Women's Health Care Forum Presented by Pacific Blue Cross

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Thursday, October 10, 2019
7:30 AM
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Individuals: $199 + GST
Table of 8: $1,900 +GST

Non-members
Individuals: $249 + GST
Table of 8: $2,400 +GST
Schedule:Registration & Breakfast: 7:30 - 8:00 a.m.
Program: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
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Women's Health Care Forum

 

 

Why healthy women are your business.

 

Women account for half the population and are central to our society. Healthy women benefit our families, communities, businesses and the broader economy.  Yet despite decades of dramatic progress and development in health research, practice and policy, the system is not balanced.  Health outcomes are not equal and there is a gender gap in health care.

Whether it is you, your employees or their families, you need to understand how important it is to invest in the health of women through the workplace.  

Learn about the importance of women's health to increase employee engagement, improve hiring and retention, decrease absenteeism, and lower health care costs.


Opening Keynote:

Serena Ryder

Serena Ryder
Multiple Award-Winning Singer Songwriter, and Mental Health Advocate

Serena Ryder is an artist adored by fans, peers and critics alike, in part due to her raw and earnest songwriting, and beautifully electric live performances. She has received numerous accolades, including six prestigious JUNO Awards, a MuchMusic Video Award for "Stompa.", and a Canadian Screen Award for Achievement in Music – Original Song. Prior to her chart-smashing album, Harmony (2013), she also enjoyed success with previous releases, If Your Memory Serves You Well (2007), and Is it O.K. (2009), achieving Gold-selling status. In 2012, her single "Weak In The Knees" also achieved Gold Certification. Ryder's latest release, Christmas Kisses was named one of the Top 5 Christmas records of 2018 by Rolling Stone. Serena Ryder received the 2018 Margaret Trudeau Mental Health Advocacy Award and has been the face of Bell Let's Talk for multiple years.

SESSION 1:

The gender care gap: the state of women's health in B.C.

This panel will explore:

  • Why is there a gap in care for women?
  • What data should we be paying attention to and what trends are we seeing?
  • Where is the greatest opportunity for improvement?
Dr. Lori Brotto  Dr. Astrid Christoffersen-DebGenesa Greening Dr. Unjali MalhotraHeidi Worthington

Dr. Lori Brotto, Executive Director, Women's Health Research Institute
Dr. Astrid Christoffersen-Deb, Obstetrician & Gynecologist, BC Women's Hospital
Genesa Greening, President & CEO, BC Women's Health Foundation
Dr. Unjali Malhotra, Medical Director, Women's Health at First Nations Health Authority
Moderator: Heidi Worthington, Senior Vice President & Chief Revenue Officer, Pacific Blue Cross

SESSION 2:

Innovative solutions for closing the health care gap

This panel will explore:

  • How do organizations build a business case that pays to pay attention to women's health?
  • How to create robust benefit plans for a diverse workforce?
  • What does a benefit plan that suits working mothers and supports women's advancement in the workplace look like?

Aaron Brady Sarah HoffmanKimberley LeComte Juggy Sihota-ChahilHeidi Worthington

Aaron Brady, Director, Product & Innovation, Pacific Blue Cross
Sarah Hoffman, President & CEO, Healthcare Benefit Trust
Kimberley LeComte, Senior Vice President, West Region Leader Health Solutions, Aon
Juggy Sihota, Vice-president, TELUS Consumer Health
Moderator: Heidi Worthington, Senior Vice President & Chief Revenue Officer, Pacific Blue Cross

SESSION 3:

Building a healthy corporate culture with a lens on gender diversity

This panel will explore:

  • Why does it make business sense to support gender diverse health & wellness programs?
  • Why should your company be prepared for the new gender-fluid reality?
  • Why extend beyond gender to other forms of diversity?
Rob ChiarelloPetra Kuret Tina StrehlkeHeidi Worthington

Rob Chiarello, Senior Vice President, People & Culture and Chief Privacy Officer, Pacific Blue Cross
Petra Kuret, Senior Vice President, Business Transformation, Vancity
Tina Strehlke, CEO, Minerva BC
Moderator: Heidi Worthington, Senior Vice President & Chief Revenue Officer, Pacific Blue Cross

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