Past Forums

  1. April 16-17, 2014 | Phoenix, AZ
    The April 2014 Forum served as the official launch for Project HoneyBee, an effort that aims to accelerate an expand efforts to sustain health through the prevention and early detection of disease through the clinical application of wearable biosensors. This Forum convened leaders from science, industry, health systems, and academia to discuss the roles and contributions of each stakeholder group, with a particular focus on innovation and capacity within Arizona. Leveraging its extensive experience in the careful validation of biomarkers, the Center for Sustainable Health led lively discussions that cut across sectors and disciplines, highlighted examples of work already in progress, and outlined aspirations and potential challenges for partners engaged in the project.
  2. April 4-5, 2013 | Phoenix, AZ
    This years Forum for Sustainable Health was held in April 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona. The theme was "Measuring Health: Integrating Molecular and Behavioral Metrics." Our discussion focused on how health systems could effectively integrate behavioral metrics with molecular data in order to improve health outcomes at lower cost.
  3. June 14-15, 2012 | London, UK
    The June 2012 Forum discussions began the conversation to explore the demographic changes that will have tremendous impact on societies throughout the world. The rapid increase in the over-65 population combined with declining birthrates and burgeoning incidences of chronic diseases are threatening governments' abilities to meet their citizens' needs.
  4. June 23-24, 2011 | Seattle, WA
    In June 2011, a Forum dinner with high-level global leaders was held in Seattle, Washington. The dinner included representatives from academia, research, policy, and industry.
  5. February 18-19, 2011 | Phoenix, AZ
    This Forum for Sustainable Health continued discussion of the Global Biosignatures Network and the opportunity to develop partnerships between health systems and industry. In particular, it focused on two leading academic centers – Chang Gung University and Memorial Hospital System in Taiwan, and Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, China.
  6. June 25-26, 2010 | London, UK
    This Forum was convened to explore an important and under-appreciated solution to the problems facing most health systems, namely to develop better diagnostic information to transform our ability to prevent and respond to disease. To support this effort, the Center for Sustainable Health launched the Global Biosignatures Network—a novel platform based on the principle of early and collaborative engagement of key stakeholders.
  7. February 12-13, 2010 | Phoenix, AZ
    The first meeting of the Forum for Sustainable Health was a brainstorming session focused on the key challenges and emerging opportunities on the theme of launching a global network of National Biosignatures Institutes.
  8. June 18-19, 2009 | Seattle, WA
    The Forum brought together a highly select group of top leaders in an effort to build a vibrant and interactive global conversation aimed at targeted efforts to meet the challenges of improving personal health. In particular, the Forum highlighted the Partnership for Personalized Medicine (PPM), which has since become the Center for Sustainable Health, located at Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute.