HBA New York presents

COVID-19 & Vaccine Health Equity

Date and time
Wednesday, 21 April
05:00PM - 06:00PM EST

Event Contact
Jessica Peyser
3. Exhibits business and industry acumen

A panel discussion about best practices and insights to ensure health equity in vaccine development and distribution amid COVID-19. This event will feature three industry professionals and their unique insights from a health technology, health systems and health administration perspective; and will be moderated by the HBA NY's Chapter President.

Discussion Points:
- Clinical Trial Diversity: How do we leverage digital health technologies to ensure inclusion of low socioeconomic status individuals and ethnic minorities living in medically underserved areas? Should trials include high-risk populations (ex. pregnant women, children, severe allergies) from the start?
- Distribution Disparities: There is a consistent pattern where Black and LatinX American populations continue to receive smaller shares of vaccinations relative to their proportion of COVID-19 cases and deaths when compared to their share of the total population.

Why is this the case?
How can advancements in health technology help to bridge the gap?
How do we leverage technology to access individuals such as older adults with low health literacy?
What role might the Biden administration play in reducing these disparities via policy changes such as the COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force?

Moderator: Dr. Sophia Ononye-Onyia, Founder and CEO, The Sophia Consulting Firm
Panelist: Dr. Irene Dankwa-Mullen, Deputy Chief Health Officer, IBM Watson Health
Panelist: Dr. Yele Aluko, Chief Medical Officer, EY
Panelist: Dr. Eric Handler, Chairman of the Emergency Department at Saint Barnabas Medical Center

5:00-5:15 PM Speaker & Event Introductions
5:15-6:00 PM Panel Discussion

Registration information
Event is open to: HBA Members and Nonmembers

Featured speakers

Yele Aluko
EY Americas Chief Medical Officer
EY (Ernst & Young) - Europe
Irene Dankwa-Mullan
Deputy Chief Health Officer and Chief Health Equity Officer
IBM Watson Health
Eric Handler
Chairman Emergency Medicine
RWJBarnabas Health
Sophia Ononye-Onyia, PhD, MPH, MBA
Founder and CEO
The Sophia Consulting Firm
Learning Objectives
1. Raises awareness of health equity
2. Examines vaccine development and distribution
3. Analyzes the role of technology to combat health literacy

Registration information

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 Price LevelRegular
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Registration: Regular Registration

 Member - Euro€8.00
 Non-Member - Euro€17.00

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