The Innovator’s Dinner was held Wednesday evening, April 25th as the concluding event of the 2018 World Medical Innovation Forum. This invitation-only dinner honored the 660 MGH, BWH, McLean and Spaulding principal investigators who submitted an invention disclosure during the calendar year 2017. Each investigator was recognized with a framed certificate and inclusion in the Innovator’s Dinner program guide.
More than 350 investigators and attendees registered to hear insights and perspectives from Sue Siegel, GE’s Chief Innovation Officer and CEO of Business Innovations, and Anne Klibanski, MD, Chief Academic Officer, Partners HealthCare.
Following the keynote and fireside chat the Peter K. Ranney Innovation Award was given to Sabine Wilhelm, PhD, Chief of Psychology; Director, OCD and Related Disorders Program, MGH; Professor, HMS, and Ziad Obermeyer, MD, Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine, BWH; Assistant Professor, HMS. These two First Look presenters embodied the innovative, entrepreneurial and visionary spirit the World Medical Innovation Forum was established to recognize. The award comes with a framed certificate and a $10,000 cash reward.