Why Don’t We Have a Cure for Cancer? Dr. Craig Thompson, president and CEO of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) began answering this multi-layered question with a staggering statistic. “Cancer isn’t just one disease – it’s as many as four hundred,” he explained at the Westchester County Association’s recent Health Tech ’17 conference on October 12, which attracted over 200 healthcare and business executives. At MSKCC, he said they have the best outcomes for cancer care because...
Healthcare is a complex issue and by examining the issues, the Westchester County business community is on the right track. But it needs to keep going, according to M. Beatrice Grause, president of the Healthcare Association of New York (HANYS), who challenged attendees to WCA’s HealthTech ’17 conference on October 12, to speak out and be heard when it comes to healthcare policy...
On October 12, the Westchester County Association, the region’s premier business association, will host our fourth annual Health Tech Conference with a far-reaching series of presentations and discussions about the current trends and advancements throughout the healthcare industry. Recognized as the leading healthcare business conference in metro New York, this year’s conference -- Health Tech ’17: Driving Innovation in the Region – will address the opioid crisis, cancer breakthroughs, telehealth and remote patient monitoring, and national healthcare policy as it relates to New York. Conference attendees will hear from leading strategists from HANYS, Shatterproof, NewYork-Presbyterian, Aetna, the harris project, Pfizer, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and White Plains Hospital, among others.
Since launching the Westchester Biotech Project earlier this year, the WCA has helped connect researchers, engineers, and data scientists across the region. Innovation in Research is an opportunity to come together and share our work, look for fresh collaborations, and contribute ideas for programs in 2018.
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Westchester Biotech Project
(August 25, 2017) ...Tonight, the first of two 4-lane spans of the new Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge will open, replacing the former Tappan Zee. This project is one of the largest in the nation and the biggest in the history of the New York State Thruway Authority. By improving our infrastructure, both digital and physical, New York State -- and Westchester, in particular -- we are putting ourselves on an important economic trajectory forward.