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Healthcare & Life Sciences at re:Invent 2022- Industry Attendee Guide

Celebrating its 11th year, AWS re:Invent 2022 is gearing up to deliver a week of inspiring content, educational workshops and boot camps—all with plenty of peer-to-peer networking opportunities. This year’s conference will take place in Las Vegas, NV from November 28th through December 1st, and will have an engaging virtual component for those who cannot join us in person.

AWS re:Invent 2022 will offer hundreds of sessions, with more than 30 focused on the healthcare and life sciences industries. You’ll learn how AWS experts and breakthrough leaders across healthcare providers, academic research, pharma/biotech, and medical devices are using cloud technology to transform their businesses and innovate on behalf of patients.

If you are in the health industry and are looking to participate in re:Invent 2022, be sure to do the following:

  • Visit the re:Invent website for everything you need to know about re:Invent.
  • Review the AWS for Health Attendee Guide for information on the healthcare and life sciences focused sessions, workshops, resources, and networking events to help you plan your agenda.
  • Drop by the AWS Health Industry Networking Lounge in Caesar’s Forum Main Hall to network with your peers, meet AWS technical and industry experts, see demos of our latest launches, and collect your limited edition Health pins designed by pediatric patients from Children’s National Hospital.

If you’re new to re:Invent, you can attend sessions of the following types:

  • Keynotes – Join in-person or virtual, and learn about all the exciting announcements.
  • Breakout sessions – These 60-minute sessions are expected to have broad appeal, are delivered to larger audiences, and will be recorded. If you miss them, you can watch them on-demand after re:Invent.
  • Chalk Talks – 60-minutes of content delivered to smaller audiences with an interactive whiteboarding session.
  • Workshops – Hands-on learning opportunities where, in the course of 2 hours, you’ll be able to build a solution for a problem, understand the inner workings of the resulting infrastructure, and cross-service interaction. Bring your laptop and be ready to learn!
  • Builders’ sessions – These highly interactive 60-minute mini-workshops are conducted in small groups of less than 10 attendees. Some of these appeal to beginners, and others are on specialized topics.

AWS for Health breakout sessions

Following is a sampling of breakout sessions featuring AWS healthcare and life sciences customers. A complete list of content relevant to health, including additional sessions from AWS Partners and customers, as well as deep dives and Chalk Talks on a range of topics— electronic health records, value based care, patient personalization services, real-world data, R&D innovations, medical imaging, and much more can be found in the AWS for Health Attendee Guide.

Sign up for these breakout sessions curated for the healthcare industry:

  • HLC202 – Realizing the full value of your EHR with a digital health ecosystem ( featuring Tufts Medicine)
  • HLC204 – Advancing health equity with Amazon HealthLake (featuring Rush Medical Center)
  • HLC205 – How MD Anderson & Philips power precision medicine with genomics on AWS
  • HLC305-S – Unlocking benefits in moving to Epic on AWS: A practical approach (with Kyndryl)
  • AIM206 – Integrate and derive insights from multi-modal health data
  • PRT205 – Personalizing patient experience – A roundtable with PwC and Nuvance
  • HYB202 – AWS Local Zones: Building applications for a distributed edge (featuring Baptist Health South Florida)
  • ENT216 – How NextGen Healthcare uses AWS to deliver better services
  • WPS102 – Accelerate value-based healthcare transformation with AWS (featuring New South Wales eHealth)

Sign up for these breakout sessions curated for the life sciences industry:

  • LFS201 – Commercial innovation at Moderna using Amazon Connect and AI
  • LFS202Gilead’s journey from migration to innovation on AWS
  • MKT201 – How Moderna and Takeda accelerate drug research using real-world data
  • LFS305-S – A seamless, collaborative platform for faster cryo-EM structures (featuring ThermoFisher Scientific)
  • PRT260 – Demonstrating the real enterprise value of cloud at Merck
  • ENT327 – Automate compliance for mission-critical SAP workloads like Eli Lilly

Curated Chalk Talks, Workshops, and Builder Sessions

Chalk Talks:

  • HLC201: Using open data on AWS for healthcare and life sciences
  • HLC203: Medical imaging moves to the cloud
  • HLC302: Activating a resilient healthcare IoT strategy
  • LFS301: Emerging super compute strategies for life sciences R&D
  • LFS302: Regulator & industry perspective for achieving GxP compliance on AWS

Builders Session:

  • HLC304: Collecting patient telemetry at scale
  • LFS304: Architecting a complete genomics solution on AWS


  • LFS303: Finding data in a life science data mesh
  • HLC401: Integrating disparate clinical data with purpose-built health AI services

If you have reserved your seat at any of the sessions, great! If not, we always set aside some spots for walk-ins, so make a plan and come to the room early.

AWS Health Industry Networking Lounge

The AWS Health Industry Networking Lounge is a dedicated space for industry attendees to meet with AWS experts, dive into focused topic areas, informally network and relax with peers, and interact with speakers directly following their sessions. Use this space to connect with colleagues at the event and meet AWS experts in healthcare and life sciences. The networking lounge is located in the Ceasar’s Forum Main Hall, and will be open Monday morning through Thursday afternoon.

Monday Nov 28th: Lounge open 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Tuesday Nov 29th: Lounge open 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Wednesday Nov 30th: Lounge open 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Thursday Dec 1st: Lounge open 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Collect limited edition pins featuring pediatric patients from Children’s National Hospital

For nearly a decade, Children’s National Hospital researchers have used AWS to advance their groundbreaking research. This year at re:Invent we are offering limited edition pins, featuring patient artists who have been treated at the Children’s National Hospital’s Washington, D.C. location. Collect limited edition pins from the AWS for Health Industry Lounge at the Caesar’s Forum Main Hall.

Children’s National Hospital limited edition pins 2022

Virtually attending

In case you are not joining in person, you can still get everything re:Invent has to offer by attending virtually. (Well, except for the slot machines and general Vegas-fueled sensory overload, of course!). All re:Invent breakout sessions are recorded.

TheCube—which will offer virtual attendees live event coverage, focusing specifically on enterprise technology thought leadership—is back! You can find both AWS on Air and theCube on separate dedicated channels via the re:Invent virtual event platform.

See you soon in Las Vegas!

To learn more about how AWS is helping customers innovate across healthcare and life sciences visit,

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.