This year's event will feature a special tribute to the late Henri A. Termeer, lifelong innovator, former CEO of Genzyme, and founder of NEHI. Tributes to Henri will be given by:
Charlie Baker, Governor of Massachusetts
Victor J. Dzau, MD, President, National Academy of Medicine
Joan Reede, MD, Dean for Diversity and Community Partnership, Harvard Medical School
The 2017 Innovators in Health awardees are:
Charlie Baker, Governor of Massachusetts: For his leadership in the Commonwealth to tackle the opioid crisis, establish the Digital Healthcare Council, secure the protections of the Affordable Care Act, and address health costs in the state.
The inaugural Henri A. Termeer Memorial Innovator in Health Award will be bestowed upon Governor Baker.
Patrick Conway, MD, MSc, Deputy Administrator for Innovation and Quality, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: In recognition of his distinguished service to all Americans, and particularly for his leadership to innovate in, and transform, health care payment and delivery
Jessie Gaeta, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program: For her leadership in devising innovative outreach and treatment for members of the Boston homeless population who are fighting substance use disorder
IIH will be held in the Harbor Ballroom at the Westin Waterfront in Boston, MA. Click here for directions.