A CONVERSATION.
NOT A CONFERENCE.

The Lake Nona Impact Forum is committed to leading the conversation for building the Wellbeing Ecosystem of the Future, by exploring the intersections of health, wellness, medical and scientific innovation and strategies to optimize human performance.

The Impact Forum provides attendees and speakers with an unparalleled platform and opportunity to:

Inspire global thought leaders in business, academia, and government
Champion innovation, throughout the health and wellbeing ecosystem
Make a meaningful impact on personal, local and global scale

The three-day event takes place in Lake Nona Medical City in Orlando, FL, a life sciences and healthcare cluster of excellence featuring some of the Nation’s top universities, hospitals and research institutions. Lake Nona is a 17 square mile community dedicated to health, wellbeing and innovation and is recognized as, “the most sophisticated example in the world of what master planning for wellness can accomplish,” by the Global Wellness Summit.


Topics & Sub-Themes

AI IN HEALTHCARE & LIFE SCIENCES
(A FLIGHT OF SESSIONS)

  • Global Impact – Is AI taking over the world?
  • One-Year Retrospective: AI's Evolution Post-GPT-4 Unveiling
  • The Impact of AI on the Healthcare Labor Force
  • How AI is Redefining Medical Discovery
  • Your Doctor/AI will see you now
  • AI and the acceleration of Drug Discovery
  • Is Big Tech Transforming Healthcare Beyond Recognition
  • The Ethical Concerns of Advanced AI

QUANTUM COMPUTING

  • Trends in Quantum technology
  • Research and advancements in life Sciences and drug discovery
  • Unlocking Exponential Solutions in Medicine's Advancement

GENE EDITING

  • From ideas to Nobel Prize to Products
  • Commercialization of Gene Editing
  • The Future of New Medicines

2024 U.S. ELECTION YEAR HEALTH POLICY

  • Implications of the two political platforms on medicine/healthcare
  • State of the Union: Hospitals' Financial Challenges and Transitioning Funding Sources

GLOBAL PUBLIC HEALTH CONCERNS

  • Access to quality healthcare
  • De-globalization of Healthcare & Life Sciences Industry
  • Biological Warfare: The pandemic revealed how deadly biowarfare can be.
  • Key Lessons to Prevent Future Global Pandemics

CLIMATE CHANGE AND HUMAN HEALTH

  • Climate Sensitive Health Risks
  • Climate Change and the intersection with Public Health
  • Climate and Chronic Health/Mental Health Conditions
  • Global De-carbonization

HEALTH EQUITY

Courageous Conversations: Bridging our Divides and Shared Humanity

  • Health Equity Innovation
  • How the Digital Divide is Expanding the Human Health Gap and How to Close it
  • Bridging Health through Faith & Spiritual Leadership
  • Culturally Attuned Health Workforce
  • Children’s Health, Investing in the Greatest Generation – The most Understudied Segment on the Planet – Women’s Health

BRAIN HEALTH

  • Decoding the Brain
  • Brain Plasticity
  • New Frontiers for Mental Wellness, Brain Performance & Recovery
  • Enhancing Human Intelligence
  • Music, the Arts and the inextricable link to mental performance
  • Understanding Neurodiversity

INNOVATIONS IN MENTAL HEALTH

  • Revolutionary Treatments on the Horizon of Mental Health
  • Ground-breaking psychotherapy -- Psychedelic Therapeutics
  • Social Connectivity, Loneliness and Purpose

LONGEVITY MOONSHOTS

  • Research and Innovation in Age Reversal and Health Span
  • Healthspan, The tipping point of living to 100 in an energetic body
  • New frontiers in regenerative medicine
  • Blazing new trails in Functional Medicine, pre-empting Chronic Disease
  • The pioneers in Bio-hacking – who is in uncharted territory?
  • Breakthroughs in Treating/ Preventing Dementia & Alzheimer’s

THE DISRUPTIVE FUTURE OF MEDICINE

  • Blazing New Frontiers of Science and Medicine
  • Healthcare without Walls (Hospital, community, home)
  • Preventive Care/Wellness
  • Advances in Drug Development and Personalized Therapeutics
  • The role of Pharmacies & Retail in Delivering Healthcare
  • Ensuring our Health Records are Safe from Cyberthreats

FOOD – THE ULTIMATE PRESCRIPTION

  • The Future of How We Eat
  • Investing in the Future of Food Innovation
  • Global Food Systems
  • Novel approaches to Hyper-Local Agriculture
  • Discoveries from the Microbiome

GLOBAL ECONOMIC RECOVERY

  • How to Strengthen Financial Resilience, the Key to Our Wellbeing
  • Global Economic Reset
  • Social Impact driving Investment Decisions
  • The Investment Community
  • The role of Philanthropy to Advance Innovation