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7th Annual Diversity, Inclusion, & Life Sciences Symposium

LEADING SYMPOSIUM DISCUSSING DIVERSITY IN THE HEALTH SECTOR

Thursday 6.15.17

Chicago, IL, USA

The 7th annual Diversity, Inclusion, & Life Sciences Symposium is the leading annual, collaborative symposium for health sector professionals and executives, physicians, HR professionals, clinical trial professionals and patients, entrepreneurs, patient groups, researchers, academics, and diversity and inclusion advocates to discuss diversity and inclusion in the life sciences and the health sector. The symposium focuses specifically on the latest trends, challenges, opportunities, and best practices of implementing strategies and tactics to make these industries more diverse and inclusive, as well as understand how to better serve different patient groups. Attendees will learn the newest insights and ideas, discuss practical solutions, and meet industry and marketplace colleagues.

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Add to My Calendar 2017-06-15 08:00:00 2017-06-15 16:00:00 America/Chicago 7th Annual Diversity, Inclusion, & Life Sciences Symposium The 7th annual Diversity, Inclusion, & Life Sciences Symposium is the leading annual, collaborative symposium specifically discussing diversity and inclusion in the life sciences and the health sector. 191 N. Upper Wacker Drive, Suite 3700, Chicago, IL 60606 Center for Healthcare Innovation info@chisite.org

WHY ATTEND?

JOIN

the world’s #1 symposium focusing specifically on the interface of diversity, inclusion, and the health sector

UNDERSTAND

the obstacles to clinical trials and healthcare access for underrepresented patient populations

ACQUIRE

knowledge regarding why coaching and mentoring are vital to workforce development

FOCUS

on building an organizational culture that attracts the best and brightest people, resulting in a diverse and productive  workforce

DISCUSS

how diversity and inclusion drive innovation and new thinking within organizations

CREATE

a workplace that embraces and promotes an inclusive environment by leveraging the latest D&I trends and ideas

LEARN

best practices for recruiting, retaining , and promoting a diverse workforce

NETWORK

and share ideas with many of the country’s leading health sector professionals who are passionate about diversity and inclusion

EXPERT SPEAKERS

Ms. Brenda Battle

University of Chicago Medical Center

Biography

Ms. Brenda Battle, MBA, BSN, RN, serves as The University of Chicago Medical Center’s Vice President for Care Delivery Innovation and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer. She is responsible for leading UCMC’s transformation to population health management, implementing new models of care and integrating care between the hospital and community. Battle’s prior experience includes serving as the director of the Center for Diversity and Cultural Competence for Barnes-Jewish Hospital on the Washington University Medical Center Campus, St. Louis, MO. She served as a health care lobbyist for several years and held several leadership roles in the managed care industry.

Mr. Doug Harris

The Kaleidoscope Group

Biography

Mr. Doug Harris is the Chief Executive Officer of The Kaleidoscope Group with almost 30 years of experience in the field of diversity & inclusion consulting. Prior to joining Bea Young Associates in 1993, Doug worked for several years as a consultant and trainer for Harbridge House, Inc. where he facilitated diversity & inclusion education sessions with senior executives of Fortune 500 organizations. Today, as the leader of The Kaleidoscope Group, Doug empowers organizations to achieve their diversity and inclusion goals. His knowledge and expertise guides organizations through the creation of customized strategies that address the specific diversity needs of the business. He recently developed and launched The Kaleidoscope Group Youth Practice to assist underserved youth in the Chicagoland and surrounding communities and is working with Tufts University to design and implement a student leadership development program.

Ms. Leslie M. Stokes

American Medical Association

Biography

Ms. Leslie M. Stokes, MBA, is the Senior Vice President of Physician Engagement at the American Medical Association. She is the executive sponsor of a Diversity Initiative that launched in 2015. Prior to AMA, Leslie spent more than 20 years of combined sales and marketing experiences at Merck, Johnson & Johnson and Baxter Healthcare. During her time at Baxter, she worked in Global Marketing and was also the Co-President of the African-American Leadership Council, a newly formed business resource group. Leslie holds a BS in Business Administration and Marketing from Penn State University and an MBA in International Business from Temple University. Leslie lives in downtown Chicago and in her spare time enjoys mentoring early career professionals.

Ms. Dima Elissa

VisMed-3D

Biography

Ms. Dima Elissa, MBA, is the CEO and founder of VisMed-3D, a medical 3D printing company. She is also the Diversity, Inclusion, and Innovation (D & I2) – Tech & Innovation Lead at American Medical Women’s Association. As an adjunct faculty member teaching Entrepreneurship at the Associated Colleges of the Midwest in Chicago and in-demand speaker, she exemplifies her commitment to giving back and paying it forward. She currently serves on the boards of mHUB Chicago, BWG Strategy LLC, Ms. Tech, Women in Bio, Galvanize Labs, and is on the STEM steering committee for the Aparecio Foundation, which provides mentoring to high-achieving, low- income female high school students. Dima holds a B.A. in Chemistry from Hanover College, and earned her MBA from Texas A&M’s May’s School of Business with a concentration in Finance.

Ms. Regina Greer-Smith

Healthcare Research Associates

Biography

Ms. Regina Greer-Smith, MPH, is a member of the Advisory Panel for Patient Engagement at the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). Regina is the President and Owner of Healthcare Research Associates, LLC. Regina’s work includes building and maintaining collaborations between communities and stakeholders that enable improved healthcare outcomes. Regina is a consultant /healthcare coordinator to agencies providing services to developmentally and intellectually disabled adults in Illinois and the use of mobile technology to enable collaboration between patients/caregivers and providers. She is the developer and principal investigator of The S.T.A.R. Initiative. The mission of The S.T.A.R. Initiative is to increase minority participation in patient-centered outcomes research and clinical trials. Regina holds a Master of Public Health Degree (MPH) from Benedictine University and is a Fellow with The American College of Healthcare Executives.

THE SCHEDULE

Registration, Breakfast, & Networking

08:00 AM

Opening Remarks

09:00 AM

Distinguished Welcoming Address

09:15 AM

Expanding Definitions of Diversity Panel

11:45 AM

Presentation on Diversity Trends in the Health Sector

by Doug Harris

11:15 AM

The Role of Coaching & Mentoring in Executive Success Panel

10:00 AM

Lunch

12:30 PM

Distinguished Keynote Address

1:30 PM

Diversity in Clinical Trials and Research Panel

2:30PM

Concluding Remarks

3:30 PM

Reception & Networking

4:00 PM

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WHAT PEOPLE SAY

They love it. Read what the previous attendees had to say!

“CHI’s Diversity, Inclusion, & Life Sciences symposium was a great event because we were able to connect with and exchange ideas with senior members of the life science industry and people in communities that are putting ideas into real practice was very valuable.” – Dr. Owen Garrick, MD, President & Chief Operating Officer at Bridge Clinical Research

“CHI’s Diversity, Inclusion, & Life Sciences symposium was a great event because it addresses a wide range of topics from diversity in clinical trials to leadership development, including coaching and mentoring diverse groups in our organizations. We’ve really enjoyed and will be returning to the Diversity, Inclusion, & Life Sciences symposium because of the opportunity to network with colleagues in pharma, academia, community health and government sectors. – Ms. Nicole Mowad-Nassar, Vice President of External Partnerships at Takeda Pharmaceuticals

“I found CHI’s symposium on Diversity, Inclusion, & Life Sciences to be a thought-provoking and valuable experience that allowed participants to take a break from day-to-day responsibilities and consider best practices and innovations for facilitating diversity and promoting inclusion in this area.” – Dr. Tom Summerfelt, PhD, Vice President of Research & Innovation at Advocate Health Care

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SYMPOSIUM LOCATION

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191 N. Wacker Drive | Suite 3700

Chicago, IL, USA 60606

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