The Diversity, Inclusion, & Life Sciences Symposium is the leading annual, collaborative symposium for life sciences and healthcare 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 these crucial industries. 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. We invite you to explore our site and contact us with any questions or thoughts.
Dr. Linda Scarazzini, MDHead of Medical Safety Evaluation at AbbVie
Ms. Erica Dhawan, MPACEO of otential
Dr. Neelum Aggarwal, MDNeurologist at Rush University; Chief Diversity Officer at American Medical Women's Association
Dr. Khaudeja BanoSenior Medical Director, Medical Device Safety Head at AbbVie
Mr. Javier Barrientos, MBASenior Director, Global Diversity & Inclusion at Biogen
Dr. Benee Brown, PharmDMedical Affairs Liaison at Sanofi
Ms. Leah Brown, JDFounder, President & CEO at A10 Clinical Solutions
Dr. William Daley, MD, MPHVice President of Cardiovascular Thrombosis at Sanofi
Dr. Ian Davies, PhDExecutive Director, Chemistry at Merck
Dr. Shailja Dixit, MD, MPH, MBA, MSExecutive Director of Medical Affairs at Allergan
Dr. Owen Garrick, MDPresident & COO at Bridge Clinical Research
Ms. Almenia Garvey, MSDirector, Health Care Alliances at ICON
Ms. Tina Gilbert, MBADirector of Inclusion and Diversity at Teva Pharmaceuticals
Dr. James Gillespie, PhD, JD, MPACEO of Center for Healthcare Innovation
Mr. Jose Fernando Gomez, MBAVice Chairman of Board of Directors at National Hispanic Life Sciences Society
Dr. Peter Juhn, MD, MPHVice President for Integrated Care Services in the Global Diabetes Division at Sanofi
Ms. Dorcas Lind, MPHPresident & Founder at Diversity Health Communications
Dr. Marty Martin, PsyD, MPHMobile Health Strategist, Coach, Leadership & Management Speaker, SRI Specialist; Director & Associate Professor at DePaul University
Dr. Coleman Obasaju, MD, PhDU.S. Medical Director, Oncology at Eli Lilly
Ms. Cary Passaglia, MSAdministrative Director, Clinical Research Office at Lurie Cancer Center of Northwestern University
Mr. Julius Pryor IIIHead of Innovation, Diversity & Inclusion at Genentech
Dr. Gary Puckrein, PhDPresident & CEO of National Minority Quality Forum
Dr. Raymond Samuel, MD, PhDContact Principal Investigator & Project Director at Minority Men's Health Initiative (MMHI); Assistant Dean for Research, School of Engineering & Technology at Hampton University
Dr. Joyce Steinberg, MDExecutive Medical Director at Astellas
Dr. Tom Summerfelt, PhD, MSVice President of Research at Advocate Health Care
Ms. Sheila ThornePresident & CEO of Multicultural Healthcare Marketing Group; Associate Clinical Professor at Stony Brook University School of Social Welfare
Dr. Scott Treiber, PhD, MBAEVP, Biopharmaceutical Development & GM at Chiltern
Ms. Bernadette TostiSenior Director, Head of Patient Recruitment Programs at Quintiles
Dr. Chad Womack, PhDNational Director of STEM Initiatives & UNCF-Merck Fellowship Program at United Negro College Fund
Ms. Fatema Zanzi, JDPartner & Member of Diversity Committee at Drinker Biddle & Reath
by Ms. Erica Dhawan09:15 AM
by Dr. Linda Scarazzini01:30 PM
Join the world's #1 symposium focusing specifically on the interface of diversity, inclusion, the life sciences, and healthcare.
Understand the obstacles to clinical trials and healthcare access for underrepresented patient populations.
Discuss how diversity and inclusion drive innovation within organizations.
Learn best practices for recruiting, retaining, and promoting a diverse workforce.
Focus on building an organizational culture that attracts the best and brightest people, resulting in a diverse and productive workforce.
Network and share ideas with many of the country’s leading life science and healthcare professionals who are passionate about diversity and inclusion.
Complete the form below to get exact directions to the symposium.
Drinker Biddle Law Offices
191 N. Wacker Drive (#3700)
Chicago, IL 60606
Time: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
222 S. Riverside Plaza (#1900)
Chicago, IL 60606
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