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The Medical Alley Association has launched two digital event series to deliver unparalleled intelligence to our community and beyond! 

Bringing the Future Forward, presented by CPT, will feature discussions with leaders on how COVID-19 has accelerated change in the healthcare industry and how these changes are shaping the future of healthcare. 

What Now, What Next will deliver unique tools, resources, and guidance for your organization to navigate this new and always changing environment.


Tuesday, January 26  |  10:00 AM CST

Helping Close the Health Inequity Gap Through Inclusive Clinical Trials

Addressing and eliminating health disparities is a priority for healthcare organizations in Medical Alley –and throughout the nation – and it has gained increased attention during the COVID-19 pandemic and following the murder of George Floyd.

This effort requires a multi-faceted approach from every sector of healthcare, but one that can help make significant strides long-term is increasing diversity within clinical trials. Medical Alley organizations have long been leaders on this effort, and recent events have only furthered their commitment to reaching this goal.

In this Bringing The Future Forward session, hear from Medical Alley organizations on how they are increasing and improving outreach to generate more participation from underrepresented populations, what strategies they are using to partner with other organizations to build more representative clinical trials, and how they are working to advance inclusive research overall.


  • Bobby Patrick, Vice President of Strategic Growth & Strategy, The Medical Alley Association


  • Michael Mahoney, CEO, Boston Scientific
  • Michael R. Jaff, CMO & Vice President, Peripheral Interventions, Boston Scientific 
  • Shaye Mandle, President & CEO, The Medical Alley Association


  • Melissa S. Gonzales, Ph.D., External Partnering, Chief Diversity Office, Genentech
  • Chyke Doubeni, Professor of Family Medicine, Mayo Clinic School of Medicine


  • Vino Raj, Director of Clinical Research Informatics & Analytics, Allina Health

Thursday, January 28  |  10:00 AM CST

Software is Eating the (Healthcare) World: Corporate Strategy and Partnering Today

Marc Andreessen famously remarked that “software is eating the world.” It is as true in healthcare as in any other industry, though maybe at a more measured pace. Changes wrought by the pandemic have accelerated the trends of remote and virtual care, the adoption of connected device technology, and have seen non-traditional entrants – like retailers – aggressively pursue the space.

Change fuels opportunity for organizations willing to lead. In this What Now, What Next session, we will discuss the emerging strategies that healthcare, health tech, and non-traditional players are taking to improve outcomes and lower costs in new ways. The roles of software, regulation, and new business models will be explored.


  • Frank Jaskulke, Vice President of Intelligence, The Medical Alley Association


  • Nima Ahmed, Senior Director, Digital Products, Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.
  • John Halamka, M.D., M.S., President, Mayo Clinic Platform
  • Ann Holder, CEO, Odonata Medical



Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Medical Alley Association does not have any in-person events scheduled at this time. We will continue to monitor the situation and stay in touch with leaders in government and healthcare to ensure that if we do plan an in-person event, we are doing so in the most responsible way possible. 

We encourage you to check back here often for updates and to register for upcoming virtual events. 

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