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Women’s Health and Changing Laws


Wednesday, May 1, 2024

11 am – 4:30 pm ET | 3 session topics per day

11:00 - 12:15 PM ET

Welcome and Keynote Address

Keynote Addess: March of Dimes: 86 Year History of Collaboration with Partners, Communities, and Patients

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Elizabeth Cherot, MD, MBA, FACOG, President and CEO, March of Dimes 

12:30 - 1:45 PM ET

Navigating the Changing Landscape of Women’s Health and Legal Rights

Session Description: This session explores the intersection of women's health and legal rights. We cover reproductive health, health care disparities, and legal frameworks shaping women's rights. Gain strategies for advocacy and empowerment in navigating this ever-evolving landscape. 


Robin R. Summers, J.D., Vice President and Senior Counsel, National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association

Ramona H. Thomas, BCS, CHC, General Counsel, Vice President of Risk and Compliance, Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties

Jody Joiner, J.D., Senior Counsel, Tenet Healthcare

2:15 - 3:15 PM ET

Women’s Health Advancements: Innovations, Access, and Key Legal Considerations

Session Description: The session will cover women's reproductive health advancements, technology, access barriers, and legal considerations. Learn about promoting equitable access to reproductive health services while managing ethical dilemmas.


Delphine O’Rourke, Esq., Lead Partner, FemTech Fund III, Portfolia  

Daphne Klausner, Senior Advisor, Oliver Wyman

Marylyn Rigby, President & CEO, Bioceptive

3:30 - 4:30 PM ET

Addressing Disparities in Women’s Maternal Health Care

Session Description: The session will focus on addressing disparities in women's maternal health care. Participants will discuss the root causes of these disparities and strategies for promoting access to quality maternal health care for all women. 


Almeta Cooper, J.D., National Manager for Health Equity, Mom's Clean Air Force 

Ashley Keith, J.D., Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Akron School of Law  


Jennifer Nelson Carney, Member of Firm, Epstein Becker Green



Thursday, May 2, 2024

11:00 am – 4:30 pm ET | 3 session topics per day with a Networking Event 

11:00 - 11:45 AM ET

Virtual Networking Event

Cafe Chat: The State of Women's Health with Delphine O’Rourke, Esq.

12:00 - 1:00 PM ET

Navigating Women's Health in the Workplace

Session Description: This session will explore women's challenges and opportunities in legal professional work settings. From rising anxiety and depression rates, to solutions for promoting mental and physical well-being, we will explore how the workplace impacts women's health and well-being and strategies for fostering a healthier and more inclusive work environment for all.


Christy Tosh Crider, Chair of Health Care Litigation, Chair of Baker Women 
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

Nabil El-Ghoroury, PHD, CAE, Psychologist and Principal, Executive Therapy & Consulting 

1:30 - 2:45 PM ET

Access to Women’s Health Care: Overcoming Barriers and Ensuring Equity

Session Description: This session will discuss ways to ensure access to women's health care by overcoming barriers and promoting equity. Participants will explore challenges faced by women and strategies to dismantle barriers for all women. 


Orriel Richardson, Executive Director, Health Equity & Policy, Morgan Health

Priya Bathija, Founder and CEO, Nyoo Health   

3:00 - 4:00 PM ET

Investing in Women's Health Innovation

Session Description: This session will explore investing in women's health innovations. In today's fast-paced health care industry, these groundbreaking innovations advance health care and pave the way for greater gender equity. Such investment would enable the development of more effective and personalized health care solutions for women. This session will also explore insights into the essential aspects of legal and risk management considerations, including de-risking strategies when investing in shaping the future of women's health.


Jamie White, Government Affairs Manager and Women’s Health Director, G2G – Innovative Government Affairs Consulting

Ashley Campany, Senior Associate, Milken Institute

Alice Zheng, MD, Principal, RH Capital


Randi Seigel, Partner, Manatt, Phelps, & Phillips, LLP 

*We are thrilled to offer this virtual program to explore topics relevant to the future of women’s health. This event is open to all women and their allies who are interested in registering and participating in this impactful program*



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Women's Health and Changing Laws Virtual Program

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