3rd Women’s Healthcare Innovation and Leadership Showcase (WHILS) to be held on 14 June at Rutgers University | HBA

3rd Women’s Healthcare Innovation and Leadership Showcase (WHILS) to be held on 14 June at Rutgers University

Registration is now open for 2017 WHILS.

The third Healthcare Businesswomen's Association Women’s Healthcare Innovation and Leadership Showcase (WHILS) will take place Wednesday, 14 June.

WHILS 2017 is being made possible through founding in-kind sponsorship from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and founding corporate sponsorship from Johnson & Johnson.  Additional sponsorship is being provided by Pharma Voice, Regeneron, and Sharecare (platinum level); Rutgers iJOBS and Quest Diagnostics (gold level); and Boehringer Ingelheim and Medicines360 (silver level) with support from the American Medical Women's Association (AMWA).. 

“Johnson & Johnson is pleased to support the WHILS program,” said Seema Kumar, VP of Innovation, Global Health and Policy Communication, who will introduce the program for J&J.  “Much remains to be understood about gender differences in medicine, and we have a great opportunity to evolve our healthcare system to accommodate the complicated lives, varying needs, and expectations of today’s girls and women.”

 “The Women’s Healthcare Innovation and Leadership Showcase ties into important work being done at Rutgers University,” said Rutgers’ Christopher J. Molloy, SVP for Research and Economic Development, who will provide a welcome and introduction for Rutgers. “We are looking forward to exhibiting some of our innovative research and programming at WHILS, and we are especially pleased that our esteemed women’s healthcare leader, Dr. Gloria Bachmann, will be moderating the event’s panel discussion exploring critical factors that are likely to shape women’s healthcare in the near future.”

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More About WHILS 2017

WHILS 2017 will be a half-day afternoon/evening conference including high-level thought leader perspectives, deeper-dive breakout discussions and ample opportunity for one-on-one networking.  The following top-line agenda provides some insight into the framework:

11:30 - 12:15 PM    Registration, networking and light lunch among exhibits and posters
12:15 - 1:45 PM      Introductions and panel discussion: New frontiers in women's health
1:45 - 2:15 PM        Break, snacks and networking among exhibits and posters
2:15 - 3:30 PM        Breakouts session 1 - select from: 
                                  1) The Female Lifecycle
                                  2) Harnessing Women's Voices
                                  3) Big Data, AI and Wearables
3:45 - 5:00 PM        Breakouts session 2 - select from: 
                                  1) Applying New Science for High-Impact Change
                                  2) Provider, Academia and Industry Collaboration
                                  3) Wellness vs. Disease Care
5:15 - 6:00 PM        Poster winners announced, summary and close
6:00 - 7:30 PM        Networking reception

View the full agenda and 2017 WHILS speakers.

Event registration is now open. Event registration will be $65 for HBA members: $85 for nonmembers. Limited student tickets will be offered at $25.

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About Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association
The Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA) is a global nonprofit organization whose mission is to further the advancement and impact of women in the business of healthcare. HBA serves a community of women and men who lead life sciences, biotech, pharmaceutical and supporting companies. The HBA has nearly 120 corporate partners and nearly 8,000 members served by more than 20 chapters and affiliates across the U.S. and Europe.

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Twitter - HBA hashtag for WHILS 2017: #HBAimpact


Contacts for WHILS: 

Heather Van Ness
2017 HBA NY/NJ regional conference director
Chair, 2017 Women’s Healthcare Innovation and Leadership Showcase


Lauren Peck
Manager, meetings and events administration
Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association

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