CNBC to host healthcare innovation-focused conference in March

CNBC will host its first-ever healthcare-focused conference, Healthy Returns: Investing in Health Care Innovation, March 28, 2018 in New York City, the news outlet announced Tuesday.

The Healthy Returns advisory board will feature the likes of Anne Wojcicki, founder and CEO of 23andMe; Sean Parker, founding president of Facebook who is now chairman of the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy; and leading medical technologist Eric Topol, MD, a fierce proponent of genomics.

The goal of the conference is to emphasize new, exciting innovations and investment opportunities in healthcare, which accounts for nearly 18 percent of the U.S. GDP. It hopes to offer an opportunity to biotech, pharmaceutical and insurers to communicate and collaborate on the challenges and risk they face to develop unique rewards and solutions.

"We are witnessing an extraordinary moment as precision medicine, gene editing and new approaches to immunotherapy, coupled with ever-increasing computing power, begin to lead to therapies that just a few years ago seemed totally out of reach," the announcement states.

The event will include TV and digital content before, during and after.

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