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June 17, 2021

To ensure that women benefit equally from all medical advances.

Medical research and therapeutic development still do not account adequately for sex and gender differences, resulting in suboptimal outcomes for the health of women and society at large.

Our purpose is to convene an engaged multi-stakeholder group of experts across the bioscience ecosystem to share and celebrate recent advancements for the health of women. We will promote impactful discussions on gender equity in medicine to further advance the health of women through innovative translational research.

Agenda

Topics Include —

  • KEYNOTE SPEAKER WITH Q&A  
  • PLENARY SESSION – MACRO-INFLUENCES ON THE HEALTH OF WOMEN 
  • CONCURRENT FACILITATED SESSIONS – Showcasing groundbreaking research and expertise on women’s health
  • PUBLIC OFFICIAL REMARKS 
  • WOMEN’S HEALTH LEADERS ROUNDTABLE 
  • AWARDS PROGRAMMING 
  • DEBRIEF, LESSONS LEARNED & CONCLUDING REMARKS 
Speakers
Advisory Committee

The Summit Advisory Committee consists of key experts from across the academic and biopharma ecosystem.

Paul Anderson, MD, PhD

Scientific Advisory Board Member, Connors Center for Women’s Health & Gender Biology

Senior Vice President, Research and Education, Chief Academic Officer

Associate Chief, Division of Rheumatology, Immunology and Allergy

K. Frank Austen Professor of Medicine

Brigham & Women’s Hospital

Harvard Medical School

Academic Dean

Mass General Brigham

Lindsey Baden, MD

Director, Center for Clinical Investigation

Associate Professor of Medicine

Harvard Medical School

Deborah Bartz, MD, MPH

Director of Education, Connors Center of Women’s Health and Gender biology

Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology

Brigham & Women’s Hospital

Harvard Medical School

Seema Basu, PhD

Market Sector Leader

Mass General Brigham HealthCare Innovation

Susan Blumenthal, MD, MPA

First Deputy Assistant for Women’s Health

Rear Admiral (ret.)

Former U.S. Assistant Surgeon General

Edward Boyer, MD, PhD

Director of Academic Development, Department of Emergency Medicine

Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine

Brigham & Women’s Hospital

Harvard Medical School

Tanuja Chitnis, MD

Professor of Neurology

Brigham & Women’s Hospital

Harvard Medical School

Director, Mass General Brigham Pediatric MS Center

Massachusetts General Hospital

Janine Clayton, MD

Director, Office of Research on Women’s Health

Associate Director of Research on Women’s Health

National Institute of Health

Caroline Cunningham Young

Women’s Health Advisory Board Co-Chair

Brigham & Women’s Hospital

Trung Do, MBA, MA

Scientific Advisory Board, Connors Center for Women’s Health & Gender Biology

Vice President, Business Development

Brigham & Women’s Hospital

Mass General Brigham HealthCare Innovation

Hanna Eilken, PhD

Strategic Alliance Manager

Bayer Pharmaceuticals

Maria Teresa Ferretti, PhD

Chief Scientific Officer

Women’s Brain Project

Jennifer Griffin, PhD

Vice President, Industry Strategy and Investments

Massachusetts Life Sciences Center

Anula Jayasuriya, MD, PhD, MBA

Founder and Managing Director

EXXclaim Capital

Bernie Jones, MEd

Vice President of Public Policy

Chief of Staff

Brigham & Women’s Hospital

Ian Krop, MD, PhD

Associate Chief, Division of Breast Oncology, Susan F. Smith Center for Women’s Cancers

Director, Clinical Research for the Breast Oncology Program

Associate Professor of Medicine

Dana Farber Cancer Institute

Harvard Medical School

Carolee Lee

Founder & CEO

AccessCircles

JoAnn Manson, MD, DrPH

Scientific Advisory Board Member, Connors Center for Women’s Health and Gender Biology

Chief of the Division of Preventative Medicine

Professor of Medicine, Department of Epidemiology

Michael and Lee Bell Professor of Women’s Health

Brigham & Women’s Hospital

Harvard Medical School

Beth Martignetti

Women’s Health Advisory Board Member

Brigham & Women’s Hospital

Michelle O'Donoghue, MD, MPH

Cardiovascular Medicine Specialist

Associate Professor of Medicine

Brigham & Women’s Hospital

Harvard Medical School

Lydia Pace, MD, MPH

Director of Women’s Health Policy and Advocacy, Connors Center for Women’s Health and Gender Biology

Associate Professor of Medicine

Brigham & Women’s Hospital

Harvard Medical School

Antonella Santuccione Chadha, PhD

Co-Founder & CEO

Women’s Brain Project

Sebastian Schneeweiss, MD, ScD

Chief, Division of Pharmacoepidemiology & Pharmaeconomics, Department of Medicine

Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology

Brigham & Women’s Hospital

Harvard Medical School

Janet Rich-Edwards, ScD, MPH

Director of Lifecourse Epidemiology, Connors Center of Women’s Health and Gender Biology

Associate Professor of Medicine

Brigham & Women’s Hospital

Harvard Medical School

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Farah Shafi, MD

Deputy Medical Director

Allways Health Partners

Tee Taggart

Women’s Health Advisory Board Member

Brigham & Women’s Hospital

Jenny Toolin McAullife

Women’s Health Advisory Board Co-Chair

Brigham & Women’s Hospital

Yesmean Wahdan, MD

VP US Medical Affairs

Women’s Healthcare at Bayer Pharmaceuticals

Tracy Warren, MBA

Managing Partner

Astarte Ventures

Jamie White, MS

Health Science Policy Analyst

National Institute of Health

Nicole Woitowich, PhD

Associate Director, Women’s Health Research Institute

Northwestern University

Gwill York

Women’s Health Advisory Board Co-Chair

Brigham & Women’s Hospital

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Registration

Register for the National Summit to:

  • Take an up-close look to research that will drive and transform healthcare for women
  • Learn and connect with women’s health leaders from academia, NIH, biopharma industry, innovators, and regulators
  • Engage with Sex- and Gender- Precision Medicine community
Contact Us

For questions about our upcoming Summit, email ConnorsCenter@bwh.harvard.edu

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