October 24, 2019

Women in Science: Choosing Leadership conference set for Nov. 9

Wayne State University and the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute will present “Women in Science: Choosing Leadership” on Nov. 9 at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center.

Join the conference from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. to hear women in various roles in science and health care share their keys to success,

Elisabeth Heath, M.D.

as well as pearls they’ve learned in their personal journeys.

Elisabeth Heath, M.D., FACP, Wayne State University professor of Oncology and associate center director of Translational Sciences for KCI, will serve as moderator.

The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required by Nov. 6 at www.karmanos.org/WomenLeaders.

The day’s agenda includes:

8 to 8:30 a.m.: Registration and breakfast

8:30 to 8:40 a.m.: Welcome and opening remarks, Elisabeth Heath, M.D.

8:40 to 9 a.m.: “Current State of Women in Health Care Leadership,” Elisabeth Heath, M.D.

9 to 9:30 a.m.: “Getting Beyond the No,” Cynthia Pasky, chief executive officer of Strategic Staffing Solutions

9:30 to 9:45 a.m.: Break

9:45 to 10:45 a.m.: “Lessons Learned from Women in Business, Health Care and Law,” Cynthia Pasky; Lindsay Irrer, owner of The Barre Code; Blythe Moran, executive director of the American Cancer Society; Tina Patterson, president and director of Research for the PuLSE Institute; Michele Cote, Ph.D., WSU professor of Oncology

10:45 to 11:15 a.m.: Panel question-and-answer period

11:15 to 11:45 a.m.: Working networking lunch

11:45 to 12:30 p.m.: “Rise Up: Women Leaders are Outperforming Men Leaders in Critical Capabilities,” Cynthia Adams, global chief operations officer and partner of The Leadership Circle/Full Circle Group

12:30 to 1 p.m.: “Leadership Implementation,” Cynthia Adams

1 to 1:45 p.m.: “Next Generation and Next Steps (Social Change),” Katherine Heath, Bloomfield Hills High School; Nour Altwaij of Wayne State University; Emma Drenth, president of the American Medical Women Student Association at the Wayne State University School of Medicine; Aleeda Mack, M.D., Ph.D., WSU Oncology fellow; Hadeel Assad, M.D., WSU assistant professor of Oncology; Michele Cote, Ph.D.

1:45 to 2 p.m.: Conclusion remarks: Elisabeth Heath, M.D.

For more information, call 313-576-9289.

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