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RISE 2023

February 18

New York, NY

RISE was developed to provide women across medical specialties with an opportunity to grow professionally: gaining access to trainings, insights and opportunities for their future success.

At the full-day RISE conference, you can:

  • Connect with leaders across specialties to gain insight and exposure to what leading medical and non-medical organizations are doing in support of women.
  • Workshop with experts in areas such as clinical trial leadership, business acumen and leadership skills.
  • Gain from a cross-specialty experience to chart your strategic path forward for professional success.

Join Program Directors Roxana Mehran, MD and Azin Parhizgar, PhD as we engage physicians and leadership across industries and subspecialties to create positive change for women in medicine.

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7:30-8:30 AM Breakfast and registration

8:30 AM – 8:40 AM
Roxana Mehran, MD
Opening remarks and welcome

8:40 AM – 9:00 AM
Sasha Shillcutt, MD, MS
Keynote 1: Disparities in medicine – where do we stand in 2023?

9:00 AM – 9:10 AM Coffee Break

9:10 AM – 9:45 AM
Moderator: Barbara Casadei, MD, DPhil, FMedSci
Panelists: Charmaine Griffiths, MD; Mariell Jessup, MD; Nicole Redmond, MD, PhD, MPH; Tracy Wang, MD
Panel discussion: Funding organization perspectives
Discover how top professional organizations are prioritizing diversity in medicine, and how these organizations are working in support of women physicians.

9:45 PM – 10:20 AM
Moderator: Azin Parhizgar, PhD
Panelists: Camille Chang Gilmore, MBA, Global Chief Diversity Officer at Boston Scientific; Debbie Drane, Senior Vice-President, Global Commercial Development and TA Strategy at CSL Behring; Bonnie Handke, RN, MBA, Vice-President, Healthcare Economics, Policy and Reimbursement at Medtronic; Jennifer Jones-McMeans, PhD, Division Vice-President of Global Clinical Affairs at Abbott; Sandra Lesenfants, President, Interventional at Penumbra
Industry panel: What DE&I means to us
In this discussion we bring together senior leadership from leading pharmaceutical and medical device companies to talk about training, education, and clinical research opportunities for women. Learn how these companies are advancing women as thought leaders in medicine.

10:20 AM – 10:55 AM
Moderator: Roxana Mehran, MD
Panelists: Christine Albert, MD, MPH; Monica Kraft, MD; Athena Poppas, MD; Nancy Sweitzer, MD
Department Chief Panel
A diverse panel of department heads from institutions across the country comes together to share their professional journeys and reflect on the current state of diversity within their organizations. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to gain perspective and career guidance from these accomplished women physicians.

10:55 AM – 11:45 AM
Eric Collins
Keynote 2 and book signing: We don’t need permission

11:45 AM – 1:05 PM Break and lunch symposia

1:15 PM – 4:00 PM
Jane Leopold, MD; Chana Sacks, MD; Jennifer Sargent, PhD; Natasha Bowman, JD, SPHR;  Ruth Reiner, MBA; Robin Germany, MD; Grace Lin, MD; Pamela Douglas, MD, MACC
Workshop rotations – each attendee selects two

  • Workshop One: Insider tips from top journal editors – Jane Leopold, MD; Chana Sacks, MD; Jennifer Sargent, PhD
  • Workshop Two: Keys to effective leadership – Natasha Bowman
  • Workshop Three: Business acumen for physicians – what’s essential? – Ruth Reiner, MBA; Robin Germany, MD; Grace Lin, MD
  • Workshop Four: Clinical trial leadership: What does it take? – Pamela
    Douglas, MD, MACC

4:00 PM – 4:30 PM Coffee break

4:30 PM – 5:45 PM
Premiere Keynote Speaker: Geena Davis
Q&A Panel session: Eric Collins; Jessica Mega, MD, MPH; Shelley Wood
Evening Keynote Event

5:45 PM – 7:00 PM Cocktail Reception

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February 18
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Women as One


InterContinental New York Barclay
111 East 48th St New York, NY
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