Better Together, MSD's Healthcare Innovation and Technology Conference

MSD’s Better Together
January 22 – 26, 2018


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Together Let’s Transform the Future of the Post-Acute Space!

Our journey to create the future of healthcare can only succeed by collaborating with forward-thinking organizations and people from our industry who share the same vision. In an effort to foster industry-wide collaboration, MSD is pleased to offer Better Together 2018, MSD’s Healthcare Innovation & Technology Conference, January 22 – 26, 2018, at the iconic, oceanfront Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida.

MSD’s Better Together 2018 is the conference to attend for access to providers and top industry leaders in the post-acute space. Conference highlights include cutting-edge technology, informative panel discussions, and diverse networking events you won’t want to miss. The conference will bring together 400+ healthcare executives, clinicians, IT professionals, exhibitors, sponsors, and sales managers to collaborate and improve the future of our industry. With our partners, we will look towards technology and to the perspectives of those at the center of healthcare to co-create opportunities that will transform the way care is experienced and delivered.


January 22 – 26, 2018


Fontainebleau Miami Beach
4441 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33140


Who should attend? Healthcare Clinicians, Healthcare Providers, Healthcare Executives, Healthcare Manufacturers

"The 2017 MSD Future Forward Conference was exceptional and met my expectations. The speakers and events were extremely informative with the Pitch Tank being the most fun – I look forward to attending the 2018 Better Together Conference."

Dan Greenleaf
President and CEO, BioScrip, Inc.

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel

Joint Appointment, Wharton School and School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. Founding Chair, Clinical Center of the National Institutes of Health. Former Special Advisor on health policy, Office of Management and Budget.

Mike Eruzione

Captain of the 1980 United States Olympic Hockey Team

Kevin Harrington

Cast member of ABC’s ‟Shark Tank,” CEO, Entrepreneur, Sales and Marketing Expert

Dr. Javeed Siddiqui

Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer, TeleMed2U

Featured Speakers

Tom Burke


Doug Kelly

President and CEO, Make-A-Wish Foundation OKI

Keith Crawford

EVP of Infusion Operations and Chief Strategy Officer, MSD

Dr. Christos Cotsakos, Ph.D.

Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Pennington Ventures, LLC and Former Chairman and CEO, E*Trade

Betsy Atkins

CEO of Baja Ventures, Board Member at Vets First Choice, Advisor to ZocDoc

Dan Greenleaf

President and CEO, BioScrip, Inc.

Stephen J. Metzger

Member, RAND Corporation Board of Health Advisors

Shepard G. Bentley, RAC

Founder, Bentley Biomedical Consulting, LLC

Kendall Van Pool

Vice President of Legislative Affairs, National Home Infusion Association

Michelle L. Templin

Vice President of Legislative Affairs and Business Development, Managed Health Care Associates, Inc. (MHA)

“The 2017 MSD Healthcare Innovation & Technology Conference was the most forward thinking, innovative conference I have ever attended. They are proactively thinking of opportunities to help companies be the most efficient they can be. Thanks MSD for being such a great partner.”

Cathy Fletchall
Vice President of Sales & Clinical Programs, Major Medical Supply

Countdown to Better Together






Destination—Miami, Florida

Weather in January

  • Average high temperature: 74°F
  • Average low temperature: 61°F

Travel Details

Hotel—Fontainebleau Hotel Miami Beach

Join us at this iconic luxury hotel as we work together toward a better future for the post-acute space. Situated directly on Miami Beach, you’ll be just steps away from the ocean throughout the conference. For your comfort and enjoyment, the resort features complimentary Wi-Fi in your room and at any of the six oceanfront pools, a state-of-the-art fitness center, nine award-winning restaurants, and a world-class health spa.

Contact Information

Fontainebleau Hotel
4441 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33140
Telephone: (305) 535-3283

It's that time of year again, and we are busy preparing for our annual Healthcare Innovation & Technology Conference, which will take place January 22 – 26, 2018, at the iconic Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami, Florida. This year’s theme is “Better Together,” and our healthcare industry is just that—better together! By embracing and supporting each other, and collaborating with forward-thinking organizations and people from our industry who share the same vision, our journey to create the future of healthcare can succeed. I know that we truly are better together! See you in Miami!

Tom Burke
Chief Executive Officer
Signed by Tom



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