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Visioning Event | Transforming Women's Health Outcomes through Engineering

June 5 @ 7:30 am - June 6 @ 2:00 pm EDT

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May 23 & 29, 2024 | Virtual, Pre-Event Drop-In: Michelle Oyen | Will facilitate a comprehensive dialogue regarding the structure and objectives of the upcoming in-person event.

May 30, 2024 | Virtual, Pre-Event Keynote: Linda Griffith | This talk will cover the critical role that engineers play at the outset of research, correctly framing the problem and leveraging design principles when developing models and systems to address women's health issues. 

June 5-6, 2024 | In-Person, Columbus, OH

This visioning event will convene top researchers from various sectors to consider the theme of Transforming Women's Health Outcomes through Engineering. It will be transdisciplinary with respect to engineering disciplines, sectors, and stakeholders interested in women's health technologies, including researchers, industry professionals, nonprofits, and venture capital firms.

The ERVA visioning event is focused on identifying and articulating the near and long term strategic focus for engineering research that will place the United States in a competitive position world wide.

High level agenda:

Day 1 (7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET)

-Panel discussion: Where Have We Come From and Where Are We Going?

-Directed foresight and ideation exercises

-Lunch: Keynote Speaker

-Directed ideation session on various topics, Ages and Stages of a Woman's Life: 0-15 (In Utero to Puberty), 15-45 (Reproductive Years - Related to Pregnancy), 15-45 (Reproductive Years - Not Related to Pregnancy), 45- (Pre, Peri, and Post Menopausal)

Day 2 (8:00 a.m. - 2 p.m. ET)

-Panel discussion: Challenges With Women's Health Startups

-Directed ideation session on various topics, Technology Fields: AI/Imaging, Computer Modeling, Diagnostic Technologies/Devices, Tissue Engineering/Microfluidics

-Lunch: Table Topics

-Closing comments

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