APRIL 8, 2019
12:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.

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300 Binney St,

Cambridge, MA 02142 – Building 9


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Color Magazine and Biogen have joined in partnership to host the Health & Life Sciences Conference. Professionals of Color will convene and leverage their expertise in biotechnology, education, and innovation to shape the future of D&I.

Participants will gain insights on the value of D&I in the health and life sciences industry, experience disruptive thinking, and employ rapid prototyping to transform innovative concepts into action plans.

The dress code for this event is Business Attire


Street Parking for the Health and Life Sciences Conference is limited. Attendees may use Kendall Center Blue Garage (290 Binney Street) at normal rates.

We invite you to use Lyft, Uber, or Public transportation to attend this event. Thank you.


12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - Registration and Networking

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM – Opening Remarks and Keynote Speaker

eflewismdKeynote Speaker: Dr. Eldrin F. Lewis

Director of the Cardiovascular Clerkship Program — Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) & Associate Professor of Medicine — Harvard Medical School




1:30 PM – 2:10 PM - Executive Panel Discussion

Panel Moderator: Dr. Shamard Charles

Physician Journalist — NBC News



Executive Panelist: Carolina Alarco  

President, Global Marketing and International Markets — Novelion Therapeutics



Executive Panelist: Vijay Bhatt, CISM 

Deputy Chief Technology Officer — Harvard Pilgrim Health Care



2-biogen-cherie-buttsExecutive Panelist: Cherie L. Butts, PhD 

Associate Medical Director in Clinical Development — Biogen 



Executive Panelist: Travis A. McCready 

President & CEO – Massachusetts Life Sciences Center




2:10 PM – 2:35 PM – Lunch

2:35 PM – 3:45 PM – Session

Executive Speaker: Rev. Rudolph A. Moseley Jr., Ed.D.

Founder & CEO — The National Students Of Color STEM Initiative




3:45 PM – 4:30 PM – Second Session


Executive Speaker: Eran Orr  

Founder & CEO — VRHealth




4:30 PM – 6:15 PM – Reception/ Networking

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