Women In Government Healthcare and Technology Summit 2021

Event Date(s): 
10/1 - 10/3, 2021
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Healthcare and Technology Summit 2021 took place at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. on October 1-3, 2021

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Healthcare & Technology Summit agenda

Friday, October 1, 2021:

Diversity in Clinical Trials and Health Equity

Moderated by:
Illinois State Representative Camille Lilly 
Featuring: 
Dr. Lauren Powell, MPA, PhD, Vice President, US Health Equity & Community Wellness, Takeda Pharmaceuticals

Stem in Your Backyard: How Industry is Helping

Moderated by: 
New Jersey State Assemblywoman Shavonda Sumter, WIG State Director
Featuring:
Dr. Steven Thomas, Senior Director, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI) and Talent Programs, PhRMA
Abigail Lore, MPA, Director of Policy & Research, PhRMA

Biosimilars: Supporting Equity and Access to Healthcare

Moderated by:
Minnesota State Senator Carla Nelson
Featuring:
Meaghan Rose Smith, Executive Director, The Biosimilars Forum
Monica Mallampalli, PhD, MSc, Senior Scientific Advisor, HealthyWomen

Nutrition Policy Actions to Support Vulnerable Older Adults

Moderated by: 
Missouri State Representative Patricia Pike, Midwestern Regional Director, WIG Board of Directors
Featuring:
Bob Blancato, Executive Director, National Association of Nutrition and Aging Services Programs and National Coordinator, Defeat Malnutrition Today Coalition

Innovative Treatment for Burn Patients and the Importance of Public-Private Collaboration in Drug Development

Moderated by: 
Maryland State Speaker Pro Tem Sheree Sample-Hughes, Eastern Regional Director, WIG Board of Directors
Featuring:
Mallory O'Connor, Executive Director, Public Policy, Mallinckrodt
Derek Natan, Vice President, Government Affairs and Patient Advocacy, Mallinckrodt 

Federal Funding for State Broadband Infrastructure 

Moderated by:
Rhode Island State Representative Barbara Ann Fenton-Fung, WIG State Director
Featuring:
Paula TImmons, Federal Legislative Affairs Director, T-Mobile
Jeni Santana, Senior Government Affairs Manager, T-Mobile

Improving Safety in Healthcare through Simulation and Technology

Moderated by:
Louisiana State Representative Candace Newell
Featuring:
Dr. Christine Park, MD, FASA, FHH, Senior Medical Advisor, CAE Healthcare

 

Saturday, October 2, 2021:
 

Breakfast Bill Share 

The Future of Connectivity for Patients and Providers

Moderated by: 
Connecticut State Representative Christie Carpino, Secretary, WIG Board of Directors
Featuring:
Caroline Van Wie, Vice President, Federal Regulatory, AT&T

Burden of Cardiovascular Disease in the U.S.: A Focus on Gender and Ethnic Disparities

Moderated by: 
Georgia State Representative Kim Schofield
Featuring: 
Dr. Abena Osei-Wusu, MD, FACC, FSCAI, Medical Director, Atherosclerosis, U.S. Clinical Development and Medical Affairs, Novartis

Eliminating the Diagnostic Delay for Children with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Moderated by: 
New York State Senator Diane Savino
Featuring: 
Kate Segal, Director, State Government Affairs, Sarepta
Annie Kennedy, Chief of Policcy and Advocacy, EveryLife Foundation for Rare Diseases
 
Speeding Diagnosis in Rare Disease
 
Moderated by: 
Maryland State Delegate Terri Hill
Featuring: 
Theresa Podrebarac, Senior Vice President, Clinical Development, Horizon Therapeutics
Start Up CEO: The Role of Price in the Biopharmaceutical Business Model
Featuring: 
Scott McGoohan, JD, Senior Director of Government Affairs and Public Policy, Vertex Pharmaceuticals
Helen Fitzpatrick, Senior Director, Regional Lead, State Government Affairs, Bristol Myers Squibb
Sarah Swan, Senior Director, Regional Lead, US Policy & Government Affairs, Bristol Myers Squibb

Breaking Down Barriers to Mental Health Access 2.0

Moderated by: 
Connecticut State Representative Michelle Cook, WIG State Director
Featuring:
Mary Giliberti, Executive Vice President of Policy, Mental Health America
Achievement Unlocked: Video Games Advancing Science 
 
Moderated by:
Rhode Island State Representative Deborah Ruggiero, WIG State Director
Featuring:
David Najjab, Director of Institutonal Partnerships, GearBox Entertainment

Triple Negative Breast Cancer: Patients, Innovation and Hope for the Future

Moderated by:
Washington State Representative My-Linh Thai
Featuring: 
Dr. Trishna Goswami, MD, Vice President, Clinical Research GU Indications, Gilead Sciences, Inc.

The Growing Importance of Biomarker Testing in Cancer Treatment

Moderated by:
North Carolina State Senator Amy Galey
Featuring:
Pam Traxel, Senior Vice President, Alliance Development and Philanthropy, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network

Gene Therapy: The Future of Medicine in Battling Rare Diseases

Moderated by: 
Washington State Representative Cindy Ryu, Chair, WIG Board of Directors
Featuring:
Krupa Sivamurthy, Senior Director, Global Medical Affairs, Hematology, CSL Behring
Patrick Plues, Vice President, State Government Affairs, Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO)

Precision Medicine: The Cornerstone of Cancer Care

Moderated by: 
New Hampshire State Representative Maria Perez
Featuring:
Camille Hertzka, Vice President, Oncology Medical Affairs, AstraZeneca

 

Sunday, October 3, 2021:

Cannabis: Where Are We Now?

Moderated by: 
Tennessee State Senator Brenda Gilmore, WIG State Director
Featuring: 
Kay Doyle, Director of U.S. Policy & Public Affairs, Greenwhich Biosciences

Logistic & Security Providers of the Healthcare Supply Chain

Moderated by:

Florida State Representative Kamia Brown
Featuring:
Matthew DiLoreto, Vice President, State Government Affairs, Healthcare Distribution Alliance

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Disability Employment Policy

Moderated by:
Colorado State Senator Julie Gonzales, Western Regional Director, WIG Board of Directors
Featuring: 
Emily Dickens, Chief of Staff, Head of Government Affairs and Corporate Secretary, Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM)
Rachel McGreevy, State Outreach Advisor, State Exchange on Employment Disabiltiy (SEED)
Washington State Representative My-Linh Thai

Impact of Mental Health Care on Women

Moderated by:
Louisiana State Representative Aimee Adatto Freeman, WIG State Director
Featuring: 
Dr. Leslie Lundt, Clinical Psychiatrist and Executive Medical Director, Neurocrine Biosciences

Reframing Risk: A Commitment to Women to End the HIV Epidmemic

Moderated by:
Minnesota State Represnetative Hodan Hassan
Featuring: 
Amelia Korangy, Senior Manager External Affairs North America, ViiV Healthcare
Halley Hetrick, Esq., Director of State Policy & HIV, GlaxoSmithKline

Access to Infertility Treatment

Moderated by:
Meredith Martino, Executive Director, Women In Government
Featuring: 
Dr. Teru Jellerette-Nolan, PhD, TS(ABB), Associate Director, Medical Science Liaison and Training Reproductive/Women’s Health, Ferring Pharmaceuticals
Tiffany Lee, Patient Advocate
Dr. Shruti Malik, MD, Shady Grove Fertility
Betsy Campbell, Chief Engagement Officer, RESOLVE
 
Check out these resources provided by Women In Government on Mental Health & Prescription Digital Therapeutics in relation to the PSAs that took place at the Healthcare & Technology Summit