Events

ARPA-H Events

Through presentations, workshops, and other opportunities to connect, the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H) look forward to connecting with everyone who has a stake in our health – from patients, researchers, and nonprofits, to technologists, investors, and entrepreneurs. Achieving the kind of transformative innovation the agency seeks requires a broad, collaborative network from coast to coast and around the globe. Working together with this diverse stakeholder community, ARPA-H aims to create and deliver health innovations, shaping viable solutions that improve the lives of everyone.

For speaking engagement requests, please fill out the engagements form.

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BIO International Convention

San Diego, CA

June 6, 2024 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Join leaders from the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H) for a discussion on the agency’s streamlined business practices and ambitious goals — all in service of accelerating better health outcomes for all Americans. Attend this conversation with Deputy Director Susan Monarez and Mission Office Directors Wade Shen (Proactive Health) and Jason Roos (Scalable Solutions). 

Register for the event.

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Biohybrid Devices Summit

New Orleans, LA

May 16, 2024 8:30 AM - May 17, 2024 5:00 PM

ARPA-H is hosting a Biohybrid Therapeutic Devices Summit in New Orleans, May 16-17, to bring together key funders, stakeholders, scientists, regulatory authorities, patient engagement groups, and the private sector to advance this field.

To request an invitation to the summit, visit the event’s registration webpage.

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NITRO Kickoff

Tahlequah, OK

April 2, 2024 - April 3, 2024

ARPA-H’s first program, Novel Innovations for Tissue Regeneration in Osteoarthritis (NITRO) held its kickoff event at Cherokee Nation in Tahlequah, Okla. on April 2-3, 2024. Cherokee Nation is the largest of three federally recognized Cherokee tribes and is a spoke member of ARPANET-H’s Investor Catalyst Hub. 

View photos and a video of the event.

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Daring Disruption: Embracing Innovative Solutions in Health Care at SXSW

Austin, TX

March 8, 2024 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Two of healthcare's biggest disruptors in the federal government and private sector, ARPA-H Director Renee Wegrzyn and Cost-Plus Drugs founder Mark Cuban, discussed innovative approaches and solutions in health care thar both their organizations are employing to improve health outcomes for all Americans. 

View photos and a video of the event.

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Sprint for Women's Health launch

Washington, DC

June 14, 2024

As part of the White House Initiative on Women’s Health Research, ARPA-H's Sprint for Women’s Health launched to fund unconventional approaches and innovative ways to accelerate biomedical research focused on women’s health outcomes. 

View photos of the event.

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Washington Post Live: How technology is reshaping the way cancer is diagnosed and treated

Virtual

November 8, 2023 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

ARPA-H Director Renee Wegrzyn, Ph.D. and Scripps Research executive vice president Eric Topol speak with The Washington Post Live. Listen to their conversation on the advancements underway to reshape cancer care.

Register for the event.

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A Conversation with ARPA-H Director Renee Wegrzyn and 16th NIH Director Francis Collins

Washington, DC

November 8, 2023 5:15 PM - 5:45 PM

The Milken Institute’s 2023 Future of Health Summit closes with a plenary conversation from ARPA-H Director Renee Wegrzyn, Ph.D. and former NIH Director Francis Collins, MD, Ph.D. discussing the latest biomedical research and how innovation is balanced with patient access.

View a video recording of the event.

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American Possibilities: A White House Demo Day

Washington, DC

November 7, 2023 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

To showcase what federal research and development can accomplish, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy is hosting American Possibilities: A White House Demo Day. At this event, participants explored a showroom with more than 40 innovations that will help Americans live better lives and build our future together, all made possible by federal investment.

View photos from the event. 

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Investor Catalyst Hub Launch

Boston, MA

October 26, 2023 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM

The ARPANET-H Investor Catalyst (IC) Hub opened the doors at its new greater Boston area space, launching its activities with state, national, and community representatives. The IC hub is supported by a consortium with a nationwide network of spokes to accelerate commercialization of revolutionary breakthroughs to improves the lives of all Americans.

View a video recording of the event.

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Customer Experience Hub Launch

Dallas, TX

October 19, 2023 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The ARPANET-H Customer Experience (CX) Hub opened the doors at its new Dallas, Texas, space, with a launch event announcing its first initiative, called Advanced Clinical Trial Readiness. The CX hub is supported by a consortium with a nationwide network of spokes to create and transition lifechanging health solutions to improve the lives of all Americans.

View a video recording of the event.

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HLTH 2023

Las Vegas, NV

October 8, 2023 1:00 PM - October 11, 2023 9:00 PM

The theme of this year’s HLTH conference Is “Create a Better Future for All.” ARPA-H Director Dr. Renee Wegrzyn and Deputy Director Dr. Susan Monarez will be speaking at this health care innovation event.

Learn more or register online.

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ARPA-H National Hispanic Heritage Month Event

Washington, DC

September 18, 2023 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM

On September 18, ARPA-H hosted an event that celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month by recognizing Hispanic leaders in the healthcare field and inviting attendees to help chart a course toward future engagement between government, industry, academia, patients, and the Hispanic community. This event included two panels and a resource fair for attendees to learn more about opportunities to engage with ARPA-H.

View a video recording of the event.

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Research Process and Funding Opportunities at ARPA-H

Virtual

August 1, 2023 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

ARPA-H presented to the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, and the Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences to discuss how psychological scientists can engage with the agency through applying to Program Manager positions, finding solicitations, and submitting research proposals.

View the slide deck.

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Aspen Ideas Health 2023

Aspen, CO

June 23, 2023 5:30 PM - 6:20 PM

Drs. Renee Wegryzn and Amy Jenkins spoke at the Aspen Ideas Health 2023 to discuss the mission and four focus areas of ARPA-H, why failing fast is important to the success of the agency, how ARPA-H plans to form public and private partnerships, and what the future holds for ARPA-H in the next 10-20 years, among other topics.

View a video recording of the event.

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Milken Institute Global Summit

Washington, DC

May 1, 2023 3:20 PM - 4:30 PM

Dr. Renee Wegryzn spoke at the Milken Institute Global Summit to discuss breaking down barriers, accelerating biomedical research, and strengthening public health. Wegrzyn spoke alongside Dr. Francis Collins, head of Molecular Genetics Section for the NIH’s National Human Genome Research Institute; Esther Krofah, executive vice president of Milken Institute Health; Peter Sands, executive director of The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria; and Dr. John Wigneswaran, senior vice president at Walmart.

View a video recording of the event.

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GovCIO Media & Research Women Tech Leaders’ Summit

Washington, DC

April 13, 2023 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

On April 13, Dr. Wegrzyn spoke on a panel to over 150 attendees about strategies for widely sharing the unique missions of the government, opportunities for integrating technology into an agency's mission, and the importance of encouraging the recruitment of women in tech. Dr. Wegrzyn was joined by Devon Beard, Director of People Operations at the Department of Veterans Affairs; Margie Graves, Senior Fellow at IBM Center for the Business of Government; and Melissa Vice, Director of the Vulnerability Disclosure Program within the Department of Defense.

View a video recording of the event.

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Open Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) Virtual Proposers’ Day

Virtual

April 4, 2023 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

On April 4, ARPA-H held a Virtual Proposers’ Day to outline the agency’s vision and to provide detailed information about the application process for its Open Broad Agency Announcement (BAA), calling for proposals related to breakthrough research and technological advancements. Participants were invited to learn more about the ARPA-H funding model and to ask questions of senior leadership about the awards process.

View a video recording of the event, or view the slide deck.

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Draft Request for Consortium Agreement (RCA) and Site Selection Virtual Proposers’ Day

Washington, DC

March 24, 2023 1:00 PM - 9:00 PM

On March 24, ARPA-H hosted a Virtual Proposers’ Day to brief its draft Request for Consortium Agreement (RCA) and to provide information about the site selection process for potential hub and spoke locations around the country. This event was designed to help foster a collaborative relationship with partners and to solicit feedback about ARPA-H's wider approach to the RCA.

View the slide deck.

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Year One of ARPA-H, with Sec. Becerra & ARPA-H's Dr. Wegrzyn

Washington, DC

March 15, 2023 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Join HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra and Dr. Renee Wegrzyn, inaugural director of the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health, for a lively discussion on the first anniversary of ARPA-H, including new agency announcements and year-one accomplishments, their vision for the organization and its potential to transform health for everyone, and how ARPA-H’s mission complements a spectrum of HHS efforts.

View a video recording of the event.

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Stanford School of Medicine

Palo Alto, CA

January 26, 2023 2:00 PM - 6:45 PM

Dr. Renee Wegrzyn visited Stanford's campus for a fireside chat with Stanford University School of Medicine Dean Dr. Lloyd Minor on January 26, 2023.

View a video recording of the event.

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Precision Medicine World Conference

San Francisco, CA

January 25, 2023 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

On January 25, 2023, Dr. Renee Wegryzn spoke at the Precision World Medicine Conference session, “How public-private collaboratives can catalyze transformative health breakthroughs" to discuss challenges that impede industry-driven innovations from creating applications of scientific discoveries. Wegrzyn spoke alongside Dr. Keith Yamamoto, vice chancellor for science policy and strategy at the University of California, San Francisco; Doug Friedman, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of BioMADE; and Jay Keasling, Philomathia Professor of Alternative Energy at the University of California, Berkeley, and CEO of the Joint BioEnergy Institute.

View a video recording of the event.

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18th Non-Dilutive Funding Summit

San Francisco, CA

January 11, 2023 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Dr. Renee Wegrzyn provided a keynote address on January 11, 2023, to over 1,000 executive-level managers from life science companies about the mission of ARPA-H at the Non-Dilutive Funding Summit in San Francisco.

View a video recording of the event.

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JP Morgan Healthcare Conference

San Francisco, CA

January 10, 2023 9:45 PM - 11:00 PM

Dr. Renee Wegrzyn spoke alongside Dr. Robert Califf, commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, where they discussed life sciences, biopharma, and MedTech priorities for 2023. The two highlighted the importance of ARPA-H and FDA collaboration, noting that the agencies will work together from the beginning to expedite review of future ARPA-H products.

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NIH Advisory Committee to the Director of the NIH

Bethesda, MD

December 8, 2022 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Dr. Renee Wegrzyn spoke to the members of the Advisory Committee to the Director of the NIH about ARPA-H's formation, priorities, and process in Bethesda, Maryland, on December 8, 2022.

View a video recording of the event.

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Milken Institute Future of Health Summit

Washington, DC

December 6, 2022 11:30 PM - December 7, 2022 1:30 AM

Dr. Renee Wegrzyn spoke alongside National Cancer Institute Director Dr. Monica Bertagnolli about the future of biomedical innovation on December 6, 2022, at the Milken Institute Future of Health Summit in Washington, DC

View a video recording of the event.

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DARPA Forward

Atlanta, GA

October 26, 2022 1:05 PM - 1:35 PM

Dr. Renee Wegrzyn spoke alongside National Cancer Institute Director Dr. Monica Bertagnolli about the future of biomedical innovation on December 6, 2022, at the Milken Institute Future of Health Summit in Washington, DC.

View a video recording of the event.

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Howard University

Blackburn University Center, Howard University, Washington, DC

October 25, 2022 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

In collaboration with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, ARPA-H hosted event on October 25, 2022. During this event, invited participants heard HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra share his thoughts on the new agency, along with a discussion between ARPA-H Inaugural Director Dr. Renee Wegrzyn and Howard University’s Senior Vice President of Health Affairs, Dr. Hugh Mighty, on ARPA-H and its process and priorities.

View a video recording of the event.