Vice President Joe Biden to address Cleveland Clinic’s 2016 Medical Innovation Summit

Vice President Joe Biden has been added to the agenda of Cleveland Clinic's 2016 Medical Innovation Summit to discuss how the United States plans to end cancer as we know it, Monday, Oct. 24, 10 a.m. at the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland.

In his final State of the Union address, President Obama put Vice President Biden in charge of the Cancer Moonshot, which aims to make a decade-worth of advances in cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and care in five years.

The 14th edition of the summit – the oldest and largest gathering of its kind in healthcare – runs through Wednesday, Oct. 26, and is expected to draw more than 1,700 industry leaders, investors, inventors, entrepreneurs, providers and payers, who will hear from top executives and innovation officers from some of the most innovative companies in healthcare. With a theme of "Innovating for Healthcare's Transformation," topics of discussion will include drug pricing, artificial intelligence, the wearables revolution and the impact of the presidential election.

The following livestream link is available Monday, Oct. 24 at 9 a.m.:


Media are welcome to attend but must register by 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 23 by clicking here and using the code VPMEDIA16


Contact for logistic questions: Elizabeth Lewis, (843) 819-0608

Event: Cleveland Clinic Medical Innovation Summit

Address: Cleveland Convention Center, 1 St. Clair Avenue NE, Cleveland, OH 44114, EXHIBIT HALL B

Press Entrance: St. Clair Avenue and West Mall Drive, Global Center entrance

Press Parking: Parking is available around the convention center in public parking garages.

SAT Truck Parking: East Mall Drive between Lakeside Drive E and St. Clair Ave. NE

Media Pre-Set: 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

Media Access: 8:45 AM – 9:15 AM

Cable Run: 500'

Throw: 60'

Wifi and Power: Provided


About Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland Clinic is a nonprofit multispecialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. Located in Cleveland, Ohio, it was founded in 1921 by four renowned physicians with a vision of providing outstanding patient care based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation. Cleveland Clinic has pioneered many medical breakthroughs, including coronary artery bypass surgery and the first face transplant in the United States. U.S.News & World Report consistently names Cleveland Clinic as one of the nation's best hospitals in its annual "America's Best Hospitals" survey. More than 3,000 full-time salaried physicians and researchers and 11,000 nurses represent 120 medical specialties and subspecialties. The Cleveland Clinic health system includes a main campus near downtown Cleveland, eight community hospitals, more than 75 Northern Ohio outpatient locations, including 16 full-service Family Health Centers, Cleveland Clinic Florida, the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas, Cleveland Clinic Canada, and, scheduled to begin seeing patients in 2015, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. In 2013, there were 5.5 million outpatient visits throughout the Cleveland Clinic health system and 157,000 hospital admissions. Patients came for treatment from every state and from more than 130 countries. Visit us at Follow us at

About Cleveland Clinic Innovations

Cleveland Clinic Innovations (CCI) is the commercialization arm of Cleveland Clinic. CCI turns breakthrough inventions of Cleveland Clinic and Global Healthcare Innovations Alliance caregivers into patient-benefiting medical products and companies. Since it was founded in 2000, CCI has executed over 500 licenses and created 75 spin-off companies that have raised over $1 billion in equity investment and commercialization grants. These efforts have resulted in the creation of over 1,500 jobs. Visit us at

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