Join us for an afternoon of design thinking to produce innovative shifts in how we approach existing, or currently unchallenged problems in health care. We will begin with a 30 minute panel discussion about the future of health innovation by experts from the fields of design, health care, and science. Panelists include:

Thane A. Blinman, M.D Attending surgeon at CHOP + Asst Prof of Surgery at the Perelman School of Medicine

George C Brainard, Ph.D Prof. of Neuroscience + Director of Light Research Program at Thomas Jefferson University

Michelle Histand, B.A Director, Innovation + Corporate Development, Independence Blue Cross

Peter Lloyd Jones, Ph.D Assoc. Dean of Emergent Design + Dir. of MEDstudio@JEFF at Thomas Jefferson University

Jenny E. Sabin, M. Arch

Arthur L. and Isabel B. Wiesenberger Assist. Prof., Cornell University College of Architecture, Art + Planning

This will be followed by a charette, in which small groups formed from the audience will be led by the organizers to generate ideas around 1 of 3 topics related to the general theme of SHIFT in health and wellness. The 3 topics will be randomly assigned and introduced by MEDstudio@JEFF, and then expanded upon by the audience under the direction of design thinkers from IBX and Likuma Labs.

Presented by Independence Blue Cross Center for Healthcare Innovation, MEDstudio@JEFF & Likuma Labs