Phoenix, 8-9 June 2017
Phoenix, 8-9 June 2017
Phoenix, 8-9 June 2017

We Need Your Help

Medical technology has never been more promising. It's also never been more unsecured. Join some of the world's pre-eminent clinicians, security researchers, health care administrators, medical device manufacturers, and policymakers at a first-of-its-kind event combining clinical simulation, table-top policy discussions, and small group networking all designed to address the emerging challenges of medical device cybersecurity. Hosted by the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix and the Atlantic Council, the CyberMed Summit will bring together critical stakeholders to develop solutions for one of health care's biggest threats.


Featuring a curated selection of health care thought leaders, notable security researchers, policy wonks, and clinical specialists, speakers at the CyberMed Summit are passionate about working collaboratively to develop positions and solutions aimed at keeping patients safe and medical technology secure.

Suzanne Schwartz, MD, MBA

Suzanne Schwartz, MD, MBA is the Associate Director for Science & Strategic Partnerships at FDA’s Center for Devices & Radiological Health (CDRH). Among other public health concerns, her portfolio has most notably included medical device cybersecurity, for which she chairs CDRH’s Cybersecurity Working Group. She also co-chairs the Government Coordinating Council for Healthcare & Public Health critical infrastructure sector. Before FDA, Suzanne was a full time surgical faculty member at Weill Cornell Medical College.

Jeff Tully, MD

Jeff Tully is a pediatrician and researcher with an interest in understanding the ever-growing intersections between health care and technology. Prior to medical school he worked on “hacking” the genetic code of Salmonella bacteria to create anti-cancer tools, and throughout medical training has remained involved in the conversations and projects that will secure healthcare and protect our patients as we face a brave new world of remote care, implantable medical devices, and biohacking.

Joshua Corman

Joshua Corman is the director of the Cyber Statecraft Initiative at the Atlantic Council's Brent Scowcroft Center and a founder of I am The Cavalry (dot org). Corman previously served as CTO for Sonatype, director of security intelligence for Akamai, and in senior research and strategy roles for The 451 Group and IBM Internet Security Systems. He co-founded @RuggedSoftware and @IamTheCavalry to encourage new security approaches in response to the world’s increasing dependence on digital infrastructure. Josh’s unique approach to security in the context of human factors, adversary motivations, and social impact has helped position him as one of the most trusted names in security. He also serving as an adjunct faculty for Carnegie Mellon’s Heinz College and on the 2016 HHS Cybersecurity Task Force.

Christian Dameff, MD

Christian Dameff is an emergency medicine physician and researcher. Published works include topics such as therapeutic hypothermia after cardiac arrest, novel drug targets for myocardial infarction patients, and other Emergency Medicine related works with an emphasis on CPR optimization. Security research topics including hacking critical healthcare infrastructure and medical devices. He has previously spoken at Defcon on healthcare related security issues and is an Open CTF Champion. In July he starts a clinical informatics fellowship at the University of California San Diego.

Beau Woods

Beau Woods is the deputy director of the Cyber Statecraft Initiative in the Brent Scowcroft on International Security. His focus is the intersection of cyber security and the human condition, primarily around Cyber Safety. This comes out of the I Am The Cavalry initiative, ensuring the connected technology that can impact life and safety is worthy of our trust. Beau started his career working at a regional health provider, protecting patients by defending medical data and devices.

Conference Schedule

Lectures, small group sessions, and unique clinical simulations, spread across two full days, will provide attendees with an immersive experience in which the theoretical and conceptual challenges of medical cybersecurity will become tangible and realized.
8:00 - 9:00 Registration, Coffee, Continental Breakfast
Auditorium/Lobby VIPs
9:00 - 9:50 Welcome and Introduction - JT/CD/BW
Piper Public
9:50  - 10:00 Break and Transistion

10:00 - 10:50  Keynote: Josh Corman
Piper Public
10:50- 11:00 Break and Transition

11:00 - 11:50 Industry Panel- Abbot, J+J Auditorium
11:50 - 12:50 Sponsored Lunch with Talk
Auditorium VIPs
12:50 - 13:00 Transition from 1st to 4th Floor    
13:00 - 13:20 Simulation 1 Sim Center VIPs
13:20 - 13:50 Simulation 1 Debrief  Learning Studio VIPs 
14:00 - 14:20 Simulation 2 Sim Center VIPs
14:20 - 14:50 Simulation 2 Debrief Learning Studio  VIPs 
15:00 - 15:30 Simulation 3 Sim Center VIPs
15:30 - 16:00 Simulation 3 Debrief Learning Studio VIPs
16:00 - 16:10
Transition from 4th to 1st Floor

16:10 - 17:00 Health Provider CISO Panel Auditorium VIPs
17:00 - 19:00 ORD Networking & Reception Piper VIPs
8:00 - 9:00  Registration, Coffee, Continental Breakfast
Auditorium/Lobby VIPs
9:00 - 9:50 Keynote: Scott Erven
Piper Public
9:50  - 10:00 Break and Transition    
10:00 - 10:50  Keynote: Suzanne Schwartz
Piper Public
10:50 - 11:00 Break and Transition

11:00- 11:55 Marie Moe Auditorium
12:00 - 13:00 Sponsored Lunch and Talk
Learning Studios VIPs
13:00 - 15:50 Table Top Exercises Learning Studios  VIPs
15:50 - 16:00 Break and Transition

16:00 - 17:00 Law Enforcement and Critical Infrastructure Panel Auditorium  VIPs
17:00 - 17:30 Closing and Next Steps Auditorium  VIPs 


The Phoenix Biomedical Campus combines academic medical education with translational, multi-disciplinary research environments and patient care centers. The CyberMed Summit will feature state-of-the-art clinical scenarios in the campus' Center for Simulation and Innovation, a world-renowned facility offering the latest in high-fidelity simulation technologies. 


The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix is an established leader in health care and scientific discoveries through its renowned physicians, researchers, educators, and clinical partners.

The Atlantic Council promotes constructive leadership and engagement in international affairs based on the Atlantic Community's central role in meeting global challenges. The Council provides an essential forum for navigating the dramatic economic and political changes defining the twenty-first century by informing and galvanizing its uniquely influential network of global leaders, shaping policy choices and strategies to create a more secure and prosperous world.