Past CureX – Power of X: Women’s Health – Keynote Speaker Jane Metcalfe, CEO and Publisher of NEO.LIFE, Co-Founder of Wired, and Chair of the Human Immunome Project

March 30, 2023

Presented by Seema Kumar, CEO, Cure

A Special CureX Discussion on the Future of Women’s Health

Everyone with an X Chromosome (One or Two) is invited!

Innovation Expo: 4:00PM – 5:30PM
Reception and Program: 5:30pm-7:30pm
345 Park Avenue South, New York City

Throughout March Cure has been discussing women’s health and women in healthcare in celebrations of Women’s History Month, featuring conversations with inspiring and impactful women leaders.

Join us for a special BVS- Sponsored Innovation Expo offering demos, information, gadgets, and workshops from companies large and small working in women’s health or led by women.

Innovation Expo

Cure X: The Power of X

Speakers: Keynote speaker Jane Metcalfe, CEO and Publisher of NEO.LIFE, Co-Founder of Wired, and Chair of the Human Immunome Project. Panelists Judith Absalon, M.D. and Pamela J. Gardner. Moderated by Seema Kumar, CEO of Cure

Featured Speakers

Jane Metcalfe

About Jane Metcalfe

Jane is passionate about reporting on and telling the story of what she calls "The Neobiological Revolution"—the fast-breaking wave of new technologies, discoveries, and ideas in the life sciences and health that is about to radically change the future of life. Jane is a fierce advocate for women in the life sciences and the media as she barnstorms around the world inspiring everyone who has an X chromosome—one or two—about the wondrous bio-future within our grasp—and also why we need to on guard for what can go wrong.

Judith Absalon

About Judith Absalon, M.D.

Dr. Judith Absalon is an Adult Infectious Diseases physician and experienced clinical researcher with more than 20 years of experience. She has spent the last 15 years contributing to the development of antiviral drugs and vaccines. Dr. Absalon joined Glaxo Smith Kline in October 2021 where she serves as Vice President and Clinical Sciences Disease Area Lead of Infectious Diseases & Virology. Prior to joining GSK, Dr. Absalon was a Senior Medical Director in Vaccines Research & Development at Pfizer, Inc. where she led several vaccine clinical development programs. In 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Absalon was a core team member on the mRNA COVID-19 vaccine clinical development program where she contributed to the licensure of Comirnaty® both for Emergency Use Authorization and full licensure.

Pam Gardner

Pamela J. Gardner

Pamela is a trailblazer in promoting thought leadership and empowerment in the STEM industry. This self-described “Bad-Ass Butterfly,” is fearlessly on a mission to help women in STEM break through the barriers that exist within themselves and the system. Her signature program “The Art of Women Thriving in STEM” ignites women to shatter their glass ceilings and succeed at their highest level without burning out. In November 2021, she was awarded SDBJ San Diego Business Women of the Year Award in the small business category. In 2003, she founded Biotech Vendor Services, Inc. (BVS) which helps bio-pharma companies and institutes streamline their vendor selections through customized innovation events.

Seema Kumar

About Seema Kumar

Ms. Kumar joins Cure from Johnson & Johnson where she spent nearly 20 years in senior leadership positions, most recently serving as Global Head of the Office of Innovation, Global Health and Scientific Engagement. During her tenure, she led the launch of the company’s Innovation Centers, JLABS and Global Public Health initiatives, as well as the CoLaboratory at the World Economic Forum at Davos and the award winning COVID-19 educational broadcast program, “The Road to a Vaccine.”