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Women’s Healthcare Innovation and Leadership Showcase – Charting the Future of Women’s Healthcare

March 24, 2015 @ 1:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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The Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association Metro chapter and HealthyWomen.org are uniting to present a women’s healthcare innovation and leadership showcase, a signature event on March 24, 2015 in NYC.

Event details

On March 24, 2015, the HBA Metro chapter, in collaboration with HealthyWomen.org, will explore women’s healthcare innovation and what academic and medical institutions, healthcare companies, pharmaceutical and medical device companies, third party payers, insurers and the government are doing to advance and innovate women’s healthcare. We will mark the progress that has been made by presenting many innovative initiatives that improve the lives of women and also highlight the areas where efforts must continue to tackle the challenges that remain. WHILS aims to increase awareness and invoke change; creating a path forward to truly advancing women’s healthcare literacy and behaviors and increasing access to healthcare.

Improving surveillance of disease, advancing basic and clinical research, improving early diagnosis, treatment and disease prevention, strengthening health systems, improving health literacy and behaviors, and increasing access to healthcare are the cornerstones of ensuring a healthier future for women worldwide. To advance the discussion and shrink the gaps in health disparities for women, we must turn to action-oriented innovative approaches. We invite individuals inside and outside the healthcare industry to join us on one platform to ignite conversations and build solutions in advancing women’s healthcare innovation.

After the program concludes, HBA and HealthyWomen are offering an exclusive networking reception in the Skirball lobby.  If you would like to attend the post-event networking reception, you must select the “Program and Networking Reception” registration option.

For Sponsorship and Advertising Opportunities:  Please click here or contact metro@hbanet.org.

Learning objectives

  1. Showcase important work being done to advance women’s healthcare and leverage women’s perspectives, skills, and influence in meeting broader healthcare objectives
  2. Draw meaningful representation and participation from a wide range of organizations in order to raise awareness of the landscape and key trends and initiatives in women’s healthcare
  3. Encourage networking and cross-pollination of ideas and uncover opportunities for collaboration and growth among participants

    12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
    Curated exhibits, networking and light lunch
    1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
    Introduction and keynote address: Charting the Future of Women’s Healthcare by Nieca Goldberg, MD
    2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Panel I – Transforming Health Research and Practice in Women
    3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
    Panel II – Empowering Women through Health Literacy and Access
    5:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    Program close
    5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    Networking Reception and travel among curated exhibits – must register for Program and Networking Reception in order to attend this reception.

Please click here to view our sponsors for this event.

Keynote speaker
Nieca Goldberg, MD – Clinical associate professor, Medical Director Women’s Heart

Panel I speakers
Please click here to view Panel I speaker biographies

Moderator: Kara Odom Walker, MD, MPH, MSHS
Deputy chief science officer, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)

Theresa Devins, DrPH, MS
Clinical trial monitor, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
BI representative to PhRMA’s working group and TransCelerate Biopharma.

Rain Henderson
CEO, Clinton Health Matters Initiative

Jessie Jacobs, MD
Chief medical officer of breast health, GE Healthcare

Margaret Kemeny, MD
Director, Queens Cancer Center of Queens Hospital

Panel II speakers
Please click here to view Panel II speaker biographies

Moderator: Margaret Columbia-Walsh
Serial healthcare entrepreneur, founder and CEO, Inverse Mobile

Penney Cowan
Founder and CEO, American Chronic Pain Association

Barbara Glickenstein, MPh, MS, RN
Founder and co-director, center for health media and policy, Hunter College

Cara James, Ph.D.
Director, Office of Minority Health, CMS

Anula Jayasuriya, MD, Ph.D., MBA
Founder and managing director, EXXClaim Capital, co-founder, Evolvence India Life Science Fund

Registration information
Event is open to: HBA members and nonmembers
Online Registration deadline: 3/17/15
Onsite (walk-in) registration: Is NOT allowed

Program only (includes access to pre-program exhibits, attendance at keynote and both panel presentations):
Member rate: $65
Nonmember rate: $85

Program and networking reception (includes access to full program and post-program networking reception, space is limited):
Member rate: $75
Nonmember rate: $95

Is this event refundable? Yes
Requests for cancellations and refunds must be submitted in writing to events@hbanet.org by 3/10/15; no refunds are available after this date.

Event questions/support
– Program contact for event details: Contact email metro@hbanet.org and/or phone 973-582-1980
– Membership questions: membership@hbanet.org or 973-575-0606 ext 1
– Trouble with online registration: events@hbanet.org or 973-575-0606 ext 3


March 24, 2015
1:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Event Category:


Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association


Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
60 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012 United States
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