WHAT: The Arkansas Children’s Innovation Center is hosting the Pediatric Innovation Summit for entrepreneurs, researchers and clinicians to address the challenges facing health care systems and to look for solutions among local innovation initiatives. With a panel of experts hailing from health care systems across the nation, the Arkansas Children’s Pediatric Innovation Summit will also equip participants to understand the evolving trends in healthcare innovation and showcase recent pediatric health care innovators to inspire new ideas and solutions. The event is hosted in collaboration with Conductor, HealthTech Arkansas, Startup Junkie Consulting and the office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Arkansas.

The summit will include a keynote address by Anthony Chang, Chief Intelligence and Innovation Officer of Children’s Health of Orange County and founder and chair of the International Society of Pediatric Innovation. Three panel discussions will cover how health systems have driven innovation, the experiences of local and national inventors and a moderated discussion on emerging technologies addressing regulation and insurance trends.

To learn more about the summit’s agenda, visit archildrens.org/summit

WHEN: June 17 from 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m.

WHERE: Clinton Presidential Library and Museum. A virtual option will also be available. 

Visit www.archildrens.org/summit. Deadline to register is June 10. Please select “In-Person” or “Virtual Attendance”.

ABOUT THE ARKANSAS CHILDREN’S INNOVATION CENTER: The Arkansas Children’s Innovation Center improves the health and well-being of children in Arkansas and beyond by collaborating with innovators, researchers, entrepreneurs and accelerator leaders. These efforts attract top physicians, scientists and technology talent to Arkansas to be part of a creative force in pediatric health care developing new diagnostics, devices and therapies across the Arkansas Children’s system.

Arkansas Children's, Inc. is the only healthcare system in the state solely dedicated to caring for Arkansas' more than 700,000 children. The private, non-profit organization includes two pediatric hospitals, a pediatric research institute and USDA nutrition center, a philanthropic foundation, a nursery alliance, statewide clinics, and many education and outreach programs — all focused on fulfilling a promise to define and deliver unprecedented child health. Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) is a 336-bed, Magnet-recognized facility in Little Rock operating the state’s only Level I pediatric trauma center; the state's only burn center; the state's only Level IV neonatal intensive care unit; the state's only pediatric intensive care unit; the state’s only pediatric surgery program with Level 1 verification from the American College of Surgeons (ACS); the state’s only magnetoencephalography (MEG) system for neurosurgical planning and cutting-edge research; and the state's only nationally recognized pediatric transport program.  Additionally, ACH is nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report in four pediatric subspecialties (2021—2022): Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Nephrology, Pulmonology and Urology. Arkansas Children’s Northwest (ACNW), the first and only pediatric hospital in the Northwest Arkansas region, is a level IV pediatric trauma center. ACNW operates a 24-bed inpatient unit; a surgical unit with five operating rooms; outpatient clinics offering over 20 subspecialties; diagnostic services; imaging capabilities; occupational therapy services; and Northwest Arkansas' only pediatric emergency department, equipped with 30 exam rooms. Generous philanthropic and volunteer engagement has sustained Arkansas Children's since it began as an orphanage in 1912, and today ensures the system can deliver on its promise of unprecedented child health. To learn more, visit archildrens.org.