Virtual Thought Leadership Symposium | 2020

November 9, 2020 from 9:00am to 1:30pm GMT-7

We are excited to host our virtual Thought Leadership Symposium!
Please see the agenda with session descriptions and zoom links below.

9:00AM-10:30AM MST

Opening Remarks and Keynote Presentation with Dr. Sampsom Davis

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10:45AM-11:15AM MST

Pandemic Response
and Lessons Learned

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11:15AM-11:45AM MST

Breaking Down Barriers to Administering Vaccines in Pharmacies

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12:00PM-1:30PM MST

Keynote Presentation with Dr. Julie Gerberding; COVID Vaccine Program Updates from Pfizer and Medicago

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  • Opening & Keynote
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    9:00AM – 9:30AM

    Opening remarks:  Mike Popovich, CEO of STChealth

    9:30AM – 10:30AM

    Keynote Speaker: Dr. Sampson Davis

    As a practicing ER physician, Dr. Sampson Davis focuses on the necessary steps to take to prevent people from landing in the ER. He speaks candidly about health issues plaguing our communities and addresses firsthand the preventative measures required to defeat diabetes, obesity, hypertension, cancer, prescription drug abuse, heart disease and much more. His speech embodies the philosophy, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Dr. Davis has chronicled these important health issues in his book Living and Dying in Brick City. He addresses ailments ranging from common medical issues to the most life-threatening circumstances.

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    10:30am-10:45am – Break


    Pandemic Response and Lessons Learned with Dr. Scott Hamstra & Dr. Kyle Freese

    STChealth Chief Epidemiologist Dr. Kyle Freese and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Scott Hamstra as they share reflections on their experiences helping businesses and communities deal with COVID-19.”

  • Breaking Down Barriers
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    Breaking Down Barriers to Administering Vaccines in Pharmacies with The Navigators

    Join Pamela Schweitzer, Stacy Hall, and Jason Briscoe from The Navigators as they discuss their origins as a group, some of the work they have accomplished together, and the importance of Public Health-Pharmacy partnerships and collaboration in increasing immunization rates, in COVID times and beyond.

    Pamela Schweitzer
    Assistant Surgeon General (retired), US Public Health Service Commissioned Corps

    Stacy Hall
    Immunization Director, Louisiana Office of Public Health

    Jason Briscoe
    Director of Pharmacy Operations, Discount Drug Mart

  • Keynote & Closing
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    11:45am-12:00pm – Break


    Keynote Speaker: Dr. Julie Gerberding

    In her 7 years as a senior leader at the CDC, Dr. Gerberding was at the helm of the public health response to more than 40 domestic and international emergencies. Dr. Gerberding makes a strong case that now is not the time for complacency; the changing climate, global financial crises, and the expanded population of vulnerable groups predispose people everywhere to ongoing global threats. Smart organizations will prioritize steps to ensure their resilience and prepare for natural disasters, global infectious disease outbreaks, and other emergencies. Dr. Gerberding shares her assessment of current risks, the key lessons learned from previous emergency responses, and a short list of health protection priorities to help government agencies, business leaders, non-profit organizations, and families everywhere remain as resilient as possible, whatever new threat emerges.


    COVID-19 Vaccine Program Updates with Pfizer and Medicago

    Join Thomas Hess from Medicago and Dr. Alejandro Cané from Pfizerfor a 30 minute presentation about updates related to their COVID-19 vaccine programs.