Monday, November 8, 2021

8:30 am -9:00 am - Welcome and Summit Overview

9:00 am – 10:00 am - Opening Keynote - “Healing a Wounded System to Deliver Health and Well-Being”

Dr. Phillip Brown, Chief Physician Executive, New Hanover (Novant Health) Regional Medical Center, Wilmington, NC

10:00 am -10:15 am - Break and Transition to Morning Sessions

10:15 am – 11:45 am

Session I: Returning to the Business of Healing
Presenter: Suprena Hickman, RN, BSN, MBA and author The Diaries of a Resilient Black Nurse.

Session II: Understanding Health Equity and Where We Are and Want to Go
Presenters: Daniel Alvarez, MD, MSc. Principal Medical Director, Health Equity and Inclusive Research (HEIR); Chad Patel, PharmD Medical Affairs Executive Director; Ekaterina Kachur, PharmD Medical Science Liaison, Sonal Patel, PharmD Medical Science Liaison

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm - Noon Keynote   - “Black Fatigue : How Racism Erodes the Mind, Body and Spirit”

Mary Frances Winter, Author, Black Fatigue, Founder and CEO of The Winters Group, INC.

1:00 pm – 1:15 pm  - Break and Transition to Afternoon Sessions

1:15 pm – 2:45 pm

Session III: Becoming the Organization of Choice for Every Stakeholder
Presenter: Willette S. Burnham-Williams, Interim Chief Equity Officer, Medical University of SC

Session IV: Reflecting on the Evolution of Diversity and Inclusion Efforts in the Life Sciences Industry
Presenter: Dr. Shamali Roy

Session V: Achieving Health Equity
Presenter: Alex Keuroghlian, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School (HMS) and Co-Director of the HMS Sexual Gender Minority Health Equity Initiative.

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Closing Keynote - “Quilting the Fabric of Our I.D.E.A.: A Moral, Social and Business Imperative” Dr. Darrell Gray, Inaugural Chief Equity Officer, Anthem Inc

4:00 pm -4:15 pm Closing Remarks, Interim Chief Equity Officer