What are the Challenges of Delivering Healthcare to Underserved Patient Groups?

Learn about CHI's upcoming symposium to make breakthroughs in healthcare diversity

Date & Time

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

8:00AM – 4:00PM PST

Special Thanks to All Who Made 2017 Symposium a Success

We thank all distinguished speakers, experts, panelists, sponsors, and attendees who made the 2017 Breakthroughs in Healthcare Diversity Symposium on 1/10/17 a success. We are thrilled to have begun making breakthroughs in healthcare diversity, and we look forward to next year’s event on Jan 9, 2018.

Breakthroughs in Healthcare Diversity Symposium:

Creating Patient, Clinician, & Technology Networks

The Breakthroughs in Healthcare Diversity Symposium is a leading collaborative symposium for patients, patient groups, clinicians, researchers, technologists, healthcare and life science executives, and diversity and inclusion advocates to discuss diversity and inclusion in healthcare. The symposium brings these groups together in a collaborative forum to create networks, discuss best practices, and exchange new ideas related to making healthcare more diverse, with a specific focus on understanding how to serve underserved patient groups, including racial and ethnic minorities, women, and the LGBT community. The symposium will also focus on in helping provider, pharma, and other organizations who serve patients with the latest ideas and insights on how these organizations can become more diverse and inclusive in order to best understand the unique and diverse needs of the patients they serve. Attendees will learn the newest insights and ideas, discuss practical solutions, and meet industry and marketplace colleagues.

JOIN a leading educational symposium on patient-centered health outcomes and diversity in the treatment of diverse patient populations that include the LGBT community, women, racial and ethnic minorities, and individuals of low socioeconomic status
DISCUSS how diversity and inclusion drive innovation within organizations
UNDERSTAND the obstacles to clinical trials, comparative effectiveness research, and healthcare access for underrepresented patient populations
BUILD a collaborative network of patients, physicians, technologists, researchers, and other healthcare stakeholders who have a passion for diversity and inclusion, in a manner that empowers patients in making healthcare decisions
ESTABLISH 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, from entry-level to C-Suite and boardrooms
ACQUIRE new knowledge and ideas on the crucial role technology plays in making healthcare more diverse and how technology firms are innovating healthcare delivery
FOCUS on building an organizational culture that attracts the best and brightest people, resulting in a diverse workforce where all ideas are valued
NETWORK and share ideas with many of the country’s leading life science and healthcare professionals who are passionate about diversity and inclusion
CREATE cross-sectorial and multi-industry collaboration and innovation by connecting key partners in industry, patient groups, providers, and academia

Special Thanks to 2017 Sponsors


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"I attended the symposium primarily for personal enrichment that I intend to tie-in with my professional work. Today impressed and inspired me more than I anticipated. I believe in a collaborative approach to health care, so we need these discussions to foster D&I improvements. I am certain most everyone will take "something" learned back to their respective workplaces and communities. Thank you for a great symposium!" - Ms. Robyn Cross, Occupational Claims and Health Advocate

January 17, 2017


San Francisco, CA, USA 94104