7th Annual Diversity, Inclusion, & Life Sciences Symposium
LEADING SYMPOSIUM DISCUSSING DIVERSITY IN THE HEALTH SECTOR
Chicago, IL, USA
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.
the world’s #1 symposium focusing specifically on the interface of diversity, inclusion, and the health sector
the obstacles to clinical trials and healthcare access for underrepresented patient populations
knowledge regarding why coaching and mentoring are vital to workforce development
on building an organizational culture that attracts the best and brightest people, resulting in a diverse and productive workforce
how diversity and inclusion drive innovation and new thinking within organizations
a workplace that embraces and promotes an inclusive environment by leveraging the latest D&I trends and ideas
best practices for recruiting, retaining , and promoting a diverse workforce
and share ideas with many of the country’s leading health sector professionals who are passionate about diversity and inclusion
University of Chicago Medical Center
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.
The Kaleidoscope Group
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.
American Medical Association
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, 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.
Healthcare Research Associates
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.
by Doug Harris11:15 AM
191 N. Wacker Drive | Suite 3700
Chicago, IL, USA 60606
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