The Milken Institute Future of Health Summit Opens December 6 in Washington, DC

The three-day event returns to fully in-person for the first time in more than three years, featuring 200+ speakers, including government officials, philanthropists, scientists, and more

Beginning today, the 2022 Milken Institute Future of Health Summit will convene in-person for the first time since 2019. The summit, which runs December 6-8 at the Salamander in Washington, DC, will gather hundreds of attendees, including global community leaders, government officials, and researchers to turn the lessons learned over the past few years into a healthier, more equitable, and sustainable future for us all.

This year’s three-day Future of Health Summit will kick off with our Partnering for Patients Forum, shining a light on the latest biomedical innovation advances, needs, and ideas generated by and for the patient community. Attendees will collaborate and connect during sessions that address a variety of health topics, including biomedical research, patient engagement, diversity and equity in clinical trials, managing chronic disease, health policy, preventing the next pandemic, and more.

“As the last few years have proven, engaging with our community to collectively imagine a better future for all people is more important than ever, and now, the public is acutely attuned to how the health system works, the impact of health policy, and the importance of scientific discovery,” said Michael Klowden, CEO of the Milken Institute. “The diverse group of attendees joining us truly has the ability to confront and affect the most significant health challenges before us.”

In addition to discussing the state of health over the last few years, summit panels will look at current and future trends in disease diagnosis, public health, food access and sustainability, mental health, aging and longevity, innovation across the health sector, and more.

Some of the related sessions include the following: Reimagining the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain in the United States; Tackling Chronic Disease: Creating Value and Impact through Upstream Intervention; Charting a New Course: Investing in Women's Health; The Future of the mRNA Revolution; Building a Diverse and Equitable Health Workforce to Increase Trust in Medical Research and Health Care; and much more.

More than 200 leaders in government, philanthropy, health-care, academia, patient advocacy, the investment community, and more will lend their expertise and insights, including Claire Babineaux-Fontenot, CEO, Feeding America; Monica Bertagnolli, Director, National Cancer Institute; Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Serivces; Rob Califf, Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration; Rochelle Walensky, Director, Center for Disease Control and Prevention; Renee Wegrzyn, Inaugural Director, Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H); John Wigneswaran, Chief Medical Officer, Walmart; Angela Williams, President and CEO, United Way Worldwide; and Members of Congress including, Cory Booker, US Senator, New Jersey; Bill Cassidy, US Senator, Louisiana; Anna Eshoo, US Representative, California; Tim Kaine, US Senator, Virginia; Fred Upton, US Representative, Michigan.

Companies and organizations participating in the summit include: Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation, Alexion, Alignment Health, AstraZeneca, Delta Dental Plans Association, Eli Lilly and Company, Genentech, Havas Health, Healthcare Distribution Alliance, Heluna Health, Hologic, Honor, Horizon Therapeutics, KPMG, Leidos, Mayo Clinic, McKinsey Health Institute, Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium, Merck, Michelson Philanthropies, Pfizer, The Rockefeller Foundation, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Tempus, The Edgewater Funds, Microsoft, Walmart, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, CVS Health, Instacart, ProMedica, United Way Worldwide, Humana, Colgate-Palmolive, IBM Watson Health, World Health Organization, Inter-American Development Bank, and more.

The Milken Institute will live-stream the Future of Health Summit public sessions, expanding access to the event. Review the conference agenda and watch the public sessions here.

For updates on the event, follow Milken Institute on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram using #MIHealthSummit.

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The multi-day event will comply with federal and local COVID-19 guidelines to ensure the health and safety of all attendees, including a vaccination requirement.

About the Milken Institute

The Milken Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank focused on accelerating measurable progress on the path to a meaningful life. With a focus on financial, physical, mental, and environmental health, we bring together the best ideas and innovative resourcing to develop blueprints for tackling some of our most critical global issues through the lens of what’s pressing now and what’s coming next. For more information, visit


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