Diversity, Inclusion, & Life Sciences Symposium

Wed, June 22, 2016 | 8AM - 4PM CST

[Networking reception to follow]

Chicago, IL, USA

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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.

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Add to My Calendar 2016-06-22 08:00:00 2016-06-22 16:00:00 America/Chicago 6TH ANNUAL DIVERSITY, INCLUSION, & LIFE SCIENCES SYMPOSIUM DILSS 191 N. Wacker Drive #3700, Chicago, IL 60606 Center for Healthcare Innovation joseph@chisite.org

DISTINGUISHED KEYNOTES

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Dr. Linda Scarazzini, MD

Head of Medical Safety Evaluation at AbbVie
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Ms. Erica Dhawan, MPA

CEO of otential

EXPERT SPEAKERS

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Dr. Neelum Aggarwal, MD

Neurologist at Rush University; Chief Diversity Officer at American Medical Women's Association
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Dr. Khaudeja Bano

Senior Medical Director, Medical Device Safety Head at AbbVie
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Mr. Javier Barrientos, MBA

Senior Director, Global Diversity & Inclusion at Biogen
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Dr. Benee Brown, PharmD

Medical Affairs Liaison at Sanofi
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Ms. Leah Brown, JD

Founder, President & CEO at A10 Clinical Solutions
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Dr. William Daley, MD, MPH

Vice President of Cardiovascular Thrombosis at Sanofi
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Dr. Ian Davies, PhD

Executive Director, Chemistry at Merck
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Dr. Shailja Dixit, MD, MPH, MBA, MS

Executive Director of Medical Affairs at Allergan
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Dr. Owen Garrick, MD

President & COO at Bridge Clinical Research
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Ms. Almenia Garvey, MS

Director, Health Care Alliances at ICON
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Ms. Tina Gilbert, MBA

Director of Inclusion and Diversity at Teva Pharmaceuticals
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Dr. James Gillespie, PhD, JD, MPA

CEO of Center for Healthcare Innovation
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Mr. Jose Fernando Gomez, MBA

Vice Chairman of Board of Directors at National Hispanic Life Sciences Society
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Dr. Peter Juhn, MD, MPH

Vice President for Integrated Care Services in the Global Diabetes Division at Sanofi
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Ms. Dorcas Lind, MPH

President & Founder at Diversity Health Communications
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Dr. Marty Martin, PsyD, MPH

Mobile Health Strategist, Coach, Leadership & Management Speaker, SRI Specialist; Director & Associate Professor at DePaul University
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Dr. Coleman Obasaju, MD, PhD

U.S. Medical Director, Oncology at Eli Lilly
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Ms. Cary Passaglia, MS

Administrative Director, Clinical Research Office at Lurie Cancer Center of Northwestern University
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Mr. Julius Pryor III

Head of Innovation, Diversity & Inclusion at Genentech
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Dr. Gary Puckrein, PhD

President & CEO of National Minority Quality Forum
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Dr. Raymond Samuel, MD, PhD

Contact Principal Investigator & Project Director at Minority Men's Health Initiative (MMHI); Assistant Dean for Research, School of Engineering & Technology at Hampton University
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Dr. Joyce Steinberg, MD

Executive Medical Director at Astellas
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Dr. Tom Summerfelt, PhD, MS

Vice President of Research at Advocate Health Care
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Ms. Sheila Thorne

President & CEO of Multicultural Healthcare Marketing Group; Associate Clinical Professor at Stony Brook University School of Social Welfare
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Dr. Scott Treiber, PhD, MBA

EVP, Biopharmaceutical Development & GM at Chiltern
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Ms. Bernadette Tosti

Senior Director, Head of Patient Recruitment Programs at Quintiles
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Dr. Chad Womack, PhD

National Director of STEM Initiatives & UNCF-Merck Fellowship Program at United Negro College Fund
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Ms. Fatema Zanzi, JD

Partner & Member of Diversity Committee at Drinker Biddle & Reath

THE SCHEDULE

Registration, Breakfast & Networking

08:00 AM

Opening Remarks

09:00 AM

Distinguished Welcoming Address

by Ms. Erica Dhawan

09:15 AM

How Does Diversity & Inclusion Drive Innovation?

Panel

10:00 AM

Understanding Obstacles to Clinical Trials & Healthcare for Underrepresented Populations

Panel

11:30 AM

Lunch

12:30 PM

Distinguished Keynote Address

by Dr. Linda Scarazzini

01:30 PM

Addressing the Talent Gap: How to Attract, Retain & Promote Minorities

Panel

02:30 PM

Concluding Remarks

03:30 PM

Reception & Networking

04:00 PM

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WHAT TO EXPECT

JOIN

Join the world's #1 symposium focusing specifically on the interface of diversity, inclusion, the life sciences, and healthcare.

UNDERSTAND

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

DISCUSS

Discuss how diversity and inclusion drive innovation within organizations.

LEARN

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

FOCUS

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

NETWORK

Network and share ideas with many of the country’s leading life science and healthcare professionals who are passionate about diversity and inclusion.

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ADDRESS

Drinker Biddle Law Offices
191 N. Wacker Drive (#3700)
Chicago, IL 60606

Time: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

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CONTACT

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222 S. Riverside Plaza (#1900)
Chicago, IL 60606
+1.312.906.6153

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