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Mount Sinai Health System to Lead Discussions on Women’s Health, New Paths to Treat and Prevent Brain Disease, and Closing the Health Disparity Gap at the 2023 Aspen Ideas: Health and Aspen Ideas Festival

  • New York, NY and Aspen, CO
  • (June 13, 2023)

Mount Sinai Health System experts will lead key discussions on women’s health, new paths to treat and prevent brain disease, and closing the gap on health disparities at this year’s Aspen Ideas: Health and Aspen Ideas Festival from Wednesday, June 21, to Friday, June 30, in Aspen, Colorado.

“We are proud to partner with the Aspen Institute to examine key issues that drive innovation and advance health, societal, and systemic changes for the global community,” said Kenneth L. Davis, MD, Chief Executive Officer of Mount Sinai Health System and Trustee of Aspen Institute. “The exchange of bold ideas that lead to sustainable solutions to the world’s most complex problems is one of the reasons we have sponsored the Aspen Ideas Festival for over 10 years.”

This year’s Aspen Ideas Festival will feature a range of experts who will share their ideas and insight. Built around festival themes that include the mind, artificial intelligence, energy innovation, and more, Mount Sinai’s conversations will broaden the understanding of health, science, and innovative thinkers who are moving medicine forward for the health of people everywhere. Mount Sinai is a Presenting Sponsor of the Aspen Ideas Festival and Aspen Ideas: Health, and the only underwriter to support both events. Please note that event time and location details are subject to change; visit our website www.mountsinai.org/aspen for the most up-to-date details.

Dr. Davis will appear on a panel on identifying diseases in the earliest stages utilizing new nanotechnology—the associated opportunities and risks–on Friday, June 23, at 2:50 pm MDT in the East Lawn Tent at Aspen Meadows. The panel will be moderated by Health Affairs’ Editor-in-Chief, Alan Weil. Health Affairs is the nation's leading health policy journal.

Dr. Davis will also lead a conversation on new prevention strategies and treatments for brain disease on Sunday, June 25, at 3 pm MDT in the Booz Allen Hamilton Room at the Koch Building. He will be joined by Paul Kenny, PhD, Ward-Coleman Professor and Chair, Nash Family Department of Neuroscience; Fanny Elahi, MD, PhD, Director, Fluid Biomarker Research, at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; and Ignacio Saez, PhD, Director, Human Neurophysiology Laboratory, at Icahn Mount Sinai.

Mount Sinai will host a panel discussion on women’s health that will be moderated by Monica Kraft, MD, Chair of the Mount Sinai Health System Department of Medicine. She will be joined by Elisa R. Port, MD, FACS, Chief, Breast Surgery, Mount Sinai Health System; Alan B. Copperman, MD, FACOG, Director, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Mount Sinai Health System; and Dolores Malaspina, MD, MS, MPH, Professor, Psychiatry, at Icahn Mount Sinai. This program will take place on Thursday, June 22, at 10:20 am MDT in the East Lawn Tent at Aspen Meadows.

Thomas Oxley, MBBS, PhD, BMedSc, FRACP, Director, Innovation Strategy, Mount Sinai Health System, will participate in a discussion on brain and computer interfaces on Wednesday, June 28, at 11:50 am MDT in the McNulty Room at the Doerr-Hosier Center.

Mount Sinai will host an executive luncheon talk on closing the gap on health disparities. Pamela Abner, MPA, CPXP, Vice President and Chief Diversity Operations Officer, Mount Sinai Health System, will moderate the roundtable and will be joined by Lynne Richardson, MD, FACEP, Co-Director, Institute for Health Equity Research, Icahn Mount Sinai, and Cardinale Smith, MD, PhD, Chief Medical Officer, Tisch Cancer Hospital at Mount Sinai. The roundtable will be held on Friday, June 23, at 12:15 pm MDT at Plato’s Restaurant in the Walter Isaacson Center at Aspen Meadows. This is a private event with limited capacity; please contact here for availability.

Mount Sinai clinicians will be onsite to provide complimentary full-body skin screenings and body scans with health and risk assessments. All of these offerings will be held at the Mount Sinai Health Experience, located in the Grove at Aspen Meadows. Sessions can be reserved in advance starting on Thursday, June 15, at aspen@mountsinai.org. For more information about Mount Sinai’s speakers, events, and activities at the Aspen Ideas: Health and Aspen Ideas Festival, visit our website at www.mountsinai.org/aspen.

About the Mount Sinai Health System

Mount Sinai Health System is one of the largest academic medical systems in the New York metro area, with more than 43,000 employees working across eight hospitals, over 400 outpatient practices, nearly 300 labs, a school of nursing, and a leading school of medicine and graduate education. Mount Sinai advances health for all people, everywhere, by taking on the most complex health care challenges of our time — discovering and applying new scientific learning and knowledge; developing safer, more effective treatments; educating the next generation of medical leaders and innovators; and supporting local communities by delivering high-quality care to all who need it.

Through the integration of its hospitals, labs, and schools, Mount Sinai offers comprehensive health care solutions from birth through geriatrics, leveraging innovative approaches such as artificial intelligence and informatics while keeping patients’ medical and emotional needs at the center of all treatment. The Health System includes approximately 7,300 primary and specialty care physicians; 13 joint-venture outpatient surgery centers throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and Florida; and more than 30 affiliated community health centers. We are consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals, receiving high "Honor Roll" status, and are highly ranked: No. 1 in Geriatrics and top 20 in Cardiology/Heart Surgery, Diabetes/Endocrinology, Gastroenterology/GI Surgery, Neurology/Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Pulmonology/Lung Surgery, Rehabilitation, and Urology. New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai is ranked No. 12 in Ophthalmology. U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Children’s Hospitals” ranks Mount Sinai Kravis Children's Hospital among the country’s best in several pediatric specialties.

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