Women's Health Innovation Series: Women's Healthy Ageing Summit 2022

Women's Health Innovation Series: Women's Healthy Ageing Summit

Bringing innovation and awareness to the unmet healthcare needs of women 40+, through our platform of industry experts, innovators, and investors.

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California, US
8-9 November, 2022

By 2025, there will be over 1 billion women experiencing menopause in the world, which will be 12% of the entire world population of 8 billion. Vasomotor Symptoms (VMS), including hot flashes and night sweats, are experienced by approximately 75% of them. These, along with other conditions, can lead to a significant reduction in a woman’s quality of life, increased utilization of medical resources and an overall loss of productivity.

WHIS Steering Committee 2021

Author:

Lucy Perez, PhD

Senior Partner
McKinsey & Company

Author:

Alice Zheng, MD, MBA, MPH

Principal
Rhia Ventures

Author:

Susan C. Nicholson, MD, FIDSA

Vice President, Women’s Health
Johnson & Johnson

Author:

Kelle Moley, MD

Deputy Director of Reproductive Health Technologies Global Health, Discovery and Translational Sciences
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Dr. Kelle Moley is a career physician-scientist obstetrician/gynecologist who currently leads the Reproductive Health Technologies Domain within the Discovery & Translational Sciences, Global Health Division at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.  Kelle joined BMGF in July 2020, with a 30-year history of basic and translational research on reproductive health issues in females throughout the life course-- from organismal to cellular and molecular levels of metabolic, developmental biology, embryo implantation and decidualization, and infectious diseases of the female reproductive tract.

 

Kelle earned her BA from Wellesley College, and her MD from Yale Medical School. Thereafter, she pursued an Obstetrics & Gynecology Residency and a Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology & Fertility at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Kelle then spent the next 3 decades of a thriving research career at Washington University—rising to become the James P. Crane Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Vice Chair of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Chief of the Division of Basic & Translational Research for the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Co-Director of the Institute of Clinical & Translational Science for the School of Medicine, and Director of the Center for Reproductive Health Sciences at the School of Medicine. Her research (published in some 150 peer-reviewed primary articles) led to an international reputation along with numerous honors, including election to the National Academy of Medicine in 2014. She also earned a reputation as a superb mentor to trainees, leading the reproductive endocrinology fellowship program at Washington University until she left academia in 2018. After a 2-year stint as Chief Scientific Officer and Senior Vice President of the March of Dimes she left to pursue her new position at BMGF.

Author:

Jamie White

Health Science Strategy and Relations Lead in the Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Author:

Kalahn Taylor-Clark, PhD MPH

Vice President, Strategic Partnerships and Innovation
Myovant

Author:

Valerie Palmieri

CEO
Aspira Women's Health

Author:

Dr. Stephen Gerrard Ph.D.

Independent Expert Advisor Contraception R&D
Contraception R&D

WHY ATTEND?

Our mission at the Women’s Health Innovation Series is to drive innovation and investment to improve the access and quality of care for women globally. One of the greatest areas of neglect has been the needs of women at the mid-stage of their lives, reflecting a poor understanding of both the magnitude of unmet need, and the commercial potential of creating solutions in this space.

The intention of the Women’s Healthy Ageing Innovation Summit is to draw attention to this pivotal life-stage and drive the industry to extend its innovation to the unmet needs for women across menopause, perimenopause and beyond.

 

As the recognised hub for innovation, collaboration and partnership, we will be exploring a broad cross-section of health concerns including menopause, perimenopause, healthy ageing, osteoporosis, incontinence, mental health, oncology and preventative health measures.

 

We will be joined by: pharmaceutical companies, biotechs, start-ups, investors, CPG’s, telehealth innovators, medical device companies and more to drive solutions, awareness and spark discussion that will facilitate the partnerships and investments needed to advance the industry.

2021 Speakers

 

Susan C. Nicholson MD FIDSA

Vice President Women’s Health
Johnson & Johnson

Susan C. Nicholson MD FIDSA

Vice President Women’s Health
Johnson & Johnson

Susan C. Nicholson MD FIDSA

Vice President Women’s Health
Johnson & Johnson
 

Lesley Jane Seymour

Founder
Covey Club

Lesley Jane Seymour

Founder
Covey Club

Lesley Jane Seymour

Founder
Covey Club
 

Dr. Barb DePree

Director of Holland Hospital, Women's Health
Holland Hospital

Dr. Barb DePree

Director of Holland Hospital, Women's Health
Holland Hospital

Dr. Barb DePree

Director of Holland Hospital, Women's Health
Holland Hospital
 

Dr. Jane van Dis, MD

Lead FemTechII Fund
Portfolia

Dr. Jane van Dis, MD

Lead FemTechII Fund
Portfolia

Dr. Jane van Dis, MD

Lead FemTechII Fund
Portfolia
 

Jill Angelo

CEO and Founder
Gennev

Jill Angelo

CEO and Founder
Gennev

Jill Angelo

CEO and Founder
Gennev
 

Dr. Pam Peeke

Chief Medical Officer
Embr Labs

Dr. Pam Peeke

Chief Medical Officer
Embr Labs

Dr. Pam Peeke

Chief Medical Officer
Embr Labs
 

Dr. Brian A. Bernick

Co-Founder & Chief Scientific Officer
TherapeuticsMD

Dr. Brian Bernick is a graduate of Northwestern University where he was pre-med and earned a degree in economics.  Dr. Bernick graduated from Chicago Medical School and then went on to specialize in obstetrics and gynecology, completing his residency through the University of Pennsylvania.  Thereafter, Dr.

Dr. Brian A. Bernick

Co-Founder & Chief Scientific Officer
TherapeuticsMD

Dr. Brian A. Bernick

Co-Founder & Chief Scientific Officer
TherapeuticsMD

Dr. Brian Bernick is a graduate of Northwestern University where he was pre-med and earned a degree in economics.  Dr. Bernick graduated from Chicago Medical School and then went on to specialize in obstetrics and gynecology, completing his residency through the University of Pennsylvania.  Thereafter, Dr. Bernick spent over 20 years in private practice in Boca Raton, Florida.  During that time, he served as the Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Boca Raton Regional Hospital and as an associate professor at Florida Atlantic University College of Medicine.  In 2008, Dr. Bernick co-founded TherapeuticsMD, a woman’s healthcare company where he has remained part of the executive management and oversees product development and outreach with healthcare providers.  TherapeuticsMD is a NASDAQ traded pharmaceutical company with prescription drug products ranging from prenatal care, contraception and menopause. In 2018, TherapeuticsMD obtained 3 new drug approvals. Dr. Bernick is the recipient of several national and regional awards, including recognition by his peers as one of the top doctor’s in his specialty. Dr. Bernick has over 100 peer-reviewed publications and presentations of original research at medical conferences. Dr. Bernick holds over 40 US and foreign patents focusing on drug therapies and analysis.  Dr. Bernick resides in Boca Raton, Florida with his wife and two kids.

 

 

 

Dr. Jen Gunter

OB/GYN, Author ‘The Vagina Bible’

Dr. Jen Gunter

OB/GYN, Author ‘The Vagina Bible’

Dr. Jen Gunter

OB/GYN, Author ‘The Vagina Bible’
 

Lisa Larkin

CEO & Founder
Ms Medicine

Lisa Larkin

CEO & Founder
Ms Medicine

Lisa Larkin

CEO & Founder
Ms Medicine
 

Reenita Das

Partner
Frost & Sullivan

Reenita Das

Partner
Frost & Sullivan

Reenita Das

Partner
Frost & Sullivan
 

Missy Lavender

CEO
Renalis Health

Missy Lavender

CEO
Renalis Health

Missy Lavender

CEO
Renalis Health
 

Holly J. Pederson M.D.

Director, Medical Breast Services, Associate Professor of Medicine,
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine

Holly J. Pederson M.D.

Director, Medical Breast Services, Associate Professor of Medicine,
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine

Holly J. Pederson M.D.

Director, Medical Breast Services, Associate Professor of Medicine,
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
 

Dr Elizabeth Mueller

Head of Female Pelvic Medicine
Loyola University Medical Center, Chicago

Dr Elizabeth Mueller

Head of Female Pelvic Medicine
Loyola University Medical Center, Chicago

Dr Elizabeth Mueller

Head of Female Pelvic Medicine
Loyola University Medical Center, Chicago
 

Karen Giblin

President & CEO
Red Hot Mamas North America, Inc.

Karen Giblin

President & CEO
Red Hot Mamas North America, Inc.

Karen Giblin

President & CEO
Red Hot Mamas North America, Inc.
 

Marta Hill Gray

Executive Director
Gray Matter Group

Marta Hill Gray

Executive Director
Gray Matter Group

Marta Hill Gray

Executive Director
Gray Matter Group
 

Rachel Braun Scherl

Managing Partner, Co-Founder, & Chief Vagipreneur ®
SPARK Solutions for Growth

Rachel Braun Scherl

Managing Partner, Co-Founder, & Chief Vagipreneur ®
SPARK Solutions for Growth

Rachel Braun Scherl

Managing Partner, Co-Founder, & Chief Vagipreneur ®
SPARK Solutions for Growth
 

Barbara Dehn

Women’s Health Practitioner
El Camino Women’s Medical Group

Barb Dehn is a practicing Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner in Silicon Valley and a television health expert, who’s known as Nurse Barb on NBC’s California Live. An award winning author, active in Social Media and YouTube, Barb earned a masters degree from UCSF and a BS from Boston College. She is certified by the North American Menopause Society and is a Fellow in the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.  She works on Global Health Initiatives at FAME Hospital in Karatu, Tanzania, where she serves on their board and as a volunteer.

 

Barbara Dehn

Women’s Health Practitioner
El Camino Women’s Medical Group

Barbara Dehn

Women’s Health Practitioner
El Camino Women’s Medical Group

Barb Dehn is a practicing Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner in Silicon Valley and a television health expert, who’s known as Nurse Barb on NBC’s California Live. An award winning author, active in Social Media and YouTube, Barb earned a masters degree from UCSF and a BS from Boston College. She is certified by the North American Menopause Society and is a Fellow in the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.  She works on Global Health Initiatives at FAME Hospital in Karatu, Tanzania, where she serves on their board and as a volunteer.

 

 

Allison Conti

Founder & CEO
Watkins-Conti Products

Allison Conti

Founder & CEO
Watkins-Conti Products

Allison Conti

Founder & CEO
Watkins-Conti Products
 

Bill Gruber

CEO
Solace Therapeutics

Bill Gruber joined Solace Therapeutics in August 2011 as President and CEO. Prior to this role, he co-founded Interlace Medical in August 2006 and served as their President and CEO until Interlace was acquired by Hologic in January 2011. Bill has extensive experience in organizational development and in product development for rapid growth businesses. Prior to Interlace, Bill spent five years at Cortek Inc., a spinal products company. As Cortek’s V.P. of Sales and Marketing, he built sales from $612K to over $10M.  During his last two years, he was the V.P.

Bill Gruber

CEO
Solace Therapeutics

Bill Gruber

CEO
Solace Therapeutics

Bill Gruber joined Solace Therapeutics in August 2011 as President and CEO. Prior to this role, he co-founded Interlace Medical in August 2006 and served as their President and CEO until Interlace was acquired by Hologic in January 2011. Bill has extensive experience in organizational development and in product development for rapid growth businesses. Prior to Interlace, Bill spent five years at Cortek Inc., a spinal products company. As Cortek’s V.P. of Sales and Marketing, he built sales from $612K to over $10M.  During his last two years, he was the V.P. of New Business Development and Marketing. In this role, he was instrumental in creating Soteira, a Cortek subsidiary, focused on devices for treating vertebral compression fractures. Prior to Cortek, Bill spent 10 years at Boston Scientific Corporation. Before leaving Boston Scientific Corporation, he held the position of Director of the $172M Global Atherosclerotic Therapy business. Prior to entering the medical device sector, Bill spent five years in sales and marketing roles at Procter and Gamble.

 

Colette Courtion

CEO and Founder
JoyLux

Colette Courtion

CEO and Founder
JoyLux

Colette Courtion

CEO and Founder
JoyLux
 

Rochelle Weitzner

Co-founder & CEO
Pause Well-Aging

Rochelle Weitzner

Co-founder & CEO
Pause Well-Aging

Rochelle Weitzner

Co-founder & CEO
Pause Well-Aging
 

Beth Battaglino

CEO
HealthyWomen

Beth Battaglino

CEO
HealthyWomen

Beth Battaglino

CEO
HealthyWomen
 

Dr. Irene W. Bean

DNP, FNP/PMHNPBC
FAANP

Dr. Irene W. Bean

DNP, FNP/PMHNPBC
FAANP

Dr. Irene W. Bean

DNP, FNP/PMHNPBC
FAANP
 

Dr Mary Jane Minken

MD, OBS/GYN & Menopause
Yale University

Dr Mary Jane Minken

MD, OBS/GYN & Menopause
Yale University

Dr Mary Jane Minken

MD, OBS/GYN & Menopause
Yale University
 

Cherin Smith

Senior Director, Project Manager and Therapeutic Area Lead, Women’s Health
ICON

Cherin Smith

Senior Director, Project Manager and Therapeutic Area Lead, Women’s Health
ICON

Cherin Smith

Senior Director, Project Manager and Therapeutic Area Lead, Women’s Health
ICON
 

JoAnn V. Pinkerton, MD, FACOG, NCMP

Division Director of Midlife Health
University of Virginia Health System

JoAnn V. Pinkerton, MD, FACOG, NCMP

Division Director of Midlife Health
University of Virginia Health System

JoAnn V. Pinkerton, MD, FACOG, NCMP

Division Director of Midlife Health
University of Virginia Health System
 

Tracy Chadwell

Founding Partner
1843 Capital

Tracy Chadwell

Founding Partner
1843 Capital

Tracy Chadwell

Founding Partner
1843 Capital
 

Dr. R. Faye

Obstetrics & Gynecology
Abington Primary Women’s Healthcare Group

Dr. R. Faye

Obstetrics & Gynecology
Abington Primary Women’s Healthcare Group

Dr. R. Faye

Obstetrics & Gynecology
Abington Primary Women’s Healthcare Group
 

Dr. Smita Patel

Founder and Medical Director Integrative Neurology and Sleep
iNeuro Institute

Dr. Smita Patel

Founder and Medical Director Integrative Neurology and Sleep
iNeuro Institute

Dr. Smita Patel

Founder and Medical Director Integrative Neurology and Sleep
iNeuro Institute
 

Kathryn G. Schubert, MPP

President and CEO
Society of Women’s Heath Research

Kathryn G. Schubert, MPP

President and CEO
Society of Women’s Heath Research

Kathryn G. Schubert, MPP

President and CEO
Society of Women’s Heath Research
 

Sateria Venable

Founder & CEO
The Fibroid Foundation

Sateria Venable

Founder & CEO
The Fibroid Foundation

Sateria Venable

Founder & CEO
The Fibroid Foundation
 

Juan Camilo Arjona Ferreira

, MD Chief Medical Officer
Myovant

Juan Camilo Arjona Ferreira

, MD Chief Medical Officer
Myovant

Juan Camilo Arjona Ferreira

, MD Chief Medical Officer
Myovant
 

Kathy Abernethy

Director of Menopause Services / Past Chair of the British Menopause Society (BMS)
Peppy

Kathy Abernethy

Director of Menopause Services / Past Chair of the British Menopause Society (BMS)
Peppy

Kathy Abernethy

Director of Menopause Services / Past Chair of the British Menopause Society (BMS)
Peppy
 

Sonsoles Gonzalez

Founder/CEO
Better Not Younger

Sonsoles Gonzalez

Founder/CEO
Better Not Younger

Sonsoles Gonzalez

Founder/CEO
Better Not Younger
 

Anna Klepchukova

MD Chief Medical Officer
Flo

Anna Klepchukova

MD Chief Medical Officer
Flo

Anna Klepchukova

MD Chief Medical Officer
Flo
 

Dr. Jessica Shepherd

OB/GYN, Founder
Her Viewpoint

Dr. Jessica Shepherd

OB/GYN, Founder
Her Viewpoint

Dr. Jessica Shepherd

OB/GYN, Founder
Her Viewpoint
 

Christine Marie Mason

CEO & Founder
Rosebud Woman

Christine Marie Mason

CEO & Founder
Rosebud Woman

Christine Marie Mason

CEO & Founder
Rosebud Woman
 

Jannine Versi

Co-Founder & CEO
Elektra Health

Jannine Versi

Co-Founder & CEO
Elektra Health

Jannine Versi

Co-Founder & CEO
Elektra Health
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Industry Leading Speakers
4+
Dedicated Networking Hours
5+
In-depth Case Studies
150+
Industry Executives

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