Keynote: Heidi Dohse

Monday, June 4; 1 PM – 2 PM
Presenters: Heidi Dohse, Sr. Program Manager, Healthcare, Google; Founder, Tour de Heart Foundation
Randall Schiestl, Vice President of Research & Development, Global Technology, Boston Scientific Corporation

In 1983, a year after she was diagnosed with a rare arrhythmia, Heidi Dohse became one of the first AV ablation cases at the University of California-San Francisco hospital. As a lifelong heart patient – Dohse’s been 100% pacemaker dependent for over 30 years – she did not want to become a victim of her condition. Instead, she pursued her desire to become an athlete and competitive cyclist. But after open chest surgery in 2010 made any kind of physical activity a frightening idea, wearable devices and applications gave her the data to get from the hospital bed across the finish line of her first bike race. Since then, Dohse has competed in cycling events around the world.