What’s the Next Big Breakthrough in Healthcare? Virta Convenes 20+ Industry Leaders to Explore Bold Solutions to Our Most Daunting Challenges

What’s the Next Big Breakthrough in Healthcare? Virta Convenes 20+ Industry Leaders to Explore Bold Solutions to Our Most Daunting Challenges




What’s the Next Big Breakthrough in Healthcare? Virta Convenes 20+ Industry Leaders to Explore Bold Solutions to Our Most Daunting Challenges

Virta’s free, fully virtual Moonshots for Health conference kicks off September 8

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Virta Health’s two-day Moonshots for Health conference—launching Wednesday, September 8—brings together dozens of industry leaders to discuss big ideas for reversing America’s chronic disease epidemic and improving healthcare across the globe.


The fully-virtual, free event features keynotes and live panel discussions from 20+ top voices in healthcare, technology, and public policy, including:

  • Troy Brennan: Chief Medical Officer, CVS/Aetna
  • Richard Migliori: Chief Medical Officer, UnitedHealth Group
  • Kristin Russell: Associate Vice President of Clinical Transformation, Humana
  • Ken Yamaguchi: Chief Medical Officer, Centene
  • Elizabeth Parks: Vice President, The Obesity Society
  • Anthony Nguyen: Chief Clinical Officer, Anthem
  • Robert Groves: Chief Medical Officer, Banner | Aetna
  • Aashima Gupta: Director, Global Healthcare Strategy and Solutions, Google Cloud

COVID-19 is shining a new light on the metabolic disease crisis. According to recent research from the American Diabetes Association, 40% of Americans who have died from COVID-19 had diabetes. Per CDC data, 78% of patients hospitalized with the virus were overweight or obese. Finding effective solutions has never been more urgent.

“The pandemic showed that with the right motivation, healthcare innovation can happen fast,” said Sami Inkinen, CEO & co-founder of Virta Health. “It’s time to apply this same urgency and big thinking to our chronic disease epidemic and fix this crisis once and for all.”

From the anatomy of history’s most impactful healthcare breakthroughs to innovations in disease reversal and care delivery, speakers will discuss achievable, timely solutions for our stickiest healthcare challenges. Topics include:

  • The Making of a Moonshot
  • Turning the Tide on Obesity
  • Winning the War on Type 2 Diabetes
  • From Hospital to Home-Based Care

To learn more about Moonshots for Health, view the full agenda, and register for this free event, visit https://moonshots.virtahealth.com/.

About Virta Health

Virta Health helps people reverse type 2 diabetes and other chronic conditions. Current approaches manage disease progression through increased medication use and infrequent doctor visits. Virta reverses type 2 diabetes through innovations in technology, nutrition science, and continuous remote care from physicians and behavioral experts. In clinical studies, 94% of patients reduce or eliminate insulin use, and weight-loss exceeds FDA benchmarks by 150%. Virta works with the largest health plans, employers, and government organizations and puts 100% of its fees at risk based on clinical and financial outcomes. To learn more about how Virta is transforming lives by reversing type 2 diabetes and other chronic diseases, visit www.virtahealth.com or follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Contacts

Lauren Volkmann Cunningham

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