Thursday, December 13, 2018 8:00 AM to Friday, December 14, 2018 1:00 PM


Biomedical Sciences Partnership Building, Conference Rooms 113 and 115
475 N. 5th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004



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What if:

  • Your insulin pump suddenly overdosed?
  • A patient’s bedside medication pump malfunctioned?
  • Your grandmother’s pacemaker stopped working?
  • A children’s hospital lost internet access from a cyber attack?

These aren't just examples; they've actually happened.

The CyberMed Summit returns December 13–14, 2018, with a symposium designed to prevent malicious attacks by developing solutions to keep patients safe and medical technology secure.


Day One – Thursday December 13, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.: First-of-their-kind clinical simulations will feature unwitting physicians placed in realistic situations involving sick patients where everything is not quite as it seems. VIPs will be given a front row view to witness the real-time realization that the systems and technologies doctors rely on to care for their patients are not entirely trustworthy and to appreciate the devastating consequences that may follow.

Day Two – Friday December 14, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.: Policy simulations bring together participants representing government agencies, medical device manufacturers and other relevant private sector entities, hospitals and the security research community for table-top exercises to tackle a major cyber crisis impacting hospitals in the region. Working in small teams, the participants will analyze major issues in the scenario, propose appropriate responses and evaluate the effectiveness and interplay of policies and other response mechanisms that would take effect during a major cyber crisis.

“These clinical simulations — along with the discussions that followed — are, in essence, a model that deserves to be reproduced across other medical centers as part of raising awareness and educating the clinician community” — Suzanne B. Schwartz, MD, MBA, Associate Director for Science and Strategic Partnerships at the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH).

Featured Speakers

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 and will include:

Speaker Brief Bio
Jeff Tully

Jeff Tully, MD, pediatrician and researcher

Dr. Tully is a founder of the CyberMed Summit, physician and security researcher. A UA College of Medicine – Phoenix Class of 2014 graduate, Dr. Tully is board certified in Pediatrics and is currently an Anesthesiology resident at the University of California, Davis Medical Center.

Christian Dameff

Christian Dameff, MD, Emergency Medicine physician and researcher

Dr. Dameff is a founder of the CyberMed Summit, physician, and security researcher. A UA College of Medicine - Phoenix Class of 2014 graduate, Dr. Dameff is board certified in Emergency Medicine and is currently a Clinical Informatics fellow at the University of California, San Diego.

Beau Woods

Beau Woods, deputy director of the Cyber Statecraft Initiative in the Brent Scowcroft on International Security

Mr. Woods is a founder of the CyberMed Summit, a cyber safety innovation fellow with the Atlantic Council, a leader with the I Am The Cavalry grassroots initiative and entrepreneur in residence with the FDA. Beau is a frequent presenter, media contributor and author. He graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a BS in psychology.

Joshua Corman

Joshua Corman, director of the Cyber Statecraft Initiative at the Atlantic Council's Brent Scowcroft Center and a founder of I am The Cavalry

Mr. Corman is a founder of the CyberMed
Summit, founder of I am The Cavalry, CSO for
PTC, and a member of the Congressional Task
Force for Healthcare Industry Cybersecurity.
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.

Suzanne Schwartz, MD, MBA Suzanne Schwartz, MD, MBA, Associate Director for Science and Strategic Partnerships, Center for Devices and Radiologic Health at the US Food and Drug Administration

Note: This conference is not open to the public. For questions about the CyberMed Summit, please contact us.