of Scientific Discovery and Technology Innovation

Aspen Children's Forum 2017.  Opportunities Ahead: Harnessing the Power of Scientific Discovery and Technology Innovation.  Scientific discovery, technological innovation, and the use of big data have led to major advances in children’s health and well-being, such as preventing diseases with life-saving immunizations, reducing sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) with the NICHD’s “Safe to Sleep” (formerly “Back to Sleep”) campaign, and dramatically increasing the survival rate of children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). But there is still much work to be done. How can we better leverage scientific advancements to improve our care of children, thereby strengthening the health and well-being of all generations? Daniel Kraft, MD, Faculty Chair, Medicine and Neuroscience, Singularity University; Founder and Chair, Exponential Medicine Margaret Laws, President and CEO, HopeLab Shoo K. Lee, MBBS, PhD, FRCPC, Scientific Director, Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health, Canadian Institutes of Health Research MODERATOR Alan Guttmacher, MD, Former Director, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD); Senior Advisor, Permanent Fund for Vermont’s Children