Rising Star and Lifetime Impact Awards to
be presented by Boston Children's Hospital at "Taking on
BOSTON, MA, USA - Jul 8, 2014 - Boston Childrens Hospital today
announced the creation of two new annual awards that will be
conferred at the Global Pediatric Innovation Summit +
Awards, Taking on Tomorrow
(#PedInno14), taking place October 30-31, 2014, at
the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston. The awards will honor
innovators who are making an impact in pediatric health care and
will be presented at a luncheon on October 31.
There is a unique passion that exists in the field of pediatrics,
said Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO, Boston Childrens
Hospital. No matter where you work - be it in Boston or across the
globe - there is a special bond that drives us and brings us all
together, striving to innovate and look at problems in new ways for
the benefit of our patients. The annual Taking on
Tomorrow awards will allow us to recognize some of the
brightest champions whose work is making a difference to the
families we serve.
The Lifetime Impact Award will honor a
clinician, researcher or business person who has made extraordinary
and sustained leadership contributions throughout his/her career to
improve health care in the field of pediatrics.
The Rising Star Award will recognize the
outstanding achievements of an innovator, or team of innovators,
aged 45 or younger in the field of pediatric health care. The
recipient will receive $25,000 to advance the work for which they
Both awards are peer-nominated awards. To be considered,
nominations must be received no later than August 22.
Full descriptions of each, including criteria, the nomination
process and deadlines, are available on the Summit web
Boston Childrens Hospitals Global Pediatric Innovation Summit
+ Awards 2014, Taking on Tomorrow, takes place October 30 + 31
at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston. It provides an
engaging forum to build partnerships, accelerate innovations and
help reshape the future of pediatric medicine. The dynamic and
comprehensive agenda gathers innovators and thought leaders from
across the globe to examine clinical, informatics and business
opportunities in pediatric innovation.
Taking on Tomorrow features IBM as its premier sponsor.
Additional sponsors, to date, include Cerner Corporation, Claritas
Genomics, Genzyme, Life Technologies, and Vertex Pharmaceuticals.
Partners include the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council,
Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), The
Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), The Institute for
Pediatric Innovation, National Organization for Rare Disorders
(NORD), The Massachusetts Medical Device Industry Council
(MassMEDIC), and Network for Excellence in Health Innovation
(NEHI). Media partners include the Boston Business Journal, Bio-IT
World, Clinical Informatics News, MIT Technology Review and
WBUR-90.9 FM (Bostons NPR News Station).
Follow the Summit online @BCH_Innovation