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Dr. Doug Wood on main stage at Transform

All three will be speaking at Transform 2016

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Freakonomics co-author Stephen Dubner, rap artist Dessa and Humana CEO Bruce Broussard are among announced speakers for Transform 2016, which will be held Sept. 14-16 at Mayo Civic Center in Rochester.

Hosted by the Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation (CFI), Transform 2016 is “a catalyst for engaging people to boldly create a sustainable future for health,” says Transform program director Gerry Greaney. Now in its ninth year, the three-day symposium attracts more than 700 leaders across multiple sectors to tackle the most challenging issues in health and health care. This year’s theme is “Make Change Possible: Thriving in an Ecosystem for Health.”

MEDIA CONTACT: Cathryn Kennedy, Mayo Clinic CFI, 612-309-3951, kennedy.cathryn@mayo.edu

“Transform addresses tough questions, connects a broad spectrum of perspectives, and reaches beyond medicine to better understand health,” says Doug Wood, M.D., medical director, CFI.

“There are plenty of good ideas in health care, but overcoming the gravitational pull of the status quo is something else entirely,” Greaney says. “How to make change possible will be the focus of this year’s conference.”

Transform 2016 logo

John Hockenberry, host of public radio’s daily news show, “The Takeaway,” again will moderate the conference from the main stage.

Among the speakers already scheduled for Transform 2016 are:

Bruce Broussard
President and CEO, Humana

Gwen Conner
Director, Business Accelerator, Providence Health & Services

Rapper, writer, speaker and member of the Minneapolis hip-hop collective, Doomtree

Stephen Dubner
Journalist and co-author of the pop economics book, Freakonomics

Roger Martin
Director of the Martin Prosperity Institute at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, and author of 10 books and 21 Harvard Business Review articles

Teri Pipe, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Nursing & Health Innovation, Arizona State University

Stella A. Safo, M.D.
HIV/AIDS primary care physician and assistant professor of medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Prabhjot Singh, M.D., Ph.D.
Vice chairman of medicine for population health and director of the Arnhold Institute for Global Health, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

For a current list of speakers, presentations and experiences, visit http://transformconference.mayo.edu.

The early-bird registration rate of $899 ends on June 10. After June 10, the registration rate is $1,099. The student rate is $349. To register, visit:

Transform 2016 sponsors include Arizona State University, Delos, HGA, and Steelcase.

Reporters wanting to register for the conference should contact Cathryn Kennedy, Mayo Clinic CFI at kennedy.cathryn@mayo.edu or 612-309-3951.


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