National Health Symposium 2020

Operationalizing AI: From Innovation to Impact

Sept. 14 & 15, 2020
Online via ZoomGov


The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) will be hosting the 2nd Annual National Health Symposium, Sept. 14 & 15, 2020, online via ZoomGov. The symposium will explore artificial intelligence (AI) and the continuum between essential research and development through their translation from innovation into operational impact. Participants will learn about real-world AI applications for healthcare, harnessing AI technologies to accelerate advances while doing no harm, and ensuring the safety and security of healthcare while realizing AI’s full potential.

2020 Featured Speakers

Gil Alterovitz

Director, National Artificial Intelligence Institute

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Khair ElZarrad

Deputy Director of the Office of Medical Policy, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Christine Fox

Assistant Director, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Former Acting Deputy Secretary of Defense

James Weinstein

Senior Vice President

Microsoft Healthcare

RECAP: 2019

VADM Raquel Bono, USN

Defense Health Agency Director

Vice Adm. Raquel C. Bono is the Director, Defense Health Agency (DHA), Defense Health Headquarters, Falls Church, VA.

ADM Brett Giroir, MD

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary for Health

ADM Brett P. Giroir, M.D., was sworn in as Assistant Secretary for Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on February 15, 2018.

Dr. Antony Rosen, M.B., Ch.B., B.Sc.(Hons)

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Vice Dean for Research, Professor of Medicine

Dr. Rosen received his medical degree from the University of Cape Town in South Africa in 1984.

Dr. Scott Deitchman

Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences Adjunct Associate Professor

Scott Deitchman, MD, MPH served for 30 years as a Commissioned Officer in the US Public Health Service, retiring in May, 2017 at the rank of Rear Admiral.