Pittsburgh’s Outstanding Women Entrepreneurs Rally (P.O.W.E.R) is an annual celebration of the contribution local women are making to life sciences and healthcare. As our fourth annual P.O.W.E.R. event, P.O.W.E.R. 2017 showcases an emerging trend in healthcare – precision medicine, diagnosis and clinical treatment based on the kaleidoscope of genetic, environmental and lifestyle inputs using patient-per-patient analysis.
Conditions summarized by a single word – Diabetes, Depression, Cancer - are no longer a “one-size-fits all” classification. P.O.W.E.R. 2017 will take attendees right to the root of an illness and captures the individual variability in genes, environment, and lifestyle. Impact on diagnosis? Greater accuracy. Impact on care? Chiseled focus leading to better outcomes.
Six successful Pittsburgh scientists and sector leaders will highlight the startling discoveries that fuel the engine of precision medicine, covering clinical perspectives as well as impact on patients, health care, and health insurance in Pittsburgh and across the globe.
- Jennifer Xavier, Ph.D., Associate Director of Research at the Institute for Precision Medicine, University of Pittsburgh. She will be defining precision medicine along with its challenges and opportunities from an academic perspective.
- Linda McAllister-Lucas, M.D., Ph.D., Chief of Service of Hematology/Oncology at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, provides a clinician perspective of the diagnostic power and treatment options linked with precision medicine, including national initiative programs.
- Jessica Gibson, M.B.A, Co-founder and CEO of Ariel Precision Medicine, dedicated to the development of tools to help unravel the complexity of chronic diseases, integrating genomic, clinical and historical data
- Rebecca Jacobson, M.D., M.S., Vice President of Analytics at UPMC Enterprises. She will be discussing the importance of informatics and data science in achieving the goals of precision medicine as well as the relevance of phenotypes and the challenges of electronic medical records data.
- Lisa B Boyette, M.D., Ph.D., Co-founder and CEO of Curable, brings an innovative translational approach to understanding disease pathogenesis using a milestone-driven portfolio of coordinated programs to drive accelerated research and treatments.
- Diane P. Holder, M.S.W., Executive Vice President of UPMC and President and CEO of UPMC Health Plan and Insurance Services Division, has experience with precision medicine from an insurance and affordability perspective.
P.O.W.E.R 4 Precision Medicine will present cutting-edge research that evicts the generalized approach in exchange for better care based on better data – P.O.W.E.R’S presentations will engage us to look at the genetic, environmental and lifestyle tailored approaches for the critical diagnosis, treatment and prevention features pictured in an individual profile of health.
Seating is limited – Early registration is strongly encouraged.
* - Walk-ins will be accepted at the door until event capacity is reached.
Members and Non-Members:
- Early Bird Pricing through September 18, 2017: $20
- Regular Pricing after September 18, 2017: $25
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. EST
Street and garage parking is available. Street parking is free after 6pm. The entrance to the Nova Place Garage is on S. Commons Drive. Rates are as follows: 0-1 hr $6, 1-2 hr $8, 2-3 hr $10
Once inside the garage, take the elevator to floor "P." Alloy26 and the P.O.W.E.R. event will be to the right. Follow signage. Parking map available here and here.
We have hired Flexable, a women-owned childcare service, to provide childcare for this event. It is free to those who register for POWER. Children must be over 2 years old. Children will be in an area adjacent to the event. Food will also be provided. Flexable guarantees that staff persons have the adequate background, employment verification, and safety training to fulfill the job requirements of watching children. Flexable will bring all supplies and materials to the space, to keep children entertained and cared for during the event. This may include art materials, books, games, puzzles, sleeping cot, and music. Staff will lead age-appropriate activities and to the best of their ability, providing opportunities for fun, child-directed play. Staff will follow parent directives when appropriate (regarding naptime/rest-time, child interests).
Flexable also provided us with a description of themselves, and it is very informative, but wonder if it would overwelm the page. thus, I have included Flexable's webpage that can be used in place of this blurb: http://flexablecare.com/
Flexable's business description:
Jessica Strong and Priya Amin are the co-founders of Flexable, which started in Pittsburgh 18 months ago when both women got together to brainstorm how to solve a mutual problem - the lack of accessible, on-demand childcare. As busy consultants that had each established their own companies, *and* were raising five kids under the age of 8 between the two of them, they were very familiar with all the pitfalls of trying to arrange care exactly when they needed it - whether it was to cover a client's conference call, or to attend a professional networking event. Flexable joined the summer 2016 cohort of the AlphaLab tech accelerator, and the co-founders are now busy expanding their service offerings to parents, caregivers, and event organizers in southwestern Pennsylvania.