Wednesday, May 6 | 7:25 am
Women in Science Panel Discussion with Continental Breakfast
The PEGS team is excited to bring back its Women in Science program to honor and celebrate women that are changing the landscape of healthcare and biotech.
This morning session will create a forum to share thought-provoking questions, inspiring stories, practical advice, and networking opportunities with influencers in the field.
Moderator: Lucie Rochard, PhD, Liaison, Scientific & Entrepreneurial Initiatives; Director, Innovation Services, Massachusetts Biotechnology Council
Topics to be covered include:
- Career development
- Creating positive work cultures and environments
- Combating impostor syndrome
After the panel, continue the discussion during a speed networking session in the exhibit hall during the morning coffee break
Lucie has over ten years of experience in conducting biomedical research. She trained in Rennes, France, at the National Center for Research (CNRS) and the National Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM). After graduating with her Ph.D., Lucie moved to the US to complete a post-doctoral fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Shriners Hospital (joint appointment) in Boston, Massachusetts. Committed to foster alliances between Academia and Industry, to facilitate the transfer of technology for the benefit of patients, Lucie joined the largest trade association for the life Sciences, MassBio in 2017 and is Director Innovation Services. Within MassBio, in the Innovation Services team, Lucie created and now leads the Academic outreach and Engagement initiatives. Her mission is to leverage MassBio’s community of members and experts with the goal to facilitate company creation and strategic alliances within academic institutions. Over the last two years, Lucie has built several working groups convening leaders from academia and industry, as well as mentoring programs for academic scientists and joined several advisory boards to foster entrepreneurship beyond the Boston region.
Cambridge Healthtech Institute is proud to offer programming that honors and celebrates the advancement of diversity in the life sciences. We recognize that barriers preventing women from fully participating in the sciences are not just barriers to equality, but also critically deter scientific advancement worldwide. Our Women in Science programming invites the entire scientific community to discuss these barriers, as we believe that all voices are necessary and welcome. We hope that you will mark your calendar to join us for this important discussion!*
*The Women in Science Panel Discussion is open to conference attendees. The Women in Science Speed Networking Session is open to all conference and exhibit hall and plenary keynote pass attendees.
* The program is subject to change without notice, due to unforeseen reason.