Breakthrough Medicine:
Booting-Up 21st Century Healthcare

A Virtual Intelligence Session
Thursday, July 30, 2020
2:30-4:30pm PT / 5:30-7:30pm ET

Not just a pandemic, COVID-19 has turned a magnifying glass on weaknesses in existing medical systems and diagnostics, and on the significance of underlying conditions in overall health outcomes. At this month’s FiReSide, we talk with two of the world’s top health pioneers on how genetics is changing everything, the future of medicine, and the promises these new paradigms portend for our current struggle with accuracy in diagnoses and treatments.

Join SNS for FiReSide, an evening of advanced insight about the road ahead to inform your personal and professional decision making.

Preventative Medicine | Ground-Breaking Geneticist Craig Venter

J. Craig Venter, PhD, is regarded as one of the leading scientists of the 21st century for his numerous invaluable contributions to genomic research. Dr. Venter is the founder, chair, and CEO of the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI), a not-for-profit research organization with approximately 200 scientists and staff dedicated to human, microbial, plant, synthetic, and environmental genomic research, and the exploration of social and ethical issues in genomics.

He is a co-founder of Synthetic Genomics Inc. (SGI) and Human Longevity Inc. (HLI). SGI is a privately held company developing products and solutions including sustainable bio-fuels, vaccines, biotherapeutics, and transplantable organs; HLI is a genomic-based health intelligence company empowering proactive healthcare.

Interviewed By | Author & Entrepreneur David Ewing Duncan

Transforming 21st Century Medicine | Systems Biology Revolutionary Leroy Hood

A world-renowned scientist and recipient of the National Medal of Science, Dr. Leroy Hood co-founded the Institute for Systems Biology (ISB) in 2000 and served as its first president until 2017. In 2016, when ISB affiliated with Providence St. Joseph Health, Hood became PSJH’s senior VP and chief science officer. He is also chief strategy officer and a professor at ISB, and a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the National Academy of Medicine. Of the more than 6,000 scientists worldwide who belong to one or more of these academies, Lee Hood is one of only 20 elected to all three.

Interviewed By | Strategic News Service CEO Mark Anderson

Leveraging Innovation to Change the Healthcare Landscape | Chair and CEO OtoNexus Medical Technologies, Caitlin Cameron

Caitlin Cameron is a highly accomplished senior executive with 30 years’ cross-industry expertise in the life sciences, biotech, technology, and IT industries. She is a specialist in building high-performing start-up companies. Previously, she held Chair and CEO positions at several life sciences and IT companies, building successful businesses and organizations, creating value and maximizing potential in a very short period. In addition, she has built organizations known for employee satisfaction, including being selected for the 100 Best places to work in Washington.

Event Host | INVNT/IP CEO Evan Anderson

It’s hard to replace in-person connections, but we’re doing our best. As part of this evening, you’ll have a chance to ask both of our speakers your own questions. We’ll also hold virtual breakout networking sessions so you can connect with FiReSide speakers and your fellow attendees online.

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Now in its 15th year, FiReSide NYC (formerly the SNS New York Dinner) is an annual evening of dinner and conversation that provides a gathering of business executives, technologists, and media leaders with key insights into the global tech and economic landscape for the coming year to help inform business and investment decisions.
FiReSide NYC is a program of Future in Review (FiRe), an intimate annual conference focused on exploring the next 3-5 years of technology and the global economy. FiRe has been called “the best technology conference in the world” by The Economist and is attended by a global audience of top technologists, executives, entrepreneurs, researchers, and investors. Questions about FiReSide NYC? Email Program Director Berit Anderson at To request a press pass for this event, please contact us at

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