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WIB@BIO 2024 Recap

EWIB Breakfast: AI in Precision Medicine - beyond boundaries, beyond limitations?

The WIB@BIO 2024 Executive Breakfast provided a powerful start to the day with an exclusive Networking Breakfast & Panel Discussion. Attendees gained valuable insights into the transformative role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Precision Medicine, an area revolutionizing the life sciences industry. The panel, composed of distinguished experts, explored the current landscape, challenges, ethical considerations, and future trends, offering a roadmap for women to thrive in this burgeoning field.

Key Takeaways:

  • Currently, 9 out of 10 hospitals are integrating AI into their operations, highlighting its critical role in advancing precision medicine.
  • There are unique considerations for sharing viral genomic data, emphasizing the need for tailored approaches in data security.
  • Building differentiation is essential for companies to stand out in the competitive landscape of AI in precision medicine.
  • The healthcare, genomics, and precision medicine sectors are poised for significant growth in the coming months, indicating a dynamic and evolving market.
  • We must embrace calculated risks to foster growth and success in the field.


Speed Networking at the Convention

Held on Tuesday and Wednesday during the BIO 2024 conference, the WIB@BIO Speed Networking Event brought together over 150 women from various sectors of the life sciences industry. This dynamic and fast-paced event was designed to foster connections, share experiences, and build a supportive community among women professionals. Participants engaged in a series of brief, focused conversations, providing a unique opportunity to expand their professional networks and explore potential collaborations.

Plenary Event: Empowering Women's Health: Pioneering Progress in Technology, Access, and Equity

The Women In Bio’s Annual Plenary at BIO 2024, titled “Empowering Women’s Health – Pioneering Progress in Technology, Access, & Equality,” brought together distinguished women leaders in the life sciences industry to discuss the advancements and ongoing challenges in women’s healthcare. This event was an invaluable opportunity for attendees to gain insights from industry experts, engage in meaningful discussions, and expand their professional networks. The plenary aimed to inspire and inform both seasoned professionals and newcomers to the field about the critical advancements and opportunities in women’s health.

Key Takeaways:

Despite women constituting about 50% of the population and making 80% of healthcare decisions for their families, women’s health is often dismissed as a “niche” business. The panelists emphasized the need to challenge and change this perception to reflect the true significance of women’s health.

What remains unspoken does not receive investment. Women must actively speak up about their healthcare conditions and experiences to highlight the necessity for targeted solutions. Open dialogue is essential to ensure women’s health needs are recognized and addressed.

To attract investment, it is crucial to present a strong business case for women’s health. Undervaluation stems from factors like reimbursement data and prescribing patterns not being perceived as lucrative. Addressing these systemic issues is fundamental to driving investment in women’s health companies.

People tend to fund what they understand, and having women at the investment table is critical. Female investors bring valuable perspectives and insights that can lead to better evaluation and support of women’s health opportunities. Increasing the representation of women in investment roles is a step towards achieving this goal.

The panelists underscored the importance of advocacy and actionable steps to advance women’s health. This includes pushing for policy changes, increasing funding for women’s health research, and fostering innovation through technology and collaboration. Advocacy efforts must be continuous and proactive to ensure sustained progress.

Sip, Savor & Socialize - Women In Bio Executive Cohorts Networking

Thank you to all the remarkable women and supporters who joined us at our first Executive Networking session. With over 80 attendees, we had a great evening of socializing, connecting and networking with peers from across the life science ecosystem.

Thank you to our WIB@BIO 2024 Sponsors