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Mar 19

4 - 6PM  ET

Hale Building for Transformative Medicine

Brigham & Women's Hospital

Boston, MA


AGENCY Reverse Pitch

Brigham & Women's Hosptial, Division of Aging and iHub

Join us to learn directly from geriatricians on critical unmet needs in the medical care system for older adults, their families and caregivers, and how your startup and product ideas can help.

Featuring Houman Javedin, M.D., Laura Frain, M.D., M.P.H, Samir Tulebaev, M.D., and Kristin Cardin, N.P. with hosts Brian Mullen, Ph.D. and  Danielle D. Duplin

Reverse Pitch with BWH Geriatricians



The Division of Aging at Brigham and Women’s Hospital is developing breakthrough programs of integrated care that help older patients, along with their families and caregivers, to thrive.

Yet, the rising demand for hospitals to treat older adults - particularly those who suffer with chronic conditions, frailty, and/or cognitive decline - are outpacing their ability to provide affordable quality care at scale.


Innovation is the key.


Come learn how your startup can solve the unmet needs in the medical care system.

You'll hear directly from geriatricians, nurses, and rehab specialists as they share what works, what doesn’t, and what needs to be done to help hospitals:

  • Improve care coordination to ensure that patients (and their data) seamlessly transition between care settings in hospitals, rehab centers, and home

  • Apply advanced genetic and medical research to create customized treatment and prevention strategies that extend quality lifespans

  • Integrate technology (sensors, voice, smartphones, etc.) to allow older people to live independently for as long as possible

  • Better assess the interdisciplinary touchpoints required to deliver holistic geriatric care that respects the needs and wishes of each patient

  • Optimize clinical care in a manner that reduces costs, burdens, readmissions, and inefficiencies system-wide.


Join us for a conversation to spark ideas for new products, devices, tools, and services. You’ll meet geriatric experts and fellow innovators who can help turn your ideas into commercial successes.



Kristin Cardin, N.P. – Geriatric Nurse

Provides inpatient consult care and home visits for frail elderly patients, with deep expertise in physical rehabilitation, nursing, and information management approaches relating to the care of older adults.


Laura Frain, M.D., M.P.H. – Director of Ambulatory

Leads ongoing collaborations with primary care to develop and implement new models of co-managing outpatient geriatric patients.


Houman Javedan, M.D. – Clinical Director

Innovates and implements co-management programs across key specialties within BWH, using the current infrastructure of tertiary services, and adding new care pathways with a dedicated team of geriatricians.


Samir Tulebaev, M.D. – Geriatrician

Develops geriatric co-management service with the Trauma, Burn, and Surgical Critical Care Service to clinically reduce ICU readmissions, in-hospital mortality, and 30-day mortality among geriatric trauma patients.



Brian Mullen, Ph.D. - Innovation Strategy Manager, Brigham Digital Innovation Hub (iHub)

Brian uses his unique background in the early stages to figure out the problem, flush out ideas, develop concepts, create action plans to test ideas and concepts, building business models, and crafting and presenting value propositions and pitches.



Danielle D. Duplin - Cofounder, AGENCY

Danielle D. Duplin is cofounder and Global Launch Director of AGENCY: Worldwide Innovation for Living Longer and Aging Better; premium coworking space at CIC international hubs + high-touch programming + concierge ecosystem connections to amplify the work of age-tech innovators.



Brigham & Women's Hospital, Division of Aging

The Division of Aging at Brigham and Women's Hospital is dedicated to improving the clinical care of older patients, facilitating innovation with state-of-the-art research, and educating the next generation of geriatricians and geriatric researchers.



AGENCY fosters innovation worldwide for living longer and aging better. Equal parts coworking spaces, aging-focused events, and global ecosystem connections, AGENCY is a hub for collective impact where innovators can grow their companies and turn their ideas into commercial successes (located at CIC’s in Kendall Sq Cambridge, Tokyo, Rotterdam, Miami, St. Louis, Philadelphia, and more).

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