MEDIA ALERT: Renowned Healthcare Leaders Using Artificial Intelligence to Transform the Delivery of Care Featured at Pepperdine Graziadio Future of Healthcare Symposium

Keynote speakers are Dr. Eric Topol, executive vice president of The
Scripps Research Institute and Jeff Stibel, vice chairman of Dun &

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”” target=”_blank”gt;#deepmedicinelt;/agt;–Pepperdine Graziadio Business School will host its 5th
annual Future of Healthcare Symposium
on March 21, 2019 at The
Ritz-Carlton in Marina del Rey. Speakers at this year’s symposium, Healthcare
Leadership in the AI Revolution: Opportunity in the Smart Machine Age
will discuss industry changes that leaders will need to know in order to
navigate the smart machine age and the introduction of artificial
intelligence to the healthcare space.

The first 400 registrants will receive a complimentary copy of Dr.
Topol’s new book, Deep Medicine: How Artificial Intelligence Can Make
Healthcare Human Again
, which he will be signing at the event.

What: The 5th Annual Future
of Healthcare Symposium
brings together influential thinkers and
experienced practitioners to discuss the opportunities and challenges
with using artificial intelligence and technological innovations to
improve healthcare efficiencies, access to care and patient outcomes.
Attendees can network with peers to share best practices and discuss
collaboration opportunities. Register and view the full agenda here.

When: Thursday, March 21, 2019 • 8:00 – 4:00 PM

The Ritz-Carlton
4375 Admiralty Way
Del Rey, CA 90292

Keynote speakers:

Jeff Stibel, PhD is the former CEO of (NASDAQ:
WWWW), vice chairman of Dun & Bradstreet (NYSE: DNB), and a partner of
Bryant Stibel. He is a USA Today columnist and a New York Times
bestselling author of two books, Breakpoint and Wired for Thought.
Stibel was the recipient of a brain and behavior fellowship while
studying for a PhD at Brown University and received an honorary
doctorate degree from the Pepperdine Graziadio Business School.

In his presentation, Brain Science Is Smart Science, Jeff Stibel
introduces us to brain science, “real” intelligence, and how his
company, BrainGate, is using AI to advance neuroscience and treat those
with neurological disorders. Stibel also offers a practical application
of brain science and how to keep your brain healthy in the modern
digital age.

Eric Topol, MD is one of the leading innovators in medicine
today, specializing in the use of artificial intelligence, “deep” data,
and smart technology in the practice of individualized medicine. He is
the Founder and Director of The Scripps Translational Science Institute
and is also Executive Vice President of The Scripps Research Institute
and Professor of Molecular Medicine. Britain’s National Health Service
has called on Dr. Topol to lead a review into how the NHS can pioneer
new treatments and technologies to transform healthcare. Dr. Topol will
look at technologies such as artificial intelligence (including
robotics), genomics and digital medicine and how to train tens of
thousands of staff at the NHS.

In his presentation, Deep Medicine: How Artificial Intelligence Can
Make Healthcare Human Again,
Dr. Eric Topol explores the
far-reaching changes that smart technology and smart machines are having
(and will have) on the practice of medicine and the experience of
providing and receiving healthcare.

Morning Panel: The Intersection of Smart Technology and the Business
of Healthcare

Panelists will discuss how bringing to life
new business models and proofs of concept, smart technology is
generating progressive clinical trials and enhancing patient experiences
and outcomes.

Kim Kamdar, PhD, a partner at Domain Associates, has been
involved in cutting-edge therapeutic start-ups and has been a major part
of identifying companies with promising molecular and companion
diagnostics to support personalized medicine.

Belinda Tan, MD, PhD, co-founder and chief medical officer
at Science 37, is a physician-scientist and educator. As an
entrepreneur, she is driven by the audacious goal of building a
universal medical-scientific ecosystem that will connect all people to
scientists. Prior to starting Science 37, Dr. Tan joined a team of
physicians to build the nationally scaled telemedicine company
DirectDerm, whose services have improved health outcomes throughout
central California.

Visar Berisha, PhD is the co-founder and chief science officer of
Aural Analytics, an assistant professor at Arizona State University, and
a research fellow in the department of neurology at Mayo Clinic. With a
focus on speech and language production, his research focuses on using
technology to better understand neurological disease progression.

Afternoon Panel: Applying Smart Tech: Leading the Way
panel focuses on how input (data reliability, validity and potentials
for bias) designates output from live case studies as well as how ethics
and evidence-based decision-making are leading the way in healthcare.

Rajan Merchant, MD is a board certified allergist-immunologist
based in Woodland, California. For his 18 years of experience, Dr.
Merchant has been recognized by the Dignity Health Leadership
Development Program, and has been named one of Sacramento Magazine’s
top allergy doctors for three consecutive years: 2016, 2017, and 2018.
Most recently Dignity Health and Propeller Health was selected as the
Grand Award for 2019 Intelligent Health Association Improving Patient
Care and Safety Award with Dr. Merchant being designated the physician

Samuel Seaman, PhD is a professor of decision sciences at the
Graziadio Business School, where he teaches graduate courses in applied
statistics and evidence-based decision analysis using mathematical
models to solve dilemmas in economics, finance, healthcare, and

Lisa Watanabe, MD is the Chief Medical Officer at CureMetrix,
which is leveraging artificial intelligence to develop the next
generation of medical image analysis technology for mammography. Dr.
Watanabe is an Associate Clinical Professor of Radiology at USC and in
2017 she received the Women in Neuroradiology Leadership Award from the
American Society of Neuroradiology.

The Pepperdine Graziadio Business School is celebrating its 50th
this year and will also be discussing the impact of
artificial intelligence and automation at its “Future
of Humanity in the Smart Machine Age”
event on April 2 at The Novo
in Downtown Los Angeles.

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