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Signature Event - 2017 Women's Healthcare Innovation and Leadership Showcase (WHILS)

Wed, Jun 14, 2017

11:30 AM - 7:30 PM

Rutgers University - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Kessler Teaching Building, Piscataway, NJ

Join women's healthcare experts and stakeholders to discuss challenges, new learnings and innovation strategies.

HBA NY/NJ Region presents

Signature Event - 2017 Women's Healthcare Innovation and Leadership Showcase (WHILS)

Date and time



Rutgers University - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Kessler Teaching Building

675 Hoes Lane West

Piscataway, NJ 08854 United States


Event contact

 WHILS Committee




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The 2017 Women’s Healthcare Innovation and Leadership Showcase (WHILS) is the third biennial signature conference presented by the HBA NY/NJ region. WHILS gathers experts and stakeholders from across the spectrum of healthcare to discuss challenges, share scientific and practical learnings, and spotlight opportunities for innovation and change in women’s healthcare. The program considers four strategic pillars for impacting change: basic and clinical research, medical practice, health literacy, and access to care.

This half-day conference will be held on 14 June at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Piscataway, NJ. The program will include an opening panel discussion, deep-dive breakout sessions, educational posters, curated exhibits and a closing networking reception.

Breakout session selections are required at time of registration. When you reach the "Select Sessions" page, please click the checkbox next to your workshop preferences for the two sessions. Also, be sure to note your Lunch and Evening reception attendance.

Click here to view our event speakers and here for more information about WHILS.

Click here to view our event exhibitors and click here to view our educational poster listing.

Full agenda with speaker listing
11:30 - 12:15 PM    Registration, networking and light lunch among exhibits and posters
12:15 - 1:45 PM      Introductions and panel discussion: New frontiers in women's health
1:45 - 2:15 PM        Break, snacks and networking among exhibits and posters
2:15 - 3:30 PM        Breakouts session 1 - select from:
                                  1) The Female Lifecycle
                                  2) Harnessing Women's Voices
                                  3) Big Data, AI and Wearables
3:45 - 5:00 PM        Breakouts session 2 - select from:
                                  1) Applying New Science for High-Impact Change
                                  2) Provider, Academia and Industry Collaboration
                                  3) Wellness vs. Disease Care
5:15 - 6:00 PM        Poster winners announced, summary and close
6:00 - 7:30 PM        Networking reception

Special instructions: Pre-registration recommended as capacity is limited and photo ID is required.

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Transportation and parking:: Free parking will be available at the event building. A free shuttle service will loop to/from the New Brunswick train station to the event location will be available approximately every 30 minutes between the hours of 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM and 5:15 PM - 7:45 PM to assist our attendees coming via train. Additional shuttle and parking details to be provided closer to the event date.

Breakout session selections are required at the time of registration and pending session availability, early registrants may change their breakouts until 14 May.

Registration information
Event is open to: HBA members and nonmembers
Early bird registration deadline: 2 June 2017
Online registration deadline: 12 June 2017
Onsite (walk-in) registration: Is allowed as long as the event does not reach max capacity

Registration for WHILS 2017 is fully refundable through Friday, 19 May; 50% refundable Saturday 20 May through Friday, 26 May. No refunds will be available after 26 May. All refund requests must be submitted in writing to


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Learning objectives

1. Understand current thinking on crucial challenges and opportunities related to advancing women's healthcare
2. Share knowledge about possible innovation strategies for moving women's healthcare forward
3. Access an expanded network of colleagues with similar interests and complimentary skills to aid you/your organization in furthering your women's healthcare-related goals


Registration information

The registration button at the bottom of the page will not show if online registration has closed or if the event has reached capacity. If you are a guest and the registration button is not showing, it may be that this is a member-only event. Read more about the benefits of membership or contact us about membership.

The HBA will make reasonable modifications to policies and programs to ensure that people with special needs have an equal opportunity to enjoy all of its programs. Contact us if you require special accommodations for this event.


 Registration NamePrice LevelEarly BirdRegular

RegistrationName Regular registration

 Regular registrationMember$65.00$75.00
 Regular registrationNon-Member$85.00$95.00

RegistrationName Student registration

 Student registrationMember$25.00$25.00
 Student registrationNon-Member$25.00$25.00

By registering for this event, you acknowledge that you may be photographed, videotaped and/or audio-taped during the course of the meeting and hereby give permission for your image, voice, or survey comments to be used in education, training, promotion and/or trade and communications media by the Healthcare Businesswomen's Association in any and all media throughout the world, without restriction as to frequency or duration of usage.