By: Naseem S. Miller with Orlando Sentinel

The fourth annual Lake Nona Impact Forum is taking place later this week, bringing to Orlando 250 CEOs, entrepreneurs, government officials and leaders from around the nation.

The three-day symposium, developed by the Lake Nona Institute, is invitation-only. The focus of this year’s meeting is transforming health care through technology.

The gathering features local leaders including Dana Nicholson Bledsoe, president of Nemours Children’s Hospital and Dr. Deborah German, dean of UCF College of Medicine, and well-known national figures including two former U.S. Surgeon Generals Dr. Richard Carmona and Dr. David Satcher, Dr. Deepak Chopra and tennis legend Billie Jean King.

“Health care is at a historic time of change,” said Dr. Thomas Graham, who leads the Impact Forum this year as the new Chief Health Strategy & Innovation Officer of Tavistock Group and Global Chairman of the Lake Nona Institute, in a news release. “By convening these partners and friends – a diverse array of thought leaders and change agents – in an intimate environment, we aim to put innovative thought into action that improves health, wellness and sustainable living at home and around the globe.”

You can follow the meeting at @LN_ Institute,, or join the conversation online with the hashtag #LNIF16. You can also follow the Lake Nona Institute on Periscope to see some of the sessions.