The Solve conference, taking place on the MIT campus October 5-8, 2015, seeks to answer the hard questions of our time, questions that must be addressed now to prepare for a future that is just a short time away.
Solve will investigate challenges in the context of four content pillars: LEARN, CURE, FUEL, and MAKE. Each pillar focuses on one central objective and identifies a series of questions that approach that objective by breaking it into smaller pieces. These questions are at the center of the conference, where each will be explored to help us understand both the opportunities for progress toward our objectives and the barriers to achieving it.
CURE — Leverage innovations in health care delivery and medical research to make care affordable and universally available.
- How can we increase health care productivity by leveraging information technology?
- How can we reduce morbidity and mortality in the case of cancer?
- How can we accelerate advances in mental health and the treatment of brain disorders?
- How can we mitigate the spread of infectious disease in developing and developed countries?
“Technology alone won’t solve problems. Technology, when coupled with leadership and the engagement of citizens, that can solve problems. And that’s changed the world. That’s changed how we can treat disease.”
Phillip Sharp — curator, CURE