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FORTUNE Brainstorm Health: Building Resilience

As we resurface from a year like no other, our by-invitation-only conference is continuing to build a powerful community of leaders at the crossroads of business, health care, technology, and innovation.

The sixth annual Brainstorm Health conference will focus on “Building Resilience.” As much suffering as COVID-19 has caused, it has also provided some hard-earned lessons. We’ll explore these insights and the key innovations, technologies, and inspirational collaborations that emerged in the past year. How can we build resilience into a health care system strained to the breaking point? How is the private sector driving change and even revolutionizing our approach to public health? And how can we make ourselves more resilient?

We’ll address these questions head on—as well as revisit the challenges of mental well-being, behavior change, and the social factors that determine the health of our communities. As always, we’ll have a few surprises in store and plenty of opportunities to engage with other leaders. We promise that this Brainstorm Health will be our most enlightening and exciting yet.

Fortune Brainstorm Health, in association with IBM Watson Healthwill gather a hand-selected group of experts and problem solvers for two days. Past participants have included President-elect Joe Biden, CRISPR Co-founder and Nobel Laureate Dr. Jennifer Doudna, star athletes such as Kevin Durant, and CEOs including Stéphane Bancel of Moderna, Dr. Seth Berkley of Gavi, Bob Bradway of Amgen, Bruce Broussard of Humana, Dr. Gianrico Farrugia of the Mayo Clinic, Dr. Laurie Glimcher of Dana-Farber, Alex Gorsky of Johnson & Johnson, Eric Lefkofsky of Tempus, Karen Lynch of Aetna, Mickey Mikitani of Rakuten,  Dr. Vas Narasimhan of Novartis, Dr. Raj Panjabi of Last Mile Health, James Park of Fitbit, Sean Parker of the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, Chuck Robbins of Cisco, Paul Roma of IBM Watson Health,   Eric Lefkofsky of Tempus, and Dr. Martine Rothblatt of United Therapeutics. Other  participants have included FDA Deputy Commissioner Dr. Amy Abernethy, Gender Equality and Mental Health Advocate Madame Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, NBA commissioner Adam Silver, world-renowned pianist Lang Lang, San Francisco Mayor London BreedDeepak Chopra, Not Impossible Labs’ Mick Ebeling, actress Edie Falco, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Center for Humane Technology Co-founder Tristan HarrisDr. Jessica Mega of Verily, Vice President of Apple Health Dr. Sumbul Desai, philanthropist Michael Milken, Stanford Medicine Dean Dr. Lloyd Minor, oncologist and biotech leader Dr. Susan Desmond-Hellman, Brigham and Women’s Hospital Global Ambassador Ann Romney, and Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement Founder Maria Shriver.


Stéphane Bancel

Chief Executive Officer


Robert Ford

President and CEO


Karen Lynch

President and CEO

CVS Health

Dr. Michelle Williams

Dean of the Faculty, T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Harvard University

Brainstorm Health Co-chairs

Dr. David B. Agus

Co-chair, Fortune Brainstorm Health; Prof. of Medicine and Engineering; Founding Dir. and CEO, Lawrence J. Ellison Institute, Transformative Medicine

University of Southern California

Arianna Huffington

Co-chair, Fortune Brainstorm Health; Founder and CEO

Thrive Global

Clifton Leaf

Editor-in-Chief, FORTUNE and Co-chair

Brainstorm Health


All items are in US/Eastern time. Click on the agenda items to find out more.
Tuesday 27 Apr, 2021
11 - 11:45 AM
11:45 AM - 12:00 PM
12 - 2:00 PM
2 - 2:30 PM
2:30 - 3:30 PM
3:30 - 4:00 PM

Membership Benefits

We invite you to be part of Fortune’s Virtual Brainstorm Health Community and join an exclusive network of executives at the intersection of business and health care.

Your registration fee includes:

• A series of virtual conversations, the highlight of which will be the Fortune Virtual Brainstorm Health Conference, held on April 27-28. The sessions, will feature keynote speakers, expert panels, and interactive sessions offering timely information on the most pressing topics of the day, as well as additional small-group breakout sessions.

• A recording of the Virtual Conference will be available on demand after the event.

• Complimentary three-month access to Fortune Premium, where you will gain access to the best of business all in one place: subscriber-only online stories and archives, weekly proprietary survey data, quarterly investment guides, exclusive list analysis, an on-demand video library, and much more.

Contact Us

For Speaker Inquiries:


For Participation Inquiries:
Diana Connors

Tel: 1-866-661-3840

For Sponsorship Inquiries:
Elizabeth Parks and Monica Sembler


For Press Inquiries:
Alison Klooster

Senior Manager of Brand Communications, FORTUNE
Tel: 646-437-6613