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Push healthcare forward

From the debut of the X-ray machine at the 1904 World’s Fair to the emergence of some of the nation’s preeminent hospitals, the relationship between St. Louis and healthcare runs deep.

On May 16, 2019, the best and brightest minds will share how they’re using their personal experiences and expertise to positively impact healthcare—locally and globally.

Join us and let’s make our mark on healthcare together.



Live 18-minute talks on a diverse range of healthcare topics

  • Seven industry leaders shattering the status quo

  • A special musical guest making waves with her unique sound

  • Refreshments to feed your mind

  • Complimentary swag to spread the word



Early Bird: $45 (ends March 31, 2019)

General Admission: $55

Group Ticket Packages (10 people): $450

Tickets available on Eventbrite.


Meet the people reshaping healthcare

Hear from a dynamic group of speakers who are shaking up the healthcare status quo and campaigning for a better collective well-being.


Social determinants of health | Dr. Michal Grinstein-Weiss

Dr. Michal Grinstein-Weiss serves as the Associate Dean for Policy Initiatives at the Brown School and the Director of Washington University’s Social Policy Institute. An expert in policies that promote social and economic mobility, she will explore how addressing social determinants can impact communities and improve health outcomes.


Bullets & blessings | Laurie Punch, MD

Dr. Laurie Punch is an associate professor of surgery at Washington University in Saint Louis School of Medicine and local champion for the national Stop the Bleed campaign that empowers the public with life saving trauma first aid education and equipment. With a focus on violence as a public health epidemic, Dr. Punch will discuss barriers and opportunities in reducing bullet injuries. Learn how you can make an impact.


Disability advocacy and accommodations | Sean Gold

Sean Gold is a sophomore at St. Louis Community College–Florissant Valley. Although his Tracheostomy Breathing Tube has left him unable to speak, it won’t stop him from telling his story.


Our food is a mirror | Reshaunda Thornton RD, LD

Reshaunda Thornton RD, LD is a dietitian, author, and founder of BetterVessel. She’s also a firm believer in the relationship between a person’s food choices and their perceived self-worth. Hear her challenge conventional mindsets about nutrition and share her strategy for sustainable self-care.


Cutting-edge therapies for children with autism | John Mantovani, MD

Dr. John Mantovani is a child neurologist, founding Medical Director of Mercy Kids Autism Center and Clinical Associate Professor at Washington University. A nationally recognized Autism expert, he will speak about early recognition and effective therapy for this condition that affects roughly 1 in 59 children head-on.


Reforming America’s drug policy with new insights | Chad Sabora

Chad Sabora is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Missouri Network for Opiate Reform and Recovery (MO Network), a former prosecutor, and a recovering addict. Find out his vision for shattering system sameness through drug policy reform that reduces harm by looking at what we now know about substance abuse.


Urban planning & its connection to health | Grace Kyung

Grace Kyung is a project manager at Urban Strategies, Inc., an organization committed to comprehensive neighborhood revitalization that ensures children & families are stable and thriving. An advocate for racial equity in healthcare, she will discuss how proactive planning can promote just communities and lead to better health outcomes for all.



Thursday May, 16

Doors @ 5pm, Talks @ 6pm

St. Louis College of Pharmacy

4588 Parkview Place, St. Louis, MO 63110

Paid parking is available in the adjacent garage. The venue has disabled access.



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