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Breakthroughs in Healthcare Equity Symposium

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Breakthroughs in Healthcare Equity Symposium

Thursday, February 8, 2018  |  8:00 AM – 4:00 PM PST

Genentech | Building 83-1B | 611 Gateway Blvd. |South San Francisco, CA 94080

About the symposium

The Breakthroughs in Healthcare Equity 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 equity 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 equitable, 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 helping provider, pharma, and other organizations who serve patients with the latest ideas and insights on how these organizations can become more equitable 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.


Why Attend?

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

ACQUIRE new knowledge and ideas on the crucial role technology plays in making healthcare more equitable and how technology firms are innovating healthcare delivery

LEARN best practices for recruiting, retaining, and promoting a diverse workforce, from entry-level to C-Suite and boardrooms DISCUSS how diversity and inclusion drive innovation within organizations

CREATE cross-sectorial and multi-industry collaboration and innovation by connecting key partners in industry, patient groups, providers, and academia

NETWORK and share ideas with many of the country’s leading life science and healthcare professionals who are passionate about healthcare equity

FOCUS on building an organizational culture that attracts the best and brightest people, resulting in an equitable workforce where all ideas are valued

UNDERSTAND the obstacles to clinical trials, comparative effectiveness research, and healthcare access for underrepresented patient populations


Distinguished Keynote Speaker

Ricki Fairley, MBA

Triple Negative Breast Cancer Survivor & Thriver
President & Thought Leader at DOVE Marketing

Ricki Fairley is the Founder, President and Thought Leader of DOVE Marketing, a marketing agency with a mission to deliver iconic thinking, strategic problem solving and creative genius to clients seeking profitable business results. Fairley is a seasoned marketer with over 30 years of marketing experience including 20 years in brand management at Johnson & Johnson, Nabisco, Reckitt & Colman and The Coca-Cola Company, and over ten years in agency leadership encompassing strategic planning and consulting for numerous Fortune 500 companies. She is passionate about helping clients identify marketplace opportunities, establish insight-based objectives and strategies, and build results-driven campaigns with resonating creative. Ricki holds the Leadership Award from the Creative Thinking Association of America, and was named a Top 100 Marketer by Black Enterprise Magazine in February 2011. In November 2013, Ricki received the Association of National Advertisers Multicultural Excellence Award for the African American advertising for the Obama for America campaign. In February 2014, Ricki was inducted into The HistoryMakers. In March 2014, she received the Game Changer Award from Café Mocha and the Atlanta Tribune. In May 2014, DOVE Marketing received the US Trade & Commerce Institute Excellence in Marketing Award. Ricki was featured as Chapter 8 in “The 50 Billion Dollar Boss,” New York Times Best Seller List 2016 for Best Business books.

Ricki holds a BA from Dartmouth College and an MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. She is the President Emeritus of the Black Alumni of Dartmouth Association, and serves on the board of Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company. Ricki is Chair of the Board of Trustees and chairs the Marketing Committee for the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation and works diligently to garner publicity for breast cancer awareness. As a Stage 3A Triple Negative Breast Cancer Survivor/Thriver, she speaks regularly to advocate for awareness of the disease. She is also a member of the 2011 Class of Leadership Atlanta.


Other speakers and panelists


8:00 AM
Registration, Breakfast, & Networking

9:00 AM
Opening Remarks

9:15 AM
Distinguished Welcoming Address

10:00 AM
First Panel Discussion

11:15 AM
Presentation on Diversity Trends in the Health Sector by Doug Harris

11:30 AM
Second Panel Discussion

12:30 PM

1:30 PM
Distinguished Keynote Address

2:45 PM
Third Panel Discussion

3:55 PM
Concluding Remarks

4:00 PM
Reception & Networking