Gendered Medicine:

Advancing Women's Health in Research, Therapy, and Care

October 14-15, 2020

Chicago, IL

Event Overview

Join us for this leading-edge conference that will explore Women’s Issues in Healthcare and how medical enterprises can deploy strategies that disrupt the status quo and advance gender equity in research, diagnostics, therapeutics and ultimately, the patient experience.

Don’t sit on the sidelines. This very important educational conference will bring together thought leaders and senior executives from pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device and healthcare companies that are on the leading edge and breaking through gendered medicine barriers.

Hear their stories and learn from their best practices. It’s time for every medical science company to explore gender bias and its impact on research, therapy and care. Gain specific operational strategies that can position your organization as a market leader breaking through barriers and advancing gender equity in medical care.

Don’t miss these sessions on these timely and relevant topics that will unlock opportunities in clinical research, therapy and care: 

  • How Gender Bias Impacts Healthcare Delivery 
  • How to Incorporate More Diversity into Medical Research 
  • The Female Disadvantage in Clinical Trials and How it Impacts Everyone 
  • Sex and Gender in Cardiovascular Care: The New Frontier  
  • Women Issues in Approaches to Pain Management 
  • Neuroscience and Women: The Pink and Blue Brains  
  • Gender Bias in Pharmaceutical Advertising and How it Impacts the Knowledge base 

Hilton Chicago/Magnificent Mile Suites

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198 E Delaware Pl.
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 664-1100

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Special Event Rate
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About the Chairperson

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Dr. Matthew T. Roe has been a faculty member at Duke University School of Medine and the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI) since 1999. As a senior investigator at the DCRI, he has been the principal investigator for numerous phase II-IV cardiovascular clinical trials and is currently a co-principal investigator for the ADAPTABLE trial—the first large-scale pragmatic trials being conducted in the PCORnet network. He has also served in leadership roles for several observational registries focusing upon the treatment and outcomes of patients with cardiovascular disease and has served as the Director of the DCRI Clinical Research Fellowship since 2010.

Featured Speakers

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Craig Lipset

Head of Clinical Innovation
Pfizer

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Jeff Kingsley

Chief Executive Officer
IACT Health 

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Dawn Anderson

Managing Director, Life Sciences Strategy and Operations, R&D Practice
Deloitte

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Ross Friedberg

General Counsel & Chief Privacy Officer
Doctor on Demand

Top Reasons to Attend

  1. Hear first-hand ideas and strategies for a market leader position in a diverse medical science approach
  2. Strengthen your approach to medical research and clinical trials
  3. Understanding how advertising, training and other key operations can play a pivotal role in gender bias
  4. Gain specific strategies that can be incorporated into ongoing learning and development opportunities throughout the organization
  5. Ultimately position your healthcare organization for improved patient outcomes and lower healthcare costs

Attendee Profile

Attendees will be from the following organizations:

  • Hospitals, Academics and Healthcare Systems
  • Healthcare providers 
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Health insurance companies 
  • Biotechnology companies 
  • Medical Device manufacturers 
  • Healthcare related associations, foundations, solutions providers, educational organizations, government entities and venture capitalists 

This is a can’t miss event for leaders and executives in the following areas:

  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Human Resources
  • Health management, economics, systems
  • Marketing, advertising, communications
  • Business Development
  • Patient advocacy
  • Clinical trials
  • Clinical research/development
  • Pharmacovigilance/drug safety
  • Pipeline/portfolio management
  • Product development
  • Compliance/regulatory affairs
  • Learning/development and training

Wednesday

October 14th, 2020 | Day 1

8:45 AM - 9:00 AM

Opening Remarks

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Deconstructing Equity and What that Means for Life Sciences

Precision science, diverse work environments and the revolutionary outcomes on the horizon.

Nita Mosby Tyler, Ph.D. - Change Catalyst
The Equity project

9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: The Intersection of Sex and Gender: Should Medicine be Gendered?

A discussion around the implications of sex and gender disparity and the impact throughout the life sciences spectrum.

Dr. Alyson McGregor - Director at Division of Sex and Gender in Emergency Medicine 
Rhode Island Hospital
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Brown University

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Break

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

PANEL: Unlocking Opportunities, Leveraging Gender Differences in Research

Women are often under-represented in medical research. Progress has been made, but there’s additional gains to be made. Panelists will share best practices, ideas and strategies for overcoming gender bias in medical research.

Invited Panelists:

  • Fogarty International Center
  • American Medical Association
  • Harvard Medical School
  • American Medical Women's Association

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

Overcoming Gender Bias in Clinical Research, Pharmaceutical Marketing, and the Prescription of Drugs

An exploration of how gender can shape and inform perceptions in research and commercial outcomes.

Invited Speaker
Merck & Co.

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

LUNCH

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Why Women Don’t Enroll in Clinical Research: A Case Study

A look at the patient and investigator barriers and identifying the biggest levers for change.

Invited Speaker
Boston Scientific University

2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

Holding Courageous Dialogues to Steward Change: Challenging Systemic Bias

How to take the lead on incorporating gender diversity and inclusion in all aspects of healthcare and the community.

G. Rumay Alexander, EdD, RN, FAAN - Professor of Nursing, Formerly, Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion
UNC-Chapel Hill
Past President
National League for Nursing

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

BREAK

3:30 PM - 4:15 PM

PANEL: Advancing the Health of Women Through Policy

Updates on the policies and strategies shaping gender outcomes in research, therapy and care.

Invited Panelists: 

  • National Institutes of Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Office of Women’s Health
  • Centers for Disease Control
  • US Department of Health and Human Services

4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

How Gender Equity in the Workplace is Integral to Gender Equity in Patient Care

Gender equity in research and care goes together with gender equity in the life sciences profession. Learn more in this session. 

Charmaine Gregory, MD, FACEP - Clinical Faculty
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital 

Thursday

October 15th, 2020 | Day 2

8:45 AM - 9:00 AM

Opening Remarks

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

How Including More Women in Clinical Trials & Driving Diversity Benefits Everyone

Discussion around how medicine has been working for so long on the principle that women are the same as men and what happens next.

Invited Speaker
Brigham and Woman’s Hospital

9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

Improving Detection, Diagnosis & Treatment of Cardiac Issues in Women

Exploring the latest research and outcomes around gender disparities in cardiovascular research, therapies and care.

Gillian Murtagh, MD - Associate Medical Director of cardiovascular diagnostics
Abbott Diagnostics Division

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Break

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

The Intersection of Women’s Health in Drugs, Pain and Policy

Exploring gender bias in pain treatment and what the future holds.

Anita Gupta, MD - Senior Vice President, Medical Strategy & Government Affairs
Heron Therapeutics

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

Training, Medicine and Careers: Creating a More Responsive Environment to Drive Change

Accounting for gender issues in all life sciences training and practice.

Eliza Lo Chin, MD, MPH - Executive Director
American Medical Women’s Association

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

LUNCH

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Gendered Medicine: Leading the Market and Disrupting the Status Quo

The latest on how gendered medicine is not only about women, it’s about identifying differences in research, therapy and care and ensuring the best health care is provided for all.

Invited Speaker
Columbia University

2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

Precision Medicine: Bringing the Right Cancer Treatments to the Right Patients

The exploration of gender’s impact on disease biology and treatment outcomes.

Invited speaker
AstraZeneca

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

BREAK

3:30 PM - 4:15 PM

Neuroscience and Women: The Implications of Pink and Blue Brains

A discussion on brain health being at the forefront of women’s health.

Invited speaker
Rush University Medical Center, Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study

4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

The Economics of Diversity and Our Health

A study of the effects of diversity in the workforce, in research, in therapeutics and in care.

Invited speaker
Kennedy School at Harvard

FEATURED SPEAKERS

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Nita Mosby Tyler

The Equity Project, LLC, The HR Shop, LLC

Chief Catalyst

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Gillian Murtagh

Abbott Diagnostics Division

Associate Medical Director of Cardiovascular Diagnostics

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G. Rumay Alexander

UNC-Chapel Hill

Professor of Nursing, Formerly, Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion

Past President
National League for Nursing

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Charmaine Gregory

St. Joseph Mercy Hospital

Clinical Faculty

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Anita Gupta

Heron Therapeutics, Inc.

Senior Vice President, Medical Strategy & Government Affairs

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Eliza Lo Chin

American Medical Women’s Association

Executive Director

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Alyson J. McGregor

Rhode Island Hospital

Director at Division of Sex and Gender in Emergency Medicine

Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Brown University

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