The Future of Hispanics & Healthcare
1) This National Hispanic Life Sciences Society (NHLSS) symposium designed to connect leading biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and healthcare executives, entrepreneurs, policymakers, researchers, scientists, technologists, academics, and service providers. It will create a collaborative setting for Hispanic life science executives and entrepreneurs to engage in discussion and exchange ideas regarding career development, building businesses, and serving the community. Participants will gain valuable contacts, connections, knowledge, information, and insights. The vision is to become the world’s preeminent annual conference focused specifically on mutually beneficial collaborations between the life sciences industry and the Hispanic/Latino community in the U.S. and globally.
2) The National Hispanic Life Sciences Society is the world’s leading advocate, voice and core connector for Hispanic-Americans and Latinos in the global life sciences industry, including the bio medical, biotechnology, medical device, information technology, nanotechnology, and pharmaceutical sectors.
3) We are proud to have two extraordinarily distinguished organizations partnering with NHLSS on this special event: (i) the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA), which for over 40 years has been the national voice and principal advocate for the now over 100,000 Hispanic attorneys, judges, law professors, legal assistants, and law students in the U.S. and its territories and (ii) the National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA), which for over 25 years has fostered Hispanic leadership through graduate management education and professional development, preparing Hispanics for leadership positions throughout the U.S.
4) Our event is inclusive, so all are welcome to attend.
2:30pm-2:40pm Welcoming Comments
2:45pm-3:05pm Keynote by Antonio Tijerino, President & CEO, Hispanic Heritage Foundation
3:10pm-3:55pm Panel on "The Power of Networking, Mentoring, & Sponsorship for Latino Professionals"
4:10pm-4:55pm Panel on "Best Practices for Hispanic Executives & Entrepreneurs Building Their Individual Brand"
4:55pm-5:00pm Closing Comments
|"The Power of Networking, Mentoring, & Sponsorship for Latino Professionals"|
|Moderator||RajyaShree Pandey||Business Analyst||Fannie Mae|
|Panelist||Alfredo Casta||CEO||Cascades Technologies, Inc.|
|Panelist||Miryam Gerdine||Social Science Research Analyst||U.S. Department of Health and Human Services|
|Panelist||Frank López||SVP - Corporate Development & Foundation||ALPFA|
|Panelist||Jeanette Contreras||Partner Lead; Strategic Partnerships & Stakeholder Engagement||Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services|
|Panelist||Maite Arce||President and CEO||Hispanic Access Foundation|
|Panelist||Minerva Mercado-Feliciano||President||Hispanic Organization of Toxicologists|
|"Best Practices for Hispanic Executives & Entrepreneurs Building Their Individual Brand"|
|Moderator||Peter Rios||PhD Candidate in Biomedical Engineering||Northwestern University|
|Panelist||Angela Franco||President||Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce|
|Panelist||Celia Trigo Besore||Executive Director||National Association of Hispanic Nurses|
|Panelist||Michael López||Principal Associate||Abt Associates|
|Panelist||Michelle Quinteros||Executive Director||Hispanic Serving Health Profession Schools|
|Panelist||Miguel Joey Aviles||Chief Learning Officer||Young Government Leaders|
|Panelist||Roberto Quinones||Immediate Past Chair||Virginia Commonwealth Council on Aging|
|Panelist||Sergio Rodriguera Jr.||Chief Strategy Officer||The Credit Junction|
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National Hispanic Life Sciences Society
The National Hispanic Life Sciences Society is a national, independent, non-profit professional membership organization for Latino-Americans and Hispanics in the biopharmaceutical and device/diagnostic industries. We are the world’s leading advocate, voice, and core connector for Latino-Americans in life sciences industries, including the biomedical, biotechnology, medical device, nanotechnology, and pharmaceutical sectors. Our Mission is to promote deeper and broader professional contact, communication, and resource exchange among Hispanics and others in the life sciences ecosystem, including executives, entrepreneurs, investors, payers, academics, physicians, researchers, scientists, policy makers, and service professional