2022 Science for Patient Engagement Symposium Agenda (PDF)

2022 Science for Patient Engagement Symposium
From Research to Action: Health Equity for All
October 19-20, 2022
Hybrid Event

Draft Agenda as of September 7, 2022

Wednesday, October 19
(An in-person strategic planning meeting with NHC Research and Programs Committee and invited Chief Medical/Science Officers) 

2:00 – 2:15 p.m.                     Welcome Remarks 

                                               Remarks by:
                                                   Randy Rutta, MA, Chief Executive Officer, National Health Council
                                                   Omar A. Escontrías, DrPH, MPH, Vice President of Research, Education & Programs, National Health Council
                                                   Eric Racine, PharmD, MBA, Vice President & Head, Public Affairs & Patient Advocacy, Sanofi
                                                   Oved Amitay, PhD, MSc, President & CEO, Solve M.E.

2:15 – 3:00 p.m.                     Keynote Address

                                               Keynote Speaker:
                                                   Darrell M. Gray, II, MD, MPH, Chief Health Equity Officer, Elevance Health, Inc.

3:00 – 3:45 p.m.                    Research Strategic Dialogue Panel and Roundtable.    
                                               Meaningful Patient Engagement Research and Health Equity

                                                   Cynthia Bens, Senior Vice President, Public Policy, Personalized Medicine Coalition

                                                  Panel speakers of Chief Science/Medical Officers

4:30 – 6:30 p.m.                     Open House, Reception and Hors d’oeuvres at NHC Headquarters
                                                   (Reception is also open to NHC Member Sponsors)
                                                   Remarks and sponsors recognition

 Thursday, October 20
(A virtual event that is open to all NHC members and nonmembers working on patient centered and engagement activities)

10:15 – 10:30 a.m.                  Welcome & Introductions

                                                    Remarks by:
                                                    Andrea Ferris, MBA, President & CEO, LUNGevity Foundation

 10:30 – 11:00 a.m.                   Keynote Speaker                                             

                                                    Keynote Speaker:
                                                    Kristin Carman, PhD, MA, Director of Public and Patient Engagement, PCORI          

  11:00 – 11:15 a.m.                    Break

  11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.           Patient Science and the Social Determinants of Health Policy

                                                    Louise Vetter, President & Chief Executive Officer, Huntington’s Disease Society of America

                                                    Carrie D. Wolinetz, PhD, Deputy Director for Health and Life Science, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy                                                  

12:15 – 12:45 p.m.                    Meal Break

12:45 – 1:30 p.m.                     Mental Health and Patient Science: How COVID-19 reframed our research, outreach, and clinical-community

                                                    Jill Yersak, PhD, Medical Science Liaison, Biogen

                                                    Regina James, MD, Chief, Division of Diversity and Health Equity, American Psychiatric Association

1:30 – 1:45 p.m.                       Break

1:45 – 2:30 p.m.                      Global Health Equity and Patient Engagement

                                                    Julie Fiol, MSW, BSN, RN, MSCN, Associate Vice President, Health Care Access, National MS Society

                                                    Nicholas Brooke, Executive Director, The Synergist

2:30 – 2:45 p.m.                      Break

2:45 – 3:30 p.m.                      Dismantling health disparities by building trust in science from the grassroots level

                                                    Omar A. Escontrías, DrPH, MPH, Vice President of Research, Education and & Programs, National Health Council

                                                    To Be Announced

 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.                    Lessons learned from the 2020 Clinical Trials Treatment Act. Increasing access to clinical trials in Medicaid and
                                                diverse patients

                                                   Panelist: Ricki Fairley, Chief Executive Officer, TOUCH, The Black Breast Cancer Alliance
                                                   Panelist: Ruben A. Mesa, MD, FACP, Executive Director, Mays Cancer Center at UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson, Mays
                                                   Family Foundation Distinguished University Presidential Chair, Professor of Medicine
                                                   Panelist: Alycia Shilton-Lloyd PhD, VP Medical Affairs, Imago BioSciences, Inc 
                                                   Panelist: Alexis Reisin Miller, Executive Director, Global Regulatory Policy (US Lead) at Merck 

 4:30 p.m.                             Closing Remarks and Symposium Concludes

                                                                      Omar A. Escontrías, DrPH, MPH, Vice President of Research, Education and & Programs, National Health Council