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a2 National Symposium: Empowering Innovation

March 8, 2023

The symposium will feature leading experts on aging, AI ethics, and commercialization; opportunities to meet with leadership from JH AITC, MassAITC, and PennAITech as well as National Institute on Aging representatives and industry partners; and an introduction to the first cohort of projects selected for a2 Pilot Awards.

Speakers and Panelists

Tracy Chadwell, JD, Founding Partner, 1843 Capital

Rama Chellappa, PhD, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor, Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering; Co-PI, JH AITC Irene Chen, PhD, Incoming Assistant Professor, UCSF UC Berkeley Joint Program in Computational Precision Health, University of California Berkeley and University of California San Francisco George Demiris, PhD, Penn Integrates Knowledge University Professor, School of Nursing and Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania; Co-PI, PennAITech Deepak Ganesan, PhD, Professor, School of Computer Science, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Co-PI, MassAITC

Jeremy Greene, MD, PhD, William H. Welch Professor of Medicine and the History of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University

Jason Karlawish, MD, Professor of Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania; Co-PI, PennAITech Mark Komisky, JD, Director of Technology Development, Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures

Emily Largent, JD, PhD, RN, Emanuel & Robert Hart Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania; Co-Lead, Ethics and Policy Core, PennAITech

Sarah Lenz Lock, JD, Senior Vice President for Policy & Brain Health, AARP

Rose Maria Li, PhD, MBA, President & CEO, Rose Li & Associates; PI, a2 Collective Coordinating Center Debra Mathews, PhD, MA, Assistant Director for Science Programs, Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics; Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Supriya Munshaw, PhD, Senior Lecturer and Academic Program Director, Carey Business School, Johns Hopkins University

Elizabeth Mynatt, PhD, Dean, Khoury College of Computer Sciences, Northeastern University

Phillip Phan, PhD, Alonzo and Virginia Decker Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, Carey Business School, Johns Hopkins University; Director, Networking and Mentoring Core, JH AITC

Registration and Travel Support

If you are a member of a group or community that is underrepresented in the development of AI/ML models, or in the field of AI/ML, you may be eligible for a2 National Symposium registration or travel support provided by symposium sponsor AIM-AHEAD. Please email Sofia Jones ( if you wish to request this support.

Learn more and register here.


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