The Landmark Ideas Series is an event series led by CHIP that features thought-leaders across health care, informatics, IT, science, astrophysics, and more. It is a unique nexus of ideas and concepts with intentionally curated speakers and topics. The Landmark Ideas Series features those who have changed and continues to change the course of history.

Previous Events

Toby Cosgrove, MD

Speaker: Toby Cosgrove, MD, Former CEO and current Executive Advisor at Cleveland Clinic

Date: February 5, 2024 at 4:00PM - 5:30PM

In the era of AI and digital transformation, every challenge becomes an opportunity to rethink, reinvent, and reinvigorate our approach to patient care. Join Dr. Mandl and Dr. Cosgrove for a fireside chat, followed by an engaging participant discussion.

Mollyann Brodie, PhD

Speaker: Mollyann Brodie, PhD, Executive Vice President and COO, Executive Director Public Opinion and Survey Research at KFF

Date: January 29, 2024 at 4:00PM - 5:30PM

Talk Title: The Value of “Small” Data in a “Big” Data World: Why Representative Public Opinion Polls and Surveys are Still an Important Tool For Our Understanding

Thom Mayer, MD, FACEP, FAAP, FACHE (Video Available)

Speaker: Thom Mayer, Medical Director at NFL Players Association

Date: December 7, 2023 at 4:00PM - 5:30PM

Talk Title: Beyond Touchdowns: How the NFLPA's Drive to Player Safety and Improved Outcomes Offers a Blueprint for Health System Scale Progress

Rick Berke (Video Available)

Speaker: Rick Berke, Co-Founder & Executive Editor at STAT

Date: November 16, 2023 at 4:00PM - 5:30PM

Talk Title: An inside look at how STAT has emerged as the leading journalistic authority on health and medicine

W. Ian Lipkin, MD (Video Available)

Speaker: W. Ian Lipkin, MD, Renowned virus hunter and Director for the Center of Infection and Immunity at Columbia University at

Date: October 5, 2023 at 4:00PM - 5:30PM

Talk Title: Small Game Hunting

Dr. Robert Langer (Video Available)

Speaker: Robert Langer, ScD, Co-founder at Moderna

Date: September 7, 2023 at 4:00PM - 5:00PM

Talk Title: From nanotechnology to mRNA vaccines: How overcoming skepticism and barriers led to new cancer treatments and ways to tackle a global health challenge

Alex Wiltschko, PhD (Video Available)

Speaker: Alex Wiltschko, PhD, CEO of Osmo, and an entrepreneur in residence at GV

Date: June 15, 2023 at 4:00PM - 5:30PM

Talk Title: The Cognitive Revolution: Entering an Era of Automating Both Muscles and Minds.

Karen Copenhaver (Video Available)

Speaker: Karen Copenhaver, Legal Counsel at The Linux Foundation at

Date: May 1, 2023 at 4:00PM - 5:30PM

Using Licensing to Maximize Innovation in The Open Source Software Ecosystem.

Julie Gerberding, MD, MPH (Video Available)

Speaker: Julie Gerberding, MD, MPH, at CEO at Foundation for the National Institutes of Health, Former Director, CDC

Date: April 3, 2023 at 4:00PM - 5:30PM

Talk Title: Building Pandemic Resilience through Disruptive Public Health Innovation.

Dr. Ran Balicer (Video Available)

Speaker: Ran Bailcer, MD, PhD, Chief Innovation Officer at Clalit Health Services

Date: March 9, 2023 at 4:00PM - 5:30PM

Talk Title: AI in healthcare: Dreams, hallucinations, and useful practices.