Women’s Healthcare Innovation and Leadership Showcase (WHILS)
The third biennial signature conference presented by the Healthcare Businesswomen's Association NY/NJ region will take place on campus of Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Piscataway NJ, on June 14th from 11:30am - 7:30pm.
This year’s program will feature a range of faculty, poster presenters and exhibitors representing leading academic and provider institutions, as well as foundations, community health organizations, patient advocates and more. The half-day afternoon/early evening program day will be kicked off by introductions from Johnson & Johnson Innovation’s Seema Kumar and Rutgers’ VP for Research and Economic Development, Christopher Molloy, followed by an opening panel discussion featuring:
- Gloria Bachmann, M.D., interim chair of OB/GYN and reproductive sciences, associate dean for women's health, and director, Women's Health Institute at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School; and chief of the OB/GYN service at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospita
- Seema Kumar, VP of innovation, global health and policy communication, Johnson & Johnson
- Saralyn Mark, MD, recent president, iGiant (impact of Gender/Sex on Innovation and Novel Technologies)
- Connie Newman, MD, president-elect, American Medical Women’s Association and endocrinologist, physician scientist and Adjunct Professor at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine
Afternoon breakout sessions will allow for deeper dives into important topics with local innovators and experts. Attendees select one breakout of r each of the two sessions. Topics for session one: “Women’s Lifecycles,” “Harnessing Women’s Voices,” “Big Data, AI and Wearables.” Topics for session one: “New Science for High-Impact Change,” “Provider, Academia & Industry Collaboration,” and “Wellness vs. Disease Care.”
WHILS 2017 founding sponsorship has been provided by Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Johnson & Johnson, with additional spupport from American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA), Boehringer Ingelheim, Quest Diagnostics, Medicines360, Pharma Voice, Regeneron, Rutgers iJOBS, and Sharecare.