DENVER, CO • AUGUST 16-18, 2020
   Rafael J. Grossmann,    MD, FACS, Healthcare Futurist, Technology Innovator, Surgeon and Educator

Rafael J. Grossmann, MD, FACS, Healthcare Futurist, Technology Innovator, Surgeon and Educator

This year’s keynote presentation will address exponential technologies which are disrupting the world. 

In the current health care and education ecosystem, their use will likely transform how we connect, communicate, teach and learn. The current state of medicine and medical care calls for a creative disruption of the current paradigms.


Throughout his career, Rafael J. Grossmann has focused on tapping the paradoxical power of technology to coexist with a better, more humane medical care. As a health care futurist, being a full-time practicing surgeon gives him the rare skills, qualities and advantages to combine and enhance both his passions.

He is one of the earliest Google Glass explorers and in 2013 was the first doctor to use Google Glass during live surgery. Being a telemedicine, global health and digital medicine advocate, Grossmann is a strong believer in the power of technology to augment health care and education, to better connect providers and patients.

He is convinced that innovation in healthcare technology will exponentially improve health care connectivity, communication and data management, and result in more efficient, intuitive, less expensive and ultimately better and more empathic patient care and medical education, as well as improved global access to health care.