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TIME’S TOP YOUNG INNOVATOR TO SPEAK AT AHIS2021 – GITANJALI RAO

The Advancing Healthcare Innovation Summit (AHIS) will take place September 17-18, 2021 as a virtual event and in-person event at the Graduate Hotel in Cincinnati, Ohio.

AHIS speakers will focus on a variety of topics including:

  • How academic institutions teach and educate future innovators
  • How various organizations nurture and promote innovations 
  • Roles of various stakeholders in promoting innovations
  • Surviving innovations: Impact of innovation on workforce
  • Translation of innovation into reality
  • Innovations in conducting research 

We are excited to announce that Gitanjali Rao will be special guest speaker at AHIS2021 –  Gitanjali Rao wasrecognized as America’s Top Young Scientist and received an EPA Presidential award for inventing her device, “Tethys”—an early lead detection tool. Gitanjali is also the inventor of “Epione,” a device for early diagnosis of prescription opioid addiction using genetic engineering, and “Kindly,”an anti-cyberbullying service using artificial intelligence and natural language processing.


Recently, Gitanjali was honored as Forbes “30 Under 30 in Science” in 2019 and TIME‘s “Top Young Innovator”  and “Kid of the Year” in 2020 for her innovations and STEM workshops that she conducts globally, which has inspired over 38,000 students in the last 2 years across four continents. In her sessions, she shares her own process of innovation that can be used by students all over the world. She is an experienced TED speaker and often presents in global and corporate forums on innovation and the importance of STEM.  

Registration is currently open for AHIS2021 here.

Students, professionals, and post-docs are invited to submit an abstract by May 31, 2021 here.

If you are interested in speaking at AHIS2021, please submit this form by May 31, 2021.

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