INVEST Digital Health preview: The role of digital twins in life sciences

INVEST Digital Health, a conference that brings together innovative investors across the healthcare spectrum, prominent industry players and the most promising digital health startups, is scheduled for September 20-23  and held in collaboration with Medical Alley. It will be virtual this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The conference will highlight aspects of digital health from the role of digital twins in life science, remote patient monitoring reimbursement, the ethical considerations of AI in healthcare, and more in a series of panel discussions.

Click here to check out the full agenda.

Also, on Tuesday, September 23, be sure to join the MedCity and Medical Alley Association teams after the pitch session on Remo for virtual networking from 5:00-6:00 PM Central Time.

The panel discussion, The role of digital twins in life sciences, is scheduled for September 23.

As the pandemic has moved the acceleration of digital technology adoption in healthcare overall, the life sciences sector is also working with digital twin technology. Whether it be in drug development, manufacturing or clinical trials, companies are experimenting with this new emerging technology.

The moderator for the session is Andy Greenberg, Managing Director, NA Digital Health Lead, Life Sciences, Accenture

Speakers include:

  • Sandrine Dessoy, Digital Innovation Lead, GSK
  • Charles Fisher, Ph.D., Founder & CEO, Unlearn.AI
  • Steven Levine, PhD, Sr. Director of Virtual Human Modeling, Dassault Systèmes
  • Alberto Pascual, Director, Data Science & Analytics, IDBS

Additionally, there will be the Pitch Perfect contest in which digital health startups present their products and services to teams of investor judges. Tracks for the digital health startup pitch contest include:

Home health  –  Startups in this category are those that are accelerating the move away from the hospital or clinic to the home through digital diagnostics, app-based care management or in-person care delivery in the home. Click here to view finalists and judges for the track.

Chronic disease management and value-based care – Startups in this category are trying to reduce costs and improve outcomes of patients with chronic diseases including behavioral health. Click here to view finalists and judges for the track.

Tech to boost payer/provider efficiency  –  Startups in this category help to reduce both administrative and operational burden for payers and providers.

Among the sponsors for INVEST Digital Health are: Komodo Health, Ford Hutman Media, Fredrikson & Byron, Workpath and Bio-T.

If you have any questions about INVEST Digital Health, contact Events Director Laura Kittredge at

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