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AWS re:Invent 2019 – Healthcare and Life Sciences Industry Guide

We have an exciting re:Invent planned for the healthcare and life science industries this year. This year’s conference will be our biggest yet, with 60,000+ attendees, more than 2,000 technical sessions and dedicated tracks for both healthcare and life sciences. Below is some key information to help industry attendees make the most of re:Invent 2019.

There are many incredible sessions planned for healthcare, life sciences, and genomics customers so be sure to explore the session catalog and begin reserving your seat in your sessions of interest.  You can prioritize the industry sessions by filtering with the “HLC” and “LFS” session id, or by using the “Healthcare” and “Life Sciences” industry filters.

Also new this year is the Healthcare and Life Sciences Networking Lounge is dedicated space for industry attendees to hear lightning talks from AWS experts, informally network and relax with peers, and interact with speakers directly following their sessions. Use this space to connect with industry colleagues at the event and meet AWS experts in Healthcare and Life Sciences. The networking lounge is located on the Venetian Level 3, and will be open Monday morning through Thursday afternoon.

Healthcare & life sciences industry session overview

Leadership sessions

Our leadership sessions are designed for executive industry attendees to hear about new industry trends, explore important business drivers, and look to the future. You will hear from key customers about how they use AWS to enable breakthroughs in areas such as population health, precision medicine, digital therapeutics, and value-based care.

Healthcare Leadership: Data-driven care for individuals and populations

Life Science Leadership: Transforming the pharma value chain

Healthcare and life sciences breakout sessions

HLC307– Creating a personalized digital front door for healthcare patients
HLC308– Healthcare data interoperability on AWS
GPSTEC341 – Insights into patient health with Amazon Comprehend Medical
AIM210 – Transforming Healthcare with AI
LFS202– Digital therapeutics and patient personalization
LFS203– Enhancing clinical trials with machine learning
LFS204– Data lakes reimagined: efficiency & innovation at Bristol-Myers Squibb
LFS302– Labs of the future in life sciences
MFG203– Modernizing pharmaceutical manufacturing with IoT and AI/ML
ENT232-S– Merck drives innovation with a ‘real-world evidence data exchange’ on AWS

Chalk talks

HLC304– Population health and patient outcome prediction
HLC305– How to run clinical applications on AWS
HLC306– Alexa healthcare skills
HLC309– How to adopt HITRUST CSF on AWS
LFS304– Compliance in life sciences- a global perspective
LFS305– Amazon Comprehend Medical for life sciences


HLC401– Healthcare data interoperability: HL7 and FHIR
LFS401– Clustering adverse advents with Amazon Comprehend Medical & Amazon SageMaker
CMP412– Orchestrating complex genomic pipelines with AWS Batch

Builder sessions

HLC301- Healthcare call center automation with Amazon Connect
HLC302– VMware on AWS for healthcare
AIM353 – Identify and mask health data in images or text
LFS301– Genomics workflow management
LFS303– Enterprise data lakes in life sciences

Remember to login to the session catalog and begin reserving your seat for sessions you want to attend. See you in Las Vegas!

Download the Healthcare and Life Science Attendee Guides below to get further information on industry sessions, activities, and ‘how to re:Invent’.

Kelli Jonakin, Ph.D.

Kelli Jonakin, Ph.D.

Kelli Jonakin is the Worldwide Head of Marketing for Healthcare, Life Sciences, and Genomics Industry verticals at AWS. She comes with a background in pharmaceutical research, with a special focus on development and commercialization of biologics. Kelli received her Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Systems Biology from the University of Colorado, and received an NIH post-doctoral fellowship grant to study Biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

David Niewolny

David Niewolny

David Niewolny is the Head of Marketing for Healthcare at Amazon Web Services (AWS). Prior to joining AWS, David helped build and lead, healthcare focused businesses within Freescale Semiconductor, NXP, and Real Time Innovations. He is considered an industry authority on the use of new technology in healthcare applications. David holds an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin and a B.S. in Biomedical/Biochemical Engineering from the Iowa State University.