Agenda and speakers are subject to change.

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Pre-conference Workshop: Level Up Leadership Academy

As more women strive for leadership positions in the industry, leadership training and discussion are urgently needed to create robust, sustainable pathways for their advancement. This interactive day-long workshop will explore the evolving idea of what makes an effective leader. We’ll discuss leveraging authenticity and community-building as pathways for success, contending with imposter syndrome, cultivating resilience and how vulnerability and personal values are creating the next generation of leaders. Using Brené Brown's Dare to Lead and other contemporary resources as a framework for discussion, attendees will leave this workshop armed with goals, strategies and relationships to bring their careers to the next level.

$250 | Limited to 100 participants

5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Welcome Reception

Thursday, August 13, 2020

9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m

Registration, Exhibits & Networking

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Publisher's Opening Address

Fawn Lopez, Publisher and Vice President, Modern Healthcare

10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Opening Keynote Address

The Time is Now: Female Leadership for a New Era in Healthcare

11:00 a.m. – 11:45 p.m.

Breaking Barriers Track

Women Leaders Then and Now

For the past ten years, Modern Healthcare has written extensively about the pathways and barriers to women’s advancement into leadership positions. This presentation will discuss the impact of the diverse leadership in healthcare, exploring the progress and pitfalls of women's advancement over the past ten years as well as predictions for the future.In the past decade, healthcare organizations have reported significant advances in gender diversity and inclusion, but have these increases resulted in meaningful change? A panel of experts will consider this question, supported by data from Modern Healthcare's "Women Leaders Then and Now" survey.


Aurora Aguilar, Editor, Modern Healthcare


Susan Bailey, MD, President-Elect, American Medical Association

Nancy Schlichting, Retired Chief Executive Officer of Henry Ford Health System

Professional Development Track

Networking Strategies for Making Meaningful Connections

We all know that the size and quality of one’s network is a key factor in career success. Yet the term "networking" often comes with a negative association. In this interactive workshop, come learn strategies for expanding and deepening the key relationships that contribute to your success. You will walk away with a personalized networking plan for yourself, and action items you can implement immediately.

Kaitlyn Chana, Outreach Coordinator, Canopy Cove Eating Disorder Treatment Center

Dr. Tiffany Love, Chief Operating Officer at Humboldt General Hospital, Founder of “Times Up Healthcare”

11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Lunch, Exhibits & Networking

12:45 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Breaking Barriers Track

Leading with Resilience in the Throes of a Pandemic

Professional Development Track

Leading and Managing the New Remote Workforce

In response to COVID-19, many organizations have asked their employees to work remotely. While close to a quarter of the U.S. workforce already works from home, at least part of the time, the new policies leave many employees — and their managers — working out of the office and separated from each other for the first time. This panel discussion will provide strategies you can take to improve the engagement and productivity of remote employees. as well as best practices and tips on how to be successful and productive from home.

1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Professional Development Track

Resetting Conflict in the Workplace

Sherrie Barch, President, Furst Group & NuBrick Partners
Joe Mazzenga, Managing Partner, NuBrick Partners

Breaking Barriers Track

Women's Role in Bettering Our Healthcare System

It is time for a women’s healthcare model that successfully supports deep relationships between a patient and her provider in the context of their health and livelihood. Our esteemed panel of clinical experts will discuss how to change the model to provide women with the tools, services and community for the distinct needs of women and the providers who serve them. where it matters most.

Anne Klibanski, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer of Partners HealthCare

Sharmila Makhija, MD, Professor and Chair, Department of OB/GYN and Women’s Health, Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Health System
Laurie Zephyrin, MD, Vice President, Delivery System Reform, The Commonwealth Fund

2:15 p.m.-3:15 p.m.

Afternoon Networking Break with Exhibitors

3:15 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Breaking Barriers Track

Coaching Up for Women: Maximizing Your Message

To move forward in your career, confidence is key and sometimes takes practice. Early on, we all experience situation where, despite preparation, you leave the conversation with your division chief, chair, dean of CEO feeling unheard and unsatisfied. What holds you back from effectively engaging in these important conversations? During this workshop, we'll introduce the concept of “coaching up” and teach you to apply this principle when you communicate with your leadership to have more productive and satisfying dialogue.

Elaine Schulte, MD, Vice Chair of Academic Affairs and Faculty Development, The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore
Andrea Sikon, MD, Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Cleveland Clinic, Associate Professor of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University.

Business of Healthcare Track

Economic Recovery Models for Financial Growth

As organizations work their way through the COVID-19 crisis, new models have emerged showcasing different scenarios for ‘recovery’ and a ‘return to normal’ following a large-scale economic disruption. In this session, learn how different systems handled the economic strain and what steps they took to financially secure their organizations. This panel will discuss reconfiguring business models for greater resiliency and ROI.

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Networking Reception

Friday, August 14, 2020

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m

Registration, Exhibits & Networking

9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Opening Keynote

Working as a Community to Drive Real Change

Eugene Woods, President and Chief Executive Officer, Atrium Health

10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Business of Healthcare Track

What the 2020 General Election Means for Healthcare

The coming elections could result in significant political and regulatory change, creating both opportunities and challenges. A panel of leaders will forecast the impact their organizations and discuss how they plan to respond.


Marna Borgstrom, President and Chief Executive Officer, Yale New Haven Health System

Darilyn Moyer, MD, Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer, American College of Physicians

Professional Development Track

Why Mentorship Is An Important Relationship For Your Career

In this session, a current woman leader in healthcare and one of her mentees will share an inside look at their professional relationship and how their mentorship program allowed them both to grow along side one another in their careers. You will get insight on what a mentor/mentee relationship looks like, how to find a mentor and recruiting tips for early careerists.


Gayle Capozzalo, Executive Director, The Equity Collaborative Retired Executive Vice President/Chief Strategy Officer, Yale New Haven Health System


Melissa Davis, MD, Medical Director of Quality, Emory University, Department of Radiology

Lubna Shamsi, Administrative Director, Oncology, Mount Sinai Health System

Jhaymee Tynan, Assistant Vice President of Integration, Atrium Health

11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Breaking Barriers Track

Engaging Men as Advocates for Gender Diversity and Inclusion

Men are an often untapped, yet critical, resource in diversity and inclusion efforts. In the past, initiatives have focused on women or minorities. Men haven’t always been central to the conversation—yet men are 85% of all leadership in Fortune 500 companies. This presentation will discuss the most effective ways for men to engage in creating an inclusive workplace while helping organizations achieve the benefits, including recruiting and promoting talent, mirroring communities and clients, increasing innovation and employee engagement, and driving business results.

Mark Ganz, Chief Executive Officer, Cambia Health Solutions

MaCalus Hogan, Vice Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery and Medical Director for Outcomes and Registries, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Professional Development Track

How to get on a Board of Directors

If you’re nearing retirement, you might be attracted by the idea of serving on for-profit board of directors. Board membership offers a high-impact way to leverage your expertise and skills, while working on a flexible basis. This interactive session will provide insights, strategies and tips for finding a for-profit board role.

11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.


12:45 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Breaking Barriers Track

Leading Through Chaos and Crisis

This session will cover how to lead your organization through a local, national, or world crisis. In the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic, this session will cover how leaders were able to keep it all together and move forward with survival strategies and economic solutions. In a year of crisis how do you deploy personal and business survival strategies to get through the coming year? How will you manage wear and tear on executives and maintain resilience through the chaos? We will hear from executives who experienced these crisisfirst hand and how they were able to put on a brave face and continue their organization's mission.

Professional Development Track

Carrying The Torch: How Will You Make Your Mark In Healthcare?

What does the workforce of 2030 look like? How will the workforce change with Generation Z entering in the next 5-10 years?

Geraldine McGinty, MD, Weill Cornell Medicine Radiology Chair, ACR Board of Chancellors

1:30 p.m.- 2:30 p.m.

Exhibits & Networking

2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Insights and Experience from the Most Influential Women in Healthcare

This panel of distinguished women healthcare leaders will discuss the changing roles of women in healthcare, as well as the challenges and opportunities facing women in positions of authority. Panelists will draw upon their personal career experiences and offer insights on leading.


Fawn Lopez, Publisher, Modern Healthcare and Vice President, Crain Communications


Nancy Agee, President and Chief Executive Officer, Carilion Clinic

Leana Wen, MD, Visiting Professor, Health Policy and Management, Distinguished Fellow, Fitzhugh Mullan Institute for Health Workforce Equity, Milken Institute School of Public Health, The George Washington University

3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Publisher’s Adjournment

Fawn Lopez, Vice President and Publisher, Modern Healthcare

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August 13-14, 2020


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