AccessCircles Events

ASPEN FORUM AGENDA

Thursday, July 12, 2018

5:30pm – 6:15pm
WELCOME RECEPTION
ST. REGIS HOTEL – ASTOR II AB BALLROOM FOYER

6:30pm – 8:30pm
OPENING DINNER AND KEYNOTE
ST. REGIS HOTEL – ASTOR II AB BALLROOM 

WELCOME 
Carolee Lee, Founder, AccessCircles

Dr. Hadine Joffe, Executive Director, Mary Horrigan Connors Center for Women’s Health and Gender Biology, Paula A. Johnson Associate Professor of Psychiatry in the field of Women’s Health, Harvard Medical School Vice Chair for Research, Department of Psychiatry, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

7:30pm – 8:30pm
FROM ADDYI TO THE PINK CEILING: A PERSONAL JOURNEY

Speaker Guest: Cindy Whitehead, Founder, The Pink Ceiling

Over a distinguished 22-year career in healthcare, in only the last 10, Cindy has started and sold two businesses for more than $1.5B. She co-founded and last served as CEO for Sprout Pharmaceuticals where, in 2015, the company broke through with the first ever FDA-approved drug for low sexual desire in women — dubbed “female Viagra” by the media. 

She started Sprout only one day after selling another that she also co-founded, Slate Pharmaceuticals, which redefined long lasting testosterone treatment for men. She subsequently founded The Pink Ceiling which invests in companies founded by, or delivering products to women.

 

Friday, July 13, 2018

7:00am – 7:45am
OPTIONAL BREAKFAST BUFFET
ST. REGIS HOTEL – ASTOR II AB BALLROOM

8:00am – 8:15am
ACCESSCIRCLES ASPEN FORUM WELCOME
Carolee Lee, Founder, AccessCircles

8:15am – 8:45am
AN OPENING INTERVIEW WITH DR. VIVIAN PINN, FORMER DIRECTOR OF THE OFFICE OF RESEARCH ON WOMEN’S HEALTH (ORWH) 

Dr. Vivian Pinn is a physician, scientist, and pathologist known for her advocacy of women’s health issues and concerns, particularly for ensuring that federally funded medical studies include female patients, as well as encouraging women to follow medical and scientific careers. Before her retirement in 2011, she had served as associate director for research on women’s health at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and had directed NIH’s Office of Research on Women’s Health.

8:45am – 9:45am
CUTTING EDGE DISCOVERIES IN WOMEN’S WELLBEING 
What do we need to know to maintain our health and wellbeing since women today will live well into their 90’s? Join us as three experts share how the lack of research up until now has impacted the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and outcomes for women and what our focus needs to be moving forward in order to shift the landscape. 

Moderator: Dr. Anula Jayasuriya, Founder EXXclaim Capital, MD, PhD, MBA, Harvard University

Dr. Marjorie Jenkins, Founding Director and Chief Scientist for the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health at Texas Tech University HSC. Marjorie will discuss the practical application of sex and gender in clinical practice and provide a variety of real-world examples to showcase “why differences matter”. 22 

Dr. Carolyn Mazure, Norma Weinberg Spungen and Joan Lebson Bildner Professor in Women’s Health Research and Professor of Psychiatry and of Psychology; Director, Women’s Health Research at Yale. Carolyn’s comments will include some insight into the gender differences in depression. Carolyn was the first to demonstrate how stress is a more potent pathway to depression in women than men and use these findings to inform treatment interventions.

Dr. Judy Regensteiner, Founder and Director of the Center for Women’s Health Research and member of the Scientific Council, University of Colorado. Judy will share some findings of her research in the cardiovascular effects of diabetes with a specific focus on women with type 2 diabetes since they appear to have more significant abnormalities than men with diabetes.

9:45am – 10:00am
BREAK

10:00am – 11:00am
COGNITIVELY SHARP: CONNECTING THE DOTS BETWEEN THE HEART, HORMONES AND THE BRAIN 

It is not commonly known that the heart actually sends more signals to the brain than the brain sends to the heart. These heart signals, as well as our hormones, have a significant effect on brain function—influencing emotional processing as well as higher cognitive faculties such as attention, perception, memory, and problem-solving. 

In other words, not only does the heart respond to the brain, but the brain continuously responds to the heart. Our panel will explore those connections and how they affect our wellbeing and ultralongevity.

Moderator: Meryl Comer, Founding Partner/Ambassador, Global Alliance on Women’s Brain Health, Co-Founder, Women Against Alzheimer’s  

Dr. Hadine Joffe, Executive Director, Mary Horrigan Connors Center for Women’s Health and Gender Biology, Paula A. Johnson Associate Professor of Psychiatry in the field of Women’s Health, Harvard Medical School Vice Chair for Research, Department of Psychiatry, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Dr. JoAnn MansonProfessor of Medicine, Chief, Division of Preventive Medicine and Scientific Advisor of the Connors Center for Women’s Health and Gender Biology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Professor of Medicine and the Michael and Lee Bell Professor of Women’s Health, Harvard Medical School, and Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston.

Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum, Director, Women’s Cardiovascular Prevention, Health and Wellness, Mt Sinai Hospital, NY; Fellow, American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association

11:00am – 12:00pm
SHIFTING THE LANDSCAPE: A LENS ON THE LONGEVITY ECONOMY 

The US alone is home to 111 million in the 50-plus cohort; whose spending on consumer goods and services, including health care is responsible for at least $7.1 trillion in annual economic activity, with that number expected to grow to over $13.5 trillion by 2032. Known as the Longevity Economy, this fast growing market segment consists of people who are living longer and will thus continue to fuel economic activity far longer than past generations. Our panel will offer insights into how they – and we, can change the landscape to improve health outcomes for women

Moderator: Dr. Allison Kean, Cardiologist and Therapeutic Area Lead, Pfizer Global Business Development, Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine and Cardiology, UCLA School of Medicine, Fellow, American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association

Dr. Anula Jayasuriya, Founder EXXclaim Capital, the first venture fund to recognize the large and rapidly growing opportunity in women’s health and to create a fund to capitalize on this insight.24 

Jane Metcalfe, Co-Founder, Wired Magazine; CEO, NEO.LIFE, an online magazine covering how technology is driving break-throughs in human biology, biotech, food/fitness and mind/body understanding 

Cindy Whitehead, an entrepreneur with a 22-year career in healthcare, who has started and sold two businesses for more than $1.5B. She subsequently founded The Pink Ceiling which invests in companies founded by, or delivering products to women.

12:15pm – 1:15pm
LUNCH: TOPIC TABLES WITH OUR EXPERTS 
ST. REGIS HOTEL – ASTOR II AB BALLROOM 

Share lunch tables with our experts who will be there to offer their research and knowledge with candor and details that hold interest to us all: The Future of Wellbeing, The Female Heart, Eating Well, Hot Flash, Depression and Opiods, Brain Health, Meditation, The Value Of Exercise, “Womanology”. You will have the opportunity to select which lunch table you would like to share.

1:15pm – 2:00pm
“FOOD”: WHAT THE HECK SHOULD I EAT? 

Guest Speaker: Dr. Mark Hyman, Director of the Celia Weatherhead Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine

Dr. Mark Hyman will sort through the conflicting research on food to give us the skinny on what to eat. Even the most health conscious among us have a hard time figuring out what to eat in order to lose weight, stay fit, and improve our health. Dr. Hyman will set the record straight and will explain what we’ve gotten wrong, revealing which foods nurture our health and which pose a threat.

Dr. Hyman is a practicing family physician, a ten-time #1 New York Times bestselling author, and an internationally recognized leader, speaker, educator, and advocate in his field. 

OPTIONAL AFTERNOON ACTIVITIES

2:15pm – 5:00pm
HIKE, EXPLORE ASPEN OR RELAX IN THE SPA

2:15pm – 4:15pm
GUIDED HIKE
ST. REGIS – LOBBY DEPARTURE TO HUNTER CREEK TRAIL OR TO THE GONDOLA 

Guided Hike with ACES: Explore and learn about the Aspen area with ACES! Our guide will lead us on a private wildflower and nature hike at the top of Aspen Mountain or enjoy a moderate hike up the beautiful Hunter Creek Trail.

5:15pm 
TRANSPORTATION TO LYNN BRITT CABIN
ST. REGIS – LOBBY

6:00pm – 9:00pm
RECEPTION AND DINNER AT A LOG CABIN
LYNN BRITT CABIN SNOWMASS MOUNTAIN

7:00pm – 7:30pm
DARING: A DIALOGUE WITH GAIL SHEEHY 

INTERVIEWED BY KATHY VAN NESS, GENERAL MANAGER, COO, GOLDEN DOOR

Gail Sheehy is an icon of American journalism, and groundbreaking pioneer for women. The author of 17 books, Sheehy’s latest book is Daring: My Passages: A Memoir. Based on her New York Times best-selling book, Sheehy’s dialogue after dinner will weave her personal narrative with 50 years of public history, laying bare her major life passages and taking a hard look at what accompanies today’s undying ambition of “wanting it all.”

9:00pm – 9:15pm
TRANSPORTATION DEPARTS FOR THE ST. REGIS HOTEL 


Saturday, July 14, 2018

7:30am – 8:30am
ACCESSCIRCLES OPTIONAL BREAKFAST BUFFET
ST. REGIS HOTEL – CAPITOL ROOM

9:00am – 12:30pm
ASPEN BRAIN LAB IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ACCESSCIRCLES 
ST. REGIS HOTEL – BALLROOM 

AspenBrainLab was launched by Glenda Greenwald, a Founding Member of AccessCircles, in 2013 to nurture the brains and minds of our growing community of 21st century global seekers, who want to be at the cutting-edge of neuroscience. 

This fastpaced program includes 12 brilliant short talks on the Creative Brain, Healthy Brain, Impaired Brain, and Future Brain and is filled with new research, knowledge and wisdom which will change how we think about our minds, our lives, our selves.

THE CREATIVE BRAIN 
Scott Carney: What Doesn’t Kill Us Makes Us Stronger: Ice Cold Therapy

Sheryl Barto: Horseboy Method: Cutting-edge Equine Therapy for Autism and PTSD

THE HEALTHY BRAIN 
Dr. Charles Czeisler: The Sleep Deprived Brain’s Influence on Aging

Rod Stryker: Enlightened Sleep: Healing, Power and Possibility

FUTURE BRAIN / FUTURE MIND 
Dr. Joshua Hare: Can Stem Cells Spark the Regenerative Powers of the Brain?

Jamie Wheal: The Enhanced Human: Getting into FLOW for Optimal Performance

Gina Murdock: Shaking, Dancing, & Laughing Meditation

12:30pm – 2:00pm 
NETWORKING LUNCH 

2:00pm – 4:00pm
ASPEN BRAIN LAB AFTERNOON SESSION

IMPAIRED BRAIN: DEEP DIVE INTO THE END OF ALZHEIMER’S 

George Vradenburg: Global overview of the New Therapies Against Alzeimer’s 

Dr. Dale Bredesen: The End of Alzheimer’s: The First Survivors

Dr. Mark Hyman: Re-thinking Alzheimer’s: Can We Prevent or Reverse it?

Pete Holman: Active Exercise Brain Break

Dr. Richard Brown: Advanced Diagnostics, Adaptogens and Nootropics to Treat Alzheimer’s 

4:00pm – 5:30pm
HIKE OR EXPLORE ASPEN

6:30pm
TRANSPORTATION TO GREENWALD’S HOME
ST. REGIS – LOBBY

7:00pm – 9:15pm
COCKTAIL RECEPTION AND DINNER
AT THE GREENWALD’S HOME

Join our esteemed speakers, chefs and guests at the magnificent Greenwald estate on top of Red Mountain for a culinary extravaganza filled with stimulating conversations.

9:00pm – 9:15pm
TRANSPORTATION TO THE ST. REGIS


Sunday, July 15, 2018

8:30am – 10:00am 
OPTIONAL BREAKFAST
ST. REGIS HOTEL – CAPITOL ROOM

DEPART FEELING ENERGIZED AND INSPIRED