7th Annual Diversity, Inclusion, & Life Sciences Symposium

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7th Annual Diversity, Inclusion, & Life Sciences Symposium Understanding Obstacles to Access

Thursday, June 15, 2017 8:00AM - 4:00PM CST (Reception After) 191 N. Wacker Drive | 37th Floor Chicago, IL, USA 60606

Why Attend? JOIN the world’s #1 symposium focusing specifically on the interface of diversity, inclusion, and the health sector

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

ACQUIRE knowledge

regarding why coaching and mentoring are vital to workforce development

FOCUS on building an

organizational culture that attracts the best and brightest people, resulting in a diverse and productive workforce

DISCUSS how diversity and inclusion drive innovation and new thinking within organizations

CREATE 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

NETWORK and share ideas with many of the country’s leading health sector professionals who are passionate about diversity and inclusion

Visit chisite.org/dilss to Register

How Does Diversity &

Inclusion Enrich the Life Sciences ecosystem?

Dear Symposium Participants, Welcome to the 7th annual Diversity, Inclusion, & Life Sciences Symposium. On behalf of the Center for Healthcare Innovation team, we are honored to welcome you to this important event focusing on diversity and inclusion in the life sciences and healthcare. Today’s symposium provides a collaborative forum for life sciences and healthcare executives, diversity and inclusion advocates, physicians, HR professionals, clinical trial professionals and patients, entrepreneurs, patient groups, and researchers to discuss diversity and inclusion in the life sciences and healthcare industries. The symposium focuses on the latest trends, challenges, opportunities, and best practices to make these industries more diverse and inclusive and to better serve diverse patient populations. We hope you learn the latest insights, discuss practical solutions, and meet new industry and marketplace colleagues. This year’s symposium will include topics such as the role of coaching and mentoring in executive success, expanding definitions of diversity, and diversity in clinical trials and research. The symposium is designed to empower you and your organization with real-world, actionable ideas about diversity, inclusion, and healthcare in the 21st century. I wish you a productive and enjoyable day of dialogue, collaboration, and learning. On behalf of the Center for Healthcare Innovation team, we genuinely thank all of our distinguished speakers, moderators, panelists, sponsors, and attendees who will add great substance to this vital discussion. Working together with you, we hope to inspire, energize, and empower attendees to take action to make our healthcare ecosystem more diverse for all patient groups. Warmest Regards,

Mr. Joseph P. Gaspero CEO Center for Healthcare Innovation


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Bring today’s important conversation online via social media. Tweet with #DILSS about today’s symposium, new insights, diversity in clinical trials, diversity in the workplace, healthcare disparities, or any other D&I topics that impact healthcare.

Organizations Represented Abbott Aerotek Clinical American MedChem Nonprofit Corporation American Medical Association American Medical Women's Association Amgen Association for Individual Development Astellas Pharma AstraZeneca Atlanta Premier SMO Biomedical Growth Strategies Boehringer-Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Boston Scientific Bridge Clinical Research Bristol-Myers Squibb Center for Healthcare Innovation Chicago Hispanic Health Coalition Children's National Medical Center Continuum Clinical Convergence CT Cures Within Reach DePaul University