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2021 Federal Wearables Summit – Public Meeting

August 31, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wearable Sensors for Monitoring Health and Health Quality

The 2021 Federal Wearables Summit is a broad effort supported by several federal agencies and intended to bring the discussion on wearable sensors for monitoring health and health quality closer to all people. The Summit is open to the public and will address issues of interest, such as the perspectives of patients and medical care professionals, data security specialists, the regulatory bodies, and federal agencies.

Event Schedule

10:00 – 10:05


Gary Disbrow, PhD. Director, HHS / ASPR / BARDA

10:05 – 10:15

Summit Introduction, Goals, and Objectives

Sandeep Patel, PhD. Director, HHS / ASPR / BARDA / DRIVe

10:15 – 11:00

Medical Care Provider’s Perspective

Steve Xu, MD MSc FAAD. CEO, Sibel Health / Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Moderator: CAPT Hui-Hsing Wong, MD, JD. Clinical Advisor, HHS/ASPR/BARDA

11:00 – 11:45

Technology and The Consumer Health Care Experience Panel

Susannah Fox; Principal, Internet Geologist LLC
Dana Lewis; Creator, Do-It-Yourself-Pancreas-System
Moderator: Melinda J. Hamer, MD, MPH, FACEP LTC, MC, US Army. Director, WRAIR / Clinical Trials Center

11:45 – 12:30

Data Security

Speaker: Jennifer Goldsack, MChem, MA, MBA. Executive Director Digital Medicine Society (DiMe)
Moderator: Niels Olson, Chief Medical Officer, Defense Innovation Unit

12:30 – 13:00


13:00 – 13:45

Federally Funded Research & Development Panel

Šeila Selimović, PhD, Program Manager, HHS / ASPR / BARDA / DRIVe
Tiffani Lash, PhD, Health Scientist Administrator, NIH/NIBIB
Dana Wolff-Hughes, PhD, Program Director, NIH/NCI
Moderator: Andrew Weitz, PhD, Program Director, NIH/NIBIB

13:45 – 14:30

Stakeholder Panel – The Future of Wearables for Health Monitoring

Marion Couch, PhD, MBA, FACS. Senior Vice President / Chief Medical Officer, Cambia
Bakul Patel, MBA. Director, FDA / Digital Center of Excellence
Moderator: Kimberly Sciarretta, PhD. Program Manager, HHS/ASPR/BARDA/DRIVe

14:30 – 15:15

Wearables and Behavior

Wendy Nilsen, Acting Deputy Division Director, NSF/IIS
Moderator: Dana Wolff-Hughes, PhD. Program Director, NIH/NCI

15:15 – 15:30

Wrap – Up
Šeila Selimović, PhD, Program Manager, HHS / ASPR / BARDA / DRIVe


August 31, 2021
9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority
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